Another cute bear cub

Discussion in 'Birds' started by afx, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. afx

    afx

    577
    Jan 16, 2006
    Munich, Germany
    I've added more images to the gallery .

    Here is my current favorite:

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    They only come out in the evening, so you have a choice of motion blur, DOF or high ISO noise and light coming in at a 90° angle from the side. My keeper rate is below 10% and that is only by accepting so-so images at the moment ;-(
    Fences make the AF go haywire it seems and I don't have enough mastery of MF for moving animals.
    Images in the gallery so far are either shot with the 80-200/2.8AFS or the 300/2.8AFS.

    But who cares about the pictures, they are so cute to watch (and I don't need travel through half of Germany to line up with more than 40.000 others each day to see Knut, the hand raised polar bear cub in Berlin which everyone makes a huge fuss about).

    cheers
    afx

    PS: Michael, its high time you show up here!
     
  2. bob swanson

    bob swanson Guest

    :eek: Fantastic opportunity. bsvirginian:wink:
     
  3. this is a spectacular image!!
     
  4. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    What an adorable picture:>))
    Really good shot
     
  5. Cute one. You're right, the opportunity is great and there's no need to follow the Knut hype. I agree that the hype is extreme (the Zoo has some other little cubs which only get very little attention), but as I live only three underground stops away from Knut... :biggrin:
     
  6. afx

    afx

    577
    Jan 16, 2006
    Munich, Germany
    Daniel, how do you get through the crowds in Berlin? Yesterday evening there where 8 photographers at the fence. I hope after easter it's going to be less again.
    For me it's a 15min drive. And I hope for wolf and lynx cubs soon ;-)

    cheers
    afx
     
  7. snakeman

    snakeman

    Feb 26, 2006
    UK
    That is cute! Great capture..lovely dof too.
     
  8. So cute! That little foot tilted up really makes it. Great capture.
     
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