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A Grazer, like this one, is a common sight in the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary. Grizzly Bears come to this area in the spring, after coming out of hibernation, to feed on the Sedge Grasses, as seen here.

 

I like this image because it was taken while raining (or just after raining) so there is a lot of defined texture in the fur of the Grizzly Bear. The key to getting an image like this to work, is ensuring that both the eye and tip of the nose of the Grizzly Bear is sharp, and that’s why I went to f/10 (as you can see in the camera specs). As you can see, the dimples on the nose of this Grizzly are visible in this image, and the eye is sharp, which would not have been the case with an f/4.5 aperture. Also the secret is to actually focus half-way between the end of the nose and the eye, so they are both sharp, instead of focusing on one or the other.

 

If you are interested in purchasing this image, or any other images on my site, contact Terri Shaddick at contact@wildelements.ca.

 

Taken: June 2, 2016
Location: Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary, British Columbia

Camera: Canon EOS 1D X
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
Focal Length: 400mm
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 2500
Exposure: 1/500

About this Image

A Grazer, like this one, is a common sight in the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary. Grizzly Bears come to this area in the spring, after coming out of hibernation, to feed on the Sedge Grasses, as seen here.

 

I like this image because it was taken while raining (or just after raining) so there is a lot of defined texture in the fur of the Grizzly Bear. The key to getting an image like this to work, is ensuring that both the eye and tip of the nose of the Grizzly Bear is sharp, and that’s why I went to f/10 (as you can see in the camera specs). As you can see, the dimples on the nose of this Grizzly are visible in this image, and the eye is sharp, which would not have been the case with an f/4.5 aperture. Also the secret is to actually focus half-way between the end of the nose and the eye, so they are both sharp, instead of focusing on one or the other.

 

If you are interested in purchasing this image, or any other images on my site, contact Terri Shaddick at contact@wildelements.ca.

 

Taken: June 2, 2016
Location: Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary, British Columbia

Camera Specs

Camera: Canon EOS 1D X
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
Focal Length: 400mm
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 2500
Exposure: 1/500