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The Hillbilly Moose

The Hillbilly Moose
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Copyright: Adrian Warren (AdrianW) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 185 N: 215] (710)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-27
Categories: Mammals, Humorous
Camera: Canon EOS10D, EF 200mm f2.8 L/II
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-06-28 20:26
Viewed: 5868
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Alces alces

I liked the pose on this one, just sitting there chewing on some straw - whilst staring at the crazy photographer ;)

The current moose of Newfoundland are introduced, and are most likely descended from one pair that were imported from the mainland in 1878 and another four moose that arrived in 1904.

Newfoundland is interesting from a nature perspective mainly because most of the wildlife on the island only dates back around 15000 years - when the area was last scoured by ice. To be honest I think the weather's still a bit iffy even now ;) When this picture was taken in late May there were still patches of snow in sheltered areas...

Moose are the largest members of the deer family and can weigh over 500kg each. The largest specimens reported in Alaska have been over 800kg!

More Moose facts
More Gros Morne NP info

Tech: ISO100, RAW converted using DPP - WB reset to cloudy. Selective USM.

Janice, Signal-Womb, sAner, marhowie, gerhardt, Luc has marked this note useful
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Wow what a portrait, he seems to be trying to figure out what you're so interested in looking at. The expression on his face seems very wild, the texture of his hair is great and I love the blurry background and the frame, Very nice.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-06-29 4:18]

Hi Adrian, I've not seen a moose on TN before so good job! I love the straw hanging out of his mouth and how he is looking straight at you too. Good portrait with sharp details and features. Well done.

Brilliant portrait Adrian, excellent details, light and composition. Very fine work.

Pose is excellent, Adrian! Good work ...Thanks for sharing

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-06-29 6:16]

Hello Adrian,

I love this portrait. The fur-detail is fantastic, pose and comoposition are very good and colors/lightening are fantastic. I love the straw of grass in it's mouth. Well done & TFS!


Hi Adrian it seems to be the season for posting image far from home.this one seems a very nice capture, loads of details against the BG well OOF.

Very nice portrait of an ÄLG, Adrian.
Good POV, nice colours and well composed.
WEll done.
It's good to see a moose for an old moosehunter.
The moosehunting in Sweden is a very popular movement,
it's a license hunting, with very strong control.
Paul, the meat is very good.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-07-01 5:21]
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Hi Adrian, very nice shot. The pose is superb, especially with that straw in the mouth. The lighting and composition are both great but I wonder if it is a weeny bit over sharpened.

On a sideline, have you ever eaten moose? Very toothsome stuff!


Adrian, Great shot! Puts a smile on your face!! Great colors, light and details, Very well done.

  • gerhardt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1936 W: 244 N: 4106] (11620)
  • [2005-07-18 1:52]

Lovely portrait, Adrian. The eyes looks very nice. I also wondered about over sharpening. But I have found certain furs (cheetah fur is the worst) to be adverse to any form of sharpening. The moose's coat looks like one of those. The head does look awesome, though. Love the straw and "goaty". The DOF borders on being shallow and I might have considered stepping down a bit. It's not a problem though, I am just having a bad "hair day". :) Great shot, Adrian.


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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2006-04-28 20:03]

... that we pass together...

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