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"DEER" dronists!
I dedicate this thread to you and the Deer which I have succesfully photographed in two different locations.
Usually deer are scared of people and animals. For my surprise they have been quite curiouse about my Phantom 4 Pro. I managed to take some beautiful pictures in some unique locations. I would like to share a series of photographs taken in the wilderness. Like in all of my posts you'll also find some Tips and Tricks on how to make great shots of wild animals.


First location: MEADOW

TIP: Your first question might be.... where to find deer in the first place. During winter the deer make several trips to the agricultural fields in hope of finding some food. During their search they also relax.
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TIP: Never get too close because most probably you'll scare them, they are peaceful beings. Slowly approach  and let them observe your drone this way they get used to the sound of your drone and won't run away if they realise that you face no harm!


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In this series top-down shots worked out the best for me, especially because of the shadows.

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TRICK: I also made a video which I'm going to edit later on. The Phantom 4 Pro is capable of 4K video recording in 60fps. For the angles you couldn't take you can simply grab a picture from the video and you'll get an 8 megapixel image which is perfect for social media posts for example.

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Second location: HILLS near forests

It's the hardest way to spot deer from the distance. Because of the brown color of their fur they blend into the scenery.  My advice is to bring somebody with you to act as a spotter. 4 eyes see more than two ;). Being with a spotter gives you more confidence, knowing that a second person has an eye on your drone. Most probably you'll need to control your drone from a distance ranging from 500m to 1 km since deer would be afraid of you if you would get closer.
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Getting the shot: While for the first time deer get curiouse about your drone, later on they'll just continue to do theyr everyday business. This is your time to capture them from the best angle slowly follow them!
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Finally shot this pic with the DJI Inspire 1 a year ago, this one is the closest I have ever got to deers.
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Hope you liked my series! Let me know what you think!





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Pictures are awesome! Great job
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fans0322ebdf Posted at 2018-2-5 01:48
Pictures are awesome! Great job

thank you!!!
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Amazing! I'm afraid that language is not enough to describe the beauty. Again, thank you so much!
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DJI Susan Posted at 2018-2-5 01:53
Amazing! I'm afraid that language is not enough to describe the beauty. Again, thank you so much!

Thank you very much!
2018-2-5 01:54:50
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Awesome pictures!
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Thank you!
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You're welcome!
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Aloha Don,

     Nice photos, good work.  Good advice on approaching the deer and most wild animals.  As you note, the shadows really make the photos.  Looking forward to your video.

Aloha and Drone On!
2018-2-5 03:13:32
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Excellent Work !!
2018-2-5 04:05:33
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Cetacean Posted at 2018-2-5 03:13
Aloha Don,

     Nice photos, good work.  Good advice on approaching the deer and most wild animals.  As you note, the shadows really make the photos.  Looking forward to your video.

Aloha Cetacean! Thank you! Your comment is really appreciated!
2018-2-5 04:07:37
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Thank you very much!
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Great work, thanks for sharing
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Rodger8 Posted at 2018-2-5 04:09
Great work, thanks for sharing

Thank you! more to come
2018-2-5 04:10:42
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Nice pictures!
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fantastic photos never seen before something similar !
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Some very nice shots there. Thanks for the share.
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Guido-Italy Posted at 2018-2-5 05:39
fantastic photos never seen before something similar !

Glad I surprised you!
2018-2-5 05:57:03
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thank you!!!
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Blériot53 Posted at 2018-2-5 05:40
Some very nice shots there. Thanks for the share.

My pleasure! Thank you!
2018-2-5 05:58:23
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Good work
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Brilliant work!!
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Thank you! ;)
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Thank you!!!!
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loving it.... really the nature...u brought it here for us.........cheers buddy
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Siambuddhas Group Posted at 2018-2-5 07:53
loving it.... really the nature...u brought it here for us.........cheers buddy

Thank you! Cheers! I’m working on more posts ;)
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TheDon Posted at 2018-2-5 08:06
Thank you! Cheers! I’m working on more posts ;)

will be waiting for more........
2018-2-5 08:11:24
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Great shots!
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thank you!
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Winterful shots!
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Winterdeed thank you!
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Fantastic!!
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Thank you!!!
2018-2-5 11:40:42
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Is it a deer?   Or is it a shadow?   

Perfect timing on the shots.
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One of the best I've ever seen!
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Thank you for giving us some helpful tips. I love your work.
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EdM Posted at 2018-2-5 13:33
Is it a deer?   Or is it a shadow?   

Perfect timing on the shots.

Both! Thank you very much!
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ALABAMA Posted at 2018-2-5 16:16
One of the best I've ever seen!

Thank you very much!
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maggies Posted at 2018-2-5 22:51
Thank you for giving us some helpful tips. I love your work.

My pleasure! Thank you very much!
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Nice shots Good job!
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