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Upside Down is Great! Two!
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner
 
Upside Down is Great! Two!
Upside Down is Great! Two!
2nd in the series, This was taken at the top of his pendulum while I was daringly laying on the ground underneath him. He tilted his head back and I took this picture!
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Lori Lozzi

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    What a great picture! It is framed perfectly and the colors (his eyes, shirt, and sky) work wonderfully. Great job!! -Lori

4/6/2005 11:09:22 AM

 
Susana Heide
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YIKES! You really are daring! But it was worth it! You caught this swing image from a very cool and unusual perspective!

4/6/2005 11:44:22 AM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Awesome capture!! WOW!

4/6/2005 12:24:24 PM

 
Cheryl Smith

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I love this image! GREAT JOB!

4/6/2005 12:33:08 PM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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Amazing perspective, Melissa and spectacular capture of action.

4/6/2005 2:52:30 PM

 
Theresa Marie Jones
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Awesome angle and artistic approach!
Uniquely done Melisa!!

4/6/2005 4:04:04 PM

 
Stephanie Lyons
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Excellent shot Melissa! Everything about this shot screams winner!

4/6/2005 6:03:37 PM

 
Melissa  L. Zavadil
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Thank you so much for all the wonderful comments I really appreciate it! I really had a lot of fun with this shot and so did my son! :)

4/6/2005 9:37:06 PM

 
Amy M. Parish
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WOW! This is an amazing picture!

4/6/2005 10:36:26 PM

 
Kara Hendricks
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Your perspective on these rocks Melissa!! I love this!! I agree.. Winner!

4/7/2005 7:07:27 AM

 
Melissa  L. Zavadil
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Thanks for your encouragement! I have my fingers crossed! Thanks again for all the wonderfull comments I appreciate it so much! If you have the time check out the one I am posting today, maybe not as artistic but hilarious!

4/7/2005 7:46:15 AM

 
Emylee M. Hendricks
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Wonderful image Melissa, love your angle.

4/7/2005 8:17:42 AM

 
Tracy D. Siermachesky
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What a cool shot! Love the perspective and nice blue sky in the background.

4/7/2005 11:28:04 PM

 
Kristy  E. Lane

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This is WONDERFUL! I love the perspective and the blue sky and his expression...all around great!

4/8/2005 9:17:17 AM

 
Rhonda Smith
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This is an unbelievable shot... very creative Melissa! and daring..LOL Luv it!

4/14/2005 4:53:54 PM

 
Melissa  L. Zavadil
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Emylee, Tracy, Kristy and Rhonda thank you so much for your incouraging comments!

4/16/2005 8:15:13 AM

 
Tammy McAllister
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This is FABULOUS!!!! I am sure we will see this one again...awesome!
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4/20/2005 7:27:16 AM

 
Lori Carlson
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This is great Melissa!! And I'm happy no one was harmed in the making of this photo...ha!! :0) Great idea!! :0)

4/26/2005 8:47:09 AM

 
S  J
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Many Congratulations on this Outstanding Finalist, Melissa!!

5/21/2005 10:19:01 PM

 
KHAWLA Haddad
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Congratulations on your finalist!

5/21/2005 10:24:40 PM

 
Jim Kinnunen
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Outstanding image Melissa!! Congratulations!!!

5/21/2005 10:44:35 PM

 
Tammy Scott
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Congratulations, Melissa!

5/21/2005 10:58:52 PM

 
Christopher A. Vedros
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Congrats Melissa! Beautiful image!

5/22/2005 8:49:28 AM

 
Lori S. Aschbrenner
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Outstanding, Melissa! Love how his eyes match his shirt! Congratulations!!

5/22/2005 10:51:04 AM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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Awesome Melissa!!Congratulations On Your Finalist:-)

5/22/2005 1:07:15 PM

 
Susana Heide
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CONGRATS Melissa! I knew this would make the cut!

5/22/2005 8:06:28 PM

 
Tammy McAllister
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Congratulations...I also knew this would be here....hehehe!
Tootles

5/23/2005 4:48:01 AM

 
Lynn Crawford
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Congrats Melissa, great job :)

5/23/2005 8:31:57 AM

 
Michelle Abraham
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What an AMAZING shot!! LOVE IT!!! Congrats!!!

5/23/2005 5:54:12 PM

 
Diane Dupuis-Kallos
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Congrats on an amazing capture and your first place win!

5/24/2005 5:44:47 PM

 
kerby lee pfrangle
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Melissa congratulations on a first place win with an awesome entry. Well deserved. Kerby

5/24/2005 5:57:50 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your super win!...cute boy

5/24/2005 6:02:25 PM

 
Kara Hendricks
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What did I say!!! Winner!! I'm so excited for you!!! Not just second.... but 1st!!!!!!! Way to go girl!!!!!!

