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A Passion for Lavender
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Natural Grace
Natural Grace
Shot with 180mm macro lens and extension tube.
© Anita N. Hogue
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Michelle Alton
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    Exquisite. THe butterfly's spots are in perfect harmony with the flowers.

6/6/2010 5:11:30 AM

 
Joy Rector
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gorgeous

6/6/2010 5:22:41 AM

 
Ron McEwan
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A jaw dropper Anita, so perfectly captured with such brilliant color and detail.

6/6/2010 5:50:29 AM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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Beautiful image, Anita!! I Love my Canon 180mm macro, too!

6/6/2010 6:44:55 AM

 
Danny B. Head
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I like the rust of the butterfly in combination with the color of the butterfly bush.

6/6/2010 7:12:58 AM

 
Renata Gusciora
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Amazing beauty,Anita!Terrific details and focus!Fabulous timing!Love the title too!

6/6/2010 7:46:26 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Fantastic selective focus on the butterfly with great shallow DOF, Anita!!!

6/6/2010 7:48:46 AM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi Anita,That is one nice lens and you are doing a great job with it.Absolutely beautiful!!!!

6/6/2010 7:58:32 AM

 
Randy A. Myers
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You have put that new lens to good use. Good job!

6/6/2010 8:01:55 AM

 
Mike Clime
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Beautiful capture and another cool looking butterfly!

6/6/2010 8:25:54 AM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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Wow Anita. This is a gorgeous shot with great detail, dof and beautiful colors. I think your lens was well worth the money...but you sure know how to make it work. Great job.

6/6/2010 9:15:33 AM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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Thanks so much everyone! I certainly enjoy reading your comments................Anita

6/6/2010 12:04:59 PM

 
John Connolly
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Brilliant work from your new lens Anita! The detail and color are amazing!

6/6/2010 1:43:54 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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I was going to mention to you to use the tubes but looks like you already have! I love that lens so much.

This is shot is beautiful!!!

Thanks!!! :)

6/6/2010 4:17:03 PM

 
Ann H. Belus
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Simply beautiful!!! Captured with outstanding depth, color and detail!

6/6/2010 4:39:25 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Beautiful butterfly. Love the colors.

6/6/2010 5:25:56 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Gorgeous capture, the colors, detail and comp are beautiful!

6/6/2010 5:59:20 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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OHMYGOSH, Anita...this, as well as your other butterfly shots, is breathtaking! I love everything about it! :-) k

6/6/2010 6:43:20 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Beautiful butterlfy image, Anita. Great compositon, detail & color. We do have similar titles, today!

6/6/2010 7:27:07 PM

 
Shirley A. Kinney
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Gorgeous Anita.

6/7/2010 7:20:21 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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This is a terrific image, Anita. Crisp, colorful detail paired with a killer comp and gorgeous background. Thanks for mentioning what lens you're using. Just ordered some extension tubes and going to see how that goes.

6/7/2010 9:18:28 AM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Beautiful image

6/7/2010 7:36:21 PM

 
Hal Bambrick
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Excellent Crisp Capture Anita!!!!!.

6/8/2010 6:27:30 AM

 
Melissa A. Olsen
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Totally stunning!

6/9/2010 11:44:29 AM

 
Ken Smith
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Boy, you sure have some great flower/butterfly shots...hard to pick a fav. Outstanding, Anita!

6/11/2010 6:05:49 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Beautiful....can't wait to see you!!!

9/23/2010 5:23:20 AM

 
Terry Cervi
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Oh, this is a beauty! I love it! Exceptional work, Anita!

10/2/2010 6:09:36 AM

 
Julie Burnett
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One of the most beautiful butterfly/flower shots I have ever seen, Anita! The clarity, color, composition is fabulous!

10/6/2010 7:53:19 AM

 
Julie Burnett
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Just going through some of my favorites, and noticed my response, obviously the clarity, color, and composition ARE fabulous...oops!! :(

10/8/2010 9:16:39 AM

 
Terry Cervi
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A stunning Finalist! Congrats, Anita!

10/15/2010 11:23:08 AM

 
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)

10/15/2010 12:16:37 PM

 
Julie Burnett
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Congratulations on this superb finalist, Anita!

10/15/2010 12:25:38 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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WOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
HUGE CONGRATS on your finalist!
Best of luck in the next round!

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10/15/2010 1:04:13 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your excellent finalist Anita, a real beauty!

10/15/2010 1:33:19 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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This is a spectacular capture, Anita, and I even missed it earlier. Superb texture and tones and a wonderful composition! CONGRATULATIONS on another outstanding Finalist, and good luck in the next round!

10/15/2010 3:11:45 PM

 
Carol Eade
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Just beautiful, Anita, another warm congrats!

10/15/2010 4:12:53 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Wonderful in every way, Anita -- detail, dof, color light. Congratulations on the finalist and good luck in the next round.

10/15/2010 7:38:03 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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congratulations on your beautiful finalist!, Anita!!

10/15/2010 10:54:47 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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Another work of perfection, Anita! Congratulations again!! Deb

10/16/2010 12:35:59 PM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Beautiful Finalist! Congrats Anita!!!

10/17/2010 5:35:35 AM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist Anita. Such an outstanding shot. Best of luck to you in the next round.

