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Cub In Tow

By BenF  
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

Tags: Bears Blue Silhouette Bear Specialist and abstract Digitally manipulated Cub Brooks Katmai Wildlife and nature

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phil_j 12 134 4 England
15 Jul 2006 2:24PM
Like it!. Looks almost like a film advertising poster!!

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JouŠo 14 56 Finland
15 Jul 2006 2:27PM
stunning capture!
Well done!

piccy 12 8 Wales
15 Jul 2006 2:45PM
I just love this - original and brilliant.
DaveU 12 1.4k 125 England
15 Jul 2006 2:51PM
Beautiful image .... should be "Cub in Tow" though.

15 Jul 2006 2:51PM
The results look amazing!
Hanners Plus
12 875 10 Ireland
15 Jul 2006 2:54PM
Absolutley stunning silhouette. Superb shot.

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
15 Jul 2006 2:55PM
What a beautiful image, superb silhouettes
15 Jul 2006 2:55PM
Stunning silhouettes with the cub providing the comical part. Winner.
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2006 2:58PM
Cracking silhouette Ben...Would look good on a book cover

billma 14 119 United States
15 Jul 2006 2:59PM
Great picture. The silhouetting is really effective. Too bad about the spelling.

BenF 12 14 United States
15 Jul 2006 3:03PM
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...
tull 14 181 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2006 3:33PM
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!

Marichka 11 2
15 Jul 2006 3:39PM
I like the hind legs on the cub. -- Maria
canongirl08 12 18 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2006 4:01PM
Absolutely stunning capture
15 Jul 2006 4:04PM
I love it.
Atlas 14 621 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2006 4:13PM
Highest quality and rare to capture it the way you have here. Deserves an award of some kind ☼☼☼☼☼

pcjackso Junior Member 12 7
15 Jul 2006 4:18PM
A super shot it
CP_01 12 1
15 Jul 2006 4:26PM
Pure brilliance!! wow....excellent capture.
AlanBW 12 20 England
15 Jul 2006 4:30PM
Brilliant image Ben, well done
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
15 Jul 2006 5:12PM
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.
BlueRoom Plus
12 73 20 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2006 5:44PM
A wonderful picture. Your manipulation has improved it enormously.
It doesn't really need a mod, but I've done you one anyway.

PatrickSmith 13 1.2k 2 United States
15 Jul 2006 6:10PM
It is a beautiful silhouette. And I often make corrections after EPZ'ers point out problems, so don't feel bad.
scott_jessuk 12 249 1 Scotland
15 Jul 2006 6:11PM
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

fourfive 13 8 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2006 6:46PM
Who cares about spelling when you can take shots like this!
DaveHobbo 12 10 England
15 Jul 2006 8:39PM
A very professional looking photograph, you are to be congratulated, well done.
Dave H.
mini670 13 172 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2006 10:11PM
this is just fantastic, id have loved to see that
Boyd 14 11.2k 11 Wales
15 Jul 2006 10:34PM

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

That would be embarrassing then?
Very good picture.
VintageRed 12 15 1 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2006 10:54PM
A wonderful image. Nick.
BenF 12 14 United States
15 Jul 2006 10:57PM
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.
Atlas 14 621 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2006 11:01PM
It's tomorrow now!

BenF 12 14 United States
15 Jul 2006 11:10PM

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


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

Thanks for the enthusiasm, I feel special Wink
rosie42 13 7 Australia
16 Jul 2006 12:27AM
Fabulous silhouette and stylishly presented ...

Susie :o)
jeanie Plus
14 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2006 1:07AM
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!

A Booth 15 11 4 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2006 7:18AM
excellent capture - effective silhouette effect - well composed image.
16 Jul 2006 2:53PM
Top class
AlleyCatz 12 274 6 England
16 Jul 2006 3:33PM
You have worked this into a top notch image with excellent presentation. We all make 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!

starstriders 13 1.6k United Kingdom
16 Jul 2006 5:22PM
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.
bsbossman 12 2
16 Jul 2006 5:37PM
Excellent capture
jusophine 11 104 1 England
16 Jul 2006 5:38PM
I love everything about this shot. Don't let Disney get hold of it, they would ruin it!LOL.
Densek 12 France
16 Jul 2006 7:05PM
Exceptionnal picture. Great backlight with perfect timing.
Dennie 13 260 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2006 4:28PM
Fantastic shot i love the baby bear. looks great as a silhouette. Reminds me of the jungle book . I love your presentation.Denise x
18 Jul 2006 7:43PM
absolutely love this! lovely silhouette. well done.
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
19 Jul 2006 3:56PM
The silhouetting is really effective....fantastic in every way
Hazel 11 1 United States
21 Jul 2006 1:16PM
You did a wonderful job on tweaking the image because it looks great to me!
jmw58 11 1 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2006 6:44PM
Fantastic! Lovely silhouette

tags66 12 8 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2006 5:39AM
Brilliant image
24 Jul 2006 6:55AM
Verty sweet! Like the shot.
7 Aug 2006 7:15AM
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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