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Ursus arctos horribilis for Annick

Ursus arctos horribilis for Annick
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Copyright: Evelynn Smith (Evelynn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2025 W: 741 N: 3285] (14454)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-13
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Canon 300mm f2.8 IS, @ ISO 400
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/680 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bear photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-28 16:42
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Annick asked for another bear shot so here one is!! This is another of the three two year old grizzly cubs we saw last spring. The three youngsters seemed so content to be following mom but the next day she started batting them around and headed north to Two Ocean Lake where a grizzly boar was spotted. So these guys were in for a rude awakening. The park rangers were concerned because the cubs hadn't really taken their lessons seriously enough. Fortunately they started off the summer fat and healthy.

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I for one am glad these animals don't think as humans. If they understood the way they are treated as almost political footballs in this country..I would be very much afraid of this one. The expression is one of grim determination...Long lens or not, I have seen what they can do to a passenger car:-) All images such as this, 'specially when technically super, are as important as finding color tine pan when out looking for Placer gold! Very nice Eve...actually...better than very nice..

Hello Evelynn. Very good shot in such a good pose of this bear. The sharpness and detail is brilliant for 300mmFL and the depth is very well metered. Thanks for sharing and best regards. Jusni

Hi Evelynn
I love these Bear shots. Just a fantastic job on all of them. Most of all this one because of the helpful hints you tolled Bob. LOL
Thanks for sharing

Hi Evelynn,
nice dedication.
Exellent pose from the boar, she looks onto your direction, also a low pov.


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-07-28 21:29]
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Oh Evelynn, what a great young fellow this one looks. But what a hard life he's going to have to learn in a hurry - as you said they 'were in for a rude awakening.'
I've been on holiday and was stuck inside the apartment with a tropical storm roaring outside, and I watched a super TV program on these bears. So your photo was posted at the right time for me to see.
Thank you for sharing

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-07-28 22:37]

Hi Evelynn.
What a nice meeting and impressive picture of a splendid animal. Great POV, pose of the bear and its glance. Surroundings are very nice and detailed excellently too. Well done and TFS.

Hi Evelynn, An excellent photo of this large-looking grizzly. Although only a cub, it sure looks powerful. Good clarity and colours as well as DOF. TFS. Murray.

Good grief, he looks quite adult to me. Hope I never encounter one in the wild. Great shot, capturing a quite intense look by the bear. Well done, Evelynn.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-07-29 3:22]

Hello Evelynn,
Wow, he's already a big boy with small eyes!!
I like his pose with the snow as a background. Great focus, nice light and colours in this fine composition.
TFS and cheers, Ulla

Hi Evelynn,

this is nice shot! bear looks really strong on this shot, nice pose, good view on surroundings, nice and sharp. You must be very brave to take such shots:).


Hi Evelynn,
Beautiful shot! It made me recall my meating with a grizzly in June. My hands were shaking so much that it took 1 minute to put my 300mm on the tripod. I really admire your bears photos, knowing the anxiety that this involves (for me).

Hi Evelynn,
There he is... my bear. Missed him a lot. Childhood trauma:-)
Horribilis ehh?
Thank you very much, Evelynn.
Well done;)

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-07-29 13:26]

Hi Evelynn. looks like one big cub to me i would not want to meet him in the open. But what a fine looking animal , which you have captured with fine detail in the fur. |I like the way he has his eyes on you . well done TFs.

Hi Evelyn

I really like this one, I think he's eying you as possible dinner. Great environment with the dried vegetation and patches of snow. The compositin is great, good eye contact, good sharpness and POV.
Great work, I assume you were in a car!


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-07-29 19:20]

Great shot Evelynn,
For being a cub this is sure one big fella.
Beautiful composition and wonderful capture for all to enjoy viewing. Must have been exciting being there with such a magnificent animal.

hello Evelynn

excellent shot of this wonderful bear, fine POV, DOF and framing,
excellent sharpness and details, and a superb eye-contact
of the bear with you, TFS


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-07-31 9:55]

Hello Evelynn,
If I were to take a shot of a bear I would like it like this one of a Grizzly. The technical aspects are great and the slightly wary pose and side lighting superb. The composition with the patches of snow and scrub is just right.
A great capture and thanks for sharing it,

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2008-07-31 12:31]

salut Evelynn
vos images nature sont très puissantes, on perçoit la sensation d'être si proche de la fauve sauvage. Superbe pov.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-07-31 12:43]

Hello Evelynn,
Excellent shot of this Bear.Great color,sharpness and Exposure.
Best regards Siggi

Beautiful portrait of this bear, very expressive to see him. Excellent work.
Best wishes,

Hello9 Evelynn,
This is another good one with nice closeness of the cub, looks very healthy and fat!
the image is sharp with nice colour and superb details
well done

Hi Evelynn, splendid Ursus in great pose, perfect focus and excellent sharpness, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hi Evelynn,
I'm amazed that you could get that close from those impressive animals! Was it taken from a car? Aren't they dangerous? I would love to see one of them someday... This is an impressive picture with interesting notes, good details and perspective. I'm glad to know that the little ones are healthy. Thanks,
Update... OK, I have read your replies to Bob and Chris and it aswered my questions. You are courageous lady Evelynn...

Very good shot in such a good pose of this bear.

hello evelynn,
annick will be delight for sure with this lovely dedication, this shot remind me of rob fry who posted a lot of animals with snow all around, well composed shot,
tfs & regards

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-08-07 7:57]

Hi Evelynn,
another awesome shot here, nice mid-stride pose and again that dry and dead setting is great. Good detail and spot on DOF too..very well done!

Dear Elevynn,
I agree with Bob; better than very nice :).

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-08-08 11:11]

What a beast! Thanks Evelynn for that great shot! At 300mm you were pretty near, Brrrr. Great image with a very good focus. Well done, thanks!


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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2008-08-12 19:18]

Bonjour Evelynn,

Incroyable prise.

Merci pour le partage.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-08-25 11:57]

Hi Evelynn

I can't believe how close you are to him. It is a stunning scene with the relaxed and unconcerned body pose. The details in the fur and eyes are wonderful. Lovely setting as well. What a wonderful sight.



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