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YouFindThe Prettiest Things....
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YouFindThe Prettiest Things....
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In the strangest places!! This is in a local SEWAGE LAGOON, which is an open "pond" type place where they treat it.(at least I think they treat it)..I crawled through the fence and found the most beautiful flowers etc...No, it didn't stink.
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Joy Brown
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    Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! Winner!!!

7/30/2004 4:07:33 AM

 
Patricia A. Kuniega
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I do believe you have a winner here Carolyn! It's stunning! The colors, form, composition, are all perfect! Magnficant!

7/30/2004 4:14:23 AM

 
Rob Friedman
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Wow, fabulous-It is totally beautiful!!

I might try to grow them in my toilet. :)

7/30/2004 4:15:18 AM

 
Allan L. Whitehead
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"Mornin', sleepy'head, wakey, wakey, eh…"

Wonderful photograph and presentation, Carolyn, I love the colors and the cropping. Very well done, my very dear friend - your good friend, Allan

ps: I hope it was just the fwence that you were crawling through, eh… (he, he, he) - 'A'…

7/30/2004 4:16:04 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Thanks Joy, Pat, Rob and Allan..Ok, so I overslept! Didn't mean to cause an international panic. LOL
I actually didn't see anything icky in there, by the way. Except some turtles, frogs and lots of bugs.

7/30/2004 4:23:09 AM

 
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Marvelous composition and great colors, wonderful shot!

7/30/2004 4:23:50 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Absolutely GORGOUES!!! LOL Rob!

7/30/2004 4:26:34 AM

 
Colleen Braun
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beautiful, I guess it gets a lot of fertilizer...

7/30/2004 4:27:36 AM

 
Donna J. Taff
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So beautiful, Colette!!!!!

7/30/2004 4:28:20 AM

 
Elisabeth A. Gay
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It's stunning Carolyn, definitely a winner!

7/30/2004 4:29:17 AM

 
Donna J. Taff
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I meant to say So beautiful, Carolyn!!!!!!! I have migraine's and this stupidy is a sign one might be coming on! Sorry!!!!!

7/30/2004 4:32:42 AM

 
Charlene Bayerle
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LOL on Rob's suggestion!!!!

This is beautiful Carolyn and worth the trouble!!!

7/30/2004 4:48:08 AM

 
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Thanks Adilson, Colette, Colleen, Donna, Elisabeth and Char!!
I think Rob would be sorry...They multiply, I think..LOL

7/30/2004 4:55:14 AM

 
Diane  Addonizio
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Wonderful composition, detail and color!

7/30/2004 5:05:10 AM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Gorgeous!

7/30/2004 5:12:05 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Ahh... what you'll do for a great shot Carolyn! Glad it was beautiful there and didn't stink!

7/30/2004 5:21:00 AM

 
Kelly Abernathy
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Stunning! I agree, a winner! And ..... only you :) - I don't know of anyone else that would go wading through.....a sewage lagoon for the shot. It was worth it though, it's so beautiful! So many possible titles come to mind though...........:) -K

7/30/2004 5:29:03 AM

 
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Thanks Diane, Deborah, Claudia and Kelly. I was afraid of grossing out the Californians with a more appropriate title. LOL

7/30/2004 5:41:11 AM

 
Marcie A. Fowler
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Simply beautiful indeed. Wonderful colors and presentation!! I'd say your "trespassing" paid off. Bet they are well fertilized (LOL)!! Way to go for a great shot Carolyn.

7/30/2004 5:52:58 AM

 
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Well, well, well! Isn't this just the most beautiful image!

7/30/2004 5:58:45 AM

 
Roger D. Meador
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this is a fine, fine image

7/30/2004 6:12:39 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Thanks Marcie, Bonnie and Roger!! I guess they would get fertilized plenty! Ain't it just grand? LOL

7/30/2004 6:14:40 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Lovely image Carolyn! Maybe they're using the natural water treatment methods? I've seen a few stories on PBS about these natural bogs being used to purify water. Regardless Marcie is probably right about them getting plenty of nutriants :0)

7/30/2004 6:30:55 AM

 
Bob Cammarata
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Great shot and story, Carolyn.

