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One Happy Pachyderm
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One Happy Pachyderm
One Happy Pachyderm

~~♥~~
The elephants are occasionally treated to walks around the zoo.
Here, this happy gal seems to be enjoying the autumn foliage.
It was wonderful to watch as the elephants pulled down
and devoured the leaves and branches.
Buffalo Zoo
Buffalo, NY

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Dianna Murphy
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    Love the composition Lisa, excellent work.

12/2/2008 8:40:50 AM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Wonderful capture, Lisa!!

12/2/2008 8:48:10 AM

 
Christie R. Bielss
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Wonderful image, Lisa!

12/2/2008 8:53:43 AM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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FANTASTIC image, Lisa!!!! She is a beauty!!!!! :-) k

12/2/2008 9:14:08 AM

 
Melissa A. Olsen
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Indeed...FANTASTIC!

12/2/2008 9:24:38 AM

 
Jim Huffield
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Awesome work, Lisa. Jim

12/2/2008 9:38:45 AM

 
Kim Dietrich Elam
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Great composition!

12/2/2008 10:59:50 AM

 
Kerry Hill
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Fantastic image and capture, Lisa!!

12/2/2008 12:06:40 PM

 
Rajeev 270293 Kashyap
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Excellent image, POV, colors and details Lisa!

12/2/2008 12:16:32 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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HEY, it let my comment on you today LOLOLOL!

Awsome capture Lisa!!!

12/2/2008 12:57:24 PM

 
Larry L. Redmon
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I love the tight composition on this, Lisa. Great job!

12/2/2008 1:44:52 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Outstanding!!!

12/2/2008 6:38:04 PM

 
Monika Sapek
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Nice capture, Lisa!
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12/2/2008 10:05:37 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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he does look like if he were laughing.... beautiful!

12/2/2008 10:27:17 PM

 
Angela Azzinnaro
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SUPERB image Lisa!!!! WELL captured!!!!

12/3/2008 12:51:35 PM

 
Eugenio Diaz

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This is absolutely breathtaking....sooooo beautiful!!!

12/3/2008 5:35:04 PM

 
Schiavonn M. Hasslinger
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Awwwww.. lol This is a fabulous capture. Love the detail. Congrats on the EP

12/5/2008 9:35:34 AM

 
Gerri R. Jones
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Such a gleeful expression, this is a real smilemaker Lisa, love it!

12/11/2008 5:09:58 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Wonderful joyous expression, Lisa, and excellent composition and detail. Love the background. Just saw this in Editor's Picks. Congratulations.

5/2/2010 6:07:12 PM

 
The Judges at BetterPhoto.com
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Fantastic shot - can't help but smile at this!

5/24/2010 12:25:11 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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HUGE CONGRATS ON YOUR AWESOME FINALIST Lisa!!! Way to go Girl!

-Laura :D

5/24/2010 1:44:28 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on an awesome finalist! :)

5/24/2010 2:29:45 PM

 
Jane Hirst
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Great composition....congratulations.

5/24/2010 3:16:52 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
HUGE CONGRATS on your AWSOME finalist,
Best of luck in the next round!!!

5/24/2010 3:30:39 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Wow, Lisa, this is perfection!!!
Congratulations!
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5/24/2010 4:01:48 PM

 
Shawn Jennings
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Great composition, Lisa! Congratulations on your finalist!

5/24/2010 6:26:26 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Unbelievable, Lisa...great image! Congratulations on your finalist!

Patti

5/24/2010 10:01:40 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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gorgeous finalist, huge congrats!

5/25/2010 12:33:01 AM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Terrific, Lisa! Congratulations!

5/25/2010 5:55:28 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
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CONGRATULATIONS AND GET READY FOR THE TOP SPOT!!

UB.

5/25/2010 9:10:14 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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CONGRATULATIONS !!!!

The best luck for your FINALIST!!!

5/25/2010 11:35:39 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Lisa :)))

5/25/2010 11:47:25 AM

 
Chris  Henning
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Love this Lisa! Huge congrats!!

5/25/2010 12:25:28 PM

 
The Judges at BetterPhoto.com
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Great expression!

5/25/2010 4:12:49 PM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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Love this... huge congratulations on an awesome Finalist, Lisa!!!

5/25/2010 4:42:40 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Wonderful finalist Lisa!! Congratulations!!

