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Miracle of Birth

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner
 
Miracle of Birth
Miracle of Birth
Taken with my Canon 100mm Macro Lens with aperture set wide open at 2.8.

ISO 400, speed 1/2000.

MT
© Melissa Gurdus
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Canon EOS 5D Mark ...

 
 
 
Sheila D. Robertson
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    Love the tones and selective focus on this superb composition.


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1/2/2011 10:13:07 AM

 
Liz Bullock
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Beautiful!


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1/2/2011 11:38:59 AM

 
Anita Hogue
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You capture these macro shots so beautifully! This is no exception! Love the colors too!


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1/2/2011 11:55:35 AM

 
Linda M. Walker
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Just beautiful....a fav


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1/2/2011 1:04:38 PM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Awesome!


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1/2/2011 3:05:42 PM

 
Randy A. Myers
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Love this. Looks like a winner to me. Good job!


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1/2/2011 4:06:20 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Verrrrrry pretty detail and comp, Melissa! Happy New Year!!!


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1/2/2011 7:18:35 PM

 
Linda L. Ruiz
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1/2/2011 7:58:15 PM

 
Jack Ryan
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Excellent close up...well composed...love the color...well done.


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1/3/2011 5:49:02 AM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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So Beautiful, Melissa!


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1/3/2011 7:08:50 AM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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Outstanding POV, and gives such a beautiful message of creativeness! Excellent presentation! 8o)


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1/3/2011 7:33:06 AM

 
Ivan Chacon
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Just love it !!!! :)


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1/5/2011 2:31:48 PM

 
Randy A. Myers
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Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa.


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2/10/2011 10:48:16 AM

 
Sarah A. Christian
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Congratulations, Melissa, on your Finalist!!!


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2/10/2011 11:26:33 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Congratulations again on another awesome finalist, Melissa.


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2/10/2011 1:31:59 PM

 
Jeana Clark
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CONGRATULATIONS ON THIS
WELL DESERVED FINALIST!!!!!

~J~


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2/10/2011 2:35:03 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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2/10/2011 2:49:49 PM

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


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2/10/2011 4:03:48 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round.



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2/10/2011 6:10:31 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Big congratulations Melissa on this excellent capture and finalist!!


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2/10/2011 9:03:59 PM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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Really gorgeous, Melissa! Congrats :)


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2/11/2011 1:06:39 AM

 
Stefania Barbier
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a beauty Melissa... congratulations!


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2/11/2011 5:25:59 AM

 
Lydia Williams
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Another beauty, Melissa. Congratulations!


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2/11/2011 10:43:16 AM

 
Denny E. Barnes
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Outstanding!! BIG CONGRATULATIONS on all of your beautiful January finalists, Melissa!! WTG!!


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2/11/2011 12:10:43 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Black and White, Bright Colors, Full Frame or Cropped, it does not matter. You’re a winner! CONGRATULATIONS, Merna



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2/11/2011 1:04:30 PM

 
Marilyn K. Lincecum
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Great job Melissa on all your wonderful finalist. Good luck in the next round !!


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2/11/2011 3:22:22 PM

 
Katherine Kuhn
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Congratulations on a well-deserved first place! Beautiful image!


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2/11/2011 7:08:46 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Congratulations on this excellent First Place Winner Melissa!!


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2/11/2011 7:11:39 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your BIG WIN Melissa, this is super!


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2/11/2011 7:24:26 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Congratulations on this terrific winner Melissa!


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2/11/2011 7:36:05 PM

 
Allen O. Howard
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Congratulations Melissa!!! WINNER!


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2/11/2011 7:42:49 PM

 
Agnes Fegan
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Congrats on your beautiful winning image!


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2/11/2011 8:06:48 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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WOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
HUGE CONGRATS on your WIN!

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2/11/2011 8:10:04 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on your win :)


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2/11/2011 8:11:01 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Congratulations on your Gold Medal, Melissa! WTG!


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2/11/2011 8:15:24 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Congratulations on your beautiful 1st place win, Melissa!


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2/11/2011 8:30:33 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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A most marvelous floral capture, Melissa with an incredible POV! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on this outstanding First Place Gold winner!


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2/11/2011 8:57:24 PM

 
Violeta Harrington
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Congratulations on your First Place Winner, Melissa!


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2/11/2011 9:01:28 PM

 
Erica Murphy
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Congratulations on your gorgeous WINNER Melissa!!


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2/11/2011 9:15:48 PM

 
Monika Sapek
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Congratulations on your First Place Winner, Melissa!


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2/11/2011 10:06:24 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on your winner, Melissa.


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2/11/2011 10:45:49 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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congratulations on your gorgeous first place win Melissa!


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2/11/2011 11:01:36 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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Huge congratulations, Melissa, on your BEAUTIFUL FIRST PLACE WINNER!! Deb


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2/11/2011 11:01:36 PM

 
Raymond Pauly
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Congratulations on your winner, Melissa!


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2/11/2011 11:36:54 PM

 
Michelle Alton
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Brilliant First Place Winner in this beautiful floral macro. Congratulations!


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2/12/2011 1:48:23 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Melissa on your gorgeous First Place Win!


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2/12/2011 4:15:32 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Congratulations on your first place winner!


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2/12/2011 5:02:13 AM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Beautiful Melissa! Congratulations!


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2/12/2011 5:04:28 AM

 
Jack Ryan
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1st place...way to go, Melissa!!! Congratulations!


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2/12/2011 5:28:56 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks so much everyone for your wonderful comments!! This was a great wake up surprise for me!!


