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Jeff Robinson level-deluxe 8/21/2012 9:50:13 AM

Wow - This is Outstanding Phyllis! #1481568

Kathy Salerni level-deluxe 8/21/2012 10:05:48 AM

Holy Cow, Phyllis! All I can say is Winner, Winner, Winner!! #10284159

Usman M. Bajwa level-deluxe 8/21/2012 2:02:06 PM

Nat Geo stuff, Phyllis. Nat GEO!!!

UB. #10284398

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-deluxe 8/21/2012 2:15:34 PM

I agree with Kathy, this image has Winner written all over it. Superb work Phyllis! #10284419

Jack Gaskin 8/21/2012 2:46:39 PM

INSTANT FAVORITE You just did my #1 Dream Shoot
Keep them coming as I'll be looking forward to them ALL !!!

Happy Processing

Jack #10284499

Carol L. Fowler 8/21/2012 2:52:52 PM

Excellent capture! Fantastic! #10284510

Phyllis H. Burchett 8/21/2012 2:55:15 PM

Thanks everybody! #10284516

Emile Abbott level-deluxe 8/21/2012 3:39:33 PM


Carol A. Grady level-deluxe 8/21/2012 5:48:41 PM

I wish I could come up with a word other than FANTASTIC! Phyllis. But this is truly a winner. We will definitely see this again. #10284776

Gary Enloe level-deluxe 8/22/2012 5:14:38 AM

Outstanding capture Phyllis. Great color, comp and I am sure a trip to remember #10285323

Rona L. Schwarz 8/23/2012 10:16:04 PM

Welcome Back, Phyllis! Looks like you had a fabulous trip. This is SPECTACULAR!! Truly an incredible image. Have to agree - WINNER coming up! Can't wait to see more! #10287707

Phyllis H. Burchett 8/24/2012 9:17:41 AM

Thank you all for taking the time to look and your wonderful comments! I've been on the road so much it's been hard to have time to sit down and look at all the new images you've all been posting. #10288291

Memoriee G. Sconce 8/24/2012 9:43:18 AM

Truly beautiful.
Memoriee #10288314

JO ANN CLEVELAND 8/25/2012 6:12:53 PM

This one fannnn...tastic capture, the light, the bear and the bird...I too think this is a winner girl!! Love it! A fave for me..

jo ann c. #10290135

Val Feldman level-deluxe 8/27/2012 1:19:50 PM

Every one of yours I look at, sigh deeply at the incredible beauty and processing and think WINNER-WINNER! No exception here #10292682

James Garrison level-deluxe 9/5/2012 7:26:56 PM

Wonderful. #10310592

Pattie Smith level-deluxe 9/7/2012 3:35:56 PM

Magical image Phyllis! #10313409

Phyllis A. Houghton level-deluxe 9/11/2012 11:36:40 PM

This is one of those images I won't forget. Like Pattie said it is magical. Great light, color and especially the silhouette. #10319200

Bojan Bencic level-deluxe 9/24/2012 9:46:14 AM

WOW! Congratulations on your finalist, Phyllis. #10335739

Emile Abbott level-deluxe 9/24/2012 10:10:41 AM

I am not surprised to see this as finalist and go for the gold Phyllis. Congratulation on another outstanding finalist. #10335847

Liz blahh level-deluxe 9/24/2012 12:37:05 PM

Beautiful, congratulations! #10336471

Stefania Barbier level-deluxe 9/24/2012 12:40:11 PM

how beautiful... congratulations on your finalist!!! #10336490

Ann Coates level-deluxe 9/24/2012 1:03:50 PM

Congratulations on your stunning finalist. #10336678

Pattie Smith 9/24/2012 1:14:57 PM

Such a wonderful finalist photo Phyllis! Congrats! #10336780

Patrick Rouzes level-deluxe 9/24/2012 2:14:24 PM

CONGRATS & good luck on this incredible finalist, Phyllis!

