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Leaf (and leaf)
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Leaf (and leaf)
Leaf (and leaf)
Not all autumn leaves are splashy and colorful. Some are more subtle and when examined closup can be just as fascinating.
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Wayne Brasch
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    Another wonderful leaf image Dan. Nice detailed macro shot.

10/31/2004 1:59:38 AM

 
Bob Cammarata
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Good use of depth.
Simple, yet elegant.
Bob

10/31/2004 1:12:06 AM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Beautiful, Dan ~ the detail in the foreground has a lovely sparkle, and the dual set of diagonals are so graceful... a nice end for October.

10/31/2004 1:26:02 AM

 
S  J
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Another unique composition, Dan! Love the textures and the selective focus on this! Very well done!

10/31/2004 1:46:39 AM

 
clifton Mair
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Stunning detail, wonderful subtle light.

10/31/2004 2:14:10 AM

 
Colleen Braun
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soft colors with lots of detail...

10/31/2004 2:15:25 AM

 
Paul Michko
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Great macro, Dan. You have captured the subtlty perfectly.

10/31/2004 2:26:31 AM

 
Diane Dupuis-Kallos
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Well done (and well said) Dan!!

10/31/2004 2:58:10 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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wonderful macro, Dan - love it!

10/31/2004 3:26:55 AM

 
Leonard Pierce
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Beautiful image Dan, very well done!!!

10/31/2004 3:59:33 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Nice one, Dan!

10/31/2004 4:11:39 AM

 
Bonnie C. Lackey
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Wonderfully crafted, Dan!

10/31/2004 4:30:01 AM

 
Debra Booth
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Beautiful, Dan! A great reminder that subtle is beautiful, too!

10/31/2004 4:33:06 AM

 
Donald K. Cherry
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Nice compositin in macro, Dan! Well done!

10/31/2004 4:41:12 AM

 
William C. Raco
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Beautiful diagonal presentation.
The textures and detail are excellent.
Very well done, Dan.

bill

10/31/2004 4:55:21 AM

 
Cathy Gregor
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This is beautiful Dan!
-cathy

10/31/2004 5:46:35 AM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Strong image, Dan, like the leaf structure, textures, and details as well as overall composition!

-Debby

10/31/2004 6:09:43 AM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Beautiful image, Dan!!!!!

10/31/2004 6:28:16 AM

 
Wendy Amdahl
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Gorgeous image Dan...so botanical! The muted tones are just lovely. Happy Halloween to you!

10/31/2004 6:30:19 AM

 
Kelly Abernathy
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Beautiful! -K

10/31/2004 6:32:22 AM

 
Kathryn Love
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great image Dan! this is certainly a prime example of how fascinating fall can be :)

10/31/2004 6:37:59 AM

 
Evy Johansen
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Another beautiful leaf image! Just beautiful!

10/31/2004 6:55:35 AM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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Excellent Detail Dan,Nicely Done:-)

10/31/2004 7:00:54 AM

 
Donna R. Moratelli
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Very sharp and impressive. I think that you are one of the sharpest shooters on this site; Dan!!

10/31/2004 7:03:38 AM

 
Susan C. Barnes
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Very interesting and beautiful!!

10/31/2004 7:17:48 AM

 
Cindy Cone
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Beautiful, Dan!

10/31/2004 7:37:28 AM

 
Kathleen F. Greer
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Awesome details! SOOO Beautiful Dan!!

10/31/2004 8:28:44 AM

 
Dale Gast
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Love the details, Dan! And how you pay attention to beauty in our world! Have a Happy Halloween! Dale

10/31/2004 9:04:01 AM

 
Cindy Paquette
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I love the diagonal approach to this shot Dan! Love that sparkle on the front leaf; sharp edging on it is sooo sharp! Lovely work.

10/31/2004 10:38:51 AM

 
Shirley L. Carpenter
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Excellent image, composition and detail Dan!!!!

10/31/2004 10:59:13 AM

 
Jonna Bergström

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Beautiful, looks abit golden. Great image!

10/31/2004 12:46:11 PM

 
Phil S
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Dan,

Excellent detail! What type of lens did you use for this shot? I really like the detail and color you captured here. Also presented very nicely.

