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Well, some of you probably remember similar pictures from about a year ago, because this is the time of my yearly fishing trip to Alaska with my dad.

This was taken at Brooks Falls in Brooks Camp Alaska. I really like how all three bears are so intent on that single fish.

And the fish is so obviously thinking, just like last year... Damn

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Sigma SD10 | Sigma 70-300mm APO DG | f5.6 | 1/400s | ISO 100

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Title:Welcoming Party
Username:BenF BenF
Uploaded:16 Jul 2006 - 1:46 PM
Tags:Alaska, Bear, Brooks, Falls, Fish, Grizzly, Jump, Katmai, Sockeye, Sports / action, Wildlife / nature
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blueorchid
16 Jul 2006 - 1:48 PM

Great timing and framing. It looks so cold !!
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Paul

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RichardRH  829 forum posts United Kingdom
16 Jul 2006 - 1:48 PM

Great shot, great title.

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barrovian
barrovian e2 Member 10162 forum postsbarrovian vcard United Kingdom
16 Jul 2006 - 1:49 PM

Movement in the water, anticipation in the bears and the fish in mid air all go to make a cracking photo.

Pete

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X5DJM  826 forum posts England
16 Jul 2006 - 1:53 PM

Spot on..Nice one..

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84284 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2006 - 1:53 PM

I love these bear shots. I like this one especially because of the fish! Brilliant.

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tull
tull  11181 forum posts United Kingdom
16 Jul 2006 - 1:54 PM

Remarkable capture Ben that deserves far more attention.

Mark.

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Miles Herbert
16 Jul 2006 - 2:02 PM

Good image...

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Gavin  9
16 Jul 2006 - 2:08 PM

Very Good
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UserRemoved
16 Jul 2006 - 2:13 PM

Right place, right moment. Excellent.
John

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Taya
Taya  8 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2006 - 2:34 PM

This is for real?? It's a truly amazing capture. It's so perfect, the framing, the tone and everything else! I wish I took this!

Amazing!

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Dennie
Dennie  9260 forum posts United Kingdom
16 Jul 2006 - 2:36 PM

Out standing, amazing all them kinda words dont some up what a great image this is . The timming is brilliant to catch the fish
out of the water when the bears are moving down. They them selves look on a slipery slop so to pull it altogether into this one great pic. WOW. Lovely presentation as well. Denise x

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robway e2 Member 9317 forum postsrobway vcard Wales
16 Jul 2006 - 2:37 PM

Beautiful timing and superb wildlife shot.
John

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youmightlikethis e2 Member 121015 forum postsyoumightlikethis vcard Scotland
16 Jul 2006 - 2:38 PM

stunning photograph

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  10121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2006 - 2:49 PM

Excellent wildlife action capture, nice touch of humour to it.

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Didn't have the pleasure of seeing the ones from last year, but this is NG-quality.
Expected the large version to be a disappointment, but on the contrary, it is even so much better.
Congrats and thank you for sharing this. As Mark said... remarkable and worthy of every prize in the book

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RuudBlok  8
16 Jul 2006 - 2:54 PM

Super great profesional nature shots
RuudBlok

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dionne
dionne  1029 forum posts United Kingdom
16 Jul 2006 - 2:55 PM

A truly amazing shot - excelent detail and very well composed - love the presentation too!!

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2006 - 2:58 PM

Outstanding image, this is one of the best nature shots i've seen on Epz.

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JohnDyer
JohnDyer e2 Member 867 forum postsJohnDyer vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2006 - 3:08 PM

very well caught - you and the bears
John

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Cheesegrater
16 Jul 2006 - 3:10 PM

Love it, brilliant!
Kev

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jage  11 Wales
16 Jul 2006 - 3:33 PM

Wow, absolutely STUNNING image

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DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2006 - 3:34 PM

Poor little fishy.

Wonderful shot. Dave.

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JouŠo
JouŠo  1056 forum posts Finland
16 Jul 2006 - 3:35 PM

national Geography stuff!
SUPERB!

Jouko

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albi
albi  1068 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2006 - 3:47 PM

Fantastic image, congrats on a truly special capture.
Tony

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scott_jessuk
16 Jul 2006 - 4:26 PM

I liked your previous image but this is truely a work of art. You really could not of got a better timed shot. Excellent detail on the bears, and really nice blue coolness to the picture. Presentation finishes off an already magnificent image.

Scott

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pcjackso Junior Member 9
16 Jul 2006 - 4:26 PM

Fantastic capture.love it
Pauline

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Beardy
Beardy  979 forum posts United Kingdom
16 Jul 2006 - 4:31 PM

A cracker!

paul

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canongirl08
16 Jul 2006 - 4:36 PM

Excellent capture,
Love it
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geoffash26  102506 forum posts United Kingdom
16 Jul 2006 - 4:52 PM

Top stuff
Geoff

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vismaya  9 Ireland
16 Jul 2006 - 4:59 PM

Wonderful...!

