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Fish be with you
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest GRAND PRIZE Winner
 
Fish be with you
Fish be with you
Grand Prize Winner - Jamuary 2010

Category - Catch All

Taken early Christmas dawn in General Santos City, when fishermen caught this 74-kilo Moonfish, or Opah, a very expensive delicacy in some countries. In the Philippines, it is called "Diana" tuna.
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Rod Partington
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    Cool capture Jojie!

1/5/2010 9:31:49 AM

 
Susana Heide
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WOWSERS!!! What a catch!!! I mean YOUR catch with the camera!!! A very intriguing image with the water dripping and the guy's hold in the eye socket! Really cool image and effects!!!Love it Jojie!!

1/5/2010 10:23:55 AM

 
Jack Gaskin
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NOW THATS A PICTURE!!!!!!
Great Capture outstanding POV

Happy Shooting
Jack

1/5/2010 12:38:58 PM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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A remarkable image in every way, Jojie! If ever Catch All was the correct category, this is it! :)
Steve

1/5/2010 10:17:51 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Amazing image, Jojie...larger than life!

Patti

1/6/2010 2:49:07 AM

 
Christine R. Lobsinger
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Hello Jojie, this has to be put on the cover of National Geographic!!!

I believe, this is one of the BEST SHOTS I'VE EVER SEEN!!! WHAT a GREAT STORY TELLING SHOT!!! So dramatic!! A truly stunning spectacular shot!! The colouring/sky/your angle/ the guy and the way he's carrying that enormous fish!!! WHAT A CATCH for him and you!!!

This one is going ALL THE WAY TO GOLD!!
RIGHT ON!

CHRISTINE
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1/6/2010 6:38:40 AM

 
Jojie F. Alcantara
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Oh wow, thank you for all your comments! Thank you so much! Fish be with you all!

1/6/2010 7:19:34 PM

 
Ruth E. Foster-Lindsay
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WOW! Great capture Jojie! I don't think I've ever seen a fish that big or colorful!
Fantastic!

1/7/2010 12:02:00 PM

 
Mariann Kovats
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What an awesome capture, Jojie! This has to be a winner! I love your POV, colors, and details! Fantastic!

1/8/2010 10:25:00 PM

 
Jojie F. Alcantara
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thank you so much!

1/8/2010 11:02:18 PM

 
Reynaldo D. Reyes
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Beautiful perspective, colors and details are exceptional. So proud of you kabayan!

1/9/2010 9:29:21 PM

 
Joao Martinho
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Wow, what a great capture!!! In all meanings!!!

1/17/2010 3:30:24 AM

 
Glenn E. Traver
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Very Cool Catch and a Wonderful Finalist Jojie ~ GT

2/19/2010 3:36:28 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Has to be a winner...just fantastic!! Congratlations!

Patti

2/19/2010 3:40:15 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Holy cow, that's a big fish, congrats!

2/19/2010 3:52:45 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Wow, this is outstanding. Eye catching and VERY cool! A fav! Congratulations on your finalist Jojie!

2/19/2010 7:37:59 PM

 
Graeme Chow
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Wow ! got to be a winner . Congratulations Jojie.

2/19/2010 7:56:43 PM

 
Anne M. Young
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Congratulations a super finalist!

2/19/2010 8:05:22 PM

 
Christine R. Lobsinger
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THis is starting it's journey to the TOP... I knew it!!!
WTG Jojie...
A Big Congrats to You on your awesome FINALIST... Best of Luck in the Next Rounds...

SMILING WITH YOU CHRIS

2/19/2010 8:05:24 PM

 
Jojie F. Alcantara
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thank you sooo very much!

2/20/2010 6:53:14 AM

 
Joaquin R. Felix
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what a catch. Congratulations!

2/21/2010 6:44:11 AM

 
Rolando Rosito
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Awesome finalist, big congratulations!

2/21/2010 9:18:41 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your finalist...that is one big colorful fish

2/21/2010 11:55:15 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Fantastic capture, Jojie. CONGRATZ and good luck in the next round!!

UB.

2/25/2010 3:57:33 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
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WOW....You got the elusive GP Award, Jojie! CONGRATZ. on a well deserved recognition. WTG!

UB.

2/25/2010 11:40:31 AM

 
Kelly S. Cavanaugh
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Congratulations on your Grand Prize win, Jojie!

2/25/2010 11:46:31 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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You know I love this image Jojie! A huge congratulations on your Grand Prize win!

2/25/2010 11:51:24 AM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congratulations on your Grand Prize Win for this awesome image, Jojie!

2/25/2010 11:52:46 AM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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Huge congratulations on your fantastic Grand Prize win, Jojie!!!

2/25/2010 12:00:29 PM

 
Sarah Springer
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Congratulations, Jojie. The lighting,color and composition are fabulous!!! ~Sarah

2/25/2010 12:00:43 PM

 
Ruth E. Foster-Lindsay
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Congratulations on your fantastic Grand Prize win Jojie! This image was definitely a winner!

2/25/2010 12:07:42 PM

 
Mariann Kovats
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I knew, this has to be a Winner! Congratulations on your Grand Prize win Jojie!!!

2/25/2010 12:08:43 PM

 
Renata Gusciora
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Yes,I knew it too!!:-)Huge congratualtions on this awesome Grand Prize,Jojie!!!:-)

2/25/2010 12:13:05 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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WTG!! Congratulations on your Grand Prize!!!

2/25/2010 12:27:00 PM

 
Michelle Alton
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A unique, wonderful, awesome, and stunning Grand Prize Winner, Jojie.
My heartfelt Congratulations!

2/25/2010 12:28:43 PM

 
Rolando Rosito
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Congratulations on your grand prize winner Jojie!

