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October 2015 EPs, SFs, Finalists


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10/2/2015 3:15:24 AM

 
Harriet Feagin
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  Thought I would put in my 2 cents early. I am seeing some wonderful shots this month, especially in the Monthly Theme category!


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10/5/2015 7:30:45 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  Guess I should enter something, so I'll have something to talk, or whine, about... :-)


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10/5/2015 7:40:46 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  Here I sit, broken hearted. Paid a quarter, and, only farted.... Going thru my normal yearly fall slump.


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10/9/2015 7:30:34 PM

 
Teresa A. Burnett
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  LOL!! And I was thinking it was pretty quiet around here. You gave me a good laugh Bob!! Brought me out of my fall slump for a few minutes at least.


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10/9/2015 9:42:34 PM

 
Ed Lauderdale
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  Well, all I gotta Bob is that if it only cost you a quarter you live in another and place! I'm kinda in a slump too, but we'll all get over it.


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10/13/2015 9:48:07 AM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  I think Jim M. has left the building! :-)


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10/14/2015 2:31:05 PM

 
Ed Lauderdale
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  Let's try this again. Well, all I gotta say,Bob, is that if it only cost you a quarter you live in another time and place! I'm kinda in a slump too, but we'll all get over it.


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10/14/2015 3:14:48 PM

 
Dayna Cain
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  The "slump" must be contagious. I have it too. Lol


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10/14/2015 5:29:34 PM

 
Cindy Koller   Guys, I prefer to think of it as a judging slump. I'm quite happy with my work. I just took 2nd place in a wildlife competition with approx 2500 competitors, so, I must be doing something right.


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10/15/2015 11:33:10 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  Big congratulations to you, Cindy..... :-)


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10/16/2015 6:19:46 AM

 
Cindy Koller   Thanks Bob. It made me actually feel like the wildlife photographer I've worked so long to be. But big thanks to my mentor Gary Moss and wildlife photographers Art Wolfe, Frans Lanting, and Shem Campion, who I have both travelled with and taken workshops with, who have provided me with inspiration, as well as amazing on location instruction and tips.


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10/18/2015 2:37:16 PM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  EP's for Oct. have started! :-)

Autumn is Upon Us
10/5/2015
Monthly Theme


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10/19/2015 7:29:06 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Yes, they have started showing up. I got one each for Oct 3, 4 and 5th.

UB.


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10/19/2015 8:26:39 PM

 
Cindy Koller   You are right. I'm 4 for 4 so far, this early. Yahoo! Could things be returning to normal around here?


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10/19/2015 10:52:02 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  Normal BP? Isn't that one of those oxymorons? hahahaha.....We love you, Jim!


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10/20/2015 9:24:52 AM

 
Cindy Koller   Hey Bob C., can I convince you to come with Scott's trip to the South of France in mid April to shoot the Horses of Camargue? I believe there is still a few spots left. Nine sessions with the horses and their trainers and additionally time at the bird sanctuary where those amazing wild flamingos roam.


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10/20/2015 10:23:03 AM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  Coming to Life
10/7/15
Details and Close Up


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10/20/2015 12:59:27 PM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  10/1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11. Jackpot.


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10/20/2015 2:54:56 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  Way to go, Usman, Cindy, and Brat!! I have one EP for October.....of course, I only entered one in the first half.

No, Cindy, I hate flying...if I could drive there, I'd consider it......I'm looking at another Palouse workshop for 2016 with some lady who's name I can't remember at the moment.


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10/20/2015 2:55:43 PM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  2 more, 10/12 and 10/13
Congrats to all of you with EP's this month! :-)


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10/20/2015 4:16:32 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Wow, the judges seem to have a generosity fever....all new entries got an EP till the October 15. Feels nice.

UB.


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10/20/2015 8:54:58 PM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  I picked up the rest of them through the 15th, also. Generosity abounds!


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10/21/2015 4:40:34 AM

 
Joanne E. Bohenstengel
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  Happy with the EP's. 9 for 15. I feel very happy.


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10/21/2015 6:37:12 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  Great job, Carolyn, and Joanne!!!
I'm up to 3 out of 4 so far.... gotta get a bit of motivation going... :-)


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10/21/2015 12:49:19 PM

 
Lola M.
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  I have entered one photo each day so far this month and have picked up an EP on all but one through the 19th!


