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Challenge: Wildlife (Advanced Editing II)
Collection: Good - Average
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: The Bronx Zoo
Date: Oct 2, 2004
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Oct 3, 2004

I took this shot during the NYC get-together at the Bronx Zoo. It was feeding time, and the grizzlies were doing "tricks," including this snarl. Taken on an overcast day using the 70-200mm f/4L lens and 1.4x teleconverter (480mm equivalent)- handheld in a crowd.

I cloned out a spot over the bear's ear, dodged & saturated the eyes, and whitened the teeth. Then applied Shadow/Highlight filter, USM, levels, HSL and cropped just a little.

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 160
Avg (all users): 6.8535
Avg (commenters): 7.9130
Avg (participants): 6.7245
Avg (non-participants): 6.9800
Views since voting: 1852
Views during voting: 370
Votes: 198
Comments: 31
Favorites: 2 (view)


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10/11/2004 07:11:14 PM
Grrreat shot Shannon, congrats on making top ten!
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10/11/2004 10:27:35 AM
Oops. I shoulda' entered the Congo shot. ;-)
10/11/2004 10:09:14 AM
Great shot. Congrats on the top 10.
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10/11/2004 01:08:11 AM
Congrats on top 10 Shannon, keep that average high! I'll be catching up soon ;)
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10/11/2004 12:53:45 AM
I loved this shot (and I loved your Congo shot in the forums, too). I gave this a 9, definitely one of my favorites in the challenge! Congrats on the top 10 finish!
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10/11/2004 12:12:51 AM
hey Shannon: Great entry here in top ten. Uou are turning into a heavy weight. Great shot.
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10/11/2004 12:02:48 AM
top ten, not bad thought you had this one great shot
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/10/2004 10:42:11 PM
nice shot of a Very Grumpy bear.
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10/10/2004 09:37:36 PM
Great expression. Nice capture. One of my favorites.
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10/10/2004 03:33:34 PM
this is getting a ribbon
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10/07/2004 11:04:39 PM
Scary expression!!! Clearly demonstrates why we stay away from bears! Good luck in the challenge! Great capture!!
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10/07/2004 03:55:14 PM
Great composition, great technique, and great expression...all around great!
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10/07/2004 12:08:37 AM
not a happy camper, is he? great capture! good job with the composition. i'm sure it would have been very easy to shoot this dead on. wonderful expression. hope this does well for you.
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10/06/2004 08:41:09 PM
Awesome capture! nice depth of field on this. 7.
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10/06/2004 10:55:06 AM
Uh angry... you catched good emotion... Nice details...his nose and mouth.
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10/05/2004 10:30:23 PM
He almost looks like he is yawning...except for the eyes. They don't look sleepy at all. Good detail in the fur.
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10/05/2004 12:42:36 PM
Yeeps! Went to Alaska this summer and fortunately did not see this view of a bear. They are formidable animals. Love his expression. Suggestion - crop tighter on the left. I don't think the background adds to this. A closer crop makes him even more "in your face."
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10/04/2004 06:04:23 PM
Yikes! Zoo or not -- that is a great bear capture. At least I hope it was in a zoo. I'd hate to think of you being that close (even with a zoom) to a bear with THAT expression :)
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10/04/2004 05:19:54 PM
Good composition, difficult subject. 9 Good luck
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10/04/2004 04:16:44 PM
Hope you werent too close on this one, scarey looking guy. Nice capture! 8
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10/04/2004 01:07:05 PM
Looks like you may have disturbed his fishing, great capture.
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10/04/2004 11:41:20 AM
Very nice!
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10/04/2004 08:58:55 AM
, this one did come out great , 10
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10/04/2004 08:38:25 AM
Man he looks pissed. Great shot.
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10/04/2004 06:10:36 AM
I didn't know that bears made faces. :)
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10/04/2004 12:59:31 AM
very nice :) Bears are phenomenal creatures :)
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10/04/2004 12:53:09 AM
Great shot. I like the crop as well. Good job.
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10/04/2004 12:28:17 AM
Excellent capture, I really like the expression, its what makes the shot. (10)

Good luck...
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10/04/2004 12:25:27 AM
Great yawn! I love the overall mood of this. Really wonderful shot.
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10/04/2004 12:16:08 AM
What an awesome capture! Highly ferocious of course but it just makes me want to laugh. Nice crop as well.
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10/04/2004 12:15:29 AM
This looks like my grandpa...lol great shot.
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