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Wild Brown Bear

Wild Brown Bear
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Copyright: Paul van Slooten (pvs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-02
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A900, Sony 300mm F2.8 G, Digital RAW 200
Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bear photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-09-08 13:46
Viewed: 11417
Points: 16
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Hi All,

Just back from a small phototrip to Finland where I spent 4 nights in the woods near the russian border,as I visited this place as well in early spring last time and then the bears didnīt show up as I had expected,I liked to try it out in another season,I was lucky I was 4 nights the only photographer at (www.wildbrownbear.fi) and I spent 4 nights in different hides placed at different locations,the bears were fed with salmon and showed up late afternoon/early evening,I could make lots of captures,I will post a few of them in the forthcoming week,hope you like this one as a starter

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Hello Paul!
Meeting with brown bear in the wild - a dreaming for every nature lover! Great picture documenting a very special (and I believe also rare - even in Finland) moment.
Clarity and DOF is 1st class, I like also thet picture is very "mobile" as the bear is walking :)
Greetings from Poland,

hello Paul

you are presenting us one of TN's most beautiful
photos of wild bears, with very fine POV, DOF
and framing, i love his walking pose, and a wonderful
warm luminosity and colour tones of the image, TFS


very impressive, great light, TFS Ori

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2009-09-08 22:32]

Wow, Paul... What a beautiful specimen of a bear!
Love the different shades of brown on his lush fur.
Great details and beautiful light.
TFS. : )

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-09-08 23:52]

Hello Paul
Wonderful capture taken with wonderful natural colors and very sharp details.
Well done

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-09-09 0:41]

Hallo Paul,
Wat een belevenis. Ik zou me geloof ik toch niet zo prettig voelen wanneer ik helemaal alleen ’s nachts in zo'n schuilhut zat.
Fantastische foto in uitstekende scherpte en mooi licht. Prima zachte kleuren. Het lage standpunt en de compositie zijn voortreffelijk.
Zie uit naar de volgende foto's.

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2009-09-09 1:57]

Hi Paul,
Wohhhhw super shot I love it.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-09-12 7:16]

Hello Paul,
What a superb capture of this Brown Bear! Just this fine capture must have made the trip to E. Finland worthwhile.
I like the POV and timing taken with excellent sharpness and colours against the OOF taiga BG
Thanks and thanks also for your kind words on my 600th posting!
Have a good weekend,

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