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Moose portrait

Moose portrait
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Wintergren (Altair) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 45 W: 0 N: 68] (672)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-07-31
Categories: Mammals
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-08-14 8:19
Viewed: 2896
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The picture was taken one evening when I saw two young bull moose that were grazing in the the forest edge. I tried to approach carefully and take pictures before I was discovered by them. All my previous experience regarding these animals have taught me that they are very vigilant and shy. I was therefore surprised when the moose stayed even though they caught sight of me, so I could get up close by moving carefully. I can not remember that I was able to shoot wild moose so close before, finally it was possible to take a portrait at one of them.

These animals will now have two months of peace in the forests before the hunting season begins in mid-October. I hope these moose will be more shy for hunters than they were for me.

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  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-08-14 11:14]

Hello Peter,
What a great portrait! The frontal POV with eye contact is fantastic. Excellent sharpness with the best details. Splendid natural colours with a very nice blurred background.

  • Great 
  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-08-14 11:20]

Hi Peter,
Very nice portrait of a beautiful animal.
Excellent detail and focus in nice natural colours.
Very nice photo.
Regards Jiri.

  • Great 
  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-08-14 11:26]

Hello Peter.
Beautiful portrait of this Moose! Very good composition, wonderful lighting and impressive sharpness.Regards Siggi

  • Great 
  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-08-14 13:37]

Hello Peter,
Wow, what a shot, what an expression! Love this vivid and well presented picture showing in an original way this great creature of your country.
Well done, indeed.

Hello Peter
照的清晰 很漂亮的鹿
光線柔和漂亮 很有質量
構圖美麗 背景漂亮

Bonjour Peter,
C'est une formidable photo que tu nous présentes.
Bravo et merci pour ce cadeau
Je ne savais que l'on pouvait chasser ces animaux qui semblent si paisibles...
Bonne journée

fantastic portrait of happy moose
happy Feast of the Assumption

delightful face in a great photo shot!
regards Nasos

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-08-16 3:29]

Fantastica!! I like it a lot Peter! What a color and detail with a great light. Congratulation and thanks for sharing it. Saludos.

Hi Peter,
I'm surprised you got 18 points only for that. This is a real outstanding shot. The animal looks magnificent. The low POV helps bringing that effect. Details are spot on. Even without considering how difficult moose are to shoot, this is already brilliant.
I wonder what all the white spots are. Little flies I guess.

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