After posting four days in a row of whitetail I thought it might be nice to switch things up and change to a larger animal today. And if you are not counting this is five post this week for me, I am hoping if I get consistent I can gain my viewers back that I lost.
This photograph was taken September 29, 2011 in Elk County during the Elk rut. Since I gave meta data this week with my deer photos I will continue it today with this shot. It was taken with the D7000, 200-400 VR f4 lens mounted on a tripod at 5:50 p.m. The settings were ISO 640 at 1/250 second f4 at 600mm. This bull had a good quality of light on him and for a change some fall colors in the back ground making the photograph pleasing to me even if the pose has him walking away.
I really dislike this time of year because of winter coming and summer being just a memory but then again it is my favorite time of year. My two weeks spent at SNP and Elk County for the Elk and Whitetail ruts are my two best weeks of the year. It is relaxing, there is great people, beautiful wildlife and I am cut off from the outside world. Of course it also means the start of hockey season and those games really help me forget it is cold outside.