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I know I'm not really a wildlife photographer but.....after getting up at 5 am on a Sunday morning to take pictures of deer at Richmond Park, the first image I uploaded received a poor response. I was told that there was a wooden tree protector in the bg of the picture, and to do wildlife properly you can't have any man-made things in your picture! So the pics I took of them grazing on the rugby pitch are definitely useless? (I didn't know that deer played rugby anywayWink)

After all these pictures are taken of wild deer in Richmond Park, not Whipsnade! Anyway, another try! There's no man made fences and things in this pic and the colours really are real, no adjustment to saturation, straight out of camera just a little crop. Smile

What wonderful golden autumn colours!

Thanks for looking!

TonyGrin

Brand:Pentax
Camera:Pentax K-x Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:smc PENTAX-DA L 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:21 Oct 2012 - 12:42 AM
Focal Length:210mm
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1600
Exposure Mode:Landscape
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:I know I'm not really a wildlife photographer but.......
Username:tony64 tony64
Uploaded:2 Nov 2012 - 7:58 AM
Tags:Antler, Autumn, Deer, Early morning, London, Oct 2012, Richmond park, Rutting, Stag, Wildlife / nature
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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 8:17 AM

Oh Tony, I laughed so hard at your description for you have encapsulated so much of what the self appointed experts say that annoys crass amateurs like me! Lets hope that it pricks their consciences.

Lovely shot and I for one couldn't care less whether it includes man made stuff or not. The colours are gorgeous and his pose is delightful.

Last Modified By LynneJoyce at 2 Nov 2012 - 8:18 AM

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tony64
tony64  10204 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 8:19 AM

Thank You Lynne, gladdens the heart! Grin

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41046 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 8:27 AM

Wasps play rugby (and Rhinos and Wolves and others I can't think of), why not Deer. Good pose, Tony, and the Autumn colours do look good.

Dave

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tony64
tony64  10204 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 8:32 AM

Thanks Dave, he was a very co-operative deer to work with!
The Richmond Deers mmm I think it could catch on! Grin

Last Modified By tony64 at 2 Nov 2012 - 8:33 AM

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7433 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1018 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 8:33 AM

I have to say that I'd love to see a picture of them on the rugby pitch (maybe aiming for a drop goal?). But then I'm not a wildlife photographer either, I'm interested in real life and an awful lot of wildlife photographers actually don't seem to be.
This, combined with your story, reminds me of my favourite deer pictures to date on this site, when Dougie (Scottishlandscapes) found one in his holiday cottage garden.
Will try to find the link...
Moira

Edit:
My Little Deer.

Last Modified By mrswoolybill at 2 Nov 2012 - 8:35 AM

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tony64
tony64  10204 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 8:34 AM

Will look forward to that Moira!

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7433 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1018 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 8:36 AM

Link added. I think you'll find a certain amount of man-made thingies there!

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tony64
tony64  10204 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 8:43 AM

Thanks! That's brilliant!

Really 'in yer face'! Grin

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JohnChambersPhotography


Quote: Oh Tony, I laughed so hard at your description for you have encapsulated so much of what the self appointed experts say that annoys crass amateurs like me! Lets hope that it pricks their consciences.

Lovely shot and I for one couldn't care less whether it includes man made stuff or not. The colours are gorgeous and his pose is delightful.

I'm all the way with Lynne on this one, could not agree MORE. nice shot Tony

John

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
2 Nov 2012 - 8:59 AM

But this is a superb capture ! Great pose by the hunky model too Smile Excellent photo GrinGrin

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 9:50 AM

Deer, deer Tony Wink a fine specimen of the species. Richmond is closed on several days this month whilst they carry out the yearly cull. Please check before you go, hope this one has escaped that end Smile
Ron.

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tony64
tony64  10204 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 10:22 AM

I'm not getting up at 5 in the morning again Ron!

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64430 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 11:26 AM

I find wildlife photography a thankless task. It's just too hard. And you have to get up early. Sad
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carper123
carper123 e2 Member 282 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2012 - 5:41 PM

Nice one, patience well rewarded.
Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmile

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Monnika
Monnika  1
4 Nov 2012 - 4:20 PM

Excellent! Smile

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