2020 "Snaps" Around Glacier National Park

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Looks to me like you may have captured an image of the elusive Bigfoot?!

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If this one doesn’t sell at the casino, can we talk?

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Looks to me like you may have captured an image of the elusive Bigfoot?!
OMG!!!!!!!!!! I think you may be right!
Does this mean I can charge triple? :D
If this one doesn’t sell at the casino, can we talk?
Of course, we can talk even if it doesn't sell. 8)

That said, all those prints are mounted on foam board and are just for display.
Anyone living out of town would/will have to buy an unmounted print---if they want a really large print.
Depending on the size, I'll ship large prints rolled up in a tube. Than you have to get it mounted, matted, framed, etc. yourself.
Shipping flat in a "box" is VERY expensive for large prints---in my opinion, but that's just my view. Check with your local UPS on shipping photos.
And you really DO NOT want to mount these big prints on cheap foam board like I have done here.
"Gator Board" would be a better choice for a simple mount.
Gator Board(Google it) is not terribly expensive and is light, but very rigid, and won't warp.

Prints that can be cropped to standard sizes 5x7(8x10 mat), 8x10(11x14mat), 11x14(14x18mat), I'll do myself.
I mat prints in Crescent 4ply white mats using Linco linen tape--taped such that the tape doesn't touch the image area.
Still can be spendy to ship, but again, that's just my opinion.

The aspect ratio of the Bearhat print is 3:1. The print in the pic is 12"x36" with a 2" border on the foam board.
So it can be made smaller e.g. 8"x24", 10"x30", etc.
That particular print could go as large as 14"x42" or probably 16"x48" and look great.
"Viewing distance" is a big factor on how good big prints look.
The big panos aspect rations are generally between 2:1 and 3:1.
The aspect ration just depends on how the image turned out after stitching and cropping.
Remember, I ain't no professional 8)

Again. probably more than anyone wants to know.
pete :wink:
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Attack of the Spruce Grouse! 8)

I was getting my gear together for a walk out to Avalanche Gorge for some pictures.
As I walked around my truck I almost stepped on this spruce grouse as it came from underneath by the rear tire.
It didn't seem afraid of me and went back underneath my truck.
A moment later I was standing by the open passenger door when I felt a "peck" on my boot. And there was that grouse right at my feet!
Watch the video. It ends with the attack!
This grouse also "attacked" a lady as she walked away from the grouse after having video'd it!
He actually flew up to waist high on her and came at her feet first!

Craziest thing I've seen in a long time.
I've known spruce grouse are not afraid of people for years. I've seen lots of them on hiking trails everywhere here in NW Montana. Sometimes you practically have to kick them out of the way when on a trail.
However I've never had one hang around like this one did, or come after me like he did.
This is a male grouse. They have those red patches.

3 minute video
https://youtu.be/zWdY7WzXqhI

He was just a few feet away for this pic.
ISO 200 f3.5 at 1/125second
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Under Jaybird waiting for a chance to peck my boot! :)
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ISO 250 f5.6 at 1/60 second
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For the "dead tree" fans. No "in body image stabilization" in my a6400.
However this shot looks ok taken hand held at ISO 200, f6.7 at 1/8 second.
My hands were freezing too! 8)
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Birds seem to be attracted to you....
The mountains are calling and I must go.

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calicotraveler wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:06 pm
Birds seem to be attracted to you....
Ha! It does seem so doesn't it? I just wonder why that grouse was sooooo agitated.

Yesterday was the nicest day we've had in over a week.
Unfortunately I had to work and wasn't able to get out until late in the day.

I managed to get this shot at the framing tree beach at 3:48pm.
The low sun obscured by thick(ish) clouds made for a diffuse light--no color.
6 image pano
ISO 100 f8 at 1/60 second 35.0 mm (52.0 mm in 35mm)
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I then drove down to Lake McDonald Lodge hoping for a nice sunset.
However, the cloud bank in the west prevented that from happening.
Sort of dark and moody at 4:39pm
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ISO 50 f8 at 1/10 second 24.0 mm (36.0 mm in 35mm)
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I know there was a grouse that attached Jen and her group a few years ago near goat haunt. I wouldn't let them get by on the trail. It was a pretty comical situation from what I heard.
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