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Shirley Sicurello
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    Interesting and creative image.

4/19/2012 5:13:43 AM

 
Peggy J. Pfister
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Great composition and color, creative, and beautiful!

4/19/2012 3:31:54 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi Dave,WOW!!That is beautiful.The yellow really stands out my fried!!!

4/20/2012 7:35:15 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Outstanding comp. colors and I love the water drops.

4/20/2012 10:59:11 AM

 
Jill Odice
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Gorgeous detail! Love the waterdrops!

4/20/2012 1:46:25 PM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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Very beautiful!

4/20/2012 2:40:44 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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A beautiful set-up, Dave!! Wonderful colors, detail and composition!

4/20/2012 2:42:40 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Beautiful capture- creative and executed to perfection

4/20/2012 4:40:28 PM

 
David Phalen
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Spectacular colors and clarity!!

4/20/2012 6:07:33 PM

 
Maria Coulson
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Dave, wow! This is beautiful. The yellow flower really stands out. And great composition.

4/21/2012 8:33:04 AM

 
Amanda J. Tanner
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An outstanding capture David! Very Beautiful I see a winner!

4/21/2012 9:17:23 AM

 
Heather Loewenhardt
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Wow amazing creativity Dave. The beautiful detail and contrast is stunning.

4/21/2012 8:47:14 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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First class work as always Dave!!!!!

4/22/2012 5:29:09 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Wow creativity and awesome beauty, Dave!!!

4/22/2012 6:19:12 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Striking. Like the contrast and the water drops. Nice work

4/22/2012 6:38:23 PM

 
Debbie Bray
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Dave, you are very clever and very creative!! What a beautiful piece of work! I only wish you would turn out one a day, to keep me inspired, and thinking for myself!!!

4/22/2012 10:39:35 PM

 
Robert K. Bemus
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Very beautiful and very creative. Awesome as always, Dave!!

4/22/2012 11:23:56 PM

 
Bill Houghton
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Dave, this is really pretty and unique. Outstanding work. Thanks so much for your comments on my photos. Have a great week, Bill

4/23/2012 2:16:54 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Love it Dave. Beautiful and creative.

4/23/2012 4:38:28 AM

 
Dayna Cain
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Unique, creative image Dave. The contrast in colors is so eye-catching, and the water drops are just fantastic. Winner!!!!

4/24/2012 11:18:10 AM

 
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Wowza, what a great set up Dave, just gorgeous!

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4/26/2012 8:52:10 AM

 
Jillian Danielson
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WOW.... this is GORGEOUS!

4/27/2012 11:43:00 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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WOW that is fantastic! The wet rocks and gleaming darks make the perfect b/g for that screaming yellow! I hope this shows up again!

4/27/2012 12:20:17 PM

 
Larry L. Redmon
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Very nice, Dave!

5/12/2012 7:39:33 PM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Fabulous color, detail, light, and composition in this wonderfully creative still life, Dave. Your creativity knows no bounds.

5/12/2012 9:34:17 PM

 
Reynaldo D. Reyes
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You've got amazing work here David, love the vivid colors and commendable clarity. Well done.

5/12/2012 11:26:24 PM

 
Carol Flisak
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Beautiful image, Dave... wonderful colors, composition, details and light! Love the leading line to the flower!

5/13/2012 2:50:29 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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creative and gorgeous!

5/14/2012 2:26:33 AM

 
J Vissak
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Very creative! Well done.

5/14/2012 12:20:24 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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This is wonderful Dave, love the leading line, details and contrasts

5/14/2012 3:34:58 PM

 
Michele Peterson
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Wow, I love this!! Such a cheery flower against the grey, wet rocks, so creative! Hope to see this again! :-)

5/15/2012 6:14:55 PM

 
Gina Cormier
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Your images are always a simple composition and the clarity is just stunning!!!! All these should be selling like hot cakes!!!! I hope your doing that!!

5/17/2012 10:46:47 AM

 
Evy Johansen
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So creative and so beautiful, Dave!!

5/22/2012 8:41:20 PM

 
Lyn Darlington
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Wow! Love the water drops and detail!

