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21-MAY-2006 copyright Elizabeth Bickel

Whatta Ya Say, Ma?

From my "Springtime in Yellowstone" gallery:
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Martin Lamoon15-Sep-2017 20:48
This is great, a fine capture.
Karen Moen15-May-2017 07:38
I love how the two bears are outlined by the light and how you captured their facial expressions in an area that would have been in shadow. Marvelous exchange of the sow and cub. This weekend in Yellowstone. a white female wolf was found brutally wounded and had to be put down. We humans truly are the most dangerous of animals. Voted.
Julie Oldfield16-Jun-2015 02:40
Amazing image!! V
MarcViskens18-May-2015 16:39
very pretty shot Liz
Laura Milholland24-Jan-2015 03:19
Truly an amazing and memorable image, Liz! One of your best!! And that's saying lots!
Guest 01-Nov-2013 00:18
This is such a stunning image. Best J (I know 2nd comment)
Buba Jafarli19-Jul-2013 09:36
This i drawn with light! One of your best, Liz! V.
godro20-Feb-2013 23:44
Very nice capture,well done!
Alexander Kazakov07-Sep-2012 03:38
Outstanding! BV!
Guest 10-Aug-2012 22:25
Superb. Best. J
Ann Pettigrew23-Jun-2012 01:02
This is one of my favorites of your Yellowstone gallery, Liz. Nice lighting through Mom's fur. The look on the cub's face is priceless!
fotabug25-Jun-2011 05:48
Beautiful capture
marko gregoric22-Jun-2011 12:46
Fantastic shot. V
Bryan Murahashi20-May-2011 03:49
Beautiful capture of this moment in life. V
klaas_lukas13-Feb-2011 06:55
very sweet !

great moment
Curt Knaus13-Jan-2011 12:06
A wonderful capture!! The expression on the young ones face is priceless.
Terri Steele09-Jan-2011 16:08
You have such an incredible talent... absolutely amazing...
Greet van der Meulen16-Dec-2010 17:53
How cute!! A very nice capture of this moment.
zyziza22-May-2010 09:32
I love this one, and come back here with pleasure!
v once more!
Primoz Fidersek10-May-2010 09:15
awesome awesome :O
henrywong09-Dec-2009 07:01
Great shot! Congrat!
Big V!
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)29-Nov-2009 09:50
wow!Great capture! V
XiaoBernard9926-Nov-2009 15:56
I know this picture is one the most viewed on pbase.It is merited by you.A story in the looking of the Little Bear;and the perfect light on the Mam(or DAD ,no I know it is the Mam cause the Dad went back immediately after the birth).
Guest 21-Sep-2009 08:51
Wonderful picture so much emotion! Big Vote
Sam_C21-Sep-2009 07:41
What a fantastic shot! Tenderness in the wild, love it! BV :-)
alfredo camba jr.31-Aug-2009 15:10
What a beautiful capture Liz!! Perfect shot!! BV
Guest 10-Aug-2009 11:46
Comme la galerie entière, ce cliché est si touchant et attendrissant. Rare par son sujet et empreint de la beauté pur de la nature...Magnifique et V!
Jeff Real31-Jul-2009 01:55
These are the most amazing expressions I have seen ~V~
Barry Ailetcher02-Jun-2009 23:12
Great shot Liz and thank you
Peter Sussex27-May-2009 22:04
Oh, that's so cute! Stunning scene with full of details and the backlight makes it so eye catching.
Lieve Snellings26-May-2009 11:46
fantastic, v
Robyco05-Mar-2009 14:05
just Outstanding composition !! (V)
Ursula Armstrong23-Jan-2009 17:10
Uschi (V)
mart senior04-Jan-2009 17:20
a fantstic capture, wondrfull
Pixel Shooter10-Sep-2008 04:32
this sh ot is worth the trip alone!!! V
globalgadabout18-Aug-2008 15:44
totally delightful...V
Guest 07-Aug-2008 15:58
Great shot put a big smile on my face.Big Vote
Laryl19-Jul-2008 04:33
wonder if I already said this is one of my all time favorites.. just love it!
