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Changing Coats

Changing Coats
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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: 2010-05-08
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 5D Mark11
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/40 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite White-Tailed Deer photos, Anna's Favourites 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-05-12 21:33
Viewed: 3098
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this shot of a Whitetail Buck while up at Sand Run Metro Park near Akron. I was actually trying to find my way out of the woods, since it was getting dark and starting to sprinkle rain.

I had been taking photos of flowers and Morel Mushrooms when this fellow suddenly appeared out of the thick under brush. I didn't even have time to check my camera settings to see what they were set at. I quickly took aim and clicked the shutter and hoped for the best.

You can easily see that this particular deer is beginning to shed his winter coat and will soon be wearing his reddish summer attire.

He has already begun to develope his antlers, which will be in the velvet stage until late fall arrives. As the time nears he will rub trees and small sapplings to rid himself of the velvet and expose his hard boney antlers. He will then carry this head gear around until about January or February in this part of Ohio.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-05-12 22:50]

Hello Ron,

What a lovely pose of this deer.
Splendid eyes and ears and head is fantastic
Nice color and good presentation, lovely.
Very well done, TFS.

Best reagrds,

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  • krall Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 47] (1286)
  • [2010-05-13 0:27]

Hello Ron,

Very well done.

Hi Ron,

nice so as the deer here in his natural enviroment are.
Good from detail and with fine natural colours.


Great capture Ron! Lucky you!! Not an easy approach with 90mm lens!! Fantastic warm colors, contrast, sharpness and detail!! 5D Mark II is just the right camera in the right place and hands! Bravo Ron!
George Veltchev

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-05-13 2:20]

Hi Ron,
simply beautiful. Exciting pose with the vegetation around it. Lush green and wonderful natural presentation. the clarity and sharpness of the view is excellent.
well seen in good features, the deer and the forest.
well balanced in good lighting and the beauty is well appreciated.


Hello Ron,
From the photos today in TN, I think this is the one that is fully compliant with the philosophy of the site! ... excellent, a picture full of nature and visual harmony! ... Congratulations is a beautiful and flawless work!
TFS, Regards, Jesús

Hi Ron,

The light is really nice, and the deer was caught in a very natural pose in its habitat. An excellent grab-shot!

It's also a commentary on the state of the "wild" in the eastern US, as there's lots of invasive Garlic Mustard in the shot. That stuff is everywhere now. Awful stuff!


Hello Ron,

Very nice picture with beautiful natural colors! I really like the way the vegetation surrounds the Buck like a natural frame. The post processing is really well done. I suspect that the buck was very close of you, isn't it?

Great job and TFS!


hello Ron

a very beautiful photo of this buck of the White-tailed Deer,
your frontal POV gives a beautiful eye-contact from the animal,
i also love to see with the deer all the vegetation of his environment,



Hallo Ron
This is such a lovely, lovely buck, with an innocent looking personality which I can sense 1000's of kilometres away. It is a beauty and the pose in which you managed to capture it is seems so sincere and without pretence. The greenery that surrounds the buck is ever so lovely and does not only create the ideal backdrop but it also serves as a natural frame. The image as a whole is really beautiful and in my personal opinion very childlike. The black moist snout, short horns, lively rigid ears and last but not the least "Bambi eyes" are an absolute pleasure to look at and appreciate. This is my kind of picture, as it softens the heart. It will go to my personal favourite folder. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.
Ps. Thanks for the mail you sent me, I have been very busy lately and did not want to rush to have a look at it. As soon as time allows me to look properly I'll do so. Thanks for thinking of me when you sent it out. It is much appreciated.

Kind of reminds me of the "forest giraffe" or "okapi" with the oscicone nubs on its head, only a different colored pelage and zebra striped hinds legs and 14 inch tongue are missing. I like this kind of momment captured as it shows this paticular animal off very well in all that dense green foliage. I would also have to say that I'm quite impressed if this was handheld at 1/40 of a sec, even at the wide aperature setting under the canopy of the forest. Well done Ron. :)

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-05-13 18:22]

Hello Ron,
You have made an excellent capture of Knobby. The details and colours are astounding. This time of year is great is it not. Thanks Ron.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2010-05-14 9:53]

Hi Ron,
A beautiful composition of wildlife ...
Using light, color and detail are excellent.
Best wishes,

I love the way your camera picked up the richness in colour of his forehead. The buck's in beautiful focus all around. Very nice shot in amongst the rich green. TFS Trevor

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