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Bighorn Ram
Photographer: Dawn Wilson
Location: Empire, Colorado
Story: 
Fall is a great time of year to photograph bighorns. They are in the mating season called the rut. Males will clash horns, paw at each other and chase the females in a battle to dominate the breeding. But the rut of the 2013 season was a little more mellow than usual. So I tried some different techniques to photograph the rams, such as a panning technique on this big boy.
Digital Alterations: 
Adjustments to cropping, shadows and highlights, spot removal, noise reduction and sharpening.
Camera Information: Nikon D800, Nikon 500mm lens
Special Equipment: