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Great Prince of the Forest by Karelliann Great Prince of the Forest by Karelliann
Yes, the title is a reference to Disney's Bambi.

I saw this magnificent deer while visiting the oh-so-amazing Omega Park in Montebello, Quebec. He seemed like he was enjoying the last spark of sunlight summer had to offer while keeping guard for his herd of female which, I believe, surely was close-by.

I approached him slowly and quietly, trying not to disturb him too much. My photography equipment being what it is, I had to walk a little if I wanted to get a good shot of this beautiful deer, even if that meant losing the one chance I had to take his picture.

To my surprise, he didn't flinch. He looked at me right in the eye as I kept approaching, very carefully. I snapped a couple of pictures, thanked him and let him enjoy the rest of the afternoon.
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:iconglassocean:
glassocean Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
oh deer... awesome scene though... visiting the great outdoors and seeing wild life is so nice
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TrottingPeryton Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He's a beautiful deer.
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:iconkarelliann:
Karelliann Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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:iconflickrblitzshimmer:
flickrBLITZshimmer Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
do you happen to know what breed of deer he is? He's absolutely gorgeous and your photograph does his some holy justice.
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:iconkarelliann:
Karelliann Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much! And about the breed, sadly, I do not. :/
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:iconflickrblitzshimmer:
flickrBLITZshimmer Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
fallow deer! Reading through the comments I found it! fallow deer <3
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:iconcecilyandreuartwork:
CecilyAndreuArtwork Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I always thought that only fawn have their fur covered with white spots.  Apparently not all species lose their spot when they grow up.   What a beautiful buck!
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:iconkarelliann:
Karelliann Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, I used to think so, too! I think Bambi might be to blame. ;)
Thank you!
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:iconkarelliann:
Karelliann Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :D
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:iconsesam-is-open:
sesam-is-open Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
My pleasure:heart:
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:iconmagellan89:
Magellan89 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wow this is amazing!
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:iconkarelliann:
Karelliann Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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:iconparaceratherium:
Paraceratherium Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
This species was orginally from India
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:iconkarelliann:
Karelliann Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Really? I didn't know that. ^^
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:iconmaska13:
maska13 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
featured: [link]
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:iconkarelliann:
Karelliann Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful feature: thank you so much!
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:iconearthhart:
EarthHart Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
A Fallow Deer buck :nod: Nice shot, m'deer :clap:
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:iconkarelliann:
Karelliann Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, thanks for the name! I always have troubles with these. ^^'

And thank you! :D
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:iconearthhart:
EarthHart Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad t' be of service, m'deer :rose:
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animedisneyluver809 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
He's looking right at you like "I'm ready for my close-up". LOL!
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:iconkarelliann:
Karelliann Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Exactly. xD
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:iconanimedisneyluver809:
animedisneyluver809 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
He must be used to folks taking pictures of him.
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:iconkarelliann:
Karelliann Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Living in a park such as the Omega park, I would have to agree with you. :)
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:iconedris-kingfisher:
Edris-Kingfisher Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
He's just so majestic. What a pose! I love it. Makes me think of some pagan god.
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:iconkarelliann:
Karelliann Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I was lucky to find him like that. Aren't antlers just the most majestic trait?
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:iconedris-kingfisher:
Edris-Kingfisher Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
YES!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Wonderful shot :)
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:iconkarelliann:
Karelliann Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconnefernef:
NeferNef Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Aaaw...mon royaume pour avoir des bois de même sur la tête! O_O <---full pleine d'envie

Magnifique!
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:iconkarelliann:
Karelliann Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
C'est tellement beau, et en plus c'est tout doux! Il y a probablement un cosplay à faire avec ça... ;P
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L0NE-W0lf Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Beautiful shot.
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:iconkarelliann:
Karelliann Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks. ^_^
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L0NE-W0lf Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Welcome. :aww:
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:iconarcticicewolf:
ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It´s so adorable!
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:iconkarelliann:
Karelliann Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
^_^
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J-Dove Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*quietly sneaks up to watch bambi*
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:iconkarelliann:
Karelliann Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hahaha, exactly. xD
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Kaosah Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You are sooo lucky! I should probably go to that park. I mainly photograph deer on Wolfe Island, near Kingston. But they don't like being close at all. So it's hard.
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:iconkarelliann:
Karelliann Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
If you can, you should, yes. It's a great park: the animals look to enjoy being there, it's not too pricey, the food is actually good and there's a lot to see if you enjoy Canadian wildlife! :)
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Vamp-Elanor Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
C'est vraiment une photo superbe...! L'animal aussi, c'est vrai qu'il a l'air bien tranquille! :heart:
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:iconkarelliann:
Karelliann Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Aw, merci~ :meow:
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Petah55 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How did you get so close to it ?! Not even that, it's totally relaxed aswell!
Besides being amazed by your ninja skills, I have to say it's a great shot.

Also I've never seen a forest as green as this. Kind of jealous right now.
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Karelliann Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, I have to say that it's an open park, so the animals are quite accustomed to humans. Still, a deer is easily frightened, so I was still happy.

Thank you! It really is a wonderful place to visit. :]
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wulfnstein Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
wow, seeing that irl must be awesome, and being able to get that close as well. You got quite lucky there :D
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:iconkarelliann:
Karelliann Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha, yes!
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Vilya0 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh!! *______________*
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:iconkarelliann:
Karelliann Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:meow:
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:iconjdmanny:
jdmanny Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Very beautiful shot :)
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:iconkarelliann:
Karelliann Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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