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In The Company Of Deer

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Alpha Whiskey Photography, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. Alpha Whiskey Photography

    Alpha Whiskey Photography Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 5, 2013
    Rutting season. All shot yesterday morning with the Olympus 40-150mm F/2.8 and MC-14 attached.

    8. 2. 7. 1. 4. 10. 9. 3. 6. 5.

    Last edited: Nov 3, 2015
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  2. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
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  3. Hypilein

    Hypilein Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 18, 2015
    Love these. Can you provide a bit more detail on your processing? Was it really that foggy? I love the atmosphere.
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  4. Alpha Whiskey Photography

    Alpha Whiskey Photography Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 5, 2013
    Yes, London is experiencing a great deal of fog at the moment, hence my reason for seeking out these deer shots. Processed in LR, mainly increasing contrast, clarity and blacks to bring out the deer from the haze. Tweaked the white balanced to give it a more autumnal hue.

    Thanks and Regards,
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  5. Joe King

    Joe King Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 3, 2013
    Dublin, Ireland
    Great stuff! Well done!
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  6. Phocal

    Phocal Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 3, 2014
    Wonderful series. Especially love the last photo and the two fighting.
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  7. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2012
    David Dornblaser
    Very nice!
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  8. Nathanael

    Nathanael Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 12, 2015
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  9. So Thankful

    So Thankful Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 9, 2015
    Absolutely awesome images!
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  10. Duncan

    Duncan Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 31, 2013
    Terrific shots! You must have been pretty close to get some of these. How did you do it without spooking the deer?
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  11. Kalifornier

    Kalifornier Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Apr 29, 2014
    Fantastic shots!
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  12. bacil

    bacil Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 24, 2012
    Very nice shots.
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  13. TNcasual

    TNcasual Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Dec 2, 2014
    Knoxville, TN


    Absolutely amazing!
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  14. kwalsh

    kwalsh Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Mar 3, 2012
    Baltimore, MD
    Wow, what a great job you did taking advantage of the fog! Wonderful post processing too.
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  15. Clint

    Clint Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Apr 22, 2013
    San Diego area, CA
    Some people work a lifetime to get that many great photos! Your skills and the fog really paid off!!!!
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  16. tkbslc

    tkbslc Super Moderator

    I'm pretty much speechless. Those are phenomenal!
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  17. Alpha Whiskey Photography

    Alpha Whiskey Photography Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 5, 2013
    I think the deer are fairly used to people wandering around their territory but even so having a zoom lens helped me keep a respectful distance. They largely ignored me. :) 
  18. Hazza

    Hazza Just Clicking Subscribing Member

    Aug 10, 2013
    Huddersfield UK
    Superb shots, :) 
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  19. pake

    pake Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Oct 14, 2010
    STUNNING shots! :bowdown:
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  20. Great shots with almost a painted feel to them. That buck has got an amazing rack...I'm thinking like 15 points. I would have to say that this must be a protected area with no hunting. Deer manage to figure out where they're protected pretty well. I used to have access to an area that surrounded a reservoir and there was totally no hunting...except an organized hunt when the deer population needed thinning out. If you happened to be on one of the hiking trails, you could come upon a herd and they generally wouldn't just bolt. They would maintain a distance and just stand there watching you. I remember doing some benchmark hunting in this area and having this experience. Unfortunately, I wasn't carrying a decent camera at the time.
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