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Stigmatized II

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Stigmatized II
Stigmatized II

A rework of an old favorite.

Comments welcome and appreciated!

© Mike Umbreit
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Susana Heide
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    WHOA!! FLAWLESS!!!!!


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3/13/2009 10:30:23 PM

 
Tommy E. Burgess
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Outstanding Macro Mike!! Amazing work!


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3/14/2009 12:53:43 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Wonderful macro, Mike...


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3/14/2009 1:04:23 AM

 
Kerry Hill
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Awesome macro, Mike!!!


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3/14/2009 2:48:41 AM

 
Mike Clime
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This is an awesome macro!


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3/14/2009 4:45:45 AM

 
Ron McEwan
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Now this is the kind of shots I would like to get, that is why I bought macro lens and taken don pictures as of yet. This is a superb shot Mike well done.


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3/14/2009 7:43:31 AM

 
Summer A. Kozisek
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Great macro Mike!


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3/14/2009 1:08:50 PM

 
Kathleen M. Rinker
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I remember this one, I loved then and I love it now!!!


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3/14/2009 3:32:38 PM

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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An outstanding floral macro image, and excellent post-processing work here, too, Mike!! I love the colours, details, lighting and composition!! :o)


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3/15/2009 1:08:30 AM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Thanks so much for the very kind comments! I have a series of these shots that I need to work on sometime. - Mike


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3/15/2009 5:15:25 AM

 
Marisol Pastor
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Stunning macro Mike!


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3/15/2009 12:35:13 PM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Fantastic image Mike ~ perfect detail and background colours!


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3/17/2009 2:01:24 PM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Marisol and Susie - Thanks so much! - Mike


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3/18/2009 5:40:36 PM

 
Maria Capilupi
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Super amazing macro, Mike. It's perfect in how the insect is isolated amidst the colorful but blurred background. A winner for sure!


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3/21/2009 3:37:14 PM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Maria - Thank You!! - Mike


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3/23/2009 7:23:40 PM

 
Linda L. Soderfelt
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WOW!!!


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3/24/2009 3:53:38 PM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Linda - Thanks!! - Mike


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3/26/2009 5:05:11 AM

 
Vikram Jamwal
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This is super fantastic!


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3/27/2009 9:37:23 AM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Vikram - Thank You!! - Mike


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3/27/2009 8:23:22 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Making this a favorite but oh, my, it was hard to choose, Mike. You have so many terrific images from March. I love this for the light, color, and wonderful detail on the insect.


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4/11/2009 5:13:35 PM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Nikki - Thanks so much! I have a series of these shots that I really need to do something with. :) Mike


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4/12/2009 5:34:59 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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This is incredible Mike! Congratulations on your win in the PG101 monthly favorites contest!!


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4/20/2009 9:21:58 AM

 
Susana Heide
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I must repeat my first comment because every time I see this image I think: FLAWLESS!!! It deserves the GRAND PRIZE IMHO! CONGRATS for this 101 recognition!!


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4/20/2009 4:40:24 PM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations again!


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4/22/2009 12:53:16 PM

 
Shawn Jennings
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Super image, Mike! Congratulations on your finalist!


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4/22/2009 1:06:42 PM

 
Jane Holestine
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I love this one!Congrats.


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4/22/2009 2:14:07 PM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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Congratulations on this awesome Finalist, Mike


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4/22/2009 2:34:03 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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WTG, CONGRATS!!!!!!


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4/22/2009 2:56:01 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on this amazing finalist.


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4/22/2009 4:59:44 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations, terrific finalist, Mike.


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4/22/2009 6:46:58 PM

 
Jeana Clark
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Fabulous finalist!!!!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

~J~


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4/22/2009 9:06:31 PM

 
Summer A. Kozisek
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Congratulations Mike!


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4/22/2009 11:12:46 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Simply superb Mike!!! Congratulations!!


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4/23/2009 2:00:08 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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Wonderful clarity and color, Mike. CONGRATULATIONS on this lovely FINALIST. Sure hope it gets GOLDEN!

Usman.


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4/23/2009 3:19:35 AM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Thanks so much! I have not had a chance to look over the finalists yet. I hope to do some catching up tonight. Thanks again! :) Mike


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4/23/2009 4:29:17 AM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Absolutely GORGEOUS Mike!!! Congrats on your Finalist -- I see GOLD for this beauty!!!


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4/23/2009 6:19:37 AM

 
Christian Rosito
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Amazing!! Congratulations


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4/23/2009 8:06:23 AM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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Gorgeous!! Congratulations again Mike :0) WTG


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4/23/2009 10:34:53 AM

 
Philippe Vieux-Jeanton
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All perfect, all gorgeous.. Congrats again Mike !


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4/23/2009 5:51:48 PM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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A real winner, Mike! Congratulations!


