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Come a Little Closer
Come a Little Closer

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Challenge: Best of 2008 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: Silver Springs
Date: May 10, 2008
Aperture: f/4/0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80s
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 15, 2009

Not really sure this is my best, but I needed an update button in my life. :)
Taken at Silver Springs Florida.
Tone Mapped and made adjustments to color and levels.

Place: 432 out of 531
Avg (all users): 5.0188
Avg (commenters): 5.3333
Avg (participants): 4.9193
Avg (non-participants): 5.3269
Views since voting: 593
Views during voting: 336
Votes: 213
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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01/28/2009 10:59:58 AM
He looks so old and tired, great capture! He doesn't look scarey to me, maybe a little hungry and he is such a big boy, ok great title as well!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/22/2009 04:20:26 PM
I just love his expression. I know it is a zoo shot but that doesn't matter because you got him awake and looking at you. It beats seeing them sleeping with their butt towards you.
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01/21/2009 09:49:07 PM
Now that is a FAT Bear!! For some reason the tube bothers me. Maybe a tighter crop?
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01/21/2009 11:55:19 AM
No thanks
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01/18/2009 03:34:16 PM
a great face - i just wish there was a bit more detail in the face
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01/17/2009 09:48:58 PM
He's been eating too much this guy!
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01/17/2009 09:42:46 AM
I really like the framing of the bear (not that you necessarily choose it...)
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01/17/2009 09:12:53 AM
Whoa, he's huge. Great capture, you really emphasize his bulk and power, then put him in a playful setting, clever.
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01/17/2009 03:41:43 AM
Ominous looking fellow!!! 7
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01/16/2009 04:13:56 PM
Boris tilted his head and let out a low little chuckle. The best years of his life lay behind him, he knew, but some days he found a humor in his existence that failed him most days, and those were good days.

He lounged there, his one good tooth glinting in the light, glancing at the funny animals that walked by him day after day, knowing that in his youth they would have stood no chance. Now, he just watched them go by and thought of the hunts of better days, of the savoring of the kill, and the joy of the throes of death and struggle of his prey.

Boris tilted his head and let out a little chuckle. Some days he could still find a humor in his existence.
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01/16/2009 01:31:22 PM
I think he is so fat that he wouldn't be able to move fast enough to get you if you were closer, plus he's probably not hungry
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01/16/2009 06:50:02 AM
he is magnificent, well done
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