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Taken 23-May-12
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Keywords:Colorado, Elk, Mammals, Rocky Mountain National Park
Photo Info

Dimensions5460 x 3640
Original file size4.87 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken23-May-12 08:04
Date modified4-Mar-22 12:49
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D
Focal length400 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/250 at f/6.3
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 400
Metering modePattern
Bull Elk

Bull Elk

Big Disclaimer #1: I do not approach wildlife.
Big Disclaimer #2: Vehicles make excellent blinds. Most wildlife photographers learn that their vehicles make one of the most versatile blinds they'll find.

Wildlife seem to tolerate the presence of vehicles as long as their occupants stay inside. In this case, several young bull elks were grazing near a turnout in Rocky Mountain National Park. As I sat with my lens protruding out the driver's side, the elk came closer and closer. As close as this appears, the elk was probably a good 25 feet away, but the reach of the 400mm lens makes it appear as though I could have hand fed him.