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deer at mineral lick

deer at mineral lick
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Copyright: Linda Logan (zenitlady) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 182 W: 1 N: 176] (794)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-08
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ3
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-09 13:36
Viewed: 7853
Points: 8
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Living on the edge of the Wainfleet marsh we see white- tailed deer on a daily basis this time of the year. Mothers with new fawns have turned out the yearlings and they wander our property. We installed this mineral "lick" very close to our house. It provides salts and minerals and is visited by a variety of animals, birds and butterflies. Last evening it was this yearling licking away. You will note the ground to either side of the lick has been chewed up by the deer. They delight in actually eating the dirt infused with the minerals and are making quite a hole. The hole can be replaced, the deer are worth it!
Early evening.

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Hi Linda,

what a lovely idea. Good to see the animals like it.
Hope to see more shots.
This is nice and pleasing. She looks quite young.


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  • trinko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 78 N: 322] (4321)
  • [2007-06-09 15:04]

nice action capture but the focus on he animal seems off and the colors of the likc and animal look a little washed out. more contrast might help

All those years I watched cattlemen buying salt licks. I never thought of doing that. Well too late I guess. I'm not out near the deer any longer...but a great idea....I think it might be illegal for a hunter to do such a thing in the US...just guessing tho.

The ears are contrasted well against the body. HE/She looks very velvety. Nice almost soft but sharp capture.

Bob Pacific NW Wilderness

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-10-06 20:53]

Hello Linda

A lovely shot of this deer at the salt lick.The details are very good.Well illuminated with natural colours.Well composed in the frame.TFS

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