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Canon 1DIV , Canon 300mm f/2.8+1.4xTC, Handheld from a Kayak, f/4.5, 1/1250 sec, ISO 640
Kind of a funny story with this one.
I spent about a half hour watching this young bull and a cow with a calf feeding along the edge of a pond on my recent trip. Before I arrived in my kayak my friend Jim B had been watching them for at least a half hour before.
They did not seem to mind us at all while we drifted and photographed from a respectful distance away.
All of a sudden a white tail deer bound out of the woods and across the marsh behind this young bull. He spooked at the splashing and ran straight for the cow and calf. The calf spooked and ran into the woods following a moose run. The cow spooked at this young bull charging towards her calf and ran right at him to drive him away.
To escape her charge he turned right towards me and ran through the water about half the distance to me before realizing he really wanted to be in the cover of the forest. By now the cow had followed her calf down the run so the young bull turned around and headed for cover. He refused to enter on the run knowing that the "mad" cow was in there so he pushed his way through a line of alders down the shoreline from the run.
Then to top it off, the three moose crashing into the brush spooked the white tail which had just run into that location. All of a sudden the white tail bounded out of the trees and back through the marsh the way it had come.
Jim and I looked at one another and couldn't help but laugh out loud. Love to see the funny side of nature, and the goofy expression on this bull really summed it up.
That was quite a chain reaction The low perspective from the kayak sure gave you a good result, putting him cleanly against the shoreline grasses and giving a nice smooth foreground. The splashing and goofy expression add interest.