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    This is one from the beach near to a little village called Applecross on Scotland's North West coast. I thought it was quite unusual, as I had never seen a Red Deer on the beach before. Approx 30% cropped from the original...HH...ACR and PS2020.

    Will

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    Hello Will,

    You are absolutely right - very unusual to find a deer on the beach, but perhaps he was just looking for a safe spot to chill and be on his own for a while

    I quite like the pose and despite the busy BG I also like the way the subject is 'nested' against those rocks. Techs look good and the Deer is sharp with some nice detail in the coat.

    Nice composition, colour wise I am a bit shy to comment as I do not know the subject nor the environment - does the coat colour of this animal change, depending on season?

    Overall an interesting image and I enjoyed viewing, many thanks for sharing. I hope to see more from you

    Kind regards
    Gabriela Plesea

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    Neat find. Cool to see the deer on the beach against that old rock wall. He looks pretty content with just sitting there. Nice detail on the deer as well.

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    Hi Will, nice to see a Red Dear, but not loving the location, I'd much prefer to see it more in the Highlands with the sweeping mountains.

    Again I think you are being conservative on the SS, evident on the last post which was soft, low SS will kill the images. Overall it's a bit flat, darkening the FG, top LHC and to the right helps. Adding a midtone Curves adjustments pulls more life into the image, likewise enhancing that lovely yellow lichen.

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    Thanks for the comments...appreciated

    Will

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    A handsome looking young stag Will, well focused good DOF and he looks sharp to me. My initial reaction is that the image looks a little lacking in tonal contrast. If my memory serves me well the deer sometimes go to the beach and browse on the seaweeds they are a good source of trace elements.
    I am going to check the weather forecast there may be an opportunity tomorrow morning to get some images of red deer at Tatton Park.

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    Thanks Jon.....Appreciated...Hope you got some photographs at Tatton Park

    Will

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