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I Shot Some Elk (Bighorn Sheep too)
Lens: 55-200 Camera: K200D Photo Location: Grand Canyon ISO: 200 
Posted By: ThorThum, 02-16-2010, 09:29 PM

I was cross country skiing at the Grand Canyon over the weekend and to my surprise a rather tame herd of elk were hanging about. I shot them all- with my 50-200 WR. Wadduthink?

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02-17-2010, 04:24 PM   #2
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Not bad for an impromptu photo shoot with wild elk! Shots 2 and 4 look like there is a bit of camera shake - a faster shutter speed would sort that out (higher ISO, bigger aperture or a monopod to minimise shake).
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Yeah I was shooting in Tv all day at iso200, and then these guys came out right before sunset. They were only about 10 yards away, and staring me down. I think my nerves got to me, all I could think was that I had to get a few shots off before they gored me with thier antlers. They are suprisingly large animals. Thanks for looking and the C&C!
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Yeah, buck fever. Who wouldn't shake at the sight of these majestic creatures. Could be shots of a lifetime. You'll remember the experience forever! I'm not sure #3 is elk though.

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Great captures!
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I have to agree that it looks like #3 are actually sheep!!
That is the encounter of a lifetime as both species are extremely skittish.
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Bighorn Sheep

#3 are Bighorn Sheep. Indeed the females have the smaller horns. They were all hanging about the same vicinity together, eating the Juniper berries there at the rim of the Canyon. How cool was that. Here are a few more from the series. Thanks for looking!

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