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Here is another one from Caitol Reef, and another one with some of the deer I saw during my first evening there. When I see wildlife, I generally always want to break out the telephoto or super telephoto lens and get up close and personal with the animal, filling the frame with their face or body. There is nothing wrong that approach; it is essentially wildlife photography in its purest form. But it is also limiting in a way if it is your only focus.
Here, after getting my telephoto shots, I made an effort to try to capture the wildlife in a wider angle view, showing it in its surroundings rather than removing them as per normal. The deer shown here was posed impressively in front of one of the massive domes within Capitol Reef, so I placed him in the bottom of the shot to show him and the awesome landscape. He was also looking right at me, adding some drama. I'm still very much an amateur so I always feel unsure how well these concepts work, but I think it's always good to try new things with your photography. at Capitol Reef National Park