One Giant Salad
Bull moose in August are finalizing their summer season of gorging themselves on vegetation to fuel the growth of their massive antlers which will serve them in establishing dominance during the autumn rut (or mating season). I photographed this bull moose browsing on alder leaves along the drainages in the tundra landscape of Denali park. Upon reflection, I once again deviated from my own advice to shoot wide for stock photography. Shooting through the 500mm(f/4) was so bright and beautiful compared to the 100-400mm (f/5.6) that I favored it. I did shoot some wider, but it is amazing what kind of viewfinder brightness variation is found in just one f/stop-from f/5.6 to f/4. It’s twice as much as light coming through and one reason why lenses with large apertures are preferred.