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Sigma 150-500mm @500mm, 1/640, F6.3
Mom and baby grizzlies in the Lamar Valley area of Yellowstone NP.

© Terry Cervi
Canon EOS 5D Mark ...
Jack Gaskin
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    JEALOUSY This is the only ANIMAL SHOT I DON'T have in the wilds of Yellowstone..
I KNOW HOW RARE THEsE ARE FROM the Park and the background is fantastic. A FAVORITE THE MINUTE MY EYES SAW IT...



2/28/2012 3:58:06 PM

Barbara Waldoch
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How wonderful, Terry!

2/28/2012 4:02:36 PM

Mary Timman
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Oh these are beautiful. Fabulous shot and I'm jealous too, we never saw any bears in our west vacation.

2/28/2012 4:27:51 PM

Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi Terry,That is awesome my friend.Beautiful capture,excellent compression on that shot.Sure want to stay away from that Mama Bear,they can be mean when they have cubs!!!

2/28/2012 4:35:29 PM

R. J. Laudenbacher
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Oh how well I remember this magical moment Carol. There we were...the ranger yelling at us to get in the car...Doris does as she is told and heads to the car...but Carol...risk her life...and stays and get the shot of a lifetime! LOL Fabulous capture, my friend!

2/28/2012 4:42:13 PM

Stan Kwasniowski
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Hi Terry, wow, that is quite a shot

2/28/2012 4:43:20 PM

John Connolly
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What a great family wildlife scene you have captured here Terry! A 500mm lens would be as close as I would like to be to one of these critters!

2/28/2012 4:43:55 PM

Tammy M. Anderson
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Just love this, Terry. I think bears get a bad rap in the wild. Everyone thinks they are all lying in wait to kill them.

2/28/2012 6:01:18 PM

Kay E. Mahoney
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Very very cute. They are so adorable. That must have been so neat to see them.

2/28/2012 6:55:04 PM

Ian M. Hill
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Oh what cuties Terry,a wonderful capture,definitely a favorite!

2/28/2012 7:16:12 PM

Carol L. Fowler
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Oh- I love this! Wish I had seen them! Fav!!!

2/28/2012 8:28:59 PM

Gail P. Sullivan
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This is such an amazing capture, Terry!

2/29/2012 4:18:58 AM

Leslie McLain
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Wow! An awesome capture, Terry.

2/29/2012 4:38:29 AM

Claudia Kuhn
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Wow, what a wonderful capture Terry. I got a lone grizzly from a bit further away. I'd have to agree with Jack... a bit of jealousy here

2/29/2012 4:45:11 AM

Sabrina Ryan
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Fantastic capture, Terry!!

2/29/2012 5:42:54 AM

Danny B. Head
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Great capture...I hope you were at 500mm with the lens!

2/29/2012 6:31:30 AM

Val Feldman
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The Adventuress! Risking life and limb (or maybe a COUPLE of limbs...LOL!) Know you would never let this shot get away and you did it complete justice, you risk-taker!!! I'll agree with the others, tho....I'm tinged with a bit of the green envy syndrome myself! WTG, you little dare-devil! :)

2/29/2012 7:01:50 AM

Bill Johnson
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Terry, wonderful capture. The detail on the rocks and bears is amazing.

2/29/2012 8:01:43 AM

Nancy L. Green
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I seem to be suffering from some lens envy here, this is one FANTASTIC capture, WTG!!! <><

2/29/2012 8:07:42 AM

Tiia Vissak
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a cute scene!

2/29/2012 8:58:43 AM

Kathy Salerni
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OMG! Grizzley family in the wild!! OMG!
A magnificant capture, Terry! Glad you are still here with us!

2/29/2012 10:30:57 AM

Tammy Espino
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As I was saying before (Wink) I think you need a LONG lens to be that close to a momma bear with her babies!! Your a brave soul!! An outstanding capture. Let's see if this comment sticks.....

2/29/2012 1:08:34 PM

Karen Celella
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Put me on the jealous list too! Outstanding experience captured with excellence, Terry! Gosh, they are cute!!

