Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Day 73 More Buffalo Fun!

I'm not feeling well today so I thought I'd post a few more photos from yesteday's buffaloes. If you thought 1 buffalo having a stare down with you is scarey, this photo shows three of them keeping an eye on me! Actually, there had been more looking at me, but I had trouble getting a nice shot of the whole bunch staring at me. I don't know how they communicate with each other, but slowly they reduced the size of their "guard" on me. Note the blurred buffalo image in the back right, slacking off on the watch and "frolicking" on its back in the snow and the mud!

This one shows the guy (or girl?) on the left snorting at me. Note to photographers: getting eye contact with buffaloes does not seem to be a problem.

I ran a EZ Action Vivid Pro on this photo to play with the color a bit. You can see the red tag on the buffalo on the left. Someone asked, and this IS a buffalo farm on the edge of the city. In the western part of the state, and at Teddy Roosevelt National Park, there'd be more buffalo roaming in open fields. This makes me want to watch "Runs with Wolves" again! Seeing buffalo move all en-mass is pretty amazing! It's like a flock of birds suddenly, rapidly, moving in unison (only bigger.)

20 comments:

Debbi said...

LOVE the action on the last one! Do you go to the Pioneer Woman blog? She runs actions like this a lot on her horses, cows, etc. and I think they look so awesome! Be sure to check her out. Love these fun photos, Angela! Hope you are feeling better.

Krystle said...

These are such cool shots. I like the action you ran.

Danielle said...

Love the 3rd one, the action you ran on it really makes the photo.

Christine said...

Cool how you caught their breath in the first 2! Cool action too.

Jeanette said...

Really cool! I like the action on the last one.

cari said...

Those are great and I love what you did on that last one!
Cari

Becky said...

I love the snorting steam, and the action works perfectly on that last shot. I thought of Pioneer Woman too! Hope you feel better soon!

Margaret said...

Wow! Love the colors in that last shot. Very nice. They do look a little threatening when they're making eye contact! YIKES!

pat said...

Angela, these are so cool! Love the action on the last shot with the color pop. Hope you feel better soon! Spring's coming, you have to be ready!

Tracie said...

I like the action on that last one too. Beautiful job!

April said...

awesome..i love that you can see the breath out of the noses. great shots.

Heather said...

Hi Angela,

Your photography just keeps getting better and better. Love it.

Amy said...

Oh, I love what you did in pp'ing the last one! These are great shots!

periwinkle eye images said...

I love your state, and your buffalos! Great photos. It makes me want to try to find ones I took when we visited there a couple of years ago. ML

Kristina said...

The color on that last one is great!

Val said...

Love the color on the last one

Jaime said...

oh my!! I wouldn't want to be anywhere near those guys! they look angry! great captures!

Gypsy Girl said...

Hope your feeling better today. They really do look scary expecially the one snorting.

Dawn said...

Your photos are just amazing!! These are no exception...hope you are feeling better!!
dewnie

Ljonezy said...

I love these pictures of the buffalo! Love how they were watching you. And you dog in the snow was fun also.