Cutie And The Beast*

© Carolyn M. Fletcher

Cutie And The Beast*

Kathleen Clemons 7/1/2005 2:42:39 AM

This is just soooo cool, Carolyn! #271797

Stanley J. Contrades 7/1/2005 2:48:00 AM

What a great catch, Carolyn, and they must have had a lot of stories to tell about this great ape and their "conversation" with him!! Excellent story within this image!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #1541934

Bonnie C. Lackey 7/1/2005 2:50:20 AM

Isn't this the most wonderful image. Not one of those kids will ever forget this experience. Talk about a "great" ape! #1541937

Donna W. Neal 7/1/2005 3:13:32 AM

OH My what a wonderful image Carolyn. I love the story it tells #1541967

William C. Raco 7/1/2005 3:19:16 AM

This is just wonderful, Carolyn
I love the way the kids are gathered round and fascinated by the interaction.
Well done!


Carolyn M. Fletcher 7/1/2005 3:22:59 AM

Thanks Kath, Stan, Bonnie, Donna and Bill. He must have sat with his hand on the glass for at least 15 minutes. He was as fascinated as they were. Amazing! I wish the lighting had been better, but I didn't have much to work with. #1541984

Tammy Scott 7/1/2005 3:27:27 AM

How COOL, Carolyn!!!!! I remember seeing this guy (or one like him) while I was there but he didn't get this close to the window!!! #1542003

Stephanie Lyons 7/1/2005 3:28:43 AM

This is so heartwarming Carolyn. I really love the connection that you captured here ... WONDERFUL! #1542012

Carolyn M. Fletcher 7/1/2005 3:32:20 AM

Thanks Tammy and Steph..
It was cute..When the kids moved on, a man sat down on the little step and the gorilla was looking at him kind of strangely and then the gorilla turned his back and just sat there with his back to the window. #1542033

Dolores Neilson 7/1/2005 3:34:11 AM

Oh much as the kids are loving this interaction, it makes me sad. The separation, I guess. I only wish they could touch him for real. I like that you've captured this special moment, Carolyn. #1542049

Paul Michko 7/1/2005 3:39:06 AM

Awesome capture, Carolyn. #1542091

Bobbie Davis 7/1/2005 3:39:34 AM

Great shot Carolyn...last time I tried taking a picture of a monkey (with glass in between) I got mooned! #1542094

Carolyn M. Fletcher 7/1/2005 3:40:12 AM

Thanks Dolores. He was quite the "father figure"..Right behind him on the ground there was a female with a baby, but she was holding it in such a position, I couldn't see it's head, so I wasn't able to get a shot of it. #1542098

Carolyn M. Fletcher 7/1/2005 3:41:43 AM

Thanks Paul and Bobbie. I can relate, Bobbie! That's usually what happens to me, too....or worse. #1542105

Sharon E. Lowe 7/1/2005 4:15:42 AM

Carolyn - what a lovely moment you have captured!! #1542220

Kerby Pfrangle 7/1/2005 4:17:15 AM


You captured a special moment in time.

Awesome. Kerby #1542224

Claudia Kuhn 7/1/2005 4:40:26 AM

Love it Carolyn, looks great! #1542290

Carolyn M. Fletcher 7/1/2005 4:48:50 AM

Thanks Sharon, Kerby and Claudia! #1542317

Kelly Abernathy 7/1/2005 4:58:51 AM

Wonderful! What a capture Carolyn! -K #1542353

Carolyn M. Fletcher 7/1/2005 5:01:18 AM

Thanks Kelly, he was quite the guy! #1542364

Agnes Fegan 7/1/2005 5:01:56 AM

He is great and so is this shot!!! How do you get it so clear thru the glass...I took pictures at the Bronx Zoo recently of the gorillas but reflections ruined them all (I really ruined them I guess lol) #1542366

Carolyn M. Fletcher 7/1/2005 5:18:18 AM

I did ruin a few that way, Agnes. I just try to watch where the reflections are while I'm shooting and stay off to one side or the other if I can't get right up to the glass. #1542452

Joy Rector 7/1/2005 5:49:00 AM

Fantastic and precious. #1542649

Marsha S. Smith 7/1/2005 5:50:13 AM

This is too perfect. He is really into those kids. #1542658

Carolyn M. Fletcher 7/1/2005 5:51:24 AM

Thanks Joy and Marsha! #1542669

Linda D. Lester 7/1/2005 5:54:11 AM

To to see the interaction! Great shot, Carolyn! #1542692

Pat E. Sheffield 7/1/2005 6:01:10 AM

What a wonderful title. and what a great capture. They certainly seem to be giving each other the once over:) #1542740

