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Buddhist monk blessing a deer in Nara historic area, Japan =)

Canon 7D 50mm 1.4 @ f2.2 1/800 ISO100


canon, 50mm, nara, japan, monk, deer, buddhist

Hello, thanks for looking at my ‘bubble’ and sharing in my passion for photography.
I have been an amateur photographer for over 10 years in Tasmania, Australia, and now currently in Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

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  • Berns
    Bernsover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous candid Sam!

  • Thanks Berns!

    – Sam Ryan

  • BruceMacArthur
    BruceMacArthurover 3 years ago

    Excellent! I love Nara!

  • Cheers Bruce! me to!

    – Sam Ryan

  • Ell-on-Wheels
    Ell-on-Wheelsover 3 years ago

    Congrats Sam, your image has been featured in Candid Photography
    9th January 2011

  • Thanks very much!

    – Sam Ryan

  • Catherine Berger
    Catherine Bergerover 3 years ago

    Congrats! Lovely image…was he really blessing the deer or telling him he couldn’t have what was in the bowl? :)

  • Actually the opposite. He had some food with him that he was giving to the deer to keep it interested. Blessing the deer was a bit of a tourist stunt i think…but it works i guess!

    – Sam Ryan

  • Susan Moss
    Susan Mossover 3 years ago

    Marvellous capture

  • Thanks a lot Susan!

    – Sam Ryan

  • patcheah
    patcheahover 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture! These monks are not easy to photograph because they don’t like it. I just came back from Japan.

  • TatumWulff
    TatumWulffover 3 years ago


  • Janine Paris
    Janine Parisover 3 years ago

    beautifully captured

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