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Mother Nature

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Mother Nature
Mother Nature

And Just When You Thought
!!! IT WAS A STORM HEAD CLOUD !!!
(Look AGAIN!)
!HA

MISS YOU ALL! HOPE YOU ARE ALL DOING WELL!!!
-Laura :)

* * *
(DDR) Layered Face Into Cloud. Cloud Was From Last Summer. ADOBE PSE7 and Digital Imaging 2006.

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Dick  W. Wyatt
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    Always wondered what she looked like !

A little older than expected.


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2/19/2011 12:05:52 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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I never knew she was so beautiful!!! Cool dd work, Laura!

UB.


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2/19/2011 12:16:51 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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very creative!


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2/19/2011 12:17:15 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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I guess if Mother Nature has borrowed you for cloud duty, you would not be at your computer. Hope all is well.

Pretty depiction of the strong Lady.
(She is blowing a gale here, and I keep hearing large branches thudding against the roof and deck. Too dark to see what her wrath is wreaking now!)


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2/19/2011 2:59:55 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Beautiful image, Laura. Work it out and get back soon.


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2/19/2011 3:57:49 AM

 
Jack Gaskin
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WAY COOL now get busy on fixing the weather patterns Mother Nature;o) !!!!

Get a MAC
Jack


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2/19/2011 4:07:20 AM

 
Ron McEwan
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OMG Laura this is incredible, bet we see it again. Super job on this creation


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2/19/2011 4:42:15 AM

 
Doug Pignet
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Ms Laura another wonderful job in the DD...Well done


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2/19/2011 5:09:41 AM

 
Gord MacEachern
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For being such a quiet, lovely looking Mother Nature, you sure are wreaking havoc here this morning! lol..


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2/19/2011 5:14:05 AM

 
Ray Thoms
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Great image Laura.....get back soon!


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2/19/2011 5:33:49 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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She's sure beautiful (and looks vaguely familiar...)! So sorry about the laptop and hope you get back here SOON!


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2/19/2011 6:32:57 AM

 
Annette Carr
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Mother Nature is beautiful! Are you sure you're not related?


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2/19/2011 9:32:36 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Good Morning, Dick, Usman, Tiia, Michelle, Bojan, Jack, Ron, Doug, Gord, Ray, Monnie and Annette!

HI YOU GUYS!!!! Good to see you!!! Thank you for commenting even though you didn't have to! :)))

Yes..."OLD" Mother Nature was seen in a storm head cloud HEADING YOUR WAY! HeeHee...Actually as you can see, she was just hanging out! That old familiar face! HA!(ONE OF THESE DAYS there HAS TO BE A "Gold" BINGO, so I keep trying!)

I am on a lap top that isn't mine and I cant use it a lot. :) Glad I am able to come say thank you!!!

I enjoyed your comments very much! I will be on facebook next catching up there. :)

TAKE GOOD CARE! -Laura

(MISS YOU ALL!)


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2/19/2011 10:16:42 AM

 
Kim Andelkovic (Kovic)
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P E R F E C T title.......awesome image Laura I reckon it will be a winner :-)


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2/19/2011 1:45:45 PM

 
Carol Flisak
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Great creativity and effects, Laura!


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2/19/2011 1:50:00 PM

 
Renata Gusciora
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Wow!Awesome creation!Amazing work,Laura!Love it!


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2/19/2011 3:06:28 PM

 
Kirsten Kiki Kjaer
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I agree with Renate - awesome creation indeed. I absolutely love it, SSSLala. Get me a seat with the judges and you will hit gold with this one.


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2/19/2011 3:39:09 PM

 
Karen Kessler
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Beatiful, Lala! Definitely one of my faves & I believe the judges will agree!


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2/20/2011 6:32:30 PM

 
Joyce S. Court
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This is beautiful. Hurry back on here. We miss you!


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2/21/2011 2:13:04 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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FANTABULOUS work and hurry back, NL! :-) NN


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2/22/2011 5:26:27 PM

 
John Connolly
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Excellent work here Laura! I had lunch with Pat & Graham yesterday, they send their very best wishes!


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2/23/2011 1:46:47 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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This is really Cool! Hope you get your own computer soon


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2/23/2011 4:52:25 PM

 
Boyd L. Alexander
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WOW!! This is an amazing image..just beautiful!! ( I know we will see this again!)


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2/24/2011 6:59:55 AM

 
Julianne Bradford
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This is awesome Laura!! I hope you get your computer fixed soon! And I hope we see this again soon!


