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Copyright: James Parker (Jamesp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-07-05
Categories: Mammals
Exposure: f/6.7, 1/750 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Franz Josef Land, TN Favourites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-08 17:02
Viewed: 7253
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this shot on the bow on an icebreaker, whilst breaking ice. It was also hand held and I have cropped it - so it is rather grainy
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  • InI23 Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 10 W: 6 N: 29] (158)
  • [2007-02-08 18:28]

Very cool. I love the patterns created by the ice. Great Shot!

Great... how amazing a shot to be jealous of.. I know I am..

TFS Greetz Kristy

Claudine is right James, Polar Bears were just added to the endangered species list. It is a great shot, but I would have cropped a bit from behind and below the Bear. I will show you in workshop.:)


Hello James

Welcome to TN

This is a really great shot. Maybe a little too centered, but to see this magnificent animal in its natural environment is very special. Thank you! :-)

Bonjour James
Excellente composition et recadrage, image aussi belle que symbolique. Bravo
Salutations Robi

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-02-09 2:27]

Hi James,

A very nice shot of this polar beer in his natural habitat,well seen and captured,I suppose he is running away from the noise of icebreaking!!


Hello James,
Very interesting.
Composition and exposure is excellent.
Very well done.
Regards, Krzysztof.

Hello James,
It might not be a perfect shot but it is a precious one. It is something that you were very lucky to witness as unfortunately, I think that this kind of scenery will be less and less common in the future. This is a beautiful capture of this majestic animal in its environment. I envy you :) Well done and TFS,

Hi James,
a very nice picture of the polar bear.
Good details and POV You show us well environs where he lives on and the ice is beautiful in the forms and pattern.
Well done.

Hi James,
Great shot!!! The details and the composition are excellent. Thanks for sharing this photograph, it should be just amazing to see the polar bear in his natural habitat... lucky you :-)
Well done.

Hello James!
I planned to comment this picture twice but always it was where the points were ended...
But finally I am here :)
Very interesting wide perspective and very good idea for good picture. And the effect is really amazing :)
By the way, when I was on Spitsbergen I had no luck to see white bear, or maybe - I saw but in differet POV ;) The first was in TVset (in Polish Polar station in Hornsund there was a programme from Berlin's ZOO ;>), the second was a dead one (only the bones...), and the third - on the T-shirt in Longerbyean ;)
So, you were really lucky to see it alive! :)
Greetings from Lodz,

Composition and exposure is excellent.
Well done.
Regards, Duman:)

Dear James
What I especially like about this photo is that it is an excellent composition that breaks all the rules - subject dead center in the photo. Excellent photo.

Fantástica en los tonos, composición y la atmósfera creada. Una foto maestra.

Saludos: J. Ignasi

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2007-07-07 13:26]

Hi James, really an artistic picture, even tough its cropped the surrounding is very nice.
TFS Reina

Wow - nice shot, well done. Perhaps too centered, could be placed in the right hand side a bit to emphasize the direction that the bear is moving in. Rule of thirds.

What a wonderful photo, the lines, the bear, the clarity!

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