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    From my recent travels to photograph mule deer and whitetails during the rut.. Caught this buck before sunrise. I got as low as humanly possible without digging a hole to get this perspective.

    Camera Model: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
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    Shutter speed: 1/100 sec
    Aperture: 5.6
    Exposure mode: Av
    Exposure compensation: +2/3
    Metering mode: Multi-segment
    ISO: 800
    Lens: EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM

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    Hi Dale ...oh those colors look great .
    Wonderful soft light , very nice low POV and a very pleasing backdrop .
    Well framed and the look of the buck into the camera makes this for me .
    Techs are looking not ideal i think , not knowing how the 7D performs when it comes to high ISO , but 800 is not that high for todays cameras and you needed more Iso for faster SS .

    TFS Andreas

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    beautiful light and color, the branches on the left are a little distracting but still a wonderful sharp image

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    Hi Dale - Looks like it was a successful fall season if this is an indication. Gorgeous bg colors and low pov combine for an excellent image. Good separation of the buck and an impressive set of antlers. Yes, ss a bit slow. Were you using a tripod or hh?

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    What a backdrop - those colours are awesome and the buck is so sharp.

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    Hang on the wall beautiful!
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    This is a beauty! Those colours are off the wall, and the pose is perfect.
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    That is a peach - love the pose and the composition. the background is idyllic.
    You mad me search high and low in my collection but alas I don't appear to have one from Yellowstone.

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    Hi Dale -- Postcard stuff this is , loved the colours and the framing. For me one of your very best that i have seen , simply enjoyed viewing this beautiful image .TFS !

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    Amazing soft colors and exceptional IQ. I don't understand the comments regarding SS. If an image is sharp, 'its nailed' no matter what the SS...Awesome image!

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    Wanted to thank everyone for the kind words.

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    To coin the old well used phrase 'A bit late to the party on this one' just cracking stuff Dale.

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    All said - a magnificent image ! The result from some difficult lighting challenges is pretty much perfect imho

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    really a wonderful image, and inspiring to a user of that camera / lens combo. Lovely

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    Love so many things about this photo. The pose is perfect and the light is dreamy. Beautiful symmetry in the bucks antlers and your photo shows them off magnificently. Congratulations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andreas Liedmann View Post
    Hi Dale ...oh those colors look great .
    Wonderful soft light , very nice low POV and a very pleasing backdrop .
    Well framed and the look of the buck into the camera makes this for me .
    Techs are looking not ideal i think , not knowing how the 7D performs when it comes to high ISO , but 800 is not that high for todays cameras and you needed more Iso for faster SS .

    TFS Andreas
    Why do you think that he needed more shutter speed? The image looks plenty sharp to me.

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    D-Bobb,

    The pink/purple/blue pre-dawn sky is to die for and that animal is not bad either. The only thing that bugs me (but obviously does not bug others) is the single sharp stalk in the low center of its breast and the out--of-focus seed head (???) just below that.

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    Decided to lose the second o-o-f focus seed head. Used divide and conquer technique with the Clone Stamp Tool and the Patch Tool and also two small Quick Masks refined by regular laver masks. All of the above plus tons more in covered in details in Current Workflow e-Guide (Digital Basics II) here.

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