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The Sika

The Sika
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Copyright: jai glen (jai_glenny) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 69 W: 1 N: 183] (775)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-23
Categories: Mammals
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/40 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Pictured Symbolic Qualities of Sun [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-24 2:08
Viewed: 3576
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I went to Arne Nature Reserve on the edge of Poole harbour last night. It is run by the RSPB but is home to many groups of wildlife. This is due to the varying terrains that it occupies.
Of all the animals present I think the herd of Sika Deer touched me the most. Altough slightly flighty at first they soon got used to the man in the funny wooly hat that would not go away and returned to snuffling through the leaves.
I would heartily recommend Arne to anyone as a fantastic day out as they have walks for all capabilities.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-04-24 2:39]
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Hi Jai,
great timing mate, a lovely pose you caught here. Composition is good with space on the left for this Sika to gaze into...Like the setting too, Arne is a fab place to walk and enjoy, looking forward to getting back there asap!

Good capture Jai, lovely timing to get this deer looking "alert", good fur colouration and body definition. TFS regards h

A gentle and super use of natural light to show various tonals on the deer. that is the main positive of the image!

Hi Jai,

Very beautiful picture of Sika Deer with good pose, composition and colours, pin sharp details and nice BG displaying its habitat.



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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-04-24 13:35]

Excellent shot of this Sika Deer, Jai!
Like Paul said, you have composed this really well giving enough space for the deer to look into.
Gorgeous warm light and excellent colours.
The field in the BG is quite burnt out but the rest of the image is perfectly exposed.
Sharp and detailed.
Well done!


Bellissima cattura, buona composizione, molto bella la luce e il riflesso nell'occhio, molto belli i colori. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-04-24 15:02]

Hi Jai

Lovely capture of the Sitka. Great pose and framing, plus lovely light and colour. My wife is from Westbourne and did her MSc Thesis on the Isle of Arne.


Hello Jai
I have read about Sika deer but there are none in my area.
You have done a great job in this picture..superb sharp details with a great setting and background..if I am honest though..Theres a touch to much space to the left that my eye tends to focus on opposed to the eye of the sika..That said its just my opinion and I wish I had this shot in gallery!!
Top Work Jai and a good weekend to you

Hi Jai, splendid portrait of this cute creature in great pose, excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Jai,

This is a wonderful capture of the Sika Deer.
He looks so alert and has that all important glint in his eye!
Lovely details of his coat and features.
He is perfectly placed in the natural setting.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hello Jai,
Beautiful squarish composition, sharpness, lighting & POV. May be a framework with your signature over it would have made it more conspicuous ;) TFS
Best wishes-Subhash

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