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Frankenmoose

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 10, 2019 by lilybug1960

Frankenmoose.
 
I struggled to come up with a catchy title this morning for this image, which is painfully obvious by the one I chose. When I captured the image, I thought it would be nice to show one Moose with his antlers, or paddles as they are called, and one just after losing them. You can still see the “holes” in the head on the one closest to me in the image. They will start growing them again in spring. I read somewhere that antlers were the fastest growing mammal bone. Also antlers differ from horns as horns don’t shed each year, with the exception of Pronghorn Antelope, and only males will have antlers with the exception of Caribou in which both sexes have antlers. While we are at it, Caribou and Reindeer are actually the same species, but Reindeer have been domesticated. Finally, the hair beneath the moose’s chin is called a moosetache…okay that’s not really true.
 
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Bull Moose

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 7, 2019 by lilybug1960

Bull Moose.
 
I’m still going through images from our Winter workshop in the Tetons, but made a little head way yesterday. We were really fortunate that we had several bull moose that still had their antlers on while we were there. They would travel solo or small groups, but at times we would see a large group of males together. Not being the rut, they hang out peacefully together. This guy put on a real show for us for about 30 minutes until some yahoo in a truck decided he would rev his engine and get really close to scare the moose. People amaze me sometimes. We stayed well outside the park minimum distances but there were a few people, not with us, that would wander closer. I guess their cell phones didn’t zoom enough. I really think we saw several people that could have been Darwin Award winners if someone hadn’t yelled at them.
 
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Bull Moose

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 18, 2018 by lilybug1960

Bull Moose.
 
With little snow in the valley around the Tetons, the moose are taking advantage of the conditions and eating the grasses that would normally be under a few feet of snow. This time of year they would normally be eating twigs and small branches along the river. We saw several large groups of bulls, this day we saw one with 13 gathered together in the open. This probably helps to keep them safe from predators as well. They are such large animals, and their size alone dictates you should stay at least the minimum 25 yard distance required by the Parks.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 500, shutter speed of 1/500th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops