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Columbines on Centerstage

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Columbines on Centerstage
Columbines on Centerstage
Patches of Columbines high up in the San Juan Wilderness of Colorado
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Diane Garcia
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    I love everything about it. A work of art. You should enter this in the Federal Lands Pass Contest.


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11/21/2010 8:46:49 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Beautiful wide angle presentation. Great flower placement and excellent light. You really know how to capture beauty Tad! Outstanding!


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11/21/2010 8:55:09 AM

 
Linda L. Ruiz
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Beautiful.


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11/21/2010 8:57:39 AM

 
Tad Bowman
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Thank you Diane, Donna, and Linda. Diane, I've actually already entered that contest with other photos. However, I appreciate your suggestions. Thank you.


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11/21/2010 2:18:19 PM

 
Susan Weisensel
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Gorgeous image and view.


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11/21/2010 2:57:49 PM

 
Tad Bowman
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Thank you Susan.


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11/21/2010 8:17:38 PM

 
Michelle Alton
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This is super luscious, Tad! A favorite for me, and undoubtedly a winner for you!


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11/22/2010 3:39:29 AM

 
Tad Bowman
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Thank you Michelle.


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11/22/2010 8:34:22 PM

 
Ken Smith
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You da man!! Super work, Tad!


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11/27/2010 6:21:10 PM

 
Tad Bowman
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Thanks Ken


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11/28/2010 11:35:46 AM

 
Terry Cervi
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Congrats on your stunning POTD, Tad!


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12/2/2010 12:26:15 PM

 

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A VERY, VERY big CONGRATS to you TAD on your outstanding and well deserved POTD Gold award. It is always an honor and a privilege to view your fine photography. I am so happy you got this award for a stunning photo.

Brian


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12/2/2010 12:26:21 PM

 
Gary Sagnor
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Fantastic capture Tad! Loved your gallery too!


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12/2/2010 12:27:31 PM

 
Barbara Socor
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A very beautiful composition of admirable clarity and rich color....Really outstanding work. Congrats Tad!


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12/2/2010 12:28:42 PM

 
Eric Highfield
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Just perfect! Congrats on your EP & POTD!


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12/2/2010 12:37:37 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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This is really exquisite! Congratulations on the POTD, and may it earn another gold later!


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12/2/2010 12:42:15 PM

 
Michelle Alton
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Wow!!! This image is on its way to stardom with the POTD!

Congratulations, Todd!


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12/2/2010 12:51:01 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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I love this image and I'm happy to congratulate you one your POTD Tad!


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12/2/2010 12:58:11 PM

 
Joy Rector
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congrats on the POTD


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12/2/2010 12:58:46 PM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Beautiful POTD, Tad. Congrats!


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12/2/2010 1:00:01 PM

 
Barbara Socor
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Excellent!


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12/2/2010 1:01:53 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congrats on this well deserved POTD Tad!

Love the colors and your pov!

jo ann c.


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12/2/2010 1:14:11 PM

 
Priscilla J. Burgers
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Beautiful image. The San Juans are my second home. I'm guessing your image was made near Porphyry Gulch.


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12/2/2010 1:14:27 PM

 
Richard M. Waas
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Excellent POTD, Congrats......


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12/2/2010 1:17:11 PM

 
Pamela Koch
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This is a breathtaking image. A well deserved POTD. I am sure BP members will be seeing this with a BP First Place award. Just Beautiful! Congrats.


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12/2/2010 1:33:14 PM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Gorgeous! Congrats on the POTD. I've never seen columbine growing in the wild.


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12/2/2010 1:55:10 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Gorgeous as are all your images, Tad!! Congratulations on the POTD!


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12/2/2010 1:57:57 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Congratulations on your beautiful POTD!!


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12/2/2010 2:19:26 PM

 
Guy D. Biechele
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Superb landscape image!! Congrats.


