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Resting Elk

Resting Elk
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Copyright: Julie Wyatt (j_wyatt) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 142 W: 40 N: 211] (1235)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-04
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, 75-300mm f4-5.6
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mammals of the USA [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-07 9:44
Viewed: 3577
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this photo while visiting the Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. There was a group of about 8 bull elk in this small meadow.

The elk, is the second largest species of deer in the world, after the moose, which is, confusingly, often also called elk in Europe. Elk are one of the largest mammals in North America.

Elk are more than twice as heavy as mule deer and have a more reddish hue to their hair coloring.

Elk cows average 225 kg (500 lb), stand 1.3 m (4-1/2 ft) at the shoulder, and are 2 m (6-1/2 ft) from nose to tail. Bulls are some 25% larger than cows at maturity, weighing an average of 315 kg (650 lb), standing 1.5 m (5 ft) at the shoulder and averaging 2.4 m (8 ft) in length.[15]

They are very impressive to see in person!

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To writerscrawlz: Yes, it was a very impressivej_wyatt 1 07-07 19:09
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Hello Julie,
Very good work in terms of composition, pose, sharpness, etc.
Well done

Very well done with composition. The focus is sharp and you have nice DOF. That is one impressive rack and I don't think I'll complain about my long hair getting caught in anything again because I can just imagine some problems that rack can cause! Very well done.

AMAZING! It's almost like he posed for you to get a better view of those massive antlers! Wonderful focus, light and color, amazing, well done. Now I know where else you went on your trip.

bonjour julie
superbe animal et photo bien realisée.

Super shot and obviously the beast is not shy. A ham for sure...no pun intended.


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