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A slow day at the zoo for this guy...lots of yawns, a quick look around for anything "interesting" - a couple more yawns and then back to the important stuff...A nap in the sun...

~Photo taken at the Cameron Park Zoo - Waco TX~

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    Funny. Fantastic expression and title, Valarie. Love it.

12/9/2009 4:55:58 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Outstanding clarity and details, Valarie. Beautiful capture.

12/9/2009 5:00:43 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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At least he was a wake for you. When they go to sleep you can stand there for hours! Beautiful!

12/9/2009 5:01:19 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Excellent capture of the moment Valarie! Jeff

12/9/2009 5:03:27 AM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Super capture, Valarie! Linda's so right, good timing!

12/9/2009 5:05:13 AM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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A terrific catch Valarie! Wonderful clarity as always!

12/9/2009 5:12:45 AM

 

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Great Up Close Capture of this beauty.

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12/9/2009 5:40:14 AM

 
Hal Bambrick
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Very Nice Catch Valarie!!!!!!.

12/9/2009 5:52:52 AM

 
Mary L. Graham
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Excellent Capture Valarie!! =)

12/9/2009 6:07:05 AM

 
Ellen Hodges
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So very awesome capture, Valarie! Perfect timing and wide open space! Wow!

12/9/2009 6:38:15 AM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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TOO funny... I LOVE this, Valarie!!! Great capture, timing and clarity... kitty wants a nap! LOL

12/9/2009 6:45:03 AM

 
Jack Ryan
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An excellent and well timed capture. Excellent detail...very nicely done as usual.

12/9/2009 7:16:45 AM

 
Marty Straub
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Looks like a day at the dentist for this fine looking fellow. Another outstanding photo, Valarie. Amazing detail and the perfect comp. I love the full-frame head shot that brings out such clarity.

12/9/2009 7:29:54 AM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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Sounds like my cats! LOL! Wonderful timing and capture, Valarie!

12/9/2009 7:30:17 AM

 
Ron McEwan
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Good timing Valarie excellent detail.

12/9/2009 8:07:54 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Perfect action capture, Valarie! Quite a magnificent kitty!

12/9/2009 8:54:18 AM

 
Doug Pignet
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Looks like a Monday morning yawn to me....lol Funny & nice capture...Great colors and comp...Yes I know what you mean by white is hard...All about the lighting...lol Doug

12/9/2009 8:55:45 AM

 
Walter H. Wiesbeck
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Excellent capture of the king,love his expression,and your title,Valarie,Beautiful work!!!!!!

12/9/2009 9:40:50 AM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Fabulous Valarie! The film industry should use this terrific capture for rating boring movies!

12/9/2009 10:01:13 AM

 
Candice C. Calhoun
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Sensational catch of this yawning majesty! WONDERFUL photo!

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12/9/2009 10:46:28 AM

 
Kerry Hill
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Fantastic capture of this beautiful cat Valarie, great details and timing!!

12/9/2009 11:27:13 AM

 
Gord MacEachern
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What a great feline moment you captured Valarie, perfect!!!
Cats seem to do what they want when they want, big ones, and small ones!!

12/9/2009 1:08:09 PM

 
Ann Coates
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Ha, great timing to get this cat with it's mouth wide open. Fantastic capture Valarie.

12/9/2009 3:34:34 PM

 
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LOVE it, Val!!!! AWESOME shot of the King!!! :-) k

12/9/2009 4:18:56 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Wow- what timing! Wish I could have been there. Spectacular capture, Val! You can almost see his tonsils!

12/9/2009 4:46:29 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Terrific capture, Val. Great timing, beautiful big kitty!

12/9/2009 6:51:31 PM

 
Kelly S. Cavanaugh
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Perfect timing! Terrific capture, Valarie!

12/9/2009 7:04:01 PM

 
Tommy E. Burgess
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Fantastic timing to get this wonderful capture Valarie!!

12/9/2009 8:50:36 PM

 
Maria A. Gonzalez
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What a pose....Incredible timing and quick reflexes to capture this beautiful big kitty...Excellent colors and full frame composition..Awesome portrait with amazing detail and clarity..Very well done,Val...
Have a great day..

12/10/2009 4:16:23 AM

 
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Thanks so much, everyone, for stopping by and commenting...It's always so much appreciated! ~ Val

12/10/2009 6:54:06 AM

 
Carrie M. Groseclose
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I LOVE this, Valarie! What perfect timing and stunning capture!

