Having a little fun with today’s post and putting up a photograph of a Yellow-bellied Marmot, resident occupants of Olmsted Point in Yosemite National Park. These guys are the size of small dogs (or very large cats) and are curious enough to sit still for photos. This quizzical looking Marmot is trying to figure out if I might drop some crumbs by accident or cause it harm. I did neither and it was quite content ambling about over the granite, eventually walking out of sight.
As with photographs of people and wildlife, what is most important is focusing on the eyes. If the eyes are visible and are unfocused, it ruins even the best lit and compose photographs.
Folks here in the States are probably preparing for Super Bowl parties, which is almost a holiday in itself. Last week was Groundhog Dog, a most weird and random holiday if there ever was one. So I’ll keep this post light-hearted and quick!
My other posts from Olmsted Point and the immediate vicinity:
- Icicles, Shadow, Granite, Plant
- Post Trip Recap: Bishop Creek Fall Colors 2011-Oct-01 (Half Dome Alpenglow photos at the end of the post)
EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center weighted metering mode, 200mm, ISO 100, 1/125 sec, f/6.3
Yellow-bellied Marmot, Pine, Granite. Olmsted Point, Tioga Pass, Yosemite, California. July 09, 2011. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.