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The Stalk copy



Brown Bear-Grizzly photographed in Yellowstone National Park.

Brown Bear-Grizzly photographed in Yellowstone National Park.
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33 Comments | Report
ogilvie
 
ogilvie May 07, 2014
Great pov.. Nicely framed.
Akire
 
Akire May 25, 2014
Awesome capture! vt
Akire
 
Akire May 25, 2014
vt
Vickimom
 
Vickimom June 30, 2014
Awesome!!!
bonniekinghornpeck
 
bonniekinghornpeck July 01, 2014
I love this
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta July 05, 2014
Superb shot. Congratulations on being Featured.
ogilvie
 
ogilvie July 05, 2014
Congratulations Dan. Great photo and well deserved accolade!!!!!
Bruz PRO+
 
Bruz July 05, 2014
Awesome capture between the trees. Congrats on the feature.
debhall PRO+
 
debhall July 05, 2014
Stunning capture...congrats on your feature!
iceman2
 
iceman2 July 05, 2014
Beautiful capture.Congrats!
melda PRO
 
melda July 05, 2014
Nice capture!
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 July 05, 2014
Stunning shot, beautiful color palette. Congratulations on being featured!
emzam
 
emzam July 05, 2014
Good
WileKyK PRO+
 
WileKyK July 05, 2014
Fantastic composition! Congratulations on your Feature!
reneezernitsky
 
reneezernitsky July 05, 2014
Is this for real? Its quite a moment you captured. So how fast were you running after the shot! Congratulations on being featured
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 July 05, 2014
Wow... Congrats! ")
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life July 05, 2014
WOOW !! fantastical..CONGRATS !! :):)
edstilwell
 
edstilwell July 05, 2014
Awesomeness!!!
LionesLens
 
LionesLens July 05, 2014
Wonderfully done! Congratulations on this award winning shot!
danielmartin
 
danielmartin July 06, 2014
Scary and soo beautiful!!
barbarabrock PRO+
 
barbarabrock July 06, 2014
Awesome shot. It just makes me want to know about the situation.....living in Idaho, I'm very, very curious about bears......
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle July 15, 2014
I hope you had a really long lens! Great shot :) Kathy
Sondra
 
Sondra December 16, 2014
Great shot!
LMatteau
 
LMatteau December 19, 2014
OH my man I don't know how close you were but it may be to close for me. Great shot !
CherylG
 
CherylG February 19, 2015
Incredible shot!! Congrats on being featured!!
ThompsonsPhotography
 
ThompsonsPhotography March 05, 2015
Great capture :)
JessDBrown1969 PRO
 
JessDBrown1969 March 05, 2015
Great shot.
Bart PRO
 
Bart March 09, 2015
WOW Excellent shot ! Congrats on your feature.
thenickelwell
 
thenickelwell July 28, 2015
incredible capture
DorisSeybold
 
DorisSeybold August 06, 2015
Oh what a shot - I would be petrified
Congrats on this!!!
darrellgillenwater PRO+
 
darrellgillenwater December 28, 2015
Great shot
texaaronpueschel PRO
 
texaaronpueschel January 10, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
texaaronpueschel PRO
 
texaaronpueschel January 10, 2016
Wonderful bear shot. I got some nice Cinnamon Bear shots last October.

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photograph was taken in the northern portion of Yellowstone National Park.
Time
This image was captured at around 6:15 pm in the shaded timber. It was the time of day we all know our shutter speeds are about to challenge our hand held photography.
Lighting
I do my best to keep my camera preset for the lighting conditions and also for what I might expect to see in those conditions. In this case of the stalk I found myself spinning dials/ISO settings and opening my aperture to gain reasonable hand held shutter speeds. The advise I'd been given years ago about keeping ones eye in the view finder while making adjustments helped greatly with this shot.
Equipment
The camera I used for this shot is a Nikon D610 topped with a Nikkor 28-300 mm zoom lens all contained safely inside my truck throughout this shoot. :)
Inspiration
I've loved Bears since I was a small boy. Everything about them fascinates me, their bodies are so similar to humans when looked at closely. The feeling only a Bear can give the photographer when it stares you right in the eye's, as if to be deciding your fate, is reason enough to inspire one to photograph such a great animal. Never have I been more impressed by an animal, as I was with this large Brown Bear.
Editing
Yes, this photo was cropped and the exposure was adjusted.
In my camera bag
My bag is very simple. I carry a sling bag that contains my Camera and one lens, along with extra batteries. I carry cleaning supplies that include a Rocket air blaster, Qtips, extra Satin cleaning clothes, with a small bottle of rubbing alcohol. I also carry extra SD cards. With my camera bag I keep my spider pro holster system that I use religiously.
Feedback
The photo "The Stalk" was photographed from inside a running vehicle from a paved roadway with the window down. I was ready to leave the scene if needed. My advice for anyone photographing any dangerous Critters is Safety. This Bear was within twenty five yards at one point and expressed no fear of humans. Be careful... :)

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