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SONY
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DSLR-A100
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1/500 second
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F/5.6
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300 mm
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320
Date Taken
Nov 19, 2012, 10:52:25 AM
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Formosan Sika2 by Riphath Formosan Sika2 by Riphath
The Formosan sika deer, is a subspecies of sika deer endemic to the island of Taiwan. Formosan sika, like most of the terrestrial fauna and flora of Taiwan, arrived on the island during Pleistocene glacial periods when lower sea levels connected Taiwan to the Asian mainland. Sika stand 90–120 cm at the shoulder. Males are larger and bear deciduous antlers. The summer coat is light brownish, with obvious white spots, while in winter their coat is darker and the spots fade. The natural distribution of sika on Taiwan was in the woodlands from sea level up to about 300 m elevation. Sika, like many deer, prefer areas of mixed forest, scrub, and open land. Under natural conditions the low-lying alluvial plain that stretches from present-day Taipei along the west coast almost to the southern tip of the island were prime deer habitat and natural populations would have been quite dense.

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GuephRen Dec 9, 2012  Student General Artist
That stare...

Great capture!
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Riphath Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You! :)
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Temujinsword Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This has been featured in my latest journal [link] :happybounce:
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Nesihonsu Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's beautiful, beautiful doe. Can't help it but see clearly axis here :roll:
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Riphath Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Humm... maybe it is my age... see axis?
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Nesihonsu Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Axis axis also known as spotted deer :)
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Riphath Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah! I had never heard of Axis axis deer. The only reason I have the name of this little deer is from the park guidebook. ;)
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daviniasiles Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it so cute!
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Sarahharas07 Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very beautiful, love the eyes :heart:
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Riphath Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You :)
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