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Moni Deer

By JCowlan
Not far from Agistri is a little uninhabited Islet called Moni a deserted island where once there was an attempt to make it into a resort. The remains of the development are prominent and derelict, a real eyesore. Junk is left lying around all over the place
I was told by my guide that because the owners of the development had allowed the Island to get into such a state disrepute the Greek government reclaimed the Island. Today it is a wildlife sanctuary and home to Peacocks, Deer, wild ponies, and Cretan goats.

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: Jaye, KBan, SueTurner and 32 more

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28 Mar 2006 11:57AM
Good pic! But it has a bit too much detail which distract from the center of focus (the dear).


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28 Mar 2006 12:13PM
Matt may be correct, but I still think you did a fantastic job of capturing the deer doing what it does best: blending in. =)
Blenkinsopp 12 320 4 England
28 Mar 2006 10:06PM
you can argue about cluttered composition but that is where the deer appeared. I love it as it is a truly natural shot with the deer melting into the landscape (as they do)
- beautiful well composed and presented image
itinerario 14 42 Netherlands
28 Mar 2006 10:59PM
Great capture. The deer seems to think he's invisible!
lilipolala 12 8 Northern Ireland
28 Mar 2006 11:17PM
Great captured
They are usually so skittish that any sound sends them running
Lovely natural shot
Miriam xx
ChazB 13 64 3 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2006 1:35AM
Excellent capture!
CathyT 12 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2006 5:14AM
Well captured.
angelamary 12 6 England
29 Mar 2006 6:05AM
Yay! Wildlife wins!! So what that's then 1- 1,000,000? Could do with a few more wins there!

Lovely shot, with good composition. Good catch!
29 Mar 2006 8:21AM
well captured,excellent!!!
daringdaphne 14 82 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2006 8:39AM
A beautiful picture, excellent colours and a fine Stag with a fine set of antlers. Nice light coming through to light up the greenery.

GillyB Plus
13 317 8 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2006 9:45AM
Well captured peeping through the trees!
29 Mar 2006 10:00AM
Great shot bruv, well captured & well done
Sis xx
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
29 Mar 2006 10:39AM
Nice to see Deer face to face . xx
VNelson 13 3 United States
29 Mar 2006 11:11AM
I also like the way your eyes have to search the deer out, and then the elegant surprise. I think the BG is marvellous.

Chant57 Plus
12 395 3 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2006 11:47AM
A truly lovely natural shot James, with an excellent narrative.
Well Done
C x
JulieTinton 12 39 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2006 11:51AM
Lovely shot! Well captured!
thorn 13 124 2 Scotland
30 Mar 2006 6:50AM
Hi James,thanks for the history lesson on the last one.Love the story and i'm glad they reclaimed it for wildlife if it was just being left to rack and ruin,the wildlife deserve it more.Excellent shot.Take care.AnnSmile
thankyou for your kind comments,much appreciated.
30 Mar 2006 7:22AM
Lovely shot
mrsdaffy 12 16
30 Mar 2006 11:10AM
Well captured James..... excellent story, well done Greek Government... Smile

Wonderful description James.....and you've captured the true natural state of this creature's habitat!
Well Done!
Have a Wonderful Weekend,
Suzan Smile
ChristineL 13 39 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2006 7:24AM
Sounds like a great place to visit, a lovely image, I love the setting,
evelen 13 5 England
31 Mar 2006 8:02AM
great capture.
vonny 12
31 Mar 2006 8:45AM
Wow great shot , would love to chance to get a pic of one these beautiful animalsSmile
Nigel_95 Plus
12 262 2 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2006 10:30AM
Good shot James, I have never been that near one in the wild. Hopefully, will be one day.

SueTurner 13 81 3 England
2 Apr 2006 11:14AM
well captured, very natural shot
KBan 13 502 4 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2006 12:16PM
a majestic sight
Jaye 12 3
7 Apr 2006 12:48AM
Great shot to have quite an experience..Judith

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