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Clearly there's joy in the touch of the sun for this guy. Taken at Sea World.

Monthly theme: Joy
© Mitch Spence
Nikon D300 Digital...

 
 
 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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    He just looks totally at peace with the world.

4/13/2010 9:16:41 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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He really is enjoying life - Great capture Mitch!! Jeff

4/13/2010 9:41:46 AM

 
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Fantastic light and details, Mitch. Great MT entry.

4/13/2010 9:56:58 AM

 
JudyAnn Rector
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Absolutely wonderful, Mitch... I can actually FEEL his joy!

4/13/2010 11:04:46 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Excellent details, clarity and capture, Mitch. Just wonderful.

4/13/2010 12:35:39 PM

 
Carol Eade
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He's lovin' that sun! Terrific animal image!

4/13/2010 2:13:57 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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awww, sweet capture!! :)

4/13/2010 3:57:25 PM

 
Gord MacEachern
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You can just feel his joy Mitch!!
Perfect for the M/T!!

4/13/2010 4:06:30 PM

 
Sherran Andersen
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Beautiful Mitch.

4/13/2010 4:49:47 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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F A N T A S T I C, Mitch! The expression, details and color are spot on! :-) k

4/13/2010 4:59:35 PM

 
Liz Bullock
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Wonderful capture!

4/14/2010 12:34:44 AM

 
Christine R. Lobsinger
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Mitch, I certainly can SEE and FEEL his JOY!!! OUTSTANDING DETAILS/EXPRESSION/COLOURS!!!!!
BEATUIFUL WORK!

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4/14/2010 4:30:58 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Thanks so much, Carolyn, Jeff, Bojan, JudyAnn, Tammy, Carol, Tammy, Gord, Sherran, Kitty, Liz, and Christine!

4/14/2010 11:27:49 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Terrific capture, Mitch. Very cute. When we lived on the coast I always enjoyed watching the antics of the sea lions.

4/14/2010 12:04:02 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Fantastic, Mitch!
Seems like he's smelling the fresh sea air, and relishing the warm sunshine!
Smiles, Lisa♥

4/14/2010 1:12:43 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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AWSOME capture Mitch, I just love watching this cute animal at the zoo

4/14/2010 8:45:46 PM

 
Karen Celella
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Ohhh, I know exactly how he feels to have that warm sunshine on your face! Great feeling of joy Mitch!

4/15/2010 10:39:28 AM

 
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So busy this week but wanted to get back to tell you how much I love the expression here -- ahhhh! Lovely light and details, too.

4/16/2010 5:11:36 AM

 
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Too cute, looks like pure bliss!

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4/16/2010 2:25:36 PM

 
Max Aureli
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Great animal portrait, Mitch!!!

4/16/2010 6:44:16 PM

 
Marisol Pastor
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Fantastic MT capture! Great color and detail.

4/17/2010 11:55:57 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Thank you, Leslie, Lisa, Nancy, Karen, Nikki, Jo Ann, Max, and Marisol.

4/18/2010 7:57:54 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Great timing on this pose Mitch! He is at peace with the world :0) Nice light and details too!!

4/19/2010 8:11:01 AM

 
Eivor Kuchta
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Looks like pure joy! Wonderful composition and excellent details, Mitch!

4/19/2010 6:42:36 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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Thanks, Murry and Eivor!

4/22/2010 9:07:18 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Sooo cute Mitch ~ many congrats!!

5/24/2010 1:51:31 PM

 
Joanna Madloch
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Congrats, Mitch on all your finalists :)

5/24/2010 1:51:48 PM

 
Brad Harding
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Wonderful shot, love the details and color, congrats on the finalist.

5/24/2010 1:58:31 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
HUGE CONGRATS on your AWSOME finalist,
Best of luck in the next round!!!

5/24/2010 2:21:47 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on an awesome finalist! :) I think this one should get first in my humble opinion !

