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I've Got You!!!!

I've Got You!!!!
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Copyright: Harry Eggens (Proframe) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 549 W: 183 N: 1069] (4096)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-07-03
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon F5, AF-S VR Zoom-NikkorED 70-200mm f/2.8G IF, Fuji Provia 100F, Nikon L37c UV filter
Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Animals feeding, part one [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-28 11:20
Viewed: 4946
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
First of all my thanks are going to everyone who did take a view at my previous upload yesterday and to those who did put there very kind words in a comment/critique. Much appreciated.

Today another classic from Brooks Falls. I know there are many shots, by many photographers, taken at that same place, but I went there 4 years ago because I wanted to make atleast one shot that gould compare whit those of the pros who went there before I did.
My trip to Katmai National Park was the first time I did photograph wildlife.
Wanted such for years already, but I just did'nt have the money to make an expensive trip like that.

There's a platform build for photographers just beside and a little above the falls. It's there so people don't disturb the bears while they are fishing and maybe even more so the bears can't disturb, although they are very relaxed and one does come across 50 to 60 bears a day wich are just taken a look at those crazy girls and guys with there camera's, the photographers while takeing shots :)

Thanks for viewing and comments/critiques.

Warm regards, Harry

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-05-28 11:23]

Hi Harry
Beautiful action picture.Sharp image with nice colors.Excellent POV
TFS Michel

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-05-28 11:26]

Hi Harry

Stunning shot. I would love to see something like this with my own eyes. I have only seen a grizzly once and that was when it was moving very fast in the opposite direction. It must be amazing to be able to watch them fish. Stunning sharpness and excellent framing in this shot



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  • Seiei Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 30] (127)
  • [2007-05-28 11:39]

Hi Harry

nice picture, really intense. Very many details who give us a nice strong on this photography
well done

Regards, Christophe

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2007-05-28 11:46]

Hi Harry
Another great shot, but I prefer the first one, mainly because both the eyes of the bear and of the salmon were full of life (well the salmon's ones only for a few more moments).

Hello Harry,
Excellent shot! This must have been so exciting! I just cannot imagine being so close to a bear! Drama, colours, detail, pov ... this has everything!
Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hello Harry,
Fantastio Shot, plenty action very colorful, with a great composition. TFS best regards/Lawhill

Hello Harry.

Excellent image, nice composition an d colors.

Jose Luis.

Hello Harry
excellent capture, wonderful moment, good POV and timing, good shot !!!

Hi Harry,
Excellent capture! It's good enough to make the pros pause and appreciate the perfection of this wonderous capture. Your notes are very encouraging, I'm very tempted to fly or drive up to Katmai and do some camera work, your notes are very encouraging. I also want to add that when I was 12 years old I first observed a similiar capture in a wildlife magazine that was used for a clean conservation campaign. I like yours just as much. Did you observe any cubs while you were there? :)

Hi Harry,
Excellent action and composition. Focus and colours very nice. TFS
well done

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  • falke Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 153 W: 18 N: 479] (1863)
  • [2007-05-28 17:29]

This is a truly amazing photo. You don't have consider yourself an amatour any more.... as this is very well in level with the very best. Pro grade!... ;o)
10 out of 10, mate!


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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-05-29 1:43]

Hallo harry,

Een mooie opname,zeer goed belicht,je moet er aardig dichtbij geweest zijn met een 200 mm lens,maar ik denk dat het vooral een spektakel moet zijn geweest om dit live te mogen aanschouwen,groetjes,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-05-29 10:38]

Hi Harry,

This is a shot of a lifetime! Just marvelous. Not only did you get the bear going over the falls, but he has a big fish in his mouth. Wonderful colors and details - the falls are amazing - I can almost feel the splash.


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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2007-05-29 17:33]

Hi Harry

What a superb action shot of the Grizzly catching its lunch, superb pose and POV, very good detail and great colours too.

TFS Hilary :o)

Hi Harry,
Wonderful action shot of this bear! Excellent sharpness and details, great POV. Well done and TFS
Cheers Tina :-)

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-06-02 4:04]

Wooooow! Harry, we haven't often seen real bears in the wild on TN. And this is the classic pose we see in movies and photos. Well captured - this looks so good - great action shot. He looks a big brute too.
PS - 50-60 bears!! That many?

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  • krall Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 47] (1286)
  • [2007-06-04 1:03]

nice picture

Impresionante! Solo vivir ese momento ya debe ser tremendo.

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  • plimrn (5)
  • [2007-06-20 10:12]

Hi Harry,
So now I'm the one who is jealous!! I like this better than embrace because the angle of the falls creates a real sense of the precariousness of the bear's position. The other thing that I note is how small that fish looks in that bear's mouth. Knowing the usual size of the salmon running up those rivers, I conclude that this was on BIG bear!!

In addition to the stunning framing, the details, light and color are all perfect

Very cool. The classic discovery channel bear shot fishing for Salmon. I hope I get a shot like this one day. The composition is great and the colors on the bear awesome as well. You captured the moment perfect and being able to see the bears teeth is very cool as well. TFS.

Witaj Harry!!!
Przepiękne pełne ekspresji i dramatyzmu zdjęcie.
Pozdrawiam ze Szczecina Bogusław

Hi Harry,

A brilliant action photo, and I have added your work to my group "animals feeding". Thanks for sharing.
The sharp details are making this image into a breathless adventure.

Greetings from South Africa
Ingrid Shaul

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