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Astotin Lake, Elk Island
Lens: DA* 16-50 Camera: K5 Photo Location: Elk Island, Alberta 
Posted By: daacon, 06-04-2013, 07:42 AM

A break from the birds. I went out to Elk Island National Park on Saturday evening for some shots. It's one of the first times I never saw one Bison. Food is plenty this time of year and they were likely deep in the park.

I did manage some landscapes. It was a beautiful evening, except for the millions of mosquitos around. I was covered up pretty good and had some deet as this is not my first rodeo out there , but some of them still managed to get me.

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#1 - When I first arrived , very calm waters .....


#2 - a 5 shot +/- 1.7 HDR


#3 - This couple approached me after asking if I got a shot of them (they saw a photographer up on the hill) and asked me to send it to them. I did a few days ago , I don't mind at all. I did not hear back from him , so kinda dissapointed with that , oh well.


#4 - Hand held pano of the area - I tried one from the tripod - hand held one came out better


#5 - one last look

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The first two images are stunning, with the reflections being so clear.
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All of them are great, moody shots, but kerrowdown about the first two. I very much like the last one, too.
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Really nice shots with great lighting and colours. Very subtle effect on the HDR as well. Great job!

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I really like #1 and #3, very nicely composed and great light.
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Oh do I love really north, North America. Lovely.
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Great set Dave. I really like that 1st and the 3rd shots.
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Yow, that first one is a stunner! The others are great too. You really made the most of a special moment with these. Well done!

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superlative work dave... what else can i say, but, i wish i was there.... dave m
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Dave that first one is marvelous.
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2 thumbs up on these Dave! I enjoyed that first image so much, I had to play with it a bit. Hope you don't mind. I'll post it if you like.

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I reallylike this place Dave. You need to take me there again! Cheers JIMBO
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QuoteOriginally posted by kerrowdown Quote
The first two images are stunning, with the reflections being so clear.
Thanks kerrowdown the calmness did not last long at all .....glad I got there where I did.

QuoteOriginally posted by causey Quote
All of them are great, moody shots, but kerrowdown about the first two. I very much like the last one, too.
Thanks cuasey appreciate you stopping by to comment.

QuoteOriginally posted by fotogaffer Quote
Really nice shots with great lighting and colours. Very subtle effect on the HDR as well. Great job!
Thanks fotogaffer - I agree the HDR came out ok.

QuoteOriginally posted by richard_b Quote
I really like #1 and #3, very nicely composed and great light.
Thanks Richard always nice to find water where the sun sets ...
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Oh do I love really north, North America. Lovely.
Thanks Jacquot appreciate it.

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Great set Dave. I really like that 1st and the 3rd shots.
Thanks Tim , it's a nice area.

QuoteOriginally posted by GeoJerry Quote
Yow, that first one is a stunner! The others are great too. You really made the most of a special moment with these. Well done!
Thanks Jerry glad you liked them

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superlative work dave... what else can i say, but, i wish i was there.... dave m
Thanks Dave it's a great area just cover up and bring mosquito repellant by the case
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Dave that first one is marvelous.
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Thanks Sue apprecaite the kind words.

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2 thumbs up on these Dave! I enjoyed that first image so much, I had to play with it a bit. Hope you don't mind. I'll post it if you like.
Thanks den playing with another mans photos - always great to see what others can do. My PP skills are relatively limited so yeah post away I would love to see it

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I reallylike this place Dave. You need to take me there again! Cheers JIMBO
Thanks Jim next time you are here and we have time we are there.
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