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Challenge: Masters' Free Study II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Location: Wapusk National Park, Churchill, Manitoba
Date: Nov 14, 2008
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/500s
Date Uploaded: Nov 29, 2008

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Statistics
Place: 6 out of 170
Avg (all users): 7.0651
Avg (commenters): 8.3125
Avg (participants): 6.7717
Avg (non-participants): 7.1748
Views since voting: 4187
Views during voting: 662
Votes: 338
Comments: 44
Favorites: 18 (view)


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12/19/2008 07:08:54 AM
Quite superb
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12/12/2008 04:28:47 PM
Beautiful shot, congrats!
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12/10/2008 01:47:48 PM
nick .. this is amazing .. a polar bear photograph worthy of any national geographic magazine or hanging in an art gallery ... the pose is perfect .. CONGRATULATIONS ON 6TH PLACE IN THE MASTER'S .. WOW .. !!!! ..:)
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12/09/2008 09:10:52 PM
This image did very well, but I am not sure if the mother and twins might not have done better.
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12/08/2008 07:55:44 PM
Great finish Nick and amazing shot, but please take care of you and stay away from that wild animals. Congrats on the Top10!
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12/08/2008 09:55:19 AM
Wow! This is utterly awesome.
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12/08/2008 12:26:39 AM
woooooooooot!!!! Sorry didnt comment sooner, we had a storm :) well done!
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12/08/2008 12:14:11 AM
Great photo nick, and a great finish, Im very happy this places as high as it did
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12/08/2008 12:12:41 AM
SHOULD HAVE RIBBONED!!!!
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12/08/2008 12:06:57 AM
Yes the Polar bear was in the wild, laying down on the snowy and bitterly cold (-30 deg Celsius) tundra near Churchill, Manitoba. A few outtakes:

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2008 10:56:07 PM
good stuff. looks like a natural environment. Kudos to you if it is.
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12/07/2008 04:45:07 PM
Man, one has to imagine this is in a zoo, but darned if it looks like ice. Great captured pose and nice control of the whites. 8 Bump to 9
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12/06/2008 09:43:02 PM
snoozy:)
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12/06/2008 06:17:33 PM
isn't this from national geographic magazine?
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12/06/2008 06:12:22 PM
cute
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12/06/2008 11:36:20 AM
Great photo - gorgeous bear!
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12/05/2008 07:28:51 PM
really really nice shot ! but still I somehow feel something is missing reducing the impact. I think it may be it is due to the crop that you selected. Still excellent job in preserving the details. 8
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12/05/2008 02:55:09 PM
cute!
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12/05/2008 12:27:40 PM
I just love this on so many levels! ROFL!!!! 8
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12/05/2008 11:48:39 AM
Simple and elogent....perfect fit!
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12/04/2008 03:28:25 PM
I adore this image...makes me want to reach out and pet the big guy!
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12/04/2008 11:44:55 AM
OMGOMG!!! SO cute!! I wanna squeeze his fluffy bear cheeks! :) Wonderful job not losing any part of the bear in all that white. Beautiful and instant fave! :)
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12/04/2008 10:45:07 AM
Who can resist? A ten.
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12/03/2008 09:25:30 AM
Stunning 9
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12/02/2008 11:45:57 PM
blends almost seamlessly in to the grey DPC background. Shouldn't this be whiter?
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12/02/2008 10:28:52 PM
Oh this has to be my favourite! So cute and you have managed the whites very well here!
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12/02/2008 06:37:22 PM
Added to my favs.... great shot, bumped to 10
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12/02/2008 05:48:51 PM
wish there was a bit more contrast. excellent subject, well framed.
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12/02/2008 10:56:47 AM
I just love the pose!!!
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12/02/2008 07:56:48 AM
You gotta love polar bears...amusing stance and perspective. Nice one!
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12/02/2008 07:10:52 AM
i swear i've seen this before ........... opps sorry am mistaken this is way better :) 10
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12/02/2008 05:33:26 AM
very cool... Just Chillin'... Sure Hope I get to go see them in the wild before they are gone!
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12/02/2008 12:01:27 AM
Nice image, fits the weather here! Nice comp, 8.
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12/01/2008 11:20:40 PM
I wonder where this was taken and by whom... hmmmm
I can't believe you have edited already... I have bearly started editing.
Nice job, classic PB!
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12/01/2008 10:20:17 PM
I love this except for one factor - there is no contact with the eyes. I wish there was some catchlight there. Still a great shot.
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12/01/2008 12:44:16 PM
wow, did you fly to Arctic to win the challenge?! :)
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12/01/2008 12:35:34 PM
haha what a cutie!
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12/01/2008 12:08:37 PM
This is fantastic - look how snuggly he looks :-)
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12/01/2008 09:24:17 AM
Call National Geographic; this belongs on the cover of their magazine!!
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12/01/2008 05:30:54 AM
the Dr. is in.
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12/01/2008 05:21:17 AM
In my top 20.
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12/01/2008 04:33:52 AM
Wow, I think I have a postcard with that shot. Amazing capture.
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12/01/2008 01:03:20 AM
good choice..
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12/01/2008 12:19:05 AM
Finally - an entry worthy of a Master Challenge. Fabulous.
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