Michelle Alton 9/24/2012 2:18:25 PM

Spectacular Phyllis. Immense congratulations! #10337172

The Judges at 9/24/2012 2:56:13 PM

Beautiful image #10337429

Pat Abbott level-deluxe 9/24/2012 3:02:55 PM

Beautiful capture! Congrats on your finalist! #10337461

Danny B. Head level-deluxe 9/24/2012 3:10:22 PM

I think this will be the winner! Concrats! #10337492

Kathy Salerni level-deluxe 9/24/2012 3:31:09 PM

I knew it! This has Gold written all over it! Congrats, Phyllis! #10337620

Phyllis A. Houghton level-deluxe 9/24/2012 4:19:21 PM

Phyllis, Congrats on your fantastic finalist! #10337830

Lydia Williams level-deluxe 9/24/2012 4:29:07 PM

Amazing shot, Phyllis..congratulations! #10337874

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe 9/24/2012 4:31:47 PM

Beautiful finalist and capture. Congrats! #10337884

Deborah C. Lewinson level-deluxe 9/24/2012 4:34:39 PM

Wow, Phyllis, what a marvelous finalist!

Congrats and best wishes!
Debby #10337892

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-deluxe 9/24/2012 5:27:25 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist Phyllis!

jo ann c. #10338219

Phyllis H. Burchett level-deluxe 9/24/2012 5:32:13 PM

Thanks so much everyone and the judges for your comments! #10338237

Marilyn Cornwell level-deluxe 9/24/2012 5:48:12 PM

A wonderful and beautiful finalist! #10338288

Carol Flisak level-deluxe 9/24/2012 6:30:42 PM

Outstanding image, Phyllis... love the light, the silhouette and reflections! Huge congrats on another finalist! #10338508

Leslie McLain level-deluxe 9/24/2012 6:41:52 PM

Congrats on an amazing finalist, Phyllis. #10338591

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe 9/24/2012 6:43:12 PM

You know I love this Phyllis. Huge congrats on your finalist. I hope this photograph wins big GOLD!!!! #10338615

The Judges at 9/24/2012 7:11:43 PM

Fabulous silhouettes! #10338794

Phyllis H. Burchett 9/24/2012 7:50:40 PM

Thanks guys and judges! #10338974

Tammy Espino 9/24/2012 7:52:27 PM

Congrats on this awesome finalist!:) #10338981

Tammy Espino 9/24/2012 7:52:28 PM

Congrats on this awesome finalist!:) #10338982

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-deluxe 9/24/2012 8:06:25 PM

An outstanding shot indeed. Congratulations Phyllis! #10339026

Renee Doyle level-deluxe 9/24/2012 9:15:50 PM

I LOVE this .... can you slip it into my gallery - lol!!!!
Seriously - BIG congrats on this wonderful finalist Phyllis! #10339204

Rony Sagy 9/24/2012 10:22:06 PM

Oh, this finalist is FANTASTIC. As Val and others said: winner winner winner. #10339332

Kimber Wallwork-Heineman level-deluxe 9/25/2012 6:41:04 AM

Amazing image - a winner for sure! #10339981

Debra R. Harder 9/25/2012 7:25:38 AM

This is a winner in my book all the way, Phyllis! LOVE THIS! Huge congratulations on your SUPERB finalist! #10340076

Carla Capra level-deluxe 9/25/2012 7:43:15 AM

Congratulations. #10340160

Cathy Barrows 9/25/2012 9:57:23 AM

Congrats on your it #10340456

Christopher Budny level-deluxe 9/25/2012 3:46:22 PM

What a beauty! Love the silhouette against all that incredible orange... congratulations! #10341190

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe 9/25/2012 8:22:58 PM

The lighting is fantastic Phyllis. This should go gold. Congrats and good luck. #10341598

Jessica Jenney level-deluxe 9/26/2012 7:56:17 AM

Congratulations, Phyllis on your amazing finalist! #10342240

Rona L. Schwarz 9/27/2012 7:38:01 PM

Can't wait to see the GOLD on this super fabulous image, Phyllis! Huge Congratulations again! #10344251

