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A Bear Ready For Its Close-Up
15-MAY-2008

A Bear Ready For Its Close-Up

Yosemite National Park, California

After making what I consider to be a lucky photograph of a bear (see the previous photograph in this gallery), I followed it for about two minutes as it ambled away from the road. The bear seemed unconcerned by my presence, although it would occasionally stop, scratch its claws on tree trunks, and look back at me, seeming to say, "Are you still here?" My subject finally made a little jump onto a tree trunk, and allowed me to make its official portrait. Then it jumped down and headed off at a faster pace, which told me that it was time to leave the bear alone.

Nikon D80 , Nikon 18-200mm VR
1/250s f/5.6 at 200.0mm ISO 800 full exif

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Jim Coffman23-Aug-2011 16:21
A fantastic capture!
Debi11-Jul-2008 22:58
What a wonderful portrait. He looks kind and intelligent.
sunlightpix11-Jun-2008 21:24
Wow, this a red bear. So much intelligence in its gaze. Great shot!
Laryl30-May-2008 19:19
how exciting that must have been.. I love watching wildlife and trying to get a nice shot
Carol E Sandgren21-May-2008 05:27
This guy just looks so lovable. I am amazed that you were able to shoot so clearly! Great job, Dave!
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