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Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Date: Oct 16, 2010
Date Uploaded: Oct 16, 2010

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10/18/2010 10:24:42 AM
Too cool!
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10/17/2010 06:54:12 PM
Yep, this is close enough - glad you got the pic and glad you survived...
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10/17/2010 06:03:26 PM
Thank you for all the comments, this was taken on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Bedford, Va, more specifically right at the Peaks of Otter.

Roz, and here I thought that Australia was loaded with dangerous animals, we do have quite a few bears in the area but we rarely see them.

Mary, it does drive you crazy. I think a lot of it is just being in the right place at the right time although I imagine there are techniques for those that do this as their profession.

tph1, yeah I know I wussed out on this one :) I was tempted to get a bit closer but yeah
10/17/2010 04:15:23 PM
Is this in Virginia? Perfect shot or not, it is a great capture..
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10/17/2010 12:01:19 PM
C'mon, man-up here Josh !

Looking at the picture you could easily have sneaked around the back of those big trees, scampered up them on to that big flat branch above their head . . shimmied along it, then dropped granola bars down to them and taken action shots as they reached up towards you . . sheesh youngsters nowadays . .

:- P
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10/17/2010 11:43:59 AM
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10/17/2010 10:55:54 AM
You have bears nearby your hiking trail?? Wow! These look like young ones, you should be careful about the whereabouts of their mother :).
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10/17/2010 09:35:38 AM
Not sure I want to hike where you hike! Nice capture.
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10/17/2010 06:35:31 AM
dont get any closer .. !!!!!
scarey .. we dont have any really dangerous animals out in the bush in australia ..
but i saw a program on foxtel called 'i survived' or something similar .. anyway a couple were hiking in a fairly wilderness area and the guy got attacked by a big cat .. not sure what sort .. the wife kept hitting the cat with a large log, the man who was pinned under the cat was sticking his fingers in its nose and pulling its tongue .. the wife then got a pen and stabbed the cat in the eye .. it didnt even seem to notice .. finally after the man had been almost scalped and the cat seemed like he was going to eat his face off, the wife hit the animal over its head as hard as she could with the log .. the cat then turned on her .. she still had the log and yelled or screamed as loud as she could and the cat turned and went away .. the man had been nearly scalped, his face nearly torn off but he survived .. the woman got some awad for bravery . they celebrated their 40 or 50th wedding anniversary around the time of the program ..
anyway .. i dont think i'd be walking in the woods .. altho i spose you'd have to be very unlucky .. like dying in an air crash ..
wotever .. but still i wouldnt be getting any closer and i'd have my car handy just in case they took an interest .. do bears eat meat ?!!
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10/17/2010 01:07:48 AM
so far I have only shot bugs and a few deer, nothing as fun as this, I don't think I would have risk the shot either.
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10/16/2010 10:40:39 PM
Yeah, best not to get too close to bears. Frustrating not to get the perfect shot, but that's life. I saw but couldn't shoot a Bald Eagle (flew over my car in the opposite direction) and a fox (after dark) yesterday. Wildlife'll drive you crazy sometimes ;-)
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