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Grizzly's vs Salmon

 
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Oct 11, 2012 00:41 |  #16

Loved the video..... wowee, lots of awesome shots & great action.


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Oct 11, 2012 00:48 |  #17

Gorgeous images.

But then learn from Salmon and stay safe :)


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Oct 11, 2012 01:55 as a reply to  @ samsen's post |  #18

Wow those are great! I admire your courage and steady hand...;)


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Oct 11, 2012 07:30 as a reply to  @ post 15106317 |  #19

Thank you for all the comments.

We were up the first week in August and flew into a small lake in the Back County and hiked a half mile or so to the river. We lucked out on the weather, I think that was the only day it was not cloudy during our visit.

Earlier in the day the salmon were schooled up in some deeper areas and the bears were not having much luck catching. In the afternoon the salmon really began to run up stream sometimes running them self’s on to the rocks. At that point it was pretty easy picking for the bears. We saw the bear in #3 – 8 down about a dozen salmon in an hour and a half.


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Oct 11, 2012 08:22 |  #20

Great pictures and video.


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Oct 11, 2012 11:49 |  #21

TsPhotoSpot wrote in post #15106120 (external link)
This is what had caught the bears attention, he had no interest in us.

Another great pic! :)


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Oct 12, 2012 22:29 |  #22

TsPhotoSpot wrote in post #15113064 (external link)
The website link for Katmai Bears looked great but I am not sure I could handle the price tag.

I did a single day trip through Emerald Air Service (external link)and while they were very good I am not sure I would recommend them for someone who primary reason for going is photography. The thing that was good with our guide is they try to go where there will not be a lot of other people. It was not a problem for us, but the ability of the group you are with could impact you trip. The lake we landed on have a few tents that people were camping in tent which I am sure would lower the price on a multi-day trip. Not sure who the other group was, but our guide did seem to know them.

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Did you land at Moraine Lake? I was camping there with Dave Bachrach, AK Adventures, and I remember seeing a plane that said Emerald Air. I wonder if we were there at the same time?

I had to dig up the map to see where we were. We were there August 8th and landed in Crosswinds Lake, then walked a short distance to Moraine and Funnel Creeks. I am thinking this is the area you mean?

There was a another group of photgraphers there the same time we were. I posted of photo of the other photographers here. Maybe you are in the photo?


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Oct 13, 2012 18:52 |  #23

Super set!


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Oct 13, 2012 19:48 |  #24

TsPhotoSpot wrote in post #15115556 (external link)
I had to dig up the map to see where we were. We were there August 8th and landed in Crosswinds Lake, then walked a short distance to Moraine and Funnel Creeks. I am thinking this is the area you mean?

There was a another group of photgraphers there the same time we were. I posted of photo of the other photographers here. Maybe you are in the photo?

You jogged my memory. It was Crosswinds Lake and Moraine Creek. I was there Aug 1-4. Still going through all the shots I took. Looking forward to seeing more of yours.


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Oct 13, 2012 19:50 |  #25

beautifully captured.




  
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Oct 14, 2012 12:36 |  #26

Great shots and video. For constructive feedback, I could be wrong but to me some of the shots did look like they were a little over sharpened.

On July 13th my wife and I flew from Homer to Naknek Lake in Katmai Nation Park to photograph the bears at Books Falls. At first, I thought you had taken your shots at the same place but it appears you were at a different location. When we were at Books Falls the fish were not red. The red fish makes a nice contrast to the bears. Lots of great action shots and video. Our time on the ground was too short. Would like to go back again. Another good place to photograph bears is Hyder AK near the British Columbia border. You can drive to Hyder.

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Oct 14, 2012 18:13 |  #27

Canonada wrote in post #15121002 (external link)
Great shots and video. For constructive feedback, I could be wrong but to me some of the shots did look like they were a little over sharpened.

On July 13th my wife and I flew from Homer to Naknek Lake in Katmai Nation Park to photograph the bears at Books Falls. At first, I thought you had taken your shots at the same place but it appears you were at a different location. When we were at Books Falls the fish were not red. The red fish makes a nice contrast to the bears. Lots of great action shots and video. Our time on the ground was too short. Would like to go back again. Another good place to photograph bears is Hyder AK near the British Columbia border. You can drive to Hyder.

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Thank you for the comments, after i started looking at a few of the photos more i started to think a few were over sharpened. I am glad you confirmed that.

Our guide said he avoided Brooks falls because there tend to be a lot of people there.


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Oct 14, 2012 18:19 |  #28

philk54 wrote in post #15118613 (external link)
You jogged my memory. It was Crosswinds Lake and Moraine Creek. I was there Aug 1-4. Still going through all the shots I took. Looking forward to seeing more of yours.

So did you spend all your days photographing the bears? The photographers i saw were in a perfect position for the sun, but were in the same spot all day. I like being able to more around a little. Where you in the same spot all the day you were there? What were the logistics for food, sleeping ect?

I have more shots posted on my web page (external link).


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Oct 14, 2012 19:36 |  #29

We spent our time moving around the confluence of Funnel and Moraine Creeks. We stayed in tents that our guide had pitched at Crosswinds Lake. The guide took care of everything. He had the camp set up when we got there, provided all the food. He seemed to know a lot of the other guides and pilots that came in during our stay. By the way, our "group" was only two photographers and the guide. There was another larger group who set up camp just behind us.

I have posted more of my photos at www.flickr.com/photos/​philk54 (external link) You can see a picture of the campsite there.

I checked out your web page. Very nice. You have a lot of beautiful work there.


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Oct 15, 2012 15:48 |  #30

philk54 wrote in post #15122468 (external link)
We spent our time moving around the confluence of Funnel and Moraine Creeks. We stayed in tents that our guide had pitched at Crosswinds Lake. The guide took care of everything. He had the camp set up when we got there, provided all the food. He seemed to know a lot of the other guides and pilots that came in during our stay. By the way, our "group" was only two photographers and the guide. There was another larger group who set up camp just behind us.

I have posted more of my photos at www.flickr.com/photos/​philk54 (external link) You can see a picture of the campsite there.

I checked out your web page. Very nice. You have a lot of beautiful work there.

I looked at your photo link and you also have some nice shots, despite what it appears to be clouds and rain. The small group would be very nice. Did you like the length of stay? Too long, to short or just right?


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