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Summer Setting

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Summer Setting
Summer Setting
Hey, Ellen! I finally got a Lensbaby!!! :)
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DiAnna F. Paulk
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/2/2004
    After I uploaded this image I noticed that the background appears blotchy. I use a laptop at home and am not sure that I always catch mistakes on it and my son's desktop with the big monitor has some kind of virus. During the school year I have access to other monitors to double check my work. Does it look blotchy to any of you? Please don't ever hesitate to point out problems with my images -- I need to know how to improve. Thanks, Di


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7/9/2005 1:11:06 PM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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It doesn't look blotchy to me, DiAnna, it looks so fresh and springy and gorgeous. The colors are so refreshing and against the white bg just beautiful.


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7/9/2005 1:19:05 PM

 
Jill Flynn
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This looks so dreamy and soft DiAnna. A truly beautiful Summertime Setting. WONDERFUL!


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7/9/2005 2:05:42 PM

 
Nicole Kessel  

Awesome DiAnna! The colors are truly amazing and the dreamy effects add a special touch... very nice job! (Nothing blotchy about it to me either!)


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7/9/2005 3:00:31 PM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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DiAnna, this looks GREAT!! I love the softness and spring colours! Really well done!


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7/9/2005 3:08:04 PM

 
Linda Proctor
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It looks just lovely DiAnna! I see no blotches either


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7/9/2005 3:59:29 PM

 
Kathleen R. Struckle
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Just lovely DiAnna!! Love the softness!!


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7/9/2005 6:50:39 PM

 
Serena Pierce  

Beautiful!!


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7/9/2005 8:53:46 PM

 
Bobbie Davis
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No blotches that I can see!! Beautiful image!


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7/9/2005 10:17:08 PM

 
Jennifer Rennison  

Love it, DiAnna! So dreamy, beautiful colors and composition! Can't see any blotches!


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7/9/2005 10:53:11 PM

 
Paula Dwyer
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Absolutely stunning! Beautiful!


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7/10/2005 2:33:26 AM

 
Donna K. Kilcher
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I see a beautiful image!


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7/10/2005 4:57:13 AM

 
Ken Grooms
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Sorry, I don't know how to improve this, but I do have one suggestion - FRAME IT!


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7/10/2005 5:44:22 AM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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Love what ken said .. frame it! it looks perfect to me and I have a big bad professional monitor! LOL


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7/13/2005 12:23:13 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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That is beautiful. Would make a beautiful greeting card.


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7/14/2005 7:12:33 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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I think its Pretty! :)


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7/19/2005 7:32:02 PM

 
Lani T. Broadbent
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Beautiful Capture! I do all my work on a laptop and it doesn't look blotchy on my screen. Nice creative work! The blurred effect verses the few focused flowers are just perfect.


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7/22/2005 10:45:02 AM

 
Tammy Scott
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Boy is this ever gorgeous, DiAnna! OUTSTANDING color! A WINNER!


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8/1/2005 5:25:38 PM

 
Judy S. Fung
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This is so dreamy and pretty, DiAnna!


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8/1/2005 5:28:22 PM

 
Tammy Scott
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Congratulations on your finalist, DiAnna! I am so glad to see this one again!


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8/20/2005 2:36:18 PM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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Congratulations DiAnna on this GREAT finalist!!


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8/20/2005 3:41:05 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Congratulations on your finalist!


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8/20/2005 3:51:15 PM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Congratulations on your finalist, DiAnna!


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8/20/2005 3:56:37 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Beautiful ..well done :)


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8/20/2005 4:29:17 PM

 
Roger D. Meador
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This is outstanding. Dutch master become neo-impressionist comes to mind.


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8/20/2005 4:57:16 PM

 
Linda Proctor
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Congrats DiAnna!! This is just gorgeous! So glad to see it again!


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8/20/2005 5:38:06 PM

 
Melissa  L. Zavadil
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Congratulations on your wonderful finalist!!


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8/20/2005 5:51:20 PM

 
Janet L. Skinner
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Diana, this is so beautiful!! Hey, what is a lensbaby???? Congrats!!!


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8/20/2005 6:13:04 PM

 
Serena Pierce  

Congratulations!!


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8/20/2005 6:43:27 PM

 
Vicki Hunt
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Congratulations!!!!


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8/20/2005 6:51:46 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations DiAnna. Good luck in the next round.


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8/20/2005 8:09:00 PM

 
Ellen Peach
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Congrats on this beauty & your Lensbaby, DiAnna!


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8/21/2005 7:02:36 AM

 
Ken Grooms
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Congratulations, DiAnna!


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8/21/2005 7:37:45 AM

 
Nacoma D. Hayden
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Simply Marvelous.


