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Ursus Arctos
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner
 
Ursus Arctos
Ursus Arctos
This image of a one year old European Brown Bear was shot from a hide near the Finnish-Russian border.
© Marsel van Oosten
 
 
 
David L. Luchowski
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    Great capture,Marsel.Beautiful image.

7/28/2006 12:10:40 AM

 
Richard D. Cox

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Outstanding clarity and lighting. Awesome capture.

7/28/2006 12:19:30 AM

 
Kate Jackson
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Incredible capture Marsel!

7/28/2006 12:54:19 AM

 
Shelley Spillenaar
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WOW !! just awesome!

7/28/2006 1:17:21 AM

 
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This is just too funny. Great image.

7/28/2006 8:05:19 AM

 
Crystal M. Gove

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AMAZING and ADORABLE capture, Marsel :o)!!!!

7/28/2006 10:46:42 AM

 
Robin R.
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Great capture.

7/28/2006 12:00:51 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Awesome capture!!!

7/30/2006 5:42:41 AM

 
Sue L. Cullumber
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Marsel - wow! what an incredible pic! Fantastic lighting and color! Congrats!

8/26/2006 2:18:12 PM

 
Julie Robinson
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Congrats on your wondeful finalist!

8/26/2006 3:03:25 PM

 
Suzy Betancourt
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Marsel, I love how you were able to capture the bear with such sharpness. The colors are amazing, great image.

Suzy

8/26/2006 3:22:56 PM

 
Lorri Shank
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Congratulations on making FINALIST FOR this wonderful shot!
Very beautiful lighting in such a beautiful place! Lorri

8/26/2006 3:32:37 PM

 
Karacan Salkuci (Kalacay)
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Beautiful image.

8/26/2006 4:48:49 PM

 
Megan p
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Incredible capture! really beautiful! Congratulations

8/27/2006 4:58:10 AM

 
Nicole Kessel

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Wow! Fabulous job! Congratulations!

8/27/2006 11:44:54 AM

 
Kate Jackson
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Many congratulations Marcel - this is just so fantastic!

8/27/2006 12:23:32 PM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Just amazing!! It's about as close to perfect as it gets!

8/28/2006 3:50:29 AM

 
Ronald Balthazor
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Very rich image. Congratulations, Marsel.

8/28/2006 6:08:10 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congrats on your 1st place winner.

8/28/2006 2:26:47 PM

 
Mary  Clarke
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Congratulations on First Place Marsel, wonderful image

8/28/2006 2:52:46 PM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Beautiful capture and light, Marsel -- congratulations on your first place win!

8/28/2006 3:08:34 PM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Excellent work Marsel; congrats on your 1st Place Win! Jeff

8/28/2006 3:47:28 PM

 
Candy D. Dennis
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Incredible capture and fantastic light. Congratulations!

8/28/2006 5:53:27 PM

 
Megan p
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Congratulations on this BEAUTIFUL winner!!!

8/28/2006 6:03:55 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Marsel, excellent colors, detail and lighting; congratulations on your First Place Win.

8/28/2006 6:15:07 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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How cool is this?!!!! Great shot, congratulations on your first place honor!!

8/28/2006 10:21:09 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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This is SO stunning, SO astounding, So very marvelous!! Congratulations on your OUTSTANDING First Place Winner, Marsel!

8/29/2006 9:53:17 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Congratulations on your win

8/29/2006 10:26:57 AM

 
Erica Murphy
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Congratulations on this awesome FIRST PLACE photo Marsel!! What a capture!!

Erica

8/29/2006 11:29:50 AM

 
Kate Jackson
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This is so wonderful and First Place is so well deserved Marsel!

8/29/2006 12:24:15 PM

 
Marsel van Oosten
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Thanks everyone for all the kind words. :-)

8/29/2006 12:50:54 PM

 
RC  Fritz
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Congratulations on your First Place Win. Wonderful image, Marsel!

9/2/2006 9:20:01 AM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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Great timing on this fantastic capture! Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE win!!

9/3/2006 1:36:48 PM

 
Mona M. SQ
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Speechless!

U deserve the First Place.. and if there is a higher place.. U Deserve it!!!

Congratulations Marsel!!!

Mona

9/14/2006 12:34:27 AM

 
Luigi Di Serio
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Can't believe you captured that! FANTASTIC!!!!

9/19/2006 9:58:35 AM

 
Jerry L. Neff

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Wow! Great shot.

9/19/2006 5:01:47 PM

 
Claudette Foote
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what amazing lighting
wow
congratulation

9/26/2006 5:06:55 PM

 
Michelle L. Rooney

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Great shot!

9/28/2006 12:31:35 PM

 
Susana Heide
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STELLAR lighting!!!

3/10/2008 11:04:51 PM

 
Sarah F. Myers
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Wow great lighting, it's almost like he is posing.

3/24/2008 9:39:52 PM

 
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