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Bear and Reflection

By csurry  
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.

Tags: Autumn Reflection Bear Finland Brown bear Ursus arctos Wildlife and nature

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Comments


19 Sep 2010 11:37AM
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 10 13.4k 28 Wales
19 Sep 2010 11:42AM
What Brian said.
I hate you......Smile
19 Sep 2010 12:18PM
I think it's a fabulous image Cheryl, amazing colours and superbly detailed!!
janehewitt 12 215 1 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2010 12:32PM
Stunning shot! I love everything about this, amazing Jane
19 Sep 2010 1:10PM
This is ace Cheryl, You have to blow this up large and put it on the wall.
Fish
csurry 14 9.2k 92
19 Sep 2010 1:27PM
Thanks all.
Shroomer 9 14 167 England
19 Sep 2010 1:38PM
Superb capture Cheryl and well waited in luxurious accomodation, could have been worse you could have been in a bivvy.
Love those reflections
Richard
jonah794 6 1.7k 11 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2010 2:11PM
A fantastic shot Cheryl - sounds like a fantastic trip Smile This would look incredible on the wall.
bricurtis Plus
10 2.0k 49 England
19 Sep 2010 2:20PM
Stunningly beautiful - well worth all that discomfort.
csurry 14 9.2k 92
19 Sep 2010 2:23PM
In a bivvy may have resulted in being bear food overnight Wink

Thanks all.

Thanks Jonah for the GEA.
schumi 5 England
19 Sep 2010 3:44PM
Cracking shot, well done.
Lillian Plus
6 21 17 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2010 3:56PM
Such a beautiful capture and the colours you captured on the water...wonderful!
Lillian
Steve_S Plus
10 180 3 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2010 4:08PM
Excellent capture Cheryl, fabulous colours and reflection too.
Steve
19 Sep 2010 4:41PM
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
csurry 14 9.2k 92
19 Sep 2010 5:26PM
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.
akhtarkhan 13 4 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2010 5:34PM
Stunning and excellent. Colours and reflection so pleasing and lifting the bear image.
Akhtar
tomcat Plus
10 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2010 6:49PM
another one of those "priviliged to be there" images.


Adrian
19 Sep 2010 7:36PM

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 !
csurry 14 9.2k 92
19 Sep 2010 7:44PM
Thanks Dean for the UA, most appreciated.

There are certain places you don't think to use repellent!
rontear Plus
13 8 7 England
20 Sep 2010 10:34AM
Big Brownie Cheryl, reflections add to this image. Ron.
Shane136 12 63 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2010 2:42PM
Just outstanding shots..
Shane
JouŠo Plus
12 56 Finland
20 Sep 2010 3:55PM
majestic!

Ah and in Finland too Smile

Jouko
Nick_w Plus
8 4.2k 99 England
20 Sep 2010 9:18PM
Another sublime image. One observation as an e2 member you have a limit of 600K.
csurry 14 9.2k 92
21 Sep 2010 8:13AM

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.
Nick_w Plus
8 4.2k 99 England
24 Sep 2010 2:27PM

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


About three years ago Wink weren't you paying attention Tongue
csurry 14 9.2k 92
24 Sep 2010 2:35PM
Obviously not Tongue

Grin
Nick_w Plus
8 4.2k 99 England
24 Sep 2010 2:37PM
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.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
9 2.3k 9 Wales
25 Sep 2010 1:20PM
Stunning image and what a reflection.
Tom.
Enmark 7 5 5 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2010 4:20PM
You cant beat a good nights kip in the swamp hide !LOL
Super stuff

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