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vcottman Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Mon 26-Aug-13 01:16 AM
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"Intensifying the Action"


Denver, US
          

Late last week I was out with the moose as the preliminaries for the rut began. These young bulls were truly testing each other for the attention of the nearby cow.

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"Rack 'em" 1/250@f4


"A Left to the Antler!" 1/200@f4


"Smooch" 1/125@f4

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cwils02 Gold Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2012Mon 26-Aug-13 03:29 AM
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HIXSON, US
          

>>"Late last week I was out with the moose "<<

Vaughn, Are these moose just out in your backyard? I have gone many places known for moose, but I have never seen one in the wild. I've even found antlers, but no moose. Not even at Moose Falls in Yellowstone, Not even at the Moose viewing area at the Grand Teton NP.

Thanks for the post. It gives me hope that one day...

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vcottman Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Tue 27-Aug-13 04:05 AM
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Hi Charlie,

This has been an exceptional year for moose photography in Colorado. On both sides of the continental divide people are getting outstanding shots of bull moose. I hope it continues thru the rut!

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Biker Bill Gold Member Nikonian since 01st Nov 2009Mon 26-Aug-13 11:35 AM
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Looks like the winner got the kiss. Always enjoy your photo Vaughn.

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vcottman Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Tue 27-Aug-13 04:07 AM
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Thank you very much Bill. Greatly appreciated. BTW, a kiss is all he got


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Very nice. That had to be a awsume experience. Nice job.

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vcottman Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Tue 27-Aug-13 04:11 AM
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Denver, US
          

Thank you Tom! It was an unforgettable experience.

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Vaughn: great shots as per usual. For some reason, these moose look familiar. Rich

  

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vcottman Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Tue 27-Aug-13 04:12 AM
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They should! I believe one tried to kiss you.

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Great shots... thanks for sharing.........

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vcottman Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Tue 27-Aug-13 10:19 PM
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Thank you very much for looking and commenting.

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vcottman Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Tue 27-Aug-13 04:14 AM
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Thank you Dave.


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Great shots as usual. Wish I cold be there with you. When I was in Rocky last week,they were not this aggressive. What a difference a week makes.

Love the "reward" shot at the end. To bad this guy won't be a contender when the real action starts.

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vcottman Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Tue 27-Aug-13 04:17 AM
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Hi Larry,

Absolutely, a week can make a big difference. Yea, this guy had better enjoy the kiss, that will be the extend of his rutting pleasure.

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Nice shots. Is that a green tag in one's ear? If so, your Fish & Wildlife Department may be tracking him.

  

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Great shots. I just moved to Colorado and cant wait to get a shot of a moose. Last time you gave me great advice to get the Elk in Estes Park. So were do you go for moose. I am going to ask my husband to take me this weekend.
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Thank you Francine. I will send you a message.


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vcottman Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Thu 29-Aug-13 03:15 AM
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Thank you for looking and commenting. Yes that is a tag in his ear.


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Hi Vaughn.

Great captures! Sounds like you are having a great year for Moose.

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Thanks Jim, It has been an exceptional year for moose in Colorado!


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Great shots of some great subjects Vaughn!

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Thank you very much Al!


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Jackson, US
          

A terrific set Vaughn, those guys are stirred up. I'm looking forward to seeing more rutting shots from the mountains.

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Nice series of shots. Is it unusual to see the bulls sparring this way when their antlers are still in velvet?

Honestly, I didn't realize there were moose in Colorado. I should have, but it never dawned on me. I've seen plenty of moose in Yellowstone but, in recent trips, they have been hard to find.

Wish we had them in Florida.

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vcottman Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Sat 31-Aug-13 04:58 AM
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Denver, US
          

Hi Oscar,

Thanks for looking and commenting. Yea, it seems the bulls are beginning to spar a bit early this year, they usually wait until their velvet is, at least sloughing. Moose were re-introduced in Colorado in the '70s. Since then they have proliferated throughout the state. They are fun to observe and photograph.

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vcottman Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Sat 31-Aug-13 04:37 AM
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Denver, US
          

Thank you very much Tom. Yep the juices are definitely flowing!


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