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Black Bear
Photographer: Susan Shaye
Location: Bolton, Massachusetts
Story: 
A black bear took up residence in our yard for about a week at the end of March. One night it slept behind the shed and near the vernal pool. It tracked through the frozen wetlands several times while it was visiting other neighbors. I'm calling this the "stare down/scare down" photo. As it made direct eye contact with my telephoto lens, I decided that all other photos would be taken inside from the 2nd floor window.
Digital Alterations: 
Cropped and increased the fill light.
Camera Information: Canon 70D with Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
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