When it all falls into place

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Bison bull on a hillBison bull on a hill – Nikon D300, f6.3, 1/1000, ISO 500, -0.3 EV, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 200mm, natural light

I’ve wanted this image for quite some time, I had envisioned an American Bison on a hilltop with a clouds in sky for the background. Three days ago things finally fell into place, a bull on a hill top, good light, eye contact and a clouds in the background. This image is full frame and I almost had to take off the TC to fit him in at 200mm.

Sometimes it does all fall into place. I’m happy that it did.


P.S.: My mother is visiting me on her first trip to Utah, she is going to love it! I’ll be slow to view and comment on your blogs, thanks for understanding. Please feel free to share this post with your friends and family.


  1. Mia McPherson September 21, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Thanks Stu, Susan, Tammy, SeagullSteve, Tami, Syl, Maria, Jim, Beverly, Dave and Dan. I am very pleased with how this image turned out.

  2. Stu September 18, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Magnificent Photo of a Magnificent animal.

  3. Susan September 18, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Fantastic image Mia:)

  4. Tammy Karr September 18, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Incredible Mia…outstanding work!!!

  5. Seagullsteve September 18, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Jesus. Now that’s a picture.

  6. Tami Vogel September 18, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    It’s so perfect it looks like the bison is standing up against a backdrop 😀 Congratulations on checking it off your list, Mia!

  7. Syl September 18, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    He is magnificent..what else can one say..this is the American West..great job.

  8. M. Firpi September 18, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Monumental! I like the light, the eye contact, and how you filled the frame with him! Great image!

  9. Jim Braswell September 18, 2012 at 2:52 pm


  10. Beverly Everson September 18, 2012 at 7:01 am

    This is an absolute stunner!

  11. Dave Sparks September 18, 2012 at 5:45 am

    Terrific shot! Isn’t it great when conditions for a pre-envisioned shot actually occur?

  12. Dan Huber September 18, 2012 at 4:43 am

    Great shot Mia.

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