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The Heart Of A Rose
 
 
Nikki McDonald
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    This is a stunning full frame floral, Nancy. The light is lovely, the colors rich and the focus excellent. It deserves to go on.

11/10/2011 9:03:57 AM

 
Mary Alston
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Amazing colors and details!

11/10/2011 12:16:27 PM

 
Mary Alston
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Amazing colors and details!

11/10/2011 12:16:49 PM

 
Nancy Marie Ricketts
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Thank you, Mary. I appreciate your comments!

11/10/2011 3:13:24 PM

 
Nancy Marie Ricketts
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Nikki, thank you for all your suggestions on this photo. Yours and others led me to this result, and I am very grateful for your input.

11/10/2011 3:18:18 PM

 
Amanda D. Austwick
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This is stunning Nancy Marie, and as Nikki says I think it deserves go higher!

11/11/2011 4:55:33 PM

 
Maria Coulson
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Marie, this is gorgeous! I love the clarity, detail and colors. I hope to see it again.

11/11/2011 5:43:27 PM

 
Nancy Marie Ricketts
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Thank you, Maria. I hope it will progress, too. And, I appreciate your help and others from FFFP.

11/11/2011 5:52:48 PM

 
Nancy Marie Ricketts
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Thank you, Amanda. I appreciate your comments, and your help on FFFP.

11/11/2011 5:57:22 PM

 
Nancy Marie Ricketts
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Thank you, Amanda. I appreciate your comments. I thought you were a member of FFFP, because they are a club of great photographers who help each other to greatness in photography, and I have seen your name so many times, I thought you were among them. If you are interested in joining, please send me an email through BP mail.

11/11/2011 6:01:23 PM

 
Diane Underwood
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Marie... I think this is so beautiful. A fantatic capture of the beauty of a rose. Love the colors. So rich!

11/27/2011 3:18:18 PM

 
Nancy Marie Ricketts
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Diane! It is so nice to hear from you! I've been missing you and your abilities to bring me out of my doldrums. Thank you for your comments on this photo. I really do value your opinions on my work. I'm so glad you are back among us.

11/27/2011 10:20:39 PM

 
Diane Underwood
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Thankyou for the nice welcome :) Glad to be back. Miss you too!

11/28/2011 11:27:38 AM

 
Sherran Andersen
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Congrats Marie.

12/14/2011 4:41:30 PM

 
Nancy Marie Ricketts
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Thank you so much Sherran for your help and support. It is very much appreciated.

12/14/2011 6:10:37 PM

 
Maria Coulson
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Not surprised to see it again. Congratulations and good luck in the next round.

12/14/2011 6:23:03 PM

 
Nancy Marie Ricketts
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Thank you, Maria,for your support!

12/14/2011 6:30:07 PM

 
Karen Celella
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Congratulations on your lovely finalist, Marie.

12/15/2011 10:30:15 AM

 
Nancy Marie Ricketts
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Thank you so much, Karen!

12/15/2011 1:48:22 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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I remember this one well, Marie! It is truly outstanding with wonderful fire in its belly! A glorious capture with marvelous effects! Super congratulations on this finalist and good luck in the next round!

12/15/2011 5:03:22 PM

 
Nancy Marie Ricketts
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Thank you, Rona-still crossing my fingers!

12/15/2011 5:16:58 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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I stand by my earlier comments, here and in the club, Marie. Congratulations on the finalist and good luck in the next round.

12/16/2011 6:48:50 AM

 
Nancy Marie Ricketts
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Thank you so much, Nikki. I value all of your opinions.

12/16/2011 7:32:09 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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What could be more important in life than to know in our hearts that in everything we have tried to do, we have done our very best?
Congratulations for your magnificent contribution for the month of November, 2011.
Merna Nobile

12/16/2011 1:23:04 PM

 
Nancy Marie Ricketts
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Thank you, Merna! I am so excited!

