|Hooks Through the Leaves|
|Hooks Running off a Spike Bull|
|Herd Bull "Hooks" in Motion|
Here is another picture of Hooks in motion. Again the legs are key. Another feature of this is his head is lowered a bit. Running bull elk lower their heads and tilt their heads back to streamline their antlers. When they run through brush, this is the only way they can avoid getting tangled up. Note that in this composition, there is "negative space" in front of Hooks. This an absolutely standard way of expressing movement. Note his legs are in motion too. If they were straight as table legs it would be much less effective. When I do my post-shoot editing, I look for leg positions when deciding what pictures to keep. This is a small thing that matters a lot.