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Happy Fella

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Happy Fella
Happy Fella
~Blue Dasher~

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It's one of those "duh days"...am stalled for a title...but can't help looking at this and thinking how happy this guy looks hanging out in the lily pond in the early morning and warming up his flight muscles for about a thousand buzz-arounds the lily pond at Zilker Botanical Gardens here in Austin....


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Nancy J. Locke
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    WOW VAL!!! This photo SINGS!!!

Cheers, Nancy J Locke


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7/28/2010 4:07:19 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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Beautiful close-up with great color and details, Valerie!

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7/28/2010 4:12:05 AM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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All I can say is...we do grow them big in Texas! :-) Outstanding macro work Valarie, love the beautiful summer colors and excellent details!


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7/28/2010 4:15:24 AM

 
Agnes Fegan
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This is fantastic Val...like an image from a nature show, you caught him in his own little world!


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7/28/2010 4:46:56 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Very Impressive - Outstanding work Valarie! Jeff


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7/28/2010 4:53:54 AM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi Valarie,That is absolutely awesome my friend.Stunning capture with beautiful color and detail.This is going to be a winner and favorite!!!


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7/28/2010 4:59:03 AM

 
Marilyn Cornwell
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Ooh Ooh! This is so fabulous, it's travelling on to the Finalists!


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7/28/2010 5:51:34 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Amazing colors and details, Valarie. Spectacular macro.


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7/28/2010 6:05:40 AM

 
Patricia Seidler
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Fabulous capture Valarie with great detail and color. They are so hard to capture and you make it look so easy!


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7/28/2010 6:57:21 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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This is a splendid capture, Valarie, with perfect detail, great light and color and wonderful curving backgrounds surrounding this happy fella. Title works!


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7/28/2010 7:19:54 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Fabulous detail, composition and colors, Valarie -- outstanding work!


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7/28/2010 7:31:02 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Beautiful capture Valerie, love the comp and colors.


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7/28/2010 7:37:27 AM

 
Karen Celella
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He puts a smile on my face! Great macro, Valerie!


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7/28/2010 8:12:14 AM

 
Marty Straub
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Awesome capture of this cutie, Val. You definately bring out his personality in crisp detail.


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7/28/2010 8:21:03 AM

 
Jack Ryan
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Wow! One of your very best images!!! Outstanding detail, color and comp...great work!!!


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7/28/2010 9:05:00 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Excellent detail.....looks happy to me!


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7/28/2010 9:08:49 AM

 
Kathy Salerni
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The first thing I thought was what stunning light on this dragonfly! Beautiful shot with great color, light, POV and clarity, Val! Very well done!


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7/28/2010 9:46:42 AM

 
Pamela Shane
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Valarie, this is simply a spectaclar macro!! The tiny details are amazing, & if I look close enough at his face, swear, I can see a smile!!!!


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7/28/2010 12:21:16 PM

 
Valentin M. Armianu
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Excellent macro, Valarie!! Great details and colors!!


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7/28/2010 12:56:15 PM

 
Alan L. Borror
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Superb macro, Valerie! Great detail and color. Your gallery is outstanding.


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7/28/2010 2:24:49 PM

 
Gord MacEachern
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Love this Valarie, the little fella has a nice little smile for you!!
Incredible image as usual !!


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7/28/2010 2:34:41 PM

 
Ann Coates
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Outstanding Valarie, the detail and colours are superb.


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7/28/2010 4:40:34 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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HOLY MOLY, Val! This image is over-the-top AWESOME! :-) K


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7/28/2010 5:10:14 PM

 
Lorraine A. Cook
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DOUBLE WOW! PHENOMENAL details in this INCREDIBLE macro, Valarie!!<:))

Cicada killer wasps took over my backyard five years ago. They are very, very territorial and chase other insects away...like butterflies and dragonflies. They try to chase me away...but I've learned how to deal with them. My chocolate lab, Lucky, will snap at them!

I tried to provide Professor Chuck Holliday's Cicada Killer Wasp page...but am having trouble copying it. For three years...I captured the wasps and their paralyzed cicadas and sent them to the Professor to help with his research that spanned 20 years.

I'm recovering from surgery...so my computer time is somewhat limited...for now.

Have a wonderful evening!!<:))


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7/28/2010 5:44:56 PM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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I think this is really incredible! Love it and would be surprised not to see it again, and again! Great work, Valarie!


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7/28/2010 5:47:56 PM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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Wonderful macro image of this awesome Dragonfly, Valarie!


