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Errick L. Cameron
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June Countdown Thread


Welcome to the June Countdown Thread.

I don't know about you but I have been enjoying the new monthly themes.

Now is the time to share one or two of your favorite photos from last month. There are so many fabulous photo posted on BP. So many very inspiring works of time and talent. I like this thread because its purpose is for each of us to show case your individual photo that you believe is your best or that you feel is most representative of your inner self. So... let's see your personal best!
*If you are a regular here you know what to do.
**If you are new to this thread, take some time to read our helpful hints below and join in the fun.
*** If you found yourself here because you are lost.... Hmmm.., Don't worry, this is not the Hotel California, you can escape!
Some helpful hints for attaching photos into a BP Forum Thread, if you're unfamiliar with the process:
1) Sign into BP. IF YOU HAVEN'T entered the Contest for today, you can use the "Photo ID" method to pull an existing image (from your Member Center) into your reply here.
a. Jot down the PhotoID # of the photo you wish to share. To determine your PhotoID, go to the little Pancakes icon, then click “My Photos”, then “Manage/Enter.” The PhotoID is right below the number.
b. Go to the Countdown Contest thread. Click “Respond” at the bottom of the page.
c. Type in whatever you wish; e.g., “Here’s my Fav image for the month.”
d. Click the “Select” button below the text input box, and select “1.” Toggle on “Notify” box if you wish to be notified. Click “Submit.”
e. The Image Uploader appears. On the right-hand side, you’ll see an input box for the PhotoID (from step 1a). Type it in then click “submit your photo.” Then, return to the forum thread and you’ll see your photo.
2) IF YOU HAVE ALREADY entered the Contest for today, you can't use the Photo ID method *today*. Either wait until tomorrow to reply here first, or upload a copy of the image (from your PC) and attach to this thread. This produces a duplicate image in your Member Center; however, you don't have to make that duplicate visible in your Gallery.
3) If you're uploading a duplicate, I suggest titling it "For Forum" so it stands out in your Member Center, for easier housecleaning later on. This can also help nudge BP viewers to go find the original image in your gallery, if they want to leave a comment. Likewise, if you want to add a comment to a photo seen here, first try to tell if it is a duplicate upload. As a courtesy, try to find the original image in the member's gallery and leave your comment there instead of on the duplicate... which may one day be deleted.
Errick


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7/13/2018 8:35:49 PM

 
Cary Rogers
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  (guten tag!)


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7/13/2018 9:03:15 PM

 
Martha R. Mazon
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Notebook
Notebook
Demonstrating Line Symmetry with a close-up of a small notebook.

Diagonals
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Thanks for hosting, Erickk!

Here's my pick for June. I shot this for a separate theme challenge, where the theme was "Line Symmetry". It may not be what Jim was thinking of for "Line Leading the Eye", but I thought I'd give it a shot in that category.


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7/15/2018 7:43:35 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Spokes and Sweat 2
Spokes and Sweat 2
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This is one of my favorites. I like the racers glance back over his shoulder and the feel of competition.


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7/15/2018 7:57:51 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  My next fav.


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7/15/2018 8:11:35 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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forgot the post!!!


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7/15/2018 8:12:10 PM

 
Ed Lauderdale
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Pink Power
Pink Power
One of Paw Paw's sweethearts!
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Looks like some great stuff coming out this month. Well, here's Paw Paw's favorite. Wonder why?


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7/16/2018 6:10:45 AM

 
Jacquie Palazzolo
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Teal And Tan
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Here's one of my faves for June from the wide angle category.


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7/16/2018 6:52:45 AM

 
Sherran Andersen
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Blue Poppy
Blue Poppy
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Here are 2...


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7/16/2018 9:56:45 PM

 
Sherran Andersen
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Percy
Percy
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My second one...


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7/16/2018 9:58:58 PM

 
Carrie Pichler  
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Columbia River
Columbia River
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Here are my two favorites.


