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Brilliant Plumage 2
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Brilliant Plumage
Brilliant Plumage
Taken at Busch Gardens and shot with my Canon 100mm Macro Lens with a wide open aperture (2.8) for maximum shallow DOF and selective focus on the head of this parrot.

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Jessica Jenney
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    What a gorgeous parrot! Such brilliant color! Beautiful color, lighting and shallow DOF, Melissa!

9/21/2010 7:46:35 AM

 
Karen Bacon
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Fantastic image Melissa!

9/21/2010 7:53:30 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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a wonderful close-up!

9/21/2010 9:35:56 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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Great Melissa! what a beautiful photo and love that colors...

9/21/2010 10:35:59 AM

 
Carol Eade
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Beautiful macro, Melissa!

9/21/2010 5:45:02 PM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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Really a fabulous result, Melissa! Awesome job :)

9/22/2010 8:52:22 AM

 
Amanda J. Tanner
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I love your selective focus. Beautiful work Melissa! The color and details are great.

9/24/2010 8:14:13 AM

 
Gary Enloe
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Great capture of this beautiful bird Melissa. Love the colors, detail

9/24/2010 8:28:20 AM

 
Tammy D. Ferren
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Wow! The colors, detail and dof are stunning, Melissa!

9/24/2010 8:52:00 AM

 
Lorna Shutter
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This bird could pass as a flower in your beautiful gallery collection! The vibrant colours are fabulous! Awesome detail and DOF! Outstanding work, Melissa! :)

9/26/2010 7:59:43 PM

 
Julie Burnett
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Stunning, Melissa!! Congratulations, and the best of luck!

10/15/2010 10:35:09 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations!

10/15/2010 10:39:59 AM

 
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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 11:16:12 AM

 
Carol Eade
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Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa!

10/15/2010 11:26:25 AM

 
Linda Blair
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Congrats on your beautiful and colorful finalist!!!

10/15/2010 11:39:49 AM

 
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Great image, Melissa. Congratulations!

10/15/2010 11:40:58 AM

 
Stefania Barbier
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congratulations on your gorgeous finalist!!!

10/15/2010 11:48:13 AM

 
Sherry L. Davis
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Excellent capture! Congratulations on your finalist!! :)

10/15/2010 1:18:35 PM

 
Lorna Shutter
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WTG, Melissa!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your beautiful Finalist!!!!! :)
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10/15/2010 1:29:44 PM

 
Denny E. Barnes
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Congratulations, Melissa on your beautiful and well deserved finalist!!

10/15/2010 3:49:51 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Congrats on this Finalist!

10/15/2010 4:08:14 PM

 
Janet McNeil
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Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist!!! Good luck in the next round!!

10/15/2010 4:08:15 PM

 
Lydia Williams
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What a beauty...congratulations!

10/15/2010 4:36:11 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)

10/15/2010 5:23:01 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Big congrats on all your finalists, Melissa!!

10/15/2010 7:47:44 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Every month, with our camera in hand, we go out and find what we hope will be the “winning photo.”
Those of us that don’t get recognized, just continue to search for that special image, until one day the Congratulations come pouring in from some of the best artist and friends anyone could image.
So to the Better Photo winners for the month of September, I congratulate you on a job so well done.
My very best to all of you, Merna Nobile

10/15/2010 9:01:57 PM

 
Marilyn Cornwell
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A gorgeous image, Melissa! Congratulations on this finalist!

10/16/2010 4:30:26 AM

 
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Congrats on a superb finalist, Melissa! Very best luck in the next round!!

10/16/2010 6:57:45 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Beautiful capture, CONGRATZ on the Finalist Award!!

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10/16/2010 7:00:03 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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This is so awesome, Melissa! Love the DOF, lighting, colors, details and comp. Huge congratulations on your superb finalist! Deb

10/16/2010 10:49:28 AM

 
Erica Murphy
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I love this Melissa!! Congratulations!

10/16/2010 7:57:40 PM

 
Christine Czernin
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So beautiful, Melissa. The shallow DOF makes it special.
Congratulations on your finalist and good luck.

10/17/2010 9:06:34 AM

 
Natasa Mikuz
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Congratulation on this wonderful finalist!

10/17/2010 11:48:16 AM

 
Janet McNeil
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Super congratulations on your Grand Prize Win, Melissa!!!

10/17/2010 3:58:46 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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This photo is awesome, Melissa, and the judges certainly know what they are doing by selecting this for the Grand Prize!