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CP_01  9
16 Jul 2006 - 5:21 PM

WOW!! This is superb...almost unreal....excellent catch.

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BenF  9 United States
16 Jul 2006 - 5:30 PM

Whoa, when I left there were like 3 comments!

Thanks for the kind words, and I guess this means I'll be posting the other falls shots that I have.

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JouŠo  1056 forum posts Finland
16 Jul 2006 - 5:34 PM

keep them coming, please........

Jouko

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16 Jul 2006 - 5:45 PM

Fantastic image,Well timed
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mikesmith e2 Member 1045 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2006 - 5:54 PM

A stunning piece of nature photography..wheres the HC or even EC??
Mike

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Hanners e2 Member 8875 forum postsHanners vcard Ireland10 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2006 - 6:18 PM

Best shot of the day, probably the whole weekend so far. Absolutley stunning.



CLIX

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timwilson  9181 forum posts United Kingdom
16 Jul 2006 - 6:34 PM

Best shot I've come across on here, for ages!

Tim

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martin.w e2 Member 12352 forum postsmartin.w vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2006 - 6:50 PM

Its all been said, a fantastic capture.

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Densek  9 France
16 Jul 2006 - 7:04 PM

Classic, but it still works.
Denis

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MarkT  9119 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2006 - 9:02 PM

Superb image.

Mark.

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Boyd  1011213 forum posts Wales11 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2006 - 9:17 PM

First class.

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sbphoto  10 Ireland
16 Jul 2006 - 11:12 PM

All the elements for a superb image and composition.
SB

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A_Harrison
16 Jul 2006 - 11:28 PM

I'veclicked because I do like it, you'll just have to take my word for it. Wink

Allan

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superphil  8160 forum posts
16 Jul 2006 - 11:44 PM

WOW! seriously ace m8!

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bengsays  9
17 Jul 2006 - 12:27 AM

wow!

what a shot. Can't say anything more

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rosie42
rosie42  10 Australia
17 Jul 2006 - 1:57 AM

Congrats on another fabulous image, Ben - a pleasure to view ... meanwhile, Alaska's still high on my travel wishlist!

Susie :o)

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Gecko  825 forum posts Australia
17 Jul 2006 - 8:04 AM

Stunning shot, how lucky to see something like this and be able to capture it. Love it. Pam

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Gary_Macleod
17 Jul 2006 - 9:53 AM

What stunning timing and composition.

Brilliant image

Gary

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PatrickSmith
17 Jul 2006 - 2:22 PM

Wow! Missed this beauty until now. Excellent timing and the title is just perfect for this.
Patrick

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conrad  1010876 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2006 - 2:26 PM

Had to see this one as well - I like this even better than today's upload!

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GregorP  9 Slovenia
17 Jul 2006 - 2:38 PM

Fantastic photo.I love it.

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funkymaggot
17 Jul 2006 - 2:44 PM

Absolutely fantastic!!

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P181  8 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2006 - 8:43 PM

Superb

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Tina_Michelle
18 Jul 2006 - 7:44 PM

terrific timing. lovely images.

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SHAN_WONG  8
19 Jul 2006 - 7:15 AM

Very creative! Well done! Shan

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TeresaH  91116 forum posts United Kingdom
19 Jul 2006 - 2:56 PM

Poor salmon! Not a welcoming sight for him but that is nature.

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liparig  10233 forum posts United States
19 Jul 2006 - 10:34 PM

this one is amazing well done and timed
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Retnyap  928 forum posts
24 Jul 2006 - 2:41 PM

Missed this series this is a great image and deserved of all the accolades well done.

Davey P.

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gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2006 - 3:13 AM

Ben, this is one of the most amazing shots I've seen on ePz (or anywhere).
My wife and I have often talked about getting up to Alaska (from Long Beach, CA) and this picture clinches it -- we are on our way. -=Walter

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BenF  9 United States
30 Sep 2006 - 3:53 AM

It will definetly be a great trip. Just make sure you stop by Brooks Kamp (that's where most of my bear pictures are from). You'll probably be making a stop over in King Salmon too, which is where some of my other Alaska pictures are from. Just make sure you do your research and go when the Sockey are running. Anytime in the month of July should be good.

The Alaskan Penninsuala Highway is also pretty good for pictures.

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tonymarq  9 United States
24 Nov 2006 - 6:33 AM

Ben out of this world timed capture!

stay well
tonymarq

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dionne  1029 forum posts United Kingdom
4 Dec 2006 - 6:23 PM

Fantastic capture! Well done!

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