Nadia Paul 9/28/2012 11:33:27 PM

Congrats on your wonderful finalist Phyllis! #10345893

Salwa Afef 10/2/2012 8:12:51 AM

Stunning silhouette ,congratulations on your wonderful winner !! #10350405

Christopher Budny level-deluxe 10/2/2012 8:14:17 AM

Huge congratulations on this golden winner! #10350406

Patrick Rouzes level-deluxe 10/2/2012 8:18:42 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your Grand Prize Winner- happy for you, Phyllis. #10350411

Dominick M. Dimacale level-deluxe 10/2/2012 8:22:48 AM

Congratulations Phyllis on your Grand Prize Win!!!

Dominick #10350421

Liz blahh level-deluxe 10/2/2012 8:24:02 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful "Grand" prize winner! #10350424

Deborah C. Lewinson level-deluxe 10/2/2012 8:34:46 AM

Hardy congrats, Phyllis, on your breathtaking Grand Prize Winner!!!!

Debby #10350471

Andre Larose 10/2/2012 8:35:28 AM

Excellent capture and well deserved Grand prize winner.


André #10350472

Diane E. Deming level-deluxe 10/2/2012 8:39:01 AM

Such a unique photo and well-deserved grand prize winner, Phyllis. Congratulations! #10350481

Judy V. Kennamer level-deluxe 10/2/2012 8:47:49 AM

WOO HOO!!!! Way to go Phyllis!!! Congrats on your gorgeous Grand Prize Winner!!!!

Usman M. Bajwa level-deluxe 10/2/2012 8:48:25 AM

Nat Geo stuff, Phyllis. Nat GEO!!! Glad the Judges agreed. BIG CONGRATZ on the GRAND PRIZE WINNER!!!

UB. #10350508

Terry A. Stoa level-deluxe 10/2/2012 8:57:09 AM

Stupendous work! Such a well-deserved Grand Prize image. #10350532

JO ANN CLEVELAND 10/2/2012 9:16:07 AM

Way to go Phyllis..congrats on your Grand Prize Winner!

jo ann c. #10350581

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe 10/2/2012 9:22:34 AM

I fell in love with this image, the moment I saw it on Facebook. Huge congratulations, a deserving Grand Prize win Phyllis. I'm so happy for you. #10350596

Julianne Bradford 10/2/2012 9:28:22 AM

Congratulations Phyllis!! What an exciting winner! #10350616

Robert R. Goodman level-deluxe 10/2/2012 9:28:41 AM

Hi Phyllis,big congratulations my friend!!!! #10350617

Kathryn Wesserling level-deluxe 10/2/2012 9:31:37 AM

What a stunning Grand Prize Winner, Phyllis. Congratulations. #10350626

Rona L. Schwarz 10/2/2012 9:36:22 AM

WTG, Phyllis!!! I always knew this would be a Winner and it is! It's striking and spectacular in every way...and a wonderful reward for a very memorable trip! SUPER CONGRATULATIONS, my friend, for a brilliant GRAND PRIZE WINNER!! #10350640

Val Feldman level-deluxe 10/2/2012 9:38:47 AM

So happy to see this outstanding image with a GP Gold attached! Warmest congratulations, Phyllis!! #10350650

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe 10/2/2012 9:40:21 AM

Huge congrats on a fabulous Grand Prize Winner! Huge WOW! #10350652

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe 10/2/2012 9:53:18 AM

WTG!!! Awesome shot for the big one! Congratulations on your GP win!! #10350691

Mitch Spence level-deluxe 10/2/2012 9:56:35 AM

My congratulations, Phyllis, on this marvelous image and on your GP. And, of course, my envy at what sounds like a spectacular trip. #10350706

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe 10/2/2012 9:58:31 AM

Congrats on a wonderful GP winner. #10350716

Dayna Cain level-deluxe 10/2/2012 10:01:06 AM

A beautiful GP choice! Congrats! #10350728

Leslie McLain level-deluxe 10/2/2012 10:07:07 AM

Congrats on a stunning GP winner, Phyllis. #10350753

Lindley Johnson level-deluxe 10/2/2012 10:10:32 AM

Big congratulations on your outstanding Grand Prize Winner, Phyllis! Love the fabulous light, color, reflections, and silhouettes. #10350770

