Tuesday, October 13, 2009

More Pa. Elk Rut...


Back to the Pennsylvania Elk rut as promised. The photo was taken my first morning out, this young rag horn followed a cow in my direction thankfully turning and heading into the tree line before reaching me. I don't know what you think of the sharpness or quality of the photo but it was taken at 1250 ISO. Have you ever looked this closely into a bulls face when he was bugling?

The video was taken shortly after my arrival in Benezette. While not the best footage and by far not the best setting, the short 23 second video taken in the rain and shows one of the more dominant bulls trying to entice two cows to get involved with him (do you like the way I put that?) and a calf run up to a cow trying to feed. For you mothers out there you should be glad children are more gentler than calves. This was one of the first videos I have taken with the D90 and while I was far from an expert by the time I left for home I had learned allot and began taking much better videos. It looks like after only about six month of using the D90 it will be going up for sale very soon so I can upgrade to the D300S. If anyone out there wants a great camera with HD video features, the optional battery pack on the bottom and remote shutter release, all with less than 3,000 shutter releases let me know I will be selling it at a good price.

Hey it is Tuesday, you know what that means, a new post from Shane. He didn't get a post made last Thursday because the home PC was giving us fits again. About time for a new CPU here also.

4 comments:

Sparky said...

Great shot of the bull. I looked the video too and nice uses of words.

Woody said...

I second what Sparky said.. Great Job..

Marci said...

Very nice photo!
I wonder why the bulls chase the young away from feeding? When I was in Benezette during the rut in '06 I noticed the same thing. I feel bad for the babies when the bulls do that.

Willard said...

The high iso photo has amazing sharpness and color. I think this is a very usable setting!