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Whitetail (Doe)

Whitetail (Doe)
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-02
Categories: Mammals
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-07 15:04
Viewed: 3497
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It was hard for me to believe how nice the weather was outside on this second day of the New Year. I took this photo of this healthy looking doe while hiking through Radnor State Park near Nashville Tennessee.

It was January and the temperature was in the mid 60"s, there were actually turtles out sunning themselves. Rosie and I took advantage of this sunny day as we walked the trails of this beautiful park a few miles from downtown Nashville.

My daughter lives in Nashville, so we get to visit every once in a while. The temperature is usually from 10 to 15 degrees warmer then it is back home here in Ohio.

This doe has obviously been eating well as can be seen from her excellent physical condition. The thing that caught my eye was the size of her chest cavity, she was as large as many of the mature bucks I've seen this year.

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2009-01-07 16:42]

Hi Ron

this is a very beautiful animal and as you said, it seems to be with a good health.

nice capture and great colors, I like the position of the doe looking at the lens and you, and the fine DOF and sharpness.



Hello Ron,
Wonderful capture of this lovely deer,
good sharpness and depth of field,
beautiful warm colors,
nice details in the fur and nice light.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2009-01-07 17:49]
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Hello Ron,
Besides this outstanding image what jumped out at me was how our whitetails differ from yours at this time of year. Yours have a coat that is reddish tan where as ours are greyish tan. Come spring and summer they are very similar. This capture has spectacular color and excellent details, what beautiful surroundings she has, thank you Ron.

You are correct,she looks really big... almost too big for the size of her legs and head. Interesting... I didn't realize that the winter temps. in Tennessee are so mild. The photo looks more like autumn and the temperature was also. This is a nice, sharp full frame image.

Evelynn ; )

Salut Ron
C'est une très jolie cette photo avec ce magnifique chevreil. Belle composition, les couleurs sont très belles trèes beaux détails C'est merveilleux d'avoir un beau parc comme cela près de chez-soi
Bravo et merci ...JP

Hi Ron,

A very nice shot of this big, healthy-looking doe. No kids with her? I usually see 3,4 or 5 youngsters with a big doe like her. I used to have a group like that visit my yard every night to clean up any left-over bird seed back when I used to feed birds in my yard. And then they'd clean up any flowers in my yard in Spring too, one of the several reasons I quit feeding birds.


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-01-08 10:17]

Hi Ron,

A beautiful doe -and you are right - she must be eating well. I love the way she is looking directly at you. Her colors are magnificent and fine details of her face and coat. Looks like autumn in January there in Tennessee. Our cold spell is due to end today and supposedly we are in for a nice sunny warmish week. I'll take it!!


That indeed is as large a one as I have seen. It looks like its head is miniature..Wow! that was one lucky sight and a good capture as well...nice earth tones! You were blessed on this day eh?

Hello Ron

The warm light and color tones of the photo are beautiful,
with fine lateral POV to obtain the head turned
beautiful glance of the Whitetail Doe to you, TFS


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