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White Phase Whitetail Buck
White Phase Whitetail Buck

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Challenge: Never Seen on DPC! (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III
Location: PA
Date: Jun 25, 2009
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/180 sec.
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jun 25, 2009

[Jun. 28th, 2009 08:43:17 AM]

I know this image will probably not score well because the quality itself is not wonderful. I am entering completely on the basis that I don't believe it has ever been seen before on this site. I don't really care about the score with this one. This is a white phase whitetail. It is a pen raised deer, not a wild one. Because it is inside of a pen, I was tryin to get a shot that didn't show the fence in the background and that wasn't easy.
The antlers are still in the growing stage in this photo. In the fall, after the velvet has come off, this buck will be sporting a very nice rack!

Thanks for the favorite, and all the comments!

Place: 92 out of 110
Avg (all users): 4.6968
Avg (commenters): 5.3333
Avg (participants): 4.6327
Avg (non-participants): 4.7264
Views since voting: 810
Views during voting: 413
Votes: 155
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/30/2009 08:41:39 PM
not really any composition here, I think a little more time spent on that along with some more processing (there are green and blue shades in the buck's hair) would have made this stand out more
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06/28/2009 01:46:08 AM
cool. never seen this before. are yu sure he is a whitetail? his antlers look pretty thick.
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06/27/2009 11:07:36 PM

Correction -- my son voted from my account by mistake -- moving it to his.
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06/27/2009 04:57:12 PM
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06/27/2009 04:38:29 PM
I feel like i have seen too many wildlife shots. Never a whitetail though.
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06/27/2009 04:31:10 PM
comment only.

Yup, probably the only shot of this fellow on dpc but imho it looks a little like a snapshot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/27/2009 04:27:41 PM
Well that is different. I love the pink horns. They almost look fuzzy. The crop feels too tight. There is no space for where he is looking.
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06/27/2009 12:53:20 PM
This is a good sharp image. I'm not good at photographing wildlife, it's very difficult, but I think what separates this one, from the ones that are ribbon-winners is that this one seems to be caught in an awkward moment... like half step of movement.

Also, the background is cluttered and distrating. Getting the right balance of isolating the subject, yet still keepint it all sharp is very difficult, I'm sure.

This one used the background to set it off and the animal feels still and not awkward to me. Keep at it. Noone starts out getting perfect wildlife shots. (not voting)
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06/27/2009 11:59:49 AM
this is very unusual...
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06/27/2009 11:39:09 AM
Interesting creature, definitely fits the challenge. However, the photo itself lacks impact. I might have increased the contrast a bit as a start.
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06/26/2009 10:42:31 PM
Maybe waiting for a different posing could be better,,, this animal seem sick (or sad) on this picture
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