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Roe Deer Buck

Roe Deer Buck
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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: 2008-05-18
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 100 - 400 L IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-18 9:20
Viewed: 3416
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This close view of the Roe Deer buck was a bit of a surprise.

There is a lake and part of an ancient woodland sandwiched between a railway, motorway, an airport and a big industrial processing plant within walking distance of my home. To get to this land you have to squeeze past an old rusty gate, go into a tunnel under the motorway and make your way around the outside of the processing plant..however when you get there the lake and wood are lovely and calm.

I was aware that deer live in the woods as I have caught glimpses of them darting through the trees but they are completely wild and shy. I never thought I would get close enough to get a picture.

Today I found this buck out in the open. He was alert to my presence but seemed completely relaxed. I think he was standing in one of the little streams that cut through the land and wasn't in a hurry to leave it.

mariki, pekkavalo1, nglen, Juyona, gracious, Jamesp, eng55, Maite, Alex99 has marked this note useful
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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-05-18 9:25]

Hi Karan,
Wonderful close-up shot of this Roe Deer buck with very impressive sharpness and colours. Fantastic eye contact and I like the intense expression on them. Among the green surrounding it stands out well and looks very elegant. excellent DOF, POV and composition. Kudos.

Hi Hester
Very nice shot of this "corzo" the the horns have deformed?...
Great work.

Hello Karan,

Beautiful capture of this buck. Good composition. Excellent sharpness. Good light and colours with a beautiful natural surrounding.

Hi Karan,

Excellent capture of Roe Deer. Very good pose and composition, good eye contact, sharp details and beautiful colours.



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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2008-05-18 10:48]

Hello Karan,
Great shot of this nice Roe Deer you have a very good eye contact with it.
Sharpness and colours are great.

Beautiful animal, Karan.
You photographed it very well.
Nice portrait.
Good story as well...

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-05-18 11:31]

Hi Karen. I think animals can sense you are going to harm them . This deer was happy to have you around. What luck to catch it face on. you have captured fine detail and natural colours. well done TFS.


Lovely shot, there are many Sika in a place close to me that are usually very quick on their feet but occasionally you get one that is as brasen as this. Super pose with warm colours.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-05-18 12:19]

Hola Karan,
beautiful shot and color...
good framed and pov,
excelent work friend.

Hello Karan,
I loved the curious look at it's face! he looks cute indeed!
nicely captured of the Roe Deer buck with nice pose, sharpness, good colour and details
well done

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-05-18 13:45]

Hello Karan,
what an excellent shot of this truly wild Deer!
It must have been very exciting spotting this so close and then getting such a fantastic photo of it too!
Very detailed with great sharpness.
Superb composition and low-down POV.
Pin-point focusing and a great DOF.

Exceptionally well done!


Hello Karan,
great capture of this cute roe deer, excellent sharpness, good depth of field, lovely natural colors, very nice light and good details in the fur.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-05-18 22:12]

Hi Karan

Great shot - good framing plus great colour and excellent detail. Well observed and captured - I have only managed to see Roe Deer once in the wild.


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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-05-18 23:43]

Hi Karan,

A great close up from this buck,well seen and captured,I have the quite often in front of my lense,but not that much this close,great work and tfs


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-05-19 0:28]

Hello Karan,
Great sharp-detailed photo of this Roe Deer. Excellent natural colours, DOF, POV and a good composition.

Hi Karan, great portrait of a lovely creature with splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-05-19 6:06]

Hi Karan,
Beautiful capture.Details are amazing.POV,sharpness,eye contact and framing are also excellent.
Thanks for posting.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-05-19 7:08]

Hi Karan,
it sounds like a lovely little oasis of nature you've found! Great details, bang on DOF and very nice natural colour and eye contact.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-05-19 13:32]

Hello Hester
What a magnificent portrait of this curious deer! It's really sharp and clear. I like a lot the eye-contact. The DOF and composition are great.
Fantastic job.
Congratulations and TFS

  • jignasi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2118 W: 0 N: 3424] (27917)
  • [2008-05-19 14:19]

Precioso y esbelto retrato. Esa mirada cautiva :-))

Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2008-05-20 13:03]

Bonsoir Karan
Je suis de retour, très belle prise, très belle netteté et couleurs, très belle attitude du sujet.
Bravo, amicalement Robi

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-05-27 19:53]

Hi Karan.
A very nice meeting and wonderful picture as a result. I like impressive vertical orientation of the shot, great lighting and wonderful reproduction of all charming details of the deer. My compliment and TFS.

very handsome, TFS Ori

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