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The Calm Before The Storm Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner
The Calm Before The Storm
The Calm Before The Storm
Nikkor 35-70mm, Aperture priority, 1/100 sec at F10.
© Heather K. McFarland
Nikon D1X Digital ...
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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    Excellent shot, Heather!

9/12/2004 7:43:46 AM

Donna J. Taff
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Very pretty, Heather!!!!!!!

9/12/2004 8:27:18 AM

Donna J. Eaton
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Whoa, this is amazing Heather! There is no end to your talent!

9/12/2004 1:22:15 PM


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Wow, I really like this.

9/12/2004 2:15:45 PM

Imran Khan

member since: 4/25/2004

Simple beauty, absolutely inspirational work as always.

9/12/2004 3:55:17 PM

Dan J. Holm
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WOW! This is absolutely beautiful, cool, awesome, wonderful, etc, etc. ...!!! I'm sure we'll be seeing this one again! Excellent shot, Heather!

9/12/2004 4:20:54 PM

Deborah  Sandidge
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Beautifully composed, just elegant, Heather!

9/12/2004 7:14:09 PM

Ed Heaton
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Congratulations On Your Finalist ;-)

11/15/2004 6:58:49 PM

Michael S. Swaffar
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Congrats Heather, what an awesome shot! Best of Luck!

11/16/2004 1:29:06 AM


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Congrats and good luck Heather with this beautiful image.

11/16/2004 4:41:38 AM

Murry Grigsby
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Congrats Heather!! I had skipped this one earlier because I thought it was an airplane wing and clouds in the thumbnail--sorry :0) Looks great full size and I'm glad BP gave me a second chance to see it!!

11/16/2004 8:36:19 AM

Dan J. Holm
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Congratulation on you 1st Place win, Heather!! Very well deserved! An awsome shot!

11/17/2004 12:22:23 AM

Evy Johansen
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Many congratulations on your win, Heather! Well deserved!

11/17/2004 12:32:00 AM

Jordi Delgado

member since: 3/30/2004

Congratulations, Heather !!! Wonderful shot, well deserved!!!


11/17/2004 1:21:09 AM

Angela Kendall

member since: 9/13/2004

Heather, Well deserved 1st place. I love this image. Congratulations!!!

11/17/2004 2:46:32 AM

Kathleen L. Nelson
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Excellent photo, Heather. Great title also. Congratulations on your well deserved win.

11/17/2004 3:08:36 AM

Janet L. Skinner
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Just incredible, Heather. Congratulations.

11/17/2004 3:09:22 AM

Sharon L. Smith
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Awesome photo, Heather... congrats on 1st place!

11/17/2004 3:40:09 AM

Claudia Kuhn
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Congratulations on your win Heather, this is such a cool composition!

11/17/2004 4:29:27 AM

Dolores Neilson
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I just knew this would win!! Congrats Heather!!

11/17/2004 4:31:37 AM

Michael Allen

member since: 6/9/2003

Congratulations on an imaginative shot and a well deserved win.

Very well done. ..mike ;-]

11/17/2004 4:49:07 AM

Donna J. Eaton
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Congratulations on your first place win Heather! This is one of my all time favorites of yours! :-)

11/17/2004 4:58:01 AM

Gail P. Sullivan
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Heather...outstanding image well-deserving of your first place win!

11/17/2004 5:00:51 AM

Murry Grigsby
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Congratulations on your first place win Heather!!

11/17/2004 6:16:28 AM

Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congratulations on your fist place win, Heather, for this amazing and awesome image!!

11/17/2004 7:43:46 AM

Rob Bishop
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Yippeeeeee! Excellent. I'm happy to see this win for you, Lori. I hope there weren't any of your favorites that got lost along the way in the semi-semi's.;)

11/17/2004 9:26:11 AM

Paula Showen
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OUTSTANDING! Congratulations, Heather!

11/17/2004 9:38:48 AM

Kathleen K. Parker
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Congratulations, Heather!!

11/17/2004 11:04:19 AM

bob cornelison
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Congrats! The title is perfect!

11/17/2004 11:17:30 AM

Alan L. Borror
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Outstanding, Heather! Congratulations on your 1st place.

11/17/2004 11:20:59 AM

Laurence Saliba
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Congratulations Heather. A photo beyond words.

11/17/2004 12:08:01 PM

Wendy Amdahl
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Perfect shot Heather...congratulations on your win! ;o)

11/17/2004 1:39:44 PM

Igor  Laptev
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Amazing shot! Congrats.

11/17/2004 2:00:11 PM

Joy Brown
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Congratulations Heather on this amazing shot!!!

11/17/2004 2:56:55 PM

Kelly Abernathy
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I missed this before - Congratulations on your win! It's beautiful! -K

11/17/2004 3:24:51 PM

Jennifer Rennison

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Gorgeous, Heather! Congratulations on your 1st place win!!

11/17/2004 4:06:12 PM

Wendy Stevenson
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Congratulations on your 1ST place win Heather!!

11/17/2004 4:54:03 PM

Laura Berman
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Congratualtions on this superb photo, Heather.

11/17/2004 6:04:08 PM

Joannie M. Bertucci
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Heather, your first place prize is more than deserved with this most outstanding photo! I've never seen anything like it! Send it to National Geographic and all photo magazines and reap your deserved rewards!

11/17/2004 6:04:47 PM

Protacio Serna
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I'm speachless.


11/17/2004 7:11:26 PM

Robert Baer
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looks "other worldly" beautiful image.congratulations. justin baer

11/17/2004 10:49:30 PM

Theresa McCloskey

member since: 12/11/2002

Congratulations Heather :-)

11/18/2004 3:11:54 AM

Donna W. Neal
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Very cool photo Heather...Congratulations!

11/18/2004 5:01:05 AM

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11/18/2004 6:28:20 AM

Robin L. Wehrman
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WOW! This is beautiful, Heather! Congratulations on your well deserved 1st place win!!!!!!

11/18/2004 1:24:01 PM

Brenda Tharp
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The list is getting longer and longer, Heather! Congratulations on a very wonderful photograph - great mood!

11/18/2004 1:32:10 PM

Monika Sapek
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Well seen and composed image, Heather! It is so original. One of your very best and one of my personal favorites of yours! My congratulations on your First Place Win!

11/18/2004 6:48:48 PM

Thomas F. Andersen
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As with Adilsons and Angela's first place winners I think this one could as well have been the grand prize winner. This is simplicity and beauty in EXTREME. Very nicely done Heather. Congratulations!

11/18/2004 11:25:56 PM

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Just Terrific!!! Wonderful composition, great reflection and colors!!! A deserved First Place Win

11/19/2004 5:48:13 AM

Sherri L. Regalbuto
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Wow, Heather, this is amazing. This is the first time I've seen your photo and it is breathtaking.


11/24/2004 1:02:36 PM

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