Selfie with a Wild Elk!

exif data rob moses a7ii 24-70mmWhile I was in Banff last weekend I saw this massive wild elk just walking down the street! I quickly pulled over, jumped out of my car and ran over with my camera. A small crown quickly gathered, everyone with their cameras and phones out. These girls were right beside me and started taking selfies, so I grabbed a couple pictures of them haha. I showed them the picture after and they laughed. I’m not sure how their selfies turned out, but this one was a keeper!

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Oh Deer Vernon

Camera: Canon 6D & 70-200mm f4 IS at 200mm ~ Settings: f/4 – 1/500th – ISO 320

Yesterday I hopped on a little plane and flew out to Vernon, BC Canada. My parents in-law live in Vernon and I met up with my wife and kids who were already here. No longer then 30 minutes after arriving at the house my son told me to come take a look out in the back yard. To my wonderful surprise I saw this beautiful creature standing at the bird feeder having a nice little snack from him self haha. I quickly snapped a picture with my phone (insurance) and then bolted for the guest bedroom for my camera. I swapped the lens and went burnning back! Thankfully I was able to cap this shot off before he decided it was time to bounce :).

Camera:  iPhone 4s

Camera: iPhone 4s

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Side Note: I did this post on my ipad. I edited the deer photo with the Pixelmator ipad app and edited the airplane photo with the snapseed app on my iphone. 

Urban Geese

This is a photo from this past summer. I was making my way over the Centre Street Bridge to get some bridge shots. As I was getting a little closer to the water I noticed these two geese hanging out by the river. I slowly made my way over to them and tried not to make any sudden movements, as to not scare them off. To my surprise I got rather close and they didn’t seem to mind. Now getting a picture of them sharp was not easy. Clearly shooting a night photo like this I needed to shoot a long exposure, however the longer you leave the shutter open, the more chance of the geese moving and thus creating a blurry bird. I wanted to leave the shutter open just enough to show the movement in the water, but keep the birds sharp. To achieve this, I shot with a higher ISO so I could keep the exposure time down, however the geese would have to stay completely still while my shutter was open. Thankfully they felt like standing still for a moment and I just happened to take my picture then :).

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Uninterested Cat

The night before last I tried getting a picture of my other cat, but he wasn’t having any of it! I couldn’t even get the other cat to look in my general direction haha.  So last night  I decided to give it another go with my other cat “Panda Bear”. This guy wasn’t exactly into it either and this shot was the 2nd one of 2 I was able to shoot before he ran upstairs to hide under the bed haha. I’ll try again another time :).

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1 580EX ii Speedlite shot into a white bounce umbrella to camera right.

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A Friendly Walk

I shot this photo when I was out at a horse show here in Calgary not to long ago. This shot was rather random as I was just walking by and noticed this girl walking with her horse and snapped a quick one :).

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Drunk Girl Shakes Up My Pic

Last night I decided to go out and get some night shots of this bridge that is near my house. As I arrived I noticed a few sketchy looking people milling about, but they ended up going on their way, so I set up my tripod and camera. I set my camera to a 30 second exposure and half way through that first frame some drunk girl and her friend came walking by. The drunk girl then mumbles something about taking a picture and proceeds to grab my tripod and camera and started shaking it around! I grabbed my camera and politely asked her to let go of it as she was ruining my picture! She continued to mumble and shake my camera and finally let go and pushed it away and said “Fine!” and then she walked off to be greeted by anther drunk friend of hers on the bridge LOL. At first I was a little upset that she had ruined my picture, then I looked at what the camera got and I was pleasantly surprised that her insanity had actually made my picture arguably better! haha. I re-took the shot after they had gone on their way and it is bellow the shaken up photo, I actually do like the first one better :).

Now if all that wasn’t enough, it didn’t end there. I decided to walk down a path by the river to get some other shots. As I was walking on this particularly dark part of the path I noticed the worlds biggest beaver waddling around the path a mere 8 feet in front of me! I stopped immediately and turned around. At first I thought it might be a skunk, then I thought, “No that is way to big to be a skunk”. Then being the great outdoorsman that I am (I’m a terrible outdoorsman) I thought it might be a small bear cub! LOL. Ya a bear cub just walking down city path haha. After looking around for the “cubs” mother I quickly realized that was ridiculous. Anyhow, I waited about 5 minutes till he went down the side of the path a bit then went on my way haha. I would have got a picture of the beaver, but unfortunately I didn’t have a flash with me. Thankfully that was all the craziness I endured last night.

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Friendly Squirrels

There are some baby squirrels that live a tree in front of our house and they are super friendly. The other day we noticed our neighbour feeding the babies by hand, so my son Joshua went to go check it out. Amazingly the squirrels were extremely friendly and had no problem eating right out of his hand. Pretty cool :).

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Child boy kid feed feeding wild Friendly Squirrel in Canada bokeh - Rob Moses Photography - Seattle Vancouver Calgary Photographer Native American PhotographersCamera: Canon 6D & 50mm 1.4 ~ Settings: 1/500th – f/4 – ISO 100

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Dogs Like To Run Too!

I was driving home the other day a long this street that has a great view of the city. While I was driving I noticed this girl running with her dog. The dog caught my eye because he looked so happy to be out running. I kept driving and thought it might make a good picture if I could get them both in the frame, so I decided to pull over and see if I could get the shot. Just as I got my camera ready they came running by and I snapped this photo.

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Run For It!

As you may know from my last post I was out on a little country drive on Friday. While I was driving I noticed a group of Elk & Deers on the side of the road up a hill, however they were to far to get a good picture, since the longest focal length lens I had on me was a Canon 70-300mm DO IS. Then about 50 yards down the road on the other side I noticed another group of Elk/Deer grazing a lot closer and to top it off there was a place for me to pull over! I quickly pulled in and grabbed my camera which was sitting on the seat next to me, jumped out and started shooting. I started whistling at them in the hopes to get a little action out of them. One of the deer didn’t like the whistling much at all and started running for it! The next thing I knew they were all bouncing across the field toward the fence, and once they got there they just started leaping over it like it was nothing! Amazing, to say the least. I grabbed a few more shots as they ran up the hill to joint their pals and then I hopped back in my car and drove back to the city. Sometimes living in Canada aint all that bad ;).

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