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Elk In My Window

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 23 July 2009 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

As we were driving down a narrow dirt forest road to a trailhead, this young elk was browsing right by the road. As we slowed to pass by, he seemed unconcerned, and took a look in the car window. He was too close to even get the correct focus. I was not expecting to take a macro shot of an elk.

SONY DSC-F828 1/40 second F/2.8 ISO 64 48 mm

Martin from Peterborough, United Kingdom

Nice close-up :)

23 Jul 2009 9:19am

@Martin: Thanks.

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

THe unexpected shots are often the best! Great one!

23 Jul 2009 11:17am

@MrsAmber: So right. Thanks.

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Excellent portrait.

23 Jul 2009 11:20am

@Ana Lúcia: Thanks, Ana.

JanW from Rotterdam, Netherlands

Great shot, you both were at the right time on the right spot!!

23 Jul 2009 12:19pm

@JanW: Yes, it was perfect for me. I'm not sure how he felt about it. ;-)

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Well done Barbara! He looks as surprised as you probably were..... ;-))

23 Jul 2009 12:51pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thanks. Ha, ha - I'm not sure which one of us was the most surprised.

Bethany from Michigan, United States

Haha! I don't know anyone who would expect to have a macro shot of an elk! Cute story.

23 Jul 2009 7:44pm

@Bethany: Thanks, Bethany. It was one of those great moments.

The Big Guy from Regina, Canada

Kind of looks like the deer in the headlights look!!!

23 Jul 2009 8:10pm

@The Big Guy: Perfect description!

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

I think I would be too shocked to shoot! Great job under such close scrutiny!

24 Jul 2009 2:59am

@Tracy: I almost was. I think it was just an automatic reaction. Thanks.

Lambspun from Madison, Maine, United States

Exciting for you....and nice macro shot for sure! He wanted to be a star and you can with this photo. Very nice!

24 Jul 2009 4:29am

@Lambspun: Thanks!

Hjulbentamannen from Eskilstuna, Sweden

Nice picture

24 Jul 2009 12:08pm

@Hjulbentamannen: Thank you.

Mags from Paris, France

Very nice portrait !

24 Jul 2009 5:10pm

@Mags: Thanks!

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

So cute..he,s checking you out...niice shot......

26 Jul 2009 3:12am

@StarCosmosBleu: Yes, and a little too close for comfort.

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

Wow - I've never seen an elk this close-up before! very cool!!

26 Jul 2009 12:26pm

@Sarah: Neither had I. It WAS very cool!

Photosanity from Folsom, United States

I love it! We saw mountain goats but not much more on our one day in the park. Great capture!

29 Jul 2009 10:32pm

@Photosanity: Thanks. Actually this one was in Rocky Mt. Nat. Park last fall. In Glacier we did see mountain goats (posting one tomorrow), a few big horn sheep, marmots, and far off osprey and eagles. I loved seeing the goats because we don't get to see them in RMNP where we go the most.

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