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Flight of the Bumblebee II
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Flight of the Bumblebee II
Flight of the Bumblebee II
Sometimes, in spite of all the best efforts, after a shot uploads it just isn't quite right. That was the case with this one. A few small anomalies appeared and just wouldn't leave me alone until they were repaired. - This is a repaired version of a shot I presented a few days ago. Thanks for your many kind comments on the original version! ... I've preserved your feedback to the original version below.
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Dan J. Holm
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    Terrific shot, Dan! You've captured moments very well! Never seen a shot as splendid as this one! I love the clarity, lighting and framing of this image! Very well done, my friend!

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10/25/2004 12:12:48 AM



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I agree totally with Sanjay, Dan - but....how'd you do that??
Any tips would be great to read for new comers like me
:-)
Donna (from "downunder")

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10/25/2004 12:16:41 AM



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Nicely done Dan! I really like the blurred fingers and keys moving, along with the strong horizontal lines. The black background makes the silver highlights really stand out.

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10/25/2004 12:18:53 AM



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Beautiful capture, Dan! Those flying fingers look great next to the fine shine of the instrument, and the black bg sets the image off dramatically.

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10/25/2004 12:22:59 AM



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Fantastic image, Dan! Love the finger action. Great composition. :-)

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10/25/2004 12:48:29 AM



10/26/2004 11:33:38 PM

 
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Dan!
if this doens't win... then I don't know anything!!!
this is just super!


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10/25/2004 1:57:15 AM



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Interesting composition Dan, very well done!

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10/25/2004 2:11:47 AM



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Fantastic image,Dan.Great close up!!!!!

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10/25/2004 2:24:55 AM



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Wonderful perspective, Dan. Quite an action shot.

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10/25/2004 2:26:15 AM



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Great shot Dan! I love it and your description/title.
-cathy

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10/25/2004 3:13:55 AM



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Unbelievable, Dan!!! I agree, this has to be a big winner.

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10/25/2004 3:15:53 AM



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Amazing, Dan! What timing - and I love the title from that classic "showoff" piece!

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10/25/2004 4:05:01 AM


10/26/2004 11:35:15 PM

 
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Fantastic!!!

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10/25/2004 4:08:41 AM



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Well done!! I could hear the music just by looking at the photo. Great movement and composition, Dan :)

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10/25/2004 4:27:25 AM



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Absolutely awesome image, Dan!!!

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10/25/2004 4:27:35 AM



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Wonderful image, Dan!

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10/25/2004 4:54:26 AM



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Outstanding, Dan!!!!!

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10/25/2004 6:56:44 AM



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Amazing shot, Dan. The clarity and the movement of the fingers are super. Love that musical piecce too.

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10/25/2004 7:02:52 AM



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Great shot Dan!!! Just outstanding! Reminds me of my daughter practicing horn all weekend, though.....


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10/25/2004 7:21:16 AM



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Terrific shot Dan! Great light, details and feel of motion!! I can hear the bees from here (or was that just the Astros striking out?) :0)

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10/25/2004 7:39:38 AM



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EXCEPTIONAL shot Dan! Wonderfully composed and captured by that incredibly trained eye of yours! This is just superb and a winner to be sure!

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10/25/2004 7:55:01 AM



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Oh, this is wonderful Dan! Love it!

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10/25/2004 8:39:54 AM


10/26/2004 11:36:52 PM

 
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Marvelous tight image, Dan, great composition, clarity, motion, and story!

-Debby

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10/25/2004 8:59:54 AM



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Great image, Dan!!!!

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10/25/2004 9:31:33 AM



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Bravo..Bravo...

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10/25/2004 1:26:13 PM



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terrific image dan!! sure looks like a winner to me! outstanding!

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10/25/2004 1:45:42 PM



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A definite winner! You blow me away, Dan:-) This is terrific. Love the movement in his fingers while the trumpet is so crisp and clear. The tight framing is fantastic and really puts this over the top. Well done...again:-)

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10/25/2004 2:13:45 PM



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A virtuoso capture of rhythm and fast fingering here, Dan!!

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10/25/2004 2:14:10 PM



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Way cool picture Dan!
A.

