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pretty liitle Doe

pretty liitle Doe
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Copyright: angela LL (angela926) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 5 N: 484] (2574)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-23
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 75-300 mm f/4.0-5.6 III
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-28 10:34
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Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pretty Little white-tailed Deer taken at the Read Sanctuary in Rye NY.

The deer's coat is a reddish-brown in the spring and summer and turns to a grey-brown throughout the fall and winter. The deer can be recognized by the characteristic white underside to its tail, which it shows as a signal of alarm by raising the tail during escape.

North American male deer (also known as a buck) usually weighs from 130 to 300 pounds (60 to 130 kg) but, in rare cases, bucks in excess of 375 pounds (159 kg) have been recorded. The record-sized White-tailed Deer weighed just over 500 pounds and was harvested in Minnesota.[1] The female (doe) usually weighs from 90 to 165 pounds (40 to 75 kg), but some can weigh as much as 200 to 230 pounds (90 to 105 kg). Length ranges from 62 to 87 inches (160 to 220 cm), including the tail, and the shoulder height is 32 to 40 inches (80 to 100 cm).[2] White-tailed deer from the tropics tend to be much smaller than temperate populations, averaging 77-110 pounds (35-50 kg).[3]

A female with characteristic tail coloring.Males re-grow their antlers every year. About 1 in 10,000 females also have antlers, although this is sometimes caused by hermaphrodity[citation needed]. Bucks with very small antlers, about 3 in (7 cm) or less, are often termed "button bucks" or "spiked bucks". Some may even have their antler pedicles hidden in the hair and can be mistaken for a doe. Bucks less than two years of age typically have short spiked antlers. However the number of points or thickness of the antlers do not determine the age of a buck. Antlers begin to grow in late spring, covered with a highly vascularised tissue known as velvet. Bucks either have a typical or non-typical antler arrangement. Typical antlers are symmetrical on both sides and the points grow straight up off the main beam. Non-typical antlers are asymmetrical and the points may project at any angle from the main beam. These descriptions are not the only limitations for typical and a typical antler arrangement. The Boone and Crockett or Pope & Young scoring systems also define relative degrees of typicality and atypicality by procedures to measure what proportion of the antlers are asymmetrical. Therefore, bucks with only slight asymmetry will often be scored as "typical". A buck's inside spread can be anywhere from 325 in (864 cm). Bucks shed their antlers when all females have been bred, from late December to February

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  • ade71 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 241 W: 35 N: 211] (2850)
  • [2009-01-28 10:36]

Hi Angela, excellent nature shot. Good light and details. Well done, compliments, Adele

hi Angela
this is the shot that realy made me say wow when i loged on today a grt capture fantastic details gongrats on a buety

So lovely
♥ beautiful shot ♥

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2009-01-28 10:58]

Hi Angela...

I agree with your conclusion,
absolutely pretty "litlle Doe".
Great shot, nice colors, nice work my friend..
Best regards,

Very nice shot, wonderful catch!!!

bonjour Angela
Absolument superbe
A perfect shot; I like it very much and take it in my favorites

Hi Angela,
Wonderful capture of such a lovely animal.
Very nice colors and perfect sharpness.

  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2009-01-28 11:57]

selam dear Angela...
beautiful shot and portrait... A superb colors and focus...bravo...selamlar

Hello Angela,

What a beauty!
You have captured the alert pose with good details and perfect colour.
The dof gives the doe, the tree and the f/g good sharp focus whilst making the b/g a useful oof backcloth.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hi, Angela,
what a pretty shot! (and well titled) Lovely light and contrast, wonderful detail, well composed and I love the way you caught it gazing right at you. Really well done! Many thanks and kind regards,

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  • cycle Gold Star Critiquer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 3] (1873)
  • [2009-01-28 12:28]

Hi Angela,
Excellent nature shot.
very beautiful picture.

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  • perica (74)
  • [2009-01-28 12:31]

Wonderful shot,regards.

Hi Angela,
Very nice portrait of this cute deer vith great contact eyes.TFS.


Hola Angela.
Precioso "Bambi".
Estupenda captura y encuadre.
Interesante comentario.
Saludos, JL.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-01-28 13:41]

Hi Angela,
Very nice shot!
Excellent rendering of the white snow and the candid expresion of this little doe!
Bravo! Annie

Nice sharp details in the deer and her colours contrast so well with the snow and the background. Great stuff
Thanks for sharing

Adorable picture with lovely side lighting. I think might have cropped a bit tighter on the right. The tree balances the shot nicely.Good job
Warm regards

Hello Angela!
Excellent capture, great detail and clarity!
Beautiful colours and good light!
Well done!
Best regards!

This is such an adorable shot Angela.
Great natural tones and color. The light is well managed here.
Great use of the vertical portrait format. Nicely done!
- Vincent

I like many of your photos, and besides the ones of the little girl, I think this one is one of my favorite. Great catch. Beautiful colors and excellent sharpness. Thanks, also, for the interesting note.


Awww, how cute! The look in its eyes seems to express shyness, curiousity and the wish to pose for you at the same time.
Regards and TFS

Bonsoir Angela,
WoW! beautiful nature shot nicely composed and presented, Excellent POV. and details.
great neturel colors and light,
well done. tres jolie photo..
my compliments.

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  • juanjo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 435 W: 53 N: 58] (3371)
  • [2009-03-24 16:08]

hello Angela

perfect picture, the animal is really lovely and you have captured it in a nice way, it is very interesting the way it is looking at you



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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2009-05-04 3:12]

Hello Angela.
Great shot and sharpness is well managed.
Janek Kloss

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