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Cooling the butt.....

Cooling the butt.....
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Copyright: John Stewart (jstewart) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 64 W: 0 N: 125] (609)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-15
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon CP 8800
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-20 22:24
Viewed: 3639
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another image of one of the pair of Grizzly bears that live in a large enclosure on top of Grouse Mountain, North Vancouver (see my last posting).
More on grizzlies Ursus arctos horribilis): They achieve a large size - up to 680 Kg and stand up to almost 3 meters on their hind legs. In spite of their size they can run fast - up tp 55 KPH and can sustain that for longer than many animals.
They extend from Alaska down the West Coast of Canada and USA to about Yellowstone, but are most frequent here in Canada. They are omnivorous.
I had always thought that they are a golden brown colour, but these two on Grouse Mountain are much darker, one being almost black. It turns out that there is quite a variety in fur colouration.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-09-20 23:27]

Hi John,

A nice capture of this bathing bear,good colors and sharpness,compo could have been improved if you would havent centered the bear too much,any way a nice tribut to TN,well done and tfs


Another wonderful documentary style study of this Grizzly in a natural looking habitat.
You've done a marvellous job again with this one John.
Very nice work indeed.

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  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2007-09-21 9:24]

Hi John,
This guy seems soooo happy! It must have been a hot day?
Great natural colors and composition.
Very well done

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  • tiklod Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 290 W: 74 N: 875] (3397)
  • [2007-09-21 16:49]

Ho John,
Excellent title!
Beautiful picture. Excellent warm colors. Great details. Nice «dangerous» job :-)


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-09-21 19:41]

Hello John

This is a lovely image of a fierce grizzly in a non threatening situation I think everyone can relate to.The expression is sheer comfort.The colours are rich and well saturated.The reflections in the water are wonderful.Excellent focus and details.The shot is well composed,I really like how the shot is framed by the grasses.TFS


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