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7/28/2010 5:52:33 PM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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WOW... a simply stunning capture of this difficult subject!!! Love the colors, details, lighting and clarity - just perfect, Valarie!!


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7/28/2010 6:17:22 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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A fantastic capture ~ They always do look happy :)


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7/28/2010 6:37:15 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Exceptional clarity, tones, colors, detail, lighting, focus, dof & presentation here Valarie! Winner in my books & good luck with this! WTG!


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7/28/2010 7:06:01 PM

 
Renata Gusciora
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Outstanding macro,Valarie!Excellent lighting,details and colors!Super capture!


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7/28/2010 7:25:53 PM

 
Freddy Bland
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This is a beauty, Valarie!! Outstanding in every way!!


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7/28/2010 9:39:34 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Wow. Amazing capture and details, Valerie.


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7/29/2010 4:31:07 AM

 
Gina Cormier
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Outstanding color and detail Val...(as always) My Queen! I hobble to you greatness....I have to hobble now cause of the @@%#&@% bike. :-) lol


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7/29/2010 5:17:16 AM

 
Julie Burnett
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As always, your attention to detail is astounding, Val. Gorgeous light, clarity, and composition, and love the expression!! :)


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7/29/2010 5:33:55 AM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Superb details and lighting...I love the background coupled with this happy "big" guy! Great macro, Val!


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7/29/2010 5:53:32 AM

 
Val Feldman
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Thanks for dropping by everyone and bringing along your comments...as always, nice to hear from you and always appreciated! ~Val


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7/29/2010 6:40:36 AM

 
Karen Bacon
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Outstanding image Valerie! He does look happy!


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7/29/2010 12:34:00 PM

 
Val Feldman
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Thanks, Karen!


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7/29/2010 1:46:35 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Absolutely wonderful capture, Val! Looks so beautiful!!


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7/30/2010 4:18:42 AM

 
Hal Bambrick
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Stunning Crisp Capture Val!!!!!!!.


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7/30/2010 7:19:14 AM

 
Rony Sagy
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Wow, spectacular clarity and bright colors. What a wonderful capture, Val.


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7/30/2010 2:08:23 PM

 
Val Feldman
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Thanks so much Ellen, Hal and Rony! Have a great weekend everyone! ~Val


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7/30/2010 7:34:07 PM

 
Bonnie C. Lackey
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The colors are amazing - as is the detail - and that big grin is captivating!


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7/31/2010 9:54:29 AM

 
Kathleen M. Rinker
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Hi Val, love this image, great comp, color, details and lighting!!


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7/31/2010 12:15:13 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Wonderful image. And obviously a winner. What more can I add???


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7/31/2010 1:50:28 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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Holy Cow, Valarie! What can I say!! Truly brilliant...and a winner for sure. A FAV for me!! Deb


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7/31/2010 6:11:04 PM

 
Val Feldman
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Thanks Bonnie, Kathleen (good to see you back!), Carol and Deb for your comments....much appreciated! ~Val


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8/1/2010 12:52:09 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Hey girl, thanks! This is outstanding! I had one visit my pond last year that was most accommodating!


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8/1/2010 4:23:35 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Terrific macro, great color & detail, Val.


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8/2/2010 7:40:49 PM

 
Jim Baines
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I'd say he's a perfect "Blue Boy"! Or "Dashing Blue"? Well, lessee, the dark-tipped, pale blue abdomen is the first clue, followed by the white face and greenish eyes. Hmmm .. then the black and yellow striped thorax nails it!! Yep, the perfect Blue Dasher, Pachydiplax longipennis ... but despite the Latin “longipennis” in the scientific name these guys are not particularly long-winged. You got all the clues lined up perfectly! Superb colors and crisp details galore! Depth of field outta this world! I'd say splendid and harmonious, Texanna !! I'd love to see your EXIF.


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8/3/2010 5:37:29 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Ohhh how beautiful and such a magnificent macro Valarie...looks like a winner to me!

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8/3/2010 7:40:39 AM

 
Val Feldman
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Thanks Courtenay, Sam, Tex and JoAnn!


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8/4/2010 8:18:39 AM

 
Doug Pignet
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I can't add anymore to what was already said...Simply a lovely capture


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8/4/2010 11:56:44 AM

 
Val Feldman
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Thank you, Mr. Doug...you said just the right amount! :)


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8/4/2010 2:06:29 PM

 
Hayden Cannon
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Fantastic capture Valarie, great colors, pov, comp, lighting and details very nice shot!


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8/6/2010 8:57:54 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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Awesome capture Valarie!! Colours, clarity and comp are all spot on!!


