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Bears in the North
Posted By: PePe, 07-12-2009, 01:11 PM

Earlier this week I spent a couple of nights in north-eastern Finland not that far away from the Arctic Circle. It is a good time for spotting bears as that far up it doesn´t really get dark at all. This trip was also the first serious field trials for my Sigma 500/4,5.
The weather turned out to be a bit overcast, which assured the wide-open capabilities of the Sigma got thoroughly tested. To put it short: the more I use this lens, the more I like it!
Here are a couple of encounters from this latest trip.

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07-12-2009, 01:18 PM   #2
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Those are some great shots PePe, looks like that lens is working out well for you.

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Two different grizzlies in two days, not bad. Thanks for posting them.
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Beautiful shots, great job on those.

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Excellent work!

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Good job! You have captured those kings of the forest well! I just hope I can do similar shots some day..
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Very interesting to see bears in such a natural environment. I'm just wondering if these creatures were aware of your presence, were you alone or in a group?
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you look at bears and think they're beautiful, but I'd be deathly afraid to get near one.

Good thing you had that 500mm.

beautiful pictures

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QuoteOriginally posted by Irek J. Quote
I'm just wondering if these creatures were aware of your presence, were you alone or in a group?
I was on my own in a booth, so the bears were not aware of me being there. I prefered to keep it that way and spent the whole night there, got a couple of hours of sleep and only came out in the morning once the bears were gone.
Initially the idea did sound a bit weird, but it worked out all right !

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