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Face to Face Encounter

BetterPhoto.com Editor's PickBetterPhoto.com Photo of the Day   Face to Face Encounter
Face to Face Encounter
aperture f8, shutter 1/250, lens 20/80mm Zoom, location - Yellowstone - Wyoming
© Gunther Allen
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Denny E. Barnes
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    Excellent, Gunther!! Beautiful animal beautifully captured!!! Very well done!!!...Denny


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7/20/2008 10:57:31 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Those are some amazing horns, great wildlife capture Gunther!


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7/21/2008 12:07:20 AM

 
Michael G. Marshall
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Terrific capture Gunther! Yellowstone is a magical place and the elk are huge! Michael


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7/21/2008 4:05:09 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Now that is a Big Boy! Excellent wildlife capture Gunther! Jeff


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7/21/2008 4:10:02 AM

 
Tarun Bose
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Outstanding wild life capture. Great shot Gunther.


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7/21/2008 4:19:57 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Beautiful capture Gunther!


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7/21/2008 6:46:21 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Nice capture, Gunther. He is beautiful.


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7/21/2008 1:21:26 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your excellent wildlife potd Gunther!


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8/28/2008 12:27:27 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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Great shot, Gunther. The huge antlers are almost covering the full picture. Congrats on POTD


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8/28/2008 12:37:23 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Many congrats on POTD Gunther ~ wonderful capture!


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8/28/2008 12:42:25 AM

 
Alison Greenwood
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Yay! Congratulations on your POTD Gunther! Great shot!


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8/28/2008 12:55:44 AM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Awesome shot! Congratulations on your Photo of the Day!


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8/28/2008 1:07:05 AM

 
Cheryl Meisel
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Way to go!!! What a catch!
Cherylm


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8/28/2008 2:34:14 AM

 
Joy E. Cobb
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Whoa, he's an intimidating fella! Amazing capture, Gunther, with excellent detail! Congratulations on your POTD!


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8/28/2008 3:05:30 AM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Congratulations on this amazing POTD, Gunther!


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8/28/2008 3:11:32 AM

 
Josselyne Klecanda
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Beautiful.


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8/28/2008 3:47:56 AM

 
Joy Rector
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congrats on the POTD


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8/28/2008 4:00:04 AM

 
Ken Smith
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Way to go, Gunther! Congrats to you!!


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8/28/2008 4:00:40 AM

 
Guy D. Biechele
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Congratulations on your POTD, Gunther. Terrific shot!!


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8/28/2008 4:29:20 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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WTG Gunther....Awesome shot!!!
Congratulations on your POTD!!!


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8/28/2008 4:50:01 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Wonderful!
Gratz on your POTD!


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8/28/2008 4:56:47 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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CONGRATULATIONS Gunther! Great capture!

jo ann c.


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8/28/2008 5:12:31 AM

 
Mary Timman
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Fantastic capture. Such great clarity, light and color! Congratulatons on your wonderful POTD!


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8/28/2008 5:18:27 AM

 
Sue L. Cullumber
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Gunther - big congrats on your POTD! Beautiful creature and wonderfully captured! Sue


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8/28/2008 5:56:06 AM

 
Stephanie A. Laird
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Hi Gunther!!!!

CONGRATS! AWESOME!


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8/28/2008 5:56:22 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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congrats gunther on your POTD...where did you find this cutie


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8/28/2008 6:02:58 AM

 
Amy Jackson
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Congratulations on your POTD, Gunther!!


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8/28/2008 6:34:11 AM

 
Evy Johansen
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WOW... Awesome capture, Gunther!! Big congratulations on your wonderful and well deserved POTD!


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8/28/2008 7:02:20 AM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Beautiful Gunther! Congrats on your well-deserved POTD!!!!!!!


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8/28/2008 7:06:51 AM

 
Casey A. Hanson
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What a beautiful image! Very well done, Gunther. Congrats! :0)


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8/28/2008 7:12:10 AM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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Magnificent animal and capture! Congratulations!


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8/28/2008 7:28:14 AM

 
Debora Kolcun
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Congrats Gunther! Just stunning and those eyes of his. Great work.


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8/28/2008 7:40:35 AM

 
Thomas E. Dillon
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Gunther, that is one outstanding 7X7 bull. Wow. You did a great job of photographing him, and truly deserve your POD win! Well done!


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8/28/2008 8:23:57 AM

 
Dennis Walton
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What a rack! Beautiful clarity on this shot.


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8/28/2008 8:35:20 AM

 
Cary Rogers
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Congrats for this POTD, Gunther~! A magnificent capture (especially at 80mm!)!


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8/28/2008 9:50:38 AM

 
Jennifer A. Litwiller  

Awesome photo. He looks like he is smiling!


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8/28/2008 1:08:46 PM

 
Lorraine T. Lynch
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A beautiful face to face encounter! A wonder wildlife image Gunther. Congratulations on your POTD today!


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8/28/2008 1:26:39 PM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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Great details in this shot, Gunther! Congrats on the POTD!


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8/28/2008 6:18:34 PM

 
Gunther Allen
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Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments and thank you Better Photo for honoring me with the Photo of the Day! I was indeed very close to the guy. In fact he walked right up to me as I was lying in the grass and sniffed at me. I barely breathed and thought for a second that I might me in trouble.


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8/28/2008 6:45:41 PM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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Congratulations on your awesome POTD Gunther.


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8/29/2008 7:00:14 AM

 
Linda L. Soderfelt
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Congratulations on POD. This is incredibly done. The focus and composition are really remarkable.


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8/31/2008 2:06:24 PM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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A 20-80 zoom lens?! Gunther, ARE YOU CRAZY???? Those things are big, unpredictable and dangerous (I live near moose country).

Yet this is a wonderful image, and you sure get across the power of the animal. Tack sharp, too, although this viewer is shaking just looking at the monitor. Must have been quite an experience for you. Congratulations on your POTD!


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9/1/2008 10:06:09 AM

 
Gunther Allen
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Thank Kay - I did not get this close intentionally. There was a group of people at the side of the rode and I went to the other side behind a grouping of logs. I was going to place my 200 mm lens on when this guy decide he would check me out. I was in between the logs and though I was safe, but when he came over and sniffed at be it was very unsettling. You might be able to notice the veins in his nose flaring as he puffed out some air. Luckily someone on the other side moved and made a crackling sound as he broke some twigs under foot. It startled the Elk and he wandered off into the forest. Even though I was in between the logs I don't mind saying that I was very uneasy - to say the least.


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9/1/2008 11:27:19 AM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Wow. I guess elk are less touchy than moose. Glad for you that this impressive image is a capture of a lifetime and not your final, final exposure.


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9/1/2008 7:39:51 PM

 
Sherry S. Boles
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Congrats on your wonderful POTD!


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9/4/2008 5:22:46 PM

 
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