Mary Walsh  


HEINZ WILDLIFE PRESERVE by Mary Walsh

October 2020 - HEINZ WILDLIFE PRESERVE

About the Image(s)

I took this photo on a shoot with my camera club, Delaware County Camera Club. We went to the Heinz Wildlife Preserve, which is near the airport in Philadelphia, PA. It was about mid morning, when someone from our group spotted this little deer nestled in the underbrush, not far from the trail we were walking on. I used a Nikon D850 with a 200-500mm lens. My settings were ISO 2200, 360mm, F8, 1/2500 sec. I had set my camera for photographing birds, which is why the shutter speed was so high. I didn’t have time to change settings. As soon as I shot this picture, the deer ran away.


13 comments posted




Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
I love this image. I had only one suggestion...remove that piece of branch that is surrounding his left eye. So in my image I did that. And for an added touch, I put a catch light in his right eye.   Posted: 10/01/2020 13:58:35
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Mary Walsh   Mary Walsh
Thanks, Beverly. I knew the branch in it's face was unfortunate. I find it difficult to remove stuff like that without messing up the face. I'll have to practice a bit more.   Posted: 10/01/2020 16:11:29



Jamie Federick   Jamie Federick
What a sweet little animal! They really are hard to capture and with the limited time to get them, really rare. I agree with you and Margaret about that tiny limb. It is distracting and would take lots of work to get it out. I would like to take a go at it and post later.   Posted: 10/05/2020 16:40:22
Mary Walsh   Mary Walsh
Jamie, another photographer that was on the photo shoot had a similar shot. He did photoshop the branch out. I will experiment with taking it out to see if I can do it.   Posted: 10/06/2020 08:58:23



Margaret Sprott   Margaret Sprott
I'm glad you just shot it so you could get it. The exposure is fine and I did not even notice that those branches were in the way. However, it is better without them. However, if you wanted to enter it in a Nature exhibition, you could not do that but I think the image would still so well. That's just my opinion but I would be happy to get such a photo.
  Posted: 10/05/2020 18:46:31
Mary Walsh   Mary Walsh
Thanks, Margaret   Posted: 10/06/2020 08:56:18



Lloyd Delaney   Lloyd Delaney
This is a lovely capture. Have fun in Photoshop...   Posted: 10/06/2020 10:50:51



Jamie Federick   Jamie Federick
Mary, I did some working on the distractions and this is what I came up with....   Posted: 10/06/2020 13:09:16
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Mary Walsh   Mary Walsh
Thanks, Jamie, I see you took the one above the deer's head and the one in front of its left eye, but you kept the branch across the nose. I do agree that the ones you took out are distracting, and it looks better. Wondering why you kept the one across its face.   Posted: 10/07/2020 08:43:52



Jamie Federick   Jamie Federick
I thought the shape was interesting and kept him in the woods!   Posted: 10/07/2020 09:31:55
Mary Walsh   Mary Walsh
😀   Posted: 10/07/2020 09:33:28



Emily Kawasaki   Emily Kawasaki
Mary, wonderful, clear photo of a cute baby deer! It was great that you noticed it and caught the baby deer in situ. I agree that slightly editing to remove the branch in front of/under the left eye makes it less distracting and so the viewer can see see the face clearly. Great shot!   Posted: 10/16/2020 13:26:25
Mary Walsh   Mary Walsh
Thanks Emily.   Posted: 10/16/2020 16:33:00



 

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