Morning Light

© Phyllis H. Burchett

Morning Light

Uploaded: August 21, 2012


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


Jeff Robinson level-deluxe August 21, 2012

Wow - This is Outstanding Phyllis! #1481568

Kathy Salerni level-classic August 21, 2012

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

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic August 21, 2012

Nat Geo stuff, Phyllis. Nat GEO!!!

UB. #10284398

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic August 21, 2012

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

Jack Gaskin August 21, 2012

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 August 21, 2012

Excellent capture! Fantastic! #10284510

Phyllis H. Burchett August 21, 2012

Thanks everybody! #10284516

Emile Abbott level-deluxe August 21, 2012


Carol A. Grady August 21, 2012

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 August 22, 2012

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

Rona L. Schwarz August 23, 2012

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 August 24, 2012

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 August 24, 2012

Truly beautiful.
Memoriee #10288314

JO ANN CLEVELAND August 25, 2012

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 August 27, 2012

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 September 05, 2012

Wonderful. #10310592

Pattie Smith September 07, 2012

Magical image Phyllis! #10313409

Phyllis A. Houghton level-deluxe September 11, 2012

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-classic September 24, 2012

WOW! Congratulations on your finalist, Phyllis. #10335739

Emile Abbott level-deluxe September 24, 2012

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

Liz blahh September 24, 2012

Beautiful, congratulations! #10336471

Stefania Barbier level-addict September 24, 2012

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

Ann Coates level-classic September 24, 2012

Congratulations on your stunning finalist. #10336678

Pattie Smith September 24, 2012

Such a wonderful finalist photo Phyllis! Congrats! #10336780

Patrick Rouzes level-classic September 24, 2012

CONGRATS & good luck on this incredible finalist, Phyllis!

Michelle Alton September 24, 2012

Spectacular Phyllis. Immense congratulations! #10337172

September 24, 2012

Beautiful image #10337429

Pat Abbott level-classic September 24, 2012

Beautiful capture! Congrats on your finalist! #10337461

Danny B. Head level-deluxe September 24, 2012

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

Kathy Salerni level-classic September 24, 2012

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

Phyllis A. Houghton level-deluxe September 24, 2012

Phyllis, Congrats on your fantastic finalist! #10337830

Lydia Williams level-deluxe September 24, 2012

Amazing shot, Phyllis..congratulations! #10337874

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe September 24, 2012

Beautiful finalist and capture. Congrats! #10337884

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict September 24, 2012

Wow, Phyllis, what a marvelous finalist!

Congrats and best wishes!
Debby #10337892

JO ANN CLEVELAND September 24, 2012

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist Phyllis!

jo ann c. #10338219

Phyllis H. Burchett September 24, 2012

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

Marilyn Cornwell level-deluxe September 24, 2012

A wonderful and beautiful finalist! #10338288

Carol Flisak level-addict September 24, 2012

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

Leslie McLain level-deluxe September 24, 2012

Congrats on an amazing finalist, Phyllis. #10338591

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe September 24, 2012

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

September 24, 2012

Fabulous silhouettes! #10338794

Phyllis H. Burchett September 24, 2012

Thanks guys and judges! #10338974

Tammy Espino September 24, 2012

Congrats on this awesome finalist!:) #10338981

Tammy Espino September 24, 2012

Congrats on this awesome finalist!:) #10338982

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic September 24, 2012

An outstanding shot indeed. Congratulations Phyllis! #10339026

Renee Doyle level-classic September 24, 2012

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

Rony Sagy September 24, 2012

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

Kimber Wallwork-Heineman level-classic September 25, 2012

Amazing image - a winner for sure! #10339981

Debra R. Harder September 25, 2012

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

Carla Capra level-classic September 25, 2012

Congratulations. #10340160

Cathy Barrows September 25, 2012

Congrats on your it #10340456

Chris Budny level-deluxe September 25, 2012

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

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe September 25, 2012

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

Jessica Jenney September 26, 2012

Congratulations, Phyllis on your amazing finalist! #10342240

Rona L. Schwarz September 27, 2012

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

Nadia Paul September 28, 2012

Congrats on your wonderful finalist Phyllis! #10345893

Salwa Afef October 02, 2012

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

Chris Budny level-deluxe October 02, 2012

Huge congratulations on this golden winner! #10350406

Patrick Rouzes level-classic October 02, 2012

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

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict October 02, 2012

Congratulations Phyllis on your Grand Prize Win!!!

Dominick #10350421

Liz blahh October 02, 2012

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

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict October 02, 2012

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

Debby #10350471

Andre Larose October 02, 2012

Excellent capture and well deserved Grand prize winner.


