Red deer stag in Glencoe by Shaun Whiteman

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Taken with a Canon 50D, Canon 100 – 400 L series lens @ 120mm, F4.5 shutter speed 1/160 second ISO200, edited in Photoshop

On the way to the Isle of Skye we stopped in Glencoe for the night to break up the long journey. Stuart and I decided to take a walk to the loch in Glencoe to get some landscape shots. Whilst looking around for a good vantage point I noticed a red deer stag about 80 yards away from us which did not seem to mind us being there, he was a very impressive sight. A few minutes later a guy came jogging past us, I mentioned the deer to him. He carried on jogging towards the deer which eventually decided to run up the hill narrowly avoiding a car on the road, we both cursed him, the good thing was the deer and the people in the car were unhurt. The deer settled down and I got a few shots of this magnificent animal, he was so well camouflaged I suspect none of the passing motorists could see him even though he was 30 yards from the road.

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  • Twisted01
    Twisted01about 4 years ago

    WOW – Really pleased that you managed to get so close to grab a shot of this fellow Shaun. Awesome capture indeed. Well done :))

  • Rob Parsons
    Rob Parsonsabout 4 years ago

    oh, yes – fantastic shot and a fave.

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...about 4 years ago

    You always get some idiot Shaun. But a wonderful shot.x

  • Ryan Davison Crisp
    Ryan Davison C...about 4 years ago

    excellent focus on this, nicely taken mate

  • Ian David Soar
    Ian David Soarabout 4 years ago

    Great photograph !!!

  • VoluntaryRanger
    VoluntaryRangerabout 4 years ago

    You lucky B..great capture

  • Cheers Jamie, we were stopping in the YHA in Glencoe, later in the evening after going for a walk we returned the YHA and saw another two red deer about 30 yards away!! Great stuff as you can imagine!!

    – Shaun Whiteman

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic capture Shaun, they are lovely animals …

  • Lynne Morris
    Lynne Morrisabout 4 years ago

    Fabulous capture Shaun.

  • Stuart Jenkins
    Stuart Jenkinsabout 4 years ago

    simply stunning… and beautifully captured

  • (Tallow) Dave  Van de Laar
    (Tallow) Dave ...about 4 years ago

    beautiful shot Shaun

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