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Elegance and Grace
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Elegance and Grace
Elegance and Grace
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It is mating season now and the birds are displaying there gorgeous colors and plumage. A sight to see for sure

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Jeff W. Robinson
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    A wonderful capture of this Beautiful Egret Cheryl!! Jeff

3/2/2009 2:38:46 PM

 
Rod Partington
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Awesome capture of this beauty,Cheryl!

3/2/2009 2:41:22 PM

 
DAWN SANDERS

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This is so incredibly beautiful! Well done.

3/2/2009 2:52:38 PM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Very nicely done!

3/2/2009 3:46:16 PM

 
Christian Rosito
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Just as the title, amazing and beautiful!

3/2/2009 4:01:33 PM

 
Richard B. Hallick
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This is a spectacular image. Very inspiring. I love the contrast between the motion suggested by the feathers, and the stillness of the body, neck, and head. The black background sets off the white subject beautifully.

3/2/2009 4:52:46 PM

 
Sabrina L. Ryan
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Just GORGEOUS Cheryl!!

3/2/2009 5:58:20 PM

 
Janice Mezzacappa
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Cheryl this is just amazing, the details and spread of the feathers, the contrast, black BG and lighting are beautiful. I hope to see again and into my faves!!

3/2/2009 8:32:52 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Brilliant shot. Pretty certain we see this again and it would also make a great POTD too, Cheryl.

3/2/2009 8:37:36 PM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Thanks everyone soo much!

3/3/2009 6:46:05 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Exquisite capture of this beautiful bird showing off his stunning feathers, Cheryl!! This is taken with ultra sharp detail and great lighting!!

3/3/2009 7:32:52 AM

 
Bill Houghton
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Cheryl, this is an awesome photo. Wonderful job. Have a great week. Bill

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3/12/2009 5:14:52 PM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Thankyou Melissa and Bill

3/12/2009 5:29:09 PM

 
Susan Fox
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All of your bird photos are amazing! This is my favorite. Love the feathers! Wonderful image!!!

3/14/2009 5:14:14 PM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Thanks Susan love your mini pic

3/14/2009 6:13:27 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Spectacular dramatic display

3/27/2009 9:52:06 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Congratulations on your stunning finalist, Cheryl!!!

4/22/2009 2:13:38 PM

 
Sabrina L. Ryan
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Congratulations on this awesome Finalist, Cheryl!

4/22/2009 2:54:03 PM

 
Cecil P. Whitt

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Spectacular, a big congrats. C

4/22/2009 3:47:06 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations, awesome finalist, Cheryl!

4/22/2009 7:07:56 PM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Thanks everyone and my congratulations to all finalists this month. Will comment later.

4/22/2009 7:36:45 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Wow, Cheryl, congratulations on this awesome finalist!

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4/22/2009 7:43:07 PM

 
Kim Andelkovic (Kovic)
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Stunning.....congrats on a great job.

4/22/2009 11:34:48 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations, Cheryl!

4/23/2009 3:16:41 AM

 
Vitor Dias
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Big congrats Cheryl.

rgds Vitor

4/23/2009 9:02:02 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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One of the best egret photos! Big congrats, Cheryl!

4/23/2009 10:57:33 AM

 
Summer A. Kozisek
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Gorgeous capture Cheryl, good luck in the next round!

4/23/2009 10:58:52 AM

 
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Congratulations on your elegant finalist, Cheryl!

4/23/2009 2:16:08 PM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Congrats Cheryl on this Excellent Finalist! Jeff

4/23/2009 3:00:20 PM

 
Bill Houghton
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Cheryl, this is such a beautiful finalist. A sure winner in my book. Congratulations. Bill

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4/23/2009 5:28:37 PM

 
Kathy Cline
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glitter Pictures, Images and Photos
GOD BLESS YOU CHERYL AND A BIG CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WELL DESERVED AWARD

4/23/2009 6:08:25 PM

 
Paula Showen
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Cheryl...this is an awesome shot...my favorite!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

4/23/2009 6:42:13 PM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Wow everyone Thankyou . Ok time to catch up on BP

4/23/2009 7:21:15 PM

 
Nick Lagos
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Well worthy for a big award Cheryl ...good luck

4/24/2009 5:14:44 AM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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Congratulations on your finalist!

4/24/2009 8:12:48 AM

 
Laurence Saliba
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Don't have much time to comment on finalists this month but while scrolling through this really caught my eye!! Its awesome!!! Congratulations Cheryl!!!

