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Tom ­ Reichner
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Oct 13, 2017 10:33 |  #271

OhLook wrote in post #18471856 (external link)
Good for you, Tom! They seem to have replaced the sky in the second cover?

Chet wrote in post #18471862 (external link)
They only replaced 1/2 of the sky which is odd.

Congrats Tom, on 2 covers. Wicked sweet.

On the 2nd cover, it looks like they replaced part of the sky with a section of blue sky with clouds, and then blended that patch into the main photo by making the color of the clouds match the color of the sky in the original image. It gives the illusion of an image taken from a much closer position, with a wide angle lens, because the sky/cloud edge is pretty much in focus, whereas it would have been completely blurred out if captured at 560mm like the deer was.

OhLook wrote in post #18471856 (external link)
Since you can work on wildfires, we need you down here. :-(

I'd love to come down there to help with your fires!

I actually asked my boss about the likelihood of that happening, and he says it's possible, because a couple of our engines are dispatched out of Oregon, but they would have to exhaust all of the agency (government) resources first before they dispatch private contractors.

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Tom ­ Reichner
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Oct 13, 2017 10:40 |  #272

OhLook wrote in post #18471867 (external link)
The first buck got a new left ear, proving that a cover-worthy shot doesn't require perfect luck with a pose. The left ear appears to be the right ear, cloned and flopped.

An astute observation!

So often, the shot with the best ear position is not the shot with the best leg position. . Or, when the ears are "right" the deer's tongue will be out (they continually moisten their nose by licking it every few seconds). . Or, the deer will be captured in "mid-blink" when the ears are good. . That stuff drives us deer photographers nuts!

But, thankfully, those using the images have folks on staff who are good with Photoshop, and can fix all that stuff. . That's why they ask (actually, require) us to submit images that are completely unedited - because they want the most "virgin" file possible so that they can work with it themselves to get the most out of it.

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Oct 13, 2017 13:03 |  #273

I don't normally 'stalk' deer, rather preferring to wait in a particular spot for them to come to me. On this occasion I did as waiting in any one spot meant being eaten alive by the ravenous Mosquitoes! You can see them around this Roe Deer bucks head.

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Oct 13, 2017 15:26 |  #274

OhLook wrote in post #18471867 (external link)
The first buck got a new left ear, proving that a cover-worthy shot doesn't require perfect luck with a pose. The left ear appears to be the right ear, cloned and flopped.

At least they didn't try to make his legs look skinny. :-D


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Oct 14, 2017 13:36 |  #275

fma wrote in post #18471968 (external link)
I don't normally 'stalk' deer, rather preferring to wait in a particular spot for them to come to me. On this occasion I did as waiting in any one spot meant being eaten alive by the ravenous Mosquitoes! You can see them around this Roe Deer bucks head.


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Oct 15, 2017 10:57 |  #276

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Oct 16, 2017 20:54 |  #277

Took my son hiking this evening, decided to grab my camera just in case I'd see Big Boy. Got a few good shots of some does, but my son has yet to understand what "shhh... we're stalking deer" means...........:lol:

Second image, there was a 3rd young deer near her (not close enough for this shot) but I'm pretty sure this doe had 3 fawns... or maybe an extra was just following her? Can deer have 3 fawns at one time?

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Oct 16, 2017 20:58 |  #278

And here are the only two shots of a buck, unfortunately I couldn't get close enough in time to know for certain whether this as Big Boy or one of his offsprings.
There are currently 4 large bucks in this area, ranging from Big Boy (12 points) to Small Boy who last year I noticed was 4 points, there is a 6 pointer and an 8 pointer as well. I did spot a Spikey tonight.

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Oct 16, 2017 20:59 |  #279

Here is an image of Spikey.

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Oct 16, 2017 21:28 |  #280

FreeSoul1987 wrote in post #18474377 (external link)
Can deer have 3 fawns at one time?

Yes, sometimes they have triplets.

FreeSoul1987 wrote in post #18474381 (external link)
And here are the only two shots of a buck, unfortunately I couldn't get close enough in time to know for certain whether this as Big Boy or one of his offsprings.

Your buck is well camouflaged. I can't find anything but trees there.


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Oct 16, 2017 22:11 |  #281

OhLook wrote in post #18474401 (external link)
Yes, sometimes they have triplets.

Your buck is well camouflaged. I can't find anything but trees there.

Lol, he's in the center area. A tree is nearly "cutting" him in half.


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Tom ­ Reichner
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Oct 17, 2017 00:21 |  #282

OhLook wrote in post #18474401 (external link)
Your buck is well camouflaged. I can't find anything but trees there.

FreeSoul1987 wrote in post #18474428 (external link)
Lol, he's in the center area. A tree is nearly "cutting" him in half.

Those shots can be pretty cool - the ones in which only a small part of the buck is showing through the woodland vegetation. It's a view that hunters can certainly relate to, as that is often all they get to see.

One of the most difficult things to do with those types of opportunities is to focus on the buck and not to accidentally focus on some random twig or leaf. This is darn near impossible most of the time!

I love the updates on your pursuit of Big Boy! Perhaps the upcoming November rut will finally give you a stellar opportunity.

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Oct 17, 2017 11:21 |  #283

Tom Reichner wrote in post #18474487 (external link)
Those shots can be pretty cool - the ones in which only a small part of the buck is showing through the woodland vegetation. It's a view that hunters can certainly relate to, as that is often all they get to see.

One of the most difficult things to do with those types of opportunities is to focus on the buck and not to accidentally focus on some random twig or leaf. This is darn near impossible most of the time!

I love the updates on your pursuit of Big Boy! Perhaps the upcoming November rut will finally give you a stellar opportunity.

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:-):-):-) Thank you, he is a passion of mine. I think this area is a refuge for them and he is one of those rare Stags who have been able to hide and stay away from danger. He never seems in that "trance" during rut like the other bucks, but he gets out more during the rut. I will definitely be out and about more during November :-):-):-)


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Oct 18, 2017 14:52 |  #284

She was being stalked by me and a buck at the same time.

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Oct 18, 2017 17:27 |  #285

A couple images from yesterday morning.

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