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Soft landing

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Soft landing
Soft landing
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Stacey A. Bates
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    Beautiful image Monika!!


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7/9/2004 12:00:56 PM

 
Monika Sapek
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Thank you so much, Stacey!
Monika


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7/9/2004 12:06:27 PM

 
Wim Wilmers  

very good picture monika beautiful soft tones and a good highlight.

its a eyecather

greetings wim wilmers holland


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7/9/2004 12:13:28 PM

 
Monika Sapek
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Thank you very much for your comment, Wim!
Monika


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7/9/2004 12:19:42 PM

 
Rob Friedman
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That's awesome Monika! And excellent title as well. :)


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7/9/2004 12:26:18 PM

 
Karen Bacon
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Spectacular Monika!!!


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7/9/2004 12:52:03 PM

 
Brinn MacDougall
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So nice..just wonderful, Monika!


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7/9/2004 12:52:09 PM

 
Jennifer Rennison  

Beautiful, Monika, love the soft tones and selective focus!


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7/9/2004 1:00:17 PM

 
Robin L. Wehrman
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Sensational work Monika! I also like the soft tones and awesome detail on the ladybug. Perfect photo!!!!!!!!


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7/9/2004 1:31:06 PM

 
Susana Heide
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WOW!! What an awesome image!! Love the contrast of the blurry , soft purple background and the sharp, red ladybug as the focal point! Beautiful combination!


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7/9/2004 3:01:29 PM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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Hi Monika! The Contrast In Colors And The Details Are Exceptional:-)


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7/9/2004 3:23:53 PM

 
Carolina K. Smith
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Fabulous, Monika. Love the very softness of the flowers with the harder contrast of the bug :)


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7/9/2004 4:02:05 PM

 
Elisabeth A. Gay
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This is so lovely Monika!!


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7/9/2004 4:27:02 PM

 
Carina Ekholm  

lovely picture Monika very nice and beutiful colors / Carina


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7/9/2004 5:15:09 PM

 
Michael Brown  

I need not say anything, ........... as this image speaks for itself!


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7/9/2004 5:20:23 PM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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WOW Monika this is awesome. I really like the pastel color and how the red pops right off of the monitor. Really well done.


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7/9/2004 7:10:26 PM

 
Monika Sapek
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Wow! Thank you, guys, for your all wonderful comments on this image! Because I don’t feel well today, reading your positive thoughts about it made me feel much better ;-).
I took this image two days ago while visiting my favorite place to shoot plants and flowers, The Bellevue Botanical Garden. While taking some photos of those purple flowers I accidentally spotted this little lady bug. She was so fast and smart so every time I try to take a photo of her she was rushing from petal to petal or hiding under it, and finally – before I took this picture – she flew away. Lucky me I got what I wanted before that happened ;-). I am glad you enjoyed this image of a small but very beautiful world! Thank you!
Monika


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7/9/2004 7:16:29 PM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Very nice design and macro work Monika! Looks like this little bug is crawling through cotton candy :0)


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7/9/2004 7:49:16 PM

 
Cora Miller
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Fabulous use of contrasts and color. Excellent shot, Monika!


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7/9/2004 9:01:36 PM

 
Serena Pierce  

Wow! It really is awesome! Hope you feel better!!


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7/9/2004 9:15:57 PM

 
Gunther Allen
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This is a real winner! Excellent in every way! Hope it becomes POTM! Would love to see it at photoshowdown.com too!


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7/9/2004 11:00:52 PM

 
Melisa R. McKolay  

The colors are amazing and composition wonderful!! A winner for certain. Hope you feel better soon.


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7/9/2004 11:18:20 PM

 
clifton Mair
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This is beautiful, the colours and selective focus are so soft, wonderful!


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7/10/2004 3:01:30 AM

 
Kristen McKain
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WOW! Gorgeous Monika!


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7/10/2004 5:20:33 AM

 
Monika Sapek
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Murry, Cora, Serena, Gunter, Melisa, Clifton, and Kristen – thank you very much for your all wonderful comments! I meant to write that I took the photo before she flew away in my previous message. I hope you guys took this as a funny mistake. Sometimes my thoughts are running faster than my fingers ;-).

