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Dying to be blue

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Dying to be blue
Dying to be blue
1/3, f 14.0, 105 mm, ISO 400, tripod, window light
Wanted to buy some flowers to play with my macro lens. I was struck by the stunningly blue dyed chrysanthemums and had to have them. Mums come in just about every color except blue!

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Nancyj Hovey
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    WOW, Courtenay, what a great BLUE chrysanthemum.... and I am honored to be the first to comment on this beauty! (unless someone else sneaks in while I write...lol) Another winner... 8o)


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12/28/2008 10:56:47 AM

 
Kerry Hill
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Beautiful floral capture, the colour is just gorgeous Courtenay!!


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12/28/2008 11:19:08 AM

 
Carol Sawyer
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Outstanding color and beautiful image, Courtenay!!


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12/28/2008 11:32:18 AM

 
Mike Clime
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Stunning, Courtenay!


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12/28/2008 11:55:35 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Just gorgeous, Courtenay. Love the blue colors.


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12/28/2008 12:00:26 PM

 

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Beautiful macro Courtenay!!


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12/28/2008 12:12:00 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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WOW that blue is totally striking and the shot is taken with sharp detail, great lighting and wonderful composition, Courtenay!!


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12/28/2008 12:47:18 PM

 
MELODIE C. ROBERTS
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Va Va Va Voom!!!
She sure did Make an Entrance!!!!!
Stunning Color Courtenay and The detail is Fantastic!!
Wonderful Work...I can see why you made the purchase!!!


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12/28/2008 1:39:29 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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WOWZA, AWSOME color lighting pov and floral capture Cortenay, so BEAUTIFUL!


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12/28/2008 1:49:09 PM

 
Ron McEwan
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Courtenay I was dazzled by the brilliant blue, I never got to the kind of flower it was. Beautiful for sure, nice work with your macro


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12/28/2008 3:22:25 PM

 
A P
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I think you have a winner here honey. It's gorgeous!!


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12/28/2008 3:34:46 PM

 
Gina Cormier
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WOW....THAT is gorgeous!!! I have never seen such a blue flower presented so well!!!


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12/28/2008 3:42:43 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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Oh, WOW, Courtenay, this is soooooo beautiful!!!!!! Wonderful colors and awesome details!!!!!! ;-) k


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12/28/2008 3:48:00 PM

 
Margaret R. Barry
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Beautiful detail, colors, composition and lighting, Courtenay!


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12/28/2008 3:52:13 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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You are all so very kind in your comments and they mean so much, THANK YOU!


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12/28/2008 3:57:57 PM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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This is so lovely, Courtenay, love that blues!!!


Dominick


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12/28/2008 4:40:03 PM

 
Max Aureli
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Courtenay... my dear friend... you are doing a good job on your flower collections!!! Photographing them and taking care of them!!!!!.. (Maybe Joe the slave?)
WOW!!! Great colors are coming out from this beautiful blue petals!! The yellow corolla has great details and beautiful matching tones with the petals, harmonic tones!!! Love the angle!!
Fantastic work my friend!!! We should see this one next month!!!

Good evening Court, what's up doc?


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12/28/2008 5:28:50 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Thank you for your very kind comments Dominick!

Hello my dear friend Max! You are so gracious with your comments, thank you very much! They mean so much to me! What's up? Just watching a movie! LOLOL! Lights out soon!


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12/28/2008 6:15:11 PM

 
Max Aureli
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:-)) Lights out soon! Is it the title of the movie that are you watching?? ...:-)


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12/28/2008 6:21:03 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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No! Fargo, my friend! :-*


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12/28/2008 6:22:31 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Gorgeous color, detail and presentation, Courtenay! What an amazing blue!


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12/28/2008 7:48:27 PM

 
Deb Koskovich
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Now that is some eye popping color -- gorgeous, Courtenay!


