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Old Dec 29, 2007, 4:44 PM   #1
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17 Below Zero ( F ) Hunting Elk

A little bit NIPPIE this morning. I went to a ranch I call the Divide. It is located on both sides of the Continental Divide.

When I got to the ranch gate it was Minus 10



A better look



I had about a mile to go down in a valley to get where I wanted to be and figured down in the valley it would probably get a little colder. YUP!!! I was right.



I found some elk moving thru the timber



I have to get to the next ridge so I can try for some close ups.

A nice young Bull



I used a cow call to get them to stop.



I noticed a couple of cows up above the two bulls.



The other Bull.



I know this is not a controlled scientific test for using the Canon Mark 3 & the Pentax K10D in cold weather. It is the two cameras being used out in the field in cold weather. I really didn't notice any difference in the way they handled. I did have fresh charged batteries in both cameras. I was out of the camera wagon for 20 to 30 minutes so the cameras I think had a chance to be affected by the temperature but IMHO they didn't seem to mind.

If you notice anything unusual about the photos that could of been caused by the temperature please point it out. The EXIF data is available on the individual photos but not the photos with a insert.


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Old Dec 30, 2007, 8:53 AM   #2
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It is the two cameras being used out in the field in cold weather. I really didn't notice any difference in the way they handled. I did have fresh charged batteries in both cameras. I was out of the camera wagon for 20 to 30 minutes so the cameras I think had a chance to be affected by the temperature but IMHO they didn't seem to mind.
They should mind...

Electronics are 'self-heating' even the battery: They actually run faster when cool - imagine all those cooling pipe on some computers... :lol::-):G

-> The problem is when you soaked it in the cold initially - stored in the cold for long period (i.e. left in the trunk) they might fail to start up because of a weak battery or the cold temperature may have cracked something!

Nice Elks though... Keep warm
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It is the two cameras being used out in the field in cold weather. I really didn't notice any difference in the way they handled. I did have fresh charged batteries in both cameras. I was out of the camera wagon for 20 to 30 minutes so the cameras I think had a chance to be affected by the temperature but IMHO they didn't seem to mind.
They should mind...

Electronics are 'self-heating' even the battery: They actually run faster when cool - imagine all those cooling pipe on some computers... :lol::-):G

-> The problem is when you soaked it in the cold initially - stored in the cold for long period (i.e. left in the trunk) they might fail to start up because of a weak battery or the cold temperature may have cracked something!

Nice Elks though... Keep warm
Good information thanks.


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totally WACKY
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totally WACKY
YUP!!! that be me.


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Beautiful pics. I have a friend that lives in Round-up Montana which is close to Billings. That is some of the most beautiful contry on the face of the planet. Thanks for sharing.
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Beautiful pics. I have a friend that lives in Round-up Montana which is close to Billings. That is some of the most beautiful contry on the face of the planet. Thanks for sharing.
I think any where in the Rocky mountains is just pretty. Thank you for the nice comment about my photos.

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I agree, I love going out west to visit because the scenery is so wonderful. THe sad thing is that no matter how great the picture is, it still doesnt even come close to the natural beauty of the area.
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Don't know what the cameras thought but I say that was one cold day.
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