How's this pose?
Spirit bear (ghost bear, Kermode bear, Ursus americanus kermodei) sitting placidly in a salmon river and taking a short break from fishing for the pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) that were migrating up the river to spawn. Gribbell Island Creek (Kwa), Verney Pass, British Columbia. This is an older bear, well known to Marvyn Robinson, the Gitga'at spirit bear whisperer.
It was fairly dark photographing in the deep woods so I tried a different technique for keeping the shutter speed fast enough to catch any action, and for keeping the aperture high enough to get some depth of field. I put my camera on manual, fixing both the shutter speed and aperture at the levels I wanted and put the ISO on Auto with a maximum ISO of 12800. This worked pretty well, although sometimes the ISO went up to the maximum and it never dropped below ~2000. Fortunately the Nikon D810 is pretty good with noise and the noise reduction software built into Adobe Camera Raw helped as well.
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