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Damselfly....

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Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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    A sure winner,and a fave for me!


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4/22/2011 2:37:50 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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Beautiful capture with great details and dof, Rachel. Good luck!

UB.


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4/22/2011 2:42:07 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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I was just thinking "Winner" and was sure that Carolyn F. would say it too. Aren't I clever?

This is a stunning macro, and the comp and execution are flawless


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4/22/2011 3:44:28 AM

 
Jack Gaskin
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FANTASTIC MACRO
Great Perch

Happy EASTER
Jack


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4/22/2011 3:51:51 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Put me down with Michelle and Carolyn, Rachel. This is as good a macro of a damselfly as I have ever seen. What incredible detail, light, color and depth of field! Beautiful and a favorite.


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4/22/2011 4:04:59 AM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Now THAT is amazing detail! I'll join the others in predicting a winner here!


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4/22/2011 4:51:50 AM

 
Julie Burnett
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I'm in awe of this, agree with the others!!


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4/22/2011 4:54:18 AM

 
Kerry Penn
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I'll just ditto what everyone else has said. What an awesome shot!


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4/22/2011 4:54:56 AM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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Outstanding capture, Rachel! A fave!


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4/22/2011 4:56:06 AM

 
Karen Slagle
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What a wonderful catch. The details are incredible...


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4/22/2011 5:55:14 AM

 
Orsi 
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Perfect macro,Rachel!!LOVE it!!!!


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4/22/2011 5:26:19 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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LETS HOPE THAT POTD COMES FIRST AND NOT AFTER!! Good luck, Rachel.

UB.


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5/2/2011 4:11:30 AM

 
Linda L. Ruiz
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5/18/2011 4:09:10 PM

 
Rosemary Sampson
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Extraordinary macro capture!


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5/18/2011 5:50:37 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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I'm thinking first place or maybe grand prize, Rachel. I think this is quite something. Congratulations on the finalist and good luck in the next round.


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5/18/2011 6:03:08 PM

 
Rolando Rosito
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Congratulations excellent finalist, think you have a winner here!


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5/18/2011 6:12:37 PM

 
Marcel J. Fernandez
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Congratulations, Rachel on your fantastic Finalist. Looks like a Winner to me.


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5/18/2011 6:27:26 PM

 
Kathy Coombs
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Oh My! A Winner! Congratualtions!


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5/18/2011 6:48:31 PM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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What a delightful capture! Congrats!


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5/18/2011 6:53:28 PM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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Congratulations on this Beautiful Finalist, Rachel!


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5/18/2011 8:09:49 PM

 
Graeme Chow
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Congratulations Rachel!. A winner !


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5/18/2011 8:14:25 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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I agree with Nikki, a First Place or a Grand Prize looks very probable. CONGRATZ on your terrific Finalist, good luck in the next round!!!

UB.


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5/18/2011 10:55:48 PM

 
Karen Celella
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Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist, Rachel. I plan on seeing this with the gold.


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5/19/2011 7:15:26 AM

 
Rachel Scott-Renouf
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Thank you all for the lovely comments. This is my favorite photo I have ever taken so its lovely to see you all like it to. I thought the bee entitled "freeze frame" in this catogory would at least get a gold but that didnt either.... Back to the drawing board !!


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5/21/2011 2:59:39 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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It is with great pleasure that I offer my congratulations on your award for the month of April. Merna



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5/22/2011 1:39:14 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Amazing and fabulous capture, congrats on your finalist!


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5/25/2011 8:38:08 PM

 
Michelle Alton
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A truly awesome selection for POTD. I think this should have gone far beyond FINALIST!


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5/31/2011 3:47:33 AM

 
Ian Downey
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Absolutely deserving of this accolade and hopefully better to come. Well done. !!


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5/31/2011 3:54:26 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Well, you were robbed! This should have gone way beyond finalist and POTD! It's just simply outstanding. I guess they had blind judges last month.


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5/31/2011 3:54:41 AM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Well worth seeing again! I agree that this should have been a winner! Congrats on your POTD!


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5/31/2011 4:01:34 AM

 
Bill Houghton
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Rachel, this is an excellent macro. One of the best I've ever seen. This should be a winner. Have a great day, Bill

If you have time, check out my website:
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5/31/2011 4:07:34 AM

 
Kate Jackson
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I agree this should have gone further. I would have been way happy with just the curly wurly thing but the damselfly on top is more than amazing. Big congrats on POTD Rachel!


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5/31/2011 4:08:35 AM

 
Joy Rector
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congrats on the POTD


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5/31/2011 4:12:30 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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So happy to see this finally win the POTD. I guess the winner GOLD will come next month, so I would resub this TODAY, Rachel! I would have loved to capture this one!!!

UB.


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5/31/2011 4:21:52 AM

 
Khalid Al-Issa
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WAW ! very well done


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5/31/2011 4:26:48 AM

 
Mary Timman
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Awesome detail! Congratulations on POTD!


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5/31/2011 4:32:16 AM

 
Chris Ebben
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What a stunning image. Congratulations on your POTD. Great work=^..^=


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5/31/2011 4:41:27 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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This is absolutely perfect... Glad to see it got a POTD gold; it should have placed higher than Finalist, in my opinion! Congratulations!


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5/31/2011 4:43:30 AM

 
Richard M. Waas
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Congrats on a well deserved POTD!!


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5/31/2011 4:48:07 AM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Superb and outstanding image, Rachel!

Congratuations on your finalist and POTD!