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 7/1/2005 6:11:58 AM

Fantastic, Carolyn, awesome capture! #1542794

Colette M. Metcalf 7/1/2005 6:45:07 AM

Oh Carolyn, I love this!!! #1542993

Donna R. Moratelli 7/1/2005 7:09:03 AM

This is a sad picture emotionally but a great shot. I really love it because it tells a real story. #1543146

Tammy Nuxoll 7/1/2005 7:14:48 AM

WOW Awsome shot Carolyn!! Hope you have a great weekend!!! #1543180

S J 7/1/2005 7:17:48 AM

Terrific capture, Carolyn!! #1543200

Murry Grigsby 7/1/2005 8:31:42 AM

Cute title and terrific shot Carolyn! Love your timing and angle on this one!! #1543543

Carolyn M. Fletcher 7/1/2005 8:40:44 AM

Thanks Linda, Pat, Deb, Colette, Donna, Tammy, Sanjay and notice I didn't say which was the cutie. LOL #1543577

Opal Cross 7/1/2005 9:10:17 AM

Just one of those times'just make for wonerful memories. I love this shot. #1543649

Carolyn M. Fletcher 7/1/2005 9:13:29 AM

Thanks Opal. Much appreciated!! #1543652

ADILSON F. FERREIRA 7/1/2005 1:18:07 PM

Terrific capture Carolyn!!!
Wonderful moment of interaction!!! #1544188

Susan T. Evans 7/1/2005 4:30:40 PM

Awesome capture Carolyn! I lvoe the interaction too #1544823

Darren K. Fisher 7/1/2005 4:31:03 PM

What a great capture Carolyn. #1544825

Terry R. Hatfield 7/1/2005 6:12:56 PM

The Kids Look Really Captivated:-) Excellent Timing Carolyn!! #1545033

Wren Hendrick 7/1/2005 8:55:06 PM

Carolyn, this is absolutely awesome. You really should submit it to the Zoo!! It's just one of those moments!! #1545361

Carol Brill 7/2/2005 1:16:10 AM

No communication gap here, Carolyn, you really made the most of your photographic technique in this shot to catch such a special moment so well! #1545654

Carolyn M. Fletcher 7/2/2005 2:30:59 AM

Thanks Adilson, Susan, Darren, Terry, Wren and Carol! #1545760

Tammy Scott 8/20/2005 3:06:09 PM

Congratulations on another outstanding finalist, Carolyn!!! #1740741

KHAWLA Haddad 8/20/2005 3:27:44 PM

Congratulations on your finalist! #1741033

Linda D. Lester 8/20/2005 4:18:57 PM

Congratulations on your finalist! #1741673

Claudia Kuhn 8/20/2005 4:53:24 PM

Congrats Carolyn! #1741984

S J 8/21/2005 1:44:05 AM

Congratulations on your Finalist, Carolyn!! #1744274

Stephen Zacker 8/21/2005 9:32:45 AM

A great interaction going on here Congrats #1746260

Jim Kinnunen 8/21/2005 9:37:21 AM

Fantastic, Carolyn...congratulations!!! #1746289

Chris Macer 8/21/2005 10:40:50 AM

Amazing capture, Carolyn! Congrats on the finalist! #1746549

Carolyn M. Fletcher 8/21/2005 11:30:49 AM

Thanks everyone!! Much appreciated!! #1746696

ADILSON F. FERREIRA 8/21/2005 3:20:23 PM

Congratulations on you finalist Carolyn!!! #1747589

Cathy M. Gromball 8/22/2005 9:30:05 AM

Congratulations, Carolyn! Wonderful capture!

Cathy :) #1751044

Leanne M.E. Boyd 8/22/2005 4:28:56 PM

Congratulations Carolyn! Cute shot! #1752872

Ken Grooms 8/22/2005 9:55:18 PM

Wow! Talk about capturing the moment! This is absolutely perfect!!!!

