Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Elk Portrait

One of my favorite shots from the Pennsylvania elk rut is this portrait of a mature bull bedded among the evergreens and ferns.

After the elk had left the meadows in early morning Willard and I followed the bugling into the woodland. This bedded bull was bugling occasionally while at other times closing his eyes catching a moment of rest. After spending some time photographing him we were rewarded by the sun breaking through the clouds and spotlighting him perfectly.

11 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

WOW!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Salty: That is one great capture.
BTW: I have been catching a lot of crappie in the 9" to 11" range. I caught on Walleye that was 28".

Chris said...

Ho Coy,
I kind of understand why this is your favorite shot. It is a splendid one... He posed very well for you and the angle of the shot, the compo and the light are just perfect. A beauty!

Montanagirl said...

Coy, this is spectacular. The pose - the lighting - what more can I say!

photowannabe said...

Absolutely stunning Salty. Perfect lighting.

Juan C. Aguero said...

Hey Coy, Thank you .
Good photos !!

Tom said...

It is a stunner of a shot ... one to be proud of my friend.

Elaine said...

Supurb shot! I have been enjoying your elk shots but have been traveling down the Alcan so haven't been able to do too much commenting. A couple of guys we met today had been up above Fort Nelson by horseback and said they had saw lots of elk. We saw none along the Alcan though.

Leedra said...

Love his decorations all over his antlers. Nice capture.

T and S said...

That's a top notch elk portrait shot. Its my first time here, I m sure I will be back frequently...Thomas

Misty Dawn said...

This is just outstanding! What a magnificent creature - you captured this wonderfully.