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Fuzzy
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Fuzzy
Fuzzy
The fuzzy down on an Icelandic poppy bud is one of the very prominent features of this magnificent flower.
Settings: f/5.0 1/80 ISO 200
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Lens: 105 mm
Effects: Onone
Uploaded: 2-12-2012
CATEGORY: Details & Macro

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Lisa J. Boulden
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    Outstanding color, light, tones, and details on these 'fuzzy buds'.
Beautifully captured and presented, Merna!
~♥~lisa

2/12/2012 9:01:51 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Thank you very much, some times it is hard to decide. Merna

2/12/2012 9:27:05 AM

 
Martha R. Mazon
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Very beautiful, Merna! The repeating curved lines really make this striking image.

2/12/2012 10:34:58 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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This is Outstanding Merna!!

2/12/2012 10:36:26 AM

 
Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas
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Fantastic details and colors Merna!,
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2/12/2012 12:43:24 PM

 
Monica Mermoz
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Wonderful, Merna!

2/12/2012 4:21:59 PM

 
Neal D. Hatcher
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Outstanding--Beautiful capture -Love the treatment

2/13/2012 4:54:02 AM

 
Neal D. Hatcher
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Outstanding--Beautiful capture -Love the treatment

2/13/2012 4:54:16 AM

 
Dianne 
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Love these Merna! I just bought some of these myself!
Very nice capture.

2/14/2012 8:40:03 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Hi Dianne: This happens to be my favorite flower and does well in my location. Thanks for the comment. Merna

2/16/2012 9:50:28 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Thank you so much Neal, Merna

2/16/2012 10:17:13 AM

 
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Hi Monica: I appreciate your comment so much. Merna

2/16/2012 10:18:15 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Hello Amalia: Thank you for your kind words, Merna

2/16/2012 10:22:31 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Hello Jeff: Thank you for the comment and support, Merna

2/16/2012 10:23:33 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Hello Martha: I consider it an honor to have you comment on my image. Merna

2/16/2012 10:25:57 AM

 
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Perfect placement of your focus on these wonderfully hairy buds!

2/16/2012 8:04:49 PM

 
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I always look forward to your comments. Thank you, Marie. Merna

2/18/2012 10:46:21 AM

 
Karen Celella
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Wonderful capture, Merna.

2/22/2012 5:28:57 AM

 
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Hi Karen: Thank you for the thoughtful notes you send to me. Merna

2/22/2012 2:31:11 PM

 
Phyllis A. Houghton
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This is so cool, Merna. I love the colors, with the deep blue fuzz. Great macro detail. The S shaped curve of the stems make it too. I expect to see this again. Hope you are okay. I think of you often.

2/27/2012 1:03:25 PM

 
Kathy Salerni
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A wonderful capture, Merna! I love the color and your selective focus! Well done!

2/27/2012 1:27:43 PM

 
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Thank you Phillis, it is always so nice to hear from you. Merna

2/29/2012 7:34:03 AM

 
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Hi Kathy: Thank you for your very nice comment. Merna

3/1/2012 8:04:14 AM

 
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Congratulations on the Finalist! I love this and knew it had to be a winner. So proud of you. Yippi!

3/25/2012 6:53:31 PM

 
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HUGE congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Merna!

3/25/2012 7:12:51 PM

 
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"CONGRATULATIONS"---Good luck on the next round

3/25/2012 7:20:42 PM

 
Peggy J. Pfister
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Just beautiful! Congratulations on a well deserved finalist!

3/25/2012 7:37:13 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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A big Congratulations on your beautiful finalist my friend!!!!

3/25/2012 7:44:20 PM

 
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Beautiful Image, Marna!
Congratulations

3/25/2012 7:51:30 PM

 
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Beautiful Image, Marna!
Congratulations

3/25/2012 7:52:05 PM

 
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I like having the pair rather than the single image. Makes for a stronger image.

3/25/2012 7:59:50 PM

 
Dianne 
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Congratulations on your finalist Merna!

3/25/2012 9:26:38 PM

 
Louisa Hancock
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Congratulations Merna a wonderful finalist

3/25/2012 11:50:52 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Outstanding detail in this macro, Merna. Congratulations on its making Finalist, and best of luck in the next round.

3/26/2012 4:26:56 AM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!

3/26/2012 4:48:52 AM

 
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Congratulations on another beautiful finalist, Merna!

