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It has just come to my attention that I am a moron and have mispelled the expression. Should be Cub In Tow. Try not to hold that against the picture Wink I'll just say it is supposed to be a clever pun...

Well, I said it was going to be some more bird pictures, but I got bored with birds. So, lets go to another B animal.

This shot was taken at Brooks Camp, Alaska minutes after we hopped off the floatplane we came in on.

The original picture was pretty dissapointing; low light, poor contratst, and uninteresting. So I tried out a little tweaking in PS and voila. I'm pretty happy with the results
Mom was just lumbering along with her cub frantically trying to keep up.

Oh yeah, these are grizzly bears.

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Sigma SD10 | Sigma 70-300mm APO DG | f5.6 | 1/1600s | ISO 200

Camera:Sigma SD-10
Lens:Sigma 70-300mm @ 92mm
Recording media:ISO 200
Title:Cub In Tow
Username:BenF BenF
Uploaded:15 Jul 2006 - 2:15 PM
Tags:Bear, Bears, Blue, Brooks, Cub, Digitally manipulated, Katmai, Silhouette, Specialist / abstract, Wildlife / nature
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phil_j
phil_j e2 Member 8133 forum postsphil_j vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2006 - 2:24 PM

Like it!. Looks almost like a film advertising poster!!

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Jouİo
Jouİo  1056 forum posts Finland
15 Jul 2006 - 2:27 PM

stunning capture!
Well done!

Jouko

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piccy
piccy  8 Wales
15 Jul 2006 - 2:45 PM

I just love this - original and brilliant.

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DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2006 - 2:51 PM

Beautiful image .... should be "Cub in Tow" though.

Dave.

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sparky2000
15 Jul 2006 - 2:51 PM

The results look amazing!
Stuart.

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Hanners
Hanners e2 Member 8875 forum postsHanners vcard Ireland10 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2006 - 2:54 PM

Absolutley stunning silhouette. Superb shot.



CLIX

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2006 - 2:55 PM

What a beautiful image, superb silhouettes

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MediumSizeUnavailable

Stunning silhouettes with the cub providing the comical part. Winner.

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95916 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2006 - 2:58 PM

Cracking silhouette Ben...Would look good on a book cover

Adrian

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billma
billma  10119 forum posts United States
15 Jul 2006 - 2:59 PM

Great picture. The silhouetting is really effective. Too bad about the spelling.

bill

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BenF
BenF  9 United States
15 Jul 2006 - 3:03 PM

Ha, It never really hit me that I made that mistake. Oh, well I'm sure there are worse things that could have happened. Kind of embarrasing though...

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tull
tull  11181 forum posts United Kingdom
15 Jul 2006 - 3:33 PM

Bears is what I remember you for Ben and this is a beautiful reminder.
Wouldn't worry about the spelling I once named a totally different species!

Mark.

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Marichka
Marichka  8
15 Jul 2006 - 3:39 PM

I like the hind legs on the cub. -- Maria

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canongirl08
15 Jul 2006 - 4:01 PM

Absolutely stunning capture
click
chelseak

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AZZA_AJD
AZZA_AJD  8 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2006 - 4:04 PM

I love it.

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Atlas
Atlas  11621 forum posts United Kingdom
15 Jul 2006 - 4:13 PM

Highest quality and rare to capture it the way you have here. Deserves an award of some kind ☼☼☼☼☼


Rob

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pcjackso
pcjackso Junior Member 9
15 Jul 2006 - 4:18 PM

A super shot Ben.love it
Pauline

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CP_01
CP_01  9
15 Jul 2006 - 4:26 PM

Pure brilliance!! wow....excellent capture.

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AlanBW
AlanBW  8 England
15 Jul 2006 - 4:30 PM

Brilliant image Ben, well done

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2006 - 5:12 PM

An outstanding image but I think the title on the bottom of the frame is a little distracting however the picture itself can not be faulted. Superb.

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BlueRoom
BlueRoom e2 Member 873 forum postsBlueRoom vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2006 - 5:44 PM

A wonderful picture. Your manipulation has improved it enormously.
It doesn't really need a mod, but I've done you one anyway.

Eric.

