Aug 092017
 

Why is it that when I’m at the cabin the moose are across the river and when anyone else is there they come knock on the door.  Trust me my little Canon is nothing to be afraid of.  That said here’s a couple of wildlife photos.

Seems like when we go into Yellowstone there’s always a big slow down usually for Bison or Elk or Deer.  This year both Elk and Bison.  Interesting story about a car full in foreigners

and the Bison, but will leave that for another time.  We actually pulled over to go check out the Elk because there were three moms and four baby’s.  You don’t see the baby’s everyday.  They were all lounging in the grass, but moms definitely at attention.

Jun 062016
 

There was no shortage of wild life this year as we opened the cabin.  It was nice to be able to spend some time hanging out enjoying the show.  Ducks, moose and pelicans where all putting on a pretty good show.  The way the pelicans were eating I’m pretty sure I know why we didn’t see many fish.  By the time I finished taking pictures of the moose it was getting pretty late, it was after 9:00 and I was shooting at 6400 ISO so the pictures are getting a little grainy.  The pictures were taken handheld and the moose was moving so I didn’t have a lot of choice.  Hope you like them.

Oct 222015
 

I haven’t been doing much wildlife photography lately.  Since I made a change in equipment  (I’ve moved to Canon) I don’t have a long lens.  The longest I’ve got is 135 mm. Wildlife photography is usually done with lenses that are 300 to 600 mm and it costs a lot of dough for a good one.  Wildlife was plentiful and somewhat willing to be shot with my Canon so I didn’t deny them.  My buddy got up close and personal with a moose while fishing, but I missed that one.  I really enjoy Island Park in the fall.  There is almost no one around, the animals are all less anxious, the fishing is awesome.  Here’s what I captured the end of September.  The bald eagle was perched in a tree at the edge of the river.  The ducks were everywhere on the river.  The squirrel was next the the trail we hike from the boat dock up to the fishing bridge.

 

Oct 242014
 

I had a friend that found out about my “safaris” ask me if I wanted to go to Antelope Island and shoot Mule Deer (with my Canon).  I took him up on his offer and here’s some of what I shot.  Because I recently changed cameras I no longer have a “long lens” (something 300 mm or more).  I must fix that soon.  The animals were all shot at 135 mm which worked alright, but to get in real close a person really needs a long lens.  I got as close as the deer would allow.  Of course I couldn’t resist taking a couple of sunset pictures.  Day is Done is a five shot Panorama looking west into the sun (already set) across the Great Salt Lake.  By the way for those of you that don’t know, Antelope Island is out in the Salt Lake.  It’s a State Park and is a great place for biking, hiking, horseback riding, wild life watching, boating, swimming and etc.  My friend spends a lot of time watching the deer on the island and even has names for some of them.  Going to hang out with them was easy because my friend know where they would be.

Take a close look at these pictures.  For instants in the We Are Family shot check out the does on the left.

Oct 262012
 

1/125 second, f9.5, ISO 400, 300mm

2 sec, f13, ISO 200, 300mm

I just can’t resist.  Here’s another shot of the deer grazing in the meadow.  The other one taken down the road a ways where I took my pans.  The deer seem pretty calm considering how close it is to hunting season.  The second picture was taken pretty much at dusk, not very much light left – so I think it turned out well despite the long exposure.  You should be able to tell from the data on the second shot I didn’t do a very good job of shifting settings from pans to wildlife.  A two second exposure of a deer?  Pretty lucky.

Oct 172012
 

 

OK, this is the same deer striking a little different pose for me.  She really was fun.  300mm, 1/125th second, f9.5 ISO 400 on a tripod.  The exposure is better on this picture than the last one I posted.  The last shot I posted is a little over exposed – which I should have fixed before I posted.

Oct 152012
 

 

Did I mention we say a fair amount of wild life on our safari?  Here’s an example:  A white tailed deer shot with my 300mm lens.  This one was pretty brave and kept walking toward me.  If it had been a bear I’d have been a little nervous.  Taken at 300mm 1/90th second f9.5 ISO 400.  The camera was mounted on a tripod.

Aug 132012
 

I thought I’d share a couple more moose pictures.  These were taken the day before the picture I posted most recently.   They started on the side of the river I was on, but by the time I got my camera out and ready they were almost all the way across the river.  That’a also why these pictures are backside shots.  1/60th at f8 ISO 100 300mm

Aug 112012
 

Well I got away from my panorama/HDR fascination and broke out the 50-300mm zoom this week in Island Park, Idaho.  There were a couple of moose that showed up a couple evenings in a row.  This was shot the second evening just about a half and hour before sunset.  Shot at 1/90th, f8, ISO 400, 300 mm.