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Lens: 420mm DA*300 + 1.4HD TC Camera: K3 Photo Location: Strong City kansas TGNP ISO: 400 Shutter Speed: 1/1000s Aperture: F8 
Posted By: fuzzyphotos, 06-22-2018, 06:17 PM

Another from TGNP in Kansas, we got up early one morning, before the sun cam up to go watch prairie chickens at TGNP. We saw the prairie chickens even heard them calling before sunrise, but never close enough to get a image. After the sun came up we watched the chickens at some distance for a while. We had no less than 4 buffalo come up to see what we were doing, This was the first. I took a couple pictures as it approached but by the time we noticed them they were so close they didn't fit in the frame. This one cropped by about 1/4 on the left side. After this we didn't point cameras or make eye contact with them. The closest approach was about 25 feet. we were sitting on a flat spot and they just kept coming to investigate. After the 4th one left we got up and moved about to another location, we looked back and there were several buffalo where we had been. I guess we were sitting in their breakfast buffet.

One thing to note, these are very large animals when they approach and your sitting on your butt.

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06-22-2018, 08:26 PM   #2
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Nice closeup
I agree that these animals are not small, especially when you're not expecting them.
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I like how you got the bird on the back as well.
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