White-tail deer

Critique Style Requested: Standard

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Saw this deer at a local park pond yesterday. She came close to the pond bank which also created a reflection.

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Canon R7, Canon 400mm f4 DO IS II, 1.4x extender III
ISO 640. f7.1, 1/2500s, hand held

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I love the framing here and the soft reflection in the water and vivid coloring is fantastic

My only consider is there could be more separation between subject and background if only the grass was further back to create some dof

It’s beautifully captured and I just love the reflected waes on deer’s body !
I may slightly crop off the different green colored canvas at the bottom.