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    Thanks Dave!

    You sure got close to some bears there in Katmai – I had wondered if you saw cubs – I guess that answers my question.

    Ron

  2. Wow. Simply wow. The lighting looks like it was done in a studio it’s so perfect.

    The presence of mom with the action and innocence of the cub is stellar.

    I’d love to see more from this series just to get a glimpse of what you were working with.

    Wow.

  3. Such great expressiveness in this image Ron. I have always felt that the picture says as much about the photographer as the subject, this image tells of a great sensitivity to the emotions of wildlife.

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    Thanks everyone!

    I agree Cody – I think the heavy cloud cover made for some really nice soft light – that worked out well.

    Kris, around Seward I have been carrying bear spay and using a remote – I’m pretty cautious. For these photos, I was actually accompanied by a guide who has been working around these animals for a couple of years. She seemed to know the individuals pretty well and got us close. I was also using a 600 with a 2x converter.

    Thanks,

    Ron

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  6. Adorable photos! Love the “headache bear” too.

    Is it necessary to have that long of a lens there (Lake Clark NP) or is a 400mm long enough? I am looking into the Salmon Creek Lodge for bear photography next year.

    Thanks.

  7. Adorable photos! Love the “headache bear” too.

    Is it necessary to have that long of a lens there (Lake Clark NP) or is a 400mm long enough?

    Thanks.

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    Thanks!

    I would say half my client there have had 400 as their longest lens and were just fine with it, especially on a cropped sensor body.

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