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Tiny Little One

Tiny Little One
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Copyright: Rick Price (Adanac) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-17
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 5d Mark II, Canon EF 600mm f4.0L IS USM
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bear photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-05-26 0:12
Viewed: 3258
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This tiny Black Bear cub was captured climbing a tree with his twin who is black recently when we were in Waterton. They were crying for mom who was feeding about 50 meters away. These newborns can really climb fast as mom kept treeing them because we were near by. We are headed back to Waterton tomorrow after we attend to some business at home, such as sending my 600mm lens in for repair after a bad fall.

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timely taken photograph of the bear. good sharpness and lighting has created a great aesthetic effect altogether. You have captured all the emotions of the bear.

Hello Rick,

Totally cute and he seems like a good climber already!
A well framed situation, good eye contact and fine details...
The backlight adds a special effect in the fluffy fur!

Pablo -

Welcome back dear Rick! What a lovely capture of a climbing youngster we have here indeed! I love the perfect white balance and the detail on the shadows despite the back-light! Great colors and composition! Bravo!

P.S. Thank you for releasing your Workshop!

George Veltchev

Hello Rick,
Very lovely bear, great captured with good sharpness details, lovely back-lighting and eye-contact, a very pleasing image,
Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

Hi Rick,

in front of this image the others disappear!Very nice picture showing that the most common behaviours of many animals are present from the earliest stage of their lives.Photo taken in difficult light conditions, but this didn't prevent you from capitalizing on with this beautiful backlight to "flood" with a golden light this beautiful scene.My only remark, i would have removed that prong poking out down to the left.But it's just a detail.It's however a great image.



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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-05-26 3:28]

Hello Rick,
wow....such a cute little one. so pleasant and pretty. Very nice and so well presented in a loving feeling upon seeing it.
well done and you really offer a very effective feeling towards nature.
so wonderful. Congrats.


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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2011-05-26 3:49]

Hi Rick,

This is a cute shot. You manged the difficult light quite well. I also like the green background.


Hello Rick
GREAT photo! The POV and the composition are excellent. The lighting is fantastic and the sharpness is impressive.

Hello Rick

Very cute this baby Black Bear and his lovely
eye-contact with you, fine POV and appropriate framing,
excellent focus sharpness and details,
a great backlighting effect, TFS


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-05-26 7:31]

Hi Rick.
Once more a very attractive subject, superb exposure of the image with difficult backlight, touching baby and eye-contact. Bravo.

such a great and cute bear, TFS Ori

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-05-26 9:59]

Hello Rick,
this is an excellent composition, the POV is very good, and the little Black Bear is quite stunning, sharp and so clear to see. Well done.Best regards Siggi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-05-26 10:39]

Hello Rick,
Very beautiful photo of this little Black Bear in nice natural colours, despite the heavy backlight. Excellent sharpness, pose and a pleasing composition. Good blurred BG.

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-05-26 10:51]

Dear friend Rick ! Hello , how are you?
What a cute baby bear ! Lovely pic, really a great performance of the great wildlife photographer that you are, Rick! Many congrats and I feel honored to join this site with you as a colleague, indeed!TFS
Best wishes from your friend,

Bonjour Rick,
Beaucoup de délicatesse se dégage de cette très belle image finement détaillée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2011-05-27 14:46]

What a cutie, Rick!
I love the expression you caught on his face.
The backlight effect is wonderful.
Hope you and your lens are okay.
TFS. : )

Hi Rick what a charming and lovely photo of that innocent black bear cub.What I like is of course is the subject but also the back lighting you have captured in those ever so fine hairs of it's fur.The pose of it looking at you in it's curious way is just so compelling, that it makes me want to pick it up,knowing full and well-mama bear might just rip my face off if I tried.I see nothing in this photo that is in anyway ,shape or form wrong,but rather a fine shot of innocence.I must say it is a bummer about your wonderful lens taking a beating,but as you know it does happen and has even with me.Thank you Rick for giving us a little sweetie,life is indeed good.

Bob in soggy High River.

Hi Rick
I can't believe I missed this cute little cub of yours. I love the way the sun highlights his fur... and what a cute little face. He sure looks young and such a great climber already. Excellent image my friend.

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