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10/21/2015 1:00:12 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  All but one for me too - uptil Oct 20.

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10/21/2015 8:25:18 PM

 
Harriet Feagin
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  I have entered just about every day and all but two have an EP. It's a fun month.


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10/22/2015 12:31:59 PM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  I'm up to 7 EP's out of 9 images! :-)


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10/22/2015 7:03:15 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Oct 21, 22 and 23rd with an EP now.

UB.


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10/25/2015 10:40:18 PM

 
Jill Odice
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  Got 12 out of 16 so far! Wow is there a lot of gorgeous Fall Color images posted! I am really enjoying seeing all that color!


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10/26/2015 10:13:03 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  I was doing great too, until the last couple of days. Only 1 of the last 4. Booooooo.


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10/26/2015 1:04:48 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Got two more for Oct 24 and 25. That is fast!

UB.


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10/26/2015 8:28:40 PM

 
Joanne E. Bohenstengel
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  dead in the water the last few days.


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10/27/2015 10:39:02 AM

 
Lola M.
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Yellow Marigold
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Just got one for the 26th.


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10/27/2015 11:54:40 AM

 
Cindy Koller   Bob, I fell hopelessly in love with the Palouse. I had someone tell me that he had gone on a workshop there and was ready to go home in a day, he was zooo bored. I could have stayed a month. Of course some sleep and food would have been nice. [lol]

FYI, saw Art Wolfe's photos from mid August, and it looks like a completely different place. All browns.


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10/27/2015 12:45:27 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Yep, one for the 26th. Like when they are up to speed.

UB.


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10/27/2015 7:03:05 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Another EP for the 27th. With the speed they are going at, I think we'll see October winners by the end of first week of November. Well that would be some change, a welcome change :)

UB.


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10/28/2015 8:41:19 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  Looks like Usman is rollin' uphill.... :-) Way to go!


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10/28/2015 8:45:20 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Well Thanks Bob, I am sure many among us are also seeing this generous dispatch of EPs this month, but somehow, I am finding myself reporting here more :)


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10/28/2015 8:52:56 PM

 
Sharon Sawyer
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  Tag. Long time no see my friends. Hope to be back on a regular basis again. Congratulations to all the winners in the past months and looking forward to seeing what October & November has to bring.


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10/29/2015 8:14:51 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  EP for October 28 now. I am feeling lonely .........where is everyone gone.....this thread needs some action!

UB.


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10/29/2015 9:52:59 PM

 
Susan Williams
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Here's my hopeful for October. Best of luck to everyone!


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10/30/2015 12:24:47 AM

 
Joanne E. Bohenstengel
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   The Painted Rose
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I am adding two hopefuls for October.


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10/30/2015 4:09:05 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  The cool trend continues. Got one for Oct 29 :)
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10/30/2015 7:39:34 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  Way to go, Usman!!! Maybe you'll sweep the gold for this month... :-)


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10/30/2015 7:51:28 PM

 
Cindy Koller  
 
 
Sorry, Usman I just sat back to let them roll in. Looks like BP has bent over backwards this month. Most of mine got EP's as well, except for a very few.

My hopefuls for this month:


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10/30/2015 8:42:26 PM

 
Cindy Koller  
 
 
My hopeful for this month is:


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10/30/2015 8:50:12 PM

 
Cindy Koller  
 
 
My hopeful for this month is:


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10/30/2015 8:53:21 PM

 
David L. Godwin
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Here is my top choice for the October monthly contest.


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11/1/2015 6:41:23 PM

 
Cindy Koller  
 
 
© Cindy Koller
Nikon D800 Digital...
 
  before lens change to wide angle (2)
before lens change to wide angle (2)
© Cindy Koller
Nikon D800 Digital...
 
  before lens change to wide angle 3)
before lens change to wide angle 3)
© Cindy Koller
Nikon D800 Digital...
 
  kiss
kiss
© Cindy Koller
Nikon D800 Digital...
 
  he's really heavy
he's really heavy
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Nikon D800 Digital...
 
