Deer vs. Cougar
- angybone (7684)
- [2007-07-21 5:34]
You're right - it's nature. We tend to want to turn our backs on those things we don't see as very beautiful - we panic at a scene like this on our way to the local steak house.
Thank you for having the courage to post a well-done 'shot of reality'.
- valy67 (9219)
- [2007-07-21 6:12]
Hello Bob !
I understand what you mean in your note - nature is not only beautiful flowers and butterflies, or proud and majestic animals. Death also belongs to nature and you show it perfectly with this picture. Well done !
- Little-white (656)
- [2007-07-21 9:23]
what a sadness, but you are right. His death is life for the cougar. A sharp (maybe too much...) and touching image.
- joey (24909)
- [2007-07-21 11:06]
death is a way of life and you show it perfectly here in your shot and note.
A very detailed image of this sad yet gruesome scene.
- Robbrown (6106)
- [2007-07-21 14:22]
Thanks for having the courage to post it in full colour and not the B&W, it is not over the top and you surply a superb note with it.
The only change I would make would be to lighten the shadowed areas with either curves or levels to allow some more of the hidden detail to show theough.
TFS yours Robert
The cycle of life...Some must die for others to survive...A young buck still in velvet...With all the rain we've had in Texas, the deer are very healthy and developing heavy racks...Nice reminder that the human animal is just as savage as the animals in the wild...Angybone cries when they sell a calf to be fattened up for prime steaks, fajitas and hamburgers...The cycle of life...A saddening photo but the deer did not die in vain...Somewhere there is a cougar, possibly with kits, that is happy and content with a full belly...Nicely composed...TFS
- earthtraveler (3483)
- [2007-07-21 20:55]
Not the prettiest deer picture I've seen Bob. :-)
Clear focus but the crop seems a bit tight.
TFS the unusual.
- pankajbajpai (16627)
- [2007-07-21 21:17]
this is the cycle of life and every one is a part of the system. the notes are excellent as usual, you shot shows us some other side of the nature which we in general doesnt dare to shoot,
tfs & regards
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2007-07-21 23:09]
A dead animal is a sordid reality, Bob.
The half eaten carcass of this deer you have photographed presents that reality very well here.
TFS and regards.
- parthasarathi (1314)
- [2007-07-22 3:05]
In Indian philosophy death is the ultimate truth.But why and how , the question lies there.The deer is dead.It was killed. The sharp picture shows the remains and depict the end of a life vividly.But you can fill that it is not the result of somebody's greed.The blood didn't pore from a bullet-holl .The simple theory of nature worked here. A carnivoras satisfied the hunger of its own and a cycle of nature is completed. The death of the deer is pathetic but the death of a Puma in starvation also not preferred.So the picture is touchy but natural , not a workout of a butcher.
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2007-07-22 18:04]
Hola Sr. Roberto. He tenido la oportunidad de poder ver varios venados que has sido atrapados por los "Pumas" cerca del lugar en donde trabajo, incluso tambien a pequeños caballos. Es extraordinaria la fuerza y la destreza para atraparlos. Saludos Luis52.
- sranjan (5784)
- [2007-08-25 18:53]
What had made you to avoid it's face coverage? Was that an expression of extreme pain associated with death ! Good coverage of life, death & life cycle.
- cataclysta (5666)
- [2007-09-10 8:27]
A little bit macabric but it is also a part of nature. Interesting observation and great educational shot and informative note
Quite a shocking image you have here, but still, people need to see it sometime.
However, you have included good sharpness :)
Thanks for sharing (and critiquing :D),