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A very big male Polar Bear, it had just killed a seal and was moving purposefully !! Reflection adds to the image for me.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1DS Mark II
Lens:100.0-400.0 mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:20 Aug 2011 - 8:20 PM
Focal Length:285mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:+2/3
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:With Intent
Username:rontear rontear
Uploaded:31 Aug 2011 - 12:07 AM
Tags:Arctic, Moving, Polar bear, Reflection., Svalbard, Wildlife / nature
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debu
debu  4 India
31 Aug 2011 - 12:09 AM

Beautifully captured.
debu

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2011 - 2:31 AM

What a magnificent polar bear. How lucky to see this. Beautifully captured. I too love that reflection............Sandy

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2011 - 6:53 AM

Wonderfully crisp image of this powerful bear and his reflection. Another fine image for the series Ron.

Dougie

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41053 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2011 - 7:48 AM

Lovely capture. The foreground and reflection are critical to this image.

Dave

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2011 - 8:01 AM

gorgeous.shortlisted.lesley

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2011 - 8:07 AM

Certianly looks on a mission Ron, agree about the reflection in this great image

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aftertherain
31 Aug 2011 - 8:09 AM

Great shot and such beautiful light.

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2011 - 8:15 AM

Wow -- great shot.
-=\Walter

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7435 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1022 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2011 - 8:17 AM

Best so far, as a wildlife capture and a composition - inspired use of portrait.
Moira

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Nolly
Nolly e2 Member 9Nolly vcard England
31 Aug 2011 - 8:26 AM

Now I'm envious. GrinGrinTongue


Arnold

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franken
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31 Aug 2011 - 8:45 AM

A truly superb image!


Ken

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2011 - 9:11 AM

Wow !! Thank you all for the comments and to Arnold ( Nolly ) for that award Smile Ron.

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conrad
conrad  1010874 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2011 - 9:11 AM

Great shot, Ron - pity though that he didn't step forward a little more, it would have been nice to have had his head in the reflection as well.

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focused-photography

Would be a dream for me to shoot him too. Nice one Ron.

Carsten

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alansnap
alansnap e2 Member 10529 forum postsalansnap vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2011 - 10:05 AM

A cracker Ron. The way he's moving across the broken ice really say "I'm in charge here." I think the reflection is just about right. It hints at the environment and adds just the right amount of detail. Can we have some more please? Smile Silly question I know.
Alan

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2011 - 10:10 AM

Excellent composition

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64433 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2011 - 10:11 AM

I'm so glad it got it's meal. These wonderful animals must not die out.
Chris

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Sezz
Sezz  9617 forum posts England15 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2011 - 10:46 AM

Aw what a priviledge to see him so close Ron, lucky you!
Yes I like the reflection in this one too Smile

Sarah *

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2011 - 10:53 AM

Fabulous capture.
Joan.

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2011 - 10:56 AM

Fabulous and how exciting to have it walk towards you! The reflection is brilliant.
Ann

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2011 - 10:58 AM

One of your best Ron, and what a magnificent creature.
regards
Yung

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Imagephotographics

What a fab shot Ron - well done indeed

Chris

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Mari
Mari  101825 forum posts Wales
31 Aug 2011 - 11:34 PM

Just fabulous Ron, how wonderful to see this

Mari

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2011 - 11:49 PM

Thank you all once again, most appreciated. Thanks Alan for your award too ( alansnap ) Ron.

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GordonLack
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1 Sep 2011 - 10:14 AM

Great Image Ron, definitely one of the best polar bear captures I've seen

Gordon

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rontear
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1 Sep 2011 - 11:41 PM

Thank you both Gordon and Ken ( franken ) for your awards, refreshing !! Ron.

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jennialexander
jennialexander e2 Member 1045 forum postsjennialexander vcard United Kingdom
2 Sep 2011 - 7:22 AM

This is a simply stunning image Ron. I want to go to see these magnificent animals
Jenni

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2011 - 8:29 AM

I'm feeling very humble by the response to this image another very big thank you to Jenni for her award. It was a privilege to see these magnificent bears, we cancelled dinner just so all on board could take in the moments !! Ron.

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