Muntjac, (Barking Deer)
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|This was shot on out last trip to Bandipur when the light was fading away , so had to pust the ISO and live with noise to get a picture of this elusive animal .|
Muntjac, also known as Barking Deer, are small deer of the genus Muntiacus. Muntjac are the oldest known deer, appearing 15-35 million years ago, with remains found in Miocene deposits in France and Germany.
The present-day species are native to Southeast Asia and can be found from India and Sri Lanka to southern China, Taiwan, Japan (Boso Peninsula and Oshima Island), and Indonesian islands. Reeves's Muntjac has been introduced to England and is now common in some areas there. They are found in the eastern Himalayas. They are also found in Myanmar. Inhabiting tropical regions, the deer have no seasonal rut and mating can take place at any time of year; this behaviour is retained by populations introduced to temperate countries. Males have short antlers, which can regrow, but they tend to fight for territory with their tusks (downward pointing canine teeth). The presence of these tusks is otherwise unknown in British wild deer, and can be discriminatory when trying to differentiate a Muntjac from an immature native deer.
Muntjac are of great interest in evolutionary studies because of their dramatic chromosome variations
For more visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muntjac
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Hello Goutham! Very interesting scene, good capture and exposure, nice natural colours, very good sharpness. Well done!
Ciao Goutham, nice see you again on TN, splendid portrait of lovely creature in nice pose, beautiful natural colors superb sharpness and good details, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
- [2009-10-16 7:38]
I like deer in natural environment. The animal is in bright light and his colours are very impressive also pose is very attractive.
very well composed scene,iso and light they wrote very well on the animal,very good output in colours and details!
TFS thanks for sharing