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8/6/2010 4:29:37 PM

 
Tommy E. Burgess
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Outstanding macro with excellent light, detail, colors, dof and composition Val!!


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8/6/2010 10:40:47 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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Valarie, your work is remarkable!


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8/10/2010 6:35:05 PM

 
Nadia Paul
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Gorgeous light and wonderful details Valarie!


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8/10/2010 10:53:30 PM

 
Val Feldman
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Thanks Hayden, Renee, Tommy, Terry and Nadia for your comments...so appreciated!! ~Val


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8/12/2010 4:29:39 AM

 
Patricia Seidler
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Congratulations Valarie. Outstanding finalist!


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8/13/2010 11:34:23 AM

 
Freddy Bland
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Happy to be the first to congratulate you on this stunning Finalist, Tammy!! So well deserved!!!


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8/13/2010 11:34:53 AM

 
Valentin M. Armianu
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Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist, Valarie!


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8/13/2010 11:36:01 AM

 
Doug Pignet
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Congrat's on this wonderful finalist image


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8/13/2010 11:40:48 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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Outstanding work...and a perfectly luscious crowd pleaser. Congratulations, Valarie, and I know it's not through yet!


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8/13/2010 12:27:23 PM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Awesome work girl friend. Congratulations.


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8/13/2010 12:34:34 PM

 
Gina Cormier
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Congrats!!!!!!!! WTG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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8/13/2010 12:53:20 PM

 
Randy A. Myers
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Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round.


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8/13/2010 1:18:22 PM

 
Jack Ryan
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Congratulations, Val...a very deserving selection.


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8/13/2010 1:22:12 PM

 
Monnie Ryan
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WTG, lady -- a great big congratulations!


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8/13/2010 1:23:35 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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A Big Congratulations,Valarie.WTG my friend!!!


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8/13/2010 1:25:55 PM

 
Anita Hogue
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Warmest Congratulations, Val!


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8/13/2010 2:00:23 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Awesome capture, congrats on your finalist!


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8/13/2010 3:26:52 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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Congrats on this super Finalist, Valarie!


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8/13/2010 5:09:20 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Amazing capture!!! Congrats, Valarie!!!


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8/13/2010 5:22:13 PM

 
Gord MacEachern
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A big congratulations on all your well deserved finalists Val, good luck in the next round!


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8/13/2010 5:37:29 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Big congrats, Val. Terrific finalist!!


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8/13/2010 5:52:57 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Big congratulations on this superb finalist, Val!!


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8/13/2010 6:29:39 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Congrats on a fabulous finalist, Val!!!! Very best luck!!!!


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8/13/2010 7:23:15 PM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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Just a beautiful piece! So glad it made Finalist! Congratulations, Val!


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8/13/2010 7:26:26 PM

 
Julianne Bradford
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So many beautiful fianlists! Congratulations Valarie, this is just beautiful !


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8/13/2010 7:27:35 PM

 
Kathy Salerni
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HUUUUUUUGGGGGEEEE congrats on this wonderful finalist, Val! Best of luck in the next round!


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8/13/2010 7:57:51 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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Not surprised to find this on the Finalist list Valarie! Now on to the "Gold"! :-)


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8/13/2010 9:28:25 PM

 
Marilyn Cornwell
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I'm so happy to see this as a Finalist, Valarie - it's one of my favourites from last month!!


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8/14/2010 4:24:51 AM

 
Stefania Barbier
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huge congrats on your beautiful finalist!!!


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8/14/2010 5:05:20 AM

 
Carol Eade
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Beautiful work, Valarie, warm congratulations!


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8/14/2010 5:18:31 AM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Beautiful work! Congrats on this wonderful Finalist Val!


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8/14/2010 6:04:57 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on all your finalists, Valarie. Love this one.


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8/14/2010 9:13:20 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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No surprise here, Valarie! Love this!! Huge congratulations on your OUTSTANDING finalist! Deb


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8/14/2010 9:32:04 AM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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I agree with Deb... no surprise here - huge congrats on your well-deserved Finalist, Val!


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8/14/2010 9:41:48 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Agree also! CONGRATULATIONS on all your finalists, Valarie! Good luck with them all, my friend! WTG!


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8/14/2010 9:58:29 AM

 
Melissa Olsen
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Congrats Valarie on this and all of your finalists. Great job!


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8/14/2010 11:50:04 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulations on this awesome Finalist Valarie, you are on a roll girl!

jo ann c.


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8/14/2010 12:59:48 PM

 
Julie Burnett
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I really expect to see this one again, Val. Congratulations on another stunning finalist!


