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Roadside Find

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Roadside Find
Roadside Find
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Alan L. Borror
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    Just a superb job of selective focus, Bill! The oranges and yellows get isolated so well. Outstanding!


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9/29/2004 3:19:02 AM

 
ADILSON F. FERREIRA
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Wonderful find! Great lighting and colors!!!


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9/29/2004 3:21:06 AM

 
Diane  Addonizio
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Beautiful colors!


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9/29/2004 3:25:07 AM

 
Paul Michko
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Very beautiful macro, Bill.


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9/29/2004 3:28:58 AM

 
Cathy Gregor
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What beautiful color and lighting, Bill. Good find!
-cathy


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9/29/2004 3:32:25 AM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Beautiful, Bill, great colors and tones, excellent selective focus and lighting!

-Debby


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9/29/2004 3:50:45 AM

 
Rob Friedman
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Terrific colors and DoF! Well done!


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9/29/2004 3:51:27 AM

 
Michael Allen  

Like a feeding frenzy of little orange mouths. Very nice color tones, Bill.

Nice capture. ..mike :-]


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9/29/2004 3:58:25 AM

 
Charlene Bayerle
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Beautiful Bill...wonderful colors!!!


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9/29/2004 4:01:06 AM

 
Joy Brown
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Wonderful image and color, Bill!


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9/29/2004 4:10:52 AM

 
Kathryn Love
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lovely image Bill :)


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9/29/2004 4:12:12 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Wow!! What road did you find this on? It's absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!


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9/29/2004 4:40:45 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Looks like it was a flame along the road! Wow, what colors! Is this a wildflower? Beautiful!


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9/29/2004 4:50:10 AM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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WOW look at those colors. Velvia?...LOL...Could have been. They really pop. Great use of DOF.


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9/29/2004 5:13:45 AM

 
Jill A. Johnson
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Beautiful Bill!!! wow those colors... nice work hun :)


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9/29/2004 5:22:26 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Oh my! This is spectacular! Love the colors and your choice of DoF! Beautifully done, Bill. :)


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9/29/2004 5:24:08 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Headline -- Gold discovered in Pennsylvania :0) Nice find and shot Bill! Looks like butterfly weed -- a sure sign of late summer/early fall? Super patterns and brilliant colors!!


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9/29/2004 5:59:20 AM

 
Michael Wehrman
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Very pretty find William


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9/29/2004 6:35:34 AM

 
Mellanie   

Beautiful find, Bill! I just love the vibrant colors!


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9/29/2004 8:03:29 AM

 
Wendy Amdahl
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My what flaming colors you've captured...so vibrant! Great roadside find I'd say!


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9/29/2004 8:13:55 AM

 
Gianna Stadelmyer
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You and Carolyn should get together outfitted with orange vests for these roadside shots! Wonderful find Bill and well captured. The flowers look like they are on fire the way the go from the low to higher key back into the photo. Nicely done!


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9/29/2004 9:21:59 AM

 
Dolores Neilson
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I love those mini flowers.....and the bees love them too! WEll done, bill!!


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9/29/2004 9:51:15 AM

 
Ellen Peach
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I need to take a road trip with you....wonderful work, Bill!


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9/29/2004 10:07:34 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Great find - beautiful colors, bill!


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9/29/2004 1:52:32 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Thank you all so very much.
I have no idea what these flowers are.
The first and only time I've ever seen them.
Best wishes.....

bill


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9/29/2004 2:26:02 PM

 
Dan J. Holm
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Wow! Gorgeous shot, Bill! The colors, your perspective and capture are OUTSTANDING! Very striking, very eye-catching image!


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9/29/2004 2:56:53 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Very cool image. Great use of dof!


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9/29/2004 2:57:40 PM

 
Karen Bacon
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Stunning image Bill!The colors are outstanding!


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9/29/2004 3:17:29 PM

 
Robin L. Wehrman
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WOW!! Outstanding and very beautiful, Bill! Pretty colors and a great find!!


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9/29/2004 4:46:51 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Thank you so much Dan, Stephen, Karen and Robin!

bill


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9/29/2004 4:55:06 PM

 
Jennifer Rennison  

Fabulous colors and lighting, great find! Beautiful image, Bill!


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9/29/2004 5:17:58 PM

 
Kathleen F. Greer
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Gorgeous image and find Bill!!


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9/29/2004 6:20:48 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Why thank you, Jennifer and Kathleen!

bill


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9/29/2004 6:37:15 PM

 
Carol Brill
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Superb job of filling the frame with all the fiery hues and tiny detail in these petite wildflowers, Bill!