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4/23/2009 6:52:13 PM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Thanks so much! I have to apologize for not commenting as much as I would like to. Real life is once again getting in the way of my photography life. Thanks for understanding! :) Mike


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4/23/2009 7:29:24 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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CONGRATULATIONS on another amazing finalist, Mike!!! We understand,Mike!!!


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4/23/2009 7:38:11 PM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Congratulations on this great finalist!


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4/24/2009 6:51:43 PM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Patrick and Cheryl - Thanks!! - Mike


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4/24/2009 7:47:22 PM

 
Freddy Bland
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Amazing image, Mike! Such detail and the colors are incredible! Congratulations on a terrific finalist!


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4/24/2009 8:26:09 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Already a BIG favorite of mine! Mike, congratulations on your finalist and good luck next!


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4/26/2009 4:09:44 AM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Freddy and Katarina - Thanks so much! - Mike


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4/26/2009 6:03:27 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations!


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4/27/2009 11:32:04 AM

 
Laurence Saliba
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Congratulations on this great winner Mike!!!


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4/27/2009 11:41:49 AM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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Congratulations on the GOLD Mike!! WTG


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4/27/2009 12:01:07 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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amazing winner Mike, huge congrats!


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4/27/2009 1:02:50 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations, Mike!


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4/27/2009 1:36:57 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Beautiful capture Mike, congrats!


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4/27/2009 5:47:35 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Big Congratulations on your second place winner, Mike!


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4/27/2009 6:28:48 PM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Excellent. Congratulations on this amazing winner!


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4/27/2009 6:53:17 PM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Thanks for the very kind comments! Some people had picked this as a winner and I am so glad that they were right! :) Mike


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4/27/2009 7:00:08 PM

 
ROLAN NARMAN
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Huge Congratulations on your gorgeous winner Mike!


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4/27/2009 7:19:18 PM

 
Kelly S. Cavanaugh
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Congratulations on this awesome image, Mike!


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4/27/2009 7:52:45 PM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Rolan and Kelly - Thanks to each of you! - Mike


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4/27/2009 8:00:33 PM

 
Jeana Clark
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good on you Mike!!!
CONGRATULATIONS on this fabulous winner!!!

~J~


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4/27/2009 9:13:57 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Yeah Mike! Big congrats on this beautiful win!


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4/27/2009 11:22:10 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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WTG Mike!!! Big congratulations!!


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4/28/2009 12:20:28 AM

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


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4/28/2009 2:12:08 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!


 "Purple Crystal Trophy"

A Special Trophy for

"August Winners"


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4/28/2009 8:12:34 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!


 "Purple Crystal Trophy"

A Special Trophy for

"MARCH Winners"


Sorry!!!


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4/28/2009 9:34:05 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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CONGRATULATIONS, Mike on another fantastic WINNER!!

Usman.


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4/28/2009 10:38:27 AM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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BIG congrats on another amazing win, Mike!


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4/28/2009 4:19:49 PM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Congrats Mike on your Outstanding 2nd Place Win!! Jeff


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4/28/2009 5:25:27 PM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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*CONGRATULATIONS* on your Awesome winning photo, Mike!


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4/28/2009 6:51:46 PM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Thanks! I have a whole series of these shots that I need to do something with. Just not enough time in a day! - Mike


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4/28/2009 7:12:23 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations again Mike!


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4/28/2009 8:40:04 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your 2nd place win...very cool


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4/29/2009 5:14:21 PM

 
Glenn E. Traver
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Congratulations on this Winner Mike , great composition ~ GT


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5/1/2009 12:47:35 AM

 
Becky J. Parkinson
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Fantastic caption - such clarity and color!! Congratulations on your win!!


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5/2/2009 9:27:15 AM

 
Linda Blair
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WOW....an awesome image and win....congratulations!!!!!!!!!!


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5/3/2009 11:27:19 AM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Congratulations on this imaginatively focussed winner, Mike!!!


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5/4/2009 8:36:15 AM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Thanks so much for all of the very kind comments!! - Mike


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5/5/2009 7:47:33 PM

 
Rosemary Sampson
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Nice! I love what you did with this photo.


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5/17/2009 2:28:23 PM

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


Dominick


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5/20/2009 2:12:34 AM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Rosemary/Dominick - Thanks again! - Mike


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5/26/2009 7:14:10 PM

 
Vikram Jamwal
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This is too beautiful! I hope you have a bigger print of this and hung on your wall!

Congratulations on the winner too! :-)

Vikram


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5/27/2009 12:00:23 PM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Vikram - Thank You! I don't have this on my wall yet but it is something I should do. :) Mike


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5/27/2009 6:56:25 PM

 
Marisol Pastor
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Congratulations (belated) Mike!


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6/13/2009 1:32:45 AM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Marisol - Thanks so much! - Mike


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