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10/25/2004 2:44:13 PM



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Exceptional picture Dan...you really have a keen eye for detail. I can just hear the music now! :o)

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10/25/2004 2:49:29 PM



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Wonderful close up, movement and clarity - I can practically hear the music!!
Ann

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10/25/2004 3:29:22 PM



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I agree, this looks like a winner.

Outstanding!

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10/25/2004 3:30:04 PM



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Beautifully done, Dan.
The movement is perfect.
As is the exposure and light and tight framing.
Well done!

bill

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10/25/2004 3:49:48 PM



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Wow Dan! You sure got a response with this photo..I needed to tell you that I admired this shot when you first submitted it...then one thing led to another..but I'm back and just wanted to add my few words of praise..Great shot all the way around :-) ! That camera does take sharp photo's..but credit is given to the behind it :-)

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10/25/2004 4:27:33 PM


10/26/2004 11:38:09 PM

 
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This is ABSOLUTELY incredible, Dan!!!!

Mastering composition and light as you do, I wonder how come you don't have more winning medals!!!!

:-))

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10/25/2004 11:56:45 PM



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Thanks VERY much, Jordi!! I sincerely appreciate your kind feedback!

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10/26/2004 12:04:44 AM



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Dan,

A really great shot! I love how you captured so much detail and then were able to get the fingers in motion. Had to show this one to my wife as she had played one for many years! A photograph worth tooting your horn for!

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10/26/2004 12:13:40 AM



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Thanks, Phillip! I'm glad you and your wife enjoyed the shot and I truly appreciate your feedback!!

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10/26/2004 12:21:53 AM



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Amazing, Dan! Love the contrast between motion and rest. Hey, I just noticed the numbers on the valves...really cool.

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10/26/2004 12:59:38 PM



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Thank you, Noel!! I truly appreciate it!!

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10/26/2004 2:06:40 PM



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Fantastic, Dan! Can almost hear the music and feel the motion of the fingers.........

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10/26/2004 11:41:13 PM

 
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Thank you, Pu! I'm glad you like it!

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10/26/2004 11:42:43 PM

10/26/2004 11:44:03 PM

 
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Dan, I can't imagine how you improved the original...I studied them both a moment ago, and your eye is even more observant than previously thought, if you "caught" anything amiss on this.
You have inspired me to give Kismet another go! :)

10/27/2004 12:05:38 AM

 
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Wow, you're quick, Mary!! There were a few little glitches in the original that kept getting bigger to my eye every time I looked at it. Eventually, that's all I saw. ... I feel much better about this revision! ... Thanks so much for your feedback! I appreciate it! ... Can't wait to see "Kismet"!

10/27/2004 12:09:18 AM

 
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This is gonna be a winner for sure!!! Hard to tell the difference on this one! Great work, Dan! A pleasure to see it again!

10/27/2004 12:11:24 AM

 
Jordi Delgado

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Don't know what was wrong with the previous version, my eyes are not as sharp as yours, that's for sure!! :-))

10/27/2004 12:21:36 AM

 
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I'm the same way, Dan...the smalest details bug me until I fix them...I even lose sleep thinking about how to make it better...well, like Jordi, I too didn't see anything wrong with the original, it's still a wonderful shot!

10/27/2004 2:14:03 AM

 
Paul Michko
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The first one looked good to me, but you are the artist here. This one is still fantastic, Dan.

10/27/2004 2:22:04 AM

 
Wayne Brasch
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Wow, wonderful work Dan. The sense of finger movement really makes this image. Wonderfull detail.

10/27/2004 3:04:33 AM

 
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Outstanding work Dan! Jeff

10/27/2004 3:29:17 AM

 
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I'm commenting again, This is a terrific image, Dan!!!

10/27/2004 3:29:57 AM

 
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Dab, I don't know how I missed the original version, but this is magnificent. I love the colors, that shutter-speed freezing of the finger movement, and the intricate details of the entire image. Extremely well done, my very dear friend - your good friend, Allan

10/27/2004 4:14:24 AM

 
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I didn't notice the reflections the first time....Still a great shot!

10/27/2004 6:51:39 AM

 
Joy M. Holster

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I missed the first one, but this is an awesome shot! I love the captured motion and the tight crop.

10/27/2004 8:19:08 AM

 
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I am so amazed that you have captured the moement so well and so perfect.

I am returning your statement back at you, Dan...
"...a winner is born..." !!!