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9/29/2004 6:53:40 PM

 
S  J
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Stunning capture, Bill! Hard to believe that you found them near the road!!!! Well done!


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9/29/2004 9:46:50 PM

 
Patricia Marroquin
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Gorgeous colors! Love how you've filled the frame, Bill! :-)


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9/30/2004 1:19:47 AM

 
Susan T. Evans
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Very cool capture Bill, gorgeous colors, detail and dof. Love it!


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9/30/2004 11:29:34 AM

 
William C. Raco
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Thank you all very much!!!

bill


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9/30/2004 12:36:04 PM

 
Brenda W. LaFleur
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Wowza! That's some serious color, Bill. Love it!


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9/30/2004 10:07:43 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Thank you, Brenda!

bill


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10/1/2004 3:11:10 AM

 
Dale Gast
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Bill, these are BEAUTIFUL colors!!!


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10/1/2004 2:39:01 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Thank you, Dale.
Very kind of you.

bill


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10/1/2004 2:41:01 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Lucky for us that you stopped to capture these flaming beauties, bill!! Awesome colors and selective focus. Just a spectacular view and image!!
Aloha,
Stan


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10/1/2004 2:53:27 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Why thank you, Stan.
I know how good you are at flowers, so I accept your compliment with pride.
best wishes,

bill


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10/1/2004 2:57:40 PM

 
Karma Wilson
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Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Love the diagonal line in the capture!

Karma


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10/1/2004 3:02:12 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Thank you, Karma.
I appreciate that.

bill


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10/1/2004 3:10:51 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Love that fiery red-orange fading into the softer yellows in the bg, Bill. I really like the idea that the eye is almostb "forced" to move from right to left for this well-done diagonal composition...


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10/1/2004 3:15:29 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Why thank you, Mary!
I appreciate your close attention and compliments.
best wishes,

bill


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10/1/2004 3:27:57 PM

 
Michael Khoury
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...simply ravishing, Bill!!!


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10/1/2004 6:03:21 PM

 
Anette Linnea Rasmussen
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Wonderful find, Bill - great colors and
lighting!

Best wishes
Linnea


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10/2/2004 9:17:28 AM

 
Paula Showen
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Awesome vibrant colors, Bill! Striking image!


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10/2/2004 10:02:43 PM

 
Lucia De Giovanni  

Gorgeous capture Bill - the DOF and selective focus makes this an outstanding shot!


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10/3/2004 12:49:14 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Thank you Michael, Linnea, Paula and Lucia.

bill


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10/3/2004 5:00:37 PM

 
Kathleen K. Parker
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What roads do you travel, bill? The color is stunning!!! So vibrant!!
kathleen


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10/5/2004 8:02:10 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Why, thank you, Kathleen
I found this along the edge of a farm field.
I have no idea what the flower is.......
except colorful ;-)

bill


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10/6/2004 4:15:48 PM

 
Susan T. Parady
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Congratulations, Bill!


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10/15/2004 3:53:17 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congratulations, Bill!


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10/15/2004 3:55:25 PM

 
Colleen Braun
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congratulations


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10/15/2004 4:11:34 PM

 
Jill A. Johnson
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Congratulations Bill!!! :)


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10/15/2004 4:13:11 PM

 
Dan J. Holm
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Congrats, Bill!! A gorgeous shot very deserving!! Best of luck in the next roud with this!!


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10/15/2004 4:17:50 PM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Congratulation's, Bill!!!!!


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10/15/2004 4:35:40 PM

 
Katleen R. Struckle
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Congrats Bill!!


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10/15/2004 4:44:51 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Yes! Very good choice! CONGRATULATIONS, bill!
Aloha,
Stan


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10/15/2004 4:49:09 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats!...beautiful


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10/15/2004 5:06:46 PM

 
Charlene Bayerle
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Way to go Bill....Congratulations!!!!


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10/15/2004 5:06:59 PM

 
Kathleen K. Parker
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Congratulations, bill!!! Good luck to you in the next go round, too!!
kk


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10/15/2004 5:08:27 PM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Congratulations on this beauty, Bill!


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10/15/2004 5:12:18 PM

 
Leonard Pierce
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Congratulations Bill!


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10/15/2004 5:17:42 PM

 
Kelly Abernathy
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This is just gorgeous Bill! I love the dof! I hope to see it go further! So well deserved! -K


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10/15/2004 5:21:08 PM

 
Casey A. Hanson
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Congrats Bill! :0)


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10/15/2004 5:30:31 PM

 
Doug Wean  

Congrats! Bill!!

