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Copyright: Colin McQueen (McQueenca) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 131 W: 11 N: 226] (1387)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-02
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon EF 24-70 mm 1:2.8 L USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-12-29 8:37
Viewed: 2129
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Elk (Wapiti)

I took this photo very close to the town of Jasper Alberta in the late afternoon. My intent of the photo was to catch the snow capped Rocky Mountains in the background. The Elk at this time of year are losing their heavy winter coat.

According to Parks Canada, 1300 elk call Jasper National Park home. Elk, also called Wapiti, were re-introduced into the park after hunting devastated the population. Today, the elk are going alright. The population is strong enough that some elk are moving out being transported to other parts of Alberta.
DH Wall (Jasper National Park Journal)

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To Adanac: Alberta GroupMcQueenca 1 12-30 16:40
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hello Colin
a super sharpness composition with nice BG and beautiful naturel colours
greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-12-29 12:14]

Hello Colin.
A superb picture of these Elks. Excellent POV, DOF and sharpness. I like the composition and the colours too. Wonderful light.Regards Siggi

Hi Colin,

Excellent POV with these two cows on top of the world with such scenic mountains as a back drop. With such a short lens, how did you manage to get so close? Colors are natural and the image make me feel like I am right there ready for a quartering away archery shot!!


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-12-30 0:55]

Hello Colin,
What a nice composition with the Elks in this position! Taken from a very good POV. Excellent sharpness, details and a wonderful background.
Wish you and your loved ones a Happy and Healthy New Year.

Hallo Colin
A great image of an animal that have not been seen on the gallery for such a long time and that is more reason why I appreciate this image more than the usual. The snow covered mountains is a lovely background as the white colour of the snow highlights the detail of the Elks beautifully. Pleasant composition and point of view. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2012-12-30 11:11]
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Hi Colin,
A great composition, with the Jasper rockies in the background. The colours and details are splendid, the Jasper elk diffinately have been grazing this point often by the look of the grass. Colinadded you to the Albertan Photographer group.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-01-02 4:02]

Hello Colin,
this is a real nice natural shot of the elks. So special in its original setting and exploiting the angle of light to enhance the details.
The shining eyes are very exciting to look a.


Hello Colin

This is in the same time a beautiful close-up
photo of the Wapitis and an environmental
because of the background, beautiful light,
excellent focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


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