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By whatriveristhis
This deer, an escapee from a herd on a nearby private estate, had wandered into our town park and was frantically looking for a way out. No-one could get near it, and I don't know what became of it. Not sure I want to.
Very hasty grab shot, so no time to change settings or compose. Also it was a long way off, so this crop is a very tiny part of the full frame. Thought it was worth looking at though.

Tags: Deer Wildlife and nature

Voters: cjl47, woolybill1, mrswoolybill and 6 more

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mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2457 United Kingdom
12 May 2013 9:16AM
Serendipity - the art of making happy accidental discoveries... also of recognising their value. I like what you've caught here, the fleeting moment. You were lucky if your camera was on AP - 1/100 second has given a nice balance between precision and movement. I'm not wild about selective colour but it does work here.
I had a similar experience at Beamish recently when a deer suddenly jumped over the fence and onto the tramway. I caught it in mid-air, but 1/80 second just caught a shapeless blob.
12 May 2013 10:19AM
I usually give selective colour a very very wide berth, but otherwise, both in colour and in mono, the deer was virtually indistinguishable from the background. (It's actual colour was rather drab and dingy, helping it to blend in, so this is me telling a photographic porky-pie to get a useable image...."so sue me!"...) No choice, really, though I was pleasantly surprised by the result. And unless I'm doing an ICM experiment, I'm always on AP, ( action/wildlife isn't my territory ) so I guess I was indeed lucky that it was quite a bright day.
Thanks, Moira.

That Beamish experience would have really sickened me...
marktc Plus
10 101 15 United Kingdom
12 May 2013 10:39AM
Serendipity indeed... a great capture and I like the selective colour. Nice one Alan.
12 May 2013 11:43AM
Cheers, mate. Hope your morning was successful!
widtink 9 406 2 Scotland
12 May 2013 12:35PM
Well caught indeed Alan, the title is perfect . And thanks Moira GrinGrinGrin


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