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Persian Fallow Deer

Persian Fallow Deer
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Copyright: Sam Radjabi (olontur) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 25 W: 2 N: 15] (91)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12-29
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 300D, EF 75-300mm III USM, 52mm UV
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/240 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-12-31 7:16
Viewed: 6128
Points: 8
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The Persian Fallow Deer, gavazn-e zard-e irani, Dama mesopotamica

I went to a trip to North Iran to the Caspian provinces. Amidst a great agro-industruial area, some hectars of wood have been preserved from around 30 years ago by Eskandar Firouz, the "Father of Iran's Wildlife".

There, Eskandar Firouz collected a small herd of Persian Fallow Deer, which originally stems from Mesopotamia, living in the Mesoptamian southwest of Iran, the province of Khuzestan. The population there was fastly dimishing, but the herd in captivity made very well and the Dasht-e Naaz reserve where I took this picture now holds some 400 animals.

I took this from a moving tractor, used to feed the animals, so, in order to get a good exposure in the patchy light of the wood, I used an ISO of 1600.

I hope you like it. You'll find some more info here:

BTW: Keen eyes will notice a fence in the BG ;)

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To mrcrow: Thanks for the workshop!olontur 3 01-03 05:49
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Hi Sam
very perfect shot.

good stance and direct sighting of the head..
dynamism and passivity in the trees
well balanced
need some uplighting...see the w/s

Perfect photo Sam.


great animal, TFS Ori

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