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Red Deer in the Mist

Red Deer in the Mist
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Copyright: Joe Kellard (joey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-11
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 400D (Rebel XTi), Canon EF 100-400mm L IS USM, Digital ISO-800, Hoya 77mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/5.6
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): AnimalExplorer Favorites 2nd folder, workshops photos with minimum 3 points, Great Workshops, bobair's favorites beyond the alloted amount., Trentaure at its Best [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-10-14 1:55
Viewed: 10821
Favorites: 13 [view]
Points: 129
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here's one of the shots from Saturday's trip to Richmond park. This was taken at around 7:30am when it was really misty and the light was magical!
The colours here are completely natural.

I hope you like it!

Heaven, MMM, eqshannon, jaycee, flashpoint, Dis. Ac., rousettus, maurydv, boreocypriensis, NinaM, Argus, Alex99, rcrick, JoshLewis, Adanac, dew77, mehmetkrc has marked this note useful
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Hello Joe,

Superb sunrise picture. I like very much the different layers of colours. Good sharpness of the deer contour. We can see also the shape of a female behind the male.
Very well done,

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-10-14 2:09]

Hello Joe, My neighbor today. nice shot and looks like the post you get to see in Nat Geo channel. Superb lighting and colors.Ganesh

  • Vinster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 91 W: 5 N: 185] (789)
  • [2008-10-14 2:16]

Hi Joe
Lovely shot - you were really lucky to get the sun through the mist that early on Saturday! Where I was in the New Forest it didn't lift until 10:00. Nice capture and the different layers work well.
Kind Regards

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-10-14 3:10]

Hi Joe!

This is one of most beautifull shot I've ever seen on TN. Very arty, with fantastic mood and colours. Sun distorted by mist looks like painting. Orange shades look superb. Composition with silhouette of deer and ferns or bushes are also excellent. But first of all I love mood of your picture. It is like beginning of medieaval or fantasy story. Really, really great work!

Awesome shot Joe!
Both weather, light and and view were really with you that moment. I love the amount of details you got in the lower part of the photo and the nice side profile of the stag. The jagged look of the sun is stunning.

Hi oe!

Congratulations for this superb early morning picture. This is nature and wildlife at its best. It was a good idea to get up early. The atmosphere is fabulous as only an early morning can produce it.

Kind regards


hi joe,
simply beautiful, great capture of lovely scene, good composition. tfs.
oh! why should one use iso 800 in this situation, just to learn these tips, if any.

what an amazing and beautiful shot! :-) the whole composition is perfect - the tender orange light in different layers, the dark
silhouetted deer, the misty atmosphere...all combined to one great masterpiece. excellent job & best wishes, thor.

hello joe,
Harika bir manzara,
Mükemmel fotoğraf.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-10-14 4:59]

Hello Joe,
This early morning capture is really magnificent! Wonderful light and colours and silhouettes of the Deer among the Ferns.
A wonderful composition too!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Joey,
This is a great shot! Composition, colors and lightning are outstanding, a prize winner! Congratulations!

Hola Joe, diferente y muy atractiva fotografia, con bonitos tonos de color y una excelente composición. Un saludo

Belle ambiance; belle maîtrise des contrastes.
Bonne journée.

Hi Joe,
This is just amazing view and in the middle of London! The locals would not believe this as at this of Saturday morning they are sleeping and if not they are rather seeing pink elephants. Very good composition, excellent lighting and very beautiful colours. Good work! Worth waking up early.


Like it!!
Man! I love it!!

absolutely superb...

just one point..was wondering how it would be without the blown sun in the frame...maybe in a landscape orientation.


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-10-14 7:16]

Hi Joey
What a fantastic presentation.Beautiful composition with outstanding colors.Perfect back light situation
Congradulation and TFS Michel

Wow, what a shot the colors are amazing. Nice to be in such a nice place at the right time. Well done!!!


Wow... you struck "pay dirt" on this one! It is fantastic! The gradations of shadow and color are incredibly beautiful. Amazing work!

