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A Puyallup Fair National Photography Contest Finalist in 2007. "Yes Mr. Bee!"
"Why do you keep putting that thing in my face?" hehe

Same bee as yesterday. Camera on auto macro mode.
© Lori Ditlefsen
Nikon Coolpix 5400...

 
 
 
Judy A. Lawhon
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/16/2004
    Lori....great macro work...he is so handsome and what a great job capturing him!!!


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5/25/2005 6:47:57 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Great job, Lori! Shelly


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5/25/2005 6:49:11 AM

 
Casey A. Hanson
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Wonderful macro, Lori! :0)


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5/25/2005 6:49:43 AM

 
Lori Ditlefsen  

Thanks so much Judy, Shelly, and Casey!


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5/25/2005 7:05:21 AM

 
Michelle Lea  Guinn
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wonderful photo and cute title!! It made me lol!!!! mlg


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5/25/2005 7:05:48 AM

 
Lori Ditlefsen  

Thanks Michelle!


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5/25/2005 7:55:22 AM

 
Sandy Landon
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Very nice macro.


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5/25/2005 7:59:20 AM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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LOL....Wonderful macro. The detail and colors are so very well captured. I like the title also.


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5/25/2005 8:53:19 AM

 
Lori Ditlefsen  

Thanks Sandy and Darren! Glad you like it! I had fun with narration!


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5/25/2005 9:10:25 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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LOL - wonderful macro and a great title, Lori!


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5/25/2005 9:15:17 AM

 
Lori Ditlefsen  

Thanks Karen!


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5/25/2005 9:24:09 AM

 
Sara Jensen
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ROTFL, that is great. I think the DOF was good, and the composition is great. I'd be nervous personally, taking pictures like that as I'm allergic to bees, but it is a great picture!


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5/25/2005 9:34:03 AM

 
Lori Ditlefsen  

Thanks, Sara! My little brother is highly allergice to bees too. If he gets stung he's off to the hospital. They are fatal for him. I don't worry about too much about critters. I love'm all!


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5/25/2005 12:55:45 PM

 
Rob T. Henry
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Wow!! What a great macro, Lori!!


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5/25/2005 8:02:52 PM

 
Lori Ditlefsen  

Thank you Rob!


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5/25/2005 9:05:16 PM

 
Thy Bun  

Wow! Lori. You did it. I love the colors and bumble bee.


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5/26/2005 6:38:02 AM

 
Lori Ditlefsen  

Well, thanks so much, Thy! Coming from you it means a lot! I just love your macro shots!


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5/26/2005 6:41:35 AM

 
Marcie A. Fowler
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And what was your reply to Mr. Bee?? Great detail in this image Lori. I wouldn't get that close to a bee!!


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5/26/2005 7:19:56 AM

 
Lori Ditlefsen  

I told him I was going to make him famous! hehe Thanks Marcie!


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5/26/2005 8:52:34 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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great closeup...love the colors


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5/26/2005 12:38:10 PM

 
Lori Ditlefsen  

Thank you Cathy!


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5/26/2005 12:51:29 PM

 
kerby lee pfrangle
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Lori,

I like Mr. BEE he looking directly at me.

Very nice detail and color.

Kerby


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5/27/2005 8:16:46 AM

 
Lori Ditlefsen  

Thank you Kerby!


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5/27/2005 9:31:04 AM

 
Melissa  L. Zavadil
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This is such a great shot! But I might even like your POEM better!!!! Too cute! Great job on both!!!


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5/27/2005 3:12:52 PM

 
Lori Ditlefsen  

Thank you so much Melissa!


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5/27/2005 4:54:23 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Great macro Lori, he's sooo fuzzy!


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5/29/2005 5:19:48 PM

 
Lori Ditlefsen  

Thanks Claudia!


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5/29/2005 7:47:32 PM

 
Jennifer L. Wright
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Ha, this is so funny! It would have been a great photo otherwise, but your title makes it hilarious:o) Now every time I see a bee, I will think of this and laugh.


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5/30/2005 10:21:14 AM

 
Lori Ditlefsen  

Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks Jennifer!


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5/30/2005 10:35:18 AM

 
Roxanne M. Bubar
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WOW Great capture. Brillant colors. Wonderful job love the title.


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5/30/2005 11:05:55 AM

 
Tammy Scott
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OMGosh what a fantastic macro, Lori! Awesome clarity!


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5/30/2005 11:42:31 AM

 
Lori Ditlefsen  

Thanks so much Roxanne and Tammy!


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5/30/2005 11:54:03 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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LOL - just fantastic, Lori!


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5/30/2005 11:59:42 AM

 
Lori Ditlefsen  

Thanks Karen!


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5/30/2005 12:47:28 PM

 
Debbie Hartley
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I love your bee Lori!! I've never seen one so fluffy!!!


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5/30/2005 11:20:10 PM

 
Lori Ditlefsen  

Thank you Debbie!


