Mark Diaz  

Gros Ventre River Moose by Mark Diaz

October 2021 - Gros Ventre River Moose

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Early morning shot of a young Bull Moose on the Gros Ventre River in Wyoming. Beautiful sunny 17 degree fall morning. I was on this moose for over an hour trying to get him out of the dark of the trees and maneuver myself into a safe position with front light.
Hand held Canon 7D with a Canon EF 100-400 lens
Exposure: 1/800 sec at f/5.0
Focal Length: 271mm
ISO: 640

5 comments posted

Sherry Icardi   Sherry Icardi
Sound like it took a great deal of effort too get this shot! Not sure I would have had that kind of patience! and would have been frozen solid by then! Nice and clean shot of the Moose and positioning was great in within the frame. My only thought is I might have added a little space at the bottom to give it the feel of virtual feet. Using content aware you might have been able to add a little space with grass at the bottom to make it look like the feet were hidden in the grass.

Nice job!   Posted: 10/11/2021 14:16:05
Mark Diaz   Mark Diaz
Thank you for your comments Sherry. I was not familiar with content aware until now that I tried it. It took me several attempts and quite a bit of blending with the clone stamp. Thank you again for the advise.   Posted: 10/15/2021 19:41:45
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Sherry Icardi   Sherry Icardi
Nice!! It really does make a difference. I learned that trick about two years ago from Matt Kloskowski's training programs he has which if you are interested, are quite good! Another one he showed on a you tube video is to take the crop tool in PS and click at the top bar content aware. Increase the the size and with content aware it will automatically fill in based on the image after you execute with the check mark. Most of the time it really does work. Ill find the video and post the link here. It is easier than content aware fill but sometimes you have to tweak it a little after the fact.   Posted: 10/16/2021 19:54:39

Sarita Yeola   Sarita Yeola
Mark, Great shot! The front lighting is great and the golden fall color of the background make the moose really stand out. I agree with Sherry regarding a little space at the bottom.   Posted: 10/13/2021 11:10:01
Mark Diaz   Mark Diaz
Thank you Sarita. I have several images where I captured his feet within in the frame. The subject is either just standing, looking away, isn't sharp or a myriad of other things. Thank you for the encouragement to try something new, that's why I joined the group. You can see my attempt to improve the image in my reply to Sherry.   Posted: 10/15/2021 19:51:01


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