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Sep 04, 2019 14:30 |  #1

This Black Bear showed up on our property at 1 PM today. And just a few days ago, a 62-year-old woman was killed by one on an island in Ontario waters, just 4.5 miles from our house! That one was dispatched.
However, I still dusted off the .357 magnum while taking these full-frame photos from about 20 yards. And I had one hand on the door knob as well! It was a poor blueberry crop this year, so it was no doubt here looking for acorns.


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Sep 04, 2019 17:32 |  #2

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This Black Bear showed up on our property at 1 PM today. And just a few days ago, a 62-year-old woman was killed by one on an island in Ontario waters, just 4.5 miles from our house! That one was dispatched.
However, I still dusted off the .357 magnum while taking these full-frame photos from about 20 yards. And I had one hand on the door knob as well! It was a poor blueberry crop this year, so it was no doubt here looking for acorns.
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Nice black bear photo Al. They seem to only come to my place after dark.ߘ


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Sep 04, 2019 18:01 |  #3

Nice shots, I don't think my 70-200mm lens would give me a safe working distance from a bear. :p




  
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Sep 05, 2019 07:40 |  #4

KT29 wrote in post #18921744 (external link)
Nice black bear photo Al. They seem to only come to my place after dark.ߘ

Thank you for commenting, Terry. I would agree that most encounters are after dark. I do think, though, that this time of year when they are trying to fatten up for winter that it's a 24-hour a day pursuit.

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Nice shots, I don't think my 70-200mm lens would give me a safe working distance from a bear. :p

Thank you for commenting, as well. I appreciate it. Actually, I have a 70-200 that I would have grabbed first, but it wasn't on my other body at the time. I had real trouble trying to squeeze this bear into the frame at only 20 yards. I'm just glad I fit him in decently in a couple. The other thing I'll say about Black Bears is that they are darned hard to expose for; they are so blasted black that it throws everything off.

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Sep 05, 2019 22:07 |  #5

Both beautiful shots. I love taking photos of bears.

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Sep 06, 2019 07:34 |  #6

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Both beautiful shots. I love taking photos of bears.

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Thank you for commenting, John. They really are magnificent animals and this one looked to be in great shape as well.


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Thank you for commenting, Terry. I would agree that most encounters are after dark. I do think, though, that this time of year when they are trying to fatten up for winter that it's a 24-hour a day pursuit.

Thank you for commenting, as well. I appreciate it. Actually, I have a 70-200 that I would have grabbed first, but it wasn't on my other body at the time. I had real trouble trying to squeeze this bear into the frame at only 20 yards. I'm just glad I fit him in decently in a couple. The other thing I'll say about Black Bears is that they are darned hard to expose for; they are so blasted black that it throws everything off.

Al

Agree with your plight on the exposure for bears. I go to Yellowstone Park now and then, and have the same problem with bison pictures. Being a duffer, my only solution is to bracket a lot, shoot in Raw, and hope for the best.




  
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Agree with your plight on the exposure for bears. I go to Yellowstone Park now and then, and have the same problem with bison pictures. Being a duffer, my only solution is to bracket a lot, shoot in Raw, and hope for the best.

Yes, and I also think that it's often difficult for the camera to grab a good focus on something with a lot of soft fur.


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