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Embrace Your Dreams
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© Mary-Ella Bowles
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Linda Proctor
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    It's fantastic Havn't seen before but it's great

1/29/2005 9:12:25 PM

 
Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas
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Excellent Mary-Ella!,
Amalia

1/29/2005 9:24:01 PM

 
Dan Smith
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I agree this is great I started laughing as soon as I saw it

1/29/2005 9:24:47 PM

 
Mary-Ella Bowles
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Thanks Linda, Amalia, and D.J. - glad you like it! I had fun bringing the concept to life. ;-)

1/29/2005 9:39:58 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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This is wonderful, Mary-Ella!!
It has all the elements for a winner: color, composition, clarity, CREATIVITY...hope to see it again soon as your latest award recipient.

1/29/2005 10:20:03 PM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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I just love this...you do such great work Mary-Ella!

1/30/2005 12:03:51 AM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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I love it as well! Cool image, Mary-Ella!

1/30/2005 12:45:49 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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This and your cat cloning image are my 2 favorites of yours! Good luck!

1/30/2005 6:05:08 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Still a fantastic image, Mary-ELla - love it!

1/30/2005 6:09:32 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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I can't imagine this one getting passed by a third time Mary-Ella :0) It is so well done and such a great idea!! Super story telling and computer work. One of my favorites!!

1/30/2005 7:54:46 AM

 
Mary-Ella Bowles
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Thanks guys! This is one of my favorites, so I just had to give it one more try. ;-)

1/30/2005 8:25:13 AM

 
Donna J. Taff
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I love this each time I see it. If I was the judge's it would win, Mary Ella!!!!

1/30/2005 9:57:14 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Love this one, congrats!

2/18/2005 5:10:59 PM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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Congrats on making the finals with this most excellent DA Mary-Ella!!! I love it!

2/18/2005 5:11:33 PM

 
SaMi Martin
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I love this MaryElla. Congratulations!

2/18/2005 5:45:23 PM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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Glad to see third time was the charm for you. So very well deserved.

2/18/2005 5:59:51 PM

 
Mary Swift
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Oh, I can't believe I hadn't seen this until now! I LOVE this!! Congratulations on your finalist, this is a definite winner in my book. :)

2/18/2005 6:34:53 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Congratulations, Mary-Ella!
Looking forward to seeing this "third-time's-the-charm" gem reach even higher!

2/18/2005 6:46:44 PM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Congratulations Mary-Ella!

2/18/2005 6:55:13 PM

 
Kelly Abernathy
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Congratulations on a wonderful finalist Mary-Ella! I still love this one! -K

2/18/2005 7:02:21 PM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Congrats Mary-Ella! I'm so happy to see this one in the finals!!

2/18/2005 7:37:04 PM

 
Jim Kinnunen
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Congrats on this fantastic image Mary-Ella!!!

2/18/2005 7:45:59 PM

 
Cindy Cone
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Congrats, Mary-Ella! This is great!

2/18/2005 8:53:11 PM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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This is one of my very favorites of yours Mary-Ella. Congratulations and good luck in the finals.

2/18/2005 9:42:47 PM

 
Casey A. Hanson
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Oh, this is awesome! Truly a winner!

2/18/2005 11:17:23 PM

 
Dale Ann Cubbage
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Congrats on your finalist selection!

da

2/18/2005 11:36:34 PM

 
Frederic David
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Amazing shot and idea. A strong atmosphere here!

congrats.

fred

2/19/2005 12:51:04 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Congrats on your finalist, Mary-Ella!

2/19/2005 3:45:28 AM

 
Cynthia M. Wiles
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I've loved this shot since I saw it the 1st time! Congratulations!!
Cindy

2/19/2005 7:07:29 AM

 
Laurence Saliba
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Congratulations Mary-Ella, awesome image!!!

2/19/2005 12:47:22 PM

 
Cora Miller
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Hope it makes it further this time, Mary-Ella, but even if it doesn't congratulations on a winning image in many of our eyes!!

2/19/2005 1:05:13 PM

 
Gary Minish
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I love this one, Mary-Ella! It deserves to win a prize. Congratulations so far and good luck :-)

2/19/2005 7:16:28 PM

 
Mary-Ella Bowles
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I totally appreciate you all taking the time to look and comment - it means the world to me. :-)))) A big thank you to all!!

