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Mr. Moose in the Snake #2

Mr. Moose in the Snake #2
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Copyright: Mike Basil (mbasil) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-22
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D50, Nikkor 18-200mm 1:3.5-4.5 VR
Exposure: f/11, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-01 19:52
Viewed: 3188
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here's the moose I promised in my last shot. This is daddy moose. He was just grazing there in the Snake River, just above a bridge near Moose Junction, and trying to ignore the 40 people with cameras clamoring just above his spot. I'll post mommy moose tomorrow.

PP: A very slight crop (this is pretty much full frame, and, as you can see, at only 105mm), a contrast adjustment, resize, frame, and slight USM.

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Hi Mike,
yes it is very apparent that you were very near to this big fellow as a 105mm lens is about a two power lens equivalent.He looks to be a fairly mellow moose but it won't be long before he will be too dangerous to be so near to.Your details,colour and focus are well done.With so many people in the area I'm surprised that he gave you the chance to photo him ,you are lucky.I hope some time in the near future to get my own photos of moose as well.Thanks for showing us Mr. Moose. Bob

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-10-01 23:01]

Hi Mike,

Another nice one out of your serie,well captured with good colors and sharpness,tfs


Hi Mike,

A good POV of the moose in the Snake river, the photo has a good composition, sharpness and nice colors. thanks for sharing.


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-10-04 15:27]

Hello Mike,
Fine image with sharp details and great exposure. The power these animals have is very apparent in your photo, thanks for sharing.

Hi Mike,
Just amazing that you got this close to Mr. Moose. But it seems you were not the only one. The close capture gave you good details in the entire moose and even in the area around him. Its a pity that the antler is slight over exposed, but who cares when such a moment appears infront of your lens.

I know this moose. He was still there a week later... and mom and twins. He is well known as the one with the deformed antler... every year I think. It is a nice sharp image. It isn't easy to expose correctly on their dark bodies but you managed lots of detail.

Evelynn : )

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