Saturday, October 18, 2008
During our recent trip to Yellowstone, be were driving through The Lamar Valley from Cooke City, looking for any wildlife that could be found. We noticed an antelope walking toward the road. There was no shoulder beside the roadway at that point, so I got out of the van with my 40D and 100-400mm lens, with the plan that they would return for me when the action was over.
This was one of those situations that everything worked out for the best. I forgot to get my tripod from the vehicle and I couldn't hold the camera still enough from offhand, so I dropped to a sitting position and rested the camera over my knees (an old rifleman's trick retained from the days long ago when I was a decent long range rifleman).
The antelope kept coming closer and eventually crossed the roadway a short distance from me.
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Posted by Willard at 7:17 PM