Female roe deer
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|European roe deer|
Capreolus capreolus (Lat)
Chevreuil (Fr) - Chevrette car c'est une femelle.
EUROPEAN ROE DEERS :
European roe deers are widespread in Western Europe, where they occur in most areas. The Roe Deer is a relatively small deer, with a weight of 15–30 kg (33–66 lb). Its hide is golden red in summer, darkening to brown or even black in winter. Only the males have antlers. Older bucks develop antlers up to 20–25 cm (8–10 in) long with two or three points. Unlike most cervids, roe deer begin regrowing antlers almost immediately after they are shed. The Roe Deer is primarily crepuscular or active during the twilight. It attains a maximum life span of ten years. During courtship, when the males chase the females, they often flatten the underbrush leaving behind areas of the forest in the shape of a figure eight called 'roe rings'.
THE SHOT :
This is a female (no antlers)
The summer hide on the neck is already falling and you can see there some darker areas instead. It will considerably thicken during the autumn.
I realise there is a twig in the way. Not that good, but on the other hand it shows its natural habitat. All my other shots had much more twigs.
PP work: I removed a couple of flies. After size reduction for TN, I increased the sharpness and contrast a little.
Thanks for looking,
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Excellent capture of this deer int he tall grass.
The sunlight is beautiful.
Wonderful sharp detail in the fur.
You have filled the frame well.