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Outside the Basket
Outside the Basket
Light tent, hand painted background, window light, aperture priority at f/16, exposure at 4 secs, ISO 200. Minor contrast adjustment during RAW conversion and cropped.
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Carrie M. Groseclose
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    Absolutely gorgeous Dave. Excellent comp, lighting, and detail. Love the background too! Very well done!


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5/24/2012 11:58:28 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Nice capture, Dave. Beautiful eggs. Love all the colors.


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5/24/2012 12:49:48 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi Dave,WOW!!That is gorgeous my friend.Stunning capture!!!!


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5/24/2012 7:17:43 PM

 
Debbie Bray
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The eggs just pop right off the page with that gorgeous rustic background and bench, Dave! I want a lend of that backdrop for my comps, lol!! Very very nice!


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5/25/2012 5:17:10 AM

 
Don Christiana
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Stunning image Dave, the colors, detail and comp are perfect.


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5/25/2012 12:39:19 PM

 
Martha R. Mazon
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A wonderful still life, Dave, with fantastic tones, color, textures and overall composition!


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5/25/2012 5:33:31 PM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Fantastic color, setup, background and lighting, Dave! A wonderful still life.


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5/26/2012 8:06:23 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Outstanding work Dave!!


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5/26/2012 1:29:26 PM

 
Robert K. Bemus
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Beautiful color and textures, Dave!!


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5/26/2012 11:31:00 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Absolutely awesone Dave, bet we see this again!

jo ann c.


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5/27/2012 10:25:58 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Fantastic still life, colors, and light, Dave.


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5/28/2012 6:01:39 AM

 
Terry Cervi
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This is gorgeous, Monte'!! Fantastic still life work!


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5/28/2012 11:46:09 AM

 
Rony Sagy
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Beautiful work, Dave. Appreciate the detailed description of your steps.


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5/28/2012 1:33:49 PM

 
Rita Hill
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Loving the detail and colors. Outstanding work as always Dave. I look forward to your next master piece.


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5/28/2012 2:18:26 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Makes an outstanding and unique still life!


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5/28/2012 8:58:47 PM

 
Dayna Cain
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Winner!!!


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5/30/2012 9:37:27 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Wonderful still life Dave, great colors and light


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5/30/2012 4:44:10 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Very colorful and pretty, Dave!! Outstanding work!! Hope that Dayna is right!!


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5/30/2012 7:43:13 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Awesome still life :)


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6/3/2012 4:42:59 PM

 
Songbird Cline
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very cool and colorful image.. well done.


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6/3/2012 5:55:23 PM

 
Jill Odice
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The light here is perfectly exposed, the colors nice and rich! I think it's a winner too!


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6/4/2012 1:22:08 PM

 
Doug Pignet
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beautiful colors...nicely done


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6/5/2012 3:03:07 PM

 
Amalia Sylvia Ms Arriaga Salinas
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Fantastic work Dave!,
Amalia


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6/5/2012 10:17:24 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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...soon to add some gold to the mix, I think... :) You do such a great job on these still-life types of images, and so varied. The eggs are fantastic in this, and the background is beautiful.


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6/6/2012 6:33:03 AM

 
Stephanie Frey
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Beautiful work, Dave!


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6/8/2012 6:28:42 PM

 
Lyn Darlington
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Fantastic work! Love everything about this image!


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6/9/2012 2:25:14 AM

 
Carla Capra
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Hi David;
This one certainly caught and held my attention. You've created a beautiful display to showcase those colorful eggs. The lighting and details are lovely. Awesome image.


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6/9/2012 6:18:18 AM

 
Daniel Ruf
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Beautiful work.


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6/10/2012 12:21:55 PM

 
Nancy L. Green
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AWESOME colors, comp and clarity Dave, a fun image, VERY well done!! <><


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6/10/2012 1:40:35 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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You certainly do some fantastic still lifes.


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6/13/2012 10:34:10 AM

 
Jill Odice
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Congrats on your finalist!


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6/18/2012 2:15:33 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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WTG!Big Congratulations,Dave!


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6/18/2012 2:17:39 PM

 
Don Christiana
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Dave. A HUGE CONGRATS on your stunning Finalist. Hope to see GOLD with this winner.


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6/18/2012 3:15:14 PM

 
Lorna Shutter
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Woo Hoo!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist Award for this WONDERFUL image, Dave!!!!! WTG!!! :)

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6/18/2012 4:00:16 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulations on this awesome finalist
Dave! I loved this...

jo ann c.


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6/18/2012 4:38:39 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on a fantastic finalist, Dave.


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6/18/2012 4:59:14 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Cool Finalist! Congrats!


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6/18/2012 6:16:34 PM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Congratulations on your well-deserved finalist, Dave.


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6/18/2012 7:25:05 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Huge congrats and very best luck, Dave!!!


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6/18/2012 8:09:23 PM

 
Lyn Darlington
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Congrats on a fantastic finalist!