3/26/2012 6:52:49 AM

 
Lorri Shank
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And, another one, Merna! So beautiful--I love the balance and color in this. Great job. Good luck....

3/26/2012 7:29:58 AM

 
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Beautiful details and greens ... congratulations!!!

3/26/2012 10:56:32 AM

 
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Congratulations. Wonderful work.

3/26/2012 12:09:39 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Terrific macro, Merna; congratulations!

3/26/2012 1:00:57 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on your wonderful finalist!

3/26/2012 1:52:21 PM

 
Gord MacEachern
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Wonderful finalist Merna, good luck next round!!

3/26/2012 2:57:19 PM

 
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Congrats again on another outstanding finalist, Merna.

3/26/2012 3:07:51 PM

 
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Rita : Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna:

3/26/2012 3:48:11 PM

 
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Nancy Marie: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna

3/26/2012 3:52:21 PM

 
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Neal: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna

3/26/2012 3:53:20 PM

 
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Hi Peggy: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna

3/26/2012 3:55:56 PM

 
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Hi Bobby Ray: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna

3/26/2012 3:58:04 PM

 
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Hi Wm. Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna

3/26/2012 4:03:34 PM

 
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The Better Photo Judges: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna

3/26/2012 4:08:17 PM

 
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Hi Dianne: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna

3/26/2012 4:09:22 PM

 
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Hi Louisa: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna

3/26/2012 4:10:26 PM

 
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Hi Mary: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna

3/26/2012 4:15:20 PM

 
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Hi Stefania: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna

3/26/2012 4:19:50 PM

 
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Hi Carol: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna

3/26/2012 4:22:34 PM

 
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Hi Lorri: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna

3/26/2012 4:23:40 PM

 
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Hi Agnes: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna

3/26/2012 4:25:39 PM

 
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Hi Rony: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna

3/26/2012 4:27:27 PM

 
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Hi Christopher: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna

3/26/2012 4:31:43 PM

 
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Hi Tammy: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna

3/26/2012 4:33:27 PM

 
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Hi Gord: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna

3/26/2012 4:34:06 PM

 
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Hi Emile: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna

3/26/2012 4:34:48 PM

 
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Oh my, do I love these guys! very well done, Merna..Congratulations!

3/26/2012 5:05:33 PM

 
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FABulous Merna, congrats!

3/26/2012 6:58:15 PM

 
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Congratulations Merna....lovely capture...very interesting macro...the colors and textures are terrific! All the very best in the next round! Cheers =^..^=

3/27/2012 8:27:36 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Congratz & good luck, Merna!

3/27/2012 9:01:13 AM

 
Patricia Seidler
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Wonderful capture and well deserved finalist Merna!

3/27/2012 9:21:56 AM

 
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Congratulations Merna, very nice shot. Good luck.

3/27/2012 4:04:48 PM

 
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Congratulations on this fantastic Finalist Merna!


jo ann c.

3/27/2012 4:43:04 PM

 
Dave Montero
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Just the right amount of focus. Congratulations Merna!!!

3/27/2012 9:22:39 PM

 
Allen O. Howard
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Exceptional finalist Merna! Congratulations!!!

3/28/2012 10:21:06 AM

 
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Congrats on the Winner, Merna! And thanks for looking at my gallery. Yours is inspiring, to say the least.

3/28/2012 7:22:49 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulations on this super First Place Win Merna!

jo ann c.

3/28/2012 7:26:51 PM

 
Peggy J. Pfister
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Bog congrats, Merna! Well done!

3/28/2012 7:34:37 PM

 
Susan D. Royce
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Congratulations Merna! I love everything about this shot. A very deserving winner!

3/28/2012 7:39:12 PM

 
Phyllis A. Houghton
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A huge congratulations on your wonderful 1st place. It is unique, well done and has such clarity!!

3/28/2012 7:39:16 PM

 
Yulianto Soeroso
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congratulation

3/28/2012 7:47:45 PM

 
Ann Coates
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Congratulations on your fabulous Gold.

3/28/2012 7:48:08 PM

 
Carmody Baker
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A great job. Way to go Merna!!!

3/28/2012 7:48:10 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna

3/28/2012 8:00:01 PM

 
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I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna

3/28/2012 8:00:05 PM

 
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Hi Yulianto: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna

3/28/2012 8:05:50 PM

 
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Merna, this is magnificent! A spectacular macro capture with details so sharp you could cut them with a knife - and what spectacular color! I don't have anything more poetic to add except a hearty HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on a really brilliant First Place Winner!

