Round One

Uploaded: October 05, 2012


Bears can be highly territorial of their fishing spots. Lake Clark NP, Alaska

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: -1.00, ExposureTime: 1/1000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 1600, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 170.00 mm, Model: NIKON D7000


Nancy J. Jarrett October 05, 2012

Amazing shot, Phyllis. I can feel the spray from the water! #1490486

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe October 05, 2012

Big "WOW Factor" here Phyllis - Outstanding capture of the moment! #10357159

Terry T. Ruvalcaba level-classic October 05, 2012

Looks like another winning shot, amzing capture! #10357261

Leslie McLain level-deluxe October 05, 2012

An amazing capture, Phyllis. It must have been so cool to see the bears up close. #10357366

Ann Coates level-classic October 05, 2012

Wow, an amazing shot here. #10357406

Ken Smith level-classic October 05, 2012

If I was there...they can have that spot! Just as long as they'll pose for some nice portraits! Super work, Phyllis! #10357466

Rona L. Schwarz October 05, 2012

Oh my Oh my, this is really a "WOW", Phyllis! Remarkable and striking - you can see the expressions on their faces and the water spray/rain - just a fabulous action capture! Can't wait to see more. Off to OBX tomorrow, catch up with you soon! #10357511

Patrick Rouzes level-classic October 07, 2012

Not sure what to say except "WOW & "Incredible"! Good luck, Phyllis!

Kathy Salerni level-classic October 07, 2012

SPECTACULAR capture, Phyllis! Winner all the way! #10359854

Phyllis H. Burchett October 07, 2012

Thank you so very much everyone! #10359872

Eivor Kuchta October 11, 2012

What a scene to witness! I bet they are brothers (says a mom of three kids). Excellent capture, Phyllis! #10366040

Phyllis H. Burchett October 11, 2012

Thanks Eivor, two sows (females) and they were pretty serious about defending their fishing spots. #10366050

Rudi Reiner level-classic October 15, 2012

See a winner here!
Excellent details, colors and action captured #10371286

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe October 25, 2012

Outstanding work, really powerful! #10384060

Phyllis A. Houghton level-deluxe October 25, 2012

Congratulations on your Editors First Pick! #10384417

Karen Celella level-deluxe October 27, 2012

Amazing, Phyllis! #10386275

Danny B. Head level-deluxe November 05, 2012

Love the little stream of water droplets coming from the twisting of the bear's head! #10404994

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic November 08, 2012

Terrific capture!! Love it!! #10409167

Liz blahh November 08, 2012

AWESOME! #10410782

Linda D. Lester level-classic November 21, 2012

Excellent capture! I don't think I would want to be to close to these guys! #10428228

Tammy Espino November 29, 2012

Congrats on this awesome finalist! :) #10438845

Linda S. Smith level-classic November 29, 2012

This is a fantastic capture Phyllis! Congrats on this beautiful finalist win! #10438884

Rudi Reiner level-classic November 29, 2012

Congradulations, great shot! #10438930

Laura Greene November 29, 2012

Phyllis, Congrats on your wonderful finalist!!!! #10438985

Nadia Paul November 29, 2012

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist Phyllis! #10439227

Sherran Andersen level-classic November 29, 2012

Congrats again. #10439317

Ann Coates level-classic November 29, 2012

What an amazing capture, congratulations on your finalist. #10439395

Stefania Barbier level-addict November 30, 2012

Just fantastic… Congratulations! #10439792

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic November 30, 2012

Congrats on this beauty, Phyllis!!!! #10440011

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict November 30, 2012

Congratulations, Phyllis, on your awesome finalist!

Best wishes for the next round!
Debby #10440041

Kathy Cline level-classic November 30, 2012

Your a brave girl to get the shot.
Just amazing!!
Congratulations and have a blessed day. #10440464

Val Feldman level-deluxe November 30, 2012

Good grief...what an AMAZING capture, Phyllis...every month all your captures and then, your Finalists are gorgeous (and inspiring!) but there's always one (or 2 or 3 :) :) that just stops you in your tracks with your jaw meeting the computer table with a thud! :) This is it for me!!! Hoping to see this one back...outstanding work! #10440537

Kimber Wallwork-Heineman level-classic November 30, 2012

Outstanding, amazing, wonderful .... no adjective I can think of really is good enough #10440941