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12/28/2008 7:51:17 PM

 
Nancy L. Green
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Fantastic macro work Courtenay, this is absolutely BEA"U"TIFUL, WTG!! <><


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12/28/2008 8:38:00 PM

 
Lorna Shutter
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Wow, Courtenay! This is stunning! Your composition is fantastic! I love that beautiful blue colouring and your title is perfect! Excellent capture with your macro lens! :)


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12/28/2008 9:33:50 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Beautifully captured, Courteney!
Thank you for the birthday wishes :-)


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12/28/2008 11:58:02 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Not natural I suppose, but what a stunning blue! Beautiful capture, Courteney!


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12/29/2008 10:02:56 AM

 
Sherran Andersen
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Great macro Courtenay. Sherran


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12/29/2008 5:37:25 PM

 
Dave Ombrello
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Beautiful color and detail Courtenay.


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12/29/2008 6:07:55 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Very beautiful floral, Courtenay. I love the shade of blue, not natural but neither are most blondes!


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12/29/2008 6:19:46 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Long day today! Y'all bear with me! Thank you all so very much!!! :-)))
LMAO Sam you said it, you are so right!!!!


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12/29/2008 6:30:26 PM

 
Lorna Shutter
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Good one, Sam! LOL! :)


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12/29/2008 7:00:10 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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lol - you all are making me have a sore tummy from laughing.... blondes...oh my! Great points on that one Sam! 8O)


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12/29/2008 7:35:53 PM

 
Joan Powell
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I wish more flowers came in blue . This is so pretty !


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12/29/2008 9:40:28 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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~LOL Sam's a hoot isn't she?
Thank you Joan, I do too!


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12/30/2008 5:25:47 PM

 
ROLAN NARMAN
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Ohh! What a lovely image! Everything is exquisite here!!! I'd love to see this image again! Makes me wanna pick up my guitar and sing you the blues!!!


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1/1/2009 3:06:41 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Thank you Rolan and welcome back Blues Brother! Hope you've nursed that hangover back to health! LOL!


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1/1/2009 8:52:21 PM

 
Mary E. Lake
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Holy CR&#!!!! A W E S O M E!!!
B E A U T I F U L!!!!!!!! Your macros are wonderful!!! :)


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1/2/2009 8:07:56 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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What a smile you bring to my face Mary! Thank you so much!


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1/3/2009 7:03:30 AM

 
John Connolly
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Beautiful work, and a great title Courtenay! Your color here is startling, to say the least!


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1/4/2009 1:53:24 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Thank you so very much John!!


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1/4/2009 5:25:05 PM

 
Lorna Shutter
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Choo! Choo! Congratulations on your EFP for this gorgeous, blue image, Courtenay!!!!! ... This one was a given! :)


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1/7/2009 4:39:55 AM

 
Max Aureli
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Congrats Court!!!


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1/7/2009 5:01:42 AM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your EFP dance.... 8o)


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1/7/2009 6:52:03 AM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Thank you, Lorna the ENGINE!
Max, I wondered when we might see some Animax on here??? :-))) Thank you!
And you too Nancy, thanks for being such a faithful stalker!


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1/7/2009 1:41:39 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S

ON YOUR FINALIST....wow..

DO THE BP FINALIST Dance Court...8o)


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1/21/2009 4:58:07 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Thank you Nancy! I think I'll be up all night now catching up with everyone!


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1/21/2009 4:59:37 PM

 
A P
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Congratulations on a well deserved Finalist Courtenay. You know I HAD to do the dance of joy for YOU!!

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1/21/2009 5:00:00 PM

 
Mary E. Lake
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Congrat girl, awesome, and so deserved, best of luck in the next round!!! I hope we see this again!!! Wish I could make those little happy dancers on my comment. So much to learn, so little time. :)


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1/21/2009 5:06:41 PM

 
ROLAN NARMAN
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Courtenay! Huge Congrats on your beautiful finalist and best wishes in the next round!


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1/21/2009 5:16:07 PM

 

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WOW! How cool is this!! Best wishes next round Courtenay!!


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1/21/2009 5:19:51 PM

 
Max Aureli
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Congratulations Court!!!!! ha ha ah ha ha ha


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1/21/2009 5:26:22 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
HUGE Congrats on your finalist, Best of luck in the next round!


