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Hind of Fallow Deer

Hind of Fallow Deer
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Copyright: Peter Turner (petertee) Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 0 N: 19] (103)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08-07
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon IXUS 430
Exposure: f/4.9, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mammals of the British Isles [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-08-17 9:42
Viewed: 4251
Points: 1
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The IXUS is not the ideal camera for wildlife photography but it was all I had with me on our stroll around the grounds of Dunham Massey Hall just outside Altrincham.
According to the National Trust leaflet the herd was established 800 years ago and the park was first contained within a paling fence. The public can walk (and chidren run) around the park, now enclosed by a 3-mile-long brick wall, where special areas of retreat are set aside for the deer. The park can only support a herd of 150 and the weakest animals are culled each autumn.
Cropped sides and bottom, quite severely as a pp-zoom. Some adjustment to levels and sharpen in PSE

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To annagrace: Oh deerpetertee 1 05-08 04:42
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Yes, too bad about the camera but this is a great capture. I think the overlying branches detract from the scene because they are so dark.

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