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Old Apr 15, 2006, 4:01 PM   #1
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These are shy animals, so I'm happy I could get as close as this. Pentax SMC A* 600 mm f5,6 + 2XTC. 1/125, should have changed from ISO 200 to 400 or 800, but was too excited and forgot...

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Old Apr 15, 2006, 4:02 PM   #2
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Old Apr 15, 2006, 4:03 PM   #3
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Very nice, we have moose and caribou here, moose are usually easy but Caribou are found farther from people.

Here is a Moose cow and calf taken with a Pentax KX with an old Chinon 200mm f3.5 lens on Kodak print film back in 2002. A lot of my older images are found at http://www.photo.net/photos/acrummey.
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Not fair

You guys got some great animals to photograph :|

Love those Roes, I might need to go out and photograph some Roos...:lol:
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Old Apr 16, 2006, 5:19 PM   #6
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Love the pictures. Roos are interesting too. Those would certainly be more interesting than half-tame squirrels and jackrabbits...
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Old Apr 29, 2006, 4:49 AM   #7
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Moose! Or maybe elk, as I think the English call them. These animals are not rare at all but shy, for the last 15 years I've only seen them four or five times. On my way home from work they just stood there on a field, a cow and its calf. I had my heavy-full-of-lenses-bag beside me as I had used it at work so there was the 200 mm and the TC. Butthe sun was setting and light quickly went away.Couldn't use short enough exposure and had to use a little to wide aperture, but at least I have a photo of the calf. I'm sure the pic could have been better if I was more skilled in PP. Any improvements are welcome.

Pentax SMC A* 200 mm f 2.8 + Rear Converter A 2X-S. 1/90 sec, f 2.8, ISO 800.

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Here in Newfoundland moose were only introduced about 100 years ago but they are so plentiful that they are a serious hazard to motorists, especially at night. I have seen one standing in water upto his knees, munching on pond grasses while dozens of people stood around watching, I didn't have a camera with me of course. I believe you may be mistaken with the reference to the elk, they are quite different.

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You got me a bit confused, so I made some quick Internet research. Elk or moose, an American/European language confusion.

See http://www.ultimateungulate.com/Arti...ces_alces.html

The North American elk is called red deer in Europe, and the moose is called elk here, in Swedish its älg (pron elj). But the European moose/elk is smaller than the North American variety.

Anyway it's nice to look at, and it's hard to decide wether it's ugly or beautiful.

Crashman, when do we get to see the roos?

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Looks to me from the map and the fact that they look the same that they must have started out when Alaska was connected to Russia and they are really both the same animal.

We have a few, very few here in Wisconsin and I have never seen one south of Canada in the wild.

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