10/31/2004 2:14:14 PM

 
Mellanie 

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Beautiful macro, Dan! I like the tones and the diagnol comp.

10/31/2004 5:03:56 PM

 
Diane  Addonizio
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Nice composition and detail, Dan!

10/31/2004 6:43:39 PM

 
Dan J. Holm
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Wayne, Bob, Mary, Sanjay, Clifton, Colleen, Paul, Diane, Karen, Len, Carolyn, Bonnie, Debra, Donald, Bill, Cathy, Deborah, Donna, Wendy, K, Kathryn, Evy, Terry, Donna, Susan, Cindy, Kathleen, Dale, Cindy, Shirley, Jonna, Phillip, Mellanie and Diane: Thank you all very, very much!! I truly appreciate your kind comments and support!

10/31/2004 7:57:06 PM

 
Patricia Marroquin
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Leave it to you to show us how fascinating a subtle leaf can be, Dan. This is so beautiful!

10/31/2004 8:38:19 PM

 
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Thank you, Patricia! I appreciate your feedback!

10/31/2004 9:07:57 PM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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stunning capture. I love the lighting and DOF you have used here. The detail and the way you have composed have given you a winning image.

10/31/2004 9:23:29 PM

 
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Thanks, Darren!I'm glad you like it and I truly appreciate your positive and supportive comments!

10/31/2004 10:31:48 PM

 
Marcie A. Fowler
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They look like they've been dipped in gold. Leaves are somewhat like people by your by-line. Awesome image!!

11/1/2004 11:19:04 AM

 
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So nice!

Candice

11/1/2004 11:44:01 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Great use of selective focus Dan!!

11/1/2004 3:18:07 PM

 
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Thank you so much, Marcie, Candice and Donna! I appreciate it!

11/1/2004 3:21:16 PM

 
Lucia De Giovanni

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Very beautifully done Dan!

11/3/2004 8:36:08 PM

 
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Thank, Lucia! I appreciate your feedback!

11/3/2004 8:38:57 PM

 
Jordi Delgado

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Amazing composition and details, Dan!!!

11/4/2004 6:35:14 AM

 
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Thanks, Jordi! Glad you like it!

11/4/2004 8:29:37 AM

 
Rob Bishop
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Very nicely composed. Congratulations!

11/15/2004 4:51:22 PM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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Congratulations On Your Finalist Dan!!

11/15/2004 5:13:49 PM

 
S  J
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Congrats again, Dan! This is super!

11/15/2004 5:16:22 PM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Congratulations again, Dan!

11/15/2004 5:17:52 PM

 
Kathryn Love
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way to go Dan! good luck!

11/15/2004 5:19:32 PM

 
Debra Booth
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Congratulations on your Finalist, Dan!!

11/15/2004 5:26:39 PM

 
Cindy Paquette
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Congratulations Dan! I love this shot!

11/15/2004 5:29:14 PM

 
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Congratulations, Dan!
Excellent work

bill

11/15/2004 5:33:38 PM

 
Janet Detota
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This looks like it has gold paint on it! Congratulations and good luck next round, Dan!

11/15/2004 5:33:47 PM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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Simple, elegant and beautiful Dan. Congrats on making the finals!! And good luck next round!!

11/15/2004 5:38:59 PM

 
Ellen Peach
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Congratulations, Dan!

11/15/2004 5:45:21 PM

 
Wendy Amdahl
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Congratulations Dan! :o)

11/15/2004 5:45:37 PM

 
Kip T. Berger
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Congratulations for your finalist entry! Best of luck Dan!

11/15/2004 5:45:39 PM

 
Patricia A. Kuniega
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Congratulations on this beautiful photograph, Dan! And thank you for the lesson in autumnal foliage! : )

11/15/2004 5:47:07 PM

 
Jessica McCollam
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Dan, Congrats! This is such a great shot, I must have missed it before! Hope it goes all the way!

11/15/2004 5:48:17 PM

 
Diane  Addonizio
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Congratulations!

11/15/2004 6:02:43 PM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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Told ya so. Well you are in the finals but I still say it is a winning photo.

11/15/2004 6:17:31 PM

 
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I love the lines of plants as a counterpoint to the flash of color in flowers. Congrats on an excellent image!!!

