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Whimsical @ 12:03
Whimsical @ 12:03

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Challenge: Mid-Day Sun (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Date: Oct 24, 2010
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Oct 24, 2010

This shot actually took a lot of patience, moreso than is usually required for the deer of Richmond. I was actually well dug in at the base of a tree wearing my `realtree` autumnal pattern camo jacket. So well hidden was I a squirrel was hunting for nuts about 2 feet from my face, too close to even take a photo with the lens I had on - its only when I shifted it actually realised I was there and made a pretty hasty exit - it was rather amusing!

Then this little fellow wandered in with a few female Fallow Deer and it stood in the pool of light, it could hear the camera but not see me, so I managed to fire off quite a few shots before it had enough and rejoined the herd.

Place: 7 out of 94
Avg (all users): 6.4833
Avg (commenters): 7.4000
Avg (participants): 5.9487
Avg (non-participants): 6.6312
Views since voting: 1777
Views during voting: 325
Votes: 180
Comments: 7
Favorites: 4 (view)

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11/03/2010 02:06:56 PM
For basic editing that is a cracking shot under difficult conditions
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11/03/2010 12:09:03 AM
Very pretty. The dof reminds me of some of your wedding shots. It's amazing that it posed in the right spot for you.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/02/2010 08:10:24 PM
With the dappled sun poking through the leaves of the forest creating a very uneven lighting, you really nailed the exposure. I love that you got the deer in a bright spot, making that a point that my eyes are drawn to. Also the depth of field is pretty awesom givving the photo a very whimsical feel! (Oh, and I just peeked at the title and there it is... whimsical!)
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10/29/2010 09:48:46 PM
Cute photo, and great use of depth of filed. It's lucky that she just stepped into the light for you.
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10/29/2010 10:58:51 AM
border makes it even more of an exposure challenge; also makes subject too small and lost.
10/28/2010 11:08:04 PM
If I got to pick the Blue Ribbon, this would be it. Stunning shot, hope you ribbon... Best of luck! Perfect 10 from me...
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10/27/2010 05:59:32 AM
I like it.
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