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I've never had a card completely fail me! All the images I took hoping to commemorate this day are on a card that is now completely unreadable! Even recovery software will not work. :-( So, I have this small flag (which incidentally has only 48 stars) at home which I photographed instead. Have a happy and safe holiday.
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Anita N. Hogue
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    A beautiful capture, Courtenay! Sorry about your unreadable card. That must be very frustrating.


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5/31/2010 4:36:21 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Very disappointing. But this is wonderful, Courtenay. Excellent composition and colors.


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5/31/2010 4:38:04 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Wow,that's too bad. But this is so good you couldn't have done better anyway!


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5/31/2010 4:46:32 AM

 
Danny B. Head
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Never had a card to do that and I hope I never will. Nevertheless, great image!


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5/31/2010 5:02:28 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Beautiful colors...sorry about the card! Bummer!


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5/31/2010 5:14:44 AM

 
Val Feldman
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Beautiful crisp colors and capture, Courtenay...a wonderful Memorial Day tribute....and sorry about the card - they are always so reliable that you have to wonder what made this one go kaput!? Great recovery act, tho...this is a wonderful image! :)


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5/31/2010 5:46:14 AM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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Nicely composed and beautifully captured, Courtenay!


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5/31/2010 5:59:55 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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I would never have guessed this was a substitute for anything, Courtenay. It is wonderfully composed and captured. I love the texture of the fabric, the loose folds and the brilliance of the color in this full frame. Perfect for Memorial Day.


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5/31/2010 6:17:58 AM

 
Ron McEwan
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You were able to recover well to post on this Memorial Day after all.

I dread to come home after miles of hiking of which I will never return and find an empty or unreadable card, was this a new card or one that you have used before. I screwed up about 600 images of the smokies.


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5/31/2010 6:31:34 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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That sucks, Courtenay! Most can relate to this frustration! Wonderful colors, detail, clarity & comp here! You did great with what you had! WTG!


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5/31/2010 7:06:39 AM

 
Jeana Clark
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Oh No!!!!
so sorry to hear!
I don't know what I'd do if that
happened to me...I better find some
wood to knock on!!! LOL!!!
Regardless...this is PERFECT for this
day!!! Beautifully captured BDB!!!

~J~


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5/31/2010 7:21:41 AM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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That is a stunning capture,Courtenay.Beautiful color!!!


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5/31/2010 7:28:08 AM

 
Sam Britt
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Beautiful Memorial Day tribute, Courtenay. Sorry about your unreadable memory card. I had that problem about 5 years ago. I think it was damaged by using the card reader slots on my PC. I transfer my images directly from camera to PC now. No problems since.


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5/31/2010 7:46:14 AM

 
Diane Garcia
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Thank you for this beautiful memorial. It is very fitting to have the frayed edges to show such endurance of freedom.


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5/31/2010 8:16:01 AM

 
Kerry Hill
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Wonderful image with fabulous colours Courtenay!


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5/31/2010 10:32:21 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Oh no -- guess that's one reason I'm reluctant to use the higher capacity cards. I had one fail, but the recovery software did the job. So sorry your photos were lost! But you've compensated beautifully -- love the textures in this old flag!


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5/31/2010 10:52:49 AM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Well, the card failure yielded something good...this image is brilliant, Courtenay..I love the full frame of your composition with the perfect lighting and terrific texture!

Patti


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5/31/2010 11:00:03 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Terrific capture and colors, Courtenay. Sorry to hear about your card failure, how awful.


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5/31/2010 11:12:03 AM

 
Ken Smith
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I agree with Nikki...can't imagine anything better than this, but I am sorry you lost your card. Hopefully you can recreate some of them. Super work on this one!


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5/31/2010 12:03:14 PM

 
Mike Clime
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Well this one turned out great and it has some history to it too! Sorry about the card!


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5/31/2010 1:24:08 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Many thanks for your kind words and condolences!

~ Sam, I believe you are correct! I lost faith in the card reader last night and will now only use my camera cable!

~Ron, this was a card I had used many times. I was able to view the images on my camera but it failed when I went to download them via the card reader.


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5/31/2010 3:25:26 PM

 
MELODIE C. ROBERTS
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Nik Expressed my thoughts exactly
This is No Substitute
Excellent Capture Court
I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day!


