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Old Jul 12, 2005, 7:12 PM   #1
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I got close to a deer this afternoon but the light was somewhat harsh. It was pretty cooperative as regards hanging around for some photos, though. This is the closest I've gotten to date:






















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Old Jul 12, 2005, 8:29 PM   #2
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Wonderful shots... just plain beautiful. Where were these taken, Norm?
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Old Jul 12, 2005, 8:43 PM   #3
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Excellent work, Norm. That second shot is really unusual.

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Old Jul 12, 2005, 9:07 PM   #4
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Great series, Norm. What an opportunity andyou surely took advantage of it. 3,4 and 5 are my favorites.
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Old Jul 12, 2005, 9:38 PM   #5
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Wonderful shots... just plain beautiful. Where were these taken, Norm?

Thanks for the encouraging words, these were taken in central Alberta, Canada, near Camrose.
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Old Jul 12, 2005, 9:40 PM   #6
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Thanks Tom and Mullen, I'd like to get a shot at these in early or late light some day. This was mid afternoon and it's pretty tough to control contrast.
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Old Jul 13, 2005, 10:27 AM   #7
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Normcar, which lens for these? Nice shots BTW, look a bit bright on my work laptop. He did let you come close.
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Old Jul 13, 2005, 11:28 AM   #8
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Norm,

Great work. Photos like this are an inspiration to us rank ameteur's who are trying to improve. I am also curious what lens you used. I am currently using a 70-200 with 1.4x TC but it has been too short for much of my desired wildlife shooting - so I'm trying to get an idea of what that next lens should be.

By the way #2 is my definite favorite.

Thanks for sharing!
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Were you wearing your Female mule deer suite again Norm
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Old Jul 13, 2005, 7:08 PM   #10
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Thanks for the nice compliments, glad you like them even though the light was terribly harsh and difficult to get anything without blowing highlights a touch. I could spend a few hours playing with layers to tone the highlights down but the difference wouldn't be enough IMO to make that commitment.

The lens used on these was the 300/4 IS handheld with 1.4x extender.

Thanks again for looking.
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