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Copyright: Rick Price (Adanac) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-01
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon 100-400/4.5-5.6L IS
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-02 3:49
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Points: 26
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This Mule Deer buck was taking time yesterday to have some nourishment while keeping an eye on his does and an ear on me. Fresh snow has fallen in the Cypress Hills, light dry snow that mutes the sounds in the forest. We were witness to many wonderful scenes in the Hills and if I had forgotten my lenses may have been able to share with you some of them. On another front I recieved news yesterday that one of the two wolves that I had seen in the park in August, the first sightings since 1926, has been shot just out of the park for allegally harassing livestock. Old fears die hard when it comes to top end preditors. DAMN

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Hi Rick,
very nice time of the season shot of Mr.Buck.The details,colour and exposure are all good.What is not good is the fact that there are still people out there that kill predators of any sort.I do not care in the slightest the reasons for the bloodlust as I think the wolf is much more valuable than any bovine creature there is and bovines are on the wolf's menu.I hear farmers complain about rodent problems but they stupidly kill the creatures that eat them and then wonder why the rodent population,deer as well gets out on hand-well duh!The balance of nature is something we humans have hurt so very badly and I think it is high time we all try to give wildlife some breathing room and restore and revere them for if they go-we are not that far behind,and I like them so.You are right to say DAMN. Thanks for helping me wake up this morning. Bob

Great image and good comments as well.... Unfortunately, wolves and other wildlife do not understand the theory of park boundaries...

Hello Rick,
Seems like he has already put on the winter coat, so I guess the changing temperature will do no harm!
A nice pose, and the animal is captured with fine details...
A well composed presentation, due to low light the colours are muted but still attractive!
Pablo -

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-12-02 6:41]
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Hi Rick,
a beautiful setting for your Buck! very well composed and exposed, i'm keeping my fingers rossed for such scene in my part of the world. I'm very sad to hear about the wolf though...i wonder why the state can't just compensate the Livestock owner for his loss and let the wolf live...

We got the snow..and you got the shot...A fine capture on a snowy day...get a few more before this next round of warmer incoming hits us all...it is melting already here and almost 40! The deer will get a bit confused as we humans do...yet I did predict this weather outcome. It happens each year...Nicely done Sir Rick!

Hi Rick,
Beautiful wild scene, I like a lot the composition with the deer and the snowy vegetation; gives a good cold sensation.

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-12-02 11:33]

Hello Rick,
Wonderful capture of this deer trying to find
food in the snow.. Very beautiful surrounding
Great POV and composition.. Well done


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  • RP1 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 154 W: 1 N: 6] (251)
  • [2007-12-02 12:14]

Salut Rick,
Super de voire un tel animal dans un aussi beau paysage de neige.
Trčs belles couleurs avec beaucoup de détails. Excellente composition.

Looks like you are engulfed in winter. I suppose we are too only ours takes the form of rain which is not nearly so photogenic. This looks very authentic to me with that special dull light one gets on snowy days. I can almost "see" the muffled silence.

Always sad to hear of wolves being shot. I suppose profits, or perceived profits win out. It seems folks either love wolves probably influenced by some exaggerated romantic notions (me) or they hate wolves for exaggerated nefarious notions. I just wish there were room enough to "live and let live".

Evelynn : )

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-12-02 18:29]

Hello Rick

A lovely winter scene.This Muley seems preoccupied with his does.
The composition is well done,I love the detail in the snow covered grasses.
The snow adds an artistic look to the shot.
Very good POV and DOF.
Well done.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-12-02 22:21]

Hello Rick,
Lovely early winter scene: make one almost appreciate the whiteness of the winter season. Great pose you captured from a fine POV, the Mule Deer contrasting well against the snow. Nice sharpness and great composition.
Thanks for this one,

Hi Rick
This is a great shot of this buck. I have not had this kind of luck in photographing one in the wild like this. I think they are incredible animals and you have done well in capturing him in the fresh snow.
Very well done!! TFS

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-12-03 13:50]

Hi Rick.- Un bello panorama de este gran venado. Exelente la presentacion con la nieve como entorno.
Nice Nice photo. Great pose with snow arround.
guess it is to cold.

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