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Yellowstone and winter conditions, blizzard at the time of taking. Sheer survival imperative with these large mammals !!!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1DS Mark II
Lens:100.0-400.0 mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:28 Jan 2013 - 6:18 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:+2/3
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Bison Blizzard
Username:rontear rontear
Uploaded:11 Jun 2013 - 11:24 PM
Tags:Bison, Blizzard., Usa, Wildlife / nature, Winter, Yellowstone
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Votes:53
Voters:RonnieAG · LynneJoyce · User_Removed · Daisymaye · CanonMan · Sezz · chris-p · gwynn56 · MalcolmM · Badgerfred · handlerstudio · jovanovic · Potra · Bravdo · SiHunt_GrafficSnapZ · Mrserenesunrise · joolsb · Paintman · KangaRU · mrswoolybill · M_squared · cats_123 · SUE118 · AnnChown · elainecookstown · NaturesHaven · JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY · tonyheps · franken · Porthos · lonely_oryx · Eastlands · georgiepoolie · brian17302 · Alan_Baseley · Scottishlandscapes · DeSilver · carmenfuchs · Take-a-View · WhiteRose1 · boov · Nolly · SlowSong · Margaret101 · MalcolmS · Holmewood · Nigel_95 · dudler · PhillipMinnis · Source · fazzer · alansnap · SickChit ·
Views:152
Unique Views:81

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2013 - 11:27 PM

Lovely shot of these beautiful, resilient creatures.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5145 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2013 - 11:30 PM

Winter conditions and winter coats: survival must be the aim of the game for these.
Bet your fingers about froze getting this shot, Ron.
Nice to have the two nearer the camera and rest of the group fading into the snowy backdrop.
And despite all that white you still needed ISO 800 to get a widish aperture!
Ronnie.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2013 - 11:35 PM

No wonder the indians used their hides for clothes and blankets. A wonderful capture of life in the middle of winter for a bison. Hope you had a warm cozy room at night while in Yellowstone. One with a hottub to warm up.......Sandy

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Sezz
Sezz Plus Member 10617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2013 - 11:47 PM

A perfect capture of these creatures braving the elements Ron. I too like the comp' with the two in the fg and others fading out of the frame.

Sarah *

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MalcolmM
MalcolmM Plus Member 9132 forum postsMalcolmM vcard Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2013 - 11:54 PM

Like the dof. & composition here. Excellent wildlife image.
Regards
Malcolm

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chris-p
chris-p Plus Member 965 forum postschris-p vcard England
11 Jun 2013 - 11:54 PM

An image to be very proud of ....

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio Plus Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States7 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2013 - 12:06 AM

Great composition and imagery. I can almost feel the cold emanating out of the photo. It looks like a scene that could have taken place two hundred years ago.

Peter

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Potra
Potra Plus Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
12 Jun 2013 - 12:12 AM

I spent one of the best years of my life in Montana. This picture makes me feel the need to go back. Beautiful shot!

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SiHunt_GrafficSnapZ

Could say lots, it works is enough, Si

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KangaRU
KangaRU Plus Member 8KangaRU vcard United Kingdom
12 Jun 2013 - 6:49 AM

Stunning capture Ron, you can really sense the hardship there.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8617 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1148 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2013 - 7:14 AM

I like the simplicity, as though you saw them as a cave painter might.
Moira

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cats_123
cats_123 Plus Member 114284 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2013 - 7:37 AM

well composed shot...an artist must suffer GrinGrinGrin

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SUE118
SUE118 Plus Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2013 - 7:41 AM

Knew this was your's by the thumbnail, a superb capture.

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AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2013 - 8:08 AM

I hope you were warm Ron! Super atmosphere - what a life they endure.
Ann

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tonyheps
tonyheps  121 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2013 - 9:12 AM

Did you see the sun on this visit??!

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franken
franken Plus Member 123357 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2013 - 9:34 AM

Another excellent wildlife image here Ron.

Ken

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx Plus Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2013 - 10:23 AM

So cold

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brian17302
brian17302 Plus Member 3brian17302 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2013 - 11:02 AM

Excellent widlife image, make me feel cold looking at it
Regards Brian

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2013 - 11:35 AM

Having seen these marvellous animals in their own habitat, can you imagine millions of them on the plains, must have been some sight.

Dougie

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51215 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England141 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2013 - 1:13 PM

Harsh reality, Ron, beautifully captured.

Dave

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boov
boov  2 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2013 - 1:27 PM

Fantastic

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SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 64899 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2013 - 4:01 PM

Wonderfully rugged animals. Superb shot.

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Margaret101
Margaret101 Plus Member 3Margaret101 vcard United Kingdom
12 Jun 2013 - 7:13 PM

What a magnificent shot. It really tells the story!!

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MalcolmS
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12 Jun 2013 - 7:14 PM

Looks extremely cold Ron, weell seen and captured

Malcolm

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Source
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14 Jun 2013 - 11:45 PM

An amazing scene
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fazzer
fazzer Plus Member 543 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2013 - 12:02 AM

Nicely exposed shot Ron must be all this practice you have in these snowy conditions from London to Yellowstone to Iceland....where next ? Smile

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