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12/2/2010 2:20:32 PM

 
Kathy Wesserling
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The balances and counterbalances in this image are amazing. It truly deserves a POTD - and more.


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12/2/2010 2:54:37 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 POTD! 8o)


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12/2/2010 4:10:14 PM

 
Kimber Wallwork-Heineman
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This is so well done!


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12/2/2010 4:18:24 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Breathtaking...congrats on your POTD


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12/2/2010 5:07:13 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Instant FAV for me, Tad, and BIG congrats on your POTD. I joined your FB gallery a week or two ago. Wonderful work!

-Laura Swan


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12/2/2010 5:38:17 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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Very nicely composed and vertical is just right here, Tad. Lovely scene too. CONGRATZ on the POTD!

UB.


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12/2/2010 6:03:54 PM

 
Shirley A. Kinney
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Awesome capture, Tad.


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12/2/2010 6:53:28 PM

 
Jo Ann Van Eyk
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Stunning! It makes me want to just step into the picture, sit down and enjoy the view. Contests


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12/2/2010 7:53:46 PM

 
Tad Bowman
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Wow. Thanks everyone so much for the kind words and feedback. I really appreciate it!


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12/2/2010 7:56:42 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Congratulations on your POTD!


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12/2/2010 10:24:55 PM

 
Michelle Tinger  

Congrats on your POTD. It is a stunning image


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12/3/2010 7:49:33 AM

 
Anne McKinnell
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Amazing depth of field Tad, congrats on your POTD!


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12/3/2010 8:15:03 AM

 
Michael Kroth
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Congratulations on this terrific POTD, Tad!


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12/3/2010 8:35:22 AM

 
Bunny Snow
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I have never seen so many beautiful blue columbines, the State flower for Colorado, in one open space before. Your composition is lovely, especially with the beautiful lighting and the mountains in the background.

This should be used to save the San Juans from the drilling of oil and gas. Congratulations on your beautiful POTD, Tad! And, for capturing this beautiful area before it's ruined by the drilling of fossil fuels.

Drilling or mining for fossil fuels contaminate surface and ground waters with hydrocarbons and radionuclides from production waters, which comes up with the oil and gas. This can result in the increased risk of cancers including bone cancer in animals and people. It's a shame to contaminate such beautiful landscape with oil and gas production.


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12/3/2010 9:05:40 AM

 
Richard D. Love
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Congratulations, Tad. Beautiful image with wonderful colors and lines. Well done.

Rick


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12/3/2010 9:30:31 AM

 
Sheri Camarda
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My favorite flower, my favorite mountain range and my favorite State! And you captured it well. Congratulations!!!!


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12/3/2010 11:30:14 AM

 
Tad Bowman
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Thanks again. I really do appreciate it.


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12/3/2010 8:48:10 PM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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Fantastic image, Todd! Beautiful in every way!


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12/4/2010 8:45:23 AM

 
Tad Bowman
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Thank you Thomas.


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12/4/2010 10:09:49 AM

 
Bill Treadway
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Tad, You did an outstanding job on this beautiful scene. You know I could make all kinds of BS comments about the color, depth of field and all the other technical hogwash and it wouldn't do this image justice. So how about just a Job Well Done!


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12/6/2010 7:19:03 PM

 
Tad Bowman
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Thanks Bill.


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12/6/2010 8:02:01 PM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Congrats Tad on this spectacular finalist.


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12/13/2010 1:17:32 PM

 
Marilyn Cornwell
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Such an amazing Finalist! Congratulations, Tad!


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12/13/2010 2:00:59 PM

 
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I like these columbines isolated in the foreground


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12/13/2010 3:01:01 PM

 
Eli Boschetto
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wow - a real beauty! congrats!


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12/13/2010 4:27:30 PM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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Wonderful Finalist, Tad!


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12/13/2010 5:05:42 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Congratulations again, Tad! Fingers crossed for a trifecta!


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12/13/2010 5:07:32 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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12/13/2010 6:26:07 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Excellent, Tad...no surprise here...congrats to you!


