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Sambhar Deer

Sambhar Deer
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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: 2009-05-14
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon S2 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/15 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite wild animal photos 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-09-07 20:43
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Points: 36
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I was driving back from Dhikala in Corbett Tiger Reserve when I spotted this Sambhar busily munching away, so much so that she didn't bother to move even when I was just a few feet away from her...

Also spelt 'Sambar' sometimes, the Sambhar (Cervus unicolor) is the largest deer found in Corbett. Its body is largely a uniform greyish-brown in colour, except for the creamy white on the backsides and under-tail areas. Males have antlers up to 1 m long that are periodically shed and replaced. Male sambhar also have dense manes on their necks.

Sambhar are mostly found in dense forests with a gently sloping to steep topography. They are known to reach altitudes as high as 3,700 m. Sambhar browse on leaves, berries, fallen fruit, leaves and tender bark of young trees, and also graze on grasses and sedges. These deer are mostly active solitary but may be found in small groups during the mating season.

They let out a loud, repetitive alarm call when they sense a threat. These signals are used by trackers to locate tigers.

Sambhar is the most important prey species for the tiger and presence of Sambhar usually indicates a good tiger habitat.

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boreocypriensis, siggi, horias, Dis. Ac., haraprasan, KOMSIS, rousettus, Luis52, pierrefonds, Noisette, meyerd, CeltickRanger, jaycee has marked this note useful
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Good Morning L'il Bro,

Very cute and lovely moment:), you have photographed it well. Excellent DOF and exposure, nicely composed too. Good spotting!
TFS and have a nice day!


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-09-07 23:24]

Hello Goldy.
Good pose and good capture in the nick of time ,thank you for this lovely deer comp. my friend.Best regards Siggi

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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 0:02]

Hi Goldy
What a beautiful shot of this great Sambhar Deer!
Great details and colors.
I like it!

Lo que debiste disfrutar con esta fotografía en el
momento de su captura !! Un buen documento para Tn
sin ninguna duda.
Saludos Goldy.

Hello Goldy,
a nice picture with good pov, a pity the grass are for his head.
Further good of sharpness and details with fine colours.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-09-08 1:51]

Hello Goldy,
Very nice photo of this Sambar deer in good sharpness and natural colours. Attractive pose with eye contact.

Hi Goldy,
A lovely capture of this beautiful sambhar deer. Very well composed with good details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2010-09-08 3:03]

Hi Goldy,
Very cute ...
Composition, color and detail, Sambhar Deer are very nice.
Best wishes,

Ciao Goldy. Good capture for the Sambhar in the wild environment.


Ciao Goldy, great capture of lovely creature, beautiful natural ambientation, fine details and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Yes, we are neighbors, my brother Goldy. this is great meeting for me. This is very nice shot of very beautiful deer. She looked very lovely among tiny branches. nicely focused and composed. Thanks for sharing this beauty. well done.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2010-09-08 8:44]

Hola Goldy.
I am sure You really enjoy this great moment, a beautiful Sambhar deer, looks like she is also enyoing to see You.
TFS My friend Goldy.

Hi Goldy,

The branches and the tree are framing well the deer. The point of view is showing the detals and colors of the sambhar deer. The early evening light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


bonjour Goldy
quelle joli rencontre ! ce doit être merveilleux de se trouver les yeux dans les yeux avec cette adorable créature que tu as su très bien capturer dans une jolie pose et dans un merveilleux décor, excellent focus sur sa face
Passe une bonne nuit

Hola Goldy

Una bonita imagen de este mamifero, de colores tenues, buen contraste y perfecta nitidez.

Un saludo de Antonio

Hi Goldy,
I envy you for your wonderful neighborhood, where you get the big Shambhar right before your lens. But you explained it well, you want to contribute to general awareness for nature at our doorsteps. So do I in Switzerland. I got a little tired of the stupidity of so many people over the years, so I limit myself to an occasional engagement now.
Best regards

hello Goldy

this is avery beautiful close-up photo of the Sambhar Deer,
shot wtih very fine POV, lovely pose of the animal, i love
to see the animal on his natural habitat like on this photo,
fine focus excellent sharpness and details, beautiful eye-contact,



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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-09-13 16:34]

Hi Goldy,

I am amazed to see how similar this Sambhar deer resembles our Mule deers. The face and ears are almost identical. Ours aren't threatened by tigers though. A very good shot with excellent details and beautiful shadings of his coat.


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