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Bugling Bull Elk

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Old 02-02-2010, 12:25 AM
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Re: Bugling Bull Elk

Even with the mud caked on, he's still ''blonde''. Nice highlight with the field,it blends well. Ive always been a sucker for a ''blonde''. I have a question tho, were you facing south or west if this is an evening shot? No glare, so im asuming south, if its an evening shot. The lack of shadow in the pic is cool with all the grass. What little shadow I can see, on his neck and back, just reminded me of a bull facing west,and bugling in the comming sunset. Its a peacfull pic, with bright color and action wich I view as rare, and pretty dang cool.
Just wondered. You stated earlier a couple hrs before sunset or couple after sunrise. Just wanted to see if my guess (evening)was right or not. Neat pic either way.
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Old 02-02-2010, 06:07 AM
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This was fairly early. With the brighter light later I would have been able
I guess this was AM. And thanks, I may go back there his year if I don't go to Yellowstone.

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Old 02-02-2010, 09:50 PM
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Well taken picture Len. Thanks for sharing.

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Old 02-02-2010, 10:19 PM
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Great picture Len and also my favorite light and angle. Sometimes when there is a little more shadow over the legs I ll use a flash to fill in the shadow and set at -1EV. Also gives a nice soft highlight in the eye. I use alot of flash also for filling shadows in the face for portraits of animals but the problem with the current generation of Nikons (digital) apart from the D40 is that they synch at slower speed which can be a problem for a 500mm or 600mm especially if digital APS and not full frame. The newer stabilization lenses do help from that point of view.

Keep the great picturs coming!

Lovadasnow - I ve damaged some sensors with vigorous cleaning so if you get a lot of dust, I find it better to send the camera in to Nikon and get it cleaned by them. They also will often update the software. Rull of thumb is to minimize changing lenses and then your camera can survive severe dust abuse.
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