Bison Mother © jrp

J. Ramón Palacios (jrp)
 Camera  Nikon F5 on Manfrotto 440 CF tripod with Markins M10 ballhead
 Lens & Filter

80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR Nikkor with Hoya S-HMC Circular Polarizer

 Aperture f/5.6
 Shutter speed  1/30 second
 Film & ISO Fujichrome Velvia 100F Professional at rated ISO 100
 Date September 2003
 Location Lake Audy Bison Range
Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba Canada

The variety and abundance of the managed grasslands was most evidently successful, as the rough fescue was mixed with smooth aster, yarrow and goldenrod. I went as low as possible to catch it.
Imposing and splendid, the bison mother watched our every movement, protective of the herd and menacing. Therefore, we kept close but quiet and slow, as our guide admonished. I took off the flash and its Beamer from the lens bracket, just in case.
The light was marvelous through the viewfinder but getting dark, too much for Velvia 100. As we were about to leave under dark skies, the clouds open a little, as if right on top of the bison and I made this single handheld shot.