7/30/2004 6:36:19 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Thanks Murry and Camm!
That's probably what they're doing Murry. I never saw these until we moved to Oklahoma, but I'm sure they exist other places. I know when they were selling the motel that this lagoon is in back of, they had a heck of a time explaining it to the out of staters. LOL

7/30/2004 6:49:23 AM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Stunning!!! I really love the colors!!! Great capture

7/30/2004 6:49:58 AM

 
Gianna Stadelmyer
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Carolyn, this is GORGEOUS!!!! I'd dare to say it's the prettiest water lily shot I've ever seen. This one better show up in the winner's circle!

7/30/2004 7:19:19 AM

 
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Thanks Gail and Jan! The fact remains it's a flower and how do you compete with all those great flower shots that the really GOOD flower shot shooters send in?? Dunno...

7/30/2004 7:47:32 AM

 
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This lovely lily is so very well isolated and the color surrounding it flatter it so beautifully. A nice piece of work, Carolyn!

7/30/2004 7:48:54 AM

 
Doug Wean

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Wow! Beautiful perspective, Amazing Color!
A winner!

Doug

7/30/2004 8:06:27 AM

 
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Striking image Carolyn!

7/30/2004 8:18:43 AM

 
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Thanks Dolores, Doug and Karen!!!

7/30/2004 8:27:27 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Beautiful lighting and detail on this one Carolyn.

7/30/2004 11:56:57 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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This is just gorgeous, Carolyn. One of your best!!!

7/30/2004 1:10:48 PM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Thanks Donna and Kath!!!!!

7/30/2004 1:18:53 PM

 
Kenny Carpenter

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I like the biue.

7/30/2004 2:31:41 PM

 
Robin L. Wehrman
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WOW!! Sure is beautiful Carolyn, Amazing colors, excellent detail and lighting. Perfect in every way!!!

7/30/2004 3:28:38 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Great lighting and colors! Must have been just the right PH level! :-)

7/30/2004 4:33:16 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Very striking and beautiful, Carolyn.
Love the translucent petals, the rich color of leaf and background, the off center placement and the lovely glow.
Outstanding work!

bill

7/30/2004 7:11:31 PM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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OH wow Carolyn this is simply gorgeous. Way to go!!!

7/30/2004 8:31:05 PM

 
Debra Booth
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Breathtaking shot, Carolyn, and I thought that even before I saw where you had taken it! LOL!

7/31/2004 8:00:49 AM

 
Nancy Grace Chen
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I know exactly what you mean!! I've visited one and found some pretty amazing stuff, too. I guess they keep it well-fertilized there. ;) This is gorgeous. One of the prettiest lily shots I've ever seen.

Nancy

8/8/2004 11:09:15 PM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Thanks everyone. You never know what you'll find, do you?

8/9/2004 2:36:52 AM

 
Eric  Schneider
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What an EXCELLENT photograph!!! We should be seeing this again. Great work.

8/11/2004 4:12:07 AM

 
Isabel L
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Beautiful capture Carolyn! Congratulations to you with this image!! good luck in th next round. :)

8/14/2004 1:11:04 AM

 
Patricia A. Kuniega
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I do recall saying you've got a winner here, and I'll stand behind it for another round! Congrats on this beauty Carolyn!

8/14/2004 2:11:36 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Congratulations to you,Carolyn!

8/14/2004 2:25:12 AM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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Congrats To You On Your Finalist Carolyn!!

8/14/2004 3:14:41 AM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congratulations on your Finalist, Carolyn!

8/14/2004 3:48:13 AM

 
Colleen Braun
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congratulations...

8/14/2004 3:48:58 AM

 
Dolores Neilson
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Woo hoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

8/14/2004 4:03:44 AM

 
Donna R. Moratelli
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I was just on the phone with Carolyn and she's having fun.

She said that she's not ingoring anyone and thanks everyone for all of the comments on her finalist.
Congratulations Carolyn! We miss you!