Phyllis H. Burchett November 30, 2012

Thank you so much everyone for the wonderful comments! #10440978

Linda L. Ruiz level-classic November 30, 2012


Ellen Hodges level-deluxe November 30, 2012

Huge congrats and very best luck with your awesome finalists, Phyllis!!! #10441103

November 30, 2012

WOW! #10441199

Carla Capra level-classic November 30, 2012

Congratulations. #10441326

Linda A. Braddock level-classic November 30, 2012

Phyllis, Congratulatios on this out-standing Finalists! #10441532

Katherine Kuhn level-classic November 30, 2012

Congratulations on this amazing capture, Phyllis! #10441549

Emile Abbott level-deluxe November 30, 2012

Congratulations Phyllis on awesome finalist. #10441584

Debra R. Harder November 30, 2012

This must have been so exhilarating to watch, Phyllis! Brilliant timing, exposure and details. Huge congratulations on another EXCELLENT finalist! #10441665

Robin R. November 30, 2012

Wonderful capture of a great moment. Congrats. #10442127

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe November 30, 2012

Outstanding finalist, Phyllis. #10442171

Danny B. Head level-deluxe November 30, 2012

This has winner written all over it! Love the water droplets! Congrats! #10442198

John Connolly November 30, 2012

Congratulations on your finalist Phyllis! Great work! #10442249

Mitch Spence level-classic November 30, 2012

Being able to see this moment must have been so special, Phyllis, and capturing it so well is too. Congratulations to you on the finalist. #10442336

Nancy L. Green level-classic November 30, 2012

CONGRATULATIONS Phillis on this wonderful finalist, WTG!!! <>< #10442401

Pattie Smith November 30, 2012

Congratulations Phyllis on this awesome FIRST PLACE WIN! #10442856

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe November 30, 2012

Huge congrats on a fabulous winner, Phyllis!! #10442870

Katherine Kuhn level-classic November 30, 2012

Wow! Huge congrats on your win! #10442882

Jessica Jenney November 30, 2012

Congratulations, Phyllis on your fabulous First Place Win! #10442888

Danny B. Head level-deluxe November 30, 2012

Told you so! lol Congrats! #10442929

Linda A. Braddock level-classic November 30, 2012

Phyllis, Congratulations, this is so beautiful! #10442964

Peter K. Burian November 30, 2012

Such a dramatic image, Phyllis. Congratulations. #10442998

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict November 30, 2012

Congratulations on your excellent 1st place win, Phyllis! #10443005

Val Feldman level-deluxe November 30, 2012

Well, no surprise here! It was a winner from the very beginning! Huge congratulations, Phyllis, on an outstanding 1st Place Gold Win! #10443027

Tammy Espino November 30, 2012

Congratulations on your win!!! Way to go! :) #10443031

Sharon Sawyer November 30, 2012

Phyllis, HUGE congratulations on your outstanding and well deserved First Place Win!!! #10443126

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe November 30, 2012

Congrats on a great winner. #10443140

Diane E. Deming level-classic November 30, 2012

Phyllis-Love the emotion you have captured on this amazing shot. The water droplets add action to this shot as well. Congratulations on an outstanding photo! #10443162

Leslie McLain level-deluxe November 30, 2012

Congrats on an amazing winner, Phyllis. #10443191

Carol Flisak level-addict November 30, 2012

Amazing action image, Phyllis! Huge congratulations on your first place winner! #10443218

Claudia Kuhn level-classic November 30, 2012

Wonderful capture Phyllis, congratulations on your first place winner #10443229

Ann Coates level-classic November 30, 2012

Congratulations on your fantastic Gold. #10443254

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic November 30, 2012

No surprise here, Phyllis. Huge congrats on your GOLD. #10443294

Phyllis H. Burchett November 30, 2012

THANKS so much everyone for the wonderful comments and congrats to all finalists and winners!!! #10443442

ROBIN-LEE M. Vieira November 30, 2012

Outstanding capture Phyllis!! Big congrrrrrrats on this!!!! :) #10443449

Colette M. Metcalf November 30, 2012

Fantastic capture! Wow! A well deserved WIN!!! #10443468

Carol L. Fowler November 30, 2012

Beautiful Winner! WTG! #10443547

Renee Doyle level-classic November 30, 2012

Fantastic clarity and outstanding wildlife capture Phyllis!! BIG congrats on this wonderful First Place Winner! #10443650

