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Polar Bears 2

Polar Bears 2
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-14
Categories: Mammals
Exposure: f/22, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Animals Sex Life [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-21 2:30
Viewed: 6789
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My second picture of Polar Bears shows the couple I had mentioned in my first picture. They were always together, marching side by side and not taking notice of the other bears or the humans. As I went back to have a look, I found them in a corner, a little bit hidden from the public, occupied to perpetuate the species. I must admit that it was quite impressive and I didn't take too many pictures. So the Berlin-Zoo will have next year eventually another cute little Polar Bear baby to show.

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To fayeulle: f/22anel 1 05-28 23:38
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Hi Anne!

This is impressive, touching and cute at the same time. You were lucky to be at the right moment at the right place. Moreover, you captured the scene in a technically perfect manner.

Kind regards


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  • inked Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 132 W: 0 N: 249] (771)
  • [2008-04-21 3:50]

hi Anne,
nice shot of this wildlife action.. rare action too i'd imagine.. hopefully it's successful! nicely captured.. fantastic sharp detail, nice pov. really interesting poses =D .. especially those facial expressions heheh. great work! tfs

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-04-21 4:15]

Hi Anel,they looks like my last ladybirds..eehhehe..very nice and intersting pic,perfect moment to take and great quality,my best compliments,luciano

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-04-21 6:09]

Bonjour Anne
Jolie capture.Voici une situation particuliere que je n'avais jamais vue chez l'ours polaire.L'expression faciale des 2 sujets est impreassionante.
Bravo Michel

Hello Anne. Another beautiful bears in the playful mood captured well here in superb sharpness and clarity. Thanks for sharing and very well done. Best regards. Jusni

Hi Anne!

Polar bears are animals I always find nice and cute, but this "composition" they pose here is not very common to post, although the essence of nature and living! My compliments for showing, I enjoyed the shot while probably they enjoyed modeling even more! :)

Best regards,

Hi Anna,
This is a first for me, never seen polar bears performing so nicely!
Well composed with good detail/exposure, and great POV of the action..Thank you for this impressive, albeit naughty treat today ;-)
Well done!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-04-21 9:46]

Hi Anne.
Wonderful action shot of the cute pair. It is composed perfectly. Level of an exposure and shadows are so impressive. It seem to me you have used so small aperture value. Yu can reach great DOF, I suppose, using large aperture value and use shorter exposure time for getting sharp image. My compliments and TFS.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-04-21 13:42]

hello anne
good capture and nice activity :)
i like composition, pose, POV, DOF and colours

Hello Anne,

This is what we call wildlife action......lol!!!
Great pose you've captured this couple in.
We will wait and see if another Knut will be born next winter.I can imagine that the scene was quite impressive and you did'nt make to many shots.
Very well done. TFS!!!

Kindest regards, Harry

Hello Anne
your notes give a nice new for bear. your shot also show this reality. Nicely composed from nice POV. Exposure and focus very nice. thanks for sharing, best wishes

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-04-23 10:39]

Hi Anne,
Wonderful shot and a very tender momnet captured. The expression on their faces tells about their feeling at this moment. Very neat and sharp image with perfect lighting. The BG rocks gives a nice dimension to the image. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2008-05-08 4:02]

Very nice capture of this intimate moment Dear Anne! I hope one day they produce more babies than humans.

Salut Anne
Pour ma premiere viste sur ta galerie, je suis un peu choqué (lol) par cette image...
Bon, c'est une prise de vue intéressantes car nous n'avons pas beaucoup l'occasion de voir de tels animaux, de surcroit en situation de copulation. Ils ont bien intérêt car la population d'ours polaire va beaucoup décroitre en raison de la fonte des glaces due au réchauffement climatique. Pourquoi ce choix du f/22?

Hello Anne,
Its rare to see such biological behaviour of these giant animals within the confinement. Well caught & hope by now a cute baby bear must be roaming with them :) TFS

  • Ingrid1 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 69 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2013-07-09 12:16]

Dear Anne,
Thank you for perusing your portfolio for a contribution to my theme.

It was a nice surprise to see your name, and I was interested to read, that polar bears like to close the bedroom door.

I am truly confused about the variety of shades one finds on polar bears. I have yet to establish if this is linked to the seasons or the environment?!?

Thanks again for sharing your work,
Best wishes from South Africa

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