Big Brown

Ann Coates Student 6/13/2011 8:35:21 PM

Beautiful shot with fantastic clarity and colours. #1385066

Kathy Salerni 6/14/2011 12:29:42 AM

Wow oh Wow, Phyllis, this is an awesome bear capture! Love the comp, BG and the details! He is looking right at you! #9459628

Renee Doyle 6/14/2011 12:54:08 AM

WOW!!!! Fabulous capture of this beauty Phyllis! #9459655

Pattie Smith 6/14/2011 4:57:27 AM

Amazing detail in this bear, looking right at you too! I hope your lens was very LONG! Just gorgeous Phyllis! #9459940

Ellen Hodges 6/14/2011 6:56:53 AM

Very Wow closeup, Phyllis!! Amazing image!! #9460200

Cathy Barrows 6/14/2011 8:20:39 AM

fab...what a great op #9460289

Mike Clime 6/14/2011 12:18:24 PM

Excellent capture and details, Phyllis! #9460450

Phyllis A. Houghton 6/14/2011 4:58:50 PM

She is huge! What a great capture. Love your DOF and seeing her face so well. #9460761

Shirley A. Kinney 6/15/2011 5:54:45 AM

Awesome, Phyllis. Hope YOU were up a tree also when you shot this!!! :) #9461640

JO ANN CLEVELAND 6/15/2011 12:53:01 PM

Awesome animal portrait, definitely a fave for me Phyllis!

jo ann c. #9462226

Karen Celella 6/16/2011 6:08:20 AM

Fabulous capture, Phyllis! #9463439

Bobby Ray Goodman 6/20/2011 5:18:26 AM

Hi Phyllis,WOW!!!What a stunning capture.Beautiful clarity and detail!!!! #9468824

Phyllis Burchett 6/20/2011 6:10:24 AM

Thanks everyone, I do think she was one of the prettiest bears we saw. #9468963

Val Feldman 6/20/2011 11:50:53 AM

I'll sure agree with you there, Phyllis...she's magnificent in all her protective Momma Glory. Superb eye contact (a bit scary I would think thru the camera lens!) and wonderful detail...an amazing animal portrait beautifully captured. #9469454

Julie Burnett 6/20/2011 12:20:59 PM

She's awesome, as is your capture of her, Phyllis!! #9469497

Emile Abbott 6/22/2011 7:36:07 AM

Bears will protect their cubs to the death. I would not want to tangle with her. Excellent capture Phyllis #9473028

Rona L. Schwarz 7/5/2011 7:43:15 PM

Magnificent creature and magnificent capture of her, Phyllis! The detail is quite awesome...what a great photo trip this was! #9509633

Kara Hendricks 7/7/2011 4:43:20 PM

AMAZING clarity!! WOW! #9514395

Christopher J. Budny 7/13/2011 8:46:25 PM

What a beauty! Great dof too! #9528672

Phyllis Burchett 7/14/2011 6:12:18 AM

Thanks Val, Julie B., Emile, Rona, Kara and Chris! #9529466

Cathy Barrows 7/28/2011 6:45:58 PM

Congrats on your fab finalist #9560846

Deborah C. Lewinson 7/28/2011 6:56:58 PM

Beautiful and excellent finalist, Phyllis!

Congratulations!
Debby #9560962

Agnes Fegan 7/28/2011 6:57:04 PM

Congratulations on your Finalist!!! #9560963

Mary Timman 7/28/2011 7:18:32 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist! #9561236

Bobby Ray Goodman 7/28/2011 7:26:57 PM

A big congratulations my friend,WTG Phyllis!!! #9561343

Heather Loewenhardt 7/28/2011 7:47:23 PM

Congratulations Phyllis! That silver button looks so good on this image. Good luck in the finals. #9561553

Amy M. Wilson 7/28/2011 7:56:44 PM

Huge congratulations on your outstanding Finalist, Phyllis!! #9561626

Carol L. Fowler 7/28/2011 9:19:21 PM

Big Congrats! #9562053

Usman Bajwa 7/29/2011 12:54:51 AM

I am putting my money on First Place Gold, Phyllis. Hope the judges agree. CONGRATZ on the Finalist!!!

