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Autumn On The Water
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Autumn On The Water
Autumn On The Water
Taken with a 100-400 lens at about 8 feet with bright back lit morning light reflecting off the waters of the Susquehanna River, Lock Haven, Pa.
F 5.6 1/1250th

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Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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    Just gorgeous!!!! I love it!

11/8/2005 4:41:10 AM

 
Kelly Abernathy
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Wha a cool composition Bill! Very unique! Great eye for this - love the colors and light. It's beautiful! -K

11/8/2005 4:49:13 AM

 
Kirsi Bertolini
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Good old Susquehanna, I always loved the name! Very bright and cheerful image, well done Bill.

11/8/2005 4:54:52 AM

 
Carla Metzler
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Beautiful unique shot, Bill!

11/8/2005 4:56:04 AM

 
Marcie A. Fowler
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Oooooooooo aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh WOW!!! I simply love this image Papa. The yellow leaf against the blue background is perfect. The leaf is placed just right within the composition!! Awesome work!!

11/8/2005 5:09:41 AM

 
Janet L. Skinner
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EXCELLENT!!!! Bill, I love this very creative shot!!

11/8/2005 5:13:28 AM

 
Vicki Hunt
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I agree with Marcie!!!! This is awesome!!!

11/8/2005 5:16:18 AM

 
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This is really gorgeous - Love the highlights against the blue background !!!

11/8/2005 5:18:33 AM

 
S P Mukherji
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Absolutely gorgeous!!!!! Bill you have done it again!

11/8/2005 5:25:50 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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No wonder you were chimping, lol. This is a beauty!

11/8/2005 5:26:31 AM

 
ADILSON F. FERREIRA
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Terrific image Bill!!!
Wonderful colors and lighting!!!

11/8/2005 5:34:06 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Outstanding in-camera work Bill! Your selection of lens, perspective, exposure, complementary colors all make this a wonderful and strong graphical image!! Very fresh and exciting seeing on your part.

11/8/2005 5:43:09 AM

 
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Stunning comp and capture Bill! Jeff

11/8/2005 5:43:26 AM

 
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You got it goin' on with this leaf art portrait Bill. To cool to be schooled. Peace, karen

11/8/2005 5:50:18 AM

 
Judith G. Secco
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Wow, Bill. This is awesome!

11/8/2005 5:52:37 AM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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I love this shot!

11/8/2005 5:56:33 AM

 
Shirley L. Carpenter
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This is excellent Bill!! Beautiful colors and composition!!

11/8/2005 6:03:22 AM

 
Roger Bernabo
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Great such a lovely BG! Well done Bill!

11/8/2005 6:09:51 AM

 
Margot Petrowski
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Just wonderful!!!!

11/8/2005 7:09:29 AM

 
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Beautiful, well done Bill. :o)

11/8/2005 7:14:46 AM

 
Monika Sapek
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Wonderful lighting and colors in this eye-catching image, Bill! Great work!
Monika

11/8/2005 7:24:13 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Gorgeous image, Bill!!!

11/8/2005 7:32:05 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Very cool! Love the leaf and the DoF!

11/8/2005 7:50:17 AM

 
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My, this is beautiful! Fantastic colors and bokeh!!! I hope we see this again, Bill!

11/8/2005 8:14:48 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Teriffic vision and capture, Bill!!! I think these kind of images come under winning catagories!

11/8/2005 9:02:36 AM

 
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What a magnificent image and colors. WOW

11/8/2005 9:32:14 AM

 
Sandy Landon
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WOW!!!! I am speechless!! Incredible image!!

11/8/2005 10:30:31 AM

 
Guy D. Biechele
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Different and beautiful. Very eye-catching. Great shot, Bill!!

11/8/2005 10:31:03 AM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Very beautiful, Bill!!!

11/8/2005 11:01:15 AM

 
Susan T. Evans
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Outstanding Bill, A Winner!!!

11/8/2005 11:31:17 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Awesome capture, Bill! Really!

11/8/2005 11:37:34 AM

 
Paul Michko
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So very beautiful, Bill.

11/8/2005 11:41:14 AM

 
Deb Holmes
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Awesome capture, Bill, I love how it sparkles, and the colors are beautiful!

11/8/2005 12:49:37 PM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Outstanding Bill, I love this, the reflections in the water the bright yellow leaf all exquisit!

11/8/2005 1:54:17 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Wow, Bill!!! This is spectacular and awesome!!! I LOVE IT!!! I'm gonna have to try this sometime! Well done!

11/8/2005 2:22:23 PM

 
Gen Nagase
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Wow, beautiful, Bill!!!
The light reflections have been captured so beautifully!!!
Love it!

11/8/2005 2:23:17 PM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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Ditto all the fantastic things everyone has already said. This is just downright brilliant!

11/8/2005 2:40:56 PM

 
Connie J. Bagot
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Wow! This is awesome---I was just sure that it was a studio shot and was wondering how you got the beautiful light effects...really beautiful!

11/8/2005 3:18:50 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Oh Bill!!! This is just too cool!!! What a wonderful composition and find! Good eye, I hope we see this one again!

11/8/2005 3:27:50 PM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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I agree with all things said, Bill!! This is indeed AWESOME and I love it!!

