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Copyright: Paul van Slooten (pvs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-14
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A700, Sony 300mm F2.8 G, Digital RAW 200
Exposure: f/4, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite wild animal photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-02-05 1:29
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Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another one from the archives,this one from Holland (my country of origin),where we visited the National Park Hoge Veluwe in September where we tried to make some captures of the Red Deer in the month of the rut.

The Red Deer (Cervus elaphus) is one of the largest deer species. The Red Deer inhabits most of Europe, the Caucasus Mountains region, Asia Minor and parts of western and central Asia. It also inhabits the Atlas Mountains region between Morocco and Tunisia in northwestern Africa, being the only species of deer to inhabit Africa. Red Deer have been introduced to other areas including Australia, New Zealand and Argentina. In many parts of the world the meat (venison) from Red Deer is widely used as a food source.

Red Deer are ruminants, characterized by an even number of toes, and a four-chambered stomach. Recent DNA evidence indicates that the Red Deer (Cervus elaphus) and the East Asian and North American Elk (Wapiti) (Cervus canadensis) represent two distinct species. They also hint at an additional primordial subgroup of Central Asian Red Deer. The ancestor of all Red Deer probably originated in Central Asia and likely resembled Sika Deer.

Although at one time Red Deer were rare in some areas, they were never close to extinction. Reintroduction and conservation efforts, especially in the United Kingdom, have resulted in an increase of Red Deer populations, while other areas, such as North Africa, have continued to show a population decline.

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Hallo Paul,
I like your space composition, with the pine in the background.
Beautiful natural colors. Very fine details on the deer.
Well done

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-02-05 2:17]

Hello Paul,
A fine capture of a Red Deer Stag with an impressive pair of antlers taken from a fine frontal POV with good eye-contact and sharpness.
The pine trees in the BG look pretty large.
Thanks and best regards from a dark and grey Scania,

hallo Paul
SUPER opname
dit is echt wild!!!
mooie details compositie
hier moet je echt tegen aan lopen
groetjes lou

Hallo Paul,
De Hoge Veluwe. Ben er n keer geweest tijdens de zomer een paar jaar geleden.
Zo'n opportuniteit niet gekregen...
Heb edelherten heel eventjes in de verte gespot. Veel te ver voor fotografie.
Mooi dier hier!

hej paul!
mktigt och vackert som bara den!
very nice!

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-02-05 5:48]

Hi Paul
Wonderful Deer male. Good details and natural colors.

hello Paul

beautiful photography of the Red Deer shot with fine POV and DOF,
i love the vertical framing that you did, beautiful luminosity
of the image with excellent sharpness and details, TFS


beautiful-majestic capture, TFS Ori

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-02-05 16:43]

Hi Paul
Outstaing image.Excellent POV and very sharp image.Great eye's contact with beautiful OOF Bg.
TFS Michel

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2009-02-06 12:35]

Hoi Paul,
Paar jaar terug alleen maar vrouwtjes gezien van dichtbij. De mannetjes waren alleen in de verte zichtbaar.
Deze staat er echt supermooi op met een prachtig gewei.
Leuke natuurlijke omgeving en kleuren.
groetjes Paula

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