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Indian Sambar

Indian Sambar
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Copyright: Everton De Melo (demeve) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-23
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel XTI (400D), Canon EF-S 17-85mm 1:4-5.6 IS USM, Quantaray 58mm DMC UV
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-10-09 12:58
Viewed: 8729
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the Indian Sambar (Cervus unicolor niger) and I dedicate this picture and this beautiful animal to all our friends in India. I took this picture at the Animal Kingdom.

These deer are seldom far from water and, although primarily of the tropics, are hardy and may range from sea level up to high elevations such as the mixed coniferous/deciduous forest zone in the Himalayan Mountains sharing its range with the Himalayan musk deer. These deer are found in habitats ranging from tropical seasonal forests (tropical dry forests and seasonal moist evergreen forests), subtropical mixed forests (conifers, broadleaf deciduous, and broadleaf evergreen tree species) to tropical rainforests. Their range covers a vast majority of territory that is classified as tropical rainforest, but their densities are probably very low there. In these areas, the deer probably prefer clearings and areas adjacent to water. They live as far north, according to Wild China, as the southern slopes of the Qinling Mountains in Central China. In Taiwan, sambar along with sika deer have been raised on farms for their antlers, which they drop annually in April to May. Sambars are a favorite prey item for tigers.

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Hello Everton
what a nice post for lovely faced Indian deer. I think it is an adult male. Your capture very nice with focus, composition and colors. Bamboo plantation on BG very nice for composition. POV and eyes contact also very beautiful. Thanks for sharing it and good informative notes. well done

Ciao Everton, splendid creature in great pose, lovely composition with fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

hello Everton

excellent shot of the Indian Sambar, fine POV, DOF and framing,
beautiful luminosity of the image with excellent sharpness and details,



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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-10-09 20:36]

Wonderful image of this beautiful deer Everton,
Love the detail and colors, he looks very relaxed in this pose. Composed very nicely!

Well, we Indians are happy to see one of our wild denizens doing well in the US, Everton. Thanks for the special favor.
The image is very good. The animal sits placidly on the ground and looks contended.
A fine capture, indeed.
TFS and regards.

Hello Everton

picture is really excellent and animal is lovely but it is not indian sambar as you say but Eld's deer or brow-antlered deer (Cervus eldii). It is really adult male with antlers in velvet. This species is rare and endangered in the wild compare to sambar who is common and abundant.


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