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Viva la Vida

Viva la Vida
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Copyright: Paul van Slooten (pvs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-30
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A700, Sony 300mm F2.8 G, Digital RAW 200
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bear photos, Polar Bears (Ursus maritimus), Pentaxfriend's favorites 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-19 3:53
Viewed: 5742
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
We went to yesterdays concert of Coldplay (Viva la Vida) in the globe in stockholm,it was a great concert and well worth the visit,lots of good music and a well performed show,I have chosen this picture as the interaction (coldplay)of these polarbears were as well a great show and a delight to watch,hope you like this one as well

these polar bears we have seen in svalbard a few weeks ago,mum and here 2 cubs,cubs normally stay 2 to 2 1/2 years with their mother before they go on their own,made lots of captures during this event and will upload more in the future,this capture is not cropped only slightly adjusted the levels,resized and sharpened before upload

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-09-19 4:43]

Hi Paul,
Another very good one. TFS

great triplet, TFS Ori

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2008-09-19 5:05]

Hello Paul,
Theme far North is very attractive for me and your photo show this world and his nature.
Regards, Pawel

Hallo Paul
Now this is what I call sheer magic. An absolute feast to the eye. Wonderful colours, excellent sharpness and splendid details. Beautiful and harmonious composition. The technical quality of this shot is extraordinary. Exposure is masterly done, not a single spot is overexposed. You are really spoiling us with your latest postings. It is absolutely splendid. This is an amazingly beautiful photo and will be going straight to my favourites. There is nothing else to add here besides that this shot is perfect and a definite winner! Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5099 W: 166 N: 13042] (48618)
  • [2008-09-19 8:33]

Hallo Paul,
We hebben veel gemeen. Coldplay vind ik ver uit de beste groep van de laatste jaren. Je hebt de titel schitterend bij deze foto gekozen. En ook deze foto is van grote klasse!
In alle opzichten uitstekend en zo mooi...!
Gaat in mijn favorieten.
Super weekend gewenst,

hello Paul

this is a excellent shot polar bears, what a great chance
you had to watch them, fine POV and DOF,
excellent luminosity of the image with excellent
sharpness and details of the bears and the ices, TFS


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-09-19 12:08]

Hi Paul. It looks like mum is having a rest from her two youngsters they lo0ok like naughty children. I love the way you have captured them. well done TFS Nick..

Have a good weekend.

Hello Paul

What a wonderful capture.
I like the coldplay references.I would imagine it would be cold playing on an ice floe.
Excellent action captured.
God bless the polar bears.


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  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2008-09-19 16:38]

Hi Paul ,
This is such a great picture. You got lucky to get 3 bears in one shot.
Great composition, very sharp and well composed picture.
Very well done

Wonderful show, Paul.
Something truly awesome.
The one in the middle is definitely fun.
The mum is the one to the right? Ohoh...:-)
Looking forward..

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-09-20 15:03]

A great title, Paul :-)
Very good shot of these playing Bears.
The poses are very funny.
Superb sharpness.
Great exposure.

Well done,

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-09-20 15:24]

Hi Paul,
Great shot!
They are so sweet!

Ha Paul,

dit moet een geweldige ervaring zijn geweest

TFS Thijs

Hoi Paul,
Je titel vind ik prachtig gevonden. Dit is echt hun podium. Het is prachtig om te zien hoe ze een beetje relaxed rond hangen op dit stuk ijs. erg mooi om te zien dat een IJsbeer verre van wit is en toch redelijk opvalt.

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