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Red Deer

Red Deer
Photo Information
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: 2007-10-18
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-22 9:39
Viewed: 3238
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another shot from last month. He was a handsome fellow but wasn't participating in the rut. I think he has spotted me!
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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-11-22 9:40]

Hi Karan

Great POV with excellent eye contact. The detail is likewise excellent.


Hello Karan,
A pleasant portrait has been captured in this fine light!
It is amazing to see how well groomed the fur always is...
A well composed image with an attentive subject!
Pablo -

hi karan
perfect focus
good composition

aleks ;-)
best regards

Karan's image of course...:-)
I even think he knows you.
Well done

Hello Karan,
Lovely captured of this cute big fellow!
good exposure and focus in excellent sharpness and details
well done
have a wonderful weekend!

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-11-22 9:57]

Hi Karan,
a classic shot from once again! You always catch these guys at their most interesting. Perfect DOF and details too, very well done as ever. Is this near Richmond Gate by any chance?

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-11-22 10:44]

Great photo Karan!
The low-down POV is fantastic!
Excellent eye-contact and the way he's looking straight through the lens is superb.
Decent sharpness and great detail.
Perfect exposure and lighting.
Well done!


Now that's a fine looking dear ...

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-11-22 11:03]

Hello Karan,
Fantastic low POV with an excellent focus. Very sharp and beautiful natural colours. Very good DOF and composition.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-11-22 11:08]

Hi Karen. He is a fit looking beast.He had his eyes on you ok. . you have captured him with good detail and warm colours. he looks very calm with you. well done TFS.

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-11-22 11:41]

Nice color. Wonderful detail and sharp. Well done!

Bonjour Karan,
très bonne photo avec un excellent point de vue et de très belles couleurs naturelles, bonne lumière et très bonne composition,

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-11-22 12:41]

Hi Karan

Oh he definitely spotted you allright :) You also got a great eye-contact due to that :)
Another very beautiful shot of a deer from you. I'm really envious for you Londoners for having such a great animal sanctuary even in winter time.
I really like the composition here as well as the lovely light that just brings out the best of the colors.
Excellent POV and exposure, as well.
I'm not sure of the DOF, though...did you by any chance tried one from this spot with a smaller f-stop?
Anyway, wonderful work!

Bravo and TFS

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2007-11-22 15:09]

Hi Karan, that's a lovely shot, what a nice portrait. He really is looking at you and we can read all the body language his desire creates. This portrait is so good, the eye contact and the pose of this animal are great. Thank you!

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-11-22 15:26]

Buenas noches,
maravilloso retrato,
elegante animal y perfecto pov y color...
saludos Karan

I love the side lighting on your deer. The off center placement of the head is very effective. Even with a narrow focal plane you managed to get all of him sharp. The exposure and color look very natural.

Evelynn : )

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-11-23 0:24]

Hi Karan.
Once more outstanding fine shot of the stag. Once more brilliant reproduction of the majestic animal and very nice BG. Bravo. Great job.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-11-23 0:48]

Hi Karan,
Wonderful shot and you have captured a regal pose and expression here. Superb lighting and I like the natural surrounding here. Excellent POV and DOF. Very nicely composed too. Kudos.

Hi Karan, superb deer in great pose, splendid colors and great sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-11-23 9:15]

Hi Karen, this must be one of your finest shots of Deer. Your exposure caught the warm autimn light perfectly. The pose and pov of the Stag is wonderful, he certainly is a very hansome chap with a fine set of antlers. Great close up and nice and sharp. Great work.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-23 12:31]

Hello Karan

Wow what a wonderful shot of this stag.
The look in it's eye is super.
The focus is sharp with great detail.
The lighting is really well handled and the colours are bright and well saturated.


I think he did too :) This is an impressive eye contact... I like this expression he has and you caught beautiful details in a nice low POV and superb exposure. Well done Karan. Thanks,

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  • Isu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 313 W: 0 N: 21] (1663)
  • [2007-11-25 15:27]

Hola Karan, excelente toma, la foto se ilustra por si misma, agradable y nitida, buenos detalles. Sira

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-11-26 7:08]

Hello Hester,
Fantastic view of this gorgeous male looking very proud! I love the light here and especially the way it is catching the horns.
Great sharpness and fine natural colours. Well done!
Many thanks, Ulla

Gran realismo y naturalidad en los colores. Ese Sigma es estupendo :-)


Hola karan
Precioso macho de ciervo el que nos muestras, un gran ejemplar y una bonita mirada la suya.

Hi Karan,
Great shot with superb naturalm colors and great pose of this deer, really well done

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