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Slinking Deer

Slinking Deer
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Copyright: Julie Wyatt (j_wyatt) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 142 W: 40 N: 211] (1235)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-02-12
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, 75-300mm f4-5.6
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mammals of the USA [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-02-21 1:09
Viewed: 4165
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another photo of the deers in the Tom McCall Nature Preserve

The mule deer gets its name from its large mule-like ears, which usually are about one-quarter larger than those of the white-tailed deer. These ears help keep the deer on constant alert for signs of danger. Mulies have an obvious white rump patch and a small, rope-like white tail with a black tip. They shed their hair twice a year, producing a fine-textured tan to reddish-brown coat in summer and a coarser buff to gray in winter. Only the bucks grow antlers, which they shed each year after mating season. If you're driving through the Mid-Columbia Basin trying to spot mule deer, be on the lookout for the animal's characteristic high, stiff-legged bounce among the sagebrush. Mule deer can jump an 8-foot fence with ease, and it seems as if they are bounding on springs. This attribute enables the deer to see over vegetation and keep an eye on any approaching danger.

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Hello Julie!
Excellent capture.POV,colors,details and moment you caught
are wonderful.Thanks for sharing.

Hi, Julie.
I think it's nearly as good as previous. Wild animal in wonderful scenery. Excellent use of DOF.

I love this. Great job!

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-03-06 6:59]

Wow ! What a wonderful and interesting Deer that you have very well captured ! This action shot is sharpness and DOF good. I also appreciate the complementary note... Congratulations Julie and thanks for sharing.

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