The Stare, originally uploaded by LeggNet.

Antelope Island, in Utah’s Great Salt Lake, is home to a free-roaming herd of over 500 North American Bison. This fellow became increasingly wary of my presence as I photographed him while he was grazing on the snow covered plane.

A capture like this can be a challenge to get the exposure acceptable. If I had followed my light meter’s suggested settings, the darkness of the bison face would be too much and the detail would be lost. I adjusted my lens opening to allow more light in to capture these details. The background snow loses most of its details, but the face is nicely represented.

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