All You Can Eat Salad Bar

All you can eat Salad Bar.
 
Bears are omnivores which means they eat anything, but a very large portion of what they eat is green leaves. With everything in Cades Cove greening nicely, they stay busy eating all the new foliage. The day before our workshop started in the Smokys, we had winds of 97 mph! The winds blew down thousands of trees resulting in every road in the Park to close for at least a day and a half. Add to that the 7 plus inches of snow and ice on Mt. Leconte and the higher elevations and it presented some challenges. Our participants took it in stride and showed they are true nature photographers by making the best of shooting for a while down at the Townsend Wye. When Cades Cove opened on Saturday, most people from Gatlinburg had trouble getting there with the road closures so we had smaller crowds and took advantage of it. In the afternoon we went out and were rewarded with lots of bear activity. We were even treated to a sow with 4 cubs in a field. Some of our folks even photographed a couple of the cubs hitching a ride on Mom’s back! We can’t thank our group enough for their attendance and their patience. I am glad their patience was rewarded with great opportunities.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 3200, shutter speed 1/250th of a second, Handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, MindShift Gear TrailScape 18L, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMasters,#MindShiftGear
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