Uploaded: May 26, 2011


Spring Cub seeks protection high up in the trees...Minnesota Wild Black Bear.

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/160 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 800, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 500.00 mm, Model: NIKON D3S


Barbara Waldoch level-classic May 26, 2011

Fantastic image, Phyllis! #1380390

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna May 26, 2011

Incredible capture and effects, Phyllis! :-) k #9430303

Ann Coates level-classic May 26, 2011

Wow, fantastic shot, perfect timing, I love it! #9430476

Courtenay Vanderbilt May 27, 2011

Awesome capture and wonderful treatment, Phyllis! #9431067

Cathy Barrows May 27, 2011

Wow...this is awesome #9431975

Nadia Paul May 29, 2011

Stunning wildlife capture Phyllis! #9434219

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict May 29, 2011

Perfectly marvelous and marvelously perfect, Phyllis!

Outstanding capture!
Debby #9434381

Phyllis H. Burchett May 29, 2011

Thanks so much yall!

Kathy Cline level-classic May 30, 2011

OK Now where r you? Your bears turned colors. HA HA This is to die for. Such a darling!!! #9435031

Emile Abbott level-deluxe May 30, 2011

Fantastic High Key capture Phyllis #9435550

Kathy Salerni level-classic May 30, 2011

Absolutely stunning capture of this youngin and beautiful treatment, Phyllis! I bet we see this again! #9435606

Phyllis H. Burchett June 04, 2011

Thanks Kathy C., Emile and Kathy S.! #9444177

Rona L. Schwarz June 04, 2011

Wonderful high key capture of this little cub, Phyllis! Love the effects and treatment. #9444482

Linda D. Lester level-classic June 08, 2011

I was just looking at your recent work! Wow....just stunning work! Love your bears! #9450106

Phyllis H. Burchett June 08, 2011

Thank you so much Rona and Linda! #9450219

Katarina Mansson June 13, 2011

Superb capture and presentation. Congratulations on your POTD Phyllis! #9457583

Richard M. Waas level-addict June 13, 2011

Amazing image Phyllis and certainly a well deserved POTD!! #9457598

Courtenay Vanderbilt June 13, 2011

Hey Phyllis huge congrats on your POTD! #9457609

Joy Rector June 13, 2011

congrats on the POTD #9457615

Kathryn Wesserling level-classic June 13, 2011

This looks like those "original drawing" you find on note cards in our "Up North" gift shops, Phyllis. It's wonderful. Congratulations. #9457629

Mary Timman June 13, 2011

What a neat shot you captured. He's so darn cute and fabulous clarity! Congratulations on POTD! Well deserved! #9457641

Linda D. Lester level-classic June 13, 2011

Way to go! What an awesome capture!
Congratulations on your POTD! #9457642

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic June 13, 2011

Just wonderful capture and awesome treatments, Phyllis. CONGRATZ on this lovely POTD!

UB. #9457645

Shirley A. Kinney June 13, 2011

Awesome, Phyllis. Congrats on your well deserved POTD! #9457660

JO ANN CLEVELAND June 13, 2011

Congrats on this excellent, adorable POITD Phyllis!@

jo ann c. #9457666

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe June 13, 2011

Congratulations on the POTD..ditto all the above...Your gallery is wonderful filled with beautiful captures....This one has to be a winner! Cheers =^..^= #9457677

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict June 13, 2011

Congrats on your POTD, Phyllis, for this awesome and adorable image!

Debby #9457682

Carol Eade level-addict June 13, 2011

What a terrific shot, Phyllis, congratulations on your POTD! #9457685

Leslie McLain level-deluxe June 13, 2011

Congrats on an amazing POTD, Phyllis. #9457700

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic June 13, 2011

Absolutely wonderful, Phyllis!
Perfect pose and expression!
A delightful POTD -- certain to be wearing 2 GOLD badges in upcoming days!
Congratulations and many smiles!
~♥~Lisa #9457706

Kathy Cline level-classic June 13, 2011

Good Morning Phyllis and a BIG HUGE congrats to you on your well deserved award. I will be in Wyoming in 2 weeks with the wild horses...wished you could have been there. Have a blessed day!
CELEBRATE!!!!!!! #9457728

Terry Cervi level-classic June 13, 2011

I just love your work, Phyllis! Congrats on your outstanding POTD! #9457857

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic June 13, 2011

Capturing this photo was a great find, and your presentation is fantastic.