10/27/2004 9:19:26 AM

 
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Fantastic image, Dan! WINNER!!

10/27/2004 12:45:57 PM

 
Jonna Bergström

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Great shot! Beautiful image!

10/27/2004 1:53:04 PM

 
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Beautiful image Dan, very well captured!!
Stacey

10/27/2004 2:47:25 PM

 
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I thought the original version was a winner, Dan! This looks good, too!

10/27/2004 3:51:08 PM

 
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FANTASTIC image, Dan!!!

10/27/2004 5:08:32 PM

 
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Okay Dan...I'm glad to know that I'm not the only perfectionist out there. I didn't notice any imperfections in the first however...but it's never as noticable to others as it is to ourselves. Still a fantastic image with or without the changes. :o)

10/27/2004 5:23:44 PM

 
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Mary, Sanjay, Jordi, Donald, Paul, Wayne, Jeff, Colette, Allan, Mellanie, Joy, Nobi, Evy, Jonna, Stacey, Cindy, Marie and Wendy: Thank you all so VERY much for taking the time to leave such generous feedback! I really appreciate it!

10/27/2004 5:34:04 PM

 
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Well I didn't see the first photo either, but I could tell from the thumbnail that this one is very, very special. I like everything about this image, and if it's not a WINNER, I'll eat my hat!!

10/27/2004 6:09:07 PM

 
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Thank you very much, Mary-Ella!! I would be delighted if this shot is a winner! If it's not, though, it'll be great seeing shots of you eating your hat!! ;) ... Thanks again! I sincerely appreciate your kind and encouraging feedback!

10/27/2004 6:30:53 PM

 
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Not sure what I missed on the first one, I guess all of my attention was on the capture of movement of the fingers. I stil say this is one awesome capture.

10/27/2004 6:55:35 PM

 
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Thanks, Darren! I appreciate it!

10/27/2004 7:43:26 PM

 
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Hi Dan This Is An Excellent Capture You Have Done, The Motion Looks Great It should Do Well:-)

10/27/2004 9:05:51 PM

 
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Thank you, Terry! I appreciate your feedback and encouragement!

10/27/2004 9:46:52 PM

 
Lucia De Giovanni

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Wonderful in its movement and presentation, great work Dan!

10/31/2004 7:39:12 AM

 
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Pro shot! Pro work !
Bravo Dan!

11/6/2004 5:27:35 AM

 
Amy N. Cappelli
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Congrats Dan!
I love this one so much!

11/15/2004 5:08:41 PM

 
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Congratulations on this super finalist, Dan!

11/15/2004 5:13:24 PM

 
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Great! Just great!!! ongratulations again on another great finalist, Dan! My No.1 Favorite!!!

11/15/2004 5:14:41 PM

 
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Congratulations On Your Finalist Dan!!

11/15/2004 5:33:11 PM

 
Kip T. Berger
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Congratulations for your finalist entry! Another great picture Dan! This one I think will be there next round! Hoping for you :)!

11/15/2004 5:52:25 PM

 
Lucia De Giovanni

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Congratulations on your well deserved Finalist Dan!

11/15/2004 5:52:25 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Another great month for you, Dan ~
CONGRATULATIONS on this, and all your other wonderful finalists!
Hope to see one or more of them higher up!

11/15/2004 6:14:48 PM

 
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I knew I'd be congratulating you on this one again Dan!

11/15/2004 6:14:53 PM

 
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Congratulations!

11/15/2004 6:15:32 PM

 
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No taps blowing over this entry.
Congratulations, Dan

bill

11/15/2004 6:20:48 PM

 
Cindy Paquette
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Amazing and so very special Dan! Congratulations for a very creative piece of mastery!

11/15/2004 6:30:16 PM

 
Cathy Gregor
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Congrats on your finalist, again, Dan!
-cathy

11/15/2004 6:40:23 PM

 
Debra Booth
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Congratulations, Dan!! Wonderful image!

11/15/2004 6:58:47 PM

 
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Dan, congratulations on all your finalist selections. Well done, and good luck in the next step - your good friend, Allan

11/15/2004 7:04:46 PM

 
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congratulations dan!! I expect to see this one again for sure!!! good luck!!!

11/15/2004 7:06:50 PM

 
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Congrats again, Dan, and best wishes for the next round!