Hardy congrats!!!
Debby

10/17/2010 4:00:03 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Melissa on your stunning Grand Prize win!

10/17/2010 4:00:04 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 GRAND PRIZE win, Melissa! Outstanding image! 8o)

10/17/2010 4:01:14 PM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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Wow! Congrats on your GRAND PRIZE , Melissa!

10/17/2010 4:04:34 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Huge Congratulations, Melissa! A brilliant image!

10/17/2010 4:06:04 PM

 
Melissa A. Olsen
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A huge congrats on this deserving image.

10/17/2010 4:18:23 PM

 
Kara Hendricks
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HUGE congrats on the GP win Melissa!

10/17/2010 4:19:51 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Congratulations on your amazing grand prize win, Melissa!!!

10/17/2010 4:20:15 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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CONGRATULATIONS on this phenomenal & well-deserved Grand Prize Winner, Melissa! WTG!

10/17/2010 4:21:48 PM

 
Jean-Pierre Ducondi
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Big congrats Melissa. An amazing finalist.
JP

10/17/2010 4:26:25 PM

 
Rolando Rosito
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Congratulations Melissa!! Great Grand Prize Winner!!!!

10/17/2010 4:33:51 PM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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Huge congratulations for this outstanding GRAND PRIZE win, Melissa. I'm so happy for you. Spectacular.

10/17/2010 4:34:39 PM

 
Philippe Vieux-Jeanton
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Gorgeous Grand Prize Winner!! Big, big congratulations, Melissa!!!!

10/17/2010 4:35:12 PM

 
Guy D. Biechele
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Awesome photograph, Melissa!! Congratulations on your Grand Prize Win!

10/17/2010 4:39:05 PM

 
Lydia Williams
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Congratulations on your fanatastic Grand Prize win, Melissa. Well Deserved!

10/17/2010 4:53:24 PM

 
Danny B. Head
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Stunning image! Congrats on the BIG win!

10/17/2010 4:55:55 PM

 
Renata Gusciora
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Huge congratulations on your Grand Prize Winner,Melissa!!!:-)

10/17/2010 4:59:25 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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BIG CONGRATULATIONS!! Woo Hoo!!

10/17/2010 5:04:58 PM

 
Sabrina L. Ryan
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CONGRATULATIONS on your Awesome GRAND PRIZE Winning image, Melissa!

10/17/2010 5:09:44 PM

 
Sandy Stigliano
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CONGRATULATIONS, just gorgeous!!

10/17/2010 5:16:47 PM

 
Carol Flisak
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Congratulations Melissa on your Grand Prize win!! What a lovely portrait image... the details, color and DOF make a wonderfully intimate image!

10/17/2010 5:16:49 PM

 
Millieanne A. Talarico
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Perfect composition, stunning Grand Winner, Melissa!

10/17/2010 5:22:26 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Huge CONGRATZ on your awesome GRAND PRIZE win, Melissa!!!!

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10/17/2010 5:25:10 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Stunning, Melissa...congrats on your big win!

10/17/2010 5:32:25 PM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Congrats Melissa on the Grand Prize win.

10/17/2010 5:34:49 PM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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Good on you, Melissa! Wonderfully rich tones.
Steve

10/17/2010 5:39:21 PM

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

10/17/2010 5:44:47 PM

 
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Congratulations Melissa on this outstanding Grand Prize Winner. Wonderful work.

10/17/2010 5:48:38 PM

 
Usha Ganesh
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Congratulations Melissa on your big win,
Usha

10/17/2010 5:49:25 PM

 
Agnes Fegan
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Congratulations on your Grand Prize win Melissa!!!

10/17/2010 6:28:30 PM

 
Lester A. Garcia
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CONGRATULATIONS, Melissa on a deserving GRAND PRIZE WINNER!

10/17/2010 6:30:41 PM

 
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Congratulations of your wonderful photo and big win Melissa! Well done!!

10/17/2010 6:32:15 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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Congratulations on your stunning Grand Prize win Melissa!

10/17/2010 6:36:34 PM

 
Lorna Shutter
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Woo Hoo!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your GRAND PRIZE WIN for this awesome image, Melissa!!!!! You deserve it!!! :)
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10/17/2010 6:39:49 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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Congrats on your stunning Grand Prize Win, Melissa!

10/17/2010 6:46:29 PM

 
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Congratulations on your beautiful, grand prize win, Melissa!

10/17/2010 6:49:08 PM

 
Debra Booth
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Many congrats for your grand prize on this excellent image, Melissa!

