…morning light is magic…

Bighorn Sheep

Another first for me was to see Bighorn Sheep in the wild on my Yellowstone trip.  We searched for a few days in the Lamar Valley looking for them with no luck.  On our next to last day, we found two of them just outside of town.  We parking along the highway and got several good looks from them.

One of my favorites was this face to face interaction.  Not the right time of year for head butting but it was cool to see.

Taken with Canon 1DX and Canon 500mm F4 IS II mounted on tripod with Wimberley II gimbal head.

Manual exposure, 1/1600 sec @ F8, ISO 400

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Manual exposure, 1/1600 sec @ F8, ISO 400

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4 responses

  1. Newton Hightower

    I have never seen a picture you did with manual exposure. Nice shot! What month and what boat did you use for the whooping cranes? The close up with the blue crab is the best I have ever seen. I am coming in April – will be in touch.

    March 15, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    • Thanks Newton. I was in manual mode for almost all of my Yellowstone photos. Worked well with all of the white snow around. For the whooping crane tour, I used Kevin Sims with his boat the Jack Flash. The link is in that post. I was there in mid-Feb. Let me know when you are coming back and I’ll go out with you if I’m available. I’m booked a couple of weekends in April.

      March 16, 2017 at 6:23 pm

  2. Patti Edens

    Wow. That face-off is an awesome capture, Tim.

    March 16, 2017 at 8:16 am

    • Thanks Patti. I would have loved to see them bash heads but it wasn’t mating season. Still a great time and can’t wait to go back next year.

      March 16, 2017 at 6:24 pm

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