Surprise Surprise (Gotta-look)

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I was fixing some lunch and I saw a nice RRBB land by the feeder so I grabbed a camera and went to my deck blind. Look I know I already posted one today but I just gotta show you this great surprise. OK first the RWBB I went out for.

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2 2 WHOA where did he drop in from? God I never saw him coming
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3 OMG Look at the size of him and he’s walking right toward me. I can’t fit him in the frame and I don’t even think of zooming back (DUMMY) I have the 100 to 400 lenses. My heart is saying stay with him Lou but my bad knee is saying get the hell out of here.
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4 Hey I did my zooming in PSCS (SAFER)
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5 My God he is a gorgeous bear and big. Beautiful coat right out from hibernation and after my bird feeder in broad daylight.
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OK I now have chased him away with a few choice words about bird feeders.
Whats the odds he will be back??? Thanks for tolerating two posts on one day.
Lou
 
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Holey Smokes....
woowoowow
I will say he sure is pretty...
And pretty ...to close

I think he will be back:>))))
Be careful

Great shots
Don't know how you kept your wits about you
 
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Holey Smokes....
woowoowow
I will say he sure is pretty...
And pretty ...to close

I think he will be back:>))))
Be careful

Great shots
Don't know how you kept your wits about you
Thanks Gale AND ISEN'T HE A BEAUTY. I get quite a few bears and I take my feeder in at night or they will destroy it. That's the reason for the coffee can feeders. Heck the seed is expensive enought without buying new feeders all the time. Not to worry as I have full respect for these animals and have lived with them since 1970 in this place I built. I have in all these years had only one really close call with a good size female with 2 cubs which I didn't see but she told me all about them and I listened and backed off. Never run from a bear, useless
Lou
PS I posted the answeres to your eagle question on the P99 post
 
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Lou,

Devout coward that I am, I would have been quivering in my boots and would have taken the first chance to exit.

I'm kind of new at shooting birds, so I'm wondering... Do I have to get this close to bears to stay with this? What kind of lens do you use when you want to run real fast? LOL!

Very nice, fearless leader!

God bless.
Doug
 
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Dramatic photos, Lou. And the bear will most definitely return if there is food to be found!
Yes David they sure will but I take my feeders in at night just because of this and besides it's against the law to "QUOTE" bait a bear:rolleyes: I posted a bunch awhile back with cubs and last hunting season there were over 500 Black Bears taken in the hunting season just here in the Catskill Park Preserve. Thanks for looking.
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Lou,

Devout coward that I am, I would have been quivering in my boots and would have taken the first chance to exit.

I'm kind of new at shooting birds, so I'm wondering... Do I have to get this close to bears to stay with this? What kind of lens do you use when you want to run real fast? LOL!

Very nice, fearless leader!

God bless.
Doug
HE HE HE :biggrin: Doug first things first you can never run from a bear if you do it's all over lay down and cover you A*^&, play dead. Second is don't matter what lens it is as long as it's a cheap one cause it's best to leave it as extra weight will slow you down if you decide to run.:biggrin: :biggrin: Thanks for the look
Lou
 
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Good grief Lou! I can't imagine having this in my backyard. I would never leave home if I could watch bears. Nice captures!
 
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Good grief Lou! I can't imagine having this in my backyard. I would never leave home if I could watch bears. Nice captures!
Hi Andy well this so far has been a slow year but in 2004 I was loaded so many that if I went out to my garage at night I took my 41 Magnum with me:wink: Here is one from then This was a very arrogant Mom. Thanks
Lou
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Don't mess with BIG MAMMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LOLOLOL

Great shot
See you kept your distance...lol
 
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Don't mess with BIG MAMMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LOLOLOL

Great shot
See you kept your distance...lol
Right on Gale as this is the one bear I have had trouble with and it was at this visit. I had not seen the cubs as she still had them in the woods and when I approached her (about 20 feet) she raised all the hairs on her back. (I didn't know it was a female at this time) but as this happened I started to back off very slow. I had a 70 to 200 on a D70 at the time and the photo below is how she looked when she was telling me to back off. It was at that time I saw the cubs come out of the woods to join in the feed she had knocked on the ground. This calmed her down and I took this photo at about 20 feet and a few more and then let them clean up the remaining seed.
Later in the summer I went to go out to the garage in the morning and when I opened the back door she was standing on her hind legs like a man and the two cubs were on my picnic table on the deck. Needless to say after opening the door and seeing her I quickly closed it and returned to the kitchen window with a 24 to 120 lens to get the cubs on the table
Lou
 

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