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Copyright: Rick Price (Adanac) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-03
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 5d Mark II, Canon EF 600mm f4.0L IS USM
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-15 16:06
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Hi Everyone,
While we were in Yellowstone in October we were watching some Elk near the Firehole River when we heard a bull Elk whistling, something that is very unforgettable. This bull who was protecting his harem reacted by chasing the challenger off. If had this angry looking fellow coming at me I would run off too. I hope you can see the power in this fellow strides, he was on a mission.

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hello Rick

you shooted the photo at the best moment,
i love that pose of the bull Elk, with very
fine POV and framing, excellent focus
sharpness and details, beautiful light, TFS


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-12-15 17:27]

Hello Rick,
What a great shot of this charging Bull Elk. You can definitely see he means business as he lunges onward towards his rival. Everything is in sharp focus and the lighting seems perfect. Truly an awesome image!!

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2010-12-15 18:13]

Hola Rick.
Great photo Rick. It should be so beautiful to see this Elk so close.
White tailed deers also get angry if someone ealse try to get into the harem, so you better be carefully.

excellent capture Rick. congratulations.
excellent timing and focus. great POV and colors.
thanks for showing us this beautiful frame. all the best

Hi Rick,
This is outstanding. Great power-action shot in perfect focus. It looks like you have some automn colors in there as well. I love it.
Stay warm and happy holidays.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-12-15 21:20]

Hello Rick
Wow! Superb in action capture. Excellent work!

just a great action shot, excellent photo!
TFS Nasos

Hallo Rick
The movement you captured here is great, the fact that the hind legs are in the air shows just that. A great shot which enables us to see what you saw through your eyes for real. Just love the sunlight and the inclusion of the surrounding in the image. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Good morning MF Rick,

What a special and great timely capture of this elk!
Really it looks like red deer stag.
TFS and have a nice day MF!


Wow Rick, that is truly spectacular moment taken in the right time under perfect natural light. Bravo! In Charge is a briliant title as well! In my opinion this is one of the most impressive images of Elk I have seen ever on the pages of Treknature. Despite our differences I admire your work Rick! With some minor exceptions it is undoubtedly breathtaking in my opinion! Great colors, clarity, depth of field and composition in this case as well! Bravo!
George Veltchev

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-12-16 0:55]

Hello Rick,
What timing! What a superb capture of this charging bull Elk.
The POV is just right and taken to a high technical standard and the sunlit vegation that looks like fire adds an additional touch of drama to the scene.
Thanks for sharing this stunning image Rick,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-12-16 2:02]

Hello Rick,
What a brilliant capture of this Elk racing along! Excellent timing and spot on focus. Great sharpness and natural colours too against a wonderful background.
Many thanks and best regards, Ulla

Hi Rick,

what an very great picture and nice pose from the deer.
Good low pov, sharpness.
Fine colors.
They can make a lot of noise.


Hello Rick,
That's a fantastic capture! Your timing is exceptionnal. And must of all, it is a complete natural shot. I'm sure it was impressive for you to watch such a scene. TFS and thanks for all,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-12-16 3:03]

Hello Rick.
Beautiful natural atmosphere around this bull Elk. Nicely captured and well composed. Light was managed very nicely. Superb shot.Best regards Siggi

Amazing deer, . Wonderful scene. Superb point of view, perfect cut, ideal composition. Fine background. Good focus effect.
Well done!

Hi Rick
Impressive photo with very good composition, wonderful colours and very good sharpness.
Regards, Christodoulos.

Hi Rick,
A wonderful photo with lovely colours an good composition.
Best regards,

Hello Rick,
Amazing moment you captured here! Great sharpness, good POV composition. Great job!

Bonjour Rick,
C'est une très belle scène de la vue sauvage bien restituée à l'instant décisif par la maitrise de la profondeur de champ et de la vitesse d'obturation permettant d'apprécier la finesse des détails.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hi Rick
Nice action shot! This bull elk is really on the move and looks like he means business. I love how three of his hooves are off the ground, a nice mid air capture, and by the looks of his fur he's been rolling around in mud and urine. Oh to be a guy. Well done Rick.
TFS Janice

Impressive photo with fantastic composition, wonderful colours and great sharpness.
Regards, Erodotos

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2010-12-25 3:26]

Perfect timing! and great action shot you have captured here Rick. Very good focus and what a powerfull pose. Good natural colours.
Best Wishes

Absolutely MAJESTIC!!!

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