Re: Mule deer far and near...
Beautiful buck and an awesome photo as well. It is nice to see others take the time to take some quality photos of a quality critter.
Notice how the horns are skylined, there is very little blood, his tounge is not hanging down, the hunter and deer are filling the bulk of the picture, the light is right, there are no shadows in annoynig places and his body and head are all positioned nicely and to the point that you can see every point on that beautiful speciman!
The only thing a guy could have done better was to pull out what little grass there is infront of the deer's face as well as the use of the flash for complete light fill under the ball cap. I know I know, that is all very nit picky...
Great job, keep taking nice photos.
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (how bad your last shot was, how big the group is going to be, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.