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Melanistic, or just darker? #7621632 10/02/19 01:56 PM
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Re: Melanistic, or just darker? [Re: Creekrunner] #7621639 10/02/19 02:13 PM
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I would say has more to do with deer position and shadowing.

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Shadow it seems to me but possibly

Re: Melanistic, or just darker? [Re: Creekrunner] #7621665 10/02/19 02:42 PM
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Looks melanistic to me.


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Re: Melanistic, or just darker? [Re: dlrz71] #7621683 10/02/19 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by dlrz71
I would say has more to do with deer position and shadowing.


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Re: Melanistic, or just darker? [Re: Creekrunner] #7621746 10/02/19 03:38 PM
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I think its the shadowing, has white in ears around eyes and nose and hocks. Does look to have a darker than average coloration thought too.


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Re: Melanistic, or just darker? [Re: Creekrunner] #7621834 10/02/19 04:58 PM
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Looks like a darker deer to me, considering the shadows on the other two and their light color on the sunny side.


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Re: Melanistic, or just darker? [Re: Western] #7621838 10/02/19 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Western
Looks like a darker deer to me, considering the shadows on the other two and their light color on the sunny side.


The sun, at this time of day, is to the right and behind the camera. There are no trees remotely close to cast a shadow on her and the shadow on the right doe is cast by my little alafalfa elevated stand thingy.


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Re: Melanistic, or just darker? [Re: Creekrunner] #7621857 10/02/19 05:20 PM
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That deer is also in fall coat and I think the other two are still in summer coat or partially in summer coat.


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Originally Posted by Western
Looks like a darker deer to me, considering the shadows on the other two and their light color on the sunny side.

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Re: Melanistic, or just darker? [Re: Creekrunner] #7622133 10/02/19 09:28 PM
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looks darker to me, not sure if it's entirely melanistic or just a darker coat

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Re: Melanistic, or just darker? [Re: Erathkid] #7622182 10/02/19 10:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Erathkid
Looks melanistic to me.



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Don't think melinastic... Just Shadow and angle...

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Re: Melanistic, or just darker? [Re: Creekrunner] #7624141 10/04/19 11:14 PM
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Could be a bit melanistic but I think its mostly just shadowed.



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Re: Melanistic, or just darker? [Re: Erathkid] #7624245 10/05/19 01:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Erathkid
Looks melanistic to me.

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