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Barking Deer

Barking Deer
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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-03
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Pentax K100D Super, Sigma 70-300 DG Macro, Digital ISO-400, Matin 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-07 22:15
Viewed: 23139
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi friends, I’m back after being on an extended holiday that took me on a journey around the world, visiting ten countries and catching up with a number of overseas friends.

Over the next couple of months I will be presenting a selection of wildlife that I took whilst I was away.

My first stop was Thailand and after a few days in Bangkok, I headed north to Khao Yai NP with my friend Dem. We spent 4 days camping here and saw a wide range of exotic birds, mammals, reptiles and insects amongst the mixed evergreen and deciduous rainforest.

Today’s post is a male Common Barking Deer (Muntiacus muntjak). Also known as Muntjak, the Barking Deer get its name from its call with is remarkably like that of a barking dog. They are found throughout the dense jungles of south-east Asia, southern China, Japan and India.

They are one of the oldest surviving forms of mammal, appearing 15-35 million years ago, with remains found in Miocene deposits in France and Germany.

They grow to 1.3 metres in length and just under half a metre tall. They are omnivorous, feeding on fruits, shoots, seeds, birds' eggs as well as small animals and even carrion. We found this one feeding on the roadside eating the fallen red flower petals that you can see on the ground.

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  • albert Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 421 W: 12 N: 670] (2971)
  • [2009-04-07 23:57]

Hello Chris,
Nice to see you back, it looks like that you had a wonderful trip!
Very nice capture of this barking deer, great focus and superb colours.
look forward to see more photos of your trip
Best regards

Hi, Chris,

an excellent capture with beautiful colours and details! very well done. thanks for sharing.

Man Yee

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-04-08 10:07]

Hi Chris.
Splendid shot of a wonderful young deer. I am impressed a lot with subject and quality of the shot. DOF, details, colours are simply great. Composition of the shot and framing of the scene are brilliant too. Well done and TFS. Bravo.

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-04-08 12:15]

Hello Chris,
Splendid shot of this lovely deer with nice details and composition. Welcome back to TN! Hope you enjoyed from Turkey.
TFS and G's,

Hello Chris, wonderful shot of this barking deer with wonderful details and lovely pose.
TFS and greetings,

Hi and Good Morning MF Chris,
Fistly welcome to here and your country! Hope you had great times during your trip. An impressive capture of a beautiful barking deer from frontal POV with excellent neat details and wonderful composition!
TFS and have a nice day!


Hello Chris,
a wonderful portrait of Common Barking Deer taken from an excellent frontal POV with very good sharpness and beautiful natural colours, i like the eye conctact and the lovely posture of the Deer.
Best regards

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2009-04-10 3:40]

Merhaba Chris,
harika bir fotoğraf; renkler, netlik ve kompozisyon çok süper olmuş.
Tebrik ederim.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-04-11 4:13]

Hello Chris,
Welcome back!
A fine comprehensive, almost full frame, portrait of a Muntjac Deer that shows pretty well all the features in this pose and from this POV with excellent sharpness and lighting.
I believe this species is now wild in some parts of Europe including the UK.
Thanks and I look forward to seeing more from your tour.
Kind regards,

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