Monika


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7/10/2004 6:48:10 PM

 
bob cornelison
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Love the colors! ~:0)


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7/13/2004 10:55:10 AM

 
Monika Sapek
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Thank you, Bob!
Monika


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7/13/2004 4:32:55 PM

 
Mette Vendelboe Allison  

A smashing poetic composition, Monika!


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7/20/2004 8:46:20 AM

 
Monika Sapek
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Mette – thanks so much for your very nice comment! ;-)
Monika


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7/21/2004 10:36:30 AM

 
Mette Vendelboe Allison  

Monika, I just checked out your homepage yesterday and loved it! It is one of the very best galleries, I've seen for a long time, especially your Kate-photos and portraits in b&w nad IR! You are so talented! I just wish you had a guestbook, so one could leave a message! Do your sell your stuff?


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7/21/2004 11:22:21 AM

 
Monika Sapek
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Mette, thank you so much for visiting my gallery and for such kind words about my work! I really do appreciate! I must tell you that with the idea of my photo gallery came from my husband. He put a lot of work into this site setting everything up there by himself. Also my friend, who lives in Poland, designed those special small icons which appear above each photo. He made them just for me. I was thinking about writing there, about adding some information under my photos, but I didn’t find time for that yet. So maybe later? Than maybe this site will be more enjoyable ;-). Oh, and I do not sell my images yet, but I’ve started thinking about it. I have left this thought for the future too ;-).
Once again – thank you so very much for taking your time to write, Mette! I was really happy reading your note!
Monika


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7/22/2004 11:38:04 AM

 
Charlene Bayerle
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Way to go Monica....Congratulations on a well deserved POTD!!!!!!


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3/5/2005 12:11:00 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Perfect shot - big congrats on your POTD, Monika!


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3/5/2005 12:16:16 AM

 
Gunther Allen
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An incredible capture! Great DOF that ads so much to the composition. Congratulations on your POTD! - Gunther


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3/5/2005 12:23:26 AM

 
Arya Bandyopadhyay
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Terricfic shot...congrats on your POTD!!


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3/5/2005 12:33:21 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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A beautiful capture Monika ~ congrats on potd!


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3/5/2005 12:36:57 AM

 
Anette Linnea Rasmussen
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Absolutely beautiful Monika! Well captured and presented - love it!
Congrats on your POTD!

Best wishes, Linnea


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3/5/2005 12:37:10 AM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Gorgeous shot Monika! Congratulations on your POTD!


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3/5/2005 12:42:15 AM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Congratulations on a well-deserved POTD, Monika! This is brilliant!


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3/5/2005 1:20:39 AM

 
Linda Stander
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love your photo. people like you give me inspiration to try different photos. congrats. really beautiful!!!
regards
linda


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3/5/2005 1:23:03 AM

 
Diane Dupuis-Kallos
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Gorgeous shot - congrats on your POTD!


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3/5/2005 2:15:22 AM

 
Tammy McAllister
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Just beautiful, Congratulation on your POTD


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3/5/2005 2:49:06 AM

 
Kelly Abernathy
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This is just lovely. Congrats on your POTD! -K


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3/5/2005 3:01:54 AM

 
Kathleen L. Nelson
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Incredibly beautiful photo, Monika. Congratulations on your POTD!


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3/5/2005 3:03:12 AM

 
Wim Wilmers  

i ve said this before, but its an incredibble picture its such a beauty


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3/5/2005 3:08:07 AM

 
Evy Johansen
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Big congrats on your gorgeous POTD, Monika!


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3/5/2005 3:14:36 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your POTD...it is so gorgeous


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3/5/2005 4:13:01 AM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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Congratulations Monika on this wonderful POTD!! Love that little guy on the soft lavender!! Really well done!!


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3/5/2005 4:18:44 AM

 
Scott Pedersen  

Nice job. Lady bug or Asian beetle? Nice job anyhow.


