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lindawilkinswilson August 02, 2014
AWESOME
 
juditharmstrong August 03, 2014
Wonderful shot
 
THOMMAS August 06, 2014
nice action,nice rack,lol very interesting
 
dakthi November 17, 2014
Thanks everyone!!!!
 
shawnbarber November 25, 2014
Wow !!! What a great shot !!
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Dacemac November 25, 2014
Amazing! Congratulations!
 
Fauxtographer November 25, 2014
Fabulous capture!
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barbarabrock November 25, 2014
Wonderful shot!
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pamm16 November 26, 2014
Beautiful! Fantastic capture.
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morg November 26, 2014
Great photo and timing!!
 
blueberrydragon November 26, 2014
This is awesome!Great shot!
 
jrhalphen November 27, 2014
What a great capture, congrats.
 
blueberrydragon November 28, 2014
Congrats in being a finalist!Love this shot!
 
RhondaMcD November 29, 2014
Fantastic capture. Congratulations.
 
JDLifeshots December 02, 2014
Great capture! Congrats.
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kathyallison December 03, 2014
Fantastic!
 
jeffcody December 04, 2014
What a great capture!
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SarahKeates January 26, 2015
Brilliant capture! Congrats!
 
amyktoney January 26, 2015
Congratulations! So well deserved
 
rexnet January 26, 2015
Just at the right time, amazing timeing and composiiton
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Vince542 January 26, 2015
Awesome!!!!
 
NotableNuances January 27, 2015
Outstanding and perfect timing! Very nice capture!
 
ChristinaFreak March 19, 2015
Amazing capture!!
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rhondamummert March 26, 2015
Amazing Job, Love the De Tail:)
 
Govind7 March 27, 2015
Do Join The Bucks And Deer Photo Contest... Please.... =)
 
CWphotos5 April 11, 2015
Excellent timing and exposure!
 
juliedrummond April 11, 2015
Fabulous shot, great timing! Congrats!
 
pitterpatter April 16, 2015
Wonderful timely capture. Congrats.
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nikonphotomaker April 17, 2015
Talk about being in the right place at the right time. Perfect
 
notfa April 19, 2015
Great timing!
 
robertneiszer May 12, 2015
Really good shot!
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dareco May 12, 2015
Oh wow!! Amazing capture!!
 
AMBrown May 13, 2015
This is a great image for a bunch of reasons. Its one thing to take a photo of a deer, its another to get him jumping a fence, to say nothing of him being such a massive stud. Each of those qualities make this a unique image.

However, this is a technically wonderful photo as well. The Pin point sharpness is unbelievable, the depth of field is perfect, you have excellent leading lines and layers in the composition. I really love the colors. In the bottom third, you have very nice, fresh and deep greens that still look totally natural, so if you did any post production work on this, it was well done. in the middle you have very nice, warm colors contrasting nicely with the buck, and on the top third you have some nice cool colors to balance everything out.

I really love how you can almost feel the texture in the bucks coat. There is such a sharpness to him with such an excellent contrast to the soft background. this is my favorite part of the photo. I applaud you. There is nothing that I can see, that could have possibly been within your control that you could have done to improve the shot, and frankly I am amazed at some of the things you did accomplish in this photo.
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marymwarnerthomas May 20, 2015
Amazing capture..... So very beautiful.............
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EnaEna May 21, 2015
Great shot, wondrful
 
davidcollins_6732 July 13, 2015
Wow great phototure .
 
trautelutz July 15, 2015
OMG... WOW!!!!!! what a fantastic moment
 
JulieFuller July 23, 2015
National Geographic material for sure!
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texaaronpueschel August 01, 2015
This one gets it!!! A winner. Voted.
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RodSchwartz February 11, 2016
Very nice catch! I've seen deer jumping fences a few times -- and a magnificent bull elk once -- but never with a camera at the ready. A great shot, this.
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hiyahercfarm February 18, 2016
Beautiful capture!
 
