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More Chitals..in fact, many more!!!!

More Chitals..in fact, many more!!!!
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Copyright: Goldy RS (goldyrs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 974 W: 51 N: 2913] (11497)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-09
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon S2 IS
Exposure: f/2.7, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite wild animal photos, Jim Corbett, Tigers & the National Park [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-06-17 19:06
Viewed: 3537
Points: 48
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I went back home for a couple of days recently and decided to drive down to the Reserve with family.It wasn't raining that day, it was pouring!And when it rains, these spotted deer become lazy, kinda freeze, a la deer in headlights...That makes them fast food for the big cats (we only have leopards and the Royal Bengal Tiger in JCNP)!
This herd stood frozen for two reasons, one, it was raining as I said, two, fear; fear of the Tiger, which attacked this herd twice in two minutes, injuring one and walking off with another, for dinner!And I mean literally walking off, not dragging it!
Corbett has mentioned it many times in his books, most notably in Maneaters of Kumoun, that a tiger will carry a kill as large as a buffalo for upto twelve miles, without dragging it.I thought it was a hyperbole, but the ease with which the one I saw, carried a full grown stag put that thought to rest; it looked like it was carrying a packet of Lays!

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hello goldy,
beautiful capture, i liked the colors and the contrat very much, the contrast between the dry leaves and the lush greens look so nice, the chitals look great, nice composition,
tfs & regards

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-06-17 20:45]

Hello Goldy, wonderful shot of these cheetals again. TFS. Regards,

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  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2008-06-17 22:07]

Hi Goldy , this is a really neat scene , must really have been something to see .

it is a well captured image , thanks for sharing it

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-06-17 23:01]

Hi Goldy

Great notes. Lovely shot showing a large herd of Chital in their natural habitat. Nice work.


Hello Goldy,
What a awesome group of Chitals, never seen so many in a group before!
good pov with sharpness, very nice colour and details
many thanks for this posting

Hi Goldy,

Very beautiful capture of these deers in their natural habitat. Good composition, nice colours and sharp details.



Hi Bro Goldy, another splendid shot of these cheetals and beautiful landscape as well. Great composition indeed. Many thanks for sharing this.


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-06-18 2:08]

Hello Goldy, Superb shot and excellent and show the natural environment. Ganesh

Hi Goldy,
Beautiful capture of the herd and its environment. TFS.

Hello Goldy,
Wonderful shot,very beautiful landscpe,i also liked the colours and contrast between dry leaves and lush greens,lovely scene,

Bellissima immagine di "gruppo", bellissima composizione ambientata, buona nitidezza, molto belli i colori e splendido BG con la foresta. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-06-18 9:29]

Hi Goldy,

Your pictures of Jim Corbett Park make me wish that India was closer to the US or that I could be beamed there. How beautiful. How wonderful to see all of these deer in their natural habitat. A lovely scene with excellent colors and composition.


You sure hit the jackpot. Add your fine way of seeing and wha4tever it is magic you do in that special style...and you make something unique already much more in a dynamic way...

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-06-18 9:38]

Hi Goldy,what a nice group! Excellent pic perfectly taken,great quality of colors,thanks for the interesting note too,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-06-19 1:58]

Hi Goldy.
What an interesting subject. I was surprised with colouration of the animals and ground covered by dry leaves. First I have not seen animal at all. Nice, clear shot of a nice scene, great details and colours. Well done and TFS.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-06-19 7:19]

Hello Goldy

Wow,that is a lot of deer.
They fill the frame well.
The setting is beautiful.Excellent pov.
Lovely rich colours.


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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-06-19 11:20]

Hi Goldy,
Magnificent capture.Looks like a painting.Well caught,framed and composed.Excellent work!
Thanks for posting.

hello Goldy

i love your image, in the thumnail i was searching the Chitals !,
excellent shot of these lovely animals with the very beautiful
forest at the background, fine POV and very fine DOF
with the trees and the vegetations of the background,
excellent sharpness and details, you kno what, there is as many
Chitals but there is only one (my eye is not seeing other(s))
that has his look on you, and i love his eye-contact with you, excellent notes

TFS alot for this wonderful nature shot,


Hi Goldy,

So when are you planning to post the shot of the tiger carrying off the stag;-) Nice shot of the deer and it's nice to get the story behind it. If deer could climb trees, I'm sure they'd all be up there.


Dear Goldy,
I think you are back to TN with full swing & an adorable photograph depicting JCNP. I wish you had seen what I had posted for you few days ago. Request visit >for Goldy

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-06-22 7:56]

Hello Goldy,
What a lovely site on a wet day - you do live in paradise even though it must be very wet at times!! A very nice capture of the lush forest and the beautiful Chitals! Well done!
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-06-24 9:22]

Hi Goldy,
Wow.......so many of them and they look so marvellous as a group. Wonderful shot and I like this natural setting with the tall trees at the back and the plain land sprinkled with dried leaves. Great view and so beautifully captured. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-06-25 11:27]

Hi Goldy,
You've captured a beautiful scene. It's great to see so many of them together. TFS
Best wishes,

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-06-28 0:05]

Hi Goldy,
I had to come back and look at this one how many ever days would have passed.
The herd of chitals against the green BG of the reserve looks fantastic. I like the way they are all spread out in this panorama-like view.They almsot seem to merge with the FG that is a nice brown.
It is sad to hear their story ...the knowldge that the tiger is lurking around somwhere is worrying at the same time one also has to understand the needs of the tiger too.The ecology has to balance, isnt it?

Very well done.
TFS & Cheers

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