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The Process

The Process
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Copyright: Robert Shannon Sr (eqshannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2458 W: 216 N: 10292] (31141)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-16
Categories: Single-celled
Camera: Canon HG 10 HD Video
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-17 7:14
Viewed: 3694
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
First off...Happy St Patrick's Day to those who celebrate. Being named Shannon makes me VERY official:-)

I was out doing some video...again yesterday and by myself at Turnbull. This shot was taken as water flowed from melting snow and onto the trail which is 130 miles long for hikers. Water flowed over all sorts of bear scat, as we call it here in the west. This is ca-ca left by brown bears which apparently were having a picnic here the night before. Apparently some microbe...some bacteria of some sort lay under this particular area causing the chemical reaction which formed a small pool of bubbles.

Markus came to mind as I took this, but I did not expect it to come out as clear as it did, so thqat was a pleasant surprise. Jane and I did some research but ended up knowing we would never learn the process which went on here without samples and microscopes and a bit more knowledge...but it did make for a nice image and some good study!

Canon HG 10 30M Hard Rive video 16:9
200mm macro

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Beautifully captured shot of these bubbleses Bob.Hey,Bubblebob sounds like a cool name!
The shots nice and sharp (you sharpshooter you)and I like the composition too also as well.
Thank for sharing this bubbleses.

Hi Bob,

an interesting shot you took here. And the funny and enlightening comment you added made me have a closer look. You are right, the picture is in the vein of Markus's poetry. Markus and I have not seen a Brown bear in Switzerland, not even a ca-ca as you say.

Be good

Namastay Bob,
Happy St Patrick's Day to you and Jane. A nice capture of these bubbles created by some microscopic organism. Excellent sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.


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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2009-03-17 11:09]

Hello Bob,

You have made an interesting photo. As I have said it before, I like the way you find interesting subjects for your photos. I am very glad to lern from you that interesting subject are every where it is up to us finding them.

Thank you for the new lesson,

Ciao Bob, interesting composition with splendid details and wonderful sharpness, great focus, I like a lot, ciao Silvio

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-03-17 12:17]

Hi Bob,
Very nice and unusual capture.Well seen and composed.
Thanks for posting.

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2009-03-17 12:30]

Hi Bob!

Many thanks for this funny posting. The picture is as surprising as the story to it. I like the pilosophy behind the whole: any pretext is fine to make a surprising and outstanding picture. Why not bear caca... I for myself have to be content with ice and stuff like that, there aren't so many bears in our country... But I have heard of a wolf coming quite close to the place where I live, the first one since a very long time. Who knows...

Kind regards


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-03-17 13:52]

Hi Bob,you are a idea's builther! This is wonderful!! And what a top quality sharpness ! I like a lot the hundreds of reflection of the sun inside! My best compliments,have a nice day,luciano

Hi Bob, a great nature shot that you changed your style like Markus:) You should be have a eagle eye to see such natural detail or artistic brain. Is it? :) perfectly focussed and composed shot MF!
TFS and cheers,

hello Bob

beautiful Nature Morte photography,
excellent sharpness and details,
your Canon HG 10 HD Video
is a real camcorder camera, TFS


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-03-18 1:52]

Hello Bob,
Walking on Markus'prints leads to "strange" objects! But I understand your interest, these bubbles must come from some chemical reaction and the curious minds want to know more! Everything in nature is worth to have a look at, even this.
Good idea-
Thanks and take care

Hello Bob,
This is unique capture by you. Reflects some kind of chemical activity like fermentation !!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2009-03-19 3:25]

Very interesting Bob. I first thought it might be frogs' eggs!!
It is certainly 'nature' at work.

Janice - from a slowly cooling NZ

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