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Today is the last day of the second half of the Archery Season here in Missouri. I was going into town to get some ice melt for the drive and this buck crossed the road in front of me. He stood at 10 yards or less while I gathered some shots. I may try and get out to a stand this afternoon. The problem is that the ground has a couple inches of packed forzen sleet with about a 1/4" of freezing rain on top of it and then an additional covering of snow this morning and that makes it hard to walk in to a stand.





This Little 3 point ws running with the 8



Notice his ears in this shot, even though he has his back to me he is attentively listening.

 



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Pretty pics. Wish we would get snow here during the seasons once in a while, but just does not happen very often.
 

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (betelgeuse @ Jan 15 2007, 07:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
I like #2 the best, cool shot.[/b]
Thanks for the comments. I too like #2 the best, I think it has the best DOF of them all. I still have more that I need to look at and see if they will process nicely.
 

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (wtnhunt @ Jan 15 2007, 03:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
Pretty pics. Wish we would get snow here during the seasons once in a while, but just does not happen very often.[/b]
Thanks wtnhunt...actually this is about 2" of sleet over a glazing of freezing drizzle, then topped with 6 hours of freezing rain blanketed with a dusting of snow this morning. Snow is hard to find here during deer season (November) this is the last day of the second half of bow season.
 

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Like the photos hideandwatch
I wish it was still Archery season here, but it ended Dec 31st for bucks. We too got about 2-3 inches of sleet and freezing this past weekend. It makes it tough to go out and do anything with the road being so bad.
 

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Thanks Mike...that's right you are right down in the middle of all the heavy freezing rain. Hope I can make it to work tomorrow. I have only worked 1/2 day since this crap blew in. Be careful!
 

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Those are great Hideandwatch, I'll give another vote for number two being the best
 

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Thanks again for the comments, I appreciate it alot.
I have posted in one of the photography forums, Crtique & Techniques. I was given a suggestion to slightly oversaturate the deer and pump the contrast somewhat, and slightly desaturate the trees and also pump the contrast a bit. I have done this and here is the results. The point in doing so was to bring out the deer more in the shot. I beleive this has done so, although I am not sure if I did too much or too little, I am really new to this type of post processing.

What do you think?

 

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awesome.. I'd love to shoot whitetails in the snow one of these days.
 

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Hideandwatch, that is a great job of post processing (same goes for your recent bird post).
 

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Thanks again Paul and Chris...Im working on getting better and even I think it is showing up in my shots. I was looking at shots that I had taken a year ago and what a difference. Maybe that would be a great topic for another thread "How have your skills improved over the year/years"? and show some shots from early on.....
 


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