Rona L. Schwarz November 30, 2012

Yipee! Just got in and am thrilled to see this one with GOLD, Phyllis! Not that I doubted it for a moment - a big favorite of mine as you know. HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on this spectacular First Place Winner! #10443769

Linda S. Smith level-classic November 30, 2012

Woo Hoo Phyllis on your HUGE win here! Well deserved and great capture!!!! #10443790

Jack Gaskin November 30, 2012


Jack #10443822

Stefania Barbier level-addict November 30, 2012

Congratulations on your gorgeous winner! #10443905

Nadia Paul November 30, 2012

Congrats on your outstanding winner Phyllis! #10443946

Tarun Bose December 01, 2012

Big big congrats Phyllis for your first prize winner. #10444242

Bojan Bencic level-classic December 01, 2012

Great shot, Phyllis. Congratulations! #10444272

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic December 01, 2012

HUGE congratulations,Phyllis!! #10444332

Linda D. Lester level-classic December 01, 2012

Not a surprise to me just glad it didn't slip thru!
Congratulations on your awesome first place! #10444344

Terry Cervi level-classic December 01, 2012

Congrats on your amazing First Place win, Phyllis! I just love your work! #10444405

R. J. Laudenbacher level-deluxe December 01, 2012

Wonderful capture, Phyllis! Congrats on your First Place Win! #10444459

Debra R. Harder December 01, 2012

No surprise here...this capture is absolutely brilliant! Huge congratulations, Phyllis, on your OUTSTANDING FIRST PLACE WINNER!! #10444681

Karen Slagle December 01, 2012

Congrats Phyllis on your awesome winning image. #10444718

Cathy Barrows December 01, 2012

congrats on your awesome winner #10444855

Suzanne Crawshaw December 01, 2012

Congrats on your win, cool sparring shot! #10444896

Emile Abbott level-deluxe December 01, 2012

Winner no doubt about it Phyllis, Congratulations #10444986

JO ANN CLEVELAND December 01, 2012

Congrats on this 1st Place Gold winner, it is certainly well deserved Phyllis! Great month girl...

jo ann c. #10445174

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe December 01, 2012

Your work ROCKS Phyllis. Huge congratulations!!! #10445451

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic December 01, 2012

I ditto Donna P. CONGRATZ on your First Place Gold, Phyllis!!

UB. #10445683

Kimber Wallwork-Heineman level-classic December 01, 2012

I called this one for sure! Congrats #10445839

Lyn Darlington December 02, 2012

Fantastic gold win! Congrats! #10446040

Phyllis H. Burchett December 02, 2012

Thank you everyone! #10446520

ALLEN O. HOWARD December 02, 2012

Bear sized congratulations! An amazing Winner! #10446713

Robert R. Goodman level-addict December 02, 2012

Hi Phyllis.Congratulations on this beautiful win!!! #10446801

Cindy Bendush level-classic December 02, 2012

Congratulations your excellent win! #10447752

Wendy Stevenson December 03, 2012

Wow - amazing capture! And lucky you to witness this - thanks so much for sharing! Not something many can see in real life! #10448914

Lindley Johnson level-classic December 03, 2012

This is fantastic, Phyllis! What an amazing moment that must have been. Huge congratulations on your spectacular First Place Win! #10449215

David M. Montero December 04, 2012

Wonderful capture Phyllis. Congratulations on your first place win! #10450923

Andre Larose December 06, 2012

Super capture! Very well deserved! Congratulations! #10453181

JudyAnn Rector level-deluxe December 06, 2012

Fantastic capture, Phyllis...
Congratulations on winning the GOLD! #10453786

Merna L. Nobile December 09, 2012

To my photo friend:
Look back with pride,
Look forward with excitement,
Enjoy the success of the day.

Phyllis H. Burchett December 09, 2012

Thanks so much everyone for the wonderful comments!!! #10457552

Janice Mezzacappa December 18, 2012

Awesome capture of these amazing bears in action...outstanding winner Phyllis Huge Congrats again!!! #10469116

Lydia Williams level-deluxe December 21, 2012

Wow, amazing Phyllis, Congratulations!! #10473836

Mary Timman December 28, 2012

Congratulations on this beautiful winner! #10485377

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