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a little close

Posted by
amy (Nanaimo, BC, Canada) on 12 November 2010 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

And so ends my bear series. Hope you enjoyed it. I do hope I'll have more next year... and better one's at that. Today's post is full frame, by the way... no cropping.

NIKON D300 1/60 second F/6.3 ISO 1600 750 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Michael Rawluk from Canada

Have you seen how fast they can run? You might be safe though. Those eyes look like he has been into the hooch.
This has been a terrific set of shots, Amy.

12 Nov 2010 5:37am

@Michael Rawluk: Yeah, I've seen how fast they can run! LOL!! But these guys we were shooting were definitely ready to go to sleep and were too focused on the fish. Not once did my little voices say we in any way shape or form in harm's way. It's all about respect. Thanks, Michael!! I hope to go back next year and get some more stuff.

Wolfen from Villefranche S/S, France

Waaoooh ! génial ce portrait !!
Belle animal !
Bon week end

12 Nov 2010 10:55am

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Yikes! A little too close indeed!!!

12 Nov 2010 3:22pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

nice close up :)

12 Nov 2010 9:44pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

i would think so (but you cheated)

13 Nov 2010 12:51am

@john4jack: LOL!! Seems that way with a lens that long but... he was only about 10-15 feet away which is pretty closel when it's a bear. ;-)

LauraS from Chico, United States

Well, he may be ready to go to sleep, but he is really BIG, and it looks like you are really close! I've really enjoyed this series!

13 Nov 2010 2:47am

Soheil from Tehran, Iran

nice photo

13 Nov 2010 9:17am

Helen from Melbourne, Australia

Oh Lordy me Amy!!! I can't believe you stayed around! I would have been out of there way before it got this close!

13 Nov 2010 10:27am

@Helen: Seriously, Helen, it was perfectly ok! You'd have loved it and not run off... really!!

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Fabulous. Great job Amy.

13 Nov 2010 11:24pm

Stu from Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

I'm with Helen. I'd have been out of there long before. Crackin' shot!

14 Nov 2010 2:21am

@Stu: Nah.... it's all about the shot! LOL!!

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Amy he looks quite intimidating to me! Your composition and the detail are fabulous!

14 Nov 2010 6:45am

Elliott from Nanaimo, B.C., Canada

wonderful capture,,,,where were they taken?

14 Nov 2010 11:54pm

@Elliott: Thornton Creek Fish Hatchery, Ucluelet. ;-)

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

that IS close

15 Nov 2010 4:43am

Gary from Cochise County, United States

Okay, Long lens or not. That's close. Great image though. Your my hero.

15 Nov 2010 10:22pm

@Gary: Awww shucks... ;-)

bronzebilly u.k. from Barry,Vale of Glamorgan, United Kingdom

Hey cutes..excellent bear series ,oh brave one,..nice action shots and plenty of detail....I wouldn't personally have got that close,even if the bugger was stuffed..!!!

19 Nov 2010 1:41am

1/60 second
ISO 1600
750 mm (35mm equiv.)