11/8/2005 3:29:07 PM

 
Brenda W. LaFleur
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Like the highlights in this one, Bill. Great job!

11/8/2005 4:34:54 PM

 
Goshka G.
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Exquisite capture, Bill, and a winner in my book!!

11/8/2005 5:41:17 PM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Stunning Bill....I am sure we will see this beauty again!

11/8/2005 5:58:35 PM

 
William C. Raco
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You are all so very kind
Thank you so much!

bill

11/8/2005 6:12:38 PM

 
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William, Awesome job on this!! Very pretty!

11/8/2005 6:36:46 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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I'm so glad I didn't miss this....it is awesome....Love the the effect of the light on the water! wonderful!!!

11/8/2005 6:43:20 PM

 
Dan McConoughey
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Marvelous detail and very interesting back ground. Nicely executed.

11/8/2005 6:53:08 PM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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This Is A Beauty Bill! Love The Lighting And Colors:-)

11/8/2005 7:34:44 PM

 
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What a beautiful well done image, Bill!!!:)

11/8/2005 8:25:02 PM

 
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Spectacular shot, Bill! They don't get any better than this!!!

11/8/2005 9:40:01 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Bill this is an outstanding beautiful shot ! That leaf with the water reflections looks sooo gorgeous !!!!

11/8/2005 9:45:38 PM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Outstanding Bill ~ and you couldn't create that sort of background in PS could you ~ just perfect!

11/9/2005 1:30:29 AM

 
William C. Raco
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Thanks so much, everyone!

bill

11/9/2005 3:04:48 AM

 
Kate Jackson
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Bold and beautiful!!

11/9/2005 6:26:33 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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WOW - very beautiful, bill!!!

11/9/2005 6:45:58 AM

 
Cathy Stancil
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I absolutely LOVE this image Bill !! Bravo !

11/9/2005 8:10:44 AM

 
Darryl Wilkinson

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Simply stunning image Bill! Flip that leaf 180 degrees and it will have W written all over it! Winner!!!

11/9/2005 9:32:53 AM

 
Jill Flynn
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LOVE THIS Bill! WOW! Superb capture and a WINNER in my book!

11/9/2005 1:34:49 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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I agree, this is fabulous!! So creative and beautiful, I hope it wins!

11/9/2005 3:46:12 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Thanks so much Kate, Karen, Cathy, Darryl, Jill and Donna! ;)

bill

11/9/2005 3:50:38 PM

 
DiAnna F. Paulk
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Bill, this is just plain wonderful!! Great composition and colors and I love the almost abstract quality the lights render to the image.

Thanks for your encouraging comments on "Little Green Bee."

11/9/2005 3:55:21 PM

 
Karen Bacon
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Awesome capture Bill!Great light, color,and composition!A job well done in camera!!

11/9/2005 3:58:23 PM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Exceptional work, Bill, very creative composition on your part!

11/9/2005 4:32:07 PM

 
Rob Friedman
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WOW-this is gorgeous! Very creative!!

11/9/2005 5:02:07 PM

 
Elisabeth A. Gay
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Awesome job Bill!!!
Ann

11/9/2005 6:06:24 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Thanks so much DiAnna, Karen, Deborah, Rob and Ann!
Best wishes,

bill

11/9/2005 6:15:03 PM

 
Souha Dooly
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waw....wonderful ,William!!Great colors !!!

11/9/2005 9:37:47 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Outstanding bokeh for that gorgeous golden leaf to rest on, bill!! Beautiful colors as well as is your presentation!!
Much Aloha,
Stan

11/10/2005 1:42:44 AM

 
William C. Raco
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Thank you Souha and Stan!

bill

11/10/2005 3:56:59 AM

 
Anne D. Eigen
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Stunning capture, Bill! Outstanding camera work. Best of luck with this!!!

11/10/2005 5:02:46 PM

 
Claudette Foote
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Bill!
A PIECE OF ART...
JUST OUSTANDING.
LOVE IT...WOW

11/11/2005 8:23:40 AM

 
William C. Raco
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Thanks so much Ann and Claudette! ;)

bill

11/11/2005 6:07:19 PM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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And this one the second best. Way to use lighting here Bill. I really like this.

11/14/2005 8:07:34 AM

 
William C. Raco
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Thanks so much, Darren!

bill

11/14/2005 4:34:57 PM

 
Jessica McCollam
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WOW!! Stunning, Bill! I really think you have a winner here!!:)

11/15/2005 6:26:36 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Thank you, Jessica
I hope you're right ;)

bill

11/15/2005 6:29:53 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Congrats on this stunning image making Finalist!

12/20/2005 2:37:27 AM

 
Darryl Wilkinson

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Congratulations, Bill! Think I seen this one comin'! Best of luck on the next round!!!!

12/20/2005 3:03:22 AM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS BILL. :o)

12/20/2005 3:15:05 AM

 
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Bill!!!

12/20/2005 4:36:12 AM

 
Kirsi Bertolini
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"Oooooooooo aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh WOW!!!" I just had to steal Marcies statement! It says it all.. Congrats on this one!

12/20/2005 8:06:25 AM

 
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GORGEOUS Bill!!!!! Congrats to you!!!

