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Red Brocket

Red Brocket
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Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-09-15
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma 135-400mm f/4.5-5.6 APO, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1600 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-09-13 5:32
Viewed: 1951
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A NEW MAMMAL for TN. We saw this deer from our car next to a cotton field.

The Red Brocket (Mazama americana) is a species of brocket deer from forests in South America, ranging from northern Argentina to Colombia and the Guianas. It also occurs on the island of Trinidad in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (it also occurred on the island of Tobago until very recent historical times, but appears to have been extirpated there due to want on poaching of wild game practiced on the island).

It formerly included the Central American Red Brocket (M. temama) and sometimes the Yucatan brown brocket (M. pandora) as subspecies. Considerable taxonomic confusion still exists for the populations remaining in the Red Brocket. Pending a solution to this, it has been evaluated as data deficient by the IUCN, though it, as presently defined, is the most widespread species of brocket. It is sympatric with the smaller Amazonian brown brocket over much of its range (the latter tends to have significantly lower population densities).

Its body is reddish-brown in color, with a lighter grayish-brown head and neck, and partially blackish legs. The inner thighs and the underside of the tail are white. Fawns are spotted white and lack blackish to the legs. Only the adult male has antlers, and these are small and spike-like. This species is the largest of the brockets. The shoulder height is 6780 centimetres and the head and body length 105144 centimetres. These deer typical weigh 2448 kilograms, but exceptional males may get as large as 65 kilograms.

The Red Brocket browses on vegetation, preferring fruit when it is available. It is generally solitary and stays in dense jungles. When alarmed, the animal snorts or stomps its hoof.

Source: Wikipedia

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Ciao Peter, great capture of cute creature, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

hallo Peter
Om je lippen er bij af te likken zo mooi is deze foto
super scherp en prachtige natuurlijke kleuren
weer een aanwinst
gr lou

Hello Peter,

One of my favourite theme...wild animal; specially Mammals in their natural habitat.
Congratulation for the debut of this new species of Deer. Excellent captured... very nice OOF BG which helps here to concentrate on Deer. Good details and nice natural color. I like it. Truly good work....
Thanks for sharing,
Best regards and have a nice Sunday,

Thanks for your comments and advice on my previous posts.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-09-13 10:43]

Hello Peter,
a very nice capture. Composition is great and good colours too. A good one, very well done.
Regards Sigi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-09-13 12:49]

Hi Peter,great timing to take this curious mammal with the tongue outside the mouth..heheh..a lucky capture od this specie never seen on TN,and a first time is always a great satisfaction.Interesting note and the usual top quality.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano.

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  • mishe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 110 W: 0 N: 3] (1076)
  • [2015-09-14 9:19]

Hallo Peter.
Very beautiful photo.Congratulations.
Pose,colors,sharpness and light are excellent.
Bedankt voor het delen.
With best wishes from Makedoniya,Mishe.

Hello Peter

Lovely wild animal, excellent timing with the the tongue
out giving you in the same time a beautiful eye-contact,
beautiful light, excellent focus, sharpness, details, TFS


I did not realise there were deers in South America. I like the eye contact and the strange sloping back.
The animal seems sharper than the ground it is standing on. Is that normal?

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