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Portrait of a Hind

Portrait of a Hind
Photo Information
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: 2008-12-11
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 100 - 400 L IS USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/100 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Vanderschelden's favorites III [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-19 9:38
Viewed: 5415
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
As you can see from the light and colours, this shot was taken at the same time as my last photo. I wanted a fairly wide aperture here to give an almost soft focus portrait look to the shot.
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Hi Karan,

Fantastic capture.
Light,focus and sharpness are excellent.
Good composition.

Hi Karan wonderful portrait of lovely creature, perfect focus, beautiful details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

great portrait, TFS Ori

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-12-19 10:32]

Hi Karan. I think you got the efect you were after in this one. I like the pose with the head turned to one side. Showing the huge brown eye. Good detail in the fur with very natural colours. I like the blurring around the edge. well done TFS.

Have a nice weekend.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-12-19 10:43]

Hi Karan,
It's an artistic capture.well seen and composed.I liked POV,clear details,sharpness and DOF you managed are perfect.
Thanks for posting.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-12-19 10:54]

Hi Karan,

She is beautiful. You succeeded in getting the effect you wanted and still have sharp details of the face. A lovely atmospheric portrait.


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-12-19 11:21]

Hi Karan

Very nice use of the shallow DOF here...you quite pulled that soft focus idea off :)
Very nice and delicate and gorgeously integrated in the surroundings.

Bravo and TFS

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2008-12-19 11:34]

Hello Karan !
What a wonderful portrait of this beautiful deer ! I love his pose and the expression on his face, as well as the warm colors, the beautiful details on his fur and face - specially on the eye. Splendid composition and POV. Very well done !

dear karan, great shot,wonderful light and excellent composition. tfs.

hello Karan

excellent portrait shot of this wonderful animal,
i love his pose and his head turned with his lovely glance,
i also love the arm luminosity and colour tones of the image, TFS


Hello Karan

What a lovely portrait,the intense expression of this hind is wonderful.
Excellent detail and sharpness.
The light is well utilized with beautiful natural colours.
Great job.


Hello Karan,
Excellent portrait indeed with a good closeup and dof in this image! also the pose with it's head turned!
good sharpness, natural colour and details
well done
wishing you a good festive season in UK!
greeting from NZ

Hello Karan,
Very nice capture, good sharpness and depth of field, lovely wrm colors and nice light, great pose.

Hola Karan quizá esta toma sea de las mejores de la serie que has publicado, aunque ocurre lo contrario con el enfoque.
Un saludo : Josep Ignasi.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-12-20 12:46]

Hi Karan,
a superb shot of this Red Deer.
Very, very detailed and really sharp.
Nice warm colours.
Superb DOF.

Well done,

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  • darwin Gold Star Critiquer [C: 259 W: 0 N: 403] (1401)
  • [2008-12-20 20:49]

Hi Karen
Very nice portrait,pose with lovely warm color tones and clear crisp detail.
tfs jon

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-12-20 22:19]

Hi Karan!

You have created your style, and that's a good thing. Your animalian portraits are superb, and this one here is it particularly. The effect created by the chosen exposure gives the protrait a soft touch and the unity of the colour tones adds to the value of the picture.

Kind regards


Hi Karan ,
So nice portrait with great details and nice pose.
Light and colours are amazing too.
Well done

Kind regards

Hi Karan,
Great idea to get this portrait in a more soft focus style. I think the OOF ferns in the FG help to emphazise the effect a lot. The look on her face feels like she's the tough girl in the pack. The different shades of brown makes it a very warm photo.

Very good portrait or close up, Karan.
I like the depth of field as the isoaltion of its head is well done.
Very good moment as well.
Thanks for sharing and a nice Christmas day..

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-01-06 1:40]

Hi Karan.
I start to liquidate the blanks which have formed owing to my compelled absence. Splendid portrait of a nice animal. I like how well the charming photo model stands out of BG and blurred FG hides the bottom part of an animal. Refined skill work. Bravo and TFS.

Great shot! Sharply focussed with excellent shot. The lively eye catches the viewer's attention. Thanks for sharing.

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