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white tail
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Copyright: Sky Fa (SkyF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-21
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D70s, 70 - 300mm
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-25 7:29
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 60
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Sunday must have been my lucky day, not only did I meet my first beaver I also photgraphed my first wild deer.

My husband noticed it half way up a ravine, we did snuck up and it let us quite close. It did eventually notice us, but was in no hurry to get away.

The graceful white-tailed deer Odocoileus virginianus is well known to most North Americans. Hunters and photographers alike recognize the animal by its habit of flourishing its tail over its back, revealing a stark white underside and white buttocks. This "flag" of the white-tailed deer is often glimpsed as the high spirited animal dashes away from people. The tail has a broad base and is almost a foot long. When lowered, it is brown with a white fringe.

slight crop

Bufo, scottevers7, jcoowanitwong, Alex99, gallezeric, lgfoto, pilonm, marhowie, Adanac, hester, jmp, izler, valy67, Finland_in_Eton has marked this note useful
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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-01-25 7:33]

Bonne prise nature.
Merci Sky!

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-01-25 7:43]

That sure is a lucky day 'catching' these two species in one day. Lovely pose in natural environment. I saw Rob Fry's post and noticed it has a very fuzzy coat. Also in your picture well visible.
Nice image, JAcob

Hi Sky,
Sounds like you had a really special day that day with you camera. This is excellent. The soft overcast/cloudy light has allowed nice color saturation, Detail is very sharp. Wellcomposed in its natural environment. Looks great!

Hello Sky,

Excllent capture, perfectdetail svery crisp nice composed and capture photo excellent work, she seems to have spotted you great work

TFS Kyle

Hello Sky,
Very nice natural pose from this white-tailed deer. I like this upward looking pov and uneven ground that this deer stand on. With best regards,

Hi Sky,
Nice wildlife one...
Cropping a bit tight to the left; the tail.

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer [C: 191 W: 0 N: 10] (173)
  • [2007-01-25 9:49]

selam Sky Fa;
good photo selamlar

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-01-25 10:45]

Hi Sky.
Really good luck. I congratulate you. It is a remarkable trophy of your photo of hunting. I like the pose and expression of the deer face and your eye contact. Natural colours and lighting are very suitable for meeting into the wild nature. My compliments and TFS.

nice one, TFS Ori

felicitations sky
je n'ai jamais reussi a en approcher un de si pret,
c'est formidable.

hi Sky

splendid image one moment marvellous that you of passed a splendid composition of very beautiful colors cheer I adore this photograph


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  • lgfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 194 W: 13 N: 279] (1536)
  • [2007-01-25 14:48]

Hi Sky, very nice shot with great pose and composition, colour harmony of the object and the background.Very pleasant and gentle effect.TFS

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2007-01-25 15:13]

Hello Sky,

What a nice picture! Even if the snow is a little bit OE the exposition on the deer is very good. You cropped maybe a little bit too much at the left of the deer (or maybe it is the full frame picture)... I like the diagonal line of the tree and deer!

Great shot and great moment to share with us!



Cool in the wild capture Sky, I like it very much. Great eye contact, color, exposure, details, and DOF...She's got a tight butt too ;-}}
Nicely done!

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-01-25 18:45]

Hola Sky, bello animal y genial disparo... me agrada el encuadre y los detalles del invierno... saludos amiga

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-01-25 20:12]

Hi Sky,
Another super posting, the color, details and composition are all great.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-01-25 22:27]

Hello Sky

A very nicely composed shot of this white-tailed deer.The setting gives the impression of a sure footed ungulate navigating a treacherous hillside.A very nice statue pose with ears up.A very good POV with good detail.TFS


Hallo Sky,
das Reh scheint genauso überrascht zu sein wie die Fotografin. Wunderschöne Momentaufnahme

Hello Sky,
I'll have to say that it really was your lucky day; you caught two nice species the same day, congratulations. This is a very nice capture of this deer. I like this POV and composition a lot. He is giving you a great look, nice! Thanks

Belle photo,les détails sont jolis et bien nets,cette bete vous a vu et ne se sauve pas,vous avez pris la une très belle photo. Amitiés Thomas

hi sky!
little tight on the right but a
fine photo on a very beautiful animal!
sharp with fine pov
good work!

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-01-26 14:32]

Hi Sky

That is just adorable and with a perfect composition. I like where you have placed the deer in the frame. Lovely pose, she looks quite timid. Wonderfully sharp details and a good handling of the light



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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-01-27 6:15]

Hi Sky,
I missed this wonderful capture! Great details, pose, composition and wonderful natural environment.
Jose M.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-01-27 18:25]

hello sky
yes you are right about lucky day. here is cute model and nice exposure. i like composition, point of view, colours, details and framing in your photo

Hello Sky !
Congratulations on your fist deer ! I see a lot of deers each time I go in the forest, but I never managed to take a decent picture ! Yours is excellent, anyway. i love the pose of the deer, it look curious but not really afraid. beautiful natural colors, excellent composition. It must have bee a reatmoment for you ! Very well done !

Hi Sky,
A very nice photo with sharp details!Great POva nd compo.TFS.


Hello Sky!
Co za piekne spojrzenie! Zdjecie oddaje dobrze widok zimowej siersci zwierza. Ostrosc i kolorki - super. Jak daleko bylas (how you were far)od niej?
Pozdrawiam serdecznie i gratulije spotkania - Roma

Hi Sky,
Beautiful beauty! Marvelous composition. I like the mimicry of this cute deer. Great job!

What a lucky day, indeed.

The POV creates a dramatic image. Composition is lovely and the detail just perfect, not overly sharpened, which would have given the subject a harsh look. White-tails in winter coat are soft looking. I salute your deer stalking skills, also, bravo!

Thanks for sharing.

A beautiful capture on this deer, I bet you were excited to get this shot, well done. I had forgotten you had looked at my photos almost a year ago in here. I do mostly Treklens since you have a little more freedom on waht you post there. All your photos here are impressive, sure like them. :} Don

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