Bison at Yellowstone, Vulture at Badlands

Discussion in 'Other Animals' started by Nacho, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. Nacho

    Nacho

    387
    Dec 29, 2007
    Salem, Oregon
    Hi Folks:

    From my recent visit to Yellowstone National Park, a Bison that was just by the side of the road. I know, the shot is pretty static, and does not convey a sense of "wildlife" but... I'm not a wildlife/nature photographer and have a ton to learn about shooting those subjects:

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    I was able to get pretty close, but another guy there was almost able to pet the Bison! Silly, these animals do charge. Shot with the D300 and 35-70mm 2.8D.

    The next one is of a vulture in one of the jagged peaks of the Badlands. I was pretty far away, in my car, when I noticed it. I took it with a 70-300mm f/4-5.6G (non-VR version), knowing it would not be a great shot, but I had to try. Hard to handhold that lens at 300mm. So, just for documentation purposes:

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    Make it a good day,

    Nacho :smile:
     
  2. I think you caught the bison very well, with the shedding of the winter coat & it looking towards the camera.
     
  3. i like the bison shot, a lot
    he, on the other hand, doesn't look so THRILLED to be in your picture :wink: :biggrin:
     
  4. Nacho

    Nacho

    387
    Dec 29, 2007
    Salem, Oregon
    Thanks Kim, and Thanks Greg! I do like the Bison, and agree with you Greg, he was a bit annoyed that folks were milling about taking shots!

    Kim, thanks! We also came across a Grizzly, close, but he just did not feel like posing! : )

    Thanks,

    Nacho