Awareness

Eugenio Diaz 8/21/2009 4:21:46 PM

Gorgeous capture, with great clarity and color!
Well done Deb, a very crisp shot, beautiful !!!
I really like your animal photo! #1170944

Denny E. Barnes 8/21/2009 9:11:05 PM

"You just stay over there and mind your own business", said the bear..LOL..Beautiful image and very useful info to remember! Love your bear series, Deb! All excellent captures!! #7876433

Val Feldman 8/22/2009 9:06:10 AM

Oh, my...your bear series has been absolutely excellent and full of such wonderful info on these magnificent animals..but this one is over-the-top, Debra! Gorgeous color, beautiful, fine detail, wonderful comp and the best capture yet, IMHO. Stunning and a favorite for me! #7877605

Linda Blair 8/22/2009 9:17:09 AM

How cool....hope you had a very big telephoto lens...lol....excellent capture Debra!!!!!!!! #7877629

Janet Daniel 8/22/2009 2:39:54 PM

Awesome capture, Deb! Everything is picture perfect!
Happy weekend! #7878253

Ken Smith 8/22/2009 2:50:42 PM

When I was at Yellowstone, some tourists were walking right towards the bear, thinking it was Yogi Bear..then a park ranger came along and shooed the bear away! :-) Nice shot again, Deb. You got some great ones of the bears! #7878268

Kathleen M. Rinker 8/22/2009 3:23:31 PM

Great series my friend, love them all!! #7878346

JO ANN CLEVELAND 8/22/2009 4:12:11 PM

And I bet you all paid attention to that tip Deb! lol

This is just awesome, gorgeous color, fine detail, wonderful comp, you are going to have more than one recognized in August I bet! Amazing pictures girl

jo ann c. #7878448

Tammy Scott 8/23/2009 7:45:32 AM

I love this series! Great in the wild shots! #7880241

Renee Doyle 8/23/2009 6:46:03 PM

Tack sharp Deb!!!!! Another excellent addition to this incredible series!! #7881803

Becky J. Parkinson 8/24/2009 2:01:50 AM

Wow! These are all just magnificent!! Excellent work, Debra!! #7882327

A P 8/24/2009 5:30:16 PM

Just wonderful Deb. I don't know what this cost but it was worth every penny. And you actually saw all these bears. Let's so see Polar Bears together!! #7884733

Dianna Murphy 8/26/2009 9:07:04 AM

Amazing colors and light. Trilling to look at, I can't imagine what it must have been like to be there! #7889704

Summer A. Kozisek 9/14/2009 3:08:25 AM

You have been busy!! I love this whole bear series, but I think this one is my favorite. The textures are fantastic!!! #7941063

Courtenay Vanderbilt 11/23/2009 5:54:57 AM

CONGRATULATIONS, again Deb!!! #8154866

Shawn Jennings 11/23/2009 7:17:22 AM

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Deb! #8155411

Melissa McCabe 11/23/2009 8:05:28 AM

Congrats Deb, I'm so glad you reentered this : ) -mm #8155781

Linda D. Lester 11/23/2009 8:28:48 AM

I love this....Congratulations! #8155941

Amy M. Wilson 11/23/2009 11:53:25 AM

HUGE congratulations on this absolutely OUTSTANDING Finalist... love it, Deb!!! #8157241

Robin R. 11/23/2009 12:12:32 PM

The detail of this capture is wonderful. Congrats. #8157355

Stefania Barbier 11/23/2009 12:31:46 PM

wooohoooooooooo! congratulations!!!!! #8157459

Nancyj Hovey 11/23/2009 2:19:18 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8158021

