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Elk Grazing in Colorado

Elk Grazing in Colorado

On our way back to Denver there was an incredible sight to our left. Elk had come out in substantiontial numbers to graze along the hill, so I stopped to try and capture this incredible sight. I had learned in a previous encounter (at a golf course) that elk can be very skittish. Since they’re quite imposing one on one, I didn’t think having an entire group coming at me would be smart if I startled them.

My first few attempts failed at getting them in focus. After a shutter speed change, I was able to get a good shot and stay at a reasonable distance as not to spook them. This photo is best viewed in the highest possible resolution here.

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Photo Details:
Full Dimensions: 6730 x 4487
Camera: Sony ILCE-7R
Shutter: 1/100 seconds
Aperture: f/4.0
ISO: 1000
Lens: FE 55mm F1.8 ZA