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Lookin' at me Lookin' at you
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Lookin' at me Lookin' at you
Lookin' at me Lookin' at you
I couldn't believe how close this guy kept walking toward us - along the road somewhere in Banff on a wet and chilly day ....
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Jeff W. Robinson
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    An Outstanding wildlife capture!

8/26/2012 3:03:53 AM

 
Gord MacEachern
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Very unpredictable animals, the last time we where out to Banff a local biker was taken right off the bike and mauled to death. Fantastic beautiful capture Renee!!

8/26/2012 3:18:20 AM

 
Jack Gaskin
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FirST AMAZING WILD CAPTURE OUTSTANDING
Second Hope you realize how VERY FORTUNATE YOU ARE TO BE IN ONE PIECE.
The general belief is that if a Black Bear continues to approach you once they are aware of your being there. It's because your being targeted as A MEAL.
Dont know how close he was or when he became aware of you but DANGEROUS is a Conservative description of your encounter.

Jack

8/26/2012 3:27:12 AM

 
Antonio Amen
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Great capture, he was looking to you very seriously...:-)

8/26/2012 3:54:20 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Amazing capture, Renee.

8/26/2012 4:40:19 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Wow, wonderful capture Renee! Best to take Jack's advice next time

8/26/2012 5:21:19 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Nice capture, Renee. He is beautiful.

8/26/2012 5:25:54 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Beautiful bear and capture. Love the eye to eye contact. Have to use common sense when around wildlife but I hate when people are scared to death and especially give bears a bad rap. We see bears all the time down at Shenandoah. Most can't get away fast enough. People need to look up statistics on bear attacks verses other wildlife attacks.

8/26/2012 5:26:45 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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Well, you survived the encounter so now it's a beautiful memory and photo. I love the way he is contrasted against the large clump of delicate yellow wildflowers.

8/26/2012 5:29:38 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Well, I hope you had a long lens!

8/26/2012 6:05:31 AM

 
Ken Smith
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I'm not an expert at bears, but I know grizzlies are worse than black bears...I think. :-) At least you're safe and sound. I don't think bears like to eat cameras, though!

8/26/2012 6:06:04 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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He is so handsome! Awesome capture!!!
I'm sure you were far enough away!

8/26/2012 6:28:33 AM

 
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Wow. How lucky. Spectacular capture, Renee.

8/26/2012 7:47:26 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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This is a great image, Renee!! You definitely got his attention. Love the clarity in his eyes (bear eyes are so small and always difficult to photograph)...superb!!!! How exciting!! And to think I didn't believe you...lol. jsb

8/26/2012 8:21:20 AM

 
John Connolly
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You are getting the full treatment here Renee, and you have certainly captured all his attention! What a delightful wildlife shot!

8/26/2012 1:40:44 PM

 
Kathy Salerni
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Awesome wildlife capture, Renee! Your adrenaline must have been working overtime!

8/26/2012 3:34:47 PM

 
Nina Shields
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Renee, what a great opportunity to capture this majestic subject; awesome detailing and I love the composition with the diagonal line of flowers, also repeated in the bg; excellent work, as always!!

8/26/2012 4:59:02 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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He looks adorable and not dangerous at all... Great capture!

8/26/2012 5:25:21 PM

 
Carol L. Quina
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Beautiful!

8/26/2012 9:36:23 PM

 
Tiia Vissak
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a cool portrait!

8/27/2012 10:52:46 AM

 
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AWESOME!

8/27/2012 5:34:40 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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I don't think I would of stayed around. Awesome capture!

8/27/2012 8:07:06 PM

 
Craig W. Myers
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Terrific wildlife image. Hyperfocal distance is spot on.

8/30/2012 12:30:13 PM

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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What an EXCEPTIONAL 'capture' of this black bear, Renee - WOW!! :-) I hope you were safely inside your vehicle at the time he was coming towards you!! ;-/

9/2/2012 7:35:43 AM

 
Brett Dolsen
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Whow love that expression!! Wonderful wildlife here Renee!

9/4/2012 1:36:08 AM

 
Darryl Wilkinson

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Great composure, Renee! Love the picture!

9/8/2012 4:19:23 PM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Congratulations on your finalist Renee!

9/24/2012 9:29:26 AM

 
Kirsten (Kiki) Kjaer
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- along the road somewhere in Banff :) Yes, that's where you'll meet them. I've never seen such a fantastic portrait, though. Congratulations, Renee!

9/24/2012 10:43:11 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Congrats on a beautiful finalist.

9/24/2012 11:07:02 AM

 
Terry Cervi
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An amazing capture, Renee! Congrats on your finalist!

9/24/2012 11:39:28 AM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on this amazing finalist, Renee!:)

9/24/2012 12:13:15 PM

 
Ann Coates
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Congratulations on your finalist Renee, this is superb.

9/24/2012 12:29:43 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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such an adorable finalist Renee... congratulations!!!

9/24/2012 12:30:46 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Marvelous finalist, Rene!

Congratulations!
Debby

9/24/2012 2:52:16 PM

 
Kathy Salerni
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WOW! Big congrats on your well deserved Finalist, Renee!

9/24/2012 2:54:20 PM

 
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Very sharp portrait of a black bear - hope you had a long lens!

9/24/2012 3:29:59 PM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Renee!

9/24/2012 3:48:37 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Wonderful capture, congrats Renee!

9/24/2012 5:17:21 PM

 
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Congrats Renee on this wonderful finalist!

9/24/2012 5:41:34 PM

 
Carla Capra
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Congratulations, this is awesome.

9/24/2012 7:56:53 PM

 
Raymond Pauly
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Awesome capture! Congratulations!

9/24/2012 10:00:39 PM

 
Heather Loewenhardt
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Amazing clarity Renee. Congrats on your finalist image and good luck.

9/24/2012 11:22:37 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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This had to be fun....Congratulations girl!!!

9/25/2012 5:12:45 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Wow Renee! What a perfect image in this great setting! Congrats again on your many finalist this month, and very well deserved girl!

jo ann c.

9/25/2012 7:38:31 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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Ohhhh...this little fellow is so cute...unless he's two feet away from you...lol. Huge congrats on this awesome finalist!!

9/25/2012 7:50:58 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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CONGRATS!

9/25/2012 10:42:01 AM

 
Robert K. Bemus
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Stunning wildlife capture, Renee!! Congrats and best of luck in the next round!!

9/25/2012 11:31:01 PM

 
Graeme Chow
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Big congratulations ! Renee. Are you scared at that time?. For me I will be frightened off.

9/27/2012 12:06:02 AM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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WOW! An exceptional capture, Renee! He certainly was checking you out - great eye contact - he looks curious more than anything. But Jack's advice is not to be taken lightly, I guess. Glad it turned out so well! Huge Congratulations on this amazing Finalist!

9/27/2012 3:44:18 PM

 
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Congrats on your beautiful finalist Renee!

9/28/2012 10:39:27 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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I heard the good news…and could not be happier for you! CONGRATULATIONS, Merna

9/30/2012 11:22:55 AM

 
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