12/20/2005 8:10:48 AM

 
Anne D. Eigen
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Congratulations on this outstanding finalist, Bill! Here's hoping...!!!

12/20/2005 8:12:58 AM

 
Chris Macer

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Congrats again, Bill! Well done :)

12/20/2005 8:58:57 AM

 
Joline Frazier
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So simple and so beautiful...a winning combination. Congratulations and good luck.

12/20/2005 9:08:03 AM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Simply stunning, congratulations Bill!

12/20/2005 9:12:22 AM

 
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Congratulations on this awesome finalist, Bill!!!!

12/20/2005 11:13:44 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Congratulations, Bill, on this amazing finalist!

12/20/2005 11:29:53 AM

 
DiAnna F. Paulk
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I am THRILLED to see this among the finalists! Congratulations, Bill. This is absolutely one of my favorites!

12/20/2005 11:42:38 AM

 
Jill Flynn
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Congratulations on another terrific finalsit Bill!

12/20/2005 12:07:14 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your finalist...love how this came out

12/20/2005 1:13:44 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Congrats on this beautiful finalist Bill :o)

12/20/2005 1:26:13 PM

 
Jill Odice
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Another congrats Bill :-)

12/20/2005 1:31:52 PM

 
Sandy Landon
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This is one of my very favorites!!!! LOVE THIS!!! Congrats!!!!!

12/20/2005 3:00:10 PM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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This is definitely one of my favorites, too!!!
This is just BEAUTIFUL and incredibly PERFECT!!! Love the colors, the excellent composition, the lighting... Everything!!!
Congratulastions on this very well-deserved Finalist!!!

12/20/2005 4:04:23 PM

 
Cindy Paquette
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Astounding Bill! Congrats!

12/20/2005 4:38:23 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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CONGRATULATIONS once again, Bill!! Best of luck to you in the next judging round!!
Much Aloha,
Stan

12/20/2005 4:40:22 PM

 
Casey A. Hanson
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Absolutely beautiful!!! Congrats on a gorgeous finalist, Bill! :0)

12/20/2005 5:47:39 PM

 
Gen Nagase
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Most beautiful!!!
Congratulations, Bill, on your great finalist!!!

12/20/2005 6:26:08 PM

 
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Congratulations again, Bill! A for sure winner in my book. :)

12/20/2005 7:12:10 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Congratulations on your wonderful finalist!

12/20/2005 7:19:01 PM

 
Dorothy Neumann
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Very different and pretty! Congrats on your finalist!

12/21/2005 4:53:06 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Excellent work and another big congratulations Bill

12/21/2005 5:47:08 AM

 
Deb Holmes
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Congratulations again Bill,well done!

12/21/2005 7:23:06 AM

 
Marie Fields
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Congratulations, Bill! Wonderful image!

12/21/2005 12:04:35 PM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Congratulations on yet another beautiful finalist, Bill!!

12/21/2005 1:52:04 PM

 
Goshka G.
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Congrats on your gorgeous finalists, Bill!!!

12/21/2005 3:46:23 PM

 
William C. Raco
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You are all very kind
Thank you!

Bill

12/21/2005 6:02:50 PM

 
Debra Booth
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Wow! Congratulations on this stunning finalist, Bill!!

12/22/2005 5:40:42 AM

 
Jennifer Rennison

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Beautiful lighting and colors, Bill!! Congratulations on this outstanding finalist!! Best of luck in the next round!

12/22/2005 4:35:13 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Thank you, Debra and Jennifer!

Bill

12/22/2005 4:36:13 PM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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CONGRATULATIONS on the 1.place win, BILL!!!

12/22/2005 10:19:14 PM

 
Dan J. Holm
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Woo Hoo!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your WIN, Bill!!! Absolutely GORGEOUS!

12/22/2005 10:24:20 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Hearty congrats on your first place win, Bill, for this creative, effective, and marvelous image!
-Debby

12/22/2005 10:42:16 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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BIG CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! WOW! 1st place!!!

12/22/2005 10:45:04 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Congratulations Bill!

12/22/2005 10:59:15 PM

 
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Bill congratulations on your first place win. Job well done.

Kerby

12/22/2005 11:19:18 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Big congratulations on your winn, Bill! Wonderful image!

12/22/2005 11:28:34 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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CONGRATULATIONS on a well-earned First Place win, Bill!!!

12/22/2005 11:47:09 PM

 
Darryl Wilkinson

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Perfect Bill, just PERFECT!!! CONGRATULATIONS on this beautiful WIN of yours!!! BRAVO!!!!!

12/22/2005 11:53:49 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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CONGRATULATIONS on your 1st Place win, Bill!! Beautifully done!!
Much Aloha,
Stan

12/23/2005 1:06:05 AM

 
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Congratulation on your 1ST place win Bill. :o)

12/23/2005 2:15:59 AM

 
Colleen Braun
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Congratulations...

12/23/2005 2:56:28 AM

 
Alan L. Borror
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Congratulations on this wonderful winner, Bill!

12/23/2005 3:19:48 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaa for you, Bill!!!!!!!!!!!

12/23/2005 3:51:06 AM

 
Joy Brown
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Way to go, Bill!! Big Congrats on this awesome winner!!!