4/24/2009 10:51:36 AM

 
Alison Cox
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Congratulations, Cheryl! Amazing framing here :)

4/24/2009 10:53:46 AM

 
Allen O. Howard
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Amazing!!! Congratulations, Cheryl!

4/24/2009 10:59:23 AM

 
Donna R. Wageman
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This is the most beautiful photograph of a bird that I have ever seen.
Congratulations!

4/24/2009 11:48:07 AM

 
Janice Mezzacappa
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I knew I would see again Cheryl, this shot is impeccable and a winner, huge congrats!!

4/24/2009 11:58:19 AM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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You all are so awesome . Thanks so much. I need to catch up on my congrats as well

4/24/2009 2:27:34 PM

 
Graeme Chow
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Wow ! a winner in my list. Big congratulation my friend. by the way, the 2x converter still get a good sharp image? I am travelling to Australia in June.

4/24/2009 7:26:15 PM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Hey Graeme. thanks much and YES still amazingly sharp. (canon 2x)and without the converter...mindblowing! Have fun

4/24/2009 7:34:49 PM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations!

4/25/2009 6:58:55 AM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Congratulations! A super image!!!

4/25/2009 4:02:11 PM

 
Laurence Saliba
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Congratulations on this great winner Cheryl!!!!!!!!! I knew this would eventually get a big yellow one!!

4/27/2009 11:02:56 AM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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Congratulations Cheryl!! Beautiful!!! :0) WTG

4/27/2009 11:21:18 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Love this one, congrats on your winner Cheryl!

4/27/2009 4:10:43 PM

 
Anne M. Young
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Perfect

4/27/2009 4:38:28 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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So well-deserved! Congrats on your WIN, Cheryl!

4/27/2009 4:45:14 PM

 
Janice Mezzacappa
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So happy for you Cheryl, HUGE congrats on the best!!

4/27/2009 5:01:05 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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I love this image Cheryl!!! A huge congratulations on your win!

4/27/2009 5:15:08 PM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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WOW super cool. Thanks everyone so much and thankyou judges for the encouragement as well

4/27/2009 6:03:24 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Big Congratulations on your fantastic second place winner, Cheryl!

4/27/2009 6:13:08 PM

 
Alison Cox
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Congratulations, Cheryl!!!!

4/27/2009 6:18:06 PM

 
Don Holland
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The best photograph I've seen of my favorite bird!

4/27/2009 6:30:54 PM

 
Chris Schlosser
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Cheryl, this is just beautiful!! Congratulations on your win!!

4/27/2009 6:40:11 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congratulations!!!

4/27/2009 7:31:02 PM

 
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Picture perfect Cheryl CONGRATULATIONS on your win!!

4/27/2009 7:59:46 PM

 
Kelly S. Cavanaugh
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Beautiful capture! Congratulations, Cheryl!

4/27/2009 8:24:01 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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A gorgeous, graceful winner!!!
Congrats!
~♥~

4/27/2009 8:34:52 PM

 
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Cheryl, huge congratulations on your outstanding winner... so beautiful!!!!

4/27/2009 9:45:55 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Congratulations on your well-earned win!

4/27/2009 11:47:56 PM

 
Tarun Bose
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Big, big congrats Cheryl, for your excellent winner.

4/28/2009 1:44:51 AM

 
Laurie Daily
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Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Cheryl!

4/28/2009 4:03:59 AM

 
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Congratulations, this photo has so much grace. a true winner. Lois

4/28/2009 6:08:48 AM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!


 "Purple Crystal Trophy"

A Special Trophy for

"August Winners"

4/28/2009 7:32:46 AM

 
Graeme Chow
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!
I shouted winner when I saw it and it is deserving winner. By the way, Kathy did not manage to meet you. What a pity?. I am considering 2X converter from Kenko but I need to study it. Kathy have alot of this and she will be envy of you.

4/28/2009 7:42:24 AM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!


 "Purple Crystal Trophy"

A Special Trophy for

"MARCH Winners"


Sorry!!!

4/28/2009 9:18:37 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Perseverance paid in GOLD! CONGRATULATIONS, Cheryl on this fantastic WINNER!!

Usman.

4/28/2009 10:01:11 AM

 
Shawn Jennings
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Congratulations on this fantastic win, Cheryl!

