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Buck on the Forest's Edge

I went shooting once again with Dick last Friday who is an extremely fine photographer and his specialty is wildlife. He knows several deer in Cades Cove by name having photographed them for four years. He calls this one Curly because his antlers are deformed. If you enlarge this shot, you can see that his reemerging antlers are already oddly shaped. Curly and the two does he stays with and their yearlings now recognize Dick and are not afraid of him. He has sat in the grass with them as they lay about eating six or eight feet away. Friday we walked slowly to where they were bedded down and stood for maybe 15 minutes no more than fifteen feet away as he spoke softly to them. There with Curly were his two does and two yearlings and it was amazing to be that close to them without any sign of their fear. Check out Dick's photos of Curly from last year when his rack was grown out. See:

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Besati24-May-2006 07:36
Curly almost emerged from complete darkness, which added some mysterious factor to this image. It's wonderful to be that close.
Richard Vance24-May-2006 03:56
Sure glad you got to meet Curly and his ladies. They obviously took a liking to you, too! The lighting in this one is simply splendid, with Curly emerging from the dark shadows into the light. Thanks for the link to my Curly Gallery!
Peter Stahl23-May-2006 05:11
Lovely capture and lighting! Lucky you.
Bryan Murahashi23-May-2006 04:32
Beautiful light on this young buck. V.
Guest 23-May-2006 01:56
Really nice capture Buz.
Focus22-May-2006 13:26
The lighting and composition are outstanding, Buz.....superb work. V
Guest 22-May-2006 12:11
I like the lighting. Something about new life emerging from the deep shadows or something.
Karen Stuebing22-May-2006 11:07
Love the way the ray of sun catches him. And his new rack just emerging. Great wildlife capture.
lou_rozensteins22-May-2006 10:54
Excellent light and composition. Very well done.
caveman_lee22-May-2006 10:31
Nice lighting and composition. Great shot.
shatterbug22-May-2006 05:14
Wow! That must have been a treat, Buz! Great use of light and shadows. V.
Guest 22-May-2006 02:04
Great lighting!!!
Yi Feng22-May-2006 00:37
Beautiful shot! Buz.
Breland22-May-2006 00:16
Beautiful capture Buz. Excellent lighting.
Elaine (etfitz)21-May-2006 23:35
Incredible! The light is wonderful!
poetry66621-May-2006 22:51
How wonderful to of been that close Buz. A true enlightment.Magical photo with your perfect lighting.Vote.
Guest 21-May-2006 22:49
Fantastic shot! The lighting is great! vote
Doug Kessler21-May-2006 22:34
Just beautiful. Peaceful and serene!
De'Carr Studio21-May-2006 21:51
Great capture, Buz. Such interesting and beautiful creatures
Chris Thorpe21-May-2006 21:28
Wonderful shot and it sounds as if you had a special experience getting close to nature. All of your shots show a repect and admiration for the beauty of things in the wild. Keep up the excellent work. Very well done.
laine8221-May-2006 20:46
What an amazing experience, Buz. A perfect image too.
Graham Tomlin21-May-2006 20:34
fab regards Helen
Faye White21-May-2006 20:27
QUERIDO21-May-2006 19:47
Guest 21-May-2006 19:41
Very nice! Yes, indeed, you could give name to all the wildlife. Interesting to realize these animals have a place where they live, and you can get to find them if you go over and over at the same place.
arminb21-May-2006 18:44
aw, lovely! :o)
petesie21-May-2006 18:08
How very fortunate to have such a special experience with the deer. Wonderful image, Buz.
Guest 21-May-2006 17:31
marvelous image Buz
Guest 21-May-2006 17:29
great shot Buzz, nice lighting as he emerges from the wooed shadows.
Johnny JAG21-May-2006 17:14
Great catch, sounds like you had a great time with Dick.
Gayle P. Clement21-May-2006 16:54
That sounds like a wonderful experience. The light is great.
Herb 21-May-2006 16:36
Nice shot
Kathy Pedersen21-May-2006 16:33
I have to agree with Doug, Fantastic! Vote
Douglas Stucky21-May-2006 16:29
The lighting is awesome in this! Excellent capture. vote