Renee Doyle 11/23/2009 2:54:03 PM

WTG JSB!!!! Winner to me!! Congratulations!! #8158354

Phyllis Burchett 11/23/2009 4:20:42 PM

Great shot, congrats on your finalist! #8158978

Sam Britt 11/23/2009 7:09:09 PM

Congratulations, Deb! #8160313

Lois J. Adomite 11/23/2009 7:20:47 PM

great photo, congratulations #8160427

Summer A. Kozisek 11/23/2009 9:35:02 PM

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist Deb!!! #8161103

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 11/24/2009 10:51:50 AM

Incredible Deb, congratulations on your finalist! #8163523

Carol L. Fowler 11/24/2009 10:52:50 AM

Wonderful colors! Congrats #8163526

Leslie McLain 11/24/2009 11:22:05 AM

Congrats on a terrific finalist, Deb. #8163590

Val Feldman 11/24/2009 2:31:42 PM

It was a favorite then and it's still a favorite for me now...wonderful Finalist, Debra and huge congrats! Best of luck in the upcoming rounds! ~Val #8164093

Mary Beth Aiello 11/24/2009 2:59:08 PM

Absolutely outstanding, Deb. Just superb. Huge congrats on this beauty -- and I'm sure we'll see this again. #8164168

Judy V. Kennamer 11/24/2009 6:07:22 PM

Marvelous Deb!!! Congrats!!! #8164702

Ken Smith 11/25/2009 8:18:40 AM

Outstanding, Deb! Congrats to you!! #8166836

Erica Murphy 11/25/2009 8:19:48 AM

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist Deb!!! #8166844

Jessica Jenney 11/25/2009 8:26:34 AM

Congratulations, Debra on your fantastic win! #8166874

Amy Jackson 11/25/2009 8:53:11 AM

Excellent!! Congratulations, Debra!! :) #8167032

Agnes Fegan 11/25/2009 9:01:30 AM

Congrats on your winning image Deb! #8167075

Marcel J. Fernandez 11/25/2009 9:10:48 AM

A rich high quality image. Congratulations Deb on your Win. #8167153

Leslie McLain 11/25/2009 9:16:36 AM

Congrats on your beautiful winner, Deb. #8167198

Bojan Bencic 11/25/2009 9:17:52 AM

Congratulations, Debra. #8167205

ROLAN NARMAN 11/25/2009 9:19:50 AM

Huge congratulations on your terrific winner Debra! #8167221

Nikki McDonald 11/25/2009 9:36:08 AM

I would definitely listen to my bear guide, Debra. Terrific capture here -- great light, color and detail. Congratulations on your 2nd place win #8167303

Stefania Barbier 11/25/2009 9:43:11 AM

gorgeous winner Deb, congratulations!!! #8167339

Amy M. Wilson 11/25/2009 10:26:45 AM

HUGE congratulations on your OUTSTANDING win, Deb!!! WTG #8167491

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 11/25/2009 10:58:31 AM

Wonderful win, Debra! Congratulations! #8167595

Daniella Puente 11/25/2009 11:39:23 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on ths wonderful winner Deb ;))))) #8167674

Linda D. Lester 11/25/2009 12:20:58 PM

I sure hope you have this printed and hanging on your wall....what a beauty!!!! Congratulations!!!! #8167752

Renee Doyle 11/25/2009 12:27:32 PM

WTG JSB!!! Awesome shot and soooooooo deserving of GOLD!! Love this shot - huge congratulations to you!! #8167767

Sabrina Ryan 11/25/2009 1:05:51 PM

CONGRATULATIONS, Debra! #8167831

Nancyj Hovey 11/25/2009 2:12:17 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving GOLD 2nd Place WINNER! 8o) #8168054

Ivan Chacon 11/25/2009 2:16:15 PM

Congratulations! :) #8168068

Becky J. Parkinson 11/25/2009 2:35:31 PM

Congratulations on your win!! I love this shot and am so glad to see it among the winning photographs!! #8168115

Becky J. Parkinson 11/25/2009 3:01:14 PM

Congratulations on your 2nd place GOLD finish. Very Well Deserved. What an Awesome Photo. #8168174

