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Whitetail Deer

Whitetail Deer
Photo Information
Copyright: Mike Hodgson (Fisher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 331 N: 902] (5752)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-02-04
Categories: Nature
Camera: Fuji Finepix S5000
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): My favorite Nature photos, Deers, 100 points or more!!! [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-02-19 9:57
Viewed: 15828
Favorites: 6 [view]
Points: 108
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Whitetail Deer are commonly seen On Manitoulin Island or On the way to Manitoulin From Espanola on Hwy#6. This scene is just before arriving to Manitoulin Island. It's a frozen lake surrounded by coniferous and deciduous trees, not shown for this shot. I stopped on the highway to take this scene of the deer.
Hand held
1/1600 at F6.3
In photoshop elements, adjusted the levels and added a warm filter, two frames to complete, USM.


alagoa, naturegirl, mumek, elihesamian, gazo, samr, rosana, wallie, jacojvr, perryhooter, Biance-, spike1, Robert, orkhan, shutterbill, philwalters, NecipP, crystal69 has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To pompey: Hi MichaelFisher 1 02-16 18:45
To rosana: Hi RosFisher 1 08-27 21:58
To Robinet: Another look, RobFisher 3 04-12 17:57
To letr: This kind of workFisher 3 02-22 12:13
To cloverstar: Deer areFisher 2 02-22 11:00
To renatombat: GladFisher 1 02-19 12:36
To hojper: I had treesFisher 1 02-19 12:35
To Dingo: I wishFisher 1 02-19 12:34
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What a great scene Mike. Glad you got out of your car for this one. I like the warm tones created by the filter you used. Good thinking. Nice vertical composition. I also like the way you have included all the tree and the frozen lake in this composition. How lucky you are to see deer in your area. Well done.

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  • Quark Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 1314 W: 11 N: 29] (66)
  • [2005-02-19 10:13]

Composed in a very nice way with the tree in the left and the deer in the bottom, nothing else and that's nice done, Mike !

Good compostion Mike and excellent choise of color for the frame. I think you had a good idea keeping the tree in the shot.

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  • Miqra Gold Star Critiquer [C: 865 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-02-19 10:27]

Wow this is picture perfect, belongs on a christmascard, excellent shot, well done!

great piece of art. just beautiful.

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  • mwebr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 448 W: 141 N: 666] (3402)
  • [2005-02-19 10:34]

Fantastic! The space created is excellent! Marvelous Composition.


Beautiful composition and colors, I like very much this scene, my favorite.
Congratulation Mike.


Exceptionnel de pouvoir réaliser ce genre de photos !
Congratulations !

Extremely wintry atmosphere in this one, Mike. What I like particularly is the lack of sky. Having the frozen lake as backdrop makes both deer and tree stand out better than they would have against a sky - IMO.

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2005-02-19 12:08]
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Wonderful picture, Mike. I like all the white in it. The tree makes an excellent natural frame. But it's the deers that steal the show. I love it, TFS.

Hi Mike, Really wonderfull this 2 soft brown colored dear in the snow. The tree is also a strong feature. Well done.

Beautiful capture of nature moment! I Like your compo...
Terrific. Fred

Great scene. Wonderful composition and framing. Well done.

The colours on this photo make it look a lot like an illustration or a painting. Very well composed too. It's definitely a great shot, congratulations.

Splendid winter scenery

Wow, Mike this is superb....the framing, composition, colour and lighting make this a great picture.
Thanks for sharing,

great tone of colors chosen...i love the composition and framing, Mike. great moment captured.

Beautiful monochrome shot Mike. Great composition and lovely muted colours. Just a pity the other deer didn't pop its head up a bit further.


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  • Saiz Gold Star Critiquer [C: 909 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-02-19 18:05]

Un vrai tableau de chasse ... bravo pour la belle prise.

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  • mumek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 221 W: 2 N: 110] (1853)
  • [2005-02-19 19:10]

Excellent winter scene Mike! I like this picture with very natural colors. The composition is great with background of the frozen lake. Very well done
best regards

Very nice composition Mike, the elements in the photo seem to be in just the right places to make it very well balanced and I like the large 'space' area on the right top. You were so lucky to spot these deer right there near the road. Very good with the warm filter too. Well done.

Beautiful picture Mike, a very nice catch and a very nice composition, I like it a lot.
Best regards

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  • padre Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1419 W: 90 N: 263] (4035)
  • [2005-02-20 13:31]

This is a very good composition Mike. The tree adds really good perspective in framing this one.

Ho! Wonderfull! Lucky you! I would like to have the chance to get this kind. I can give you the scoop (for fun) i did something in relation with that... But unfortunately.. mines are not real... It's uincredible. The tree give a good completion... There is so white space behind to understand they have difficulty to feed them at this time! Great shot!

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  • letr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1134 W: 420 N: 1093] (6670)
  • [2005-02-22 11:46]
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Simply trough a painters eye, very good composition here Mike, with the light colors ...hmm Very very good, like the tree on the left and the endlless white in the bg ..Splendid !

dreamy,lovely,...let me see,just without words,
please,and ...
2 point is very small thing for it!

