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Spin Cycle

A Spirit Bear from my 2019 trip to the Great Bear Rainforest put herself in the “spin cycle” to dry off after pouncing for, and missing a salmon that was swimming past her.

 

I find the key to the shake shots is ensuring that at least one eye of the bear is sharp, and that there is some motion throughout the rest of the head.  I didn’t really have to think much about shutter speed, because given the low light, I was maxed out at 1/400 anyway.

 

This image is copyright © Terri Shaddick, if you are interested in using or purchasing this image, or any other images on my site, contact Terri Shaddick at contact@wildelements.ca.

 

Taken: September 7, 2019
Location: Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia

Camera: Canon 5D Mark IV
Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM + 2.0xIII Extender
Focal Length: 800mm
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 6400
Exposure: 1/400

About this image

A Spirit Bear from my 2019 trip to the Great Bear Rainforest put herself in the “spin cycle” to dry off after pouncing for, and missing a salmon that was swimming past her.

 

I find the key to the shake shots is ensuring that at least one eye of the bear is sharp, and that there is some motion throughout the rest of the head.  I didn’t really have to think much about shutter speed, because given the low light, I was maxed out at 1/400 anyway.

 

This image is copyright © Terri Shaddick, if you are interested in using or purchasing this image, or any other images on my site, contact Terri Shaddick at contact@wildelements.ca.

 

Taken: September 7, 2019
Location: Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia

Camera Specs

Camera: Canon 5D Mark IV
Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM + 2.0xIII Extender
Focal Length: 800mm
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 6400
Exposure: 1/400