Evelynn ; )

smarty...I knew you were holding a Ace card there up your sleeve..Now you have thrown down the glove..the dual is on...I cannot let this one go by without going out all day and trying my best. You tend to do that to a fella...make me want to get back in the game..enough of the ali Rope-a-dope...now we are seriously posting!

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  • Calaca (157)
  • [2008-10-14 8:00]

Que belleza de foto, parece una postal, te felicito.

Hi Joey,
Congratulations! You captured beauty in a bottle. Absolutely gorgeous shot with a nice orange to black gradient. Very nice indeed.
Paul :)

You've captured here a fine early morning effect with this deer Joe, a pleasant image to behold indeed my friend. TFS and cheers,

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-10-14 9:51]

Hi Joe,
congratulations on a super shot, i see you picked the right day to go in the end! Wonderful mood and a very well chosen POV, the colours are superb and the exposure perfect - well done, i would love to havea shot like this in my collection!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-10-14 9:55]

Hi Joe,

I see what I miss by not being an early riser. The combination of the sunrise and the mist is so pretty and atomospheric. The silhouette of the deer is wonderful - especially the antlers against the orange.


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-10-14 10:29]

Hi Joe

This is MAGICAL! A truly impressive timing and positioning from you! My hat's off to you, mate! You nailed it here from all aspects!
There is no need for me telling you how great the light, DOF and colors are. I will only say that i am very jealous and that i would LOVE to have a shot like this in my portfolio. That's it!


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-10-14 10:39]

Hi Joe

Now you know this one is stunning. The silhouette, the dream like atmosphere caused by the mist and the amazing colours coupled with a lovely composition puts this straight in my favourites. I hoped for some mist but got the only mist free morning!



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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-10-14 13:28]

Excellent shot to say the least Joe! You've done a masterpiece! Congratulations for a great image, well done, thanks!


hello Joe,
fantastic presentation and excellent silhouette of deer with the colors dawn
i try Ws

cheers sERGIO

Hi Joe,

what an suburp shot from this Red deer in the upcomming sun.
Well done!


Ciao Joe,
splendido incontro al sorgere del sole; un'immagine di grande impatto visivo, apprezzo il WS di flashpoint, ma preferisco la tua fotografia, perchè restituisce meglio l'atmosfera tipica dell'alba con la leggera coltre di nebbia.

Hello Joe
wonderful capture for red deers among ferns in the mist. Sunrise's colors superb. fantastic composition, nicely framed. Thanks. well done, friend.

Hi Joe,

Realy great capture and the light is magical. Superb marvelous shot in al aroun. TFS OwlMan,


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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-10-14 17:44]

The antler of the deer with the twisted dried ferns silhouetted in such a light, no wonder magic, fairies and all such living creatures live in the Britain Island! This is a vision from the world's soul, Joey. Thank you!


Hello Joey

This is fantastic.Very professional.
You have an amazing talent.
Wonderful lighting and colours.
Very artistic with excellent composition.


Hi Joey,
This is an excellent picture aesthetically as well as technically. Your use of 800 ISO has reduced the dynamic range of the sensor and you got dark and slightly blown hi lights. The noise might give you the extra texture of film that can look beautiful on print. TFS

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-10-14 23:14]

Magical capture, Joe!
Great use of the light conditions withthe red deer beuatifully captured in the bracken.
Well done Joe, this is great to see and TFS!

Hello Joe,
Excellent shot with high standard and quality!
truly beautiful with great displayed of light and shadows
well done
your friend from NZ

What an awesome shot! The deer makes a great silhouette and the colours are amazing. Wonderful exposure and composition. Well done.

Fantastic work Joe.
What an awesome capture of this stag.
Stunning colours and mist.
Did you see Paul Haynes stag in the New Forest posted today too?
Beautiful shot.
Well done!

