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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.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 720, shutter speed of 1/250th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron150600g2, #BearWoodsPhotography, #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops
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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.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 320, shutter speed of 1/640th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron160600g2, #BearWoodsPhotography, #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops

Adventure #1 of the year

Posted in Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 2, 2019 by lilybug1960

Adventure #1 of the year.
 
Just a really quick post, “the bags are packed, I’m ready to go, the taxi’s waiting, he’s blowing his horn”, well okay, no taxi blowing a horn, but the Subaru is ready. Wyoming won’t have as much snow as our 2017 visit, but it will have more than last year. It was colder here in Atlanta than it was in Jackson last year when we arrived, but that won’t be the case either. Temps are looking like above 0 but below 32 degrees for our visit. It sounds cold, but it is perfect for our workshop. This is the Triangle X Ranch in 2017 during the record snowfall. It was beautiful! I look forward to seeing old and new friends out there. Thanks as always to our house sitters keeping Bear Woods warm and cozy for us.

The Chapel of the Transfiguration

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 20, 2018 by lilybug1960

The Chapel of the Transfiguration.
 
St. John’s Episcopal Church, also known as the Chapel of the Transfiguration was built in 1925. It still holds services to this day. It is absolutely an incredible place to sit and reflect. I don’t understand how anyone can sit in the chapel, look at the window, and not believe.
 
Tamron 18-400mm Di-II VC HLD lens on a Canon M6 via an adapter, Manual Exposure mode, f13, ISO 200, 1/160th of a second, Sirui N1204X tripod and K10X ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Sirui, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops

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

Reserved

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 15, 2018 by lilybug1960

Reserved.
 
One of the most beautiful horses I saw at the Triangle X Ranch was a white/grey/black horse. I am not a horse expert by any means so I don’t know what kind of horse it is, but it was beautiful. It was very reserved and shy around the group and wanted to just stand at a distance and observe. It was very content to just watch, never tucked back its ears, just wanted to enjoy a peaceful evening. I tried different attempts at images and one of my favorites was looking over the back of another horse. I thought it reflected how the one horse was most comfortable just observing. It did get curious a few times and approached me but you could sense the reservation every time the camera made the shutter noises. I look forward to visiting out to the Ranch again soon. Hopefully in May when I am out in Jackson again, I can go by and visit. Those folks become family, and they treat you like family. You have to visit the Ranch!
 
Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-850, Manual Exposure mode, f2.8, ISO 200, shutter speed of 1/250th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #TriangleXRanch, #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops

Triangle X Horses

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 13, 2018 by lilybug1960

Triangle X Horses.
 
When we decided to do our Winter Workshops in the Tetons, we knew there would be only one choice for our home base, the Triangle X Ranch. Nothing says Tetons and Wyoming to us more than this great location. We wanted our folks to wake up each morning with a great view of the mountains, enjoy nice cozy cabins, and to be able to walk a short distance and photograph some beautiful horses. We have become good friends with the folks that are at the Ranch and it is almost like visiting family each time we go there. Our participants feel the same way when they leave usually. We look forward to doing this workshop again next January and to see our “family” at the Ranch as well.
 
When I was walking through the horses I noticed this one white and grey horse between the two black horses. When the black horses both turned their heads to my left, it set the perfect composition for me. The snow made it even better, and I knew when I shot the image, black and white would be the way to process it.
 
Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-850, Manual Exposure mode, f2.8, ISO 400, shutter speed of 1/100th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed and converted to BW using Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #TriangleXRanch