Jessica Jenney level-deluxe 10/2/2012 10:31:30 AM

Congratulations, Phyllis on your stunning Grand Prize Win!!!! #10350831

Bojan Bencic level-deluxe 10/2/2012 10:50:07 AM

Fantastic photo. Congratulations on your GP win, Phyllis! #10350857

Stan Kwasniowski 10/2/2012 10:52:42 AM

Phyllis, congratulations "champ" #10350863

Stefania Barbier level-deluxe 10/2/2012 11:01:10 AM

WTG congratulations on your gorgeous Grand Prize!!! #10350888

Danny B. Head level-deluxe 10/2/2012 11:02:14 AM

It was my choice too! A Big congrats! They got this one right! :) #10350892

Janice Mezzacappa level-deluxe 10/2/2012 11:04:40 AM

Congrats Phyllis on your amazing GP winner!!! #10350899

Mike Clime level-deluxe 10/2/2012 11:14:11 AM

Congratulations on the Grand Prize! #10350958

Lisa J. Chorny level-deluxe 10/2/2012 11:25:42 AM

Congratulations! What a fantastic photo! #10351003

Mary Beth Aiello level-deluxe 10/2/2012 11:31:34 AM

No surprise here, Phyllis. Absolutely spectacular. Huge huge congrats on winning the Grand Prize. I'm just so happy for you. So well deserved. #10351017

Michelle Alton 10/2/2012 11:41:01 AM

There's almost nothing left for me to say except a thousand dittos!

Congratulations! #10351037

Carmody Baker 10/2/2012 11:48:28 AM

This is simply beautiful. I hope you have a big wall to hang this one! Congratulations! #10351058

Terry Cervi level-deluxe 10/2/2012 11:55:08 AM

What an amazing shot, Phyllis!! Congrats on your well deserved Grand Prize win!! WTG!! #10351071

Mariann Kovats level-deluxe 10/2/2012 12:13:21 PM

Huge congratulations on your fantastic Grand Prize win! #10351108

JudyAnn Rector level-deluxe 10/2/2012 12:18:51 PM

Extraordinary image, Phyllis... Huge CONGRATULATIONS on your Grand Prize!! #10351126

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe 10/2/2012 12:19:23 PM

A huge congratulations for your Grand Prize Win!!! What a wonderful capture... #10351129

Lydia Williams level-deluxe 10/2/2012 12:44:08 PM

Fantastic grand prize win...Congratulations, Phyllia! #10351222

Lyn Darlington 10/2/2012 12:46:55 PM

Huge congrats on outstanding grand prize winner! #10351238

Carla Capra level-deluxe 10/2/2012 12:50:14 PM

Whew Whoo!
Congratulations on this fantastic WINNER! #10351251

Phyllis H. Burchett 10/2/2012 12:58:03 PM

OMG just got in and checked my e-mail, what a fabulous surprise....thanks so much everyone for your comments and to the judges for the honor!!! #10351306

Tammy L. Newcomb 10/2/2012 1:01:48 PM

I agree with the judges and everyone else here, BEAUTIFUL IMAGE!!! This was the best photo. #10351321

Lisa J. Boulden level-deluxe 10/2/2012 1:03:03 PM

WTG, Phyllis!!!
A well-deserved Grand Prize Winner!
~♥~Lisa #10351328

Renee Doyle level-deluxe 10/2/2012 1:46:26 PM

WTG Phyllis!!!!!!! BIG congrats on this most deserving GP Winner!!!! But you know I LOVE it :-) #10351490

Terry Piotraschke level-deluxe 10/2/2012 1:47:12 PM

Phyllis, this is a well-deserved win! Huge congratulations to you. Of course, I think all of your photos are wonderful. Grand Prize....Wow. #10351495

