Posts Tagged ‘Flehmen’

I tend to like poses in animals.  It combines well with the clean, graphic images that appeal to me.  However, in the past I’ve felt like I’ve ended up with too many “statue” animals rather living, breathing animals.  So, I made an effort all year to capture animals “doing something,” with a preference to an interesting behavior.   I feel like this image was the culmination that effort.

I’m also proud of overcoming a technical challenge to get this image.  The sun was behind the mountains, near sunset, and my shutter speed had dropped down to 1/40th of a second, which is very slow considering I was shooting with a 600mm lens.   I spent a lot of time over the year, my first with a 600mm, to learn how to keep the lens and camera steady and it paid off on the day I made this photo.

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