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07-21-2014, 09:13 AM
There were rumours floating around that my hunting road had been washed out, so I was forced to take an investigative trip to the bush. Good news is that it is NOT washed out, and it is LOADED with wildlife (not all that I can hunt). Not the best for lighting with a largely overcast sky.
Moose #1 at 10:30am
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2909/14707785135_54e729fb8a_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/opFf7k)DSC_0016 (https://flic.kr/p/opFf7k) by Randitola (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

Moose@1 showing me her Eeyore impression
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2915/14707508032_7f03365e93_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/opDPJG)DSC_0022 (https://flic.kr/p/opDPJG) by Randitola (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

Keeping an Eagle eye on me as I snapped some shots:
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2922/14705394174_2e3c52bfe6_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/opsZmS)DSC_0042 (https://flic.kr/p/opsZmS) by Randitola (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

Strutting his stuff
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2935/14521140448_6783e85306_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/o8bD9u)DSC_0081 (https://flic.kr/p/o8bD9u) by Randitola (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

Finally Moose#2 at 15:45 - I believe this is the same moose as moose #1 as it was in the same little pond as the one I snapped going in at 10:30...same bone structure too. I had much better lighting for this one as well since the clouds started to breakup during the day.
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3850/14684791616_9e5cc8cd67_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/onDoWm)DSC_0061 (https://flic.kr/p/onDoWm) by Randitola (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

07-21-2014, 07:08 PM
Nice closeups of the moose. I hope you weren't as close as the pictures indicate

07-21-2014, 09:23 PM
Hehe...I was about 10 yards away....in my truck with a 200-500mm lens. Nice thing is that there was no cropping to do :)

07-22-2014, 09:38 AM
Hi Randitola,

In examining these images... 3/5 images are not in focus and this is due to your shutter speed being too slow. (I peeked at the exif data).

1/focal length of the lens is the minimum shutter speed you should be using so at 500mm....it should be 1/500. at 350mm it should be 1/350 etc.
Every shot in this series uses what (imo) is a too slow shutter speed.

Hope that may help

07-22-2014, 12:41 PM
Thanks Marko. I have been just wracking my brain to figure that out....I love this forum!

07-24-2014, 08:01 AM
Looks like a very nice outing. Love that last one.