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3/5/2005 4:21:49 AM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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Congratulations On Your POTD Monika:-)


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3/5/2005 4:50:47 AM

 
Cherie Early
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BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love the colors.


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3/5/2005 5:03:51 AM

 
Emily OConnor  

It never ceases to amaze me at how creative photographers are. It is great to see what others see and opens my eyes to more possibilities. This is a terrific example of a peek at one of nature's small wonders, and done so beautifully. Monika - you have captured this perfectly with focus on the subject and soft flowing color behind. Love it!
Emily


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3/5/2005 5:13:59 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Congratulations on your wonderful POTD Monika!!


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3/5/2005 5:23:22 AM

 
Beverly A. Burke
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Wow Monika! Absolutely stunning image and wonderfully done. Well deserving of POTD and definitely a winner!


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3/5/2005 5:46:53 AM

 
Julie K
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WOW! Love it! Excellent POTD!!!


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3/5/2005 6:04:23 AM

 
Dan Walters  

Very nice image. I really like the soft colors.


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3/5/2005 6:04:48 AM

 
Kathleen K. Parker
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Beautiful...what a great combo of colors. Congrats on the POTD, Monika!


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3/5/2005 6:11:08 AM

 
Kimberly J. Whipps
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Incredible! Well deserved POTD. Congrats.


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3/5/2005 6:19:52 AM

 
Teresa P.Pelaez
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Congratulations Monika!


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3/5/2005 6:41:16 AM

 
Lorraine T. Lynch
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Hi Monika and congratulations on your POTD today! I have not been successful capturing a ladybug yet....but you certainly have! Simply beautiful and the colors and composition are fantastic! Feel better as well :)


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3/5/2005 6:44:59 AM

 
Maryke A. Kolenousky  

What an awesome shot, Monika. Any comment I could make has already been said, but the contrast between subject and background is wonderful. What camera settings did you use?


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3/5/2005 6:49:11 AM

 
Cindy K. Bracken
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Wonderful image - congrats on your POTD!
Cindy Bracken
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3/5/2005 6:51:06 AM

 
Doug Bascom
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Monika:

An Excellent image with a pleasing composition and use of selective focus with your macro lens. Your site is splendid and a visual delight to browse through as well.

Keep up the Wonderful Work!

Doug Bascom
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3/5/2005 6:51:53 AM

 
Robert D. Flemming  

Very, very beautiful. Love the softness of the flowers. The contrast of colors is wonderful. Congratulations on a great POTD.


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3/5/2005 7:09:33 AM

 
Casey A. Hanson
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Wonderful image Monika! Congrats on your POTD! :0)


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3/5/2005 7:21:18 AM

 
Janet Kinney
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Monika, I would have picked that too as the best picture of the day. The colors and sharpness of the ladybug are fantastic! Great job.


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3/5/2005 7:32:10 AM

 
Peggy Wolff
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Monika, this is gorgeous! Congratulations on your POTD!


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3/5/2005 7:34:38 AM

 
Lori L. Heustess
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Wow!!! I really like this shot. Excellent!


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3/5/2005 7:37:06 AM

 
Lani Allen
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This was such a beautiful image to view this morning. One of the best images I have seen. Truely a winner


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3/5/2005 8:01:09 AM

 
Katleen R. Struckle
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Just beautiful Monika!! Congrats. on POTD!!


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3/5/2005 8:39:00 AM

 
Ed Heaton
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Great image Monika,
Congrats on POTD!


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3/5/2005 9:13:05 AM

 
Rhonda Journeay
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Monika, what a lovely image. The surreal quality with the soft colors and great focus of the lady bug are just first rate! I also took a look at your gallery and I'm extremely impressed. You certainly have a wonderful eye for photography. I look forward to seeing more of your images. Congratulations on the POTD!


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3/5/2005 9:37:45 AM

 
Cathy Stancil
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Simply beautiful Monika ! Love everything about it... Congratulations on your POTD !


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3/5/2005 10:00:26 AM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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Awesome macro, Monika! The soft colors of the flower make a perfect background to enhance the bright colors of your subject.
Congratulations on this great POTD!!!


