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Old Aug 30, 2006, 12:26 AM   #1
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These use to be cute, but now they are a big road hazard as about 25,000 get hit by cars each year in Wisconsin.



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Old Aug 30, 2006, 7:00 AM   #2
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Beautiful shot, Tom! Were you driving down the road with your camera sitting next to you?:GI can relate they getting almost as bad down here, too. My wife & I took a little w/e getaway earlier this month & almost hit 2 of them. I've been lucky (knock on wood) to only have hit 1 in 22 years of driving here ...countless near misses.

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Old Aug 30, 2006, 8:23 AM   #3
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They're still cute for me, but then I don't experience the same driving conditions.

That is a very interesting shot. Specifically, I am refering to the shadow in front of the doe.
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Old Aug 30, 2006, 9:04 AM   #4
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It is the road to my house and I see at least one deer each time I drive into town which is three miles. Yes I did have the camera in the car with me, which I do most of the time just in case I see something interesting.

The shadow comes from the sun, which was going down and just above the trees at the time of the photo, so I had to bump up the midtone shadows to reveal the detail in the deer.

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We don't see many deer around our place, and never fawns. I love how you brought out the detail in the deer without sacrificing the backlighting - very nice!
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you sure wont see any deer around here
the odd roo or two
and deer sound as bad as roos
i do like the lighting in this
you did well bringing up the midtones

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Roos JUMP, big time, one second they are on the side of the road, next second they have jumped 12 feet into the path of your car.

I reckon deer would be as bad, flighty little things they are.

Nice shot too.
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Old Sep 2, 2006, 9:19 AM   #8
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Deer think that they are faster than anything else, so cars don't worry them, and by the time they find out they are wrong they don't get a second chance.

Lots of people feed them, because they like to watch them in their yard, which draws the deer to areas where roads and cars are also.

I like shooting late in the day, but lighting can be a blessing and a curse depending on where you are compared to the setting sun.

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Got a question for the members "Down Under", do roos cause auto accidents like deer & moose do here in North America??? Just curious ...

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Very nice action shot Tom!

I used to think they were cute until one jumped in front of my car and left me with a $1300 repair bill. Now if they would only cross where the "Deer Crossing" signs are, we'd all be much better off!!:blah: Jay
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