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Country Girl
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Country Girl
Country Girl
Model, Angelina Valdivia once again strikes a pose for the beauty of photography. D-700 Nikon camera, used the 105mm Nikkor lens. Natural lighting.
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Derek D. Dafoe
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    Nice work Merna!! Strong lighting and you still managed not to blow out the white shirt!! Nice job!

9/27/2010 6:22:17 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Thanks Derek: I have always wanted to be able to do portraits, so I am just learning about lighting for this subject.
Merna

9/27/2010 6:24:50 PM

 
Carol Eade
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Very nicely done, Merna!

9/28/2010 3:13:32 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Thank you very much, and it is so nice to hear from you. It means a lot to me. Merna

9/28/2010 3:23:35 PM

 
Rita Hill
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Congrats on the Finalist award Merna!!!
Love this so much.
How exciting for you my dear friend.

10/15/2010 10:09:42 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Hi Rita: Thank you for making a believer out of me, the rewards are worth waiting for. Your support and patience are very much appreciated. My best, Merna

10/15/2010 11:11:01 AM

 
Carol Eade
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Wonderful finalist, Merna, congratulations!

10/15/2010 11:15:24 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Thank you Carol: Congratulations to you for all the beautiful work you do each month. Merna

10/15/2010 11:19:40 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Thank you Carol: Congratulations to you for all the beautiful work you do each month. Merna

10/15/2010 11:20:48 AM

 
Stefania Barbier
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congratulations on your gorgeous finalist!!!

10/15/2010 11:36:32 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Thank you for your support, it is very important to me. Merna

10/15/2010 11:48:08 AM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on another awesome finalist :)

10/15/2010 12:00:31 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Thank you Tammy, and I also want to congratulate you on all your fine work. Merna

10/15/2010 12:10:00 PM

 
Sherry L. Davis
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Congratulations on your finalist! Beautiful!

10/15/2010 3:18:11 PM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Merna, congratulations

10/15/2010 4:41:41 PM

 
Paul E. Earl
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Thank you for your lovely words on my finalists and congratulations on your well deserved winners too. Good luck in the next round.

10/15/2010 5:13:23 PM

 
Randy D. Dinkins
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Beautiful portrait, great job, congrats!!!

10/15/2010 6:05:16 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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A wonderful portrait, Merna! Congratulations on your finalist!

10/15/2010 6:19:56 PM

 
Debbie Hartley
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Merna!

10/15/2010 6:28:22 PM

 
Ian M. Hill
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Congrats Merna,a lovely portrait,best of luck!

10/15/2010 7:29:44 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Congratulations on the finalist, Merna, and good luck in the next round.

10/15/2010 7:47:14 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Hi Sherry, Stan, Paul, Randy, Patricia, Debbie, Ian and Nikki: Thank you for the very supportive and useful comments. I am so grateful to be a winner this month and to be able to share it all with you. Merna

10/15/2010 8:16:44 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Congrats on your awesome finalist, Merna!! Very best luck in the next round!!

10/15/2010 9:44:32 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Thank you for your support and kind comment. Merna

10/15/2010 9:48:43 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations on your beautiful Finalist, Merna!

10/15/2010 10:19:59 PM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations!

10/15/2010 11:26:45 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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Merna, this is a fantastic outdoor, natural light portrait! Beautiful use of the lighting, your model's skin tones are lovely and the setting is wonderful! Congrats on your Finalist!

10/15/2010 11:31:27 PM

 
Marilyn Cornwell
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Congratulations on your finalist, Merna!

10/16/2010 4:31:17 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Hi Barbara, Tiia, Joannie and Marilyn: Thank you for the very supportive and useful comments. I am so grateful to be a winner this month and to be able to share it all with you.

10/16/2010 8:01:59 AM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi Merna,A very late congratulations to you on all beautiful finalist!!!!

10/16/2010 9:32:52 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Hi Bobby: You could never be too late. Thanks, for the kind comment. Merna

10/16/2010 9:56:16 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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This is such a fabulous portrait, Merna! Wonderful lighting, colors, background and pose. Huge congratulations on your beautiful finalist! Deb

10/16/2010 10:18:49 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Thanks again, Debra. You are very kind. Merna

10/16/2010 10:38:43 AM

 
Karen Bacon
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Merna! Well Done!

