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The aim of the trip was to photograph brown bears with the autumn colours.

This image was taken after nearly 14 hours in the hide without seeing anything the previous evening during the period of light. On waking the following morning it was not looking that promising and you do wonder why you just spent a night sleeping on the floor of what is in fact a glorified shed. And then...

A bear appears and all is right with the world. Even makes up for the bites acquired in this hide as it literally sits on the water which makes it prime insect country.

Again a fairly lucky shot. The bears had only been visiting this site during hours of darkness for a couple of days after the shooting season had ended, and possibly because of the noise from the logging nearby which starts at 4am long before it is light enough for photography. So only half of the group got any shots from this location as the previous session nothing had appeared.

Because of the autumn foliage this has really high compression to get it down to 400kb, so hopefully still looks OK.

Camera:Nikon D3s Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:300mm + 2x
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Bear and Reflection
Username:csurry csurry
Uploaded:19 Sep 2010 - 11:31 AM
Tags:Autumn, Bear, Brown bear, Finland, Reflection, Ursus arctos, Wildlife / nature
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Brian_Scott
Brian_Scott e2 Member 542 forum postsBrian_Scott vcard United Kingdom27 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2010 - 11:37 AM

Superb colours in this and the calm water with the reflections is stunning and to top it all off to have a brown bear in shot is trully out of this world. Absolutely amazing just love this as its not everyday you see shots like this on epz Wink

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2010 - 11:42 AM

What Brian said.
I hate you......Smile

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NigelKiteley
NigelKiteley e2 Member 5NigelKiteley vcard 1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2010 - 12:18 PM

I think it's a fabulous image Cheryl, amazing colours and superbly detailed!!

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janehewitt
janehewitt  11215 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2010 - 12:32 PM

Stunning shot! I love everything about this, amazing Jane

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LeeFisher
LeeFisher e2 Member 559 forum postsLeeFisher vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2010 - 1:10 PM

This is ace Cheryl, You have to blow this up large and put it on the wall.
Fish

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2010 - 1:27 PM

Thanks all.

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2010 - 1:38 PM

Superb capture Cheryl and well waited in luxurious accomodation, could have been worse you could have been in a bivvy.
Love those reflections
Richard

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jonah794
jonah794  51723 forum posts United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2010 - 2:11 PM

A fantastic shot Cheryl - sounds like a fantastic trip Smile This would look incredible on the wall.

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2010 - 2:20 PM

Stunningly beautiful - well worth all that discomfort.

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2010 - 2:23 PM

In a bivvy may have resulted in being bear food overnight Wink

Thanks all.

Thanks Jonah for the GEA.

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schumi
schumi  4 England
19 Sep 2010 - 3:44 PM

Cracking shot, well done.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2010 - 3:56 PM

Such a beautiful capture and the colours you captured on the water...wonderful!
Lillian

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2010 - 4:08 PM

Excellent capture Cheryl, fabulous colours and reflection too.
Steve

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jennialexander
jennialexander e2 Member 1045 forum postsjennialexander vcard United Kingdom
19 Sep 2010 - 4:41 PM

Stunning capture Cheryl. Makes the whole wait worth it. That is the problem with wildlife. They never do what you want or expect of them.
Jenni

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2010 - 5:26 PM

Thanks everyone.

Will post some more next week sometime. Won't be around too much this week as I need to do some jobs and not to be distracted by the internet, etc.

Will try and post some on my website in the meantime if I am able.

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akhtarkhan
akhtarkhan  12 United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2010 - 5:34 PM

Stunning and excellent. Colours and reflection so pleasing and lifting the bear image.
Akhtar

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95916 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2010 - 6:49 PM

another one of those "priviliged to be there" images.


Adrian

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2010 - 7:36 PM


Quote: Superb colours in this and the calm water with the reflections is stunning and to top it all off to have a brown bear in shot is trully out of this world. Absolutely amazing just love this as its not everyday you see shots like this on epz

Brian is absolutely spot on Cheryl.........This is out of this world,an image I would die for !! Truly Stunning and well worth the wait and insect bites Smile Next visit more repellent !! Have a UA for the suffering !

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2010 - 7:44 PM

Thanks Dean for the UA, most appreciated.

There are certain places you don't think to use repellent!

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2010 - 10:34 AM

Big Brownie Cheryl, reflections add to this image. Ron.

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Shane136
Shane136  1163 forum posts United Kingdom
20 Sep 2010 - 2:42 PM

Just outstanding shots..
Shane

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JouŠo
JouŠo  1056 forum posts Finland
20 Sep 2010 - 3:55 PM

majestic!

Ah and in Finland too Smile

Jouko

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73867 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2010 - 9:18 PM

Another sublime image. One observation as an e2 member you have a limit of 600K.

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2010 - 8:13 AM


Quote: Another sublime image. One observation as an e2 member you have a limit of 600K.

Really when did that change? It always used to be 400k.

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73867 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2010 - 2:27 PM


Quote: Really when did that change? It always used to be 400k.

About three years ago Wink weren't you paying attention Tongue

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2010 - 2:35 PM

Obviously not Tongue

Grin

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73867 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2010 - 2:37 PM

In FAQ's it says 400K but on the upload page it says 600K (I think - ive already uploaded todays so it won't let me check). I'm surprised that you haven't had problems with reduced contrast on some on upload - as it can be quite a dramatic difference from the small image to the large one.

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2010 - 1:20 PM

Stunning image and what a reflection.
Tom.

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Enmark
Enmark  5 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2010 - 4:20 PM

You cant beat a good nights kip in the swamp hide !LOL
Super stuff

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