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"Ahhhh...feels so good"


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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
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1600 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Baby Animals 6, Family Matters 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-02 18:38
Viewed: 4673
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
focal length 250mm No tripod but braced on vehicle.

We especially enjoyed all the buffalo calves this trip. All the adults and yearlings were shedding their heavy winter coats and loved trees, fence posts and their dust wallowing holes. Sometimes they would find two trees just the right distance apart and scratch both sides at once. They rub around in the dust holes they have made possibly to help with insects and to rub off the shedding hair. They roll on one side and then on the other, but cannot roll over because of their distinctive hump. For more on Grand Teton Buffalo see my last several posts.

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2006-08-02 19:17]

Boy you really have done an amazing job with this maternal stuff. I really like the dramatic light here. And I especially that look form mom again. Two nits -- I miss the frame, and I would suggest just a bit tighter on the crop (vertical or square).
Mike

Hi Evelynn
Such a touching picture! You caught a big massive animal in a very tender moment. Great colors and composition. Too bad the little devil had to lay down in a pile of poo!!
TFS Kathy

Excellent capture the exposure is really nice on both mother and calf. This almost feels like a late evening shot with the really nice warm colors. :)

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-08-02 22:29]

A tender moment you have caught in the vast wilderness, Evelynn.
The POV is great, and I really like the warm light.
Great expression on the calf. He sure looks like he is enjoying the attention from mom. A scene rarely seen by most people.
TFS. : )

What a nice tender moment you've captured here between mother and calf Evelynn! The calf is obviously enjoying the moment. Good DOF and lighting here.

amazing picture, no other words needed. thanks, Ori

Nice serie evelynn
very nice shot, good in pov and a very nice composition to look at, good job.
gr. jaap

Hi Evelynn,
This lovely interaction is so well captured here!
Considering the conditions the exposure is well done, with good details as a result...
Well framed, good colours in the sunshine!
Greetings,
Pablo -

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-08-03 4:14]

What a beautiful and touching moment :)

Taken from a great POV, with excellent sharp details, in a splendid warm light, with lovely colors and a great DOF, this image is indeed the result of a very well done work :)

Bravo and TFS
Horia

O yes, the calf really is relaxed and enjoying the touch by mom. What a great pose and what an excellent capture. Your DOF in this photo is perfect. Great use of the setting sunlight, which gave you warm colors and soft transitions between light and shadow. You might want to consider buying a bean bag for your large lens. it helps to steady the camera a lot.
TFS,
Niek

Bonsoir Evelynn

Quelle belle scêne touchante de voir cette mêre avec son petit! La composition et le POV sont superbes, les détails sont excellents, et les couleurs sont tout simplement magnifiques.
merci et au revoir....JP

Hi Evelynn

You have done a super job here. You have captured a lovely moment, but I see Mama has her eye on you. Very good work. Well done! :-)

Hi Evelynn.
Excellent composition,POV and DOF.You have captured the expression of both very well.
Congrats and TFS
navnith

Hi Evelynn,
Thank you so much for not being a killer hunter, I wish we all were vegetarians.
Nice tender motherhood moment, well done.
TFS
Nelson

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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2006-08-31 22:02]

This is very very beautiful shot. Exposure spot on rich contrasty colors and Sharpness and detail is awesome. You wouldn't think these guys would be considered cute but this shot gets a very high cute factor from me as well. :) Very nice Evelynn.

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