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Dry Season.

Dry  Season.
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Copyright: Luis Leal (Luis52) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-02
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D80, 80-200mm f/2.8D ED AF Nikkor
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-03-04 18:06
Viewed: 3620
Points: 27
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
To Lucy. Rick's wife (Adanac)

White tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

We are in a very dry season here, no rain since first week of September /07 and worse, no rain until next May. I was walking aroud this pond of water last Sunday about 6 Pm. to see how much water we have left for our cattle when this two young deers appear about 30Mts. far from where I was, I guess they where very thirsty becouse didnt care about me at all. I take some photos, and they have fresh water. Big deal.


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Considering the lack of light you had, I am very surprised at how much clarity you have on the deer. It is a pretty nice image considering this for sure...It might make it hard to blow up large format and amke it sticky out, but for all other purposes it works very very well!

This is a nice capture Luis, but very undersaturated. I'm not quite sure why that would be. I also tried a workshop adjusting the colors a bit differently than Ahmet did. Not having been there it is hard to know which is the more accurate.

Evelynn : )

Nice scene you have captured here. I agree that it is undersaturated. I like both the workshops that have been posted. A possible cause may simply have been a combination of poor light and distance. Easily fixed in PP for this particular photo.

beautoful and scared deer, TFS Ori

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-03-04 22:06]

Hola Luis,
Linda tomada mis felicitaciones


Hola my friend, no birds this time eh? Well, a change from time to time is good, so is your capture of that pair of startled deers in their natural watering spot. TFS Luis, and cheers,

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-03-05 1:00]

Hi Luis

Excellent shot with great pose beautiful filtered lighting and nice colour. (I assume that the muted colours are because the sun was setting)?


Hi Luis,
Beautiful animals you photographed here...
I like the poses.
Good DOF and POV.

hola Luis,
what a great scene of very lovely deers. Your capture great with nice composition, POV, eyes contact and focus. colors may be a bit soft. I hope you will like my WS.
gracias y saludos

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-03-05 7:46]

Hi Luis,

A beautiful scene with these deer near the water. The undersaturation gives it a different kind of beauty and sets the mood so well. I like it! We did better with rain this winter and our deer should have had enough to drink. I hope so because there will be little between now and the monsoon season in July. Seems there is always a drought here.


hello Luis

lovely all of tenderness image of those 2 deers,
with a great eye-contact with you, excellent POV and framing, TFS


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-03-05 19:19]

Hola Luis,
Thank you very much for this beautiful image and dedication, you are sweet to think of me.
Hola Luis,
This is wonderfully sharp image with great eye contact. These does look very alert. Thank you my friend for the nice dedication to a wonderful women.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-03-06 3:34]

Hello Luis,
I relize that light is a problem here but I really like this soft, kind of misty image! I love the way the deer are posing by the water's edge and the colours are beautiful.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-03-10 1:10]

Hi Luis.
Pictured scene is amazing. You managed to catch very cute pair of young animals at fine natural surroundings. I like framing and composition of the shot a lot. But you have not use all capability of post possessing. I like WS. Their authors have corrected lack of contrast and saturation. In any case, impressive photo trophy.

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