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Fields Of Gold

Fields Of Gold
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Copyright: Karan Little (hester) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-27
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-08-27 10:58
Viewed: 2634
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have been up to Richmond today to watch the deer. It is getting near to the rutting season so the bucks and stags look impressive.

The Fallow Deer bucks, as pictured here, are still quite serene and calm but the Red Deer stags are starting to display some more aggressive behaviours. The stags are still together at this point but in the next few weeks we should see them seperate. They are already pushing each other and bellowing. I took some pictures of the practice fights and I will post some in a few days.

I liked this pale Fallow Buck in the golden grass. I watched him a while until he fell asleep :)

gracious, SunToucher, jmp, PaulH, Necipp, ridvan, Juyona, pablominto, ramthakur, septama, Alex99, Debz has marked this note useful
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Hello friend Karan,
He looks so friendly and cute under the shade!
well composed with exposure and focus, real colour and details!
thanks for sharing and well seen

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-08-27 11:08]

Hi Karan,
Splendid shot of the Fallow Buck among the golden grasses as it sits there with its head held high in an elegant posture. Superb light and shadow effect and very neat exposure. Excellent POV to portray this scene and very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hi Karan,
I knew the season was about to start and a fellow photographer mentioned to me that the few weeks before the rut are even better, since the fighting is more severe. I think I will be heading out to a spot about an hour away within a few weeks to see what I can manage to capture.
This is a great photo in anticipation to the rutting season. The 'sleepy' look of fallow is a nice opposite of what is to be expected. I like the serene look and the lighting a lot. The high grasses surrounding the deer give a wonderful feel to the photo as well.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-08-27 11:37]

Hi Karan,
Great composition and calm pose of this deer. Perfect exposure and a nice view of this landscape.
TFS, José M.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-08-27 11:40]

Hi Karen,
it's getting towards that time again isn't it? I went to the forest again today to try to get some myself. Unfortunately it's bank holiday and the place was crawling with people, so the Deer were staying well hidden.
Great setting here though with this young Stag enjoying some shade. The colour of the grass is very nice and i like the eye contact. Good sharp focus and perfect DOF.

Hello Karan lovely shot of a resting deer I like the contrast of thwe antlers against the burned out grass behind well composed great eye contact and catchlight I look forward to catching some action too in the rutting season tfs best rgds Necip

Hello Karan
A very good shot with exemplary lighting..I go to work at through the night and I have met a few stags over the years that will not move even if you blast your horn and turn off your lights!!..they are very territorial in the rutting season when they are protecting thier females.
Great shot karan and thanks for sharing
All the best

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2007-08-27 12:37]

`Really impressive stags, I like the relaxed atmosphere in the picture. Great job TFS Reina

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-08-27 12:43]

selam karan, excellent shot and very good composition of this lovely deer.nice pov and bg with splendid naturel colours.good presented pose
Well done !
Regards ridvan

You do seem to have sedative effect on your subjects! : )

I love the soft color of these deer. I do think you lost a bit of saturation in the upload. The image looks richer when drug to my desktop. Do you convert to sRGB color space before working on the image for upload to the web? I tried a bit of a crop off both sides and the top. I think it gives the image a bit more impact. I don't think there is anything wrong with your presentation but it is another option and interesting comparison.

Evelynn : )

This is a beautiful portrait. Your pictures of those beautiful animals always look so lovely. I like this composition, tones of colors and beautiful catch-light. Well done again :)

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-08-27 14:11]

Hola Karan,
fields of gold, excelente título y gran composición, perfecto tabajo, y estupendos detalles,

Hello Karan,
A well composed presentation!
Good focus, this fellow really stands out in the dry grss...
Pablo -

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-08-27 19:17]

Hello Karan

A beautiful composition of this fallow deer buck.The colour palette is wonderful albeit a bit autumnal signifying the end of summer for me.Alas it is almost over.Excellent POV and DOF.The shot is well focused with lots of detail.TFS


Mighty impressive picture of a Stag, Karan. The fellow looks at ease, surrounded by the tall grasses.
Your note gives a fair idea of these animals' behaviour during the rutting season.
Thanks for it and cheers.

hi karan,

very beautiful picture!the deer is very beautiful in colors!and how beautiful "bois(in french ;-) i don t know in english),you shot them so well!

really nice shot if this resting deer in tree shade, looks like he is not even realize that you take his picture. The color composition is good, seems natural and clasic, the exposure and focus also bring the object into the details, the space to the left is a bit too wide I guess but overall is very well composed picture, TFS

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-08-28 9:22]

Hi Karan.
Lovely shot of sweet animal. Superb pose of it, amazing scenery (surroundings), excellent shadowed spot and sunlight. State of mood and expressiveness of the deer are reflected skillfully. Bravo and TFS.

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-08-29 0:49]

Hi Karen, a nicely composed image here. Beautifully set in the long grass. Your patience was well rewarded. Good light and shadow.

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