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The Frozen Bison

Early morning shooting is always fun. The temperature is low and the critters move slowly. The Elk and Bison stay hunkered down during the night to stay warm. In the early morning they are usually covered in ice and snow making them look really cool. Their brown and tan pelts stand out well when covered in snow. Their faces especially look good all frosty.

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The spot where we stopped a number of Bison and Elk scattered across the rivers edge. This was just before Madison Junction where the first rest stop is. They also have Hot Apple Cider. As the day went on the temperatures rose and eventually they all started moving around. This wasn’t a problem even moving around there are shots to be made. With the 600mm f4 secure in the wimberly head on the tripod, it’s easy to swing around from left to right going from one subject to another.

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Images captured with Nikon D3, AF-S Nikkor 600mm f4 on Lexar UDMA Digital Film

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