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Inquisitive (Second in a Series)

Posted by
my-ky (Ontario, Canada) on 19 February 2011 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

AWWWWWE! Beautiful capture! Beautiful details and texture on her! Almost like I could touch her or him? You are lucky for the front face shot!!!!! I love this image!

19 Feb 2011 5:10am

@Wild Mustang Photography: Thank you so much...I consider myself very lucky to have this little one trust me enough to approach. I fell in love with him!

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Very adorable !

19 Feb 2011 6:50am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom


19 Feb 2011 7:02am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Pure innocence!!! A beautiful capture!

19 Feb 2011 7:25am

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Il est trop mignon, jolie photo !

19 Feb 2011 7:38am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Just brilliant and looking straight at you

19 Feb 2011 8:02am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wonderful! Great timing to catch those soft eyes!

19 Feb 2011 8:12am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

How far away was he. From the angle maybe 10-12 feet? Poor little guy must have been sooooo hungry to overcome his fear like that. What a great shot!

19 Feb 2011 8:56am

@CElliottUK: Thanks, it was a great experience...probably about 18' away. Actually, if you stood very still and patiently waited, it was just curiosity that brought him forward. The cemetery seems to offer quite a safe haven and I believe that the little ones who were born last spring don't have the apprehension of people that the older deer possess. We found some fresh hay that had been put out for them by someone, as our winter has been very hard here...so we did notice that the herd looked healthy.

© Jean-Bernard Reynier from Lyon, France

Nice image, even if light is not good enough to enhance the animal face.

19 Feb 2011 9:30am

Mhelene from Paris, France

A superb portrait ! Great framing !

19 Feb 2011 10:34am

Nilla´s photo shoots from Östergötland, Sweden

He´s not afraid? A cute and close portrait!

19 Feb 2011 11:12am

@Nilla´s photo shoots: He seemed to be wary, but very curious. I stood very still and just patiently waited...I believe the young ones do not have the same fear that the older ones have...perhaps because they had never been threatened since they started to inhabit the cemetery.

Didier from Tubize, Belgium

Lovely! Did you bring some food for it? Have a nice day.

19 Feb 2011 12:19pm

Olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Excellent ! Nice catch !!

19 Feb 2011 12:37pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

They are not really wild, splendid close up, you want to cuddle! Nice day.

19 Feb 2011 12:54pm

@Tede: Hi Tede...this was definitely a wild herd of deer, but I believe that the cemetery offers such a safe haven for them, that they have become accustomed to seeing people. The older ones keep their distance and will run if you move. It was necessary to be very patient, stand very still with non-threatening body language. This little one was the only one that actually advanced toward me...very tentative, but curious.

Candais from Lisieux, Canada

Reminds me more a of a puppy than a deer...a great little face.

19 Feb 2011 3:24pm

David from Pierrelatte, France

he is so cute, very nice shoot, i really like it.

19 Feb 2011 3:42pm

Franz from Baden, Austria

beautiful and touching (the eyes!), but ... "curiosity killed the cat!"

19 Feb 2011 5:28pm

@Franz: Yes, you are right...I don't think that the little ones in this herd had experienced any threat from people so they did not have the usual fear...perhaps, not a good thing.

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautifully framed and composed shot Myky! He is definitely an inquisitive type! ;-)

19 Feb 2011 6:10pm

@Eric Cousineau: It really was quite amazing...I was standing very still for quite some time with non-threatening body language...this was the only one of the herd who ventured this close...it was very tentative but he was definitely a curious fellow!

jafadabret from Annonay, France

Un Bambi qui doit faire craquer tous les enfants (petits et grands) !

19 Feb 2011 6:12pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

What a little cutie! A beautiful portrait.

19 Feb 2011 11:57pm

rem_la from Villiers, France

superbe !

20 Feb 2011 6:38am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

A sweet shot....a tender little baby. Beautiful light, lovely detail. Super.

20 Feb 2011 6:40am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

What a cute portrait !

20 Feb 2011 8:55am

guillaume from Paris, France

So cute !

20 Feb 2011 12:02pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Very sweet, and so close to you! Amazing.

20 Feb 2011 4:20pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Lovely detail

20 Feb 2011 7:11pm

AnneJ from Figtree, Australia

Oh gorgeous...you were so lucky..usually these are such flighty animals they run away

20 Feb 2011 9:35pm

ceanothe from France

What a great shot !

21 Feb 2011 7:09am

kitty from Seoul, South Korea

Great shot, the fur looks very soft and pattable ^^

21 Feb 2011 7:59am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

This is so unusual . . what a wonderful delight this must have boon !

21 Feb 2011 9:19am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

. . or, even, been !

21 Feb 2011 9:19am

Jojigirl from Badian, Philippines

aww! precious find!

22 Feb 2011 4:37am

danou-yepa from Nice, France

amazing !!!!!! 5*

22 Feb 2011 4:53pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Looks like a fuzzy little plush toy. Beautiful!!

24 Feb 2011 2:29am