UB. #9562448

Freddy Bland 7/29/2011 1:42:53 AM

Outstanding Finalist, Phyllis!!! Many congratulations!! #9562493

Stefania Barbier 7/29/2011 5:07:02 AM

congratulations on your wonderful finalist!!! #9563065

Danny B. Head 7/29/2011 5:31:27 AM

Beautiful capture, Phyllis! Congrats! #9563168

Linda D. Lester 7/29/2011 6:08:48 AM

He is big...Congratulations! #9563419

Carla Capra 7/29/2011 6:17:12 AM

Incredible image, Phyllis.
Congratulations.
;0) CC #9563489

Julie Burnett 7/29/2011 6:29:55 AM

Congratulations on this outstanding finalist, Phyllis!! #9563575

Phyllis Burchett 7/29/2011 6:35:19 AM

Thanks so much yall!!! #9563599

Leslie McLain 7/29/2011 6:48:25 AM

Congrats on a another terrific finalist, Phyllis. #9563669

Christopher J. Budny 7/29/2011 6:58:13 AM

I think we'll see it again! Congratulations! #9563755

Gina Cormier 7/29/2011 7:10:26 AM

Congrats on this stunning capture!!! #9563859

Linda Blair 7/29/2011 7:35:26 AM

Congratulations on your awesome finalist!! #9564100

Val Feldman 7/29/2011 7:36:29 AM

Huge congratulations, Phyllis! She looks so incredibly realistic, I'm expecting a warning growl from my speakers!! :) All the very best in the upcoming round! ~Val #9564106

Phyllis Burchett 7/29/2011 7:45:08 AM

Thanks so very much for your comments everyone! Val, your descriptions are always the best. #9564182

JO ANN CLEVELAND 7/29/2011 8:04:24 AM

Congratulation on this awesome finalist
Phyllis and so very well deserved!

jo ann c. #9564283

Jessica Jenney 7/29/2011 8:12:04 AM

Congratulations, Phyllis on your amazing finalist! #9564303

Patrick Rouzes 7/29/2011 9:11:08 AM

AMAZING-Congratulations & good luck, PHyllis! #9564560

Courtenay Vanderbilt 7/29/2011 10:25:00 AM

Fantastic Finalist Fillis! Ha, just had to do that! Congratulations and well deserved! #9564864

Tammy M. Anderson 7/29/2011 10:37:57 AM

Congrats on your beautiful finalist, Phyllis. #9564904

Bojan Bencic 7/29/2011 10:48:05 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Phyllis. #9564951

Leslie McLain 7/29/2011 1:14:58 PM

Congrats on a beautiful winner, Phyllis. #9565576

Courtenay Vanderbilt 7/29/2011 1:29:46 PM

Congrats on your win, Phyllis! #9565714

Jessica Jenney 7/29/2011 1:42:14 PM

Congratulations, Phyllis on your stunning win! #9565796

Michelle Alton 7/29/2011 1:44:22 PM

Perfect capture, Phyllis! Such amazing clarity and intensity. Congratulations! #9565813

Val Feldman 7/29/2011 1:45:37 PM

You are just amazing - photographer extraordinaire! Am I making you blush?? :) Huge congratulations, Phyllis - a beautiful Gold Winner! #9565823

Danny B. Head 7/29/2011 1:50:26 PM

Beautiful wildlife image, Phyllis! Congrats! #9565861

Stefania Barbier 7/29/2011 1:57:59 PM

gorgeous winner, congratulations!!! #9565912

Agnes Fegan 7/29/2011 2:12:31 PM

Congratulations on your win Phyllis! #9566022

Mary Timman 7/29/2011 2:42:32 PM

Huge Congratulations on your Winner! #9566144

Tammy M. Anderson 7/29/2011 2:43:08 PM

Congrats Phyllis on your great winner. #9566146

Karen Slagle 7/29/2011 3:34:25 PM

Congrats Phyllis on both your winning images. The details in his face are incredible. #9566358

