More Alaska pics - not 56k friendly

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More Alaska pics - not 56k friendly

Postby Lmandrake » Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:02 pm

Mt. McKinley - aka Denali

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Grizzly Cub

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Mama Bear

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Mountain Range

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Dall Sheep

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Young Bull Moose

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Cow Moose

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Summit Lake between Fairbanks and Anchorage

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Postby renovation » Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:21 pm

wonderful pictures .that trip had to be worth every penny you spent. i like to go to Alaska it is on my list of major trips to take, it has to rank right up there with my trip 4-5 years back to Kauai as picture perfect spots on earth !
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Postby wvjohn » Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:57 pm

great pics, thx!
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Postby normalicy » Fri Sep 18, 2009 1:47 am

Good stuff. I wouldn't be caught within a mile of a grizzly with a cub though.

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Postby Lmandrake » Fri Sep 18, 2009 2:10 am

The bear and sheep photos were taken from a bus in Denali National Park. The animals seem to be almost totally indifferent to the buses. They must view them as moving objects and seem not to know they have a chewy center. Bus riders are forbidden from talking within earshot of the bears if the windows are down and the drivers will not move the bus if any part of your body is out of the window. This is to minimize human interaction with any animal. That being said, the bears were not that close to the bus. The sheep was. Both were taken with a telephoto lens.

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Postby normalicy » Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:00 am

You'd be amazed how quick a grizzly can make up a telephoto distance. But being in a bus, I guess it's not too bad. I was worried you were standing in a field with a tripod.

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Postby nitro237 » Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:49 am

Wow, those pics are awesome. What lens were you using?
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Postby darcy » Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:30 am

wonderful* pics :s mile
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Postby Lmandrake » Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:41 pm

all pics except the lake were taken with a Nikon 55-200mm zoom. I like it a lot but its pretty short for wildlife unless you are shooting from a bus/blind. The cow moose was shot from across a road and is blown up. I saw lots of $10k teles on this trip and a lot of Tamron 18-270 zooms. Some people are either really wealthy or very serious about photography. I could definitely have used a bigger lens but they are way too expensive for me.


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