12/10/2009 11:38:16 AM

 
Gina Cormier
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Ok..that's it...I'm calling 1-800 dentist right now!!!! Can anyone say ZOOM!!!!
lol
WOWIE....this is just spectacular!!!
The clarity rocks ( as usual) the pose is comical and the overall image is superb. I got nothing else....lol

12/10/2009 1:28:36 PM

 
Julie Burnett
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FANTASTIC shot, Val! Terrific timing to catch this, and LOVE your title!!

12/11/2009 4:41:56 AM

 
Val Feldman
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Thanks so much Gina, Carrie and Julie for your comments! Have a great weekend! ~Val

12/11/2009 6:49:52 AM

 
Nancy J. Locke
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ADORABLE AND FANTABULOUS!!!

Happy Holidays, Nancy J L

12/11/2009 12:07:00 PM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Looks like he's laughing out load at something very funny. Great capture.

12/11/2009 3:27:13 PM

 
Patricia Seidler
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Say aah.......Great timing and capture Valarie with terrific detail and lighting!

12/14/2009 3:58:50 AM

 
Lana Arcemont
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Fabulous Image! Great detail and color!

12/14/2009 6:39:36 PM

 
Nina Shields
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Valerie, great timing in capturing this amazing "King of the Jungle"; love the expression, all caught with amazing detailing and clarity; excellent!

12/22/2009 11:09:00 AM

 
Kathy Salerni
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Woo Hoo, another great Finalist! Congrats, Val!

2/25/2013 12:34:27 AM

 
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What a great shot! Congratulations, Valarie.

2/25/2013 3:45:38 AM

 
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LOL, Val, marvelous image!!!

Congrats on your finalist award, and best wishes for the next round!
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2/25/2013 5:32:30 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Big Congrats on this incredible Finalist, Val. Good luck, my friend!

2/25/2013 7:01:20 AM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Oh this is marvelous Val!! Congrats! Hope to see this wonderfully timed capture again!

2/25/2013 9:33:50 AM

 
Don Christiana
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Wonderful capture of the King of the Jungle...kinda makes me a little sleepy as he yawns...Congrats on another great Finalist.

2/25/2013 12:14:02 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on your wonderful finalist! :)

2/25/2013 3:34:31 PM

 
Dayna Cain
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Congrats Val!

2/25/2013 4:05:36 PM

 
Nadia Paul
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Congratulations on your well deserved finalist Val - wonderful title too!

2/25/2013 4:10:27 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulations on this fantastic Val, hope we see this again in gold!

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2/25/2013 5:13:00 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on an amazing finalist, Val.

2/25/2013 6:56:42 PM

 
Carol Eade
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Great timing, Val, congratulations on another finalist!

2/25/2013 8:13:24 PM

 
Ann Coates
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Brilliant Valarie. Must be a hard life. Congratulations on your finalist.

2/25/2013 10:11:50 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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Now this fellow has something to say! Perfect timing, Val! Huge congratulations on another outstanding finalist!

2/26/2013 8:01:13 AM

 
Karen Bacon
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Excellent timing on this fantastic capture and finalist,Val!

2/26/2013 8:34:35 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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Great detail and wonderful capture Val! Congratulations!

2/26/2013 1:16:56 PM

 
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Congratulations Val on this fantastic finalist. Good luck in the next round. The capture of this guy is awesome.

2/26/2013 1:18:23 PM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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He is beautiful, Val! Wonderful and cute capture of this King! I can never get over how big they are and how beautiful! Congratulations on this great Finalist! Hope you are doing well!

2/26/2013 5:28:29 PM

 
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CONGRATZ on this terrific capture and good luck up next!!!

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2/26/2013 10:46:02 PM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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This guy's making me tired, Val. An outstanding capture.... and finalist. Huge congrats.

2/27/2013 2:26:31 PM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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This guy's making me tired, Val. An outstanding capture.... and finalist. Huge congrats.

2/27/2013 2:26:37 PM

 
Heather Loewenhardt
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Wow what an expression. Congrats on your wonderful finalist award Val.

2/28/2013 2:29:52 AM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on getting the old! Knew you would :)

2/28/2013 9:32:51 PM

 
Kathy Salerni
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Huge congrats on this beautiful Winner, Val!

2/28/2013 9:46:20 PM

 
Brian M. Jones
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Congrats on this outstanding 2nd place Gold win Val. Always a treat to view your gallery..

2/28/2013 10:16:43 PM

 
Kathy Wesserling
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How good is this Gold? It made me yawn in response! Now, that's how "real" your portrait feels; congratulations.