3/28/2012 8:07:21 PM

 
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Hi Ann: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna

3/28/2012 8:07:23 PM

 
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What a magnificent winning image, Merna.
Heartiest congratulations!

3/28/2012 8:08:44 PM

 
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Hi Phyllis: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna

3/28/2012 8:09:16 PM

 
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Hi Michelle:I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna

3/28/2012 8:11:50 PM

 
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Hi Rona: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna

3/28/2012 8:13:25 PM

 
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Hi Susan: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna

3/28/2012 8:23:45 PM

 
Martha R. Mazon
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Congratulations on this well deserved first place winner, Merna!! I'm very glad to see this again.

3/28/2012 8:25:38 PM

 
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Hi Peggy: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna

3/28/2012 8:26:09 PM

 
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Big congratulations on your First Place winner! Charles

3/28/2012 8:28:46 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Huge congrats on a fantastic winner, Merna!!!

3/28/2012 8:31:27 PM

 
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Hi Martha: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna

3/28/2012 8:36:35 PM

 
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AMAZING image and winner!!Huge congratulations,Merna!!

3/28/2012 8:37:41 PM

 
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Hi Charles: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna

3/28/2012 8:37:58 PM

 
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Hi Ellen:Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna

3/28/2012 8:41:35 PM

 
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Hi Ujjwal: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna

3/28/2012 8:48:13 PM

 
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BIG congrats Merna on this stunning winner!!!

3/28/2012 8:49:51 PM

 
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Hi Phyllis: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna

3/28/2012 8:53:05 PM

 
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:) Congratulations Again!

3/28/2012 9:10:50 PM

 
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Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna

3/28/2012 9:18:17 PM

 
Mariann Kovats
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Congratulations on your awesome 1st place win, Merna!

3/28/2012 9:34:08 PM

 
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Congratulations on this gorgeous winner Merna!! Awesome color, comp and details!!

3/28/2012 9:39:10 PM

 
Kathy Salerni
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Congrats on your well deserved First Place win, Merna!

3/28/2012 10:00:58 PM

 
Irene Colling
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Wonderful photography Merna of this compelling subject. Your composition, color and detail are just perfect.

Congratulations on your Gold award for this winning image.

3/28/2012 10:06:21 PM

 
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Congrats on your gold win! Well deserved!

3/28/2012 10:08:23 PM

 
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congratulations on your beautiful winner!!!

3/28/2012 10:41:41 PM

 
FERNANDA KINGSLEY-THOMAS
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Hi Merna

I am so sorry I have missed it the first time. I have not had time to look at any of the wonderful photos you and other photographers have posted.

This is so amazing. Absolutely outstanding. It almost pops out of the screen. Despite all your troubles you can produce something of this quality. You are an example for me. I just hope I can use you as my role model and have your strength.

I am so happy for you my dear friend.

3/28/2012 10:55:28 PM

 
Lauren Simmons
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Congratulations. This image is just beautiful. I love the symmetry. Well deserved winner!

3/28/2012 11:07:44 PM

 
Carrie M. Groseclose
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Congratulations Merna on your gorgeous WINNER!

3/29/2012 12:26:12 AM

 
Reynaldo D. Reyes
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Congratulations Merna for this wonderful gold!

3/29/2012 12:38:10 AM

 
Sandra J. Anderson

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Congratulations on an outstanding win Merna. Beautiful work.

3/29/2012 1:23:20 AM

 
Inge Linden
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Congratulations!

3/29/2012 2:32:10 AM

 
Kathy Wesserling
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Merna - Congratulations on your fabulous Gold!

3/29/2012 2:42:13 AM

 
Randy D. Dinkins
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Congratulations Merna, great shot, well deserved.

3/29/2012 2:47:35 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations on your Winner!

3/29/2012 2:51:30 AM

 
Pat Abbott
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Beautiful colors and details! Congrats on your winner!

3/29/2012 3:08:25 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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Congratulations on your excellent First Place Winner Merna!

3/29/2012 3:10:39 AM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Congratulations on your richly deserved First Place Winner, Merna!

3/29/2012 3:39:42 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Wonderful winner Merna, congratulations!

3/29/2012 4:15:26 AM

 
Agnes Fegan
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Congratulations on your beautiful winning image Merna.