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7/17/2018 8:25:28 AM

 
Carrie Pichler  
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Pre Wedding Tears
Pre Wedding Tears
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And second....


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7/17/2018 8:26:33 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   The Road to a Friend's House...
The Road to a Friend's House...
.... is never far.
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Wollongong Sunrise
Wollongong Sunrise
The oncoming surf was just centimeters away from touching the fish-eye lens as was the sand on the Wollongong Beach in NSW, Australia. The Wollongong light house is barely visible on the far right corner.
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Here are my two faves. One new one resub. Good luck all!


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7/18/2018 12:45:55 AM

 
Dayna Cain
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Waylon's Ride
Waylon's Ride
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My fave from June for the Man Made category (classic cars) theme. Good luck everyone!


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7/19/2018 6:36:42 AM

 
Cary Rogers
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Frilly Tulip
Frilly Tulip
taken in a friend's garden. f/5.6, 1/160 sec, 6.0mm, ISO-64. BG changed
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Gato the "Fur-Beast"
Gato the "Fur-Beast"
f/4.5, 1/60 sec, 21.1mm, ISO-64. Entered: 6/29/2018
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Here are 2 of my favs from June...


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7/19/2018 12:00:39 PM

 
Janet Poczwa
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Solid Foundations
Solid Foundations
The buttress roots of a rainforest tree, in the Joalah Section of Tamborine National Park, Mount Tamborine.
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Mine for June.


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7/20/2018 12:57:27 AM

 
Jill Odice
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Lemonade
Lemonade
Nice and cold on a hot summer day :-) 06/30/28. Category: Catch-All
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Vasquez Rocks ( for Forum)
Vasquez Rocks ( for Forum)
Nature Landscape category
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My 2 favs for June...


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7/23/2018 9:53:01 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Two of my favorites from June, both from St. Augustine. One has an EP (the street scene) and one doesn't (the staircase). That surprised me because I thought it was perfect for the line leading the eye category.


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7/24/2018 5:15:12 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   The City Gates
The City Gates
The view is of St. George Street through the remains of the city gates of the oldest city in the United States, St. Augustine, Florida. The gates were once part of fortifications that surrounded the town and protected it. Historically important St. George Street is closed to traffic and is a draw for visitors to the old section of the city.

Category: Unique and Interesting Places (travel/place)
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Two of my favorites from June, both from St. Augustine. One has an EP (the street scene) and one doesn't (the staircase). That surprised me because I thought it was perfect for the line leading the eye category.


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7/24/2018 5:16:53 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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  Staircase
Staircase
Category: Line Leading the Eye (elements of design)
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And the second one.


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7/24/2018 5:17:55 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  A well composed image Martha. wish you well in the next round.


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7/24/2018 2:18:34 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Ed - In a shot like this is where I think selective color works best. I know this must be a special photo for you!


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7/24/2018 2:20:45 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  A real winner for a wide angle Jacquie. It would also work in this months "S" Theme. Like this amazing point of view.


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7/24/2018 2:24:23 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Your blue poppy is beautiful Sherran. Exquisite detail!


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7/24/2018 2:26:55 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Percy needs a hug and I bet I am not the only one thinking so!


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7/24/2018 2:27:52 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Beautiful lighting and glowing reflection of the Columbia River Carrie. Love this one!


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7/24/2018 2:29:53 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Pre Wedding tears also has nice lighting. Strong emotional impact! Good Luck Carrie!


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7/24/2018 2:31:29 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  The Road to a Friend's House has that strong leading line that holds our eye into the photo. Well done Usman. Fabulous composition!


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7/24/2018 2:35:21 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Wollongong Sunrise is a hit for me! Like everything about it!


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7/24/2018 2:36:42 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Dayna - Striking the vibrate red and green makes this image very eye catching. I think that it will do well in the contest.


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7/24/2018 2:39:28 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Good use of contrasting colors on the Frilly Tulip photo Cary. Well done!