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3/5/2005 10:35:56 AM

 
April Bryant
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So beautiful. Congrats of POTD!


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3/5/2005 10:47:21 AM

 
Lori Carlson
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First Monika, Congrats on your POTD!
I just visited your amazing gallery! What great images girl! I love the mood and what you did to make "Infinite Flight"...that was just a "wow" for me!! :0) And your "Checkered Leaves" is such a unique capture...great comp! I also love what you did in PS with your "Red Bridge" photo. You have a wonderful eye and a special creativeness.
Godspeed.


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3/5/2005 11:52:33 AM

 
Vik Orenstein
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a stunning shot! the purple/red together are really beautiful!


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3/5/2005 12:56:37 PM

 
Sharon  McClung
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Congratulations, Monika! Great capture! And your gallery is fantastic! Love that D70!!


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3/5/2005 1:09:44 PM

 
Monika Sapek
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I want to thank you so much for all your wonderful and overwhelming responses on this image, everyone! For the first time I decided to resubmit my earliest entry for the contest, so I am really surprised and pleased it made POTD at BP! A wonderful surprise for me!
I remember that the day I took this photo, I was with my two daughters in the botanical garden and we were looking for ladybugs. After a couple of minutes of searching I found one ladybug hiding on the purple bells and I took three or four photos of her, before she flew away. My daughters weren’t as lucky as I was, so my photo made them a little jealous, but it still one of favorite photos of theirs that their mom had taken. So I am really glad you like it too, everyone! Thank you once again!

This photo was taken with Tamron 90mm Macro lens, 1/320 sec and f/6.3.

Monika


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3/5/2005 3:00:25 PM

 
Larry Citra
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Great use of Depth of Field. Very artistic!


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3/5/2005 3:25:38 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Most beautiful Monika!!! Love the softness and color combinations. Congrats!!


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3/5/2005 4:37:34 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congratulations on your POTD, Monika, for this magnificent macro!!!!
-Debby


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3/5/2005 5:53:21 PM

 
Susana Matos
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absolutely wonderful! A winner!
Cheers from Portugal, Su


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3/6/2005 12:29:51 AM

 
Maryke A. Kolenousky  

Thanks for the technical info, Monika, again congrats on your fabulous image. Cheers, Maryke


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3/6/2005 5:48:03 AM

 
Sharon  Day
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Gorgeous image, Monika!!! Congratulations on POTD!


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3/6/2005 5:53:56 AM

 
Kelly Heaton
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Awesome!


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3/6/2005 5:09:56 PM

 
Sanford Dickerson  

Excellent photo. However, I think it would have more impact if your cropped it a little tighter. Still, a gorgeous image!


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3/7/2005 5:27:51 AM

 
Carol Brill
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Congratulations on your POTD for this lovely pastel study with such a tiny but captivating star, Monika!


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3/7/2005 5:42:38 PM

 
Monika Sapek
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Larry, Donna, Deborah, Susana, Maryke, Sharon, Kelly, Sanford, and Carol – thank you very much for your cheerful notes on my POTD! I truly appreciate your taking your time to write!
Monika


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3/7/2005 6:35:55 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Incredible image, Monika and Congratulations and best of luck with this beauty in the next stage! I wouldn't be surprised to see this one again!!
Much Aloha,
Stan


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3/15/2005 8:24:42 PM

 
Carla Metzler
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Congratulations, Monika!


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3/15/2005 9:11:34 PM

 
Jill Flynn
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Congratulations on your finalist Monika!


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3/15/2005 9:54:21 PM

 
Kelly Abernathy
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Congrats on a great finalist! -K


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3/15/2005 10:02:54 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Congrats Monika!


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3/16/2005 5:35:21 AM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Wow! Congratulations, Monika, and good luck for the next step!


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3/16/2005 6:58:56 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congrats!!!


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3/16/2005 8:07:26 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Another congratulations coming your way!! Good luck in the next round!!


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3/16/2005 9:34:37 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Congratulations!.... Great shot!