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2/12/2011 5:55:36 AM

 
David Phalen
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BIG Congratulations on a beautiful Winner!!


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2/12/2011 6:51:57 AM

 
Joseph T. Pilonero
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Ausome winner, Melissa. Big congratulations. TED


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2/12/2011 7:12:08 AM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Beautifully done, Melissa! Congratulations on your wonderful First Place Win!


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2/12/2011 7:15:25 AM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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Congratulations Melissa on your first place win! WTG


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2/12/2011 7:27:02 AM

 
Maria Capilupi
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Fanstastic Melissa! Congratulations on your big win!


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2/12/2011 7:27:52 AM

 
Lydia Williams
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Awesome, congratulations, Melissa!


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2/12/2011 7:38:49 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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WTG, Melissa!
Big, BIG congratulations!
~♥~Lisa


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2/12/2011 7:59:55 AM

 
Yulianto Soeroso
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Amazing Winner ..congratulation ...!


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2/12/2011 8:07:37 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Big congratulations on your win, Melissa.


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2/12/2011 8:14:08 AM

 
Nadine A. Lewis
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OUTSTANDING, Melissa...CONGRATULATIONS!!! <><


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2/12/2011 8:18:41 AM

 
Carla Capra
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Hi Melissa;
Congratulations!
;) CC


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2/12/2011 8:41:27 AM

 
Richard B. Hallick
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Congratulations on this outstanding first place award winner. Very well done!


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2/12/2011 9:47:10 AM

 
Marijana Fajgl
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Big congratulations on your fantastic winner, Melissa!


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2/12/2011 10:21:56 AM

 
Salwa  Afef
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So beautiful ,congratulations.


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2/12/2011 10:22:15 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Congratulations on your Gold First Place Win Melissa, Awesome


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2/12/2011 10:51:13 AM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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WTG on your fabulous winner, Melissa! :-) k


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2/12/2011 11:30:00 AM

 
Jill Odice
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I love sunflowers in all of their stages of growing :-) Congrats, this is beautiful!


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2/12/2011 12:44:45 PM

 
Karen Celella
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Congratulations on your wonderful first place winner, Melissa!


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2/12/2011 12:45:11 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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Congrats on your beautiful First Place Win, Melissa!


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2/12/2011 2:01:30 PM

 
Denny E. Barnes
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Outstanding!! Congratulations on your very beautiful and well deserved First Place Win, Melissa!! Fantastic!!


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2/12/2011 2:14:27 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Fannnnn...tastic 1st Place Melissa, I love it !

Big Congratulations ...

jo ann c.


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2/12/2011 2:54:45 PM

 
Janet McNeil
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Congratulations on this well deserved 1st place win!!


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2/12/2011 3:35:41 PM

 
SaMi Martin
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Congrats Melissa on an outstanding 1st place win!


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2/12/2011 3:49:14 PM

 
Randy D. Dinkins
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Very cool, great shot and a big congrats!


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2/12/2011 6:28:50 PM

 
Rolando Rosito
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Beautiful winner Melissa, big congratulations!!


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2/12/2011 6:28:58 PM

 
Sharon 
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Melissa, HUGE congratulations on your outstanding & well deserved First Place Win!!!


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2/12/2011 7:43:18 PM

 
Jackye Mills
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Congratulations, Melissa...well done!!!
Jackye


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2/12/2011 10:07:03 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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It´s a beauty Melissa - big congrats on your winner!


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2/13/2011 3:36:26 AM

 
Ujjwal Mukherjee
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HUGE congratulations on your first place Winner!!!!


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2/13/2011 4:15:22 AM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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CONGRATULTIONS on your Outstanding Winning image, Melissa!


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2/13/2011 5:18:18 AM

 
Christine Czernin
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Congratulations, Melinda, on your beautiful gold win.


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2/13/2011 10:50:44 AM

 
Jeana Clark
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Congratulations on your stunning Winner Melissa!!!!


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2/13/2011 1:19:43 PM

 
Nadia Paul
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Congrats on your wonderful winner Melissa!


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2/13/2011 3:52:22 PM

 
Carolyn Morgan
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Congratulations Melissa - very creative image. Love the color


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2/13/2011 4:01:27 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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ON THIS WONDERFUL WINNER, Melissa!

Bravo! I love the little hint of seeds we see there, too!

So well done! :D

-Laura


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2/13/2011 4:32:05 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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Huge CONGRATZ on this wonderful capture and First Place Gold, Melissa!

UB.


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2/14/2011 3:19:07 AM

 
Liz Bullock
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Congrats on this beauty!


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2/14/2011 12:47:50 PM

 
Lois J. Adomite
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Congratulations on your win and beautiful photo


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2/14/2011 7:51:43 PM

 
Nick Lagos
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Congratulations on the huge win Melissa ..very well seen


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2/17/2011 3:09:40 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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Amazing Melissa
LOVE IT
CONGRATULATIONS!!!


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2/18/2011 8:15:58 PM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Congrats very deserving and creative


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2/20/2011 8:44:30 AM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congratulations, Melissa, on your First Place Win for this marvelous image!

Debby


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2/21/2011 4:08:45 PM

 
Daniella Puente
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Melissa this is spectacular, wonderful photo! congratulations :)


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2/22/2011 8:24:09 AM

 
Cathy M. Britcliffe
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Beautiful photo! Congratulations, Melissa!

Cathy :)


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3/1/2011 10:03:04 AM

 
Bill Houghton
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Melissa, this is such a great shot. Outstanding capture. Congratulations on your win. Have a great weekend, Bill


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3/11/2011 10:44:46 AM

 
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