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Young Stag

Young Stag
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Copyright: Karan Little (hester) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-11
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 100 - 400 L IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite wild animal photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-15 9:37
Viewed: 4300
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This youngster hasn't got much in the way of antlers but he posed so beautifully for his portrait. As you can see the light is completely different from my last deer shot. When I took this shot it was a cold day with high white clouds.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-12-15 9:39]

Hello Karan,
Great shot with very good compo. Your picture is very sharp and the light is beautiful.

Hey Karan...go check out Joeys Hedge Hog!:-)

This is a super straight on in the eyes shot...the eyes almost make the whole image...hard to concentrate on the rest because it is so real I feel it is looking at me...very neat Karan!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-12-15 10:37]

Hi Karen. He may have small antlers But he looks a fine young male. I am sure his time will come in a few years. You have taken him head on with good detail and colours in the fur.From this POV we can see the huge brown eyes. well done TFS.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-12-15 11:26]

Hi, how are you?
This greeting is addressed to young stag. I am sure answer will be positive.
Simply amazing POV and eye-contact. Very creative idea and subject. I also like wonderful passage from razor sharp image of the animal head and amazingly coloured smooth BG. Well done. My best wishes.

amazing pic, great composition , TFS Ori

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-12-15 11:34]

Hi Karan,

He certainly is posing nicely - very nicely. He has a beautiful face and such a gentle expression. The face is wonderful with lovely colors and shading and razor sharp detail. Ears, eyes, eyelashes, and his nose are marvelous. His fluffy coat is beautiful and seems to be keeping his warm. I think it's cold everywhere - even here in Arizona.


hello Karan

what lovely portrait shot of this Young Stag, fine POV and framing,
beautiful warm colour tones and as gardient going to cold colour tone
on the upper side of the image, excellent shrpness and details,
i love the wonderful glance of the aimal on you, TFS


Hello Karan

A lovely portrait of this young red deer.
The focus is sharp with excellent sharpness and detail.
Lovely warm light and warm colours.
Great eye contact.
Masterfully done.


Hello Karan,
Nice to see a good portrait of a head-on pose on a young stag!
good closeness with great sharpness, good colour and details, especially the good lighting here
well done
take care and keep warm!

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-12-17 11:49]

Hi Karan,
Lighting, expsoure handling, frontal POV, background, colors and eye contact are very good. A very nice photo. TFS
All the best,

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-12-17 14:36]

A very striking head-on shot of this young'un!
Excellent eye-contact.
Sharp and crisp.
Great POV.

Very well done,


Hello Karan,

Excellent capture.
Light,focus and definition are splendid.
Good notes.

es una de esas tomas que te deja impresionado por su gran realismo. Preciso enfoque a la cabeza y una sobrada profundidad.
Buena luz y atractivos colores.
Un buen trabajo.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

Hi Karan,
His frontal pose is very impressive. He looks highly interested in what you are doing. As if he's trying to stick his nose into your business. I love the sutble difference in color between his coat and the dead ferns. It show how well they are able to blend in with their surroundings. The details in the head are awesome and I love the reflection in his eyes. The filtered light allowed for wonderful colors and lovely soft contrast.

Superb shot, Karan.
He posed very beautifully indeed. Great symmetry; beautiful animal. You applied a good depth of field. I do like the foreground stuff as well. You're lucky the latter has a brownish color as well.
Excellent work!

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