12/16/2011 2:22:49 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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Congrats on your beautiful win, Nancy!!

12/16/2011 2:35:11 PM

 
Nancy Marie Ricketts
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Thank you, Terry!

12/16/2011 2:38:25 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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I am sooooo happy to see this very worthy result, Nancy. It's a fine image, beautifully processed. Congratulations on the first place win.

12/16/2011 3:09:15 PM

 
Nancy Marie Ricketts
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Thank you SO MUCH, Nikki!

12/16/2011 3:10:06 PM

 
Millieanne A. Talarico
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Congratulations,Nancy Marie!!

12/16/2011 3:15:25 PM

 
Nancy Marie Ricketts
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Thank you so much, Millieanne!

12/16/2011 3:18:47 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Congrats on this gorgeous winner!

12/16/2011 3:48:17 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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WTG Marie!! I am so very happy for you! It's a spectacular image and so deserving of this 1st Place Win!

12/16/2011 3:54:34 PM

 
Nancy Marie Ricketts
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Thank you, Phyllis!

12/16/2011 4:07:38 PM

 
Nancy Marie Ricketts
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Thank YOU Rona for your unfailing help and support!

12/16/2011 4:11:39 PM

 
Kathy Wesserling
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What a spectacular floral! It looks lit up from within; amazing. Congratulations on getting a First Place Gold.

12/16/2011 4:23:24 PM

 
Nancy Marie Ricketts
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Thank you so much, Kathy!

12/16/2011 4:32:44 PM

 
Val Feldman
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It jumped off the winners page! Such rich vibrant color, glorious detail and with a "come-hither-for-a-closer-look" invitation (which I obliged happily!) :) :) Marvelous work, Marie! Congratulations on a beautiful First Place Win!

12/16/2011 5:10:02 PM

 
Peggy J. Pfister
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Congratulations, Nancy Marie! Beautiful photo!

12/16/2011 5:13:20 PM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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CONGRATULATIONS on your Beautiful Winning image, Nancy

12/16/2011 5:19:33 PM

 
Nancy Marie Ricketts
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Thank you Val for your expressive comments! It's like winning twice!

12/16/2011 6:26:29 PM

 
Nancy Marie Ricketts
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Thank you Peggy, for commenting- I appreciate it!

12/16/2011 6:30:44 PM

 
Nancy Marie Ricketts
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Thank you very much, Sabrina, for commenting- I do appreciate it.

12/16/2011 6:34:54 PM

 
Nancy Marie Ricketts
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Thank you very much, Sabrina, for commenting- I do appreciate it.

12/16/2011 6:40:43 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Beautiful!! Congratulations Nancy!

12/16/2011 6:46:56 PM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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Congratulations on your stunning First Place Winner, Nancy!!

12/16/2011 6:48:26 PM

 
Liz Bullock
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Congratulations on your First Place Winner!

12/16/2011 6:48:55 PM

 
Nancy Marie Ricketts
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Thank you, Renee, for commenting. I do appreciate it.

12/16/2011 6:57:18 PM

 
Nancy Marie Ricketts
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Thank you so much, Amy. I do so appreciate your comments!

12/16/2011 7:05:13 PM

 
Nancy Marie Ricketts
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Thank you so much, Liz, for your comments. I do appreciate them!

12/16/2011 7:08:40 PM

 
Maria Coulson
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Marie, I just knew this one would have gold, huge congratulations, I am so happy for you, first place!!!

12/16/2011 7:33:04 PM

 
Nadia Paul
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Just gorgeous Nancy - congrats on your win!

12/16/2011 10:04:16 PM

 
Nancy Marie Ricketts
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Thank you, Maria! I am so "pumped!" Makes me want to create some more. I'm going to find something to shoot "inside tomorrow.

12/16/2011 10:53:39 PM

 
Nancy Marie Ricketts
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Thank you, Nadia. I appreciate your comments. They mean a lot to me.

