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An evening in the hide starts at 3pm when you have dinner, then at 4pm we were driven to the location and a 2k walk into the Taiga passing Bears on the way to the hides. Once installed your there for 14hrs, plenty of time to take images ! Finland has daylight for about 20hrs with a half light starting at 10.30pm and restarting at 3am. These cubs were taken at about 4.30 am.

Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:100/400 IS Lens Canon
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Sniffing the air.
Username:rontear rontear
Uploaded:3 Aug 2010 - 8:20 AM
Tags:Brown bear cubs, Light, Morning, Sniffing, Wildlife / nature
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photographerjoe
photographerjoe e2 Member 8photographerjoe vcard United Kingdom
3 Aug 2010 - 8:25 AM

It must have been a real privelige to watch these wonderful animals, let alone photograph them, love the rimlight on the bears.......Joe

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2010 - 8:34 AM

Agree with Joe on that , good composition and great light Ron.
Regards Richard

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2010 - 8:41 AM

fantastic lighting, nature at its best Ron.
regards
Yung

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maggieh
maggieh  6 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2010 - 8:54 AM

Wonderful early morning light in this superb image. The mother is obviously taking note of any danger whilst her cubs forage.
maggie

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baclark
baclark  53740 forum posts United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2010 - 8:55 AM

Wow, what an experience that must have been. Love the cub on the right looking up into the tree. Amazing light
Just wondering whether you have any 'facilities' for 14 hours in the hide or whether you adopt a cross legged stance?!
Barbara

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Tonyd3
Tonyd3  101010 forum posts United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2010 - 9:12 AM

I agree with all of the above, this must have been one hell of a trip of a lifetime Ron, you will more than likely start a trend with these in clubland but as far as i know you are the first.

Beautiful lighting as already mentioned and captured in a way that brings them to life.

For me Ron this is the best image i have seen from you in a long time this will do very well. thanks for sharing this experience with us.

Best regards
Tony

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User_Removed
3 Aug 2010 - 9:19 AM

Another fine capture and most interesting Narative Ron
Enjoying this series, keep them coming
Dave

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bliba
bliba  9 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2010 - 10:08 AM

a great shot
love the light

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2010 - 11:34 AM

Ron, Amazing shot, with the light superb there and to capture them playing..stunning shot
as always in awe....
Lillian

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2010 - 11:54 AM

A wonderful experience, bet you've got loads of images! This one is a beauty and deserves to be an illustration in a bear story book.
Joan.

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PaulHolloway
PaulHolloway e2 Member 7PaulHolloway vcard Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2010 - 12:22 PM

Cracking image, Ron.

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2010 - 1:40 PM

Thank you very much Tony and Lillian for your awards, they are most appreciated indeed ! Ron.

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 6200 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2010 - 1:52 PM

Beautiful backlit shot Ron.
Derek

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8526 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1091 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2010 - 1:59 PM

Best so far, amazingly beautiful.
Moira

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Fantastic shot Ron - must have been amazing to see !

Chris

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JouŠo
JouŠo e2 Member 1056 forum postsJouŠo vcard Finland
3 Aug 2010 - 4:52 PM

You are so lucky to witness all the wonders of Nature, Ron...In many parts of this planet of ours...........Finland welcomes you back soon...perhaps Ruska time Wink

Jouko

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Vince_S
Vince_S  5 England
3 Aug 2010 - 5:42 PM

What a special sight and well captured.
Vince

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alighalam
alighalam  5 Iran, Islamic Republic of1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2010 - 9:06 PM

Nice images, lovely wildlife shots, beautifully captured.
Ali

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Nigel_95
Nigel_95 e2 Member 8260 forum postsNigel_95 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2010 - 10:27 PM

Congratulations on the image, and on your patience Ron.

Nigel

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 7618 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States43 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2010 - 2:20 PM

The northern light - so beautiful. I always feel deprived of it when I come back to the US from Norway. Another uncredible image of the bears Ron - fantastic light captured.
Anne

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Enmark
Enmark  5 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2010 - 11:19 PM

Ah the forest hide .No cubs on my visit but one hell of an experience .Did low lip show? Great capture

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mark1309
mark1309  7 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2010 - 8:25 AM

Super light what a beautiful capture,
Mark.

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2010 - 9:01 AM

Wonderful natural image showing these bears in their own habitat. Now 14 hours in a hide sounds like Hell on Earth to me, my bladder would have exploded way before the opportunity to take this shot.

Dougie

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Mari
Mari  111825 forum posts Wales
9 Aug 2010 - 9:37 AM

Superb light on these magnificent little (big) animals Ron

Mari

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ChrisWallace
9 Aug 2010 - 10:30 PM

Lovely light again Ron, great opportunity well taken
Chris

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2010 - 10:30 AM

This image will be featured in the " Lonely Planet " magazine November issue out 21st October. Ron.

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