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Roosevelt Elk

Roosevelt Elk
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Copyright: Niek Bouwen (SunToucher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2385 W: 237 N: 3033] (11162)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-29
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon 70-200mm f/4L USM
Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Summer vacation 2009: USA
Theme(s): Mammals of the USA, Where They Really Live [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-08-03 11:43
Viewed: 4031
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In my previous note I wrote that we were focused on the larger group of Elk in the field while not noticing the mother and young appearing out of the woods. Well this is the larger group we were focused on. I took this photo after the loud call when they were starting to move toward the edge of the field in search of the evening location.

They all didn't move really fast, most of them still had a bite to eat while others kept a keen eye on us. This was actually the last time we saw the Elk. They did not return to this pasture and we had to do with the howling of the coyote at night.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-08-03 11:58]

Hello Niek
Wonderful scene, I like natural colors. Well done

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2009-08-03 12:12]
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Hi Niek,
a great cross over between landscape and wildlife shot here. You've caught the golden hue of the long grasses beautifully and the herd of Elk are placed perfectly in the scene. Excellent clarity and details too, thanks for sharing this moment.

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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2009-08-03 16:02]


Lovely, I was so many giant red spots on the hwy a a recient trip to Yellowstone.
I hope these lovely Elk don't share a similar fait.


Hi Niek
You captured a very nice scene here.
Well Done!! TFS

Hi Niek!

The softness and shine of the field makes a wonderful environment to the subject, making the whole photo look so peaceful. Nice to see them with their environent too in such a perfect quality: I think it's something that's rare to see on TN. TFS!

Best regards,

Your just doin with elk is something....Wish I could achieve a fraction of this beauty, Niek!
Even the grass seems to be cultivated to give this shot beauty...

hlo Niek
what a nice scene ! this is a very beautiful shot of this group of Elk
very sharp detailed and with delightful colors and lighting
wonderful composition
Very well done


Haalo Niek,

een mooie plaat van deze Herten in een mooi open landschap.
Prachtige warme kleuren, dit is genieten als fotograaf.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-08-10 3:53]

Hi Niek,
such a lovely landscape with a pleasant group of elk. This is something that I would never see in my country. Very excellent shot. The lighting , colours and the composition are indeed exciting and very oriinal.
What a splendid piece of capture. Really a nature gift over there.


Hello Niek.

Congratulations for that amazing photography from this large group of Elk.

Very good sharpness as well as depth of field. Nice point of view and composition of the picture. And the colors are so attractive.

Thank you for the sharing.

Hope to see you soon on treknature for other pictures;

All the best.


hello Niek
what a nice scene of lovely deers. great capture with a focus, POV and composition.
today National Geographic sent me several article for Turkish translation and one of them about Roosevelt Elk. Nice to see them again, with your post. thanks for sharing.
best wishes

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