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Oh, Give Me a Home...

Oh, Give Me a Home...
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Copyright: Evelynn Smith (Evelynn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2025 W: 741 N: 3285] (14454)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-30
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 30D, Sigma 80-400 OS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-07-28 0:48
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These bison are able to travel freely between Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone Park to the north. There is actually quite a number of them and lots of babies. It is nice to think that no fences confine them. ("Oh, give me a home..." is the first line of a well known, classic American folksong entitled " Home on the Range". The first line is "Oh, give me a home where the buffalo roam..."
The American bison once was found in most of Canada, the United States and parts of Mexico. Wild populations are now limited national parks and refuges.

The American bison used to be found on prairies in western Canada and the United States. Today it is found in protected places such as parks and reserves throughout North America. The American bison mainly eats grass, leaves, bark, and twigs of trees or shrubs. The life span of the American bison is 20 years in the wild and up to 40 years in captivity.

The American bison is the largest land animal in North America. Males can stand six feet from hoof to shoulder and weigh between 1000-2000 pounds. Females are around five feet tall and weigh between 800-1000 pounds.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-07-28 4:14]

Hi Evelynn,

A great shot of this field with bison,well composed shot good colors and details,I like it a lot,well done and TFS,


Hi Evelynn,
this is a scene from a western movie, where is the indians?;-)
It's a beautiful landscape wiht good deep and very nice compostion, it's nice to see the front bison is out from the centre. Love colours and good details.
Beautiful work.

Hi Evelynn,
Awesome shot, great looking bison. Very nicely captured. Very nice picture.

Ben Lakitan

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-07-28 4:52]

'Where the Buffalo roam, and the Deer and the Antelope play'.

Hi Evelynn,
I might have got some words wrong but I remember that song :-) Perfect title for this shot. It's a beautiful shot, wonderful detail and rich colours. I like the framing a lot with the central Bison and the few behind him. Excellent background too, really shows the expanse of the place. A beautiful shot.

Where the buffalo roam... Its a good illustration to the idea of American freedom I am so proud of! Its a majestic animal and it is quickly recovering and no longer "endangered" in status. I like the wide angle with the preerie landscape but still a strong main subject with satellite similar elements.

Haha what's a Teton area trip without a few bison shots? Nice how you were able to get one more in the FG with others further back.

Hello Evrlynn, excllent colors, Bg, POV DOF perfect details, excllent detailsls, TFS Kyle

Hello Evelynn,
Your landscapes are fantastic, but I couldn't resist to chose this Bison to give a comment. I just love this fascinating huge buffalo. I have never seen one once I live in Brazil, but I know they arenīt easy to be found nowadays even in North America. Beautiful picture and the actor just steals the merits. Well done.

Hi Evelynn,
Great photo. with excellent colors and details. You came pretty close to this one, or should I say he came close to you. O no, now I see it, you used your big lens. Did you notice that there are two dirt spots in the top right corner? I really like the pose you've captured. The photos I made are in such strange poses.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-07-28 12:37]

Aaahhh.... Beautiful, Evelynn.
The quintessential "American" scenery. : )
Love the composition, with the main bison in the FG, and the others kind of radiating out on the vast plains. The hazy mountains in the BG give it a nice backdrop (intimacy is not the word). The light are beautiful. I like the grasses at different heights, with different colors and different textures in the FG.
TFS. : )

I've taken shots of bisons, but this isn't that at all. Oh no, like ellis49 said, this is a buffalo SCENE. Yes, it's a great shot of the buffalo, but the setting does so much. I guess you were just being a landcape photographer witha great scene and dropped a buffalo right into the scene. I think you missed your calling as a Director of Photography in Hollywood. Maybe add some sprocket holes to the frame!
P.S. I'm jealous as hell of this shot! No way I can pull something out of the archive to counter this move. Way to go, Evelynn!

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