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Copyright: Navnith Krishnan (navnith) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 125 W: 0 N: 158] (1331)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-12-26
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D90, AF-D Nikkor 80-200 mm/f2.8 ED
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-01-03 6:28
Viewed: 1580
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The peculiar bare patch of skin in the middle of the throat about 3 inches across with tiny spots ofblood in the center is a unique feature found only among the Sambar deer and has confounded many wildlife biologists. During the rut, which occurs from November to December, the hair falls, and the skin sloughs off, giving a bloody appearance to a circular area about an inch to three inches in diameter. This area exudes a fluid, and is commonly called the ‘Sore Spot’. There were conflicting opinions in the past as to the nature and function of the sore spot. It is now, however acknowledged that due to the limited period of the year when it occurs and its widespread appearance among these animals, it is in all probability a gland, and the fact that it appears at the beginning of the rut suggests that the two factors are interlinked.It is also confounding that it is seen in adult males and pregnant or lactating females.It is also to be noted that it is seen only in Sambars of southern peninsula.
The samburv rubs this gland against stones and trees making it bloody.

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Hello Navnith krishnan - It's well known species to me, but truly saying before your post I had no idea about the RED GLAND. Thanks for such USEFUL information with such beautiful picture. Natural colour with splendid sharpness. Thanks for sharing. Regards - Srikumar

Hi Navnith,
Fantastic trophy, I mean excellent composition and exposure balance with perfect technical details like sharpness. Awesome facial expression and a gorgeous photo overall, headed with a useful note. Bravo! Thank you so much for the education and I wish you a prosperous new year.
Best regards, László

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-01-03 15:51]

Hello Navnith,
What a spectacular shot of this fine looking stag. Nicely framed on the hilltop with grasses in the foreground and thick vegetation in the BG. The red patch is very interesting and your notes seem to explain it in detail.
I love it's beautiful chocolate coat and high standing antlers. Well done!!

Very good image and an equally useful note on it, Navnith.
Happy new year!

Hello Navnith,
an impressing, eye-catching, iconic sambar deer's portrait, well composed, well detailed, well isolated and clear. Interesting to be shown that strange red spot on the deer's chest, thank you for your contribution with well informing notes on that unusual phenomenon. With best regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-01-04 14:32]

Hi Navnith...no comment...a masterwork!!! Happy New Year and thanks,Luciano

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2015-01-11 16:24]

Bela foto com composição muito boa está de parabéns.

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