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Euphoria
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Euphoria
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Donna was definately happy while playing on a mound of sand at Mosquito Lake back in October.

This is a resub from the November contest that didn't capture the heart of the judges, therefore, I did some monor tweaking to the crop, color, contrast and saturation and will give it another try this month.

Thanks to those of you who sent well wishes pertaining to my back. It's still giving me fits, but will hopefully feel better soon.

catagory: Monthly Theme (Joy) Perhaps they meant holiday joy, but I'll try it anyhow. I never do well in the MTs.


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Amanda M. Johnson
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    Wonderful color! Love the composition! Nice image.

12/29/2005 6:42:18 AM

 
Arya Bandyopadhyay
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Indeed a very nice shot, Donald!! I love the colour and the composition!!!

12/29/2005 6:45:19 AM

 
Pamela Shane
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I must have missed something in the holiday kaos - didn't know you hurt your back. I hope you are soon feeling better, as you know - I know the misery of back problems !! :( Beautiful colors in this image Don, & I love how Donna is off the ground - perfect title!

12/29/2005 7:34:20 AM

 
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Cool shot!! Take it easy on the back!

12/29/2005 7:43:01 AM

 
ADILSON F. FERREIRA
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Terrific capture Donald!!!
Wonderful colors and great silhouette!!!

12/29/2005 7:44:37 AM

 
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Awesome capture and silhoutte, Don!!! Winner in my opinion!!!

12/29/2005 7:55:54 AM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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This is awesome Donald.

12/29/2005 8:17:59 AM

 
Judy S. Fung
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Wonderful image, Donald!

12/29/2005 12:29:57 PM

 
Roger Bernabo
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Super coloring and a wonderful child like silhouette!

12/29/2005 2:28:03 PM

 
Goshka G.
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It's as great as I remember this, Donald, and good luck to your back!!

12/29/2005 2:31:57 PM

 
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Donald a wonderful capture of youth and energy. Beautiful colors and nice PS work. Kerby

12/29/2005 2:49:35 PM

 
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Wonderful capture, silhouette and colors Donald!

12/29/2005 5:09:47 PM

 
Karim Abiali
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Very lovely silhouette Don, the colors & contrast are great.
Happy new year everyone.
Karim.

12/30/2005 3:58:53 PM

 
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Donald, wonderful clarity, colors, silhouette and composition; praying that your back will be back to normal soon.

12/31/2005 10:28:04 PM

 
Kate Jackson
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I absolutely love this. Cannot imagine that it could ever be passed over. Good luck with this and to your back Donald!

1/1/2006 8:49:58 AM

 
Alison Greenwood
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Wonderful colours Donald! I love your sillhouette images! :o)

1/1/2006 10:09:19 AM

 
Larry Lawhead
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Very nice, Don!! I really like the background colors, the bold silhouette....

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1/2/2006 1:29:40 PM

 
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Great Job Don! And Congrats on your finalist!!

1/20/2006 11:51:28 PM

 
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Donald congratulations. Beautiful finalist. Good luck. Kerby

1/21/2006 12:35:19 AM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Whatever Joy means, it includes this fantastic shot. Congrast, Don!

1/21/2006 1:28:07 AM

 
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Congratulations Donald. :o)

1/21/2006 1:41:16 AM

 
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Congratulations!

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1/21/2006 1:47:22 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Congrats on your finalist, Donald!

1/21/2006 1:58:20 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Congratulations on the wonderful finalist!!!!!!

1/21/2006 4:01:14 AM

 
Cindy Paquette
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You and Donna make beautiful images together Don! Congratulations on this particular beauty!

1/21/2006 4:36:06 AM

 
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Congratulations Donald...well deserved! This image is beautiful!

1/21/2006 5:27:47 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Congrats Donald, this is wonderful!

1/21/2006 5:44:22 AM

 
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Awesome job Donald! Congrats on your finalist :-)

1/21/2006 6:13:49 AM

 
Kirsi Bertolini
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Beautiful, congrats, job well done!

1/21/2006 6:56:06 AM

 
Sergio La Spina
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Fantastic shot Congratulation!!

1/21/2006 7:04:23 AM

 
ADILSON F. FERREIRA
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Donald!!!

1/21/2006 7:37:28 AM

 
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Congratulations on your wonderful finalist,Don!!!!!!
I know Donna be so happy best of luck in the next round my friend!!

1/21/2006 7:38:45 AM

 
Barbara Helgason
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Wow, this is beautiful, congratulations and best of luck in the next round Don!

1/21/2006 7:51:19 AM

 
Kara Hendricks
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This is gorgeous Don!! Congrats and good luck!!

1/21/2006 8:13:40 AM

 
Tammy Scott
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Congratulations!

1/21/2006 8:17:22 AM

 
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Congrats Donald on your Finalist! Jeff

1/21/2006 8:49:11 AM

 
Steven Gunnerson
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Congratulations Donald, well done!

1/21/2006 9:00:43 AM

 
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Congrats on your finalist Donald!

1/21/2006 9:11:25 AM

 
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Fabulous image and congrats, Donald.

1/21/2006 10:54:49 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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I remember this one Don ~ great shot and glad to see it in the finals this time ~ many congrats!

