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the classical dancer

the classical dancer
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Copyright: soumyajit nandy (snandy_81) (20)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-13
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Sigma 70-300 f4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-19 6:37
Viewed: 3266
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The chital or cheetal (Axis axis), also known as chital deer, spotted deer or axis deer is a deer which commonly inhabits wooded regions of Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, and most of India. It is the most common deer species in Indian forests. Its coat is reddish fawn, marked with white spots, and its underparts are white. Its antlers, which it sheds annually, are usually three-pronged and curve in a lyre shape and may extend to 75 cm. It has a protracted breeding season due in part to the tropical climate, and births can occur throughout the year. For this reason, males do not have their antler cycles in synchrony and there are some fertile females at all times of the year. Males sporting hard antlers are dominant over those in velvet or those without antlers, irrespective of their size and other factors. A chital stands about 90 cm tall at the shoulder and masses about 85 kg. Lifespan is around 20-30 years.

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Hi Soumyajit
Interesting and creative work
I love focus on the animals

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  • Metin Silver Star Critiquer [C: 25 W: 0 N: 16] (176)
  • [2008-11-20 4:33]

Hi Soumyajit
good capture.. well done

hello soumyajit,
we have mody wondeful photographers from abglore who contribute to this site regularly, i am pleased to see this beautiful capture from you, the colors are lovely , the dof is very good, nice details captured, i would have love to see the frontal view specially the head of this beautiful animal.
tfs & regards

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