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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner
 
'I ain't got no body...'
'I ain't got no body...'
Mesquite Sand Dunes, Death Valley National Park, CA. Skull was planted :-) Thanks to Cathy Kovarik for the title.
© Francis Cailles
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Cathy Stancil
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    Love the tones, the textures, the lines in the sand...Another beautiful shot Francis ! And great title !

4/14/2005 10:26:38 PM

 
Kristen McKain
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Wow! Fantastic!

4/15/2005 7:08:29 AM

 
Brenda W. LaFleur
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Congrats, Frances! Love this one!

5/22/2005 6:58:11 PM

 
Cora Miller
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ROFL!!! What a title! And that skull there looks entirely natural to me. We never would have known it was planted if you hadn't told us. :) Another remarkable image from you with equisite detail from the immediate foreground to the far distant mountain peaks and that low warm light that makes even a dead head look good! Congratulations, Francis. This one certainly deserves the recognition and the win!

5/22/2005 11:21:56 PM

 
Jan Van Assche
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Haha great title and great photo !

5/24/2005 12:22:46 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Beautiful image alone without the skull but I love the touch of humour ~ great image! Congrats on finals and potd!

5/24/2005 12:24:29 AM

 
Muneer T. Al-Awami
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Beautiful image!

5/24/2005 12:30:30 AM

 
Humayun Rizwan
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CONGRATULATIONS, Francis on well-deserved POTD. Great image

5/24/2005 12:34:40 AM

 
Bill Houghton
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Beautiful desert scenic. Congratulations on your win.

5/24/2005 1:32:45 AM

 
Judy S. Fung
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Congrats on finalist and POTD, Francis!

5/24/2005 2:49:29 AM

 
Bonnie C. Lackey
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Congratulations on the honors for this outstanding image!

5/24/2005 3:00:53 AM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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This one is a winner! congrats!

5/24/2005 3:55:18 AM

 
Scott Pedersen

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Nice composition.

5/24/2005 4:05:31 AM

 
Debra Booth
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Beautiful, Francis! Congratulations on your finalist and on POTD!

5/24/2005 4:10:51 AM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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A big CONGRATS to you Francis.

5/24/2005 4:15:41 AM

 
Joy Rector
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Congrats on POTD

5/24/2005 4:26:30 AM

 
Dorothy E. Reed
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congratulations Francis....one of my favorites of yours...oh heck, all your work is a favorite for me.

5/24/2005 4:45:12 AM

 
Dan Walters

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Awesome shot! I really like the composition and the light!

5/24/2005 4:55:07 AM

 
Penny Steiner
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Gorgeous POTD and a gallery worthy of a photographic artist. Congratulations.

5/24/2005 4:56:06 AM

 
Jeff Lovinger
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Congrats Francis on this fantastic POTD. Your work is so beautiful.

5/24/2005 5:01:29 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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congrats on your POTD...love the title

5/24/2005 5:17:31 AM

 
Sanford Dickerson

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Truly impressive Photo. Fine example of what photo art is all about. Hats off to you!!!!!

5/24/2005 5:17:43 AM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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Congrats on this beautifully composed and executed image!!! Perfect lighting and amazing colour!

5/24/2005 5:31:02 AM

 
Francis Cailles
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Thanks guys...I really appreciate the kind remarks. What a great surprise to be chosen POTD! woo-hoo!

Thanks again...what a generous bunch of folks!

5/24/2005 5:31:38 AM

 
Olivia Navarro
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WOW, what a shot, Francis! And your title is hilarious! Congrats on your POTD!

5/24/2005 6:12:14 AM

 
Kate Jackson
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I love sun and shade sand dune pictures. This one is great. Congrats on POTD

5/24/2005 6:16:12 AM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Congratulations on your POTD, Francis -- a wonderful composition you made, worth getting up early in the morning for!

5/24/2005 6:40:56 AM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Excellent shot Francis, and congratulations on your POTD!

5/24/2005 7:46:28 AM

 
Kimberly J. Whipps
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Okay, I wasn't having the best morning and you and this title just really cheered me up. Great shot - perfect title.

5/24/2005 8:00:44 AM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Congrats on your finalist & POTD!

5/24/2005 8:17:38 AM

 
Sharon  Day
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Double congratulations, Francis!!! Gorgeous and stunning image!

5/24/2005 9:18:33 AM

 
Lori Carlson
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GREAT "plant" Francis!! :0) It goes perfectly! :0) This is so visually pleasing...great job! Congrats on your POTD!! :0)

5/24/2005 11:00:02 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist photo!! Fantastic potd as well!

5/24/2005 12:06:54 PM

 
Ed Heaton
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Hi Francis,
Great job on this! Congrats on POTD!

5/24/2005 2:32:15 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Excellent photo, Francis!
Congratulations on the POTD recognition.

bill

5/24/2005 3:50:09 PM

 
Katleen R. Struckle
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Awesome image francis! Congrats on POTD!!

