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First Kiss

First Kiss
Photo Information
Copyright: Ryan Thayne (euryan) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 15 W: 1 N: 40] (250)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-03
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 30D, Sigma 120-300mm F2.8
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Baby Animals 6 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-15 12:06
Viewed: 5757
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
American Bison

These two young lovers were probably less than a week old. Baby bison in Yellowstone are one of the first animals born each spring, with the first ones arriving at the end of April. Most are born during the first two weeks of May. Their coats have a very reddish orange color when they are young, which has earned them the nickname "red dogs". This shot was taken just after the sun had set.

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-08-15 12:53]

Hi Ryan,
Great capture, a great moment and well composed. The tight crop is perfect IMO, nice detail and good light in the eye. Perfect DOF highlights the subject with no loss of detail on the Bison. And of course very high on the cute scale :-) Great work.

This is really cute, an innocent capture that was well timed. Excellent lighting showing great colors and details. :)

Cute factor of 10 here Ryan. You captured the tender moment quite nicely here.

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  • tjasa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 100 W: 0 N: 84] (602)
  • [2006-08-15 14:11]

Beautiful catch Ryan!
You shot them in a perfect moment!
Great sharpness, I like their wet nose ;)
Well done!

Hi Ryan!
Fantastic picture!
Clear, sharp, nice colours and the capture of a moment!

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  • DOBIS Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 16 N: 170] (632)
  • [2006-08-15 17:01]

Hi Ryan,
Excellent shot of these kissing bison babies. Clear details of their eyes, nice colours, composition and bg.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-08-15 18:36]

Hi Ryan

A really cute shot, nice pose and POV. The colours are lovely and the detail is nice and sharp.
Nice Composition and framing too.

REgards Hilary :)

Outstanding capture! this is awesome :) excellent compo and well done on the pov...

Lovely composition, Ryan! A very good photo!
Best regards

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-08-16 2:57]

Excellent shot, Ryan. : )
You captured these two young bisons with very sharp details and perfect light. The colors are beautiful.
Excellent POV and fantastic moment.
TFS. : )

Hi Ryan,
What a beautiful photo! Such a great moment. The composition is perfect, and the sharpness and colors are outstanding. You must have been jumping in the air after you made this stunning shot.

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2006-09-05 19:34]

Nice detail here, Ryan. A wonderful shot. Great composition, very compelling.

THIS is sooo sweet! Wow! U get alot of great moments! The best thing about this shot is they look really happy. there's actually a smile on their faces! Great! Love the compo! Thanks for sharing and thanks for your compliments :)

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