5/25/2010 6:24:24 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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TOLD YA.... 'Get ready for the Top Spot'. So happy this won the First prize, Lisa!!

UB.

5/25/2010 10:09:06 PM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Fun capture Lisa! Congrats on your win!!!

5/25/2010 10:23:10 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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This smile makes me smile each time I see it!! Big congrats Lisa on this excellent First Place Winner!!!

5/25/2010 10:27:23 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on your win, Lisa.

5/25/2010 10:32:13 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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HUGE congrats on your first prize win, it's gorgeous!!!

5/25/2010 10:50:28 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Wonderful capture, congrats on your win!

5/25/2010 10:56:09 PM

 
Denny E. Barnes
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Outstanding, Lisa! BIG CONGRATULATIONS on your beautiful and well deserved FIRST PLACE WIN!! WTG!!

5/25/2010 11:04:22 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Can an elephant be a cutie, Lisa? Yes, when the right photographer is taking the photo! Excellent capture!
CONGRATULATIONS on your well earned First Place Winner!

5/26/2010 1:05:59 AM

 
Danny B. Head
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Congrats on the GOLD!

5/26/2010 3:45:25 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Congratulations Lisa on a cute winner!

5/26/2010 4:15:09 AM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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Big congratulations on your excellent First Place win, Lisa!!!

5/26/2010 4:19:46 AM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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Congratulations on this wonderful first place winner, Lisa!

5/26/2010 4:22:33 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on your terrific winner, Lisa.

5/26/2010 4:27:25 AM

 
Marilyn Cornwell
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Congratulations, Lisa, on this wonderful win!!

5/26/2010 4:28:38 AM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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WTG, Lisa! Congratulations on this fantastic winner!

5/26/2010 4:48:06 AM

 
Pat and Graham Robards
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Excellent Lisa! WTG!!! Congratulations. Pat

5/26/2010 5:06:30 AM

 
Shawn Jennings
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WTG Lisa! Congratulations on your win!

5/26/2010 5:06:34 AM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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Big smiles all around, Lisa. This is just spectacular. Huge congrats on this wonderful First Place Gold.

5/26/2010 5:21:46 AM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Congrats on your beautiful WINNER Lisa!!! What a beauty!!!

5/26/2010 5:22:26 AM

 

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Congratulations on your 1st Place Gold Award Lisa. A very well deserving win for a really great photo. Great job.

Brian

5/26/2010 5:31:08 AM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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Lisa this is such a wonderful image. Congrat to you on this well deserved win.

5/26/2010 5:34:19 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Big congrats on your win

5/26/2010 5:39:23 AM

 
Donna R. Moratelli
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Wow, I think that if you keep up at this rate we'll be seeing you as one of the next Grand prize winners or did you already get one?
Congrats on the hilarious and well composed animal shot!

5/26/2010 6:05:14 AM

 
Don Holland
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Congratulations, Lisa! Perfect composition, detail and background!

5/26/2010 6:12:22 AM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your First Place
for this outstanding image! 8o)

5/26/2010 6:23:59 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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WTG!!! Congratulations on your first place win!

5/26/2010 6:26:44 AM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Just the best, Lisa!! So pleased to see this win 1st place..congratulations!!

Patti

5/26/2010 6:57:49 AM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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WTG on this magnificent win! :-)♫♪ k

5/26/2010 7:50:21 AM

 
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Congrats on this awesome 1st Place Winner Lisa!

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5/26/2010 8:16:49 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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WTG, Lisa! Huge congratulations on your MAGNIFICENT FIRST PLACE WINNER!! Deb

5/26/2010 8:38:06 AM

 
Jeana Clark
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HUGE CONGRATS
For this awesome Winner!!!!

~J~

5/26/2010 8:44:16 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Contratulations, Lisa, on a great first place theme win.

5/26/2010 9:40:17 AM

 
Ken Smith
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I like that face...congrats, Lisa...super work!

5/26/2010 10:10:42 AM

 
Toni Riggs
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Amazing detail, congrats!