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2/24/2011 9:58:46 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Beautiful Laura!

jo ann c.


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2/25/2011 1:07:00 PM

 
Wm Nosal
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:) I Always New You Where A Storm
Godess
Cooooooool Image, Laura!


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2/25/2011 6:01:10 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Thank You All So Much Everyone!!! :)))) Sorry for my abscence. I got my new computer yesterday and am trying to put it together. Not one photo in it yet. :))))

I'll be back in the swing of things soon, I hope! I am downloading programs onto this new lap top tonight.

I loved every word here. Thank you all!!! :))))

(Have missed you, too!!!)

-Laura et,al....


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2/25/2011 6:21:18 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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FABULOUS, Laura!!!
..and congrats on your new and well deserved computer!!


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2/26/2011 5:03:04 PM

 
Lorna Shutter
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Wow! This is fabulous, Sis! You just never know where your face is going to appear! This is absolutely heavenly! Love your hair! The blue and white are beautiful! Glad to see you up and running again! Hope all goes well with setting up your new computer! :)


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2/26/2011 6:52:12 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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What a lovely concept, Pom!
The image of billowy clouds for hair, washed in soft hues of blue, looks wonderful.
Can't wait to see what you create on your new computer!


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2/28/2011 1:10:30 AM

 
Nancy J. Locke
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TOTALLY AMAZING and my most fav photo of your gallery, dear Laura!!!

OUTSTANDING!!! You know I know where you belong with your photography. :D PERFECT!!!

Hugs, Nancy


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2/28/2011 7:02:02 AM

 
frank w. degenhardt
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I think we all know what its like not to have our pc and oh the withdrawal pains we go though till we get it back. Hope you get it all worked out. Gorgeous and creative look at mother nature. She is a beauty. Love the clouds, the lighting is really magical, the flowers in the hair, them beautiful eyes. Gorgeous and creative work dear friend. You take care.


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2/28/2011 7:18:21 PM

 
Wm Nosal
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Beautiful Image, Laura!
Storming Weather? :)


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3/4/2011 2:45:54 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Hi Everybody!!! Thank you SO MUCH!!!

You know what? I just tried to enter a new picture tonight and it didnt let me! Eek! Hope BP is just having a glitch and it's not my new computer in some way?! This would be a disaster!

I hope you are all well. Mother nature wouldn't want it ANY OTHER WAY! HA!

Thanks for the fun and sweet and kind comments!

-(S)Laura :)))


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3/10/2011 11:01:44 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Mother nature is beautiful, Laura!! Hope all is well! Best luck with your new computer!


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3/20/2011 7:05:10 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Ellen, thank you so much. You just made my night. (Mother Nature Says: "You are such a your sweet heart. :))

...And THAT is GOOD LUCK!...


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3/20/2011 9:44:38 PM

 
Ivan Chacon
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So cool, as always!!! :)


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3/23/2011 12:19:53 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Hi Ivan! Thanks so much! :)))

-Laura


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3/25/2011 10:08:19 PM

 
Roxanne M. Bubar
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Magnificent work and image.


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3/27/2011 8:57:35 AM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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Ms Laura, this is one of the best images you have created with your beautiful face. It is a fav!!! 8o)


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3/27/2011 11:07:07 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Hi Roxanne!!! Hi Mumj!!!

Thank you both so very much.

Do you really think so you guys?

I know I joke and play a lot with my images and especially using my own MUG (BECAUSE I WORK CHEAP!) but you know, I really like this one, too! I really appreciate your feedback!!!

-Laura :)))


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3/27/2011 4:28:46 PM

 
Lorna Shutter
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This is my favourite MUG shot of yours! :)


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3/27/2011 5:30:17 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Dooners. :) I love you. :)

-Gooners


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3/27/2011 6:28:46 PM

 
Lorna Shutter
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Gooners. :) I love you too. :)

-Dooners


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3/27/2011 6:36:31 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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HUGE CONGRATZ on your fabulous Finalist SP, Laura. Good luck up next!

UB.


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4/26/2011 7:13:53 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Big congratulations on your finalist. Laura!!


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4/26/2011 7:16:28 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on your awesome finalist :) Woot woot!


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4/26/2011 7:23:56 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on your awesome finalist :) Woot woot!


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4/26/2011 7:26:32 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on your awesome finalist :) Woot woot!


