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The Dappled Child of the Deer
The Dappled Child of the Deer

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Challenge: Best of 2012 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Critters
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR
Location: Purcellville, VA
Date: Aug 11, 2012
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 3200
Shutter: 1/1000
Date Uploaded: Jan 16, 2013

Yes, another image from the same sequence that got me a Yellow ribbon in the August FS, but the light and pose are just too spectacular for anything else to be my "Best of 2012" entry. Finding those deer in that glorious light was pure magic.

Title is quoted from Edna St. Vincent Millay's poem "The Fawn."

PP - tonemapped in qtpfsgui, erased all but fawn and merged in Luminosity mode at about 65%, straightened, cropped, cloned out a line by her back feet, decreased saturation on ears and shifted oranger, shifted fawn redder (looked a tad green), shifted greens yellower, levels, vignette, render -> lighting effect in light yellow, resized, USM, added border.

Place: 10 out of 294
Avg (all users): 6.7676
Avg (commenters): 7.5714
Avg (participants): 6.7091
Avg (non-participants): 6.9688
Views since voting: 1116
Views during voting: 271
Votes: 142
Comments: 13
Favorites: 4 (view)

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02/11/2013 05:39:13 AM
Well look at you!!!
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02/10/2013 06:26:23 PM
One of my 10's - omg on the lighting! Gorgeous capture, Mary.
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02/09/2013 09:47:16 PM
nice beard! congrats :)
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02/08/2013 12:42:09 AM
awesome light you got here.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2013 10:59:39 PM
gorgeous light and details
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02/07/2013 12:13:17 AM
Beautifully shot.
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02/05/2013 09:27:24 PM
Very beautiful!
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02/05/2013 10:40:52 AM
One hot shot.
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02/05/2013 09:39:18 AM
Very nice image. The depth of field really makes this pop.
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02/02/2013 03:57:27 PM
Very good,
Nice tones and colours.
Love the DOF with nice sharp focus where it counts.
In my top five.
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02/01/2013 07:54:10 PM
So charming. Love the backlighting. Those whiskers!!!!
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02/01/2013 11:57:00 AM
Impressive backlighting. Love the translucent glow through the ears. Good bg bokeh. Love the fawn spots. 8
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02/01/2013 02:39:40 AM
Adorable, pretty sure we know whose this is.
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