Jul 25, 2007, 09:39 AM
Buff....Tatonka....A line from the movie Dances With Wolves.
Jul 25, 2007 09:39 AM
Jul 25, 2007, 09:44 AM
Gypsyheart~ Queen of Rust
Nice ....I liked that movie!
I go a great distance,while some are considering whether they will start today or tomorrow
Jul 25, 2007, 09:44 AM
Nice shot, don't get any closer, he looks
ready to charge !!
fossil hunter Indian Artifact collector MDer Antique collector
Jul 25, 2007, 10:03 AM
those are beautiful!
Jul 25, 2007, 10:15 AM
Those are great pics of some majestic critters
Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Jul 25, 2007, 07:39 PM
It amazes me how they can put a big animal like that on the back of a small nickel
Jul 25, 2007, 07:41 PM
That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much....... Robert Lewis Stevenson
Jul 25, 2007, 10:27 PM
At least its an old pull tab!
Jul 25, 2007, 10:33 PM
Yes they do!
Originally Posted by BigRon
Jul 25, 2007, 11:45 PM
In Vermont my next door neighbor had a heard of beefalos (shaggy looking cows for sure) and flock (guess) of emus the meat on both was low cholesterol
Buff are mean animals but like cows are stupid which makes em dangerous----
Jul 26, 2007, 12:10 AM
I learned this crazy (but true) fact from a Bison rancher here In Montana...
Originally Posted by bill gent
He says that (while not often) sometimes when he is in pasture with these beasts they decide they are going to charge him.
Key to surviving the charge is to wait until the last possible moment before simply stepping aside and letting the animal run by.
Apparently, they get a heading and distance on your location, charge straight at you, and prior to arriving bow their head as if to ram
you with it (which they will gladely do - killing you straight away I'm sure if they hit).
If you can wait for them to bow their head (without pissing your drawers) you can simply step aside and they just keep running by, no doupt wondering when the heck they will hit you. Giving you enough time to plan your next move... I guess. LMAO
I did NOT put this theory to the test. Those things used to derail trains in the late 1800s!
Jul 26, 2007, 03:19 AM
Those are some very nice pictures. Very sharp and clear.
(I always like to ask) What camera did you use for the pics?
Ray S ECenFL
Wolf Pack Member
Jul 26, 2007, 09:29 AM
Jim it's true. We had a white face cow that got a kick out of charging you, it took me a while to be able to just stand there. She was a mean one. Great pictures Ron, unbelievable the area you live in, and the shots you get!
A kind word echos for eternity
Jul 26, 2007, 09:32 AM
LOL Jim, I would probably get run over cause I don't think I could stay still. I use a long lens and stay behind the heavy duty electric fence used to keep these animals confined.
Originally Posted by Montana Jim
Appreciate Your input Jim,
Jul 26, 2007, 09:35 AM
Originally Posted by Ray S ECenFL
I use a Canon 300D, these were taken with a canon 400mm 5.6L lens.
Thanks for kind words,
Jul 26, 2007, 09:42 AM
After being reminded by Montana Jim's post about the train derailings I am even MORE impressed with the pictures AND the thought behind staying behind the fence! I am still amazed at the photos you took....incredible!