Spring elk in a field I find it peculiar that the only time you can capture an elk broadside, unaffected by your presence is during the off season, after hunting is complete for the year. I had to laugh and joke “where’s my gun when I need it”.
At any rate I shot this image with my 300mm lens after I watched this majestic animal for quite some time. When watching an animal such as an elk take your time, watch the animal watch it more , act , and live. Half of the joy of photography is not just locating your subject but observing it, The trophy in photography is obviously capturing the image.
If we were to compare photography to baseball it would go something like this. The individual game is somewhat like the planning and research of the shoot. It is the work behind or that leads up to the season. The baseball season is similar to the arrival and setup for a shoot the image like the world series has not yet been played but everything that needs to done to arrive at your destination, the big game, is done. The World Series and capturing the actual image are a lot alike. They are the completion of the planning and preparation, the setup and finally now the shot. Like the baseball player, enjoy that which leads up to the cornerstone of your season. The journey is just as much rewarding as receiving the championship ring and the trophy.
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