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12/13/2010 6:48:44 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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It is my honor to congratulate and celebrate your award for November, 2010. Merna


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12/13/2010 7:01:41 PM

 
Tad Bowman
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Thanks Tammy, Marilyn, Judges, Eli, Thomas, Christopher, Nancy, Ken, and Merna.I appreciate it!


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12/13/2010 8:08:30 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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Good to see this wonderful picture again, Tad. CONGRATZ on the Finalist and good luck in the next round!

UB.


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12/14/2010 12:13:30 AM

 
Tad Bowman
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Thank you Usman.


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12/14/2010 7:56:22 AM

 
Guy D. Biechele
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Not surprised to see this gorgeous photo as a Finalist. Congratulatons!


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12/14/2010 11:20:05 AM

 
Tad Bowman
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Thank you Guy.


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12/14/2010 11:59:00 AM

 
Kathy Wesserling
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This is going to end up as high as your beautiful mountain meadow before it's done.


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12/14/2010 4:12:09 PM

 
Tad Bowman
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Thank you Kathy.


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12/14/2010 8:52:35 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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Congratulations, Tad, on your BEAUTIFUL finalist and POTD!! This is truly STUNNING!!! Deb


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12/14/2010 9:09:48 PM

 
Tad Bowman
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Thank you Debra


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12/14/2010 9:31:13 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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Huge congratulations, Tad, on your GORGEOUS GOLD WINNER!!! This is truly magnificent!!! Deb


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12/15/2010 8:33:57 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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No surprise to see this go gold! Congratulations!


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12/15/2010 8:50:51 AM

 
Terry Cervi
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Congrats on your stunning second place win, Tad!


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12/15/2010 8:53:14 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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This was destined for more GOLD, Tad. Congratulations to you!


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12/15/2010 9:45:15 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Big congratulations on your 2nd Place winner....beautifully doneI LOVED this Tad!

jo ann c.


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12/15/2010 11:01:38 AM

 
Jeana Clark
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A Fantastic and Well Deserved Win Tad!!!! I have been in the higher elevations of the San Juans many many times, usually on the back of a 4-wheeler, but never at this time of year...I usually have missed the blooming of the Columbines....
This is a Stunning image of pure beauty!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU!!!!!

~J~


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12/15/2010 3:10:12 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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Yes, most deserved, Tad. CONGRATZ on the GOLD!!

UB.


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12/16/2010 4:22:59 AM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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Congratulations


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12/16/2010 4:34:14 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your golden win Tad!


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12/17/2010 8:55:16 AM

 
Tad Bowman
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Thanks everyone. I really appreciate the kind words and feedback.


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12/17/2010 8:56:19 AM

 
Rosemary Sampson
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Extraordinary capture. Love the composition, the perspective and the color. A well deserved win!


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12/18/2010 9:39:42 AM

 
Tad Bowman
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Thank you Rosemary.


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12/18/2010 12:21:31 PM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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I always enjoy your work - Congrats Tad on your Outstanding 2nd Place Win! Jeff


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12/19/2010 6:40:47 AM

 
Shawn Jennings
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Nice image, Tad! Congratulations on your win!!!


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12/19/2010 1:30:51 PM

 
Tad Bowman
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Thanks Jeff and Shawn! I appreciate it.


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12/20/2010 8:26:53 AM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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This is a wonderful shot of one of my favorite wild flowers! Beautiful job, Tad! Congratulations!


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12/20/2010 12:40:47 PM

 
Tad Bowman
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Thank you Susan.


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12/25/2010 12:51:47 PM

 
Alex T. Mizuno
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Clarity and control of lighting are all masterfully done. Another excellent work Tad! Belated congratulations on your win and POTD!! This is my fav.

Wish you a very Happy New Year!!!


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12/29/2010 9:56:16 PM

 
Nick Lagos
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Good to see this win Tad....well worth the climb and effort


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