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Young Stag       ©2015 Mepo
Panasonic DMC-FZ200       15th place, 62 points
1/59s, f5.6, ISO 400, 590mm, Aperture Priority, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: From RAW. Reduced exposure, Changed balance from auto to daylight. Minor level adjustment, increased clarity, recover highlights.       Extra Info: Very lucky to catch his curious stare before he moved. He was feeding from in the snow as you can see by his nose. Levels adjustment helps counter the fading light in the late afternoon.
 
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Mepo
Jan 12, 2016
    Bernie: You got it in one :-) I loved the expression.
Jade: Fortunately I'm not food to these guys, unlike the animals you like to stalk :-)

mrsawyer
Jan 12, 2016
    The look on the stag's face put this one in my top ten. Good job in a tough field!

Jade O.
Jan 11, 2016
    All I can say is I was relieved to see the 590mm. I remember one of your whitewater shots and felt you got entirely too close to make the shot!

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Mepo
Jan 11, 2016
    Thanks for the comments. I did get a full antler shot but it doesn't carry the same character. Besides, that would be the conventional, run-of-the-mill stag shot and I didn't want that. I wanted you to see all the details in the animal that you miss when you are staring at it's antlers.
Edited on Jan 12, 2016

Anthony Comyn
Jan 11, 2016
    You did get a interesting stare! I feel the crop is too tight, I find myself wanting to see more of this antlers.

Lo
Jan 10, 2016
    Love the detail in the coat, and the quizzical look in his eyes

dk
Jan 10, 2016
    Yes, great luck capturing this somewhat stunned face! With a little more luck, the eyes would have been sharper. Still, terrific photo.

BarbroS
Jan 10, 2016
    Very attractive close-up, I would have liked it even more if the focus was on the eyes rather than the (charming!) nose and we were allowed more of the antlers. Still a nice image.

Old Finn
Jan 10, 2016
    Excellent portrait. Nr 1 in my TT

SteveBee
Jan 9, 2016
    A nice portrait and good sharpness for such a long focal length.

forkcandles
Jan 9, 2016
    a very nice "head Shot"

Jade O.
Jan 8, 2016
    Quite a portrait. I looks like it could use a little contrast but only a tweak. I might have been interested to see a shot backed out a bit from 590mm. I sense there is a lot of dramatic impact in the antlers that are sliced out of the frame.
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