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  • gazo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 134 W: 0 N: 43] (516)
  • [2005-03-20 8:54]

Wonderful ! Great capture. Peacefull.
I love it.

I agree with Migra, looks just like a Christmas card! How wonderful to have focused on the tree as well as the deer. Great DOF and lovely warm colours on a cold winter day.

Great wildlife photo. The expanse of winter-gray sky and snow are a fine backdrop for the deer. The tree breaks the sky and adds a point of interest. I like this photo a lot.

This is a fantastic scenery and photo, too.
I like it very much because it's simple and direct.
The deers are the detail that the picture needed.
Well done and TFS.

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  • samr Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 506 W: 31 N: 401] (3329)
  • [2005-08-11 20:42]

Checking out some postings prior to joining - This is a great one Mike - Sharp, nice composition, cold scenery yet warm colours. Framing is superb, and very nicely done, TFS, Sam

Mike it's breath catching this scene all is perfect in coloring,compo and just enough of sky and tree to make you stop & admire it.

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  • LuciG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1206 W: 151 N: 655] (8171)
  • [2005-08-31 14:32]

Quelle belle composition, et quelle chance tu as de pouvoir capturer un aussi beau spectacle! Cette photo semble provenir d'un livre de contes, avec des histoires de princesses et princes dans lequel les illustrations sont tout simplement magnifiques! Bravo .. et Merci pour partager ce travail ..


Other members daid enough. I can't something new, but I can say that it's a very very beautiful picture. Super!


Great Shot.

Great POV, those poor deer are freezing their tushes off in that nasty weather! I like the portrait orientation here, it works well with the tree.

Happy New Year and stay warm!


This is a wonderful photo Mike.
great art!

Amazing shot, Mike. A true winter, peaceful view. Very well done.

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  • n0xdw Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 78 W: 7 N: 40] (437)
  • [2006-01-21 10:25]

It certainly has the look of a cold winter day. A day when one might be happy if they could live in a place that was nice and warm and look out the front window to be greeted by the site of the two deer. I like the entire composition quite well. TFS.

Woo Hoo ,

Stunning photography here. The vertical presentation is brilliant. The wilderness, the frozen lake with this lonely tree. Dark frame a good choice here too.


I like the note you added with the photo, but I like the photo even more! I know I sound silly saying this, but it reminds me of Bambi. ;)

Jokes set aside, this photo is well composed and the sharpness is at the perfect level. Not much else to say, the frame works wonders and well I just love winter-time so, just a very good photo! So thanks for sharing.


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  • spike1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 450 W: 0 N: 464] (4321)
  • [2006-02-25 11:04]

Hi Mike, I really like the soft tones of this photo and the way that you've composed it too. The way that the deer at the back is looking over the front one is a nice touch. Congrats!

Hello, Mike. Lovely balance in your shot. A nice choice of frame to display an excellent photo.Simple but great composition.Interesting to see the head of the second deer peering over the back of the other deer.
Best wishes from sunny Australia.

Great scene good compostion so artistic

Hi Mike,

Lovely ambiance. Superb picture !


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  • orkhan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 632 W: 152 N: 366] (3549)
  • [2006-08-14 12:38]

Lovely scene and atmosphere. Great Job.

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  • sebcz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 172 W: 31 N: 60] (869)
  • [2006-10-03 8:31]

There are just a few elements and a lot of space, but it nicely goes together - fine PoV.

Hi Mike,
Perfect composition in this image, the exposure on the snow is awesome and I really like the fine detail and subtle colours and tones of the flora AND fauna.
Nice shot.

You managed to catch a rare moment. Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful work.
I do admire this.
best regards from Finland!

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2006-12-18 3:16]

Hi Mike,

Lovely shot, it remind me of very old Christmas cards that we used to get when we were young, beautiful scene, even thought it look cold in there, but the mood is warm, thank you for sharing


Hi Mike. Wonderful winter shot. You're P.P. work has enhanced the shot well. Thanks for sharing.

Regards Phil.

Bonsoir Mike,
This is a great composition of that picture, I love the colors and sharpness..Très Jolie photo..Well done.. Michel
Many thanks for your comment to my picture: F-15 Mc Donnel Douglas.

Please allow me to promote this to the 100 club Mike, a brilliantly composed shot.
Hope that you are well!
Thanks for sharing.

Mike, I love the picture! I tried to contact you through the "contact me" link but am unsure if you received it. I have an idea for this picture that I would like to have done, and was hoping to get your help. Could you email me at [email protected] sometime? I can send you a quick photoshop of what I have in mind.

Thanks, Ryan

Good picture with nice colors.
Cute animals and fine frame.....

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  • NecipP Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 669 W: 16 N: 404] (4722)
  • [2007-08-06 13:24]

Hello Mike a beautifull composition excellent plain background giving good clean contrast with the branches the deer is perfectly located in the frame rgds Necip.

Nice shot !!

Master Peace. Photo Painting.

merci beaucoup elle aussi je l aime beaucoup

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