5/26/2010 11:03:06 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Congrats Lisa on your Wonderful Win! Jeff

5/26/2010 12:00:02 PM

 
John Singleton
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Congratulations Lisa! I forgot you left the FFFP group, so I put up a congrats there. As always, try to keep up with your photos. John Singleton

5/26/2010 12:19:35 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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~.♥.~.~♥~.~.♥.~
What a great surprise!
Thank you, judges, for the wonderful recognition, and to my BP friends, for your kind words!
Trunks up!
Lisa♥

5/26/2010 12:50:53 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats!

5/26/2010 1:40:08 PM

 
Karen Celella
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Huge congratulations for your exceptional first place winner Lisa! Cheers to your trunks up!

5/26/2010 2:38:17 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Big Congratulations on this First Place winner, Lisa!!

5/26/2010 3:05:36 PM

 
Robyn A. Terrell
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Huge congrats on a wonderful month and this adorable First Place winner!

5/26/2010 3:18:25 PM

 
Maria Capilupi
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Congratulations on your big win, Lisa.. adorable image and perfect for the category!

5/26/2010 4:10:53 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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A terrific theme win, Lisa, and an absolutely wonderful composition in its own right with the curves of the trunk and open mouth and the well-placed eye filling the frame so nicely. Congratulations on the first place win.

5/26/2010 4:31:57 PM

 
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Whoooo Hooooo!!! WTG, Lisa! HUGE congratulations on your outstanding and deserved First Place Win!!! Wonderful image for the MT.

5/26/2010 5:00:25 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Congratulations Lisa on this amazing first place winner!

5/26/2010 5:21:03 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Congrats on the WIN!

5/26/2010 7:46:33 PM

 
Gerri R. Jones
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This really makes me smile! Congratulations on a charming and beautiful winner, Lisa!!!

5/26/2010 8:11:05 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congrats, Lisa, on your fabulous First Place Winner!

Debby

5/26/2010 8:50:22 PM

 
frank w. degenhardt
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WTG and Congratulations Lisa for getting the First Place Win with this wonderful portrait of one happy elephant.

5/26/2010 8:54:34 PM

 
Graeme Chow
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Big congratulations ! Wow Lisa.

5/26/2010 9:14:34 PM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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It's wonderful, Lisa! Huge congrats on your delightful first place win. wow! :)

5/26/2010 9:28:45 PM

 
Richard M. Waas
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The comp, detail and BG are fabulous.... This is well deserving of a First Place!!! Congrats........

5/27/2010 6:45:34 AM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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Excellent detail!!! Love it Lisa
CONGRATULATIONS!!!! WTG :)

5/27/2010 8:07:19 AM

 
Linda A. Braddock
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Lisa, Congratulations on this beautiful First Place Winner!!

5/27/2010 8:35:08 AM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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Great tight composition, Lisa!! You captured his expression perfectly! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR FIRST PLACE WINNER!

5/27/2010 4:33:00 PM

 
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Wonderful capture Lisa - congrats on your win!

5/27/2010 10:48:55 PM

 
Robert K. Bemus
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Phenomenal profile and detail-- congratulations on your First Place Win, Lisa!!

5/28/2010 12:39:17 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Lisa on your First Place Win!!!

Dominick

5/28/2010 6:27:39 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE win Lisa! Perfect for the theme!

5/28/2010 9:37:22 PM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Way to go on this awesome image!!! Congratulations!!

5/29/2010 7:48:05 AM

 
Jayne Martin

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Congrats on this awesome first place win!!!

5/30/2010 12:16:29 AM

 
Maria Coulson
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Congratulations Lisa! Great detail.

5/30/2010 1:56:18 PM

 
Christine R. Lobsinger
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Magnificant Lisa!!!! Truly, beautiful...
A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU AND YOUR WINNER!!!!
RIGHT ON!
CHRISTINE
SMILING AGAIN...

5/30/2010 8:40:48 PM

 
John Connolly
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Congratulations on this winning image Lisa! A wonderful capture of the beautiful big animal!

6/2/2010 9:48:40 PM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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Congratulations Lisa on your first place win. It truly makes you smile when you look at it. Great work as always.

6/5/2010 8:48:34 PM

 
Carolyn McIntosh
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Thanks for poking around in my gallery . .. took a peek at yours . . . what a fantastic photo this is . .. Congratulations on a well deserved win!!!!

6/7/2010 5:36:26 PM

 
Stanley C. Sims

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Congrats on this winning image Lisa. Love your gallery also.

6/8/2010 10:37:22 PM

 
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