10/17/2010 6:49:33 PM

 
Inge S. Lasmana
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A huge congratulations on your grand prize win, Melissa!

10/17/2010 6:50:36 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your fantastic grand prize win:)

10/17/2010 6:59:40 PM

 
Denny E. Barnes
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Outstanding, Melissa!! This awesome and so beautiful image well deserves the Grant Prize!! Congratulations!!

10/17/2010 7:00:38 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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S U P E R C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S,
on winning the Grand Prize, Melissa!!!
Fabulous capture, the vibrant color, the shallow DOF, the detail and clarity and the lighting are all awesome!

10/17/2010 7:06:43 PM

 
Stanley C. Sims

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A wonderful composed shot Melissa. Big congrats on being the top winner.

10/17/2010 7:09:07 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Huge Congratulations on this fantastic Grand Prize winner, Melissa!

10/17/2010 7:10:11 PM

 
Sharon 
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WTG, Melissa!!! HUGE congratulations on your brilliant & well deserved GRANDE PRIZE WIN!!!

10/17/2010 7:51:52 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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WTG, Melissa!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your AWESOME GRAND PRIZE WINNER!! WHOOOO-HOOOOO!! Deb

10/17/2010 8:10:09 PM

 
Graeme Chow
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Wow !well done and big congrats on your super grand winner, Melissa. You must be very surprise and exciting about the win. It really make your day!

10/17/2010 8:46:23 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Beautiful.......Congratulations!

10/17/2010 8:53:18 PM

 
Liz Bullock
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Congrats on your Grand Prize Winner!

10/17/2010 9:22:04 PM

 
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Congratulations Melissa on your Grand Prize Winner!!

10/17/2010 10:58:19 PM

 
Yulianto Soeroso
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Congratulalion yihaaa grand PW lovely animal and shot

10/17/2010 10:59:20 PM

 
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HUGE congratulations on your Grand Winner,Melissa!!

10/17/2010 11:50:17 PM

 
Paul E. Earl
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WOW!! Congratulations on this truly well deserved Grand Prize winner!!

10/17/2010 11:54:36 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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What a well earned Grand Prize Winner!
CONGRATULATIONS, Melissa!

10/18/2010 12:09:40 AM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS on your beautiful grand prize winner!!!!

10/18/2010 12:12:01 AM

 
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WOOHOOOOOO WTG Melissa, huge congrats on you spectacular GP!!!!!

10/18/2010 12:19:19 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Congratulations on your beautiful, colorful and successful GP Winner Melissa!

10/18/2010 2:53:18 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations on your grand prize win!

10/18/2010 3:16:19 AM

 
Nadia Paul
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What a stunning macro Melissa - congrats on your Grand Prize win!

10/18/2010 4:09:59 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Ain't it always the way it goes? All those beautiful flower shots and then you get a GP with a bird! Congrats!!

10/18/2010 4:17:23 AM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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A BIG CONGRATS Melissa!!!!!

10/18/2010 4:34:27 AM

 
Julie Burnett
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Congratulations on your Grand Prize Win, Melissa!!

10/18/2010 4:37:17 AM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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Beautiful grand winner, Melissa! Congratulations!

10/18/2010 5:16:23 AM

 
Irene Colling
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What a wonderfully colored bird; and you expertly captured the glorious details.

Huge Congratulations Melissa.

10/18/2010 5:45:19 AM

 
Linda Blair
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Congratulations on your beautiful Grand Prize winner!!!!

10/18/2010 5:47:34 AM

 
Gina Cormier
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Congrats on this outstanding image Melissa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

10/18/2010 6:09:40 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Awesome....Congratulations!!!! :)

10/18/2010 6:15:24 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations, Melissa. Fantastic photo.

10/18/2010 6:16:28 AM

 
Jack Ryan
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Congratulations on your win!!! Way to go!!!

10/18/2010 6:43:07 AM

 
Carla Capra
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Congratulations on your stunning image and win.
;) CC

10/18/2010 7:03:03 AM

 
Charlotte LaBarbera
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Wonderful and Colorful! Excellent choice in your settings. Gives one something to think about. Congratulations!

10/18/2010 7:23:48 AM

 
Margaret R. Barry
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Congratulations on your beautiful and well deserved GP win, Melissa!

10/18/2010 7:58:37 AM

 
Carmody Baker
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Great job Melissa. Congratulations!

10/18/2010 8:09:38 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Way to go, Melissa. Congratulations to you on your Grand.