Ceya21-Jun-2008 10:26
Lovely family portrait with wonderful light and composition! V
Marco Valk12-Jun-2008 07:46
A wonderful image. Love the expression on the cub's face. big vote
Birte Person14-May-2008 10:18
Beautiful shot, love the expression on the cubs face.V
Tom Heim04-Apr-2008 19:15
Adorable! Would love to know what's being said.
Great capture.
Guest 11-Mar-2008 06:02
Outstanding! Congratulations! ~V~
Guest 03-Mar-2008 23:27
Absolutely wonderful, great composition, nice backlighting, fabulous mood...V!
monil03-Mar-2008 17:27
wonderfull picture and good light.
Very impressive and the little bear is charming. v
Guest 03-Mar-2008 09:08
Lovely capture!!
Guest 01-Mar-2008 13:26
Unbelieavable! What a beautiful capture! Heart melting image! Great job Liz! *****V
jychamberland26-Feb-2008 02:03
Wow...stunning, lovely mama... Big vote.
Guy Dube26-Feb-2008 01:34
Nice shot Liz, good timing!V
Guest 23-Feb-2008 14:12
Stunning work
Sam X05-Feb-2008 03:17
amazing catch, just great "v"
Carole Stevens02-Feb-2008 19:45
Yep higher...bit more...yep thats it, you cant see your double chin anymore lol!
Carole Stevens02-Feb-2008 19:43
Just beautiful, an amazing moment to capture Liz, this must have been wonderful to photograph!
Guest 05-Jan-2008 15:17
I guess I'm not the only one who falls in love with this image! AMAZING capture... so sweet! voted!
Carol Rollins01-Nov-2007 12:46
Magnificent image Liz! The lighting and detail here are superb...and your compo is absolutely perfect. V.
Alex Foong25-Oct-2007 04:59
Sooo..expressive. Excellence back light. The only thing lacking is sound coming from the bears mouth."V"
Martha Albuquerque24-Oct-2007 00:29
WOnderful light and composition!!!!!
Pixel Shooter15-Sep-2007 15:42
Stunning, wonderful shot!! V
Robert Houde12-Sep-2007 03:11
ne of the best of grizz I have seen. V
Jeanne Dammarell06-Sep-2007 15:47
This is a terrific capture of the moment between the two. The expression is delightful. Great stuff! Vote
Tina of AZ 15-Aug-2007 08:53
What a great shot. If only tenagers would be so smart. lol
January Grey15-Aug-2007 04:28
Such a sweet shot! Love the backlight, and expressions! Outstanding work, Liz! V~
Tor14-Aug-2007 10:12
Fantastic expression. This is beautiful.
Dana Finchum13-Aug-2007 23:13
This is such an adorable image :-)
Frank Richter08-Aug-2007 12:57
Great shot great interaction between mom and cub
Ann Cleeves01-Aug-2007 00:31
How lovely....superb capture!
Guest 31-Jul-2007 14:47
LOL...Cute Capture.....Beautiful Work!! ~V~
Robbie D7019-Jul-2007 22:34
The lighting, composition and content all fantastic.
Guest 10-Jul-2007 02:56
Awesome capture and fabulous lighting. vote
Maxim Popykin02-Jul-2007 11:22
Herb 02-Jul-2007 03:40
Nice shot
sue anne01-Jul-2007 10:28
This is a great expressions caught between the two. V.
Guest 01-Jul-2007 02:50
Very cute, that was a tender moment caught in a photo. : )
Dawn Pando21-Jun-2007 21:54
This is a spectacular moment that you have captured. v
Guest 21-Jun-2007 21:26
Outstanding, the relationship is so cute and the background, color and light are wonderful. v.
