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At First Light

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Challenge: In The Spirit Of: Bear_Music (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Sprague Lake, RMNP, Estes Park, CO
Date: Jul 25, 2013
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/250s
Galleries: Landscape, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jul 25, 2013

Congratulations, Robert, on your 1000th challenge entry. Truly a special milestone event! I made a special effort to enter this challenge because you have been, and continue to be, a good friend.

Lens focal length 60mm. First light on Sprague Lake on this morning. 7:25am 07/25/13. Sunrise was around 6:00 am, but it rained for over an hour before the light broke through the overcast. Comfortable weather for a bull moose.

Better size here.

[Jul. 31st, 2013 09:29:28 AM]

Alces alces shirasi

[Aug. 1st, 2013 11:41:45 PM]

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Place: 19 out of 79
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08/02/2013 07:45:19 PM
Magnificent. Congrats on the paw!!
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08/02/2013 01:25:10 PM
Richard! So glad to see you back. What a beautiful image! Congrats on the bear paw, well deserved. I am very happy to see you have joined the TPL as well, hope you will stick around longer :)
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08/02/2013 11:41:41 AM
It occurred to me that this image might be yours Richard. Glad to see you make an effort for this challenge. We are coming to camp in Moraine RV park Aug 23rd-24th. Maybe we can hook up and take some pics somewhere?
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08/02/2013 08:15:20 AM
So good to see your name again and on such a beautiful image.
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08/02/2013 03:48:54 AM
Great to see you came back for this challenge.
Superb shot and congrats on the paw.
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08/02/2013 02:04:18 AM
Well done, Richard. Congrats on the paw - well deserved. I hope you'll stick around.
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08/02/2013 01:22:10 AM
LOL, I soo remember what you last said.

Super glad you didn't stick to your word man!

Great entry, great to see you back.
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08/02/2013 01:03:58 AM
How nice to see you here. Great shot too. Thank you!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/01/2013 11:23:30 PM
Voted earlier coming back to comment.

What an amazing view and sight to see! Gorgeous landscape and love that moose in the water. My only wish is that I could see more. It be fabulous to see the moose more closer so that you could show off all the great details of this wild animal. Don't know if the large file would give an opportunity to crop closer so the the moose is larger and dominates the bottom left corner more. My eye would then gaze up from that corner to then see the beautiful mountains blanketed with the clouds. Still a fabulous shot and was surely amazing to experience in person.
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08/01/2013 08:27:08 PM
It's a little-known fact that bears like moose, feel a kinship with them. It's not uncommon to see groups of bears congregating in the early morning at the edge of shallow waters to watch the moose feeding and exchange friendly jibes back and forth with them. Clearly, this moose is in the act of formulating his riposte to the watching bears. Well done!

I miss the mountains. But I'd miss the ocean more.


It's a Bear kind of place, and my spirit rests easy in it, even at this remove. For that sense of peace, that feeling of "all's well", I give you a Bronze Bear Paw.

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07/31/2013 07:37:51 PM
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07/31/2013 07:31:15 AM
i'll be in Maine in a few days, one of my goals it to find one of these bad boys! Very well done. Wondering if this is Canada or Alaska??
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07/26/2013 01:36:58 PM
That's a wonderfully brilliant capture.
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07/26/2013 04:56:51 AM
Nice landscape
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