5/23/2012 9:12:47 PM

 
Don Christiana
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Dave, this image is an eye catcher. Stunning subject with beautiful detail.

5/25/2012 12:44:28 PM

 
Peggy J. Pfister
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Congrats on a terrific finalist!

5/25/2012 6:51:30 PM

 
Carol Eade
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist!

5/25/2012 7:29:26 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi Dave,Big congratulations my friend!!!!

5/25/2012 7:35:17 PM

 
Martha R. Mazon
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Positively wonderful, Dave! Congrats!!

5/25/2012 8:33:39 PM

 
Debbie Bray
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I KNOW this will go gold! Congrats Dave on your finalist!

5/25/2012 9:39:22 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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beautiful finalist, congratulations!!!

5/25/2012 11:13:00 PM

 
Lyn Darlington
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Congrats on your fantastic finalist!

5/26/2012 12:06:47 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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Fancy seeing this here :-) ..... and I know we will see this beauty again in the winners circle!! Congrats Dave!

5/26/2012 3:48:42 AM

 
Don Christiana
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A huge CONGRATS on your beautiful FINALIST.

5/26/2012 6:16:26 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on a beautiful finalist, Dave.

5/26/2012 6:41:02 AM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALSIT! 8o)

5/26/2012 7:03:40 AM

 
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Congratulations on the Finalist Dave....lovely composition and title...all the very best in the next round! Cheers =^..^=

5/26/2012 7:43:52 AM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Congratulations on your terrific finalist, Dave!

5/26/2012 8:05:14 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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... now I wanna see it go gold! Congratulations!

5/26/2012 8:17:46 AM

 
Lorna Shutter
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Wow!!! This is AWESOME, Dave!!! I love the way you set up your images ... It's all in the presentation, right?! Fantastic colour, detail and work! CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist Award!!!!! Hope we see this one again!!! :)
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5/26/2012 1:11:30 PM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Congrats on an outstanding capture, Dave.

5/26/2012 1:59:33 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Stunning and unusual image, Dave!

Congrats on your finalist with best wishes for the next round!
Debby

5/26/2012 4:21:01 PM

 
David Phalen
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BIG Congrats on an amazing Finalist!!

5/26/2012 5:54:04 PM

 
Carol Flisak
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Huge congrats on your beautiful finalist, Dave!

5/26/2012 6:10:50 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Huge congrats and very best luck with this beauty, Dave!!! Stunning finalist!!

5/26/2012 6:18:24 PM

 
Maria Coulson
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Dave, congratulations, good luck in the next round, I hope to see it again.

5/26/2012 10:20:36 PM

 
Robert K. Bemus
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Love this shot...Congratulations and best of luck, Dave!!

5/26/2012 11:07:29 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Do I see a First Place Gold here.... I think I do, Dave. CONGRATZ on the Finalist and good luck up next!

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5/26/2012 11:23:57 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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It's a beauty, Monte'! Congrats on your finalist!

5/27/2012 7:38:02 AM

 
Karen Bacon
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A stunning finalist Dave! Congratulations and good luck with this one!

5/27/2012 10:00:25 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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Wonderful, congrats!

5/27/2012 10:24:22 AM

 
Nancy J. Bergeson
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I love the creativity that you bring to your photographs, the lighting, and details are very inspirational. Great work!

5/28/2012 8:52:31 AM

 
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Congratulations on this wonderfully creative finalist.

5/28/2012 12:51:12 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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ahhh... now I can rest easy! Congratulations!

5/29/2012 10:07:56 AM

 
Dayna Cain
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I love this image Dave! So very deserving of the gold! Congrats!

5/29/2012 10:23:31 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on a fantastic winner, Dave.

5/29/2012 10:32:06 AM

 
Memoriee G. Sconce
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Congrats Dave beautiful contrast and comp.
Memoriee

5/29/2012 10:37:22 AM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Huge congrats on a fab winner, Dave!!

5/29/2012 11:05:18 AM

 
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Big congratulations on this outstanding 2nd Place Gold Winner Dave!

And sooo well deserved too..I just love it!

jo ann c.

