Isaac Vaisman M.D., FACRO  

Morning Snack by Isaac Vaisman M.D., FACRO

October 2019 - Morning Snack

October 2019 - Isaac Vaisman M.D., FACRO


About the Image(s)

Morning Snack was created this past week at the Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge near Spokane-Washington State. I have been there for the whole week on the occasion of the yearly PSA 81st Annual Conference of Photography, on one of the outings. It was a cloudy morning. I used a Nikon D850 with the Nikkor lens 80-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 400 mm and with these settings: ISO 3200, f/6.3, 1/160 sec with a 1/3 EC and hand held. There is a 5.5 mile loop where you can drive around. We saw this female moose having a snack on the colorful flowers and berries, got off the car a took a few images. Most of them the mouth was behind the bushes. On this one the head is completely exposed and even have a sticking tongue. The image was corrected for white balance, exposure, texture, cropped and some tree branches above the moose were cloned out to remove the distractions

6 comments posted

Bruce Benson   Bruce Benson
Isaac, I have never seen a moose in Washington before so lucky you. I was in Teton NP last week and saw several big bulls, but nothing better than I already have so did not photograph them. There were hundreds of people there so was not very natural. I would like to see some interesting behavior, but this is pretty much what moose do. Bruce   Posted: 10/16/2019 20:55:00

Marie Costanza   Marie Costanza
Isaac, your cropping and cloning are very effective. I especially love that you were able to catch her tongue. She looks so relaxed even with you gazing at her!
  Posted: 10/17/2019 08:02:31

Adrian Binney   Adrian Binney
Isaac, you did well to capture this in a nice colourful area with a clear view of his face and timing the shot with her eating away. Interesting that you were forced to use so much ISO, but I can't detect noise to ruin your image. I like very much the clear coat - well exposed and treated plus removing the branches has helped significantly.
My only question is whether it is possible to tone down more the top background?   Posted: 10/18/2019 07:49:54
Isaac Vaisman M.D.   Isaac Vaisman M.D.
Adrian, this is what I was able to accomplish with the graduated filter in ACR   Posted: 10/18/2019 15:18:55
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Adrian Binney   Adrian Binney
I definitely prefer this Isaac! More detail visible in top 1/4, whist removing what I saw as a distraction.   Posted: 10/21/2019 10:45:20

Walt Brunner   Walt Brunner
Issac, wow what a great capture, and hand held at that! The image is sharp, well framed, and timed perfectly to show eating without the mouth open and weeds hanging out which is what I usually get. The only change I might make is to burn the upper background some to give more highlight to the moose. Well done.   Posted: 10/20/2019 10:55:32


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