Brown Bear - British Columbia

Discussion in 'Nature' started by JimR, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. JimR

    JimR TalkEmount Regular

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    Mar 28, 2012
    Houston, TX
    Jim
    I ran across this brown bear in Kootenay National Park in British Columbia, Canada. It was just along the side of the road enjoying the dandelions and hardly paid us any attention. Finally it looked right at us. I used a NEX-C3 and the 55-210 e-mount lens for this close up.

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  2. lapdog99

    lapdog99 TalkEmount Veteran

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    Sep 3, 2011
    Colorado
    Be glad you weren't wearing yellow and green. Nice photo and the fur has great detail.
     
  3. Ray Vardy

    Ray Vardy TalkEmount Regular


    I dont see the hare (or is it in his mouth) ;)
     
  4. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
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  5. Bolampau

    Bolampau TalkEmount Veteran

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    Apr 22, 2012
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    Paul
    Excellent photo!
     
  6. Phoenix

    Phoenix TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Aug 25, 2011
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    Phoenix Gonzales
    If I saw one of these in real life I'd be torn between patting it on the head for being cute or run for the hills.
     
  7. dbmiller

    dbmiller TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2012
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    If I saw one of these in real life I'd be torn... in two. :)
     
  8. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Run!!

    A bit of background on this shot please.
     
  9. JimR

    JimR TalkEmount Regular

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    Mar 28, 2012
    Houston, TX
    Jim
    Davect01, we were driving through Kootenay National Park in British Columbia. This guy was about 15 yards off the road eating dandelions. We basically pulled up and stopped on the side of the road and I shot the photos out the window. I would have never gotten out of the vehicle being this close. The 55-210 did a nice job filling the frame from this distance. We saw several brown bear that day and a grizzly which I got some shots of from about 50 yards away.
     
  10. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    A fun day and a great opportunity.