5/29/2012 1:29:04 PM

 
Lorna Shutter
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Woo Hoo!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your 2nd Place Win, Dave!!!!! WTG!!! :)
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5/29/2012 1:50:19 PM

 
Don Christiana
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A HUGE CONGRATS on your Gold Winner.

5/29/2012 2:33:40 PM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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Congratulations, Dave! This is a gorgeous winner!

5/29/2012 2:57:16 PM

 
Janet McNeil
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Congratulations on this beautiful win!!

5/29/2012 4:09:08 PM

 
Kim Andelkovic (Kovic)
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Awesome win, Congrats Dave :-)

5/29/2012 4:25:52 PM

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

Congratulations!
Debby

5/29/2012 5:34:10 PM

 
David Phalen
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BIG Congrats on your Winner!!

5/29/2012 5:38:33 PM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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Amazing Monte! Congrats on this beautiful winner!

5/29/2012 6:33:59 PM

 
Peggy J. Pfister
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Big congrats on your fantastic winner, Dave!

5/29/2012 6:50:10 PM

 
Heather Loewenhardt
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Congrats on your gold medal win Dave. This is a stellar image.

5/29/2012 7:45:51 PM

 
Maria Coulson
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Dave, congratulations, I knew I would see this again!

5/29/2012 9:46:23 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Congratulations on the gold Dave, glad to see this one among the winners

5/30/2012 3:54:02 AM

 
Debbie Bray
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I KNEW IT!! WOO HOOOO!! Congratulations on your gold, Dave, beautiful work, and well deserved!!

5/30/2012 4:11:57 AM

 
Terry Cervi
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Congrats on your beautiful and well deserved win, Monte'!!

5/30/2012 6:15:39 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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This is an amazing image, Dave! Huge congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL GOLD WINNER! Deb

5/30/2012 7:24:49 AM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Congratulations on your fantastic winner, Dave.

5/30/2012 8:32:27 AM

 
Barbara M. Budzinski
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Congratulations on your GOLD, Dave!!! Simply georgeous...... composition, creativity, color. Excellent!

5/30/2012 10:42:07 AM

 
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Congratulations onthis beautiful win,Dave.

5/30/2012 12:17:54 PM

 
Robert K. Bemus
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Congratulations on your Gold, Dave!!

5/30/2012 7:17:25 PM

 
Mette Vendelboe Allison

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Great composition (unusual) with awesome contrasting colors and light and dark. Congrats:-)

6/1/2012 9:49:45 AM

 
Kathy Salerni
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Beautiful and creative, Dave, congrats on winning the Gold!

6/3/2012 11:52:18 AM

 
Allen O. Howard
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Wow! Talk about creative! Awesome image Dave. Congratulations!!!

6/3/2012 12:04:53 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Really striking image. Well done and Congratulations

6/3/2012 2:53:38 PM

 
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beautiful.. great contrasts and color.. love the drops..

6/3/2012 5:56:08 PM

 
Karen Bacon
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A big congratulations on this fantastic winner! Should have been 1st!!!!!

6/4/2012 2:13:04 PM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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This is a beautiful Winner! Great job, Dave!

6/8/2012 5:29:03 PM

 
Stephanie Frey
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Gorgeous colors and clarity! Congratulations on your beautiful winner!!

6/8/2012 6:30:15 PM

 
Rudi H  Reiner
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Nice composition, can see why you got a win!

6/14/2012 1:00:30 PM

 
Gerri R. Jones
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Very Zen-like...love it, congratulations on this beauty!

6/14/2012 2:38:02 PM

 
Maria Coulson
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So good to see this with gold. It is such a beautiful image. Congratulations!

6/14/2012 11:16:42 PM

 
Daniel Ruf
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Congrats on this stunning winner.

6/15/2012 10:12:32 AM

 
Linda S. Smith
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Congratulations on a very creative and stunning capture Dave! A well deserved win for sure!

6/17/2012 4:07:53 PM

 
Millieanne A. Talarico
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One-of-a-kind,unique composition, congratulations, Dave!

6/23/2012 8:10:25 AM

 
Rod Partington
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Awesome image Dave! Well done!

8/3/2012 7:37:12 AM

 
Kate Jackson
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WOW - love it to bits!

8/31/2012 6:45:54 AM

 
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