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8/21/2005 11:02:44 AM

 
Jennifer Rennison  

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, DiAnna!


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8/21/2005 1:49:47 PM

 
Jill Flynn
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist DiAnna!


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8/21/2005 3:07:42 PM

 
DiAnna F. Paulk
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Thanks for all your encouragement!


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8/21/2005 6:59:07 PM

 
Lani T. Broadbent
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Congratulations, DiAnna! Best of luck on the next round!


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8/21/2005 10:15:13 PM

 
Judy S. Fung
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Congrats, DiAnna!


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8/21/2005 10:40:56 PM

 
Matthew D. Indes
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DiAnna, Congratulations on this beautiful finalist!


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8/22/2005 8:51:33 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Many congratulations on your beautiful First Place win, DiAnna!


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8/22/2005 11:00:55 PM

 
Cora Miller
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This happy image is well deserving of its first place win! Congratulations!


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8/22/2005 11:33:42 PM

 
Lani T. Broadbent
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Congratulations, DiAnna!


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8/23/2005 12:10:08 AM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Congratulations on your first place win, DiAnna!!!


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8/23/2005 1:33:29 AM

 
ADILSON F. FERREIRA
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Congratulations on your first place win!!!


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8/23/2005 2:00:19 AM

 
Nick Lagos
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Big congrats on a terrfic win with a superb image DiAnna....very well done


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8/23/2005 2:06:22 AM

 
Vicki Hunt
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I am so happy for you!!!! congratulations!


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8/23/2005 2:42:37 AM

 
Tammy Scott
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Congratulations on this stunning win, DiAnna!!!!


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8/23/2005 3:29:50 AM

 
Stephanie Lyons
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Gorgeous! Big congrats Diana!


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8/23/2005 3:43:07 AM

 
Kathleen K. Parker
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Congratulations on this first place lovely win, DiAnna!!!!
Kathleen


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8/23/2005 3:47:21 AM

 
Janet L. Skinner
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Way to go, DiAnna!!!! Congrats!!


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8/23/2005 3:57:58 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations DiAnna. Fantastic job.


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8/23/2005 4:19:08 AM

 
Mary  Clarke
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Many, many congratulations on you First Prize Winner - great image.


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8/23/2005 4:28:39 AM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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Well, well, well, looky here - WTG DiAnna on this most excellent FIRST PLACE WIN!!!! Sure you wanna call off the contest:-)LOL!!! I'm SO HAPPY to see this here!!! You beat me fair and square!!!! Again, BIG CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!! Enjoy your win girl - it's a GREAT image!!!


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8/23/2005 5:15:10 AM

 
Ken Grooms
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Perfect shot - Perfect WIN!!!!!!!!!!


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8/23/2005 5:20:49 AM

 
Nicole Kessel  

Congratulations DiAnna!!!


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8/23/2005 6:00:42 AM

 
Marie Fields
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Congratulations on a gorgeous winning image, DiAnna!!!


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8/23/2005 6:17:16 AM

 
Terry Cervi
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This is an amazingly beautiful image, DiAnna! Congrats on your well deserved win!


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8/23/2005 6:25:36 AM

 
Jill Flynn
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A BIG CONGRATULATIONS on your WELL DESERVED FIRST PLACE WIN Dianna! Way to go! It's a beauty!


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8/23/2005 6:59:09 AM

 
Laurence Saliba
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A BIG CONGRATS DiAnna!!!!!! This is awesome indeed!!!!!!!!!!


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8/23/2005 7:07:41 AM

 
Piotr M. Organa
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Charming photo, DiAnna!
Congratulations!!!


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8/23/2005 7:15:42 AM

 
Jennifer Rennison  

Congratulations on your First Place Win, DiAnna!!


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8/23/2005 7:23:17 AM

 
Denelli Ellison
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Congratulations, DiAnna! Well done :)


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8/23/2005 7:33:42 AM

 
Sharon  Day
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Gorgeous image!!! Big congratulations!


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8/23/2005 12:32:32 PM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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I loved it then, DiAnna and love it now! A super congrats on this gorgeous winner!


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8/23/2005 1:44:23 PM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Soft and colourful -- congratulations on this splendid image and your win, DiAnna!


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8/23/2005 2:29:19 PM

 
Linda Proctor
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WTG DiAnna !!! Congrats on this fantastic First Place winner!!!


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8/23/2005 2:58:11 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AWESOME!


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8/23/2005 3:13:11 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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What a perfect spring image, worthy of a first place win, congratulations DiAnna!


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8/23/2005 3:13:19 PM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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winner!!!!!!!!!! congrats!!!!!!!!!!


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8/23/2005 3:45:01 PM

 
Kathleen R. Struckle
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Beautiful image! Congrats on you win!!


