Sunday, March 25, 2012

Photo of the Week! Gray Wolf

Nikon D7000, f3.2, ISO 500, 1/1250

I thought I would share a photo was was very popular on my gallery. I post this photo last week were it received a rating of 98.7 at its peak with 1530 views, 138 votes and 84 favorites. I took this photo at the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone, MT while I was waiting for the park to open. I was at the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center a couple of years back while on a ski vacation to Big Sky. If you get a chance to stop by I would recommend it, especially if you have kids. You can really get up close to some of Yellowstones top predators. 

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Photo of the Week! Summer Time Fawn

Nikon D7000, Nikkor 300mm f2.8 w/TC14e II, ISO 640, f4.5, 1/1250

I went back to look through some old files the other night since I haven't been shoot all that much and found this photo. I ended up with a number of great shots from this outing near my house. Last August, I saw a pair of fawns grazing in an open field about a block from my house. I raced home and grabbed my camera. As I was putting shoes on "SMACK" my D7000 with my 300mm f2.8 hit the title floor! I quickly assessed the damage made sure it was still working. Thankfully it was! I raced down the street and spent a good 30 minutes photographing this little bugger. 

The photo shoot is hard to forget, after all I damaged my new camera and ended up with great photos. Oh, did I mention that I got poison ivy as well!! 

One of my favorite images from 2011 was from this shoot.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Photo of the Week! Mountain Bluebird

Nikon D7000, Nikkor 300mm f2.8 w/TC14e II, ISO 800, f4, 1/400

While is was shooting a bull elk in Yellowstone National Park, these four Mountain Bluebirds landed on a fallen tree. All week I wanted an opportunity to photograph these little guys. I did see a number of them, however the eluded me all week. I only had time to fire off a quick burst before they flew off, I was very happy to add these birds to my list! 

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Photo of the Week! Mt. Moran

Nikon D7000, 34mm, f10, ISO 200, 3 shot pano HDR

I just can't get enough of my Yellowstone/ Grand Teton National Parks tour. I made this image as I was entering GTNP from Yellowstone early in the morning. The clouds took over the Teton Range, but the fall colors really helped me out! This is a three shot HDR and a three shot pano. Once I picked up my new iMac in November it took no time to process this image! 

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