I was "commissioned" to make a card for an office baby shower, and this teddy bear photo came as part of that exercise :-) When printed out with the 8-color Canon PIXMA on the card, it was absolutely amazing! So I'm sharing it here.
After taking a look on Flickr, Google, and retail sites on other Teddy Bear images, in my humble opinion, this is the BEST and CUTEST Teddy Bear image! :-))) OK, I may be biased on this, but could it also be that the other great photographers did not have a teddy bear??? :-))) LOL!
~~~~~~ Lighting and Technical Details ~~~~~~
The front right side (as viewed) was illuminated by bounced light from an off-camera Minolta 5600 HS(D) flash pointed at a wall (no light box and other studio jazz ...). The left side was from whatever cloudy day light that came in from the window . So in addition to lighting level differences, there is a slight difference in color temperature as well in the image (and I like that). The exposure was manually adjusted to ensure proper balance.
A white back drop was of course used, and further manipulated in post processing to make it completely white -- this gives a more cheerful look :-)