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Oh deer! by DragonWolfACe Oh deer! by DragonWolfACe
A doe and her fawns pose on the tracks as a train creeps forward. The train was going 10MPH at the time. They stopped and the crew uncoupled from the train and slowly crept up towards the deer with the bell ringing to scare the creatures away. It worked. Just like typical deer, they just stood right in the way.
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Very cool! You seemed to be at the right place at the right time, my friend! This picture definitely epitomizes the nature vs. industry feel with animals standing in the middle of progress, near what probably used to be a forest/greenery area, showing how industry is taking over the wildlife, and endangering some native animals like deer, pushing them farther back into their environment. Maybe I'm reading into it too much, but great picture! By the way, how close were you to those deer? If you took it without zooming in at that length, you are one lucky person! Usually deer will run away if they even hear a human or mechanized machine coming their way. So cool!
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Love it! And glad to here they are all okay! This is better than I could ever do! Maybe try doing some more photos like this! I have really nothing to say than awesome! Obviously you can't do another angle cos there is a train. Maybe try zooming in (still keep train in photo though) and some simple photo edits (lighting and color). Keep up the great work! I do love the concept and it is very impacting, it speaks to me (as a deer therian) It is a great balance of nature and humanity, this would be an amazing art piece in some type of gallery or competition.
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Eeveelutions725 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  New member
oh deer! THATS SO CRUEL AND FUNNY did they die though?
AnguisPoetica Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What a great title hahaha
sampea Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
Joseph-W-Johns Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
But when you are hunting one little twitch and they spot you from hundreds of yards away.
jenyvess Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
avec trucage ou pas? ( je dirais avec car pas d'ombre sous les faons )
sinon la photo est superbe 
DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many have asked if this is shopped because of there not being any shadows. I had the original files to prove this is not a shopped image. Actually, I have 2 dozen worth.
jenyvess Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Ce n'était pas un reproche ,l'essentiel est que la photo est SUPERBE 😀
DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
Guardian54 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Student General Artist
You'd think evolution would teach deer to run like hell as a large creeping predator nears, like a bear in nature or a train or car today, but NOOOOOOOO.

Evolution does not have to make sense from a human perspective, that is something most creationists fail to understand.
patrick0312 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow.. Scare, but beautiful. Good that they are ok :D
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