12/23/2005 4:09:12 AM

 
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Awesome, Bill! This is beautiful! I'm so happy for you!

12/23/2005 4:11:26 AM

 
Sharon E. Lowe
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Congrats on such a well deserved win Bill! Stunning!!!!

12/23/2005 4:13:26 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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SO glad to see this with a first place win Bill! It is wonderful in every way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BIG CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12/23/2005 4:20:27 AM

 
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Congrats on winning First Place with this great shot!!!!

12/23/2005 4:30:26 AM

 
Tom Andersen
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Awesome work, Bill! Congratulations on your much deserved win!

12/23/2005 4:35:17 AM

 
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Congratulations on your First Place Win Bill!!!
Well deserved prize!!!

12/23/2005 4:38:23 AM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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Congratulations on this WINNING image, Bill! Awesome!

12/23/2005 4:43:17 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your first place win.

12/23/2005 4:48:51 AM

 
Mary Timman
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Gorgeous winner. Congratulations.

12/23/2005 4:57:14 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Congratulations on your outstanding image and win Bill!!

12/23/2005 5:05:48 AM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Congratulations on this first-place winner, Bill!

12/23/2005 5:17:23 AM

 
Vicki Hunt
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Congratulations, Dear Friend! Well deserved!

12/23/2005 5:28:57 AM

 
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WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWZER!! It's a merry christmas for you this year. Congrats on this well deserved win; You must be thirilled,Bill..

12/23/2005 5:36:45 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your win...beautiful

12/23/2005 5:44:44 AM

 
Jeff Lovinger
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Congratulations Bill. "Simply Beautiful".

12/23/2005 5:44:49 AM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Just gorgeous, Bill - CONGRATULATIONS on your winning image!!!

12/23/2005 6:55:26 AM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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congrats Bill !!!! I'm so happy for your win :o)

12/23/2005 6:55:38 AM

 
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Congrats, Bill! Well done on your win! :)

12/23/2005 6:59:34 AM

 
Anne D. Eigen
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Congratulations on this most deserving first-place win, Bill!!!

12/23/2005 7:40:50 AM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Bill, Congratulations


Merry Christmas

12/23/2005 7:46:37 AM

 
Susan T. Parady
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I'm so glad to see this. Congratulations, "Papa" Bill!!!

12/23/2005 8:10:29 AM

 
Laura Berman
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Big congratulations Bill! It looks like the judges got it right ;-)

12/23/2005 8:19:31 AM

 
Jill Flynn
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A big congratulations on your FIRST PLACE WIN Bill!! This is one fantastic image!!!!

12/23/2005 8:56:31 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Hearty congratulations, Bill, on this striking First Place win!! Terrific!

12/23/2005 9:20:17 AM

 
Alana Ibe
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This is such a wonderful composition! Beautiful! Congratulations on your win!!!

12/23/2005 9:54:45 AM

 
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Great!
Huge congratulations to you on this WOW image from your collections of super ones!
and Merry Xmas too! : )

12/23/2005 9:55:37 AM

 
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A great composition -- congratulations on your First Prize win, William!

12/23/2005 10:00:49 AM

 
Kirsi Bertolini
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I was so happy to find this one as a placed winner! Have a geat christmas holiday!! Kirsi

12/23/2005 10:02:33 AM

 
Barbara Helgason
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Absolute beautiful, congratulations!!

12/23/2005 10:06:33 AM

 
William C. Raco
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You are all so kind!!
Thank you very much.
My best wishes for a very Merry Christmas!

Bill

12/23/2005 10:10:35 AM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Congratulations Bill! A gorgeous photo!

12/23/2005 10:16:08 AM

 
Karen E. Michaels
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Bill, I told you this was too cool to be schooled. I am very proud that you took the honors. So very well deserved. Peace to you and your's this holy and holiday weekend. Peace, karen

12/23/2005 10:16:57 AM

 
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SORRY I AM LATE CONGRATULATION WILLIAM THIS IS AN AMAZING IMAGE....
SO HAPPY FOR YOU...

12/23/2005 10:17:23 AM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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Absolutely stunning Bill. Big Congrats on this well deserved FIRST PLACE WIN!! Extraordinary photograph!!!

12/23/2005 10:18:44 AM

 
Janet L. Skinner
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FIRST PLACE!!!! WAY TO GO!!! :) :) :)
I am so glad this awesome image made the win. Congrautlations, Bill.......Well deserved!!

12/23/2005 10:36:22 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Outstanding Bill, a great win!!! A BIG congratulations and I wanted to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas!!!

12/23/2005 10:56:01 AM

 
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WTG Bill!!! A very impressive winning image!!!!

12/23/2005 11:49:05 AM

 
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Congrats on your win. Lovely image.

12/23/2005 12:31:42 PM

 
Charlene Bayerle
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Congratulations Bill on your 1st prize win!!!!! Well deserved!!

12/23/2005 12:32:17 PM

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations on your First Place win, Bill!

Cathy :)

12/23/2005 12:44:44 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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I knew the first time I saw this it had winner written all over it, Bill!!! One of my favorite photos of all time! Big congratulations on your 1st place win!!!

