|Copyright: Karan Little (hester)
|Date Taken: 2006-06-06|
|Exposure: f/3.2, 1/90 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2006-07-02 14:47|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|This Elk was too busy eating to worry about me. This as taken near Jasper. At the time you had to be a bit cautious around the Elk as the females were calving. Apparantly they kill more people than bears.|
The alternative name for Elk is Wapiti.
Some Elk facts:
Breeds late August–November, peaking October–November. 1 or 2 young born after gestation of around 9 months; Newborn weighs 25–40 lb (11–18 kg).
in summer, chiefly high, open mountain pastures; in winter, lower wooded slopes, often dense woods.
From e British Columbia, c Alberta, c Saskatchewan, and s Manitoba south to c New Mexico and Arizona, with great numbers in Washington, Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado. Also along coast from Vancouver Island to n California; isolated populations elsewhere in California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Michigan. Small numbers in several eastern states, notably Pennsylvania.
The Elk is primarily nocturnal, but is especially active at dusk and dawn.
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Nice picture, good light!
Niezwykle foto! Ostre i super kolory, a najbardziej zdumiewa odleg³osc na, jaka udalo Ci sie podejsc losia.
Gratuluje i pozdrawiam - Roma
- [2006-07-02 16:31]
This photo has real quality potential, but in my humble opinion you have cropped the posting far too much on all sides; top, bottom, left & right. Personally I do not mind the hidden beak so much as the deer is doing what most animals does most of the day, and that is feeding. Secondly I think a major portion of the elk is slightly OE, but the whole photo could actually be a little darker. Anyway, the colours are fine, the details are nice and sharp, and the conifers create a fine BG.
Good effort though and TFS.
- [2006-07-02 22:05]
wonderful ... nice capture of this buck ...
- [2006-07-04 13:01]
Well done on this one, abit too tight cropped in my opinion,but there wer some trees probably in front of this Elk,well done and see,take care
wow this is cool