2/19/2005 7:18:57 PM

 
Lisa Deaton
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Such a great image, so creative. I would love to know how you acheived this!! Congrats on your finalist!!

2/19/2005 8:20:08 PM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Glad you gave this one more try, Mary-Ella. Congrats to you!

2/20/2005 10:12:43 AM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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WooHoo Mary-Ella...Fantastic...I love this!!! Congratulations on the Grand Prize Winner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111

2/21/2005 3:04:05 PM

 
Kathleen L. Nelson
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Wow, Mary-Ella . . . Grand Prize !!!! Congratulations. This image is so awesome. I'm so happy for you!!

2/21/2005 3:07:09 PM

 
Davide Patanè
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COngratulations for you Grand Prize!!!

2/21/2005 3:07:31 PM

 
AJ Alverson
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WOW, "Third times a charm" REALLY held true for you!!! Cograts, this is a very much well deserved win!! Excellent!
~ Amy ~

2/21/2005 3:11:18 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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BIG CONGRATS Mary Ella! Love this!!

2/21/2005 3:11:23 PM

 
Andre Marhaug
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So creative and beautiful. Big congrats on your big win!.

2/21/2005 3:14:08 PM

 
Judith G. Secco
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So wonderful! Congratulations to you. So well deserved.

2/21/2005 3:17:48 PM

 
Mary-Ella Bowles
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Well I'm just STUNNED! Thanks BetterPhoto - what a thrill! And thanks for your kind comments everyone - as always, they are MUCH appreciated. I am smiling! :-))))

2/21/2005 3:21:59 PM

 
Charlene Bayerle
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Im not surprised....this is so well deserved Mary Ella~!!!! Conngratulations!!!!!

2/21/2005 3:25:20 PM

 
Bonnie C. Lackey
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Another honor for this fantastic image...Congratulations!

2/21/2005 3:27:50 PM

 
Linda Proctor
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Well deserved a wonderful picture Congrats

2/21/2005 3:28:15 PM

 
Robert Mann
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Congrats on another Grand Prize! Wooooooo-hooooooooooo Mary Ella! Congrats again! RoB

2/21/2005 3:30:08 PM

 
Joy Brown
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Fantastic image and well-deserved grand prize winner, Mary-Ella!!!

2/21/2005 3:34:13 PM

 
Patricia A. Kuniega
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You and your kitty cat GPW's!! The cat lovers of the world can only sing your praises for another fabulous win! Warmest congratulations, Mary Ella!

2/21/2005 3:37:11 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Congratulations! This is a true Grand Prize winner worthy of the title!

2/21/2005 3:37:53 PM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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Woohoo WTG Mary Ella - you were right, 3rd time is the charm!!! So GREAT to see this - a truly deservig GRAND PRIZE winner if I ever saw on!!!

2/21/2005 3:40:40 PM

 
Denise Macaris
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What a great photo! I love everything about it - BIG congrats Mary-Ella!!

2/21/2005 3:48:44 PM

 
Sharon L. Smith
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Well, I guess winning the Grand Prize was worth waiting for! Well deserved, Mary-Ella!!!

2/21/2005 3:49:17 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Hearty congratulations on your Grand Prize winner, Mary-Ella. It's a most deserving win, glad you persevered!
-Debby

2/21/2005 3:54:36 PM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Congratulations on winning the Grand Prize, Mary-Ella!!! Funny and a beautiful composition all in one, a wonderful picture!

2/21/2005 3:56:43 PM

 
June Marie Sobrito
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Congratulations on your win!!! Superb job!

2/21/2005 4:06:59 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Congratulations on winning the Grand Prize, Mary-Ella!!! WTG!!! Such a creative photo!

2/21/2005 4:14:39 PM

 
Tom Andersen
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Congratulations, Mary-Ella! This is really a fantastic photo!

2/21/2005 4:25:59 PM

 
Piotr M. Organa
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Congratulations, Mary-Ella!!!

2/21/2005 4:26:24 PM

 
Cindy Cone
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Many congrats, Mary-Ella! You deserved this one!

2/21/2005 4:30:59 PM

 
Lisa Deaton
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Congratulations on your GP WIN!!!! :)

2/21/2005 4:31:35 PM

 
Noel Baebler
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Huzzah! This is great! Congratulations!

2/21/2005 4:34:24 PM

 
Donna J. Taff
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I loved this one all three time's and finally you got what you deserve; GRAND PRIZE!!!! Congratulation's Mary Ella!!!!

