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I've Just Had a V8!

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I've Just Had a V8!
I've Just Had a V8!

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Yesterday I visited the Moland House in Warminster, Pennsylvania. It was George Washington's Headquarters for two weeks in 1777, just before the Battle of Brandywine. On display yesterday was one of two existing copies of the Declaration of Independence that had been made directly from the original in 1847.
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When I returned home, the first thing I did was check the tomato enclosure to see if "my" two little spiders had found new meals. They had. Then my eyes fell HORRIFIED on two large collections of caterpillar poop on lower tomato leaves. With consternation, my eyes followed the decimated stems to the top of the plants, where a huge tomato horn worm was polishing off a cluster of cherry tomatoes. His brother was about six inches away...equally fat and happy. They are less happy now, somewhere over the backyard fence.

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Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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    Oh my, you probably ruined their day! Great shot, anyway, before the fence toss.


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7/5/2011 2:54:03 AM

 
Bill Johnson
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Amazing Capture!


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7/5/2011 2:59:33 AM

 
Kevin P. Kreischer
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Awesome shot of this #%@^$ pest, you should have made sure they will never come back! I had big problems with them last year.


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7/5/2011 3:00:53 AM

 
Gord MacEachern
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Beautiful macro work Michelle, the colors and detail are fantastic!


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7/5/2011 3:07:12 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Fabulous details, Michelle.


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7/5/2011 3:08:49 AM

 
Gregory R. Gaskin
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Excellent macro work, I like all of the little “eyes” along his body staring back at you.


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7/5/2011 3:20:25 AM

 
Danny B. Head
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Beautiful macro shot... you have to love the little "eyeball" designs on his skin, even though he is a pest.


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7/5/2011 3:26:57 AM

 
Alan L. Borror
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Wonderful capture with great detail, Michelle! Hope they don't return...you were kind to them.


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7/5/2011 3:28:46 AM

 
Jack Gaskin
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This one is Bob Cam. GOOD and in my eyes thats as good as it gets GREAT SHOOTING.
Bet there back dining this morning ;o)

Happy Gardening
Jack


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7/5/2011 3:41:34 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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Just went out and checked...no sign of them...but one of the little orchard spiders appears to have caught a hatchling! GOOD little spider!


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7/5/2011 3:44:13 AM

 
Deb Koskovich
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Over the fence? Those guys would have been under my shoe in "flat format"! Leave it to you to grab the camera before the caterpillars, you crazy woman!


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7/5/2011 3:46:51 AM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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I guess those spiders are good for something even though...I am glad they are at your house instead of mine! :) This is a great macro shot Michelle and the details on it is wonderful.


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7/5/2011 4:09:26 AM

 
Mary Timman
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Fabulous close up with such great detail and clarity! Good Luck with the tomatoes!


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7/5/2011 4:31:55 AM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Ahhh, hopefully a tasty meal for a hungry bird! Great catch, Michelle...both the photo and pest picking!


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7/5/2011 4:32:17 AM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi Michelle,Beautiful color and detail.Stunning capture,wish I could find some color out here!!!!


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7/5/2011 4:42:22 AM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi Michelle,Beautiful capture.Wonderful detail and color.Wish I could find color like that here!!!!


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7/5/2011 4:43:06 AM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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WOW, it sure made for an awesome capture!


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7/5/2011 5:02:32 AM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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Gorgeous detail, color and clarity, Michelle!!


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7/5/2011 5:10:35 AM

 
Gina Cormier
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Excellent capture of this green fella!! Great detail!!!


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7/5/2011 5:28:31 AM

 
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CLEVER work here Michelle.
Title is perfect.


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7/5/2011 5:31:16 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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I'm glad you got some good shots before they got tossed!


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7/5/2011 5:34:13 AM

 
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I really enjoyed the story behind the picture, had fun reading that. These critters sure can ruin a tomato garden but I am so glad you took some pictures of it to show its gorgeous colors and details. I love the little barb at the end and then the little what I call eyes along its body. Gorgeous macro of this pest. Have yourself a most wonderful day.


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7/5/2011 5:57:45 AM

 
Mariann Kovats
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Excellent capture, beautiful details on them, Michelle! I am amazed you just tossed them over the fence and not step on them. I hope they wont come back to your plant.


