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Copyright: Paul van Slooten (pvs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-10
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A700, Sony 300mm F2.8 G, Digital RAW 400, bean bag
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bear photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-03-05 0:50
Viewed: 4714
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Just a break from the birds...,this is a capture I made from a bearhide in sweden (www.outwild.se) last summer,I hope to visit the hide this year again in may or june,last years visit was great,had 7 close encounters with the eoropean brown bear,this one was real close and the light was reasonable good,the OOF right side is a tree the bear was passing,on the left side a tree was as well visible,but due to the vertical crop I could leave it out (original picture was Horizontal),I can say that I will never forget these close encounter,thanks for your time and visit and hope you like this capture.

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Salut Paul,
What a superb close up of a beautiful bear!!
Very fine details, superb natural colors.
Well done

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-03-05 2:20]

Hello Paul,
You are very brave and your photo of the bear head is excellent also like me green plants around his.
Regards, Pawel

Hola Paul,
Impresionante captura, en una bella composición, magníficos detalles, luz y color muy naturales, saludos
José Ramón

Hello Paul,
this is the uncommon and interesting portrait of bear! It is necessary to return tribute to courage of photographer! Great composition, colors and BG.

Best regards, Leonid

Hej Paul,
it's very nice to see a wild bear not taken from a zoo.
I remember your bear pictures last year and even the newspaper,
when you shared the hide with the reporter.
Pity about the OOF parts but when you have this meeting it doesn't matter, the picture is great.
The picture is sharp with fine details and it's well composed with a good POV.
I hope you have the same luck this year.
Well done.

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2009-03-05 7:38]

Hoi Paul,
Love it, great shot excellent details.
Great experience to see it so close.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-03-05 10:31]

Hallo Paul,
Ik kan me voorstellen dat je zo'n ontmoeting niet snel vergeet. Goede foto in uitstekende scherpte. Jammer van de waas over de rechterkant. De kop is in elk geval imponerend. Prachtig natuurlijke kleuren.

hello Paul

WOW ! what a superb portrait photography
of this wonderful wild animal the eoropean brown bear,
shot with fine POV, DOF and approriate vertical framing,
beautiful luminosity of the image, excellent sharpness
and details of the bear, and a lovely eye-contact with you,



Hi Paul,

That really must be something great to see something so big and really in the wild. Thanks for the note i will look into doing some of these trips once my girls are a little more older and can leave them with the wife for longs weekend away ;-) in the mean time its just zoo visits.

By the way I must have hit lucky the pictures I have from Jarvso/Jarvzoo is wanted by La Repubblica a national Italian newspaper. One thing to remember next time I go out and maybe for anyone else is that when they want some pictures try to get some others of the area you are in like old building, churches and other places of interest. Something i did not bother to much about and regret it now. Still I am hoping they will use some of the zoo pictures.

All the best Paul and still we must see if we can meet up one day. since we are close. Roll on Summer ehh!

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