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Nature's Pastels
Nature's Pastels
5/5/10, macro. A Spined Soldier bug on a dwarf iris found on my recent Smokies workshop. Handheld, flash. Background pink is red clay.
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Tammy M. Anderson
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    Beautiful pastel colors and excellent details on that bug. Fabulous find and capture.


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5/5/2010 2:45:12 PM

 
Rolando Rosito
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Excellent image Carol, think we will see this one again.


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5/5/2010 2:47:55 PM

 
Val Feldman
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Ditto the above...a definite winner and a beautiful gorgeous capture...love those pastel colors surrounding that deliciously detailed insect...(and the clan cheers....) WTG...excellent as always!


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5/5/2010 3:11:28 PM

 
Valerie Y. Martin
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Wow, Carol! Beautiful photo. I love the colors--they give they eye variety without being jarring.

Cheers,

Valerie


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5/5/2010 3:20:32 PM

 
Sherran Andersen
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Awesome macro of this bug Carol.


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5/5/2010 3:38:03 PM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Great find and capture Carol!! Jeff


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5/5/2010 4:09:26 PM

 
Ron McEwan
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There is nothing I can say that hasn't all ready been said Carol. I have seen bugs like that and If I am not mistaken they can bit like a burn or close to it. It may be harmless but his looks would scare most folks.


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5/5/2010 4:41:34 PM

 
Mark Dodge
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Did you mount a microscope onto your camera for this shot? Excellent!


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5/5/2010 5:17:14 PM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Oooooh (the flower). Ick (the bug). I admire your ability to take such a beautiful, well detailed photo in the face of such adversity (the bug again..)!


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5/5/2010 5:28:11 PM

 
Carol Eade
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Wow, excellent job with this, Carol!


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5/5/2010 5:38:13 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Terrific macro, Carol. The flower is beautiful. Great detail on that not-so-beautiful bug!


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5/5/2010 6:32:36 PM

 
Summer A. Kozisek
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Gorgeous macro Carol, wonderful detail and colors!


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5/5/2010 8:49:52 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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Excellent macro work Carol, excellent!


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5/5/2010 11:11:52 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Beautiful shot, Carol!


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5/5/2010 11:47:44 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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LOVE the colors a fantastic macro, beautiful!


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5/5/2010 11:59:38 PM

 
Jack Ryan
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Excellent detail and comp...and I love the pastel colors. Beautiful work, Carol.


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5/6/2010 6:21:09 AM

 
Marty Straub
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Kinda looks like the Tennessee tick I had buried in my chest from my last visit to that state. Only your photo makes himi look so much more beautiful, especially on those beautiful pastel colors of the iris. Well seen and captured, Carol.


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5/6/2010 8:54:37 AM

 
Liz Bullock
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Awesome capture!


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5/6/2010 10:12:47 AM

 
John Connolly
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Awesome macro work here Carol, with incredible detail and beautiful color!


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5/6/2010 1:26:14 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Thanks for the comments!


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5/6/2010 4:33:00 PM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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What a great macro image, Carol! So close! Nice colors and detail!


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5/6/2010 4:58:52 PM

 
Karen Celella
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Bugs look so much better when they are on such a lovely canvas. Well done Carol.


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5/7/2010 12:51:47 PM

 
Kathy Salerni
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A beautiful close-up of this bug on flower, Carol! Wonderful color, light and details!


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5/7/2010 3:09:47 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Awesome macro work, beautiful colors!


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5/8/2010 8:37:05 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Really outstanding, Carol!!!
In my eyes, a winner!
~♥~Lisa


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5/13/2010 6:14:31 AM

 
Nick Lagos
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Resubmit it Carol...maybe give it a name too..


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5/20/2010 8:38:14 PM

 
Fran J. Jagger
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Love the contrast of the bold colors and details of the insect with the beautiful soft colors of the iris, Carol! :)


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6/1/2010 5:34:25 PM

 
Fran J. Jagger
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WTG!! Congrats on your Finalist, Carol!! :)


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6/7/2010 3:40:02 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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WOW, Carol...absolutely brilliant! Congratulations on another OUTSTANDING finalist! Deb


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6/7/2010 5:59:45 PM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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CONGRATULATIONS on this Wonderful Finalist image, Carol!


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6/7/2010 7:57:12 PM

 
Sherran Andersen
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Congrats again Carol.


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6/7/2010 9:10:37 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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Awesome Finalist, Carol!! The delicate soft pastel colors of the iris juxtaposed with the strong details of the bug really make your eyes linger. Congratulations on another outstanding Finalist!


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6/7/2010 9:33:39 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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fantastic finalist, congrats!


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6/7/2010 11:52:36 PM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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Awesome colors and details, Carol! Congratulations!


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6/8/2010 8:28:40 AM

 
Irene Colling
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This is breathtaking Carol.
Congratulations on your great finalist.


