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Summer is Here


Summer is Here
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Copyright: Karan Little (hester) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-04
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/750 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-06 10:37
Viewed: 2911
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It is so lovely to have some warm sunshine and some light instead of endless rain. We are all enjoying this turn in the weather.

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Information from the forestry commission

Lifestyle
Habitat
Fallow deer live in isolated groups in the forest. They range over large areas and spend only a short time in one area. But they can cause a great deal of damage by feeding on buds and leaves, and they will also strip bark from trees.

Breeding
Young fallow start breeding when they are about 18 months old. The mating season, or rut, starts in late September and peaks in mid October. Usually, the doe gives birth to a single fawn between late May - mid June. The fawn is weaned by October.

Development
Both sexes live in single sex groups for most of the year, only getting together at the time of the rut. Young bucks will stay with the doe herds until they are 18 months old, when they leave to join the buck herds.

Diet
Fallow deer are herbivores and graze all types of ground vegetation. They also browse shrub layers in a wood, and the growing shoots and leaves of holly and beech trees. Fallow deer inhabit woodland both for food and shelter, but they like to feed in arable fields on root crops such as carrots, sugar beet, parsnips or potatoes.

Identification
There are different varieties of fallow deer in Britain. The most common variety has a white spotted chestnut coat, with a white rump patch and a fairly long tail. A mature buck has a very prominent Adam's apple and a very obvious brush of hair under its belly.

nglen, gracious, vanderschelden, fartash, doghouse756, dew77, rousettus, ridvan, jaycee, Necipp, Ken52, PaulH, nainnain, jmp has marked this note useful
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  • Great 
  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-08-06 10:41]

Hi Karen. A very beautiful shot of the Deer. A very nice pose you have captured. he looks so calm. good colour and detail. very well done TFS. nick. Good notes too.

Hello Karan,
Yea, it's nice to have summer like the photo you captured here with so much sunlight involved!
good pov with exposure and focus, much details also!
well composed and well seen
cheers
Tony

Hello Karan,
Very good image.
A bit tight cropping southwards;-)
Well done overall
TFS
Annick

Hello Karan
Excellent shot of this Fallow deer ,
Perfect composition lighting and BG,
Superb shot,Welldone.

Good Luck
Fartash

Hi Karan
Another wonderful shot. Thats it i'm off to Richmond, just down the road. Nice framing and excellent sharpness.
Regards
Richard

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-08-06 13:39]

Hi Karan,
Splendid shot of the Fallow Deer with lovely natural colours and patterns and sharp details. Superb lighting and I like its calm and composed stance. Must be pondering about something. Excellent POV to capture it among the tall grasses and very nicely composed. Kudos.
TFS.
Sumon

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-08-06 13:44]

Hello Karan,
Wonderful capture.POV,colors,sharpness,details,framing and pose of deer are excellent.
TFS..:-)

Hi Karan,
What a nice capture with details, POV, sharpness, composition. Everything very well. good notes. TFS
well done
Ahmet

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-08-06 14:17]

selam karen, excellent shot and very good composition of this lovely deer nice pov and bg with splendid colours. Well done !
Regards ridvan

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-08-06 16:11]

Hi Karan,

Beautiful capture of this deer. He is standing like a stature in the tall reeds. I love the antlers and the white markings. Lovely colors, sharp details, and a nice natural setting. All we've had here is rain, rain, and more rain. Very unusual.

Jane

Hello Karan, a fine shot good pov nice contrasty light good focus and detail good to read your notes as I really know little about the deer best rgds Necip.

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-08-06 19:15]

Hi Karen,
Glad you are getting such favor weather and you definitely took advantage of it with your perfect exposure in this photo. Beautiful natural colors and the light shows just how precise you focus was. The composition is perfect textbook positioning of your subject against the beautiful sea of grass. Outstanding job.
Ken

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-08-06 20:01]

Hello Karan

I have seen herds of fallow deer over here at game parks.They are very cute and almost look goat like .You have captured this one in very nice light.The focus is very good with excellent detail.I like the grassy surroundings.Nicely composed.TFS

Rob

Hello Karan,
A beautiful animal in a dignified pose!
The deer is captured with fine details, DOF is spot on making the subject stand out so well...
A well composed presentation, and I'm a bit surprised the surroundings seem so dry..!
Greetings,
Pablo -

:-) OK-

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-08-07 0:50]

Hi Karen,
Great POV and perfect DOF. There is a real feeling of summer in this shot. It IS really nice to have some sun finally (however long it lasts!)
Paul

hello karen
bravo pour cette prise surement pas facile a avoir
les couleurs de l' animal sont nettes et claires, sur un bon BG, félicitations et merci
edith

Hi Karan,
Looks like that one is almost sleeping. It must be a vibe you are sending out to the deer that makes them asleep. :)
It is a very sharp photo of a great posing dear. You really used the sunlight to its best and got a nice shinny coat. Love the details in the deer and the perfect aperture.
TFS,
Niek

Belle photo de cet animal,bien pris,bien net,de jolies couleurs,de plus, il est encore plus beau dans des hautes herbes. Amitiés Thomas

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-08-16 13:07]

Hi Karan,
This field has a very summery colour! Even the grass is brown, like our fields. Perfect pose, details and composition.
TFS, José M.

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