Nadia Paul 7/29/2011 3:46:15 PM

Just wonderful Phyllis - congrats on your win! #9566421

Pattie Smith 7/29/2011 3:48:23 PM

Congrats Phyllis! #9566427

Rona L. Schwarz 7/29/2011 4:05:58 PM

I knew we'd see at least one "bear" winners, Phyllis!! This one's a favorite (like all the others)! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS ON ANOTHER GOLD WINNER! #9566503

Debra R. Harder 7/29/2011 4:24:56 PM

WTG, Phyllis! Huge congratulations on your OUTSTANDING GOLD WINNER! Deb #9566624

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 7/29/2011 4:25:42 PM

Fabulous winner! WTG Phyllis! :-) k #9566633

Renee Doyle 7/29/2011 4:29:26 PM

WTG Phyllis!! Congrats on this excellent winner!! #9566663

Kay E. Mahoney 7/29/2011 4:38:37 PM

Congratulations on your second place winner, Phyllis. He is beautiful. #9566729

Kathy Cline 7/29/2011 5:18:08 PM

WOW
An incredible bear shot. We never got this close while in Alaska.
Congrats Phyllis.
#9566972

Gina Cormier 7/29/2011 5:23:14 PM

Oh great. I have to follow the licking dog!! lol

Congrats on this fantastic winner!!! #9567005

Judy V. Kennamer 7/29/2011 5:41:45 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful WINNER Phyllis! What a great shot! #9567117

JO ANN CLEVELAND 7/29/2011 5:50:23 PM

Congratulations on your 2nd Place Gold Winner Phyllis.. I love it!

jo ann c. #9567163

JO ANN CLEVELAND 7/29/2011 5:51:25 PM

Congratulations on your 2nd Place Gold Winner Phyllis.. I love it!

jo ann c. #9567170

Amy M. Wilson 7/29/2011 6:55:52 PM

Huge congratulations on your FABULOUS Gold winner, Phyllis!! #9567379

Phyllis Burchett 7/29/2011 7:10:46 PM

Thanks so much for your wonderful (and comical) comments everyone!!! Congrats to all the June finalists and winners! #9567436

Sabrina Ryan 7/29/2011 7:27:20 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this Awesome Winning image, Phyllis! #9567507

Kathy Salerni 7/29/2011 10:37:10 PM

Huge congrats on this well deserved Gold Winner, Phyllis! #9567930

Mary K. Robison 7/29/2011 11:03:11 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your well earned Gold Winner, Phyllis!
Marvelous capture of this beautiful bear! #9567980

Merna L. Nobile 7/30/2011 12:02:01 AM

Imagine it. Feel it. Receive it. Congratulations, your entry was very special and thanks for sharing it with all of us. Merna Nobile #9568094

Alan L. Borror 7/30/2011 2:13:21 AM

Congratulations on this magnificent winner, Phyllis! #9568256

Gail P. Sullivan 7/30/2011 5:24:46 AM

Outstanding work, Phyllis...congrats! #9568585

Deborah C. Lewinson 7/30/2011 5:25:06 AM

Hardy congrats on your win, Phyllis, for this awesome image!

