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Spotted deer

Spotted deer
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Copyright: Gopinath Sricandane (gopi) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 70] (337)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03-25
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D100, nikkor 300mm f4
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-05-16 4:23
Viewed: 5179
Points: 9
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This picture was made at Muthanga National Park, Wyanad, Kerala, Southern India. I was cleaning my equipment after a dusty game ride, when a group of cheetal/ spotted deer came grazing around the the wood house where i was staying. As i lifted the camera to frame the pic the cheetal became very alert, which is quite normal for a prey species. It took a few seconds for me to realize that the Cheetal's concern was a dog from the nearby tribal settlement. The cheetals were very uncomfortable about the presence of the dog and showed signs of moving away. So i took a shot handheld, by the time i fetched my tripod the frame was lost.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-05-16 4:27]

Trés beau cliché Gopinath avec un éclairage magnifique. J'aime beaucoup le contraste et la position de l'animal qui vous regarde tout en étant un peu caché derriére l'arbre. Super, Didier.

This is a nice image Gopi. I might be tempted to crop a little more all around. The light is very strong but somehow this does not seem to detract, in fact it provides a very clear highlight in the cheetal's eye. I do like your composition here. Well captured :)

What a great shot! ... Colours, details and composition are very good.

A beautiful moment, captured. But I agree that this photo would be improved by cropping. E

Hi Gopi , what a lighting!! excellent shot,
I just happend to browse the TN ( Looking for indians ) and saw your pictures man, i would have missed it otherwise.
Great and inspirational work!!


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