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Where Did You Come From

Where Did You Come From
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Copyright: Scott Evers (scottevers7) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2432 W: 3 N: 3894] (12309)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-16
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro + 1.4X II
Exposure: f/11, 1/800 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-08-16 22:56
Viewed: 3709
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today after work I went to our local nature center to try a few macro shots. I was again mostly trying to get dragon fly shots as the wetlands there are loaded with them. But, again I got something other than another dragon fly shot to post. The center has an elevated concrete walkway about 1 meter above the water level so people can walk out thru the wetland area. It is a handy place to set up a tripod and wait for nature to come to you. The dragonflies were still to active in the heat and wind, but this young male White Tail Deer did not notice me at first. When I moved slightly to get my camera on him, he froze in this pose just long enought to get a few shots off. He really had to high step to get thru the muck.

No dragony fly shot again, but a nice macro of a White Tail deer.

lovenature, carper, coasties, red45, wallhalla15, manyee, pablominto, marhowie, valy67, metcher, SkyF, jeanpaul, cecilia, ddg, zeca, ScottHale, dew77, CTP, touristdidi has marked this note useful
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Hi Scott,
This buck is really giving you the eye. Deer have such fine features and big soft eyes. The colour is bang on, both the deer and foliage in the background. Maybe next time you'll get a dragonfly :))
TFS Janice

Hi Scott
It's interesting what we can find when we keep our eyes open. I had a similar shot only at 2pm when these guys are not supposed to be active. This shot is crisp and sharp with well saturated color. Regards.

great capture Scott,
a very good quick shot, well taken and from a good quality, good point of view, very nice, good job.
gr. jaap

Hi Scott

Sorry you didn't succeed in your quest for a dragon fly, but this is a lovely shot of the deer. Very well composed, good saturation of colour, crisp, clear and sharp. Good camera work. :-)

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-08-17 1:56]

Hi Scott!
You are pioneer of new sphere of photogrphy - macros of big mammals :-) I like stories like yours - sometimes we receive nice surprises from mother nature :-) Very good picture, I like deer's face and pose with one leg up. Great light and warm colours. Good luck with dragons my friend!

Hello Scott,
this is a great photo. Great colours, excellent sharpness and POV. This is a very nice composition. I like it very much. TFS.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-08-17 2:59]

Great moment captured, Scott.
Love that hoof held in mid-air.
Wonderful pose and POV.
The light on him is perfect, and the details are very sharp.
He looks so strange with such a small head and a looong body.
TFS. : )

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-08-17 5:16]

Hi Scott,

This is nature. You are going out for a certain animal and you see something you didn't expect to see. Nice capture of this deer. He's just as surprised as you are.


Hi Scott,
A beautiful deer so well framed!
Great clarity in colours and good textures in the fur coat...
Strange pose, maybe the surprise froze the movement...
Pablo -

Hi Scott,
It looks like you need to go shooting female models, so you might end up with dragonflies. :) Great photo of a beautiful posing deer. His shiny coat is captured beautifully. Great clarity and good details.

Hello Scott, Perfect details, very crisp, perfet colors, BG, POV DOf nice use of lighting, perfect composed and nicly capture, TFS Kyle

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-08-17 7:49]

Hi Scott
Very sharp shot. Good colours, details, light, DOF and POV. I think he have seen you :)
Well done mf


Cool shot Scott,
Love the leg-up pose & POV with the deer presenting well. Nice sharp detail and well exposed with great colors & DOF..Great you could cash in on this opportunity..Excellent macro setup you have there also :)
Well done!

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2006-08-17 10:53]

Hi Scott !
This deer is wonderful, I love his pose, and how he is staring at you, he looks quite curious. Details, colors and composition are very good, as well as the POV and the green BG. im glad you got some photos of him ! Very well done !

Hi Scott,
Very beautiful and healthy White Tail Deer. Sharp and clearly seen image. Composition and pov are great.

Hi, Scott.
Good catch. Well composed and sharp. Nice pose and swampy landscape.

Hi Scott
The details are nice, clear and sharp.
Good colours, lighting and exposure. The POV is good, as is the pose.
Well composed.
Thanks for posting, enjoy the rest of the week.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-08-17 17:49]

Good capture Scott ! Well photographed too. I like the light in it's eyes ! Well done and thanks!


Hi Scott,
a perfect macro modell;-)
The pose is very good and you frozen the step very good.
Well composed, good POV and details.
Very well done, my friend.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2006-08-18 5:27]

Hi Scott,
good shot, nice colours and light. Funny pose of deer. I like this photo. Well done.
Gr., Aleksander

Hi Scott,
You were lucky to see this beautiful animal and to capture him so well! Very good details and eye contact. Lightning is very good too. Wonderful catch with good POV and DOF! TFS,

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-08-18 14:20]

Hello Scott,
what a wonderful capture of wild life, looks like you got really close. The details are nice and sharp. Excellent POV , fine details and great colors. A lovely composition.

Hello Scott,
Nice and elegant pose of this proud deer.
you have captured a healthy and strong one.
Nice shot, you´re lucky.

Bonsoir Scott
Une excellente photo en macro de cette belle petite biche,les couleurs sont justes et parfaitements exposées ainsi que les détails.. Félicitations pour la belle composition.

Merci et bravo...JP

Excellent capture, great timing, lighting and saturated colour.
Well done...

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-08-22 8:46]

Hi Scott, great capture with an excellent timing. I like the pose of this animal looking at you. Very nice colors also and perfect composition. Well done, didier.

Hello Scott,
Very nice shot of the white tailed dear, it's a great pose she is giving you. I'm sure you'll find more dragonflies soon. :)

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-08-24 1:01]

Hello Scott!
Excellent shoot! I like the BG and the lights are perfect! Great work!

Another great photo-op I missed with you! I regret not going when you called but as i told you, I'd probably have scared this guy away!
Perfect composition and I'll give you a lot of credit for being on a concrete walkway bridge and still getting this full frame shot, there was NO WAY you could have backed up, you'd have fell into the water!
This guy's an oddly long deer, this is probably a valuable picture for the IL Dept. of Conservation, maybe you should run it by them. Superb image my friend,

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-08-29 2:57]

Hello Scott,
Very nice capture,eye contact is excellent.I liked POV,colors,moment you caught,details,framing and composition a lot.

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-10-10 22:56]

Hi Scott,
Excellent Deer capture my friend.
I like deer's pose,expression,colors,pov,dof,focus,sharpness,lighting and note.TFS

Wow, you have a great place to go all the time. I wish I had lived near a neat place like this!

Wow nice capture. What a beautiful deer.

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