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On the Run

On the Run
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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: 2008-10-08
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Canon 17-85 IS
Exposure: f/11, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite wild animal photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-10-31 14:37
Viewed: 4054
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This image illustrates what is exciting about wildlife photography as well as exasperating. I had spotted a pair of pronghorn in the willows. My husband went to see if he could find them. I, minding my own business, set off in the opposite direction to look for landscape shots. I was shooting into bright light and had my exposure stopped down. Apparently my husband flushed the pronghorn out, then he came out but didn't see them. I'm jumping up and down and pointing at them! So then they take off and I decided... oh heck I guess I'd better try for them. Well I had my wide angle lens, stopped down and I just started shooting. I had to lighten the image some and what I hadn't seen at the time, I had to crop out. See workshop photo

lovenature, bobair, Adanac, eqshannon, horia, albert, vanderschelden, jusninasirun, Alex99, sranjan, manyee, tuslaw, SunToucher, uleko, marhowie has marked this note useful
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To manyee: Thanks for the critiqueEvelynn 1 11-03 18:42
To SunToucher: Thanks for the critiqueEvelynn 2 11-03 09:56
To pvs: Thanks for the CritiqueEvelynn 1 11-01 20:12
To vanderschelden: Hello Evelynnvanderschelden 2 11-01 19:33
To Adanac: Thanks for the critiqueEvelynn 1 10-31 21:41
To eqshannon: Thanks for the critiqueEvelynn 1 10-31 21:38
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Fascinating antelopes, these pronghorns.
Beautiful story involved; raises the prices even in a financial crisis:-)
Pretty close encounter, taken into account the focal length...
Should I mention the awesome habitat?
Well done, Evelynn.
Smiley comes out tomorrow

Hi Evelynn,
What a great story leading up to your portrait of this Pronghorn. Husbands can be very helpful somedays LOL.
I love the way the Pronghorn blends into his surrounding here. The colours and composition are just great. Well done.
TFS Janice

Hi Evelynn,
Excellent capture of this Proghorn with amazing landscape in autumn colours. Good piece of wildlife action with great POV and composition, sharp details and beautiful colours.

Hi Evelynn,
this is a very nice dynamic capture that shows you were close to the pronghorn as the details are very good and the f/11 setting doesn't hurt the image in any really discernible way.I like this shot and all of the earthy tones in it and the action is what makes it a wonderful addition to share with us.Thanks for sharing a photo that was a lucky grab and your workshop photo brings the story to life. Bob

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-10-31 18:03]
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Hi Evelynn,
First you shouldn'y be jumping up and down your supposed to be taking it EASY. Secondly maybe from your husbands prospective you were in the road? All that being said what an excellent capture. You have done a great job capturing a great scene in both images. I being from the prairie think this is lovely but strange to have trees in the composition. Thank you for sharing Evelynn.

I had to do the Oregon/Wyoming 'two-step'...For a second I though perhaps you had taken a trip to Africa! Seriously...these are there eh? And I am so close yet so far...I have a question...do you camp in a tent, rent a motel or use a travel trailer like Rick Price.....?

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-10-31 23:26]
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Hi Evelynn.

A nice action capture,as well in the ws,although I am surprised that the
pronghorn did not run off in the opposite direction,well captured sequence,tfs


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-11-01 1:57]

Hi Evelynn

Another terrific capture from you!
This shot instantly reminded me of another shot from you - the one with the stag and the impressive mountains behind it - which is still one of my favorite photos i've ever seen here on TN :)

This is very nice, too and i like your timing here - catching it in "mid-air".
The colors everywhere are lovely, the pattern they create is nice, too and again the use of a deeper DOF (f/11) you managed to integrate it so well into the habitat and to give us the impression we are actually there are seeing this with our own eyes.

