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Scenting the Wind

Scenting the Wind
Información de la foto
Copyright: Rick Price (Adanac) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
Género: Animals
Medio: Color
Tomada el: 2007-11-19
Categorías: Mammals
Cámara: Canon 20D, Canon 100-400/4.5-5.6L IS
Exposición: f/7.1, 1/400 segundos
More Photo Info: [view]
Versión de la foto: Versión original
Fecha enviada: 2007-11-19 12:15
Vista: 2652
Puntos: 28
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This nice Mule deer buck was part of a group I watched for quite awhile this morning. He was the dominate male so he spent alot of time chasing the other bucks away, I was truly hoping for a challenge but never got one. Then I thought for awhile he might mount one of the females put she seemed a tad elusive. Here, I think he got wind of me perhaps.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-11-19 13:01]

Hi Rick.
I like this cute animal which stands among so nice dry grass. Pictured scene is excellent and attractive. Composition of the shot is blameless as well as delicate natural colour palette and lighting. Thanks a lot for charming pictures.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-11-19 13:22]

Hi Rick

A truly awesome shot of this buck! He does indeed look impressive and deserves to be the dominant male!
I really like your capture - with the terrific pose you got as well as with that fantastic pale light coming from the right. That early morning sun really gives this picture that edge, that small but very important element we photographer always search for in our work! Just brilliant!
The details are also wonderful and very sharp, the DOF is impeccable and brings out the deer from the BG nicely and the natural colors are just beautiful!
Just one more thing: i just love those black markings on his snout - they look like thick mustaches :))
Outstanding work!!!

Bravo and TFS

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  • tiklod Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 290 W: 74 N: 875] (3397)
  • [2007-11-19 16:43]

Hello Rick,
Your title fits perfectly with the action here! Very beautiful warm light with excellent framing. Sharp details and great palette of autumn colours... A GREAT SHOT Rick!
Best regards and have a great evening!


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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2007-11-19 17:20]

Hello Rick, I don't know you much but I'm glad he didn't challenge you, what if you lose? ;-) This is a great photo, I think the surroundings of the buck gives it its essence: the dried herbs with all the shades of colours and tones really impress me. The animal is well captured with its nose scenting the wind. Thank you!


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-19 18:05]

Hello Rick

Great shot of this buck sniffing the wind.I saw a few doe running around in the woods and heard the low grunts in the woods of the buck.
They were so tuckered out their tongues were hanging out.
I really like the natural setting with the brown grasses.
This fellow is well placed in the frame.He has an impressive rack ,th epose you captured shows him off well.
Great job.


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-11-19 18:22]

Hola Rick.- Una bella foto de este hermoso Venado. Exelente la pose y muy hermoso el fondo.

Somehow I have overlooked you my neighbor to the north.I thought perhaps this might be a good introduction since I have met Mr Mule deer many times but none so grand as this particular one. I am sure I would have remembered.
I can easily see when it was taken and I am also glad you are snot having the wet problem as per snow which we are here in E Washington on the W end of the divide. Your weeds and grasses looked about same as this a week ago...yet this was taken today. I hear your contrasts are better and this must be true for your image shows only a partially clear sky. Yet it is enough to show the details well...
A very nice image Rick,if I may call you that. I am happy to make your pictorial acquaintance.
Bob in Spokane area

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-11-19 21:46]

Holla Rick,
Just passing to congratulate you for this nice
capture, since I don't have much time I'll comeback
later with a proper critique..


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  • badar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 0 N: 160] (785)
  • [2007-11-19 22:44]

Hi Rick,
Particularly like the environment around the deer, the light plays nicely here.TFS

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2271 W: 64 N: 4205] (13964)
  • [2007-11-20 2:00]

Hi Rick,
Natural colors, background showing the animal's habitat and soft lighting looks very nice. I liked the composition. TFS
Best wishes,

Hello Rick
Excellnet shot of this Buck,
Great focusing,exposure and POV,Superb shot,
Welldone my friend


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5042 W: 260 N: 15594] (50624)
  • [2007-11-20 6:10]

Hello Rick,
Great sharp capture of a Mule deer buck taken in a good pose, from a fine POV and in good side lighting. Excellent light colored autumnal dead vegetation BG that forms a fine contrast.
Well done and thanks,

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-11-20 9:13]

Hi Rick

Great pose with great pale light and colour. The BG really helps this shot too.


Hello Rick,
I was not likely yet to see this splendid animal, very beautiful pose and splendid shot,
cheer and many thanks for sharing,

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