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Roe Deer

Roe Deer
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Copyright: Csaba Sztojka (Csabesz68) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 0 N: 113] (593)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-03-12
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Sony Alpha DSLR A300, Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-03-11 14:07
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Points: 13
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

The European Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus), 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.
The Roe Deer is a relatively small deer, with a body length of 95135 cm (3.124.43 ft), a shoulder height of 6575 cm (2.132.46 ft), and a weight of 1530 kg (3366 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 (23 cm or 0.81.2 in), and barely visible. Only the males have antlers. The first and second set of antlers are unbranched and short (512 cm or 2.04.7 in), while older bucks in good conditions develop antlers up to 2025 cm (810 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.[3]
The Roe Deer attains a maximum life span (in the wild) of ten years. When alarmed, it will bark a sound much like a dog and flash out its white rump patch. Rump patches differ between the sexes, with the white rump patches heart-shaped on females and kidney-shaped on males. Males may also bark, make a low grunting noise or make a high pitched wolf-like whine when attracting mates during the breeding season, often luring multiple does into their territory. The Roe Deer lives usually in small groups. Group includes male, 2-3 females and fawns.

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  • Good 
  • thijs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 1 N: 104] (529)
  • [2011-03-11 14:29]

What a cute deer! Nice sharpness.
Well done!


ps. Nice lens BTW;)

Hi Csaba,

A very well handled composition indeed, you have done a great job of the colour and light situation,

Great composition and sharp,


PS very informative foot note.

  • Great 
  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-03-11 21:29]
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Faina! Mai asteptam si altele.
Numai bine

Buna Csaba,
Ai fost norocos sa o surprinzi. Apreciez detaliile excelente, culorile naturale si contactul vizual.
Numai bine,

Very charming capture Csaba! I am certainly sure your heartbeat has been sharply increased during those few critical seconds! Incredible moment indeed! Bravo!
George Veltchev

Hi Csaba,
Very cute little deer. Good job getting this one off in the trees. Very nice winter setting.

Hello Csabi

Another photo with beautiful eye-contact from the animal,
excellent shot of the European Roe Deer with fine POV
and framing, beautiful warmer light and color tones,
excellent focus sharpness and details, TFS


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