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Young Red Deer Stag, profile by FurLined
Young Red Deer Stag, profile
You may use this as reference or as non-commercial stock, but please give credit if you do.

You can also see more of this young stag showing a bit of attitude here:
Attitude by FurLined
Attitude by FurLined
Three red deer stags.

You may use this as reference or non-commercial stock, but please give credit if you do.
Red Deer Stag, profile by FurLined
Red Deer Stag, profile
This stag was relaxed enough that, with some patience, I was able to get close enough to use a 90mm lens for this profile portrait. He's a wild deer, but in Richmond Park so he's familiar with humans.

You may use this for reference or non-commercial stock, but please give credit if you do.

Another photo of this stag:

Grazing by FurLined
Grazing by FurLined
This is a red deer stag.

Having only visited Richmond Park once in my life, despite only being an hour's drive away, and not seen the deer there I thought it was time to remedy that situation this morning. The rutting season has passed, so I gather the stags should be a bit more chilled, and the hinds won't yet have youngster to protect. They are wild deer, but as the park is well used they are familiar with humans walking in the area.

It took a bit of walking but I found a gathering of a decent number of deer and very cautiously approached. I wanted to try get some photos of stag with a decent set of antlers on him. I watched one of them breaking the ends of some low branches on a tree with his antlers and manoeuvred by a fallen tree to watch. The stag seemed pretty relaxed and started grazing, even coming a little in my direction. I found I could walk slowly around without him bothering to lift his head, so he clearly wasn't that fussed by me being near.

I didn't want to push my luck and either scare him off or annoy him into getting aggressive (those antlers can do a bit of damage), but I still got fairly close. This shot was at 24mm on DX (crop sensor) and I've only very slightly cropped the original to give you an idea of how close I was.


Matt Hoskins
United Kingdom


I also have an account with Flickr on which I publish more of my photos (I tend to restrict what I upload to deviantART to those with a bit more artistic or aesthetic merit).

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I've set quite a few of my images to be licensed as Creative Commons. If you wish to use one that is CC be sure to credit me by name and by linking to my dA profile or to the original picture here on dA. I'm open to granting permission to older images which I've not set to be CC, so feel free to ask about a given image.


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Portal2Nowhere Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016
I LOVE the creativity in these photos. And all the kittiessssssss haha. Really awesome stuff! Haha, if you're ever up for some laughs hit up my page ^_^
LisasAmazingStock Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Student Photographer
I used your stock here- 


Thank-you ! :) 
LinusDW Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey, you have some awesome photographs man! I also have a few pictures of my cat, feel free to check them out! :)
Lizzypokemon Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used some of your lovely images here:…
FurLined Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
Cool - thanks for giving credit for the three of mine you used :). The first animation frame you've got my name on though, with the spotted cat with white socks and face (Bengal cross?), isn't one of my photos! You've got the two of Theo and one of Misty with my name against correctly :).
Lizzypokemon Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yes, I know. That's my personal photo. I guess I accidentally put your name into that one as well. Thanks for letting me know!
Andorada Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
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Allo-cat Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015   General Artist
You do your cats' beauty justice; I love your photos. Would it be okay if I sketched some of your photographs for anatomy practice? I can credit you for references if necessary. 
FurLined Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015
Thank you - that's a lovely thing to say :).

I'm happy for you to sketch for practice - if you post them up on dA I'd be interested in seeing them (I'm always interested in seeing the use my photos get put to!). For just practice sketches I don't mind so much about credit, but it's still nice to be credited and if you think the references are useful then crediting the references may help others find them too!
Allo-cat Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015   General Artist
Okay, thank you. If I get around to doing so, I'll credit you and give you a link. :)
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