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4/26/2011 7:26:32 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on your awesome finalist :) Woot woot!


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4/26/2011 7:26:32 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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4/26/2011 7:26:48 PM

 
Kim Andelkovic (Kovic)
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Super congrats Laura.....I knew this would make it.....loved it straight from the start :-)


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4/26/2011 7:28:51 PM

 
Misty Blue
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CONGRATS!!!!


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4/26/2011 7:30:02 PM

 
Annette Carr
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CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR FINALIST!!! I HOPE IT GOES ALL THE WAY :)


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4/26/2011 7:30:55 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Way to go, Laura!! Congrats!!


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4/26/2011 8:14:15 PM

 
Kathy Salerni
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Huge congrats on this beautiful well-deserved Finalist, Laura!


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4/26/2011 8:28:42 PM

 
Phyllis A. Houghton
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congratulations Laura. You are great at special effects and this is a well deserved finalist!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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4/26/2011 9:27:43 PM

 
Ann Coates
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This is so beautiful Laura. Congratulations on your well deserved finalist.


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4/26/2011 10:13:38 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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Another one of your marvelous digital creations, Laura! This one is really magical - talent and
imagination are an unbeatable combination! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on this outstanding Finalist and Good luck in the next round!


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4/26/2011 10:19:05 PM

 
Susan Weisensel
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Awesome Laura, congrats and best of luck to you.


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4/26/2011 11:06:53 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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As the saying goes, if it was a snake, it would've bit me, Pom!
For some reason, I thought this superb self-portrait was a finalist last month, and sailed past it, so I'm very glad for the head's up from you.
CONGRATULATIONS, and fingers crossed for you in the next round!


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4/26/2011 11:48:07 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Love this one, Laura. Congratulations on your finalist!


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4/27/2011 12:24:55 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Laura!!


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4/27/2011 12:53:50 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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You guys are SO SUPER! This was a really nice surprise for me today. I came home from a LONG tax appt. and supper out only to see this AND you all here!!! Glad you started the party without me!

Thank you for your support and cinfidence in me. WOW!

-Laura

P.S. I know how lucky I am to have you as fellow photographers, digital artists, friends and FAMILY.

THANK YOU AGAIN!!!


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4/27/2011 1:04:25 AM

 
Avril Mrs Young
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congrats on your fantastic finalist..


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4/27/2011 1:32:16 AM

 
Lorna Shutter
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Hey Sis! I'm wearing my special ballroom gown to do the "Finalist" dance today!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your Award for my favourite image of YOU!!!!! Good luck in the next round, Gooners!!! :)
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4/27/2011 4:18:29 AM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Huge congrats, Laura!! Awesome and wonderful! Best luck!!!


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4/27/2011 6:15:23 AM

 
Carla Capra
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Hi Laura;
This is just outstanding and creative.
Congratulations.
;) CC


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4/27/2011 6:22:34 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Your digital dark room work is always so outstanding Laura and this is no exception. Big congratulations on your well deserved finalist. Hope you got another computer.


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4/27/2011 6:56:05 AM

 
Shawn Jennings
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Very creative, Laura! Congratulations on your finalist!


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4/27/2011 9:10:55 AM

 
Annette Carr
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Beautiful image! Had to look at it again!


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4/27/2011 12:57:07 PM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Congratulations on a well-deserved Finalist award, Miss Laura!


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4/27/2011 1:23:36 PM

 
Wm Nosal
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Congratulations, Laura!


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4/27/2011 1:56:58 PM

 
Ann H. Belus
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Fantastic finalist, Laura...congratulations!


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4/27/2011 3:18:42 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Big Congrats, Laura!


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4/27/2011 4:10:04 PM

 
Karen Kessler
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WOO HOO, SIS!!! Congratulations on your FINALIST for this lovely photo! I got so excited when I got to the page of this photo & it just popped out at me like, "Hey, I know her!" :)


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4/27/2011 5:05:18 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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HeeHee! Thanks for all the sweet, fun and really kind remarks. This is such an honor getting a finalist.

(YES! YOU KNOW ME, Kalena! :D )

I like the one I made with the train, too, with these same clouds. It just shows what you can make out of an unusual back ground!

Much appreciated all of you!

Lorna, LOVE THAT DRESS! Patti wore it on her birthday.

-Laura :)


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4/27/2011 5:22:46 PM

 
Douglas Perry
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Did I miss or what? Big Congrats Miss Rose.