2/21/2005 4:34:35 PM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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Congratulations To You Mary Ella,This Is One Well Done Image, And In The Right Slot For Sure!!!

2/21/2005 4:52:42 PM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Congratulations Mary Ella!

2/21/2005 5:05:45 PM

 
Mary-Ella Bowles
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you guys are all so sweet - thanks for all your very kind comments. :-)

2/21/2005 5:06:29 PM

 
Dan J. Holm
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Alright, Mary-Ella!!!! Looks like this time WAS a charm!! CONTRATULATIONS on this awesome GRAND PRIZE entry!!

2/21/2005 5:09:22 PM

 
Lee Ann Sahagun - Poling
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Jeepers! - this is incredible! Congrats on this superb work!

2/21/2005 5:11:18 PM

 
Marija Milovanovic Maksimovic

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When I was looking at the finalists, I was assured that this is going be a winner! And I'm very glad that it became that way, because, this image deserves this place and honor! Many congratulations, Mary-Ella!

2/21/2005 5:20:46 PM

 
Kathy Kult
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Wow, I LOVE this picture! Congratulations on the Grand Prize!

2/21/2005 5:49:51 PM

 
Monika Sapek
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Many congratulations on your Grand Prize Win, Mary–Ella!!
Monika

2/21/2005 6:03:45 PM

 
Kelly Abernathy
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Congrats on your big win Mary-Ella!! -K

2/21/2005 6:04:05 PM

 
Jill Flynn
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Congratulations on your Grand Prize win Mary-Ella! Love this image!!

2/21/2005 6:07:02 PM

 
Jim Kinnunen
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Well deserved Mary-Ella!!!

2/21/2005 6:07:11 PM

 
Wong Chek Poh
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Well done. Congrats.

2/21/2005 6:10:12 PM

 
Dale Ann Cubbage
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Mary Ella, this is an incredible image! Congrats, you deserve this win! Just goes to show, we can't give up on the things we believe in!

da

2/21/2005 6:35:06 PM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Well the third time was certainly the charm Mary-Ella :0) Congratulations on your wonderful creation and Grand Prize win!!

2/21/2005 6:35:52 PM

 
Debra Booth
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Congratulations on your win, Mary-Ella!!

2/21/2005 6:40:50 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Big congratulations on your Grand Prize win Mary-Ella! Well deserved!

2/21/2005 7:10:02 PM

 
Jill Battaglia
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Huge congrats Mary-Ella!! This is excellent!! :-)

2/21/2005 7:14:21 PM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Mary-Ella, a BIG CONGRATULATIONS on being the Grand Prize winner, you deserve it

Stan Kwasniowski

2/21/2005 7:51:40 PM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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A BEAUTIFUL image. It's PERFECT in every way.
Big congratulations on your well-deserved Grand Prize win, Mary-Ella!!!

2/21/2005 8:40:27 PM

 
Katleen R. Struckle
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Beautiful image Mary-Ella. Congrats. on you GRAND PRIZE win!!

2/21/2005 9:09:39 PM

 
Ali Hoolash

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Congrats! First time I saw this here, Mary-Ella! Glad I did! Superb concept and well deserved Grand Prize Win!

2/21/2005 9:25:16 PM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Big, big big congrats on your well deserved Grand Prix win, Mary-Ella!

2/21/2005 9:35:34 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Beautiful, original work!!! Great job Mary-Ella, congratulations!!!

2/21/2005 9:47:40 PM

 
Darren Alexander
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congrats, Mary-Ella! what a perfect image! :-)

you just proved how perseverance pays off! ;-)

2/21/2005 10:43:57 PM

 
Jordi Delgado

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Terrific image, Mary-Ella!! Congratulations on you BIG win!!!!

:-))

2/22/2005 12:07:10 AM

 
ADILSON F. FERREIRA
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Awesome composition Mary-Ella!!!
Congratulations on your well deserved win!!!

2/22/2005 3:06:44 AM

 
Heather L. Jacks
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A big Congratulations to you!!

