A shot of a stag (red deer) taken in Richmond Park, London on 7/1/2010. I spent a couple of hours here today, trapesing through the snow. Saw a green woodpecker too, but he made off before I could snap him….

Canon 1D MK2
Tamron 55-200mm Lens @ 200mm
1/320th sec
ISO 250
Handheld whilst lying in snow

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  • Gabrielle  Hope
    Gabrielle Hopeover 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture!

  • Thank Gabrielle :)

    – Peter Denness

  • brendanscully
    brendanscullyover 4 years ago


  • Cheers Bud

    – Peter Denness

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseover 4 years ago

    Great image in BW.

  • Thanks Rodeo, definitely looked better in B&W

    – Peter Denness

  • brendanscully
    brendanscullyover 4 years ago

    For some reason, I feel like a Scotch – only two cubes of ice please……

  • In front of a large log fire…

    – Peter Denness

  • julie3613
    julie3613over 4 years ago

    Wonderful! Great capture Peter. You either have a way of attracting animal or you have amazing patience! : )

  • Thanks Julie! The secret is not to wash…no actually the deer here a quite tolerant of humans to an extent, but you still have to approach in a non threatening way

    – Peter Denness

  • Dave & Trena Puckett
    Dave & Trena P...over 4 years ago

    amazing captured Peter!

  • Thanks guys :)

    – Peter Denness

  • Christine Oakley
    Christine Oakleyover 4 years ago


  • Thats great, thanks :)

    – Peter Denness

  • Colin J Williams Photography
    Colin J Willia...over 4 years ago

    This is superb work !! – Colin

  • Thanks Arrowman, its really appreciated

    – Peter Denness

  • Tiffany Dryburgh
    Tiffany Dryburghover 4 years ago

    A handsome lad! And nicely shot too, I like the composition and the mono very much. I also wish very much that I was lying in snow right now. VERY much!

  • Thanks so much Tiffany, its nearly all melted now, but I’m heading back there this weekend.

    – Peter Denness

  • Appel
    Appelover 4 years ago

    This is beautiful!! The composition is perfect; I love how he’s alert. The tones are gorgeous! Hope you didn’t get to cold, laying in the snow. =D

  • Thanks for the really nice comment Appel. My hands were freezing afterwards. The snow has gone, but I am heading back on Sunday hopefully:)

    – Peter Denness

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