Photographer's Note

In late June, the beavers are busy trying to manage the snow-melt runoff in the mountains. This small pond has provided me with many landscape photos, the distant mountains reflect well in the usually still water.
On this particular late afternoon (near sunset), I was hidden in the granite boulders waiting for a moose to wander into the scene that was carefully chosen before me. A large beaver popped up to the surface and swam around the pond before climbing over the far edge of the dam and disappearing. After getting this shot and as I prepared to hike back to my truck, the beaver plopped back into the quiet pond, this time dragging a small aspen he had just cut down. He pulled it across the open water and put it on top of his lodge, and then submerged into the deeper water to enter the lodge from the underwater opening.
This was not as exciting having a bull moose enter the frame, but was fun to watch. I returned many times over the next few nights and watched "buddy" do the same thing, always late, near sundown. It was awe-inspiring to observe nature unfold before me.

The shot seemed to push my Pentax K10-d to the limit; shooting with a high ISO setting, at F/8. I really wanted to get the beaver and Mt. Timpanogos both in the frame. The shot was run thru photo-processing to improve contrast and sharpening.

Any critique is welcomed. Thank you.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: deeb young (dbyoungster) Silver Star Critiquer [C: 48 W: 1 N: 9] (29)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2007-06-21
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/8, 1/180 seconds
  • Details: Tripod: Yes
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2007-08-28 22:26
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