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Spring is Golden

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Spring  is  Golden
Spring is Golden
Another flower from the nursery we visited.
Background done to reflect the colors and textures of the flower.

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Mary K. Robison
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    Stunning floral, Frank! The clarity and colors are superb, and the lighting's perfect! Wonderful work, my friend!


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2/27/2009 12:48:31 AM

 
Kirsten Kiki Kjaer
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Stunning was also the word I'd use, Frank. Very different from the other one but as beautiful. Fantastic work!!!


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2/27/2009 12:55:57 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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Exquisitely brilliant capture and work, Frank. Love the details and texture of the b/g too.

Usman.


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2/27/2009 2:12:16 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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Wow...you've found a gold mine!!! These recent flowers are in a class of their own, Frank!


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2/27/2009 2:29:41 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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you turned shriveled to gorgeous


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2/27/2009 2:40:45 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Beautiful gold colors, light and details. Just gorgeous, Frank.


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2/27/2009 3:05:15 AM

 
Stephanie Frey
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Gorgeous, Frank! The tones and lighting are beautiful!


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2/27/2009 3:45:44 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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This is so lovely Frank, love the tones.


Dominick


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2/27/2009 4:31:07 AM

 
Ron McEwan
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Love to be able to change the background on some of mine. This is a superb shot Frank everything about it seems to be perfect.


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2/27/2009 4:35:40 AM

 
Melissa Olsen
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Well, you sure picked the right b/g for this lovely creation. Simply outstanding in everyway!
PS. I miss Annie's images!


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2/27/2009 6:37:01 AM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Wow! Frank, this is Absolutely Fabulous!!


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2/27/2009 6:50:48 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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LOVE IT....excellent job!!!!


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2/27/2009 6:58:00 AM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Awesome color and detail and bg, Franks! Soooo beautiful!!


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2/27/2009 8:29:13 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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great tones, details, effects & framing!


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2/27/2009 8:33:43 AM

 
A P
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You are knocking them out of the park Frank with your texture work. Awesome my dear man. Keep them coming.


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2/27/2009 8:42:06 AM

 
Roxanne M. Bubar
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Frank I love the golden tones. Outstanding work and effects.


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2/27/2009 10:53:46 AM

 
Tammy Espino
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Excellent! How long did you take photo's before they asked you to stop? LOL


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2/27/2009 3:53:35 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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This is most glorious with incredible lighting!!!!!!! :-) k


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2/27/2009 6:45:03 PM

 
ROLAN NARMAN
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This is gorgeous Frank! Great background and effects!


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2/27/2009 7:33:49 PM

 
Gina Cormier
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Stunning image Frank. Love the tone on tone. Really striking!!


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2/28/2009 5:43:49 AM

 
Judy A. Lawhon
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Magnificent work on this Frank...beautiful color, light and effects!!


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2/28/2009 7:54:15 AM

 
Laura L. Gonzales
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You really outdid yourself, Frank!! I love the warm color and superb details!!! A fave for me!!! Your work just keeps getting better and better!!! I love the floral series, and hope to see more! Laura


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2/28/2009 10:20:33 PM

 
Carol Sawyer
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Gorgeous image and work, Frank!!


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3/1/2009 10:36:42 AM

 
Max Aureli
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Fantastic image Frank!! Great light and the tones are so vivid!! Fantastic details and clarity!! Great closeup my friend!!!


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3/1/2009 12:30:52 PM

 
Gerri R. Jones
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Gorgeous yellow tones and lighting Frank, such a beautiful presentation for this flower!


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3/1/2009 5:34:06 PM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Wonderful macro, Frank....


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3/2/2009 3:16:35 AM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Had to comment again, Frank! Such a wonderful color and awesome details!!


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3/2/2009 11:11:16 AM

 
Nina Shields
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Frank, this is outstanding and a great tribute to your artistic talent; I love that the presentation is so consistent with the subject; beautiful detailing; truly elegant!


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3/2/2009 3:43:36 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Beautiful!!! I love the colors! What is the name of the flower?


