Lookin' at me Lookin' at you [Pictures of Alberta Canada]

© Renee Doyle

Lookin' at me Lookin' at you

Uploaded: August 26, 2012 01:15:09


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


Jeff Robinson level-deluxe August 26, 2012

An Outstanding wildlife capture! #1482474

Gord MacEachern August 26, 2012

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 August 26, 2012

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 August 26, 2012

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

Leslie McLain level-classic August 26, 2012

Amazing capture, Renee. #10290602

Claudia Kuhn level-classic August 26, 2012

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

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic August 26, 2012

Nice capture, Renee. He is beautiful. #10290678

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe August 26, 2012

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 August 26, 2012

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-classic August 26, 2012

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

Ken Smith level-classic August 26, 2012

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-classic August 26, 2012

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

Rony Sagy August 26, 2012

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

Debra R. Harder August 26, 2012

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 August 26, 2012

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-classic August 26, 2012

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

Nina Shields August 26, 2012

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-classic August 26, 2012

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

Carol Quina level-classic August 26, 2012

Beautiful! #10291736

Tiia Vissak August 27, 2012

a cool portrait! #10292507

Cliff & Patti Smith level-classic August 27, 2012

AWESOME! #10292933

Tammy Espino August 27, 2012

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

Craig W. Myers level-classic August 30, 2012

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

Carolyn J. Connolly September 02, 2012

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 September 04, 2012

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

Darryl Wilkinson September 08, 2012

Great composure, Renee! Love the picture! #10314617

Cindy Bendush level-classic September 24, 2012

Congratulations on your finalist Renee! #10335645

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer September 24, 2012

- 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 September 24, 2012

Congrats on a beautiful finalist. #10336068

Terry Cervi level-deluxe September 24, 2012

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

Tammy Espino September 24, 2012

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

Ann Coates level-classic September 24, 2012

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

Stefania Barbier level-classic September 24, 2012

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

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict September 24, 2012

Marvelous finalist, Rene!

Debby #10337398

Kathy Salerni level-classic September 24, 2012

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

September 24, 2012

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

Lindley Johnson level-classic September 24, 2012

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Renee! #10337708

Claudia Kuhn level-classic September 24, 2012

Wonderful capture, congrats Renee! #10338166

Phyllis H. Burchett September 24, 2012

Congrats Renee on this wonderful finalist! #10338269

Carla Capra Anderson September 24, 2012

Congratulations, this is awesome. #10339001

Raymond Pauly September 24, 2012

Awesome capture! Congratulations! #10339314

Heather Loewenhardt level-classic September 24, 2012

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

Linda D. Lester level-classic September 25, 2012

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

JO ANN CLEVELAND September 25, 2012

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 September 25, 2012

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-classic September 25, 2012


Robert K. Bemus level-classic September 25, 2012

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

Graeme yew Chow September 27, 2012

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

Rona L. Schwarz September 27, 2012

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 September 28, 2012

Congrats on your beautiful finalist Renee! #10345842

Merna L. Nobile September 30, 2012

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

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