Sensational shot Joey
You have captured a magical moment with wonderful color tones.
tfs jon

Hi Joe, fantastic composition, I like a lot splendid silhouette of superb deer against a wonderful golden BG, fascinating light, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Joe,
A magical mist...
A well composed image and of course there's enough light involved here...
Well done

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-10-15 11:25]

Hi Joe.
I want to join to our friends and express my admiration too. Bravo. Great refines art work with terrific subject and outstanding skill reproduction. My congratulations.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-10-15 11:30]

Hi Joe. Well i think all has been said by now
and i can agree with them all. I would be so pleased to have taken this one. Very well done young man.



This is the absolute limit. You are just jesting with us now, I can only imagine the grin on your face to witness such a spectacle.
Serious kudos.

Mr Jai.

Hi Joe,

You have raised the bar on T.N, this is simply a stunning shot. All aspects in this image are perfect, lighting, framing, composition, but more then that you were their, and saw the shot and you captured it beautifully, stunning work.

Cheers Rick :)

My goodness! This is the best deer photo I have ever seen!! Wow, this is worthy of being featured on the front page! Incredible! I have added this to my favorites, this is very much worthy of being so! Great angle! And also the sun and the oranges and reds... i have never seen a photo like this! Thank you very much for sharing such a fine photo such as this. A magical light indeed! Cheers Josh Lewis.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-10-16 23:30]

Hi Joe,
Beautiful photo. Love the mood!
Bravo and TFS
All the best,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-10-17 4:52]

Hello Joe,
Wonderful photo in splendid colours and a perfect composition.
Superb. Congratulations.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-10-17 21:41]

Hi Joe,
Outstanding shot with such glorious colours of the misty morning and the silhouetted Deer with gorgeous antlers. This is a dream picture and you were lucky to be there at the right time. Very neat and sharp image with perfect light and exposure levels. Excellent composition.

Hi Joe!
Simply amazing shot! Beautiful colours and perfect timing! As for me this image is almost perfect, almost - because I think that white frame does not look too good here, it makes too big contrast with main part of picture as for me :)
Anyway, image is really beatiful :)
All the best from Lodz!

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-10-18 19:07]

Hello Joe,
WOW, off to my favorites he goes beautiful scene superbly captured, thanks Joe.

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  • inked Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 132 W: 0 N: 249] (771)
  • [2008-10-19 23:46]

hi Joe,
wow, thats stunning.. nature at its best, captured! great stuff

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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2008-10-25 20:13]

Wow, you are so very inspirational. I totally love this shot. Its perfect. I hope you have this hanging on a wall somewhere Very beautiful.

Hi Joe

Trying to catch up with life and came across this one of yours. What an excellent shot. Good to see that you can handle this type - they are not easy by any means and you have pulled it off really well.

It is a stunning post and you should be very proud of it.

The only thing I would say - and it seems that I am the only one so don't worry about it too much - is that it feels like there is a slight tilt to the picture both from the sun and from the deer - but like I said - don't take it the wrong way...


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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-11-08 9:49]

Hi Joe,

I missed this one as I was on a trip lately,but you did a superb job on this one,the compo,subject and colors are in one word superb,thanks for sharing


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  • eliz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
  • [2008-11-27 10:13]
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one of the most beautiful picture on treknature

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-12-03 23:07]

This is absolutely ... phenomenal, Joey.
I am speechless. : 0
It is truly magical, and I just love it!
The different shades of yellow-orange-red are just lovely.
The silhouette of the deer makes a perfect anchor for this image that has a lot of depth.
Congratulations, young maestro. : )

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2009-01-03 4:33]

Hello Joe,
This one is also magnificent.I liked warm atmosphere and silhouettes very much.Very well done!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-02-14 4:50]
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Hi Joe,
greetings and warm regards from Malaysia. Really appreciate to have you visiting my post.
youre very special Joe, at your age you have shown a very advance potentials and great skill. Im positive that you will be very successful.
This shot is the evident of your strength.
Lovely and excellent display of talents.
Outstanding shot.


This is breathtaking.

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  • jayzie (0)
  • [2009-04-01 21:11]

nice silhouette of deer and warm sunrise color tones, though bit overexposed

It is amazing!

O wow!
Absolutely beautiful shot!
Great work!


Magical scene!

bu gercekten olaganustu

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