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Uploaded: 09/03/07 9:10 PM GMT
King of the Mountain
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Tada! My first image with my new Canon XTi. And a (rented) Canon 24-105mm L lens....oh how I want to own one for just $1100! Just got back from a climb of Mt. Whitney, the tallest mountain in the lower 49 states. At the summit, 14,496 feet, sat this guy, waiting for the hundreds of climbers who come every day to drop stray peanuts and raisins, or even worse, stray more than a few feet from from their backpacks loaded with snack food. Looks like he does well with this strategy...And while I love positive comments, I also welcome criticism, as I am always trying to become a better photographer.

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::KonaBonn
09/03/07 10:17 PM GMT
HI Jon,

welcome back! I'm sure that you had a great time! Thanks also for sharing the King with us in his beautiful kingdom. I hope that you get the lens you want! Good Work!!

KonaBonn
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::fogz
09/03/07 10:28 PM GMT
Wonderful shot Jon! you captured this little guy perfectly! ...and hope you enjoy your new camera - I have the XT model and would like to upgrade to the Xti - if this is your first shot, then there will be plenty great photos to follow.
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::jswgpb
09/04/07 12:02 AM GMT
and a stately king he is too. :)
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.cjperisho
09/04/07 1:42 AM GMT
Delightful capture, I love it. I think having a longer depth of field to bring the mountains in the background into focus would make it even better than it already is!
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.TrailGypsy
09/04/07 2:18 AM GMT
Great marmot shot...I love these guys...I see them on almost every hike around here. Your DOF is terrific. I, too, have the Canon Xti and I'm enjoying it very much! :)
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To linger in the observation of things other than the self implies a profound conviction of their worth. Charles-Damian Boulogne
.Mythmaker
09/04/07 2:35 AM GMT
Hey Jon,
Loved the little fella. I'm guessing you cropped/framed it this way to capture the contrast between his size and the size of his environment? The balance is great. Looking at it with my other hat (animal lover not photographer) I wanted to see more of the animal. lol.
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::phasmid
09/04/07 5:57 PM GMT
I think you did a fine job on this. I wouldn't change a thing, except when you buy that lens, you can buy one for me too!! Just PM me and I'll give you my street address !! ;P

♥PJ 005

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+mayne
09/08/07 2:15 PM GMT
Great composition and profile of the marmot. The off center works much better. Great work:-)
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.chuqito
04/15/09 5:47 AM GMT
such a great hike hope you got some amazing pictures and had a great time
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