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Hello folks sorry for my continued absence of late, been a catalogue of problems, telephone line went down due to the severe weather, I'm with Talk Talk so down went the internet too. Then I have had a pile of jobs to catch up with, then found out I was typing the longest word in history, yes the spacebar on my keyboard packed up and you try get a Mac compatible keyboard in a hurry. Well just back from a mad drive about town again and have a new one at last.

This one is another of my editorial shots regarding the topic of Global Warming. This time around I have presented the problem the wildlife faces such as the Polar Bears where there natural habitat is literally melting before their eyes. Thanks to Paulcr for the idea.

Camera:nikon 200 Check out Nikon Nation!
Title:PRELUDE
Username:VICTORHABBICK VICTORHABBICK
Uploaded:22 Jan 2007 - 12:33 PM
Tags:Antarctic, Digitally manipulated, Global warming, Ice, Landscape / travel, Polar bear, Snow, Water, Weather, Wildlife / nature
Votes:83

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Chant57
Chant57 e2 Member 8371 forum postsChant57 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2007 - 12:36 PM

Super work Victor, it gets the message across loud and clear.
C

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rosie42
rosie42  10 Australia
22 Jan 2007 - 12:39 PM

:o( and *click!*

Susie :o)

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AngieLatham
22 Jan 2007 - 12:42 PM

fantastic but sad Victor, nice to see you back, have been away myself.Hope you well and refreshed and eager to face a new year Smile x x x x

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lauraHB
lauraHB  8121 forum posts Ireland
22 Jan 2007 - 12:51 PM

You hit the nail on the head with this one Victor!
Brilliant work as always.
Laura

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Jennie277
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22 Jan 2007 - 12:53 PM

Lovely, really gets the message across. The bear looks so sad :o(
Jennie

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VICTORHABBICK
22 Jan 2007 - 1:01 PM

Thanks Chant, Susie, Angie, Laura and Jennie. The bear was photographed in a zoo and as always they do look sad unfortunatly.

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TommyStr
TommyStr  8 Norway3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2007 - 1:13 PM

My girlfriend loves this.
Well crafted, and goes well with the [quite so important] theme
Tommy

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Jouİo
Jouİo  1056 forum posts Finland
22 Jan 2007 - 1:21 PM

speechlessly good........

Jouko

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EMMA1
EMMA1  8 England
22 Jan 2007 - 1:32 PM

Superb image and an interesting topic. Very eyecatching. This will make people aware. well done!!!

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petra16
petra16  8169 forum posts Scotland
22 Jan 2007 - 1:33 PM

Weather warming should be worrying us all these days, great image

petra

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DiegoDesigns
22 Jan 2007 - 2:04 PM

Epic work Victor, and many congratulations on a very well deserved HC. This has been a most interesting series to view as it has developed.

Dave

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POOCHIE
POOCHIE e2 Member 8POOCHIE vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2007 - 2:14 PM

So glad your doing this Victor.

Pooch.

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Jouİo
Jouİo  1056 forum posts Finland
22 Jan 2007 - 2:19 PM

Congrats on well deserved HC, Victor...

Finally some decent winter temps here; -17 C when writing this and expecting -25 C tomorrow morning : ))

BUT it doesn´t help poor Polar Bears in Canada...

Jouko

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tull
tull  11181 forum posts United Kingdom
22 Jan 2007 - 2:22 PM

A truly well deserved HC Victor sorry to hear of your problams mate but it's good to have you back.

Mark.

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TessC
TessC  8 Ireland
22 Jan 2007 - 4:17 PM

Hi VictorSmile Well it doesn't just rain, it pours as they say. Glad you have sorted out the computer hassles. One I can to relate to of late. Hope you are keeping well otherwise. This image has great impact and brings the message right across. Its a frightening subject and one thats desperately needs addressing. This is super work as always Victor and that bear really makes my heart sore. They should be happy about in the wild.. Nice one! Love... Tess xx

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LisaRose
LisaRose  7172 forum posts United States4 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2007 - 4:18 PM

Fantastic, superbly done.