I am really going to have to watch those clouds now!


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4/27/2011 6:12:25 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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I have heard it's not good to put your head in the clouds Mr. Tree but do I ever listen??? HeeHee...

Thanks for the fun congrats!

-Miss Rose


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4/27/2011 6:15:46 PM

 
Raymond Pauly
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Huge congrats on this awesome piece of work, Laura! WTG!


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4/27/2011 8:08:15 PM

 
Kathy Salerni
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Big congrats on your beautiful Winner, Laura!


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4/27/2011 10:49:39 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Yea, Laura...bg congratulations on your win!!


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4/27/2011 11:13:42 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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So nice to see this one again, Laura. Congratulations on your win!


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4/27/2011 11:24:56 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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WTG, Laura. The judges love your new hair style, lol. Huge CONGRATZ on getting into the Winners' Circle!!!

UB.


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4/27/2011 11:28:17 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Never was there a more beautiful Winner, Pommers!
So happy for you!
CONGRATULATIONS!!


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4/27/2011 11:59:23 PM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Fabulous Laura! Congratulations on your heavenly win!!!


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4/28/2011 12:12:50 AM

 
Ann Coates
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Oh Laura, I'm ecstatic about this. Congratulations on your fantastic GOLD award.


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4/28/2011 12:23:41 AM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations, Laura!


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4/28/2011 12:25:52 AM

 
Avril Mrs Young
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congrats on your outstanding winner Laura...just so beautiful...well done.


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4/28/2011 12:54:49 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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SO VERY MUCH EVERYONE!!! This is such a wonderful thing for me!

I don't think I will be able to wipe the "HAPPY" off of my face as I sleep tonight!

I sure appreciate your support and friendship!

-Laura :D


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4/28/2011 1:04:01 AM

 
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4/28/2011 1:07:35 AM

 
Mukesh Srivastava
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Love your creativity...Great work on layers...Huge congratulations for the GOLD, Laura!!!!


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4/28/2011 1:16:57 AM

 
Kim Andelkovic (Kovic)
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My prediction was rite......whooo hooo Winner I new it......outstanding image super congratulations dear lady :-)


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4/28/2011 1:17:46 AM

 
Lyn Darlington
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Laura this image is amazing.....CONGRATS on the gold!!!!!!!


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4/28/2011 2:40:32 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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CONGRATULATIONS!!


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4/28/2011 3:30:11 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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Enjoy your Kudos, Laura. So well deserved winner! Huge Congratulations!


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4/28/2011 3:33:19 AM

 
Kirsten Kiki Kjaer
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OMG! Gold suits this image so PERFECTLY, MSSSLala. HUUUUGE CONGRATULATIONS!!! I so love this image and I'm so happy that BP also sees it as a WINNER!


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4/28/2011 3:57:10 AM

 
Lorna Shutter
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Woo Hoo!!! You're really moving up in the Photography World, Sis! 2nd Place Win ... What a great achievement! I'm so proud of you!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! WTG!!! :)
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4/28/2011 4:23:58 AM

 
Gord MacEachern
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A real great big congratulations Laura, WTG!!!!!!!!


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4/28/2011 4:29:31 AM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Very huge congrats, Laura on an awesome winner of this beautiful lady!!!


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4/28/2011 4:52:40 AM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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CONGRATS, Laura!


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4/28/2011 4:58:31 AM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Big Congratulations Laura. This is Cool


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4/28/2011 5:03:30 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Congrats Laura.


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4/28/2011 5:15:57 AM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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WOW, Laura! This is awesome work!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!


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4/28/2011 5:42:03 AM

 
Boyd L. Alexander
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A big congratulations on your awesome Gold Winner Laura! Very well deserved!!


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4/28/2011 5:48:46 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Congrats Laura on your Wonderful Win!!


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4/28/2011 5:49:44 AM

 
Carla Capra
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Hi Laura;
This is Fantastic...Congratulations.
;) CC


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4/28/2011 6:12:26 AM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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WOWOWOWWwWw

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving 2nd Place

WINNER!!!!!!!! 8o)


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4/28/2011 6:39:05 AM

 
Amanda J. Tanner
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Congratulations on this Beautiful Winner!


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4/28/2011 7:17:56 AM

 
Val Feldman
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Someone arrange for a marching band!!! Celebration time!!!! WTG, Ms. Laura - a fabulous Gold Win - Huge and warmest congratulations!!!!