10/17/2010 6:52:19 AM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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Congratulations on this Beautiful Finalist, Anita!

10/17/2010 7:11:18 AM

 
Amanda D. Austwick
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Absolutely fabulous Macro Anita! Congratulations on your well deserved Finalist Award!!!

10/17/2010 8:12:57 AM

 
Kim Andelkovic (Kovic)
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Congratulations Anita on a super macro win......brilliant work :-) as always....

10/17/2010 4:17:00 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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This is perfection, Anita! Congrats on your win!

Debby

10/17/2010 4:18:18 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Simply stunning Anita!! Congratulations!!!

10/17/2010 4:25:57 PM

 
Heather Pickard
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So very well done Anita and worthy of the win.
Congratulations.

10/17/2010 4:38:46 PM

 
Kathy Cline
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Congratulations

Love it Anita!

10/17/2010 4:40:57 PM

 
Renata Gusciora
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Huge congratulations on your awesome winner,Anita!!!:-)

10/17/2010 4:57:35 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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So beautiful, congratulations!

10/17/2010 5:06:55 PM

 
Danny B. Head
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Congrats on a beautiful win, Anita!

10/17/2010 5:12:17 PM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Congrats on your beautiful win, Anita.

10/17/2010 5:31:30 PM

 
Paul Parent
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S

10/17/2010 5:43:44 PM

 
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! 8o)

10/17/2010 6:09:35 PM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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WTG Anita....so happy for you.!!!! :) Congratulations on your second place winner!!!!

10/17/2010 6:10:00 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Perfectly done, Anita.. congrats to you!!

10/17/2010 6:12:23 PM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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Congratulations on this Excellent Winning Image, Anita!! Beautiful!

10/17/2010 6:23:10 PM

 
Amanda D. Austwick
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Congratulations again on your Gold Win!!!

10/17/2010 6:37:04 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulations on this fantastic 2nd Place Win Anita !

jo ann c.

10/17/2010 6:42:08 PM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Congrats on your fine photo and win Anita!

10/17/2010 6:43:18 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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I just love this, Anita! Congrats on your stunning win!

10/17/2010 6:56:29 PM

 
Ann H. Belus
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Congratulations on this great winner, Anita!

10/17/2010 6:58:54 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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I knew it Anita!!! A Winner in every way! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on spectacular Gold Winner!

10/17/2010 7:58:28 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Big Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Anita!

10/17/2010 8:17:32 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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WTG, Anita!! Huge congratulations on your SUPERB GOLD WINNER!!

10/17/2010 8:26:06 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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WTG,Anita.Congratulations!!!

10/17/2010 9:05:18 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Beautiful.....congrats!

10/17/2010 9:09:48 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Gorgeous!! Big congratulations to you Anita!!

10/17/2010 11:14:50 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Anita, huge CONGRATZ on this beautiful winner!!

UB.

10/17/2010 11:38:28 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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gorgeous winner, congratulations!!!

10/18/2010 2:32:03 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations on your winner!

10/18/2010 3:21:14 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Fantastic macro! Congratulations!

10/18/2010 3:40:13 AM

 
Julie Burnett
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Congratulations on this stunning winner, Anita!!

10/18/2010 5:01:39 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations, Anita!

10/18/2010 6:33:21 AM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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Thank you all so much.......Anita

10/18/2010 6:40:19 AM

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

10/18/2010 7:33:01 AM

 
Carla Capra
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Congratulations on your winning image.
;) CC

10/18/2010 8:08:34 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Perfection in comp and detail in this lovely macro, Anita. Congratulations.

10/18/2010 8:59:54 AM

 
Val Feldman
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Stunningly beautiful! Warmest congrats on a job well done, Anita - a much-deserved wearing of the Gold! WTG!! ~Val

10/18/2010 12:00:18 PM

 
Joseph T. Pilonero
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CONGRATULATIONS! Anita. Super clarity and great color and interest. Love this. TED

10/18/2010 12:00:25 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Anita on your gorgeous win!

10/18/2010 12:51:02 PM

 
Carol Eade
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Congratulations on your beautiful second place winner, Anita!

10/18/2010 5:07:59 PM

 
Jeana Clark
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WOW!!!!
Congratulations Anita
on this Fabulous Winner!!!!

~J~

10/18/2010 6:30:45 PM

 
Daniella Puente
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Superb Anita, congratulations!!!

10/18/2010 6:34:01 PM

 
Karen Celella
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Huge congratulations on your stunning winner, Anita!

10/19/2010 3:16:46 AM

 
Mike Clime
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Congratulations on your winner, Anita!

10/19/2010 11:40:43 AM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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BEAUTIFUL Anita!!
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! ! ! :)

10/19/2010 9:13:37 PM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Congrats Anita on this Wonderful 2nd Place Win! Jeff

10/20/2010 3:38:20 AM

 
Stanley C. Sims

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Congrats on winning the gold for this well designed image Claudia.

10/20/2010 7:02:58 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Congrats on this gorgeous winner Anita!

10/22/2010 12:15:16 PM

 
Tarun Bose
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Big congrats for your winner, Anita.

10/23/2010 10:10:04 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations Anita, such a beautiful image. WTG!

10/23/2010 3:35:20 PM

 
John Rivera
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Beautiful image Congratulations on your winner!!

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