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American White Pelicans
Nelson Lake
Dick Young Forest Preserve
Kane County - Illinois - USA

Comments welcome and appreciated!

© Mike Umbreit
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Lakshmi Sridharan
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    a great job. what a lovely reflection

3/27/2009 8:31:37 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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WINNER! Exquisite work, Mike! Right into my favs!

3/27/2009 9:05:49 PM

 
Cassie  L. Woodlee
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I agree WINNER!!! beautiful Mike!!

3/27/2009 9:29:04 PM

 
Lynne Morris
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WOW Mike, this is awesome, amazing clarity, details and reflections.

3/27/2009 9:37:31 PM

 
Summer A. Kozisek
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Gorgeous capture Mike, beautiful clarity!

3/27/2009 11:14:51 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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extraordinary perfection and a winner in my book!

3/27/2009 11:45:08 PM

 
Kerry Hill
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Absolutely gorgeous, Mike!!! Excellent colour, clarity and reflections!!! Well done!!

3/28/2009 1:59:56 AM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Thanks! I am glad that I got some early morning shots because the smooth water did not last very long! :) Mike

3/28/2009 1:26:49 PM

 
Tiia Vissak
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a beautiful image!

3/28/2009 2:05:26 PM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Tiia - Thank You!! - Mike

3/28/2009 2:12:23 PM

 
Walter H. Wiesbeck
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WOW,excellent in every way,capture,color and detail,excellent work,Mike!

3/28/2009 3:57:34 PM

 
Kathleen M. Rinker
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Outstanding image Mike, wonderful exposure!!

3/28/2009 4:24:31 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Wonderful capture and reflection. You have some great wildlife out there in Kane County.

3/28/2009 4:32:18 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Wonderful capture and reflection. You have some great wildlife out there in Kane County.

3/28/2009 4:32:18 PM

 
Lana Arcemont
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This is a beautiful image!
Nice reflection!

3/28/2009 4:54:51 PM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Walter/Kathy/Leslie/Lana - Thanks so much! It isn't often that I get good lighting, no problems with the wind and subjects to shoot. They could have been closer but I won't complain! :) Mike

3/28/2009 5:10:38 PM

 
Max Aureli
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Clarity!!! Excellent capture, Mike!!!!

3/28/2009 7:02:38 PM

 
Marisol Pastor
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Wonderful reflections, color and clarity!

3/29/2009 3:10:46 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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WINNERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!! Grand Prize material here,Mike!!!

3/29/2009 5:29:09 PM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Thanks so much!! - Mike

3/31/2009 8:29:17 PM

 
Lisa R. Buffington
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Awesome capture Mike! Outstanding lighting and details; fantastic reflection and a beautiful shot!

4/1/2009 6:13:08 AM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Lisa - Thank You! I'm glad you enjoyed it! - Mike

4/2/2009 6:14:10 PM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations!

4/22/2009 12:24:03 PM

 
Max Aureli
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Yhaoooooooooooooo!!!!!!! :-))))

4/22/2009 12:42:02 PM

 
Kathleen M. Rinker
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Huge congrats Mike!!

4/22/2009 12:49:18 PM

 
Michelle Alton
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A superb selection for Finalist, Mike. Congratulations on this and your other deserving March finalists!

4/22/2009 12:54:14 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on your finalist, Mike.

4/22/2009 1:00:57 PM

 
Jane Holestine
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gorgeous, Mike! Congratulations!

4/22/2009 1:36:27 PM

 
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Congratulations on All your awesome Finalists, Mike

4/22/2009 1:48:52 PM

 
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HUGE CONGRATS ON YOUR GORGEOUS FINALIST!!!

4/22/2009 2:33:53 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Congratulations, Mike, on this awesome finalist. Love the clarity, detail and color.

4/22/2009 3:58:19 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on this amazing finalist.

4/22/2009 4:56:18 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your finalist...wonderful

4/22/2009 5:37:40 PM

 
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PERFECTION MIKE!!!!
CONGRATS TO YOU!!!!!

