Black Deer

Posted by TerryWSmith on Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:50 am

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Since 2010 I have been very fortunate to have seen 4 of these melanistic Mule Deer. The area in South East Oregon is know for this genetic trait. This is a 2020 fawn, hoping to see it for years to come.

ISO 500, 1/500, F6.3
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by david fletcher on Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:20 pm
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Thanks for sharing Terry. Great sighting. Wonderful thing with nature and what it throws up.
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by Cynthia Crawford on Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:37 pm
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The surrounding grasses really bring out the dark color of this unusual fawn. Lovely shot. I hope you get to see it grow up.
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by Carol Clarke on Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:21 am
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Great find, Terry! I have seen white individuals, but never black. Beautiful image surrounded by the golden vegetation.

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by Mary Brun on Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:53 am
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Really very special and unique this specimen.
I really enjoy the composition and the surrounding environment,
the thick grass creates a texture that makes the subject stand out very well, illuminating the eye to perfection.

by David J. Bogener on Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:44 pm
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Interesting specimen and image. Nicely framed with those golden teasel.

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