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A New Form of Glamour For Me

Post by Bobby Deal » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:13 am

A couple of Colorado Mule Deer bucks from this spring before the rut
Shot with the Nikon D800 and the Nikkor 300 f/2.8
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Post by Duck » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:32 am

Bobby, good to have you back. You've been missed.
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Post by St3v3M » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:41 am

Bobby Deal wrote:A couple of Colorado Mule Deer bucks from this spring before the rut
Shot with the Nikon D800 and the Nikkor 300 f/2.8

I really like the second minus the left and am happy to see the change! S-
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Post by Psjunkie » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:46 am

Great captures of wonderful creatures Mr. Deal..purely personal taste you see, but I might eliminate the background animal in #2 as it seems to distract and really adds no context or dimension that supports the subject, but does not what so ever distract in #3 and is an added bonus..Oh and don't pay any attention to me as I know just almost nothing....other than what I like.

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Post by LindaShorey » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:31 pm

Love the setting, especially the simplicity of #1.
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Post by Charles Haacker » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:40 pm

Psjunkie wrote:Great captures of wonderful creatures Mr. Deal..purely personal taste you see, but I might eliminate the background animal in #2 as it seems to distract and really adds no context or dimension that supports the subject, but does not what so ever distract in #3 and is an added bonus..Oh and don't pay any attention to me as I know just almost nothing....other than what I like.

What Frank said, except I am not bothered by the background animal in #2, which by the way is my favorite after #1. I like the regal S-pose. And pay no attention to me either since all my taste is in my mouth. :D
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Post by Bobby Deal » Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:24 pm

Here are a couple more from the same day and a couple of some of the same bucks a couple weeks
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Post by Psjunkie » Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:29 pm

Great series from a good perspective...

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Post by St3v3M » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:23 pm

Bobby Deal wrote:Here are a couple more from the same day and a couple of some of the same bucks a couple weeks later

I love the depth of field on your 300, but the images seem a little flat like they were taken in fog. May I post a simply edit? S-
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Post by Bobby Deal » Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:12 pm

St3v3M wrote:I love the depth of field on your 300, but the images seem a little flat like they were taken in fog. May I post a simply edit? S-


The bokeh of the Nikon 300 f/2.8 is legendary. It progresses naturally and smoothly. No you may not play with heavily compressed 72 dpi versions of these to try and convince me they are flat. Truly they are not, they were taken early in the AM at very high ISO on a day with very low hanging cloud cover and occasional ground fog. Mostly though they were taken right at first light, which is around a half hour before sunrise. The distance of background behind them averages 2 miles of open prairie.

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