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The Spectator

The Spectator
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Copyright: Otto Rapp (TheMystic) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 115 W: 0 N: 95] (509)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-08
Categories: Mammals, Mountain
Camera: Praktica MTL 5B, Pentacon 28/135 MC, Kodak Max 400
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Alberta Wildlife [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-12 18:13
Viewed: 4214
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Last Sunday was a great day for ducks and crazy trekkers braving the miserable weather, but it was also a great day for watching wildlife, and freezing in rain and sleet, with a late afternoon hailstorm for good measure. I juggled the pov to exclude picnic benches, but this is the Waterton campground (now closed for the season). The muledeer buck is sitting there like a king watching the tournament going on amongst younger bucks. My son alerted me to deer in the area - I stopped the car after we realized that there are a great number of bucks like schoolkids congregating for a fight. Here is my sons deer playing hide and seek (on TrekLens), whereas my wife Christan got right in the middle of the action with these fighters here and here.
film to disc, color/contrast, downsize and border

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  • Great 
  • Isu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 313 W: 0 N: 21] (1663)
  • [2006-10-12 19:00]

buen espectador, muy original. saludos

  • jeanpaul Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2097 W: 99 N: 3518] (14962)
  • [2006-10-12 19:52]

Bonjour Otto
Belle présentation avec ce joli paysage d'automne avec comme prime ce beau chevreil mâle ,les couleurs sont bonnes,
Au revoir et félicitation ....JP
Les sourires demain

  • Great 
  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2006-10-12 22:19]

Nice colors with pastel tones. Beatiful comp.

  • Great 
  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-10-12 22:57]

Hello Otto

What a beautiful landscape.I really like the lay of the land and mountains.Great POV and good capture of this buck.TFS


In they struggle is they glory, oh Mystic one! It wa well worth the trip, simply stunning, doesnt get much more in nature than this, all essential elements incorporated: green forests, rusty trees, magnificent mountains and great mammal!

Hello Otto,
you are very productive here on TN my friend.
What a wonderful autumn mood in this mountain area, and the mule deer facing you in a truly iconic pose of well content male dominance. I like the subtle naturalistic colours, and the skillful composition. You and your family must have had a very good time at this place, and you have been able to produce a very pretty document of intact wilderness from a place that is well inviting and comfortable to visit. Enjoying your notes very much.
With thanks, and best regards,

is he real? or is this one of the plastic ones for christmas? *g*
great capture, otto, what a cute buck! :-)
he looks like he is enjoying the photo-session.
excellent composition and terrific low pov with the beautiful landscape behind him.
well seen (otti *g*) & have a great day, thorsten.

Wonderful combined landscape and critter capture..I like most the low POV, and the centered placement of your subject works well here. Natural colors, well exposed and nice details. I really enjoyed your photo additions as well Otto. Great post!

Hello Otto,
This is a beautiful landscape and a wonderful habitat for the deer!
This is what we cll eye to eye, right...
Good colours and fine details in this nicely composed image!
Pablo -

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