Bravo and TFS

Hi Evelynn,
Interesting story!
Considering your focal lenght this is a good photo from Pronghorns, never seen them before!

hi evelynn!
i like the very fine space and
the feeling in this beautiful picture!
good work!

  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-11-01 14:45]

merhaba Evelynn
i see wonderful wildlife photo
dynamic composition, POV, DOF, light, colours and sharpness are great

Hello Evelynn

This is a beautiful image of the pronghorn prancing through an amazing landscape.
The colours are terrific.Excellent focus and sharpness.
A wonderful accidental capture.
I really like the various layers in the shot as it blends from grasses to mountains and sky.
A visual feast for the eyes.


Hi Evelynn. Nice sharp image captured in the wild. I like the landscape as much as the featured subject on the run. Stunning image and TFS. Regards. Jusni

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-11-01 23:57]

Hi Evelynn.
Unique action shot with brilliant freezing of the beauty. I also impressed with the beautifulness of scenery reproduction. Great wide DOF and details of the scene, impressive bright rich colours and precise framing and composition. Well done and kind wishes.

Dear Evelynn,
Excellent cover of this dynamic subject with effective panning by you. The pronghorn stands out though camauflaged in the background wilderness of Grand Teton National Park. TFS.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-11-02 16:36]
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What a beauty, that one.
Good catch, Evelynn, of both pronghorn and Jerry. : )
Funny story, but so typical of you two. : )
I love the stark white markings on this guy, and his mid-air prance.
How do you catch them so sharp when they are obviously moving so fast!
The warm colors in the BG are also beautiful.
TFS. : )

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2008-11-02 17:07]

Nice capture of this beauty. It adds a good bit of interest to the landscape. Good details, too.
P.S. I like the metaphor of cropping out the hubby.
P.P.S. You're welcome in Canada, but that doesn't look like it will be necessary.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-11-02 18:33]

Fantastic capture Evelynn,
This is more then just a photo, it's a really great story that you will be able to tell for years to come. You could never compose a shot like this even if you tried. Your husband will never forget this moment either.

GReat action picture with the pronghorn in movevment. Nice colours too. I see what you mean about wildlife photography. I find dear and birds of prey have a nasty habit of appearing when I've got my wide angle lense on!

Hi Evelynn,
Nice shot for the family...Jerry in action. I think you caught this super fast animal in superb condition. I like the almost ellegant pose and how you were able to freeze it. Your focus on the pronghorn is extreemly good, the details are so sharp and it made it stand out so good that I am totally impressed. I think that the backdrop adds a lot to the photo, and the I really don't mind to see some human foot print in the photo as well.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-11-04 14:03]

Fantastic shot Evelynn! You nailed it perfectly, great light and sharp focus, well done, thanks!


interesting and artistic pic, TFS Ori

marvelous capture here Evelyn,
this is the real wild phtography, taken good photo's from a running animal, marvelous photojob here, I like it a lot, have a nice day and have a good weekend.
regard jaap

Ciao Evelynn, wonderful autumnal composition with superb running creature, fantastic colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-11-08 7:36]

Hello Evelynn,
Great teamwork here! :-) Even though you had to exclude your husband it is a very fine shot of the Pronghorn racing by! Great focus and fine sharp details. The background with the distant hills and its multitude of colours is very beautiful too. Well done!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

hello Evelynn

i rember the last time i saw this image it was in my mind
to come critique but i forgot, here i am to critique it,

excellent shot of this Pronghorn, i love that you shoot it
in his running action to give motion to the image,
fine POV and framing, excellent sharpness and details,
i love the background that go's perfectly with the subject,



Hi Evelynn,

nice capture from this running deer.
Beautifully coloured picture in Autumn colours.
it are always nice to see a deer in the wild.


Hi Evelynn,
This looks great, wonderful setting/comp to showcase your pronghorn on the run.
You've stopped the action well with nice detail, color, & exposure subject.
I've got a few action shots of my deer running, but nothing as good as this.
I think I'm too close :)

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