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Looking Forward to 2009

Looking Forward to 2009
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Copyright: Rick Price (Adanac) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11-22
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 100-400/4.5-5.6L IS
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): bobair's favorites beyond the alloted amount. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-31 4:24
Viewed: 3192
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi All,
Lucy and I would like to send each and everyone a sincere wish for a Happy New Year, may you have good health, peace and happiness throughout the coming year.
This Mule Deer buck was captured relaxing in late November. He had just finished the rut and the weather at that time was wonderful. He looked regal and nothing seemed to bother him, not even a pesky photographer. When I started to approach him Lucy said he'll run, so being the normal male of our species I was determined to get as close as I could, then when I finished and got back to the truck she asked what I would have done if he attacked me like the Elk. Oh well I lose by winning.
PS this is uncropped.

Alex99, uleko, Argus, siggi, eng55, CeltickRanger, boreocypriensis, SelenE, nglen, jaycee, lovenature, ferranjlloret, eqshannon, Luis52, bobair has marked this note useful
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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-12-31 4:32]

Hi, dear Rick.
Happy New Year and all the best to you and your family. Thanks also for wonderful picture of the charming animal. Framing is very attractive and quality of the shot is stunning. Lights, sharpness and natural colours are superb. TFS and kind regards.

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  • Rosa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 56 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-12-31 4:47]

Hello Rick,
what an extraordinary perspective and image.
Beautiful colour and detail.
Happy New Year 2009 to you and your family

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-12-31 4:50]

Hello Rick,
Excellent close-up of this Mule Deer in beautiful light. Very fine details and lovely colours too.
TFS and I wish you and Lucy a Happy New Year too! Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-12-31 5:24]

I wish both you and Lucy a Happy New Year too Rick!
This is a fine last posting of the year, a great portrait of a Mule Deer stag taken with fine sharpness and lighting against a pleasing autumnal grass BG.
Thanks for sharing this beauty as well as all the other images you treated us with in 2008!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-12-31 6:45]

Hello Rick
Great pose - wonderful close-up with great detail and exposure. Well seen and captured.
Have a great New Year 2009.
Best regards Siggi

Ha ha ha ha ha ..... as it should be. : ) "WOMEN RULE"!!! Yeah! (I'm sure you heard the one about a man being alone in the forest, and no one could hear him... would he still be wrong?" "Probably so"

Thank you for the good wishes and for this nice FULL FRAMED, UNCROPPED, CLOSE deer portrait.

We send the same best wishes back to you and Lucy!

Evelynn : )

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-12-31 7:12]

Hi Rick,
Beautiful portrait.POV,framing,expression on face is wonderful.Excellent work!
Happy New Year and thanks for posting.

Rick, very nice shot. A well deserved shot for getting so close.
Great detail and framing

Happy New Year

hello Rick

excellent close-up portrait shot of the Mule Deer buck, with fine POV
and framing, beautiful luminosity coming on the subject,
excellent sharpness and details, TFS

Happy and Healthy New Year 2009


Hi my dear friend Rick,
Great portrait capture in profile of this beauty. The details and sharpness wonderful.
TFS this fine image.
i also wish you a great New Year in 2009 MF!

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-12-31 8:38]

Hi Rick,
Very nice portrait of this mule deer. I like the light, color tones, POV, composition and the expression you captured. TFS
I wish you and your family a Happy New Year
All the best,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-12-31 11:18]

Hi Rick. Firstly A very happy and healty New year to you and Lucy .
This is a beautiful picture to end the year with. A fine looking animal. He blends in so well with the colours of the BG. you have taken it with fine detail and colours in the fur. well done TFS.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-12-31 12:13]

Hi Rick,

I wish you and Lucy a Healthy and Happy New Year. A beautiful portrait of this wonderful Mule Deer buck. I love his nicely shaped antlers and I think he loves them too. Poor Lucy - the things she has to put up with married to you!


great capture with beautiful details !
very expresive photo!
Happy New Year !

Hi Rick and Lucy
Happy New Year!!!
This is a very nice portrait of your buck. He looks so healthy and warm relaxing in the sunlight. I'm sure he's missing those warm autumn days. I know I am. Take care and have a safe, warm New Years!

Howwwwwwww Rick,
Excellent portrait!!!! Nice pic. Fantastic composition.
Happy new year!

May you , Lucy and the whole Clan be Blessed for this New year! It is a fine image...I could not think of anything wrong with it at all...tonight? No way!

Hello Rick

A beautiful portrait of this Mule deer buck.
The textures of the fur are excellent.
Wonderful light.
Excellent focus and sharpness.
Lovely catch light.
The overall autumnal palette adds to the capture.
Great job.


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-12-31 19:33]

Hola Rick!!
Well what can I say about this excellent photo, guess You were to close to this beautiful deer. Love the natural colors and the fine BG.
Happy ney year to You and Lucy and the rest of your family.
Lidia say the same to You
Luis Leal.

Hello Rick,
Nicef capture, excellent sharpness, details and clarity, beautiful natural colors, well done.


Hi Rick,
well I'm a little late now that 2009 is here but all the best to you and yours in this now new year.Well this is a great looking shot and the detail in it is fantastic.It is obvious that you were very near this this fellow and what a handsome boy he is.The details are all fine and the light in his eye is warm and lively.I am guilty of stalking deer as you have done so I can get the best of details and that goes for everything else that I try to photo and in doing so,sometimes makes people I know a little nervous but I just can't help myself.Stay safe and keep your wonderful photos coming as it is fun to see what you offer up for our viewing pleasure and the included notes make for good informative reading. Bob

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