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Post by minniev » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:28 pm

It’s that season in RMNP. The guys with the biggest racks are bugling and whistling and pushing competitors our of the way, keeping their ladies together. We saw harems as large as 45+ but this guy only had about a dozen. I know I have noise and detail issues due to shooting in near darkness at terrible ISOs, but I’m hoping I can clean it up more at home with all my “real” tools on a higher resolution version. Any suggestions appreciated.
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Post by Psjunkie » Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:32 am

not sure noise is any issue here but I patiently await the noiseless version........

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Post by davechinn » Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:06 am

Fabulous image Minnie !!! To my eyes, composed very well and while I see no noise issue, would also await for your newest version. The only suggestion I have is to bring up the exposure of the bull's face just a tad more.
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Some "Google" info: Elk are also called wapiti, a Native American word that means “light-colored deer.” Elk are related to deer but are much larger than most of their relatives. A bull (male) elk's antlers may reach 4 feet above its head, so that the animal towers 9 feet tall.
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Post by minniev » Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:20 pm

Psjunkie wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:32 am
not sure noise is any issue here but I patiently await the noiseless version........
I'm home now so will begin working on the pictures this week!
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Post by minniev » Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:25 pm

davechinn wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:06 am
Fabulous image Minnie !!! To my eyes, composed very well and while I see no noise issue, would also await for your newest version. The only suggestion I have is to bring up the exposure of the bull's face just a tad more.
Dave

Some "Google" info: Elk are also called wapiti, a Native American word that means “light-colored deer.” Elk are related to deer but are much larger than most of their relatives. A bull (male) elk's antlers may reach 4 feet above its head, so that the animal towers 9 feet tall.
Thank you Dave. I'll see if the bull elk will bear up to more light on his face. I can do more with him on a big screen and with all my toys.

My first experience with the word Wapiti came in Banff a few years ago, when I came upon a telltale lineup of stopped cars and asked a passing man what kind of animal they were looking at. He did not speak english, but held both hands above his head to make horns and said "Wapiti! Wapiti".
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Post by PietFrancke » Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:23 am

Wow!! You done good on your little field trip! That is a magnificent shot of a magnificent animal. I saw a hunting shot recently of an overweight hunter, a nice rifle, and a corpse of a such a beautiful elk. Obviously I like your type of sharing much more. I like to see through your eyes (as Steve would say).

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Post by rmalarz » Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:10 am

Lovely tonality and a balance of composition
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Post by minniev » Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:29 am

PietFrancke wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:23 am
Wow!! You done good on your little field trip! That is a magnificent shot of a magnificent animal. I saw a hunting shot recently of an overweight hunter, a nice rifle, and a corpse of a such a beautiful elk. Obviously I like your type of sharing much more. I like to see through your eyes (as Steve would say).
I don't know how I would ever kill such a beautiful creature, but I'm softhearted anyway. The elk were everywhere, and not terribly intimidated by humans since they've been protected a long time in this park and consider it theirs rather than ours. It is a treat to wake up and find one peering through your hotel room window at you.
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Post by minniev » Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:30 am

rmalarz wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:10 am
Lovely tonality and a balance of composition
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Thanks Bob. I am probably gonna reprocess this one looking for similar results but less noise and more detail, now that I'm home with Photoshop and not just Lightroom.
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