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3/2/2009 3:45:03 PM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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WOW! This is such a beauty, Frank.
Gorgeous presentation and artistic treatment my friend. A fav for me :)


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3/3/2009 5:54:03 AM

 
frank w. degenhardt
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Mary, Kristen, Usman, Michelle, Cathy, Tammy A., Stepanie, Dominick, Ron, Melissa, Nadya, Linda, Ellen, Tiia, Ann, Roxanne, Tammy E., Kitty, Rolan, Gina, Judy, Laura, Carol, Max, Gerri, Karen, Ellen, Nina, Shelly, Jenifer-

Wow. What a response that just leaves me feeling wonderful about what I try to do. Thank you all so much for all the wonderful comments that certainly made my day. You guys and gals are the best. Your works continue to be my tutor and I cherish your friendships.
Have as beautiful day as you have made mine. Take care, be safe.


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3/3/2009 7:01:38 AM

 
Rajeev 270293 Kashyap
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Beautiful gold colors, light and details Frank! Well done!


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3/3/2009 10:23:32 AM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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A stunning piece of art Frank! This should be in a book! Love it!


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3/3/2009 7:00:23 PM

 
frank w. degenhardt
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Rajeev, Gail- Good morning. Thank you so much for your kind comments. They are heart warming and appreciated. Its always an honor to be able to get such encouragement from artist who's works are so beautiful and done with such artist flair.
You have a great day, enjoy it to the full.


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3/4/2009 6:43:32 AM

 
Eugenio Diaz  

Brilliant shot and composition! great texture and effects applied to it...well done Frank!!!
A lovely work here!


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3/5/2009 6:16:43 PM

 
Sirsendu Gayen
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Outstanding floral image.Perfect light,composition and clarity.


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3/7/2009 1:54:00 AM

 
frank w. degenhardt
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Eugenio, Sirsendu- Good morning my friends. Thank you so much. I have been busy studying on line from different web sights to try to learn all I can when I get my new camera. I would also love to join the BP classes and improve my works. Someday I hope to be as good as you guys are.
I know if I work hard, practice hard, and never get down or discouraged, that I can be. I look for that day.
Have a wonderful day my friends, take care.


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3/8/2009 7:39:46 AM

 
Kathleen M. Rinker
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Gorgeous image Frank, love the color and texture, fabulous work!!


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3/11/2009 6:45:24 AM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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How wonderful, Frank!


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3/14/2009 3:39:41 AM

 
Boyd L. Alexander
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This is a real winner! Great macro, spot on focus, beautiful color and background!! Excellent work Frank!!


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3/22/2009 4:54:32 AM

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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Wow, Frank - this is an absolutely gorgeous floral presentation!! The flower is just glowing golden, and the textures, details, lighting, tones, point of view and composition here all are just outstanding, too!! It's no wonder at all to me that the judges noticed this image...AND awarded you an Editor's Pick for it!! I wish you ALL the best in the next stages of judging, my friend!! :o)


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3/22/2009 6:30:33 AM

 
Debbra L. Bailey
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Congratulations Frank! GORGEOUS!


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3/25/2009 9:56:38 AM

 
Eivor Kuchta
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Congratulations on your finalist, Frank!


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3/25/2009 10:04:43 AM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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Congratulations on your terrific finalist!


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3/25/2009 10:11:02 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Congratulations on this stunning finalist, Frank!!


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3/25/2009 10:18:52 AM

 
Ruth Grimm
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Congratulations Frank!! WTG!!


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3/25/2009 10:23:20 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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An OUTSTANDING finalist, Frank!!!
Congratulations!!!
~♥~


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3/25/2009 10:24:34 AM

 
A P
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Congratulations on your outstanding Finalist Frank!!


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3/25/2009 10:44:34 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations!


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3/25/2009 10:58:55 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on your finalist, Frank. Great DD work.


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3/25/2009 11:09:15 AM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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Photobucket

WOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
HUGE CONGRATS on your finalist!
Best of luck in the next round!

Photobucket


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3/25/2009 11:29:41 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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Very beautiful, congrats Frank!


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3/25/2009 11:37:43 AM

 
Max Aureli
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Congratulation Frank!!! :-))))


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3/25/2009 11:41:58 AM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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Just beautiful, Frank. Huge congrats on your well deserved finalist.


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3/25/2009 12:01:30 PM

 
Eugenio Diaz  

Congratulations on your beautiful Finalist!!!
Well done, Frank...Good luck in the next round!


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3/25/2009 12:11:27 PM

 
Kathleen M. Rinker
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Huge congratulations on this beautiful finalist Frank!!!


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3/25/2009 12:34:03 PM

 
ROLAN NARMAN
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Huge congrats on your superb finalist Frank!


