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Very young Roe Deer

Very young Roe Deer
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Copyright: Milos Koudelka (mikou) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-20
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Pentax K200D, Pentax SMC FA 100 F2.8 MACRO
Exposure: f/4, 1/15 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-05-25 8:11
Viewed: 4111
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I send greetings to all your good old friends here in TN and am looking forward to seeing your great pictures. Very long time I did not share any pictures here.
I hope that I'm back.

This young Roe Deer was lying near the path, his mom was gone. He was very calm, did not mind him, my movement around him. We just lay there and watched me. I took a few shots of distance 1.5-2m camera of handheld. It was very early morning light in the forest was little.
Have a nice day.


Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus)
/Srnec obecný/

The European Roe Deer, also known as the Western Roe Deer or chevreuil, is an Eurasian species of deer. It is relatively small, reddish and grey-brown, and well-adapted to cold environments. Roe Deer are widespread in Western Europe, from the Mediterranean to Scandinavia, and from the British Isles to the Caucasus. It is distinct from the somewhat larger Siberian Roe Deer.
In the Czech Republic is Roe Deer the most widespread cloven-hoofed animals.
The Roe Deer is a relatively small deer, with a body length of 95–135 cm (3.12–4.43 ft), a shoulder height of 65–75 cm (2.13–2.46 ft), and a weight of 15–30 kg (33–66 lb). It has rather short, erect antlers and a reddish body with a grey face. Its hide is golden red in summer, darkening to brown or even black in winter, with lighter undersides and a white rump patch; the tail is very short (2–3 cm or 0.8–1.2 in), and barely visible. Only the males have antlers. The first and second set of antlers are unbranched and short (5–12 cm or 2.0–4.7 in), while older bucks in good conditions develop antlers up to 20–25 cm (8–10 in) long with two or three, rarely even four, points. When the male's antlers begin to regrow, they are covered in a thin layer of velvet-like fur which disappears later on after the hair's blood supply is lost. Males may speed up the process by rubbing their antlers on trees, so that their antlers are hard and stiff for the duels during the mating season. Unlike most cervids, roe deer begin regrowing antlers almost immediately after they are shed.
The Roe Deer is primarily crepuscular, or primarily active during the twilight, very quick and graceful, lives in woods although it may venture into grasslands and sparse forests. It feeds mainly on grass, leaves, berries and young shoots. It particularly likes very young, tender grass with a high moisture content, i.e., grass that has received rain the day before. Roe deer will not generally venture into a field that has had or has livestock (sheep, cattle) in it because the livestock make the grass unclean. A pioneer species commonly associated with biotic communities at an early stage of succession, during the Neolithic period in Europe the Roe Deer was abundant, taking advantage of areas of forest or woodland cleared by Neolithic farmers.
(source: www.wikipedie.com)

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-05-25 8:22]

Hi old-old friend.
Only few hours ago I have visited your page but have not seen new shots. Now new picture is here. Lovely picture of a charming baby. Great sharpness and details, pleasant soft lighting and precise DOF. My compliments. Despite I often have not free time for TN I welcome your many new posts here.

Hi Milos,

Fantastic picture of this baby buck. The POV is good & great sharpness.
Well done & TFS.


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-05-25 9:37]

Hi Milos,
Velmi milé foto ale hlavně potěší vidět krajana s tak pěknými fotkami, projel jsem celý tvůj profil a všechny opravdu moc pěkné.
Zdravím a přeji hodně "dobrého světla".

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-05-25 10:08]

Hello Milos !
Nice to meet you ! Thanks for visiting my gallery!
I love this pic here...so cute this baby buck! Nice job , fines details and excellent sharpness.Well donne!
I looking foward to see more pic from you !
Nice evening!

Hello Milos
Beautiful photo! The composition is excellent. The colours and the lighting are fantastic. The sharpness is impressive.

Hallo Milos
Welcome back with a tender image. A dear and soft hearted image indeed. This image is one of those, where words like ooh and aah and shame and cute and adorable and loveable etc.etc comes to mind. It is a lovely image, presented in a pleasant manner and one that definitely touches the heart. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hallo Milos,
congratulations on your gallery, fantastic macro shot of butterflies, a superb lovely captuyre of this young Roe Deer, perfect focusing and fine details, a great underbrush atmosphere, excellent low point of view in a very pleasant composition
Best regards

this is one from the most tender picture which I have seen in the last time,
Congratulations Milos !
Excellent details and very nice compo,

Have a good time,

ciao, tino

Hi Milos,

very cute subject caught with, we could say, a very shy look on its muzzle.The coat's details are simply great.Even if we don't know each other, welcome back anyway.



Hello Milos,
What a cute baby deer! Wonderful composition and atmosphere, nice colours and amazing sharp details. Well done!

Ciao Milos. Impressive sharp and stunning details for the tender friend. Excellent DOF and colours too. TFS.


extremely cute and nice, TFS Ori

Ciao Milos, great capture of lovely young der in a beautiful naturl ambientation, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Milos, it is great to have you back on TN after 4 years of break.
You have been a great nature photographer and it is lucky for us to see your wonderful work again.
The young Roe looks cute and vulnerable in this picture.
So welcome back and keep posting now!

Bonjour Milos,
Beaucoup de délicatesse se dégage de cette trčs belle image finement détaillée et délicatement colorée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-05-28 2:11]

Hello Milos,
Very very pleased to see that you are back. I had a look to your gallery about a month back and was regretting your absence.
This is really a cute creature, this little bambi (this was my name at the scouts). Very fine and emotional shot. Love the attitude of the Roe deer-baby and so nice to have this fine green vegetation in front of it.
Hope we will see more pictures from you!
Kind regards

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-05-28 8:32]

Hello Milos,
Good to see you back here again and with a lovely capture of a little Roe Deer looking very cute! Beautiful details and colours and I like the low POV. Well framed too!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-05-28 8:32]

Hello Milos.
Brillaiant focus - really draws the viewer in. I like the soft, cool colours too.
Best regards Siggi

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-05-28 9:26]

Hello Milos,
Welcome back to TN!
A fine capture of this Roedeer kid that you were able to approach to make fine use of your macro lens. The low POV, sharpness, colours and composition all contribute to an appealing portrait of this youngster.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

Ahoj Milos,
What a nice photo of this small Roe Deer. Excellent sharpness. Nice natural colours. Very nice composition.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-05-29 0:32]

Hi Mikos,this is a great scoop and a top quality pic,not easy a perfect result like that in this difficult light of the forest shadow.Very impressive sharpness,details and colors...and a tender roe deer too.I like it!Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano

Hello Milos,
Very cute and pleasant image of this young deer! very good clarity and great sharpness, superb depth of field and lovely natural colours, very well captured!
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening,
Best Regards,

Hi Milos!
I envy You an occasion to be face to face with such a lovely "Bambi" that will grow into The Prince of the Forest! Fantastic photo for Your come-back to TN community!
Greetings from Poland.

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