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Chital Fawn suckling

Chital Fawn suckling
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Copyright: Satish Hanumantha Rao (satish_h) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 115 W: 0 N: 1261] (7630)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-03
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D-200, Sigma 100-300 f/4 EX HSM
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Haraprasan's Favs, Family Matters 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-18 10:01
Viewed: 11310
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The chital (or cheetal) deer (Cervus axis, also known as the spotted deer or axis deer is a deer which commonly inhabits wooded regions of Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, and most of India. It is the most common deer species in Indian forests. Its coat is reddish fawn, marked with white spots, and its underparts are white. Its antlers, which it sheds annually, are usually three-pronged and curve in a lyre shape and may extend to 75 cm.
Males sporting hard antlers are dominant over those in velvet or those without antlers, irrespective of their size and other factors. Chital most commonly occur in herds of ten to fifty individuals, with one or two stags and a number of females and young. They are often fairly tolerant of approach by humans and vehicles, especially where they are accustomed to human disturbance. They do not occur at higher elevation forests where they are usually replaced by other species such as the Sambar deer. Chital eat primarily grasses and vegetation, but also eat their shed antlers as a source of nutrients.

This young fawn was suckling in the herd. later it was seperated, which gave us better composition. But i feel the Bg has lit too much.This is also called as Spotted deer.The most beautiful among deer family.

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2008-07-18 10:10]

nice picture

Merhaba Satish,ben bayildim bu kareye.Annelikte tur ve cins hic farketmiyor,elimi uzatip ikisinide sevesim geldi,tebrikler :))

Hi Satish,

Excellent picture of spotted deer suckling,with natural habitat as back ground, good pov. TFS.

Hi Satish,
Another beautiful capture of intimacy. I had posted a similar shot sometime back. This is superb and I actually like the bg it looks so natural. Well done. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Satish, What a nice moment. I wish you had some clearing between the deer and the background. Very nice picture of mother and a fairly grown up child !

- Murali Santhanam

Witaj Satish,
Pretty scene. Beautiful colours. Tip-top quality.
Pozdrawiam - Roma

Good POV and moment. Excellent content.
TFS, Satish.

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