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The Chital

The Chital
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Copyright: Kirti M Rawat (kmr13777) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 157 W: 67 N: 187] (703)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-01-29
Categories: Mammals
Camera: sony cybershot DSC w1
Exposure: f/5.2, 1/40 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Photos by an amateur photographer [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-23 21:56
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Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The chital (or cheetal) deer (Axis axis), also known as the spotted deer or axis deer is a deer which commonly inhabits wooded regions of Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, and most of India. It is the most common deer species in Indian forests. Its coat is reddish fawn, marked with white spots, and its underparts are white. Its antlers, which it sheds annually, are usually three-pronged and curve in a lyre shape and may extend to 75 cm. It has a protracted breeding season due in part to the tropical climate, and births can occur throughout the year. For this reason, males do not have their antler cycles in synchrony and there are some fertile females at all times of the year. Males sporting hard antlers are dominant over those in velvet or those without antlers, irrespective of their size and other factors. A chital stands about 90 cm tall at the shoulder and masses about 85 kg. Lifespan is around 20-30 years.

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Hello Kirti,
A lovely and splendid shot of this beautiful chital friend. All mare excellent. TFS.


Hello Kirti,
Compliment to this fine image of yours!
good closeup with total sharpness, good colour and superb details in the shot
you had done well, my friend!
best regards

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-03-24 9:04]

Hello Kirti, very nice portrait of this Chital, great details and very good exposure, thanks!


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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-03-24 12:48]

Hi Kirti,
interesting framing here, i like the way the impressive looking antlers fill the frame and the rocky background is different but works well. You've caught the texture and colour of the fur and marking very well too - good work!

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-03-24 22:54]

Hi Kirti,
Excellent portrait shot of this cute Chital with those antlers looking majestic. Very impressive sharpness and colours. Fabulous eye contact and expression with perfect light and exposure management. I like your chosen POV and the superb composition. Kudos.

An awesome shot, Kurtz!
I love the soft horns and the very different pose you've captured!
Very well done!

Hi Kirti,
I can see you were more interested in the horns of the Cheetal than the whole of it.
To that extent, you have done a great job.
I would consider this as the portrait of the animal.
BTW, if you have a shot showing this animal whole, could you post it as Workshop?

Hi Kirti, superb portrait of lovely and deer with splendid antlers, great colors and good sharpness, very well done, Happy Easter, ciao Silvio

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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2008-03-26 20:38]

Quite some horns, look kind of like catus. you have done a great job, looking at you images, you've improved tremendously, I remembered your first post "Sun Burn" and commented on it. You come a long way in such a short time.
This one is really great in sharpness and clarity. compositionally, it's cropped too close on the bottom.
Would be better to have the deer's face higher up on the image, say about 1" or so. it would look more proportionate.
I do enjoyed it.

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-03-31 11:32]

Hi Kirti again,
Splendid shot of this lovely chital. TFS. Regards,

Hello Kirti. Beautiful close shot at this deer. Nice sharp image with pleasant sharpness and detail. Thanks for sharing and best regards. Jusni

nice POV, TFS Ori

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