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An Appreciation for the Finer Things
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An Appreciation for the Finer Things
An Appreciation for the Finer Things
f7.0, ISO 200, 1/25, 70 - 300 mm zoom, Turtle Bay Discovery Park Museum, Redding, CA, California Monarch on a Butterfly bush, added a 40 grain canvas texture in PSP7 & history brushed it off the butterfly to make it look as if the butterfly had landed on a painting of the flowers.
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Colette M. Metcalf
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    Gorgeous!!! Love the effects!

7/28/2005 10:37:56 AM

 
Lisa D. Greer
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Very pretty Michelle! Great work on the effects! :)

7/28/2005 10:46:57 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Lovely Michelle ~ great ps work!

7/28/2005 10:59:41 AM

 
Dale Ann Cubbage
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Hey, we're neighbors!! Lovely shot! Great idea too. The butterfly is just gorgeous.

da

7/28/2005 11:03:50 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Lovely with very cool effects, Michelle!

7/28/2005 11:18:25 AM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Thank you so much Colette, Lisa, Susie, Dale Ann (Sista), & Terry!
I appreciate your comments!
Have a great day!
Michelle

7/28/2005 11:23:51 AM

 
Candice C. Calhoun
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Fantastic, Michelle! Just gorgeous, and I love the treatment you chose for this one!

Have a great day, girl...

ccc

7/28/2005 11:50:51 AM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Wonderful image, great effects, Michelle! Love those colors too!

7/28/2005 12:02:47 PM

 
Walter Graziano
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Great shot Michelle! Colors are awesome!

7/28/2005 12:07:42 PM

 
Kara Hendricks
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Just gorgeous!!! I love what you have done on this one...

7/28/2005 12:14:46 PM

 
Lynn Crawford
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Great effects Michelle really looks like canvas :)

7/28/2005 12:47:02 PM

 
Elisabeth A. Gay
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Beautiful work Michelle!
Ann

7/28/2005 1:17:21 PM

 
Detrick V. Martin
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Nicely done Michelle!

7/28/2005 1:18:18 PM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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Well, Michelle, it is just gorgeous! That is a clever idea and you did it well!

7/28/2005 2:21:01 PM

 
Tammy Scott
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GORGEOUS shot, Michelle! I really like this one!

7/28/2005 2:57:18 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!! Love the effect you used Michelle.

7/28/2005 5:03:35 PM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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This is extraordinary Michelle...the textures, colors and composition are lovely.

7/28/2005 5:07:15 PM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Thank you very much Candice, Jenny, Wally, Kara, Lynn, Ann, Detrick, Marsha, Tammy, Kay, & Gail! I appreciate all your wonderful comments!
Thanks for the input!
Michelle

7/28/2005 7:10:40 PM

 
John Rivera
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Beautiful Texture and great work Michelle!!!
John

7/28/2005 7:56:32 PM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Thank you very much John! I appreciate your comments!
Have a great day!
Michelle

7/29/2005 6:24:58 AM

 
Kim Helmick
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Gorgeous color and detail Michelle!

7/29/2005 9:14:46 AM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Thank you Kim! I appreciate your comments!
Have a great weekend!
Michelle

7/29/2005 9:16:09 AM

 
Laurence Saliba
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Great work Michelle!!!!

7/29/2005 10:46:40 AM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Thank you very much Laurence! I appreciate your comments!
Have a great day!
Michelle

7/29/2005 10:47:55 AM

 
Goshka G.
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Very lovely and very creative, Michelle!!

7/29/2005 2:01:23 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Great effects, image, and title

7/29/2005 2:23:36 PM

 
Dan J. Holm
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BEAUTIFUL, Michelle!! Excellent composition and efects work on this! Love it!

7/29/2005 2:34:59 PM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Thank you very much Goshka, Stephen & Dan! I always appreciate your commments!
Have a great day!
Michelle

7/30/2005 5:54:07 AM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Gorgeous composition and use of effects, Michelle! Terrific colors and details all beautifully displayed!!
Much Aloha,
Stan

7/31/2005 9:57:12 PM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Thank you so much Stan! I appreciate your comments!
Have a great day!
Michelle

8/1/2005 4:16:42 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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simply gorgeous

8/18/2005 8:37:43 AM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Thank you very much Cathy! I appreciate your comments!
Have a great day!
Michelle

8/18/2005 3:48:09 PM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Congratulations on your finalist, Michelle!

8/20/2005 1:15:17 PM

 
Tammy Scott
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Congratulations on your finalist!

8/20/2005 1:24:53 PM

 
Sandy Landon
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Congratulations!!

8/20/2005 1:27:43 PM

 
Elisabeth A. Gay
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Congratulations Michelle!!! :)
Ann

8/20/2005 2:06:58 PM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Congratulations on your finalist, Michelle!

8/20/2005 2:16:02 PM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Thank you very much Karen, Tammy, Sandy, Ann, & Jenny! I appreciate all your comments!
I'm very surprised!
Have a great day!
Michelle

8/20/2005 2:29:21 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Congratulations!!!!

8/20/2005 2:35:57 PM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Thank you so much Linda! I appreciate your comments!
Have a great day!
Michelle

8/20/2005 2:37:37 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your finalist...gorgeous

8/20/2005 3:18:45 PM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Thank you Cathy! Best of luck to you next round too!
Have a great day!
Michelle

8/20/2005 3:21:30 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Congrats :-)

8/20/2005 3:34:57 PM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Thank you very much Stephen! Best of luck to you too!

8/20/2005 3:40:27 PM

 
Kara Hendricks
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Congratulations to you Michelle!! Best of luck in the next round!!

8/20/2005 5:13:30 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations Michael. Good luck.

8/20/2005 5:30:14 PM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Thank you very much Kara & Kay! I appreciate your comments!
Best of luck to you too Kara!
Have a great day!
Michelle

8/20/2005 6:03:04 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Michelle! Good luck!

8/20/2005 6:08:49 PM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Thankyou so much Terry! I appreciate your comments!
Have a great day!
Michelle

8/20/2005 6:59:54 PM

 
Mary J.  Costa Pearson
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congrats!!

8/20/2005 10:11:04 PM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Thank you very much Mary! Congratulations to you too!
Best of luck to you next round!
Have a great day!
Michelle

8/20/2005 10:41:11 PM

 
Candice C. Calhoun
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Congratulations for your beautiful finalist!

ccc

8/21/2005 1:02:14 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Many congrats on this beautiful finalist Michelle ~ great ps work!

8/21/2005 4:15:26 AM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Thank you so much Candice & Susie! I appreciate all your wonderful comments!
Have a great day!
Michelle

8/21/2005 6:17:27 AM

 
Alisha L. Ekstrom
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WOOHOO Friend!!! CONGRATS on this BEAUTIFUL finalist:):) GOOD LUCK:):)

8/21/2005 1:35:47 PM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Thank you very much Alisha! Congrats to you too!
Best of luck Girlie!
Have a great day!
Michelle

8/21/2005 4:11:59 PM

 
Bobbie Davis
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Congrats on your wonderful finalist Michelle!!!

8/21/2005 6:25:31 PM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Thanks so much Bobbie! I appreciate your comments!
Have a great day!
Michelle

8/21/2005 6:51:47 PM

 
Leonard Pierce
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Congratulations Michelle!!!

8/21/2005 8:25:52 PM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Thank you very much Len! I appreciate your comments!
Have a great day!
Michelle

8/21/2005 8:54:30 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Beautiful

2/12/2006 6:15:28 AM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Thank you so much Stephen! I appreciate your comments!
Have a great day!
Michelle

2/12/2006 6:18:29 AM

 
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