Saturday, February 12, 2022

Maine Moose 2003

I have moose on the mind since I saw four in Yellowstone a few days ago. The only trip I've ever done specifically to look for moose was a tour in Maine in October 2003. I only posted a few images from it at the time because I thought it was disappointing. The guide only found one bull with antlers. After driving around for a while without seeing anything else, we spent much of the remaining time at Baxter State Park watching female (unantlered) moose with a bunch of other random people. I didn't feel hiring the guide added much value, not to mention he was kind of a jerk.

But going back and looking at the images today, there are some interesting ones and after a lull of more than 18 years, I put together a slide show of 15. The images benefit from Photoshop Elements 2021, a vastly better processing program than I had at the time. I was able to get close enough to the moose in most of these images to fill the frame with the 300mm lens, so minimal cropping was required, important when my DSLR at the time only had 4 megapixels. I was also surprised to note that I used flash with the 300mm on a few of the images, including the one shown here. Click on the image to start the slide show.

Maine Moose.  Click here if the image is not visible.
Maine Moose

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