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Sambar Deers

Sambar Deers
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Copyright: Abhinav Raveendran (abhinavr) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 15] (108)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-06-29
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D7100, Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-08-06 1:50
Viewed: 1234
Points: 11
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sambar Deer (Rusa unicolor) is considered as a vulnerable species according to IUCN. But it is commonly seen in the forests of Kerala. And it is the largest deer species found in India.

Seems to be something bleeding from its neck? It is not a wound. Males and pregnant/lactating female Sambar deers have a spot on their neck from which they sometimes leak a glandular fluid. That is normal.

This photo is from Periyar Tiger Reserve, Thekkady, Kerala, which is one of the areas covered under Project Tiger.

Took this from a moving boat. So used continuous auto focus mode (AF-C in Nikon). Also this is one frame from a series of bursts (continuous high speed), as the deer (in front) was moving .

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BEAUTIFUL ANIMAL!It seems gradiant tool used to make uper portion darker.But a horizental line is clearly visible.

Hi Abhinav-I like this type of animal picture very much.Well captured and nice presentation.Beautiful light all over.Flashing water looks really beautiful.Good work.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-08-06 10:04]

Hello Abhinav,
Very nice photo of these Sambar Deer. Beautiful natural colours in good sharpness and compsoition.

Beautiful scene Abhinav! Very good composition, wonderful lighting and good sharpness.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2014-08-07 10:59]

Pretty and clean picture. Congratulation.

Fabulosa captura, Abhinav!!! Maravillosa tu nota, también. Hace rato que no leía una tan brillante (sintética, rica en aporte de conocimientos -como el dato del fluido glandular- y en detalles de como lograste esta gran y difícil captura del GRAN SAMBAR (el que primero descubrí en las novelas de Kipling y su libro de las selvas virgenes).

Mi gran admiración por este trabajo, compañero.

Un gran abrazo desde la República Argentina.
(Felicitaciones por el día de la independencia de la India,
tan merecida por haber sido tan duramente buscada,
saludos por tu intermedio, Abhinav, a toda la legión de fotógrafos naturales de tu país, a los que aprecio mucho)

Hernán Bortondello

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