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7/5/2011 6:08:17 AM

 
Val Feldman
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Well, my detail and color lovin' heart is doing hand springs today, Michelle, just looking at this! Magnificent macro - the detail is wonderful down to the spiky hairs on your tomato plant, as well as, the greedy little bugger himself. Glad you were kind - he was just doin' what comes naturally...Excellent work here (Gloryman would be proud!) :) :)


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7/5/2011 7:26:57 AM

 
Jeffrey R. Bange
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Fantastic macro work Michelle, love the title, clarity, detail and composition. Sorry to hear about the loss of your tomatoes but I would loved to have been there with my camera when you tossed them over the fence.


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7/5/2011 7:29:25 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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I am with Val on this one Michelle. Awesome detail


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7/5/2011 7:30:36 AM

 
Jeffrey R. Bange
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Fantastic macro work Michelle, love the title, clarity, detail and composition. Sorry to hear about the loss of your tomatoes but I would loved to have been there with my camera when you tossed them over the fence.


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7/5/2011 7:31:51 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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Brilliant macro, Michelle! Excellent colors, lighting, clarity, details and comp. Amazing! Deb


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7/5/2011 8:17:07 AM

 
Ron McEwan
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I am late as usual and everybody plus Frank is ahead of me. I needed you here to ascertain what happened to all of my Hollyhocks this year. Great macro Michelle.


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7/5/2011 9:34:46 AM

 
Renata Gusciora
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What a terrific macro and vibrant green,Michelle!Fabulous details,clarity and lighting!


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7/5/2011 10:08:29 AM

 
Mike Clime
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Awesome macro and details, Michelle! Hope they don't come back to have another meal.


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7/5/2011 11:38:03 AM

 
Reynaldo D. Reyes
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Awesome capture with the refreshing green color and all the intricate details like eyes all over the caterpillars body. Hope your tomatoes survive the onslaught...


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7/5/2011 12:14:53 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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I'm laughing at the fence toss!! I think it's a cool looking bug though for a bug!! Great capture~~


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7/5/2011 2:28:04 PM

 
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Amazing capture and great story too:)


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7/5/2011 2:43:13 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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I feel your pain- I just came in from the garden, and something BIG has been digging under the fence, eating all ripe squash, tomatoes, and cucumbers, then climbing back over the fence on the thick (8 foot high) sunflower stalks- I only have one sunflower left because all other stems are now broken!!


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7/5/2011 3:51:44 PM

 
Ray Thoms
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Great image Michelle.....sad they damaged you plants though!


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7/5/2011 4:21:31 PM

 
Christine R. Lobsinger
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Outstanding Catch Michelle...
You make me howl... love your words!
Smiling Chris


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7/5/2011 4:44:11 PM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Too funny - and you were much too kind to these guys, though! Terrific capture!


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7/5/2011 4:58:16 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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Incredible details in this fantastic image, Michelle! NOW...I better go check our tomato plants! :-) k


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7/5/2011 5:09:02 PM

 
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Spectacular work, Michelle.


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7/5/2011 5:11:22 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Perfect shot, Michelle!


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7/5/2011 5:21:41 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Awesome capture along with a story well told!

Love it!
Debby


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7/5/2011 6:05:50 PM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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What a beautiful image of this caterpillar! So very green! Love it! I bet they will find their way to another feast somewhere, Michelle! LOL! I think you are kind to let them live. I once shooed a bevy of grasshoppers away from my garden only to have most everything eaten later by nematodes! (Couldn't see them to scare away! LOL!)


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7/5/2011 6:17:09 PM

 
David Phalen
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I'm with Deb. If it had been me they would have been squashed!! Awesome colors and details in a fabulous macro!! Of course you got the shot!!


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7/5/2011 6:24:33 PM

 
Lana Arcemont
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Outstanding color and detail, Michelle!


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7/5/2011 7:33:31 PM

 
Maureen M. Bisson
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Oh Michelle ~ I love it, I love it, I love it you character you! What a pure joy you are in all ways possible and a mighty fine photographer to put the icing on the cake perfectly! (((HUGS)))


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7/5/2011 8:13:17 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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Top-notch work, Michelle! Love your story and the awesome macro!!


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7/5/2011 9:40:53 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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WOW! What a magnificent macro capture, Michelle! Incredible detail and clarity on this guy and the spikes on the tomato plant as well. Bet we see him again! Have never seen one of these as I don't grow tomatoes...the bunnies and racoons eat them! And I loved the title and your commentary, so funny!


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7/5/2011 9:49:14 PM

 
Robert K. Bemus
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I would've sauteed them in garlic and butter and eaten them on a fresh sliced tomato, just for spite...sure is a pretty bug though and detail is spot-on, Michelle!! Why is that spiders often fall asleep on the job??


