Growing a Beard

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© Bill Van Gelder
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Photo Info
UploadedFebruary 22, 2010
TakenFebruary 21, 2010
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D300
Exposure1/320 sec at f/4.8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length340 mm
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Close up of Elk in the Canadian Rockies. Used Nikor 70-200mm lens with 1.7x converter.

42 responses

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (22 Feb 2010):

    WOW!! I can never get shots like that with my converter unless I am using my tripod. Excellent capture!!!!!!

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (22 Feb 2010):

    Wow another amazing wild life capture so well captured

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (22 Feb 2010):


  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (22 Feb 2010):

    Incredible detail in this shot. What a beautiful animal!!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (22 Feb 2010):

    Man alive, what a soul patch!! Fantastic shot, Bill

  • Anne Worner

    Anne Worner (Deleted) gave props (22 Feb 2010):

    What an intense gaze. Yet you were fairly close - these guys can get mean! Super capture.

  • Charles

    Charles (Deleted) gave props (22 Feb 2010):

    Excellent warm light and perfect timing. Beautiful shot of this handsome creature!

  • Michael Kenney

    Michael Kenney gave props (22 Feb 2010):

    Very nice. Wonderful composition, Wonderful light. Spectacular result. I'm impressed with the quality with the converter. I have that same lens and have been contemplating getting a converter. I think you just convinced me.

  • prof1120

    prof1120 (Deleted) gave props (22 Feb 2010):

    Great shot. What a great area to live in! Even your winters are milder than Philadelphia's! lol.

  • John Smith

    John Smith (Deleted) gave props (22 Feb 2010):

    Wonderful....Good detail,....awesome lighting.

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (23 Feb 2010):

    So beautiful, great detail, lovely lighting and an inspiration for all of us to save our beautiful creatures on this planet!

  • Shirley Hewes

    Shirley Hewes said (23 Feb 2010):

    Nice looking animal. Love all your pic. Hard to pick the best.

  • Peter Van den Ende

    Peter Van den Ende gave props (23 Feb 2010):

    Perfect lighting on the perfect place

  • Brad Paro

    Brad Paro gave props (23 Feb 2010):

    Amazing photo!!!!!!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (24 Feb 2010):

    Wonder...full light.

  • Jack Sills

    Jack Sills (Deleted) gave props (24 Feb 2010):

    A Fantastic Capture!!!! Excellent Work!!!

  • Annie Maldonado

    Annie Maldonado gave props (25 Feb 2010):

    Warm sunset light.

  • Annie Maldonado

    Annie Maldonado said (25 Feb 2010):


  • Mary VanSinclair

    Mary VanSinclair gave props (26 Feb 2010):

    Powerful and stunning on so many levels. Love it.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (26 Feb 2010):

    That Elk has a stern eye on you!!! I am going to have to get a decent tele-converter, I have one but the quality of it is poor.

  • Desiree Adams

    Desiree Adams gave props (27 Feb 2010):

    Fantastic capture my friend Brava!

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (27 Feb 2010):

    The light is nice for sure...the expression is priceless. LuvIt. dp

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (27 Feb 2010):

    Love this !!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (27 Feb 2010):

    This is stunning....Beautiful image...The teleconverter did a fantastic job.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (27 Feb 2010):

    fabulous capture,,,

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (5 Mar 2010):


  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) gave props (7 Mar 2010):

    I missed this. I am in a Canadian Rockies state of mind. We have driven the Columbia Ice Fields Highway twice: '73 and '91. We attended the Stampede in '73 when the Queen was there.

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (7 Mar 2010):

    Handsome! Great portrait.

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck gave props (7 Mar 2010):

    Fantastic close up!

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (7 Mar 2010):

    Isn't he given you The Eye!! He is either posing for you or Telling you to Go Away!

    Wonderful shot!

  • Robert Sand

    Robert Sand said (8 Mar 2010):

    Nicely cropped; wonderful color; brilliantly lit; dandy elk. In short, you deserve your lenses.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker gave props (9 Mar 2010):


  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (9 Mar 2010):

    He obviously isn't married then---cool

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (10 Mar 2010):

    Very beautiful shot of this magnificant animal, Bill!! I have to tell you, your photos are just brilliant!! You certainly have very professional photographs on here. They are all wonderful!!!!

  • Nishad Sanzagiri

    Nishad Sanzagiri gave props (10 Mar 2010):

    Excellent photographs of this wonderful animal Bill !!! Really great ....

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (15 Mar 2010):

    spectacular animal...what eyes

  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva gave props (29 Mar 2010):

    I love the lighting!

  • Jadranko Markoč

    Jadranko Markoč said (12 Apr 2010):

    Beautiful light! Great capture!

  • Howard Simpson

    Howard Simpson (Deleted) gave props (12 Apr 2010):

    Great work...Love it.

  • Katy Breen

    Katy Breen gave props (14 Apr 2010):

    Very handsome protrait of this critter. Love it!!!!

  • Julie V McKinney

    Julie V McKinney gave props (15 Apr 2010):

    Absolutely amazing! Great shot, I'm jealous you found this beautiful animal

  • Lon Casler Bixby

    Lon Casler Bixby   gave props (5 Jun 2010):

    Oh wow - nice capture ;o)

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