-Debby

11/15/2004 7:15:40 PM

 
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Another well deserved congrats to you Dan.

11/15/2004 7:34:36 PM

 
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Congratulations! -K

11/15/2004 7:43:05 PM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Congrats Dan!!

11/15/2004 7:53:53 PM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Congrat's, Dan!!!!

11/15/2004 7:55:02 PM

 
Carol Brill
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Dan, once again congratulations and best of luck with this excellent image!

11/15/2004 8:37:16 PM

 
Jennifer Rennison

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Congratulations, Dan! Well deserved...love the ryhthm this one conveys! Best of luck!

11/15/2004 9:17:46 PM

 
Anette Linnea Rasmussen
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WOW! Lovely Dan!
Congrats on this well deserved finalist!

Best wishes from
Linnea

11/15/2004 9:50:35 PM

 
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Dan, congratulations

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11/15/2004 10:06:19 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Congratulations once again, Dan, and much good wishes in the next judging!
Aloha,
Stan

11/15/2004 11:27:02 PM

 
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Congrats on this final !

11/16/2004 12:53:50 AM

 
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Congratulations and best of luck, Dan!

11/16/2004 2:08:42 AM

 
Colleen Braun
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Congratulations...

11/16/2004 2:27:34 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Congratulations to you, Dan!

11/16/2004 5:13:09 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Congratulations and Good Luck Dan

11/16/2004 6:00:01 AM

 
Kathleen K. Parker
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This is fabulous, Dan. Many congrats on this photograph and finalist win!!
Kathleen

11/16/2004 6:28:21 AM

 
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Great image, Dan. Love the movement in the fingers. congrats :)

11/16/2004 6:38:37 AM

 
Marie Fields
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Congratulations, Dan! Fantastic image!

11/16/2004 7:36:59 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Congratulations, Dan!

11/16/2004 8:15:29 AM

 
Sandra Wehrman
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Congratulations Dan! Looks like you've got not only the technical vote, but the popular one as well. You have true talent!

11/16/2004 10:28:01 AM

 
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Love this!! Great title, too... congrats and good luck!

11/16/2004 10:33:23 AM

 
Janet Detota
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Congratulations, Dan, and good luck next round!

11/16/2004 11:54:51 AM

 
Marcie A. Fowler
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Congratulation on this fine image making it to this stage!!

11/16/2004 12:55:32 PM

 
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Congrats!!!

11/16/2004 1:18:30 PM

 
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Congrats Dan!!

11/16/2004 1:25:02 PM

 
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Dan,

Congrats again my friend! A job well done and a photo that belongs at the top! Best wishes from AK!

11/16/2004 1:34:35 PM

 
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Congratulations and good luck in the next round!!

11/16/2004 3:39:06 PM

 
Gen Nagase
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Oh, Yes!!! I have been counting on seeing this again and again...
Congratulations, Dan!!!

11/16/2004 7:14:31 PM

 
Dan J. Holm
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Thank you all SO much! I genuinely appreciate your kind and supportive comments!

11/16/2004 9:20:47 PM

 
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Congrats Dan! This has winner all over it. Great job!

11/16/2004 9:26:04 PM

 
Anette Linnea Rasmussen
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Wonderful shot Dan, love it - and the Old Style too!
Congrats on your first place win, well deserved!

All the best
Linnea

11/17/2004 12:30:02 AM

 
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I'm so glad to see this beauty as a 1st place win!! Congratulations, Dan! Well deserved!

11/17/2004 12:35:39 AM

 
Jordi Delgado

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WOW, congratulations, Dan!! I knew this shot had to be a winner!!!!!!!! Well deserved!!!!!!!!

:-))

11/17/2004 12:49:32 AM

 
Mary K. Robison
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YIPPEE-SKIP, DAN!!
What a worthy First Place Winner!!
CONGRATULATIONS!

11/17/2004 1:25:20 AM

 
Donna Roberts
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Well done Dan - it was worth having such a very high standard to resubmit this and make this one a true winner!!
Well deserved - keep 'em coming!!
:-)
Donna (from "downunder")

11/17/2004 1:49:39 AM

 
Ashit D. Desai

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Congratulations Dan, well deserved.

11/17/2004 2:08:11 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Congrats on your win, Dan!

