Rocky Mtn Elk

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Im thinking a 4x4 quiet golf card would work well. LOL..............No these shots were not in the park, about 2 hours north of me, my old stomping grounds for fall time :wink: The bulls in the park are MUCH bigger. LOL

Nikam said:
Beautiful shots as always, Keith!!! You sure have been catching some great shots of these guys. Are these all from Jasper area?

I know what you mean about the pack from your mountain goat post. I think my Photo-trekker weighs about 35 pounds, before I add a lunch and water bottle. If I get out and do a backpacking trip I'm going to have to be pretty selective about what I take. :smile:
 
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LOL!!!! Cant say I have given it much thought, the idea is he doesnt know your there until he catches your scent.............They dont want much to do with you, but I do have to say , in September when they are in the rut, usually at the peek around the full moon in September, they can be very aggressive and you do have to be careful. I have a neat pic of a bull I havent processed yet that has a large branch stuck in his antlers, think he was camoflaged! :rolleyes:

Philippe Roger said:
Wow, Keith! The first image is just terrific! :cool: :biggrin:

I've never been that close to one, in the wild... (I am a city boy, I guess :wink: ). Aren't you afraid he might charge and pick you up by the rear-end with those big antlers? :Whistle: :rolleyes:
 
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LOL, the most critical critique always comes from the photographer who took the shot. LOL!!! Your being a bit modest there Andreas. Thanks for the nice comments :smile:

andreasb said:
Oh Keith you always make me feel inadequate when you post your great shots :)


Serioulsy these are great. So sharp and well balanced that the almost jump out of the picture, 500mm?

give us more!

andreas
 
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These are beautiful pictures. Last year was the first time I tried to take pictures of elk in Jasper. I found out that going from landscape shooting to wildlife required much different technique. You have mastered your technique as these are perfect in every way. I hope to get another chance at the end of October when I go to the Tetons and Yellowstone.
 
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Thanks for the kind words Jim...... I hear you on the landscape vs animals...........Im still learning......good luck in October, Im sure you will do GREAT!! look forward to seeing your pics
 
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Thanks Gilles, in the Park you can get pretty close, a 70-200mm will do the majority of pics, now outside the park and in the bush, you need the 500mm + . Although like these the shots are not as good, I find it allot more exhilarating and satisfying shooting though. Then again it is all fun :smile:
 
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