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    Quote Originally Posted by swampfrog View Post
    I expect to see a comment from Uncle Ted suggesting I save a lot of money and use an iPhone to get these shots next time.
    Naw, he'll just ask if the pictures were taken through a rifle scope prior to pulling the trigger.

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    Wildlife tour continues. Bison are quite odd creatures. The big bulls can weigh 2,000 lbs. Run 40 MPH and jump 6 feet in the air. In addition to being quite nimble.








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    A couple more bison pics.




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    On the way back from Lamar Valley, shot some more scenics.












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    Next morning was a "Photo Safari"

    First order of business was to hope to find some elk in local meadows. Unfortunately, no visible bulls. Best I got was this, which wasn't much, especially at ISO 10000...



    The driver would normally go to some nice spots for scenics, but the haze from surrounding fires made them less than ideal. Deer in the meadow wasn't bad, but not close enough, so it was animal in habitat type of shot instead.



    The guide did find the grizzly (Snow) which has been hanging out in the same area. Big lens plus teleconverter put me at 700mm, and I still had to crop into these.





    Too high in the tree for anything really nice, but a bald eagle is always fun.



    We also found a couple of coyotes lounging about.







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    Man, I love this thread. Please keep sharing.
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    those are fantastic shots swamp. How long of lens were you using for the bison and bear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Vandelay View Post
    those are fantastic shots swamp. How long of lens were you using for the bison and bear?
    700mm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost Student View Post
    700mm
    What, you actually read the posts and dont just look at the pictures? You think this is playboy or something?
    PLesa excuse the tpyos.

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    I love Yellowstone. It was the upper Lamar river that my dad first taught my eleven year old self how to catch fish on a dry fly. I have mental images and memories burned into my soul of that trip with my dad. Yellowstone was also the destination of the one year anniversary for my wife and I. We secured a back country pass and canoed across Lewis Lake and up the channel to Shoshone Lake, where we camped for a couple of nights. Seeing photos of Yellowstone always make me ache to get back there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Man, I love this thread. Please keep sharing.
    Still have 1/2 a day left to process. Maybe a couple more from the tour and then we were off to Mammoth Hot Springs on the Northwest side.

    Quote Originally Posted by Art Vandelay View Post
    those are fantastic shots swamp. How long of lens were you using for the bison and bear?
    The bear was 700mm, the bison were variable. The 500mm lens was rented, I already have the 1.4 and 2.0 teleconverters, so 500mm, 700mm, and occasionally, 1000mm. A few of them we're with the 70-200 + optional teleconverters also.

    You can click on any of the images to go to the photo on my photography website, there is an info button at the bottom that will give the specifics for each shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flystripper View Post
    I love Yellowstone. It was the upper Lamar river that my dad first taught my eleven year old self how to catch fish on a dry fly. I have mental images and memories burned into my soul of that trip with my dad. Yellowstone was also the destination of the one year anniversary for my wife and I. We secured a back country pass and canoed across Lewis Lake and up the channel to Shoshone Lake, where we camped for a couple of nights. Seeing photos of Yellowstone always make me ache to get back there.
    I went once as a young kid. Don't remember much about it at all. We went as a family 3 years ago. Really fell in love with the multiple landscapes. The bleak ones are my favorites. Maybe there is something wrong with me. I'm hoping by daughter takes several years to get through BYU-I now, more trips for me! Don't worry about grades, you're fine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by swampfrog View Post
    Still have 1/2 a day left to process. Maybe a couple more from the tour and then we were off to Mammoth Hot Springs on the Northwest side.



    The bear was 700mm, the bison were variable. The 500mm lens was rented, I already have the 1.4 and 2.0 teleconverters, so 500mm, 700mm, and occasionally, 1000mm. A few of them we're with the 70-200 + optional teleconverters also.