11/15/2004 6:22:21 PM

 
Cathy Gregor
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Congrats on your finalist, Dan!
-cathy

11/15/2004 6:25:53 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congratulations On Your Finalist, Dan!!

-debby

11/15/2004 6:44:17 PM

 
Kelly Abernathy
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Well-deserved congratulations Dan! -K

11/15/2004 6:49:57 PM

 
Dale Ann Cubbage
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Congrats on your finalist!

da

11/15/2004 6:53:00 PM

 
Karen Lewis
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Hey...congratulations Dan!

11/15/2004 6:55:54 PM

 
cj patterson
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congratulations dan!

11/15/2004 7:05:56 PM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Congrat's, Dan!!!

11/15/2004 7:12:04 PM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Congrats Dan!!

11/15/2004 7:23:36 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Bravo, Dan!! CONGRATULATIONS and the best in the next judging!!
Aloha,
Stan

11/15/2004 7:37:01 PM

 
Susi Lawson
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Great image Dan! Congrats and good luck!
susi

11/15/2004 8:06:15 PM

 
Carol Brill
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Dan, congratulations and best of luck!

11/15/2004 8:08:02 PM

 
Jennifer Rennison

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Gorgeous, Dan!! The repeating leaf is really beautiful...Congratulations!

11/15/2004 8:44:05 PM

 
Kenvin Pinardy

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Congratulations On Your Finalist Dan

11/15/2004 9:05:38 PM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Dan, Congratulations

Stan Kwasniowski

11/15/2004 9:44:13 PM

 
Susan T. Evans
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congrats Dan!!! terrific!

11/15/2004 10:03:44 PM

 
Janet L. Skinner
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Congratulations, Dan!!

11/16/2004 2:26:08 AM

 
Evy Johansen
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Congratulations again, Dan - and best of luck!

11/16/2004 2:27:36 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Congratulation and good luck with this wonderful image Dan

11/16/2004 4:36:56 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Congratulations and best of luck, Dan!

11/16/2004 6:05:48 AM

 
Peggy Wolff
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Congrats Dan!

11/16/2004 7:17:44 AM

 
clifton Mair
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Big congrats Dan.

11/16/2004 8:46:52 AM

 
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Congratulations, Dan!

11/16/2004 9:50:13 AM

 
Marcie A. Fowler
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Congrats on this beautiful image Dan!!

11/16/2004 9:54:01 AM

 
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Congratulations!!!

11/16/2004 11:46:52 AM

 
Kenton L. Elliott

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Congratulations, Dan. Excellent work and very well deserved!

11/16/2004 12:09:16 PM

 
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Congrats Dan!!

11/16/2004 1:05:15 PM

 
Phil S
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Congrats my friend! A well deserved win and best of luck in round 2!

11/16/2004 1:19:43 PM

 
Susan C. Barnes
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Congratulations, Dan!!

11/16/2004 3:19:52 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Great image, congratulations!!

11/16/2004 3:38:13 PM

 
Kathleen F. Greer
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Congrats Dan!!

11/16/2004 4:20:07 PM

 
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Wow, Dan! Missed this first time around. Great macro! Congrats and good luck!!

11/16/2004 9:02:33 PM

 
Dan J. Holm
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Thank you all so VERY much for your kind comments and support! I sincerely appreciate it!

11/16/2004 9:18:49 PM

 
Jordi Delgado

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Congratulations, Dan!!

:-))

11/17/2004 12:47:52 AM

 
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Congratulations, Dan!

11/17/2004 11:45:08 AM

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

11/17/2004 11:58:16 AM

 
Robin L. Wehrman
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Congratulations on a beautiful image, well deserved Dan!!!!

11/17/2004 3:16:42 PM

 
Janice Forrest
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Outstanding detail. Congratulations.

11/18/2004 6:15:36 AM

 
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Absolutely beautiful in color and contrast!!! Congratulations!

11/18/2004 7:07:35 PM

 
Anette Linnea Rasmussen
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Nice shot Dan!
Congrats and the best of luck in the finals!

Best wishes Linnea

12/16/2004 7:54:42 AM

 
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Many congrats Dan!

12/16/2004 1:26:19 PM

 
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