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7/24/2018 3:16:06 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Gato the "Fur-Beast" looks just like a cat that I use to have so I am particularly drawn to this photo Cary. Good luck in the next round!


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7/24/2018 3:18:33 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  What an amazing find Janet and you captured it nicely. I like tree photos and this one is a winner!


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7/24/2018 3:24:04 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  I could use a cold lemonade drink right now Jill. Fantastic detail!


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7/24/2018 3:26:29 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Vasquez Rocks is a neat outcropping. I am surprised that it didn't get an EP.


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7/24/2018 3:28:06 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  I like your framing in the photo Mitch. A composition winner! Good Luck!


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7/24/2018 3:31:14 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Mitch, have you ever thought about doing the "Staircase" photo in black and white? I think that would make the graphics an eye catcher.


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7/24/2018 3:33:25 PM

 
Jill Odice
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  Errick, my Vasquez Rocks did get an EP :-) For some reason when I went to post it trying to use the ID # I could only do it for the first photo...


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7/25/2018 7:40:02 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Errick, I am a big fan of you panning shots of cyclists, and more so when you convert these to B&W. This one is no exception.


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7/25/2018 8:20:20 PM

 
Vicki Gilbreath
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Teammates
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I just received a Staff Favorite for this favorite picture of mine. Very excited!


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7/26/2018 5:59:05 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  OK all, Staff Favorites are out!!! Let's see your favorite Staff Favorite now.......


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7/26/2018 7:40:46 AM

 
Cary Rogers
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  (First time this had ever happened to me: the only entries I got Staff Favs for are the two I posted here!) Good Luck to everyone in the upcoming rounds!


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7/26/2018 1:02:34 PM

 
G. Margaret Hennes
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Walking the Brooklyn Bridge
Walking the Brooklyn Bridge
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Here is my fave Staff Favorite


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7/26/2018 1:23:09 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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Spokes and Sweat 3
Spokes and Sweat 3
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I did pretty good with SF this month but my two favorites did not make the cut. Here is on that did..


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7/26/2018 2:05:53 PM

 
Susan Williams
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A Special Place
A Special Place
Catch-all 6/18/18
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My fav for the month


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7/27/2018 3:29:15 AM

 
Jacquie Palazzolo
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Chrome Plated
Chrome Plated
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Nikon D70 Digital ...
 
 
Only one finalist this time. Completely unexpected one! haha. That's the way it always happens with me. The ones I think are great get passed over and then this one pops up.


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7/27/2018 7:53:57 AM

 
Carrie Pichler  
 
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Groomsmen Leap of Joy
Groomsmen Leap of Joy
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I had two finalists. This one was a surprise but a fun one for me.


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7/27/2018 11:16:43 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Hello All! It is time to start enjoying everyone's endeavors for July. Here is you personal invitation to come and join me at the July Countdown Thread. Hope to see you there. Errick

http://www.betterphoto.com/forms/QnaDetail.asp?threadID=43104


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Errick L. Cameron
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  Hello All! It is time to start enjoying everyone's endeavors for July. Here is you personal invitation to come and join me at the July Countdown Thread. Hope to see you there. Errick

http://www.betterphoto.com/forms/QnaDetail.asp?threadID=43104


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8/13/2018 5:06:21 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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Sorry, I missed congratulating all of the Finalists and Winners from our thread last month so... CONGRATULATIONS to all of the FINALISTS and WINNERS!!! And CONGRATULATIONS to everyone's personal favorites! I left town in a hurry as the finalists were announced so that I could meet up with my wife, Cindy, and our daughter and son in-law to celebrate the birth of our grand daughter!


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8/14/2018 4:21:53 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Mabel being held by Cindy with new Mom in background. Taken 8/4/2018.


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8/14/2018 4:23:48 AM

 
John R. Koepfer
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  Congratulations Errick to you and your family, on the birth of your beautiful granddaughter!!


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8/14/2018 6:00:19 AM

 
Jacquie Palazzolo
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  So precious!! Congratulations, Errick.


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