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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: 2008-07-04
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 100-400/4.5-5.6L IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/50 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bear photos, !!! FARE thee well... [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-23 13:56
Viewed: 3571
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello All,
I have just returned from a short absence and was greatly looking forward to getting back to TrekNature and the many friends I have made here. This site has always till now been such a friendly group of INSPIRING photographers. Coming from diverse backgrounds and coming together with passion for nature and photography. I have learned more things about this natural world from an amazing array of people young (Joe) and old (Pablo), from one side of the world (Paul) to my own backyard (Rob). But now I see things happening I do not care for FRIENDS being punished and removed for WHAT. Being to tired to do a proper critique, needing to spend time with family. Maybe the rules should change not the devoted members that supply us with superb images, notes and help. To all my friends here or missing, I, with GREAT sadness am going to stop posting here until things return to normal and my friends are finished their punishment. I Believe Greatly in Freedom of Speech and I feel it is being stepped on here as postings and forums are going missing. PLEASE RECONSIDER YOUR POSITION ON THESE MATTERS.


boreocypriensis, Luis52, Evelynn, bobair, lovenature, darwin, PeterZ, CeltickRanger, cataclysta, mala-zaba, maurydv, Juyona, bahadir, Silke, Shoot_Score, eqshannon has marked this note useful
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A little out of focus but the image is very well presented, lovely positioning of the bear cub and nice natural feel to the pic.

Well done great capture just the quality isnt good enough

Hi Rick,
Excellent capture of this young bear with good pose and composition, sharp details, good DOF and BG. As far as I know this unfair action by the administration has now ended.

  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-07-23 17:31]

Hi Rick.
Nice to see You here again, and very sad for what is going on here in TN. I also going to stop posting until everything is back to normal.
Going to miss You, but I hope soon all will be normal.
Great image My friend, say hi to Lucy for me
Luis Leal.

  • Evelynn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2025 W: 741 N: 3285] (14454)
  • [2008-07-23 18:24]

Oh my goodness. You too!? Do you think a boycott will do any good?? Do you know something other than what I told you? I'm afraid if we all quit for a while many will just not return. Oh my... what to do????????????????

Love your little baby bear.

  • bobair Gold Star Critiquer [C: 400 W: 128 N: 1] (44)
  • [2008-07-23 19:58]

Hi Rick,
this is a very good looking photo for the light conditions and the speed of the camera's shutter with a nice softness making the young bear look all that more innocent.The bear is lost and so is one of the best photographers this site has known and I wish I knew why.I, as you know plan on doing more uploads in September as I am concentrating on getting photos and have very little time for servicing TN and other things take up much time as well.I hope to see Rob back here as his notes and photos were always first class and the thought of him being gone doesn't make my day.I hope we all continue on posting but maybe a break is needed to recharge.When we all get back to an even keel,just wait and see even better photos will be the order of the day.I'm still around and will be until I run out of material or things to say but that is a long ways off,I hope.Take care and Rick,thanks for sharing this photo and your words,See you in September. Bob

Well said Rick

Your little cub is so cute. He does look lost! I hope your not gone for long...I would really miss you and your wonderful photo's.

Take care

hello Rick

i am very happy to see you again, but actually we are
living sad days in TN, your notes are EXCELLENT

also excellent shot of this lovely young bear,
fine POV, DOF and framing, i love his glance

i decided too, in solidarity to our unished friends
to take vacations from TN until september, TFS


Hi Rick,

Good composition. I like the eye contact of the cub. The light is softer and shows the animal in its natural environment. Despite a long exposure time, the cub is quite focused.

I hope to see you again on TN because your advice is always appreciated, especially the discussion we had on the grizzly, since I came face to face (20 feets) with a adult when I turning the corner of a cabin, near Kluane park, Yukon.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-07-24 10:31]

Hi Rick
Welcome back .Rick I'm stil not sure of what is happening but I find it sad that everyone is taking a break from the site,hope thing will get back to normal very soon.I like your presentation ,nice look in the bear face.
TFS Michel

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-07-24 15:45]

Hola Rick,
interesante ratrato,
original encuadre y pov...
saludos amigo.

  • saguzar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1095 W: 72 N: 1394] (7202)
  • [2008-07-24 18:29]

Hi Rick,
I agree with you, I not understand punishment, with an advertence is sufficient. We lost some of the better friend and photographers in TN last days, but I´m seeing in last year there was a silent lost or minor participation of some members.
A cute and sad image at same time, appropiate to this moment

  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2008-07-25 10:19]

An excellent title for both the capture and the situation here
Superb composition

  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2008-07-27 6:18]

Bonjour Rick
Trčs belle capture, une image rare, bravo
Amicalement Robi


I have done a small workshop that will show my recommendations...

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-08-18 2:50]

Hi Rick,
I have just come back form a 2.5 week holiday in Spain and now see that I can critique again! Also everything seems to have cooled down a bit now so I will be posting again.

This is a very fine photo of this cute little Bear.
Very good composition.

Well done,

Missed this beauty...Are they not fun? I ran across a couple back on the property...no camera...but I was safely ensconced in my 4x4...momma looked very protective!

I shall honor your request and not use points, but the title and message are heart-rendering. Both say a lot...

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