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4/28/2011 7:22:09 AM

 
Heather Loewenhardt
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This image is outstanding. Congrats on your win Laura.


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4/28/2011 7:23:27 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Laura on your fabulous win!


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4/28/2011 7:27:51 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Too cool and beautiful too!! Congratulations Laura! A creative win!!


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4/28/2011 7:58:16 AM

 
Stefania Barbier
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huge congrats on your wonderful winner!!!


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4/28/2011 8:14:13 AM

 
Tammy Espino
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Big congrts on your win :) Woot woot!!!


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4/28/2011 8:32:20 AM

 
Phyllis A. Houghton
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congratulations on your gold win!!!!!!!!!!


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4/28/2011 8:46:43 AM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Laura, "a BIG congratulations"


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4/28/2011 9:40:11 AM

 
Lydia Williams
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Hi Laura,
I had not finished all finalists, when all the golds were posted....wow, I am so pleased to see this beauty get a gold...Your work IS the BEST! Congratulations! So happy for you! :)


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4/28/2011 9:58:18 AM

 
Irene Colling
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Mother Nature, I'm so pleased to know you. Now I know who to contact when I need a weather related favor.

Congratulations on your wonderfully creative photo art image Laura. A well deserved gold award.


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4/28/2011 10:38:26 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Comments, Thank you, Animated Butterflies, Keefers Pictures, Images and Photos

This is such a wonderful honor! I sure appreciate all of your comments and congratulations!!!

ALSO THANK YOU TO BETTER PHOTO for seeing this creations as GOLD quality!

That Makes Hard Work, Training and Effort all worth it. All of you inspire me to move forward and push the envelope!

(Having fun in DDR is a great bonus too!)

-Laura :)))


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4/28/2011 10:51:55 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Swanee Laura, your beauty & talent sure created a lovely Image & Winner! Delighted for you & well deserved, my friend! Congratulations!


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4/28/2011 11:01:09 AM

 
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Congratulations Laura on this fantastic and well deserved Gold.


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4/28/2011 12:04:09 PM

 
Mariann Kovats
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Fantastic work! Congratulations on your winner, Laura!


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4/28/2011 12:19:36 PM

 
Sharon 
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Whoooooooooooo Hoooooooo!!! WTG, Laura! HUGE congratulations on your outstanding and well deserved Second Place Win!!!


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4/28/2011 1:41:15 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Having fun...and getting the gold...super combo!! Congrats Laura!


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4/28/2011 5:34:06 PM

 
Karen Kessler
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For once it paid off to have your head in the clouds! ha! Congratulations on this WINNING PHOTO!!!


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4/28/2011 6:18:39 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Okay...Love is a big word. MUST BE CAREFUL HERE...

BUT I LOVE YOU ALL! Oops! I slipped! HeeHee!

Dale has challended me to a game of pool. Do you think I should leave the computer to play AND MAYBE EVEN WIN???

He is PRO level and I beat him last time!!! I bet he just let me win....but I used to be good!!!

Chicken wings and 4 1/2 x 9 tables here we come!!!

Thank you all.

SEE YOU TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!! This is so exciting.

Hugs and love,
Laura


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4/28/2011 7:34:50 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi Laura,WOW!!That is a gorgeous capture.Big congratulations on you stunning win!!!


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4/28/2011 9:06:42 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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W TG Laura - WOW!!! Your outstanding creativity and imagination is only outdone by your warm friendship and popularity here at BP! It couldn't happen to a more talented, funny, and friendly photographer!!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS ON THIS VERY DESERVING GOLD WINNER!!!


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4/28/2011 9:25:57 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Take photo, Sleep
Edit photo, Sleep
Received award, stop sleeping
CONGRATULATIONS, Merna


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4/28/2011 10:57:20 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Doing a happy dance :-) WTG Laura!! Congratulations!


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4/29/2011 1:01:03 AM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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Beautiful work Laura!! Love it :)
CONGRATULATIONS :)


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4/29/2011 10:13:00 AM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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Congratulation on this fantastic win, NL! :-) k


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4/29/2011 12:55:42 PM

 
Ann H. Belus
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Huge congratulations, Laura, on this awesome winner!


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4/29/2011 1:37:05 PM

 
Shawn Jennings
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Congratulations on your win, Laura!


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4/29/2011 6:37:36 PM

 
Douglas Perry
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And she hits one out of the ball park!


