Stag tells Magpie to fly off

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© Stephen Cotterell
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UploadedAugust 14, 2010
TakenAugust 13, 2010
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure1/250 sec at f/6.3
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length400 mm
ISO400
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Q: Focus Fine Art Magazine

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Photo license: © All rights reserved

In between the heavy downpours of rain last evening, I was able to observe (the the eyepiece of my 5D mkII with 100-400mm zoom) an irritated Stag fend off an irritating magpie. Not quite the same as the behaviour of African savanna antelopes and the tick feeding birds that they attract but close.

Any way I hope that you enjoy this unusual scene.

Best

Stephen

14 responses

  • allan

    allan gave props (14 Aug 2010):

    nice capture

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (14 Aug 2010):

    Once in a lifetime opportunity, and you did it perfectly

  • Jack

    Jack (Deleted) gave props (15 Aug 2010):

    One Of The Best Photo's Of Wildlife Ever Taken!!!! Bravo!!!!

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (15 Aug 2010):

    Fabulous capture!! Just beautifully done!

  • Hope O'Hara

    Hope O'Hara gave props (15 Aug 2010):

    I love it.. beautiful

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (16 Aug 2010):

    What a photo op! Well done!

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (16 Aug 2010):

    WOW - stunning capture!

  • Al Brissette, Sr.

    Al Brissette, Sr. (Deleted) gave props (16 Aug 2010):

    Excellent! Nothing else to be said.

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (18 Aug 2010):

    Fantastic...a perfect example of being at the right place, at the right time, with the right equipment!!!!

  • Ryan Watkins

    Ryan Watkins gave props (18 Aug 2010):

    Truly amazing capture!

  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva gave props (19 Aug 2010):

    What a shot! Wow! It looks like the stag is injured.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (1 Sep 2010):

    Timing is everything.....yours was perfect!!

  • Kelly Nichols

    Kelly Nichols   gave props (14 Dec 2010):

    Beautiful! What a great opportunity to catch this shot!

  • Karen Lee Lewis

    Karen Lee Lewis gave props (3 Jan 2011):

    great catch

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