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forestgnome
10-13-2008, 09:29 PM
Two cow moose at sunrise in a meadow are about to spar over a bull who is nearby. The rutting season is here...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/mttom076.jpg




The sparring was more like a dance. It was a beautiful thing in the soft morning light...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/mttom079.jpg


The bull trotted off toward another meadow and the larger cow followed and I follwed the cow toward the Swift River. I slowly circled around a big stand of thick spruce as the cow browsed along. I accidentally got into her path and I had to say hello just before she bumped into me.

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/mttom094.jpg




She crossed the river and headed toward the other meadow...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/mttom161.jpg




Sure enough, the bull was in the meadow but he didn't look very interested in her...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/mttom070.jpg




Mt. Washington from Bear Notch Road...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/mttom185.jpg






Mt. Monroe and Mt. Washington from the vista on Rt. 302

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/mttom192.jpg





gray jay on Mt. Tom...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/mttom037.jpg




The presidentials from a treetop on Mt. Tom...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/mttom085.jpg




happy autumn :)

TrishandAlex
10-13-2008, 09:48 PM
Lovely, as always.

Poor moose got rejected by the stud, eh? After all that work driving the other girl away? Brings back some memories from my teenage years...

I am always amazed by your photos, and by your ability to get so close (and to stay safe!)

Thanks for bringing such intimate pictures to those of us who do not have your gift.

MsCntry
10-13-2008, 10:38 PM
Those are awesome as always!! I can't believe you climbed a tree to get that picture!! LOL Beautiful shot though!!

KathyC
10-14-2008, 05:17 AM
Always beautiful...

Do you capture all of those shots in one day?

Bear Notch Road is one of my favorite to travel to just enjoy the surroundings.

CHRIS
10-14-2008, 07:06 AM
What excellent photos. I really like the picture of MW from Bartlett road. Great job.

mtruman
10-14-2008, 08:30 AM
Mooses dancing with mooses. Awesome!!! The vistas to the Presedentials are just beautiful. And of course if the summit doesn't provide a view what else is there to do but climb a tree? :rolleyes:

Patrad Fischroy
10-14-2008, 03:53 PM
Mooses dancing with mooses. Awesome!!! The vistas to the Presedentials are just beautiful. And of course if the summit doesn't provide a view what else is there to do but climb a tree? :rolleyes:

No, they are just fighting to get into his book, they just know that to be photgraphed by Patrick is sure stardom.

JimS
10-14-2008, 06:20 PM
Wow...you just have a way of capturing the wildlife around these mountains in such a dramatic way, yet still keeping an emotional connection to the subject.

I love the shot of the bull. Clean, sharp and overall fantastic.

The gray jay shot...just wow!

Well done!