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Albino deer

2002-02-07 16:17:41+00 by Dan Lyke 9 comments

[Albino Deer] Some images aren't very good, but the subject is cool. This is why I need[Wiki] a 600/F4 IS lens (If you don't follow the link, just rest assured that it's the best 35mm glass that $8000 can buy. Geek toy lust at its most obscene). This is an albino deer out in Bear Valley, just south of Point Reyes, taken with my extremely soft (but light and portable) 75-300 IS lens[Wiki]. There's another view of the deer; these are the best two I've shot of them, but some day I should just go out to stalk the herd and try to get some photos more like this one (which fills the frame, but unfortunately makes the deer look like a rat with a PR consultant. Not that that's a wrong perception).

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#Comment made: 2002-02-07 18:48:48+00 by: Pete [edit history]

Outfits that use http://www03.bhphotovideo.com/...eftNavBar_html___SID=EC197A19870 as their "home" link get the raised eyebrow from me.

Time to check out their robots.txt...

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:35:09+00 by: Dan Lyke

They used to be worse: Their web site was PDFs of their catalog and print ads, and the "order online" submitted an email. But we were just talking about this at work, with B&H you don't necessarily get the lowest price, but you know that, unlike many online camera equipment vendors, if they say they're going to ship it to you, they will, without hassles.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:35:09+00 by: Pete

Bah, no robots.txt. CNN's is fun, as is this one.

I had a really good experience with DBuys. Their price on my $700 digital camera was within $5 of the cheapest NY greymarketeers, but they had great feedback on Reseller Ratings and were courteous and helpful when I had a shipping problem that was all about UPS, not them.

#Comment made: 2002-02-07 22:08:01+00 by: Diane Reese [edit history]

unfortunately makes the deer look like a rat with a PR consultant

I sure do feel dumb, but...what does that mean? That deer doesn't look like a rat in the least. (I do recall that we used to call the vermin who ate our shrubberies in NY "rats with hooves", but now that I keep pet rats, I will never again use that phrase as a pejorative.)

Diane, who keeps pet rats, loves them to pieces, and recommends them to all

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:35:10+00 by: Dan Lyke

Okay, I retract the statement as overly denigrating to rats. To those of us who live in areas with too few deer predators (and heavy fines on dogs who find deer tasty), deer are no longer cute, they're vermin who overgraze even the open spaces.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:35:10+00 by: TC

I lived on montana for a year and learned that deer that invited themselves to your house for dinner were most likely to become dinner(seems fair to me). As for that "Albino" deer? are you fooling with us? Thats all specular light not lack of pigment. Am I using my gift of stating the obvious?

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:35:10+00 by: Dan Lyke

Nope, there's actually a large herd of albino deer out in the Point Reyes area.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:35:11+00 by: TC

Hmmm I believe you about the herd but when you look at the larger picture it sure looks like a normal redish brown fur along the neck fading to a white specular highlight.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:35:11+00 by: Dan Lyke

Oh, all right, I'll try to get out there and get a better shot. Hopefully with a better lens and better exposure, too.

Actually, with spring beginning, three weeks or so (next time I've got a weekend free) should be great to get out there and enjoy the wildflowers, too.