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Copyright: Martin Trimmer (Martrim) Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 12] (69)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-07-02
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 28-200
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2004-08-25 22:50
Viewed: 3910
Points: 3
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This whitetail deer has become pretty common in this area of Ohio (Cleveland suburb). I’ve been living at this location since 1986, and sometimes it seems as though every year we see more and more wildlife in our back yard. When we first moved in, we landscaped to make the property a bit more “animal friendly”. It was mostly overgrown and scattered. With a little work, and a little help from nature over time, we now have what I humbly would call a mini-wildlife sanctuary. However, if you feed the squirrels and the birds, you’ll also be feeding chipmunks, skunk, possum, raccoons, and of course the neighborhood cats. Though quite shy and skittish by nature, the deer have become very bold, a necessity in order to obtain food in an area that, in my opinion, is being developed far faster than it should. So now we not only have these beautiful creatures every evening, but often two or three times a day. Our record for spotting them stands at eight deer at one time during the daylight hours. At night it’s harder to get a full count. Most times you hear them more than anything. If I live here another 20 years, I’ll always feel honored to see them come by the house. I’ll never take their appearances for granted. As far as sharing our property (and best flowers) with them, I keep the attitude that “they were here first”. Who knows, they’ll probably be here last.
Lastly, I tried different croppings with this shot, none of which I was satisfied with.

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Hi Dear Martine

It's very beautiful,it's reminds me some walt disney's animation:)nicely done.i like it.
I tried and make a simple WS,Hope you like it.
And thanks for sharing,Martine!

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-08-26 8:14]

Bonita composicion Martin.
Bello colorido, buena perspectiva y profundidad.
Es una lástima que no hayas podido acercar más la imagen del animal... con los aprox. 320mm. de tu teleobjetivo, creo que hubiera sido posible.
Además, al reducir el tamaño de la presentación también perjudicas la visión detallada del mismo.
Buen intento.

Pretty composition Martin.
Beautiful colorful, good perspective and depth.
It is a pity which you have not been able to approach plus the image of the animal... with the approx 320mm. of your telephoto lens, I believe that it had been possible.
In addition, when reducing the size of the presentation also you harm the vision detailed of the same one.
Good attempt.

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