This guy was standing majestically, like he was posing, in my front yard at 10:15AM this morning.
I grabbed the Nikon and ran out on the front porch and could have had the most awesome photo since he was only about 25 - 30 feet away at that time...
BUT my camera card was on my desk - arrrgggghhhhhhh
Of course after he saw/heard me he didn't wait for me to go get it
So this is what I got after he went out back to go into the woods
too far away to get a good shot - I have many fantastic opportunities but always the worst luck
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Still fabulous scenery and flavour of the moment though. Maybe keep your camera by the door just in case he comes back?
Thanks Mary -
will definitely make sure the card is IN it from now on
Just put a brand new bigger one in
I so wish I could have gotten this one when I first saw him out front - his head was held high and his black coat was glistening in the sunlight.
He was like a big beautiful statue.
It would have been a most awesome shot definitely worthy of a big printout and framing.
There were three in our backyard last week.
A young bull, a cow and a small one. (too far away to get decent photos though)
Two days later the mom and the babe were back and they were "frolicking".
Too funny - they are so big and gangly.
My 40D tells me when I turn it on if there isn't a card in it. My old Digital Rebel does not.
You can always try baiting him in. Moose are partial to apples, you know.
I still say get either a bushel of old apples or a bag of seed corn, put it out there and then wait.
They will come.
I'm lucky enough to live just up the road from Dunham
Took these with a Lidl Special.
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We don't get many of your lads, though, DeWitch!
Yeah I am sure they would come for the food even though there is supposedly an abundance this year.
BUT it is also hunting season and I don't want to attract them to be killed.
Deer are a limitless kill and 100 moose are allowed to be killed each season. Would hate to see this beauty get it or the others I have seen.
Beautiful animals too
We see a lot of deer and moose in our area but I am still amazed at the size of the moose every time I get a good look like I did yesterday.
He could have just "stepped" over our fence if he had wanted to come into that part of the front yard.
Good shots anyway, DW, I'd read through half the thread before I even realised that it was you who posted and not Jamie.
Great photo DW and Katzy
As for the memory card, when I take either the battery or the memory card out, I always keep the compartment door open
Thanks Leigh & Quaver
I am still bummed I did not get that shot when he was close & "posing".
Opportunities like that do not come often.
I too usually leave the compartment door for the card open but it must have been out a while and I must have unwittingly closed the door so I wouldn't snap it off. I think I may have been searching for the new card, couldn't find it and got distracted with something else so never put the old card back.
Mama & Baby moose are outside the big window in the new room munching trees
I was reading the mail but Magick told me they were there.
Naturally it is too dark for pictures now, but still fun to watch them.