12/23/2005 12:50:46 PM

 
Mary  Clarke
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Congratulations on your win, great image

12/23/2005 1:48:17 PM

 
Susan T. Evans
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Whoooooooooooooo Hooooooooooooooooo Bill!!! Way to Go, congrats

12/23/2005 3:01:25 PM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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Way to go, Bill! This is gorgeous!

12/23/2005 3:06:32 PM

 
Karen Bacon
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A huge congratulations to you Bill!Happy holidays!!!!!!!

12/23/2005 3:34:49 PM

 
Armando -. Arturo
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outstanding and well deserving of a win, congrats and happy holidays to you and your family.

12/23/2005 4:09:00 PM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Congratulations on this 1st Place win, Bill!!

12/23/2005 5:53:32 PM

 
Gen Nagase
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This is such an awesome win, Bill!!!
Many many congrats!!!
Merry Christmas to you and yours, Bill!!!

12/23/2005 6:43:10 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Thanks so much, everyone!
Merry Christmas!

Bill

12/23/2005 7:34:35 PM

 
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Yes, yes, yes!!! I'm SO glad to see this as a 1st place winner! Congratulations, Bill!!!

12/23/2005 9:13:02 PM

 
Laurence Saliba
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A BIG Congrats Bill!!!!!!!!!!

12/23/2005 9:41:54 PM

 
Kathleen K. Parker
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lOTS and lots of congratulations, Bill!!
Well deserved, too!!!
kk

12/23/2005 11:00:01 PM

 
Joline Frazier
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Congratulations on this beauty, Bill. so glad to see this in the winners circle.

12/24/2005 2:46:26 AM

 
Cathy Gregor
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Congratulations on this stunning winner, Bill!
So beautifully done.

12/24/2005 3:55:44 AM

 
Deb Holmes
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Congratulations Bill on this much deserved win!

12/24/2005 4:24:09 AM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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Congratulations Bill!!Excellent In Every Way!!
Merry Christmas To You And The Family..

12/24/2005 4:32:24 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Congratulations on this excellent Winner Bill. I loved this from the moment I saw it!

12/24/2005 6:06:28 AM

 
Jennifer Jones
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Fantastic! Congratulations, Bill!

12/24/2005 7:09:21 AM

 
Linda M. Walker
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A big congrats on a fine image!!!

12/24/2005 8:55:15 AM

 
Gary Minish
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Good eye, to see the opportunity and a perfect exposure, Bill. Congratulations on your First Prize!

12/24/2005 10:08:03 AM

 
Patricia Marroquin
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I'm sorry I don't get a chance to view as often as I'd like, but just saw this one, Bill, and it is awesomely beautiful! Congratulations on your first place win! And Merry Christmas to you and your family! :-)

12/24/2005 11:31:53 AM

 
David Rex Ketchum
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Great picture. I think it's one of the best I've seen.

12/24/2005 6:53:06 PM

 
Tammy Scott
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Congratulations on this AWESOME winner! GORGEOUS!

12/26/2005 4:15:57 AM

 
Cindy Paquette
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WHOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just look at this very special win!!! Bravo Bill..this is an awesome image and I'm very happy to see it here!

12/26/2005 3:14:13 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Thank you all so very much!!

Bill

12/26/2005 3:15:43 PM

 
Connie L. Carpenter
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Beautiful...I'm so happy for you...this one deserves to be recognized.

12/26/2005 7:23:11 PM

 
Bishop Bastien
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Bill -- Just wanted to add my congratualtions on your First place and compliment you on your work...very nice!

Best regards -- Bishop

12/26/2005 9:25:17 PM

 
Monika Sapek
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My heartfelt congratulations on your First Place Win with this wonderful image, Bill!
Monika

12/27/2005 7:38:02 PM

 
Diane Dupuis-Kallos
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YAY Bill!!!! Great shot! Congrats!

12/28/2005 7:24:32 AM

 
William C. Raco
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Thank you Bishop, Monika and Diane!!

Bill

12/29/2005 12:47:45 PM

 
Kelly Abernathy
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WOOOOO-HOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The big GRAND PRIZE!!!!!!!!!!!!1

I am so happy for you Bill!! And it is SO well deserved! Congratulations!! :O) -K

12/29/2005 1:03:21 PM

 
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GRAND PRIZE!!!! That means a .com for you!!! Congratulations!

12/29/2005 1:14:33 PM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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I am soooo proud of you Bill!!!! WOW!!! Congratulations!!!

12/29/2005 4:26:20 PM

 
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Alright, Bill!!!!!! HUUUUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your Grand Prize WIN!!!!!!!!!!!

12/29/2005 5:20:53 PM

 
Joy E. Cobb
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Wonderfully sparkly and well-deserved Grand Prize win, Bill! Love the colors. Congratulations! :)

12/29/2005 6:47:04 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Super congratulations on this awesome GRAND PRIZE win, Bill! WOW!!!
-Debby

12/29/2005 7:17:09 PM

 
Gary Minish
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Wow! Congratulations on your jump up to the top rung of the ladder, Bill!

12/29/2005 10:05:12 PM

 
Kara Hendricks
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WOOOHOOO!!!! Not just a gold... The KING of GOLDS!!! I am so happy for you Bill!!!! Come on... everybody.... GROUP HUG!!!!!!!

