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Old Jan 13, 2008, 4:14 PM   #1
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Cows & Calves

I was on my way back home from chasing some Bull Elk & a couple of Mule Deer when I noticed a spot of wrong color in a valley ahead of me. I pulled over and got out the binoculars and this time it wasn't a tree stump or a rock but a small herd of Cow Elk. This just looked to easy all I have to do is drive about 1/4 mile to a high spot on the road and wait for them to come out of the draw on their way to bed in the timber.

About 1/2 cup of coffer later they showed up. Cows with some of this years calf's







one of the calf's



Mom stopped for a snack



I like this photo cuz of the elk tracks behind her.




Unusual for Wild Free Ranging Elk on public land to be out in the sun and especially going so slow with the sun shining on them in the open.

Bottom Line: When you are driving along and you see a spot of color that doesn't belong stop and check it out. It does NOT always have to be a rock or a tree stump:-) It could be a photo opportunity.


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what a great find. did you shoot out of your window or did you set up the tripod for these shots? i tried to find where these cows were standing in the zoomed out shot but couldn't pick them out from the other bushes. could you post a bigger sized pic? it's funny how you relay the passage of time by how many cups of coffee you drink. LOL. awesome shooting as always.

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You have a sharp eye Roger, experience pays! Nice work.

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Old Jan 14, 2008, 12:03 PM   #4
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what a great find. did you shoot out of your window or did you set up the tripod for these shots? i tried to find where these cows were standing in the zoomed out shot but couldn't pick them out from the other bushes. could you post a bigger sized pic? it's funny how you relay the passage of time by how many cups of coffee you drink. LOL. awesome shooting as always.

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Your request is done. I was being real lazy and used the window.




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thanks roger. wow. even with the larger pic, these cows were quite a far distance away from you. nice work with the 500mm!

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Great series Roger! Looks cold...and I'll say it again, man I love those blue skies!...cheers....Don
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You have a sharp eye Roger, experience pays! Nice work.

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Emmanuel, thank you for the kind comment.


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