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Red Stag



Red stag taken at Bradgate Park in Leicestershire, UK.

Red stag taken at Bradgate Park in Leicestershire, UK.
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cristovaocameiracris
 
cristovaocameiracris January 16, 2016
good shot...
photosue50
 
photosue50 January 17, 2016
Beautiful
Tinkerbleu
 
Tinkerbleu February 14, 2016
the elegance of nature is shown
lucycastro
 
lucycastro April 27, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
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michaelsmith_6314 September 08, 2016
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michaelsmith_6314 September 08, 2016
Great Capture!
btcphotography
btcphotography September 09, 2016
Thank you!
matej007
 
matej007 March 26, 2017
Wow
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RamyDelariarte May 23, 2018
Awesome

Behind The Lens

Location
It was taken at Bradgate Park in Leicestershire, England.
Time
It was about an hour or so after sunrise, so maybe 8am in the October deer rut.
Lighting
It was a rainy, miserable start to the morning but I had noticed the cloud cover beginning to thin out a little and the rain stopping. I noticed the deer was staring right at me, and even though the lighting wasn't ideal, it lit him perfectly for the shot.
Equipment
I used a Nikon D7100, Tamron 200-400mm lens and Benro tripod.
Inspiration
I was almost going to give up, the weather wasn't great and the deer were few and far between. On my way back to a previous position I noticed the deer staring right at me. I couldn't believe my luck, definitely a right place at the right time moment. This was the only good shot I got that morning.
Editing
Very little on this shot. Other than a little noise reduction and sharpening, its pretty much as it came out of the camera.
In my camera bag
I normally carry a full bag of equipment so I'm ready for any shot that might present itself. Its seems a lot, but I've been caught out before when a shot presents itself and I've not got the right kit! Nikon D7100 Tamron 90mm Macro f/2.8 Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 Tokina 50-135mm f/2.8 Tamron 200-400mm f/5.6 Formatt Hitech Filter holder/adapter with Graduated ND, Reverse Graduates ND, and ND Filters Hoya Polariser Cable release
Feedback
Get up early and go out no matter the weather. All you need is a break in the weather to get the shot. The best time for the deer rut is early morning as the sun rises, as they seem to be the most active. Dusk is also good but it tends to attract more photographers and can get crowded. And don't give up, it might take a few trips to get a shot, but perseverance pays off in the end!

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