Isaac Vaisman M.D., FACRO  

Go Away by Isaac Vaisman M.D., FACRO

October 2021 - Go Away

October 2021 - Isaac Vaisman M.D., FACRO


October 2021 - Isaac Vaisman M.D., FACRO

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October 2021 - Isaac Vaisman M.D., FACRO

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About the Image(s)

Go Away was created at the Kuliak Bay Waterfalls inside the Katmai National Wildlife Preserve in Alaska, where the brown bears are in heaven fishing and eating salmon to their harts content, but always annoyed by the seagulls which are in the hundreds all over, waiting to get their peace of the action, most of the times the heads or the guts of the salmon. The bears have so much food that they really do not mind the close (sometimes very close), human presence.
Nikon Z6 ii with S zoom lens 70-200mm f/2.8 + the 2x TC for a total of 400 mm, at 370 mm and with these settings: ISO 6400, f/7.1 and 1/320 sec + 2/3 EC. It was a cloudy and intermittently rainy day. The image was PP in LightRoom and slightly cropped. I added an additional view of the site.

4 comments posted

Marie Costanza   Marie Costanza
Isaac, Thank you for sharing all 3 images, which add to the interesting story being told. When I looked at your 3rd image, I was amazed at how close you were able to get! The composition in the 2nd image is very effective with the placement of the bird, bear and fish. You did an effective job of bringing out the fur details in "Go Away," and also in fixing the exposure on the bird. What a fabulous experience!   Posted: 10/09/2021 13:18:19

Bev Caine   Bev Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
What can I say other than Wish I Were There?   Posted: 10/09/2021 14:00:30

Mary Frost   Mary Frost
I, too, am amazed by how close you were to this wildlife. The "gore" adds to the story. I am impressed that you were able to avoid noise with such a high iso setting.   Posted: 10/18/2021 17:35:57

Bruce Benson   Bruce Benson
Isaac, You image brought back memories of past trips to Katmai. Even the Seagull in the frame. My last trip to Kinak Bay had thousands of gulls making it almost impossible to keep them out of the image. The rocks add interest and context to what the bears have to deal with. I have to go along with Bev Caine about wish I was there. Can't wait to see more of your bear images. Bruce   Posted: 10/18/2021 17:40:51


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