Lookin' at me Lookin' at you

© Renee Doyle

Lookin' at me Lookin' at you

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe 8/26/2012 3:03:53 AM

An Outstanding wildlife capture! #1482474

Gord MacEachern level-deluxe 8/26/2012 3:18:20 AM

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!! #10290473

Jack Gaskin level-deluxe 8/26/2012 3:27:12 AM

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 #10290488

Antonio Amen level-deluxe 8/26/2012 3:54:20 AM

Great capture, he was looking to you very seriously...:-) #10290526

Leslie McLain level-deluxe 8/26/2012 4:40:19 AM

Amazing capture, Renee. #10290602

Claudia Kuhn level-deluxe 8/26/2012 5:21:19 AM

Wow, wonderful capture Renee! Best to take Jack's advice next time #10290668

Kay E. Mahoney level-deluxe 8/26/2012 5:25:54 AM

Nice capture, Renee. He is beautiful. #10290678

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe 8/26/2012 5:26:45 AM

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. #10290680

Michelle Alton level-deluxe 8/26/2012 5:29:38 AM

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. #10290692

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe 8/26/2012 6:05:31 AM

Well, I hope you had a long lens! #10290778

Ken Smith level-deluxe 8/26/2012 6:06:04 AM

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! #10290780

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe 8/26/2012 6:28:33 AM

He is so handsome! Awesome capture!!!
I'm sure you were far enough away! #10290806

Rony Sagy 8/26/2012 7:47:26 AM

Wow. How lucky. Spectacular capture, Renee. #10290903

Debra R. Harder 8/26/2012 8:21:20 AM

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 #10290936

John Connolly level-deluxe 8/26/2012 1:40:44 PM

You are getting the full treatment here Renee, and you have certainly captured all his attention! What a delightful wildlife shot! #10291202

Kathy Salerni level-deluxe 8/26/2012 3:34:47 PM

Awesome wildlife capture, Renee! Your adrenaline must have been working overtime! #10291344

Nina Shields level-deluxe 8/26/2012 4:59:02 PM

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!! #10291463

Stefania Barbier level-deluxe 8/26/2012 5:25:21 PM

He looks adorable and not dangerous at all... Great capture! #10291490

Carol Quina level-deluxe 8/26/2012 9:36:23 PM

Beautiful! #10291736

Tiia Vissak level-deluxe 8/27/2012 10:52:46 AM

a cool portrait! #10292507

Cliff & Patti Smith level-deluxe 8/27/2012 5:34:40 PM

AWESOME! #10292933

Tammy Espino level-deluxe 8/27/2012 8:07:06 PM

I don't think I would of stayed around. Awesome capture! #10293110

Craig W. Myers level-deluxe 8/30/2012 12:30:13 PM

Terrific wildlife image. Hyperfocal distance is spot on. #10299625

Carolyn J. Connolly level-deluxe 9/2/2012 7:35:43 AM

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!! ;-/ #10305201

Brett Dolsen 9/4/2012 1:36:08 AM

Whow love that expression!! Wonderful wildlife here Renee! #10307596

Darryl Wilkinson 9/8/2012 4:19:23 PM

Great composure, Renee! Love the picture! #10314617

Cindy Bendush level-deluxe 9/24/2012 9:29:26 AM

Congratulations on your finalist Renee! #10335645

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-deluxe 9/24/2012 10:43:11 AM

- 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! #10335987

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe 9/24/2012 11:07:02 AM

Congrats on a beautiful finalist. #10336068

Terry Cervi level-deluxe 9/24/2012 11:39:28 AM

An amazing capture, Renee! Congrats on your finalist! #10336202

Tammy Espino 9/24/2012 12:13:15 PM

Congrats on this amazing finalist, Renee!:) #10336349

Ann Coates level-deluxe 9/24/2012 12:29:43 PM

Congratulations on your finalist Renee, this is superb. #10336420

Stefania Barbier level-deluxe 9/24/2012 12:30:46 PM

such an adorable finalist Renee... congratulations!!! #10336429

Deborah C. Lewinson level-deluxe 9/24/2012 2:52:16 PM

Marvelous finalist, Rene!

Debby #10337398

Kathy Salerni level-deluxe 9/24/2012 2:54:20 PM

WOW! Big congrats on your well deserved Finalist, Renee! #10337407

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com 9/24/2012 3:29:59 PM

Very sharp portrait of a black bear - hope you had a long lens! #10337615

Lindley Johnson level-deluxe 9/24/2012 3:48:37 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Renee! #10337708

Claudia Kuhn level-deluxe 9/24/2012 5:17:21 PM

Wonderful capture, congrats Renee! #10338166

Phyllis H. Burchett 9/24/2012 5:41:34 PM

Congrats Renee on this wonderful finalist! #10338269

Carla Capra level-deluxe 9/24/2012 7:56:53 PM

Congratulations, this is awesome. #10339001

Raymond Pauly level-deluxe 9/24/2012 10:00:39 PM

Awesome capture! Congratulations! #10339314

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe 9/24/2012 11:22:37 PM

Amazing clarity Renee. Congrats on your finalist image and good luck. #10339396

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe 9/25/2012 5:12:45 AM

This had to be fun....Congratulations girl!!! #10339793

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-deluxe 9/25/2012 7:38:31 AM

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. #10340132

Debra R. Harder 9/25/2012 7:50:58 AM

Ohhhh...this little fellow is so cute...unless he's two feet away from you...lol. Huge congrats on this awesome finalist!! #10340186

Patrick Rouzes level-deluxe 9/25/2012 10:42:01 AM


Robert K. Bemus level-deluxe 9/25/2012 11:31:01 PM

Stunning wildlife capture, Renee!! Congrats and best of luck in the next round!! #10341774

Graeme yew Chow level-deluxe 9/27/2012 12:06:02 AM

Big congratulations ! Renee. Are you scared at that time?. For me I will be frightened off. #10343011

Rona L. Schwarz 9/27/2012 3:44:18 PM

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! #10344016

Nadia Paul 9/28/2012 10:39:27 PM

Congrats on your beautiful finalist Renee! #10345842

Merna L. Nobile 9/30/2012 11:22:55 AM

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

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I couldn't believe how close this guy kept walking toward us - along the road somewhere in Banff on a wet and chilly day ....

Exif: F Number: 7.1, Exposure Bias Value: -1.33, ExposureTime: 1/320 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 1250, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 145.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Uploaded on 8/26/2012 1:15:10 AM

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Camera: Canon 5D Mark III

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