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A Resting Red Deer Stag – (Cervus elaphus)The Red Deer is one of the largest species of deer.The Red Deer is also the largest non-domesticated mammal still existing in some European countries such as the United Kingdom and also in Ireland.
antlers, cervus elaphus, horns, red deer
Awesome capture !!!Kind Regards, Erik Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Thank you Erik……I was only about 10 feet away.
– Robert Taylor
Once again, focus, eye contact, DOF – all superb.Maybe a little tight at top of antlers but this steers the viewer back to the eyes – so it works.Love the “split” of the grey/green background which also enhances 3D.
I agree about being tight at the top but as I wanted a head shot & omitted to show ALL the antlers I thought I’d get away with it…lolThanks for the in depth analysis…..much appreciated.
PART 2 I think this shot emphasises the face more and so you have achieved your goal. Me I sometimes crop the heads of a monkey photo in order to emphasise their eyes and expression. Your in camera framing is down to the wire perfection – and the quality of the focus and the whole image – overrides any of my comments. Its EXCELLENT. You did get away with it – it was a bold and wise move and it gets the head of the deer larger in frame – it cuts out any distractions that would happen if you zoomed out.- look at them eyes looking directly to camera – the little gap to edges for the ears – really cool. Perfect !!
Thank you SO much for all that.The trouble with a Deer Portrait is that their antlers are so large that IF you include them it makes the face in the frame SO small & seems to be lost…….so….I usually do a few of each…..that way I have all the bases covered…lol
Conclusion: In my book you did the right thing !!! Me I take too many single shots and regret later. I shouldna put “get away with it” in my previous comment – I meant that your shot is not lessened in any way. I must like your shot cos this is the most I have EVER written on a photo. Have a good day – I must save some typing for your other shots :DDDDDDDD
Thank you very much Cay.
September 11, 2010
Thank you very much Teresa……