Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment Wildlife 
Thread started 02 Oct 2011 (Sunday) 16:00
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

GSMNP Elk

 
bhowdy
Senior Member
Avatar
686 posts
Gallery: 31 photos
Likes: 499
Joined Jan 2008
Location: east Tennessee
     
Oct 02, 2011 16:00 |  #1

Bull Elk from the Cataloochee Valley in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park showing off the infamous "Lip Curl" posture

IMAGE NOT FOUND
IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
HTTP response: 404 | MIME changed to 'text/html' | Byte size: ZERO

Bob
East Tennessee, USA

My Full Gear List - My Photo Galleries (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
huntnthyme1
Goldmember
1,213 posts
Gallery: 18 photos
Likes: 92
Joined Dec 2010
Location: Michigan
     
Oct 03, 2011 11:48 |  #2

Wow Another Great shot Bob! Were they bugling too while you were there?


My Stuff

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
bhowdy
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
Avatar
686 posts
Gallery: 31 photos
Likes: 499
Joined Jan 2008
Location: east Tennessee
     
Oct 03, 2011 19:35 |  #3

Thanks for the compliment huntn .... Yes they were bugling and working to keep their gals in line!


Bob
East Tennessee, USA

My Full Gear List - My Photo Galleries (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Kevin ­ B
Senior Member
291 posts
Likes: 55
Joined Aug 2009
Location: Albuquerque, NM
     
Oct 04, 2011 07:10 as a reply to  @ bhowdy's post |  #4

Very nice. I grew up in that area and I miss being able to head up there on the weekends.


GEAR: 5D Mark III, 7D, 24-105L, 16-35 F/4L, 50 f/1.4, 100-400L II, 100 f/2.8 macro, Zeiss 21mm f/2.8, 1.4X III, Sigma 14mm F/1.8 Art

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Joe ­ Ravenstein
Goldmember
2,338 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Mar 2010
Location: E Tx
     
Oct 04, 2011 08:39 |  #5

Great shot of a new resident to the GSMNP!! They "imported" the elk about 6 years ago, it appears they they are settling in. I stll lived in east Tenn when they were introduced


Canon 60D,18-55mm,55-250mm,50mm compact macro, AF ext tubes. Sigma 8-16mm uwa, 18-250mm, 85mm F1.4, 150-500mm

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
rcarpenter3d
Mostly Lurking
14 posts
Joined Oct 2011
     
Oct 04, 2011 09:28 |  #6

Wonderful shot. It the lip curl a defensive posture?


Pixel Perfect Photography L.L.C. (external link)
Cheap Art-Abstract Art-Art for Sale-Modern Art-Wall D├ęcor-Landscape Art-Original Art-Art Pictures-Prints for Sale-Photography-Photography Blogs-Buy Picture-Nature Artwork-Modern Artwork-Macro Photography (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
huntersdad
Goldmember
4,612 posts
Likes: 215
Joined Nov 2008
     
Oct 04, 2011 12:00 |  #7

PM sent to you Bob for a little info or guess work.

Great shot, too!


Facebook (external link)

http://WWW.BLENDEDLIGH​TPHOTOGRAPHY.COM (external link)
1DxII x 2 / 24-70L II / 70-200L II / 85 1.4L / 300 II / AD600Pros

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
drevilsmom
Goldmember
Avatar
1,100 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Apr 2008
Location: Miami, FL
     
Oct 04, 2011 19:26 |  #8

rcarpenter3d wrote in post #13203276 (external link)
Wonderful shot. It the lip curl a defensive posture?

No, the lip curl is actually called flehmen, and is used to bring molecules into the vomeronasal organ in the roof of the mouth. It allows for detection of all sorts of scents, and is particularly used to determine if a female is in estrus. So basically the bull was trying to determine if a nearby female would be interested in his advances.


Elizabeth

40D and modded 20D| 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS | nifty fifty | assortment of pentax lenses with adapter
CG-5GT | AT102ED

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Maureen ­ Souza
Ms. MODERATOR     Something Spectacular!
Avatar
33,149 posts
Gallery: 7 photos
Likes: 4126
Joined Feb 2005
Location: Central California
     
Oct 04, 2011 19:51 |  #9

Ahhh, I love Rut season. Beautiful capture.


Life is hard...but I just take it one photograph at a time.

5DMK4
7DMK2
Canon Lenses: 50/1.4, 135/2.0, 100-400mm II, 24-70/2.8 II

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
bhowdy
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
Avatar
686 posts
Gallery: 31 photos
Likes: 499
Joined Jan 2008
Location: east Tennessee
     
Oct 04, 2011 20:21 |  #10

Thanks for the comments everyone .... And Mom, thanks for explaining the lip curl much better than I could have.


Bob
East Tennessee, USA

My Full Gear List - My Photo Galleries (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Tom ­ Reichner
"I am a little creepy"
Avatar
13,583 posts
Gallery: 146 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 3776
Joined Dec 2008
Location: Omak, in north-central Washington state, USA
     
Oct 06, 2011 00:05 |  #11

Really nice lip curl image, Bob. Love seeing those teeth!


"Your" and "you're" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one.
"They're", "their", and "there" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one.
"Fare" and "fair" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one. The proper expression is "moot point", NOT "mute point".

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
adams_aj
Member
Avatar
119 posts
Likes: 2
Joined Jan 2011
Location: NC. U.S.A.
     
Oct 06, 2011 12:56 |  #12

Hey, I'm going to be staying in Bryson City, NC around Thanksgiving. What advice can you lend me about where to go and what to shoot? Thanks in advance!


In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is--Yogi Berra

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

2,090 views & 0 likes for this thread
GSMNP Elk
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment Wildlife 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is sam729
2405 guests, 338 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.