    You can click on any of the images to go to the photo on my photography website, there is an info button at the bottom that will give the specifics for each shot.
    Maybe i'm the only one who never realized these were hyperlinked images. thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Vandelay View Post
    Maybe i'm the only one who never realized these were hyperlinked images. thanks
    There's also a link at the bottom where you can change the resolution of the image. (you will have to scroll up and down, side to side). You can see some of them don't hold up as well in larger sizes but most do. The 500 + 2x converter was less reliable for focus accuracy and stability. I have a tripod, but I don't have a nice long lens (read gimbal) head, it's work to set it up also, so mostly I just shot handheld standing, or leaning against something, or sitting using my knees for support. I can manage the 500 bare and with the 1.4x and get sharp shots, but I struggled with the 2x. In retrospect I should have only shot with the 2x seated or on the tripod.

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    Last bit of the tour.



    Our tour vehicle, FIL, and myself. Returned to the Lake Hotel.



    Elk regularly wander around the few establishments in the Mammoth Hot Springs area.



    Would have been better to find this guy in a more "natural setting", but you get what you get.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Vandelay View Post
    Maybe i'm the only one who never realized these were hyperlinked images. thanks
    You are not.

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    Up on top of the springs








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    Still up on top of Mammoth








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    And the final series, left mammoth and drove back to Lake Hotel. Can't wait to get back again.











    Here's a link to the slideshow of the full trip for anyone that wants to look through all 145 of the images I decided to process.

    Yellowstone 2018

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    I can't compete with Yellowstone, or the size of swamps' lens, but it is Thanksgiving weekend here and though the days are grey, it is a lovely time of year to hike in the woods. My three favourite shots from a Sunday wander-about before sitting down to feast:







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    Quote Originally Posted by tooblue View Post
    I can't compete with Yellowstone, or the size of swamps' lens's, but it is Thanksgiving weekend here and though the days are grey, it is a lovely time of year to hike in the woods. My three favourite shots from a Sunday wander-about before sitting down to feast:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Copelius View Post
    Something is wrong with me. That's all I noticed. Here is my pet dinosaur.
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    It was a rented lens, I'm not sure if that makes it better or worse. All nature photographers are envious of longer lenses. One fellow photographer at Yellowstone felt the need to let me know my rented long lens was being used inappropriately as it was mounted on the wrong tripod head. His lens of course was sheathed with appropriate protection--a camouflaged LensCoat--and mounted on the right head for maximum flexibility. His tripod legs were carbon fiber, which provides better stiffness and vibration control. My aluminum legs are more suspect to frigidity.

    I should stop now.

    Try to get the focus on the dinosaur's eyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Copelius View Post
    Something is wrong with me. That's all I noticed. Here is my pet dinosaur.
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    I should've considered the potential for innuendo, but did not. I don't have a pet dinosaur but I do have a pet who is a great walking and hiking companion:


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    Just an iPhone shot from a mountain bike ride today. But I like the layers and color contrasts.

    F@%# me, canít get it right side up from my phone.Finally!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisrenrut View Post
    Just an iPhone shot from a mountain bike ride today. But I like the layers and color contrasts.

    F@%# me, can’t get it right side up from my phone.
    You're right: interesting layers. Did you take the shot while vaulting off your bike?

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    A few from the local refuge. Getting there early helps.








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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisrenrut View Post
    Just an iPhone shot from a mountain bike ride today. But I like the layers and color contrasts.

    F@%# me, canít get it right side up from my phone.Finally!

    1IYaGdSlTSGtxHR1BpwBoQ_thumb_6691.jpg
    I dearly miss those kinds of views ... great shot rut

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    Quote Originally Posted by swampfrog View Post
    A few from the local refuge. Getting there early helps.


    I love this picture and wanted to have it as my home page background - went to download it - and you have it copyrighted.

    Drat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clackamascoug View Post
    I love this picture and wanted to have it as my home page background - went to download it - and you have it copyrighted.

    Drat.
    I changed the settings, download away. Let me know when you've got it and I'll revert it back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swampfrog View Post
    I changed the settings, download away. Let me know when you've got it and I'll revert it back.
    Done and done... thanks.

    I bet I'm the only person here who can tell where that photo was taken just by looking at it.

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