8/14/2004 4:16:34 AM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Congratulations on this finalist, Carolyn.

8/14/2004 4:38:59 AM

 
William C. Raco
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Congratulations, Carolyn!!!

bill

8/14/2004 5:17:55 AM

 
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Big congrats Carolyn on a Sewage Lagoon winner!!! You did the place well!!!

8/14/2004 5:21:54 AM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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Congrats Carolyn.

8/14/2004 5:24:58 AM

 
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Congratulations, Carolyn! Beautiful image!

8/14/2004 6:47:55 AM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Congrats, Carolyn!!

8/14/2004 7:25:00 AM

 
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So beautiful! Congratulations, Carolyn!

8/14/2004 7:27:05 AM

 
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Congratulations Carolyn,
Wonderful image!

8/14/2004 7:32:12 AM

 
Susan T. Evans
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Congrats Carolyn, terrific image, so glad it didn't stink! LOL! so well deserved!!!!

8/14/2004 8:17:39 AM

 
Kelly Abernathy
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Woo - Hoo! Congratulations! -K

8/14/2004 8:31:05 AM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Congrat's, Carolyn!!!!! Well deserved!!!!!

8/14/2004 9:12:26 AM

 
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Congratulations, Carolyn!!

8/14/2004 9:38:02 AM

 
Debra Booth
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Congratulations, Carolyn!

8/14/2004 9:51:13 AM

 
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Congrats, Carolyn! This is beautiful.

8/14/2004 10:18:45 AM

 
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Fantastic, Carolyn, congrats and best of luck!

8/14/2004 10:19:42 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Congrats on your odorless finalist Carolyn :0)

8/14/2004 10:26:34 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations, Carolyn!!!!

8/14/2004 11:34:19 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats!...beautiful

8/14/2004 11:35:05 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Congrats, Carolyn! Glad you're having fun! Thanks for the update, Donna.

8/14/2004 11:57:44 AM

 
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Hi everyone; Carolyn said to say THANK YOU TO EVERYONE!!! She'll be back on-line on the 17th..
Carolyn, you did really good on this one. Congrats again. I'm rooting for ya!!

8/14/2004 12:51:07 PM

 
Janet Detota
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Fabulous! Congratulations, Carolyn and the best of luck in the next round!

8/14/2004 4:16:12 PM

 
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Congratulations, Carolyn!

8/14/2004 6:51:59 PM

 
Peggy Wolff
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Congrats Caroline, I love the colors!

8/14/2004 8:14:47 PM

 
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Congratulations Carolyn!!!

8/14/2004 8:39:15 PM

 
Gianna Stadelmyer
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Yippee! I am so glad to see this as a finalist and hope to see it in the winner's circle:-) Congratulations on this beautiful image, Carolyn, and good luck!

8/14/2004 9:37:37 PM

 
Karen Lewis
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Congrats on a striking photo! :-)

8/14/2004 11:24:46 PM

 
Robin L. Wehrman
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Congratulations on your finalist Carolyn!!

8/15/2004 1:00:30 PM

 
Susana Matos
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Congratulations! This is very beautiful!
Cheers from Portugal, Su

8/15/2004 2:02:56 PM

 
Rick Riddle
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Beautiful Photo Carolyn.

8/15/2004 5:09:06 PM

 
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Congratulations, Carolyn! :-)

8/15/2004 10:25:16 PM

 
Paul Michko
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Congrats on this finaliat win, Carolyn.

8/16/2004 3:31:33 AM

 
Diane Dupuis-Kallos
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Congrats Carolyn! Great shot and interesting location!

8/16/2004 3:36:16 AM

 
Cathy Gregor
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A very beautiful image. Congrats Carolyn!
-cathy

8/16/2004 6:08:02 AM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Awesome win Carolyn!!! Congratulations!

8/16/2004 7:00:15 AM

 
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Absolutely beautiful! Congratulations :)

8/18/2004 7:00:03 AM

 
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:-) Congratulations, Carolyn!

8/22/2004 7:01:01 AM

 
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