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on May 11, 2011 in Wildlife Photography

I Love Them Shaggy Dogs!

I love Bison! It comes in part because of all the 1850 history I’ve read, I see Bison and my mind goes back in time when the west wasn’t won, a timeless landscape waiting to be discovered (the eeky part of history I try to ignore). Here’s a photo tip.

You might notice how in these top two images, the Bison seems to “pop.” This is a combo of using 600+1.7, shooting at f/6.7, getting down low, having the Bison on a ridge and the clouds in the background. I set up so I had all those things working for me. A recent question I’m getting alot is how to work in highnoon light. Here’s another example of that and this case, all that tan grass is bouncing light up into the dark Bison filling in some of the shadow.

And this photo? Oh, I posted it just because I love that face!

Photos captured by D3x, 600VR w/TC-17e / 600VR (handheld) on Lexar UDMA digital film