Thursday, August 11, 2005

WHITETAIL DOE AND FAWNS

I came across this whitetail doe and 3 fawns at Cattail Marsh today.  Unfortunately they were on the other side of the pond, which was just a little too far to get a clear shot with my zoom.  I tried enlarging the picture and then sharpening it but the picture became real spotty with the 'digital noise'.  The shot was too precious to give up on though so I tried to remove the noise and increase the saturation.  The end result was kind of washed out but there was a certain water-color appeal that I actually liked. 

21 comments:

mariebm56 said...

This is such a beautiful photo.  I love the soft focus effect you used on it too.
It came out GREAT!
Marie

rap4143 said...

Marvelous!!!
Betty

gotomaria said...

These fawns are adorable..kind of remind me of my bunnies...no I don't think the bunnies are wild but they will be soon...I would think...someone must have let them go.  Back to the deer Triplets...can you imagine the work of just keeping them alive?  Great photo shot. Photos are always more than what meets the eye to me...sure sharpness helps but it's not always the main thing...evidenced by this neat shot.

swibirun said...

I like the effect.  It gives soft edges to everything and gives it a "just crawled out of bed" mood to it.  Maybe that has something to do with the fact I just crawled out of bed, but it works for me:)

Chris
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tc01hm said...

I was hankering for a large mm telephoto when I was visiting your fair state.
3 fawns, WOW, looks like their was a light wind blowing as there is a slight chop on the water. Good save with the softness, goes with the subject.
Tess

cuznluci said...

I agree with you:  The watercolor effect is lovely.  Too many people feel that if the focus isn't absolutely sharp, then it's not worth keeping.  

scotthlori said...

Awww...how cute are they?!?!

Lori
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gdireneoe said...

Hi again!  I am so completely thrilled to find this!  You are amazing.  I have been enjoying your "dustbunny" entries...but I had no idea...  I LOVE it.  C.  http://journals.aol.com/gdireneoe/thedailies

rjet33 said...

I have never seen a doe with three fawns, that is awesome!!!!

madcobug said...

That is a very good shot. I don't think I have ever seen a photo of three fawns belonging to one mother. Helen

sonensmilinmon said...

I thought it was a painting - I really love the effect you gave this.  AWESOME JOB!

Monica
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plieck30 said...

A beautiful shot. I am not a photographer but I love the wild life. Congrats on being one of the guest editor picks. Paula

plittle said...

Someone's being featured again. Congrats, you deserve it.
-Paul

ctx424 said...

Great Shot. I really like it.
Looks almost like a painting.
Kate

sdoscher458 said...

Congrats again Dorn...your pictures are wonderful as I have said before you have such a talent....Sandi http://journals.aol.com/sdoscher458/LifeIsFullOfSurprises

ernhrtfanalwys3 said...

I just wanted to commend you on your award. Your pictures are amazing. Best wishes, Antonette
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mtrib2 said...

It has a definite painterly effect.  Congratulations on the award I read about here.  mark  

astaryth said...

Nice effect. I'll have to remember to try it. I have a few nice pictures that could have used just a little better telephoto lens than I have <g>
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cw2smom said...

Awwwwww!  Awesome!  Lisa

boiseladie said...

Ahh.... I like the final effect on this photo...  you're right, it's got a painting feel about it.  Very nice.

justysman said...

Hello;
    I've been doing the photo thing for 28 years. I did moto cross coverage for a local newspaper as well as weddings etc. First I have to tell you that you're doing excellent. What are you using for cameras ? I'm shooting with my new digital however no one will talk me out of my 35 mm's.
     Thanks for showing us your work and have a sparkling day !!!!!
                                         Justysman@aol.com   aka   Jeffrey

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