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Andrwe Bazeley
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One of those truly magical moments that make wildlife photography so exciting and rewarding. Was with 8 other photogs -- had been standing in ice for over 6 hours with the air temperature hovering around -61C -- only 4 of us were left, the others had frostbite or equipment failure -- this mum was dug into the side of a snow drift feeding and resting her cubs -- just as the sun was setting, she got them up and walked down the snow drift and paraded them past us -- then she climbed up and over the drift and was gone -- my D300 was frozen solid and could not adjust the shutter speed or the Iso but the remote shutter in my mittens still worked -- it was 60 seconds of pure bliss.
Enjoy, Andrew





Wapusk National Park, Manitoba, Canada, Nikon D300, VR 600mm f/4, f/4 @ 1/400, Iso 400




Jan 11, 2012 at 03:04 PM
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Wow, great shot! And what an amazing experience that must have been.


Jan 11, 2012 at 03:11 PM
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Awesome! Congrats on "bearing" those temps.


Jan 11, 2012 at 03:14 PM
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Great lighting Andrew.

George



Jan 11, 2012 at 03:53 PM
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Wow, what a wonderful experience! Great shot!
Larry



Jan 11, 2012 at 03:55 PM
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Holy &*^%$ that's cold, love those temps.
BEAUTIFUL SHOT.



Jan 11, 2012 at 03:58 PM
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Andrew,

Great pic!
I have a couple trips under my belt up there in the north country, both in the fall. These white critters can become addicting. I also know the cold temps you are talking about really separate the folks from the diehards, and then you add equipment failure including apparel, the light always adds a challenge, white on white subjects makes it tough, then the winds pick up, windchill goes off the charts, your fingers are about to fall off when finally, the Great White Bear decides you have earned a photo or two. I can't wait to return.

I really appreciate the effort it takes to come back with the shot. Really Great stuff.

Hopefully I can make a January/Feb trip next year and come back with more of the young cubs.

Gerard



Jan 11, 2012 at 04:00 PM
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Wow, great capture and good on ya for sticking out that weather!


Jan 11, 2012 at 04:24 PM
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Well unless you've done a lot of pp work

seems to me that the D300 did a good job

Congratulations to your awesome experience

Lil



Jan 11, 2012 at 04:54 PM
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Andrew,

Nice light, good job on getting the capture in those harsh conditions.

Wes N.



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A real beauty like this takes a lot of effort to get. The results make it worth it. Well done. Bruce


Jan 11, 2012 at 06:44 PM
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Great shot, to cold for me -61 brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

-Tim



Jan 11, 2012 at 07:03 PM
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Was it quite cold then Andrew
Absolutely fabulous shot. If I came away with this one shot from a trip (all the way from the UK) I'd be proud as punch
David



Jan 11, 2012 at 07:52 PM
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Awesome!

Howard



Jan 11, 2012 at 09:07 PM
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Great shot, just reward for a terrific tale of photographic hardship! Paul.


Jan 11, 2012 at 09:52 PM
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very nice image Andrew


Jan 11, 2012 at 10:53 PM
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truly stunning!!!


Jan 11, 2012 at 11:12 PM
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Marvelous shot !! That is cold, but glad you stayed and to this gorgeous shot.

Birdie



Jan 11, 2012 at 11:28 PM
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Was it quite cold then Andrew
You want to know if it was cold, David? It was cold!! (that's two explanation marks)
It was so cold that I snapped the remote control cable while putting the camera back in its bag.
All the best, Andrew



Jan 12, 2012 at 12:50 AM
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Tres cute Andrew. Great shot.


Jan 12, 2012 at 01:39 AM
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