Canon EOS 5D II; Canon EF200-400mm +1.4 +1.4 @ 784mm; Gitzo tripod; RRS BH-55; RAW capture: f/16 @ 1/180 sec, ISO 640; Auto exposure, AV mode; Centerweighted-average metering; Manual WB
Following a day of shooting in the Patriarch Grove of the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, I was following a colleague down the mountain. Suddenly he stopped along the roadside, grabbed his camera and began to trudge out into the meadow. I stopped to ask what he saw and he replied "Campito." I had never heard of this animal. As my friend continued out into the meadow (he only had a medium telephoto lens and thus needed to approach more closely) he explained a bit about the horse. Campito, the wild horse of the White Mountains, has been spotted in this meadow for the past 20 tears, always alone. Campito, like all animals, only allowed my colleague to advance until he encroached upon the border of his Flight Zone. I had my longest telephoto plus a second 1.4 Extender so I did not need to approach the horse. I was able to make a series of shots while his face was fully visible before he turned around to move away from my colleague.