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Winter Light

Winter Light
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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: 2008-12-07
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 100 - 400 L IS USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite wild animal photos, Vanderschelden's favorites III [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-09 10:34
Viewed: 5110
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was taken very early on Sunday morning as the hinds gathered to meet the first rays of the morning sun. They stood in the sunlight letting the frost melt from their ears and back.

The colours are completely natural

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-12-09 10:56]

Hi karen .Yiu got up early to enjoy the sun as well. You have taken a fine close up of this Deer. I like the way its head is turned to the one side. you use of the light has given warm colours. i like the misty BG. well done tFS.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-12-09 11:31]
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Hi Karan,

The lighting is so unusual - I am glad you pointed out that the colors are completely natural. A beautiful profile of this Deer with the magnificent eye. It must have been a very cold night to cause all that frost on the animal. I have never seen such lovely warm colors in our hot Arizona sun. A beautiful natural setting and a fine composition.


This is an amazing shot. The colours work so nicely together, and everything so so sharp too! Very nicely done!


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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-12-09 13:10]

Hello Karan, great shot of this lovely mammal. Details, colours and composition are superb.
TFS and G's,

So romantic shot, Karan, I like the softness of the BG and the wonderful pose. A fantastic moment, thanks, very very good.
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Gran delicadeza en este bello conjunto de colores. Buena luz y soberbio encuadre. Una de esas fotos que te hacen pensar.


hi karan,fantastic shot ! the colors are so natural and the light indeed perfect.

hello Karan

a very beautiful image of this Deer, with very fine POV, DOF
and framing, superb luminosity and warm coour tones,
i love the blued tones background, excellent sharpness and details,



Hi Karan,
Excellent capture of this Deer in early morning sunshine. Great POV and composition, sharp details and very good lighting.

Hi Karan,
What a story with the melting frost on their ears and back!
Certainly this early light from winter had created a stunning colours, so well caught in this picture.
I like a lot the effect got with the DOF and all that branches in front and besides the subject.
Congratulations and thanks for share.
My best regards,

Hello Karan

The light is well used.The colours are warm and well saturated.
That is a pretty depressing state of affairs when you have to wait for the sun to melt the frost off your ears.LOL.
I really like the composition in the natural setting.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-12-09 21:31]

Hi Karan.
Once more impressive pictorial; scene with charming beauty as a main hero. So touching pose and glance of the animal. I also like unusual (at least for me) attractive warm colours palette. It is funny but chaos created by grass does not distract the attention from main subject. My kind regards and thanks.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-12-09 23:11]

Hello Karan

Well framed shot with lovely detail and wonderful lighting.


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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-12-10 1:12]

Hi Karan,
Very nice capture.I liked warm lighting,POV,harmonious colors,sharpness,pose of deer and composition a lot.
Thanks for posting.

Love the frost ... though not sure if she finds it quite so nice! This is excellent work Karan.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-12-10 9:43]

That light really is beautiful...we've had some great mornings recently haven't we? Love the pale iceyness of the background and of course, the sharp focus and details are excellent...very well framed too, well done!

Hello Karen,
Wow, lovely shot, the habitat, the Deer and the light is worth millions and you have made good use of it.. Nice work of art. TFS

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-12-11 13:38]

A brilliant shot of this female Deer amongst the ferns.
Very good detail and sharpness.
Superb composition.
Spot-on DOF.

Well done Karan!


Hello Karan,
Sorry for my delay to view this beautiful shot with such awesome winter light in gold!
good closeness with great sharpness, nice colour and details
many thanks for the sharing

Hello Karan,
Great focus, sharpness & POV. I appreciate eye contact with this deer. TFS.

Hi Karan, another lovely capture in a fine atmospher. The surrounding excellent. Great vivid colours. TFS and cheers,

Hello Karan,
Great capture, excellenty sharpness and depth of feild, lvoely natural colors and beautiful golden light.

Superb shot, Karan.
I enjoy this. Beautiful!
I don't have to critique this; just enjoy...
Thanks for sharing!

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