Winner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #1753837

S J 8/22/2005 11:00:10 PM

Big Congratulations on this OUTSTANDING Win, Carolyn!! #1754016

Carol Brill 8/22/2005 11:04:19 PM

Congratulations on your second-place win with this absolutely amazing image, Carolyn!! #1754034

Evy Johansen 8/22/2005 11:05:35 PM

Awesome capture, Carolyn! Many congratulations on your well deserved win! #1754039

Dan Holm 8/23/2005 12:28:02 AM

Wow!!!CONGRATULATIONS on your WIN, Carolyn!!!!! #1754222

Paul E. Earl 8/23/2005 12:36:32 AM

Congratulations!!! #1754251

Jenny Bosmans 8/23/2005 1:35:47 AM

Congratulations on your win, Carolyn!!! #1754328

ADILSON F. FERREIRA 8/23/2005 2:07:35 AM

Congratulations on this well deserved win Carolyn!!! #1754396

Carolyn M. Fletcher 8/23/2005 2:10:21 AM

Thanks everyone!! #1754404

Wally Orlowsky 8/23/2005 2:44:17 AM

Congratulations on this fantastic winner, Carolyn! #1754461

Tom Andersen 8/23/2005 3:05:54 AM

Congratulations on this fabulous winner, Carolyn! #1754504

Ganeshwar Prasad 8/23/2005 3:07:48 AM

Congrats, Carolyn! #1754510

Kathleen Clemons 8/23/2005 3:20:08 AM

Yea!!!!!!!!! Congrats, Carolyn! #1754563

Diane Dupuis 8/23/2005 3:24:20 AM

Fantastic Carolyn! Way 2 go! #1754593

Joy Brown 8/23/2005 3:29:50 AM

Awesome, Carolyn!!! Big Congrats! #1754626

Tammy Scott 8/23/2005 3:31:40 AM

Congratulations, Carolyn!!! YIPEE!!! #1754639

William C. Raco 8/23/2005 3:45:37 AM

Congratulations, Carolyn!!
Excellent photo and win.


Stephanie Lyons 8/23/2005 3:47:53 AM

Big congrats Carolyn! #1754772

Carolyn M. Fletcher 8/23/2005 3:51:54 AM

Thanks all of you nice people! #1754792

Kathleen K. Parker 8/23/2005 3:53:49 AM

Way to go, Carolyn!!!
kk #1754804

Donna W. Neal 8/23/2005 4:05:37 AM

So glad to see ths in the winners circle
Congratulations Carolyn
On this well deserved win! #1754904

Janet L. Skinner 8/23/2005 4:18:14 AM

Wonderful shot, Carolyn!! Congratulations!! #1754959

Cathy Gregor 8/23/2005 4:21:22 AM

Congratulations, Carolyn!!
Great catch! #1754977

Walter Graziano 8/23/2005 4:29:38 AM

Congratulations Carolyn! #1755033

Sharon E. Lowe 8/23/2005 4:38:19 AM

Congrats on your win Carolyn! #1755102

Lisa M. Rodriguez 8/23/2005 4:40:15 AM

This is a sweet and insightful shot... #1755111

Sherri Conley 8/23/2005 4:57:14 AM

Wow, what a story-telling photo, Carolyn! Congrats! #1755234

Rob Friedman 8/23/2005 5:34:48 AM

What an amazing photo--congrats!!! #1755432

Carolyn M. Fletcher 8/23/2005 5:51:22 AM

Thanks everyone!! I wish it could have been a better shot. It was done in a very dark place. Then with the backlighting, it was a tough one. Lucky to get as much as I did. #1755496

Charlene Bayerle 8/23/2005 5:55:21 AM

Big congratulations Carolyn....well deserved...awesome shot and capture!!!! #1755519

Rakesh Syal 8/23/2005 6:10:35 AM


Piotr M. Organa 8/23/2005 6:11:16 AM

Awesome photo, Carolyn.
Congratulations on your gold! #1755634

Murry Grigsby 8/23/2005 6:30:31 AM

Congrats on your win Carolyn!! #1755778

Cindy Cone 8/23/2005 7:04:36 AM

Awesome capture, Carolyn! Many congrats! #1755960

Alan L. Borror 8/23/2005 8:28:15 AM

Congratulations on a great win, Carolyn! #1756303

Jill Flynn 8/23/2005 9:33:37 AM

Congratulations on your Second Place Win Carolyn! This is a wonderful shot! #1756516

