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Old Aug 29, 2011, 10:32 PM   #1
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Default Mountain Goat on a Colorado Summit

We climbed Grays Peak (14,270 feet) and were greeted by three mountain goats that had shed almost all of last year's dreds, growing a fresh coat for the upcoming winter. Shooting was a little tough because I couldn't get really "up sun" of them, but a few of these turned out okay in the morning light. Shot with Canon 7D and 70-200mm F4L.







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Old Aug 30, 2011, 11:57 AM   #2
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Very Nice, thanks for the share. I have seen them at a distance and they can go straight up a cliff.
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Great looking shots. Love the space behind the goat in #1, makes the subject pop!

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First of all, I am envious that you got to climb Grays Peak! Fantastic capture in #1..the backlighting really shows of the coat. And what an expression on the face! Well done indeed!
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Old Aug 30, 2011, 8:43 PM   #5
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First of all, I am envious that you got to climb Grays Peak! Fantastic capture in #1..the backlighting really shows of the coat. And what an expression on the face! Well done indeed!
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Yeah, I think the expression in pic#1 is either:
1. What the hell are YOU doing up here this early in the morning? or
2. That Fat Tire you're drinking really looks tasty!
Having the dead space (really about a 1 mile air gap to the shadowed side of a mountain to the southeast) helped compensate for the tough light angle and really excentuate the sunlight shining through the edges of his coat. I lucked out there. These animals are not very cooperative for set shoots.
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....what Jehan said goes for me too, the backlighting in #1 creates a wonderful presentation. I might would crop 1/2 the left & 1/2 the bottom if it were mine.
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Here's another crop of #1, plus a 5th pic that I like a lot, too.



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Great shots! Beautiful...
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