January 14, 2014

Vee's Note Card Party - Polar Bear Winter


Once again, it’s time for Vee’s monthly note card party!

A Haven for Vee

The last cold snap we had here is Tennessee (and throughout most of the nation) reminded me of a polar winter up in Churchill, Manitoba. So I was inspired to present a set of polar bear images for this month's note card party!

I took these photos during our trip to Churchill in November 2012. The first image was featured last week, and the rest are newly posted. I confess that the second one was taken by mistake! A bear was moving rapidly around our polar rover vehicle, and I couldn’t zoom my lens fast enough to frame up its full face. Instead, I captured an interesting close-up shot of the bear’s fur! And the last image is cropped to make it suitable for a long card. (P.S. Please click on the photos to see them larger.)





Below is an image collage that could serve as the box cover for the set.



These monthly note card parties are great fun. I hope you will have time to stop by A Haven for Vee and visit her other participants!

27 comments:

  1. the 3rd one is my favorite. wonderful shots!

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  2. Your images are amazing! What a trip of a lifetime that must have been!

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  3. Such a huge and powerful looking beast. These all make wonderful note cards, I like the close up look at the fur.

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  4. These are all so gorgeous. I love seeing the fur up close and also the texture of the snow! WOW! They are awesome. Perfect for winter time note cards!

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  5. Donna, how brave you are to be so close to these beautiful bears! I understand that you are in a vehicle, but still, I don't know if I would have the courage for these close ups!! Your collage is full of movement, and I can feel the freeze, as well!

    Poppy (visiting via Vee's)

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  6. how exciting. these are all amazing. beautiful.

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  7. Absolutely stunning cards! What a nice set. These should get the bravery award!

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  8. OOO, these just take my breath away. Mr. Sweet would so love to see these Polars in person.
    They are all so beautiful.

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  9. These are gorgeous photographs! I've never seen polar bears in the wild. I do, however, know exactly what you mean about our recent Tennessee weather!

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  10. Hard to imagine that these beautiful bears can be SO dangerous! Love your pics of them Donna, plenty of snow too - you really caught them all clean and fluffy, sometimes they look really grubby when there's not much snow around on the ground. That must have been a fantastic expedition to Churchill.

    Hugs - Mary

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  11. Fabulous shots of the polar bears... Love the collage too.... Are you ready for more winter?????? Today was WONDERFUL--just a tease as to what is on the way!!! ha

    I'm a little shaken. We had a near-miss-head-on car accident Yesterday afternoon when a car was coming straight toward us in OUR lane. We swerved and went into the ditch. Luckily, we are fine and no damage to the car --other than being dirty. BUT--we were just lucky that the ditch wasn't steep…. SCARY!

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  12. They have really long necks! I'm not sure that Impaid attention before, but I've just been comparing to brown bears and their necks are not this long. You really had to be in command of your equipment and your emotions. I would get so excited that the polar bears would looks as if they were shivering. Beautiful captures!

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  13. I know there are thypos...typos...I can let it go...flying fingers and all that...

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  14. Wow Donna, these cards are absolutely breathtaking! I love polar bears and the details on the fur is fantastic! This was a very unique idea for a set of cards! Have a great week :)

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  15. Your polar bear photos are some of my favorites. Great photography of powerful creatures.

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  16. Oh my goodness, what wonderful note cards you've shared with all of us! I am amazed that you could get that close to the polar bears.

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  17. What amazing photos of the polar bears, Donna! Wow. They are such beautiful animals aren't they? This is a wonderful set of notecards. Blessings, Pam

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  18. I would absolutely love to order a set of these.

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  19. Wow, these photos are beautiful, Donna...the one highlighting the fur is AMAZING...
    Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  20. Incredible! Stunning, Donna, truly.

    Deanna

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  21. Oh Donna! These are just wonderful images of those bears! Each one has it's own mood. If I had to pick a favorite it would be #1.

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  22. Amazing pics Donna, they're incredible animals, but quite scarey
    He/she is really checking you out - that close up image is awesome!
    I agree with Podso and the bravery award!

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  23. Donna, what amazing and beautiful images! They almost take my breath away. Polar bears are such beautiful creatures, and you have shown us that so powerfully through your lens. Thank you for sharing...

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  24. Fascinating! I have never seen a polar bear in person. I don't even think I've seen one at a zoo! That third one down is my very favorite.

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  25. OMG Donna!!!! I want a real set of these images!!!! How amazing to have your very own polar bear photos!!! I love the accidental photo the best but of course I love them all. If you ever decide to make real notecards of these for sale please let me know!
    Hugs my sweet blogging sister,
    Beth P

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  26. All of these are just amazing. I have to say that my favorite is the 4th one.

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  27. Oh I love the one taken by mistake! I wish I could plant a kiss right on his cute snout. And I would totally buy those cards.

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