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Apr 28, 2013 15:55 |  #16

excellent shot!


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Apr 28, 2013 20:10 |  #17

Beautiful shot. Makes me wish I was up there again. Thank you for sharing.


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Apr 29, 2013 11:20 |  #18

Wow!! thats an exceptional shot.. soooooo close!




  
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May 02, 2013 13:38 |  #19

300 mm and that low angle? Wow! Were you in a vehicle or on foot? The angle suggests on foot and the look being given suggests you are crazy if so... LOL! Great capture!




  
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May 02, 2013 13:41 |  #20

Awesome shot!

I bet the bear was just playing with a butterfly in the grass. :p


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Jul 22, 2013 01:02 |  #21

Been a while since I logged in last. So a big thanks to everyone for your comments. I should add that the bear approached and not the other way around. I was part of a group and the bear was much more interested in eating the sedge grass....fortunately. However, I think my heart rate was about 400 beats per minute. Well, it felt that way. :)


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Jul 22, 2013 01:09 |  #22

Wow very nice. You take that short, very nice job. only 300mm focal length for the short. That is crazy. You are a very brave man. The picture is great. Thank you for sharing this with us.




  
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Jul 22, 2013 13:41 |  #23

I see the tension. Nice shot!


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Jul 24, 2013 00:46 |  #24

Nice detail in the claws and eyes and like the composition. Looks a little green on my monitor though.


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Jul 24, 2013 07:01 |  #25

Very, very cool image.


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Jul 24, 2013 09:47 |  #26

So tell me, how fast did you run, after taking that shot..

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Jul 24, 2013 18:32 |  #27

awesome shot!!




  
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Jul 25, 2013 23:09 |  #28

Thanks boys and girls. So to clarify a few things about this shot:

This was indeed taken with a 300mm f2.8 lens on a 7D. And yes, too close under most circumstances. However, she approached us and there was no where to run to. Not that I'd run from a bear anyway. Hallo Bay in Katmai is essentially a huge open area by the shore. The bears come to eat the sedge grass. They are quite accepting of humans. HOWEVER, there are certain rules that MUST be followed. And this is where you're qualified guide comes in. For this shot, I was lying on the ground using my backpack as a bean bag.

When I photograph bears on my own, I do so from my vehicle. For my sake and the bears sake. Too many bears are destroyed due to human errors. I've seen people get out of their cars and walk to within 15 feet of a sow with two cubs. Not smart. One needs to be very careful with these beautiful animals. :)

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