Below the Osprey Nest

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Chris Cullen

This is a very nice shot. Sometimes we concentrate on the detail and forget about the background/foreground. l like the contrast between the swampy (wet) foreground and the rocky (dry) background and the deer surviving between them.

Debra Plett

Thanks Chris for your feedback, much appreciated.


its nieces to see them doing there thing not being afraid great back grown and fore grown

Debra Plett

Thank you Jeff appreciate the comment.

Heather Mellon

I love it! So glad you chose to capture the moment.. and you captured it perfectly. Everything in the image leads naturally towards the deer and her reflection here.. the mood is very tranquil and pleasing to the senses. A great shot Debra!

Debra Plett

Thanks very much Heather, I am glad I tried to take the shot as well.

Jenny Stevens

I really like this scene. So serene ... also like the reflection of the deer in the water.

Debra Plett

Thanks Jenny your comments are appreciated

Bernie Ewing

Great shot and I am glad you took the stretch. The doe is clear and well focused - the rest of the scene provides rich context for the eye and mind to roam - where will she and her reflection go to next? A story is born. Thank you Debra.

Debra Plett

Thanks very much Bernie. You are right when you say where will she roam next. I focused back on the Osprey nest for a few minutes and when I checked on the doe again she was gone, nowhere to be seen.

While taking a few pictures of the female Osprey I notice a white-tailed doe drinking water on the other side of the gravel pit. It was a bit of a stretch for this lens but I gave it a shot anyways.
Taken By
Debra Plett
Taken On
June 23, 2021
white tailed deer doe inland gravel pit antelope animal mammal wildlife
  • Focal: 400
  • Lens Model: Sony 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM II (SAL70400G2)
  • Shutter speed: 0.0005 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 9

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