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Lazy Sunday

Lazy Sunday
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Copyright: Paul van Slooten (pvs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-30
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A700, Sony 300mm F2.8 G, Digital RAW 200
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Polar Bears (Ursus maritimus) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-02-22 0:39
Viewed: 4144
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
When waking up this morning it was a white world again,snow had fallen this night and it still snows slightly with a lot of wind,I guess it will be a lazy Sunday today,picture has been made on our Svalbard trip last seaso,we had (luckely) lots of nice encounters with the polar bear,hope you like this one,thanks for watching and your comments.

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Hallo Paul
Yes, I like this image a lot. We recently bought a BBC DVD series called "Planet Earth as you have never seen it before." and every time we watch it I think about the images you have posted in the past about the Polar Bears doings and actions in the snow. They are remarkable animals and these DVD's proofs just that. This is a lovely image, and the moment captured of this bear lying on the snow is super. You have captured the expression on its face so well. You are very fortunate to have the opportunity to capture these animals. I think is must be awesome to see them in real life. Thanks for sharing these amazing creatures with us. I for one appreciate it very much.
Best regards

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-02-22 4:39]

Hi Paul.
It is funny scene and very natural shot. I think only few from us has such nice opportunity to photograph these dangerous but attractive animal in a wild. Nice picture with excellent exposure, right DOF and perfect sharpness/details. My warm greetings and TFS.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2009-02-22 5:15]

merhaba Paul
wonderful capture of this funny bear that was giving nice pose to you
i like composition, POV, DOF and sharpness

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-02-22 6:48]

Hi Paul,
Magnificent capture.Very well exposed and composed.I liked moment you caught,details and visual impact a lot.Masterpiece!
Thanks for posting.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-02-22 7:16]

Hello Paul,
very good moment you captured! Very nice composition!Its pose is so funny Very well done! Thanks for sharing.Congratulations and thanks for sharing.Best regards Siggi

great pic, great composition, TFS Ori

hallo paul
een pracht foto
moet je maar net tegenkomen
om die in het echt te zien is wel spannend
groetjes lou

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-02-22 9:18]

Hi Paul. Great shot from your archives of the Beer. It looks as if it having fun or just showing of to the cameras. You were able to capture a great pose. with good exposure. well done tFS.

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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2009-02-22 11:27]


Wonderful, You managed the whites well, real wild life photo of a real wild anamil, I don't even open zoo captured photos.

This is supurb. I think it was you that showed the cub jumping ice burgs. Keep shooting and sharing.


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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2009-02-23 12:45]

Hoi Paul,
Het lijkt erop of dat deze ijsbeer kribbel heeft op z'n rug waar hij nét niet bij kan. Mooie compo, scherpte en sfeer, het moet wel een berekoud avontuur geweest zijn.
groetjes Paula

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