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3/16/2005 1:06:00 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Monika, Congratulations! again on a truly amazing capture... best of luck with this next level up!!


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3/16/2005 7:44:01 PM

 
Monika Sapek
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Stan, Carla, Jill, K, Claudia, Kay, Colette, Donna, Linda, and Mary – thank you very much for your kind notes! Your great support means a lot to me! Thank you!
Monika


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3/16/2005 7:55:06 PM

 
Anette Linnea Rasmussen
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Beautiful Monika!
Congrats on this well deserved finalist!

Best wishes, Linnea


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3/16/2005 8:55:11 PM

 
Monika Sapek
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Thank you so much, Linnea!
Monika


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3/16/2005 9:41:04 PM

 
Anette Linnea Rasmussen
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Beautiful Monika!
Big congrats on your first place win!

Best wishes, Linnea


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3/17/2005 2:34:43 PM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Congratulations on your terrifc image and First Place win Monika! Well done!!


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3/17/2005 2:36:07 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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And here it is again :-)!! Fabulous, Monika, just an amazing and worthy First Place win! CONGRATULATIONS!!
Much Aloha,
Stan


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3/17/2005 2:42:42 PM

 
Janet L. Skinner
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/31/2004
 

Truly a work of art, Monika!!! Congratulations!!


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3/17/2005 2:47:59 PM

 
Judy S. Fung
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Congrats on your win, Monika!


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3/17/2005 3:17:16 PM

 
Casey A. Hanson
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Congrats on this beautiful win, Monika!


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3/17/2005 3:18:09 PM

 
Judith G. Secco
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Congratulations Monika. This is just beautiful.


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3/17/2005 3:23:17 PM

 
Ed Heaton
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Hi Monika,
Congratulations on this tremendous image!


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3/17/2005 3:28:07 PM

 
Monique Bogaerts
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Congrats on your winning picture!!!


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3/17/2005 3:28:20 PM

 
Cindy Paquette
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Amazing and quite beautiful Monika! Congratulations on your win!


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3/17/2005 3:38:40 PM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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A Very Beautiful 1st Place Win Monika!!
Congratulations To You:-)


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3/17/2005 3:45:07 PM

 
Susi Lawson
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superb Monika! Congrats!!


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3/17/2005 4:21:08 PM

 
Mark  Scherer  

Big Congrats on your win Monika. Such a lovely and delicate image. Very happy for your win.


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3/17/2005 4:29:15 PM

 
Robert Mann
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Big, huge, wonderful congrats on your first prize win, Monika! RoB


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3/17/2005 4:56:26 PM

 
Rhonda Smith
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What a beautiful image.. this is frame worthy for sure. My grandaughter's fave color is purple and she'd luv to have this hanging in her room. Congrats on your win.. you deserve it !


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3/17/2005 5:22:36 PM

 
Piotr M. Organa
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Congratulations on your wonderful photo, Monika! Well deserved first prize!


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3/17/2005 5:22:50 PM

 
S  J
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Many Congratulations on this Well deserving WIN, Monika!!


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3/17/2005 5:26:27 PM

 
Jill Flynn
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A big congratulations on your FIRST PLACE win Monika!!


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3/17/2005 5:41:47 PM

 
Kelly Abernathy
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Congratulations on your first place win! -K


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3/17/2005 7:01:08 PM

 
Charlene Bayerle
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Way to go Monika!!! Well deserved win!!! Congratulations!!!


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3/17/2005 7:10:16 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Congratulations on your first place win, Monika!!! Wonderful image!


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3/17/2005 7:33:00 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations on this wonderful image Monika!!!!


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3/17/2005 7:52:33 PM

 
Carol Brill
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Congratulations on your win, Monika!


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3/17/2005 8:00:34 PM

 
William Neill
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Monika, congratulations! Excellent image. Keep up the good work!


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3/17/2005 8:48:17 PM

 
Laurence Saliba
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A BIG Congrats Monika!!! Splendid image!!!


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3/17/2005 8:48:50 PM

 
William Neill
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Monika, congratulations! Excellent image. Keep up the good work!


