This was taken at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo. I had managed to push my way to the front of a crowd so that I was only separated by the tank's glass. The bear was swimming rapid circles, coming close to the glass and turning at the last moment in a game of "flinch". I was simply awed at how gracefully and powerfully it moved through the water...and I had to wonder (a little skeptically) if the glass would withstand a direct hit. I had to move to one side in order to capture the subject through the glass while minimising and trying to avoid the reflections of the crowd in the glass.
I was trying to capture that graceful and powerful aspect of the bear as it reached the point of turning in its circle.
Personally, I like the image, I would have liked a little less cavitation (bubbles) around the subject and I think its a pity that there was not enough light to maybe reflect a glint from his eye. But I find that the image is well balanced with the focus being on his head and the body fading into the water behind. I do wonder if PP could adjust the WB to brighten the subject a little but overall it is one of my most favourite photos especially since it was one of the first few hundred I took with digital.
I am seeking input into the composition as a means to showing the graceful and powerful nature of the bear? How could I have improved in this goal?