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Shakin Off

Photographing Grizzly Bears shaking off is always tricky, because you want to make sure that you get the right shutter speed for the bear to be in focus, but also giving a bit of a blurring to the image as well, so you want areas that are a little blurred. And you need to find a bear that is shaking, and make all these decisions quickly to get the shot you want.

 

What I like about this shake off is that it was done while the bear was still in the water, so you also get the splash of the water around her body while she is shaking. Also, while bears are shaking they tend to still keep one eye in a stationary position, allowing it to stay in focus while the rest of the head is blurred.

 

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

 

Taken: June 1, 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/9
ISO: 3200
Exposure:1/1250

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Photographing Grizzly Bears shaking off is always tricky, because you want to make sure that you get the right shutter speed for the bear to be in focus, but also giving a bit of a blurring to the image as well, so you want areas that are a little blurred. And you need to find a bear that is shaking, and make all these decisions quickly to get the shot you want.

 

What I like about this shake off is that it was done while the bear was still in the water, so you also get the splash of the water around her body while she is shaking. Also, while bears are shaking they tend to still keep one eye in a stationary position, allowing it to stay in focus while the rest of the head is blurred.

 

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

 

Taken: June 1, 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/9
ISO: 3200
Exposure:1/1250