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Mossy Oasis

I just can’t get enough of this female Grizzly Bear in the Khutzeymateen and her chosen oasis on top of a rock island. In this image after waking up from her nap, she came out to the edge of the rock to have a look at us, with a piece moss (well I think technically it is Methuselah’s Beard) hanging off the top of her head. This actually stayed on her for quite a while even as she climbed down from the island and wandered off into the woods.

 

This is a pretty high ISO shot for the camera that I was using (1DX) taken at ISO 8000. However, with using selective noise reduction in both Capture One Pro and Adobe Photoshop, I was able to create an image that without looking at the camera specs you wouldn’t know was taken at that high of an ISO. That’s why you should have your “max ISO” and then know when you can go above that max ISO, or at least when you should try it. And one word of caution, never judge how noisy an image is based on the Adobe Lightroom previews, because they have zero noise reduction applied.

 

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

 

Taken: May 28, 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: 321mm
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 8000
Exposure: 1/640

About this image

I just can’t get enough of this female Grizzly Bear in the Khutzeymateen and her chosen oasis on top of a rock island. In this image after waking up from her nap, she came out to the edge of the rock to have a look at us, with a piece moss (well I think technically it is Methuselah’s Beard) hanging off the top of her head. This actually stayed on her for quite a while even as she climbed down from the island and wandered off into the woods.

 

This is a pretty high ISO shot for the camera that I was using (1DX) taken at ISO 8000. However, with using selective noise reduction in both Capture One Pro and Adobe Photoshop, I was able to create an image that without looking at the camera specs you wouldn’t know was taken at that high of an ISO. That’s why you should have your “max ISO” and then know when you can go above that max ISO, or at least when you should try it. And one word of caution, never judge how noisy an image is based on the Adobe Lightroom previews, because they have zero noise reduction applied.
If you are interested in purchasing this image, or any other images on my site, contact Terri Shaddick at contact@wildelements.ca.

 

Taken: May 28, 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: 321mm
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 8000
Exposure: 1/640