2/22/2005 4:16:08 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Aren't you glad you gave it another chance! CONGRATULATIONS on yourwell deserved Grand Prize win Mary-Ella ..:)

2/22/2005 4:32:15 AM

 
Beverley Lu Steeves
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Wow! Congratulations Mary-Ella!!! This is wonderful! Great concept! I'm very proud of my fellow classmate :)

2/22/2005 5:08:02 AM

 
Jeff Lovinger
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Congratulations Mary-Ella on your well deserved grand prize win. Fantastic image and concept.
Jeff

2/22/2005 5:14:44 AM

 
Marcie A. Fowler
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A great big congrats on the very, very well deserved Grand Prize win Mary-Ella!! I love this image and so glad to see it get the well deserved recognition!!

2/22/2005 5:43:53 AM

 
Eric  Schneider
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Congrats on your fantastic shot. !!

2/22/2005 6:25:16 AM

 
Patrick Byrd
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Hi Mary-Ella-

Congratulations- I love it.

2/22/2005 6:35:03 AM

 
Peggy Wolff
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Looks like 3rd time WAS a charm! Congrats on this wonderful shot that is so typically imaginative for you!

2/22/2005 7:19:39 AM

 
Blake Heminger

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Congratulations Mary-Ella!!!
Respectfully,
Blake

2/22/2005 9:07:12 AM

 
Jacqueline  W. Mills
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I found this picture creative and arresting the first time I saw it. I'm so pleased its fine quality was finally recognized by the BF judges! Congrats!

2/22/2005 9:33:32 AM

 
Laurence Saliba
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This is one of the best images I have ever seen!!! Truly merited 1st Prize winner!!! A very BIG congratulations Mary-Ella!!!!

2/22/2005 10:19:47 AM

 
Patrick Campbell
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Congrats Mary-Ella! What a clever idea, and wonderfully executed! Perseverance furthers.

2/22/2005 10:32:49 AM

 
Laurie L. Snidow
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Mary-Ella I have always loved this one and so happy to see it win here! Congrats on a well deserved win!

2/22/2005 11:15:37 AM

 
Theresa Marie Jones
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I knew this was a Masterpiece the 1st time I saw it! What a pleasure to see this again! Congratulations Mary-Ella on your achievement and Grand Prize!

2/22/2005 12:28:17 PM

 
Joline Frazier
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This is a great image, I liked it the first time I saw it, and still do. Congratulations on a well deserved win....third time was a charm!

2/22/2005 12:33:15 PM

 
Paul C. Gazzanigo
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Fabulous, Mary-Ella! Way to persevere!

2/22/2005 1:35:46 PM

 
Donna J. Eaton
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A BIG congratulations to you Mary-Ella! This has always been one of my favorite images! A well deserved win! :-)

2/22/2005 1:52:59 PM

 
Karen Bacon
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I love this photo!!!Congratulations on this winner!

2/22/2005 2:33:38 PM

 
Pamela K
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This is an amazing compilation! I love it! Congratulations on your win!

Pam

2/22/2005 4:07:45 PM

 
Laura Berman
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Such a wonderful image Mary-Ella--I love it even more every time I see it! Congratulations on a very well deserved win!!

2/22/2005 4:26:29 PM

 
Anita Taylor
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This is terrific Mary-Ella! What a great idea. Congratulations :)

2/22/2005 4:43:26 PM

 
Audrea Telkamp
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A big congratulations Mary-Ella!! This is one of my all-time favorites!! Excellent Excellent Excellent!!

2/22/2005 4:43:50 PM

 
Nancy Grace Chen
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Wow, I can't believe you submitted this three times, Mary-Ella... I guess they were just waiting for the right month to make it Grand Prize!! A huge congrats to you-- you know I love this one!

Nancy

2/22/2005 5:20:54 PM

 
Maria Mosolova
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Awesome Mary-Ella!

2/22/2005 5:43:51 PM

 
Casey A. Hanson
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Congratulations on your big win Mary-Ella! Very deserving! :0)

2/22/2005 5:59:26 PM

 
Nancy Donnell
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Very creative! Love this! Nancy D.

2/22/2005 6:47:28 PM

 
S  J
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Many Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE win with this OUTSTANDING image, Mary-Ella!!

2/22/2005 8:19:21 PM

 
Susana Matos
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I am really happy you resubmitted this photo. I am actually missing all the new entries because of my work, and I know seeing this photo I am missing some gorgeous images.
I think this is a spectacular image, you´ve made it so perfectly that I can only admire and admire this!!!! I have no words to tell you how much I love this!
CONGRATULATIONS on this well deserved first prize!
Cheers from Portugal, Su

2/22/2005 11:07:21 PM

 
Judy S. Fung
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Congrats on your grand prize win, Mary-Ella!

