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Sweet Dreams
Sweet Dreams

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Challenge: Free Study X (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Sigma 50-500mm f/4.0-6.3 EX DG HSM for Canon EOS
Location: St. Louis Zoo --- Missouri
Date: Jan 16, 2006
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Emotive, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 31, 2006

Taken at the St. Louis Zoo. Handheld at 226mm with the Bigma.
Converted from RAW. Levels, curves and cloned out some spots on the left. Only lightly applied USM as that is a problem area for me. I never quite know how much to apply.
I was trying to show the softer side of the fierce Grizzly.

Place: 88 out of 622
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Views since voting: 1273
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Votes: 204
Comments: 9
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02/12/2006 02:49:27 PM
"Sweet Dreams"

The fierce and powerful even have dreams
Sweet ones- like salmon splashed streams.

The sticky feel of honey filled paws
A tasty swipe with berry stained claws.

The fun and games with family and friends
That wrestling match that never ends.

To itch that spot on the old scratching tree
The simple relief rough bark can be.

A grizzly, fearful and strong as it seems
Even in deep slumber can have- sweet dreams.

Jeff Sasek
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02/10/2006 09:16:43 AM
Outstanding!!!!! WOW The depth of the brown tones is excellent. Not a bad finish, considering the number of entries. Good job.
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02/09/2006 10:38:22 PM
Very cool shot looks like he is deep in a dream.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2006 08:49:47 PM
very sweet.
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02/03/2006 03:33:37 PM
Looks lovable! I really like the detail in the fur. Nice composition.
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02/02/2006 02:18:35 PM
wonderful capture. great DOF. good luck.
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02/02/2006 12:17:20 PM
Beary clear!!!!
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02/02/2006 11:32:05 AM
Oh. . .my heart just skipped a beat!!! Look at that face! Those rich colors. This is going right to my favorites folder!
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02/01/2006 08:08:24 AM
Oh gosh! His/her facial expression is just priceless! :)
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