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 8/23/2005 11:08:05 AM

Congratulations on your win, Carolyn, this is just the cutest shot! #1756860

Carolyn M. Fletcher 8/23/2005 12:05:17 PM

Thanks all!!! #1757059

Sharon Day 8/23/2005 12:39:34 PM

Congratulations, Carolyn!!! #1757165

Mary Timman 8/23/2005 12:50:22 PM

This is so cute. Congrats Carolyn. #1757204

Marsha S. Smith 8/23/2005 1:47:51 PM

Congratulations, Carolyn! This is just so cool! #1757347

Deborah Sandidge 8/23/2005 2:14:31 PM

Congratulations, Carolyn - awesome win! #1757498

Stephen Zacker 8/23/2005 2:16:33 PM

Congratulations #1757509

Kay Beausoleil 8/23/2005 2:49:13 PM

Congratulations, Carolyn, for this great capture and your big win! #1757716

Susan T. Evans 8/23/2005 5:37:18 PM

Congrats Carolyn on this awesome winner! #1758246

Kay E. Mahoney 8/23/2005 6:10:01 PM

Congratulations Carolyn. Fantastic capture. Love your gallery. Congatulations on all of your winners. #1758360

Dolores Neilson 8/23/2005 6:17:55 PM

Hey girlfriend! So delighted this made the winner's circle!! Woo hooooooo!! Congrats on 2nd place! #1758373

Stanley J. Contrades 8/23/2005 8:30:02 PM

Fantastic, Carolyn, and what a story!! CONGRATULATIONS on your 2nd Place win!
Much Aloha,
Stan #1758718

Carolyn M. Fletcher 8/24/2005 2:18:25 AM

Thanks so much everyone! #1759103

Colette M. Metcalf 8/24/2005 2:27:46 AM

CONGRATULATIONS to you Carolyn:0) #1759127

Allan L. Whitehead 8/24/2005 3:47:17 AM

Carolyn, they are great and so is this, congratulations on this win in last month's contest in the 'Animal' category. It is truly richly deserved, my very dear friend - your good friend, Allan #1759365

Susana Ms Heide 8/24/2005 5:14:54 PM

The fascination of the children is so well captured!! CONGRATS on a great WIN!! #1762945

Donna J. Taff 8/24/2005 6:06:19 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful win, Carolyn!!! #1763073

KHAWLA Haddad 8/25/2005 7:39:31 PM

Congrats Carolyn on this wonderful winner!!!! #1767554

Patricia Marroquin 8/28/2005 10:54:57 AM

Fabulous image! Congratulations, Carolyn! #1776788

Guy D. Biechele 9/6/2005 11:03:05 AM

Carolyn, Congratulations on this wonderful image!! #1806936

Jill Odice 9/8/2005 3:19:10 PM

This is awesome!!! Perfect timimg on your part...BTW, I love your picture on your ID with the gun :-)You have a great sense of humor. #1815485

Carolyn M. Fletcher 9/8/2005 3:23:43 PM

Thanks Jill! I better have at my age. LOL #1815510

Terrill Province 9/10/2005 12:05:04 PM

WOW ~ add my voice to the chorus of CONGRATULATIONS!!! I can't believe that I'm so late in seeing this surprising shot. We have a family tradition of visiting the OKC every Christmas Eve, and have had some wild experiences ourselves with the great apes shown here.

We've found that if you point to something behind them, the apes will turn and look. It's quite an experience.

Love your work!!! #1821735

Carolyn M. Fletcher 9/10/2005 12:34:52 PM

Aren't they just the coolest? #1821796

Connie J. Foster 9/23/2005 3:55:38 AM

Talk about a HUMAN INTEREST shot!!!!!
This is truly one of the best photos I have ever seen. It looks like the children would feel as comfortable on the other side of the glass with him & he looks like he wishes they were. Love this.

Paula Showen 10/6/2005 3:50:21 PM

Amazing capture! I love this!!! Congratulations! #1924975

Jesus M. Salazar 1/26/2006 9:55:23 PM

I watched it two weeks ago and come back again to observe it and enjoy it. . . .what a shot!! #2343722

Karen A. Diaz 3/17/2006 7:11:36 PM

WOW!!!!!!!!! You have a wonderful gallery but this one captured my heart what an amazing shot!! I have always loved gorillas. #2544926

Jen Lowrey 5/8/2006 1:17:26 PM

Wonderful! Great capture. love the hands! Jen #2739133

Lisa J. Boulden 12/18/2007 9:55:59 AM

So wonderfully heartwarming!!!
--Lisa #5223256

Chris Schlosser 4/23/2009 12:40:33 PM

This has to be the cutest photo I have ever seen!! What a wonderful capture, Carolyn. #7440772

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