Richmond Park Deer
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KJindaUK
Registered: Sep 20, 2004
Total Posts: 613
Country: United Kingdom

I usually hang out on the Mustangs air2air thread as I'm usually pointing my cameras at jets but with Richmond Park local to me I've been meaning to get out there early and photograph the Red Deer, especially during the rutting season. So yesterday I did just that, taking my D800 and 200-400 for a dawn walk. I'm quite happy with a few of the shots and completely hooked, hoping for another calm misty morning next weekend now!


DSC_1387 by airpowerimages.com, on Flickr


DSC_1391 by airpowerimages.com, on Flickr

I'd appreciate an honest evaluation from all you wildlife experts!

Thanks for looking,

Kev



dorian
Registered: Feb 20, 2011
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both of these are really nice kev. i like the lighting in the first one, it is just perfect. i also like the sneaky crow in the shadows in the second one. looks like he's gonna come and land on the antlers!

dorian



mike717
Registered: May 02, 2004
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Sweet shots Kev! That first one is awesome.

Mike



morris
Registered: May 22, 2002
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The first is a fabulous image Kev. The bird in flight in the background of the second is special. The dear would stand out better had you taken a few steps to the left or right to avoid the tree as the background to the head.

Morris



surfnron
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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A great spot light effect in the first shot makes it very nice Kev. I agree with Morris on the second shot ~ Ron



aushalk
Registered: Jun 06, 2006
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Nice shots



fcomisar
Registered: Aug 30, 2008
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Great shots. Number one is special.



Jonathan Huynh
Registered: May 01, 2003
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Nice shots



kmunroe
Registered: Feb 02, 2010
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both are very nice .. #1 is my favorite also



KCollett
Registered: Jul 02, 2010
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#1 is pretty cool. Well done.



KJindaUK
Registered: Sep 20, 2004
Total Posts: 613
Country: United Kingdom

Thanks for the kind comments everyone. Morris that's good advice on positioning myself to avoid the tree in the background, something to remember next time!

Cheers,

Kev



Ernie Aubert
Registered: Apr 19, 2007
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Another thing about #2 that would have made it even better would be to have positioned the deer closer to the right edge of the frame. Envision it, if you will, with its hindquarters fairly close to the right edge, and without the distraction of the trees - with the pose and lighting you got, it would be extraordinary. As it is, it's good. The lighting is excellent.

That's my tuppence worth...