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Brown Antlered Deer

Brown Antlered Deer
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Direitos de Autor: jitti coowanitwong (jcoowanitwong) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1681 W: 0 N: 3120] (13752)
Género: Animals
Meio: Cor
Data da Foto: 2007-05-05
Categorias: Mammals
Câmara: canon s3 is
Exposição: f/3.5, 1/320 segundos
Versão da Foto: Versão Original
Data de Submissão: 2007-05-05 23:23
Visto: 6145
Favoritos: 1 [ver]
Pontos: 36
[Notas - Normas] Nota do Artista
I visited Khao Kheow Open Zoo on May 5th. There were a group of deers in open area. I decided this one is a Brown Antlered Deer.

I would like to dedicate this picture to one of my good friends here at TN, Alexei Alyokhin (Alex99). For our good relationship through pictures.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Cervidae
Subfamily: Cervinae
Genus: Cervus
Species: C. eldii
From the zoo literature this one may be from Myanmar strain (C. e. thamin)

Common names: Brown Antlered Deer; Eld's Deer (Sangai, as known in India, was first discovered in Manipur in 1839.It was named cervus eldi eldi in 1844 in honour of Lt. Percy eldi -a British officer.)

Thai names: ละอง (La-ong) ละมั่ง (La-mang)

In Thailand, La-ong is the name for the male while La-mang is the name for the female deer however most call them La-mang.

It is a large deer that is only slightly smaller than the wild deer which is the largest deer in Thailand.

The fine hairline runs across the brownish golden fur. The La-mang has large wide ears and on average the male is larger. The hair along the neck is rough and long and body fur appears dark. The young have white spots that eventually disappear. The antlers of the male La-mang grow perpendicular to the forehead and attached to the main antlers are branches that have curved ends, giving the appearance of hooks. The branches spread out.

The Thai la-mang has two sub-species that are only native to the area.

The la-mang measures 1.5-1.7 meters in length with a tail of 0.22-025 meters, The height at the shoulders measure 1.2-1.3 meters with ears 0.15-0.17 meters. The body weight is approximately 95-150 kilograms.

Habitat ranges from the northeastern part of India, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Hai-lum Island of China. This extends to the south of Thailand and the Malay peninsula.

The Burmese strain are found in Burma and the west of Thailand. The Thai strain can be found in Indochina, Hai-lum, and the northeast of Thailand.

Thailand was once the center of the la-mang population and they used to be found in abundance in the forests of all regions except the south. Today they have been hunted into extinction in many areas while only surviving in the Panom Dongrak mountains along the Cambodian border.

The Burmese strain or Tamin can be found in the Tanaosri mountains along the Thai-Burmese border. It lives in herds in the grasslands and open forests with water sources in all regions of the country except the south.

They are not found in dense forests and eat fruits but not the leaves. They mate in February-April. The la-mang in captivity don't have any specific mating season though most of the time the period falls between November-June. The pregnancy is about 240-244 days and the mother gives birth to one foal at a time.

The main reason it is close to extinction is because of hunting and the destruction of habitat while antlers are also sought by collectors. Today there are many breeding stations and private people who breed la-mang in captivity, however most of this is the Burmese strain with only a few being the Thai strain.


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  • joelo Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 40 W: 10 N: 37] (148)
  • [2007-05-05 23:37]

Hi Jitti,
Beautiful portrait. Well exposed and perfectly focused. You captured great detail in the fur. I love the eye lashes.
TFS, Joel

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-05-06 0:28]

Hello Jitti

A beautiful image of this deer.The focus and details are razor sharp.Wonderful colours.Well composed in the frame.This species looks very similar to the deer around here.TFS


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  • Dyker Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 0 N: 57] (170)
  • [2007-05-06 2:25]

Hello Jitty
A well taken portrait of this very frail looking deer. Your composition and cropping is good and the focus is very sharp showing even those lovely eyelashes. The bright green background stands in perfect contrast to the animal and makes it really stand out in the photo. Just a slight pity that the right eye is a little bit on the dark side and do not show any detail. Otherwise a very good effort.

Hello JC,
That is a fine portrait and a very good pose from your model!
The curious innocent expression is well captured, and with great colours and details in the fur coat!
Pablo -

selam jitti; very nice and lovely deer this is,great colours and details well focused and presented suberb POV TFS

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-05-06 4:28]

Hi Jitti.
Beautiful sharp portrait.I like lighting,light in BG does very good work for contrast with brown color this deer.Beautiful details on head and very good separation from blurry background.Vivid colors are amazing.Well done,TFS.
Best greetings Milos.

Hi Jitti,
Good image; eyelashes are impressive.
Well composed.

Hello Jitti,

I really like what you did here with this image. Lovely browns in the deer. Nice job,


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-05-06 10:40]

Hi Jitti,

What a marvelous close-up of this deer.
The colors and details are wonderful - I love his coat. And the eyelashes!!!!!


Hello Jitti
Very nice portrait of this Deer,
Perfect details and lighting,
Excellent composition and BG,
Superb shot.


Nice capture of this gentle looking Brown Antlered Deer, JC. Apparently, this is a young one with no antlers yet.
The suffix 'gai' (which means cow in Hindi) to its name should be enough to ensure collective protection for this animal in India where cows are treated as sacred. We have plenty of Nilgais thriving all over north India, though they damage crops like true pests!
Your detailed note is very informative.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-05-06 12:25]

Hi Jitti,
A great pose, maximum details, perfectly saturated colours and the best pov make a great portrait.
TFS, José M.

Bonjour Jitti
Il est superbre ce portrait de ce "Bambi". L'image est très sharp et l'exposition de lumière bien réussie. La lumière très douce dévoile des détails subtiles dans sa fourrure. Bravo pour cette très belle photo.
Merci et au revoir...JP

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2007-05-07 1:39]

hello Jitti!
It's a new theme for - an animal from the macro world. It is equally well done - clearly, beautifully and in nice composition.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-05-08 9:59]

How much I like deers, with those big ears and nose and their beautiful eyes!
A marvellous shot and a great portrait of this La-mang with excellent sharpness, light, DOF, and colors, Jitti!
A great and valuable note too.
My compliments and TFS.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-05-16 10:36]

Hi Jitti.
Amazing 3D image of great quality. Pose of the animal, exactness of the reproduction of all its features are fantastic as well as the beautifulness colours and perfect DOF. Bravo and TFS. Superb job.

Excellent frame and details,great colours,
well done JITTI.

beautiful image of this deer.The focus and details are razor sharp.Wonderful colours.

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