2/29/2012 1:24:13 PM

Neal D. Hatcher
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Beautiful capture -You lucky lady

2/29/2012 4:03:46 PM

Rona L. Schwarz
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I'm jealous, too and very envious! I never saw any bears in Lamar Valley when I was there - just tons of bison. But my oh my, what a fabulous capture of this family - great clarity and wonderful background - I just love the little cubs trying to keep up! Marvelous capture, Terry!

2/29/2012 4:27:35 PM

Patrick Rouzes
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WOW, Terry, what a shot of a lifetime! The tones, clarity, detail, focus, dof & image are superb, my friend! Good luck with this, indeed!

2/29/2012 5:34:52 PM

Lisa J. Boulden
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WOWZERS, Terry!!!
A shot of a lifetime!
Really outstanding!!!

3/1/2012 4:59:21 AM

Ken Smith
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I hope you were a long ways away...outstanding, Terry!

3/1/2012 5:12:08 AM

Marilyn K. Lincecum
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Awesome shot Terry..although I would not want to be too close to them...I would love the chance to shoot a picture. The baby cubs are so cute and the Mom looks pretty protective.

3/1/2012 8:22:04 AM

Craig D. Minton
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Most people on this planet will never see anything like this during their lifetimes. This must have been quite the experience. Great capture, Terry.

3/1/2012 10:11:07 PM

Heather Loewenhardt
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Fantastic capture of Mama and her cubs. That long lens is great but I still wonder how close you were. Hope you had an escape plan lol.

3/2/2012 1:44:23 AM

Julie Burnett
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Simply amazing, Terry. How you managed to get a perfect shot under those conditions are beyond me!!

3/4/2012 4:50:08 AM

Gary Enloe
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Outstanding capture Terry. Nice detail, comp and DOF. This is one place I want to go on vacation and would only hope I could capture a photo like this. NICE NICE NICE!!!

3/4/2012 3:41:25 PM

Phyllis Burchett
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So awesome Terry, great to have been in the right place at the right time!

3/5/2012 6:21:05 AM

Terry Cervi
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Thanks everyone! It was an unforgettable experience to watch mom and babies as they roamed, grazed and played together. We watched them for quite some time from a safe distance but before we knew it they had headed up the slope toward all of the tourists. The park ranger who had arrived, made everyone scurry to their vehicles. It was something I'll never forget!

3/5/2012 6:45:30 PM

Laura E. Swan
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I am in AWE! Terry this is so amazing. I join the ranks here and agree with all the great things said on this thread and I'll add that this image could put your name on the map! I hope it does. Don't ever let this one sit with ANY dust on it!!! NONE!

I look forward to the day I can say, "I knew Terry when..."


-Laura :D

3/5/2012 7:03:46 PM

Ellen Hodges
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Wow and fabulous, Terry!!!! What a credit to you to get this WOW shot!!!

3/5/2012 8:09:02 PM

Stephen Zacker
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I have to say Wow also :-)

3/6/2012 3:29:09 AM

Amanda J. Tanner
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Wow! Terry this is a wonderful wildlife capture and very beautiful! I wish I had of been there. I was so excited getting elk images but this would of been my dream photo.

3/8/2012 3:08:32 AM

Ann Coates
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When I popped into look at your gallery, this image stood out at me straight away, a wild bear with her cubs, doesn't get any better than this and then I read everyones comments and realise this is not an everyday photographic opportunity. It's brilliant and I hope the Judges think so too.

3/9/2012 12:30:06 PM

Lisa J. Boulden
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You've gotta resubmit this one, Terry.
Really a magnificent capture!

3/25/2012 8:46:29 PM

Laura E. Swan
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I stayed attached to this one to Congratulate you! Sooooooooooo........

On Your Well Deserved Finalist, Terry!!! :D Good Luck In the Next Round! GO GOLD! GO GOLD! GO GOLD!

-Laura :D

3/25/2012 8:48:50 PM

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