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Realm of the Deer
Realm of the Deer
AlexSaberi


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2005 (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: Richmond Park, London
Date: Dec 10, 2005
Aperture: 5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 320
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 7, 2006

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Statistics
Place: 6 out of 833
Avg (all users): 7.4384
Avg (commenters): 8.8590
Avg (participants): 7.4053
Avg (non-participants): 7.5795
Views since voting: 49186
Views during voting: 940
Votes: 463
Comments: 122
Favorites: 196 (view)


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10/29/2010 04:45:04 PM
WOW!!!!! Cant believe this did not win! The best wildlife picture I have ever seen mate! Amazing!
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10/28/2008 02:38:09 PM
OH MY GOD AMAZING SHOT SHOT CONTRAST AND COLOR WERE DID YOU SHOOT THIS AMAZING PICTURE AT GREAT SHOT HAVE SO MUCH DETAIL AND CONTRAST LOVE THE SHOOT
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04/05/2008 10:12:27 AM
I came back to view this photo again....always one of my favorites....never loses its power to amaze me
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01/24/2007 04:06:14 PM
How in god's name do you get so close to them? I thaught that they have a really good sense of smell and that the only way to get clse to them is if you don't shower hehe

How do you do it?
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01/01/2007 11:37:07 PM
I can hardly wait to see your "Best of 06" image! I would bet that your heart pounding when you made this capture.
I wonder how this would look PP'd with "Gothic Glow" as 21_F.gif Jutilda used on her image "Down the Road" to get the "glowing" effect?
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12/28/2006 07:10:01 AM
WOW !
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11/27/2006 07:42:31 PM
oh man...I feel like im watching a still image dramatic film when looking through your stuff, phenomenal.
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11/18/2006 03:46:47 PM
The subjects: Extraordinary!
The detail: Exquisite
The color: Gorgeous!
The light: Magical!
Why was this NOT a ribbon winner??????
Still scratchin' my head...
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10/23/2006 12:24:54 PM
I have been searching for the perfect deer picture for our new home and this is it! I have tried to order a print from this site, but can not access it. Can you please tell me where I can order a print? Please send me an email if possible to mckinneynoles@yahoo.com. This is truly the most beautiful deer photo I have ever seen. Thank you.
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09/22/2006 06:50:41 PM
this is literally one of my favorite photographs i've ever seen.
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07/14/2006 08:09:56 PM
This belongs to fairy tale novel or a Disney movie, absolutely Wonderful.
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06/09/2006 01:52:31 PM
One word... STUNNING
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06/04/2006 03:32:03 PM
Truly stunning image...
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05/20/2006 01:47:26 AM
I have no idea why I haven't added this as a favorite before.
This is a one in a million shot and is truly breathtaking!
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03/22/2006 04:58:09 AM
what the nice moment....
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02/28/2006 09:30:51 PM
Very nice photograph.Its really very good.
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02/28/2006 09:28:41 PM
Very nice photograph.Where did you get deer altogether.Did you have to be in a certain place?It is extremly well done.
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02/07/2006 12:34:37 PM
Nice shot... was this a multiple exposure of the same deer as he was moving towards you with some touchups on the facial markings and antlers as to make them look a tad different?
02/06/2006 10:24:38 AM
So what are the chances of finding 4 deer all that size with the exact same rack on their heads? Crazy find. Nice job...
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02/06/2006 09:13:10 AM
Sheer perfection!
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02/02/2006 11:05:02 PM
really amazing capture on this one....it must have been a great experience to be out there at this early hour to witness it...congrats on your 6
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02/02/2006 01:59:33 PM
wow
this shot makes me cry, its so well done
they look fake, are tehy?
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02/02/2006 12:27:50 AM
great shot. congrats on you r high placing... :))))
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02/01/2006 10:39:49 PM
Excellent shot, beautiful color and lighting. Just amazing. What a hunter wouldn't give to be in your situation.
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02/01/2006 09:44:18 PM
I remembered when this was shown in the forum. I was happy to see you placed so well with it. You are on a roll. 2 on the front page and a 6th place with this one. Great job!
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02/01/2006 09:23:14 PM
6th place? i thought this would win blue and red
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02/01/2006 03:56:40 AM
Hey, congrats on this great shot!
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02/01/2006 03:14:29 AM
Another great shot. Congratulations :).
I think you could add a bit more contrast to your image if you tone down the yellow cast in the floor greenery.
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02/01/2006 02:31:42 AM
A well deserved top ten place - congratulations.
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02/01/2006 01:17:51 AM
An image with great visual impact. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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02/01/2006 12:47:17 AM
congrats on top 10 ;)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2006 11:33:31 PM
I love this shot. Great lighting, it's amazing you managed to capture this. 10.
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01/31/2006 11:22:09 PM
Love the colors, it has a fairy tale feel to it, like the big one will start talking any sec :-)
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01/31/2006 07:46:03 PM
beautiful light and colour!
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01/31/2006 04:41:56 PM
Wonderful and well composed photo, great colours.
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01/31/2006 04:37:34 PM
"Somebody need some insurance? We're from the Hartford!" ;)
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01/31/2006 04:08:15 PM
This looks very surreal. Beautiful!
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01/31/2006 03:13:35 PM
Someone must have kept VERY still !!
Stunning photograph.
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01/31/2006 02:57:12 PM
I always show my kids the top 10 photos I rate in challenges... they saw this and said, "thats not a photograph, thats a painting." Doesnt look like there is too much editing, which makes it all the better. You should be proud, great capture, 10.
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01/30/2006 08:58:46 PM
Beautiful, they are posing for you
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01/30/2006 07:34:30 PM
This totally rocks. It seems brighter than the version you had originally posted. I find this one a tad too bright. I will be very disapointed if this doesn't finish top-10. A 10 from me. Good luck.
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01/30/2006 07:01:11 PM
Okay that's an amazing capture. 10 from me.
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01/30/2006 05:41:10 PM
this is truly awesome... i gave a 6 on the first pass, but this is an 8
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01/29/2006 08:29:57 PM
Wow breath taking !
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01/29/2006 07:49:52 PM
Stunningly warm capture. I'd have been happy with just the woodland!

