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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/9.0, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-21 11:06
Viewed: 3407
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another view of my pretty Roe Dee buck from the local woods. He seemed content standing in a small stream surrounded by lunch. You can't see the stream as it is completely covered in plants. You have to be careful walking here as your foot will suddenly vanish and you get wet feet. His antlers are deformed but I don't think it bothers him.

BBC facts:
Capreolus capreolus
Roe deer became extinct in most of England during the 18th century, but they were reintroduced in the 19th century. Before 1960 they were treated as vermin due to the damage they cause to the forestry industry.

Life span
Up to 10-12 years.

Body length: 95-135cm, Height (at shoulder): 63-67cm, Weight: 18-29kg.

Physical Description
These small deer have a white to buff patch on their rump, a black nose and 'moustache', and a white chin. Their coat varies from sandy to reddish-brown in the summer, to grey/ brown or even black in winter.

They moult in the spring, giving the coat a moth-eaten appearance. The antlers, which have no more than three points and are less than 25cm in length, grow in winter, and are shed in the autumn.

Roe deer are found throughout Europe, but they are absent from Ireland, much of Portugal, Greece, and large parts of England and Wales. They also inhabit Asia. They live in woodland, preferably with open patches of ground, and with access to the edges of fields.

Roe deer feed on brambles, roses, herbs, grasses, and the leaves of young broad-leaved trees and bushes - but they are very particular - choosing only the most nutritious items.

Both male and female roe deer are solitary and are highly territorial, with clearly defined boundaries. They scent mark, and these scents give information about the sex, age, and dominance of the individual.

Roe deer have a very good sense of smell and hearing, and their vision is acutely aware of moving objects. When alarmed, roe deer bark.

Roe deer have a gestation period of up to about 294 days, including a period of delayed implantation (where the fertilised egg does not attach itself to the wall of the uterus) of up to 150 days.

They mate in July/August, the fawn is born in the spring, and is brown in colour with rows of white spots on its back and flanks. The fawns are weaned after 6-10 weeks.

Conservation status
Roe deer are not an endangered species, despite the fact that up to 90 per cent die during their first year. This is due to heavy predation on fawns by foxes, and by lynx in mainland Europe. Starvation and respiratory infections also take their toll.

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Hello Karan,
Good morning to you from NZ!
Very nice and curious looking deer you shared with us today!
well captured with cheerful lighting in total sharpness, nice colour and details
thanks for your effort and notes
have a great evening

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-05-21 11:18]

Hi Karan. Thisis once again a good full view of the Deer. He is so relaxed with you . You can see from the pose he can see you. good detail and fur and warm colours. well done TFS.

Hi Karan,
A cute Capreolus with lovely sight. You captured it in a well posture with excellent details. TFS my friend. Cheers,

Hello Karan,
Very well done. Very nice animal, which seems quite in front of you. Nice to see it in his natural environnement.
Best regards,

great sharp pic, TFS Ori

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2008-05-21 13:56]

hi Karan,
je suis toujours admiratif de ces images sauvage qui nécessite patience et chance. Belle image colorée et nette. Simple mais efficace.


Hi Karan,

Great capture of Roe Deer with good pose and composition, sharp details, good BG and colours.



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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-05-21 14:40]

Hola amiga,
bella captura y pose magnífico,
contacto visual,
perfecto foco y color...
saludos Karan

hello Karan

very beautiful shot of the Roe Dee Buck, with very fine POV and DOF,
excellent luminosity, sharpness and details of the image,
great eye contact of the wonderful animal with you, TFS


Hello Karan,
fantastic shot, excellent sharpness and depth of
field, lovely lush green background and very nice
clarity, great pose, excellent eye contact, beautiful
colors and nice details in the fur, well done.

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  • darwin Gold Star Critiquer [C: 259 W: 0 N: 403] (1401)
  • [2008-05-21 18:57]

Hi Karan
Very well captured with lovely color,the Roe deer really stands out amongst the lush green BG
Nice detail and sharpness with great catchlite in eye
tfs jon

Helo Karan
excellent shot my friend,
splendid colours, great focus and so cute pose,

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-05-21 23:17]

Hi Karan

A lovely shot - great pose with very good detail.


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-05-22 1:41]

Hi Karan,
He seems quite interested in you :o) I like the eye contact and the expression you captured. TFS

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-05-22 2:04]

Hi Karan,
Beasutiful capture.This one is also excellent.POV,details,sharpness,pose of deear and composition are wonderful.
Thanks for posting.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-05-22 10:09]

Hi Karan,

Just got back from Colorado and I have some catching up to do. This is a beauty. The Buck is just amazing surrounded by all the green. The face is marvelous - he seems to be smiling at you. Wonderful colors, excellent details and a lovely composition.


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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-05-22 11:49]

Hi Karan

Lovely shot of the very cute Roe Deer Buck and personally I like his wonky Antlers.
Its a very nice POV and a great pose with some excellent eye contact.
Superb light, nice sharp detail and lovely natural colours.


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-05-22 13:56]

Hi Karan,
another fantastic capture of this Roe Deer!
You're so lucky to have found such a relaxed one :-)
Very sharp and very detailed.
Great contrast between the red-brown fur and green surroudings.
Excellent composition.

Well done once again!!


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-05-23 0:35]

Hi Karan,
Another exquisite shot with a fabulous eye contact with the Roe Deer. Amont the greenery it stands out elegantly. Very neat and sharp image with nice colours and perfect lighting. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.

Hallo Karan
Time is rather limited today for a proper comment, but I cannot pass without saying a few words. I agree with you when you say that this Roe Dee buck is pretty. The horns amaze me, and the details on the snout are remarkable and stand out well. The surrounding greenery emphasise the colour of the buck's fur marvellously. Great eye contact. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards.

Hi Karan
Magnifique, superbes détails et très belle composition en pleine nature.
Merci et au revoir...JP

Beautiful 'other view', Karan.
Well done

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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 19:57]

Hi Karan, again.
This shot is different but so wonderful. Especially I like reflection of luxuriant vegetation, wide DOF and great sharpness of the animal and scene. Pose of the deer is strained this time and very nice. Youm also managed to create an impressive 3D-effect of the image. Well done and best regards.

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