Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: Shooting me shooting moose

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Alaska
    Posts
    6,722
    Real Name
    Dan

    Shooting me shooting moose

    The other day when I was taking the shots that I've already posted, another photog that I was shooting with got me in the frame. The DOF effect of the telephoto makes it look like I'm right on top of the moose. The second shot is one I took at nearly the same moment that was shot at 350mm so clearly I wasn't all that close (IOW I'm not quite that stupid).

    Shooting me shooting moose

    Shooting me shooting moose

  2. #2
    Moderator Donald's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Glenfarg, Scotland
    Posts
    19,982
    Real Name
    Just add 'MacKenzie'

    Re: Shooting me shooting moose

    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernFocus View Post
    ... so clearly I wasn't all that close ...
    Still looks helluva scary!

    Yours is a superb image.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Anywhere that strikes our fancy...
    Posts
    460
    Real Name
    Nancy (surprised you!)

    Re: Shooting me shooting moose

    I saw a bull moose from inside a car Along a river inear Baxter St Park, Maine. I was eating lunch inside the car because of huge horseflys, and out of the brush stepped this moose! I choked on my food and gave my hubby quite a scare. They are freakin HUGE!!
    I am glad you weren't" close, and good photos too!
    Nancy

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    3,631
    Real Name
    Greg

    Re: Shooting me shooting moose

    Quote Originally Posted by Nancy Moran G View Post
    They are freakin HUGE!!
    I have never seen one, but I have been told by Canadians that meese (mooses?) attack greyhound buses. So I guess they must be quite a size to take on a speeding vehicle of those proportions.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    North West of England
    Posts
    6,606
    Real Name
    John

    Re: Shooting me shooting moose

    The trouble is that I would guess that a Moose can do 350mm in about 5 seconds. There again if you didn't take these risks, we wouldn't see these great shots.
    Last edited by John 2; 3rd October 2013 at 01:22 PM.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    17,662
    Real Name
    Have a guess :)

    Re: Shooting me shooting moose

    I'm reminded of an "incident" at Orana Park in Christchurch where you used to be able to drive in and watch the lions being fed from the safety of your vehicle. You'd drive in through the first 20 foot high gate - they'd close it behind you - open the 2nd 20 foot high gate -- and you could then drive through into the enclosure. We were warned to stay in our vehicles (No sh*t!) with windows up - and to sound the horn if we had a problem.

    A few years ago I was surprised to see that that part of the park had been closed off and re-developed with it no longer being possible to drive in for the feeding. Apparently some non-English speaking folks got out of their vehicles to have a picnic!

    Nobody was hurt - luckily. I can almost tell what the lions would have been thinking: "Hey Burt - look at that - fresh meat" - "Naahhh - it's too easy - something's wrong - must be a trap".

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Alaska
    Posts
    6,722
    Real Name
    Dan

    Re: Shooting me shooting moose

    Quote Originally Posted by John 2 View Post
    The trouble is that I would guess that a Moose can do 350mm in about 5 seconds. There again if you didn't take these risks, we wouldn't see these great shots.
    I'm a fairly risk averse individual at this stage of my life. While shooting any large wildlife is not risk free, if one pays attention I'd rate moose much lower risk than driving to work every day.

    Colin, it's disappointing to hear that the situation with the lions was dealt with in that manner. When we visited your bit of earth a few years ago I came away with the favorable impression that common sense was still much more broadly applied than in the US and there was still a reasonable expectation of personal accountability. It's a shame that society has to govern to the lowest common denominator.

    That said, I doubt that our situation with the moose in the valley here will last indefinitely. There is a growing reputation and I routinely run into foreign photogs and video crews who have traveled here specifically to shoot the moose in our little valley. Many of them have no knowledge of the species and do get into high risk situations. I suspect it is only a matter of time until someone is hurt or worse. When that happens in typical US fashion the authorities will likely over react with restrictions on access.

  8. #8
    Digital's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Carrollton, Georgia (USA)
    Posts
    2,143
    Real Name
    Bruce

    Re: Shooting me shooting moose

    Dan, what is the acronym IOW mean?


    Bruce

  9. #9
    Kris V's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Deep in the heart of Texas and Fort Wayne Indiana
    Posts
    1,629
    Real Name
    Kristianna-Marie - I listen to Kris too.....

    Re: Shooting me shooting moose

    Quote Originally Posted by Digital View Post
    Dan, what is the acronym IOW mean?


    Bruce
    It stands for "in other words".
    I'm not Dan, but I just saw your message......

  10. #10
    Digital's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Carrollton, Georgia (USA)
    Posts
    2,143
    Real Name
    Bruce

    Re: Shooting me shooting moose

    Quote Originally Posted by Kris V View Post
    It stands for "in other words".
    I'm not Dan, but I just saw your message......
    Thanks Kris.


    Bruce

  11. #11
    Brownbear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    British Columbia, Canada
    Posts
    7,244
    Real Name
    Christina

    Re: Shooting me shooting moose

    Hi Dan,

    Gorgeous image as all of your images are... How close were you?

    I agree, driving can be far more dangerous especially so in some foreign countries when someone else is doing the driving and they think they are in the Indy 500 and that the rules of the road don't apply to them. Give me a moose any day. Albeit I have yet to find one in Vancouver....

  12. #12

    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Alaska
    Posts
    6,722
    Real Name
    Dan

    Re: Shooting me shooting moose

    Quote Originally Posted by Christina S View Post
    ...How close were you?....
    EXIF data indicates 29.9 meters.

  13. #13
    Brownbear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    British Columbia, Canada
    Posts
    7,244
    Real Name
    Christina

    Re: Shooting me shooting moose

    Thank you Dan. I can't see that data and I was curious because it looks like you were just a couple of meters away which I thought unlikely.

    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernFocus View Post
    EXIF data indicates 29.9 meters.

  14. #14

    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    17,662
    Real Name
    Have a guess :)

    Re: Shooting me shooting moose

    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernFocus View Post
    Colin, it's disappointing to hear that the situation with the lions was dealt with in that manner. When we visited your bit of earth a few years ago I came away with the favorable impression that common sense was still much more broadly applied than in the US and there was still a reasonable expectation of personal accountability. It's a shame that society has to govern to the lowest common denominator.
    Maybe we were wrong about them?

    http://news.msn.co.nz/worldnews/8733...th-african-man

    Nah!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •