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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner
 
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Taken at the Morton Arboretum.
Lisle - IL - USA

Comments welcome and appreciated!

© Mike Umbreit
Canon EOS 5D Mark ...

 
 
 
Patrick Rouzes
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    Spectacular tones, lighting, colors, reflections, clarity, perspective, mood & beauty captured here! WInner in my books & hope to see this again, Mike!

10/31/2010 6:24:21 PM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Patrick - Thanks so much!! - Mike

11/1/2010 6:31:10 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Not an easy pick even though you had few entries in October, Mike -- they are all just lovely. Finally, though, this is my favorite. Love the clarity, light, colors and beautifully balanced composition. Good luck.

11/14/2010 7:52:53 PM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations!

11/15/2010 1:03:31 PM

 
john forrant
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OMG! This is an awesome shot. Congrats

11/15/2010 1:27:26 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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I would personally like to congratulate you on your winning photograph for October, 2010 and wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. Merna Nobile

11/15/2010 1:33:41 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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on your finalist! 8o)

11/15/2010 1:43:20 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Mike.

11/15/2010 1:44:39 PM

 
Cyndy Doty
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Congratulations on your lovely finalist!

11/15/2010 1:55:32 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible finalist, Mike! WTG!

11/15/2010 2:25:40 PM

 
Randy D. Dinkins
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Beautiful shot. Love the colors; big congrats!

11/15/2010 2:47:42 PM

 
Robin L. Bailey
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Stunning image! A huge Congratulations on this beautiful winner~

11/15/2010 3:17:29 PM

 
Becky J. Parkinson
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A real beauty, Mike!!! Congratulations!!!

11/15/2010 3:47:29 PM

 
John Rivera
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Congrats Mike!!!!

11/15/2010 3:50:11 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Gorgeous light, color and comp, Mike. Congratulations on the finalist and best of luck in the next round.

11/15/2010 4:25:22 PM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Stunning image, Mike! Congratulations on your finalist.

11/15/2010 4:46:15 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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The lighting and reflections are amazing, Mike!! Huge congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL finalist! Deb

11/15/2010 6:28:26 PM

 
Sherran Andersen
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Congrats Mike.

11/15/2010 7:48:53 PM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Thanks so much! I have not had a chance to look over the finalists but I wish to congratulate everyone that received one. :-) Mike

11/15/2010 7:56:07 PM

 
Irene Colling
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Exceptional photography Mike, congratulations.

11/16/2010 4:50:12 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulations on this great finalist Mike!

jo ann c.

11/16/2010 11:28:31 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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Wonderful photo Mike, congrats!

11/16/2010 4:28:24 PM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Irene/Jo Ann/Daniella - Thanks to each of you!! - Mike

11/16/2010 7:12:29 PM

 
Katherine Kuhn
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Congrats on this gorgeous fall reflection!

11/16/2010 8:38:00 PM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Congrats Mike on this Fantastic Finalist!! Jeff

11/17/2010 4:28:32 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations Mike, this is GORGEOUS!

11/17/2010 8:45:36 AM

 
Philippe Vieux-Jeanton
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Splendid!! Congrats Mike!!

11/17/2010 9:21:37 AM

 
Stefania Barbier
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huge congrats on your gorgeous winner!

11/17/2010 10:59:08 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations!

11/17/2010 11:02:44 AM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Congrats on your beautiful winner Mike!!!

11/17/2010 11:13:09 AM

 
Jillian Danielson
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Congrats on your winner!!!! Its beautiful!

11/17/2010 11:20:01 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Gorgeous, Mike -- congratulations on a well-deserved win!

11/17/2010 11:23:00 AM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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Yay! Big congrats, Mike, on your 1st place win :)

11/17/2010 11:47:13 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Heyyyyyyy, Mike, CONGRATULATIONS on your Gold Medal WINNER! WTG!

11/17/2010 11:51:06 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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Congratulations Mike on this gorgeous first place winner!!

11/17/2010 12:25:44 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on your fantastic winner, Mike.

11/17/2010 12:50:15 PM

 
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Beautiful 1st Place Gold, congrats Mike. :O)

11/17/2010 1:13:48 PM

 
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Awesome First Place Winner Mike!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

~J~

11/17/2010 1:16:10 PM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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Spectacular, Mike. Huge congrats on this awesome First Place.

11/17/2010 1:49:33 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations on this First Place win, Mike!

11/17/2010 2:31:20 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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Absolutely stunning, Mike! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on this outstanding First Place Gold winner!

11/17/2010 2:39:15 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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Congratulations on your WINNER! 8o)

11/17/2010 2:58:00 PM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Huge congratulations on your gorgeous First Place Winner, Mike!

11/17/2010 3:03:30 PM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Thanks so much to everybody for all of the support I have received over the past three years here at BP!! I know I would not be receiving this honor without the help of so many talented people!! This is the first time that I have managed to snag a first place win so it is extra special to me!! Thanks!!! :-)

11/17/2010 3:13:26 PM

 
Randy D. Dinkins
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Well deserved, big congrats on your 1st place gold!

11/17/2010 4:09:49 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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So very beautiful, Mike...big cngratulations on your very deserved 1st place win!!

11/17/2010 4:45:34 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Beautiful Mike, congratulations on your first place winner!

11/17/2010 4:56:59 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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I KNEW this should be a Gold Winner!!

Congratulations on this beautiful 1st Place Win Mike!

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11/17/2010 5:30:06 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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I missed this while skimming Finalists this week; so I will simply congratulate you on the win!

11/17/2010 6:20:03 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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Congrats Mike, Amazing work!!!

11/17/2010 6:20:11 PM

 
Glenn E. Traver
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Congraulations on this Beautiful 1st place Winner Mike ~ GT

11/17/2010 8:23:01 PM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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Way to go Mike. Congrat to you an this awesome winner.

11/17/2010 8:27:37 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Congrats on a super gorgeous win, Mike!!

11/18/2010 4:18:47 AM

 
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What a gorgeous picture and it deserves this First Place Win. Congratulations Mike. WTG!

11/18/2010 4:47:44 AM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS on your First place winning image, Mike!

11/18/2010 5:59:52 AM

 
Katherine Kuhn
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Congratulations on your 1st place -- well deserved!

11/18/2010 8:59:44 AM

 
Barbara Mason
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A well deserved 1st place Mike, Congratulations !!!!

11/18/2010 6:37:29 PM

 
Daniella Puente
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Congratulations!

11/18/2010 6:44:10 PM

 
Tarun Bose
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Congrats Mike for your winner.

11/18/2010 7:35:23 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Beautiful image! Congratulations on your Win!

11/18/2010 8:02:38 PM

 
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Congrats on your stunning winner, Mike.

11/19/2010 5:31:58 AM

 
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Congrats on your 1st place win, lovely capture!

11/19/2010 7:48:57 PM

 
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How exciting Mike! A big congratulations on your first place win. WTG!

11/19/2010 8:12:59 PM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Gorgeous FPW - congratulations Mike!

11/19/2010 10:44:47 PM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Thanks to everybody for all of the very kind comments!! I still smile every time I see that badge next to my image. :-)

11/20/2010 10:54:05 AM

 
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WTG Mike. Huge CONGRATZ on snagging the First Place GOLD!! And keep smiling!

UB.

11/21/2010 2:37:42 AM

 
Mike Umbreit
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UB - Thanks!! - Mike

11/27/2010 5:55:35 AM

 
Anne McKinnell
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A very peaceful shot. Congratulations on your winner!

12/7/2010 2:50:17 PM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Anne - Thank You!! - Mike

12/13/2010 6:08:44 PM

 
Christine R. Lobsinger
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Simply Stunning!!!!
Congratulations to you on such a fabulous WINNER! The complete image says OMG to me and such has the WOW FACTOR!!!
SMILING CHRISTINE

2/7/2011 5:32:45 AM

 
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Christine - Thanks so much!! - Mike

2/9/2011 4:46:14 PM

 
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