 
I got some responses to my elephant seal that made me think that these photos of me taken by some others that were with me when I got this photo had taken during what had been one of the most memorable photo shoots of my lifetime. I believe these photos were taken by 3 different photographers during about an hour time period.

Hopefully I can upload them with no issues.


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11/1/2015 6:41:40 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  Thank you, thank you, thank you, Cindy, for sharing these images of your wonderful time with these seals through the eyes of others... :-) A moment to be treasured!


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11/1/2015 7:17:27 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Wow, Cindy, that must have been an incredible experience. Thanks for sharing!

UB.


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11/1/2015 7:20:41 PM

 
Susan Williams
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  Wow, Cindy. I really admire your dogged determination and bravery with a rather strange creature. I know you can run faster if he lets you up. ;) Thanks for sharing a wonderful and memorable experience.


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11/1/2015 7:38:45 PM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  Super fun, Cindy. I can't imagine how wonderful that was for you.


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11/2/2015 4:25:17 AM

 
Jim Miotke
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  Hi friends,

A new theme for December has been posted!

Themes page

Have fun photographing friends and family for November and the new theme for December.

Great photos for October!

Jim


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11/2/2015 2:22:17 PM

 
Cindy Koller   Guys,
Truth was that I was more afraid of our keepers (the staff from the ship who was watching out for us and actually watching our every move to make sure we did break any rules. I knew he was not all that happy with me, but he did not stop me. The only animal that we were afraid of, and were given a lecture regarding how to handle them were male fur seals. They are very territorial, and it never got easier to maneuver around them.


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11/2/2015 5:07:16 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Got one for the 31st but my 30th was skipped. So two skipped from the new images I submitted for the Month. Good luck to all in the Oct contest.
UB.


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11/2/2015 6:45:21 PM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  My last 4 images for Oct were skipped but I already have one for Nov!


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11/2/2015 8:21:20 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  Good girl ^ .. :-)


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11/2/2015 8:27:49 PM

 
Debbie Bray
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  Wow Cindy, those pics of you with the seal are absolutely amazing!


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11/3/2015 2:18:07 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  I was hoping they would do a second run through. I got almost nothing the second half of the month after getting almost everything the first half. Huh???


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11/3/2015 10:16:23 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  Got one this morning for the 29th......must be a 2nd pass?


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11/3/2015 11:26:41 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  Thank you BP.. Got some more.


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11/3/2015 12:31:10 PM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  I got one more as well!


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11/3/2015 2:26:06 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  8 out of 10 for me.........If BP wants to give me the last 2, I'll be good with that... :-)


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11/3/2015 3:06:39 PM

 
Cindy Koller   Got one for the 31st. I need to check to see if any that were passed up got picked up.


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11/4/2015 7:01:10 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  I just started the October Countdown Thread.
Jump on board...

http://www.betterphoto.com/forms/QnaDetail.asp?threadID=38874&inputID=200195


Errick


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11/4/2015 9:18:43 PM

 
Jill Odice
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  19 EPs out of 21 posted :-) Happy Camper :-)


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11/8/2015 12:38:12 PM

 
G. Margaret Hennes
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3 SF,s out of 9 entries for October. I am really pleased.
Good luck to all !


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11/28/2015 3:34:09 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  Good luck to all in the Finalist/gold rounds... :-)


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11/28/2015 7:21:26 PM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  Mr. Bob, I got one staff favorite also! :-)


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11/28/2015 8:48:27 PM

 
Bill Johnson
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  Good luck to all in the finalist and winner rounds.


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11/28/2015 10:30:05 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Yeah. Good luck to all.


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11/28/2015 10:31:12 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  Good job, Puddin', best of luck... :-)


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11/29/2015 6:48:35 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  2 of my 4 Staff Faves got Finalist tags. Good luck to all.


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11/29/2015 7:48:52 AM

 
Bill Johnson
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  Finalists are out and posted. Congrats to all who received them. Best of luck in the Gold round!!


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11/29/2015 8:31:20 AM

 
Betty Ann Kelly
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  Congrats to all the finalists and winners! I got one staff favorite and for that I am grateful but of course I wished it was a winner. Oh well. :)


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