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Contest Finalist in Anything Animals Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in We Love Animals Photo Contest
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Contest Finalist in Herds Photo Contest
Amateur Winner Animals Of The Winter Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Animals Of The Winter Photo Contest
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Absolute Masterpiece
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Anything Animals Photo ContestTop 10 class
Anything Animals Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
We Love Animals Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Herds Photo ContestTop 10 class
Herds Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Animals Of The Winter Photo ContestTop 10 class
Animals Of The Winter Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
A Cold Winter Photo ContestTop 10 class
Animals Of The Winter Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
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A Cold Winter Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
A Cold Winter Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1

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11 Comments | Report
Snowtop
 
Snowtop December 29, 2014
A wild west artwork....superb
dareco PRO+
 
dareco February 14, 2015
Love this!
IsabellaD Premium
 
IsabellaD March 07, 2015
Amazing capture, envy location !!
IsabellaD Premium
 
IsabellaD March 30, 2015
Voted in Animals of Winter !
patrick9x9 PRO
 
patrick9x9 April 21, 2015
Awesome, congrats Kirk
VHiggins
 
VHiggins April 22, 2015
awesome win, Kirk! congratulations!
littleredncryby
 
littleredncryby April 24, 2015
Congrats Kirk! Love this shot! Cool you got to be there!
ChrisKIELY PRO+
 
ChrisKIELY April 25, 2015
An exceptional image - brilliant!!
ruthjolly PRO+
 
ruthjolly March 29, 2017
Stunning shot.
jessicaeik PRO
 
jessicaeik March 29, 2017
Congrats on the finalist, well deserved!
Minaamor
 
Minaamor October 25, 2017
This is amazing!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This is a small private herd owned by the Ute Nation just a couple of miles from our house.
Time
It was about 3:00 in the afternoon on a cold, snowy, overcast day in December of 2010.
Lighting
The natural light was just about perfect for this shot. I didn't have to deal with harsh shadows, like we so often have here in Colorado: the state with about 300 sunny days per year.
Equipment
I used a Canon T2i with the 18-55 kit lens. I was the only lens I had at the time.
Inspiration
Well, they were cold and pretty much just standing there posing for me. So, I got out of the car, set my camera to f13 at 1/250 shutter speed and started pulling the trigger :)
Editing
All I had at the time was Corel paintshop pro... so that's what I used. I was just learning how to use it. Now, I much prefer Photoshop CC 2014 and the Topaz Labs plugins, which I didn't have at the time.
In my camera bag
I keep a canon 10-22 on my camera and also have a 24-70 f2.8 and a Sigma 50 MM f1.4 in my bag.
Feedback
My favorite time to shoot is on cloudy days. Full on sun with no clouds is my least favorite time to shoot. Everything just came together for this shot.

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