2/23/2005 3:11:31 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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COngrats Mary-Ella! This really is a awesome image and so deserving of the Grand Prize! Jeff

2/23/2005 4:14:39 AM

 
Dolores Neilson
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A third Grand, Girlfriend!! Big congrats! I agree with all the statements...well deserved, Mary Ella! I love this creative image immensely!

2/23/2005 4:58:13 AM

 
Clinton  D. Thomas

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I have a question for you. Was this picture shot just this way or did you add the cat in PS? Did you do any kind of editing in PS. I'm learning so whatever you could share would be appreciated.
Lori

2/23/2005 7:49:39 AM

 
Mary-Ella Bowles
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I did use some Photoshop magic to create this image, Lori. I began by taking a photo at the local art museum of 3 paintings on a wall, and the bench you see in front of it. Then I took 3 of my tiger photos, used some artistic filters to make them look like paintings, and then placed them within the 3 frames. Next I added the photo of my cat, sitting her on the bench. Did ALOT of tweaking to make everything seamless. And finally, since this particular cat has no tail in real life, I created one for her in this fantasy image. I must say, it seems very strange for me to see her with a tail! Hope this description helps.

2/23/2005 5:04:52 PM

 
Lisa Young

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Wonderful DA Mary-Ella. Big congrats! Had voted for it at Bestfoto when it won POTM there too.

2/23/2005 9:43:25 PM

 
Clinton  D. Thomas

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Thanks for answering my question Mary-Ella.
Lori

2/24/2005 9:06:03 AM

 
Sharon  McClung
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Absolutely fabulous! Congratulations!

2/24/2005 4:54:30 PM

 
Tammy McAllister
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Tremenous image! Congratulations to you Mary-Ella!

2/25/2005 2:05:32 AM

 
Marta Azevedo
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Congrats, Terrific work.

2/25/2005 9:41:15 AM

 
Carol Brill
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Belated congratulations on your big win, Mary Ella, your mastery of the techniques involved and the final result are absolutely superb!

2/25/2005 6:15:15 PM

 
Grayce  Pedulla Dillon
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Wonderful, wonderful Mary-Ella, and a well deserved win. Congrats!

3/3/2005 7:22:37 PM

 
Mette Vendelboe Allison

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Absolutely cool and awesome idea, very well executed, unique work! Congrats!

3/4/2005 1:12:27 AM

 
Cindy K. Bracken
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Congratulations on your well-deserved win! This is wonderful!
Cindy Bracken
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3/5/2005 6:14:07 PM

 
Jean Crombie
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Mary Ella,

Congratulations! I loved this the first time I saw it and I'm so happy that you have finally been recognized with the Grand Prize! Good for you!

Jean

3/7/2005 5:13:36 AM

 
Leslie W. Cothren
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Wow...wow...wow...
No wonder this was a grand prize winner! Incredible, incredible photography!!!

3/8/2005 6:23:53 AM

 
Jasmine Chua L.
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This is hilarious, obviously lots of thoughts and effort put into this. Amazing and attention grabbing..Well deserved win. Congrats, Mary for a job well done.:-)

3/16/2005 9:37:10 PM

 
Michelle M.  Moyer

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Congratulations!! Great image! (I like the title too...)

Really cool...

4/2/2005 3:36:30 PM

 
Muneer T. Al-Awami
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great shot!

5/12/2005 8:40:38 AM

 
Amanda Price
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You did SUCH a fantastic job on this! Congrats on your grand win!

9/17/2005 2:41:12 PM

 
Ivan Chacon
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What an exquisite piece of Art ...Can't wait to see the Gallery!!!

2/3/2006 3:21:25 PM

 
Stephanie A. Laird
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I have admired this image for so long now. I just wanted to let you know that just fantastic!

2/22/2006 6:01:49 PM

 
Milan Banik
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AWESOME STORY TELLING COMPOSITION!

4/23/2006 11:15:54 AM

 
Martie Last
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This made me laugh right out loud. Thanks for making my day!

8/20/2006 2:35:48 PM

 
Alana J. Case
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This is just perfect!! lol

10/23/2007 10:45:27 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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SPECTACULAR!!!
Brings me smiles!
~Lisa

4/12/2008 10:32:59 AM

 
Lisa R. Buffington
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Fantastic image and creative story telling. Love it and it made me smile.

8/12/2009 10:04:21 AM

 
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