Susan Fox 11/25/2009 3:30:27 PM

Congratulations Deb :-) #8168285

Valentin M. Armianu 11/25/2009 3:35:33 PM

Congratulations Deb!! Fabulous winner!! #8168303

Kathleen M. Rinker 11/25/2009 4:59:17 PM

Huge congrats my friend, very much deserved, a very striking image!! #8168553

Patrick Rouzes 11/25/2009 5:22:02 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible WINNER, Debra! WTG! #8168611

Judy V. Kennamer 11/25/2009 7:18:46 PM

A BIG CONGRATS on your beautiful winner Deb!!! #8168930

Sam Britt 11/25/2009 7:26:28 PM

Big congratulations on this second place win, Deb! #8168972

Guy D. Biechele 11/25/2009 7:32:09 PM

Fantastic capture! Congrats on your win, Deb. #8169011

Jennifer L. Alder 11/25/2009 9:00:46 PM

I expect nothing less from you ;)
Congrats girl. #8169254

Usman M. Bajwa 11/25/2009 9:11:19 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Debra!!

UB. #8169297

Tommy E. Burgess 11/26/2009 12:59:51 AM

Huge congratulations on your outstanding winner Debra!!! #8169497

Mitch Spence 11/26/2009 6:30:47 AM

Big congrats to you, Deb. #8170120

Jeana Clark 11/26/2009 7:44:23 AM


CONGRATULATIONS DEB!!!!
Awesome Winner!!!!

~J~ #8170313

Alex T. Mizuno 11/26/2009 2:26:56 PM

You are really a world class photographer Deb! This is an amazing wildlife capture. Terrific details and expression! Congratulations on your win!!! #8170896

Lester A. Garcia 11/26/2009 3:56:39 PM

Congratulations, Debra. A beautiful WINNER! #8171023

Anita Hogue 11/26/2009 6:15:30 PM

WOW, Debra, this is absolutely perfect! Congratulations! As Linda said, you should have this hanging on your wall!!!!! #8171176

Gord MacEachern 11/26/2009 6:41:30 PM

So very well deserved Debra WTG !!! #8171216

Cindy Bendush 11/26/2009 11:35:01 PM

Very cool Deb! Big congratulations on this beautiful winner! #8171573

Dominick M. Dimacale 11/27/2009 2:58:58 AM

Congratulations Debra on your Win!!!


Dominick #8171869

Courtenay Vanderbilt 11/27/2009 4:51:57 AM

BIG CONGRATULATIONS on this awesome winner, Deb!!! Incredible wildlife capture! #8172090

Christine R. Lobsinger 11/27/2009 3:36:55 PM

A BIG CONGRAT DEB.. An awesome catch!!!
LOVE this WINNER!!!

CHRIS
SMILING #8173397

Phyllis Burchett 11/27/2009 5:53:30 PM

Congratulations on your win! #8173669

Renata Gusciora 11/28/2009 12:19:54 AM

Wow!Congratulatons on this awesome win,Debra!!!:-)Fabulous!!! #8174100

Susan M. Campbell 11/29/2009 6:58:01 AM

Way to go Debra. An awesome winner. #8177010

Dianna Murphy 12/1/2009 9:42:00 AM

Yay! So deserving. You should get a bravery award too. Congratulations on your wonderful image! #8182510

Anne McKinnell 12/1/2009 10:04:18 PM

Outstanding shot Debra!! Huge congratulations on your fabulous win! #8183814

Stephanie A. Laird 12/16/2009 5:19:36 PM

Wonderful Shot! #8224607

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 12/14/2010 11:09:49 AM

This is such an incredible wildlife capture Deb. A belated congratulations on your win! #9102579

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Our bear guide told our group of photographers and bear viewers to never walk directly towards the bears. Always walk alongside them in a non-threatening manner so that they can detect and monitor our presence. Used a 200-400mm zoom lens with a 1.4x teleconverter. Taken in Lake Clark National Park, Alaska.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/500 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 500, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 550.00 mm, Model: NIKON D3

Uploaded on 8/21/2009 4:00:53 PM

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Camera: Nikon D3 Digital SLR Camera


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