Saturday, September 20, 2008

Stalking the beast

So I'm always looking to capture a new creature to post for you. Now I have seen many Elk in my time here in bend but have yet to have my camera with me.



So this morning as I arrived at my favorite photo spot I could hear a bull Elk calling in the distance. I thought good I have my camera I can get the shot. So I started stalking the beast.



I know this area like the back of my hand, every stick and every rock. I worked my way down wind of this great beast, then I started working towards it. Now if you have never heard an Elk call, Its a high pitched whistle. Not what you would expect to come from a beast that weights in around 800 to 1.200 pounds.



I could tell this mighty beast was about a 1,000 yards away and up the hill. So I made my way as fast and as quite as I could. As I got closer I could tell it was in a clearing just over a ridge. I crept up slowly behind a tree at the edge of the clearing, Camera at the ready. slowly moved around for the shot and..........



You ask, where is the picture?

I know what your thinking. No film in the camera...No who uses film now day's.

No memory stick then... No had a 2 gig stick in and it was empty.

Battery was dead? ... nope I had just charged it last night.

The mighty Elk ran away to fast for me to get the shot snapped..... come on you really didn't think that did you?





So why then, why is there no picture of this beast in my post.... WELL





It was 2 guy's practicing for an up coming Elk hunt....



Go figure!! Sorry readers maybe next time.

11 comments:

diana said...

lol. hilarious. keep trying.

i love going up into the mountains and watching the elk. and i love their bugling. i think it's beautiful.

DJ Kirkby said...

Hah! You big tease!

Giggle! said...

LOL! YOu should join the camera critters team. Heaps of Bloggers are doing it!

I'd love to, but I'm not much of a photographer! xx

Midlife Slices said...

From the beginning I thought it was a call your were hearing instead of the real thing. I'm so smart. LOL But way to keep me in suspense anyway. :)

Lena said...

lol.. i wish there was some pic though :D

Thanks for stopping by my blog or rather blackboxing by :)

Practically Joe said...

You could have at least shot the two guys ... with the camera of course.

Casdok said...

Ha ha! Yes maybe next time!

MightyMom said...

well, that sucks!!

hello and thanks for stopping by my place! please come on back!!

Gabriele said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and the good wishes for my grandson.
His name is Henry Gabriel.
love the pictures of the chip munks below the beutiful Bucks.

Wennie said...

Hey Ken,

I do have a personal blog, its www.mapsanddistances.blogspot I wanted to thank yuo for your comment on my hope blog. It does mean a lot to me. :)

catscratch said...

Doh! Now that's a funny story.