An Elk surprise to me.

Discussion in 'Birds' started by PEPPER PETE, Aug 5, 2005.

  1. What a thrill it was to see about 60 Roosevelt Elk in a medow in Northern Calif. coming down thru the Giant Redwoods. The herd was a few hundred yards off the Hwy. Thought I'd share what gave me a pleasant surprise. This species is one of the smaller of the Elk family. Hope you like.
    Pete
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    WHAT A CUTE FACE LOL
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    SOME YOUNG BULL ELKS STILL IN VELVET
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  2. Nice Shots.
    I really like 1 and 3
     
  3. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    #1 for me great shot
     
  4. Flew

    Flew

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    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Excellent shots Pete. Looks like you were pretty close. It must have been a real rush when you saw this bunch headed your way. :wink:
     
  5. Greg

    Greg

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    Apr 5, 2005
    Fayetteville, TN
    good shoots. A crop of the first would qualify for the current challenge and get you some free dvd's if your number 1!

    Very nice and looks like a peacefull setting.
     
  6. Thanks Rich and Pat.
     
  7. Thanks for your input Ben. So where in So. Calif. are you from? Maybe you know some great places to take photos.
    Pete
     
  8. Hi Frank, it was a real rush when I saw them. The herd did not seem to be afraid but I didn't want to get too close. I used the 70-200VR and wish I had at least my 300mm but to hand hold when being nervous was not what I needed.
    Pete
     
  9. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Beautiful animals....It just goes to show you the importance of having your camera near by because you never know what you will come across. Thanks for sharing.....
     
  10. JamesMor

    JamesMor

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    Jun 28, 2005
    New York
    Nicely done! I love Elk - they are such elegant creatures.

    -JM
     
  11. Hey there Greg, thanks for the comment. The setting was a very peacefull place and I'm sure the herd vists it often. I looked at the current challenge and I just might get into it. Not sure I understand the rule about time and entering. I took this photo prior to the time listed in the rules. Maybe you can enlighten me.
    Pete
     
  12. Thank you Frank, and yes I always carry a camera with me. Most of the time I carry two and they do come in handy.
    Pete
     
  13. Thank you Frank, and yes I always carry a camera with me. Most of the time I carry two and they do come in handy.
    Pete
     
  14. Hi James, thank you for your comments. I read the article on Spring in the Elk Refuge. I'm guessing it was you anyway. If it was you it looks like you have had some great experiences with the big ones and also some of the other wild life we have in this beautiful country.
    Pete
     
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