2/28/2013 10:38:40 PM

 
Ann Coates
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Congratulations on your fantastic Gold Valarie.

2/28/2013 11:53:59 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Magnificent image and timing, Val...big congratulations on your winner!

PS: my husband is just a few miles away from you digging for artifacts for a month!

3/1/2013 12:48:56 AM

 
Joanna Kovalcsik
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Wonderful Win, Valerie! Congratulations! :o)

3/1/2013 3:02:06 AM

 
Ujjwal Mukherjee
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Huge congratulations on your wonderful Winner,Val!!

3/1/2013 3:22:07 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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A big congrats to you on your Gold, Val!!!

3/1/2013 3:26:11 AM

 
Mary Dimitriw
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Big congratulations Val on this fantastic winner!

3/1/2013 3:40:18 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on a fantastic winner, Val.

3/1/2013 4:31:37 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Fantastic detail on this beauty, Val - congratulations on your win!

3/1/2013 6:23:34 AM

 
Terry Cervi
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WTG, Ms.V!! Congrats on your fantastic 1st place win! Cute title and great timing to catch this bored lion in his big yawn.

3/1/2013 6:55:57 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Great shot, Val. Congratulations on your win!

3/1/2013 7:04:38 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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No surprise here, Val! This is a marvelous capture. Huge congratulations on your outstanding GOLD WINNER!!!

3/1/2013 7:49:18 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Huge Texas congratulations on this well deserved gold winner, Val.

3/1/2013 8:19:50 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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So happy to see this was awarded the Gold! Big congratulations Val! I still can't loo at this without yawning! lol

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3/1/2013 10:30:23 AM

 
Val Feldman
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Thanks so much everyone and thank you BP Judges! Hope you all have a super day, as well as, a great weekend! ~Val

3/1/2013 1:18:09 PM

 
Karen Bacon
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Congratulations Val on winning the gold, you certainly deserve it!That is one BIG,sleepy pussycat!

3/1/2013 1:52:43 PM

 
SaMi Martin
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Awesome capture; Congrats Val on your Gold!

3/1/2013 2:54:49 PM

 
Don Christiana
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A HUGE CONGRATS Val on a wonderful GOLD Winner. Great title and perfect capture.

3/1/2013 2:59:28 PM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Terrific timing and a wonderful title! Congratulations on your super win, Val.

3/1/2013 3:55:28 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Big congratulations to you Val on this wonderful winner!

3/1/2013 4:43:32 PM

 
Carla Capra
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Personality Plus perfectly captured. Congratulations.

3/1/2013 4:50:44 PM

 
Nadia Paul
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A wonderful winning image my friend - congratulations!

3/1/2013 5:33:26 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Great timing Val, congratulations on your winner

3/1/2013 6:00:43 PM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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WTG, Val, with Mr. Yawner King! This Winner is no yawner, though! Great work and a huge congratulations!

3/1/2013 6:33:20 PM

 
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BIG congrats Val on this fabulous winner!!!

3/1/2013 6:50:57 PM

 
Carol Eade
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A wonderful winner, Val, congratulations!

3/1/2013 6:56:11 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Hardy congrats, Val, on your fabulous winner!

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3/1/2013 8:22:12 PM

 
Michele Peterson
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Oh my, I love this!!! What a fabulous capture Val! Congratulations on this great win!!

3/1/2013 10:41:27 PM

 
Candice C. Calhoun
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Congrats on your awesome winner!

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3/2/2013 5:45:46 AM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Wonderful Val! Big congratulations on your gold!

3/2/2013 11:06:35 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Fantastic timing. Congratulations

3/3/2013 9:04:31 AM

 
Julie Burnett
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HUGE congratulations on this awesome winner, Val!! :)

3/4/2013 5:07:19 AM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Valarie,,Big Congratulations on this beautiful win my friend!!!

3/4/2013 6:24:00 AM

 
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Sounds like my kind of lion.....cool capture Val! Taking me a while to get caught up on all my comments....Congratulations on the Win for this handsome fellow!

3/5/2013 5:38:50 AM

 
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Val, this is fantastic...Love it..Congratulations!

3/5/2013 5:27:35 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Congratulations, Val!

3/11/2013 7:12:59 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
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HUGE CONGRATZ on the Gold, Val!!!

UB.

3/14/2013 6:03:47 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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What a great way to start a new year! Your award winning photographs go from Editor’s Pick to Finalist and hopefully to Gold.
CONGRATULATIONS for the month of January, 2013!

3/22/2013 1:54:17 PM

 
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