on your very deserving POTD! 8o) #9457863

Shawn Jennings level-classic June 13, 2011

Great capture, Phyllis! Congratulations on your POTD! #9457898

Carol Flisak level-addict June 13, 2011

Wonderful image, Phyllis... great exposure, details and framing! Congrats on your POTD! #9457904

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic June 13, 2011

Perfection, Phyllis. Huge congrats on this outstanding and well deserved POTD. Love it. #9457905

Debra Booth June 13, 2011

Wonderful!! Congrats on your POTD, Phyllis! #9457975

Cheryl Schneider June 13, 2011

Excellent work, Phyllis! Congratulations. #9457997

Carla Capra level-classic June 13, 2011

Just the cutest image, Phyllis.
Congrats on your POTD!
;) CC #9458011

Becky J. Parkinson level-deluxe June 13, 2011

Sweet! Absolutely perfect! Congratulations on a much deserved POTD!! #9458037

Cathy Barrows June 13, 2011

Woohoo...congrats on your POTD...absoluetly love this one #9458040

Kim Andelkovic June 13, 2011

Congratulations Phyllis on this amazing gorgeous pic.......lucky you.....enjoy the ride :-) #9458073

Jessica Jenney June 13, 2011

Congratulations, Phyllis on your fabulous POTD! #9458084

Phyllis H. Burchett June 13, 2011

Thanks so much everyone, this was such an awesome experience to be so close to the bears and witness their behavior and interactions first hand. #9458215

Kathy Salerni level-classic June 13, 2011

I knew we would see this again, Phyllis! Huge congrats on your awesome POTD! #9458259

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic June 13, 2011

Gorgeous Phyllis!!! Congrats on your POTD! #9458354

Erica Murphy level-deluxe June 13, 2011

This is absolutely GORGEOUS Phyllis!! What a beautiful POTD!! Congratulations. #9458359

Linda Blair June 13, 2011

Congrats on it!!! #9458389

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna June 13, 2011

WTG on this wonderful POTD, Phyllis! :-) k #9458404

Richard D. Love June 13, 2011

Congratulations, Phyllis. Truly a beautiful image. Well done.

Rick #9458407

Bojan Bencic level-classic June 13, 2011

Amazing photo, Phyllis. Congratulations on your POTD! #9458414

David M. Montero June 13, 2011

Congratulations on your POTD Phyllis! Awesome shot. #9458426

Michele Peterson level-classic June 13, 2011

Congratulationson your POTD! Love the look on the bear and the effects of the whole image! #9458478

Susana Ms Heide June 13, 2011

Cute as can be!!!! Yet also a fantastic image on the technical side! So crisp and clear. Non distracting background. Beautiful monotones. Just all around a well deserved recognition! Congrats on your POTD Phyllis!! #9458481

Randall J. Scholten June 13, 2011

Exceptional photo, Phyllis! Congrats for the well deserved POTD! #9458513

Jean E. Hildebrant June 13, 2011

What a wonderful find, Phyllis and you captured it perfectly! A piece of art! :) Congratulations!

Diane M. Schuster June 13, 2011

A marvelous image, congrats on your photo of the day selection! Dee #9458534

Karen Celella level-deluxe June 13, 2011

Congratulations on your amazing POTD, Phyllis! #9458536

Samantha Robinson June 13, 2011

Too cute for words!
Awesome shot and way to go!! #9458625

Val Feldman level-deluxe June 13, 2011

Personally, I think every one of your captures should have Gold attached to them! :) Congratulations, Phyllis, on a wonderful and much deserved, heartwarming masterpiece of a POTD! #9458661

Danny B. Head level-deluxe June 13, 2011

Love the POTD! Congrats! #9458846

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe June 13, 2011

This is amazing beyond words Phyllis - Congrats on this Wonderful and Well Deserved POTD!! #9458861

Evy Johansen level-classic June 13, 2011

Wonderful image, Phyllis! Congratulations on your POTD!! #9459398

Summer A. Kozisek June 13, 2011

Beautiful capture and presentation Phyllis, congratulations on your POTD! #9459471

Phyllis H. Burchett June 13, 2011

Thank you so very much everyone for your comments....what a nice surprise this was! #9459491

Mary K. Robison June 13, 2011

Three cheers for you, Phyllis!
A superb capture and excellent effects!
Congratulations on your well deserved POTD! #9459530

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe June 13, 2011

Huge congrats on a fabulous POTD, Phyllis!! #9459567

Julie Burnett June 19, 2011

Congratulations on this well deserved POTD, Phyllis!! Fantastic photo!! #9467456

Amy M. Wilson June 19, 2011

Huge congratulations on this absolutely precious, well-deserved POTD, Phyllis! #9468378

