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    A young Polar bear cub was trying to catch up with Mum on the pack ice and throw a view, as the shutter went off.

    Thanks to those who posted or viewed on the last posting.


    Steve

    Subject: Polar bear cub (Ursus maritimus) on pack ice
    Location: Svalbard
    Camera: Canon 1DX MKII
    Lens: 500f/4 MKII HH
    Exposure: 1/2500s at f/8 ISO800
    Original format: Landscape, slight crop.
    Processed via: LRCC & PS2020

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    He looks familiar! A pretty spectacular image Steve, the bear shows well against the snow in which I note you have retained a hint of blue. The head and right fore paw are nicely aligned I think this adds impact. Composition looks fine.

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    Superb timing here and truly a stunning photograph, Steve. It must be so rewarding, coming home from a trip with such awesome captures.

    Wonderful pose, eye contact and I just love that raised paw. Placement of the subject in the frame is aesthetically pleasing, beautiful detail as always.
    A well executed frame and PP work is faultless - a pleasure to view, thank you so much for sharing

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    I note you have retained a hint of blue.
    A hint for the 'Glacier mint' effect Jon.

    Steve. It must be so rewarding, coming home from a trip with such awesome captures.
    Missed a few too Gabriela which is very, very frustrating, as they were some cool images, so need to hone that aspect that I have neglected this year, as I've really not trusted certain aspects of AF.

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    Missed a few too Gabriela which is very, very frustrating, as they were some cool images, so need to hone that aspect that I have neglected this year, as I've really not trusted certain aspects of AF. [/QUOTE]

    Sounds familiar, the 'frustrating' bit. I feel for you. But I am sure you'll sort it out, you always do

    Not quite the same situation, but do you remember how bitterly I complained about year ago about AF on one of my bodies, after returning from a camping trip? It was my fault in the end, did not go through the camera settings properly after service and calibration. A painful lesson

    And just had another look at your Bear - what massive paw ! Almost as big as his head, wow...And it's only a cub
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    I do, and how many times did I say - 'Get your kit into Nikon'

    No, it's all very simple Gabriela, I just need to trust some options and walk a few things by one of the Geeks and just try it, nothing to loose apart from some space on a card, easy.

    And just had another look at your Bear - what massive paw !
    I think Bears grow into their paws.

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    I did and it's sorted thank you

    Would love to see a Polar Bear one day, big paws and all
    Gabriela Plesea

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    Polar bear! Nice view of this youngster. Like the ice he is walking across. The raised paw is nice. Framing looks spot on.

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    A fantastic capture of this youngster Steve. Great 'everything' about it. The colours, the pose, that paw and the techs, all good. Love it.

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    Hi Steve ... IQ as expected . Top Notch .
    I do like the overall design and the look of the bear with the lifted paw is making the difference !!! Well timed .
    Only things i might do , is lowering the visibility of the darker spots behind the bear to left and right ( not removing ) .

    A PB image is mostly great to look at .... and this one is no exception .

    TFS Andreas

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    This is a very fine capture Steve. I particularly liked that raised paw and its size. Wonderful IQ as expected and framing works quite well .

    The finer details in your images are always a delight to the viewer, how good they must be appearing in print I wonder ?

    TFS !

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    The finer details in your images are always a delight to the viewer, how good they must be appearing in print I wonder ?
    In print, certainly different to a point Haseeb, as the 'medium' is different. If I do prints, or things co to print then I need to produce a totally different file based on ICC print profiles, as what you see on screen may not appear when printed.

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    Yes, that's the case with so many of my prints. I feel pretty lost in printing department. Recently got a big print from Dubai with the help of a friend , result was pretty good but the cost was high as well.

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    Good to hear, it's simple but complicated in the early days, all my stuff is ripped through LR. BTW just a quick thought as I was packing up my gear, check all your lens that have IS settings ie 500, or 200-400 etc and it's set to position 1, not 2 or 3.

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    Will check that abt the IS settings, but how does that make a difference ?

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    Here you go... might be worth asking Sanjeev to check too, just in case.

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    thank you for reminding and revision, i most probably have set it to mode 1 , will check it anyways.

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