12/16/2011 10:54:31 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Beautiful. Congratulations on your win, Nancy!

12/17/2011 3:59:42 AM

 
Karen Celella
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Congratulations on your fabulous first prize winner, Marie! I'm so thrilled for you!

12/17/2011 4:51:45 AM

 
Nancy Marie Ricketts
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Thank you, Bojan, for your gracious response. I do appreciate it!

12/17/2011 6:09:43 AM

 
Nancy Marie Ricketts
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Thank you, Karen. I am extremely thankful for all the knowledgeable critiques at FFFP that put me on the right track with this photo, without which, I don't think there would be a badge of any kind.

12/17/2011 6:18:51 AM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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Simply gorgeous, Nancy. Huge congrats on this beautiful GOLD.

12/17/2011 7:31:29 AM

 
Nancy Marie Ricketts
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Thank you, Mary Beth. I appreciate your comments very much!

12/17/2011 7:54:12 AM

 
Amanda D. Austwick
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Congratulations on this well deserved GOLD!

12/17/2011 8:34:58 AM

 
Carla Capra
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Congratulations

12/17/2011 8:55:38 AM

 
Nancy Marie Ricketts
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Thank you, Amanda. I do believe I owe a debt of gratitude to you and the other members of the FFFP Club who have helped me with this photo and others. I bless the day I was received as a Club member.

12/17/2011 8:56:29 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Congratulations on your incredible Gold Winner, Nancy Marie! WTG!

12/17/2011 12:41:05 PM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Love the color in this outstanding image. Big congratulations on your beautiful First Place Win, Nancy Marie!

12/17/2011 1:44:28 PM

 
Randy D. Dinkins
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Great shot!!! Big congratulations on your win!

12/17/2011 1:49:25 PM

 
Nancy Marie Ricketts
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Thank you, Patrick, for your comments. I really do appreciate them.

12/17/2011 5:10:43 PM

 
Nancy Marie Ricketts
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Thank you, Lindley, for commenting. I do appreciate it.

12/17/2011 5:11:56 PM

 
Nancy Marie Ricketts
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Thank you so much, Randy, for commenting. I do so appreciate it!

12/17/2011 5:13:28 PM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS on this outstanding FIREST PLACE WINNER Nancy!

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12/18/2011 10:53:10 AM

 
Nancy Marie Ricketts
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Thank you, Jo Ann, for commenting. I do appreciate it!

12/18/2011 12:44:47 PM

 
Nancy Marie Ricketts
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Thank you, Carla, I do appreciate your comments.

12/18/2011 3:43:32 PM

 
Cindy Bendush
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GORGEOUS!!! Huge congratulations on your beautiful winner Nancy!

12/18/2011 5:18:48 PM

 
Nancy Marie Ricketts
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Thank you, Cindy, for your comments.

12/18/2011 5:25:06 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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CONGRATZ on the beautiful capture and First Place Gold Winner, Nancy!!!

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12/18/2011 10:44:08 PM

 
Nancy Marie Ricketts
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Thank you, Usman, for your commenting. I do so appreciate it!

12/18/2011 10:57:11 PM

 
Ian M. Hill
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Big congratulations Nancy,on your gold win.A very delightful image.

12/22/2011 3:53:07 PM

 
Nancy Marie Ricketts
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Thank you very much, Ian!

12/22/2011 5:18:18 PM

 
Dave Montero
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Brilliant! Congratulations on your first place win Nancy!!! Happy New Year!

1/1/2012 1:15:45 PM

 
Nancy Marie Ricketts
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Thank you very much, Dave!

1/1/2012 1:32:45 PM

 
Laura D. Greene
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Nancy, Congratulations!!!! What a stunning piece of art with stunning colors and detail.

1/14/2012 6:57:30 PM

 
Nancy Marie Ricketts
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Thank you so much, Laura!

1/14/2012 7:33:52 PM

 
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