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found yesterday now her at the rescue centre

By Kai
people will never leave these guys alone tried using 2x converter on the lens from a distance not to disturb him just as it came off the camera set to Tv 1/800 Iso auto Partial metering

Tags: Wildlife and nature Roe fawn

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Railcam 15 931 2 Scotland
10 Jun 2017 7:57PM
Lots of sharp detail and noise free given the settings.
Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2017 8:59PM
Excellent wildlife photography, beautiful subject!
Isabel GrinGrin
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2238 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2017 8:59PM
The young deer is so charming, Tom, and those eyes pull you into the picture.
It's good to know that he has been rescued, and he seems quite content and relaxed.
There is a lovely catchlight in the animal's right eye, but the other eye is a little in shadow, because the light is coming from the left.

Your shutter speed is a bit slow for a living breathing animal, but the result isn't bad.
You included most of the body of the fawn in your frame, as well as the red basket it's resting in. But the red is a distraction.

The engaging part of the image is the head with those gorgeous eyes and alert ears, so I have done a modification where I cropped to just the head, used a square format, then cloned some straw into the top part, and removed a bit of unattractive straw against the body, as well as using the burn tool on a few other bits, just so that they didn't stand out so much, being quite bright.
I rotated the image 5degrees clockwise, so that the head looked more straight.
I lifted the shadows to get a bit more light on the shadowed eye, did a very slight Levels adjustment, and sharpened.
My second modification has the tones cooled down.

mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.0k 2465 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2017 9:50PM
The yellow is dominant and very harsh, once that is toned down it's an attractive shot. But you were lucky to get this at 1/13 second, when using aperture priority you need to keep an eye on shutter speed. The creature only needed to blink or twitch to spoil the shot.
dark_lord Plus
17 2.9k 785 England
10 Jun 2017 10:06PM
It's good that you're down on the same level as the animal, that always makes for more interesting and engaging images.

I guess you were limited to viewpoint if this was in a rescue centre but moving to your right wouldhave enabled you to avoid the red area in the background, which is a distraction even for a record shot. Unless of course there was something more distracting over to the left here.

Your description and the exif data don't agree, and I take it that this image wasn't taken with a 2x converter as the focal length is given as the wide end of the zoom. Using a 2x on that zoom isn't a combination for crisp images.
Talking of crispness, this is a touch soft (but not detrimentally so) and as has been mentioned you were lucky get a shot. IS only helps reduce you and your camera's movement, not the subject, and then it can only go so far. If you do find yourself in that situation, take several images to increase your chances of capturing a shot when the animal is momentarily still.
Even up the ISO as a noisy sharp image is preferable to a less noisy but soft one.
banehawi Plus
17 2.6k 4274 Canada
11 Jun 2017 11:02AM
Your settings as described do not match the exif data as mentioned so one of them is wrong.

Mod loaded with less yellow

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