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Jumping Spider

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Jumping Spider
Jumping Spider
This is a face only a mother could love! I was able to capture this one in my flower garden yesterday. Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 100 mm L macro lens, KX-800 twin flash with homemade diffuser, handheld at f13, 1/180, ISO 320.
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Nadine A. Lewis
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    GREAT detail and capture!!!!


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5/15/2018 8:34:30 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Outstanding focus and details.


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5/15/2018 11:16:08 AM

 
Shirley D. Freeman
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Thank you, Tammy. <><


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5/15/2018 11:19:23 AM

 
Gord MacEachern
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Awe-inspiring macro Shirley, winner in my book!!


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5/15/2018 12:03:55 PM

 
Shirley D. Freeman
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Thank you, Gord, that is very kind of you to say. <><


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5/15/2018 12:18:39 PM

 
John R. Koepfer
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Your macro work is incredible Shirley and this is no exception, agree with gord, a winner!!


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5/15/2018 4:47:17 PM

 
Shirley D. Freeman
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Thank you so much, John. Very kind of you to say that. <><


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5/15/2018 5:10:40 PM

 
Micky Cleveland
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Another great Capture!


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5/16/2018 5:10:53 AM

 
Shirley D. Freeman
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Thank you, Micky. <><


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5/16/2018 5:18:36 AM

 
Nancy L. Green
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Oh my gosh!! Please on't jump on me!! AWESOME macro Shirley!! <><


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5/16/2018 9:17:58 AM

 
Shirley D. Freeman
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Thank you, Nancy. They are pretty much harmless, but if you should get bit by one, it only causes some discomfort and itching for a day or so, from what I have read about the Bold Jumping Spider, and they are quite helpful to the environment as well. This is a female, from what I understand. <><


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5/16/2018 9:31:04 AM

 
John Benway
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Beautiful capture Shirley, amazing detail.


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5/16/2018 9:39:31 AM

 
Shirley D. Freeman
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Thank you, John. <><


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5/16/2018 9:46:54 AM

 
Rudi Reiner
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What a great MT macro shot!


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5/16/2018 9:43:14 PM

 
Shirley D. Freeman
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Thank you, Rudi. <><


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5/17/2018 5:28:00 AM

 
Chuck Green
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She must be a mom, with eyes all around! Amazing shot, Shirley! <><


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5/17/2018 3:20:36 PM

 
Shirley D. Freeman
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Thank you, Chuck. <><


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5/17/2018 5:34:50 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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Wow, Shirley!! This is just amazing! I love it! Outstanding work!


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5/17/2018 6:59:22 PM

 
Shirley D. Freeman
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Thank you, Terry, I appreciate that. <><


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5/18/2018 5:24:08 AM

 
Janet Daniel
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Super awesome, Shirley!


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5/18/2018 5:38:30 AM

 
Shirley D. Freeman
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Thank you, Janet. <><


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5/18/2018 6:08:38 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Fantastic macro, Shirley. I think hes cute.


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5/18/2018 6:11:42 PM

 
Shirley D. Freeman
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Thank you, Leslie. He is cute in a way. I am always amazed of the detail in these little creatures, and remember that God spoke them into being! <><


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5/19/2018 5:25:29 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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I would be thrilled to capture a shot like this, Shirley! Phenomenal macro shot in every way!


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5/20/2018 9:26:28 AM

 
Shirley D. Freeman
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Wow, thank you, Patrick. That is quite a compliment. <><


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5/20/2018 10:06:14 AM

 
Val Feldman
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I love her! From her zebra-like striped body to her iridescent "thingies" (forgive my lack of spider anatomy!:), to her big, black eyes...and the excellent detail...just wonderful, Shirley!


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5/24/2018 1:39:43 PM

 
Shirley D. Freeman
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Thank you, Val. The iridescent "thingies" (I like that) are her jaws, known as chelicerae (but don't ask me how you pronounce it). I appreciate your viewing and your wonderful comment. <><


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5/24/2018 2:42:52 PM

 
Ed Lauderdale
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Well, what am I suppose to say?! Ok, I'll say it - WOW!!!!! Gotta love it and we should see this again! Beautifully done, Shirley!


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6/6/2018 10:13:25 AM

 
Shirley D. Freeman
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Thank you, Ed, that is very kind of you. <><


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6/6/2018 10:19:13 AM

 
Janet Daniel
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Congratulations on your spectacular finalist, Shirley!


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6/30/2018 7:17:46 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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I remember this well, Shirley. Congrats on this wonderful finalist!


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6/30/2018 7:32:05 AM

 
Ed Lauderdale
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Congratulations, Shirley!!!


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6/30/2018 7:44:03 AM

 
Shirley D. Freeman
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Thank you, Janet, Paddy and Ed. I appreciate that. Been out of town and just got home. <><


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6/30/2018 12:08:22 PM

 
Candace M. Cleveland
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Congratulations Shirley, Had a feeling this was a winner. Love it!


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6/30/2018 12:36:52 PM

 
Jeff Robinson
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Congrats Shirley - This is Great!!


