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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, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-07 11:18
Viewed: 3938
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Some of these high fashion models really know how to pose. Here the Red Deer hind is modelling her new winter coat which matches her surroundings beautifully.

Red Deer on Wikipedia

Although at one time Red Deer were rare in some areas, they were never close to extinction. Reintroduction and conservation efforts, especially in the United Kingdom, have resulted in an increase of Red Deer populations, while other areas, such as North Africa, have continued to show a population decline.

It is a ruminant, eating its food in two stages and having an even number of toes on each hoof, similar to camels, goats and cattle. European Red Deer have a longer relative tail length compared to their Asian and North American relatives. There are subtle differences in appearance between the various subspecies of Red Deer primarily in size and antlers with the smallest being the Corsican Red Deer found on the islands of Corsica and Sardinia and the largest being the East European red deer (or maral) of Asia Minor and the Caucasus Region to the west of the Caspian Sea. The deer of Central and Western Europe vary greatly in size with some of the largest deer found in the Carpathian Mountains in Central Europe.[2] West European Red Deer historically, grew to large size given ample food supply (including peoples' crops), and descendants of introduced populations living in New Zealand and Argentina have grown quite large in size and antlers. East European Red Deer stags and West European Red Deer stags of the Carpathian Mountains may rival the Wapiti in size. Note that the large size is applied to male deer only. Female Red Deer are much smaller.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-12-07 11:21]

Hi Karen. What a pose you have captured. Good detail and colours. as you say she blends in so well . you have captured the eye so well. a nice POV. well done . TFS. good notes too.

Have a good weekend.

Hello Karen,
Very impressive pose of the Red Deer!
good clarity, natural colouration and so much details to enjoy!
well done and have a wonderful weekend!

Hello Karan,
This is a funny pose, I wonder what that expression may mean?!
Superb details as always, and fine colours in the autumn landscape...
A well balanced composition, DOF spot on isolates the subject nicely!
Pablo -

Hello Karan,
Very beautiful one...
Great composition. Like the pose and moment....
Well done

Hi Karan,
Very appropriated the comment on you first lines.
It seems like if the vogue were modeling very proud of its gorgeous fur.
I like very much the pose got and your timing to get this image.
The composition is so well balanced, and I like the warm tones seen on the image.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2007-12-07 11:49]

Hello Karen,

Beautiful sharp picture. Very nice pose of this deer. Nice natural colours.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-12-07 12:10]

Hello Karan,
Indeed, a wonderful pose. But it's also great timing. Perfect focus, POV, sharpness and DOF. Very good composition. Beautiful natural colours.

as if smelling for looking if there is a danger, nice pose, good POV, very nice composition

Hi Karan,
This picture is very amusing, and has good DOF.
I am sorry but this is one of my first critiques as i am new to the website, but i think your photo is brilliant.

Thanks for sharing,
Ruby :)

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-12-07 12:48]

Hi Karan,
Wonderful shot and you have captured a fabulous expression and pose here. Awesome BG and lighting and I like the way the colours are quite monotone. Very impressive sharpness and a great POV to portray this scene. Superb composition. Kudos.

Hello Karan,
extraordinary portrait !!!
a great capture very well composed with perfect focus and wonderfull colors,
cheer my friend,

Hi !

Beautiful picture.. the dear looks a little scared to me.
Like the compostion here and the sharpness. Good colours to

TFS Greetz Kristy

Hello Karen
A lovely portrait of your Red Deer. It looks like she is capturing your scent. Awesome colour, details and lighting. It's great to see your deer in her natural surroundings.
TFS Janice

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-12-07 15:01]

Hola Karan. Muy bella la foto. Exelente toma muy en su tiempo.
Saludos Luis52.

Great shot Karan the pose is a great one, nice focus and dof, good closeup. Nice compo with the space in front. rgds Necip.

Excelente tu completa colección Karan; al igual que en las demás fotografías has plasmado fielmente el color, pero en esta además has captado bien el gesto de atención del animal. Buen enfoque, encuadre y unos bellos tonos.
Buen fin de semana: J. Ignasi

Hi Karan, lovely portrait of cute creature with splendid details and excellent sharpness, wonderful pose, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-12-08 1:51]

Hi Karan,
what a great pose you have captured here!
I love the eye-level POV and the diffused FG and BG.
Excellent sharpness and detail.
Your composition is impeccable!
Your notes made me smile :)
Well done,

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-12-08 4:20]

I say Karen, very chic indeed! I suspect that she was waiting for the local wildlife photographer to arrive to show off her winter wardrobe. A great shot beautifully composed, she indeed melts into the foreground. Lovely pose (of course) and nice sharp focus and details. Interesting note.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-12-08 7:16]

Hi Karan.
You managed to take a very expressive shot full of emotions. Great reporter work and amazing skill. I like perfect, absolutely precise DOF, amazing blurriness of the surroundings and crisp sharp image of the animal. Bravo and best regards.

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  • Isu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 313 W: 0 N: 21] (1663)
  • [2007-12-08 11:46]

Fantásticos detalles y magnífico retrato.
Buen bg y acertado encuadre.
Saludos, Sira.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2007-12-08 14:37]

Karan, this is a great pose and I'm sure Marilyn isn't at rest in her grave. What a beautiful animal and you sure captured a fine moment. I like the colours blending with the deer and yet the background is really isolating it. Thank you!


Hi karan,
Not only a wonderful pose, but also a super sharp photo. The way you captured here in this great pose shows you great dedication to capturing these wonderful animals. I love the fact that you can see the wetness of her nose and every little details of her coat. The brown on brown color contrast gives it a peacefull mind to the eye.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-12-09 12:49]

Ah yes, and doesn't she look divine ;o) Once again you have somehow put so much character into your shot, aside from them being as technically well done as ever, I like her placement within the frame alot too, very well done.

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