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Is he hungry or.....?

Is he hungry or.....?
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Copyright: Francis Xavier Camilleri (fransx) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-17
Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 55-200 f/4.5-5.6G ED
Exposure: f/6.0, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-07-17 7:40
Viewed: 1489
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Black Bears have a wide and varied diet. They can and will eat nearly anything. Typical of bears, they are fond of honey, and are responsible for thousands of dollars worth of damage to apiaries each year.

The black bear has claws which are shorter and more curved than those of the grizzly bear. This allows it to have a great agility in climbing trees. Often, a sow will encourage her cubs to tree themselves while there is danger. Black bears have a characteristic way of climbing and descending trees. They mostly use their front claws for climbing and keeping a hold.

PP work: cropped and arranged color tones and passed through Neat Image.

ISO 1600

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Awesome portrait of this bear! I think they are always hungry when they are awake. Great close up with sharp details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2012-07-17 7:52]

Hello Francis :)

He bear is probably very hot, until I have the readiness to hug him :)

You showed him in natural colours and light beautifully.
He looks fantastically, the splendid work composed very flashily.
I like him very much...congratulations!

With best wishes.

Hi Francis,

very nice close-up, an excellent portrait with a good light and natural colours.Looking at this image fangs do not even seem so lethal as usually they are.



very very nice shot
Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.

Hi Francis, what a fantastic and close up presentation of a black bear - very good light and sharpness - the coat is soo shiny and soo many details - you can even count his teeth !!
Very well done - thaks for sharing - kind regards - Monika

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2012-07-17 10:19]

Hi Francis!
I love bear. It is one of my favourite animals.
I have a lot of teddy bears :))
Fantastic close-up, Francis. Details are really impressive! Nice lighting and excellent presentation.
ciao! vanda

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2012-07-17 11:27]

Beautiful portrait of a bear, fortunately, not in the wild, excellent work

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-07-17 11:30]

Hi Francis

Very fierce looking pose, the mouth is somewhere not to be too close too. Very interesting lighting across the face showing good detail and texture. What light is it across the mouth please, is it evening light as its very low?

Great capture. tfs

stv ;o))

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-07-17 20:29]


quel captage de cet ours fantasitque iamge et compo sueprbe vue et iamge quelle dentition quel pelage grandisoe cpatage et iamge.

Bravo et amitié

Hey Francis!

This guy looks furious to me, and the details you managed to catch in this picture are promising!

The light and exposure are quite nicely handled.
Good sharpness and well thought POV showing the assets of this bear.
Well caught drama and mood in the scene!

Kind regards,

Olá Francis
Good close-up...Interesting details of a bear.I like it
um abraço

Olá Francis,
Just this picture to justify the visit you should have done to the Zoo
Besides beautiful extramamente is well made, with excellent POV and great shallow DOF. Good work light. Here to the frame works well.

Hi Francis,
Great portrait of this fierce bear.Good colouration and intricate details,well captured. You have added an interesting frame well suited to the image.

Hi Francis...excellent professional shot...great crop and exposure. Nice work.


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  • vlada Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 24] (217)
  • [2012-07-19 13:10]

Hi Francis,
great shot, details, sharpness, composition exactly as it should be.

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