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Polar Bear Cub by lenslady Polar Bear Cub by lenslady
Toronto Zoo, Ontario, Canada.  This little fella, who is as yet unnamed, is our brand new Polar Bear cub, born on November 9th, 2013 which makes him 5 months old.  There is voting going on right now on their facebook page to pick a name.  He was one of 3 cubs born to Aurora.  Two of these cubs died very quickly after birth, and when he started to show difficulty, he was immediately wisked into the Intensive Care Unit of the Zoo's Animal Health Unit.  With around the clock care he has blossomed into a wonderful little guy, very happy and content.  He was a difficult little one to photograph due to the varied lighting and the fact that he just wouldn't stop running around.  He was absolutely delightful to watch.
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Given 2014-05-17
Suggester said; "Putting aside the huge "aww" factor, it's a wonderfully composed photo. I love all the snowy details on the polar bear's face."

Polar Bear Cub by lenslady  ( Suggested by rainylake and Featured by Anoya )
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Anoya Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014   Photographer
I've featured your work here: APN Daily Deviations - May 2014! :heart:
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8TwilightAngel8 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh my gosh! :love: He's so freaking cute! He's bigger now (and muddier :lol:) He can't avoid those mud holes.

Great composition and I like that smoky effect in the background. It looks like he's about to go on an adventure ;)
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lenslady Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahahaha!  Thanks soooo much!  He is adorable.  I saw him about 1 1/2 mo ago just when we first had warm weather, and he was very muddy then too!  Just like a little kid playing in the mud!  lol  In the picture I wanted to get rid of that horrible fence and the building behind it.  It just looked ugly in the picture.  I used Picasa 3 and the "retouch" feature they have.  I was very impressed with what it did and how the end product looked.  It's a free site if you want to download it.  This was a difficult picture to get though.  I'd already been there for about an hour trying to figure out the exposure and focus.  I was in the dark shooting into bright light so it took a while to figure it out. lol  If I recall, it was horribly cold out as well and there were only a couple of other people there.  I froze my little buns and fingers off!!!!
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A1r2i3e4l5 Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
OH MY GOSH THIS SO ADORABLE!!!!Animated Love Monkey 
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lenslady Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much!!
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Seb-Photos Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD ;)
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sanityhorse Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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TheSimpleCartoonist Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Student General Artist
such a cutie
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
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lenslady Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks sooooo much!
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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G-A-AnimeFan4 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderfully taken, he's adorable~
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gamewizard-2008 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Roooooar.
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FlyingBrickAnimation Featured By Owner May 17, 2014   General Artist
:iconchristopherwalkenplz: THIS IS NOT OVER.. BEARS!

Good pic. Also that cub is CUTE!!
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
A beautiful capture!  Congratulations on your DD! :clap:
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shadowheart1194 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Student General Artist
It's soooooo cute
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MagicBirdie Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! :D
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ninquetari Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
It seems like he finally posed magnificently specially for you to take a picture... He looks so very cute, and the pic itself is wonderful. The amount of white-blue hues is quite amazing, too.
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wonderful photo of this little guy, with the snow all over his face! So sorry to hear the other cubs did not make it. Good to know he's doing well. Congrats on the DD!
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IanabelleIsaK Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
So adorable!
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AlainaLee Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Omg lucky you!! Last time i was there it was just about to open the polar bear exhibit..
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Mouselemur Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely survival story of this precious little cub, and a great photo what with the white snow and the frosting on his nose :D

Very deserving DD, congratulations :hug:
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sternenfern Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
wooow...amazing :-)
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feed-me-cookiez Featured By Owner May 17, 2014   Photographer
unbelievably cute :3 :heart:
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Arichy Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
so cute! congrats with a DD! :clap: 
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WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014   General Artist
:wave: Your work has been featured in the latest edition of Awesome Art. Have a wonderful Sunday FREE flying hearts Icon
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WendyMitchell Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconcrazy-4-animals: Congratulations! This work has been included in our latest Friday Feature crazy-4-animals.deviantart.com…
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suezn Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
He is stunning.  Beautiful photo!
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lenslady Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much!!!
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suezn Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
My pleasure :)
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1234pig Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
cute!
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lenslady Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hug 
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kureejiilea Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
Ahh, lovely composition! I'm a little envious though, I went there hoping to take pictures of this little guy and he was too busy sleeping to pose for my benefit. =P Still cute though!
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lenslady Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks sooo much.  Sorry for the late reply . . . just been busy with life lately.  lol  Yes, he does take a lot of naps!  hahaha
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kureejiilea Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
Oh, no need to apologize!
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Kimi-Parks Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!! And cute! I'm going to visit him the next time I make my way up there. :P
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lenslady Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks and sorry for the late reply!
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Kimi-Parks Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! And that's okay. :)
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Seb-Photos Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Superb photo!
Nice framing :)
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lenslady Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very very much!!
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful photo! :)
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lenslady Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Many thanks!!
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
No problem. :)
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gigi50 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh my that is such a sweet capture Its perfect
the lighting is wonderful here, he is so sweet especially with the snow on his face :love:
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lenslady Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is my favourite shot of him!!  He is just soooooo sweet, and the zoo says that he's very calm and a happy fella.  Loves to interact with his handlers.  I want that job!!!!!
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gigi50 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I sure would be a fun job for the most part :D
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Kreistina26 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Just great!
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lenslady Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much!!
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