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4 images from my archives, all captured at Bristol Zoo, the first 3 are I think of Sebastian shot about 1980 on slide, I think V4 is of Sebastian's mother Cynthia and was shot on Kodak Verichrome B+W roll film in my Kodak Stirling 2 folding camera in 1956 when I was 11.

Camera:Pentax ME-Super Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:Tokina 70-210mm zoom.
Recording media:Fujichrome 100
Title:Polar Bear.
Username:Badgerfred Badgerfred
Uploaded:1 Jun 2013 - 12:14 AM
Tags:Captive animals, FJE862, Im06, ImI7/24, ImI7/35, ImI732, Polar bear
Votes:49
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achieverswales
1 Jun 2013 - 12:18 AM

Four stunning images Fred, I do not know if they have any at Bristol now, such beautiful animals.

Regards

Trev.

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Badgerfred
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1 Jun 2013 - 12:21 AM

Hi Trev last Polar Bears at Bristol Zoo were Misha and Nina and were put down in Jan 1992,
Fred.

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RonnieAG
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1 Jun 2013 - 12:39 AM

Nice work capturing this polar bear, Fred, and it's V 3 that's the bees knees for me........love the snoozing pose adopted for you in that one.
Ronnie.

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Daisymaye
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1 Jun 2013 - 1:45 AM

A good set. V3 for me too......Sandy

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taggart
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1 Jun 2013 - 2:02 AM

interesting to see the beginnings of your photographic career---These are excellent images!

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
1 Jun 2013 - 4:55 AM

Lovely Fred !! Sorry to hear they are no more ! I think V4 is a great shot from a an eleven year old guy with an ancient photographic machineSmile

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ColleenA
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1 Jun 2013 - 5:37 AM

Great set of images Fred, love the look in his eyes he is giving you in V1, the snoozing image is also great. GrinGrin

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johnke
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1 Jun 2013 - 6:09 AM

Four super Images Fred. so much good detail, they look like they are so relaxed, well captured...John

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AnnChown
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1 Jun 2013 - 7:28 AM

I love it that you've still got that early image Fred. My fave here is v3.
Ann

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netta1234
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1 Jun 2013 - 7:49 AM

A lovely set of images SmileSmileSmileSmile
nettaSmile

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CaroleS
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1 Jun 2013 - 8:00 AM

As a Bristolian, unless my memory is wrong I think I remember Sebastian as a baby, he was major news at the time. Four very interesting shots and well captured too.
Carole

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Badgerfred
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1 Jun 2013 - 8:09 AM

Hi Carole, Sebastian was big news at the time (1958) he was born at the zoo,
Fred.

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Caziwinkles
1 Jun 2013 - 8:14 AM

Such amazing images of this beautiful bear Fred. Smile

Carol

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fentiger
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1 Jun 2013 - 8:17 AM

A great set of images Fred and No. 3 gets my vote too. I too had a Kodak Sterling camera at about the same time as you.

Albert

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brian17302
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1 Jun 2013 - 8:27 AM

Super set of images Fred
Regards Brian

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WhiteRose1
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1 Jun 2013 - 8:48 AM

v4 shows promise, Fred Smile. and three excellent slide conversions, I would never have been able to tell. v3 is a lovely pose and my favoured version.

Dave

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richmowil
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1 Jun 2013 - 10:17 AM

What a set!! Super Images!! V3 for me!!

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morpheus1955
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1 Jun 2013 - 10:57 AM

Fantastic set of images Fred, for me it has to be V3 as my favorite Smile

Hugh

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1 Jun 2013 - 1:51 PM

A good study

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GeorgePlatis
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1 Jun 2013 - 3:07 PM

Beautiful set of images !
George

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tomcat
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1 Jun 2013 - 6:08 PM

So nostalgic Fred

Must give you immense pleasure rolling back the years

Adrian

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
1 Jun 2013 - 6:30 PM

Amazing set Fred they could have been taken yesterday. Think v4 is excellent but the detail throughout is superb.

John

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Jenny-D
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1 Jun 2013 - 7:26 PM

Lovely images.

Jenny Smile

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pluckyfilly
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1 Jun 2013 - 7:26 PM

Superb detail and very natural shot

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AnnJ
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1 Jun 2013 - 7:35 PM

All great , but even more so because they were before the days of digital! Ann.

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1 Jun 2013 - 9:41 PM

Superb details Fred,love V3..Lin

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1 Jun 2013 - 10:59 PM

Amazing photos Fred. Cathy

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1 Jun 2013 - 11:53 PM

Love the endearing pose in V2 & V3 and the tap dancer in the last shot! Grin
IB

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3 Jun 2013 - 12:13 AM

Thanks everyone for all comments and clicks,
Fred.

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3 Jun 2013 - 6:44 PM

Some golden oldies from the archives Fred, I knew these must have been taken a while back as they haven't had polar bears at Bristol zoo for years. The only bear i've seen there is the big grizzly bear Ade Osmant! Grin

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8 Jun 2013 - 9:24 PM

Gorgeous shots and I esp. love V2
Ju

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senn
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9 Jun 2013 - 10:09 AM

lovely set .. V3 is my fave

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19 Jun 2013 - 9:53 AM

Gorgeous Fred, all of them!SmileSmileSmile
Don

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