~J~

4/22/2009 6:08:58 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Stunning!!!! Congratulations Mike!

4/22/2009 6:25:33 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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This is ONE incredible finalist, Mike!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

4/22/2009 6:32:54 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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This is ONE incredible finalist, Mike!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

4/22/2009 6:33:06 PM

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

4/22/2009 6:47:55 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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No surprise here, Mike! SUPERB FINALIST!

4/22/2009 9:48:57 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Absolutely beautiful animal portrait, Mike. CONGRATULATIONS.

Usman.

4/22/2009 9:55:38 PM

 
Karacan Salkuci (Kalacay)
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Great image.Congradulations.

4/22/2009 9:55:44 PM

 
Tommy E. Burgess
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Huge congratulations on this outstanding finalist Mike!!

4/22/2009 10:40:18 PM

 
Summer A. Kozisek
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Congratulations Mike!!

4/22/2009 10:45:50 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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Congratulations Mike!!! :0)

4/22/2009 11:30:14 PM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Outstanding - Congrats Mike on your Finalist! Jeff

4/23/2009 3:34:08 AM

 
Laurie Daily
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WoW...color, detail, and that reflection...fabulous, Mike...Congratulations on this beautiful finalist!

4/23/2009 3:43:55 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

4/23/2009 4:27:17 AM

 
Christian Rosito
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

4/23/2009 7:21:33 AM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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BIG Congrats, Mike! :)

4/23/2009 7:48:03 AM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Congrats, Mike!

4/23/2009 8:05:25 AM

 
Ann Coates
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I can't believe I missed this one. Huge congrats on your finalist. I hope we see it again.

4/23/2009 1:43:45 PM

 
Bill Houghton
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Mike, this is such a beautiful finalist. A sure winner. Congratulations. Bill

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4/23/2009 4:53:20 PM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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Perfect, Mike! Congratulations!

4/23/2009 6:21:56 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

4/23/2009 7:26:25 PM

 
Lynne Morris
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Huge Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Mike.

4/23/2009 11:37:14 PM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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Congratulations on your finalist!

4/24/2009 7:53:52 AM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Lynne/Vladan - Thanks so much! - Mike

4/24/2009 7:45:10 PM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Congratulations! Beautiful image. Awesome clarity and color.

4/25/2009 2:57:01 PM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Dianna - Thanks! - Mike

4/26/2009 6:01:30 AM

 
Renata Gusciora
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Big congratulations on this fantastic winner,Mike!!!

4/27/2009 11:00:16 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations!

4/27/2009 11:23:23 AM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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AWESOME Winner Mike!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

4/27/2009 11:27:33 AM

 
Carol Engstrom
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Congratulations!

4/27/2009 12:10:38 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on your wonderful winner!!

4/27/2009 12:48:23 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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GORGEOUS winner Mike, congratulations!!!!!

4/27/2009 12:50:18 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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My congratulations to you, Mike!

4/27/2009 1:11:29 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Great photo, Mike. Congratulations!

4/27/2009 1:21:41 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Beautiful Mike, congratulations!

4/27/2009 4:55:07 PM

 
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Mike -- Huge congratulations on this spectacular winner.

4/27/2009 5:35:02 PM

 
Ann Coates
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I had a feeling this would be a winner. Huge congratulations and truly well deserved.

4/27/2009 5:49:03 PM

 
Stephanie Frey
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Congratulations on your win, Mike!

4/27/2009 6:02:55 PM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Congratulations on this excellent winner!

4/27/2009 6:38:10 PM

 
M.Christine Duncan
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Mike, what a great winning image! The light on your subjects was perfect... congrats on such a fabulous photo!

4/27/2009 6:43:54 PM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Thanks for the very kind comments!! I appreciate each and every one of them! - Mike

4/27/2009 6:56:45 PM

 
ROLAN NARMAN
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Huge Congratulations on your gorgeous winner Mike!