Guest 21-Jun-2007 18:26
priceless shot! what expressions! Says it all about the mother-child relationship in any species
Guest 21-Jun-2007 15:41
Your work is outstanding! So beautifully captured. V
Jean-Luc Rollier21-Jun-2007 07:19
Extraordinaire! Excellente image! JL Vote
mathilda williams10-Jun-2007 20:13
wonderful light, wonderful capture.
southernshots9905-Jun-2007 07:31
This is precious. The expression on the little one's face is priceless. Outstanding shot!
silvia marmori03-Jun-2007 19:13
oh.. so tender!.. lovely expression and excellent light ! v
Yi Feng01-Jun-2007 02:12
Wonderful of this special moment! Hey look so cute especial the little one. Beautiful backlight! V
Vince28-May-2007 08:12
This is absolutely great photography work Liz. The lighting around mama bear and her baby makes this shot looks so stunning. The expression on the baby tells us that it is listening and learning from her mama. Love also to see a shot taken with a 600mm. I am very impressed with your work here. A BIG VOTE.
snootydog24-May-2007 18:07
I was happy to see this was shot with a 600mm lens. Its a brilliant piece of art
Lloyd & Sandy Spitalnik24-May-2007 16:12
Absolutely wonderful :-)
Rich Westfall17-May-2007 17:56
That is such a cool shot, Liz. What wonder on the little guy's face.
Aivar Mikko17-May-2007 17:25
Very lovely, gentle image! Nice light.
Diane Wu08-May-2007 07:54
This is a WINNER!!
henrywong05-May-2007 08:17
Big vote! Congr Liz!
Tim Rucci04-May-2007 17:07
Wow, Liz... what can I say? Beautiful shot! (V)
Bill Paige01-May-2007 18:41
HUman child or bear cub, the expression is the same. Great shot.
Andrew Vincent27-Apr-2007 11:09
Think this will bring in a vote a day, absolutely incredible! VOTE!
zyziza26-Apr-2007 19:18
:-))) V
Nestor Derkach26-Apr-2007 13:31
This is just perfect . Vote
Guest 24-Apr-2007 11:22
Excellent capture! Good work to capture this moment!
René Lortie22-Apr-2007 13:51
Absolutely lovely picture. What a catch. Excellent.
Stacy Jon Peterson05-Apr-2007 07:25
Gotta add my voice to the kudos on this shot! Very special!
John Cravatta29-Mar-2007 03:32
This picture is priceless
Richard Calmes26-Mar-2007 20:33
This is a truly amazing and wonderful image! Let me add my vote to the pile!
Guest 11-Mar-2007 03:43
Great title great catch. Lesson # 344 not well understood I guess. I don't believe that expression can be anything but universal. Super. V
Brian Baker01-Mar-2007 19:10
Well captured, a very special moment.
Janet Forjan-Freedman22-Feb-2007 14:33
What a warm and tender capture and also my favourite! Janet
Simon Chandler22-Feb-2007 04:13
This is really excellent. I mean excellent! Beautiful composition. Beautiful expression of the objects. Beautiful lighting. Beautiful tone. I am wordless.
Jean D14-Feb-2007 21:35
A superb image with fantastic back lighting and great DOF. Well done Liz! A big vote.
Guest 08-Feb-2007 20:30
What a touching photo....Beautiful Liz !
martyn george (Hedonic3000)27-Jan-2007 21:33
This is a superb image, fabulous light.V
Guest 20-Jan-2007 11:12
Others have said it before ne, but I have to join in: This is a lovely scene! So happy you had the chance to capture this and share it with us. vote
Gerard Koehl18-Jan-2007 19:47
Fantastique... Vote
Bryan Ramsay15-Jan-2007 04:30
Gorgeous baklight on a touching scene! -BJ V.
Ali Majdfar09-Jan-2007 12:12
So lovely! GMV
Cheryl Klym-Edwards24-Dec-2006 15:37
Incredible shot!