Debby #9568589

Ken Smith 7/30/2011 5:47:07 AM

Excellent work, Phyllis. Congrats on the gold! #9568699

Julie Burnett 7/30/2011 5:52:48 AM

Congratulations on this awesome Gold Winner, Phyllis!! #9568729

Mike Clime 7/30/2011 6:37:36 AM

Congratulations on your winner, Phyllis! #9568802

Phyllis Burchett 7/30/2011 7:13:57 AM

Thanks so very much you guys!!! #9568896

Patrick Rouzes 7/30/2011 7:31:11 AM

Congratulations on your incredible Winner, Phyllis! WTG! #9568964

Bobby Ray Goodman 7/30/2011 7:51:08 AM

A big congratulations,Phyllis.WTG my friend!!!! #9569064

Cathy Barrows 7/30/2011 8:46:02 AM

Congrats on your winner...love it #9569225

Mitch Spence 7/30/2011 9:38:35 AM

Congratulations to you, Phyllis, on your great winner. #9569365

Sharon 7/30/2011 2:01:53 PM

WOW!!! Amazing capture, Phyllis! HUGE congratulations on your outstanding and well deserved Second Place Win!!! #9569780

Phyllis Burchett 7/30/2011 4:24:32 PM

Thanks my BP friends! #9570136

Lisa J. Chorny 7/30/2011 6:53:02 PM

Great shot, Phyllis! Congrats on your winner :) #9570421

Ellen Hodges 7/30/2011 6:55:53 PM

Huge congrats on a fabulous winner, Phyllis!!! #9570425

Marcel J. Fernandez 7/30/2011 7:59:29 PM

Phyllis, Congratulations on your Delightful Winner. #9570509

Lydia Williams 7/31/2011 7:00:07 AM

Wow, that's an awesome shot..congratulations Phyllis! #9571192

Eivor Kuchta 7/31/2011 8:25:54 AM

I wouldn't mess with her! Excellent capture, and congratulations on your winner, Phyllis! #9571335

Emile Abbott 7/31/2011 2:55:35 PM

Congrats on you winner Phyllis. #9572005

Dominick M. Dimacale 8/1/2011 12:28:55 AM

Congratulations Phyllis on your Win!!!


Dominick #9572914

Usman Bajwa 8/1/2011 2:52:12 AM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S.......on this terrific Winner!!!!

UB. #9573103

Phyllis Burchett 8/1/2011 5:10:49 AM

Thank you so very much everyone!!! ☺ #9573516

Heather Loewenhardt 8/1/2011 3:24:44 PM

Congratulations on your gold win Phyllis. #9574869

Karen Celella 8/2/2011 12:24:45 PM

Congratulations on getting this bear his well deserved gold, Phyllis! #9577182

Mary Beth Aiello 8/3/2011 10:23:04 AM

Simply beautiful, Phyllis. Huge congrats on this beautiful win. #9579365

Phyllis Burchett 8/3/2011 12:34:56 PM

Thanks Heather, Karen and Mary Beth!!! #9579612

Erica Murphy 8/6/2011 11:00:22 AM

Such a gorgeous image Phyllis! Congratulations on your WIN! #9586069

Phyllis Burchett 8/6/2011 2:00:45 PM

Thanks Erica! #9586308

Cindy Bendush 8/9/2011 12:28:35 AM

Excellent winner Phyllis - congratulations! #9591845

Christopher J. Budny 8/23/2011 4:48:29 AM

Congratulations again---on the feature in the Snapshot Newsletter! #9621979

Lydia Williams 8/23/2011 5:16:33 AM

Congratulations on your Snapshot feature #9622061

Stanley C. Sims 8/23/2011 3:04:41 PM

Beautiful shot Phyliss. Love the composition and the lighting is wonderful. Outstanding capture. #9623183

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 8/25/2011 1:58:52 PM

Congratulations on your win and feature. Outstanding work Phyllis!! #9627860

Christopher J. Budny 8/25/2011 4:16:20 PM

...and congratulations once more...! Perhaps one more time? ;) Good luck! #9628906

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Description

Wild Minnesota Black Bear Sow
When this Sow first appeared she was alone but later we discovered she had sent her two cubs up the tree for safety.
Despite their name, black bears show a great deal of color variation. Individual coat colors can range from white, blond, cinnamon, or light brown to dark chocolate brown or to jet black.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/400 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 1600, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 500.00 mm, Model: NIKON D3S

Uploaded on 6/13/2011 8:23:54 PM

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Camera: Nikon D3s Digital SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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