Free Shipping on ALL Products
camera reviewsbest cameraslens reviewsphotography tipscamera forumvideo toursphotography bookssupport me
It is currently Fri Dec 19, 2014 1:47 am

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 129 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:51 pm 
Nice shots Neil. I don’t know what Roger was shaking/worried about …. He should know he can outrun you cause you won’t be leaving the camera behind, not with a full SD card :lol:


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:12 am 
Here are some bears from Croatia :D

Image
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomislavma ... 752142903/

Image
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomislavma ... 752142903/

Image
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomislavma ... 752142903/


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:44 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat May 09, 2009 9:41 am
Posts: 45
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Here is my set of bears that I shot earlier this summer. This is place called Martinselkonen and they arrange hides for pros and bigger groups to see bears. This place is just 20 km away from Russian border and the tour guide said that it is most likely that these bears are from russia. I stood in one "prophotographers" hide with my father for one evening and one night.

These bears are about 2-3 years old and they aren't that big. But when their mother came you could see the difference right away. I'm sure you can spot the mother as well.

Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image

_________________
dslr: Nikon D7000 with some glass. Slr: Nikon FE2 with some manual focusing glass.
Www.heikkitaskinenphotography.fi


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 3:50 pm 
Image

Photo taken: Big Timber Canyon, Montana, USA.



Here is a black bear. I was a few hundred feet from him.


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:40 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:18 am
Posts: 1781
Location: Nova Scotia Canada
Awesome shots guys!!!

Heres something I found this fall.
A bear scratching post.
Very well used trails leading in from each cardinal point all sorts of differant critters using it now the bears are probably sleeping.

ImageImage
Image

Lots of deer using these trails.
In this pic bottom left,coyotes have been marking their spot on the tree and the ground in the circle...

Image

This a bit further along a Hemlock tree all scratched up..
Not far from it another ripped apart for bugs..

Image
Image

_________________
Pentax K-5
Pentax 18-55mm,Pentax 50-200mm,Sigma 17-70mm,Sigma 70-300mm, Sigma 50-500mm
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:40 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:06 am
Posts: 1977
awesome shots all... kpr... I saw one of trhose as well this fall in BC... got a pic... unfortunately my computer died and it is in getting serviced right now... will post a pic of the tree when I get it back... should post a few different pics of bears here as well from my trip....

_________________
Canon 7D + 50D + EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM + EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM + EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Pelican // Black Rapid // Think Tank // Manfrotto // Garmin

Reflections On Canadian Wildlife
My Flickr


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:56 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:06 am
Posts: 1977
this thread needed a few new pics ...couple from the fall... just cropped

Image

Image

_________________
Canon 7D + 50D + EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM + EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM + EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Pelican // Black Rapid // Think Tank // Manfrotto // Garmin

Reflections On Canadian Wildlife
My Flickr


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:39 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:18 am
Posts: 1781
Location: Nova Scotia Canada
Starting "early" this year....
One of my coolest encounters yet........

Bears still in a den....as always wild bears and no fences :D

Managed to get there right at what must have been feeding time cause the cubs were quite active.
Momma was a bit jittery with them and moving her head around a bit as they were fussing and crawling/moving around.
The coolest thing I saw was her take her chin and arm at the same time and just sweep them both right back under her and boom...back to sleep and no noise no more movement.
Pretty cool 15 mins from first pic to last and felt more like 15 seconds to me.
I don't use my flash often but it got a workout today.

Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image

Long haul in and back out of there in soft knee deep snow and alllll up-hill :roll:
The woodstove here at home is workin its magic on me right now.

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
:twisted:

WHAT A DAY!!!!!!!!!! :)

_________________
Pentax K-5
Pentax 18-55mm,Pentax 50-200mm,Sigma 17-70mm,Sigma 70-300mm, Sigma 50-500mm
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:05 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:06 am
Posts: 1977
that's an awesome encounter kpr!!! did you more or less trip over the den or did you know it was there?

_________________
Canon 7D + 50D + EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM + EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM + EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Pelican // Black Rapid // Think Tank // Manfrotto // Garmin

Reflections On Canadian Wildlife
My Flickr


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:22 am 
Awesome KPR! I hope you had an escape route!


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:54 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:18 am
Posts: 1781
Location: Nova Scotia Canada
wolf...some young fellas came across it while rabbit hunting.
In pic #1 behind me there is a small pathway through the woods,they stood atop the deadfall waiting for the hounds to run any rabbits through it and they could hear snoring noises looked under themselves and ...surprise!!
It's not what you would think when called a den but it is very sheltered by spruce and thick woods from the wind and when bears den they have plenty of fat and fur.
A local bear expert tells us that alot of bears den this way and that some parts of the body are exposed to the elements but are fine and snow doesn't even melt off any of the exposed parts.

Kev...at no time was momma stressed or excited.
She was in fact quite groggy and even if she looked in my direction it appeared she was looking right passed us.
I'll attach a pic of Blake trying to get some video/audio.
We wouldn't go any closer than the edge of the root system so if she did look at us or actually see us we could just move a bit and be out of her line of sight with little trouble.
We researched if this would cause problems going back there and were told that for her to become active would take a bit.
She would have to move her limbs and head around a bit to get circulation going and this should be our indication to ...leave.
If she got scared and bolted she probably wouldn't return leaving the cubs orphaned.
Only one of us was in front of her at any time and if you'll notice THAT DARN BRANCH in just about EVERY pic...that was about 3ft in front of me and I so wanted to reach just a bit further and get rid of it but...to me that was too much risk of disturbing her too much.
Even though from where the pics are taken...thats her exit..this decision was not about our safety but the safety of the cubs and momma imo that is ALWAYS FIRST.

The birch tree in front of Blake and behind the upturned root system is about halfway to the bears.

Image

_________________
Pentax K-5
Pentax 18-55mm,Pentax 50-200mm,Sigma 17-70mm,Sigma 70-300mm, Sigma 50-500mm
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:26 pm 
That’s really cool KPR! It’s amazing how little Bears need to den over the winter, something to think about when you’re climbing over deadfalls lol.


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:40 pm 
Very cool Kpr: I doubt that you caused them too much stress, I watched a video once where researchers were crawling right into the dens and bringing the cubs out to weigh them.


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:27 pm 
I was thinking the same thing K Lantz. There was a segment on the Rick Mercer Report awhile back showing researchers tagging cubs in Algonquin park. The researchers and entire camera crew couldn’t have been more than 25 yards from the den site while filming the segment and made no effort to be quiet. One of the researches walked right up to the den and stuck the sow with a tranquilizer needle mounted on a pole that wasn’t more than 5 feet long while she appeared to be watching the whole time.


Last edited by clantz on Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:06 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:14 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:18 am
Posts: 1781
Location: Nova Scotia Canada
Hahaha I like Rick Mercer :lol:

He can go here....



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJRDpTUIrJI

_________________
Pentax K-5
Pentax 18-55mm,Pentax 50-200mm,Sigma 17-70mm,Sigma 70-300mm, Sigma 50-500mm
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 129 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9  Next

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

All words, images, videos and layout, copyright 2005-2012 Gordon Laing. May not be used without permission.
/ How we test / Best Cameras / Advertising / Camera reviews / Supporting Camera Labs

Webdesign by Alphabase IT
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group