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Photo of the Week 175

Photo of the Week 175 Cramer Imaging's professional quality nature photograph of a female deer or doe head with blurred background in sepia in Rigby, Idaho Hello again photography fans.  We were feeling a bit festive with Christmas just around the corner so we thought we would choose a photo to feature which would echo a bit of the season.  That's why we're featuring this photograph of a female deer today as our "Photo of the Week."

So, this photograph started out as a simple customer request.  Did I have any photos of moose?  He wanted to give a photo of a moose to his wife as a present.  The answer was no.  I didn't have any moose pictures then but I was willing to try and get one.

Knowing that moose are rather reclusive animals and I didn't know where to find one in the wild, I opted for the best possible chance of getting a photo of one: going for a moose in captivity.  We found a local zoo with a moose on display and made the trip.

Sadly, the moose shot didn't turn out as hoped.  It was behind chain link fence which made the shot ugly and it was at the other end of the pen which made the shot difficult too.  I settled for some other opportunities which were also available there.

On the way out of the exhibit, there was this deer standing right by the fence.  I could get a clear shot of her head.  Since I didn't get what I came for, I decided to try this last minute shot to see what I got.  I couldn't believe that I got this shot in focus without motion blur.

While processing, I noticed that I didn't like the colors of the raw shot I had taken.  It just wasn't working for me.  I started experimenting with black and white to see what else I could come up with.  After landing on sepia, I knew that I had a winner.  The soft bokeh behind her became dream-like and added a fantasy type feel to the already amazing wildlife photograph.

Cramer Imaging's professional quality nature photograph of a female deer or doe head with blurred background in sepia in Rigby, Idaho