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A Quiet Morning.
A Quiet Morning.
SaraR


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Challenge: Wildlife V (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenge entries
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Location: North Yorkshire
Date: Oct 31, 2010
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 3200
Shutter: 1/100th
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Oct 31, 2010

Fallow Deer, North Yorkshire.

Yes, these definitely are real! The effect that a lot of people have commented on is, I think, caused by the fact that it was quite a foggy morning (most Autumn mornings are in this area), and very, very still.

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I wonder if I would have done better if I had cropped in on the deer and not shown their environment?

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 99
Avg (all users): 6.8639
Avg (commenters): 7.9500
Avg (participants): 6.6429
Avg (non-participants): 6.9524
Views since voting: 1551
Views during voting: 342
Votes: 147
Comments: 35
Favorites: 5 (view)


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11/09/2010 01:05:04 PM
Pleased this made it to the top 10,
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11/08/2010 10:02:11 PM
Verrrrry awesome!
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11/08/2010 03:49:57 PM
Add me to the list of people who thought it looked like a museum display. I didn't vote though, so no harm no foul I guess. That really is the most peculiar natural lighting. It's like a potlight from above shining perfectly on them.

That must have been such a wonderful experience.
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11/08/2010 12:16:40 PM
Nice, top ten!
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11/08/2010 12:05:05 PM
It does look a bit like a deer-ama (groan). Nice to see the new toy paying immediate dividends! Fabulous shot.
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11/08/2010 08:56:22 AM
What an excellent finish! I can understand the folks thinking it's a diorama, though, it's almost too perfect :-)
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11/08/2010 08:16:36 AM
It does look like a display lol. Wow what a great job. I personally like the environment. The tree in the distance makes for such a beatiful backdrop. Congrats on the top 10!
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11/08/2010 01:04:11 AM
This was my top choise...great image
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11/08/2010 12:25:50 AM
Gosh Sara, I can't believe how many people thought this was "not real". Well done on a great capture.
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11/08/2010 12:09:15 AM
Awesome!! Congrats on the top 10!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2010 10:02:29 PM
wow...the winner 9
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11/07/2010 08:13:09 PM
Is this real? If so GREAT JOB!! Love this!
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11/07/2010 02:03:25 PM
Beautiful photo with such clarity. I like the faded tree at the background. It makes the photo look a bit surreal...as if it was a painting in a fairy book. 10
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11/06/2010 11:36:46 PM
i cant find the right words, this is a GREAT image. #1
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11/06/2010 11:50:00 AM
Lovely scene, but... to be honest it looks like an exhibit. If not this is an incredible capture. Not voting on this one.

Have changed my mind and will vote, as upon closer inspection it certainly appears to be the real deal. Excellent depth of field, great framing with the trees. Sharp, yet soft enough to convey the hazy morning feeling. Extremely well done.
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11/06/2010 10:30:32 AM
Nice. Does not look real.
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11/05/2010 10:16:09 PM
Is this stage?
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11/05/2010 12:16:32 AM
Fairytale pretty!
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11/04/2010 04:35:51 PM
Very cute little deer :-) Like the soft, rich feel to this.
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11/04/2010 10:16:21 AM
Beautiful. Def meets the crit of the challenge and it has a nice atmosphere about it.
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11/03/2010 09:18:36 PM
Beautiful
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11/03/2010 07:34:59 PM
nice!
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11/03/2010 06:49:45 PM
9
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11/03/2010 12:12:32 PM
Fabulous shot, I'm wondering about that shadow in the bg...how or why its there, and what its on....looks like a wall/studio bg. Baffling. 8
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11/03/2010 08:30:00 AM
They are so perfectly placed that they look stuffed. WOW - lovely animals. I like the blurred tree spreading across the background. 7
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11/02/2010 07:15:18 PM
looks like a museum diorama
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11/02/2010 08:50:12 AM
Great photo! The tree in the background hidden by what looks like fog, the great amount of sharpness, and the good subjects all combine to make this spectacular.
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11/02/2010 07:18:34 AM
Has a weird look to it but I really like it.
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11/01/2010 06:52:28 PM
Good choice Sara, they both look like they're on the look out for each other. The backdrop's nice as well, shows it's their natural surroundings and adds interest.
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11/01/2010 03:31:29 PM
Almost dream like - very nice
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11/01/2010 03:12:38 PM
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Top 3 for me! Great job! 10
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11/01/2010 02:44:22 PM
Looks like it was taken in a museum display.
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11/01/2010 10:28:53 AM
Lovely photo. No offense but this looks like a museum display of stuffed & mounted animals.
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11/01/2010 04:02:59 AM
What a wonderful shot. The lighting and exposure are perfect and the composition is great. The large tree in the distance tops off a great image. 10!
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11/01/2010 01:42:03 AM
Almost surreal with that background
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