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This young European Brown bear took off as soon as a large dominant male started to approach.
A large male can pose serious threat to young and cubs and I was lucky enough to capture this bear running straight down the lens to escape the open swamp area for the safety of the forrest.
Thanks for looking,
Lee

Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Lens:300mm prime
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:SPRINTING BEAR
Username:LeeFisher LeeFisher
Uploaded:21 Aug 2012 - 6:08 PM
Tags:Bear, European brown, Finland, Lee fisher, Running, Swamp, Taiga forrest, Wildlife / nature
Votes:39

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christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 3christinecilia vcard England
21 Aug 2012 - 6:12 PM

lovely action shot hope you got out the way great photo.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 6:24 PM

think I would be the one sprinting....Wink
great capture

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 3260 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 6:27 PM

Perfect focus............great action image...........SmileSmile

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 6:30 PM

Brill.

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LeeFisher
LeeFisher e2 Member 559 forum postsLeeFisher vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 6:32 PM

Thanks for the feedback Smile
I was safely tucked up in a shed when i took this. Nothing like a bit of shiplap to protect you from charging bears lol WinkWinkWink
Lee

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NigelKiteley
21 Aug 2012 - 7:15 PM

Brilliantly captured Lee!

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LeeFisher
LeeFisher e2 Member 559 forum postsLeeFisher vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 7:24 PM

Thanks Nigel, much appreciated Smile
Lee

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nutmeg66
nutmeg66  5 England
21 Aug 2012 - 7:33 PM

Must have been quite a sight - and well done for capturing it so well Smile

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LesF
LesF  8178 forum posts8 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 7:46 PM

Terrific


LesF

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 8:08 PM

Wonderful capture,
saeid

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rontear
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21 Aug 2012 - 8:17 PM

At full tilt Lee, splendid moment Smile
Ron.

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JuBarney
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21 Aug 2012 - 8:26 PM

Lovely well-timed capture.
Ju

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LeeFisher
LeeFisher e2 Member 559 forum postsLeeFisher vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 8:38 PM

Thanks to all the above for the comments and feedback on the shot,
Much appreciated,
Lee

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Snapitt
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21 Aug 2012 - 8:47 PM

Excellent image Lee. You have captured the bear beautifully. Well done!

Jane

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 9:25 PM

Lovely sense of movement and that eye contact is quite engaging...

Mike

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104246 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 9:27 PM

wow!...shots mere mortals dream of...sorry already used up my UA for this week, otherwise it certainly deserves recognbition SmileSmile

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fazzer
fazzer e2 Member 542 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 10:22 PM

superbSmile

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johnjo58
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22 Aug 2012 - 8:30 AM

Superb photo Lee, a great subject superbly presented
David

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alansnap
alansnap e2 Member 10529 forum postsalansnap vcard United Kingdom23 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 9:09 AM

A fine shot. You were fortunate to be in the right place, but you've made the best of it.
Alan

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Maiwand
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22 Aug 2012 - 9:11 AM

Superb shot Lee. First rate capture.
Ron

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LeeFisher
LeeFisher e2 Member 559 forum postsLeeFisher vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 12:51 PM

thanks to everyone for all the comments and clicks Smile
Lee

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