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What are YOU Lookin at

What are YOU Lookin at
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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: 2005-04-20
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 300D DIGITAL, Canon 100-400/4.5-5.6L IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): !Horns; big, long or otherwise, Donnas Favorite Wildlife photos! [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-11-30 5:01
Viewed: 4317
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This bull moose is just starting his new set of antlers which are shed each winter. The growing antlers are fed by blood streams in the antler coating called velvet. The moose got his name from the native Algonquin word "moz" which means twig eater. This is what makes up the bulk of his winter diet. Moose can be 1.9-2.2m at the shoulder and weigh between 227-535 kg. Moose are quite often bothered by ticks and one is visible on his neck just below his nose. This picture was taken near Reesor Lake in Cypress Hills Provincial Park.

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Hi Rick,
Moose nose is a bit soft...
Nice compo...
A lot of mood in it.

Hello Rick,
I like his eyes. They look so wet. Seems he is looking at You with interest. Looks like he got used to people and cameras;)
Thank You for sharing,

Very good catch, well done.

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-11-30 11:41]

Hi Rick,

Nice and clear! Detail is excellent. I like how you composed this one.

Thanks & TFS,


Hi Rick. Itis good to learn about this beast through your lens and notes. Good close cropping so we get the feeling of his strength and size. Murray.

This moose has someone chew of a chunk of ear! And no , I don't think this bull is used to cameras... He looks too disturbed!

PS I have recently added my Themes.
And took the liberty to add your bull. Can you find him?

Haha. How close were you to the moose? It looks like you were right there by it.
I think I would be afraid if I came across something like this in the woods since I just pass 5'4'. It really gives an autumn/winter feeling. Thanks for sharing :)

I seem to have missed this one Rick. That is really up close and personal. Sharpness and detail are great. Color looks very natural.

Evelynn : )

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