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I shot a bear...
Posted By: audiobomber, 09-21-2008, 11:47 AM

with my 55-300mm Magnum.

F8.0, 1/200s, ISO 500, 3/4 crop



Same scene, head crop.



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09-21-2008, 12:04 PM   #2
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Nice catch. Pretty impressive IQ from that lens.
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I really like the first one. JIMBO
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Aww, that's a cute bear!

And nice capture too!

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Really like the first one. Mind if I play around with it a bit in Elements? Take care JIMBO
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Really like the first one. Mind if I play around with it a bit in Elements? Take care JIMBO
I'd love to see that Jim. But you have to tell me in detail what you're doing. I'm waiting for Elements 7 to come out next month. I'll be on the learning curve soon.
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Did you have to run after taking that picture?
Great shot, thumbs up!

And have some question as Jimbo, only due to some purple overcast...
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What I thought of trying is to clean up his fur a little and brighten up the photo + a small adjustment on the contrast... I can send it to you by e mail if you would prefer. I am still learning the whole process. You have a great capture here... JIMBO

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Did you have to run after taking that picture?
Great shot, thumbs up!

And have some question as Jimbo, only due to some purple overcast...
I was driving down a remote highway in Northern Ontario and spotted this small bear resting in the cleared area beside the road. I believe it's a yearling (1.5 years old). I took the shots from my car with the window rolled down. The bear wasn't afraid of me at all, but in that neck of the woods, it should have been. There are a lot of hunters up that way.

A few weeks ago I spotted a couple of little cubs browsing and playing beside another highway. I got out and was following them down the side of the road. I had taken several poor shots of the cubs in the long scrub. when it suddenly occurred to me that I could be between the sow and her cubs. I was about three hundred yards from my car by then, and it was a pretty uncomfortable feeling. The one great shot I could have had, I raised the camera and realized too late it was in MF mode. By the time I reacted, the shot was gone. I was therefore happy to see this bear and get a couple of clear photos. It would have been nice if it had stood up, but I didn't want to disturb it and I didn't have time to wait.
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Here are the adjustments I made in Elements.. I also did a small crop... Again, I am still learning the whole process. I adjusted in curves and added a little brightness and contrast... I cleaned up the fur a little... JIMBO

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Nice pic's, and that looks good as well Jimbo

Although I do prefer the original. It just looks a little more like in nature, around here in the semi-desert.
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I agree.. The orginal does look a little more like nature.... JIMBO
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Nice shot Audiobomber! I was a little concerned for you until I read your second post describing how you got the shot. I lived in NW Ontario for a while and, as you clealry know, when you see a cub this age mom is usually close at hand and grumpy as hell.

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yep yep on #1.. been wanting to see more from this lens.. nice kill! :-)
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I agree.. The orginal does look a little more like nature.... JIMBO
Yeah, not what you'd want for a stock picture but I rather like the messy fur. It looks more like a real bear in the real woods.
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