10/18/2010 8:15:19 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Wow -- huge congratulations are in order! WTG, Melissa!

10/18/2010 8:26:22 AM

 
Joseph M. Muench
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Congratulations, Melissa. Well-deserved!
-Joe

10/18/2010 8:55:52 AM

 
Karen Bacon
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A huge congratulations on this great winner!

10/18/2010 9:02:40 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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I am so HAPPY for you Melissa! Congratulations on winning GRAND PRIZE!!!

10/18/2010 9:03:44 AM

 
Michael Kroth
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Congratulations on this beautiful Grand Prize winner, Melissa!

10/18/2010 9:19:27 AM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Melissa congratulations on this wonderful Grand Prise winner!! I'm so pleased that your talent was recognised :-)

10/18/2010 9:30:50 AM

 
David Phalen
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HUGE Congratulations on a spectacular Grand Prize Winner!!

10/18/2010 10:07:47 AM

 
Natasa Mikuz
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Big congratulation, Melissa!

10/18/2010 10:46:57 AM

 
David Stegmeir
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Congratulations. This is beautiful.

10/18/2010 11:34:39 AM

 
Val Feldman
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What an outstanding Grand Prize Winner!! Huge congratulations, Melissa!

10/18/2010 11:37:14 AM

 
Sarah A. Christian
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Congratulations, Melissa. Absolutely beautiful work.
Well deserved win!!!

10/18/2010 11:44:42 AM

 
Laurence Saliba
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A Big congratulations on your Grand prize winner Melissa!!!!

10/18/2010 12:13:57 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats :)

10/18/2010 2:38:47 PM

 
Becky J. Parkinson
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Congratulations on this wonderful Grand Prize photo, Melissa!!!

10/18/2010 3:21:00 PM

 
Daniella Puente
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Congratulations Melissa WOW!!! amazing photo and well deserved Grand Prize, hugs :)))

10/18/2010 3:21:50 PM

 
Jeana Clark
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A fantastic Grand Prize Winner!!!
Congratulations Melissa for this outstanding image!!!! WELL DONE!!!

~J~

10/18/2010 4:05:31 PM

 
Carol Eade
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Very big congratulations on your beautiful grand prize image, Melissa!!

10/18/2010 4:52:02 PM

 
Maria Capilupi
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Beautiful image, Melissa, and very deserving of the grand prize. Congratulations!

10/18/2010 5:41:46 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Congratulations Melissa! What a gorgeous bird and beautiful image - love the details!!!

10/18/2010 7:09:32 PM

 
Anne McKinnell
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Sensational shot Melissa! Congratulations on your grand prize!!!

10/18/2010 7:20:58 PM

 
Shirley A. Kinney
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Awesome, Melissa. Congratulations on your win.

10/18/2010 7:22:03 PM

 
Nancy L. Green
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WOW WOW WOW!!! GRAND PRIZE!!! CONGRATULATIONS and VERY well deserved!!! <><

10/18/2010 8:01:29 PM

 
Robert K. Bemus
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Beautiful color and portrait, Melissa...HUGE congrats on your Grand Prize gold!!!

10/18/2010 8:44:41 PM

 
Lynne Morris
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WTG Melissa, Huge Congratulations on your Grand Prize Win.

10/18/2010 11:00:32 PM

 
Bill Houghton
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Melissa, congratulations on your beautiful win. Have a great week, Bill

10/19/2010 1:30:14 AM

 
Karen Celella
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Huge congratulations on your amazing grand prize winner, Melissa!

10/19/2010 3:05:25 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Congrats Melissa on your GP Win!! Jeff

10/19/2010 4:39:21 AM

 
Dayna Cain
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Awesome photo and much deserved win!

10/19/2010 6:25:43 AM

 
Christine Czernin
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Many congrats on your fabulous and outstanding win, Melissa.

10/19/2010 7:50:39 AM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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Beautiful, Melissa! Congrat's to you!

10/19/2010 8:29:52 AM

 
Susan J. Allen
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Huge congrats, Melissa! Wow!

10/19/2010 11:46:37 AM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Huge congratulations on this wonderful Grand Prize Winner, Melissa!

10/19/2010 11:56:14 AM

 
Carmody Baker
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Congratulations Melissa. Beautiful colors!

10/19/2010 12:12:22 PM

 
Dave Montero
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Grand indeed! Congratulations on your grand prize selection Melissa!

10/19/2010 1:24:51 PM

 
Susan M. Campbell
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Congrats Melissa on this grand prize winner. It's fabulous!

