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A young, male black bear visited my bird feeders!

Nikon D90 w/ 80-400mm lens, handheld with shaky hands! lol


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  • main1
    main1over 3 years ago

    Beautiful Bear :O)

  • Thanks very much! And I agree! :) He was gorgeous! :)

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  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 3 years ago

    A beautiful visitor!

    17 January 2011 … one image a day

  • Thanks very much!

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  • Tania Palermo
    Tania Palermoover 3 years ago

    Great, great shot with those shaky hands! Glad he only went to the bird feeder…

  • Thanks, lol…Me too! :)

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  • Mairead1
    Mairead1over 3 years ago

    Great portrait of your visitor – but I’m glad they don’t call to my backyard.

  • Thanks very much! I am thrilled to have him visit! They are one of the most beautiful animals in North America in my opinion! Besides, how could you resist THESE eyes at your feeder :)

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  • Bevlea Ross
    Bevlea Rossover 3 years ago


  • Thanks! :)

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  • WolfZorrito
    WolfZorritoover 3 years ago

    A great catch an I envy these visitors in your backyard !

  • Thank you, Harry! He recently woke from his long winters’ nap. I haven’t seen him yet, but I could tell he was into my feeders, and a neighbor saw him. I’m hoping he’ll come back and pose for more pics! :)

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  • Jeff Weymier
    Jeff Weymierover 2 years ago

    Wonderful shot and lighting.

  • Thank you so much! :)

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  • Betsy  Seeton
    Betsy Seetonover 2 years ago

    Lucky you! I love bears. Beautiful capture here.

  • Thanks…he was a handsome fellow! Not sure if I’ll have any visitors this year, as I now have a German Shepherd. We’ll see. Hopefully, I’ll get to see him or another – from a window! ;)

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