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1001 Sunrises
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1001 Sunrises
1001 Sunrises
1/250 sec; f22; ISO 100; Sigma 105mm macro lens
© Doug Benner
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Kathleen Clemons
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    Wowza, Doug- I love this! :)

4/28/2004 4:10:19 AM

 
Kelly Abernathy
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I agree - stunning - I love it! -K

4/28/2004 4:12:38 AM

 
Colleen Braun
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looks like it has been dipped in liquid gold...

4/28/2004 4:18:56 AM

 
Joy Brown
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Fantastic! A definite winner, Doug!!!

4/28/2004 4:24:45 AM

 
Debra Booth
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Wonderful shot, Doug!!

4/28/2004 4:26:50 AM

 
Cynthia M. Wiles
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Very cool shot...Great detail! Love it!

4/28/2004 4:38:23 AM

 
Dorothy Neumann
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Astonishing...as is your total gallery. I'm in awe.

4/28/2004 4:42:04 AM

 
Dorothy Neumann
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Astonishing...as is your total gallery. I'm in awe.

4/28/2004 4:42:28 AM

 
Allan L. Whitehead
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MAGNIFICENT, Doug (as always). What a terrific capture and presentation. I for one will be absolutely devastated if this isn't one of this April's "Winners"

Exquisitively done, my dear friend - Allan

4/28/2004 4:53:14 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Wonderful!!!

4/28/2004 4:59:24 AM

 
Michael Brown

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Without a doubt, ............. purely one of the best that I have ever seen!!!

Mike

4/28/2004 6:04:22 AM

 
Paula Lechten

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Ditto Doug, you have outdone yourself.

4/28/2004 6:07:22 AM

 
Rob Friedman
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Excellent Doug! Absolutely beautiful shot.

4/28/2004 6:11:57 AM

 
Lori Ditlefsen

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Fantastic Doug! I see a finalist coming!

4/28/2004 6:56:39 AM

 
Doug Benner

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A heartfelt thanks to everyone for your kind and gracious comments. This is really a great community we have here and your encouragement means a lot to me. Doug

4/28/2004 9:57:58 AM

 
Doug Benner

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A heartfelt thanks to everyone for your kind and gracious comments. This is really a great community we have here and your encouragement means a lot to me. Doug

4/28/2004 9:58:06 AM

 
Nancy Grace Chen
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Great tones and focus. Really creative way of using the star filter, too. Wonderful work!

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4/28/2004 10:12:56 AM

 
Doug Benner

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Thank you, Nancy. I appreciate your comments very much. I actually did not use a star filter here. Doug

4/28/2004 10:22:15 AM

 
Alisha May Furbish
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Terrific!!!

4/28/2004 11:04:56 AM

 
Kristen McKain
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GORGEOUS!

4/28/2004 12:39:00 PM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Outstanding image Doug! Super design, light and textures!!

4/28/2004 1:02:05 PM

 
Robin L. Wehrman
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Excellent image, great design, well done Doug!!!!!!!!

4/28/2004 1:53:44 PM

 
Beverley Lu Steeves
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This is wonderful, Doug!!! Love it!

4/28/2004 3:29:15 PM

 
Elisabeth A. Gay
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Awesome!! If I were the judge, you won!!

4/28/2004 4:51:13 PM

 
Roger D. Meador
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Doug, this is one of the best photographs I've ever seen in my life and I've been around for a while.

5/7/2004 4:35:20 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Another wonderful macro by Doug. Congratulations!!

5/13/2004 4:03:48 PM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Congrats and good luck Doug!

5/13/2004 4:44:22 PM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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I love this one, Doug. Congratulations to you!

5/13/2004 4:47:19 PM

 
Kristen McKain
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congrats!

5/13/2004 5:53:43 PM

 
Lori Ditlefsen

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Congrats Doug!

5/13/2004 6:36:26 PM

 
Kenneth M. Kijewski

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Congrats on this excellent image! Well done!

5/13/2004 6:38:16 PM

 
Marie Fields
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Congratulations, Doug!!!

5/13/2004 8:50:31 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congrats!!!!

5/13/2004 8:54:04 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Brilliant in every way ~ Congratulations, and good luck next level!

5/14/2004 1:17:16 AM

 
Debra Booth
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Congratulations, Doug!

5/14/2004 4:31:56 AM

 
Allan L. Whitehead
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Doug, congratulations on all your work and this finalist as well. This is richly deserved, my very, very dear friend - Allan

ps: I told you this would be a winner (I sent a broccoili-gram to the judges and made them an offer they just couldn't refuse, eh…) he, he, he…

5/14/2004 4:40:47 AM

 
Kasia Elser
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Great shot! Congrats!

5/14/2004 5:13:19 AM

 
James R. Jackson
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Doug, absolutely incredible! The metallic look of the photo is amazing, too! Congratulations! Jay

5/14/2004 6:50:30 AM

 
Kelly Abernathy
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Congratulations! -K

5/14/2004 9:55:17 AM

 
Robin L. Wehrman
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Congratulations on your finalist Doug!!

5/14/2004 12:02:32 PM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Cool image Doug~ many congrats!!