Well caught and composed [but why the validation note??].
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01/29/2006 02:58:18 PM
Fascinating capture. Also very well balanced and framed.
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01/29/2006 12:44:01 PM
Truly inspiring.10.
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01/29/2006 10:52:12 AM
I remember this from when you posted it in the forums. I loved it then and still love it now. Amazing composition and colors. Great shot!
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01/29/2006 09:01:51 AM
This image is really breath taking! I unserstand why someone requested validation, it is almost too good to be true!
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01/29/2006 05:09:58 AM
Wow. My absolute favourite! The fact you captured 4 studs, but the colours and feeling are just amazing. Beautiful. Don't know what more can I say. (I would have cropped off a tiny bit more from the bottom)
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01/28/2006 11:56:09 PM
How the heck did you get a shot like this!!? Very cool.
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01/28/2006 12:22:54 PM
special, and glad to see that its valid. Great job
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01/28/2006 09:19:13 AM
Absolutely stunning. Another of those "wish the scale went to 11" shots.
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01/28/2006 12:34:40 AM
What a catch. Was this luck, of did you stake out where the deer normally visit? 10 from me.
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01/27/2006 11:01:00 PM
Excellent shot! The framing by the trees, the colour, the symmetry, all make this worthy of more than a 10. But I'm afraid a 10 is all I can give you. Oh, and a fav.
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01/27/2006 08:03:02 PM
WOW!!!! Look at those racks... those deer are HUGE! This is a spectacular capture.
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01/27/2006 02:58:44 PM
How in the world did you get to be in the right place at the right time to capture this? Stunning!
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01/27/2006 07:44:36 AM
alex this is such a wonderful shot! truely captivating- i love the deep colors, the way the deer seem to pose for you- everything about this shot is perfect! richmond park is an amazing place, when im home our house is very close so i plan to try and take some more photos there. you are an inspiration. well done on one of my favourite shots!
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01/27/2006 04:29:32 AM
Enchanting colours and light. Very nice composition. Just can't put a finger on it but there's something not quite right. Apologize if I'm wrong but did you layer in the stags?

