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Cinammon and Mosquito

Cinammon and Mosquito
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Copyright: Otto Rapp (TheMystic) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 115 W: 0 N: 95] (509)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-03
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Samsung Pro815
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Alberta Wildlife [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-16 23:16
Viewed: 5433
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
On our way to Cameron lake in Waterton Lakes National Park, this mother bear came out of the bush behind us with two cubs. By the time I got the camera ready, she had sent the cubs off to hide, while warily munching on some dandelion leaves. While the mosquitos around her didn't seem to bother her, once more tourists arived to take pictures, she turned and boltet with lightning speed.
My wife Christan also took pictures and posted her's on TL here.

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trinko, pablominto, deblink, mvdisco, marhowie, manyee, scottevers7 has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To BenF: braveTheMystic 1 10-24 13:55
To thor68: how close reallyTheMystic 1 09-27 10:31
To marhowie: cubsTheMystic 1 06-25 18:04
To Evelynn: camera readyTheMystic 1 06-25 18:01
To blakitan: why the titleTheMystic 1 06-25 17:58
To manyee: how closeTheMystic 1 06-25 17:49
To arfer: mosquitoTheMystic 1 06-16 23:49
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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-06-16 23:19]
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Hello Otto

Wow what a beauty.Wonderful clarity and excellent close up shot.The shot is of the mosquito right? lol.Super focus with sharp details.Very good eye contact.Well done.TFS


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  • trinko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 78 N: 322] (4321)
  • [2007-06-16 23:21]

interesting capture nice expression good color and focus

Hello Otto,
This is a lovely image and a wonderful creature!
Image is well composed and with fine details in the animal, I notice the lovely colour of the fyr coat...
Pablo -

Wow Otto,
How lucky you were to capture this image. Pity the cubs had a chance to leave. I guess we can't hold onto our cameras all the time. Anyway the image is just fabulous. Well done it is very impressive with a great POV and the quality is wonderful.

Bonjour Otto,
WoW! What a beautiful catch of the brown bear! Nice colors and POV. composition are great ,tres impressionnant, je prendrais surement mes Jambes mon coup (running after the clic) dans une autre direction.:)). Nice catch. well done.have a nice sunday..

Hi Otto,
Nice capture with very good color & details. Well composed frame & I like the POV..A bit quicker on the draw and the cubs might've joined in?
Ah well, always next time :)

She looks as if she just came from the hair salon... beautifully clean and brushed. It is a wonderful shot with great color and sharpness. I suppose you have learned, as did we, to keep the camera all set and within easy reach. I missed a grizzly standing up on its hind legs threatening a bison a couple of weeks ago. That taught me!

Evelynn : )

Hi Otto,
Great shot, well focused, sharp.
I am wondering, why you gave the title of 'cinnamon and mosquito' for this cute bear?


Wow... a little close for comfort...
especially with a mother WITH cubs!!!
The details on the fur are very sharp.
How close were you??
Great shot.
TFS. : )

Hi Otto,
An excellent shot on this Cinammon colored Black Bear. Nice color saturation and sharp detail. Nice frame filling composition. She is a really healthy looking bear. I would have loved to have saw the cubs in the shot. Nice one!

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2007-07-29 18:25]

Nice capture. It almost looks good enough to be a zoo shot. Well done!
Your neighbor Mike

hehe, fresh from the beauty parlor - fur all cleaned and combed.
nice sharp and close shot..close?! how close really?
good for the other tourists that she ran and did not have one for dinner.*g*
well done & viele gre aus kln, thor.

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  • BenF (92)
  • [2007-10-24 13:45]
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Hi Otto,
This is beautiful. No shaking in the shot, that means your brave.
Well done,

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