5/24/2010 2:29:04 PM

 
Christine R. Lobsinger
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WTG Mitch, awesome Finalist Shot... best of luck in the next round!!

CHRiS
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5/24/2010 3:46:31 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Big congratulations on this stunning finalist!!! Simply beautiful!!

5/24/2010 4:41:16 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o)

5/24/2010 4:44:00 PM

 
Rolando Rosito
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Wonderful finalist Mitch, congratulations!!

5/24/2010 5:04:50 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Congrats on this awesome finalist!

5/24/2010 6:23:50 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Ahhh. Congratulations and good luck.

5/24/2010 6:24:48 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Fabulous portrait, Mitch! Congratulations!

5/24/2010 7:10:12 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Oh is this terrific, Mith!! Congratulations!

Patti

5/24/2010 7:25:57 PM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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Adorable Finalist, Mitch... congratulations!!!

5/24/2010 7:40:40 PM

 
Pat and Graham Robards
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Supurb Mitch, congratulations. ~Pat

5/24/2010 9:57:09 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on your finalist, Mitch.

5/24/2010 11:42:20 PM

 
Teri Klinger
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LOVE the expression of this little guy!!! congrats on your finalist!

5/25/2010 4:35:46 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
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CONGRATZ on anther cute Finalist Award, Mitch!!!

UB.

5/25/2010 7:06:08 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Mitch! You are on a roll girl!

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5/25/2010 12:29:41 PM

 
Christine Czernin
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Congratulations Mitch. Such a wonderful expression, it makes me smile.

5/25/2010 1:13:36 PM

 
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Nice depiction of joy

5/25/2010 4:12:49 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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You know I love this Mitch! Congratulations on your finalist!!!

5/25/2010 7:01:58 PM

 
Kathy Salerni
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Congratulations on this well deserved finalist, Mitch!

5/25/2010 8:22:45 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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gorgeous win, congratulations Mitch!!!

5/25/2010 10:59:29 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on your win, Mitch!

5/25/2010 11:00:16 PM

 
Allen O. Howard
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WINNER! Congratulations Mitch.

5/25/2010 11:02:09 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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WTG, Mitch!! Congratulations on this outstanding win!!

Patti

5/25/2010 11:03:18 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Congratulations on this excellent winner Mitch!!

5/25/2010 11:03:53 PM

 
Christine R. Lobsinger
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Awesome WINNER MITCH!!!!'CONGRATS TO YOU!!
SMILING CHRIS

5/25/2010 11:06:25 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Congratulations on your lovely winner Mitch; makes me smile!

5/25/2010 11:22:15 PM

 
Denny E. Barnes
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Outstanding, Mitch! BIG CONGRATULATIONS on your beautiful and well deserved WIN!! WTG!!

5/25/2010 11:27:21 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Congrats on your win Mitch for this fabulous capture!

5/26/2010 12:22:07 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations!

5/26/2010 12:57:49 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Huge CONGRATZ. on your beautiful Theme Gold, Mitch!

UB.

5/26/2010 1:41:48 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Congratulations, Mitch on your beautiful winner.

5/26/2010 4:08:48 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on a terrific winner, Mitch.

5/26/2010 4:43:25 AM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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Big congratulations on your wonderful Second Place win, Mitch!!!

5/26/2010 4:55:35 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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WTG, Mitch!!!
A delightful winner!
~♥~Lisa

5/26/2010 4:56:53 AM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Big Congratulations out to you, Mitch, on your wonderful winner!

5/26/2010 5:28:13 AM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Congrats on your beautiful WINNER Mitch!!! What a cutie!!!

5/26/2010 5:38:38 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Congrats on your terrific image and win Mitch!!

5/26/2010 5:41:47 AM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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Wonderful image Mitch. Huge congrats to you.

5/26/2010 5:53:12 AM

 
Kara Hendricks
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SOOO cute... congrats Mitch!!!

