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© Kevin Kabuki
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UploadedDecember 1, 2009
TakenDecember 1, 2009
Exposure1/80 sec at f/7.1
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length400 mm
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Enter "Gardens"!

Q: what happened to the themes and the challenges?

A: Do you know?

Photo license: © All rights reserved

Well, not really.

If he was surprised by me, you would see his mouth closed, his ears cocked towards me, and you would be able to see his face tense. Most of all, you would see his tail, as they really don't stick around when surprised.

He was well aware of me for longer than I was of him, I'm sure.

There's also another reason he isn't tense here. Just outside of the frame, he's holding a gun. This is the moment he's telling me not to move.

Be careful in the woods, kids. Leave wildlife alone.

23 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (1 Dec 2009):

    WOW!!! What a facial expression!

  • Donald Brainard

    Donald Brainard (Deleted) gave props (1 Dec 2009):

    Hah...This one is funny!!

  • Jeff Ore

    Jeff Ore gave props (1 Dec 2009):

    Great shot

  • Charles

    Charles (Deleted) gave props (1 Dec 2009):

    Great expressive portrait. Leave the wildlife alone sounds like good advice to me.

  • Allen Freeman

    Allen Freeman gave props (1 Dec 2009):

    Funny stuff! I was held up by two squirrels in the park the other day with shivs. They took my french fries.

  • Laurie Self

    Laurie Self (Deleted) gave props (1 Dec 2009):

    Amazing capture, Kevin...glad to see you only shot back with your camera!

  • Robert Case

    Robert Case gave props (1 Dec 2009):

    Ah yes, the ol' big eared, ring-eyed, laughing young deer. Haven't seen one of those since my last safari in Tanzania back before War Two. Huzza! Good Show with your shot and all that rot! Yours etc. Rodger Disswhanns, Major, British VI Fusileers

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) gave props (1 Dec 2009):

    Reminds me a little of when I would have to ask the tourists (when I was a Yellowstone Ranger) not to pet the black bears. (Never saw an attempt to pet a grizz.)

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (1 Dec 2009):

    This is an incredible shot!!! I love your narrative.

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (2 Dec 2009):

    Great detail Awesome shot!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (5 Dec 2009):


  • Peggy Maguire

    Peggy Maguire (Deleted) said (9 Dec 2009):


  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (11 Dec 2009):

    Great timing! Well done.

  • Enjie Christina

    Enjie Christina said (24 Dec 2009):

    awww cute!! I love it!

  • linda woods

    linda woods gave props (29 Dec 2009):

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww.....adorable little guy.

  • Brad Paro

    Brad Paro gave props (30 Dec 2009):

    What an expression and story!

  • Ævar B. Jak.

    Ævar B. Jak. gave props (2 Jan 2010):

    Beautiful photo, light, detail and color!!

  • Ron LaFond

    Ron LaFond gave props (3 Jan 2010):

    Was it a big gun? R

  • Eivor Kuchta

    Eivor Kuchta (Deleted) gave props (15 Jan 2010):

    Love it! Both the expression of the deer, and you caption.

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (15 Jan 2010):

    Fantastic!!!! He's surely a beautiful yearling. Magnificant capture!!!

  • Oregon Curly

    Oregon Curly (Deleted) gave props (20 Jan 2010):

    Good capture, glad you could talk your way out of the armed encounter.

  • Joseph

    Joseph (Deleted) gave props (24 Jan 2010):

    the hunted turned hunter, wildlife with guns, now there's a reality show I'd watch.

  • Katherine Nak

    Katherine Nak   gave props (20 Jun 2011):

    Fabulous focus! You must have been very close. The color is perfect!

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