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7/5/2011 10:31:28 PM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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A fine macro of the voracious little bugger, Michelle! :)
Steve


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7/5/2011 11:30:33 PM

 
Avril Mrs Young
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ha ha, too funny...excellent macro and details Michelle...outstanding capture!!


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7/6/2011 2:44:26 AM

 
Jayne Martin  

Love the story and the fabulous capture, awesome detail. You made him look quite beautiful!


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7/6/2011 2:52:02 AM

 
Marilyn Cornwell
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This is a gorgeous image, Michelle! Like Carolyn's story of the clean-up, destruction is hidden in such beauty!


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7/6/2011 4:07:00 AM

 
Ujjwal Mukherjee
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Terrific details and clarity,Michelle! Superb macro!!


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7/6/2011 5:04:54 AM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Awesome macro work Michelle, love the details and color too!


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7/6/2011 6:51:11 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Isn't it amazing how fast they can chew their way through a plant? But . . . you took full advantage of the photo op. Really nice macro, and great title, and if you can ignore what they're doing, they really are pretty.


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7/6/2011 11:57:33 AM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Awesome details and color, Michelle!!


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7/6/2011 7:49:14 PM

 
Tamara K. Walker
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Of course we always get our pictures before they go over the fence. Super color and details.


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7/6/2011 8:26:13 PM

 
Kathy Coombs
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What a fab capture! First time I saw one of these..I didn't see him! I was looking for a "worm" not a bus! I had to actually re-focus my eyes! ( I am from Cali!) I was amazed..you make them look beautiful!


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7/7/2011 1:44:16 AM

 
Amanda J. Tanner
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Excellent Capture Michelle. Nice Macro work!


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7/8/2011 6:56:31 AM

 
Lorna Shutter
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I think if they come back again, you should catch them and send them in a box to Robert! LOL! :D

Outstanding capture of this colourful horn worm, Michelle! Never seen one like him before! He does look fat and healthy! Love all the eyes! Something's been snipping off the flowers from our tomato plants late at night! It's so annoying! Maybe I should go out with my flashlight past midnight and see what it is! Ha! Ha! :)


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7/8/2011 12:58:03 PM

 
David Van Camp
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This is definitely cool, Michelle! Great capture :)


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7/8/2011 2:14:14 PM

 
Nadia Paul
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Awesome macro with great comp and detail Michelle!


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7/8/2011 6:46:50 PM

 
Ken Smith
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That's pretty cool, Michele! Excellent details and love the greens in this!


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7/11/2011 4:12:03 AM

 
Kathy Reeves
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Excellent!


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7/13/2011 4:50:24 AM

 
Jill Odice
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Great shot of the culprit caught in the act! I HATE these things! Last summer I tried growing my tomatoes in one of those upside down planters, well it didn't stop these little suckers from getting to them! Great macro catch though :-)


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7/13/2011 2:58:30 PM

 
Diane E. Deming
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Superb color and detail, Michelle. I think I better check our plants!


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7/14/2011 7:40:00 PM

 
Dianne 
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I've just recently had the same experience, I let my tomato worm stick around for some photos only to find the next day that he ate one of my cherry tomatoes as well. The evidence was all over his face! He too now has a new home over the back fence!


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8/15/2011 9:55:27 AM

 
Renata Gusciora
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Congratulations on this superb finalist,Michelle!!!:-)


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8/25/2011 12:36:35 PM

 
Ermanno Radice
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Many congratulations on this gorgeous finalist, Michelle!


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8/25/2011 12:43:15 PM

 
Jeffrey R. Bange
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Congratulations Michelle on your photo being selected as a finalist and best of luck in the next round.


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8/25/2011 1:46:08 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Amazing details, Michelle. Congratulations on your finalist.


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8/25/2011 2:19:37 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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The "eyes" have it, this is a true finalist! Congrats Michelle!


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8/25/2011 4:25:13 PM

 
Danny B. Head
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Great detail as well as colors! Congrats!


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8/25/2011 4:33:28 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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WTG Michelle, congratulations!!!


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8/25/2011 4:38:55 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Awesome Michelle, congrats!


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8/25/2011 5:18:43 PM

 
Kim Andelkovic (Kovic)
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Congrats Michelle......another beautiful finalist your doing great :-)


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8/25/2011 5:26:15 PM

 
Phyllis A. Houghton
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Wow such clarity, color and action. Congratulations on your finalist.


