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By karkley
I was out at my local & favourite deer park looking for some deer to take pictures of and my luck was in although they saw me first, they didn't run away immediately. These animals are immensely shy, but I did manage to get some pictures of them before they left. Happy days Smile

Tags: Deer park Wildlife and nature

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banehawi Plus
13 1.7k 3813 Canada
17 May 2014 9:52PM
Yes, you were fortunate. They are looking at you, which makes it very good, and its clear they are waiting for that next move.
The dappled light on the grass is nice too.

At this shutter speed, that IS was working well.

The deer can be a little sharper, and perhaps a boost in colour vibrancy cal improve the shot, along with a little more contrast.

I have uploaded a mod to show what I mean, and in the mod Ive cropped off the right tree trunk. The crop is a 10 X 8 aspect ration, so if the original file is cropped it will print like this.

I hope this is helpful,



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17 May 2014 10:14PM
I see what you mean. Thanks for that Wink
pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1987 United Kingdom
18 May 2014 5:01PM
I bet you are pleased that you managed to get some good close shots.
When I lived in the New Forest, I used to go to the Deer Watch where there was a viewing platform and the keepers would feed them. Easy to get some shots thereGrin!

I like your inclusion of a bit of the tree canopies at the top, and also some foliage at the bottom, both providing a nice bit of natural framing. So is the tree on the right, but I feel there is too much of it inside the frame, particularly the out-of-focus one at the frame edge.
Just by moving your camera more to the left, you could have still had part of the large tree on the right, but also a bit more space on the left for the deer "to move into" because they are facing in that direction.

Good eye contact, which engages the viewer with your image, and nice grouping of the deer.

Thanks for the comments I appreciate them. I will go back to the original picture and try to put the comments to good use.

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