DavesAdventures July 22, 2016
Beautiful shot and Buck. Looks like a Cades Cove shot to me..
 
ponchoalarcon October 15, 2016
Perfect.
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FastHandPhoto October 17, 2016
Worth the wait for that moment;)
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debralecompte October 19, 2016
That is beautiful and you should make it available for purchase. I know so many Texans who would love to have that framed and on the wall...
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jettahlily008 November 16, 2016
Beautiful capture, POV & composition!!! :)
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thunderlake March 05, 2017
Yes Awesome!! Congratulations!!
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vickyalmgren March 05, 2017
Excellent!
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barbarabrock March 05, 2017
Amazing shot!
 
rosemarymartin March 05, 2017
congratulations on your very lovely photo well deserved
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Sandyshots March 21, 2017
Awesome capture looks like a painting,man cave material!
 
kathyk_abq March 21, 2017
Stunning shot - wow!
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Eddieuuu071 April 21, 2017
Thank you so much for submitting your wonderful photo to this challenge! I have added it to my favorites, so best of luck!
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avinashsrivastav October 19, 2017
Amazing clarity. I love this composition
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Byronfairphotography January 28, 2018
Absolutely beautiful / Voted
 
GentleJoyPhotography March 06, 2018
Great capture! Wonderful clarity, color and action!
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Cbries November 23, 2018
Wow! Congrats on your awards well deserved!

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Big 11 point hopping the fence to avoid a crowd that had formed to see him..

Big 11 point hopping the fence to avoid a crowd that had formed to see him..
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Behind The Lens

Location
It was taken at The Great Smoky Mountains National Park on the Tennessee side, in an area called Cades Cove. That area is a unique place where the wildlife does its daily routine while all us visitors watch and hope to witness scenes such as this. The actual location was in one of Cades Cove's many horse pastures, The deer wonder out at first light and graze with horses until the deer decide its time to venture back into the thick woods that surround the fields. This was taken at that vary moment, just as he hopped over the fence to wonder to his usual bedding area in the woods.
Time
This was the perfect day where things just seemed to work out in my favor; it was a really chilly morning and the animals where loving it just as much as I did. All the deer were out in the fields enjoying the cool moist air, while I walked around for hours searching for the right subject to photograph. This handsome buck I frequently find in that area, had is breakfast and meandered over to the fence where I sat waiting with my camera and tripod at the ready for just this shot. Taken at 9:40 in the morning, on November 2, 2013.
Lighting
I wanted the image to show the beauty I see every time I go out looking for wildlife, The sun was up and lighting was getting tricky; in the fields light was very bright and harsh, I stood in the shade of the surrounding woods waiting for the buck to decide where to jump, I tried exposing more for the bright background, knowing I could boost what was in the shade in post pocessing. Luckily the sequence of shots turned out great, requiring little post work.
Equipment
My gear was pretty basic when this photo was taken, Camera was Nikon D7100, Nikkor AF-S 80-400mm zoom lens, and Oben 1461-4 section aluminium tripod.
Inspiration
This is a shot that was on my bucket list, when first getting into photography I was blown away at the moments people captured with their camera. Images from one fellow photographer named Brian really got me interested in trying to capture these amazing moments myself. I always wanted to have a good photo of a buck jumping over a fence and after meeting and talking with Brian I quickly got the hang of what I need to do with my gear; all that was left was finding the right spot and subject and fulfilling a goal that I had since starting.
Editing
In my case Post-processing for this photo was pretty minimal, I honestly was lucky at how it turned out. The only thing I had to do was brighten up the buck to a level that looked natural, then dial the background down just a bit, so it didn't overpower the buck in the foreground.
In my camera bag
I always carry my 80-400mm zoom, its a great lens for wildlife in my opinion; wildlife photography is so unpredictable and a big zoom lens gives me a lot more flexibility for a multitude of different shooting scenarios, a big prime lens just can't offer. I always carry My Nikon D7100 and just recently got a new D810 to jump me into the full frame game; I also carry nikons 60mm macro lens that a baby could master in any scenario, also a Nikkor 50mm and 35mm for whatever life throws at me.
Feedback
In my opinion its learning as much as possible about your gear and subject; wildlife photography is tough, You need to know how the animals live, behave, and react in there surroundings. Then take your time learning your gear and allow it to sink in, that way when that perfect moment comes, you don't even have to think how to set the camera. Most of all when it comes to this type of photography and other types, be patient; You can't rush things, just relax and let things play out and see what you capture. Its all about enjoying Photography.

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