Bull Moose

© Jeanne Hallum

Bull Moose

Uploaded: November 04, 2008


F4.5, 1/500, ISO 400, Sigma 120-300 at 122mm. Baxter State Park - October, 2008 - 4:00 pm

Exif: F Number: 4.5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/500 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 122.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300


Jacqualyn A. Volker level-deluxe November 04, 2008

Jeanne, Jeanne, Jeanne....ARE YOU NUTS?! *LOL* I hope you were a couple of miles down wind of this fella. *S* Fantastic shot! Superb compostion, clarity, color and details! I see a winner here. *S* Great job! #1029401

Liz blahh November 04, 2008

Fantastic capture! How close we're you? #6709181

Dianna Murphy November 04, 2008

Wow, I'm so envious! Great job. #6709214

Jeanne Hallum November 05, 2008

Thank you for the compliments. This bull got very close - I was sitting on the pond bank shooting away with a long lens when he started walking towards me. When he got about 6 feet in fromt of me he walked just to my left side, stopped and shook water all over me. Guess he wanted me to know it was "his" pond! #6710781

Sarah G November 05, 2008

What a great shot and what a story.

This is an amazing shot. You don't see very many like this. I immeditately looked for lens info and when I saw that it only went to 300mm I thought gutsy too. That you had it at 122mm says a whole lot more.

He's a beauty. Congrats on a great photo.


Debbie Price November 05, 2008

I have seen these "friendly beast" up close but not that close. He looks like at any moment he could charge. Beautiful potrait. I have to agree with the others....gutsy! Great bold photo....smiles dp #6711356

Jake Stanton November 06, 2008

I agree, very gutsy photographing! But to get a shot like this made it SO worth it! this shot is amazing. The expression on his face is priceless and explains so much when I read your story. This shot should be a winner for sure!

Jake Stanton

btw, I see you used a Sigma lens (i love Sigma =]) #6714095

Jeanne Hallum November 18, 2008

Sara, Debbie & Jake - Thanks so much for your compliments. There were numerous "close" encounters with the moose that week, but this one was by far the largest - his rack spread over 70" and he was over 6" from the hump. #6771844

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