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6/30/2018 12:44:07 PM

 
Janet Daniel
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Congrats on your 1st Place Win, Shirley!


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6/30/2018 1:52:12 PM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Congrats on your awesome First place win.


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6/30/2018 1:52:36 PM

 
Shirley D. Freeman
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Thank you, Candace, Jeff, Janet and Tammy. <><


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6/30/2018 2:08:53 PM

 
RC  Fritz
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Congrats on your Win!!


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6/30/2018 2:17:46 PM

 
Cary Rogers
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Super Congrats on this well-deserved First Place Winner, Shirley!


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6/30/2018 2:28:21 PM

 
Shirley D. Freeman
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Thank you, RC and Cary. <><


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6/30/2018 2:38:31 PM

 
MARLON IGNACIO
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Awesome details. Congratulations on your First Place win, Shirley!


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6/30/2018 2:59:25 PM

 
Jacquie Palazzolo
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Well done! Love the POV, light, color, and comp. Congratulations on your win!


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6/30/2018 3:08:32 PM

 
Shirley D. Freeman
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Thank you, Marlon and Jacquie. <><


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6/30/2018 3:10:25 PM

 
Ed Lauderdale
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WOW, Shirley!! A fantastic First!! Congratulations!


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6/30/2018 4:05:24 PM

 
Shirley D. Freeman
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Thank you, Ed. <><


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6/30/2018 4:17:26 PM

 
John R. Koepfer
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Skillful capture and first place winner Shirley, huge congratulations!!


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6/30/2018 4:39:03 PM

 
Shirley D. Freeman
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Thank you, John. <><


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6/30/2018 4:47:13 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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Huge congrats on your fantastic First Place win, Shirley!!


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6/30/2018 4:58:02 PM

 
Teresa L. Brooks
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Congratulations on your amazing first place win.


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7/1/2018 5:06:20 AM

 
Shirley D. Freeman
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Thank you, Terry and Teresa. <><


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7/1/2018 5:31:44 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Congrats on your Gold Medal Winner, Shirley!


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7/1/2018 8:15:14 AM

 
Shirley D. Freeman
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Thank you, Paddy. <><


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7/1/2018 10:02:03 AM

 
Carlton Ward
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Love this - Congratulations Shirley


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7/1/2018 11:41:05 AM

 
Shirley D. Freeman
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Thank you, Carlton. <><


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7/1/2018 11:55:34 AM

 
Val Feldman
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I'm so happy to see "her" back, Shirley and happier still, to see well-earned and well-deserved Gold attached to this incredible critter capture of yours. Warmest congrats on your First Place Gold Winner, Shirley!


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7/1/2018 1:10:22 PM

 
Shirley D. Freeman
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Thank you, Val, that is very kind of you. <><


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7/1/2018 4:15:30 PM

 
Kerby Pfrangle
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Great details in this spider....Congratulations


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7/1/2018 5:39:34 PM

 
Shirley D. Freeman
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Thank you, Kerby. <><


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7/1/2018 6:48:01 PM

 
Gail Sullivan
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Congrats, Shirley!


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7/2/2018 3:10:44 AM

 
Shirley D. Freeman
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Thank you, Gail. <><


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7/2/2018 5:14:12 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Congrats on First Place Gold, Shirley.


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7/2/2018 3:15:05 PM

 
Shirley D. Freeman
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Thank you, Emile. <><


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7/2/2018 3:41:28 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Congrats on your wonderful winner, Shirley!


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7/4/2018 7:19:13 AM

 
Shirley D. Freeman
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Thank you, Claudia. <><


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7/4/2018 7:47:22 AM

 
Oscar J. Pung
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Excellent spider macro Shirley. The detailed, angular look of the spider inside the soft curl of the leaf is a wonderful contrast.


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7/6/2018 1:33:47 PM

 
Shirley D. Freeman
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Thank you, Oscar. <><


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7/6/2018 2:22:59 PM

 
Ann H. Belus
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Congrats on your 1st place winner, Shirley!


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7/6/2018 6:58:38 PM

 
Shirley D. Freeman
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Thank you, Ann. <><


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7/7/2018 5:36:24 AM

 
Jill Odice
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Wow, that is some amazing detail! A big congrats on your winning image!


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11/8/2018 11:17:28 AM

 
Shirley D. Freeman
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Thank you, Jill. <><


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11/8/2018 11:23:37 AM

 
Kenneth Young
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You captured it beautifully! First Place all the way!


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Kenneth Young
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You captured it beautifully! First Place all the way!


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Kenneth Young
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You captured it beautifully! First Place all the way!


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Kenneth Young
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You captured it beautifully! First Place all the way!


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Kenneth Young
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You captured it beautifully! First Place all the way!


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Kenneth Young
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You captured it beautifully! First Place all the way!


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Kenneth Young
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You captured it beautifully! First Place all the way!


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Kenneth Young
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You captured it beautifully! First Place all the way!


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Kenneth Young
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You captured it beautifully! First Place all the way!


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1/28/2019 8:48:59 PM

 
Shirley D. Freeman
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Thank you, Ken. Much appreciated. <><


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