4/27/2009 7:11:16 PM

 
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Rolan - Thank You! - Mike

4/27/2009 7:59:51 PM

 
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Picture perfect Mike CONGRATULATIONS on your win!!

4/27/2009 8:02:11 PM

 
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Very happy to see this in the winners circle Mike!!!! It's AWESOME!!!!
Well Done & Congratulations!!!

~J~

4/27/2009 8:58:46 PM

 
Bill T. Pehrson
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Great job, Mike!!! Congratulations on a terrific Finalist winner! - Bill

4/27/2009 9:24:54 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Big congratulations on this wonderful winner Mike!!

4/27/2009 11:39:57 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Big congratulations on this awesome win, Mike!!

4/27/2009 11:46:36 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Congratulations on your well-earned win, Mike! Lovely reflection shot!

4/27/2009 11:54:10 PM

 
Tarun Bose
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Big congrats Mike for your excellent winner.

4/28/2009 1:48:53 AM

 
Laurie Daily
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A big congratulations on your beautiful winner Mike!

4/28/2009 4:06:29 AM

 
Kathleen M. Rinker
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Congratulations Mike!!

4/28/2009 6:55:19 AM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!


 "Purple Crystal Trophy"

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"August Winners"

4/28/2009 7:34:30 AM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!


 "Purple Crystal Trophy"

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"MARCH Winners"


Sorry!!!

4/28/2009 9:20:55 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
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CONGRATULATIONS, Mike on this fantastic WINNER!!

Usman.

4/28/2009 10:07:28 AM

 
Mike Clime
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Congratulations on all of your winners!

4/28/2009 1:44:06 PM

 
Lana Arcemont
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Congratulations, Mike!
Beautiful Image!

4/28/2009 2:30:21 PM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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CONGRATS, Mike!!! This is a terrific win.

4/28/2009 4:05:13 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your win Mike! Beautiful!

4/28/2009 4:27:23 PM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Outstanding; congrats on your Win Mike! Jeff

4/28/2009 5:06:02 PM

 
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*CONGRATULATIONS* on your Awesome winning photo, Mike!

4/28/2009 6:39:57 PM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Thanks so much for all of the very kind comments! I somehow managed to get two second place wins this month. I will probably be lucky to get a finalist next month. This hobby has so many ups and downs and I still have so much to learn. :) Mike

4/28/2009 7:01:32 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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I am thinking the same thing, Mike! It'll probably be 'slim-pickins' next month for me too! lolol:) Big congrats on this well deserved gold!

4/29/2009 12:44:15 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your 2nd place win...stunning

4/29/2009 5:06:47 PM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Congrats on your beautiful winner Mike!!!

4/30/2009 8:42:42 AM

 
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Congratulation Mike , well done ~ GT

5/1/2009 1:09:13 AM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Congratulations on this well-captured winner, Mike!!!

5/4/2009 8:28:52 AM

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

5/5/2009 7:47:03 PM

 
Rosemary Sampson
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Excellent capture of these white pelicans. A well deserved win.

5/17/2009 2:42:33 PM

 
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Congratulations Mike on your Win!!!


Dominick

5/20/2009 2:29:16 AM

 
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Rosemary/Dominick - Thanks! - Mike

5/26/2009 7:13:22 PM

 
Gary Enloe
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Congrats on this winning photo Mike. Outstanding color, comp and detail. Your whole gallery is fantastic

Gary

5/28/2009 6:51:44 AM

 
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Gary - Thanks so much! - Mike

6/15/2009 5:36:41 PM

 
Marisol Pastor
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Congratulations on your winning shot!

6/18/2009 9:23:28 AM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Marisol - Thank You! - Mike

6/25/2009 8:15:24 PM

 
Wendy S. Mogul
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Incredible shot..just stunning!..Congrats!!

3/17/2011 3:38:47 PM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Thanks!

4/2/2011 3:18:22 PM

 
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