5/24/2005 6:04:20 PM

 
Jill Flynn
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A big congratulations on your First Place win Melissa!

5/24/2005 6:05:34 PM

 
Rhonda Smith
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Congratulations! on a well deserved win Melissa! Great capture and you're a very brave lady in my books..LOL

5/24/2005 6:17:43 PM

 
Jane Summa
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Congratulations, Melissa , on your 1st Place Win!!! Way 2 go!

5/24/2005 6:22:53 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Congratulations, Melissa this is awesome!!!!!

5/24/2005 6:25:49 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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Wonderful perspective, Melissa! Congrats on your well deserved first place win!

5/24/2005 6:27:50 PM

 
S  J
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Congratulations on this well deserving First Place Win, Melissa!!

5/24/2005 6:53:43 PM

 
Dolores Neilson
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My goodness!! This is positively outstanding!! Creative angle!! This rocks, girl!! Rocks indeed! I wish I had taken it.

5/24/2005 7:05:45 PM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Melissa CONGRATULATIONS

Stan Kwasniowski

5/24/2005 7:16:24 PM

 
Kimberly J. Whipps
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Truly incredible. A most deserved win!

5/24/2005 7:22:11 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations, Melissa!!!

5/24/2005 7:26:23 PM

 
Olivia Navarro
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Congratulations Melissa!!!! Your dare paid off! :) This is an awesome shot!!!

5/24/2005 7:28:09 PM

 
Sherri Conley
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Congratulations Melissa! Your perspective is amazing!

5/24/2005 7:34:13 PM

 
Stacy Wasmuth
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Great job! Congratulations - I hope I'm daring enough to try this one day! :)

5/24/2005 7:39:35 PM

 
Christy C. Snodgrass
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Congrats Melissa! You captured the magical flying feeling we all had when we used to do that! Great job!

5/24/2005 7:40:23 PM

 
Dan J. Holm
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Big CONGRATULATIONS on your WIN, Melissa!!!

5/24/2005 8:03:31 PM

 
Chuck Inglefield
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You literally feel the motion when looking at this photo. Very creative perspective. Great shot.

5/24/2005 8:07:33 PM

 
Nancy Grace Chen
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Truly wonderful and original!! Congrats to you on a well-deserved first place winner.

Nancy

5/24/2005 8:48:50 PM

 
Melissa  L. Zavadil
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WOW I truly can NOT BELIEVE THIS; I took my kids out to see the new Star Wars Movie and I come back to this! I am absolutely floored! I can NOT believe I WON first place! This is CRAZY! YEEE - HAAA!! WOW I need to go have a swing now! :o)

5/24/2005 9:27:38 PM

 
Melissa  L. Zavadil
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Thank you ALL for your wonderful comments and your support. You guys are so wonderful!

5/24/2005 9:29:43 PM

 
Tammy Scott
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WOW! WTG, Melissa!!!

5/24/2005 10:01:46 PM

 
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HUGE congratulations on this WINNER!!!

5/24/2005 10:07:14 PM

 
Cora Miller
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Congratulations, Melissa! This is such a fun shot! A well deserved win!!

5/24/2005 11:10:31 PM

 
Muneer T. Al-Awami
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Congratulations, great image!

5/25/2005 12:57:07 AM

 
Kate Jackson
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Congratulations Melissa! This is terrific!!!

5/25/2005 1:25:07 AM

 
Donna R. Moratelli
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Congratulations!! Very striking image!

5/25/2005 1:55:10 AM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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Yeah!!!!!! Melissa. Super shot and a big congrats on this FIRST PLACE winner!!

5/25/2005 2:45:06 AM

 
Tammy McAllister
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Congratulations Melissa on your first place win, super!
Tootles

5/25/2005 3:00:49 AM

 
Lori S. Aschbrenner
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Congratulations on your first place win, Melissa!

5/25/2005 3:11:40 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Very cool shot Melissa, congrats on your win!!

5/25/2005 4:14:12 AM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Melissa, congratulations on your First Place win and for having the imagination and the courage to make this great picture!

5/25/2005 5:54:14 AM

 
Stacey A. Bates
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Congrats on your first place win Melissa!!!

5/25/2005 6:05:22 AM

 
kathy wolfe
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Great perspective! how original ~ CONGRATS on your win!!

5/25/2005 6:12:06 AM

 
Deb Holmes
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Big congrats on this adorable first place winner Melissa. Excellent!

5/25/2005 6:18:38 AM

 
Melissa  L. Zavadil
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This is soo incredible I still can't believe I won! Thank you all for all your comments and the site has improved my skills soo much I have to than this site for helping me to expand my knowledge and having a wonderful place for me to hang out with wonderful people that share a common interest!! THANKS SOOO MUCH!!

