Sorry, I couldn't resist the title!I made another trip to Jackson, WY, and had a little time after getting off the plane, so I decided to drive to the park. I normally prefer the morning, because the sunrise lights up the mountains wonderfully. This was late afternoon, and rainy. Luckily a friend had insisted I bring his old 80-400mm lens with me this trip. I was only about 10 minutes from the airport when I saw this big guy.Nikon D300, 400mm, f/7.1, 1/200s, ISO 640Here's my friend's favorite:Nikon D300, 400mm, f/7.1, 1/200s, ISO 640I think this one's a little more interesting because of the trees in the background, though:Nikon D300, 400mm, f/7.1, 1/160s, ISO 640, -2/3 EVI was able to climb down into a drainage ditch to get closer to eye level, and I think I like this one best:Nikon D300, 370mm, f/5.6, 1/125s, ISO 640, -1/3 EVI don't do a lot of wildlife, so this was a little new for me (not to mention adrenaline pumping!), so I welcome all comments.
Message Edited by anjin_nav on 11-15-2008 05:20 PM
I agree- #4 is the best most dynamic angle.
after that, I like #1 next.
But, the title is bull-winkle
How cool is that!? I cannot imagine seeing an animal like that out in the wild...someday maybe.I agree w/ you: #4 is my fav as well.Traci
Composition, dof, catchlight, color and the sense of spontaneity make this an outstanding photo for me. Well done!
#4 is absolutely the best of the bunch. You mentioned that you like the early morning because of the way the sunrise lights up the mountains. Have you thought about warming this up in Photoshop and see if you like the effect?
These are really great and I too like the last one best it could go in Outdoor Life.The first three photos have good composition showing room to move for the Moose.The last one is great all around.Bill
Another vote for #4. The comp. is best of the lot and the expression and catch light in the eye give it a livelier feel.
Based on your comments, Scott, I went back into Capture and warmed up the shot a little. I also worked the noise in the background a bit (not too much, I hope). Here's the result, and I do like it better:I'm not a wildlife photographer; my passion is more landscape. I like the Tetons in the morning because the valley runs north/south, and the Tetons themselves face the rising sun. This was late afternoon, and overcast. I had an hour long drive to Pinedale that's never fun after dark because I always worry about hitting any of the large mammals they have roaming the area there. Therefore, I was just going to drive south and take advantage of the daylight. Because my friend had insisted I take his lens, though, I decided on a whim to head north. Not 30 minutes after my plane landed, I came across this fella (and that includes getting the rental car and collecting my bag and tripod). That changed everything!I stayed 90 minutes, shooting this guy and two much younger males until they finally walked out of range even for the big 80-400mm lens.Needless to say, the drive south was pretty dark. But it was worth it!Thanks, everyone, for your comments!
I love the soft light of an overcast sky and the colors it produces. All these are excellent, but i agree warming #4 made this an outstanding shot.
the retouch of number 4 looks really nice great job