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2nd version created to pull the eye to Tiny's face and give detail to the water droplets. Luckiest shot we have ever captured.
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2nd version created to pull the eye to Tiny's face and give detail to the water droplets. Luckiest shot we have ever captured.

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Contest Finalist in Animals And Water Photo Contest
Winner in All things bears! Photo Challenge
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14 Comments | Report
PhotoPhilanderer
 
PhotoPhilanderer November 04, 2014
Absolutely mesmerizing capture... can't seem to peel my eyes away from it. Are you into wildlife photography? What was the shutter speed on this stunner? 1/500 s?
natalieayrisphotography
 
natalieayrisphotography November 26, 2014
This is incredible, best of luck in the speed shots photo contest, you have my vote
ntgreen
 
ntgreen November 30, 2014
Outstanding! Incredible image and perfectly composed ... your timing on this is spectacular! My vote goes to you as well!!!
victorruiz
 
victorruiz December 02, 2014
Fantastic
LucyLoo
 
LucyLoo December 02, 2014
Congratulations :-D Superb Photo :-D
bcenu
 
bcenu December 02, 2014
Congrats on your finalist placing. Awesome pic!
crystalcollins
 
crystalcollins December 09, 2014
Gorgeous, simply incredible capture of such a magnificent animal
IsabellaD Premium
 
IsabellaD February 28, 2015
SUPERB capture, great skills, voted in Water Drops !!
kodadog
 
kodadog May 14, 2015
class
texaaronpueschel PRO+
 
texaaronpueschel August 18, 2015
Just as good in mono.
avinashsrivastav PRO
 
avinashsrivastav September 27, 2015
I kike the water splash vividly captured
Mother_Nature
 
Mother_Nature September 30, 2015
Wonderful and powerful Capture, Fun Shutter speed
adavies PRO
 
adavies April 22, 2016
Beautiful capture! Nicely done! If you haven't done so already, please consider joining my Animal Antics challenge:)
viewbug.com/challenge/animal-antics-epic-or-fail-photo-challenge-by-adavies
Rileyrc
 
Rileyrc December 04, 2017
So cool!

Behind The Lens

Location
This moment was captured in Keenesburg, CO @ The Wild Animal Sanctuary. Utilizing their "Mile in the Sky" elevated walkway through the park.
Time
I believe this was early in the afternoon, the sun was still high in the sky coming in at a slight angle.
Lighting
The sun was super bright, no clouds , and it was very warm for May. I believe the bright sun helped with the capture of this image. Without the intense lighting, I'm not sure I could have captured the water droplets.
Equipment
Camera: Sony A580, Lens: Sigma 150-500mm, Handheld no filter, Focal length: 400mm, Shutter: 1/4000, Aperture: f/6.3, ISO: 800
Inspiration
I will admit, this is the first time I had ever used 1/4000 Shutter Speed. The Grizzly Bears (Tiny & Boris), were spending time in the pool to keep cool. I just hoped I could capture them playing together, but never thought I would have an opportunity to catch something like this. "Tiny" really put on a show that day!
Editing
black/white conversion, sharpened his face a little, and smoothed out the background to bring more attention to the bear's movement.
In my camera bag
Cameras: Sony A77, Sony A580, Lenses: Sigma 150-500mm, Sigma 18-250mm, Sony kit 18-55mm, Mixed filters & Tripod
Feedback
Start to use settings on your camera that you might not normally utilize or understand. It's the only way you will really get to know your equipment. Trial & Error is a great learning tool.

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