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The Scratching Post



This little fellow spent quite a lot of time scratching and chewing on this piece of driftwood. It was as if he was posing for us. Magical......
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This little fellow spent quite a lot of time scratching and chewing on this piece of driftwood. It was as if he was posing for us. Magical...
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9 Comments | Report
gman176
 
gman176 September 29, 2019
Amazing capture! Very well done
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AnnHopta September 29, 2019
Thank you. We were very fortunate to be able to observe him for 10 minutes.
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eelcovanroden October 13, 2019
A fabulous photo!
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miketrainor September 03, 2020
Beautiful light !
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AnnHopta September 03, 2020
Thank you! Right place, right time.😉
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photosue50 September 13, 2020
Wow
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AnnHopta September 13, 2020
Thanks very much! 😊
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texaaronpueschel September 14, 2020
I dream of shots like this. Your timing, subject. lighting and mood jump out.
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texaaronpueschel September 14, 2020
One more thing. The use of panoramic perspective much to this shot.
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AnnHopta September 14, 2020
Your comments are very much appreciated. Thank you!😊
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MaryAnne306 October 26, 2020
What a wonderful capture. Both composition and light are outstanding and the photo is charming.
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AnnHopta October 26, 2020
Thank you very much for your wonderful comment!
All_Photos_By_SarahB
 
Amazing Photo
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AnnHopta Jan 31
Thanks so much!
texaaronpueschel PRO+
 
Wow! This one gets it. Aren't these the moments that are etched in memory forever? This is a classic nature shot.
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AnnHopta Mar 28
Thank you for your wonderful comment, it is very much appreciated!

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo on the edge of Cook Inlet in Alaska.
Time
We were up and out before daylight traveling along the shore of the Inlet. Just as the sun started to break the horizon we came upon this little fellow, his sibling and mother. We stopped and just watched in the early morning silence. This cub found this piece of driftwood very enticing. He chewed on it, he scratched on it and then simply sat there for 20 minutes while totally ignoring us.
Lighting
As the sun rose the lighting was perfect. A touch of rim light made for a magical photo.
Equipment
Hand held Nikon D750 with 28-300 mm lens.
Inspiration
How could you not be inspired to take photos of this cub. He actually posed for us. Magical...
Editing
Very little post processing other than adjustments for exposure and cropping. As he remained here for 20 minutes were were able to get all the adjustments within the camera settings perfect.
In my camera bag
I always have my Nikon D750 body, my everyday lens - 28-300 mm Nikor lens and an extra battery. If I have something specific I am hoping to photograph I will add another lens specific to that particular subject and/or tripod to the mix. I usually never carry more than two lenses when heading out to shoot.
Feedback
This particular trip was with Joseph Van Os Photo Safaris. The only way in or out to this particular area is by bush plane. No roads in or out and boats were not conducive as the tide had 20' changes daily. But as it was our last morning only two of us went out. Luckily my favorite photos from this shoot were on this particular morning. The funny thing was my cousin lived right across from us on the other side of the inlet. She told me I saw more bears on this trip than she saw in the 40 years she has lived there.

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