Bear cubs in Poing - Cuteness Alert!

afx

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Our local wildlife park received a female brown bear with three cubs last week.
Currently they are in a small enclosure with a really obnoxious fence. The cubs are still shy, but I managed to capture them yesterday evening once the crowds where gone and the sun hid behind the clouds. So the images are not really of high quality (more like evidence ;-), but maybe they entice the southern German readership to visit while the three cubs are still small (currently three months old). I do not know when they will be allowed to use the larger enclosure (which has a nice setup for photography without intervening fences).

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All at ISO 1600 with the 80-200AFS and only mild NN to not kill the fur. EXIF on the larger images when you click on them.
I plan to go there as often as I can and show their progress here: http://afx.smugmug.com/gallery/2663146#140911639

cheers
afx
 
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Wow these are great captures!

And the pups are cute. And they outnumber Knut 3 to 1 :Crunk:

Love the bearlook on the last one!
 
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Cute, thanks afx!
I couldn't see the brown bears when I was visiting Knut as they showed him in their enclosure (so they had to stay behind the scenes). Nice to see them with their mum.
 
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Amazing captures! Wonderful detail in the fur especially considering you shot these at ISO1600! (I don't shoot that high...maybe I should try once in a while.) The cub in the last shot almost looks fake or animatronic with the expression on its face.

I'll have to check out the link to see more.
 
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It is hard not to fall in love with these little guys. Very nicely done - though I particularly like the last one.

James
 

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