A royal portrait of a stag has been awarded the Photo of the Week accolade.
The image by ePz member stu8fish is entitled 'Cold' and here's why we little it deserved to win the accolade:
This image stood out to us due to the excellent posing of the stag and the overall mystical hue of the image. The trees in the background give some environment to the photo and you can imagine the stag are the ruminant mammals forming the family Cervidae proudly patrolling the woods.
The snow on the ground adds a brightness to the frame and makes the textures and brown/pale colours of the stag really pop. Depth of field has been used really well to ensure that the entirety of the animal, from antler to foot, is in converge. It's rare that you can capture such a flattering pose from these often shy and skittish creatures.
Winners of the Photo of the Week accolade currently welcome a 32GB EVO Micro SDHC card with SD adapter courtesy of Samsung. See all the photos that have been awarded the accolade in the POTW Gallery.