Welcome! The water is warm, so jump right in! In regard to the deer shot, what a magnificent looking fellow and with the velvet still looking very nice, too. I would crop this on the left side of the image, bringing the deer in line with rule of thirds composition and would dampen the brightness behind him, so that he commands the full attention of the viewer. If you want me to post-process a bit and show you my meaning, let me know and I'll display it in a response. Won't do without your OK first though. I also really like the first Hawk shot as well. Very nice and again, welcome form one noob to another.