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Tom Roberts submitted this image taken with a Nikon D80, with an exposure of 1/200sec at f/5.6 ISO 400. Taken while in Alaska, Tom found himself almost in the path of the cubs. He used a 80-400mm lens, the zoom became unnecessary as he suddenly found himself in the presence of the cubs, their mother and a large male cub. Tom didn't take too much time taking this photo and then headed for safer ground. He is curious what he should have done. As to the photo it is an almost, the focus is soft due to the shutter speed and the cubs movement and probably the photographer's rush.   Wildlife photography can be very rewarding and yet safety should always be your first concern.  For more tips on photographing wildlife see our article, How to Photograph Wildlife for more tips.

—Melissa Macatee
Contributing Blogger

__This photo gets two and a half 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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