Goat! / by Strain

About a month ago, I wrote in one of my posts that I never see any wildlife in the field, and had to settle on shooting spiders instead. Well, today I got lucky and happened upon an elusive mountain goat, but I sure wish I had a longer lens for wildlife shots. The first image is a 3 megapixel crop; the second, 6. Please, Pentax... hurry up with that DA* 300 4.0 (and send one my way...)!

Soon after taking these photos, the goat saw me and vanished over the edge of a cliff. I should've taken a photo of his hoof prints afterwards, trailing off over what seemed to me to be a death drop to the Ted Morris valley below...

Both photos taken with my K10D / DA 50-200, converted from PEF in Lightroom