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Watching you dear

Watching you dear
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Copyright: Mike Gray (MikeGray) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 38 W: 0 N: 58] (403)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-03
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 10D, Canon EF100-400 IS L 4.5-5.6L Ř77, Digital
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mammals of the British Isles [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-07-07 15:01
Viewed: 3805
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My second upload to this great site.
This shot of a dear was also taken at The RSPB site Wareham in Dorset UK.
Sorry i know very little about wildlife so if you know any details about the type of dear etc i would be greatfull.
I do know to get this shot i had to be very quiet, move very slowy and have a great deak of patients
Thanks for looking

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-07-07 17:35]

Hi Michael, welcome to TN. Nice picture of this deer. I'm not sure what deer it is though. It's definitely not a Red, Fallow or Muntjac, it doesn't look like a Roe or a Sika...so that's me stumped.

Good portrait, the antlers look like they have a little problem with symmetry. Nice work.

Lol, the antlers look like melted plastic, he's certainly going to be lopsided! The deer down at Arne are generally Sika deer.

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-07-08 16:10]

Bardzo ładny portret, świetne kolory i ostrość.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-07-09 3:47]

Beautiful and interesting portrait for this superb animal ! Composition, colors, details and presentation are good ! Thanks for sharing Michael.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-02-25 19:10]

Hi Mike
As I told you in your last posting I have gone through your portfolio and found you have some lovely photos. As I am a new member myself (1 month only) I feel free to work back into time on some selected portfolios and critique/comment/reward some of those earlier works. Therefore, although somewhat belated I feel I should reward this obvious beautiful photo with a deserved smiley. This is one of those photos you sometimes find on TN that is really worth much more that what it actually got. Don't ask me how it works or what the dynamics behind it is. It just happens and there is seemingly not much one can do about it.
I am very partial to portrait shots of animals so this one was an easy choice for me. The composition is good while the cropping gives the animal enough space to breathe and to walk into. The colours are well saturated and the exposure is well handled. DOF & OOF BG is great.
Good work and TFS.

Hello Mike,

An amazing shot of this wonderful creature, who seems as though he is seriously contemplating some kind of response ...

I especially like the shiny texture to his antlers and wary eye contact.

Exceptional details, colors, lighting and composition.

Well done and thank you.

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