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5/31/2011 5:05:08 AM

 
Carolyn M. DAlessandro
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Congratulations!!! This is one of the best damselfly images I have ever seen...simply stunning. Bravo Rachel!!!


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5/31/2011 5:31:07 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations on your fabulous POTD!


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5/31/2011 5:39:32 AM

 
Dwayne R. Johnson
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Congrats. Great work!


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5/31/2011 5:45:02 AM

 
Anne M. Young
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Congratulations - this s superb!


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5/31/2011 5:46:08 AM

 
Robert Jensen
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outstanding capture


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5/31/2011 6:12:49 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your awesome POTD


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5/31/2011 6:15:39 AM

 
Tomas Widow
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Uuauu! This is the kind of Macro I wolud like to do some day!
Absolutely deserve POTD!
Congratulations!!


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5/31/2011 6:32:39 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Finally a gold badge - I was so disappointed when it did not come earlier this month, Rachel. Congratulations on both the finalist and the POTD.


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5/31/2011 6:35:21 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Rachel, this is a marvelous macro and beautiful in every way. Congratulations both on your finalist and on your POTD.


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5/31/2011 6:44:10 AM

 
Jolanda Dubbeldam
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Everything about this picture is absolutely gorgeous, and so pleasing! True art!


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5/31/2011 6:47:56 AM

 
Heather Loewenhardt
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Amazing clarity and detail. Congrats on POTD!


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5/31/2011 7:37:47 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Soooooo pretty and great details! Congrats on the win and POTD!!


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5/31/2011 7:55:49 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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...And how GRACEFUL she IS!!!

Great POTD! Congrats to you there, Rachel!

-Laura Swan


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5/31/2011 8:31:01 AM

 
Anthony L. Mancuso
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Outstanding macro Rachel...congrats on your POTD and finalist award!


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5/31/2011 8:33:37 AM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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Absolutely amazing, Rachel!!! This macro is perfect in every way. Love the colors, the incredible details, the composition and the stunning DOF. No wonder it is a POTD! Congratulations, Rachel!!!
Cesar


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5/31/2011 8:42:45 AM

 
Susan J. Allen
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Wow, truly amazing. I would have thought Grand Winner too, definitely more than finalist! I'd resubmit, but kind of hard to do that after getting a POTD, I guess?


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5/31/2011 8:57:38 AM

 
Phyllis A. Houghton
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The details are unbelievable. Congratulations on your POTD!!!!!!!!! Cesar said it perfectly.


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5/31/2011 9:25:14 AM

 
Richard D. Love
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Congratulations, Rachel. Wonderful detail and depth. Well done.

Rick


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5/31/2011 10:19:15 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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Great capture, congrats!


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5/31/2011 10:24:27 AM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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A truly extraordinary POTD, Rachel! Good on you! :)
Steve


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5/31/2011 10:56:24 AM

 
Diane M. Schuster
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Fantastic and well detailed macro, congrats! Dee


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5/31/2011 11:04:38 AM

 
Lynnmarie Daley
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In a word...perfect! Congrats on a well deserved POTD. Regards, Lynnmarie


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5/31/2011 11:06:10 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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Totally AMAZING capture Rachel!!!!! Awesome detail and dof!! Congrats on your well deserved POTD!!!


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5/31/2011 12:27:01 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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An incredible macro, Rachel...congratulations on your POTD!


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5/31/2011 2:03:16 PM

 
Nancy S. Berman
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Beyond fabulous!


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5/31/2011 2:09:45 PM

 
Karen Celella
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Congratulations on another special award, Rachel.


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5/31/2011 2:24:56 PM

 
Mike F. Anderson
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If this doesn't become a winner I will be amazed. More than just a great nature shot, the compositional elements make it an excellent image and worthy of winner status!


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5/31/2011 3:08:33 PM

 
Kathy Wesserling
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If we all were Judges ...... definitely, Winner Winner Winner!!!


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5/31/2011 3:34:51 PM

 
Carol Eade
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What an awesome macro, Rachel, congratulations on your POTD!


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5/31/2011 3:43:14 PM

 
Stanley C. Sims  

Simply amazing. Congrats on the POTD Rachel.


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5/31/2011 4:38:34 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Hello Rachel:
Congratulations for your POTD award. Your photograph deserves the award; it is a pleasure to see an image this well done. Merna


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5/31/2011 5:13:59 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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One of the finest macros ever displayed on betterphoto, Rachel ~
Congratulations on your POTD!
(It's impossible to understand why this marvelous capture didn't take a First or Second Place for April.)


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5/31/2011 5:14:45 PM

 
Summer A. Kozisek
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Phenomenal macro Rachel, congratulations on your potd!!!


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5/31/2011 6:31:56 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Wow... Awesome shot, Rachel!! Big congratulations on your finalist and on your POTD!!


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5/31/2011 8:11:33 PM

 
Deepinder S. RANGER
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Perhaps the finest Macro I have ever seen !


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5/31/2011 10:13:09 PM

 
Rachel Scott-Renouf
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Thank you all so much x
I have re-uploaded and re submitted as suggested :0)


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5/31/2011 10:55:27 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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6/2/2011 4:33:27 AM

 
Marisol Pastor
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Superb capture! Congrats on the awards


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6/7/2011 11:58:12 AM

 
PATRICIA A. CASEY
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Magnificent capture! Congrats on the POTD.....I think it's a winner regardless!!!! Stunning creature.... Cheers!


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6/18/2011 4:14:03 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your POTD and finalist Rechel, so well done!


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7/13/2011 5:22:23 PM

 
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