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8/25/2011 5:39:13 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congrats on another superb finalist, Michelle!

Debby


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8/25/2011 5:40:43 PM

 
Carol Eade
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Another beautiful finalist, Michelle, congratulations!


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8/25/2011 5:48:07 PM

 
Christine R. Lobsinger
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COngrAts to you Michelle, a lovely Finalist...
CHRISTINE
SMILING


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8/25/2011 6:18:06 PM

 
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Wow!


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8/25/2011 6:27:44 PM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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Congratulation on your beautiful Finalist, Michelle!


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8/25/2011 6:28:23 PM

 
Lorna Shutter
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Woo Hoo!!! WTG, Michelle!!! Photobucket
CONGRATULATIONS on your well-deserved Finalist Award for this superb image!!!!! :)


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8/25/2011 6:34:28 PM

 
Karen Celella
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Congratulations on your THIRD finalist, Michelle. Keep them coming!


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8/25/2011 6:36:48 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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A huge congrats on your finalist!!!! :)


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8/25/2011 7:02:46 PM

 
Randy D. Dinkins
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Great catch, wonderful details! congratulations!


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8/25/2011 7:03:42 PM

 
Mukesh Srivastava
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A Big congrats for yet another Silver and good luck for the GOLD, Michelle!!!!!


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8/25/2011 7:11:28 PM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Michelle, congratulations


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8/25/2011 9:04:44 PM

 
Reynaldo D. Reyes
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Congratulations on this awesome finalist Michelle!


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8/25/2011 9:45:32 PM

 
Gina Cormier
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Congrats on this beautiful image!


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8/25/2011 10:42:15 PM

 
Ann Coates
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I'm glad you didn't kill them. They did you proud. Congratulations on another silver Michelle.


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8/26/2011 3:35:16 AM

 
Marijana Fajgl
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Amazing macro Michelle! Big congratulations!


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8/26/2011 4:59:12 AM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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Another beautiful Finalist, Michelle! Loved this the first time I saw it! WTG! Congratulations (again)!


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8/26/2011 5:42:14 AM

 
frank w. degenhardt
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Well at least this pesky little fella got you a fantastic FINALIST my friend. CONGRATULATIONS and way to go.


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8/26/2011 6:21:48 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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I thought we would see this baby again. Magnificent finalist Michelle, Congratulations


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8/26/2011 8:28:35 AM

 
Eivor Kuchta
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I had a deer in my backyard the other day and it wasn't until it had jumped over the fence that I realized that it had been chewing on something. Yes, one more bell pepper was gone, so now I know how they disappear. The deer had also been munching on some tomato plants. You found some beautiful thieves, even though they caused some damage. Wonderful capture and congratulations on your finalist!


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8/26/2011 8:58:06 AM

 
Nancy L. Green
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CONGRATULATIONS Michelle, this is WONDERFUL!!! <><


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8/26/2011 10:40:45 AM

 
Bill Johnson
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MIchelle, Congrats on your selections as a finalist. Good luck!


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8/26/2011 11:10:31 AM

 
Dave Montero
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Very cool Michelle. Congratulations on your Finalist selection.


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8/26/2011 11:11:17 AM

 
Ming Liu
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Wow, very cute image. Congrats on your finalist selection again. Good luck!


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8/26/2011 11:49:53 AM

 
Mariann Kovats
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A big congrats on our Gold, Michelle!


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8/26/2011 12:12:24 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations, Michelle!


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8/26/2011 12:20:06 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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BIG congrats Michelle on this fantastic winner!!!


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8/26/2011 12:30:02 PM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations!


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8/26/2011 12:31:12 PM

 
Christine Czernin
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Amazing macro, and I like the story to it.Feels like my garden.
Big congrats on your gold win, Michelle.


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8/26/2011 12:39:52 PM

 
Renata Gusciora
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Huge congratulations on your fabulous Winner,Michelle!!!:-)


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8/26/2011 12:40:58 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Congratulations on this amazing Winner, Michelle! WTG, my friend!


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8/26/2011 12:46:55 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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I can see this pretty gold just fine, Michelle. I do think you ought to go find this guy now and give him his own tomato plant as a reward.


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8/26/2011 12:58:41 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Big congratulations on this great 2nd Place Gold Winner Michelle!

jo ann c.


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8/26/2011 1:15:10 PM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Congratulations on your winning image, Michelle!


