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Photo Info

Dimensions3600 x 5420
Original file size17.6 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken8-Sep-09 19:35
Date modified8-Jul-19 20:51
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D2X
Focal length420 mm
Focal length (35mm)630 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/400 at f/5
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias-1/3 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Mt Goat Kid_JF01573

Mt Goat Kid_JF01573

Most of the time when photographing wildlife I use a long lens. It allows me to keep some distance between me and my subject, a distance I want in part because I want to interfere as little as possible with the animals normal activities. I keep this practice even when I can tell a particular animal is more used to people.

The Mountain Goats in this part of Glacier are quite used to people. Still I don't approach them closely, but wait patiently for them to come into range of my camera. This beautiful little fellow found me so curious he afforded me a very sweet close-up.

Those are eyes that really look at you.

Location: Glacier National Park