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Full Critique Richmond Stags

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I visited Richmond Park Monday morning, it's a bit of an effort for me as it involves a 3am start and a 4am ferry but I was rewarded with the conditions I hoped for, clear skies, mist and frost. Here are a few stag pics from my morning.

1) the first red stag of the morning
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2) I followed this chap around for 30 minutes or so while he carried out his morning routine of hiding, scratching and munching in the trees before venturing out into the light...
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3)
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4) Shortly after this I left him alone as he wandered off into the mist to see his ladies hotly pursued by 4 photographers that had spotted me showing him.
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Great set of shots sir.

As for Richmind, I live just north of London and it is a pain for me so I am impressed you put so much effort in. If you do it again try Bushey park, should be a little easier for you to get to and access is better, at least it was last time I was there.

*edit. Seems Bushey park, which used to be accessible on foot 24hrs, is now only open at 8am. I used to go to Bushey for that very reason as Richmond has opened at 7:30 for many years. Bit pants really.
 

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Wow Barry they are very impressive.
 

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Great set of shots sir.

As for Richmind, I live just north of London and it is a pain for me so I am impressed you put so much effort in. If you do it again try Bushey park, should be a little easier for you to get to and access is better, at least it was last time I was there.

*edit. Seems Bushey park, which used to be accessible on foot 24hrs, is now only open at 8am. I used to go to Bushey for that very reason as Richmond has opened at 7:30 for many years. Bit pants really.
Thanks Phil!

I parked a few yards outside the Roehampton Gate in a residential street and walked in through the open pedestrian entrance at 6am so I could explore before a 6:45 sunrise. It seems the pedestrian part of the gates are open 24hrs except for when the cull is on.

Wow Barry they are very impressive.
Thanks Paul!
 

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Good to hear Barry. Maybe I will give it a go tomorrow.
 

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Hands down, these are great. Great mood, light and subject.
 

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No 2 is my pick
 

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Excellent shots and your effort was well rewarded - liking #2 very much.
 

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You had some nice light, a good set. +1 for the second.
 

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Great effort and great results!
 

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Amazing set of shots Barry. I really like the first two.
 

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Beautiful shots, Barry. I'll "buck" the trend here though. I think #3 is your catch of the day.
 

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Beautiful shots, Barry. I'll "buck" the trend here though. I think #3 is your catch of the day.
Thanks Roger, I prefer the last two just because of the light.
 

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Absolutely fabulous photos Barry, that first one. Wow. Classic. Really well done.
 

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Lovely set, the last stands out for me, stunning light
 

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Great set Barry.
 

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These are beautiful photographs Barry - loved #1 first, then I saw #2....etc.
Very envious!
 

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Super shots Barry. Numbers 2 and 4 are my favourites.
 

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Great set Barry, well worth the early rise. You were rewarded with great light.
 

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Fantastic set barry! My picks are No 2 (framing) and No 4 (lighting and pose).
 

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Great set, and well done for putting in the effort.
 
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