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janper44



Registered: December 2009
Posts: 3,650
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I was at the Journey to Churchill early in the day and the bears were just having their breakfast. As I was waiting for one of the bears to take a swim two of the bears walked over to the entrance to their enclosure and sat down in the sun looking all the world like a couple of people having a conversation.


There are 7 polar bears in the Journey to Churchill exhibit and I'm not really sure which polar bear is which. I might venture the guess that this is Hudson on the left and Storm on the right ( I say this because Storm has a distinctive angular face and he hangs out with Hudson).


CS5 unsharp mask
Nik detail extractor


I find color works better in a shot like this while under water a b&w format seems to work best with the polar bear.


f6.3 1/640 140mm


Taken May 3, 2016.
· Date: Thu May 12, 2016 · Views: 215 ·
Keywords: polar bears, Journey to Churchill, Assiniboine Park Zoo
Camera Make / Model: Nikon D7100
Lens Make / Focal Length: AF-S Nikkor 18-140mm
Filters / Type Used: uv
Flash / Type Used: n/a
Event e.g. Grand Prix, Birthday, Sunrise: visit to zoo
State / County / Area Image Taken: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Country Image Taken
Canada
Processing Software Applications Used
CS5, Nik

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Diane

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,583
Sun May 15, 2016 1:33am

I love all your polar bear shots - color or black and white. It definitely does look like these two are having a nice little discussion. Probably they are discussing the chances that the St. Louis Blues have of going all the way and winning the coveted Stanley Cup.
John.L.

Registered: June 2013
Posts: 1,722
Sun May 15, 2016 10:25am

Good to see your bears relaxing in the sun rather than in the water. Well photographed with detail in the fur and the shadow areas.
veejaycee

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,659
Sun May 15, 2016 9:59pm

A pleasant picture although focus seems to be at bottom right. More contrast adds detail and restores the colour to the Polar bear's fur.
I imagine these are taken through glass which tends to throw off focus and reduce contrast too.
olddingo

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 2,770
Mon May 23, 2016 1:51am

your description fits pretty well Jan, a couple of elderly gents taking some sun. The whites have been well handled,
David

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