12/29/2005 10:41:04 PM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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i HEARD! I HEARD! I am so happy for you! This is one awesome image and the big gold should be right under it!
CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!

12/30/2005 4:10:51 AM

 
William C. Raco
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Thank you all SO much!!
What a nice Christmas present ;)
Happy New Year!

Bill

12/30/2005 5:19:21 AM

 
Bonnie C. Lackey
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Let me add my hearty congratulations for this wonderful honor, Bill! LOL, are you still a bit giddy?

12/30/2005 6:21:48 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Bill, I hadn't really looked at the finals yet so didn't see this was the grand prize winner!! Many many congrats on winning with this fantastic shot ~ well done!!
susie

12/30/2005 12:10:29 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Thanks Bonnie and Susie!
Yes, it is a bit of a thrill, Bonnie ;)

Bill

12/30/2005 2:54:34 PM

 
Cora Miller
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Hey Bill, I just came back to look at this again and saw that it was advanced to the Grand Prize. Yippee, it's certainly deserving of the honor! So an even BIGGER congratulations to you! :)

12/30/2005 11:38:05 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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WOW ! That's a real honor to be advanced from 1st place to Grand prize !!And a real deserved one..it's a beautiful capture !!

12/31/2005 1:47:02 AM

 
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WOW ~ I only just noticed. Of course I always loved this shot anyway but many many congratulations Bill!!

12/31/2005 6:03:51 AM

 
William C. Raco
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Thanks so much Cora, Sylvia and Kate!

Bill

12/31/2005 6:15:03 AM

 
Janie Carpenter
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Congrats, Great Work Here!!!

12/31/2005 2:47:23 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Thank you very much, Janie
Happy New Year!

Bill

12/31/2005 2:54:39 PM

 
Debra Booth
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A huge congratulations to you, Bill, on your move up! This shot certainly deserves the honor, and I'm so glad to see it at the top! Best of luck to you in the coming year!

12/31/2005 3:25:24 PM

 
Monika Sapek
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I cannot imagine better news at the end of the year than this one, Bill! Many congratulations on the recognition and your Grand Prize Win!
Monika

12/31/2005 3:57:02 PM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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What a great way to end the year, Bill. I love this image and am so glad to see it in the TOP SPOT!

1/1/2006 7:50:21 AM

 
William C. Raco
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Thank you so much, Debra, Monika and Marsha!
Happy New Year!

Bill

1/1/2006 7:54:39 AM

 
Ann Bruynseels
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Beautiful !

1/1/2006 8:21:50 AM

 
Laura E. OConnor
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WOW, BILL!!! Congratulations on this wonderful Grand Prize image!!!!!!

1/1/2006 9:52:42 AM

 
Marcie A. Fowler
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A big, big congrats on you grand prize win for this gorgeous image Papa!!

1/1/2006 11:43:06 AM

 
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Just Noticed You Making History At BP Bill!!Congratulations On The Sharing Of The GP!!!!

1/1/2006 3:54:05 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Thank you Ann, Laura, Marcie and Terry!

Bill

1/1/2006 3:58:53 PM

 
Deb Holmes
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How exciting Bill, getting such and "up-grade", congratulations! Is this a BP first?

1/1/2006 4:26:40 PM

 
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A Grand Prize Winner!!!!! Congratulations Bill on your win!!! Way to go!!!

1/1/2006 6:37:04 PM

 
Katrina Diaz
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This is beautiful work, Bill! I love the colors and the abstract feel. Congratulations on this Grand Prize Winner!!!!
~K

1/2/2006 8:04:05 AM

 
Susan T. Evans
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FANTASTIC BILL, SO HAPPY YOU GOT THE GRAND PRIZE ON THIS, I JUST KNEW IT WAS A WINNER THE FIRST TIME I SAW IT, THIS IS JUST SO WELL DESERVED, WTG, AND WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! CAN YOU TELL I AM HAPPY FOR YOU?????

1/2/2006 2:45:25 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Thank you, Deb, Jill, Katrina and Susan! ;)
You are all very kind!

Bill

1/2/2006 5:59:38 PM

 
Joyce Brant
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Awesome, Bill...way to think out of the box!!!!!!!
Made me feel so proud to have met you!!!
Joyce.....NH shoot

1/3/2006 12:38:14 PM

 
Roseann E. Dreasher
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WOW Grand Prize!!! Congrats! (and it's a LONG time comin)~!
Roseann

1/3/2006 1:09:20 PM

 
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I'm so glad to see this as a Grand Prize winner! I knew it would be the moment I saw it!!! Congrats, my friend! VERY well deserved!!!

1/5/2006 7:11:06 AM

 
Mary N C. Taitt
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WOW! Great shot! Congratulations on your Grand prize winner! Mary :-)

1/5/2006 7:24:59 AM

 
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Congratulations on your Grand prize winner,Bill!!!!!!

1/5/2006 5:34:59 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Outstanding way to start the New Year, Bill! So glad the judges "upgraded" your photo ~ better late than never, for sure!
A huge CONGRATULATIONS!!! on your Grand Prize win! What a beauty!

1/6/2006 3:47:57 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Thank you so very much Joyce, Roseann, Mel, Mary Kelly and Mary!!
You are all so kind!

