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Old Oct 30, 2011, 8:39 AM   #1
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While in Shenandoah National Park we saw quite a few deer and one bear. For the bear the sun was behind it and I was not going to try to get to the other side. The bear looked like it has a previous injury, a gash of fur was missing from it's side.

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Old Oct 30, 2011, 8:30 PM   #2
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Nice series. I sure wouldn't get close to that bear, though it doesn't look as big as many. Bears are not my favorite wild animal, especially since one almost totaled our car several years ago.
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Our bears (mostly in Cherokee National Forest) are never this calm around people - saw 5 of them recently at Holston Mt, but none stayed long enough for a photo...

Those photographers in the first bear shot look to be a bit too close - glad there were no problems.

You did a fine job on the bear, despite the lighting difficulties!
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Nice shots and interesting series Ed.

Have any of you seen that series on NG re. the guy in Canada who has 15/20 wild (brown/black ?) bears all over his house - he walks amongst them, plays with them and feeds them and the worst injury he has had are a few scratches. It's illegal under new laws but he's been doing it for years prior to that. He doesn't like the Grizzlies though - more unpredictable and the Black bears don't like them either
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Our bears (mostly in Cherokee National Forest) are never this calm around people - saw 5 of them recently at Holston Mt, but none stayed long enough for a photo...

Those photographers in the first bear shot look to be a bit too close - glad there were no problems.


You did a fine job on the bear, despite the lighting difficulties!
I thought that too - unless their car was right behind Ed. I'd have thought that bear could easily chase them down if it decided to.
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Nice going, Ed!
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Nice series Ed, you're a lot braver than I. Now if you took these with a 28mm lens I would be doubly impressed.

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Too close for my comfort after an incident we had with a bear in King's Canyon National Park in CA before we were married. We still have the ice chest with the holes in it. It had started snowing during the night and we had moved from the tent to the car. Luckily the bear came after we'd moved. But, he wasn't happy that he couldn't figure out how to get the ice chest open. One of the slide-the-lid Igloo ones.

Anyway, nice shot of your bear. I like the backlighting on him. Shows his fur better. Glad to hear you were safe.

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