Pitsaman09-Dec-2006 23:08
Great caption and scene - vote ;-)
Rob & Amy Lavoie05-Dec-2006 03:18
What a great moment you captured here
Yves Rubin18-Nov-2006 07:19
This is outstanding! What a beautiful expression of attention and love!
shatterbug16-Nov-2006 05:39
Superb...expressions are amazing!
carol j. phipps28-Oct-2006 01:24
How'd I miss this! Vote.
Robert Peszek03-Oct-2006 02:50
Just love it! great picture, my vote
Guest 28-Sep-2006 19:20
A magic moment.. and a beautiful gallery.
Guest 20-Sep-2006 14:55
olivier bruning13-Sep-2006 21:06
Iain M Norman06-Sep-2006 21:33
What can I say that hasn't been said. Best shot here without a doubt, also the thumbnail that drew me into the whole gallery. Absolutely stunning.
Gary Coffman08-Aug-2006 03:52
What a terrific photograph . . . a classic!
Guest 07-Aug-2006 11:06
Exceptional photographer!
Wonderful shots!
Carla Soto
purpod06-Aug-2006 05:19
Exquisite capture ~ Wonderful lighting, details & content ~ ^5 to you!!
roberta04-Aug-2006 05:30
Guest 03-Aug-2006 14:36
Outstanding capture! Voted!
Piotr Sobolewski02-Aug-2006 18:46
lovely, great shot, voted
Guest 02-Aug-2006 02:45
awesome shot Liz....!
Lynda Reneau01-Aug-2006 21:59
this is an awesome shot!
QUERIDO31-Jul-2006 11:55
you make me dream!V
Guest 21-Jul-2006 15:05
OMG this is so cute. I love it.
Bob Foisel19-Jul-2006 19:35
Perfect backlighting to show the griz in grizzley, Just an adorable capture and caption. V.
Tim Rucci19-Jul-2006 17:08
Great shot, Liz. I love it!
Menno Alberts19-Jul-2006 08:45
Excellent image! I envy your ability to have been there and to shoot this magnificent shot! ;-) -Menno
Katie Chew18-Jul-2006 12:49
Excellent capture!
Guest 18-Jul-2006 12:48
I like the lighting.

Cute !
Yves Rubin18-Jul-2006 05:40
Superb catch, the cubb's expression is priceless!
Photo Club Pavillonnais17-Jul-2006 21:27
Is this the next story of "The bear" movie by Jean-Jacques Annaud ? Very expressive and human !
Jean-Rene A.
Guest 17-Jul-2006 16:43
Beautiful. I love the expression on the baby's face and the backlighting is perfect.
Digipets17-Jul-2006 04:09
Very cute. Looks like the cub is really listening.
Guest 17-Jul-2006 01:17
Wonderful image.
carabias17-Jul-2006 00:07
In my opinion this is the second photographic jewel. Votada.
littleheifer16-Jul-2006 21:47
Stunning! Beautiful lighting and a perfect moment captured.
Guest 16-Jul-2006 18:42
What can I say, lovely.
Digital Nuts16-Jul-2006 16:20
Great pose and the backlighting is terrific!
Carrie16-Jul-2006 14:48
Stunning! Great lighting as well.
Guest 16-Jul-2006 14:29
Oh, Wow, this is a wonderful capture! The little baby's expression is wonderful.
Guest 16-Jul-2006 14:13
Fantastic capture!!
pemkid16-Jul-2006 13:29
Wow, OOF all around & the back lighting are wonderful.
The bears expressions give them personality!
Sue Weisensel16-Jul-2006 12:35
So cute! The little one almost looks like a teddy bear.
Sue W.
Antje Schulte14-Jul-2006 09:24
Oh my, this must be the most adorable bear pic I've ever seen!
Guest 11-Jul-2006 22:36
One of the best grizzly shots I've seen! Great work here...voted
Karen Moen11-Jul-2006 07:14
This is my favorite of your bear pictures. The wonderful intereaction and lovely lighting. Voted.
BSPN KennyMac07-Jul-2006 12:01
absolutely wonderful shot!
Guest 06-Jul-2006 20:46
This is wonderful Liz! Love the composition and the story it tells.
