Stan Bormann, APSA, EPSA  

Sprague Lake Moose by Stan Bormann, APSA, EPSA

September 2020 - Sprague Lake Moose

About the Image(s)

Shot 8/13, 2000 at 6:19 pm with Olympus E-M1 Mark II with Leica 100-400 f/4.0-6.3 at ISO 800, 400mm, f/8.0, 1/125 sec hand held but lens supported. Moose was grazing on vegetation on the bottom of the lake. You can see antlers in silk and they are not very large, apparently a young buck.

5 comments posted

Harriet Ciccone
A vey nice environmental portrait of this young buck, but if it were my image I would crop in on his head - you captured the water beautifully and lets us take a better look at his young antlers.   Posted: 09/12/2020 10:52:01
Stan Bormann   Stan Bormann
I think you are correct. I think I should crop down from the top to just show the grass on the far bank of the lake. I want to save some space in front for him to move into.   Posted: 09/12/2020 11:19:36

John Hackett   John Hackett
I agree with the crop from the top. I like the moment that you have caught with the head coming up from the water. To get the space you mention Stan could a small crop from the right help.   Posted: 09/14/2020 08:08:46

Carroll Reynolds   Carroll Reynolds
Seems that everyone agree that cropping in would help. I don't think the trees, at the top, add anything. For me the head rising from the water is the real subject. Nice sharp focus on the animal.   Posted: 09/17/2020 06:28:36

Marcela Stegemueller   Marcela Stegemueller
Amazing how you were able to get the moose just at the right moment stopping the action at 1/125 handheld. Very nice!

I agree with all of you that cropping would make the viewer focus on the moose especially on his head. Also a little cropping on the right side would help.   Posted: 09/17/2020 22:50:50


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