Tag Archives: black

Sprit Bear DVD re-release features my image shot at ISO 3200

Posted on 02. Sep, 2011 by .

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I was very happy to see the re-release of the Spirit Bear DVD at Amazon featuring my image on the cover.  I’m quite proud of this image because it was made at ISO 3200 with my Canon 5D Mark II and stands up extremely well to printing on DVD covers, magazine covers and as a […]

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April Update-Meet Casey the Black Bear Cub

Posted on 19. Apr, 2011 by .

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Happy Spring!!! I recently returned from Utah, just outside Zion National Park, where I hosted a workshop (that was held in conjunction with the folks at the Triple “D” Game Farm) with a tremendous group of students. As spring is the time of year when a lot of animals have their youngsters, we had the good fortune of photographing…

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Legend of the “Spirit Bear”

Posted on 05. Oct, 2009 by .

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For many years, the Spirit Bear was considered a legend of the Gitg’at and Kitasoo Native Peoples. Their legends told of a time when the glaciers finally receded, and it was Raven who made everything green. Raven also decided to make one in ten black bears white, to remind him of the time when the world was white with snow and ice. Raven decided to set aside a special area of the world for these bears – now known as the Great Bear Rainforest. It was a remote paradise where the bears were to live…

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What’s riding shotgun while you’re driving?

Posted on 08. Jul, 2009 by .

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It’s summer here in the northern hemisphere and it is a time when a lot of people decide to take a road trip. Summer’s a time when I too spend a lot of time on the road and I recently got home from about a 3,300 kilometre (~2,000 mile) road trip. Usually when I’m on a trip my timelines are fairly tight and I don’t have a lot of time to take a meandering path or wander too much. But, regardless of where I’m travelling, there is one constant about the trip, and that’s…

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Spring Black Bears – A video report

Posted on 28. May, 2009 by .

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I just returned from a very successful workshop focussed on spring Black Bears. The workshop was held at the Riding Mountain Guest Ranch just outside Riding Mountain National Park in south west Manitoba, Canada. If you’ve never been to this area of the world you really owe yourself a visit. It is truly a remarkable area of the continent with a huge variety…

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BWG-Pro Gimbal Head Video Review

Posted on 14. May, 2009 by .

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If you are using a large telephoto lens like a 200-400mm F4, a 300mm F2.8, a 500mm F4, a 600mm F4, a 300-800mm F5.6 or a 800mm F5.6, you need a really good tripod head. And in my opinion, you are foolish to consider anything other than…

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Learning wildlife photography – Monopod usage

Posted on 28. Jan, 2009 by .

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Learning wildlife photography – Monopod usage – There is little doubt that a monopod is a very useful tool for a wildlife photographer. Like everything, using a monopod requires proper technique to make sharp images, but probably equally important is the way…

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Spring Black Bears

Posted on 02. Dec, 2008 by .

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Join Outdoor Photography Canada Magazine contributing editor, Paul Burwell, for a full-featured photography workshop in beautiful Riding Mountain National Park. This workshop allows you to get close to Black Bears, young and old, from the safety of a secure photography blind. Black Bears in all their colour varieties abound in this region and experience tells us we will have the opportunity to make some truly memorable photographs.

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Jobu-Design Black Widow

Posted on 20. Nov, 2008 by .

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As a dedicated wildlife photographer, I often use a telephoto lens. My favourite lens for wildlife photography is Canon’s 500mm F4L IS lens. Without questions it is a beautiful lens. But, it’s also quite heavy. Together with my 1Ds Mark II and maybe a teleconverter or two, it can weigh well in excess of 12 pounds.

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Spirit Bear Photography Tour

Posted on 20. Nov, 2008 by .

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Spirit Bear Photography Tour Along the coast of the Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia, Canada September 13th – 20th, 2009 Join Outdoor Photography Canada Magazine contributing editor, Paul Burwell, for a full-featured photography tour in search of the Spirit or Kermode Black Bear along the coast of the Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia, Canada.  Spirit […]

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