5/26/2010 6:13:23 AM

 
Pat and Graham Robards
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Congratulations Mitch, wonderful. Pat

5/26/2010 6:22:50 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Congratulations on your outstanding 2nd place win!!!!!!!!!

5/26/2010 6:29:58 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Awesome golden moment and winning image Mitch. Congratulations!

5/26/2010 6:38:10 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Great image, great WIN, Mitch. Congratulations.

5/26/2010 6:49:00 AM

 
Ruth Grimm
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Congratulations on this fabulous image, Mitch! WTG!!

5/26/2010 7:08:54 AM

 
Christine Czernin
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Congratulations again for winning gold, Mitch.

5/26/2010 7:20:06 AM

 
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BIG Congrats on your wonderful Winner!!

5/26/2010 7:24:03 AM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your 2nd Place Winner
for this outstanding image! 8o)

5/26/2010 7:25:04 AM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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WTG on this magnificent win! :-)♫♪ k

5/26/2010 8:09:20 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Mitch on your fantastic win!

5/26/2010 8:31:36 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congrats on this awesome Winner Mitch!

jo ann c.

5/26/2010 8:58:14 AM

 
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HUGE CONGRATS Mitch
For this well deserved Winner!!!!

~J~

5/26/2010 8:59:14 AM

 
Rolando Rosito
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Great winner Mitch, congratulations!!

5/26/2010 9:01:35 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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Ohhhhhhhh....this is soooooooo ADORABLE, Mitch! Huge congratulations on your SUPERB GOLD WINNER!! Deb

5/26/2010 9:01:51 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Thank you so much, everyone, for your comments and congratulations.

5/26/2010 10:00:13 AM

 
Ken Smith
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Excellent, Mitch...congrats to you!

5/26/2010 10:17:13 AM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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Good on you, Mitch! I am as happy as this seal over your win. :)
Steve

5/26/2010 11:24:24 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Thank you, Ken and Steve. :)

5/26/2010 11:53:57 AM

 
Mike Clime
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Congratulations on your winner!

5/26/2010 12:47:01 PM

 
Randy D. Dinkins
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Big congrats on your MT win; very cute shot.

5/26/2010 1:26:13 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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I'm glad this got gold,ya! :)

5/26/2010 1:45:40 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Terrific portrait! Congratulations, Mitch!

5/26/2010 5:22:26 PM

 
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WTG, Mitch!!! HUGE congratulations on your outstanding and well deserved Second Place Win!!!

5/26/2010 5:45:05 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Big congrats on this terrific 2nd place win, Mitch!

5/26/2010 6:10:58 PM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Fun capture and fabulous winner Mitch ~~ Congratulations!

5/27/2010 12:26:39 AM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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LOVE IT Mitch!! Perfect in every way!!
CONGRATULATIONS :) WTG

5/27/2010 8:43:03 AM

 
Amanda D. Austwick
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The expression is priceless and fits the Joy theme so well. Congratulations on your 2nd place win!!!

5/27/2010 9:58:22 AM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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He's smiling, Mitch. Perfect capture. Huge congrats on this outstanding winner.

5/27/2010 2:00:56 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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Thank you all for enjoying his pleasure. :)

5/27/2010 4:50:39 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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Congratulations on an superb Gold Winner, Mitch! He is the very epitome of joy!

5/27/2010 9:45:12 PM

 
Tommy E. Burgess
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Huge congratulations on your outstanding winner Mitch!!

5/27/2010 10:30:04 PM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Mitch on your Win!!!


Dominick

5/28/2010 10:12:01 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Thank you, Rona, Tommy, and Dominick.

5/29/2010 9:58:56 AM

 
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Congratulations Mitch for your Gold win. :O)

5/29/2010 11:54:54 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Thank you, Doc. :)

6/2/2010 12:04:51 PM

 
Dianna Murphy
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congratulations on your outstanding Winner!!!!

6/4/2010 1:16:48 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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Thank you, Dianna. I appreciate it.

6/6/2010 7:55:37 AM

 
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