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Brown Eyed Beauty
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Copyright: Evelynn Smith (Evelynn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2025 W: 741 N: 3285] (14454)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Olympus C-750 Ultra Zoom
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-01-09 18:27
Viewed: 4421
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The American bison once was found in most of Canada, the United States and parts of Mexico. Wild populations are now limited national parks and refuges.

The American bison used to be found on prairies in western Canada and the United States. Today it is found in protected places such as parks and reserves throughout North America. The American bison mainly eats grass, leaves, bark, and twigs of trees or shrubs. The life span of the American bison is 20 years in the wild and up to 40 years in captivity.

The American bison is the largest land animal in North America. Males can stand six feet from hoof to shoulder and weigh between 1000-2000 pounds. Females are around five feet tall and weigh between 800-1000 pounds.

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Indeed and beauty. Great portrait of a bison. The deatil in the coat, face and horns is great.

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-01-09 19:08]

Very good shot with nice framing.
Well done and TFS!

Amazing that something this big can survive on twigs and grass, LOL! Good capture, I just wish the face was a touch more sharp.


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-01-10 3:14]

Hi Evelynn. I was really surprised to see how narrow his (her) face was. A great POV. You seem to have focused on the spot right by the horns instead of on the face, hence the focus seems a tad soft in the front. Beautiful creature though. Nice shot and TFS. : )

great portrait Evelynn. Even if is not pinpoint focused, is not bad at all. I only feel that the frame is a bit to wide, distracting som of the attention.

Regards, Petru

Hi Evelynn,
An excellent portrait of the American Bison. I really like the composition and framing of this shot. I am a big fan of tight cropping and frame filling detail. The exposure looks to be spot on here with great colors in this light.

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  • Nico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 1 N: 335] (1321)
  • [2006-01-10 10:15]

This is an excellent shot of the bison, showing its characteristics. So different for his cousin the buffalo in Africa. Well exposed and good colour tone. Cropping was done well too.

Hi Evelynn
Very little time tonight. Well worth a big green smile.
Thanks for posting

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-01-10 22:07]

Evelynn, as the guys above have already mentioned, sharpness/focus could be better.

Anyway, a nice shot.

I've never seen one of these.

Great composition and pov.

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  • xuaxo Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 25 W: 0 N: 16] (110)
  • [2006-03-03 21:22]

Strong, beautiful image. Too much frame.

I loved this photo of what looks like a bison. Am I correct in my identification. He almost seems to be saying, "what are you doing here"? Exposure is perfect with lots of detail in both the shadow and highlight areas. What time of the year was this taken? I am looking forward to seeing more of your photographs.



Wow Evelynn....I hope you were sitting in your car when you took this shot.
Those Bison can be really mean. Nicely framed and composition.
TFS Janice

Evelynn, happy New Year from the Great White North...

This Bison looks rather bovive! Would not be a beefallo would it? Where did you shoot your "prey"?

In any case a very nice toe to toe portrait! ;)

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