Each September a dedicated group of photographers gather around Benezette, Pennsylvania to shoot the elk rut. This is an informal group bound together with a common interest in photographing wildlife and elk in particular. With wildlife photography growing rapidly in popularity so to is the number photographers showing on the elk range.
The elk here are accustomed to people and seldom shy away as the paparazzi moves in.
As you can see in this shot where the elk in the photo graze peacefully in front of the cameras.
Other years I returned from these trips finding that I had focused my attention upon the elk and had missed photographing the people. This year I was determined to capture the shooters. To remind myself I carried a camera around my neck at all times with either the 24-105 or the 100-400mm lens attached just for that purpose.
Checking my cards after this trip I was satisfied that I had captured a suitable number of shots of the photographers in action on the Pa elk range.
I mentioned in an earlier post about dropping the 600mm lens on this trip and now as Paul Harvey would say here is "the rest of the story". I dropped the lens off with FedX last Saturday and it arrived at Canon repair on Tuesday. Before noon on Wed. I had a repair quote and promptly approved it. The repaired lens was delivered to my home on Saturday! I took it out for a test run this afternoon and it appears that the lens is every bit as good as it was before the accident. Now that is Good Service!