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Let's dance...

Let's dance...
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Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-14
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, 70-200f2.8L IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-15 3:43
Viewed: 4361
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Sun Bear (Helarctos malayanus) is a bear found primarily in the tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia.

The Sun Bear stands approximately 4 ft (1.2 m) in length, making it the smallest member in the bear family. It is often called the dog bear because of its small stature. It has a 2 in (5 cm) tail and on average weighs less than 145 lb (65 kg). Males tend to be slightly larger than females.

Unlike other bears, the Sun Bear's fur is short and sleek. This adaptation is probably due to the lowland climates it inhabits. Dark black or brown-black fur covers its body, except on the chest where there is a pale orange-yellow marking in the shape of a horseshoe. Similar colored fur can be found around the muzzle and the eyes. This distinct marking gives the sun bear its name.(wiki)

They were playing; some kind of 'fight'.
This moment was a bit funny; as if they were dancing.
The latter is the reason for posting:-)

Shooting Date/Time
14/07/2007 18:58:09
Tv(Shutter Speed)
Av(Aperture Value)
Metering Modes
Evaluative metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Focal Length
200,0 mm
Image size
3888 x 2592
Image Quality
White Balance
AF mode
One-Shot AF
Picture Style


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Hi Annick.
Great moment captured for this behaviour. Great detail and colour and really interesting wondering what they are up to. You can see all their colouring as explained in your notes, wonderful.

New Zealand

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-07-15 4:34]

Hi Annick.
Nicely you caught this moment.It really looks like dancing,but I be not doing would dance with them.Their clutches look very dangerously.Details and colors are beautiful.Good composition and depth.Well captured action scene.
TFS,with greeting Milos.

Wonderful scene captured here! Though playing I wouldn't like to be around there... Excellent!

Hi Annick, splendid dance for those bearses, you take a great moment, wonderful composition, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2007-07-15 6:28]

Hiu Annick
great capture of these bears!
good DOF, POV and sharpness
well done.

Hi Annick,
Wow , great moment you captured here, hope you weren't too close to the action I for sure wouldn't want them to ask you to dance too! TFS

  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-07-15 8:10]

Hi Annick,
This is really great! Very well-timed and I love your composition. Sharp details and fine colours too. Just like young boys picking a fight!!
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla
P. later

dancers or boxers? it seems like the one on left is getting ready for a right hook after a jab with the left. a funny moment well captured! TFS!

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-07-15 8:23]

Very nice nature shot with character. Lots of personality in your subjects. Good detail, excellent light, and nice composition.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-07-15 8:26]

Hi Annick,

You took full advantage of this wonderful opportunity. Excellent timing to get this rare shot. I love the playful expression on the one bear's face. Great action - excellent clarity - wonderful colors - and a fantastic picture.


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-07-15 23:08]

Hi Annick,
Lovely capture with a very good timing. I like the pose you captured a lot. TFS
Best wishes,

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2007-07-16 0:19]

wow! great shot! excellent details, focus, colors. very well done.

This is a very nice moment captured Annick and I think that it is the first time I see this specie of bears. They look very special! This is a nice action shot with good details, exposure and compo. Well done and TFS,

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-07-16 7:52]

Hi Annick,
What an amazing moment and such brilliance in freezing the action. They do dance well here and seem to be in great mood with disregard to your presence. Very sharp image with crisp details and colours. Excellent POV and DOF. Very nicely composed and presented. Kudos.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-07-17 19:17]

Hello Annick

Great shot!

This is funny,the shot is well composed with excellent detail and focus.The colours are well saturated.It looks like the one bear is teaching the other to dance.TFS


Hello Annick !
Wow that is an amazing picture ! You have captured a wonderful moment, and as we do not see these bears very often on TN, it makes the picture even more precious. The claws are particularly impressive, I think. Details, colors, composition, POV, everything is excellent. Very well done !

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-09-02 1:46]
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Hi Annick,
a brilliant shot of these bears.
They're my mums favourite animal!!! I will show it to her :)
Sharp and detailed.
Well done,

I must have forgot to add points... sorry :)

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