Cathy Barrows 10/2/2012 1:49:14 PM

A huge congrats on your grand are the woman #10351505

Emile Abbott level-deluxe 10/2/2012 2:14:58 PM

Glad to see this as a GRAND PRIZE WINNER. It would have been my choice. #10351586

Kathy Salerni level-deluxe 10/2/2012 2:26:09 PM

Woo Hoo! Congrats on winning the Grand Prize for this spectacular shot, Phyllis! #10351603

Kimber Wallwork-Heineman level-deluxe 10/2/2012 2:26:16 PM

I had this one pegged. Congratulations! #10351604

Ann Coates level-deluxe 10/2/2012 2:35:57 PM

Congratulations on your stunning Grand Winner. #10351625

Dene Shaver level-deluxe 10/2/2012 2:49:28 PM

Simply outstanding, congratulations #10351671

Amy M. Wilson level-deluxe 10/2/2012 3:10:46 PM

HUGE congratulations Phyllis on your absolutely OUTSTANDING Grand Prize Winner!!! Love it!!! #10351707

Suzanne Crawshaw level-deluxe 10/2/2012 3:32:46 PM

Congratulations Phyllis! #10351743

Joannie Bertucci level-deluxe 10/2/2012 3:56:10 PM

Such an amazing image Phyllis and so worthy of the Grand Prize, congratulations! #10351778

Carol Flisak level-deluxe 10/2/2012 3:57:22 PM

So happy to see this fabulous image again as the Grand Prize Winner! Huge congratulations, Phyllis! #10351783

Claudia Kuhn level-deluxe 10/2/2012 4:16:04 PM

Glorious image Phyllis, congrats on the GRAND PRIZE winner! #10351831

Lori A. Nevers level-deluxe 10/2/2012 4:24:14 PM

Congrats on this awesome photo! #10351852

Monika Sapek level-deluxe 10/2/2012 5:01:17 PM

Outstanding Grand Prize Winner! Huge congratulations, Phyllis! #10351957

R. J. Laudenbacher level-deluxe 10/2/2012 6:13:33 PM

WOW Phyllis...this is fabulous. A big congratulations to you on this outstanding Grand Prize Winner. #10352149

Phyllis H. Burchett level-deluxe 10/2/2012 6:30:25 PM

A BIG thanks to all for the wonderful comments and congratulatory wishes!!! This was such an amazing trip to photograph the bears at Lake Clark, I hope to return next year. #10352195

Cindy Bendush level-deluxe 10/2/2012 6:48:00 PM

Congratulations on your fabulous Grand Prize win Pyllis! #10352274

Mary K. Robison level-deluxe 10/2/2012 7:09:58 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your well earned Grand Prize Winner, Phyllis!
Gorgeous color, silhouettes, and reflections! #10352331

Lester A. Garcia level-deluxe 10/2/2012 7:33:22 PM

The way this was captured is nothing short of perfect and therefore very deserving of the Grand Prize Winner.

Congratulations, Phyllis! #10352347

Jack Gaskin level-deluxe 10/2/2012 8:15:42 PM

It took BP ENOUGH TIME but at least they got this RIGHT

I'd have been disappointed to see any other shot for Aug Win and there were some BEAUTIES !!!

Jack #10352416

Tarun Bose level-deluxe 10/3/2012 12:34:37 AM

Big congrats Pyllis for your deserving grand prize.


Nadia Paul level-deluxe 10/3/2012 2:54:41 AM

Congrats on your wonderful GP win Phyllis! #10352676

Connie J. Bagot 10/3/2012 6:30:31 AM

Congratulations Phyllis on the highest honor of all! And so well deserved with this totally beautiful and amazing image! #10352986

Julie Burnett 10/3/2012 6:31:59 AM

WOW, AWESOME, Phyllis!! Congratulations on this well deserved Grand Prize Winner!! #10352989

Shelly A. Van Camp level-deluxe 10/3/2012 6:37:15 AM

Very Beautiful! Congrats on the grand prize win! A place I hope to visit someday. #10353004

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-deluxe 10/3/2012 10:28:11 AM

Big WOW and congratulations!!! #10353386

Debra R. Harder 10/3/2012 1:36:57 PM

Huge congratulations, Phyllis, on your OUTSTANDING GRAND PRIZE WINNER!!