10/16/2010 10:58:08 AM

 
Lydia Williams
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VERY nice, Merna...Well captured. Congratulations on your beauty!

10/16/2010 11:19:27 AM

 
Linda Blair
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Beautiful finalist....congratulations!!!

10/16/2010 11:32:11 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Hi Karen, Linda and Lydia: Thank you for the very supportive and useful comments. I am so grateful to be a winner this month and to be able to share it all with you. Merna

10/16/2010 12:21:42 PM

 
Brett Dolsen
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Congratulations on your great finalists Merna!

10/16/2010 2:18:40 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Hi Brett: Thank you for the very supportive and useful comments. I am so grateful to be a winner this month and to be able to share it all with you. Merna


10/16/2010 2:51:48 PM

 
Kathy Coombs
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Conratulations!

10/16/2010 3:50:28 PM

 
Marcel J. Fernandez
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Congratulations, Merna on your two beautiful Finalist.

10/16/2010 3:59:14 PM

 
Lynn M. Whitt
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CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR FINALISTS...

10/16/2010 4:13:08 PM

 
Tamara K. Walker
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CONGRATULATIONS!

10/16/2010 4:57:42 PM

 
Nadia Paul
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Congrats on your beautiful finalist Merna!

10/16/2010 5:13:33 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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How adorable Merna! Great composition and lovely model!

Big congrats on your finalist!

jo ann c.

10/16/2010 5:40:11 PM

 
Robyn A. Terrell
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Fantastic work, Merna. Huge congrats to you on this gorgeous finalist!!!

10/16/2010 7:56:16 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Hi Marcel and Lynn: Thank you for the very supportive and useful comments. I am so grateful to be a winner this month and to be able to share it all with you. Merna

10/16/2010 9:00:45 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Hi Tamara, Nadia, Jo Ann and Kathy:
Thank you for the very supportive and useful comments. I am so grateful to be a winner this month and to be able to share it all with you. Merna

10/16/2010 9:03:35 PM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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Congratulations on this Wonderful Finalist, Merna!

10/17/2010 4:30:13 AM

 
Randy L. Quast
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Merna Congrats on the EP and Finalist job well done.

10/17/2010 5:46:18 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Hi Sabrina and Randy: Thank you for the very supportive and useful comments. I am so grateful to be a winner this month and to be able to share it all with you. Merna

10/17/2010 10:32:43 AM

 
Patricia A. Stalter
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You totally deserve to win!

10/17/2010 12:36:19 PM

 
Valentin M. Armianu
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Amazing portrait!!!!Congratulations on your gorgeous Finalist!!!

10/17/2010 2:58:35 PM

 
Maria Coulson
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Very nicely done. Congratulations!

10/17/2010 8:07:08 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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A beautiful outdoor portrait, Merna!
Congratulations on its selection as a Finalist!

10/18/2010 2:00:11 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Hi Patricia, Valentin, Maria and Mary:
Thank you for the very supportive and useful comments. I am so grateful to be a winner this month and to be able to share it all with you. Merna

10/18/2010 7:59:44 AM

 
Robert K. Bemus
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Congratulations on a great Finalist, Merna!!

10/18/2010 9:04:02 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Hi Robert: Thank you very much for taking the time to let me know that you liked my image. Merna

10/19/2010 1:11:32 PM

 
Christine R. Lobsinger
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Glad I popped in your gallery Merna, almost missed this beautiful capture of your model! Congrats to you on your lovely Finalist!!!!
Smiling Chris

10/19/2010 7:19:26 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Thank you, I don't know if you knew that this wonderful young women is Rita's daughter.

10/20/2010 5:35:59 PM

 
Stephanie Frey
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Beautiful model! Congratulations!

12/14/2010 4:41:05 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Hi Stephanie: I would like to do more portaits, but never seem to have the right setting or a model. (that is willing) Thank you for your very nice comment. Merna

12/14/2010 11:28:14 PM

 
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