I keep coming back to this photo. So, can't help bumping it up ; )
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01/27/2006 01:13:25 AM
There is no way that this is real. You must write a tutoring series on Photoshop. I'll give you a 10, Just awesome!!! Congrats on the blue.
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01/26/2006 04:53:22 PM
are they real?? nice comp, great color, great light, b&w good, great texture, emotive, good dof, overall a great capture
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01/26/2006 07:09:12 AM
The autumn tones really set the mood of this image..... It is quite magical. I love the way the deers are all centered individually in the middle. Well done, great image. I also love the misty background.
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01/25/2006 08:32:50 PM
This photo has such a magical and almost epic quality to it. Wonderful lighting, awesomely framed, beautifu subjects. 10 and a fav from me.
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01/25/2006 02:19:50 PM
Quite the majestic moment - good job capturing it
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01/24/2006 10:56:58 PM
Absolutely stunning, gorgeous colours...10 from me.
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01/24/2006 12:40:09 PM
Right place at the right time. Unbelievable.
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01/24/2006 11:36:44 AM
Incredible! This should be on hunter's walls everywhere!!
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01/23/2006 10:34:08 PM
This should be a top ten for sure! Very striking.
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01/22/2006 08:38:01 PM
wow those are all trophy bucks. makes me and my rifle want to be there 9
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01/22/2006 04:02:38 PM
Ahhh yes.. the infamous "You cloned the antlers!" photo. How dare you! ;)

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01/22/2006 01:40:28 PM
Great capture, unusual lighting, good focus. Hope you didn't stick around too long as they do NOT seem pleased with your presence LOL. That front deer really seems cranky. Really well done, a photo to be very proud of, Good luck
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01/22/2006 11:18:00 AM
This could be the cover of a book, maybe a little sharper would have been nice, but this is fantasic 10
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01/22/2006 08:23:54 AM
If this doesn't ribbon, I'll eat my hat. A truly outstanding photograph.
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01/22/2006 04:32:10 AM
Wow, this is going to do well!
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01/21/2006 11:48:02 PM
Really super shot; wouldn't have believed 4 bucks together like this! Nice composition and coloration
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01/21/2006 09:37:21 PM
please let me know where / how you got this photo. great shot
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01/21/2006 02:02:55 PM
very nice....has kind of a heavenly look to it...8
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01/21/2006 06:16:59 AM
Verry beautiful scene and cromatics, love the angle verry much too, it ads alot of depth to it. 10 from me, good luck!
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01/21/2006 05:21:40 AM
I think you have a winner here. Great depth of lighting.
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01/21/2006 04:32:23 AM
Magnificent
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01/20/2006 10:25:04 PM
Very nice, good job!
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01/20/2006 03:36:51 PM
Wow! This would have done great in the fantasy challenge too!
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01/20/2006 11:52:15 AM
I remember this from the forums, beautiful capture, and arranged just right.
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01/20/2006 09:02:19 AM
Reminds me of Bambi. I try to shoot deer all the time and am usually unsuccessful. Would have liked it a tad better if forground had also been in focus, but all around very well done.
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01/20/2006 08:14:26 AM
This still is an incredible shot. You made my desktop wallpaper of the moment again and one of my few faves during challenge. Incredible golden tones set the mood.
TC
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01/19/2006 10:25:40 PM
What a magestic and truly inspiring image. It;s as if you got the cooperation of all the subjects in this very beautiful capture. The colors were really enhanced here and for this image it works perfectly... Well done... :)
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01/19/2006 09:56:17 PM
my god man. (or woman) this is amazing.
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01/19/2006 09:36:55 PM
majestic
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01/19/2006 09:30:37 PM
Very cool. It's the classic Bambi shot hehe. the lighting in back gives the shot such great impact. Well done. 8...no 9
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01/19/2006 09:21:24 PM
I don't know what I envy most, the photograph or the fact you had the opportunity to take this wonderful photograph. I think this would make a great print too.
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01/19/2006 08:26:03 PM
What a magical scene. Very nice.
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01/19/2006 08:01:46 PM
the positioning of the deer seem too good to be true especially in the context of the lighting .. great!!
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01/19/2006 06:05:26 PM
Great shot. What luck and patience.
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01/19/2006 03:14:35 PM
Superb!
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01/19/2006 11:23:21 AM
This is lovely - great light, great composition and wonderful colour.
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01/19/2006 08:03:53 AM
The world of Narnya=)
Very good capture with warm atmosphere 8
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01/19/2006 06:04:32 AM
this can't be real. i'll bet you photoshopped some of those deer in.