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3/25/2009 12:46:45 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats :)


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3/25/2009 12:48:47 PM

 
Kerry Hill
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Congratulations Frank!!!!!


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3/25/2009 12:55:26 PM

 
Kirsten Kiki Kjaer
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Congratulations on this AWESOME finalist, Frank.


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3/25/2009 2:15:12 PM

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


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3/25/2009 2:25:12 PM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Frank.


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3/25/2009 2:26:16 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your finalist


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3/25/2009 2:50:08 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Wow, Frank, this is amazing! I love the gorgeous light and colors here--and your background is perfect! It not only enhances the beauty of the flower, it gives the whole image a 3-D effect! Big congratulations on a most well-deserved finalist!


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3/25/2009 3:02:37 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Way to go, Frank! Superb! Congratulations on your outstanding finalist!


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3/25/2009 3:27:48 PM

 
Carol Sawyer
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Congratulations, Frank!!!


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3/25/2009 3:33:54 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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This is really BEAUTIFUL, Frank! SUPERB textures, lighting, colors and details. Congratulations on your GORGEOUS finalist! Deb


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3/25/2009 4:31:24 PM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Gorgeous Frank! Congrats on your well-deserved Finalist!


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3/25/2009 4:49:13 PM

 
Sharon 
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Frank, congratulations on your fabulous finalist!!!!!!!!!!!


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3/25/2009 5:55:01 PM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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Congratulations on your well deserved Finalist, Frank! WTG!


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3/25/2009 6:04:17 PM

 
Michelle Alton
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Frank...congratulations on this hugely crowd pleasing finalist! Congratulations!


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3/25/2009 6:05:33 PM

 
Annie Booth
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Frankie, on your beautiful FINALIST. Best of luck on the next round.


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3/25/2009 6:31:12 PM

 
Cary Rogers
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CONGRATULATIONS on this wonderful image, Frank!! delightful colors, lighting and textures!!


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3/26/2009 12:16:48 AM

 
Laurie Daily
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Congratulations, Frank, on this golden beauty...a fabulous finalist and so well deserved!


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3/26/2009 3:49:03 AM

 
Nadine A. Lewis
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I am so thrilled to see this AWESOME and much deserved finalist, Frank!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! <><


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3/26/2009 7:19:04 AM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Huge congrats, Frank! Best of luck in the next round!!


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3/26/2009 10:42:26 AM

 
Jeana Clark
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Very Well Done Frank!!!
KUDOS TO YOU ON THIS
Outstaning Finalist!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

~J~


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3/26/2009 11:19:59 AM

 
frank w. degenhardt
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Thank you all for the congrats. I am blessed to be in a club like BP and see some of the most beautiful images. You are all gifted artist.
Have a wonderful day, take care.


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3/26/2009 10:51:29 PM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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Wow Frank this is a real beauty. Congrats on your gorgeous finalist.


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3/27/2009 6:16:34 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats, my friend!!!!!!


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3/27/2009 7:05:48 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Absolutely gorgeous Frank, well deserving of the gold!

jo ann c.


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3/27/2009 11:55:44 AM

 
Joanne E. Bohenstengel
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Frank, what can I say that hasn't already been said--Simply put--BEAUTIFUL! CONGRATULATIONS!! HOORAH!!
BRAVO!! WELL DONE!! SUPERB!! So well deserved, Frank. Joanne


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3/28/2009 9:46:02 AM

 
Lorna Shutter
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Congratulations on your FINALIST award for this absolutely stunning image, Frank!!!!! Photobucket


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3/28/2009 11:09:45 AM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations, Frank!


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3/28/2009 3:08:46 PM

 
AEK 
 

it was well worth the scroll to get down here to add my congratulations for such a well deserved award for this gorgeous fine-art image. my best, - a.


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3/29/2009 12:25:27 PM

 
Sirsendu Gayen
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Congratulations!


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3/30/2009 2:23:26 AM

 
Roxanne M. Bubar
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A well deserved winner here. Congrats on this elegant photo.


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3/31/2009 9:49:49 PM

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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Wow, Frank - I feel really bad that I missed congratulating you earlier for this MAGNIFICENT Finalist...but I'm here to do it now!! Bravo, my friend on a most wonderful achievement - it was SO-O deserved!! I absolutely LOVED this image from the first moment I saw it!! :o)


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4/17/2009 2:39:45 AM

 
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