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Big Mama

Big Mama
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Copyright: Christan Vandette (c_rapp) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-03
Categories: Humorous, Decisive Moment
Camera: Olympus Stylus 710
Exposure: f/5.7, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-07 19:04
Viewed: 1708
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Driving up a mountain road with the windows rolled down, enjoying the view. Ihear a noise next to me a decide to look in the mirror on the door. There sands a black bear with two cubs. yelled at Otto to stop the car. One baby a dark brown/black the other a cinnamon color. Adorable. however I missed that photo op. Mama quickly shooshed them back in the bushes while sh stayed and chewed on the grass. Oh well maybe next time I'll get the family.
Not totally the clearest pic, but I didn't want to be this close for too long.(car or not) Sorry for the shake
Curves added, slight crop, then resized and added a border.

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Shake or not it's an impressive animal and you got good and close! Amazing how indifferent the bears obviously are to cars - they know there's a threat, but not that much ... (If only they knew.)
Very nicely captured!

You cannot stand and fiddle around with your camera when you are that close to a mother bear proteting her babies!! LOL. and so inspite of wanting to be quick and getting a shot I think you did great! Awesome animals aren't they. I recently got a pic of a black bear in Alaska but he wasn't as close up as this ...but seeing an animal in a natural environment like that, instead of a zoo, is a real buzz

Anyway well done

Hi Christan,
Wise decision, you got her picture but knew when to stop. The head in sharp enough and you got a great capture here.

Well done!!


You are very lucky. You have captured one of the more beutiful creature.
Congrats. and TFS

Ok, you guys life an interresting life. Not the first bear you encountered.
Good capture of the moment

Beautiful pet Christian, congratullatios, Debit of being very expensive to feed it. Great details colors and POV.

TFS PL rintile

oh my....!..amazing, christan!
not bad meeting a bear like this in nature.
i would have filled my pants.*g* how close were you?
great job & beware of the bear, thor.

Hi again Christan, I love bears, she looks here very calm.

I agree with others Christan you did well under the circumstances. Good detail on her head and really the overall sharpness is not too bad. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘Tamar Autumn’

Nice capture. Sounds like you had a good time and saw lots of stuff.

Hi Christan! It's good that you have seen bears in the wild. I only see them in zoos. They're cute but I know they are dangerous too. I've seen videos of people being grabbed from the bears' cages because few people think they're just cute and adorable. It's good that you kept a distance :)
I like how you framed it and the border is suited for the shake. TFS,
Freddie :)

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