5/14/2004 1:15:17 PM

 
Pu Chen

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Just wonderful, Doug! Congratulations and hope to see this again soon!

5/14/2004 2:34:40 PM

 
Nancy Grace Chen
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Oh, I just read your reply to my message... well, I love the pointed lights anyhow! They really add a lot... a spectacular image-- I hope it goes far! Congrats!!

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5/14/2004 6:34:20 PM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Congratulations on your WIN Doug!!

5/19/2004 1:03:57 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your win...awesome web

5/19/2004 1:11:40 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Doug - Big congrats on your first place win!!

5/19/2004 1:42:31 PM

 
Marie Fields
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Congratulations, Doug!!!

5/19/2004 2:07:52 PM

 
Mette Vendelboe Allison

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Wonderful photo, especially a great title, Doug! Big congrats!

5/19/2004 2:12:03 PM

 
clifton Mair
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Wow that's stunning!! Big congrats!

5/19/2004 2:13:28 PM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Congratulations, Doug!

5/19/2004 2:20:03 PM

 
Paul C. Gazzanigo
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Congratulations, Doug!

Well deserved win!

5/19/2004 2:22:34 PM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Congratulations on your 1st place win Doug! Your closeup work including this beauty is SUPER!!

5/19/2004 2:29:04 PM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Congratulations, Doug!

5/19/2004 2:47:24 PM

 
Kelly Abernathy
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This was one of my favorites Doug! Congrats on a well-deserved win! -K

5/19/2004 3:09:12 PM

 
Diane Dupuis-Kallos
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What an amazing shot!! Well deserved!

5/19/2004 3:14:56 PM

 
Nancy Grace Chen
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Just beautiful-- the fine detail is impressive!! It looks almost like jewelry... congratulations!!

Nancy
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5/19/2004 3:16:58 PM

 
Joy Brown
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Congratulations Doug on this awesome winner!!!

5/19/2004 3:36:19 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations!!!

5/19/2004 5:21:13 PM

 
bob cornelison
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Looks like mercury...very metalic! Congratulations! ~:0)

5/19/2004 5:57:56 PM

 
Debra Booth
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Congratulations, Doug!

5/19/2004 6:15:59 PM

 
Paul Michko
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Congratulations, Doug. A simply amazing image.

5/19/2004 8:08:52 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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I don't know exactly how you captured this image but it is indeed a job well done. It is truly spectacular. Congratulations!!!

5/19/2004 10:18:18 PM

 
Isabel L
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Congrats Doug! amazing image!! :)

5/19/2004 10:52:28 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Many congratulations on your 1st place win, Doug! Well deserved!!

5/19/2004 11:33:23 PM

 
Doug Benner

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I would like to thank everyone for your very gracious and kind comments. This really means a lot to me. Thanks again. Doug

5/20/2004 4:11:14 AM

 
Colleen Braun
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congratulations Doug...

5/20/2004 4:17:08 AM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Congratulations, Doug!

5/20/2004 5:48:10 AM

 
Allan L. Whitehead
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Doug, I don't want to say 'I told you so' but 'I told you so'. Congratulations, my very dear friend. Extremely well done - Allan

5/20/2004 5:55:22 AM

 
Lori Ditlefsen

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Never any doubt in my mind that this is a winner! Way to go Doug!

5/20/2004 6:41:47 AM

 
Michael Brown

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Congrats Doug!

Mike

5/20/2004 7:38:09 AM

 
Robin L. Wehrman
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Congratulations Doug, on your 1st place win, Outstanding image and well deserved!!

5/20/2004 12:24:02 PM

 
Judy R. Rawlinson
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Congrats Doug an a truly amazing photo!

5/20/2004 1:09:22 PM

 
Alisha May Furbish
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Congratulations!!!!!!!

5/20/2004 2:21:11 PM

 
Susan T. Evans
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Congrats Doug on a well deserved win!!!

5/20/2004 2:34:03 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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This had "WINNER" written all over it, so the judges just followed through on the inevitable ... Congratulations, Doug!

5/20/2004 2:46:18 PM

 
Cindy Cone
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Congratulations on a well-deserved win!

5/20/2004 5:35:31 PM

 
Rick Riddle
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Excellent Doug.

5/21/2004 4:28:55 PM

 
Pu Chen

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Congratulations!

5/21/2004 5:20:34 PM

 
Susana Matos
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Excellent, amazing!! Congratulations!
Cheers from Portugal, Su

5/22/2004 9:51:32 AM

 
David L. Stevens

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Fabulous shot Doug-congrats on your win.

5/23/2004 4:34:50 PM

 
bob garas
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congradulations. wonderful shot

5/25/2004 1:32:10 AM

 
Adam T. Cowart
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This is awesome and deserving of first place. Congrats!!!!!

5/26/2004 5:01:05 PM

 
Amanda Price
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Doug, you have the most incredible collection of waterdrop macros I've ever seen! I have been inspired tonight! This is my favourite. They look like hot air balloons.

8/1/2005 7:36:50 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Beautiful..looks like Gold..love this. I love to do waterdrops as well.

1/6/2006 7:27:30 AM

 
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