André #10350472

Diane E. Deming level-classic October 02, 2012

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

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic October 02, 2012

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

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic October 02, 2012

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

UB. #10350508

Terry A. Stoa level-classic October 02, 2012

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

JO ANN CLEVELAND October 02, 2012

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

jo ann c. #10350581

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe October 02, 2012

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 October 02, 2012

Congratulations Phyllis!! What an exciting winner! #10350616

Robert R. Goodman level-addict October 02, 2012

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

Kathryn Wesserling level-classic October 02, 2012

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

Rona L. Schwarz October 02, 2012

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 October 02, 2012

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

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe October 02, 2012

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

Linda D. Lester level-classic October 02, 2012

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

Mitch Spence level-classic October 02, 2012

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 October 02, 2012

Congrats on a wonderful GP winner. #10350716

Dayna Cain level-classic October 02, 2012

A beautiful GP choice! Congrats! #10350728

Leslie McLain level-deluxe October 02, 2012

Congrats on a stunning GP winner, Phyllis. #10350753

Lindley Johnson level-classic October 02, 2012

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

Jessica Jenney October 02, 2012

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

Bojan Bencic level-classic October 02, 2012

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

Stan Kwasniowski October 02, 2012

Phyllis, congratulations "champ" #10350863

Stefania Barbier level-addict October 02, 2012

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

Danny B. Head level-deluxe October 02, 2012

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

Janice Mezzacappa October 02, 2012

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

Mike Clime October 02, 2012

Congratulations on the Grand Prize! #10350958

Lisa J. Chorny October 02, 2012

Congratulations! What a fantastic photo! #10351003

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic October 02, 2012

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 October 02, 2012

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

Congratulations! #10351037

Carmody Baker October 02, 2012

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

Terry Cervi level-classic October 02, 2012

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

Mariann Kovats level-classic October 02, 2012

Huge congratulations on your fantastic Grand Prize win! #10351108

JudyAnn Rector level-deluxe October 02, 2012

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

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe October 02, 2012

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

Lydia Williams level-deluxe October 02, 2012

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

Lyn Darlington October 02, 2012

Huge congrats on outstanding grand prize winner! #10351238

Carla Capra level-classic October 02, 2012

Whew Whoo!
Congratulations on this fantastic WINNER! #10351251

Phyllis H. Burchett October 02, 2012

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 October 02, 2012

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

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic October 02, 2012

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

Renee Doyle level-classic October 02, 2012

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

Terry Piotraschke level-deluxe October 02, 2012

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 October 02, 2012

A huge congrats on your grand are the woman #10351505

Emile Abbott level-deluxe October 02, 2012

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

Kathy Salerni level-classic October 02, 2012

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

Kimber Wallwork-Heineman level-classic October 02, 2012

I had this one pegged. Congratulations! #10351604

Ann Coates level-classic October 02, 2012

Congratulations on your stunning Grand Winner. #10351625

Dene Shaver level-deluxe October 02, 2012

Simply outstanding, congratulations #10351671

Amy M. Wilson October 02, 2012

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

Suzanne Crawshaw October 02, 2012

Congratulations Phyllis! #10351743

Joannie Bertucci level-classic October 02, 2012

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

Carol Flisak level-addict October 02, 2012

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

Claudia Kuhn level-classic October 02, 2012

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

Lori A. Nevers level-classic October 02, 2012

Congrats on this awesome photo! #10351852

Monika Sapek level-classic October 02, 2012

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

R. J. Laudenbacher level-deluxe October 02, 2012

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

Phyllis H. Burchett October 02, 2012

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-classic October 02, 2012

Congratulations on your fabulous Grand Prize win Pyllis! #10352274

Mary K. Robison October 02, 2012

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

Lester A. Garcia October 02, 2012

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

Congratulations, Phyllis! #10352347

Jack Gaskin October 02, 2012

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 October 03, 2012

Big congrats Pyllis for your deserving grand prize.


Nadia Paul October 03, 2012

Congrats on your wonderful GP win Phyllis! #10352676

Connie J. Bagot October 03, 2012

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

Julie Burnett October 03, 2012

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

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic October 03, 2012

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

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic October 03, 2012

Big WOW and congratulations!!! #10353386

Debra R. Harder October 03, 2012

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

Phyllis H. Burchett October 03, 2012

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

Linda S. Smith level-classic October 03, 2012

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

Carol L. Fowler October 05, 2012

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

Mary L. Olson level-deluxe October 05, 2012

Congratulations on your big wi, Phyllis. Great image.

Mary Lou #10357212

Cheryl Schneider October 05, 2012

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

Millie A. Talarico level-classic October 06, 2012

Fabulous image, congratulations, Phyllis! #10357888

Merna L. Nobile October 18, 2012

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

Phyllis H. Burchett October 18, 2012

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 October 23, 2012

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

Sharon Sawyer October 26, 2012

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

David M. Montero October 27, 2012

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

Laura L. Gonzales June 13, 2013

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

Summer A. Kozisek September 08, 2013

Stunning image!! #10837815

Karen Celella level-deluxe December 15, 2013

Congratulations on your outstanding winner, Phyllis! #10922450

Merna L. Nobile December 15, 2013

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-classic November 18, 2016

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

JO ANN CLEVELAND November 18, 2016

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

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic November 18, 2016

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

Phyllis H. Burchett November 18, 2016

Thanks so very much everyone! #11538626

Mary-Anne Benusis level-deluxe November 19, 2016

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

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict November 21, 2016

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

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