11/17/2004 3:33:52 AM

 
Karen Lewis
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A Huge congratulations to you Dan! A worthy winner! :-)

11/17/2004 3:35:59 AM

 
Amy N. Cappelli
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Congratulations on a well deserved win!

11/17/2004 3:37:32 AM

 
Susan T. Evans
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Congrats on your win Dan, very well deserved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

11/17/2004 3:46:01 AM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Congratulations on this marvelous winner, Dan!

11/17/2004 3:48:01 AM

 
Cathy Gregor
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Congratulations on your win, Dan! Very well deserved!
-cathy

11/17/2004 3:49:07 AM

 
Heather K. McFarland
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Great shot Dan! Many congrats on your well deserved win!

11/17/2004 4:07:22 AM

 
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Another congrats from me, Dan!! Enjoy your 1st place win!!

11/17/2004 4:31:07 AM

 
Alan L. Borror
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Great win , Dan!!!

11/17/2004 4:33:30 AM

 
S  J
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Congratulations, Dan!! A very well deserved first place WIN!!!!

11/17/2004 4:51:08 AM

 
Michael Allen

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Congratulations on an imaginative shot and a well deserved win.

Very well done. ..mike ;-]

11/17/2004 4:55:30 AM

 
Gail P. Sullivan
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Dan...a creative and beautifully executed image. Congratulations on your win.

11/17/2004 4:59:19 AM

 
Diane  Addonizio
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Congratulations, Dan! Well deserved!

11/17/2004 5:11:38 AM

 
Kenton L. Elliott

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Fantastic Dan!!! CONGRATULATIONS on a very well deserved win!!!!!!!!

11/17/2004 5:21:43 AM

 
Dorothy Neumann
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Terrific job, Dan! Congratulations! First Prize!!!!!

11/17/2004 5:43:28 AM

 
Charlene Bayerle
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Big Congratulations Dan!!!!

11/17/2004 5:44:35 AM

 
cj patterson
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Well deserved Dan!!! I was hoping to see this one win Grand Prize but First Place is alright!!! :)

11/17/2004 5:58:14 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Congratulations on your terrific image and first place win Dan!!

11/17/2004 6:10:52 AM

 
kathy wolfe
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Congratulations Dan on a Very Well Deserved win!!

11/17/2004 6:13:14 AM

 
Sharon  Day
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Fantastic shot, Dan!!! Big congratulations!!!

11/17/2004 6:19:02 AM

 
Kip T. Berger
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Way to go Dan! Loved this shot and am really happy to see it did so well! Keep up the great work!

11/17/2004 7:03:17 AM

 
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Congratulations Dan!!! wonderful shot!!!

11/17/2004 7:21:24 AM

 
Jessica McCollam
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Congratulations, Dan!

11/17/2004 7:22:09 AM

 
Nancy Grace Chen
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GREAT use of slow shutter, Dan!! A HUUUUGE congrats to you on your FIRST PLACE win!!! So well deserved!!

Nancy

11/17/2004 7:44:57 AM

 
Peggy Wolff
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First place?! Woooo hoooooo! Go out and celebrate Dan, you deserve it! Congratulations!

11/17/2004 7:47:45 AM

 
Gloria B. Wood
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Congrats Dan...all that work paid off! Well done!

11/17/2004 7:48:42 AM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Hearty congratulations on your first place win, Dan, this image always be one of my favorites!!!

-Debby

11/17/2004 7:52:17 AM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Way to go Dan, Congratulations

Stan Kwasniowski

11/17/2004 8:46:51 AM

 
Rob Bishop
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Excellent work, and a big congrats for your well deserved award, Dan!
Rob

11/17/2004 9:31:18 AM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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Congratulations On Your 1st Place Win Dan Nice Job:-)

11/17/2004 9:36:18 AM

 
Paula Showen
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Awesome image!!! Congratulations, Dan!

11/17/2004 9:37:01 AM

 
Marta Azevedo
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Congrats. excellent work

11/17/2004 10:10:43 AM

 
Rob T. Henry
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Congratulations, Dan. Very nice job.
Rob

11/17/2004 10:21:21 AM

 
Denys PASTRÉ
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ABSOLUMENT GENIAL!!!
And the Winner is.....
Dan ! certainly !! Congratulations !