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8/26/2011 1:22:00 PM

 
Val Feldman
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Oy Vey! :) I missed this one as a Finalist...loved it first go-around and happy to see a well-deserved Gold attached to it now!! Huge congratulations, Michelle!


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8/26/2011 1:22:50 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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wonderful winner, congratulations Michelle!!!


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8/26/2011 1:36:54 PM

 
Ming Liu
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Congratulations on your gold:)


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8/26/2011 2:20:59 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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I remember this fabulous image! Huge congratulations, Michelle, on your OUTSTANDING GOLD WINNER! Deb


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8/26/2011 2:34:16 PM

 
Danny B. Head
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Such a grand winner! Congrats, Michelle!


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8/26/2011 2:54:04 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Michelle on your amazing win!


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8/26/2011 3:23:22 PM

 
Lorna Shutter
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CONGRATULATIONS on your 2nd Place Win, Michelle!!!!! :)
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8/26/2011 3:28:20 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Fantastic macro. Congratulations


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8/26/2011 3:39:53 PM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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Huge congratulations, Michelle, on a well deserved Winner!


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8/26/2011 4:24:51 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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So glad to see this get the gold, Michelle!

Hardy congrats on this brilliant winner!
Debby


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8/26/2011 5:28:32 PM

 
David Phalen
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BIG Congrats on a fantastic Winner!!


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8/26/2011 5:40:49 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Big congrats on your winner~ :)


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8/26/2011 6:53:10 PM

 
Carolyn Keiser
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Wow, fantastic, Michelle! A big congratulations!!!


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8/26/2011 6:55:21 PM

 
Wanda B. Anderson
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This one's a beauty! A well-deserved win! Congratulations!


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8/26/2011 7:05:33 PM

 
Mary Timman
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Huge Congratulations on a fantastic Winner!


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8/26/2011 7:34:20 PM

 
Bunny Snow
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Fantastic capture, sharp and detailed, perfect for a fantastic winner. Sorry about the cherry tomatoes in its V-8 before it went over the fence. But, that proves it was an organic tomato and you've done something wonderful for your body and the earth.

Now, it's time to reward you for your actions, and congratulate you on your prize winning creation!


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8/26/2011 7:41:20 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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I never even got around to congratulating you on this Finalist, Michelle :( ! But getting to congratulate you on this GOLD WINNER is even better! Truly an inspirational macro and very fine image! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS ON THE GOLD!


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8/26/2011 7:55:04 PM

 
Mary Dimitriw
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I missed this one before Michelle!! Simply awesome capture, congrats on your wonderful winner!


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8/26/2011 7:56:11 PM

 
Jack Gaskin
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I TIP THAT Oh God Hat to you ;0) !!!
Congrats on a well deserved win

Jack


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8/26/2011 8:52:16 PM

 
Michele Peterson
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Lol, what a story! Fantastic image, great details and perfect timing on getting that s-curve! Congratulations Michelle, on this super win!!


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8/26/2011 9:15:15 PM

 
Agnes Fegan
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Congratulations on your win Michelle!


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8/26/2011 9:18:29 PM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Michelle, congratulations


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8/26/2011 9:40:42 PM

 
Ann Coates
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Yeehah Michelle, so pleased to see this with the GOLD it deserves, congratulations.


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8/26/2011 10:16:22 PM

 
Robert K. Bemus
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Congratulations on your Win, Michelle!!


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8/26/2011 10:46:06 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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This is a superb capture, Michelle.
Congratulations on your well earned win!


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8/27/2011 1:29:45 AM

 
Kerry Penn
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Darned old buggers! If nothing else, at least you got a great shot from one of them. :)


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8/27/2011 4:10:30 AM

 
Carol Eade
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Beautiful macro, congratulations on your Second Place Gold, Michelle!


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8/27/2011 5:08:28 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Fantastic closeup winner, Michelle; love the details on the body--those little 'eye' patterns are amazing. Congratulations!


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8/27/2011 6:08:31 AM

 
Christine R. Lobsinger
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Fantastic WINNER - Congrats to you Michelle!!!
Smiling CHRIS


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8/27/2011 7:54:29 AM

 
Amanda J. Tanner
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Congratulations Michelle


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8/27/2011 7:55:50 AM

 
PATRICIA A. CASEY
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Congratulations, Michelle....great story, great title and great capture! Cheers =^..^=


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8/27/2011 9:11:13 AM

 
Marijana Fajgl
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Big congratulations on your well deserved winner, Michelle!


