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Fractilia Floral

BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   BP DDR FEATURE
BP DDR FEATURE

Featured In The BP DDR NEWSLETTER


Fractalia Floral

YES!
These Are The Famous Wild
FRACTALIA FLOWERS
Of The Canadian Rockies.

They Grow In Icy Areas
THAT LOOK JUST LIKE STAINED GLASS.

I know, I know. Amazing, Right?

(HA!)

Here. Have A Mushroom.

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TV 1/200 AV 7.1
Frac Filter, Macro Hand Held
CANADIAN ROCKY WILD FLOWERS

These Images Were Featured On BP
As Examples of Before and After
Images For DDR DEC 17th, 2009.

© Laura E. Swan
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  Another Rendition
Another Rendition
© Laura E. Swan
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  The Original...Cropped only.
The Original...Cropped only.

Just in case you like
B4 and After Shots

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Laura E. Swan
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11/24/2009 11:54:31 PM

 
Tiia Vissak
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cool colors & effects!


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11/25/2009 12:06:03 AM

 
Evy Johansen
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LOL..... Beautiful image, Laura!! :) All three!!


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11/25/2009 12:07:04 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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Wonderful colours and use of effects Laura!! Very pretty floral!!


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11/25/2009 12:13:14 AM

 
Kirsten Kiki Kjaer
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I hope those are not MY mushrooms that you're handing out, SSSLala!! HA!
Amazing job on these beautiful flowers! I love it!
And I think I love the original even more. The colors, the clarity, the details are outstanding. Composition too. And on the beauty-scale: 10 out of 10!!!
I really hope you will submit the original to the contest, Sis!! It's a winner!!!!!!!!! Please believe me.


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11/25/2009 12:38:09 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Okay, SSSKiki. I will!!! Maybe tomorrow. Are we allowed to do that? Same flower, different treatment in the same month? I think so. :)

"Your" mushrooms you say? Why, NO SISTER! I dont have any (left) from the gazillions we found in your pockets all during OCTOBER! HAHAHAHA!!!

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Thank you Renee! This was super fun to make! Glad you like it!!!

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Hi Evy! Glad to make you smile! Thanks!

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Thank you, Tiia! :)


-Laura


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11/25/2009 12:52:51 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Lovely florals and effects placement, Laura.

Dominick


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11/25/2009 1:02:32 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Thank you Dominic and good night to all!

I have been to visit you and many more.

Time for sleep!

Thank you in advance to any more who might visit before my return!!!

I appreciate you stopping in!

-Laura


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11/25/2009 1:27:37 AM

 
Stefania Barbier
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truly beautiful, Lala!


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11/25/2009 1:28:46 AM

 
Jyri Vissak
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Beautiful floral image here! Great job.


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11/25/2009 1:33:24 AM

 
Doug Pignet
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Very kewl work here, love the colors and filter work.


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11/25/2009 2:38:16 AM

 
maria I. Warren
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wow sis this is so pretty I love the effects on this great work!!! (((hugs)))♥♥♥


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11/25/2009 2:51:49 AM

 
Gord MacEachern
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Lovely effects here Laura, great job!


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11/25/2009 3:16:00 AM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Pretty and Creative


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11/25/2009 3:30:01 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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Frac really brings out colors! Great little Fracky floral, Laura!


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11/25/2009 3:57:29 AM

 
Renata Gusciora
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Beauty!Awesome effects and fantastic colors!Outstanding work,Laura!


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11/25/2009 4:18:56 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Excellent treatment Laura - Very nice work! Jef


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11/25/2009 4:27:28 AM

 
Kirsten Kiki Kjaer
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Yes, SSSLala! Every day if you want to!! I'm sure of it.
Are you telling me that you eat ALL my pocket mushrooms?? No wonder you're seeing these flowers everywhere!! HAHA!


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11/25/2009 5:08:37 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Really cool effects, Laura -- someday I'll have to learn how to use this filter. Gorgeous, eye-catching image!


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11/25/2009 6:31:56 AM

 
Douglas Perry
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Wow, great choice. Someone should make this in glass. Would look great in front of a window.


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11/25/2009 7:24:11 AM

 
Ann Coates
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Wow Laura, beautiful work. The results of the frac filter have really turned this image into a piece of art work. The colours are gorgeous and striking. Can you tell I like it.


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11/25/2009 8:54:47 AM

 
AEK 
 

as usual, always a chuckle here in laura's house. laughing as I type.

thanks, laura, for the adorable thanksgiving gift. i'm also amazed that you've figured out how to embed a music file on your great photo of the chains. I changed all the colors on my classic gallery - I broke the entire page - and betterphoto had to go in, do a repair job, and send me a css coach letter. I insisted on being gray! HA!


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11/25/2009 9:23:14 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Wonderful capture - cool effect, Laura...


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11/25/2009 9:23:37 AM

 
ROLAN NARMAN
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Wonderful colors and effects Laura! Very pretty image!


