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Copyright: Satish Hanumantha Rao (satish_h) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 115 W: 0 N: 1261] (7630)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2002-12
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon F90x, Fuji Provia 100
Exposure: f/5.6
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Rutting Season [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-22 9:31
Viewed: 5029
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sambar, common name for several large dark brown and maned Asian deer, particularly for the Indian species, which attains a height of 102 to 160 cm (40 to 63 in) at the shoulder and may weigh as much as 272 kg (600 lb). The coat is dark brown with chestnut marks on the rump and underparts. The large, rugged antlers are typically rusine, the brow tines being simple and the beams forked at the tip. In some specimens the antlers exceed 101 cm (40 in). Sambars are primarily browsers that live in woodlands and feed mainly on coarse vegetation, grass, and herbs. They are diurnal animals who live in herds of 5-6 members, grazing grass, sprigs, fruit and bamboo buds.

As I was returning in the evening, i came across this huge male Samabar deer. This is the biggest deer we have in India. The evning light gave a golden tinge on the animal. I used Tokina 100-300 f-4 lens.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-10-22 10:53]

Hi Satish,

Very nice shot,with great use of the light,well seen and captured,best regards,


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-10-22 11:33]

Stunning shot, A really impressive stag. Lovely evening light and good eye contact



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