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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:00 am 
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bear thread seems to be a bit quiet so seeing I couldnt get out today I desided to redo a few grizzly pics I took a few years ago in lightroom and repost em with a little more work done to em :)

these were all taken with a Canon S3IS from a zodiac.. that's how we managed to get so close without endangering us or the bears. The first pic is of a pair of breeding adults.. the rest are of a pair of two year old syblings.

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Very nice shots, indeed. In Finland it is very hard to find bears. :twisted:

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Wolfsong wrote:
bear thread seems to be a bit quiet


I know, I know :roll:
I have been trying just the bears have not been co-operating any :?
The hay now is high enough thats making it difficult too!
The Tea Berries have started to ripen and that will get them out of the fields, any I find now out in the open will be pure luck :evil:
Sept. is coming,pretty sure we will see "a few" from this coast then :wink:

Great job on the pics.

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I hear there are BIG black bear in Newfoundland :twisted: that eat more meat, including moose and caribou, than regular black bears :shock: but they are pretty rare to see :evil:

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Well it's been a good year for the bears all the ones I have been seeing have been very healthy.
The weather has put a real dampener on photography for them....grrrr.
Here is one handheld shot from a half decent day but in quite low light....

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They haven't hibernated yet and there is still some time left.
My other half is still working the sites and I am back to work for the week :roll:
Hopefully when I get home the weather will be better.
I don't think I could have chosen a worse 3 weeks for vacation but I got to watch alot of differant bears and alot of first for me this year.
Got to see an actual full contact brawl,they usually end with just posturing and huffs n puffs and ground swatting.
Saw our "Boss Momma" do a back scratch on a tree.
Also saw "Boss Momma" adopt an orphaned cub..."The Runt" who has been accepted by her other cub who is 3 times it's size.
If she hadn't it would not have survived the winter.
I have a whack of trailcam pictures but they are not the best of quality.
My slave flash was attacked and mauled early on which really cut back on the pics as it was mostly nighttime activity...black bears...and raining.
IF you would like to see some anyway, I could post a few?
The Runt is a cute lil booger....

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:56 pm 
Would love to photograph them some day.
I looked on the internet (because in Belgium there are no bears, yea in the Zoo :roll: ) for a trip to Finland, but the price is a bit high for the 5 day stay ...


Where do u guy's take these awesome shots?


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Silver Rain...

All my shots are within 20km of my home...no zoo's or fences :twisted:

Wolf....
My 3 weeks vaca...

Well I was hanging out in trees watching bears mostly.
Had at least ten differant bears coming in regularly.
Had one about 300lbs ten feet underneath me with no clue I was there.
It was paying attention to the "Boss Momma" and her two cubs 50ft away.
About 600lbs of bears within 50ft of me...exciting?....You bet!!!
This first one is the one that came in right under me...kinda looks like it could swallow the barrel.

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Bossy's cub and adopted cub "The Runt"
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Easy to pick out "The Runt"
I thought it was so cool to see the "Boss Momma" adopt it and defend it.
It came around alot on it's own and almost always in broad daylight before being adopted.
It didn't look near healthy enough for winter but as you can see from the pics it certainly will make it especially with a momma as capable as "Boss" is.
I love messin with the bears.
They never cease to amaze me!!

Quality of pics....
These are all from a trailcamera.
It holds a Sony cybershot 3.2Mp cam rigged to a motion sensor.
It has survived maulings and alot of extreme weather.
I'm sure it has taken over 50,000 pics faithfully....
Gonna miss it anytime soon when it gives up the ghost finally.... :roll: :cry:

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Some very nice pictures here, I haven't checked this thread for a while since I don't have an opportunity to shoot bears so it makes me envy you guys.
But I came across this video from Paul Burwell, a wildlife photographer from Edmonton. It is about Spirit Bear, so I thought maybe you guys want to check it out.

http://vimeo.com/6885636

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very cool kpr... I like the blurry one of the eye and the nose sniffing the camera the best.

Your bait setup kpr?

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Yes,had two setups this year.
One with the blue barrel was busy with mostly males and the other just over a km away was mostly females and cubs with occasional visits by males usually ending in Boss Momma asserting possesion of the spot.
A friend took one male 318lbs at the white barrel.
I could have taken several including that one and the one pictured above at the blue barrel...but...took it's pic instead.
The trailcams took a real beating this year that pic was one of them and I also had a tree porter run one over :shock:
God bless Pelican cases...it survived :D
My slave flash wasn't so lucky,had to search for that for about an hour and luckily found all of it....the sensor on it is about the size of a matchead and also the most expensive part!!!
Even found that. :D

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Nelepl wrote:
Some very nice pictures here, I haven't checked this thread for a while since I don't have an opportunity to shoot bears so it makes me envy you guys.
But I came across this video from Paul Burwell, a wildlife photographer from Edmonton. It is about Spirit Bear, so I thought maybe you guys want to check it out.

http://vimeo.com/6885636



Nelepl... you ever check out the foot hills of the rockies all the way in to the rockies to Banff? I've always seen black bears in the stretch and that general area whenever I have been out that way. Especially on the little side roads south of the trans canada which cut through the foot hills down to the US boarder.

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They're up and around.
Earliest I have ever seen,well...witnessed.
Hopefully we'll ALL see at least one this week. :twisted:

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Oh yeah....TICKS are out also :evil:
Earliest I've ever seen one of them too, hopefully a bunch will get out and we'll have a week of freeze :D

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go find em kpr!!! well the bears.. not the tics!

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“Oh yeah....TICKS are out also”
Yup, I found out the hard way, now I’m watching for “the rash”…again!


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Got this one VERY long distance and cropped...
No way I would have gotten on it before dark and the black Jeep I was in must have appeared to be a much bigger bear at the end of the field...3/4 of a mile away.
I've heard people say their eyesight is bad....I'd dispute that claim.

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Dandelions are appearing...=....more bears in the open :twisted:

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