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Skogens kung II

Skogens kung II
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Copyright: Paul van Slooten (pvs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-03
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A100, Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX APO DG, Digital RAW 200, UV Filter
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-02-05 3:28
Viewed: 3061
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today the 2nd upload in the series skogens kung or in english king of the forest,,on this picture it was standing in about the same position as yesterdays upload,but here I had a closer look with my bigma lense,hope you like this version as well.

The moose Having come as close to a symbol of Swedish nature as possible, the King of the Swedish forest. The moose is common all over Sweden, except for on Gotland and the in very north. It is the largest deer animal in the world, 2 metres in height and weighing up to 400-500 kilograms. The Swedish moose is a close relative to the North American, but usually does not reach quite the same size. But Sweden has a very large population with about 100,000 moose shot during hunting every year. The total population is around 250,000 which makes Sweden the country with the highest density in the world. Naturally,visitors have a very good chance seeing one in the wild, and some areas in Sweden have guided tours for visitors interested in meeting the King of the Forest where the Halle-Hunneberg area is the most recognised.
The fact that the moose is very common and also a very large animal is also a great security problem on the Swedish roads. Warning signs are put up along extra frequent crossovers and, fences protect the main highways.

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Hi Paul.
Very interesting look this animal for me. Very well done.
tfs. Stev

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-02-05 6:31]

Hi Paul,
Looks like he is bored, another great capture of the king. Thanks for sharing.

Hello Paul,
This is a very nice capture of this moose that looks a bit different from ours. I like this composition, POV and details you caught. Thanks also for those interesting notes. Well done and thanks,

hi Paul,
splendid catch of sight I like this portrait beautiful composition and colors cheer

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-02-06 2:09]

Hello Paul,
Very nice sahot,lovely composition and POV.I like it ! Very well done
Thank you.

Hi Paul a fine shot with good pose captured nicely composed with some snow! TFS rgds Necip

Nice opportunity! Good frontal image. Looks like he has just shed his antlers.

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2007-02-08 5:13]

Hi Paul,
Another, whow and again whow, what a shot.
Marvellous and you are so lucky

I am glad to see a Swedish moose. They are similar to the N.American moose but seem to have shorter ears, a lighter color, smaller eyes and I can't tell about the nose. It doesn't seem to be as long and out of proportion as ours. This is a nice shot. It does look a little overexposed on my monitor. I do like the composition with the rocks and the snow.

Evelynn : )

Hi Paul,
Very interesting image; I never hear about swedish elk!! A new thing that I´ve learning today.

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