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5/31/2005 5:53:28 AM

 
Alisha L. Ekstrom
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WOW Lori...Great macro use!! Love the details of this image....Nicely captured!!:)


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6/3/2005 9:14:15 AM

 
Lori Ditlefsen  

Thanks Alisha!


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6/3/2005 12:21:57 PM

 
Jim Kinnunen
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Fantastic macro, Lori!!!


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6/3/2005 8:21:13 PM

 
Lori Ditlefsen  

Thank you Jim!


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6/3/2005 10:02:34 PM

 
Laurence Saliba
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Lori these macros are perfect!!!!!!!


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6/8/2005 7:20:58 AM

 
Lori Ditlefsen  

THanks so much, Laurence!


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6/8/2005 7:45:22 AM

 
Sandra Wehrman
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awesome macro! great capture, details and color -


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6/9/2005 9:12:09 AM

 
Lori Ditlefsen  

Thank you so much, Sandra!


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6/9/2005 12:33:12 PM

 
Kathleen F. Greer
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This is awesome and very cute Lori!! He looks friendly enough!!


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6/9/2005 1:42:57 PM

 
Lori Ditlefsen  

Thanks Kath, but remember, looks can be deceiving! I try not to trust anything with a stinger! hehe


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6/9/2005 2:12:39 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Fantastic detail and lighting


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6/9/2005 3:41:00 PM

 
Lori Ditlefsen  

Thanks so much Stephen!


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6/9/2005 4:32:30 PM

 
Cindy Paquette
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Yike...he's soooo close! I love all his fur...this is just awesome Lori! Wow! :-)


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6/9/2005 5:30:58 PM

 
Lori Ditlefsen  

Thanks so much Cindy!


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6/9/2005 8:03:20 PM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Hello, hello, hello...this is CLOSE!!
Awesome picture, Lori!! I simply love it!!!


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6/11/2005 8:52:34 AM

 
Lori Ditlefsen  

Thank you very much Jenny!


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6/11/2005 9:32:17 AM

 
Heather Harpel
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Oh, wow, wow, wow! I would be so nervous to try this! I am so scared of bees, wasps, I don't get near anything that can sting. I love this photo, though, because I think bees are cute, in a photo at least! You did a spectacular job, it's a really great photo!


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6/11/2005 6:56:15 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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This is a fantastic macro, Jenny! Love the colors and detail...excellent!


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6/11/2005 6:57:45 PM

 
Lori Ditlefsen  

Thanks so much Heather and Terry. I'm just glad it was so darn patient while I took time to get set up and while I took many shots! :)


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6/11/2005 9:09:54 PM

 
Lisa Deaton
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What a fantastic Macro!!!! Excellent job!! :)


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6/14/2005 6:46:46 PM

 
Laura E. OConnor
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Great image, fantastic macro and hilarious caption!


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6/14/2005 6:50:38 PM

 
Lori Ditlefsen  

Thanks so much Lisa and Laura!


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6/14/2005 8:15:01 PM

 
The Judges at BetterPhoto.com
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Good close-up shot. I like the humor with the title - we look at so many images each month, an interesting or fun title can really add a lot.


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6/20/2005 3:56:39 PM

 
Lori Ditlefsen  

I'm so glad you like my bee shots. This bee was so very cooperative that I had to seize the moment. This one reminded me of a child raising it's hand in class! hehe


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6/20/2005 6:43:26 PM

 
Sandy Landon
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Congratulations. Well deserved.


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6/21/2005 4:47:37 PM

 
Michelle Lea  Guinn
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Congratulations Lori!!! mlg


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6/21/2005 4:51:34 PM

 
Tammy Scott
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Congratulations again, Lori!


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6/21/2005 5:12:54 PM

 
KHAWLA Haddad
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Congratulations on your finalists Lori wow wonderful macro love it well don !!!


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6/21/2005 5:58:52 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Congratulations, Lori!!


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6/21/2005 7:42:11 PM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Congratulations again, Lori!!


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6/21/2005 11:25:10 PM

 
Walter Graziano
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Congratulations Lori! Great Shot! Good Luck in the contest!


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6/22/2005 12:01:57 AM

 
Heather Harpel
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Congratulations Lori!


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6/22/2005 5:02:47 AM

 
Lori Ditlefsen  

Thank you so very much Sandy, Michelle, Tammy, Khawla, Terry, Jenny, Wally and Heather! I'm always surprised and flattered when I make finals with so many wonderful shots amoung us!


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6/22/2005 6:01:56 AM

 
Noel Baebler
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Congratulations! Fantastic macro, Lori! And I LOVE talking bees!


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6/22/2005 6:37:19 AM

 
Deb Holmes
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Congrats Lori, on this excellent finalist!


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6/22/2005 8:49:02 AM

 
Laurence Saliba
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Congratulations Lori!!!!!!!!!


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6/22/2005 9:01:58 AM

 
Lori Ditlefsen  

Thank you bunches Laurence, Deb and Noel!


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6/22/2005 9:12:36 PM

 
Jim Kinnunen
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Great win, Lori...Congratulations!!!!:)


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6/23/2005 12:54:31 AM

 
Tammy Scott
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Congratulations on this FANTASTIC win, Lori!


