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Colorado Bull



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terryc PRO+
 
terryc January 07, 2016
What a beauty, Scott!
scottmckay
scottmckay May 12, 2016
Thank you so much!
corinnegardnersheremata
 
Great Capture!!!
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scottmckay May 14, 2016
Thank you !
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barbaranelson May 13, 2016
Scott, I love every shot you show! I loved Lincolns " I want mommy." Haha
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scottmckay May 14, 2016
Thank you !
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Rymanhouse August 03, 2017
Best animal out there. Great shot!
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scottmckay August 06, 2017
Thank you! They are a joy to photograph!

Behind The Lens

Location
This was taken in Colorado, early September 2015. Right outside of Rocky Mountain National Park on our way through the Grand lake area!
Time
Early morning about one hour after sunrise. Two big bulls were making their way along a tree line that was running along a river. They were working the trees to remove the velvet in the rain. watching these giants remove the velvet was a first of mine to see in the wild. I have seen deer this way but never a moose. To see it hanging off was very exciting.
Lighting
The light was great, a heavy overcast sky with a light rain falling. In the trees he was hard to spot, but when he came out to the edge of the clearing the back drop and lighting were as good as you could ask for no harsh light or bad shadows!
Equipment
I was shooting a Canon 7d with a Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5.6-6.3 Di VC USD
Inspiration
A love of being in the wild watching animals in their natural environment! We take a two week trip every year to somewhere in the U.S. to photograph wildlife and Landscape! The rest of the year I spend at our local conservation land learning, watching and photographing the wildlife!
Editing
I used Light room to enhance the lighting some and crop the image!
In my camera bag
I never leave without a Canon 5d mkii, canon 7d mkii A Tamron 24-70 f2.8 for lanscape and night shots(stars), Tamron 70-200 f2.8 Animals and landscape,great in low light. And a Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5.6-6.3 Di VC USD ..This is what I mainly shoot with. I keep a canon 60d camera, 50mm f1.8 and a 24mm f 2.8 pancake lens as backups. I carry a tripod and mono pole for long range and lanscape photos.
Feedback
Never leave home without spare batteries or a way to charge them in the car!! Always carry a dry bag for rain.or water and a rain cover for your camera and lens. Scout your locations for animals or landscape shots out ahead of time. You want to get in get set and be ready for everything to change! The Animals are always unpredictable! The landscape not so much but the lighting can change very quickly you need to be ready for it! Plan the shot and sun location in relative to your focus point. The more you take time to set up your shot ie...exsposure, f-stop, shutter speed! the less time in post editing you will have to spend. Be patient and have fun!!

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