Bill

1/7/2006 4:19:31 AM

 
Mata Patan
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OMG Bill!! I just returned from my holidays and I just checked the winners!!! You had a wonderful Xmas gift from BP!! Well done you deserved such a big win!!

1/7/2006 4:45:33 AM

 
William C. Raco
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Thank you very much, Mata! ;)

Bill

1/7/2006 4:47:13 AM

 
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This grand prize is so very well deserved on this outstanding photo! Way to go, Bill!

1/7/2006 12:15:32 PM

 
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Thank you, Sherri!

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1/7/2006 12:37:14 PM

 
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This fabulous shot does have Grand Prize written all over it... so happy for you!

The colors are so soothing coupled with the dynamic play of the light on the water.

1/12/2006 6:07:20 PM

 
Darryl Wilkinson

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I just realized you won the Grand Prize, Bill. Congratulations on this much deserved award!!! Bravo!!!!!

1/12/2006 6:15:57 PM

 
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Thanks so much Terrill and Darryl!

Bill

1/13/2006 2:33:13 PM

 
Joyce ONeil
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Congrats! Well deserved!!!!!

1/18/2006 12:52:17 PM

 
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Thank you very much, Joyce

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1/19/2006 3:30:42 AM

 
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Congratulations William! This is really spectacular!

1/20/2006 11:14:11 AM

 
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Thank you very kindly, Stephanie

Bill

1/20/2006 2:22:27 PM

 
Tammy McAllister
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Such a beauty Bill!
Congratulations
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1/23/2006 12:08:46 PM

 
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Thank you, Tammy!

Bill

1/23/2006 5:23:23 PM

 
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I didn't know you won the Grand prize!!! That is so awesome! Congratulations!

1/23/2006 8:09:16 PM

 
Barbara Helgason
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I just noticed this as a Grand prize winner, CONGRATULATIONS Bill!!

1/24/2006 6:31:36 AM

 
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Thank you Linda and Barbara

Bill

1/24/2006 8:02:14 PM

 
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A big congrats.

1/26/2006 5:13:49 AM

 
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Thank you, Roxanne!

Bill

1/26/2006 6:18:35 PM

 

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Wow!
Excellent shot Bill!
Many congratulations on your Grand prize win!

1/30/2006 10:06:02 AM

 
William C. Raco
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Thanks so much, Reine!

Bill

1/30/2006 5:38:35 PM

 
Nan Fischer
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wow, the grand prize was certainly well-deserved, bill! this is inspirational.

2/4/2006 6:13:47 AM

 
Ray & Audrey Clarke
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I love the colours on this photo Bill, congratulations (AC)

2/7/2006 10:51:39 AM

 
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Thank you most kindly Nan and Audrey

Bill

2/7/2006 6:26:57 PM

 
Roberta E. Wall
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stunning photo

2/10/2006 11:50:52 AM

 
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Thank you, Roberta!

Bill

2/10/2006 3:52:54 PM

 
Lorraine A. Cook
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Congratulations on your Grand Prize Win, Bill!!!<:))

3/4/2006 1:12:35 PM

 
Kristy A. Keene
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Very Cool Shot!!!!

3/4/2006 8:06:50 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Thank you very much, Lorraine and Kristy

Bill

3/4/2006 8:09:02 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Don't know how I missed this one as the Grand Prize, but BRAVO!, Bill, and really big CONGRATULATIONS!!
Much Aloha,
Stan

3/4/2006 10:13:12 PM

 
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Thank you, Stan!

Bill

3/5/2006 6:10:20 AM

 
Nadya Johnson
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I missed this one too. OUTSTANDING!What a shot! Just incredible, and so creatively conceived. Another in a long list of "Bravos"!

3/8/2006 2:30:50 PM

 
Sandra Freyler
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COngratulations, WIlliam! Very beautiful image! :)

3/8/2006 2:56:27 PM

 
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Thank you so very much Nadya and Sandra!

Bill

3/8/2006 7:04:37 PM

 
Stefan G
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Amazing!

3/20/2006 9:34:35 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Thank you, Stefan ;)

Bill

3/21/2006 2:51:34 AM

 
William C. Raco
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Thank you, Stefan ;)

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3/21/2006 2:51:39 AM

 
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AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME and so deserving. Congratulations!!!!

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6/21/2006 9:25:03 AM

 
Dawn Leslie
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Gorgeous image, very creative!

6/21/2006 8:21:01 PM

 
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Thank you, Dawn ;)

Bill

6/21/2006 8:31:17 PM

 
Bill Wyatt
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This is very beautiful and creative image! Congratulations on your Winner, Bill!

6/29/2006 2:48:41 PM

 
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Thanks so much, Bill
Very kind of you

Bill

6/29/2006 3:05:17 PM

 
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Fabulous!!! Absoulutely Fabulous Bill! WOW and a Big COngrats to you on such amazing work!

7/18/2006 6:50:20 AM

 
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Thank you very kindly, She-She!

Bill

7/19/2006 1:58:32 PM

 
Paula Dwyer
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Outstanding!!!!
Congratulations on your win!! :)

7/28/2006 5:45:07 PM

 
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Thank you, Paula! ;)

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7/28/2006 5:48:10 PM

 
Glenn E. Urquhart
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A BIG CONGRATS on winning the big award, Bill!!! Your composition, is outstanding and the award is WELL DESERVED! Cheers, Glenn.

