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A Fawn for lilimih33

A Fawn for lilimih33
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Copyright: Rob Fry (Kingarfer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 254 W: 0 N: 520] (2405)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-31
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D70s Digital SLR, AF Nikkor 70-300 ED, 62 mm Uv Filter
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-31 19:13
Viewed: 2012
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A White-Tailed Deer Fawn (Odocoileus virginianus)

This photo is for Lili.I have not posted many photos of late here on TL.I post more frequently on TN.I saw many deer today,they are gathering in herds lately,this is called "yarding".In a span of 30 minutes this evening ,while I drove home from work,I saw 3 large herds in fields.I counted 30 - 40 deer in each herd.
This is the smallest member of the deer family in North America. Depending on geographic location, the White-tailed Deer ranges in size from 1.3 - 2.1 m (4.3 - 6.9 ft) in total length and weighs from 40 - 125 kg (88.2 - 275.6 lbs).
Color: The body color is reddish brown in summer and grayish brown in winter. The belly, chest, throat, chin, and the inside of the back legs are white. The tail is brown above and white below, hence the name.
Other things to look for: The tail is held erect and waved back and forth when alarmed. Males have antlers with one main beam on each side. The beam sweeps up and forward without forking, with 3 - 6 tines, or with points projecting upward from each antler beam.
The breeding season, called rut, occurs from October to January, with a peak in November. Gestation takes from 195 - 212 days, and one or two young are born in May or June. Fawns weigh 2.5 - 4 kg (5.5 - 8.8 lbs) at birth. During the first week the fawn remains hidden in tall grass or under cover of other vegetation while the female forages. Within a month, the fawn accompanies the female at all times. Fawns are weaned at about eight months of age and may remain with the female (doe) for over a year. Fawns are reddish brown and covered in white spots until the fall of their first year. Sexual maturity is reached at about 1.5 years of age, but full size is not attained until 4 - 5 years of age.
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  • Niva Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1121 W: 2 N: 877] (11866)
  • [2008-01-31 19:15]

A very cute portrait!
Well done, Rob.
With my best wishes,

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  • avi07 (191)
  • [2008-01-31 19:16]

Love those eyes :) too too cute, innocence is oozing out of this picture. Great shot.


Bonjour Rob,
Belle prise de vue de cerf de Virginie, wanderful catch and well composed and presented picutre of the deer, beautiful colors and sharpness, excellent POV. and very well done.

Hello Rob,
This is such a cute close up, very good sharpness and good composition.

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  • lavan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 2 N: 153] (4208)
  • [2008-01-31 21:25]

nice and sharp image

hello Rob,

its been so long since i last commented your shot.. the first person i add as a fav.

beautiful potrait shot of this Fawn. im sure Lili will be happy with your gift. the fawn is so adorable.. i like the eyes.. great shot here with excellent sharpness and detail. well done.

regards, terry

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2008-01-31 23:19]

Hola Rob,
precioso trabajo,
hermosos detalles,
perfecto foco y contacto visual...
saludos amigo.

Hello Rob,
This is a fine portrait of this little cutie!
That glance is priceless, and the lovely fur coat is outstanding...
A well composed presentation with fine natural colours!
Pablo -

Hello Rob!
Perfect detail and very sweet face!
Great light and beautiful colours!
Good point of view!
Best regards!

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2008-02-02 3:22]

Such a fabulous capture, Rob!
Great work here and wonderful details. I love the light in the eyes

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-02-04 20:56]

Hi Rob,
I missed this one! These eyes seem so dreamy! The sharpness and light render the beauty of this fawn with much delicacy! Bravo! Annie

Very lovely photo. Very sweet
Sharpness and colours are perfect

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