Polar Bear.

By Badgerfred
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.

Tags: Captive animals Polar bear FJE862 ImI7and35 ImI7and24 ImI732 Im06

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achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
1 Jun 2013 12:18AM
Four stunning images Fred, I do not know if they have any at Bristol now, such beautiful animals.



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1 Jun 2013 12:21AM
Hi Trev last Polar Bears at Bristol Zoo were Misha and Nina and were put down in Jan 1992,
RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
1 Jun 2013 12:39AM
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.
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
1 Jun 2013 1:45AM
A good set. V3 for me too......Sandy
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
1 Jun 2013 2:02AM
interesting to see the beginnings of your photographic career---These are excellent images!
1 Jun 2013 4:55AM
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
ColleenA Plus
4 323 5 Australia
1 Jun 2013 5:37AM
Great set of images Fred, love the look in his eyes he is giving you in V1, the snoozing image is also great. GrinGrin
johnke Plus
4 223 15
1 Jun 2013 6:09AM
Four super Images Fred. so much good detail, they look like they are so relaxed, well captured...John
AnnChown Plus
7 199 1 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2013 7:28AM
I love it that you've still got that early image Fred. My fave here is v3.
netta1234 Plus
4 382 2 Wales
1 Jun 2013 7:49AM
A lovely set of images SmileSmileSmileSmile
CaroleS Plus
6 425 3 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2013 8:00AM
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.
Hi Carole, Sebastian was big news at the time (1958) he was born at the zoo,
1 Jun 2013 8:14AM
Such amazing images of this beautiful bear Fred. Smile

fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
1 Jun 2013 8:17AM
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.

1 Jun 2013 8:27AM
Super set of images Fred
Regards Brian
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.7k 148 England
1 Jun 2013 8:48AM
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.

richmowil Plus
8 320 2 England
1 Jun 2013 10:17AM
What a set!! Super Images!! V3 for me!!
1 Jun 2013 10:57AM
Fantastic set of images Fred, for me it has to be V3 as my favorite Smile

1 Jun 2013 1:51PM
A good study
Beautiful set of images !
tomcat Plus
11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2013 6:08PM
So nostalgic Fred

Must give you immense pleasure rolling back the years

jdinne 13 16 England
1 Jun 2013 6:30PM
Amazing set Fred they could have been taken yesterday. Think v4 is excellent but the detail throughout is superb.

1 Jun 2013 7:26PM
Lovely images.

Jenny Smile
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2013 7:26PM
Superb detail and very natural shot
AnnJ Plus
5 5 Scotland
1 Jun 2013 7:35PM
All great , but even more so because they were before the days of digital! Ann.
1 Jun 2013 9:41PM
Superb details Fred,love V3..Lin
1 Jun 2013 10:59PM
Amazing photos Fred. Cathy
Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2013 11:53PM
Love the endearing pose in V2 & V3 and the tap dancer in the last shot! Grin
3 Jun 2013 12:13AM
Thanks everyone for all comments and clicks,
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
3 Jun 2013 6:44PM
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
JuBarney Plus
5 20 3 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2013 9:24PM
Gorgeous shots and I esp. love V2
senn Plus
5 4 1 Belgium
9 Jun 2013 10:09AM
lovely set .. V3 is my fave
19 Jun 2013 9:53AM
Gorgeous Fred, all of them!SmileSmileSmile

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