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8/27/2011 10:32:18 AM

 
Diane E. Deming
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A BIG congratulations on this superb winner, Michelle. Once again the colors and details are outstanding!


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8/27/2011 1:02:29 PM

 
Emile Abbott
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Huge congratulation on your golden winner, Michelle WTG


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8/27/2011 2:31:35 PM

 
Kathy Cline
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Love it!
Well deserved Michelle!!


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8/27/2011 5:13:11 PM

 
Mike Clime
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Congratulations on your winner, Michelle!


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8/27/2011 6:36:51 PM

 
Bonnie C. Lackey
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I think I just lost interest in my glass of V8! This is just awesome, Michelle. Huge Congrats!


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8/27/2011 7:59:26 PM

 
Jeffrey R. Bange
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Congratulations Michelle on your second place gold, well deserved.


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8/27/2011 8:07:01 PM

 
Glenn E. Traver
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Congratulations Michelle, at least he was photogenic, well captured. "::::" and tossed. Yes this is a Beautiful Winner ~ GT


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8/27/2011 10:02:42 PM

 
Sharon 
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WTG, Michelle!!! HUGE congratulations on your amazing and well deserved winner!


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8/27/2011 10:16:48 PM

 
Ken Jarvis
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Big congrats on your winner!


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8/28/2011 5:13:45 AM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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Big congrats on your gold win Michelle!


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8/28/2011 6:45:08 AM

 
Brett Dolsen
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Congratulations on your superb winner Michelle!!


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8/28/2011 6:53:09 AM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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CONGRATULATIONS on your Awesome Winning image, Michelle!


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8/28/2011 7:38:40 AM

 
Ujjwal Mukherjee
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AWESOME image and Winner!! HUGE Congratulations,Michelle!!!!


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8/28/2011 8:17:33 AM

 
Terry Cervi
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This is a fantastic macro, Michelle, and so worthy of a win! Congrats to you!


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8/28/2011 9:22:28 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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ON THIS FANTASTIC GOLF WIN Michelle!

(I miss out on so many great images in the summer!!! So sorry!!! Well, better late than never, right?)

I love the eye balls all over him. I wonder what the creator was thinking when he made this bug? He must have been thinking about Egypt? HA!

I laughed when you said they are less happy now...Over the fence! Hope you preened a few tomatoes for yourself in the end, those darned vermin.

You know...The one great thing was that this little macro portrait went GOLD. NEVER tell them they are "famous" now or they will come back for an encore! :D

-Laura :D


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8/28/2011 9:40:54 AM

 
Allen O. Howard
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WOW!!! Congratulations to you and this fantastic finalist/winner Michelle!!!


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8/28/2011 3:22:26 PM

 
Dave Montero
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Congratulations Michelle. WTG!


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8/28/2011 3:58:04 PM

 
Nadia Paul
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Wonderful capture Michelle - congrats on your win!


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8/28/2011 9:23:26 PM

 
Linda Blair
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Great winning image...congratulations!!


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8/29/2011 8:50:04 AM

 
Tarun Bose
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Congrats for your winner, Michelle.


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8/29/2011 10:35:03 AM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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An incredible macro, Michelle...congratulations on your gold win!! What a fun thread, too :))


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8/29/2011 1:34:16 PM

 
frank w. degenhardt
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Well, it got your tomato but at least it got you a Second Place Win. CONGRATULATIONS my friend.


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8/29/2011 6:31:02 PM

 
Mick Burkey
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Great capture, Michelle! Congratulations on your well-deserved win!!


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8/30/2011 2:45:22 PM

 
Ian M. Hill
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Stunning Michelle,congratulations on your win.


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8/31/2011 7:04:30 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Great photographers are not great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion.
Congratulations for your achievement, August, 25, 2011. Merna


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8/31/2011 8:11:52 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!!

UB.


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8/31/2011 10:42:18 PM

 
Heather Loewenhardt
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Congrats on your gold winner Michelle. Well deserved.


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9/1/2011 12:05:46 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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Belated but BIG congrats to you Michelle on this wonderful winner!!


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9/4/2011 7:43:00 AM

 
Shandel Brown
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What a beautiful shot Michelle! It looks like it has eyes all over it's body!


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9/5/2011 7:12:06 AM

 
John C. Ensign
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Wow I love this shot as do many others! I can see why it's a winner.


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10/6/2011 8:24:06 PM

 
Karen Tate
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Another fabulous winner!!!! Wow! :)


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