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Ursus Maritimus
Ursus Maritimus

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Challenge: Free Study 2008-10 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Location: Churchill, Manitoba
Date: Oct 23, 2008
Aperture: 8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Oct 25, 2008

Spot editing in LR to highlight the face and tone down the bright spots. Added vignette in LR.

Upped saturation of reds and oranges in LR.


USM applied at 35% opacity
LR - adjust bright areas along left side of legs
resize and export

Place: 87 out of 394
Avg (all users): 6.1016
Avg (commenters): 7.7000
Avg (participants): 6.2184
Avg (non-participants): 5.8537
Views since voting: 1066
Views during voting: 263
Votes: 128
Comments: 12
Favorites: 2 (view)

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08/31/2009 12:14:39 AM
Wow....I have no idea how this only rated a 6.1! This is a wild polar bear for pete's sake!

I have always wanted to visit Churchill, and hopefully some day I will.

Congrats on this incredible shot. I would be proud to have this one in my portfolio. :)
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11/08/2008 08:03:55 AM
umm, hello? I gave you an 8. I think everyone else is crazy :P Great shot.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2008 06:33:33 PM
6 - This looks like it might be a natural capture - like the colors, including how the brown in the eyes is enhanced by the surrounds. Just the off-balance composition (which might be intentional) and, although minor, the rock behind detracts in my opinion.
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11/06/2008 03:35:30 AM
very well mastered picture, details, lighting...
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11/03/2008 09:35:38 AM
Nice colour of the tundra there. I like the composition. Very nice.
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11/01/2008 10:00:20 PM
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11/01/2008 06:48:58 PM
really great expression and the processing/exposure is great
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11/01/2008 01:52:24 PM
This looks like it was shot in the wild, not a zoo. Very cool.
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11/01/2008 01:08:06 PM
wow, exquisite!
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11/01/2008 10:38:40 AM
OMG, that face is amazing. Just amazing. Nit: desaturate the shadows on the bear so they're not yellow. Otherwise ... fabulous shot :-)
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11/01/2008 02:37:20 AM
face looks funny, like the highlight were blown and brought back but too greyish
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11/01/2008 12:37:42 AM
Not well camouflaged at this time of year, is he?
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