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11/25/2009 9:55:46 AM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Totally awesome image, Laura! Soooooo beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving!! (R u clebrating tomorrow)?


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11/25/2009 10:03:45 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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HAPPPY THANKSGIVING TOMORROW, Stef, Juri, Doug (Not Jeff), Maria, Gord, Steve, Michelle Renata, Jeff (Not Doug), SSSKiki, Monnie, Mr. Tree, Ann, Arlene, Karen, Bro-lan and Ellen!

I know some of you are in countries that don't celebrate Thanksgiving but we can still all be thankful for each other and for what we have, right???

Canada had Thanksgiving in early October....so we celebrated it then.

I surely am Thankful for each one of you and really have enjoyed your feedback on this one.

Arlene, sorry to hear of your gallery troubles!! Yikes! Glad it's all fixed now!

Yes, the frac filter is so worth having and learning. It really CAN make colorful, creative, pretty things. It's been really great having it. (It was a birthday gift!!! HA! Best one, too!)

Mr Tree...I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THIS as a stained glass front door! WOWZA!

Do you know how to make them? YOU'RE HIRED! :D

Thanks very much, all!!!

-Laura


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11/25/2009 10:35:32 AM

 
Carol Sawyer
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Beautiful work, colors and effects, Laura!!


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11/25/2009 1:47:07 PM

 
Margaret R. Barry
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Beautiful comp., colors and effects, Laura!


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11/25/2009 3:17:17 PM

 
Ron McEwan
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Another beautiful creation Laura, you have the talent I only dream of having.


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11/25/2009 5:31:39 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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WOW, this is gorgeous, and the frac tool really works well with this image... fantastic look of stained glass... this is a special image worth much recognition!!! 8o)


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11/25/2009 6:27:32 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Hey Swanee, would you please send me some seeds?
INCREDIBLE colors, detail, clarity, lighting & trreatment on this super captivating image! WTG! Your work improves by the minute,my friend!


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11/25/2009 7:47:37 PM

 
Pat and Graham Robards
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LOve it and love the title Swanneeeeeee! ~Pat


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11/25/2009 8:56:30 PM

 
Robert K. Bemus
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I really like what you've done with the frac here, Laura!! I'll pass on the mushroom...


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11/25/2009 10:56:58 PM

 
Brett Dolsen
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Love your filter work and great artistry Laura!!Brett


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11/26/2009 1:05:36 AM

 
Joanne E. Bohenstengel
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Beautiful colors and use of fractalius.


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11/26/2009 9:48:09 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Hi Carol, Margaret, Ron, Mumj, Paddy, Sister Pat, Surfer Robert, Brett and Joanne!

Thank you all so much for each kind word here and ......

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU ALL NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE!

:D

-Laura


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11/26/2009 11:33:32 AM

 
Christine R. Lobsinger
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HEY SISTER LAURA... I THINK THESE ARE GORGEOUS.. THE ORIG. ONE IS VERY PRETTY TOO..
LOVE YOUR FRAC WORK.. YOU ARE THE MASTER.. (MISSES) OF DDR ART!!

HAVE A GREAT NIGHT!

CHRISTINE
SMILING


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11/26/2009 9:58:26 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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YOU are WAY too kind to me, Sister Chrissy! Thanks so MUCH for saying so, however!!!

Hey...I owe you an E-mail! I am falling asleep here at the wheel but I will write you tomorrow!

Thanks so much for the visit!

-Sister Laura


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11/27/2009 1:10:49 AM

 
Sam Britt
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More lovely work, Laura. You'll really enjoy Fractalius. I've had it for more than a year now.


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11/27/2009 1:27:17 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Thank you Samantha!!! :) It really is a blast so far!

-Laura


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11/27/2009 2:42:00 AM

 
Joseph N. DiGilio
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Very nice work Laura. I think your image as the look of stained glass.


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11/29/2009 3:44:02 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Thank you Joseph! I'm having TONS of fun with my new frac filter that I was given for my birthday!

I'm glad you like it! :-)

Appreciate the nice gallery visit tonight!

-Laura


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11/29/2009 4:41:39 PM

 
Cassie  L. Woodlee
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Fantastic Laura!!


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11/30/2009 3:12:11 PM

 
Z. Banu
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WOW LAURA YOU ARE VERY TALENTED VERY LOVELY IMAGE AWESOME WORK!!KEEP IT UP!:)


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12/14/2009 12:05:16 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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Hey Laura--

Congratulations on this making the "Before and After" feature in the DD newsletter!


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12/17/2009 3:04:41 AM

 
Robert Jensen
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Glad this was in the newsletter as I missed it - wonderful effects.


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12/17/2009 6:20:20 AM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Congratulations on your feature photo this week.


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12/17/2009 8:00:16 AM

 
Sharon 
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WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! WTG, Laura!!! Huge congratulations on being featured in Digital Darkroom today...beautifully done.


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12/17/2009 10:25:46 AM

 
Cary Rogers
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Very cool effects in your image, Laura!! We have wild fractalia flowers growing in the stained glass areas of Colorado, too! ;-) Congrats on your DD feature!