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PatrickSmith
15 Jul 2006 - 6:10 PM

It is a beautiful silhouette. And I often make corrections after EPZ'ers point out problems, so don't feel bad.
Patrick

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scott_jessuk
15 Jul 2006 - 6:11 PM

You have done well with this image, looks fantastic. Also great framing and nice. Looks like the kind of image you would have on an advertisment. Superb

scott

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fourfive  9 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2006 - 6:46 PM

Who cares about spelling when you can take shots like this!
Gary

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DaveHobbo
DaveHobbo  8 England
15 Jul 2006 - 8:39 PM

A very professional looking photograph, you are to be congratulated, well done.
Dave H.

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mini670
mini670  10172 forum posts United Kingdom
15 Jul 2006 - 10:11 PM

this is just fantastic, id have loved to see that
tom

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Boyd
Boyd  1011213 forum posts Wales11 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2006 - 10:34 PM


Quote: Oh, well I'm sure there are worse things that could have happened. Kind of embarrasing though...

That would be embarrassing then?
;o)
Very good picture.

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VintageRed
15 Jul 2006 - 10:54 PM

A wonderful image. Nick.

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BenF
BenF  9 United States
15 Jul 2006 - 10:57 PM

Hehe, you guys are ruthless. Atleast I'm not the kind of person who mispells grammer..... doh... grammar Smile

Thanks for the comments everyone. I knew I liked the picture, but I didn't know everyone else would like it this much.

More bear pictures coming tomorrow.

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Atlas
Atlas  11621 forum posts United Kingdom
15 Jul 2006 - 11:01 PM

It's tomorrow now!

Smile

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BenF  9 United States
15 Jul 2006 - 11:10 PM


Quote: By atlas30 At 00:01:39 - 16th Jul 06
It's tomorrow now!

Smile


Sorry, let me clarify. Tomorrow my time. Probably around 3pm your time.

Thanks for the enthusiasm, I feel special Wink

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rosie42
rosie42  10 Australia
16 Jul 2006 - 12:27 AM

Fabulous silhouette and stylishly presented ...

Susie :o)

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jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105968 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2006 - 1:07 AM

How fantastically cute is this?? The way that you caught the cub with back legs up in the air like that is just so delightful!

Jeanie

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A Booth e2 Member 12A Booth vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2006 - 7:18 AM

excellent capture - effective silhouette effect - well composed image.

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RuudBlok
RuudBlok  8
16 Jul 2006 - 2:53 PM

Superb
Top class

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AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2006 - 3:33 PM

You have worked this into a top notch image with excellent presentation. We all make mistakes....you are not the first and wont be the last. Well done.


P.S The little cub makes the shot for me just skipping along...sooo cute!

~Alley~

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starstriders
16 Jul 2006 - 5:22 PM

Apart from your dodgy spelling (!) the shot is fantastic. I'm really glad you posted the original, it's fascinating to see what you started with. Nice work.

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bsbossman
bsbossman  8
16 Jul 2006 - 5:37 PM

Excellent capture
click
Bsbossman

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jusophine  8104 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2006 - 5:38 PM

I love everything about this shot. Don't let Disney get hold of it, they would ruin it!LOL.

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Densek
Densek  9 France
16 Jul 2006 - 7:05 PM

Exceptionnal picture. Great backlight with perfect timing.
Denis

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Dennie
Dennie  9260 forum posts United Kingdom
17 Jul 2006 - 4:28 PM

Fantastic shot i love the baby bear. looks great as a silhouette. Reminds me of the jungle book . I love your presentation.Denise x

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Tina_Michelle
18 Jul 2006 - 7:43 PM

absolutely love this! lovely silhouette. well done.

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bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2006 - 3:56 PM

The silhouetting is really effective....fantastic in every way

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Hazel
Hazel  8 United States
21 Jul 2006 - 1:16 PM

You did a wonderful job on tweaking the image because it looks great to me!

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jmw58
jmw58  8 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2006 - 6:44 PM

Fantastic! Lovely silhouette

Julie

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tags66  8 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2006 - 5:39 AM

Brilliant image

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bubbles30
bubbles30  8 England
24 Jul 2006 - 6:55 AM

Verty sweet! Like the shot.
Nic

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2heaVens
2heaVens  9
7 Aug 2006 - 7:15 AM

I wonder how many of us will have the chance of capturing something like this...

the moment, framing, light... all perfect
Well done!

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