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Buttercup Pondering by Gina Ruttle  (Whalegeek)

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To be or not to be Buttercup…that is the question. I wonder what her REAL bear name is?

Southwest Alaska, USA.

June 18, 2007.

Canon 10D, Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6mm L IS lens, shutter 1/350, f/6.7, focal length 400mm, ISO 400.

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Favorited: 44 times (as of January 9, 2012)

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It is my sincere wish that visitors to my portfolio experience the beauty and wonder of nature. Moreover my hope is that my photographs will inspire viewers to be proactive toward the protection of wildlife and its habitat, those efforts ultimately making a far better world for all beings.

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  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanover 5 years ago

    she’s a darling! love that fluffly coat :) wonderful capture.

  • Thank you, Miss Jenny! Buttercup was indeed a lovely bear, plus she was quite content to allow my husband, our guide and me to be near her while she munched on sedge grasses. I hope she has some cubs of her own now and that she is prospering.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Patty (Boyte) Van Hoff
    Patty (Boyte) ...over 5 years ago

    I think it should be Buttercup! What a brilliant shot. I love the color of her fur and the dry grasses in the background, just amazingly beautiful.

  • Thank you, Patty. I agree, she is Buttercup. Thank you for your kind comments, too!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • OldBirch
    OldBirchover 5 years ago

    What a beautiful picture! The low shot, the lighting, the full frame, the dof. Not to mention the cute subject! Great shot!

  • Thank you very much, OldBirch for your very nice comments. I think it likely Buttercup never had a bad photo taken of her. What a beautiful gal she is!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Lisawv
    Lisawvover 5 years ago

    Fantastic capture. She is beautiful and love her pose. Great work.

  • Thank you, Lisawv. Buttercup would be pleased!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 5 years ago

    She looks like a Buttercup to me!!!! A SWEET and WONDERFUL image!!!!

  • Buttercup it is! Thank you, lorilee for your delightful comments!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • BettinaSchwarz
    BettinaSchwarzover 5 years ago

    oh heavens … looks entirely cuddlable and huggable though that might not be such a bright idea … but what a wonderful shot … !!

  • Isn’t that the truth, Bettina? Buttercup looks so sweet and adorable that a hug seems appropriate. I have a cast of one of her very large paw prints; unfortunately I think Buttercup would whack me with her paw if I approached her. I’m happy you enjoyed this “harmless” little fuzzball. :-))

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Marta Boulden
    Marta Bouldenover 5 years ago

    Completely delightful! :o)

  • Thank you so much, Marta!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • CanDuCreations
    CanDuCreationsover 5 years ago

    An awesome photograph!

  • Most appreciative thanks, CanDuCreations!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • bev langby
    bev langbyover 5 years ago

    Oh Buttercup suits her fine shes magnificent …….

  • Yes, I agree, she IS Buttercup! Thanks much, Bev!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • ralph arce
    ralph arceover 5 years ago


  • Back at ya, Raphael….:-)))

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

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