Phyllis H. Burchett 10/3/2012 2:14:01 PM

Thank you so very much everyone for your comments, I am so grateful for my BetterPhoto friends!!! #10353695

Linda S. Smith level-deluxe 10/3/2012 5:50:49 PM

Fantastic Grand Prize Winner Phyllis! What a privledge to visit this awesome place!!! #10353958

Carol L. Fowler 10/5/2012 2:09:39 PM

Huge congratulations on this outstanding Winner! Well deserved! #10357110

Mary L. Olson level-deluxe 10/5/2012 3:32:42 PM

Congratulations on your big wi, Phyllis. Great image.

Mary Lou #10357212

Cheryl Schneider 10/5/2012 6:57:23 PM

Wonderful image, Phyllis. Congratulations!!!! #10357381

Millie A. Talarico level-deluxe 10/6/2012 7:26:42 AM

Fabulous image, congratulations, Phyllis! #10357888

Merna L. Nobile 10/18/2012 3:06:12 PM

I heard the good news…and could not be happier for you! CONGRATULATIONS, Merna #10375409

Phyllis H. Burchett 10/18/2012 5:27:16 PM

Thank you so much everyone for the good wishes!!! It was an honor to be chosen GPW by the Better Photo Judges and certainly a trip I won't forget to photograph the bears. #10375645

Laura Greene 10/23/2012 7:59:45 AM

Congratulations, Phyllis!!!! Absolutely beautiful. #10380836

Sharon Sawyer 10/26/2012 10:49:06 PM

Phyllis, HUGE congratulations on your brilliant & well deserved GP win!!!! #10385940

David M. Montero 10/27/2012 11:38:50 AM

I am tardy but good photos are never late – just beautiful – like this one. Congratulations on your win Phyllis! #10386665

Laura L. Gonzales 6/13/2013 8:28:35 PM

Stunning capture Phyllis and a HUGE congrats on your fantastic WIN!!!!! :) #10732217

Summer A. Kozisek 9/8/2013 10:01:26 PM

Stunning image!! #10837815

Karen Celella level-deluxe 12/15/2013 1:32:07 PM

Congratulations on your outstanding winner, Phyllis! #10922450

Merna L. Nobile 12/15/2013 1:50:44 PM

Great photographers are not great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion.
Congratulations for your achievement, November, 2013. Merna

Nancy L. Green level-deluxe 11/18/2016 9:00:12 AM

This is SO COOL Phyllis, CONGRATULATIONS!!! <>< #11538494

JO ANN CLEVELAND 11/18/2016 9:17:34 AM

AND NOW... YOU HAVE WON ALL THE GOLD! And so well deserved Phyllis! #11538510

Amanda D. Austwick level-deluxe 11/18/2016 4:15:25 PM

Love this silhouette, and congratulations on all your gold badges! #11538621

Phyllis H. Burchett 11/18/2016 4:48:27 PM

Thanks so very much everyone! #11538626

Mary-Anne Benusis level-deluxe 11/19/2016 12:39:15 PM

No improvement could be made...its amazing! #11538774

Deborah C. Lewinson level-deluxe 11/21/2016 6:01:51 AM

Wonderful image, Phyllis! Congrats on all your wins! #11539167

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Fabulous trip to Silver Salmon Creek Lodge in Lake Clark NP, many images to process. I didn't want to leave the Bears.

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: -1.00, ExposureTime: 1/1000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 600.00 mm, Model: NIKON D4

Uploaded on 8/21/2012 9:41:43 AM

Keywords: #bear #bird #color #nature #shadow #water 

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Camera: Nikon D4 Digital SLR Camera All Time Best Photo Contest Winner Photo Contest GRAND PRIZE Winner Photo of the Day

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