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Old Apr 25, 2007, 10:51 PM   #1
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Hi All,

Naw -- no peanut butter and jelly here -- Polar Bear Jr -- okay, maybe a little lame, but I did get you to look!

This little guy was born Dec 14, last year, and was just introduced to the public for the first time last Friday. I decided to miss the first weekend hubbub and went both Monday and Tuesday to see what I could get. Shots are from both the DS and K10, with the FA*300/4.5 getting the most use with both bodies. Stayed about 2 hours each day, waiting for the bears to come out more than shooting. I did make the most of the short periods they were out -- about 1500 shots total! (whew! thank you digital!!!!!)

"I don't know what it is. . . but I like it!". . .



Michael Jordan's got nothin' on me. . .



Ahhhhh. . .The pause that refreshes. . .



This being a celebrity is tiring stuff. . .



Let's face it . . . Nuthin' but cute. . .



Hope you enjoy them as much as I do --



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Old Apr 25, 2007, 11:14 PM   #2
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Great photos, I really like 2, 4 and 5. Thanks for sharing Scott!

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Old Apr 26, 2007, 11:15 AM   #3
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Hi Ishino,

Thanks for looking -- it was a great opportunity to shoot a very photogenic subject.

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Old Apr 26, 2007, 11:41 AM   #4
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Is this "knut" the famousPolar Bear from Berlin?

I like shots en really love # 5. Thanks for sharing!

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Old Apr 26, 2007, 11:56 AM   #5
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Hi Rudo,

Thanks for looking. This guy is as yet unnamed, and is at the Brookfield Zoo just outside Chicago, IL, USA. He's a little over 5 months old, and was just introduced for public viewing for the first time last week.

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Old Apr 26, 2007, 12:02 PM   #6
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What a cutie.

Great shots Scott.

Been so long since I went to a zoo with a Polar Bear, but the one I am going to in Spetember apparently has them, so fingers crossed.


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Old Apr 26, 2007, 1:21 PM   #7
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these are great
they would load faster and look just as good at 72dpi. file size would also be1/10th the size .

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Old Apr 26, 2007, 3:37 PM   #8
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these are great
they would load faster and look just as good at 72dpi. file size would also be1/10th the size .

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Hi Roy,

Sorry about that -- I just resized them in ACDsee without checking the file size. I usually do it as a last step in PSP and compress them more.

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Old Apr 26, 2007, 9:18 PM   #9
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He is so cute. You want to just hug him. Well, maybe not if momma's around!:-)
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Old Apr 26, 2007, 11:21 PM   #10
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The DPI value isn't actually important for images to be viewed on screen, it's only useful for determining print size. These images were all around 900px wide which works, but is a bit wider than most (800px is about as big most would go). You could also have used more compression, these were each around 450k but would have looked about as good if they were half the size.
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