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Pronghorn at Mammoth


Posted by SantaFeJoe on Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:08 pm

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In September 2001, just after 9/11, I went to Yellowstone. There is a dirt road that goes up behind the Mammoth Hotel and ends up in Gardiner, MT. This buck and two does were on the plateau just above the hotel. He was so cooperative that, when I ran out of film, he just layed here while I went to the truck to get more and returned to shoot again. I took a shot of him from the truck with my other camera while he was laying here next to my tripod. He was probably about 20 yards away. This is one of my favorite memories of that trip.
Nikon F5, lens, film, exposure data not recalled, scanned on flatbed scanner.
All C&C welcome.

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by david fletcher on Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:13 pm
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That is so cool Joe. Memories are priceless.
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by John Spreitzer on Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:53 pm
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Beautiful portrait. Yes, a great location for spotting pronghorns.
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by Carol Clarke on Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:10 am
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A fine portrait, Joe! I agree with Dave, memories are priceless. Its not always the image we get but what memories are associated with a particular shot, and unlocked each time we revisit it!

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by Cynthia Crawford on Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:50 pm
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Lovely story-how wonderful to be able to revive the photo with a scan and re-live the experience. He looks very serene-unlike the state of the world after 9/11. Must have been reassuring, perhaps......
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by E.J. Peiker on Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:28 pm
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I really like the close-up nature of this. I think cropping this off the top to a 4x3 ratio would make it even better but then I'm partial to 4x3 and 5x4 :)
 

by Ed Cordes on Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:31 pm
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I really love Pron Horns. This image is excellent and does the species justice. They do seem so docile and tolerant. I like the tight portrait.
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by SantaFeJoe on Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:04 pm
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Thanks, all, for your comments.

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by david fletcher on Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:32 am
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Carol Clarke wrote:
A fine portrait, Joe!  I agree with Dave, memories are priceless.  Its not always the image we get but what memories are associated with a particular shot, and unlocked each time we revisit it!

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persactamon... (I just invented that word).   :) .  Exactly that though..  
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