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forestgnome
04-29-2007, 06:49 AM
Saw two hanging out in a bog...
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/4-27-07-058a.jpg

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/4-27-07-036a.jpg

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/4-27-07-038a.jpg

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/4-27-07-043a.jpg

Saw this bull near Hobbs Brook, about a mile in from the Kanacamagus...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/4-27-07-077a.jpg

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/4-27-07-081a.jpg

Followed him for a long time. He eventually layed down for a nap...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/4-27-07-006a.jpg

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/4-27-07-011a.jpg

Happy Trails :)

Joey Keyz
04-29-2007, 07:09 AM
Very nice!

I never see anything except squirrels when I go hiking.

I saw a moose "ONCE", crossing the Kanc...that's it!

Great shots forestgnome :D

Steve M
04-29-2007, 08:32 AM
Those are some awsome pictures. I've seen Moose here and there and even got some on film but never had an opportune moment for some nice shots as these. What equipment are you using?

KD Talbot
04-29-2007, 01:50 PM
Outstanding as always, Patrick! The first shots look very young, a yearling? The second set older and a little more grizzled. Shedding some winter coat.
KDT

freehill
04-29-2007, 04:15 PM
Awesome photos, I am in the market for a new Digital Camera.
Those are some of the clearest photos I have seen. Can you tell us what kinda camera you took these photos with??

Brad
04-29-2007, 05:10 PM
Awesome photos, I am in the market for a new Digital Camera.
Those are some of the clearest photos I have seen. Can you tell us what kinda camera you took these photos with??
It is as much the lens as the camera now adays. A good SLR (Canon or Nikon) with a 100-300mm zoom that has Image Stabilization is an awesome combination.

I shoot with an "old" Canon D60 with either the stock lens or a 100-500mm zoom - no stabilization.

Steve M
04-29-2007, 09:16 PM
Just recently my Canon Powershot A60 bit the dust which I had for several years. It took great looking photos for a $200 camera. Long ago I had a 35mm SLR with 3 different lenses, filters, etc... I miss the ability to change lenses and really zoom in on those shots that are off in the distance. Now I have my eye on the Nikon D40 which is a new entry level camera to the DSLR line. I've been told that for the money- $400 or so, it is a great camera. If anyone knows more about the Nikon D40 please let me know what you think.

forestgnome
04-30-2007, 06:25 AM
Thanks for comments! Brad is right, lenses are more important than the body. I use a Canon 300D Dgital Rebel (6.3mb). The lens is a Canon 75mm-300mm with IS, which I highly recommend. ISO was set to 400 with the first shot (mama) and the next three (female yearling). The ISO was on 800 for the shots of the bull. WB set on 'cloudy'. Largest aperature, unfortunately, since light was scarce.

Happy Trails :)

Brad
04-30-2007, 06:46 AM
Thanks for comments! Brad is right, lenses are more important than the body. I use a Canon 300D Dgital Rebel (6.3mb). The lens is a Canon 75mm-300mm with IS, which I highly recommend. ISO was set to 400 with the first shot (mama) and the next three (female yearling). The ISO was on 800 for the shots of the bull. WB set on 'cloudy'. Largest aperature, unfortunately, since light was scarce.

Happy Trails :)
A very nice lens. That is my next purchase as I WANT the IS feature. I was shooting yesterday at The Biltmore Estate in NC with a standard 25-85mm lens and a 500mm zoom. Neither have IS and I have to be careful when i am taking long shots.

Biltmore flowers, Conservatory and house details (http://public.fotki.com/bradbradstreet/travels/2007/20070429-biltmore/)