European Brown Bear, photograph taken at Whipsnade Zoo, UK.

Camera used: Canon EOS 40D
Lens used: Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS USM
Shooting Information:
Shot in- RAW
Exposure – Manual
Shutter Speed – 1/400
Aperture Value – F5.6
Metering – Evaluative
ISO – 400
Focal Length – 180mm

Software Used:
Canon Digital Photo Professional
Adobe Photoshop


Book Information:

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Age 46 living in Gloucestershire, UK. I have a love for wildlife and an interest in photography, I try and bring these two elements together in the production of my images. I hope you enjoy. Mark.
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  • Peter Stone
    Peter Stoneabout 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture Mark,

  • Thank you very much Peter.

    – Mark Hughes

  • virginian
    virginianabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful close-up. He does look like he might cry a little. A fav.

  • Thank you very much Judy. A little weepy and a runny nose.

    – Mark Hughes

  • swaby
    swabyabout 3 years ago

    Jeez hes gorgeous Mark, I want to pet him! And I have a tissue if you will hold it for him! Gorgeous capture!

  • LOL, Thank you Tina, he does look very cuddly, many thanks for you comments, Mark.

    – Mark Hughes

  • Istvan froghunter
    Istvan froghunterabout 3 years ago

    Fantastic shot Mark!

  • Thank you very much Istvan. Regards, Mark.

    – Mark Hughes

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...about 3 years ago

    Great close up of this beastie =D

  • Thank you very much, regards, Mark.

    – Mark Hughes

  • bearladylee
    bearladyleeabout 3 years ago

    Oh Mark, I love this one. I wouldn’t be bearlady lee if i didn’t. He or she is a beauty.

  • Thank you very much Lee.

    – Mark Hughes

  • Anthony Hedger Photography
    Anthony Hedger...about 3 years ago

    I could just hug the big guy Mark, the bear not you, LOL This is a great capture my friend

  • LOL, many thanks Tony.

    – Mark Hughes

  • Steve
    Steveabout 3 years ago

    Fantastic shot!

  • Many thanks Steve.

    – Mark Hughes

  • John44
    John44about 3 years ago

    And an excellent close up
    Love your overall work Mark!!

  • Thank you kindly John.

    – Mark Hughes

  • Neville Gafen
    Neville Gafenabout 3 years ago

    Great shot…well done!!!

  • Thank you very much Neville.

    – Mark Hughes

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