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8/23/2005 3:58:57 PM

 
Susan T. Evans
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Congrats Diana!!! awesome first place winner!


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8/23/2005 5:35:53 PM

 
Debra Booth
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So fresh and beautiful, DiAnna! Congratulations!!


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8/23/2005 6:20:37 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Big congrats on your first place win DiAnna!!! Beautiful image!


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8/23/2005 6:27:27 PM

 
Serena Pierce  

So glad you got the lensbaby!! Congratulations!!!


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8/23/2005 8:59:30 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations DiAnna!!!


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8/24/2005 2:21:52 AM

 
Roger D. Meador
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You know, i'm not surprised a bit that this image is at the top of the heap. Memorable.


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8/24/2005 2:22:05 AM

 
Tina Schmitt
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Congratulations DiAnna! This is a beautiful image! Love it!


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8/24/2005 12:44:07 PM

 
Susana Heide
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This is extremely beautiful! The bouquet looks so fresh and colorful, DiAnna! Many congrats!


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8/24/2005 1:10:10 PM

 
Goshka G.
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Congrats on this very lovely winner, DiAnna!!


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8/25/2005 4:58:02 PM

 
KHAWLA Haddad
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Big congrats on your first place win DiAnna!!! Wonderful Winner!


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8/25/2005 7:35:43 PM

 
DiAnna F. Paulk
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My feet still haven't touched the ground! LOL! I greatly appreciate all you BPCers who have so graciously helped me celebrate this milestone in photography.


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8/27/2005 5:09:33 AM

 
Donna L. Cuic
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Dianne this is just gorgeous. You know I have had my eye on the Lensbaby and now that I see your pic I think I'm gonna order one. The Lensbaby 2.0 is now out but it was about a month or more to get it because of backorders. But I think I'm a gonna order it. Congratulations on a gorgeous gorgeous win.
~Donna


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8/28/2005 3:45:47 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Congratulations, DiAnna! This is simply stunning! What a winner!


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8/29/2005 10:31:01 AM

 
DiAnna F. Paulk
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Thank you, Terry and Donna. I'm still floating!!


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8/29/2005 12:45:39 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Outstanding, a real eye catcher, love the depth and colors. Great image!!!! Congrats!!


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8/31/2005 9:59:36 AM

 
Claudette Foote
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Big congrats on your first place win DiAnna!!! Beautiful image!


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9/5/2005 10:03:14 AM

 
Lori Carlson
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Figured I better get my congratulations in here too DiAnna!! Still so soft even with that beautiful bold blue! Well done! :0)


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9/19/2005 12:47:55 PM

 
Ray & Audrey Clarke
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This is a beautifully well coloured and well composed photograhph. Well done


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1/7/2006 12:30:38 PM

 
Marty R. Adams
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I like this so much. I have wanted a lensebaby myself for a while but still waiting on some more $$.

Regards,
Marty


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1/22/2006 10:37:18 AM

 
Karen Slagle
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Wow - I just noticed this one and congratulations are in order even tho late. Such a gorgeous summer bouquet and such pretty soft colors.


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2/14/2006 6:19:52 PM

 
Dawn Leslie
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Congratulations on this, Beautiful, love the delicate colors!


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4/5/2006 1:06:08 AM

 
Mike DeGasperis
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Great image...congrats on the first place win. Can I ask what a lensbaby is?
Mike


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4/8/2006 8:35:01 PM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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DiAnna - great shot!! I've been comtemplating buying a lensbaby - and this just pushed me over the edge -- I'm getting out the credit card now!! :o) Wonderful photograph!

Judy


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5/10/2006 7:35:08 AM

 
Kirsten Kiki Kjaer
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Congratulations on this very, very beautiful image.


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6/24/2006 3:58:11 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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ONE OF MY FAVORITES!!!!!! Congrats!


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6/24/2006 4:48:10 PM

 
Bill Houghton
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This is simply stunning DiAnna. Congratulations on a wonderful win. Thanks for your comment on my yellow Warbler looking in the mirror.
Bill


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7/23/2006 10:52:46 AM

 
She-She Killough
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GORGEOUS! COngrats!!!


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9/14/2006 5:29:32 AM

 
Brenda c. McFarland
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DiAnna, Beautiful flowers, I can see this one on a greeting card or as a large print. I love it. You have a lot of new and beautiful photos in your gallery since I have visited. Wonderful pictures you take, Keep up the great work and congrats on this one!


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9/19/2006 9:27:36 AM

 

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I don't think it looks blotchy. I like backgrounds that are not quite even. This one to me has a bit of subtle differences.This is one of the most gorgeous still life photos I've ever seen. Congratulations!


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9/19/2006 10:26:14 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Wow! This is gorgeous, congrats on this beauty

jo ann c.


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