Since moving to a more rural area four years ago we have had periodic visits from black bears. They typically make there presence known in early spring after emerging from hibernation. They like to forage on bird feeders. On several occasions they have plundered my feeders occasionally destroying them. On a few occasions my wife and I have been able to see the bears. Usually just a glimpse as they move off into the woods and usually at night in low light. This time I was able to see one during a time of day in which it would be light out. The only down side was that it was a very overcast and foggy day. My camera at times could not even focus on the bear through the dense fog requiring manual focus. It was very interesting to observe the bears behavior. I was happy to be able to get my first quality photographs of a black bear.