Stop taking my photo…

Sometimes you just have to go with what feels good when people are sticking a camera in your face. While we were in the Smoky Mountains a couple of weeks ago we photographed a mother and 3 cubs on Sparks Lane. This was from a good safe distance at least 50 yards. I have seen several images from other photographers on that same day that were within 20 feet of the bears. Funny thing though, when you look at their pages they are chastising other photographers and tourists for getting too close and endangering the bears. I am not going to “call” them out but they should practice what they preach. One goes as far to say “they have a good zoom lens” and add a winky face beside it. People, follow the rules, especially if you are hammering other people almost everyday in your post.

Tamron 150-600mm Di VC USD lens on a Nikon D-800, Aperture Priority, f6.3, +0 stops of exposure compensation, ISO 1600, resulting in a shutter speed of 1/100th of a second, image cropped about 50%, Vanguard Abeo Plus tripod with Wemberley head, processed in Lightroom 5.

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2 Responses to “Stop taking my photo…”

  1. Great photo! It’s amazing how the branches don’t break, they don’t seem that thick!

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