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I know I'm not really a wildlife photographer but.......

By tony64  
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

Tags: London Autumn Stag Deer Early morning Richmond park Rutting Antler Wildlife and nature Oct 2012

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Comments


LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 8:17AM
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.

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tony64 12 204 9 England
2 Nov 2012 8:19AM
Thank You Lynne, gladdens the heart! Grin
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
2 Nov 2012 8:27AM
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
tony64 12 204 9 England
2 Nov 2012 8:32AM
Thanks Dave, he was a very co-operative deer to work with!
The Richmond Deers mmm I think it could catch on! Grin
mrswoolybill Plus
9 949 1479 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 8:33AM
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 .
tony64 12 204 9 England
2 Nov 2012 8:34AM
Will look forward to that Moira!
mrswoolybill Plus
9 949 1479 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 8:36AM
Link added. I think you'll find a certain amount of man-made thingies there!
tony64 12 204 9 England
2 Nov 2012 8:43AM
Thanks! That's brilliant!

Really 'in yer face'! Grin

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
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
2 Nov 2012 8:59AM
But this is a superb capture ! Great pose by the hunky model too Smile Excellent photo GrinGrin
rontear Plus
13 8 7 England
2 Nov 2012 9:50AM
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.
tony64 12 204 9 England
2 Nov 2012 10:22AM
I'm not getting up at 5 in the morning again Ron!
SlowSong Plus
8 6.3k 29 England
2 Nov 2012 11:26AM
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 Plus
4 920 8 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 5:41PM
Nice one, patience well rewarded.
Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmile
4 Nov 2012 4:20PM
Excellent! Smile

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