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6/18/2012 9:02:19 PM

 
Debbie Bray
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Superb finalist, Montie, and BIG congratulatioons on your award! Seeya next round!! :)


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6/19/2012 12:07:58 AM

 
Dayna Cain
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This comes as no surprise to me. I predicted a winner on May 30th and I stand by my prediction! This is so unique and perfectly taken! Next stop? GOLD!!!!!


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6/19/2012 5:04:42 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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So glad to see this again, and I truly expect to see it one more time... ;) Congratulations!


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6/19/2012 5:58:04 AM

 
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Great color and composition.


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6/19/2012 10:17:13 AM

 
Carol Eade
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Beautiful finalist, congratulations!


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6/19/2012 5:20:12 PM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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I agree with the judges on this Monte. The colors are beautiful. Congrats on this beautiful finalist!


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6/19/2012 6:32:05 PM

 
Carol Flisak
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Fantastic still life, Dave... wonderful comp, light and colors! Huge congrats on your well-deserved finalist!


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6/19/2012 7:22:16 PM

 
Heather Loewenhardt
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Your still life artistry blows me away. Congrats on this wonderful finalist and good luck to you.


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6/19/2012 8:19:38 PM

 
Don Christiana
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Dave, Congratulations on your colorful and beautiful GOLD winning image.


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6/20/2012 9:02:14 AM

 
Dayna Cain
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Since I've never been one to say "I told you so" I won't say it.....lol
CONGRATS DAVE on your gold win!


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6/20/2012 10:34:26 AM

 
Gina Cormier
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You are the master of still life's! Love this as I love all your creative images! Congrats on this well deserved win!


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6/20/2012 10:39:03 AM

 
Mike Clime
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Congratulations, Dave!


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6/20/2012 11:05:12 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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...Love it when my predictions are right ;) Congratulations once more!


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6/20/2012 1:24:14 PM

 
Lorna Shutter
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All right, Dave!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your 2nd Place Win!!!!! WTG!!! :)
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6/20/2012 1:36:54 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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Congrats on your fantastic win, Monte'!


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6/20/2012 2:18:53 PM

 
Lindley Johnson
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An outstanding and well-deserved winner, Dave - congratulations!


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6/20/2012 2:40:12 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Congratulations,Dave!!!


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6/20/2012 4:04:27 PM

 
Anita Hogue
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WOW, awesome! Congratulations!


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6/20/2012 4:59:30 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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This is fabulous, Dave! Huge congratulations on your SUPERB GOLD WINNER!!


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6/20/2012 5:33:23 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Wonderful still life Dave, congrats on the gold!


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6/20/2012 6:33:24 PM

 
Mary Dimitriw
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Congrats on your amazing still life winner Dave!


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6/20/2012 6:58:23 PM

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


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6/20/2012 7:30:19 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on a beautiful winner, Dave.


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6/21/2012 5:01:29 AM

 
Debbie Bray
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My dear friend Montie, my very first admirer!! Now, I'm YOUR biggest admirer! CONGRATULATIONS Dave on another SUPERB GOLD WIN!!! Beautiful work, and well done!!


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6/21/2012 1:07:08 PM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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WTG Monte!!!! A big congrats to you on your beautiful winner!


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6/21/2012 5:36:03 PM

 
Robert K. Bemus
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Congratulations, Dave!!


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6/21/2012 9:32:54 PM

 
Lyn Darlington
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Congrats on your gold win!


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6/22/2012 5:17:31 AM

 
David M. Montero
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THANK YOU all for your wonderful comments and support. I really appreciate it. Monte.


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6/23/2012 7:45:54 AM

 
Millie A. Talarico
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Marvelous still-life, congratulations, Dave!


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6/23/2012 8:11:42 AM

 
Virginia Leone
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I knew I'd see this on the winner page!! Well deserved Dave!! It's on my fave list along with others of yours!!

Virginia :)


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6/23/2012 9:52:53 AM

 
Virginia Leone
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I knew I'd see this on the winner page!! Well deserved Dave!! It's on my fave list along with others of yours!!

Virginia :)


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6/23/2012 10:05:42 AM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Congratulations on your win Dave!


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6/24/2012 1:07:33 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Congrats on a most outstanding winner, Dave.


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6/24/2012 1:01:20 PM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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Big congratulations on your excellent Gold winner, Dave!!


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6/24/2012 6:16:18 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Beautiful, Dave......Congrats!


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6/25/2012 6:51:40 AM

 
Wm Nosal
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Beautiful Image, Dave!
Congratulations!


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6/25/2012 1:24:27 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Congratulations on your beautiful winner Dave!


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6/27/2012 6:31:15 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Do what you love, and it will make your soul rich. CONGRATULATIONS, for being an award winner for the month of May, 2012. Merna


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6/30/2012 3:26:02 PM

 
isabel C. Zepeda
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Dave

CONGRATULATIONS on this beautiful winner,sorry I was late

Ysa...


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