5/24/2005 4:14:58 PM

 
C William Dunsay
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Take away the skull and it still doesn't look real. How beautiful!

5/24/2005 4:53:58 PM

 
Diane Dupuis-Kallos
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Congrats on your first place win!

5/24/2005 5:41:28 PM

 
William C. Raco
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What a day!
POTD and First Place!
Congratulations, Francis!

bill

5/24/2005 5:53:44 PM

 
kerby lee pfrangle
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Francis,

Congratulations on first place.

Well deserved.

Kerby

5/24/2005 5:54:52 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Congratulations on your first place win, Francis!!! Well done!

5/24/2005 5:56:33 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your super win!

5/24/2005 6:00:31 PM

 
Brenda W. LaFleur
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Yoohoo! Way to go, buddy!

5/24/2005 6:03:44 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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A beautiful image and I love the title too, Francis! Congrats on your first place win!

5/24/2005 6:20:58 PM

 
Rhonda Smith
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With or without the skull.. this is a winner!! Congrats!

5/24/2005 6:21:08 PM

 
melvina weatherby
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Congratulations on your well deserved first place win !!

5/24/2005 6:39:12 PM

 
Francis Cailles
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WOO-HOO!! What a day!! Thanks everyone for looking and commenting.

Unnnnnnnnbelieeeeeevable!!!!

5/24/2005 6:42:21 PM

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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Woo-hoo indeed, Francis...but it shouldn't be unbelievable to you - it's certainly NOT to all of us!!! ;-)

This is SUCH a wonderful image - and, is SO-O deserving of being chosen as a Finalist, POTD, AND then, FIRST PLACE winner, Francis...YAY!!! Sincere congratulations!!! :-)

5/24/2005 7:12:37 PM

 
Sherri Conley
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Congratulations on your first place win, Francis! Well done!

5/24/2005 7:24:30 PM

 
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This is an exceptional image, Francis. I wish I had taken a steer skull with me to Death Valley last year.

And congratulations!

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5/24/2005 7:40:38 PM

 
Jeff Lovinger
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Congrats Francis on your first place win!!!!!
This is one of my favorites.

5/24/2005 7:48:52 PM

 
Chuck Inglefield
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Wonderful color and contrast. Your composition is fantastic.

5/24/2005 8:09:20 PM

 
Patrick Campbell
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Many congrats on your outstanding photo and win, Francis!

5/24/2005 8:55:11 PM

 
Melissa  L. Zavadil
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This is such a spectacular shot! Congrats on your 1st place win!!

5/24/2005 9:57:30 PM

 
Cathy Stancil
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Congratulations Francis on your 1st place winner !! I had no doubts that we'd see this one again...

5/24/2005 10:21:31 PM

 
Cora Miller
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Yippee!!! CONGRATULATIONS Francis!

5/24/2005 10:46:40 PM

 
Lori S. Aschbrenner
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Congratulations, Francis! LOVE the title!!

5/25/2005 3:06:09 AM

 
Ed Heaton
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Congratulations on your first place win, Francis! Very well done!

5/25/2005 4:42:33 AM

 
Michael S. McCook
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Congratulations Francis on your 1st place win!

5/25/2005 6:26:44 AM

 
Kevin Burns
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Congratulations

5/25/2005 7:05:58 AM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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Congratulations Francis on this excellent FIRST PLACE win!!!

5/25/2005 7:53:33 AM

 
Judy S. Fung
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Congrats on your win, Francis!

5/25/2005 12:35:13 PM

 
Kristen McKain
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Congrats! Well deserved!!

5/25/2005 2:36:25 PM

 
Jim Kinnunen
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Congratulations on this very excellent win, Francis!!!! The image and the title are fantastic!!!!

5/25/2005 5:01:54 PM

 
dileep sinha

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it is a well shot picture. great colours and clarity. still, I feel that the scull should have looked smaller to emphasize the vastness of sand and the scull's insignificance in it.
it has been well composed and titled.
congrats!

5/25/2005 8:56:58 PM

 
Dolores Neilson
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Well deserved Francis! I recall seeing this somewhere...maybe your website. Thought it was great then...and still do!! Congrats!

5/26/2005 4:14:57 PM

 
Jeff Dadey
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Congrats on your win Francis! Great photo!

Jeff

6/1/2005 11:41:12 PM

 
Greg j. Briley
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Francis. I know this is late but I have been way busy, but I wanted to make sure I offer my Congrats on your April win before the May contest is displayed. Wonderful detail, contrast, color and humorous storyline!! Way to gooo!!!

6/20/2005 7:33:29 PM

 
KK Van Pelt

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Congratulations! Francis, I've viewed your gallery and you have a great eye and wonderful sense of nature. You have created magnificent works of art with your camera. KK

6/30/2005 8:43:23 PM

 
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Hey Francis, I just joined this site and am glad to see so many familiar faces :-) So far I am really loving this one! did you get your photo yet?
Jill Odice

7/3/2005 5:08:05 PM

 
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