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3/17/2005 8:51:01 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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So glad this won First Place, Monika!! It is perfection!


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3/17/2005 9:07:11 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations Monika, on your first place win. Very nice!!


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3/17/2005 10:28:57 PM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Well deserved, Monika, this is beautiful. Congrats!


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3/18/2005 3:00:56 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Big congrats on your first place win Monika!!


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3/18/2005 4:45:32 AM

 
Evy Johansen
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Wow, that's a lot of comments... :-) and very well deserved!
Big congratulations on your beautiful first place, Monika! So well deserved!


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3/18/2005 5:42:04 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Congratulations on this wonderful winner Monika


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3/18/2005 5:48:36 AM

 
Nancy Donnell
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Just beautiful!


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3/18/2005 6:49:22 AM

 
Peggy Wolff
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Congratulations on your win Monika, this is gorgeous and a well deserved 1st place win!


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3/18/2005 7:05:54 AM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Hooray for you and for the image, Monika, and congratulations on your first place win!


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3/18/2005 9:01:15 AM

 
The  Italian  Eye
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Fantastic image!
Congratulations!!!

Dado


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3/18/2005 9:41:22 AM

 
Cynthia A. Jones
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/29/2004
 

Superbly Done. Congratulations Monika
on first prize. Well deserved.
What lens did you use with the d70/


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3/18/2005 10:11:33 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/17/2003
 

Congratulations on your first place win, Monika!


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3/18/2005 12:02:38 PM

 
Monika Sapek
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I want to thank you very, very much for your wonderful notes, everyone! I am totally amazed that this image won and of course absolutely happy with it! It is always a huge honor and tremendous pleasure to be on this page among so many great photographers such as you! Thank you once again!
Monika


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3/18/2005 6:08:17 PM

 
Lewis P. Church
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Congratulations, just very nice!


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3/18/2005 7:07:19 PM

 
Christopher B. 
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great color contrast and nice soft tones .excellent picture.Congrats


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3/18/2005 10:52:31 PM

 
Jim Kinnunen
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Congratulations on this excellent winning image, Monika!!!


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3/18/2005 11:32:03 PM

 
Nick Lagos
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I've always loved this one Monika....and I'm verry happy it's got the recognition it deserves...


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3/19/2005 5:12:04 AM

 
Robin L. Wehrman
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Congratulations to you Monika on this outstanding winning image!!!!


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3/19/2005 1:32:50 PM

 
Leonard Pierce
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Congratulations on your First Place win, Monika!!!


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3/19/2005 3:15:00 PM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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Congratulations on placing FIRST with this winner of a shot!! Excellent in everyway Monika!


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3/20/2005 4:26:45 AM

 
Gustavo Márquez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/21/2005
 

Definitely a professional shot! Excellent.


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3/20/2005 7:09:25 PM

 
Kristi A. Howson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/22/2004
 

Fantastic detail in such a beautiful environment Monika. Congratulations this first place winner!


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3/23/2005 10:50:03 AM

 
Nancy Grace Chen
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I really love this one and am glad to see it win here. A late congrats to you, Monika!

Nancy


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3/26/2005 7:41:52 PM

 
Cora Miller
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Congratulations, Monika! It's such a treat to find this among the winners! I love it just as much now as the first time I saw it. Very well deserved!


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3/28/2005 7:55:09 PM

 
Alicia A. Bruce  

Awesome photo, I love it. What settings on your camera were used?


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3/29/2005 11:34:04 AM

 
Alicia A. Bruce  

Awesome photo, I love it. What settings on your camera were used?


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3/29/2005 11:34:12 AM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/8/2005
 

Monika, this is an incredibly beautiful piece of work. Thanks for photographing it!


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3/30/2005 5:53:43 PM

 
Jason T. Platanella  

Beautiful! a deserved win!


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3/31/2005 12:10:34 PM

 
Jenni Ms Petterson  

So lovely


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2/19/2008 1:08:04 PM

 
Rebecca K. Lefferts
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Awesome shot- it is simply gorgeous. Wonderful work! Congrats on the huge win!


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