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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!