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Rocky Mountain Elk


Posted by David J. Bogener on Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:56 pm

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7D2, Sigma 150-600mm@232mm, F8, 1/640, ISO 800, handheld
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by Ron Day on Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:06 pm
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This is really nice. Excellent framing using the tree, and beautiful sidelight. The bugling pose and attractive habitat strengthen the image. Well done.
 

by clement on Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:07 pm
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Oh what an amazing picture with great action of calling and such a beautiful habitat its living in..
 

by david fletcher on Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:26 pm
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wow. what a fabulous bull.
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by Carol Clarke on Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:33 am
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Great angle, composition and bugling pose all in such pretty sidelight, Dave. A beautiful image! I don't know if its the way he's standing, but he doesn't seem to be carrying as much weight/condition as I would have expected at the start of the rut - I just realised that it usually starts late August over there, whereas ours is just getting going now. So this bull will have expended a lot of his energy reserves by now, as your shot would suggest.

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by Steve Kaluski on Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:59 pm
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Hi David, really like the tones here, as the lights of the environment compliment the darks of the subject and you did very well with the darks/shadows of the Elk, retaining good detail & sharpness. Head angle works as it's side on and to the sensor, not tilted back from the viewer. If you have it, a tad more below for the legs I feel would be helpful IMHO.

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by TerryWSmith on Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:15 pm
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Very nice Dave.

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by Cindy Marple on Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:35 am
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Nicely balanced composition, I like all the flowers giving some added color. Don't really think of flowers at rut time, usually fall leaves! Nice capture of the behavior.
 

by David J. Bogener on Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:05 pm
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Cindy Marple wrote:
Nicely balanced composition, I like all the flowers giving some added color.  Don't really think of flowers at rut time, usually fall leaves!  Nice capture of the behavior.

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by Cynthia Crawford on Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:19 am
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This is excellent! The close view, nearby tree, and lovely contrasting grasses really make for a superb composition. Although a tight crop, it works well here.
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