If Only I Wasn't a Vegetarian
- SkyF (8073)
- [2008-02-28 4:04]
those eyes seem to have that certain longing.
A wonderful winter scene you have captured here and explained very well how those two are so close.
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2008-02-28 4:12]
Hope you are well and that you have recovered from your ordeal. I think you gave Lucy a nasty shock and not to mention some of us here at Trek Nature too. Very nice pose of the deer looking you straight in the eye. You captured this big guy in a nice casual and relaxed mood. It looks like he is not bothered by the turkey at all. For me he is the centre of attraction and not the turkey. This is a very handsome and elegant animal presented in a delightful manner.Thanks for sharing.
- joey (24909)
- [2008-02-28 4:13]
Haha! Great shot Rick.
I agree, the Deer does look as if it would gobble up the Turkey at any moment! :-)
I think that the OOF Turkey is quite distracting. If the Turkey was in focus and the Deer OOF then I think it would work better. But if not that then a large DOF to capture both animals sharp.
Nevertheless, the clarity and detail is impeccalble, the composition is spot-on, the POV is perfect, the lighting and exposure is very good and the colours are very natural.
Excellent notes too.
Thanks for sharing this original and observant pic.
- K9madtex (1022)
- [2008-02-28 4:48]
I had to laugh at that title. It seems to suit the deers expression perfectly. Sorry I have not kept up with critiques lately. I plan to catch up this weekend. The shot is great. I don't the turkey is so OOF to be distracting and I agree with Miss Piggy that the deer is really the subject here. Nice shot. Catch you later.
- schnoopie (964)
- [2008-02-28 6:42]
nice scene you captured there. A pity that the turkey is OOF and I agree with joey that it's distracting.
But the deer is sharp and shows great details. I like its facial expression ^^
- lovenature (6391)
- [2008-02-28 7:15]
I love to see animals getting along and it is to cute. I think the Turkey is smarter, eating where the deer has been pawing. A really nice portrait. There are also a few Turkeys just west of Calgary on Highway 1. I hear they can be quite messy when they are around your home.
Ah Man! a "twofer"! It is amusing how the compression makes that turkey look so big and close to the deer... unless maybe you have great Thanksgiving turkeys up there! It is a supert capture, however it looks a bit under saturated to me. I find that I have to darken/saturate my images prior to uploading, or they always look washed out. I tried a workshop.
Evelynn : )
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2008-02-28 8:01]
A very unusual day capturing these two together. I had some wild turkeys once, which came onto my land frequently....just being pesky...and of course we had many deer of different sizes and species...but never both together...A fine time to be where you were..I guess the old adage "location location location" is true sometimes at least.
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-02-28 8:21]
It's always wonderful to be able to capture two species in a single picture. The turkey was pretty smart to find a deer to do the work! I love your title - from his expression that must be what he is thinking.
- fragman (43778)
- [2008-02-28 8:32]
these words are from you or from the deer ? TFS, nice pic :) Ori
- pankajbajpai (16627)
- [2008-02-28 8:48]
nice moment captured, lovely title, liked the pov and the composition,
tfs & regards
- Mana (18598)
- [2008-02-28 10:54]
Wonderful shot and you have captured this interesting moment with immaculate sharpness and details. Fantastic eye contact and it is so clever of the Turkey. Great light and exposure management. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.
- writerscrawlz (2961)
- [2008-02-28 10:58]
I love the title - and really feel for this deer. What an unusual combination of the two - but then, they forage for the same type of food, right? I love the sharpness of the deer, and yeah, I'll be it wishes this once that it did eat meat! Nice composition.
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-02-28 13:23]
Hi Rick/ Like the name you have given this one. Once again good detail in the fur with natural colours . i like the pose with the stare of the eyes at you. Good timing to get two at the same time. You have captured the markings well on the Turkey. well done TFs . good notes too.
- Juyona (16891)
- [2008-02-28 13:49]
compartiendo un mismo habitat...
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2008-02-28 14:09]
Muy bella la foto de hoy. Un venado y un Guajolote silvestre. Alta calidad y definicion en la postal. Agradables colores y pose.
Un Saludo y un abrazo.
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2008-02-28 16:14]
it is a charming image you post us, what a lovely scene and
cohabitation between 2 speecies of animals, excellent luminosity
of the image with lovely eye contact of the deer, i love your POV
at the level of the subjects, TFS
- NinaM (4077)
- [2008-02-28 16:32]
Very simple explanations for the fantastic behaviour of the animals. You write and photograph like a surprise, each time there is something unusual or funny or specific or simply real nice and simple. This is a great picture once more, Rick, I love both animals beautifully shot in great light, great colours, a very natural picture with a special eye. Thank you!
- demeve (6165)
- [2008-02-28 21:44]
It's late and I'm running out of time
So I'm just marking today.. Congratulations
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2008-02-28 22:40]
A suitable title can really 'make' a shot - this one certainly raised a smile! Excellent POV with outstanding colours and detail. Well observed and captured.
- Ena (2454)
- [2008-02-29 8:08]
original title! Nice pic!
- marieproue (3674)
- [2008-02-29 21:20]
Impressionnnat, intéressant ces deux espèces côte à côte en effet heureusement qu'il est végétarien.
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-02-29 22:40]
I'd been admiring this image but ran out of critiques yesterday. So now's my chance to say that I think it remarkable to see a wild Turkey in the company of a Mule Deer. Not only that, you caught the two in a fine pose and composition with excellent lighting and sharpness in the snow.
Thanks for sharing this one and I hope you and Lucy have a good weekend,
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2008-03-01 11:11]
Hehehe, it made me smile! Congrats Rick on this great capture. That's a fantastic shot, well composed, very good subjects and great technical qualities! Well done again, thanks!
Ok great capture on both counts.
They seem fairly oblivious to your presence.
Well focused with sharp detail.
Excellent POV.The way the snow is banked in the BG,is on a roadside or near a parking lot?
- mariki (9477)
- [2008-03-02 1:34]
Very nice picture of this deer and turkey together. Great composition. Very nice light and natural colours.