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I went snowshoeing at the state park today, and this is all I got for my efforts. There certainly is no shortage of deer in and around the park. It's tough to get something besides a boring doe just standing and looking at me. Actually, she was found before I even got to the park.

I was in the park for about an hour, and the only bird I saw was a skittish Kingfisher. It's been 3 weeks since I got a good shot of a bird. If this continues much longer, I'm going to go crazy. crazy

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I like it as well X. All good things happen to those with patience, you will get bird shots soon. smile

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Everyday i log on here to see shot's like this.... Man it might be a lonely ole Doe to you but i see a great picture.. Man i really like this one.. I havent picked my camera up in months and this is why i need to.. Keep up the good work..

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Thanks, guys. Every time I go back and look at it, I like it just a little bit more. In this case, I think the tree is half the photo. But why, couldn't it have been a 12 point buck?

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But why, couldn't it have been a 12 point buck?

Cause then we would have assumed you shot it at the deer farm and wouldn't have been nearly as impressed. grin

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Very Nice X! Look, you got a good shot and some exercise and who knows, maybe next time it will be the 12 point buck.

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But why, couldn't it have been a 12 point buck?

You are thinking through the scope of your gun, X-T, instead of the viewfinder of your camera. This is my favorite of all your deer shots. Even over the doe in the dame's rocket. A 12 point buck may draw a hunter and a few others to your photo, but this little girl has the capability of drawing anyone to her. The tree is a big part of the photo, so is the blue shadow on the snow. But her expression is timeless--it starts a real communication between your photo and the viewer of the photo.

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I would be willing to exchange a few birds for deer. I haven't seen one since before deer season. Nice picture.

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Originally Posted By: X-tackleman
But why, couldn't it have been a 12 point buck?

Cause then we would have assumed you shot it at the deer farm and wouldn't have been nearly as impressed. grin

lol good point

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