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Evergreen, CO ... just west of the Denver Metro area in the foothills. It was a very wet early summer. The mountains and foothills are painted a beautiful lush green which makes this beautiful expecting cow elk stand out. She gave me a few curious looks before bounding into the forest leaving me forever grateful for her pose. This too is a 5 frame handheld HDR photo. The alpenglow was developing and the elk were on the move. No time to grab the tripod. Knowing any camera movement could be software corrected in post processing there was no hesitation to capture this and one other scene via HDR.