j/k--i remember that thread ;-) beautiful shot. i'll be surprised if this isn't in the top 10.
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01/19/2006 02:22:18 AM
My only complaint with this is the forground. I'd crop it more to get rid of the busy out of focus area as much as possible without crowding the deer. From the deer up this photograph is magical. I gave it an 8 for that reason.
01/18/2006 06:41:01 PM
Perfectly captured such majestic imagry
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01/18/2006 06:25:17 PM
Woah! Is this real? What increadible light and colors - all at the moment 4 bucks arrive on the scene! Nice composition as everything seems to converge toward the bottom center. I like the out of focus forground - it place the viewer in the middle of this remarkable moment without distracting.
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01/18/2006 09:34:25 AM
This is just like taken from a fairytale or something.. very nice
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01/18/2006 09:21:14 AM
oh---this is beautiful...love the colors....the positions of the animals is perfect...love the unfocused foreground....my favorite so far...a well deserved 10, and a photo I will come back to and view again...
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01/18/2006 01:00:57 AM
nice triangular shape!!! the coloring si great...their racks are awesome!
10 from me...good luck!
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01/17/2006 07:58:30 PM
Good choice. I adore this image. What a scene to stumble upon, and to have a camera and get a shot like this. Automatic 10.
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01/17/2006 04:59:30 PM
I have seen this shot in the forums...absolutely beautiful to look at. Gorgeous creatures in an almost surreal setting. Still can't believe you were able to get such a wonderful shot. Very lucky!
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01/17/2006 04:41:10 PM
I think this is a stunning photo. I love the autumn colors and the triangular shape the deers make. Simply beautiful. 10.
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01/17/2006 01:30:08 PM
that is a great shot
enter hunting pun here
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01/17/2006 01:05:19 PM
This is beautiful. Strong image. Great colors and lighting.
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01/17/2006 09:28:34 AM
this can't be real, but I'll give you the benefit of the doubt. wow, you really make them look regal.
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01/17/2006 09:19:26 AM
This look magical. Beautiful capture! 10
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01/17/2006 03:28:33 AM
Stunning. you have got to be proud of this one!
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01/17/2006 03:04:59 AM
I see you've brought the sharpness under control. I still laugh when I think of how you were accused of creating this as a montage, LOL. Fine entry!
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01/16/2006 11:49:56 PM
St. Farm Insurance should buy this photo from you. It is truely amazing. Everything about it is perfect. 10.
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01/16/2006 05:29:15 PM
Amazing capture! Not only for the color and composition, but how you managed to get the bucks to line up so nicely and balanced.
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01/16/2006 04:14:42 PM
excellent!
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01/16/2006 03:39:00 PM
4 bucks, thats enough for a hamburger and fries!!

Would love to know how you captured this, they all see so unaware. Beautiful 8
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01/16/2006 12:31:44 PM
Great point of view,nice colors 9
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01/16/2006 11:56:09 AM
Ah I've seen this before :)

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. 9.
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01/16/2006 10:59:29 AM
When I give a photo a 10, it is because I feel it is wonderfual all the way around. Therefore, I have no real comment other than to say I gave you a 10!
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01/16/2006 05:06:19 AM
holy cripes this is an amazing picture. those deer look like they just walked straight out of the Kingdom of God.
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01/16/2006 02:42:39 AM
You could not ask for a better opportunity to happen in your backyard - this is really a wonderful capture. I absolutely love all the warm autumn colors seen here in this photo and the deer. The deer all stand there with their majestic antlers standing watch over their realm.
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01/16/2006 01:12:28 AM
I would love to hear the story about this and how you were able to get the pic. 10 all the way, and my pick so far. I would love to have a print of this as well. I can't wait til the challenge is over. Can you pm me the story behind it?
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