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Copyright: Art Roberts (Art_R) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-09-03
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D 80, AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D IF-ED, 77mm UV
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-07 17:13
Viewed: 2689
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi Folks , today I have something a bit different for me , not very often do I find myself uploading a photo of a mammal , it is not really one of the subjects I have any particular skill to get very close to , but on a recent outing I had some good fortune with this curious doe. I found myself in amongst several deer and decided on settling in to see if I may have some luck with one so I knelt in some tall grass and readied my camera , this doe caught barley a glimpse of me and came to investigate , kneeling in the grass with my camera to my eye she apparently could not figure out exactly what I was and came closer and closer till I got this shot of her , she stood there for a few seconds , smelling , and stomping a hind foot to see if I would move , then walked off into the brush. kind of a lucky encounter , deer in this area will not tolerate being close to a human , when they see one they bolt into the brush , so it was nice to have one come so close with out scaring her.

there are two kinds of deer commonly seen here , white tail , and mule deer , I am not certain but think this is a white tail , I believe a mule deer has longer ears and a more grayish color , either way having a doe come so close that I can only fit her head in the frame is quite a treat for this guy :-)

thanks for looking

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Very nice capture here. Great sharpness and detail, and a very beautiful animal. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2010-09-07 20:56]

Bonsoir Art,

Good portrait, wiht excellent sharpness and good exposure. Mammal may be not your cup of tea, but you did good with this one. I wish I could see one that close. Nice work and TFS


Hi Art,
what an encounter! Great moment, exceptional photo! Eye contact, very good sharpness and details! It seems a little bit overexposed, though... Fantastic story too.. You've decided well to stay move-less into the grass... Deers are curious animals, they like to explore. In the same time they are very shy.. So, I guess you have a lot of luck with this one... Dears are one of my favorites too, but I never managed to get this close. TFS,

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-09-08 0:39]

Hi Robert
Great shot6 of this lovely and curious deer!
Perfect details and colors.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-09-08 12:45]

Hello Art
Excellent closed up and nice portrait.Sharp image and nice fur detail.I love the eye contact.
TFS Michel

Fantastic, clean shot with briliant detail and flawless composition my old friend Art! I am glad to see your work again here! Bravo!
George Veltchev

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-10-03 18:20]

Hello Art,
A super close-up of this pretty little lady. She must have been pretty curious to come that close to you without spooking. You managed to get a great shot showing her beautiful facial features in fine detail. Vivid natural colors and excellent exposure. Nice semi blurred BG. Great work!!

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