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p.1 #1 · Wet & Wild - Images of Brown Bears and Rushing Water


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Greetings,

I have always had a fascination with the cold rushing waters of a mountain stream, so whenever I do get an opportunity to photograph a stream, I tend to automatically use slower shutter speeds to get the waters silky smooth in the photos. Getting a photograph that features silky smooth water is simple enough, but if wildlife is introduced into the frame, it becomes a lot more difficult to get the water silky smooth, and have the wildlife remain still enough to appear acceptably sharp in the photo. Getting the water blur and the animal sharp, is a tricky balancing act at best. My tendency to use those slow shutter speeds, almost cost me my first photographs of a wild wolf ... thankfully the wolf remained relatively still for me... http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1227672/0

When I got the opportunity to go to Katmai to photograph the bears, I did get the insurance shots of bears, using high shutter speeds to yeild sharp images, as soon as I knew I had some sharp images of bears, I did what really excites me and slowed the shutter!

I hope you enjoy the photos!





























Aug 15, 2013 at 02:26 AM
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p.1 #2 · Wet & Wild - Images of Brown Bears and Rushing Water


These are fantasitc !!! I love that second shot.

Birdie



Aug 15, 2013 at 02:30 AM
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p.1 #3 · Wet & Wild - Images of Brown Bears and Rushing Water


I second that Birdie

Josh



Aug 15, 2013 at 02:48 AM
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p.1 #4 · Wet & Wild - Images of Brown Bears and Rushing Water


beautiful photos


Aug 15, 2013 at 03:13 AM
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p.1 #5 · Wet & Wild - Images of Brown Bears and Rushing Water


Really cool images. I have been to Brooks six times and tried some 1/30th exposures, but yours are really great. I like the way it helps with the bright water. Bruce


Aug 15, 2013 at 03:17 AM
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p.1 #6 · Wet & Wild - Images of Brown Bears and Rushing Water


Fantastic! Nice of the bears to pose for you, it's almost like they knew you had slowed things down..


Aug 15, 2013 at 03:31 AM
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p.1 #7 · Wet & Wild - Images of Brown Bears and Rushing Water


balance well achieved.


Aug 15, 2013 at 03:33 AM
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p.1 #8 · Wet & Wild - Images of Brown Bears and Rushing Water


Nick - nice! I like shot #2 with the pose and silk like water.

Wes N.



Aug 15, 2013 at 03:34 AM
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p.1 #9 · Wet & Wild - Images of Brown Bears and Rushing Water


I've seen a lot of amazingly good photos of the bears at Brooks, but you've topped them all. Hope I'm never forced to pick just one as a favorite.


Aug 15, 2013 at 03:40 AM
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p.1 #10 · Wet & Wild - Images of Brown Bears and Rushing Water


Slowed shutter on water is creative and not often seen in an animal portrait. I remember your wolf shot

Only draw back for me on the slow shutter on rushing water is the loss of water coloring at times.
#1 I absolutely love the water motion as it has retained nice coloring and has flow but not too much as to become the subject of the image as there is a bit of competition then IMO.

I really like the set, the images evoke the sound of the rushing water, very relaxing and yet powerful with the bear as the subject.
Gosh if only #2 had that magic flying salmon in mid air, now that would be the money shot!

Nicely done, nice to see someone go outside the norm and have it work so well.
Karl



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p.1 #11 · Wet & Wild - Images of Brown Bears and Rushing Water


Nick great job on these,
I really like number one and two.

-Tim



Aug 15, 2013 at 04:56 AM
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p.1 #12 · Wet & Wild - Images of Brown Bears and Rushing Water


WoW, now that certainly is a balancing act.. Job well done.

Mind sharing how one accomplishes it



Aug 15, 2013 at 05:50 AM
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p.1 #13 · Wet & Wild - Images of Brown Bears and Rushing Water


excellent images Nick


Aug 15, 2013 at 07:43 AM
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p.1 #14 · Wet & Wild - Images of Brown Bears and Rushing Water


Gorgeous set of images. Like them all.

Sincerely,
Randal



Aug 15, 2013 at 08:39 AM
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p.1 #15 · Wet & Wild - Images of Brown Bears and Rushing Water


Not only neat shots Nick, but well done too. I'm with Karl with 1 as my pick ~ Ron


Aug 15, 2013 at 11:08 AM
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p.1 #16 · Wet & Wild - Images of Brown Bears and Rushing Water


Great shots Nick.

Todd



Aug 15, 2013 at 11:44 AM
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p.1 #17 · Wet & Wild - Images of Brown Bears and Rushing Water


Outstanding images Nick!


Aug 15, 2013 at 11:59 AM
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p.1 #18 · Wet & Wild - Images of Brown Bears and Rushing Water


Excellent set Nick, with #1 & #2 being that standouts for me


Aug 15, 2013 at 12:00 PM
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p.1 #19 · Wet & Wild - Images of Brown Bears and Rushing Water


Some of the most creative wildlife shots I've seen. I couldn't believe the bears posed so nicely for you!


Aug 15, 2013 at 12:15 PM
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p.1 #20 · Wet & Wild - Images of Brown Bears and Rushing Water


Beautiful photos! Nice work.


Aug 15, 2013 at 12:43 PM
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