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I Can't Believe They Didn't See Me

I Can't Believe They Didn't See Me
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Copyright: Rick Price (Adanac) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09-24
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon Eos 300D Digital Rebel, Canon 100-400/4.5-5.6L IS
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/40 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-10-10 15:15
Viewed: 4198
Points: 26
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Hi All,
Again one from my archives, while in Jasper National Park near Trickle Falls, I saw these Mountain Goats from afar so I climbed down and hid behind some rocks and snuck up on them, when I came around a ridge they were still there. I got a couple of shots then they disappeared over the edge. Man it looked straight down, but off they went. My line of sight was impaired by a rock and tree, this is possible why I got the shot though. Hope you like it.

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Hi Rick,

Great shot mate of these Mountain Goats, love the stealth like approach, I really don't mind the rocks on the left that really adds to the intrigue of getting the shot. It looks like there’s a fair drop to the valley floor below to, excellent detail and d.o.f, nice capture. Have a great weekend,

Cheers Rick :)

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-10-10 17:06]
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Hi Rick,

Poor Lucy - was she watching you climb those rocks? It was worth it to get this shot of the mountain goats - after you got back safely. It looks pretty steep. These goats are great - they look chubbier than ones I have seen. Don't know what it is that Canadian animals find to eat that makes them so healthy looking. A wonderful sight - the white shows up so well against the dark woods and we can see the animals clearly in good detail.


Hello Rick,
Great content and story. Jasper National Park's wildlife and their habitat.

How do they do it Ron? No fear? And balance must be amazing...built in gyro or some such..I have seen these between Curlew and the Midway border crossing but never ever got close..Looks like you were putting yourself way out of the stretch there guy. Neat photo considering I know what you had to got through to get it!

Cute furry little things, Rick.
Being sure-footed is rightly associated with their name -- Mountain Goats. I am sure they had no problem with that steep incline on the other side.
It is a good stealth shot from the rear.
The dark surroundings contrast well with their white colour.
Well done and TFS.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-10-11 0:13]

What a capture Rick - how exciting for you to have seen them - and them not see you. It is amazing how they came move up and down the steep cliffs.
Well done

Good morning Rick,
An excellent shot of these cute Mountain Goats from a great POV. Great sharpness, details and nice composition. TFS this fine and naturally natural:) shot.
Have a nice weekend!


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-10-11 1:23]

Hello Rick,
Very beautiful capture showing the goats. Well composed. Beautiful natural light.
Best wishes,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-10-11 9:09]

Hi Rick.
I like your cool trips and impressive photo trophies. Nice rare scene taken at attractive POV behind the rocks. Superb natural scene, excellent exposure and sharpness/details. My warm greetings and TFS.

Great capture Rick. The goats look so much better in fall than they do in spring. How fun to sneak up and get such a close vantage point. My husband climbed way up to them last spring in Glacier. He sat there a long time and eventually they just started to ignore him. He got a couple of good shots out of it. I know that Rebel doesn't have spot metering ( I sure miss it on occasion) but perhaps partial would have exposed the goats a little whiter???

Evelynn : )

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2008-10-11 20:44]

Wow! What a classic. I remember seeing these my second season working in Alaska. Great job getting this shot. Bravo!

Hello Rick

An interesting capture.
The agility of these creatures is amazing,but you show some yourself.
A wonderful capture of these guys right in their own habitat.
Well done.


hello Rick

excellent shot of the Mountain Goats, fine POV on them,
with excellent sharpness and details, TFS


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