Guest 05-Jul-2006 23:52
Fantastic shot, I really love everything about it!
tomandlinda05-Jul-2006 21:22
Excellent! We were there that afternoon, we just did not have the glass. GMV
snootydog05-Jul-2006 19:59
Nature photography doesn't get much better than this. Wonderful.
Sheila Smart04-Jul-2006 23:51
Brill, absolutely brilliant.
Sheila Smart
Sue Robertson03-Jul-2006 21:31
Oh yes this is excellent. v
Guest 03-Jul-2006 13:24
just amazing. excellent capture of the communication between mother and cub
Olaf Herrig03-Jul-2006 09:16
Fantastic photo shot!
Guest 02-Jul-2006 14:47
I was going to comment, but everything has been said! One of my favorites from this gallery.
Lori B.02-Jul-2006 02:50
Fabulous lighting and great subjects caught at the right moment. Congratulations on a fantastic shot!
De'Carr Studio01-Jul-2006 14:33
Just perfect!! Vote
Guest 30-Jun-2006 19:56
What a wonderful is this one, I really like the way how the little bear looks...a perfect photo...thanks for this one.
Guest 30-Jun-2006 11:37
the expression of both faces and 'the conversation' between them is so beautiufl and tender.. lovely light too.
Kim Messmer30-Jun-2006 06:07
Got my vote, too, Liz. The expressions are wonderful as is the lighting. Definitely a job well done. It makes me want to go back to Yellowstone again. It's been far too long since I last visited. (But I think I want a lens like yours before I go back... Love how it blows out the background). beautiful!
Guest 30-Jun-2006 05:05
Oh Liz, what an awesome, awesome capture!! Love the expression on
the cub's face while mum tells him a story, LOL!!!
Joe Lasker30-Jun-2006 02:24
That's such a precious capture! Well done.
Rick30-Jun-2006 02:05
Guest 29-Jun-2006 22:55
What A Capture!!!
Guest 29-Jun-2006 05:52
Love the back lighting, especially on Mama Bear.
chao, Gina
Rev. Kelly Todd29-Jun-2006 02:46
Excellent image!
Bryan Ramsay29-Jun-2006 02:39
Liz, this is very nice shot, I really like wildlife shots where there is some interaction between the animals! -BJ
Guest 29-Jun-2006 02:07
Just gorgeous...
Guest 28-Jun-2006 23:41
Nice work :O)
Guest 28-Jun-2006 23:41
That is a great photo. Love it.
John Lehman28-Jun-2006 22:14
That's a WOW!
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography28-Jun-2006 20:45
Great shot, Vote :)
Jay Levin28-Jun-2006 18:50
Great shot. Belongs in National Geographic. Big V
Sharon Rogers28-Jun-2006 18:03
That's delightful! Love the backlight. v>
Beverly Wickersham28-Jun-2006 13:41
Outstanding. The look on the cub's face is priceless. Great backlighting also. GMV
Herb 28-Jun-2006 13:12
Great shot and light, V
Guest 28-Jun-2006 12:37
Ant the young'un is saying " I didn't do it ".
Great photo.... very unusual to be able to get such a shot
Renee Lockett28-Jun-2006 12:02
Delightful, fabulous capture, Liz! Belongs on a postcard. :) GMV! :)
Donna Pownall28-Jun-2006 11:37
Wow Spectacular image.
Ron Asp28-Jun-2006 09:33
Liz..excellent, one powerful animal, great expressions, I was just out to Yellowstone and only saw one and it was a mile away, thank goodness for the 600 L..Ron
Guest 28-Jun-2006 08:27
A beautifully captured moment. V.
Jannik Lindquist28-Jun-2006 08:18
Great shot!
lou_rozensteins28-Jun-2006 07:37
Beautiful details and backlighting. You have caught wonderful expressions too!
tomsview28-Jun-2006 06:57
Nice shot!
Pitsaman28-Jun-2006 06:33
Great capture,vote !