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5/31/2010 6:06:29 PM

 
Sharon 
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Sorry to hear about your card, Courtenay.. what a disappointment! This image is brilliant... excellent recovery for your tribute. Hope you had a wonderful weekend!


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5/31/2010 7:29:08 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Terrific capture, Courtenay!
I think we all live in fear of a card failing.


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5/31/2010 10:58:37 PM

 
Margaret R. Barry
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Sorry to hear about your card failing. This is fantastic, Courtenay!


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6/1/2010 1:51:16 AM

 
Doug Pignet
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Wonderful capture with wonderful colors and clarity,very nice comp..


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6/1/2010 11:36:17 AM

 
John Connolly
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Marvelous color and composition here Courtenay! Card readers can be a worry!

Happy T ~ K ~ W Day!


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6/1/2010 1:40:17 PM

 
Shirley A. Kinney
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Great "recovery" photo Courtenay. I have been there, done that with the card which is why I also don't use the higher capacity cards. One time will put a fear in you. But this is beautiful anyway. I appreciate all the tributes as my son, Shane, has served in the Navy for 21 years and is on a sub somewhere out in the big ocean for the next several months.


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6/1/2010 7:01:22 PM

 
Marilyn Cornwell
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Nicely done, Courtenay!


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6/2/2010 5:05:26 AM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Lovely tribute Courtenay!


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6/2/2010 6:07:19 PM

 
Tommy E. Burgess
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Very beaautiful caapture and tribute Courtenay!! Sorry about the memory card problem. Ugh!


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6/3/2010 12:38:36 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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Beautiful Memorial Day tribute, Courtenay! I love how you composed this...just perfect. The linen texture of the flag just adds to this already gorgeous image! jsb


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6/3/2010 5:16:57 AM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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It's beautiful, Courtenay! Wonderful way to honor our fallen service men and women! :-) k


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6/5/2010 5:45:24 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Well this is gorgeous Courtenay, a treasure to keep, the flag and the shot....sorry about the memory card but this works perfectly!

jo ann c.


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6/5/2010 6:27:31 PM

 
Sharon 
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Courtenay, HUGE congratulations on your outstanding and well deserved finalist!!! All the best in the next round.


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6/7/2010 1:40:36 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Big congratulations on this most deserving finalist!! WTG


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6/7/2010 2:21:09 PM

 
Elliot Barnathan
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Congratulations on a great finalist!


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6/7/2010 2:46:49 PM

 
Carol Eade
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Awesome finalist, Courtenay, warm congratulations!


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6/7/2010 3:03:12 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
HUGE Congrats on your AWSOME finalist
Best of luck in the next round!!!


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6/7/2010 3:06:51 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Big congratulations on this outstanding finalist, Courtenay!!

Patti


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6/7/2010 3:16:11 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on your beautiful finalist, Courtenay.


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6/7/2010 3:23:13 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Sorry to hear about your card but this turned out great Courtenay!! Congratulations!!


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6/7/2010 3:26:04 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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So happy to see this beautiful image as a finalist, Courtenay! I just love how you composed this. Huge congratulations! jsb


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6/7/2010 3:31:29 PM

 
Sherran Andersen
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Congrats Courtenay.


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6/7/2010 3:35:41 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)


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6/7/2010 4:01:08 PM

 
Wm Nosal
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Great Shot!
Congratulations


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6/7/2010 4:13:21 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Courtenay!

jo ann c.


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6/7/2010 4:58:42 PM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Wonderful!!! Congratulations on your outstanding finalist. Much luck to you in the quest for the Gold!


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6/7/2010 5:15:11 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Beautiful , red, white and blue! Congrats girl!!!


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6/7/2010 5:18:56 PM

 
Ron McEwan
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Congrats Court on making some Silver for May


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6/7/2010 5:24:48 PM

 
Doug Pignet
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST!


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6/7/2010 5:27:45 PM

 
MELODIE C. ROBERTS
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I have some Stiff Competition ;0)

Congrats Court
This is Beautiful!!


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6/7/2010 5:39:13 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Big Congratulations,Courtenay!!!


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6/7/2010 6:33:19 PM

 
Danny B. Head
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Great image. Congrats!