3/29/2012 4:17:57 AM

 
Neal D. Hatcher
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----"CONGRATULATIONS"-FANTASTIC-BEAUTIFUL----WELL DESERVED FIRST PLACE
WINNER------"WAY TO GO"

3/29/2012 4:31:28 AM

 
Ruth Grimm
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Oh, my goodness, Merna! Congratulations on this well deserved first place win!! SO proud of you! So proud!!

3/29/2012 5:13:37 AM

 
Dayna Cain
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WTG Merna! Fantastic and deserving first place win!

3/29/2012 5:14:37 AM

 
Lois J. Adomite
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This is a fantastic photo, congratulations on the gold.

3/29/2012 5:23:54 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Congratulations on your first place win! Just beautiful!

3/29/2012 6:00:47 AM

 
Gina Cormier
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Congrats Merna on this wonderful maco image!!! WTG!!!

3/29/2012 6:48:08 AM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on your win :)

3/29/2012 7:26:44 AM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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Congratulations on your outstanding First Place Win!

3/29/2012 8:07:56 AM

 
Nancy Marie Ricketts
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Congratulations,my friend on this wonderful 1st place win. Look at your following-that's because you always respond to others and you really care,and they know it.

3/29/2012 8:32:59 AM

 
Naomi Weiser
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wow, amazing shot, congrats!

3/29/2012 8:41:05 AM

 
Diane Underwood
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Wow , I love how you captured these best buds :) a very rare find. A well deserving winner Merna. I Shout! Congrats!

3/29/2012 9:10:37 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Hue CONGRATZ on your stunning First Place Winner, Merna. WTG!!!

UB.

3/29/2012 9:46:17 AM

 
Memoriee G. Sconce
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Congrats nice detail.
Memoriee

3/29/2012 10:03:43 AM

 
Lydia Williams
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Congratulations, Merna...I love this one too as the judges did...Yay

3/29/2012 10:12:11 AM

 
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Hello Lydia: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and I am honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna

3/29/2012 10:45:32 AM

 
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Hi Memoriee: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and I am honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna

3/29/2012 10:48:03 AM

 
Christine Czernin
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Many congratulations on your wonderful gold win, Merna.
You can be proud.

3/29/2012 11:01:55 AM

 
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Hi Christine: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and I am honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna

3/29/2012 11:12:33 AM

 
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Hi Usman: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and I am honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna

3/29/2012 11:14:09 AM

 
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Hi Diane: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and I am honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna

3/29/2012 11:21:57 AM

 
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Hi Naomi: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and I am honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna

3/29/2012 11:24:07 AM

 
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Hello Nancy Marie: Your kindness and support has been an inspiration to me, I sincerely hope that you know how much it means to have a wonderful and giving friend like you. Sincerely, Merna

3/29/2012 11:28:54 AM

 
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Hi Anita: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna

3/29/2012 11:32:12 AM

 
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Hi Tammy: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna

3/29/2012 11:33:33 AM

 
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Hi Gina: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna

3/29/2012 11:36:54 AM

 
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Hi Linda: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna

3/29/2012 11:38:26 AM

 
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Hi Lois: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna

3/29/2012 11:42:11 AM

 
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Hi Dayna: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna

3/29/2012 11:44:07 AM

 
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Hi Ruth: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna

3/29/2012 11:45:33 AM

 
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Hi Neal: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna

3/29/2012 11:46:32 AM

 
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Hi Agnes: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna

3/29/2012 11:47:26 AM

 
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Hi Claudia: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna

3/29/2012 11:48:52 AM

 
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Hi Mary: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna

3/29/2012 11:50:42 AM

 
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Hi Renee: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna

3/29/2012 11:51:30 AM

 
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Hi Pat: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna

3/29/2012 11:52:20 AM

 
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Hi Tiia: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna

3/29/2012 11:53:12 AM

 
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Hi Randy: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna

3/29/2012 11:54:14 AM

 
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Hi Kathy: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna

3/29/2012 11:55:11 AM

 
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Hi Inge: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna

3/29/2012 11:56:20 AM

 
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Hi Sandra: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna

3/29/2012 11:57:09 AM

 
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Hi Reynaldo: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna

3/29/2012 11:58:38 AM

 
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Hi Carrie: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna

3/29/2012 11:59:32 AM

 
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Hi Lauren: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna

3/29/2012 12:01:13 PM

 
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Hi Fernanda: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna

3/29/2012 12:02:21 PM

 
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Hi Stefania: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna

3/29/2012 12:04:12 PM

 
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Hi Lyn: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna

3/29/2012 12:05:31 PM

 
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Hi Irene: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna

3/29/2012 12:06:34 PM

 
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Hi Kathy: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna

3/29/2012 12:07:38 PM

 
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Hi Erica: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna

3/29/2012 12:08:40 PM

 
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Hi Mariann: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna

3/29/2012 12:09:33 PM

 
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Congrats on your beautiful First Place win, Merna!! Gorgeous work!

