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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:52 am 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:45 am 
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seems like no one has posted here in a bit so I figured what the heck...

a little history on an area I like to photograph in during hunting season up here...

There is an area just outside of Saskatoon, the nearest town to where I live with a population of about 230,000, that is about 15 to 20 square kilometers in size that is fairly unique to this area. It is a rural housing area which each home sitting on between 4 to 10 acres of land so it is not heavily populated and the acrages for the most part are natural prairie with a lot of brush and small open fields. What is unique about the area is the ppl who live there are mostly retired and love nature so there is no hunting and some ppl even feed the wildlife like deer and such. It wasnt considered a rich area when the land was first subdivided 25 to 30 years ago so the ppl who live there are mostly middle class but those who are selling now are making millions off their 4 to 10 acres and you are starting to see some huge mansions going up in the area but the new ppl moving in and rebuilding have the same mentality from what I have observed.. they all love nature. This mentality has created an oasis for wildlife which is surrounded by farmland with downtown Saskatoon only a 15 minute car drive away. After a few years of fall photography there I now know several ppl who live there and for the most part I am free to roam the properites as much as I want for my photography. It is not a place I frequent regularly but when hunting season is on and all the chaos that comes with it up here it is nice to have a place like this to go to that is close by and populated by ppl who love wildlife almost as much as me... The only problem now is that since I have moved out of Saskatoon and into the country west of the city it is now just over a 1 hour drive for me to get there opposed to an 8 minute drive when I lived in town.

These were all taken last week in that area... the sandhill crane pics I posted in the other birds thread were taken in the farm fields just outside of this area. It's funny but even though I would consider this to be an oasis for wildlife the pressures on these animals are high enough outside this area that I still cannot seem to get closer than 30 meters to a deer without using a blind of some sort... even here.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:03 am 
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3 from w/ends very early morning visit to the 650 acre Studley Royal estate N Yorks.
Up to last year there were around 500 deer (Red, Fallow & Silka) but after a needed cull recently, the numbers are now around 350.
Although slightly more used to seeing people, I couldn't get within 20 mts.

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Young adult red dear stag (Cervus elaphus) by Carl B.1, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:06 pm 
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very nice carlos :D

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:58 pm 
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Thank you Mike. 1st time i'd been out to shoot deer and even though I had to be up by 5am, I really enjoyed it & will make this (rutting season) at least, an annual event.
Must be a totally different & wonderful experience to be out in the true wilderness though. 8)

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:43 am 
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I'm not sure if this is still a current thread, but here are a few more whitetail.

This one was standing on the side of the road in Northern Wisconsin, and looked up when we drove close:
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I slowed down on a quiet sideroad to take a picture of the sunset on the left side of the road, and when I stopped, I saw these three stopped on the right:
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:07 am 
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First fawn of the year for me,I don't think it was too many days/hours old...

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A set of twins....

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Triplets having fun...

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A doe with horns...

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First big frost...

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:25 pm 
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Beautiful pictures Kpr. Your pictures make me want to go out and get a new camera. :)


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:36 am 
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Thanks...you look to be doing fine with what you have but...upgrading is always a good thing...at least that's the line I use after the purchase is already made of course. :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:28 am 
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Wow, great shots kpr! Really nice :D

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:44 am 
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Thanks Kpr. Your pictures look like home to me. Very nice.
I left you a message on the off topic section.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:58 am 
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nice kpr... always amazed at the amount of deer you have out there... now we just need to see some of your bear pics for the summer :twisted:

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:39 pm 
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I saw this group on Wednesday night. I was driving for work, so couldn't get out to get closer, but will get back to the area when I can.

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Don't miss the one under the tree. I didn't see her until I zoomed in:

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:18 pm 
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Nice ones, they feel a bit noisy, but good composition nonetheless.
Just a little advice, have you considered buying a DSLR or CSC? I think it will improve the overall quality of your shots a lot, you do compose them pretty good but I think your camera sets you back a bit.
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Hi Pier - I think about it every day! :0) I am actively looking at cameras - especially SLR's now, and reading all the reviews. I think I have taken this camera about as far as I can. I've learned a lot by taking thousands and thousands of pictures, and I think I am now ready for the next step up. I want a camera that I can zoom in a little closer without it getting fuzzy or losing the color.
I will hopefully have a SLR in the next month or so. Could you explain the term "noisy"? I'd appreciate it.
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