Due to the rather compact nature of our trip out West, we decided we simply didn't have time to go into Rocky Mountain National Park - a shame, but an unfortunate necessity. We did, however, want to get into the mountains a bit, so we decided to drive as far as the gate to the park, in Estes Park, Colorado, then look around a bit there before heading back into Denver. We lucked out, as along the road, before entering the park at all, we came upon this herd of elk wandering by a campsite literally feet from a state road. They grazed along the fence before moving on through the yards of neighboring houses and then disappearing into the trees.
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jhm (135254) 2012-09-15 1:11
What a lovely panoramic view about these area with the animals in foreground.
Also good perspective and depth image.
Sharpness and clarity are wonderful.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
bukitgolfb301 (34494) 2012-09-15 5:29
Hi dear Andrew
Yes that is a calm and tranqulaized image indeed.
Very well considered and carculated framework as usual. Best match with all components. right, great Panorama landscape. Good vertically. Fantastic and tasteful color and lightb touch too. Thanks for your sharing with finest work and have a good weekend!
Takero tired in Tokyo
marabu61 (7403) 2012-09-15 14:25
Yes, this was definitivly worth a visit. Great scenery with the distant mountains in the mist and the deer in the foreground.
I bet this must look amazing in autumn.
have a great weekend
Glint (6163) 2012-09-17 3:35
you may not have gone into the park but you are on its doorstep here and we get a view of the distant Rockies.The elk in the fg are a great for a composition that leaves us in no doubt about what part of the world we are in.I like the layered effect of elk & fence, trees & houses then the mountains beyond.
fabbs99 (15719) 2012-09-24 12:24
Another superb picture of yours. This is a great picture. The sharpness and light are perfect.Very well composed with splendid colors and saturation. The lighting is also amazing as well as perfect POV too. Very well done, TFS.
Keep sharing and exchanging views.
Best wishes and warm regards
elenimavrandoni (14241) 2014-03-24 16:12
Andrew, your picture brings back memories..I've lived in Colorado for awhile in Canon City and I traveled quite a bit in this beautiful State..a very typical and very beautiful landscape overlooking the Rockies and the presence of the wildlife makes it all that better!!
thanks so much for visiting me!!
- Copyright: Andrew Lipsett (ACL1978) (7467)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-25
- Camera: Nikon D3100, *AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/2000 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Wild Kingdom [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-14 12:12