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4/30/2011 4:28:04 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Way to go Laura on this well deserved gold winner. You rock


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4/30/2011 11:55:19 AM

 
Carol A. Grady
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Congrats on your well deserved win Laura!

It is a well deserved honor - you continue to amaze!


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4/30/2011 8:16:23 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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EVERYBODY!!!!! :)

So happy to see you all here!

Thanks for all you said!

-N.L., Laura, Miss Rose :D


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5/1/2011 2:34:46 AM

 
Ujjwal Mukherjee
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Wonderful !!

HUGE congratulations,Laura!!


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5/2/2011 2:27:17 AM

 
Carol A. Grady
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Congratulations on the well deserved winner Laura!


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5/2/2011 6:47:43 AM

 
Max Aureli
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WOW!!!!


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5/3/2011 7:15:14 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Thank you Ujjwal, Carol and Brother Sharkey!

:))))

Great to see you all!

-Laura


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5/3/2011 10:18:09 PM

 
Ulysses A. Villamin
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!


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5/4/2011 3:32:13 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Hey little Brother! What's new? So nice to see you!!!

Thanks for the congrats!

-Big Sister, Laura :) !!!


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5/4/2011 8:31:45 AM

 
Christine R. Lobsinger
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Beautiful Laura, simply Beautiful!!!!
A big Congrats to you on your WINNER!
SMilinG
Chris


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5/4/2011 10:38:44 AM

 
Annette Carr
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CONGRATULATIONS! BetterPhoto Winner is hard to get! I am so happy for you. Huge smiles here!


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5/4/2011 1:19:32 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulations on this fantastic 2nd place winner Laura..

Have been unable to comment due to all the tornado's to the area here in north Alabama..but thankfully we are safe and we now have power again...

jo ann c.


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5/4/2011 3:47:39 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Hi Chris! Thanks so much! My mug shot finally paid off! HA! This was really exciting to get! :))))) !!!!!

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Hi Nette!! I agree with you so you can only imagine my SHOCK! Thank you ma'am!

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Jo Ann, OM GOSH! I had forgotten that you live in Alabama. I was thinking Tennesee! I am so so sorry to hear that you were effected and we can all be so GRATEFUL that you are okay!!!

Thanks for taking the time to congratulate me! You are so sweet!

-Laura


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5/4/2011 4:50:43 PM

 
Dave Montero
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Awesome work Laura. Congratulations on your winning selection!!!


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5/11/2011 1:25:54 PM

 
Laura L. Gonzales
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Wow Emmy! Congratulations on your spectacular win! Your creativity sure paid off. Simply stunning! Ya know what they say, "Don't fool around with mother nature"! Ha.. Really beautiful Laura and congrats again on this well deserved win! Have a great night, hope all is going well . Hugs, Laura


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5/19/2011 9:52:17 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Thank you lots Dave! Great to see you!!!

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LAURA LEE! Hi !!! I have to tell you, this was really fun to make. It still makes me giggle looking at it. What a huge honor to get GOLD for it! WOW! The only thing better than THAT is having fun friends and family like you!

Thanks and Thank You EVERYONE. :)

-Mom.

HA! (Get it? Mother Nature???)


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6/1/2011 3:45:21 PM

 
Lorna Shutter
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flower smile Pictures, Images and Photos


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6/1/2011 3:48:08 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Hi Dooners. I see we are sporting the same smile today.

But then why wouldn't we? WE are TWINS!


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6/1/2011 3:59:05 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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flower smile Pictures, Images and Photos flower smile Pictures, Images and Photos


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6/1/2011 4:03:18 PM

 
Rod Partington
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Love,Love,Love this! Awesome work of art Laura! Well done! Congrats on the gold.Totally deserves it! Peace.


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8/28/2011 6:19:48 PM

 
Amanda D. Austwick
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Late coming in on this, but this is fantastic work! Never knew mother Nature was so beautiful!


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2/27/2012 5:05:59 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Hi Rod!!!! Well I must say there is something really refreshing about having ones head in the clouds! HeeHee

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And Thank You ALSO to Amanda!!! It's so nice to see you both here!!! I'm really happy with this image and how it turned out.

-Laura


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2/27/2012 9:20:28 AM

 
Louisa Hancock
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Hello Laura, thankyou for your great comments in my gallery, it is wonderful when someone appreciates your work. I have been looking through your gallery as well and WOW I do love this, your work is outstanding and I must say I think it helps to have your head in the clouds when you want to be creative lol.
-Louisa


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