I SWING FOR YOU ALL!! :o)

5/25/2005 6:28:28 AM

 
Melissa  L. Zavadil
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  ~~I Swing High For BP~~
~~I Swing High For BP~~
THANKS EVERYONE!!!
© Melissa  L. Zavadil
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This is soo incredible I still can't believe I won! Thank you all for all your comments and the site has improved my skills soo much I have to than this site for helping me to expand my knowledge and having a wonderful place for me to hang out with wonderful people that share a common interest!! THANKS SOOO MUCH!!

~~~I SWING FOR YOU ALL!!~~~ :o)

5/25/2005 6:29:31 AM

 
Michael S. McCook
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Congratulations on this very well deserved win, Melissa!!!

5/25/2005 6:31:33 AM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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CONGRATULATIONS Melissa on this FANTASTIC FIRST PLACE win!!!!! It's awesome!!

5/25/2005 8:00:45 AM

 
Patrick Campbell
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What a great idea, and well done! Congrats on your first place win, Melissa!

5/25/2005 8:11:51 AM

 
Marta Azevedo
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Great work

5/25/2005 8:15:18 AM

 
Ermanno Radice
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Big congratulations on this marvellous first place winner Melissa. Excellent image, well deserved!

5/25/2005 11:20:39 AM

 
Susana Heide
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I'd been meaning to congratulate you on this amazing first place win, MELISSA!!! So here it goes: CONGRATS!!! I knew it was a special image when I first saw it :o)

5/25/2005 11:28:07 AM

 
Laurence Saliba
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SUPER CONGRATS Melissa!!!!!!!!!

5/25/2005 12:15:15 PM

 
Mata Patan
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CONGRATULATIONS Melissa!
Your perspective and idea really brought you to this fantastic win!!

5/25/2005 1:56:01 PM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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congrats on your win! fabulous photograph!

5/25/2005 7:09:14 PM

 
Alisha L. Ekstrom
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WOW Melissa....I'm out of town right now & had a chance to check the site & WOW....You did it!!!!! Congratulations on such a superb win & you so much deserve it!!! You are so creative! I love this image. Nicely captured!!! I'm very proud of you!!!!
Talk to you when I return home on Monday.
Alisha

5/26/2005 8:57:58 AM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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This is an awesome photo!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5/26/2005 5:10:50 PM

 
bob cornelison
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great shot! Congrats!
~:O)

5/29/2005 7:08:27 PM

 
Nicole Grimsley

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Melissa...I'm so happy for you! I haven't been on in awhile and I pop in today and look what I see...one of my favorite people got FIRST place!!! You so deserve it! Congrats, my dear!

5/31/2005 2:07:26 PM

 
Jeff Dadey
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Congrats on your win Melissa! Great shot!

Jeff

6/1/2005 11:45:08 PM

 
James Reininger
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Great shot. Its so simple but yet very creative!

6/11/2005 9:27:26 PM

 
Greg j. Briley
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Melissa I wanted to stop by and offer my congrats on your First place win before the May contest winners get here. I love this shot. Very creative on your part to think of this perspective followed by a great once-in-a-lifetime opportune moment. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful shot and a BIG CONGRATS on your much deserved win!!!

6/20/2005 7:51:31 PM

 
Rodel Simpauco
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Just came across this. What an awesome picture!! Totally worth it if you got caught on the downswing!! :-)

Congrats on the award!!
Rodel Simpauco

6/22/2005 10:58:03 AM

 
Susan L. Vasquez
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LOL! This is great Melissa, it's about time I got around to seeing your entire gallery. I didn't realize your children were so talented and I am very happy I finally got around to looking!

7/24/2005 8:17:33 PM

 
Karen Walzer
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I really enjoyed your gallery! Just amazing! K

7/28/2005 12:20:05 PM

 
Martin Witt
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Wow, what else can I say that hasn't already been said! Fantastic shot! Excellent angle and exposure. Sorry it took so long for me to find this. Congrats!!!! Cheers....Martin

8/19/2005 1:27:34 PM

 
Katrina Diaz
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I have been to your gallery several times and somehow never seen this one...I don't know how I missed it! I love the perspective (you're really brave!) and the colors are so fresh!
Thanks for your congrats on my cowboy picture...I really appreciate it! ; )
~K

9/27/2005 6:17:35 PM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Belated comgrats on this fab shot Melissa ~ your gallery is truly inspiring .. wonderful images!
susie

10/1/2005 12:44:32 AM

 
Janice L. Willis
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What an awesome image --but kinda makes me dizzy- Congrats on it's win very deserving!!!!!

10/6/2005 10:03:50 AM

 
RC  Fritz
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What a great picture, Melissa! Congrats!

8/23/2006 5:08:09 PM

 
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