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12/17/2009 10:35:51 AM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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LOL!! all the "mushroom" talk!! You always crack me up Laura, I love it!!
And I love this Beautiful work and Congratulations for being featured!!! WTG :0)


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12/17/2009 11:10:16 AM

 
John Connolly
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Huge congratulations on your DD feature Laura! This is one special image! Did you eat the mushrooms before or after the darkroom session?


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12/17/2009 1:32:07 PM

 
Karen Kessler
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Hey Sis, you're famous! Can I get your autograph? :)

Congrats on being featured in the DDR Newsletter today!


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12/17/2009 6:08:42 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S on your wonderful feature.... (so glad I have your 'autograph'!!!) 8o)


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12/17/2009 7:04:39 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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THIS IS SUCH AN HONOR! I have been away most of the day. To come home to see that BetterPhoto has chosen these images to be an example in their newsletter is so rewarding to me!

(HA!)

I love showing you guys where my work starts and where it ends. If you know me well, you know this to be true.

So at this moment I'd like to thank BP FIRST for noticing this part of my professional side. I'd also like to TOTALLY thank all of you, who have always been such a wonderful support system to me here. -YOU- are the reason that I share what I do.

Thank you all for reading your BP Newsletters!!! HA! YOU FOUND ME!

NOTE: ~NOW~ YOU ~KNOW~ that BP is really wanting us -all- to participate in sharing more and more with one another. It's so positive and it sets us free to share what we know and to see others grow because of it.

Did you notice???? They left instructions on how to share your B4 and after shots! So step up folks! It will be fun.

(Be PROUD of where you started and where you finished in DDR!!! BRING IT ON!)

I'm on top of the world right now and I see all of you there with me...

Thank you ALL again!

-Laura


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12/17/2009 8:37:38 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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  ON THE LIGHTER SIDE
ON THE LIGHTER SIDE

Sister Karen and Nancyj...
Here, my dear ones!

HA!

YOUR WISH IS MY COMMAND!


Hope this works for you, too, Ladies!!!

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HAND HELD MACRO
CURVES for COLOR ALTERATION
PAINT PROGRAM for Handwriting.



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12/17/2009 8:38:41 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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8o)


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12/17/2009 11:07:06 PM

 
Christine R. Lobsinger
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C O N G R A T S DEAR LAURA, BEING FEATURED IN BP'S DDR NEWSLETTER..

THIS IS FANTASTIC MY FRIEND!!!

RIGHT ON!! I'M THRILLED FOR YOU.

SMILING CHRIS


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12/18/2009 4:38:11 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Thank you Sister Chrissy!!! HA! This is such an honor for me. I really do love showing B4 and after shots because I know others appreciate it, so I'm just just glad more BPers got to see it.

Thank you for sharing in my joy and excitement for this recognition!!!

All of you!

-Laura


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12/19/2009 1:21:44 AM

 
Theresa Marie Jones
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Way to go, AMAZING WORK!


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12/19/2009 2:48:43 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats!! You are on a roll. Goooooo Laura!! (handstand & doing the splits, rah rah rah)


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4/19/2010 3:47:55 PM

 
Lori Carlson
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Hi-fives, miss Laura!!! Way to go!!!
This really is sooo cool!!
And you're description made me giggle. =)


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4/19/2010 5:12:23 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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I have seen these flowers in Glacier! Beautiful!


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4/20/2010 12:44:03 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Hi Theresa! Tam-Tam! Lori! and Carol!

The Rockies are so beautiful in the Spring time and summer. These were shot in July...nearing August. Can't wait to see them in person again.

Tickled that you liked this one. :D Thanks so much for the visit, Ladies!

-Laura


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4/20/2010 1:21:10 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Beautiful!!


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4/21/2010 9:34:41 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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I can see why they used this in their Newsletter ,Laura! Well- deserved honor & a phenomenal image!

CONGRATULATIONS on your success, my friend! There will be more! The original is spectacular also!


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4/21/2010 7:18:11 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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beautiful!


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4/21/2010 11:07:11 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Congrats, Laura, on this awesome image and really awesome recognition!!!!! Wow~ So well deserved!!!!


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4/22/2010 3:49:34 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Hi Shelly and Paddy, Stef and Ellen!!! :)

Thank you for coming to view this one. I enjoyed making it and even more so enjoyed BP using it! :) !!!

You guys are a great support system. Thank you so much! See you at your galleries soon. So to be so busy lately!

-Laura


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4/22/2010 6:28:54 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Fannnnntasticcccc Laura!

jo ann c.


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5/29/2010 7:30:13 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Thanks so MUCH Jo Ann! :) I like the way you say that!

Sure appreciate the visit! :D

-Laura


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5/29/2010 8:14:54 PM

 
Karen Celella
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Fabulous work Laura! Congrats on your feature!


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7/18/2010 10:20:53 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Thank you Karen! :)


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7/18/2010 10:25:52 AM

 
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