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6/23/2005 3:52:40 AM

 
Heather Harpel
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Congratulations on your win, Lori!


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6/23/2005 4:12:41 AM

 
KHAWLA Haddad
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Congratulation on this wonderful winner!!!


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6/23/2005 4:21:38 AM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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congrats on this awesome WINNING image!


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6/23/2005 5:10:34 AM

 
Darla Cobus
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CONGRATS!


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6/23/2005 5:51:06 AM

 
Rob T. Henry
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Congratulations, Lori on this well deserved win!!


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6/23/2005 6:39:04 AM

 
Noel Baebler
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Congratulations, Lori!


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6/23/2005 7:07:19 AM

 
Olivia Navarro
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Congrats Lori!!! What a fantastic macro!


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6/23/2005 7:18:35 AM

 
Laurence Saliba
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A BIG CONGRATS Lori!!!!!!!! Well deserved win.


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6/23/2005 7:40:24 AM

 
Jill Flynn
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A BIG CONGRATULTIONS ON YOUR WIN LORI!!


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6/23/2005 7:50:55 AM

 
Patricia A. Kuniega
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Now he's got the answer! To win the contest, of course! : ) Big congrats, Lori!


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6/23/2005 8:31:07 AM

 
Robert Mann
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Great detail on this bee, Lori! Big congrats on your win!


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6/23/2005 10:10:35 AM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Congrats on your bee-utiful win, Lori!!


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6/23/2005 10:33:59 AM

 
Lori Ditlefsen  

What a big surprise! Thank you so very much, Jim, Tammy, Heather, Kelly, Laura, Darla, Rob, Noel, Olivia, Laurence, Jill, Patricia, Rob, and Deborah and the judges at BP! :)


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6/23/2005 10:48:02 AM

 
Deb Holmes
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Congrats to you Lori, on this amazing and awesome winner, Bravo!


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6/23/2005 12:07:44 PM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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CONGRATULATIONS, LORI!!!


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6/23/2005 1:22:34 PM

 
Debra Booth
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Awesome macro, Lori! Congratulations!!


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6/23/2005 2:55:19 PM

 
ADILSON F. FERREIRA
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Congratulations on your win Lori!!!


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6/23/2005 5:01:01 PM

 
Carol Brill
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Lori, congratulations on your win with this terrific close-up shot!


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6/23/2005 9:02:56 PM

 
Lori Ditlefsen  

Thank you very much Deb, Marsha, Debra, Adilson and Carol!


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6/23/2005 10:04:52 PM

 
Souha Dooly
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Congratulations on your win,Lori!!Great shot!!


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6/23/2005 10:48:58 PM

 
Allan L. Whitehead
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Lori, congratulations on your win in last month's contest in the 'Details and Macro' category. I'm sorry that I missed this the first time around. It is very richly deserved, my dear friend - your friend, Allan


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6/24/2005 3:48:26 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Congrats Lori, love the pose of this little guy!


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6/24/2005 3:41:36 PM

 
Kathleen F. Greer
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Big Congrats Lori!!


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6/24/2005 3:55:38 PM

 
Lori Ditlefsen  

Thank you Souha, Allan, Claudia and Kath! :)


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6/24/2005 5:46:03 PM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Congratulations on this fantastic winner, Lori!


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6/25/2005 3:28:49 AM

 
Lori Ditlefsen  

Thank you Wally!


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6/25/2005 7:30:03 AM

 
Susana Heide
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Not surprised at all to see this "bring home the gold!!!" MANY CONGRATS, Lori!!!


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6/25/2005 10:54:35 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations to you Lori!!!


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6/26/2005 3:10:02 AM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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Congratulations On This Excellent Macro And Your Win Lori!!


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6/26/2005 6:02:03 AM

 
Lori Ditlefsen  

Thank you Susana, Colette, and Terry!


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6/26/2005 9:05:41 PM

 
Joy Rector
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Congrats on your win.


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6/28/2005 10:04:16 AM

 
Lori Ditlefsen  

Thank you Joy! :)


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6/29/2005 6:59:11 AM

 
Timothy L. Leggett
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Congrats Lori, great shot.
Tim


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7/8/2005 10:53:56 AM

 
Lori Ditlefsen  

Well, thank you Tim! Long time no hear from! Hope things are going well for you!


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7/8/2005 2:24:10 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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WOW!!!!! This is a fantastic shot. Congratulations on your win.


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7/15/2005 4:05:15 PM

 
Lori Ditlefsen  

Thank you so much, Kay!


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7/16/2005 11:24:48 AM

 
Jennifer L. Skrutsky  

wow- great shot.u cant even tell it was taken by a digital camera.


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7/22/2005 6:04:58 PM

 
Lori Ditlefsen  

Thank you so much Jennifer! My camera is a 5.1 mp and I was only about a half inch from the bee so I could size it down and still have a nice clear image!


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7/22/2005 8:07:22 PM

 
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