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6/8/2010 8:30:54 AM

 
Karen Celella
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Congratulations on yet another fabulous finalist, Carol!


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6/8/2010 10:49:52 AM

 
Val Feldman
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OK, the clan has lost it's collective mind over this one, Carol - unanimously agreed long ago it was a winner...All fingers crossed and HUGE CONGRATS!


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6/8/2010 5:59:37 PM

 
Randy D. Dinkins
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Another great close up capture!!! Congratulations!


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6/8/2010 6:08:47 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations, Carol!


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6/8/2010 6:57:34 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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What a well deserved finalist, Carol!
I agree with everything Rona said above.
Congratulations, and best of luck to you next level up!


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6/9/2010 12:11:37 AM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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Big congrats on your beautiful Finalist, Carol!!


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6/9/2010 6:39:24 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible WINNER, Carol! WTG!


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6/9/2010 4:16:02 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Congratulations on this beautiful winner!!!


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6/9/2010 4:40:40 PM

 
Carol Eade
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Congratulations Carol!!


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6/9/2010 5:33:45 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Congrats Carol!


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6/9/2010 5:41:49 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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So happy to see this brilliant image win GOLD, Carol! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS! Deb


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6/9/2010 5:46:16 PM

 
Joseph T. Pilonero
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Congrats on this lovely winner, Carol. TED


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6/9/2010 5:48:05 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Congratulations on this wonderful winner Carol!!


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6/9/2010 6:16:41 PM

 
Val Feldman
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WTG, TN Lady - it's a beauty of a GOLD WINNER! Congratulations from your Fan Club! :)


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6/9/2010 6:31:50 PM

 
Randy D. Dinkins
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Congrats Carol, great job!!


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6/9/2010 6:36:32 PM

 
Kim Andelkovic (Kovic)
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Congrats Carol on your beautiful win.


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6/9/2010 6:38:46 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Big Congrats on this second place winner, Carol!


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6/9/2010 6:42:37 PM

 
ROLAN NARMAN
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Huge Congrats on this fantastic winner Carol!


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6/9/2010 7:15:52 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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I knew we'd see this one again, Carol! It is so outstanding in so many ways! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS ON THIS SUPERB GOLD WINNER!!!


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6/9/2010 7:23:50 PM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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Big congratulations on this outstanding Gold winner, Carol!!


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6/9/2010 7:40:16 PM

 
Jeana Clark
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Huge congratulations for your fantastic win Carol!!!!!!

~J~


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6/9/2010 8:27:13 PM

 
frank w. degenhardt
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Gorgeous macro my friend. Congratulations on the Second Place Win my friend.


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6/9/2010 9:42:10 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Congratulations on your fantastic win, Carol!

Patti


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6/9/2010 10:22:50 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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gorgeous winner, congratulations!


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6/9/2010 11:00:36 PM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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Good on you, Carol! :)
Steve


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6/9/2010 11:03:25 PM

 
Nadia Paul
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So beautiful - congrats on your win Carol!


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6/10/2010 2:07:26 AM

 
Jean-Pierre Ducondi
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Fantastic work Carol. Big congrats on your win.
JP


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6/10/2010 4:00:01 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
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CONGRATULATIONS on the super capture and Gold Win, Carol

UB.


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6/10/2010 4:10:57 AM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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Warmest CONGRATULATIONS!


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6/10/2010 4:20:12 AM

 
John Singleton
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another great macro from Carol! Congrats!!


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6/10/2010 6:23:36 AM

 
Karen Celella
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Huge congratulations on your fablulous winner, Carol!


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6/10/2010 6:41:04 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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Big congrats on the gold for this fabulous photo Carol!!!


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6/10/2010 8:09:44 AM

 
Mark Dodge
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Wonderful job on this, Carol. Right on! Congratulations.


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6/10/2010 9:04:11 AM

 
Amanda D. Austwick
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Beautiful Macro Carol, and so well deserving of it's Gold Win! Congratulations!


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6/10/2010 9:16:49 AM

 
Fran J. Jagger
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WTG!! CONGRATS on your WIN, Carol!! :)


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6/10/2010 12:44:06 PM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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A big congrats to you Carol on this gorgeous Macro Gold winner. Amazing!


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6/10/2010 4:23:22 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Thanks everyone


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6/10/2010 7:25:14 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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CONGRATULATIONS on your well earned win, Carol!


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6/10/2010 7:54:47 PM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Congratulations on your wonderful winner.


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6/11/2010 8:18:05 AM

 
Ann H. Belus
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HUGE CONGRATULATIONS, CAROL!


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6/11/2010 8:56:01 PM

 
Boyd L. Alexander
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CONGRATULATIONS on your well earned win, Carol...very well done indeed!


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6/17/2010 8:27:17 AM

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


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