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The goat doesn't appear to be quite in focus, but that could be due to it moving. Or it could be too small to see the detail on his face. It’s hard to say. It's pretty amazing to get this close a view of a wild Mountain Goat, anyway. And the fact that you caught him in this field of flowers is a major bonus. Even the light is pretty nice. I'd like more of the environment in front of him, to get a sense of where he's going. This composition gives it a very “frozen in time” feel. But, overall, I like it.
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Critique by TheCandleobra Jun 11, 2011, 8:50:35 PM
I love the sense of shear power you capture in the muscles of the goat. What a beautiful animal! To place that in a field of flowers is even more natrualistic. Raw nature. Beastly and sublime. Over all good job. I would like to see more of the goats face towards me. But I understand why you wouldn't.

I also would have went for a bit more depth of field but that would have been risky with a moving animal. You probably made a good decision to catch what you could and not take the risk. I wonder how close you would recommend getting to such and animal. What's safe?

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Sukkubas22 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist
Wow so powerfull OO
FilipePVasconcelos Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Is that goat on Steroids? o_ó
ringwraith10 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, this is one impressive looking goat!
MarsiaMS Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That goat is gorgeous :clap:
WindInTheCoffeeCup Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
I've never seen a shot of a Mountain Goat like this before. I've only seen photos of them on the sides of mountains. This is very beautiful.
smimley Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
.. o-o wtf? Lol. It's like the body of a bear with the head and legs of a goat.. This is amusing. xD
Riordanfan13 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Student General Artist
It looks like a bear AND a goat combined.
Good photography skills, though.:D
Domice Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that's pretty fricken scary if it charged you
mattTIDBALL Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, i was a bit leery
kkuffnerphotos Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is absolutely amazing. You really captured the magnificence of this animal, while also contrasting it against the softness of the flowers. Very well done.
zemimsky Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
is it me or does he look quite impressively huge ?
RealTimeBrush Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Amazing picture a beautiful setting along with that rather strange and fantastical looking goat. It makes a wonderful picture.
Merhlin Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
Hope he's not hangin' on someone's wall right now. It's nice to see one that's not shedding and shaggy looking. I think everything you did here was just right, depth of field etc. The slight blurring of chin whiskers I would account to as head movement and it just adds to the reality of the photo.
gigi50 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW hes a nice big one
great photo :w00t:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Stellar. Way to be in the right place! :)
SanAdria Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
What a beautiful creature! Nice picture.
Coffin13thDoll Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
I've never seen this goat.... ever in my life! is it real? sorry for the stupid question, I'm just shocked! O.O
mattTIDBALL Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
haha...yeah he's real....glad you like!
Nexu4 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
great shot, never saw this wild animal in a flower field, i Love it :dalove:
Myronavitch Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
Glacier N/P is one of my favorite places on this earth.
I think this candid photo captures one of it's creatures quite well
in her mid day stole across one of those high meadows looking for
something tasty to munch on.

Being slightly out of focus adds to the feeling of movement of this
healthy looking high mountain creature for me.
megstiel Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Student General Artist
That's a big ass goat.
Akira-chan95 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks so cool and fluffy and soft owo XD I want to touch it
Wytch1 Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such a magnificant animal, a shame the shot wasnt sharper. Still its a great image :clap:
vanillaswan Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
Eye catching photo! Sweet, soft flowers and a robust goat, great contrast!! :)
mattTIDBALL Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah i wish it was a bit more crystal clear but that 200mm lens isn't the greatest....thanks!
broshsara Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
Great capture!!!!!
Raawse Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
omg... it's big. O-O
The-Crash-Mountain Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Uou, a really musculated goat!

mattTIDBALL Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks....yeah i was alone in the mountains and didnt really know if these gus were dangerous or not....he came right up to me after this shot was aken
The-Crash-Mountain Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It should have been dangerous... and exciting! Good work!
lielovecupcake Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is the first time I see a mountain goat, we would say a mixture of goat and horse
Addael Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
That's an awesome animal ! Nice shot !
Gurkmix Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
WOW how muscular o.O Still cute :meow:
LittleTemper Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
That is the buffest goat I have ever seen
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