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 Post subject: Ungulates,Deer,Moose etc
PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:02 am 
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Love to see everyone's deer, whitetails or not....

MMMMM yummy!!!

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He's right there mommy!!
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Casper...The "Special One"

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:31 am 
The #2 is just perfect IMO. Great focus and composition, perfect exposure. An 10/10 hands down.

The #3 seems a bit out of focus.... don't know... maybe due the distance and poor light conditions?

But my favorite gotta be #1. I think the composition could be a bit better if the deer wasn't centered, but that showing tongue really looks soooo funny! I loved it!! :D


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:47 am 
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#1 happened really fast...lol
First day with the 500mm and a case of too much zoom/too close.
Not sure which of us was more surprised I got as close as I did.

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He wasn't long leaving...

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 6:19 pm 
Great capture with that first shot! And nice action shot (above). One of these days I'll bring my camera to my sister's house for some deer shots (she gets about a dozen of them each night looking for food...)


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:00 pm 
kpr,

Great photos. Casper has to be 1 in a million, very rare. Thanks for sharing.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:48 am 
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Casper...everyones favourite and probably the hardest deer around here to find... :lol:
Alot of history with her we do have some other Piebalds around here as well.
Interestingly enough they all seem to be the same age and all came on the scene at once??
Now this was the very first year I had the cam these pics were taken probably in Point/Shoot modes soooo.....excuses-excuses...lol

Unnamed 1...
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Pecan...
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Some others of Casper...kinda cheating with these using a trailcamera.

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This fella, also taken with a trailcam and a slave flash....

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All these deer live within a 20mi radius of me.
Casper is the closest and a huge reason for my SLR aquisition.
She is in fact a local celebrity and VERY hard to track down.
She has survived at least 4 years by travelling mostly at night and being very alert, some say because she knows she is "differant".
Lives in a 1mi X 5mi strip of woods bordered on one side by a river, the other by a few farms and farmers who restrict access to hunters because of her presence.
I am afforded free access to these farms and these deer even though I do hunt on occasion but only with a camera for her and her companions,
I also share the pics with the farmers :wink: works everytime...hehe
We keep very close tabs on her and I recieve calls everytime she is spotted, unfortunately I was the last one to see her since June of this year, traditionally she will not show up again until spring and this year was the first year she was spotted travelling alone.
We also had a family of Coyotes move into her area...wait til you see the pics of the pups at the den :D

RE: the trailcameras...I have some very interesting captures from these if you guys are interested??
They are quite fun actually but not SLR's....

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 12:58 pm 
kpr,

Thanks for the extra Casper photos. There must have been a busy buck around 4 years ago with all his progeny showing up with the white coats. Is this a condition that is common with the deer in your area?


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 6:51 pm 
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It is not likely this happened because of one specific buck.
A river and a couple highways divide them.
From a Dept Natural Resource person here locally, the condition Piebald is brought on by feed and sunlight/UV.
Myself...I dunno, Casper and the Unamed 1 live close enough and same side of the river it is possible.
Pecan and the buck also live close enough and on the other side of the river.
Each pair "could" be related IMO.
I am one to NEVER underestimate critters, they absolutely amaze me with their abilities and accomplishments.
We have a long way to go to make our world as simple as theirs :wink:

This lil one was...looking for its momma and found a stranger making a clicking sound and decided to investigate.
I actually touched it :shock:
One...of my most memorable moments chasing critters, lasted about 1/2 hour :D

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 10:45 am 
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Some winter shots....
No reason to stay home just because it's cold out. :wink:
-20C in first 2 shots :shock:

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 1:46 am 
What a place! I was wondering if you could grab some shots of the cougar, moose and arctic wolves.


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Just for you ROY1,
Camera was brand new to me a few months, girlfriend and I took off for a weekend to Cape Breton Island
specifically for....moose pics....800+km one way.

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We don't have wolves or cougars otherwise I would have them :wink:
I do however have a couple adult Coyotes, here in the east they are rumoured to be crossed with wolves
somewhere along the way and grow to 60lbs sometimes.
Ya gotta be fast to get these devil dogs, they don't stand still long being considered vermin and shot on site.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 12:26 pm 
Outstanding, kpr, outstanding. I like the last (with horns) moose (obviously for the horns), and the 2nd coyote. The composition is great!

Sorry for the late reply, because it was a very busy day, and also another sad day for me. Another kitten (well, he was about 7-8 months old) died this morning. Nothing unusual, very same thing which has been killing them for the last couple of months. Poison. I didn't take many pics of him (I have videos, though). Here's a resized, cropped one taken on Dec 3rd.
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It's because of these little ones that I can't go out on long trips.


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Someone is posioning your critters?
kpr wouldn't be very friendly with that person :evil:
kpr has a cat named Henry, four dogs and four wild turkeys we did have a yard full of chickens this year but ummmm, err, well they are awful tasty :lol:

Horns eh?
Got a few for ya...

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The 500mm shines at long distance/good light, probably about 1/2 a km away last weekend...cropped,spare tire on my Jeep for a tripod.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 5:13 am 
My vote goes to #2 and#4. Perfect. I also like #5 with the magical color contrast, but the focus seems a bit off. I guess you could use some +ve exp. compensation with the other shots. The env. lights aren't quite friendly, are they? Anyway, keep up the good work. Looking forward to your more recent shots :)

You ate ALL those chicks? Ahhhhhh I'm hungry... But got a lil' loose-motion.. :(


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 12:24 am 
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Some more horns for you ROY.
This first guy is known as "Jaw Dropper", he's pretty hard to get close to.
First pic is cropped second is long distance and wide to give the view of the early morning fog/mist
rising from the river in the center of the valley and the top of the north mountain as well some of his "harem/gang".
Love to catch them on a sunny day :twisted:


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