4/28/2009 1:22:51 PM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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WOW. Great to see this in Gold. Congrats, Cheryl. :)

4/28/2009 4:02:59 PM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Congrats on your Wonderful Winning image Cheryl! Jeff

4/28/2009 5:05:20 PM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Thankyou FRIENDS

4/28/2009 5:07:39 PM

 
Sabrina L. Ryan
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*CONGRATULATIONS* on your Awesome winning photo, Cheryl!

4/28/2009 6:39:14 PM

 
Nick Lagos
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This Super image must have gone close to First Cheryl...a brilliant image...congrats to you

4/29/2009 6:54:10 AM

 
Pat Gamwell
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Magnificent image...congrats, Cheryl!

4/29/2009 12:41:15 PM

 
Karacan Salkuci (Kalacay)
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Congratulations on this fantastic winn.

4/29/2009 2:23:28 PM

 
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Congratulations Cheryl on your beautiful win! B-

4/30/2009 8:55:41 AM

 
Susan T. Evans
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Wow Cheryl, this is fantastic. Congrats.

5/1/2009 6:50:33 PM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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THANKYOU!

5/2/2009 5:44:35 PM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Cheryl on your Win!!!


Dominick

5/20/2009 2:52:29 AM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Thankyou Dominick

5/20/2009 6:36:06 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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I am so far behind :-)
Belated but big congratulations for this superb winner Cheryl!!

5/28/2009 6:52:48 PM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Thankyou Renee I know what you mean I get behind too. Thanks for your time

5/29/2009 10:10:14 AM

 
Paula Showen
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Cheryl....a GREAT BIG CONGRATULATIONS for the FIRST PLACE in Popular Photography! I look forward to getting my copy with this image on the cover!!!

8/14/2009 10:39:01 PM

 
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WOO HOO!! I just got my copy of Popular Photography -- and this beauty is on the cover!!! Congrats on your win Cheryl!!! Marvelous photo and effects!!!

9/12/2009 11:36:38 AM

 
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Ohhhh my goodness Cheryl! This is the most beautiful bird portrait I have ever seen, absolutely awesome!

Congrats on your win and also on the cover of Popular Photography!

jo ann c.

9/12/2009 11:57:26 AM

 
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Cheryl - just got my copy of Pop Photo. Congratulations on your win and cover shot!!! So incredibly deserving!!!

9/12/2009 6:38:42 PM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Paula,Judy,Joanne and Shawn thankyou so much for that!!! I'm so happy about it but havn't seen it yet as my copy hasn't arrived yet. :(

9/12/2009 6:58:43 PM

 
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Good Morning Cheryl, I was so excited to get my Pop Photography in yesterdays mail. CONGRATULAITIONS x a milllion. I love all your animals and you are such an incredible photographer!! Would you like me to save mine and send it to you for an extra copy? I will read it and then send it to you so maybe you can frame the cover. Send me a note. GOD BLESS YOU

9/13/2009 4:41:35 AM

 
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you mean to tell me your not framing it yourself??!! Hee lol just kidding. Kathy that is so sweet of you Thankyou so much and I truely admire your work just as well.

9/13/2009 4:46:34 PM

 
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WoWzA!!!! I just got my PoPPhoto and there you were..ran right down to to my PC to give you a huge congrats on this most fantastic image...I am absolutely beaming and so happy for you, Cheryl!!! Your work is incredible and so deserving of this recognition...Yay yay yay!!!!

9/15/2009 5:25:38 PM

 
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Popular Photorgraphy 1st place! Congratulations and hopefully you will get to Africa!, Allen

9/28/2009 12:22:54 PM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Thankyou great friends!!

9/28/2009 12:58:00 PM

 
Karen Tate
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A little belated, but many congrats on your well-deserved PopPhoto 1st place! And your BP award too! One of the most deserved wins I've seen, here and in Pop Photo. I'll have to start looking for you in Outdoor Photo too, won't I. :)

11/5/2009 7:22:24 AM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Hope so Karen Thanks so much!!

11/5/2009 7:26:58 AM

 
Holly Hitchcock
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I am spellbound by this amazing capture. WOW ... is all I can say!! Many congratulations, Cheryl. Well deserved honor.

11/8/2009 4:44:00 PM

 
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Amazing, beautiful, graceful, elegant and thousand other pretty things! :-)

12/15/2009 3:44:37 PM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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THANKYOU!

12/15/2009 4:36:35 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Luv, luv, luv it Cheryl! Great colors and composition!

jo ann c.

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