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Mule deer at dusk


Posted by D. Robert Franz on Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:55 am

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I just returned from my 1st leg of my fall deer photography.  I love photographing during the rut.  The bucks look their absolute best.  Photographed this buck after sundown when I had some great pastels in the sky to work with.  Got down as low as possible to bring the sky into the image and that left me with some FG stuff but I can live with that...

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Shutter speed: 1/500 sec
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by david fletcher on Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:19 pm
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beautiful buck in great light. that's one impressive rack. Look forward to seeing more
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by Mark Boranyak on Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:50 pm
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Yeah, that sky made a beautiful backdrop to the buck.

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by Carol Clarke on Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:51 am
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I don't mind the fg stuff but wish for more room for his feet. Beautiful last light pastel glow in the sky.

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by Cynthia Crawford on Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:32 pm
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Very pretty sunset for a nice, handsome buck.
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by Ed Cordes on Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:47 pm
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Great looking buck. The sky is wonderful and I like the low angle. FG stuff doesn't bother me. I might have opened up the shadows on the buck a couple of notches, but not too much. Good as is, but a bit more detail on the animal would be nice.
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by Cindy Marple on Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:28 am
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That colorful sky makes such a wonderful background. Nice pose with the buck looking back and showing his rack to best advantage. I don't mind the foreground stuff because the head is totally clear of it, might be a different story if the face was obscured.
 

by capebretondoc on Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:06 pm
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Beautiful sky.
I wish you had not gone so low to allow the FG grasses to be less conspicuous.
Agree with a bit more room on the bottom of the frame.
A very nice frame,
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by D. Robert Franz on Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:01 pm
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capebretondoc wrote:
Beautiful sky.
I wish you had not gone so low to allow the FG grasses to be less conspicuous.
Agree with a bit more room on the bottom of the frame.
A very nice frame,
Gail


Shooting from a higher angle completely changed the mood of the image.  I know I have that image also.  A slightly higher put a horizon right through the head.  The deers feet would be completely within the frame if they were visible.
 

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