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6/7/2010 6:45:43 PM

 
Kathy Salerni
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Congrats on your beautiful finalist, Courtenay!


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6/7/2010 7:01:22 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Looks like your failure did pretty good! :-) Congrats, Courtenay!


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6/7/2010 7:26:59 PM

 
Nancy L. Green
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CONGRATULATIONS Court on this WONDERFUL finalist, WTG!!! <><


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6/7/2010 7:52:30 PM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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CONGRATULATIONS on this Wonderful Finalist image, Courtenay!


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6/7/2010 8:04:30 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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huge congrats on your beautiful finalist!!!


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6/7/2010 10:24:48 PM

 
Tommy E. Burgess
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Huge congratulations on your outstanding and well deserved finalist courtenay!!


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6/7/2010 10:34:14 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations on your wonderful Finalist!


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6/8/2010 2:17:57 AM

 
Marilyn Cornwell
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Congratulations Courtenay on this wonderful Finalist, the stand-in success!!!


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6/8/2010 4:17:07 AM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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Huge congratulations to you Courtenay on this outstanding Finalist.


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6/8/2010 4:52:22 AM

 
Boyd L. Alexander
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CONGRATULATIONS on this Wonderful Finalist Courtenay!! (Maybe fate..and the failed card..meant this to be..??)


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6/8/2010 5:55:59 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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You made lemonade out of lemons! CONGRATULATIONS on this superb finalist, Coutrenay! WTG!


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6/8/2010 7:16:25 AM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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Congratulations, Courtenay! This is such a lovely capture!


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6/8/2010 8:16:52 AM

 
Jeana Clark
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OUTSTANDING!!! Congratulations on this wonderfully presented finalist!!! Best of luck in the next round!!!

~J~


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6/8/2010 8:29:30 AM

 
Julie Burnett
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Congratulations on this fabulous finalist, Courtenay!!


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6/8/2010 2:18:46 PM

 
John Connolly
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Congratulations on your finalist awards, Courrtenay! Well done!


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6/8/2010 3:17:10 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Congrats Courtenay!


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6/8/2010 3:25:24 PM

 
Daniella Puente
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Hi Courtenay and congratulations for all your beautiful finalists! I like the texture and impact of this one very much :)


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6/8/2010 5:02:31 PM

 
Val Feldman
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Funny how things work out, isn't it? Your "kaput" card and your cloud of despair actually turned into a cloud with a SILVER lining....now, wouldn't a bit of GOLD sunshine wonderfully complete the turn of Fate?? Hope so!!! WTG, Courtenay, Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist!! ~Val


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6/8/2010 5:48:05 PM

 
Jean-Pierre Ducondi
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Big congrats Courtenay on your fabulous finalists.
JP


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6/8/2010 6:12:44 PM

 
ROLAN NARMAN
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Big Congrats on your fantastic finalist Court!


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6/8/2010 6:38:49 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Big congratulations on this finalist, Courtenay!!


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6/8/2010 6:43:13 PM

 
Tamara K. Walker
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CONGRATULATIONS!


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6/8/2010 7:09:30 PM

 
Cindy Bendush
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WTG Courtenay! Congrats on this beautiful finalist!


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6/8/2010 10:35:30 PM

 
Linda Blair
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Wonderful finalist...congratulations...sorry about your card...that stinks!!!!!!


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6/9/2010 6:21:22 AM

 
Ruth E. Foster-Lindsay
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Congratulations Courtenay! Awesome work on this beautiful capture!


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6/9/2010 7:15:55 AM

 
Shawn Jennings
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Awesome!!!! Congratulations on your finalist, Courtenay!


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6/9/2010 7:38:36 AM

 
Michael G. Marshall
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Wonderful Finalist, Courtenay! Congratulations! Michael


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6/9/2010 9:59:18 AM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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Huge congratulations on your beautiful Finalist, Courtenay... that's too bad about the card!!


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6/9/2010 8:33:37 PM

 
Kathy Cline
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A wonderful award for your Courtenay. Iv been traveling and not much time to view my friends galleries. We have all had our cards fail. My recovery worked and I was so thankful and stressed out.
You poor thing. My thoughts are with you.
Congratulations on a very touching image!!


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6/25/2010 6:16:03 PM

 
Karen Celella
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Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Courtenay!


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