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Copyright: Obe Kant (obekant) (308)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-05
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel 300D, Canon EF 55-200mm 4.5-5.6 II USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-12-06 6:10
Viewed: 5106
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
One of the many polar bears near Churchill waiting for the ice pack to form. The younger bears spend a lot of time fighting trying to improve their skills and as a result lose a lot of weight. The older bears are wiser and spend their time sleeping.

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what a pleasant view of this bear,
it is a shame they have to wait longer now days for the ice,
great capture,


Impressive capture. Getting close to those guys is not so safe. Colors are brilliant.
I would have cropped a litlle more of the grass below, and less of the area on the left. A small nit. The pic remains astonishing.
It might have been useful to explain why polar bears are getting fat in the winter (catching seal who come to the surface to breath)

Hello! fantastic shot! exellent moment! TFS

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2006-12-06 7:11]

Hi Obe

Great capture of this magnificant creature. It's a shame the future's not too bright for them eh? i agree with Nephrotome2 on the cropping but it's still a fantastic shot, well done!

Thanks for sharing,


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2006-12-06 7:14]

Hi Obe,
Great shot, have thought of going to Churchill one day and this makes me want to even more. Like to pose, detail and well everything. TFS Rick

very nice, I would sharpen and than crop the lower dark area. Look at the workshop. TFS, Ori

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-12-06 8:15]

Hello Obe,
I think Ori's WS is a definite improvement both in comp. and sharpness, but you desrve the credit for taking this shot of the Polar Bear, one of the most dangerous animals in the world.
TFS, regards. Ivan

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2006-12-06 8:58]

Hello Obe,
A precious shot. Wonderful to see photos of them in the wild.Great job!

Hi Obe,
You must have been really close?
Good he was sleeping...
A bit soft in focus IMO..
Nevertheless special and IMO a bit 'dangerous' picture.

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-12-06 14:49]

Must be an older bear Obe.
Nice shot & good composition!

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