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Young mooooose !!!

Young mooooose !!!
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Copyright: Stephan Duchesne (iglootrek) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 92 W: 10 N: 460] (1623)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-12
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel, CMOS ISO 800
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): National Parks of Canada [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-14 1:05
Viewed: 3561
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Moose (elk), Alces alces

We cross this young specimen along the road driving from Calgary, AB to Fairmont, BC in the Kootenay National Park, BC.

The moose (so named in North America, derived from Eastern Abenaki 'moz') or elk (in Europe), Alces alces, is the largest member of the deer family Cervidae, distinguished from the others by the palmate antlers of its males.

The male moose's antlers arise as cylindrical beams projecting on each side at right angles to the middle line of the skull, which after a short distance divide in a fork-like manner. The lower prong of this fork may be either simple, or divided into two or three tines, with some flattening.

The moose, along with the beaver, is one of the national animals of Canada. It is also considered the national animal of Sweden and Norway. In both countries it is often referred to as "the King of the forest".

The plural of moose is "moose," not "meese", although the latter is sometimes jokingly used due to the fact that the plural of goose is "geese". The plural for moose is also not "mooses" or "moosen" or "moosi".

Ref: wikipedia

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interesting pose nice focus and color. interesting expression

I like this pose Stephan. It's a very natural looking look back over his shoulder providing you with an excellent portrait. The shot is very sharp picking up excellent detail and colour.

Thanks, John

Hi Stephan,
Very good composition and point of view. Details and exposure are also good.


Wow Stephan,
This is a fantastic image of this Moose. The detail is just fabulous. Whenever I see an image of a Moose I think of that television show that used to be on years ago that I loved, Northern Exposure. Great image.

Hi Stephan,
Well composed.
Good detail in blacks.
I like his eye:-)

  • Great 
  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-06-14 7:21]

Hi Stephan,

A nice capture with good exposure and sharpness,you were really close on this one,well done and tfs


Beautiful moose! Great pose and details. Very sharp.

  • Great 
  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-06-15 14:24]

Hello Stephan

A real beauty!
Excellent close up of this bull moose.The details are amazing,with lovely eye contact.The shot is well composed.Very nice colours and super definition and focus.TFS


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