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Not Shy

Not Shy
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Copyright: Greg Hume (greghume) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 212 W: 72 N: 575] (2160)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-17
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 7D, Canon 70-200 F4 L USM IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-18 17:27
Viewed: 3117
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was surprised to see this buck in the woods calmly ignoring passing cars. I found a nearby place to pull off the road and was able to come back for this shot. Whitetail deer, Odocoileus virginianus, are normally shy, but will sometimes tolerate a fairly near approach.
The grayish winter coat is shedding, showing reddish patches underneath and velvet antlers are just starting to grow at this time of year. I don't know how to judge the age, but from the strong hindquarters, the deer would seem to have some maturity - perhaps 3-4 years or more.
Conservation and regulation of hunting has helped the U.S. white-tailed deer population rebound from about 300,000 in 1930 to an estimated 30 million today.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-04-18 19:04]

Hello Greg,
A super shot of this mature Whitetail buck. Judging from the size of his newly forming antlers this is definitely an older buck in his prime antler growth years.
Nicely composed image showing us his beautiful features as well as his shedding coat. You can easily see his reddish summer colors coming through the grayish winter fur on his right hind quarter.
Looks like it was a very sunny day, but you managed to capture wonderful detail and natural colors in this fine photo. Great work!!

Good shot Greg! Nice posture of this gorgeous young Whitetail deer!Some minor Post proces adjustments are required in my opinion, like contrast or levels.Well done!
George Veltchev

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