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Sleepy Giant

Sleepy Giant
Photo Information
Copyright: Rick Price (Adanac) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-11
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 5D MKII, Canon 100-400/4.5-5.6L IS
Exposure: f/16, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-30 5:06
Viewed: 3865
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This huge bull Bison was having a snooze beside the Madison river in Yellowstone National Park. I really liked how his hair is standing up, reminded me of some of the hair styles I see at the mall.
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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-01-30 5:17]

Hello Rick,
Impressive photo of this huge Bison. Very beautiful colours, excellent sharpness and a splendid composition in this environment. Great low POV. A top photo!

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-01-30 5:39]

Hello Rick
Wonderful capture of this amazing animal.
Thanks for sharing

Good shot of the giant. The backgroun is good, blurred and contrasting, leading us to greatly admire the animal. Congratulations!

hello Rick

with his hair like that he has a funny look,
an excellent photo of the Bison with fine POV,
DOF and framing, and a lovely background scenery,



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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2010-01-30 7:25]

Hola Rick.
A beautiful photo of this big Bison in his Natural environment. The pose, the snow, the river, and trees looks just beautiful. Also his hair.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-01-30 7:50]

Hello Rick,
again a great catch.
Beautiful animal species. Presentation and playing are top. And the title is the class.
Have a pleasant Saturday,

hello Rick,
imposing animal, the scene is marvellous as the photo!
keep photographing! TFS

A very impressive capture of a muscular Bison.
A very nicely composed image

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-01-30 8:01]

Hi Rick. What a fantastic looking animal. As you say he has smart hair. Taken with fine detail and such natural loking colours. You must have been fairly close to this Bison. I like the out of focus trees in the BG. well taken TFS.

Hello Rick,

A great shot of this huge male Bison with its beautiful winter colors, pose & timing. Well taken & presented. TFS & take care!


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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-01-30 9:02]

ello Rick,

What a giant, these big Bison.
Wonderful capture of this amazing animal.
Your result is fantastic.
Soft colors, good presentation.
Sharpness and clarity are superb. TFS.

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)
  • [2010-01-30 11:40]

Hello Rick.
This is a very good close up of this Bison.
I love the way the shows in snow.Very good focus and detail.The lighting and colours are very good.Best regards Siggi

Hello Rick,
a very beautiful capture of this Bison taken from an excellent frontal POV showing well the vigour of this giant, very beautiful natural colours.
Best regards

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-01-30 13:14]

Hi Rick

Great shot od this big male. I like the way he is offset.

Best wishes


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-01-30 15:48]

Hi Rick,

He is huge!!! I guess his bulk helps him keep warm because it looks absolutely freezing there. A wonderful pose standing in the snow next to the frozen stream. I love his horns and his wonderful brown coat and black face.


Selamlar çok güzel bir tür.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-01-30 18:35]

Hello Rick,
An impressive shot of this massive animal, shown with excellent detail and beautiful natural colors. Perfectly exposed in what looks to be a very bright and sunny day. You can really see the thick and dence texture of his heavy coat. It's no wonder they can survive the extreme weather conditions they have to live in. Great photo!!

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-01-30 23:47]

Hi Adrian,
Very beautiful capture.It's really a giant.I liked lighting,exposure,3D effect and DOF a lot.Have a nice sunday!
Thanks for posting..

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-01-31 16:47]

Hi Rick
I had miss that one .what a great image of the bison in is natural habitat.Beautiful composition great detail and outstanding natural colors.
TFS Michel

Hi Rick
Well it's this guy a real brute, he looks like he has a bit of attitude. I must get the name of his hair stylist ; )
Nice capture of this majestic Bison along the river bank. It sure looks like cold day.
Take care my friend

Hi Rick,
Great angle and cleverly composed with this powerful bison in its natural envirnment.It looks so placid just standing there minding its own business but I presume they are also unpredictable and dangerous like all large wild mammals.The snow makes for a interesting finish to the photo.Great shot and as they say in the comics " keep your distance".

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