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Over the shoulder bull elk

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Unread 09-23-2007, 04:02 PM
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Over the shoulder bull elk

Here is a taste of what I am getting in Rocky Mountain National Park today.

There are many opportunities for full, broadside shots but I was looking for something a little different. Very cloudy but that isn't all bad since it provides even lighting. This guy was hooking grass (in his antlers) and brush while I watched.

I shot this at F11 to gain maximum depth of focus. Shutter speed was only 1/100 but he was calm.

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200-400 VR lens

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Unread 09-23-2007, 06:26 PM
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There ya go! Rubbin' it in again.;)

The nice thing about camera shooting is that you have more creative angles from which to choose.
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Unread 09-26-2007, 08:33 PM
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Nice bull! You can even take a "Texas Heart Shot" w/o any concern at f11. Thanks for sharing your bull.

I hope the fall colors are all that you hoped they would be. I went out this weekend (also in the rain) and drove part way to Jackson, Wyoming. Lots of red maples but the aspen had yet to turn for the most part; just one golden tree here and another over there.

I intend to be in Yellowstone NP this Saturday as my new 200-400 VR lens showed up. However, I am sitting here with a really impressive Gitzo carbon fiber tripod and no word on the Wimberley head that will bring it all together. I tried several shots hand holding that big lens with acceptable results but can't think you could do that for very long.

Thanks, Craig in
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Unread 09-27-2007, 06:52 AM
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Craig, in a pinch you can use your ball-head and leave it loose with the VR turned on.

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