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Tough Times

Tough Times
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Copyright: Rick Price (Adanac) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-11-30
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 5d Mark II, Canon EF 600mm f4.0L IS USM
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2010-12-03 17:25
Viewed: 3674
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi Everyone,
Well the tough times are beginning for many animals in our area, especially grazers like this doe Pronghorn as the snow is getting deep. They will be using ridges and hills where the snow is shallower due to winds. They will even begin to eat sedges and sage brush that is sticking out of the snow. They are starting to form huge herds, but this young lady was all by herself for some reason. Have a great weekend everyone.

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hello Rick

beautiful photo with fine low POV
and a wonderful glance of this animal,
excellent focus sharpness and details, TFS


Definitely cute. Got a couple comments on this one. Guess we all know you're in Alberta:-) Apparently Montreal has nada.....great human interest Rick.

Hi Rick
I sure feel for this Pronghorn having to lay down in the cold snow. The snow does seem to create a nice frame around her though. I can see by your super sharp detail that she has a nice warm coat. I love the way she is looking right into your lens with those big brown eyes.
TFS Janice

Good Morning MF Rick,

This is a very beautiful capture of this cute faced fellow, It seems to blend in well with the snow. Great use of the light that we could see details on white, the blurred background is nice and effective too. TFS and have a great weekend!


Good day Rick,
it is wonderful to see again some impressive work from the cold North. Tough Times as you suggest indeed! I have seen this interesting animal only at the great BBC's ( Sir. David Attenborough's ) documentaries. Bravo! Simple and direct composition with good clarity and detail. After all you are using very sophisticated equipment!! Thanks for sharing and have a good weekend Rick!
George Veltchev

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-12-03 23:28]

Hello Rick,
This photo expresses the winter we are having here!
A fine capture of a Pronghorn doe well seen resting in the snow. Excellent low POV, sharpness, light management and composition.
Our Roe Deer are having a tough time as winter has come a month too early with the snow already 50cm deep!
Thanks and have a good weekend,

wonderful snow scene, all are very good, really interesting and fine photo!

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-12-03 23:56]

Hello Rick
Very nice winter capture
Thanks for sharing

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-12-04 2:03]

Hello Rick,
the snow gives a special ambience effect to the deer. Very nice pose by the lady, and I hope she will survive.
The hard time is on and the struggle of the fittest.
Your note touches me too.


Hello Rich.
a very nice picture of the dear in the snow.
The pictue is well composed with a nice POV and pose of the animal.
But the snow is a bit to blue, I did a WS to correct the WB.
Well done.


amazing capture, TFS Ori

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-12-04 3:07]

Hello Rick,
Fantastic photo of this Pronghorn taken from a nice low POV in beautiful natural colours. Excellent sharpness, details and DOF. Pleasing eye-contact.

Hello Rick,
There must be a very cold,
but I had such a beautiful pose.
a great work.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-12-04 4:45]

Hello Rick.
This is a great composition! You exposed the whites very well and got excellent detail on the Pronghorn. Excellent job and thanks for posting this beauty.Best regards Siggi

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-12-04 5:15]

Lovely image of this beauty, good colors and hope the hard days will come to an end. tfs.

Hi Rick
Beautiful scenery and very good composition.
Regards, Christodoulos.

Bonjour Rick,
Agréable publication valorisant relativement bien le sujet dans son environnement.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-12-04 10:13]

Hi Rick,

I wish I could send you and this Pronghorn some of our sunshine and pleasant weather. That bed of snow looks very cold but is a perfect background for the beautiful animal. She seems to be looking straight at you perhaps hoping you'll take her home with you. Another one of those special "Adananc" shots - always wonderful to see.


Hi Rick,
This little lady sure is cute. I like the frost on the grass, and the little tuft of hair on her head that seems to be blowing in the wind. Fine winter capture, brrr!
Have a fine day.

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