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Cooling Off for Bob

Cooling Off  for Bob
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Copyright: Wolf Power (Wolfpower) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 3 N: 334] (1075)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-13
Categories: Mammals
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite White-Tailed Deer photos, Dedications at treknature: Part Five [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-11-01 18:17
Viewed: 3397
Points: 34
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Cooling Off for my esteemed friend Bob Shannon

This shot was taken on an early mid July morning.There were 2 fawns in the creek,but in typical wolf fashion I missed the perfect moment and settled for this one.The other fawn scrambled to the bank and hid in that very tall grass.
This is a small stream that I pass by daily,and is home to many species of birds,turtles,mink,raccoons,and muskrat.It is one of those rare places that is unspoiled by man's encroachment.
I dedicate it to my cyber friend Bob Shannon,who is a wonderful person,who encourages and aids others.
This is a photo that was taken,downloaded and nearly forgotten.I was looking through some RAW shots the other day and found it.It is a White-Tailed deer,Odocoileus virginianus,and they are very common throughout my area.I have seen herds of them in the autumn,as large as 50-100 deer.Each autumn they gather in what is known as "yarding".This is probably a winter defence mechanism,where there is safety in numbers.
I have a small herd of deer that live nearby,and it numbers between 13-20,and they drop by the back garden where I have a few old bales of hay,and some apples and carrots.They also like a mixture of corn and molasses,that is sold locally at the feed stores.One old farmer in the area has a commercial feeder set up that automatically spreads feed at certain times of the day.He says they really come running when they hear the sound of the corn pinging off the sides of the cylinder as it whirls around.It is an enjoyable past time watching these docile ,and peaceful creatures as they feed at the hay.A warm nuzzle from a small fawn can melt a cold winter heart.

Thanks for looking

vanderschelden, eqshannon, tkp1165, Evelynn, maurydv, pierrefonds, bahadir, xTauruSx, CeltickRanger has marked this note useful
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Hello Wolf,
It's nice to see these animals in their habitat.
You applied the rule of thirds very well and thus acquired a well composed photo.
Well done

You are very cool rob...With me it's like "Chill"....but the images i welcomed as a nice dedication...I VERY MUCH appreciate when this happne and I am also humbled..

This is a image I would have taken many times over but only in the wilderness...had I thought of it...My mind was always on the landscapes, trees, mountains and stream...I frequently worried about the mammals on four... Maybe you are good luck for me..I think i may return ot the wilderness next year..not sure...but images such as this draw me in...I always think to myself..I can do that:-) Good, bad or not I love my wilderness..Your my hero guy!

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-11-01 18:42]

Hello Wolf,
This image is nature at its finest for me. Wonderful composition with great surroundings for this Mom and her twins. Very nice dedication Wolf, thanks for sharing this beauty.

Hi Wolf
Very nice shot of the White-Tailed deer in this beautiful surroundings.
Very nicely done. TFS

I like this shot a lot WP. The two deer nestled in that natural habitat is my favorite type of wildlife photography. How lucky to live close to such a place. I suspect you are already thinking about collecting apples for winter?? : )

Evelynn : )

Hi Wolf,

Great shot and beautifull scene
lovely POV, DOF and colors

TFS Thijs

Ciao Wolf,
bellissima cattura di questi ungulati, eccellente composizione con un bellissimo habitat, molto belli e naturali i colori, bella la postura della mamma che controlla.

Hi and Good Morning Wolf,

What a spectacular capture of this White-tailed deer family in there natural habitat with great details, colours and composition.
A worthy dedication to our esteemed friend Bob too. He deserve this fine dedication.
TFS this fine image my friend. Have a nice Sunday!


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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-11-02 0:13]

Hi Wolf,

A nice capture,well composed scenery,with
good colers and the deers in a natural setting,just returned from kruger and seen lots of these cooling off sceneries overthere,tfs


Hi Wolf,

The white-tailed deer and the fawn are impressive. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the animals. The picture is clear and sharp. The light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


Hello Wolf, another excellent shot from you. Great in all aspects. TFS.

Hello Wolf, a very beautiful wildlife image. It is alsa a wonderful landscape too. TFS and greetings,

Hi Rob,
Great shot showing the natural environment, the clarity couldn't be any better, your style is very distinguishable from most. Super job.
Paul :)

P.S. Dont take me too serious, just like to have fun.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-11-03 14:20]

Perfectly composed capture of this Deer and her fawn.
Razor-sharp and very crisp.
Excellent composition.
Nice, natural light.

Well done, Wolf!


hello Wolf

in my absence from TN i have missed of your excellent images,
i am choosing this one (and another one) to critique,

very beautiful image of tenderness in the nature,
i love images of animal/bird parents with their childs,
i love the parent's protective to his child, eye contact with you

you live in paradise Wolf



Hello Mr.Wolf,
As I mentioned long ago that it's good to have your camera gear ever ready in your truck with a shot like this!
nice to see these cute fellows cooling themselves off!
very sharp on the subject with great details

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-01-05 4:21]

Hi wolf,
really beautiful in its nature class. the surrounding intact and beautiful.
The deers are so pleasantly show and indeed such a wild life experience you share with us.
Excellent moment and well presented.


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