Phyllis H. Burchett June 20, 2011

Thanks Mary, Ellen, Julie and Amy! #9469216

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe June 21, 2011

Congratulations!!! A darling POTD Phyllis!!! #9471050

Robert R. Goodman level-addict June 21, 2011

Hi Phyllis,A big congratulation my friend.Stunning POTD,And a very beautiful capture!!!! #9471241

Lisa B. North June 21, 2011

That is priceless! I love it! #9471395

Cindy Bendush level-classic June 22, 2011

I missed this! Be-lated congrats on your adorable POTD! #9476486

Debra R. Harder June 25, 2011

Love, love, love this, Phyllis! Huge congratulations on your POTD (and I suspect future winner)! Deb #9485024

Nadia Paul June 29, 2011

Congrats on this wonderful POTD Phyllis! #9493643

Freddy Bland July 22, 2011

Totally cute, Phyllis, and many congrats on POTD!!! #9547081

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic September 25, 2011

One of my favorite photos! Congrats on your beautiful Finalist Phyllis!!! #9690767

September 25, 2011

Wow! #9690843

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe September 25, 2011

Congratulations on this fabulous image making the finalist round. Good luck! #9691051

Phyllis A. Houghton level-deluxe September 25, 2011

Great treatment for this image, Phyllis. Congratulations on your finalist! #9691128

September 25, 2011

Great capture and eye contact with your subject. #9691584

Liz blahh September 25, 2011

Wonderful, congrats on your finalist! #9692400

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic September 25, 2011

Congratulations on your adorable finalist, Phyllis. #9692412

Freddy Bland September 25, 2011

Fantastic capture and Finalist, Phyllis!! Many congratulations to you!! #9692959

Kathy Salerni level-classic September 25, 2011

Huge congrats on your beautiful finalist, Phyllis! #9693035

Bojan Bencic level-classic September 26, 2011

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Phyllis. #9693656

Nadia Paul September 26, 2011

Congrats on this wonderful finalist Phyllis! #9693753

Kathy Cline level-classic September 26, 2011

This has always been a favorite of mine.

JO ANN CLEVELAND September 26, 2011

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Phyllis! Great month girl!
jo ann c. #9694983

Cathy Barrows September 26, 2011

Congrats on your of my favs #9695135

Emile Abbott level-deluxe September 26, 2011

No doubt about it Way Cute. Congratulation on another great finalist Phyllis #9695453

Karen Celella level-deluxe September 26, 2011

I'm SO thrilled to see this finalist, Phyllis. Get ready for the gold! Congratulations! #9696442

Carla Capra level-classic September 26, 2011

Hi Phyllis;
Oh, how awesome. This is an amazing Finalist, Congratulations.
;) CC #9696905

Chris Budny level-deluxe September 26, 2011

You have a way with bears! Congratulations! #9697426

Debra R. Harder September 26, 2011

Love, love, love this, Phyllis! A GOLD winner in my book! Huge congratulations again! Deb #9698017

Patti Coblentz September 26, 2011

I was out of pocket when you posted this...gosh, Phyllis, it is truly awesome...and the cub is just adorable!! Congratulations on your POTD and finalist...hope we will see it in the next round :)) #9698085

Rona L. Schwarz September 26, 2011

This has always been one of my favorites, Phyllis, and am so delighted to see it again! Sure to take home the GOLD badge, Huge Congratulations, again! #9698180

Kathryn Wesserling level-classic September 26, 2011

Some of my most favorite pix have received Gold - and this is sure one of them! Congratulations for your Win, but more so for taking some a terrific picture. #9698490

Chris Budny level-deluxe September 27, 2011

Congratulations again, Phyllis! #9698965

Kathryn Wesserling level-classic September 27, 2011

I followed Rona, and thought that was a Gold Badge. It should have been! Still a Finalist and a POTD is a major honor too, and you still deserve congratulations! (Btw, every time this picture pops up, I keep thinking my version would have been a blur - due to my shaking with excitement at seeing this bear! It's so cool that you could keep your Cool! lolll) #9699719

Courtenay Vanderbilt September 27, 2011

Congrats again, Phyllis! A brilliant capture! #9700155

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic September 27, 2011

This kind of capture doesn't get any better than this. A GOLD in my book. Spectacular. #9701542

Phyllis H. Burchett October 02, 2011

Thank you so much everyone....a little late to say thanks as I've been out of town with no internet. Will catch up on commenting soon I hope! #9711298

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