Spotted Deers Mating
|Copyright: Satish Hanumantha Rao (satish_h)
|Date Taken: 2002-06|
|Camera: Nikon F90x, Kodack Gold 200|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2006-07-14 7:43|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
Species: A. axis
The chital (or cheetal) deer, also known as the spotted deer or axis deer is a large spotted deer which commonly inhabits wooded regions of Sri Lanka and most of India. It is the most common deer in India. It has also been introduced to Australia and the United States, specifically Texas. Its coat is reddish fawn, marked with white spots, and its underparts are white. Its antlers, which it sheds annually, are usually three-pronged and curve in a lyre shape and may extend to 75 cm. An interesting relationship has been observed between herds of Chital, and troops of Common Langur (Presbytis [Semnopithecus] entellus) a widespread leaf-eating monkey taxon of South Asia. Chital apparently benefit from the Langurs' good eyesight and ability to post a lookout in a treetop, helping to raise the alarm when a predator approaches. For the Langurs' part, the Chital's superior sense of smell would seem to assist in early predator warning.
On an early Rainy morning at 7AM, I cae across this pair courting. The male was following the feaMLE WITH ITS DICK raised, and for almost 15 minutes later it mounted. I got good back lighting luckily, and I was using Tokina-100- 300mm lens. Auto Exposure on Kodal 200ASA film. The BAndipur forest was green during rains, and invariobly, it rains here, in the afternoon. So, morning will be pleasent lighting conditions for animal photography!
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- [2006-07-14 11:14]
This is how we do it baby,hope they were not interupted by the fotosession and could finish their busseness,well seen and captured,
- [2006-07-15 7:13]
Bravo pour cette belle capture,le moment du déclic est très bien choisi.
Highly candid shot, Satish.
Great capture, Satish. Interesting notes, too!
With thanks, and best regards,
Anothere rare moment you have captured here.