2/25/2010 12:30:45 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Congratulations on your wonderful winner!!

2/25/2010 12:48:13 PM

 
Peter K. Burian
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This is a fabulous image, Jojie! Great color AND "spirit of the location".

Peter

2/25/2010 1:15:27 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your Grand Prize Winner!!!8o)

2/25/2010 1:16:21 PM

 
Kara Hendricks
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This is indeed a fantastic capture... And it looks like the judges agree... Congrats on the coveted GP win!!!

2/25/2010 1:41:58 PM

 
Fran J. Jagger
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Congrats on your Grand Prize Winner, Jojie!! :)

2/25/2010 2:06:46 PM

 
Gina Cormier
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Congratulations on this facinating image!!!

2/25/2010 2:09:24 PM

 
Janice Mezzacappa
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Absolutely incredible capture Jojie huge congrats on such a prestige honor winning the GP!!!! WTG!!!!

2/25/2010 2:16:17 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your Grand Prize win...very cool image and a really different GP winner

2/25/2010 2:17:29 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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WTG, Jojie!! Huge congratulations on your SPECTACULAR GRAND PRIZE WINNER!!! Deb

2/25/2010 2:30:21 PM

 
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big congrats on your grand prize, Jojie..you deserved it. :)

2/25/2010 2:51:52 PM

 
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Great "catch"!! Congratulations on your awesome grand prize win!

2/25/2010 3:17:59 PM

 
Christian Rosito
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Congratulations!!! Stunning grand prize!!!

2/25/2010 3:36:58 PM

 
Anne M. Young
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Congratulations - this is a stunning Grand Prize!

2/25/2010 4:52:23 PM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS on this wonderful Winner, Jojie!

2/25/2010 5:30:43 PM

 
Jojie F. Alcantara
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Thank you all very much for your encouragement and support! I feel so proud, inspired, grateful and happy to be part of this very positive and helpful community. I woke up this morning to find so many comments before I realized I bagged the GP. It is indeed an honor. Thank you!

2/25/2010 5:32:44 PM

 
Nadia Paul
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An awesome catch Jojie - congrats on your GP win!

2/25/2010 6:25:35 PM

 
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Jojie, congratulations on your Grand Prize Win!!!

2/25/2010 6:32:00 PM

 
Christine R. Lobsinger
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I KNEW IT...I KNEW IT... CONGRATS TO YOU JOJIE.... RIGHT ON!!!!!!

CHRISTINE
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2/25/2010 8:25:34 PM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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Good on you, Jojie! The most deserving GP Winner I have seen in a long time. :)
Steve

2/25/2010 11:48:58 PM

 
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Fantastic picture; congratulations on your GP!

2/26/2010 2:06:14 AM

 
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Congratulations on your win Jojie. Well done.
JP

2/26/2010 5:52:11 AM

 
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And even a quick glance at your Portfolio confirms you are a really creative photographer, Jojie. With many previous wins.

All well-deserved.

Peter

2/26/2010 6:05:09 AM

 
Monika Sapek
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Amazing image! Many congratulations on your Grand Prize Winner, Jojie!
Monika

2/26/2010 10:25:23 PM

 
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WOOOOO HOOOOOO!!!!!!!!


Congratulations Jojie on this prestigious GP win!!!!!!!

Dominick

2/27/2010 5:45:13 AM

 
Kathleen K. Parker
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What a catch!!! Congratulations, Jojie! Love your bio,too!
KK

2/27/2010 6:35:26 AM

 
Jojie F. Alcantara
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thank you soooo much!

2/28/2010 1:30:24 AM

 
Ross Throndson
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W o w ... what a Catch...Great color....C o n g r a t u l a t I o n s ! ! :-)

2/28/2010 5:02:56 AM

 
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What an awsome shot !

2/28/2010 5:09:27 AM

 
Vicki Hunt
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AMAZING! Congratulations!

2/28/2010 5:19:13 AM

 
Kimber Wallwork-Heineman
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Wonderful! Congratulations!

3/1/2010 5:32:11 AM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Congratulations Jojie. Looks like you caught the big one here!!!

3/1/2010 7:59:09 PM

 
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Unbelievable!! What an amazing catch and an equally amazing shot. Congratulations on your grand prize winner.

3/1/2010 8:44:50 PM

 
Nick Lagos
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Congratulations on the huge honor of Grand Prize Jojie! ...well done

3/2/2010 3:09:47 AM

 
Darby Struchtemeyer
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Such a COOL picture. Congrats!!

3/2/2010 5:44:55 PM

 
Jojie F. Alcantara
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Thank you very much!

3/4/2010 8:29:53 AM

 
Lester A. Garcia
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I know the difficulty of reaching this place in General Santos City and much more having chanced upon a big catch and able to document it with this magnificent photo. Your efforts paid off well deserving of the Grand Prize here at BetterPhoto.

Congratulations Jojie! You have provided further encouragement and stimulus to those who aspire of earning the highest accolade from their photographs.

Best regards! - LESTER

3/10/2010 3:19:25 PM

 
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Congratuilations Jojie, A very Grand Photo ~ GT

3/11/2010 2:06:27 PM

 
Jojie F. Alcantara
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Thank you so much! Appreciate all your nice comments!

3/12/2010 7:55:08 AM

 
Jose L. Fuentes

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Felicidades!!!!! Congrats..... WOW! What an amazing image! I have to agree with the person that stated that the image belongs in NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Magazine! That's a def well deserve GP winner.

3/18/2010 8:14:26 AM

 
Jeffrey D. Estacio
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Congratulations Kabayan. Wow!!!

3/22/2010 11:15:29 AM

 
Kenneth Mucke
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Truly an amazing image....CONGRATS

3/23/2010 8:13:25 PM

 
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