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Mother love Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner
Mother love
Mother love
Taken in the Johannesburg zoo.
© Angie de Louw
Canon EOS Digital ...
Andrea W. Hedgepeth
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    What a wonderful image. Great shot!

6/28/2005 12:33:16 PM

Beverley A. Daniels
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Oh my God--that's so adorable!! Great shot Angie--I love it!

6/28/2005 1:28:19 PM

Terry L. Ellis
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6/28/2005 1:29:22 PM

Jennifer L. Wright
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Awww, that is darling!

6/28/2005 1:38:51 PM


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This is absolutely adorable!

6/28/2005 2:26:23 PM

Jessica L. Richard
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great captrue, this is adorable!

6/28/2005 2:29:33 PM

Ellen L. Zaslaw
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Wonderful image. Very touching. Great title.

6/28/2005 5:21:36 PM

Ken Grooms
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This is a perfectly composed picture. If the animals were people, they could not be better posed. I like everything - the expression, pose, color, sharpness, etc. Great job Angie!

6/28/2005 6:40:24 PM

Ellen L. Zaslaw
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Ken is right on.
This is transcendental !

6/29/2005 12:30:22 AM

Ken Grooms
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Congratulations, Angie, on your well-deserved win! We should be seeing this one more time real soon!

7/22/2005 9:14:50 PM

Kay E. Mahoney
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Fantastic capture Angie. I love it. Congrautlations on your win. Good luck on the next round.

7/23/2005 7:00:12 AM

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What a great pose! Mom has a nice smile

7/23/2005 8:28:59 AM

Andrea W. Hedgepeth
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Contratulations on making to the finalist!

7/23/2005 8:42:42 AM

Serena Pierce

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Great capture!! Cogratulations!!

7/23/2005 11:40:57 AM

Lori Teller

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What timing! This is awesome!

7/23/2005 4:51:41 PM

Jennifer S
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This is SO cute! Perfect timing- awesome shot!! Congrats on being a finalist!

7/24/2005 12:44:13 PM

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Congrats :)

7/24/2005 11:23:09 PM

Piotr M. Organa
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What a fantastic family portrait! Amazing smiles.
Congratulations on your well deserved FIRST PLACE, Angie!

7/24/2005 11:46:37 PM

kerby lee pfrangle
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Congratulations on your first place win.

Job well done.


7/25/2005 2:16:49 AM

Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your first place win Angie. It would make a cute greeting card. Hope you send one to the zoo so they can see that they had a person take a winning picture from there.

7/25/2005 5:07:13 AM

Kathleen K. Parker
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Congratulations on your first place win, Angie!!

7/25/2005 5:12:02 AM

Claudette Foote
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Congratulations on your first place win, Angie!!

7/25/2005 5:39:35 AM

Cindy Cone
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This is wonderful! Congrats on your well-deserved first place win, Angie!

7/25/2005 6:00:26 AM

Christy L. Densmore
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Congratulations, I just love this shot.

7/25/2005 6:00:53 AM

Linda D. Lester
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Congratulations on this wonderful winner!

7/25/2005 6:39:46 AM

Peggy Wolff
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Love this, love this, love this! Congrats on a great first place win!

7/25/2005 6:54:03 AM

Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your win!...just too cute

7/25/2005 7:12:24 AM

Kay Beausoleil
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Wonderful portrait -- congratulations on your win, Angie!

7/25/2005 7:29:46 AM

Melissa  L. Zavadil
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You have just gotta LOVE this image!! This is the sweetest animal photo that I have seen in a long time!!! How absolutely adorable!!! Congratulations on your 1ST PLACE WIN!! This shot is so deserving!!

7/25/2005 7:35:20 AM

Melissa  L. Zavadil
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I have to add one more thing!! The dirty face on the little one just gets me!!! We love them anyway--even when they are dirty!!!! :o) I just love this shot!!

7/25/2005 7:37:49 AM

Wendy Stevenson
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Congratulatons on your FIRST PLACE win Angie with this very sweet shot!!

7/25/2005 7:53:29 AM

Ken Grooms
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I told you so!

7/25/2005 7:59:15 AM

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Congratulations on this beautiful first place winner!!!

7/25/2005 8:07:30 AM

Jill Flynn
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A big congratulations on your well deserved FIRST PLACE win Angie! Way to go!!

7/25/2005 8:23:26 AM

Joyce ONeil
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This made me smile so big! Awesome! Congratulations!

