Oak Creek feeding station

Discussion in 'Nature Photography' started by roundss, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. roundss

    roundss Well-Known Member

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    In Eastern WA, Northwest of Yakima on Hwy 12 they have an elk feeding station (1 of 6 they operate...I think it was 6), the main reason they feed the elk is to keep them out of the ranchers' fields.
    I wasn't able to get over the pass last weekend to see them while they had all the snow in the valley but here's a few pics of 13-1500 head of elk. I also got few pics at their Big Horn Sheep feeding station.

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    This one I took with the camera lighting changed. I hoped I could get the lighter colored bulls and the ivory tips to pop. I think it turned out.
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    And one last one of Mt Rainier, taken on hwy 12 going East.
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  2. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Nice opportunity, I wish it wasn't so far!
     

  3. ss7mm

    ss7mm Writers Guild

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    It's not all that far Len. From the edge of town it's only about 20 minutes and you're into a thousand or more elk and usually 20-30 bighorn sheep.:);):)
     
  4. roundss

    roundss Well-Known Member

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    I wish I wasn't so new with this camera:)
    I can see the picture, I hthink I have it, the lighting looks good then I get back and download it and it's either under or over exposed.
    Thank goodness for digital or I'd be in the poor house.