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8/14/2010 1:58:48 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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8/14/2010 2:10:00 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Just stunning,Valarie! Congratulations! And I apologize if I don't get around to all of them!


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8/14/2010 3:29:16 PM

 
Tommy E. Burgess
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Huge congratulations on this stunning finalist Val!! Best of luck in the next round!


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8/14/2010 9:14:50 PM

 
Ann Coates
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Congratulations on your stunning finalist Valarie.


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8/14/2010 11:20:23 PM

 
Daniella Puente
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Congrats Valarie! fabulous photo :)


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8/15/2010 5:31:00 PM

 
Karen Celella
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Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Valarie!


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8/16/2010 6:20:41 AM

 
Patricia Seidler
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A winner! Congratulations Valarie!


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8/16/2010 2:20:27 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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HEYYYYYYYY, Valarie, CONGRATULATIONS on this phenomenal GOLD MEDAL WINNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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8/16/2010 2:24:05 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Fantastic detail!!! Big congratulations on this excellent first place winner!!


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8/16/2010 2:29:39 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on your terrific winner, Valerie.


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8/16/2010 2:29:52 PM

 
Agnes Fegan
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This Happy Fella brought you good luck...congratulations Valarie!!!


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8/16/2010 2:45:20 PM

 

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Congratulations on your outstanding 1st Place Gold award Valarie. A very deserving win for an outstanding photo.

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8/16/2010 3:05:46 PM

 
Julie Burnett
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WHOO-HOO Cuz!! Just a fabulous photo, congratulations on your FIRST place win!!


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8/16/2010 3:14:04 PM

 
Michelle Alton
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This one had winner written all over it, Valarie. Wow! Congratulations!


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8/16/2010 3:30:49 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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Fantastic July Winner, Val! WTG, girl friend! :-) k


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8/16/2010 3:35:58 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
FIRST PLACE WINNER! 8o)


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8/16/2010 3:44:04 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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WTG! A big Texas Cheer for the WIN!


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8/16/2010 3:50:25 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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WOW!! This is a most impressive first place winner, Valarie!! Huge congratulations!!!


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8/16/2010 3:54:18 PM

 
Carol Eade
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Warm congratulations on your wonderful first place, Valarie!!


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8/16/2010 3:58:20 PM

 
Anita Hogue
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I'm loving this fabulous winner, Valarie! CONGRATULATIONS!!!


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8/16/2010 4:09:04 PM

 
Randy D. Dinkins
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Wonderful shot, great clarity and color, great job. Congrats!


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8/16/2010 4:14:15 PM

 
Susan Candelario
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Big Congratz and very well deserved!


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8/16/2010 4:22:41 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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A big huge congratulations on this stunning win, Val...so pleased for you!!!


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8/16/2010 4:37:10 PM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Yay, Yippee, WTG -- any way you say it, it comes out CONGRATULATIONS, Valarie!


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8/16/2010 4:42:32 PM

 
Val Feldman
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Busy cleaning up supper dishes and never had a chance to look at the happenings of BP...so was surprised...and happy when I did! Thank all of you so much for your wonderful support and comments. I truly appreciate all your kindness and think I'll leave the rest of the dishes for my husband! :) Thanks again!!


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8/16/2010 4:47:23 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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WTG,my friend.Congratulations Valarie!!!


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8/16/2010 4:51:13 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats :)


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8/16/2010 4:59:17 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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WTG, Valarie!! I knew this was a WINNER all the way!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your OUTSTANDING FIRST PLACE WINNER!! Deb


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8/16/2010 5:06:17 PM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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Fantastic Winner, Val! Just superb work!


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8/16/2010 5:19:24 PM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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CONGRATULATIONS Valarie!!!


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8/16/2010 5:20:18 PM

 
Danny B. Head
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What great detail! Congrats on a great win!


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8/16/2010 5:56:41 PM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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Richly deserved, Val! :)
Steve


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8/16/2010 5:57:25 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Hey, Val! CONGRATULATIONS on this awesome winner!


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8/16/2010 6:11:03 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Huge congrats on this fabulous winner, Val!!!!! Yeah!!!


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8/16/2010 6:17:37 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Big Congratulations on your terrific first place winner, Val!


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8/16/2010 6:18:01 PM

 
Nadia Paul
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Congrats on this stunning and well deserved winner Val!


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8/16/2010 6:44:42 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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Huge congrats on your win, Val! It's stunning!!


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8/16/2010 7:27:29 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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HUGE CONGRATZ on this terrific First Place Winner, VAL! WTG!

UB.


