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Brown on Brown

Brown on Brown
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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, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-10 11:47
Viewed: 3416
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
So are you bored of these yet? Another hind blending into the BG. You can see that I enjoyed watching this group. There are lots of deer here but most of them are asleep hidden in the plants.

Information on the Red Deer Species from Wikipedia

Biologists have until recently stated that Red Deer and Wapiti (or Elk) are the same species forming a continuous distribution throughout temperate Eurasia and North America, based on fertile hybrids that have been produced under captive conditions. Animal behaviour is generally different in captivity than in the wild, and the assumption that the same results would happen in the wild as in captivity is not necessarily the best test methodology to determine speciation.

Recent DNA studies conducted on hundreds samples from Red Deer and Elk subspecies concluded, that that not more than 9 distinct subspecies of Red Deer exist and that they should be considered to be two separate species. The Wapiti or Elk from Northern and Eastern Asia and North America and the Red Deer from Europe, western Asia and North Africa represent two distinct species. Surprisingly the Elk is more closely related in DNA to the Sika Deer and to Thorold's deer than to the Red Deer

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-12-10 11:54]

Hi Karen. I have a week of over Xmas I must try to get up to London again and get some more shots of the deer.
I like the pose with her head turned back for a look at you. good detail in the large eyes. all the colours blend so well. TFS. good notes too.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-12-10 12:35]

Hi Karan,
I like the eye contact here and also the setting of dead ferns everywhere. Perfect DOF, great details and very good exposure, well done.

Hello Karan,
This is what I called superb sharpness!
the clarity on the body is really awesome with beautiful colouration!
perfect job well done and very pleasing to view
best regards

Hola Karan,
Gran captura, con gran definición y detalles, buen momento elegido con el gesto del ciervo girando la cabeza para la foto, buen trabajo. Saludos
José Ramón

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-12-10 13:59]

Hola Karan. Muy atenta a tus movimientos parece estar esta hermosa hembra de Veando, sin embargo se nota muy tranquila.
Bella la foto y exelente encuadre.

Wouaw Karan,
again a great shot, I like so much his pose, great focus and wonderfull natural colors, point of view is just great,

Hello Karan,
Great capture, good composition and sharpness. great expression!

Cada una que vas poniendo es más bonita. Toda la colección con el mismo estilo de iluminación y tonalidades. Interesante.
Saludos Karan

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2007-12-10 19:29]

Hi Hester, this one is so beautiful and it looks like a sepia photo. I love the patterns of the ferns beside the deer and all the velvety fur with different brownish tone. It is a beautiful picture, thank you,


Great DOF and POV. I like the camouflage in the bush yet you managed to make the shot.
Best regards,

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-12-10 23:33]

Hi Karan

Wonderful pose and great detail. I really like the dead ferns.


Hello Karan,
A lovely animal again, from a slightly different point of view!
It is amazing to see how the colours of the animal mix with the colours of nature...
A well composed presentation, good details and an attentive model!
Pablo -

Hi Karan,
Surely not bored at all with these marvelous photos. I really love the complete brown on brown composition and the way you were still able to isolate here from the high ferns. The details in her head and the sharp clear outline of het head are magnificent.

P.S. London in January is confirmed. I am going to book my flight this week. I am planning to arrive on sunday the 20th somewhere in the morning. I'll keep you updated.

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-12-11 1:34]

Hi Karen, nicely composed shot, the colours and tones really give an organic feel. The Hind blends beautifully amongst her natural surrounding. Nice and sharp with good focus, good exposure and great notes.

Hello Karan,
This is your work, of course:-)
Very nice 'look back'; I guess the animal already knows you...
And no, I'm not bored!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-12-11 7:43]

Hi Karan.
Next your charming shot of the beautiful animals. I like its position and turn of head so much. DOF is superb. Entire image of the animal is sharp. Surroundings and colour pattern are wonderful too. Well done and kind regards.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-12-11 11:32]

Hello Karan,
What a beautiful unity of colours. The focus on the head of the dear is perfect. Excellent sharpness and details. Very good eye-contact. Fantastic DOF and well composed.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-12-11 11:58]

Hello Karan

There is a certain look in the eye that I find amusing,almost like an impatient"are you still here ?" look.
A wonderful capture of this hind.the focus is sharp with lots of detail.The eye contact is super.
nicely composed in the brown,dried ferns.
Great capture.

Not bored with them yet ,try and remember ...what is common to you,maybe exotic to others around the world.I find two of the most popular animals in my gallery both by points and look ups are two of the most common around here.Red Squirrels and raccoons,go figure.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-12-19 13:32]

Hola amiga,
precioso retrato y bello pov,
excelentes detalles, y color...
saludos Karan

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