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# 600
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Copyright: Jane Magen (jaycee) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-20
Categories: Desert
Camera: Canon SX10IS
Exposure: f/5.7, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite wild animal photos 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-08-23 8:04
Viewed: 4113
Points: 38
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I was out for a walk with the dog one evening at dusk when I spotted this Mule Deer in the distance. I have not yet mastered the art of taking pictures in low light with my camera but I love this scene even though it is an imperfect picture and wanted to share it with you. I also thought it would be nice to show off where I live with this celebratory post.

The Sonoran Desert

The Sonoran Desert is a North American desert which straddles part of the United States-Mexico border and covers large parts of the U.S. states of Arizona and California and the Mexican state of Sonora. It is one of the largest and hottest deserts in North America, with an area of 120,000 square miles (311,000 km˛).

The desert contains an incredible array of unique plants and animals, such as the saguaro cactus that can live to be 250 years old and the kangaroo rat that never needs to drink water. On January 17, 2001, 496,337 acres (2,008 km˛) of the Sonoran Desert was set aside as the Sonoran Desert National Monument for the purpose of enhancing resource protection.

The Sonoran is well known for its beauty and spectacular cacti. In spite of the harsh climate of this desert, there is diverse plant and animal life. This desert, in fact, has the greatest diversity of vegetative growth of any desert in the world.

The Sonoran Desert includes 60 mammal species, 350 bird species, 20 amphibian species, over 100 reptile species, 30 native fish species, and more than 2,000 native plant species.

The Sonoran Desert includes such plants from the agave family, palm family, cactus family, legume family, and many others. Most plants not only survive the harsh conditions of the Sonoran Desert, but they actually thrive. Many have evolved to have specialized adaptations to the desert climate.


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To Gert-Paassen: Thanks to you!jaycee 2 08-24 02:43
To tuslaw: Jade Crestjaycee 1 08-23 16:46
To jlinaresp: Thank You Dear Friend,jaycee 1 08-23 16:32
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Hi Jane
Congratulation for this 600th post here on TN!
Great realization for you!
Wonderful capture!
Congratulation again!

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-08-23 8:17]

Hi Jane
congradulation for your 600 post hoping to see alot more from you.I like the composition of your image it is relaxing to look at it.Nothing is missing mountain,plants and wild life.Interesting text also
TFS Michel

hello Jane
Congratulation with your 600th post on TN
nice picture and good details
hope to see more of you
greeting lou

Reminds me of a pink flamingo:-) Being an old NYC Queen's-er you surely remember. It's a poser Jane. I do ya a favor!Check ur workshop!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-08-23 8:28]

Hi Jane,nothing better to celebrate the 600th! Also if the pic is a little noised,the composition is wonderfull,a fantastic vision and a magic light...and a beautifull specie too! Thanks for share,have a nice day! Luciano.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-08-23 8:33]

Hello Jane,
Beautiful photo to celebrate your 600th posting. Indeed a bit noisy, but the colours are very beautiful and the composition is great. Hope to see a lot more of your fabulous photos.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-08-23 9:04]

Hello Jane,
Congratulations on reaching this milestone and I love this composition and the dreamy light. You also timed it well to get the Mule Deer in a very fine pose against the background. Lovely colours too!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-08-23 9:25]

Hello Jane,
Congratulations on reaching your 600th posting.
You mark the occasion with a well composed beautiful Arizona scene, the cactuses and Mule Deer making up a fine composition against the mountain ridge BG. The colours in the evening lighting are beautiful though the low light has led to some softness in the image, but that does not spoil its beauty!
Thanks and I look forward to see many more postings from you!

Hello Jane,

congratulations on your 600th posting that I for myself forgot.
Great pov but a little noisy.

Fine colours and uop to the 700th.


Hello Jane friend!
What a wonderful scene for post # 600! ... awesome! ... truly captivating, deep and full of pleasant visual content. Obviously, the limitations of light are seen in various respects, 1/60s ISO 80 is not the best for this type of scenes. But the picture is so good, so captivating, so eloquent ... that makes this secondary! ... I send you a standing ovation, a hug and congratulations! ... Is a pleasure to see your photos in TN!
Regards, TFS, Jesús

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-08-23 13:05]

Hello Jane
Congratulation for your 600th post on TN.
This is a very lovely shot of this Mule Deer .
Very fine POV and DOF,good sharpness and details.Best regards Siggi

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-08-23 15:14]
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Hello Jane, Congratulations on #600!!
As you already stated a little noise is evident, but still a wonderful shot of this little fork horn buck who is still in velvet. I like the way he is proudly standing watch over his beautiful little valley.
I vividly remember the gorgeous mountainous landscape views from your patio. The desert scenery and plants surrounding your home area were simply breathtaking, and the wildlife was a special treat altogether. Thank you for sharing just a tiny glimpse of what you get to see every day.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-08-23 19:08]

Hello My Dear Jane,
You are such a huge part of my and many others TrekNature experience, I thank you and congratulate you on your 600th post. As you say this is an incredibly beautiful scene and one which gives us joy to see. Thank you Jane.
PS Bobs abstract is neat.

Hi Jane,
A beautiful capture of this Mule Deer to celebrate your 600th post here on TN. CONGRATULATIONS. Very well composed shot with good details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Jane and congratulations on your 600th post, it's a real milestone. I think your young buck is a great choice for this special posting. It's wonderful you've captured this handsome little guy in his natural surroundings. Well done and cheers to your next 600.
TFS Janice

Hallo Jane,
congratulations on your 600th post, not technically perfect picture, but a very enchanting scene, i like very much.
Best regards

Hi Jane
I missed this great shot. sorry for my delay.
firstly congratulations on your 6th milestone. By the time, we have seen many great shots of yours. many thanks all of them.
this is great selection to celebrate 600th post. great capture of lovely Mule Deer among cactuses.
I wish you many hundred posts here.
best wishes and have a nice weekend

hello Jane

in my absence from TN i missed your photo #600, congratulations,
it is a very beautiful photo and with your Canon bridge camera
you did a very good job on the low light, fine focus sharpness
and details, the catch-light render always more beautiful the photo,


caresses ŕ Zaius


600 shots!!!
That seems like a lifetime to me on TN, sis!
I love this capture!

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