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North American Moose

North American Moose
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Copyright: Julie Thornton (Juliet) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-24
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel 400D XTi
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-03 3:41
Viewed: 1410
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Up close and personal with a Moose. Taken on a logging road in the Great North Woods of New Hampshire, this guy was unimpressed with my camera. He looked at me for awhile before turning around and walking away. He is just beginning to grow his antlers for the summer/fall and is loosing his winter coat. Not the most attractive animals this time of year but are truly a magnificiant creature.

Moose Habits
Despite its size, the moose moves silently through the forest, although if frightened they can crash away at speeds of up to 34 mph. This species is an excellent swimmer and frequently wades into lakes and streams to feed on vegetation - often submerging to reach the roots and stems at the bottom. Moose require an estimated 44 lb of food every day.
Moose have a life expectancy of 8 to 12 years in the wild.

Urfaust, chrisJ, shelbeesmom, Silke, milas, Beger, Hendrika, jan515, mortcdz has marked this note useful
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ciao Julie..
it's really beautiful.. with really big and sweet eyes!! yes, it looks at you.. in your camera!! ah ah!! wonderful capture!! ;)) thanks
ciao Marco

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-06-03 3:58]

Howdy Julie

Good sharpness around the eyes of the moose, with superb use of a shallow dof. I like the dappled light & muted colors. Tfs!

Mooooooooooooooooooooooose! Really nice, I would be afraid of a wild thing this big! 34mph??? Are you kidding? I guess any thought of running from them is dashed! HA! Nice work, I like his sparkly eyes!

Hello Julie.
Thanks for your story. I knew notting about them.
Did you told him to look for an other hairdresser ?
Greetings from Jan

Excellent capture considering there are sun spots on its back.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2008-06-03 9:32]

Great eye contact here and superb details
Lovely posting

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2008-06-03 10:01]

Merhaba Myfriend Julie....
Excellent job with beautiful photo, wonderful colors and a very beautiful portrait..

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-06-03 20:29]

Hi Julie,
Impressive close-up and excellent control of light!
This splendid specimen seems so surprized to encountering you! That had to be reciprocal! :)
Very nicly done! Annie

Hi Julie,

How great that you were able to get so close and that he took the time to look at you.
Lovely with the light and shadows and tree silhouette on his almost-summer coat.

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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2008-06-04 8:05]

Hey Julie
You are a brave one... Sort of looks like the baby moose you captured last year! Just really BIG! Wonderful eye contact!


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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2008-06-04 10:06]

Hello Julie,
Marvelously ...... Ingenious sharpness process! Purifies admission, exactly after my taste.

Beautiful nature study - a good shot of a majestic looking animal. Good contact with the eyes and sharp details.
Thanks for sharing

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