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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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Blackwolfoffireworks Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Under the creative commons that you have chosen are we allowed to reference your photography and sell what we draw or paint?
FurLined Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015
Hi there,

I use the non-commercial version of the CC license - that's in part so people can't just make money directly off my photos with little work of their own, and also because some of the photos I've taken were taken in circumstances such that I don't have permission to grant commercial usage of the photo (e.g. photos at at zoos).

However I'm happy to consider individual cases, and often for works using photos for reference (drawings/paintings) I'm able and happy to grant permission for my photos to be used for such works which can be sold, especially as I love seeing what people do based on the photos.

So if you send me a private message saying which photos you may want to use then I can have a think and reply to let you know :)

Finally I want to express appreciation for you actually checking - not everyone does that, so thank you!

Blackwolfoffireworks Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for getting back with me :) 

I will PM you on some photos for drawing reference soon :) 
bf5kid Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
Do you think you could help me with this?…

It be a bif help to me.
Caveman1a Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You have GREAT Pictures and Galleries! :)
FurLined Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
Thank you - lovely of you to say so :)
Caveman1a Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You are welcome! :)
horsesbeauty Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
Hello. :) (Smile) 
Could I please use your photos for graphics? It's nothing to do with real money, or anything. It would be something like this:…
Thank you! :) (Smile) 
dbstrtz Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations on your 5th DD! :heart:
SashaNorton Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome photos with cats!!
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