7/25/2005 8:39:53 AM

Amanda Price
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lol! What a wonderful capture!! It almost look she's trying to restrain her dirty toddler for a quick portrait before he's off and runnung again! haha Congratulations on your win!

7/25/2005 9:24:15 AM

Terry L. Ellis
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I said this was awesome when you posted and now the Judges agree! Congratulations, Angie, for this awesome first place win!!!!!

7/25/2005 10:50:03 AM

Ermanno Radice
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Congratulations on this gorgeous first place winner, Angie!!!
Love this image!!!!!!!

7/25/2005 12:05:34 PM

Judy A. Lawhon
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Congrats Angie....wonderful photo!!

7/25/2005 12:59:02 PM

Lorri Shank
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Angie--I am so glad that you won. This is one of my all time favorites! Lorri

7/25/2005 1:15:36 PM

Paulette Plakidas
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This is an unbelievable shot! Congratulations!!!

7/25/2005 2:48:38 PM

Cindy Zweiacher
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Congratulations on your winner!! Really great Angie:)

7/25/2005 2:55:26 PM

Joannie M. Bertucci
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There is so much us humans can learn from the animal kingdom!
Congratulations on a very fine win!

7/25/2005 3:15:20 PM

Serena Pierce

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This really does make you smile! Congrats on your first place win!!!

7/25/2005 4:06:23 PM

Sharon  Day
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Congratulations, Angie!!! Wonderful image!

7/25/2005 4:52:35 PM

Angie de Louw

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A big thank you to everyone for all your morale-boosting comments!!
I can hardly believe it. :-)

7/26/2005 2:05:18 AM

Mary K. Robison
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Everybody else has pretty well covered it ~ this is an amazing (and beautiful)double portrait, Angie.
CONGRATULATIONS on an undeniably well-earned First Place win!!!

7/26/2005 2:05:44 AM

Jonna Bergström

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Congratulations on this great win!!

7/26/2005 2:07:24 PM

Nancy Grace Chen
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Their expressions are so human-like it's surprising! Congratulations on your winner!


7/27/2005 9:44:33 AM

Els De Winter
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I absolutely love this photo. Congratulations on your first place win!

7/27/2005 12:44:47 PM

Pamela K
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This is great! What a capture! Congrats on first place!


7/28/2005 11:40:20 AM

Janet Williams
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This is just SO adorable! They just look so much as if they are posing, AND smiling for you! Its amazing - really well done and congrats on win.

7/29/2005 12:05:43 AM

Kevin Anderson
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GREAT SHOT!! Angie. How did you get them in that position? absolutely perfect composition. This is FIRST PLACE MATERIAL. CONGRATS, CONGRATULATIONS.

7/30/2005 6:59:39 PM

Virginia L. Allison
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I'm speechless...this is a major WOW. Congrats on a well deserved win.

7/31/2005 5:24:32 AM

Mark Oxley
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WOW!! Tremendous capture, Angie. A big congrats on a well deserved 1st place.

8/1/2005 11:55:00 PM

Shari Travison
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Too adorable. Great timing and wonderful shot. Congratulations!

8/3/2005 10:06:29 AM

Joy Rector
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congrats on this precious win.

8/5/2005 6:41:58 AM

Loraine Arnold
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This is SO cute!!!!

8/6/2005 3:19:46 AM

Elisabeth A. Gay
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Meerkats, my favourite critters - what perfect models!! This is incredible Angie

8/11/2005 1:09:52 PM

Lori Carlson
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What a portrait Angie!!!! Wonderfully done! I'm excited for you with your win~congratulations! :0)

8/19/2005 12:11:29 PM

Donna Dunbar
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I Don't know How I ever missed this one but this is fantastic!!!!! Congrats on your win.

8/20/2005 2:25:47 AM

Emanuel R.L Marcos
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Donna u u took the work right from my mouth!!Angioe this is gr8!!Congratulations

4/29/2006 5:43:32 AM

Tonya R. Boles
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Great shot.

7/18/2006 8:40:16 PM

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3/14/2008 8:20:27 AM

Kirsten (Kiki) Kjaer
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I see this for the first time! OMG!!!! You couldn't have asked for a better pose, could you! This is SOOOOO precious and SOOOO wonderfully captured. Big congrats on your great win, Angie. So well deserved. Straigth into my favs too.

1/13/2009 5:08:10 AM

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