7/29/2006 3:57:34 AM

 
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Thank you, Glenn!

Bill

7/29/2006 4:01:27 AM

 
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thereisnothinglefttosay?...absolutelynot!...
*ethereal*magic*!!...greatimage,Bill!

7/29/2006 11:32:32 AM

 
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That's Some Amazing Bokeh...Incredible Shot, Bill...Congratulations, Very Well Deserved!!! :^)

7/30/2006 2:59:13 AM

 
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Thank you, Michael and Ross! ;)

Bill

7/30/2006 4:40:20 AM

 
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I see this image every day as your mini-pic and love it each and every time. This is sooooo deserving of a grand prize, Bill!!

7/30/2006 7:42:07 AM

 
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This is so fabulous Bill!! Dazzling image!!!

7/30/2006 9:26:38 AM

 
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Thanks so much Melissa and Kathy!

Bill

7/30/2006 11:23:05 AM

 
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Congratulations Bill---beautiful image and well deserved win.

8/2/2006 3:09:51 PM

 
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Thank you, Connie! ;)

Bill

8/2/2006 5:54:30 PM

 
Opal Cross
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What a winner, so congradulations. Great capture.

8/2/2006 7:20:12 PM

 
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Thank you very much, Opal!

Bill

8/3/2006 2:28:48 AM

 
RC  Fritz
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Wonderful colors and lighting.
Terrific image William!

8/13/2006 8:08:16 AM

 
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Thank you, RC!

Bill

8/13/2006 5:08:38 PM

 
Carol Sawyer
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Terrific image and colors, William!!! Congradulations!!!!

9/17/2006 11:04:43 AM

 
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Thank you, Carol!

Bill

9/17/2006 12:25:35 PM

 
Denise A. Johnson

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beautiful image...and thanks for checking out my work....any comment coming from you is greatly appreciated, your work is incredible!

10/5/2006 5:45:14 PM

 
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Thank you, Denise! ;)

Bill

10/5/2006 6:10:17 PM

 
Tony Gutowski

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Congratulations for winning. This image is amazing for it simpicity of subject and for the detail and interest in the negative space. Composition, color and quality of light are extremely strong elements that keep me coming back for more. Again glad to see you get what you deserve with this image.

10/8/2006 3:57:27 PM

 
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Thank you so much, Tony!

Bill

10/8/2006 4:11:09 PM

 
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This is my first comment on a grand prize winner. I must say that I am amazed of the beauty of this image, given the simplicity of the subject. The clarity is fabulous and the DOF and lighting is just perfect! Really beautiful! Congratulations!

10/24/2006 6:22:28 PM

 
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Thank you so much, Raymond!
I appreciate your kind comments

Bill

10/24/2006 6:33:31 PM

 
Katherine Kuhn
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I love your colors & composition on this image, Bill! Just gorgeous and perfect in its simplicity -- a most deserved Grand Prize winner!! Congratulations!!

10/29/2006 7:17:18 PM

 
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Thank you, Kathy! ;)

Bill

10/29/2006 7:20:11 PM

 
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Congratulations Bill, great work on this...

11/8/2006 7:41:44 PM

 
Ivan Chacon
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Wonderful work and gallery, Congrats Bill! :)

11/13/2006 8:19:16 AM

 
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Thank you very much, Ivan!

Bill

11/13/2006 4:38:53 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Wonderful, how very unique Bill!
jo ann c.

11/15/2006 2:59:54 PM

 
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Thank you very kindly, Jo Ann!

Bill

11/15/2006 5:17:43 PM

 
Autum Rhoades
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Bill, after seeing your mini-pic I decided I'd take a browse...this image is absolutely awesome!!! How did you achieve this? Maybe you already explained it, but you have so many posts it might take me a while to read through them all. AWESOME!!!!

11/23/2006 5:41:57 PM

 
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Thank you, Autumn
The explanation is in the description below the photo.

Bill

11/23/2006 6:25:58 PM

 
Jennifer Cuscino

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i soooooo like this. great use of focus and composition. :)

12/9/2006 4:06:12 PM

 
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Thank you very much, Jennifer!

Bill

12/10/2006 5:02:16 AM

 
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Beautiful image Bill Congrats on your Grand Prize award ...

I remember the Good old Susquehanna flooding one year many years ago ... I was supposed to get married in Port Deposit MD, and that whole town was under water ... LOL

Steve Hurkett

1/9/2007 4:42:10 AM

 
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Thank you very much, Steve

Bill

1/15/2007 8:08:50 PM

 
William Moore
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terrific framing..the way the sparkle background surrounds the leaf

2/27/2007 10:06:52 AM

 
Hurk (Steve) Hurkett
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A sincere (belated) congratulations on this wonderful Grand rize winner, Bill... well deserved!!! .. steve

3/18/2007 6:38:18 AM

 
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Thank you William and Steve

Bill

3/18/2007 7:00:47 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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What a beauty! The leaf so sharp and colorful and the great bokeh!

Congratulations!

jo ann c.

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I'm a little late getting to this stunner, but I'm sure glad I found it! It is unbelievably cool! A suberb nature capture!

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