11/17/2004 10:44:55 AM

 
Karen Beri
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Outstanding Dan! Congratulations on this well deserved win :)

11/17/2004 10:47:04 AM

 
Kathleen K. Parker
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Congratulations to you, Dan, for this super woderful photo. I am so happy you won!!
kathleen

11/17/2004 10:48:21 AM

 
Wendy Amdahl
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Okay Dan...is this like the longest thread in history or what? ;o)
Many congratulations on this WONDERFUL image and the WIN it deserved and received!

Wendy :o)

11/17/2004 11:06:15 AM

 
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Dan, my friend, I am soo happy for you!
Wow a first place!
Very well deserved I must say!
Yes indeed!

11/17/2004 11:06:51 AM

 
Cathy T. Vettes
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Most excellent Dan! Many Congratulations to you on your big win and all the finalists as well.. I dont think I've ever seen anyone win so many of them in one month before.. Way to Be Dan !! Keep it up !!

11/17/2004 11:30:50 AM

 
Kevin Elliott
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Great, Dan. Ta for the encouragement as well. Kev

11/17/2004 11:59:01 AM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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And the flight arrived in First Place! What a fabulous win, Dan ... CONGRATULATIONS once again!!
Aloha,
Stan

11/17/2004 12:26:55 PM

 
Allan L. Whitehead
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Dan, congratulations on this fantastic win, it is very richly deserved, my dear friend, Allan

11/17/2004 12:55:19 PM

 
Dale Gast
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CONGRATULATIONS, Dan!!! A much deserved first place!!!

11/17/2004 1:34:59 PM

 
Cindy Cone
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Many congratulations, Dan! I knew this was a winner!

11/17/2004 2:42:13 PM

 
Joy Brown
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Congratulations Dan on this awesome winner!!!

11/17/2004 2:56:06 PM

 
Cindy Paquette
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Warm congratulations on a stunning piece of work Dan! I'm so happy for you that this is the piece that won First Prize!

11/17/2004 2:56:39 PM

 
Kelly Abernathy
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Way to go Dan! Congrats on your win! -K

11/17/2004 3:21:39 PM

 
Gen Nagase
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Great first place win, Dan!!!
I have been expecting to see this again and again, and here it is again!!!
Many many congratulations, Dan!!!
Way to go!!!

11/17/2004 3:38:35 PM

 
Jennifer Rennison

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Congratulations Dan on your first place win!

11/17/2004 4:03:58 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so very happy for you!! Great work, keep it up!!!!!!!!!!!!

11/17/2004 4:05:45 PM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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Dan I missed this the first and second time around but not this time - WOW what a GREAT image!!! Congratulations on your win!!!

11/17/2004 5:41:34 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Congratulations Dan. This is so cool the way you caught the motion of the hand!

11/17/2004 6:19:33 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Congratulations, Dan!
This is a superb work.
Very well done.

bill

11/17/2004 6:52:28 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations on your win Dan!!!!

11/17/2004 7:46:42 PM

 
Robert Mann
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Many congrats on your first place win with this excellent image, Dan. Great lighting and movement. Great work! RoB

11/17/2004 7:52:33 PM

 
Katleen R. Struckle
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Many congrats on your win,Dan!! wonderful image!

11/17/2004 10:15:50 PM

 
Phil S
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Awesome news Dan! Congrats!!!!

11/17/2004 10:37:03 PM

 
Robert Baer
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great job , wonderful image!! justin baer

11/17/2004 10:45:10 PM

 
Jonna Bergström

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Congratulations, Dan!!!

11/18/2004 12:16:37 AM

 
Jane Summa
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YEAH DAN!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!

11/18/2004 12:30:15 AM

 
Dan J. Holm
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Wow! Thank you ALL so very VERY much!! I'm flabbergasted! ... I genuinely appreciate your kind and encouraging comments!

11/18/2004 12:37:28 AM

 
Patricia Marroquin
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Dan, I don't know what your small anomalies were, because this was a superb photo from the start! A big congratulations to a very nice guy! :-)

11/18/2004 1:09:45 AM

 
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Thanks so much, Patricia! I appreciate it!

11/18/2004 1:11:58 AM

 
Theresa McCloskey

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Congratulations Dan :-)

11/18/2004 3:12:33 AM

 
Debra Booth
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Congratulations, Dan!!

