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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: 2007-11-30
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-30 8:47
Viewed: 3258
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sorry I haven't posted for a while. I have been trying to catch up with my critiques instead.

I often shoot the Red Deer stags so today we have a pretty hind. This hind was quite pale in colour and I thought she looked lovely against the dying ferns.

Red Deer females are called hinds, the males are stags and the young are Calves.

The Fallow Deer females are does, the males Bucks and the young are fawns

Jamesp, JoseMiguel, fartash, nglen, mariki, Juyona, gracious, fiyo, jmp, Alex99, Debz, Necipp has marked this note useful
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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-11-30 8:54]

Hi Karan

Beautiful POV and composition - I really like the complimentary colour palette - it works very well.


Hi Karan,
A very clear and crisp portrait of the hind.
I like your low POV and the proper focus got on the head.
Exposure and DOF worked pretty well here, it's very good the way the background goes blurred.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Hello Karan
Wonderful portrait of this Hind,
Perfect details,colors and composition,
Superb shot,Welldone.


Wonderful capture and tight crop Karan. As soon as I saw it I knew it was yours, I recognise the Richmond Park bracken..lol
Super capture

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-11-30 10:26]

Hi karen. Good to see a picture from you hope the cold is better. This is a good close up od the Deer. You got very close to this one. your sharp focusing gines fine detail and colour. a nice POV/DOF. well done TFS.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-11-30 10:39]

Very good composition in this shot Karan.
You've used the Rule of Thirds very well putting the eye on one of the points.
Great detail in the fur and good sharpness.
Nice DOF and BG.
Well done Karan,

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2007-11-30 11:03]

Hello Karan,

Beautiful portrait. Sharp picture and very nice colours.
Well done.

Hi Karan
Another beautiful deer. Nice composed almost unicolor image. Good contrast and perfect sharpnesss.
I like it very much

Nicely done, very good image.. well worth a big smile

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-11-30 11:54]

Good work. Wonderful sharp and detail. I like it!

Hi Karan, lovely deer with sweet expression, great sharpness, beautiful colors, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-11-30 12:06]

Hello Karan,
The low POV makes this photo very interesting. Fantastic focus and details. Very beautiful colours, also in the dark BG. Great contrast/DOF. Nice composition.

Buen enfoque, colores y encuadre, así
como un ojo muy bien captado.
Abrazo Karan.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-11-30 13:29]

Hola Karan,
sensacional retrato,
buen encuadre, realmente un lujo. :)
los colores del campo y los del animal son hermosos...

Hello Karan,
This is a beautiful composition and I like those autumnal tones of colors. Details, POV and exposure are perfect, This is very nice with a superb specie :)!

My dear friend Karan,
It's great to see your posting with wonderful animals always!
this one is no exception with good quality on sharpness, well saturated colouration and so much details!
always be there to enjoy your posting
best wishes


Beautiful image,
She has pretty eyes,
And you are right up against the ferns,
She seems so delicate,


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-30 19:12]

Hello Karan

She has a matter of fact expression on her face.
The surroundings are wonderful,I tried to capture deer amongst the ferns this autumn,it provides a lovely back drop.
Nicely composed in the frame,with a lovely blurred forest in the back ground.
The lighting is well done and the autumn colours are beautiful.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-11-30 21:37]

Hello Karan,
Lovely capture.POV,colors,framing and visual impact are excellent.TFS

Hello Karan,
A lovely portrait of this beautiful girl!
She is so attentive using all her senses to figure out something, but I don't think it has anything to do with the photographer..?
Anyway... DOF spot on isolates the subject well, the composition is balanced and with attractive seasonal colours!
Pablo -

:-) OK-

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-12-01 1:05]

Hi Karan,
she does look great amongst all the dead ferns, i wonder if they change colour slightly with seasons?
Anyway, excellent composition, perfect depth of fell and sharp detail. Looks like the light wasn't the best but you've done a great job here, very well done.
Have a good weekend,

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-12-01 1:08]

Hi Karan,
Just marking this wonderful post from you and will return with a proper critique later. Sorry, work pressure.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-12-01 1:28]

Hi Karan,
Very nice pose and colours and excellent details and composition.
TFS and best regards,
José M.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-12-01 5:58]

Hi Karan.
I am impressed with superb POV again. Excellent selection. Composition is perfect. Charming animal is reflected excellently. Nice turn of the head and attractive glance. Sharpness and details are really amazing as well as so pleasant warm colour palette. I also like very impressive dark BG. Bravo. Great job once more.

Hi Karan,
Reading your question in the forum, I was expecting a photo from your hedgehogs. I am sure a series will follow soon.

This is again a wonderful photo from Richmond Park. I like the way the hind is perfectly blending in with the dying ferns showing the cleverness of nature. The shallow DOF in this photo and isolated the deer perfectly. Detials and lighting are first class.

Hello Karan,
very nice point of view and lovely attitude, very sharp and well composed with splendid colors and perfect focus,

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-12-02 3:21]

Hi Karen, beautiful Hind with the coat melting into the foreground fauna. Very nice profile and perfecly focused, exposed and sharp. Excellent composition. Grat dof.

Hi Karan, excellent sharp image with fine dof, and good pose and composition. Light is lovely, nice bg blur. great pov. tfs, Rgds, Necip.

Hello Karan,
Really popping up, this fellow...

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