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1/21/2009 5:32:38 PM

 
Deb Koskovich
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Way to go, Courtenay...huge congrats!


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1/21/2009 5:50:20 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Courtenay!


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1/21/2009 6:22:27 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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THANK YOU Ann, Mary, Rolan, Millie, Max, Peaches, Deb and Sam! I'm getting around to your galleries to congratulate you too!!!!


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1/21/2009 6:47:57 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Woo hoo...congrats, Courtenay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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1/21/2009 7:01:12 PM

 
Lorna Shutter
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Yay!!!!! Congratulations on your Finalist Award for this incredible image, Courtenay!!!!! :) Photobucket


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1/21/2009 7:03:56 PM

 
Joan Powell
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a big congrats !


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1/21/2009 7:33:17 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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Awesome floral here. Congrats. on this beautiful Finalist.

UB.


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1/21/2009 10:07:39 PM

 
Margaret R. Barry
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Courtenay!


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1/21/2009 11:29:52 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Courtenay!


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1/21/2009 11:50:11 PM

 
Carol Sawyer
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Congratulations, Courtenay!!


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1/22/2009 3:34:35 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Courtenay on your fabulous finalist!


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1/22/2009 5:54:33 AM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Congratulations on your outstanding finalist!


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1/22/2009 8:08:45 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Isn't it a shame there aren't more blue flowers in nature? Wonderful floral, Courtenay! Congratulations on an awesome finalist!


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1/22/2009 8:43:24 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist!!!!


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1/22/2009 9:05:43 AM

 
MELODIE C. ROBERTS
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Congratulations Courtenay!!
This Is Excellent!


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1/22/2009 10:10:16 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Congratulations to you, Courtenay!


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1/22/2009 10:30:28 AM

 
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Congratulations, Courtenay!!


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1/22/2009 10:51:37 AM

 
Stefania Barbier
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!


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1/22/2009 11:16:27 AM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH!!!!


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1/22/2009 11:25:19 AM

 
Dave Ombrello
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Beautiful image and well deserving of a Finalist Courtenay. Congratulations!


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1/22/2009 11:54:19 AM

 
Mike Clime
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CONGRATULATIONS!


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1/22/2009 11:58:23 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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CONGRATULATIONS on this amazing finalist, Courtenay!!!


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1/22/2009 2:08:48 PM

 
Laurie Daily
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What an amazing color and a beautiful finalist...congratulations, Courtenay!


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1/22/2009 2:11:38 PM

 
Allen Hughes
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First time I saw this I knew we'd be seeing it again. Congratulations Courtenay


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1/22/2009 2:41:20 PM

 
Sharon 
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Welcome back, Courtenay!!! What a nice surprise for you to come back to another finalist this month. WTGG!!!!! HUGE Congratulations & all the best in the next round!!!


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1/22/2009 7:48:35 PM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Congratulations on your fabulous image!


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1/23/2009 5:14:54 PM

 
Max Aureli
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Congratulations Court!!! :-))


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1/23/2009 5:18:23 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Thank you Dianna and Max! Your comments mean a lot!


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1/23/2009 5:31:52 PM

 
Jeana Clark
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So Gorgeous Courtenay!!!!
Excellent Finalist!!!!
Congratulations!!!!!

~J~


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1/24/2009 7:59:07 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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So gorgeous! No wonder you got such a high honor! TOTALLY COOL Courtenay!!! -Laura :)


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1/26/2009 1:09:56 AM

 
John Connolly
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How on earth did I ever miss your finalist award here Courtenay! Congratulations, it is a well deserved award!


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2/9/2009 1:40:57 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Gosh, I feel badly not thanking you Jeana and Laura!
John, thank you so much for bring this to my attention and your very kind comments. I'm afraid I have been a bit too busy of late!


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2/15/2009 7:08:35 PM

 
Max Aureli
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he he he :-) Court,... what's up??


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2/15/2009 7:14:23 PM

 
Max Aureli
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he he he :-))) Court What's up again???? Congratulations my friend of this big blue!!!! :-)))))


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2/23/2009 11:02:18 AM

 
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