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Autumns Fawn

By sherlob    

Thank you very much for all the votes, comments and awards on my last upload - I am humbled.

This morning saw me venture out to Dunham Massey to photograph the deer rut. Whilst I did get several shots I am pleased with including some reasonably good portraits of the stags, I feel this image is my favourite from the batch. A maturing fawn (or a young doe - you decide) standing in a small pool of light amongst the old trees that line one of the drives to the hall whilst the mists rise from the pond someway behind her. Witnessing sights such as these are always special - an image of autumn.

Have a great day,


Tags: Cheshire Autumn Deer Fawn Dunham massey Doe Wildlife and nature 1 of 52 project 1 out of 52 project Altringham

Voters: mrswoolybill, jimbob133, Philip_H and 99 more

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pamelajean Plus
16 1.7k 2257 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2018 4:15PM
Nature provided the setting and the opportunity, but you're the one who captured and composed it.
manicam 18 44 1 Canada
7 Oct 2018 4:24PM
Awesome captured.
Split 8 4 2 Croatia
7 Oct 2018 5:40PM
7 Oct 2018 5:57PM
I love this as a country boy myself, to capture such a special sight is wondrous.
clicknimagine Plus
12 1.0k 105 India
7 Oct 2018 6:27PM
7 Oct 2018 7:14PM
Beautiful shot.Superb.Wink
7 Oct 2018 8:10PM
Superb capture.
Your narrative provides great context too.Smile
7 Oct 2018 8:46PM
Simply superb!
7 Oct 2018 10:24PM
Excellent focus and depth of field - a superb capture, Adam.

Fefe Plus
10 73 41 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2018 3:45PM
This is beautiful...Have a UA Smile
DavidLaverty 11 825 Northern Ireland
12 Oct 2018 3:11PM
What a wonderful image.
true 11 4 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2018 8:09AM
Beautiful image
sherlob Plus
16 3.3k 133 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2018 9:50AM
Wow! Thanks all.
IreneClarke 7 1.4k 2 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2018 10:38AM
Wonderful image - I don't live too far from Dunham Massey - haven't been for a long time will have to make time to go.
15 Oct 2018 8:45PM
Astonishingly good.....
What a picture...

SlowSong Plus
13 10.3k 30 England
15 Oct 2018 10:04PM
Sheer beauty. Congrats on POTW. So well deserved.
An utterly gorgeous shot.
Tooma 6 2.2k 3 Scotland
16 Oct 2018 12:24AM
A truly beautiful and thoughtfully produced image.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
15 2.3k 29 Wales
16 Oct 2018 1:35PM
Pretty awesome.
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.2k 2527 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2018 8:56AM
Belatedly, many congratulations on POTW!
Big Bri 21 16.7k United Kingdom
20 Oct 2018 10:34AM
Never being one to jump on a bandwagon...

I think it's a lovely shot of the deer, but I'm afraid for me the massive obtrusive branch top right taking up about a quarter of the frame just spoils this. If I look at it for more than a second, I find myself just looking at the branch.
sherlob Plus
16 3.3k 133 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2018 10:48AM
I appreciate your honesty Bri
Big Bri 21 16.7k United Kingdom
20 Oct 2018 2:24PM

Quote:I appreciate your honesty Bri

I rarely comment on images these days after a few years ago I suggested returning to a location in better weather and the photographer suggested back to me that I keep my comments to myself Sad

Ironically, I only noticed this as it has POTW, and yet looking at your portfolio, I can't see a single photo that I wouldn't be delighted to have taken. Your work is fanstastic, so thanks for taking this comment in the spirit it is meant.
sherlob Plus
16 3.3k 133 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2018 2:34PM
Not at all, all constructive critism welcomed. For what itís worth I tend to agree - the idea was that I hoped to create a sense of framing - triggering notions of a secretive peep into a world we donít often see.
MileJanjic 8 5 3 Serbia
21 Oct 2018 2:17PM
Congratulations on POTW. Well deserved!
Bigdenbo Plus
12 117 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2018 9:44PM
Beautiful colors composition and subject great image and well deserved POTW Grin
michaelo Plus
15 15 1 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2019 10:03PM
Simply superb!
jayboo 12 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2019 10:48AM
Just so beautiful - congratulations on finding the light and having the eye to see the wonder before you.
richmowil Plus
13 484 2 England
31 Oct 2019 11:31PM
Quality Image!

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