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Robert J Kasieta submitted this image taken with a Nikon D3, with an exposure of 1/3200 sec at f/8, ISO 2500. Robert did a great job keeping the details in the bears despite being against the white snow I am curious as to why Robert used such a fast shutter speed since the bears were standing still. A lower ISO could have been used and still maintained a fast enough shutter speed to freeze movement if needed. The photo appears to be a little underexposed.

Robert J Kasieta submitted this image taken with a Nikon D3, with an exposure of 1/3200 sec at f/8, ISO 2500. Robert did a great job keeping the details in the bears despite being against the white snow I am curious as to why Robert used such a fast shutter speed since the bears were standing still. A lower ISO could have been used and still maintained a fast enough shutter speed to freeze movement if needed.  The photo appears to be a little underexposed. The details in the mother's face are very sharp but the cub's face is a little soft.  Using a 500mm lens Robert was able to fill the frame with the animals which makes for a tight image and gives a sense of scale between the larger bear and the smaller one. 
—Melissa Macatee
Contributing Blogger

__This photo gets three stars on the PopPhoto Flash rating system.

The PopPhoto Flash rating system.
*= This part of the camera is called the lens
**= Don't quit your day job
***= Good, but not yet great
****=So close you can taste it
*****= Yes, a thousand times yes!

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