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Deerstalker (2)

Deerstalker (2)
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Copyright: Karan Little (hester) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-18
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 100 - 400 L IS USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite wild animal photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-10-19 10:38
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The name of this photo is my little homage to an old shot by Paul Prince (PDP). Paul once posted a photo of the same name showing a stag with some very fine head gear. At this time of year everyoe is photographing the red deer stags (see Joey's beautiful stag shot to see why) so I thought I would post a hind piture. As you can see this lady is trying her best to look good for her portrait. She is wearing the very latest of the London fashions.

I cropped this from a vertical format to a square image as I felt the format suited the image.

Taken in the morning light

nglen, lovenature, gracious, siggi, crs, CatherineD, jaycee, eqshannon, inked, uleko, CeltickRanger, Alex99, SunToucher, JoseMiguel, boreocypriensis, SelenE, iris, RII has marked this note useful
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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-10-19 10:42]

Hi Karan. Great picture well seen . As you say its the time of year for stags so its nice to see this female with the hair do. You have good detai land colours. well done TFS.

Hi Karan
An excellent capture of the deer and blackbird. She looks like she's enjoying herself. I love all the different colours of the vegetation that surrounds her. The lighting is nice and soft and detail is sharp. Well done.
TFS Janice

Hello Karan

Brilliant capture.
The scenery,the moment,the interesting millinery.
Wonderful colours and lighting.
Excellent composition.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-10-19 11:04]

Hello Karan,
What a wonderful moment. You were there on the right time.
The composition of this photo is perfect. Excellent sharpness, details and beautiful natural colours. Fantastic coloured vegetation. Great POV.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-10-19 11:21]

Hi Karan

Lovely capture of the Hind all dressed up in her finery, I'm sure there will be many a Stag rutting over this beauty.
Nicely composed, with a lovely natural BG and nice natural colours too.


Hello Karan,
Excellent moment to have this cute image well captured! what a peaceful scene of nature!
Beautiful lighting with very nice colour and details
I loved it
many thanks for the sharing

Hi Karan
A wonderful moment to capture the Jackdaw on the deer - I once had one land on my shoulder from out of the blue (a Jackdaw, not a deer!) - didn't half make me jump! As well as the moment being so perfect you've also managed to capture both subjects in perfect focus with good exposure and in great autumnal surroundings.
Kind Regards

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-10-19 11:56]

Hello Karan,
that's very interesting deer and Jackdaw. Excellent documentary work with great photographic quality.
Best regards Siggi

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-10-19 12:01]

Hello Karan,

it was a very special moment you have coght in your photo. The image has a very hingh quality showing bird and deer in an sepcial pose. You have used the light in very effective way showing natural colors and fine color tones.

Thank you for sharing,

Hello Karan,
What a lovely photo, with so nice colour and so funny. That's very well done and it was sure a very nice moment to you. A great shot. TFS,

- each of the 2 animals
- the scene
- the autumn colors
Indeed the square format is much appropriate here.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-10-19 15:32]

Hi Karan,

What a fantastic shot - took great timing to get this one. The lady looks lovely and completely oblivious to the bird. Her face is beautiful with wonderful features. I love the colors and textures of her coat. A beautiful autumn setting and a superb composition.


amazingly sharp pic, it reminds me of Africa, TFS Ori

Nutz! :-) It is among perhaps the silliest photo I have seen in a long time...It's almost self canceling..or something not convoluted but simple yet crazy and funny..it is indeed an editorial page photo or the front cover of a Sunday Print News Magazine!

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  • inked Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 132 W: 0 N: 249] (771)
  • [2008-10-19 22:33]

hi Karan,
awesome shot of this deer and it's grooming head wear. really well done, tfs

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-10-19 22:42]

Hi Karan,
Wonderful and you have freezed this exclusive and funny moment beautifully. Great timing. Very neat and sharp image with perfect lighting and DOF. I like the natural setting and the calmness presented by the stag. Very nicely composed too.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-10-20 3:41]

Hello Karan,
Wow, this is a real winner! A 'Deerpecker'! I love the way you've timed this and the quality of the capture is excellent. The plumage of the Jackdaw is lovely and shiny and the Deer seems to be enjoying its company!
Great shot that you ought to get published somewhere!
Many thanks and cheers, Ulla

hello Karan

what a beautiful image and great timing from you
to shoot it in photo the bird on the deer's head,
all that with fine POV, DOF and framing,
beautiful autumnal colours and luminosity, TFS


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-10-20 8:54]

Hi Karan.
It is fantastic. What a great scene and so amazing shot. Bravo. It is great success. Captured scene is so pictorial as beautiful. Main characters create a charming composition. Technically shot is outstanding in every aspect. My congratulations.

Hi Karan,
It looks a little bit like a Coco Chanel head from the Roaring Twenties. Also her tough but ellegant look reminds me of photos from that period. So you got yourself a real Coco Chanel model.
I love how she's standing in the middle of the ferns and how she really enjoys the facial from the crow. The warm colors and the details show both the quality of the photo.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-10-20 12:19]

Hi Karan,
lovely shot and an interesting choice of headwear by this Hind! Details and DOF are both excellent as always...great shot.

Hi Karan,
Yes, it seems ready to go to the racecourt! :)
Excellent timing in this capture.
I like a lot the good lighting and the interesting DOF got with the plants all around the deer stag.
Great work and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Troppo bella!!!
Ciao e grazie.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2008-10-21 10:28]

xcellent pose and moment.Good sharpness details and lighting.
Regards Jiri.

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-10-21 11:11]

Hello Karan,

Beautiful shot of this deer with its companion. Excellent POV and focus. Superb colours.

Hello Karan, a lovely shot of this symbiotic life-style between these two beauties in a fine composition with nice details.
TFS and Greetings from Cyprus,

PS. My last posting (a murex shell which I dedicated to Prof. Atatur (matatur)-disappeared from my gallery without any explanation on this from TN.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-10-21 14:32]

Haha! That's excellent, Karan!
I got a shot of a deer with a magpie on it but it's nowhere near as good as this.
Very good clarity and sharpness.
Excellent POV.
Brilliant BG.
Nice light.

Very well done!

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-10-22 5:20]

Hi Karan,
Great timing :o) I like the pose you captured and the light a lot. TFS
All the best,

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-10-23 3:42]

HI Karan,
A wonderful morning composition.
I think it is the stalker who makes an interesting story out of this scene.I love the way he is bending to complete his mission.
The deer looking rather unperturbed melds i to the autumn environment.The colour are pleasing the bird's black makes a nice contrast in the whole composition.
Very well done, indeed.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-10-25 8:57]

merhaba karan
wonderful capture of these two cute models with impressive composition
i like POV, colours and sharpness

Hello Karan,
Great shot, excellent sharpness and depth of field, fantastic timing and great pose.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2008-11-09 18:42]

Hi Karan.

great capture, excellent composition with natural colors and fine details.


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  • erve Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 96 W: 3 N: 131] (620)
  • [2008-11-20 1:31]

Ha ha, cracking shot karan. Excellent subject matter, with superb sharpness and clarity. I really love the totally non-plussed look on her face.



Nice shot of two interacting animals. I like the colours of the foliage too.

Que bien captaste el momento Karan. Aparte de que el conjunto de la foto es maravilloso, la expresión del mamífero es sin duda lo mejor.
Buen enfoque, encuadre y situación del motivo principal.
Un saludo: Josep Ignasi.

Wow...another masterpiece, Karan.
She is beautiful. Great look:-)
Superb moment and definitely a great compo especially in combination with the depth of field.

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