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    I hope you're still not bored of bears. I thought it was time for some more of the cubs' antics with a dose of cuteness. They always seem to find a way to amuse themselves (and us). Here two of the three one year old cubs decided to push and poke each other a bit. All fun and games until the bite. Taken just before 8 p.m.

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    Hi Rachel, a lovely fun image showing what animal youngsters get up to, no matter what the type of animal. Well timed to capture the 'biting' moment, together with the open mouth of the aching cub. Your central comp works well.

    8.00pm and still light - please remind me where you were shooting at dinner time.

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    Thanks Stu. In Lake Clark N.P. in Alaska you are allowed to be out viewing the bears between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. Silver Salmon Creek Lodge schedules its meals so that you can go out before breakfast, between breakfast and lunch, between lunch and dinner and then again after dinner. Often the best light was after dinner.

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    Dearest Rachel,

    Amazes me how many lovely images you captured of those little guys in just one trip! Love the action here and of course that little bite I would have liked to see those eyes Rachel, but obviously they are closing them when in close proximity to each other to protect themselves from injury during play. This image is all is about the interaction and truly a lovely behavioural frame. It is well exposed, well processed and I like the composition, those rich colours, but especially detail on those cute little paws:) Truly delightful scene and I thank you so much for sharing!

    Bored of those little bears? NEVER

    Have an awesome week-end my friend,

    Warmest regards,
    Gabriela Plesea

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    Thanks Gabriela. I'm glad you like it. The one on the left's eyes are partially open. There's even a catchlight. The one on the right's eyes are open but one is shadow and the other is blocked by the nails of the paw.

    Thanks again,
    Rachel

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    Lovely to see the cubs again, Rachel. They do have tons of 'cute' about them and you've captured that nicely here with this rough play interaction. Interesting how the light doesn't look that directional even at 8pm! But either way there is minimal shadowing and it works well in this shot as the colour and tone look great. Detail is up to your usual high standard. TFS

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    Thanks Glenn - I was there in the week leading up to the summer solstice so in Alaska that means 20+ hours of daylight and the sun high in the sky for most of the time. The other 4 hours were dusk and dawn.

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    Hi Rachel this is a super fun image, nice light, action and details. Well done. TFS.

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    Rachel this is delightful, you really have captured a wonderful moment. Love the processing, my only reservation is that we seem to be looking down quite a bit, but I doubt there was little other option because of the height of the grasses.

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    Hi Rachel -- Never bored with the Bear images, and this one is such a fun image. Loved the interaction. Nice details as well . Keep them coming . TFS !

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    Thanks Sanjeev, Jon and Haseeb. Jon, you are correct about the shooting angle. I had to avoid lots of distracting elements between me and the cubs.


    Thanks again,
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    Hello Rachel,what a gorgeous frame to view I adore your timing ,so cute and so much fun this one,I have little in the way of nits Rachel pov works for me,colours although I am always reticent with animals I don't know.

    The interaction is wonderful I won't ever tire of these please share more. what a wonderful trip it must have been

    TFS

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    Hi Rachel ...please fire more of the bears , i will not get bored . Especially nobody else is posting a lot of them ...
    As always kids are fun to look at , and for sure all images do carry a high cuteness factor, and this is no exception. I do like the cuddling action and the expression on both faces, the one to the left almost falling over .
    Lovely details in the fur and the overall color/ tone palette working nicely together , how stunning would it have been to get them in shorter grass and have a lower angle of shooting ....
    You got some really nice stuff from SSCL .....keep posting .

    TFS Andreas

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    Very nicely seen Rachel

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriela Plesea View Post
    I would have liked to see those eyes Rachel, but obviously they are closing them when in close proximity to each other to protect themselves from injury during play. This image is all is about the interaction and truly a lovely behavioural frame. It is well exposed, well processed and I like the composition, those rich colours, but especially detail on those cute little paws:) Truly delightful scene and I thank you so much for sharing!
    Totally agree with Gabriela's assessment.


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    Nice image Rachel.

    TFS
    Steve

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    This is funny. The left cub is like why are you biting me. Nice one.

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