10/19/2010 2:38:25 PM

 
Mark Dodge
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Brilliant job on this, Melissa. Congratulations on your Grand Prize! Way to go! Love that lens :o)

10/19/2010 3:23:14 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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WOW!!! Excellent detail Melissa!! HUGE CONGRATS to you!!! I too am a big fan of that lens and of this image!! WTG girl!!!! ;)

10/19/2010 8:33:38 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Big congratulations, Melissa!
Beautiful and vibrant!
~♥~Lisa

10/19/2010 8:55:00 PM

 
Aimee S. McMaster
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...warm congratulations on this brilliant winner Melissa!

10/20/2010 12:33:08 AM

 
Tarun Bose
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Big big congrats for your grand winner, Melissa.

10/20/2010 7:35:02 AM

 
Allen O. Howard
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Magnificent Melissa!!! Congratulations Grand Prize!!!

10/20/2010 7:24:10 PM

 
Marcel J. Fernandez
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Congratulations, Melissa on your wonderful Grand Prize Winner!

10/20/2010 7:41:28 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Hey there! Huge Congratulations on your Grand Prize winner, Melissa! So pleasantly surprised to see this here! Sorry for being out of touch... NO computer currently, but I will write you later when I can. Fabulous capture and Congrats again!

10/21/2010 12:57:14 PM

 
Kathleen Brennan
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Congrats on this fabulous grand prize winner!

10/21/2010 3:03:16 PM

 
Nancy J. Locke
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SUPER SUPER CONGRATS!!! WOOT!!! YAY!!! WTG MELISSA!!!

Blessings, Nancy

10/21/2010 7:08:02 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Huge congrats on this fabulous winner, Melissa!!!

10/21/2010 7:27:37 PM

 
Melissa A. Olsen
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I am so happy for you Melissa! I don't follow the contest too closely so I am sorry this congrats is late in coming to you.

10/22/2010 8:14:53 AM

 
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WONderful capture! Congratulations on your grand prize win!

10/22/2010 10:57:59 AM

 
Anne M. Young
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Congratulations - thrilled to see you win...!!!

10/23/2010 1:27:42 AM

 
Arnold Horwitz
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Congratulations, Melissa on this fantastic Grand Prize Winner!

10/23/2010 9:52:42 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Congratulations on the GP win, Melissa. Wonderful detail and color here.

10/24/2010 7:30:53 PM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Simply stunning Melissa! Huge congratulations on your GPW!!!

10/24/2010 11:20:40 PM

 
Christine R. Lobsinger
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Congratulations Melissa on a beautiful catch! Congrats to you on your GRAND PRICE WINNER TOO.... I JUST SAW THIS IN JIM'S BLOG!!!
CHRIS
SMILING WITH YOU

10/26/2010 10:16:04 AM

 
Amy Wadley
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Congratulations Melissa!! I blogged about your win on our Team BetterPhoto blog. If you get a chance, feel free to comment there on how you got such a great shot or the story behind the image. Thanks! :)

10/28/2010 1:21:42 PM

 
Erica Murphy
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BIG CONGRATS to you Melissa on this beautiful GRAND PRIZE WINNER!!! How exciting for you!

10/30/2010 10:42:25 AM

 
Mick Burkey
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Congratuations on your wonderful Grand Prize winner!

11/3/2010 10:38:51 AM

 
Salwa  Afef
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Wonderful shot ,congratulation .

11/7/2010 8:31:34 AM

 
Dianna Murphy
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I'm so behind on my commenting, forgive me for my belated congratulations! What a wonderfully composed and thoughtful image.

11/10/2010 8:22:47 AM

 
Mary Timman
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This is an amazing image! Very well deserved winner! A huge congratulations to you!

11/10/2010 10:58:45 AM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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Wow Melissa, I didn't know until today that you were the grand champion, but I sure see why. Sorry I didn't congratulate you sooner, just so busy.
hugs to you.

11/16/2010 2:08:39 PM

 

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Have Not been on BetterPhoto for awhile and just noticed that it was you that win Grand Prize Gold for this outstanding image. A very well deserved win for a good person and a great photographer. Congrats to you Melissa..

Brian

11/16/2010 7:14:26 PM

 
Dick Jenkins
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Very nice macro work Melissa and congratulations on bringing home the big prize.

Dick

11/28/2010 9:54:11 AM

 
Katie W
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I've come across this image a few times and I absolutely love it! Finally commenting.... :)

9/17/2011 8:30:51 PM

 
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