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Red Deer

Red Deer
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Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-25
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Sony Alpha DSLR A450, Sigma 170-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO Ultra DG
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-07 6:33
Viewed: 3401
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The red deer (Cervus elaphus) is one of the largest deer species. Depending on taxonomy, the red deer inhabits most of Europe, the Caucasus Mountains region, Asia Minor, parts of western Asia, 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 used as a food source.
Red deer are ruminants, characterized by an even number of toes, and a four-chambered stomach. Genetic evidence indicates that the red deer (Cervus elaphus) as traditionally defined is a species group rather than a single species, although it remains disputed exactly how many species the group includes (see Taxonomy).[2][3] The ancestor of all red deer probably originated in Central Asia and probably resembled sika deer.[4]
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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Hello Pierre,
Very fine photo composition of this red deer, very good sharpness, fine, colorful details!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-12-07 6:58]

Hello Pierre,
Excellent photo of this Red Deer in a very nice pose with eye contact. Great timing. Good sharpness, details, natural colours and beautiful environment.

hello Pierre
very nice composition with great details and super naturel colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • Bass Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 173 W: 0 N: 233] (974)
  • [2011-12-07 7:52]

Hi Pierre,
wonderful capture. Good POV and light; I like how you have worked with natural colours. Good note also.

Excellent setting and background, good eye contact and detail.
Nice light and colours.
regards yiannis

hello Pierre, wonderful subject and fine photo performance!
regards, Nasos

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-12-07 9:09]

Beautiful capture and very elegant position,the top of sharpness and colors in the difficult light of a cloudy day.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2011-12-07 9:45]

Hi Pierre,
Great shot of this beautiful Red Deer ..
Great composition, colours and sharpness.
Best wishes,

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  • nat Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 24] (82)
  • [2011-12-07 9:58]


Great shot of this red deer. Good sharpness, very vibrant colours and good capture. Are those flies hovering around it's head?



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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2011-12-07 12:29]

Grandiosa imagem muito bem trabalhada com detalhes ótimo, qualidade e nitidez bela, meus parabéns gosto muito da composição aplicado nesta foto.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-12-07 12:29]

Great capture, Pierre!
Splendid image of this deer in a fantastic pose with excellent sharpness and fine detail; perfect light and beautiful ambientation; a beauty!
Well done!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-12-08 1:09]

Hello Pierre,
this is a simple but very classical shot. Exciting colors and definitely a wonderful pode from the deer.
Such a pleasant scenery in excellent sharpness.
Very well done indeed.


Hello Pierre,
I particularly enjoy the alert pose the deer,there is a nice feel to the shot.
Lovely details and good sharpness
Regards Les.

Bonjour Pierre,
Très belle attitude du sujet saisie sous un bon angle de prise de vue.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2011-12-24 7:56]

Hola Pierre.
Bella estampa de este hermoso Venado Rojo en su medio ambiente Natural.
Los colores y nitidez de alto nivel.

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