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8/16/2010 9:04:47 PM

 
Bonnie C. Lackey
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BRAVO!!!


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8/16/2010 9:41:52 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on your fantastic winner, Valarie.


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8/16/2010 10:30:43 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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I knew this critter had a winning face!:-) Congratulations Valarie!


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8/16/2010 11:19:36 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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gorgeous win, congratulations!


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8/17/2010 4:42:02 AM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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WTG Valarie...A big congratulations on this fantastic winner.


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8/17/2010 5:02:26 AM

 
Karen Celella
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I'm sure his happiness is now all yours Valerie! Congratulations on your terrific first place winner!


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8/17/2010 5:19:28 AM

 
Gina Cormier
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WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS ON THIS SUPERB IMAGE!!!

WELL DESERVED!!!!!!!!!!

My Macro Queen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


(grovel, grovel)


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8/17/2010 6:04:24 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Awesome shot....Congratulations on your 1st place win!!!!!


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8/17/2010 6:21:53 AM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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Just outstanding, Val. Huge congrats on this fantastic GOLD.


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8/17/2010 6:40:51 AM

 
Kathy Cline
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KILLER SHOT LOVE IT
CONGRATULATIONS

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8/17/2010 6:48:09 AM

 
Val Feldman
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A basket full of posies! Thank you, Kathy...and thanks to all of you my BP friends for stopping by and commenting...you're all the best and all very appreciated for both your very fine work, as well as, the support and encouragement you give to others!


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8/17/2010 7:23:28 AM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Oh goodie! I knew it! BP sure knows how to crown winners :-) I'm so-o pleased that this terrific image won first place Valarie!!! It's so deserving. Congratulations many times over :-) I wish I knew how to send you fancy flowers like Kathy!


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8/17/2010 8:35:22 AM

 
Kathleen M. Rinker
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Huge congrats my friend!!!!!!


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8/17/2010 9:15:15 AM

 
Rony Sagy
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Super congratulations on this spectacular image, Val.


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8/17/2010 10:03:46 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Congrats Valarie on your Outstanding 1st Place Win!! Jeff


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8/17/2010 11:52:03 AM

 
Ann H. Belus
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Outstanding winner, Val! Huge congratulations!!!


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8/17/2010 12:28:22 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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HUGE congrats on your HUGE GOLD WIN Val!

So very exciting!!! Big smile here for you. What a beautiful image!

-Laura


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8/17/2010 1:45:39 PM

 
Denny E. Barnes
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Very Beautiful, Valarie! Congratulations on you excellent First Place Win!! It well deserves the gold!!!


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8/17/2010 2:29:31 PM

 
Barbara Socor
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Outstanding alright! A beauty of shot no matter what you call it....The background adds real magic to this wonderful capture. Congrats on a very well-deserved first place win Valerie.


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8/17/2010 8:03:14 PM

 
Kathy Salerni
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Huuuuuumongus congrats on your First Place win, Val! So well deserved!


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8/17/2010 8:18:12 PM

 
Janie S. Oliver
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Fantastic! Congrats on your win!


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8/17/2010 9:46:04 PM

 
Ann Coates
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Huge congratulations on your fantatic win Valarie.


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8/17/2010 11:53:09 PM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Big congratulations on your outstanding winner my friend. Big hugs and high fives!


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8/18/2010 8:55:41 AM

 
Allen O. Howard
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An excellent capture and winner Valarie! Congratulations!


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8/18/2010 10:04:57 AM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Congrats to you Valarie on this fantastic winner!


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8/18/2010 8:44:30 PM

 
Manos Peponas
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Congratulations on your well deserved win!


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8/18/2010 10:24:23 PM

 
Manos Peponas
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Congratulations on your well deserved win!


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8/18/2010 10:24:23 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your BIG FIRST PLACE win Valarie! Truly amazing work!


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8/18/2010 11:02:19 PM

 
Val Feldman
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A warm and most heartfelt thanks to all of you...you're the BEST! ~Val


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8/20/2010 1:58:04 PM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Awesome detail, color, and composition, Valarie! Congratulations on your fabulous First Place win!


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8/21/2010 8:08:20 AM

 
Diane E. Deming
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Another beauty, Val. Congratulations on your big win! I've been out west for two weeks on vacation so I haven't kept in touch.


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8/22/2010 4:28:02 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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Wow, Valarie. I'm not sure how I missed this little beauty. A huge belated congrats on your winnind image. Everything about this is topnotch...


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11/18/2010 8:29:43 AM

 
Dayna Cain
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Val, this image is incredible! An absolutely perfect capture!


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