Good Morning Deer

I was greeted by this beauty and SLOWLY walked around to frame her between the trees with the gray foggy backdrop. I had to handhold as tripod could spook her.

What technical feedback would you like if any?

All is welcome

What artistic feedback would you like if any?

Any and all welcome

Pertinent technical details or techniques: Handheld /ISO 2,500/ Olympus E-PL7 / Zukio f2.8 40-150 with 1.4 tc /112 mm / f8 / 1/160 second

(If this is a composite, etc. please be honest with your techniques to help others learn) single shot

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Ken, she is a real beauty, and that fog in the background just really makes this shot. You attached a second photo that doesn’t seem to have anything to do with the deer. Was that a mistake?

Yes the second, day job pic is by accident

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A lovely find and good work to get the picture without spooking her. It looks like the focus fell on the FG greenery, though. The high ISO has given some noise – have you tried a noise reduction program? I have had great success with Topaz DeNoise AI.

Fog almost always help create beautiful backgrounds and you had a nice subject too!
But I absolutely agree with Diane Miller on focus as well as noise, both these factors need to look into.

Ken, this looks like some wonderful atmosphere in which to photograph this encounter. Others have touched on other aspects of the photo, but I’m curious if you zoomed out at all and got any wider shots? Because of the “moody” surroundings, I’m wondering how a wider shot would have worked.


I have not tried Topaz yet as I am still learning LR / PS. I agree on the noise I may have to push my learning curve and give it a shot.