3/29/2012 12:35:15 PM

 
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A Big Congratulations on this beautiful win Merna!!!

3/29/2012 12:51:09 PM

 
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Congratulations Merna on your First Prize Win!! A beautiful capture!!

3/29/2012 1:23:44 PM

 
Allen O. Howard
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I knew this image had it "goin on" Merna! Congratulations!!!

3/29/2012 1:43:57 PM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Big congratulations on your outstanding First Place Win, Merna!

3/29/2012 2:36:06 PM

 
Maria Coulson
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This is beautiful Merna. Huge congratulations!

3/29/2012 5:13:05 PM

 
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Warm congratulations on your First Place, Merna!

3/29/2012 5:54:22 PM

 
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Beautiful First Place win, Merna. Congratulations.

3/29/2012 6:35:14 PM

 
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Wow what an unusual plant, and you made a gorgeous macro out of it. CONGRATULATIONS on your First Place Win!!!

3/30/2012 5:19:29 AM

 
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Congratulations Merna on your First Place winner, a beautiful winner ~ GT

3/30/2012 8:10:58 AM

 
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I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna

3/30/2012 8:41:03 AM

 
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Hi Amanda: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna

3/30/2012 8:42:14 AM

 
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Hi R. J. I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna

3/30/2012 8:49:44 AM

 
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Hi Carol: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna

3/30/2012 8:51:00 AM

 
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Hi Maria: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna

3/30/2012 8:51:57 AM

 
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Hi Lindley: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna

3/30/2012 8:52:48 AM

 
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Hi Allen: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna

3/30/2012 8:53:49 AM

 
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Hi Janet: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna

3/30/2012 8:54:47 AM

 
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Hi Bobby Ray: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna

3/30/2012 8:57:06 AM

 
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Hi Terry: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna

3/30/2012 8:58:02 AM

 
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Big congrats Mirna for your winner.

3/30/2012 9:51:40 AM

 
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Well done Myrna!! Congrats. This is a wonderful picture. Love everything about it. A work of art!

3/30/2012 10:56:08 AM

 
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Merna, beautiful image, and well deserved! Your encouragement is being repaid with a first place winner!! Congratulations!!

3/30/2012 7:19:04 PM

 
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Congratulations on your winning image Merna! :)

3/30/2012 8:26:22 PM

 
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Huge congratulations on a beautiful and well deserved First Place Win, Merna!!

3/30/2012 9:39:40 PM

 
Karen Celella
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Congratulations on your fabulous first place winner, Merna!

3/31/2012 7:41:42 AM

 
Lorna Shutter
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Wow, Merna!!! This is absolutely gorgeous!!! ... and I love the way it isn't sharp (as you put it) all over! Very beautiful and well-deserving of your 1st Place Award!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! :)
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3/31/2012 8:52:37 AM

 
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Beautiful photography Merna!

Congratulations! Well done.

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3/31/2012 6:20:04 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Uniquely beautiful Merna, a super image. Congratulations on your BIG win!

3/31/2012 9:58:33 PM

 
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Outstanding shot, Merna and Congratulations! Well deserved.

4/1/2012 8:34:20 AM

 
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Congrats Merna on a well deserved gold medal.

4/1/2012 10:56:35 AM

 
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What a superb marco shot, congraduations Merna!

