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Old 09-28-2008, 06:09 AM
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Bugling Bull Elk



I spent 3 days in Rocky Mountain National Park. Weather was pleasant and shooting conditions were perfect. There were 2 main meadow areas that were predictably good. I shot for a few hours in the morning and late afternoon. The first 2 and last 2 hours of light are the best for pictures. The light intensity is much softer and the color is best then.

This guy was one of the better performers for the camera, although there were plenty of participants, some larger.

This was fairly early. With the brighter light later I would have been able to have a bigger F stop number for even greater depth of focus. This was shot at F8 which isn't bad since the animal's plane is parallel to my camera.

Things to notice in this photo are the activity inferred by the position of the legs and the bugling; clean background; soft light; contrasting background.

There are more photos up on my site, URL below.

Nikon D2X
600mm 4.0
ISO 400
1/500, F8
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Old 09-28-2008, 01:33 PM
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Re: Bugling Bull Elk

great shot, very nice to see some more of your work. I looked through your site and you have quite a few good shots of those elk.

were they worried about you being there, or were you pretty hidden?

random question? what do you use to clean your sensor? I took my 40d on a antelope hunt and shot a lot during 3 days of scouting, but it was DUSTY!!! and now need to do more than just use the built in sensor cleaner.

thanks
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Old 09-28-2008, 09:46 PM
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Thanks, no need to hide at all. I use a product called Dust Aid.
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Re: Bugling Bull Elk

thanks I'll get dust aid ordered.
I like how you gave some room for the elk to walk in your picture...


kind of wish i was there with my bow.

thanks again
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Old 09-29-2008, 11:01 AM
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Re: Bugling Bull Elk

Great Pics, Len. I did that one fall down at Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone, I got a lot of the "mature" type pics. Kinda felt bad about it later. It is so cool to watch them go about their procreative process. And the "music" that accompanies it is wonderful. Thanks.
Jim
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Old 10-17-2008, 10:41 AM
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Re: Bugling Bull Elk

just wanted to update, i got the dust aid. the wet solution kinds, and it works great. very easy to use. thanks for the recommendation.
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Old 11-05-2008, 10:38 AM
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Re: Bugling Bull Elk

Great pic Len... sort of looks like my bull right before I touched off.
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