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Old Jun 9, 2007, 9:38 AM   #1
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I had been out taking pictures for a couple of hours this morning and, on my way home, I decided to check out one of my favorite "Minimum Maintenance" roads. As I drove slowly down the road, I saw this to my imeediate right:



Thinking it may have been struck by a car, I stopped. The deer didn't move. Usually, stopping the car spooks them. After a couple of shutter releases, the noise got to it. I was about 10 feet away when it stood up. I continued shooting even though a vision of the "Deer in the backseat" scene from Tommy Boy was running through my head:



It moved off a bit to my right:



Then it spooked and took off:



Over the fence:





Ran a bit, but stopped to look back instead of just heading into the woods:



All of this took maybe a minute. K100D with Tamron 90mm f/2.8 lens
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Old Jun 9, 2007, 10:05 AM   #2
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Nice shots how do you like the Tamron? would you buy it again? know here the best deal on it is?
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Old Jun 9, 2007, 10:23 AM   #3
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Great series which tell a nice story. I especially like image no. 1!

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Old Jun 9, 2007, 10:26 AM   #4
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I love the Tamron--I would certainly buy another one if this one went south. I bought mine used from KEH at a pretty good price.
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Wonderful series! You did such a great job of handling a difficult lighting situation, and with hardly any time to think about what you were doing. What metering option were you using? Whatever it was, it worked well.
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The last thing I did before getting out of the car was swithch to P mode--I've had good luck with the K100 handling difficult lighting, so I let it do its job.
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Great series, isn't the K100D wonderful, but it still needs someone with a good eye.
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Great series, isn't the K100D wonderful, but it still needs someone with a good eye.
I think that this is the key to all photography. It doesn't really matter on the the size and expense of the equipment. If you cannot see the shot, then the results are mediocre at best.


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Rick,

I love to have an encounter like that. You have a timely capture there. Well done

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Rickst wrote:
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All of this took maybe a minute. K100D with Tamron 90mm f/2.8 lens
Maybe to fast too fast to consider (And I forget which cam you have)... and dont get me wrong nice shots.... but all likely would have likely been better 1/2 to 1 stop EC/EV'd (at least no bleached whites and forget which camera you have but in updated 10D firmware that in P mode that shutr or ap and EV are at your instant fingertip on the two wheels is a great and rapudly acccessable feature)

No matter what sort of problematic lighting... still nice captures.
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