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Black Bear

Black Bear
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Copyright: shelley penner (shyanni) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 41 N: 163] (840)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-17
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ20, Lumix Teleconversion 1.5X
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-07-18 13:00
Viewed: 3633
Points: 6
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My friend and I visit the local bird sanctuary every Tuesday. Yesterday, as we walked back toward the car, she suddenly said, "There's a bear!" I looked up and I scanned the scene. I spotted a large black head above the tall grass. "Oh, there it is," I said. but my friend replied, wide eyed, 'No, not that one. It was a cub, right there," and she pointed to a log not more than twenty feet away. Gulp! That means that big one I saw was Mama Bear!. But she was already moving away in an unhurried manner, having seen, heard and probably smelled us. I quickly moved into position and snapped a series of shots as she strolled away and disappeared into the tall grass of the estuary.

See Workshop for another view of her.

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-07-19 13:53]

Very nice. She looks content as she sloushes through the water. Very good composition. Color tones on the bear look very natural.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-07-19 14:07]

Hi shelley. A nice compostion. have never seen one in the wild. not that we get them in england. good colours .well done TFs.

Hi Shelley,
How common is it to come across a bear in British Columbia? We have a growing population of Brown Bears (Ursus arctos) in Finland and we are taught that every encounter with it is dangerous. On the other hand it avoids people and encounters are quite rare. A photo like yours is almost impossible without photographing it by its carrion.

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