back lit bison

Discussion in 'Nature' started by gryphon1911, Jan 3, 2016.

  1. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 SC Top Veteran

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    Feb 6, 2015
    Central Ohio, USA
    Andrew
    Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park, Columbus, OH
    Bison habitat. They have 2 different areas based on the seasons and are currently in the "winter area". This area has a valley that will help protect them from the harsh winter winds we get here.

    These were a bit tricky to get as the sun was setting and the bison were severely back lit. Pushed the EM1 and 75-300 to the limit, getting a 1/800, f/6.7 ISO 2000 exposure @ 300mm handheld. Not too bad considering.

    24066565021_3ed397fa84_h. bison 2
    by Andrew Livelsberger, on Flickr


    23843151000_8d23269b02_h. bison
    by Andrew Livelsberger, on Flickr
     
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  2. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    Darn good! I've tried shooting the bison at Charleston's park, but I wasn't happy with the results. You got 'em good even with difficult lighting.
     
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  3. Nice.

    You don't realise how big these guys are to you see them.
     
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  4. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 SC Top Veteran

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    Andrew
    So true. The other thing that strikes you in person is how narrow they are head on compared to how massive they look from the side.
    Hard to believe that there were millions of them roaming the plains. The sound of them stampeding through the grasslands must have felt apocalyptic! :D
     
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  5. And to imagine Native American's running them down with bows and arrows.
     
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  6. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 SC Top Veteran

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    Feb 6, 2015
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    Andrew
    The skill that must have took!
     
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  7. michealj

    michealj SC Veteran

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    Feb 8, 2015
    Twin Cites, MN
    Micheal
    I like your first image. The back light makes it for me...
     
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  8. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    The backlight makes it indeed special! Beautifully captured and composed.
     
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