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Follow the Leader

Follow the Leader
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Copyright: Rick Price (Adanac) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-12
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 100-400/4.5-5.6L IS
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): gondox's favorites - animals, CeltickRanger's favorite White-Tailed Deer photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-18 3:28
Viewed: 3435
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 40
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This three White-tail Deer were part of a herd of 23 that bolted for cover when we stopped to watch them. White-tails do not like to be in the open like these ones were so it was a dash to get to the trees. We watched as the whole herd jumped the barb wire fence. They are so graceful when they jump, so today I thought I would share this image. There was one scary point though as I was watching I thought of Bob with his video camera shooting them all jumping the fence and then setting it to music.

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Hi Rick!

Hmm, good title, but what can an old man like me do, eh? Follow that leader? Over a barbed wire? I think this exercise is for younger people or deers like the ones in your picture.


Wonderful image, Rick, as if it would be a series of pictures taken without forwarding the film. And no need to have a viedo camera or music: just look at it and let your thoughts go, the music comes from alone...

Congratulations, a masterpiece!

Kind regards


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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-04-18 3:45]

Hi Rick,
almost bording on animation this one, great series of poses! Like the early Spring setting of snow patches scattered around too. Great moment captured, have a good weekend my friend.


Superb shot, looks as though it should be inserted in a zoetrope ! Top work all round.


Hi Rick,

Very good wildlife action photo. Real feeling of speed. Nice composition, BG and sharpness of details. It looks very good as all three deers are in different stage of jump.



Just marking it for now, BRB!

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-04-18 5:54]

You live in a beautiful country and you spend so much time shooting pictures it is fantastic! I love those beautiful deers jumping, what a nice pov you captured. It is very springy too, with superb natural colours of that time of the year. Thank you Rick, great shot once more!


Hi Rick, Fantastic stop action shot of these deer! Well composed and with good detail. Love the ones in mid-air.
Fine work. Tfs Richard

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-04-18 10:05]

Hi Rick,

This is great!! It looks like the first one flew over the fence - not just jumped. Wonderful to see the three in different positions and stages of their jumps. Great timing to get this of all three.


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-04-18 13:45]

Hi Rick

Beautiful capture - great timing. The snow really adds to the shot as well.


Have a good weekend

Hi Rick, now that's timing, this is a true masterpiece of natural imaging, you had to be there to get this, Muybridge would have been proud of this..regards h

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  • Bass Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 173 W: 0 N: 233] (974)
  • [2008-04-18 18:04]

Hi Rick,
uou!! what an amazing moment you have cought! deers trying to fight against human fences... what a strange olympic sport...
I love how it seems a progresive jump. Details and sharp are great. Natural colours too.
This pic only needs a portrail and tobe hanging on your house... it┤s great. My compliments!
have a nice day

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-04-18 18:15]

Hi Rick.
Jumping Deers eh? Beautiful moment My friend. I really love deers. (I just upload one yesterday) Wonderful image My friend. It is going to My favorites.

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  • gondox Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 356 W: 65 N: 342] (1585)
  • [2008-04-18 18:44]

Hi Rick!

This is the best action shot I've seen here I guess! Beyond the superb subject and finish, I love the perfectly vertical projection of them in their shadows! Although I don't get it how, was that really 7 in the morning? Anyway, favs theme right away, TFS!

Best regards,

hello Rick

this is a superb shot with each deer on a different jump
and movement, showing each step of the jump,
i am imagining like a film their run amd jump,
i love this photo, TFS alot Rick for this image


In a textbook on the beginnings of photography and movie making, there is a whole chapter which this reminds me of...but for the life of me I cannot remember it...You know how we as children drew on a stack of papers...little drawings but each one leading to the next..then we flipped the pages and voila! We had made a movie so to speak. This is almost what it looks like...somehow you have caught a movie in one image...Waaaay cool Ivan (*Hmmmm Walkabouts I know. I have many good friend in the wilds from OZ)!OK We'll call you rick today!:-)

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2008-04-19 11:09]

Hi Rick,
Excellent timing and moment op these running deers. I like to see the different poses you have captured.
TFS, JosÚ M.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-04-19 13:33]

Wow! What a great capture, Rick!
This could almost be a series of shots of the same deer merged into one!
I love the poses, showing all the different stages of jmping over the fence.
Great light and exposure.
Superb composition.
Very well done,


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  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2008-04-19 16:32]

Hi Rick,
This is such a wonderful action shot! Perfect timing :)
Great sharpness and POV , nice natural colours.
Excellent work

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-04-20 20:29]

Hi Rick,
Wonderful shot of this trio jumping over the barbed fence for cover - and they look so graceful in mid-air. It seems almost like a film shot with 3 action moments and stages of jumping. Great timing and skill. Very impressive sharpness, colours and illumination. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-04-28 0:24]

Hi Rick.
Superb action shot taken from amazing position. Superb timing, pictured moment and great sharpness and details of all heroes and scenery. Bravo.

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