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Elk Profile
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Copyright: Ryan Thayne (euryan) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 15 W: 1 N: 40] (250)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-06-19
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 3, Sigma 120-300mm F2.8, Fuji Velvia 100F
Exposure: f/2.8
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-04-16 23:26
Viewed: 4564
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This elk was photographed in Yellowstone National Park. It was late in the afternoon so the sun had gone behind a hill. Since it was so dark most of the shots I took had motion blur even though I was opened up to f/2.8, but for this shot he held still just long enough for me to take this photo. I was fully zoomed to 300mm even though he was close in order to create maximum blur of the pine trees in the background. This photo was taken from a pullout. I was standing right next to my car.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5551 W: 721 N: 4164] (11276)
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Hello Ryan
Very welcome to Trek Nature. I hope you will enjoy your membership with this brilliant site where you will find some lovely people to share with and to learn from.
This is a lovely up close shot of the elk. Normally I would have hesitated a little because of the antlers that have been dissected, but I think in this specific photo (maybe due to the closeness) it does not really bother much. The composition is great and the colours are stunning. The DOF (depth of field) worked well even thought it must have been very narrow at f/2.8. You captured some beautiful details on the deer. The BG (back ground) is absolutely fabulous and the exposure was perfect.
Very well done and thanks for sharing.

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