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    A story of survival in harsh winter Yellowstone. This bison and her calf were separated from the herd making the hard journey on their own.
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    Sid,

    Marvelous capture here, raised feet add a lot.

    I wonder if it maybe possible to lighten the head of Mum just a tad?

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    Beautiful complimentary mountain scenery and lighting here Sid, agree on a touch more light on mum's head if possible?


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    You're right Sid, it does show the harsh winter conditions of YNP and this is a winter with very low snow cover. I do wish the fence was not there.
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    An excellent example Sid in shooting wide, love it.

    Good depth of detail, colour and I really like the way you have used the backdrop to create the layers, depth and space in the image. Having the trees casting a shadow across the path of the two is a nice touch and good vision on your behalf. Just wonder if the whole crop should move up a fraction, just to give a little more space between the peak and the trim of the image?

    Congrats on an excellent image.

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    Strong composition here and beautiful colours. I'm not to fond of the fence in the background though.
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    Agree with Steve, very nice, except for fence. (Of course the fence could be cloned out).
    And perhaps would prefer the light direction from 3/4 front, rather than 3/4 rear?
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    Sid,

    Some shadow/highlight adjustment on the lower 35% dark tones will make a world of difference on the dark tones on the buff. I am good with the top crop, otherwise I agree with Steve's assessment.

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    Sid - I really like the layers of rolling mountains and hills in the bg. Nice exp and placement of the bisons in frame. I also wish the fence wasn't there.

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    Nice environment photo, Sid, I, too, like the wide angle.
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    Love the light and the scenic BG here Sid. Hope they found the herd as winter survival up there is tough enough.

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    Fabulous setting here, Sid, and love the light on them. Also not crazy about the fence...but knowing you there was no other way to frame this without including it?
    I too think there might be some latent detail in mom's head that can be extracted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Watkins View Post
    Sid,

    Marvelous capture here, raised feet add a lot.

    I wonder if it maybe possible to lighten the head of Mum just a tad?
    Thanks Ken. Yes, valuable suggestion. I should put little more light on mum's face.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Merwin View Post
    You're right Sid, it does show the harsh winter conditions of YNP and this is a winter with very low snow cover. I do wish the fence was not there.
    Thanks Andrew. aesthetically, fence is kind of deal breaker in this image.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Kaluski View Post
    Just wonder if the whole crop should move up a fraction, just to give a little more space between the peak and the trim of the image?
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    Steve,

    Completely agree with you. Unfortunately, there is no more space on the top of the frame. At one point I even thought of cropping a bit off of the peak for same reason. Lessons learned I guess. Next time.
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    Interesting seeing the orange calf and the fresh snow.... All good except the dreaded research fence...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by D. Robert Franz View Post
    … the dreaded research fence...........
    At least they don't have to collar the fence in order to find it. I can't help but wonder how much research is necessary to understand wildlife & fences.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Merwin View Post
    At least they don't have to collar the fence in order to find it. I can't help but wonder how much research is necessary to understand wildlife & fences.
    Andrew,

    I will post a picture of total B*S* research attempt to night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sid Garige View Post
    Andrew,

    I will post a picture of total B*S* research attempt to night.
    That's cool Sid. I will look forward to it.
    Andrew

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Merwin View Post
    At least they don't have to collar the fence in order to find it. I can't help but wonder how much research is necessary to understand wildlife & fences.
    Andrew,

    This has to be both the funniest and truest comments I have ever seen here, very well done.

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