11/18/2004 3:45:47 AM

 
Robert  Goodman

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A big congratulations Dan!!!!!

11/18/2004 3:57:01 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Congratulations Dan

11/18/2004 4:59:30 AM

 
Margot Petrowski
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EXCELLENT PHOTO, DAN!!!!! I'm so glad that you won. Thanks for all your encouraging comments. They keep me going. -Margot-

11/18/2004 8:52:31 AM

 
Gerda Grice
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Dan, I just love this very daring and wonderful image! You broke all the rules (rule of 1/3s, don't cut image into 1/2s at the centre, don't centre, use diagonals not straight lines, etc!), and you came up with a truly superb image! Only a real artist would be daring enough to try this, and only a wonderfully skilled one could pull it off successfully! You've pulled it off brilliantly in this superb image! Many congratulations on your very well deserved win!

11/18/2004 9:43:57 AM

 
Roger D. Meador
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Dan, congratulations on this fine, fine work of art; a real beauty.

11/18/2004 11:49:31 AM

 
Robin L. Wehrman
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Congratulations on your 1st place win Dan! Well deserved Magnificent!!!!!

11/18/2004 12:59:42 PM

 
Pu Chen

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Very glad to see this again as a winner. Congratulations, Dan!

11/18/2004 2:12:11 PM

 
Jill Battaglia
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Awesome image Dan!!! Congrats on a well deserved win!!!

11/18/2004 3:57:44 PM

 
Dan J. Holm
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Theresa, Debra, Robert, Donna, Margot, Gerda, Roger, Robin, Pu and Jill: Thanks SO much!! I truly appreciate your encouragement and support!

11/18/2004 5:47:34 PM

 
Monika Sapek
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I didn’t see this image before, so my first reaction was a big “Wow”! What a photo, Dan! I just love how you captured the motion of those fingers here. Wonderful work, Dan! My huge congratulations on your First Place Win!
Monika

11/18/2004 6:32:02 PM

 
Kathleen F. Greer
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Big Congrats on your win Dan!!!

11/18/2004 6:35:21 PM

 
Dan J. Holm
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Thank you very much, Monika and Kathleen!! I appreciate it!

11/18/2004 7:09:15 PM

 
Joy M. Holster

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Congratulations on your much-deserved win! This is an awesome image.

11/19/2004 3:43:54 AM

 
Candice C. Calhoun
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Congratulations, Dan! You SO deserve this well-earned recognition!

Candice

11/19/2004 6:09:56 AM

 
Isabel L
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Woah. So many comments on this!
Congrats!!!!!! :) Great shot.

11/19/2004 6:10:17 AM

 
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Congratulations,Dan!!!

Best Wishes
Saeed S. Kia

11/19/2004 9:40:06 AM

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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Many, many congratulations on your First Place win with this image, Dan!! I had missed it earlier, but thankfully it was just featured on the Contest page! I'm so glad that I have been privileged to see it - it's altogether a really wonderful image! :)

11/19/2004 11:01:09 AM

 
Sandra T. Niaki

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Congrats,Dan!

Sandra

11/19/2004 11:07:23 AM

 
Dan J. Holm
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Joy, Candice, Isabel, Saeed, Carolyn and Sandra: Thanks so VERY much! I genuinely appreciate your feedback and encouragement!

11/19/2004 6:48:19 PM

 
Noel Baebler
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Congratulations, Dan! Fantastic moment!

11/22/2004 7:11:21 AM

 
Patrick Campbell
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Outstanding photo, and a well-deserved 1st place win! Congrats Dan! I'm sure Bryan Peterson or Charlie Borland would love to have you take one of their stock photography classes~~Best wishes, Pat

11/23/2004 10:37:39 AM

 
Carolina K. Smith
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This is such a superb capture. I was really happy to see it take a First Place! Many Congratulations!!!

11/27/2004 10:31:36 AM

 
Paul Michko
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Big Congratulation on beeing featured in the BP Snapshot news letter. I Love this shot.

2/28/2006 4:38:20 AM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Congratulations Dan on being featured in the Snapshot News Letter!

2/28/2006 4:42:08 AM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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I'm just now reading the snapshot newsletter. Awesome image! and congrats on being featured.

4/25/2006 6:48:01 PM

 
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