Doug


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10/15/2004 5:34:37 PM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Congrats Bill!


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10/15/2004 5:36:22 PM

 
Joy Brown
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Congrats and good luck, Bill!


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10/15/2004 5:40:51 PM

 
Cathy Gregor
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Congrats on ALL of your finalists, Bill. Good luck!
-cathy


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10/15/2004 5:56:44 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Congratulations on a beautiful shot, Bill!!!


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10/15/2004 6:16:12 PM

 
Wendy Amdahl
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Beautiful image Bill...congrats!


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10/15/2004 6:57:08 PM

 
Debra Booth
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Glorious shot, Bill!! Congratulations!!


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10/15/2004 7:18:13 PM

 
Carol Brill
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Bill, congratulations and best of luck in the finals!


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10/15/2004 7:37:00 PM

 
Lucia De Giovanni  

Congratulations Bill, and best of luck my friend!


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10/15/2004 7:55:49 PM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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Congratulations Bill, those are some vibrant colors you have captured.


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10/15/2004 7:56:13 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Very cool image! Congratulations!!


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10/15/2004 8:31:44 PM

 
Lori Ditlefsen  

Very colorful image. Congrats Bill!


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10/15/2004 9:10:48 PM

 
Jennifer Rennison  

Congratulations, Bill!


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10/15/2004 9:11:27 PM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Congratulations, bill!


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10/15/2004 9:22:43 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Many congratulations, Bill!


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10/15/2004 10:05:36 PM

 
Teresa Wilkinson
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Beautiful, Bill, simply beautiful! Congratulations!

your friend, Teresa


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10/15/2004 11:47:39 PM

 
Patricia A. Kuniega
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Wow! Call in the fire department, this one's on fire! Vibrant and beautiful! Congrats Bill!


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10/15/2004 11:51:15 PM

 
S  J
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Congrats, Bill! Great image! I love it!


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10/16/2004 2:43:59 AM

 
Donna R. Moratelli
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Wow; way to go Bill!
This is very striking. Congratulations!


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10/16/2004 2:44:09 AM

 
William C. Raco
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Wow, thank you all sooooo much!

bill


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10/16/2004 3:51:45 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Beautiful Bill, outstanding colors! congrats on your finalist, good luck in the next round!


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10/16/2004 4:42:34 AM

 
Michael Allen  

Congrats again and good luck, Bill


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10/16/2004 6:06:54 AM

 
Marie Fields
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Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist, Bill!


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10/16/2004 6:53:46 AM

 
Laura Berman
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Spectacular colour and texture Bill! Congrats on this finalist!


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10/16/2004 7:25:51 AM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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Congratulations, Bill Excellent Colors And Diminishing DOF Nicely Done Good Luck Down The Line!!


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10/16/2004 8:25:54 AM

 
Kathleen F. Greer
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Big congrats on this striking image Bill!!


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10/16/2004 8:46:25 AM

 
Carolina K. Smith
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Congrats on another finalist :)


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10/16/2004 9:30:41 AM

 
Sharon E. Lowe
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Congrats and good luck Bill!!


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10/16/2004 9:40:34 AM

 
Gene Spears
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beautiful image, Bill - congratulations!!


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10/16/2004 11:39:09 AM

 
Larry Lawhead
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Congratulations an making the finals, Bill! Beautiful shot!

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10/16/2004 7:21:05 PM

 
Mellanie   

Congrats, Bill! This is beautiful!


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10/16/2004 7:57:42 PM

 
Ed Heaton
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Hi Bill,
Congratulations!

Awesome job :-)


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10/17/2004 6:15:28 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations Bill!!!


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10/17/2004 6:17:04 AM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Congratulations, Bill, I just love the colors in your roadside find! Best of luck!


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10/17/2004 5:43:05 PM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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CONGRATULATIONS BILL!!! Well deserved....


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10/18/2004 6:14:02 AM

 
ADILSON F. FERREIRA
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Congrats Bill!!!


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10/18/2004 6:45:15 AM

 
Janice Forrest
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Great work. Congratulations!


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10/18/2004 7:21:44 AM

 
Teresa Wilkinson
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Bill, I'd like to quickly take this opportunity to congratulate you again, and I would like to add a many more congratulations to all the ones I've missed, due to lack of time and what-nots. I always, always love being inside of your photos! Teresa


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10/20/2004 7:22:39 AM

 
William C. Raco
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Thank you all so very very much!!

bill


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