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By justin c

As anyone that's familiar with Roe deer will know it's not every day that you get the opportunity for extreme close-ups. On this occasion though, luck was on my side. The buck was feeding at dusk amongst the deep heather. Every time his head was lowered I took a single step closer until eventually I was close enough for the shot I was after. It was then just a case of waiting until he raised his head to check on his surroundings.
The light was diminishing rapidly so an ISO speed of 1600 was required, not something I'd usually use on a cropped sensor camera, preferring the high ISO capabilities of the full frame 5D when needed. However, I was pleasantly surprised with the result from the 7D.

Tags: Summer Portrait Deer Heather Mammal Roe Roe deer Buck Capreolus capreolus Wildlife and nature Roebuck

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6 Sep 2010 9:02AM

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Bravdo 10 17 2 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2010 9:14AM
Superb Capture and excellent detail.

Beautiful capture Justin

Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2010 9:21AM
so lovely with the softly focused fg.... pretty

rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
6 Sep 2010 9:57AM
Pleasantly excellent Justin. Ron.
justin c 14 4.9k 36 England
6 Sep 2010 10:01AM
Thank you.
Lovely image well done.

Freila 7 107
6 Sep 2010 10:02AM
Love the DOF
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
6 Sep 2010 11:10AM
Great shot . well done .
bazmo 10 6 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2010 12:27PM
Great capture and DOF, makes this shot work so well. Smile
6 Sep 2010 1:25PM
Beautifully captured,love the inquisitive look and a great setting ! Nice work..
LeeFisher 8 59 8 England
6 Sep 2010 1:39PM
Another cracking image,
OAKEY 10 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2010 2:12PM
Great capture and very well done stalking him.
Regards Shaun
teocali Plus
10 441 18 England
6 Sep 2010 2:34PM
Superb Justin - fabulous light, tones, detail and dof. The "mushy" fg lends a wonderful sense of mystery to this exquisite capture.
justin c 14 4.9k 36 England
6 Sep 2010 3:16PM
Thank you Smile
6 Sep 2010 3:17PM
Great image good work.
6 Sep 2010 5:16PM
a very good capture.
Excellent shot love your deer shots well done
Philip_P 12 71 1 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2010 7:01PM
Lovely shot Justin
Shroomer 11 14 167 England
6 Sep 2010 7:58PM
Great results with the 7D Justin and very well stalked.
Love the attention he's giving you
audi_db 10 8 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2010 9:58PM
Cracking shot, excellent eye contact and DOF.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
6 Sep 2010 11:44PM
A beautiful portrait of this roebuck, the eye contact is exceptional

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