Lisa

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AlanBW
AlanBW  8 England
22 Jan 2007 - 4:23 PM

A classic image that illustrates the point superbly

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pcjackso
pcjackso Junior Member 9
22 Jan 2007 - 4:53 PM

Very Good work.like the image
Pauline

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Maddie
Maddie  92714 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2007 - 4:58 PM

well done Victor

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Photogene
Photogene  8176 forum posts Wales
22 Jan 2007 - 5:12 PM

An idea that worked out very well, this has immediate impact and will certainly grab peoples attention, brilliant work.

All the best Richard

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Possum
Possum  7148 forum posts England
22 Jan 2007 - 5:17 PM

So well put across. This is a fine series of images with a clear message.
Allie

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AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2007 - 5:28 PM

Fanatstic image and meaning.
Congrats on a truly well deserved HC.


~Alley~

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Marian
Marian  962 forum posts England
22 Jan 2007 - 5:28 PM

Well done on the HC, and for a very clever image.
Marian

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C_Daniels
C_Daniels  9399 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2007 - 5:33 PM

Sublime work again Victor - must be rewarding to see your images going forward to promote a good cause...

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PatrickSmith
22 Jan 2007 - 5:36 PM

This was happening this fall on Hudson's bay Canada. They went the entire month of Decemer with only a few nights below freezing. Only now is ice forming. I don't know what the bears will do since they need to get way out to sea on solid ice to hunt for seals and the like. I could see another version with a smaller bear and more open water. The effect may not be as artistic but it would be more dramatic and drive home a stronger point I think. Awesome artwork for sure.

Patrick

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exposure
exposure e2 Member 101311 forum postsexposure vcard England
22 Jan 2007 - 5:48 PM

Beautiful and congratulations on your HC Victor.
Best Wishes Pauline.

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ginz04
ginz04  10276 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2007 - 5:58 PM

excellent pic as always vic well presented

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User_Removed
22 Jan 2007 - 6:25 PM

This says everything that it needs to. excellent work.

Di

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caotiquemind
22 Jan 2007 - 7:07 PM

Great work!
Congrast for HC Smile

Noe

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old timer  1055 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2007 - 7:40 PM

Topical, thought-provoking and masterfully presented as ever, Victor.
Jim

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turtle1
turtle1  1041 forum posts United Kingdom
22 Jan 2007 - 7:46 PM

This has to be viewed large to appreciate the quality of this image, gets the message over good and strong. Super work Victor

Barb x

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thorn
thorn  10124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2007 - 7:49 PM

Hi Victor,
It really gets the message across,i feel sorry for the polar bear.....Cracking work.Congratulations on your HC award,really well deserved.
Hugs,Annxx

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dazzaman
dazzaman  8570 forum posts England
22 Jan 2007 - 9:06 PM

this is stunning victor
wonderful art

take care

darren.

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discreetphoton Site Moderator 93451 forum postsdiscreetphoton vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2007 - 10:19 PM

Just finished watching Planet Earth again (Christmas present!) so this has been in my mind all week. Well put.
David.

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glazzaro
glazzaro e2 Member 970 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2007 - 11:02 PM

Wow, dynamite shot, congrats on the HC, well deserved! Spot on! Click!!!

Greg

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glenalva
glenalva e2 Member 8324 forum postsglenalva vcard Scotland
23 Jan 2007 - 9:43 AM

Superb work, so well thought out. Very sad and frightening......but it should certainly stop and make people think.

Well done on a hugely deserved HC.

Ali

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ann_g
ann_g  10 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2007 - 8:32 PM

Excellent work - Ann Smile

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Leo
Leo  1245 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2007 - 11:48 AM

Super rendition, so typical of what they face, the poor creatures.

George Bush, take note!! Oohh you have? In last nights speech..HHHmmmm!!!

Leo

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steve neil
steve neil  10597 forum posts Australia
25 Jan 2007 - 2:14 PM

Awesome

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nolongeramember

Congrat's on the HC justified and deserved.
also welcome back...!!!

Always get provoking thoughts and intellectual fed from your work !!!
Humanity and mother earth crys out..

The earth dies screaming !!!

NikkiSmile

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