4/1/2012 11:26:54 AM

 
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Hi Merna, fantastic capture, well done.
A big congrats with many more to come!
Steve

4/1/2012 5:36:27 PM

 
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Hi Steve: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna

4/2/2012 3:06:17 PM

 
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Hi Tarun: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna

4/2/2012 3:14:44 PM

 
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Hi Bill: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna

4/2/2012 3:15:54 PM

 
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Debbie: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna

4/2/2012 3:16:44 PM

 
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Hi Diane: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna

4/2/2012 3:17:58 PM

 
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Hi Robert: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna

4/2/2012 3:18:48 PM

 
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Hi Karen: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna

4/2/2012 3:20:10 PM

 
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Hi Lorna: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna

4/2/2012 3:21:29 PM

 
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Hi Andre: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna

4/2/2012 3:22:15 PM

 
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Hi Donna:Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna

4/2/2012 3:23:10 PM

 
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Hi Gary: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna

4/2/2012 3:23:53 PM

 
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Big congratulations on this excellent First Prize Winner, Merna!! Thank you for your comments in my iris photos, I appreciate it very much!!

4/2/2012 3:24:27 PM

 
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Hi Emile: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna

4/2/2012 3:24:46 PM

 
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Hi Rudi: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna

4/2/2012 3:26:08 PM

 
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Hi Monica: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna

4/2/2012 3:39:09 PM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS Merna on this excellent macro image capture!

4/2/2012 6:24:30 PM

 
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Thank you so much Sabrina, you are always very supportive. Merna

4/3/2012 9:14:37 PM

 
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This is really a fantastic macro. Love the comp. Well done and a huge congratulations on your win Merna!!!

4/4/2012 3:29:11 PM

 
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OUTSTANDING MACRO, Merna

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving 1st Place WINNER! 8o)

4/5/2012 4:20:17 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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This is fantastic. Congratulations on your win, Merna!

4/7/2012 6:12:59 AM

 
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Congratulations Merna on a this fantastic winner!

4/7/2012 1:07:54 PM

 
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Congratulations Merna on this wonderful 1st place winner. Wonderful macro work!

4/8/2012 4:24:39 PM

 
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Thank you Amanda! Merna

4/9/2012 10:46:53 AM

 
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Thank you Karen! Merna

4/9/2012 10:48:00 AM

 
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Thank you Bojan: Merna

4/9/2012 10:49:01 AM

 
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Thank you Nancyj! Merna

4/9/2012 10:49:47 AM

 
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Thank you Dave! Merna

4/9/2012 10:50:30 AM

 
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Lovely macro Merna, congratulations on your well deserved gold!!

4/15/2012 12:58:11 AM

 
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Congrats Merna on this outstanding capture!!! WTG!!!

4/19/2012 3:05:11 PM

 
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Thank you Summer for your support and nice comment. Merna

4/21/2012 1:01:19 PM

 
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Thank you Linda: I am still enjoying the thrill. Merna

4/21/2012 1:04:45 PM

 
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Merna, Wow! This is quite an interesting and incredible shot. You really deserved the first place!

4/23/2012 6:49:41 PM

 
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Hi Laura: It is always so nice to hear from you and you always offer very nice comments. Merna

4/25/2012 4:57:15 PM

 
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Outstanding Win Merna :-) Congrats

5/3/2012 2:51:04 AM

 
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Querida Merna, FELICIDADES! Maravillosa imagen!

5/3/2012 4:52:34 PM

 
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Outstanding image. Congrats!!

5/3/2012 9:57:12 PM

 
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Hello Kim: Thank You! Just two small words to express so much gratitude, Merna

5/5/2012 1:43:07 PM

 
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Hello Laura: Thank You! Just two small words to express so much gratitude, Merna

5/5/2012 1:43:57 PM

 
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Hello Paul: Thank You! Just two small words to express so much gratitude, Merna

5/5/2012 1:44:50 PM

 
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My favorite flower and you have captured their buds beautifully,congratulations!

6/4/2012 6:32:47 PM

 
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Hi Liz: Thank you for the lovely comment regarding my Fuzzy's. Merna

6/5/2012 12:12:37 PM

 
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This is lovely, Merna!

6/25/2012 2:41:51 PM

 
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Hello Shelly: Your very nice comment is appreciated. Merna

6/26/2012 6:01:38 PM

 
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Merna, HUGE congratulations on your outstanding and well deserved FIRST PLACE WIN!!!

6/30/2012 6:42:28 AM

 
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Sending you heartfelt thanks. Merna

6/30/2012 3:03:58 PM

 
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Oh, wow, Merna! I just saw this spectacular photo. The range of your photography- in style and subject, is vast. What incredible work!

2/13/2013 5:32:17 PM

 
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Thank you very much for all the nice comments, your support means so much to me. Merna

2/25/2013 11:40:44 AM

 
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