The Kids Table
There's nothing like Mountain Goats munching at sunset and for this, Mount Evans is one heck of a great location. And with a couple of night photography workshops coming up on Mount Evans, I can't help but get a little excited!
While these goats were filling up on tundra vegetation, I thought it was interesting how this Mountain Goat kid was so separated from all the adults. It was as though he was alone at the kids table while the adults got to eat at the real table. :-)
Upcoming Workshops through NightPhotographyWorkshop.com
• July 9 on Mount Evans - 2 spots open
• August 6 on Mount Evans - 1 spot open
• September 3-6 in Arches & Canyonlands - 3 spots open
• September 22-25 in the Tetons - 5 spots open
How I Got The Shot
One of my big strategies for catching good pictures of Mountain Goats on Mount Evans is to take my time. When I first arrive, I just watch what the herd is doing because often times, they're slowly moving in one direction or another. With this information, I then like to get out in front of them.
This way, I don't have to approach them - which I very much like to avoid. Instead, I just get set up and sit down and let them come to me. It doesn't always work, but often times, it works really well. And in this case, the Mountain Goat kid pretty much came right up to me for some great shots.
• Camera Body - Nikon D800
• Camera Lens - Nikon 105mm f/2.8
• Tripod Head - Acratech GV2 Ballhead with Lever Clamp
• Tripod Legs - FEISOL Elite CT-3472 Rapid Tripod Legs
Exposure Settings - Single Exposure
• ISO: 800
• Aperture: f/5.0
• Shutter Speed: 1/125 second
June 30th, 2016
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