Over the shoulder bull elk

Discussion in 'Len's Nature Photos' started by Len Backus, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    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.

    Nikon D2X
    200-400 VR lens
     
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  2. royinidaho

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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.
     

  3. Craig Dodd

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    Len,

    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
    SE Idaho
     
  4. Len Backus

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    Craig, in a pinch you can use your ball-head and leave it loose with the VR turned on.