1/21/2006 11:02:31 AM

 
Carla Metzler
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Congratulations on this great finalist,Don! Good luck in the next round!

1/21/2006 1:17:56 PM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Don!! :)

1/21/2006 3:16:06 PM

 
Kevin Burns

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Right on!!

1/21/2006 3:41:11 PM

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Donald!

Cathy :)

1/21/2006 4:38:51 PM

 
Leonard Pierce
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Congratulations on your finalist, Donald!!!

1/21/2006 7:39:02 PM

 
Margaret Sikora
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Congratulations on being in the Finalist list if colours are on their list this is a sure winner.

1/22/2006 2:47:12 AM

 
Kate Jackson
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So good to see this one again Don ~ congratulations!

1/22/2006 9:44:44 AM

 
Daniel Diaz
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Big congrats on this awesome finalist Don, good luck in the next round!!!

1/22/2006 10:55:50 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Oh Yess! I told you, Don!!!! I can smell a winner here!!!!!!!!!

1/22/2006 11:35:04 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Loved this when you posted it and I am so happy to see the judges loved it also. Congratulations on this well deserved finalist Donald

1/22/2006 4:03:54 PM

 
Karen Rahlf
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Great shot. Congratulations!

1/22/2006 8:17:50 PM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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I knew it!!! Way to go!!! Congratulations!

1/23/2006 5:13:11 AM

 
Deb Holmes
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Way to go Donald, congrats to you!

1/23/2006 4:00:37 PM

 
Dan J. Holm
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Alright, Donald!! CONGRATULATIONS!

1/23/2006 5:08:38 PM

 
Judy S. Fung
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Congrats, Donald!

1/23/2006 6:12:33 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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CONGRATS on a well deserved image, Don!

1/24/2006 6:39:15 AM

 
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Congratulations on your well deserving WIN, Donald!

1/24/2006 7:31:43 AM

 
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You did well in this one!! Congratulations!

1/24/2006 7:45:26 AM

 
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Congratulations Donald. :o)

1/24/2006 7:48:37 AM

 
Kelly Barclay
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Congratulations!! What a great image!!

1/24/2006 7:49:49 AM

 
S P Mukherji
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Hearty congratulations for this out of the world composition!!

1/24/2006 8:23:16 AM

 
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Congrats Donald!! This is awesome!

1/24/2006 8:37:56 AM

 
Steven Gunnerson
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Congratualtions on your WIN Donald!!!

1/24/2006 8:50:24 AM

 
Goshka G.
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Congrats on this wonderful win, Donald!!

1/24/2006 8:53:13 AM

 
Alison Greenwood
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Superb Donald!!! Congratulations!!! :o)

1/24/2006 8:53:49 AM

 
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Very nice, great colors and design, Congratulations!!!

1/24/2006 9:13:06 AM

 
Carla Metzler
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Ay to go Don! CONGRATULATIONS!

1/24/2006 9:19:34 AM

 
Deb Holmes
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Awesome Don, big congrats to you on this much deserved win!

1/24/2006 10:29:08 AM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Congratulations on your win Donald! Fantastic!

1/24/2006 10:38:50 AM

 
ADILSON F. FERREIRA
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Congratulations on this fantastic win Donald!!!

1/24/2006 11:06:05 AM

 
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Congratulations on a wonderful winner, Don!

1/24/2006 1:32:43 PM

 
Cathy Gregor
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Congratulations on your win, Don!

1/24/2006 2:36:24 PM

 
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Big congratulations on your outstanding win, Don!!!

1/24/2006 3:13:29 PM

 
Cindy Paquette
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Well, YOU have to just EUPHORIC over your winning image Don! Fabulous and fantastic for you! A HUGE warm CONGRATULATIONS on this one Don! :-)

1/24/2006 3:53:48 PM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Congratulations on this super winner, Don!!

1/24/2006 4:22:15 PM

 
Judy S. Fung
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Congrats on your win, Donald!

1/24/2006 4:31:12 PM

 
Donald K. Cherry
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A great big heartfelt thank you to everyone who took the time to comment on this image. This is a really special win because my daughter, Donna, is sharing it with me.

1/24/2006 4:34:15 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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BIG CONGRATULATIONS on this 2nd Place winner and this joyous image, Donald!!
Much Aloha,
Stan

1/24/2006 4:43:33 PM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Congratulations on your wonderful win, Donald!!!

1/24/2006 5:12:58 PM

 
Darryl Wilkinson

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Way to go, Don!!! Congratulations on this fantastic WINNER!!!

1/24/2006 5:17:19 PM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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congrats on this awesome winning image!

1/24/2006 5:40:49 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Right On! This is really a Super image. Congratulations

1/24/2006 6:37:46 PM

 
Pamela Shane
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Big CONGRATULATIONS on this 2nd place winner Don - very well deserved!!!!
:] :]

1/24/2006 6:42:43 PM

 
Larry Lawhead
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Congratulations on the well deserved 2nd Place Donald!!

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1/24/2006 6:49:25 PM

 
Tammy Scott
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Congratulations a well derserve win!

1/24/2006 7:19:50 PM

 
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Now this joyous capture has brought you much joy! Congratulations on your win!

1/24/2006 8:50:10 PM

 
Charlene Bayerle
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Congratulations Donald!!!!!! Well deserved!!!

1/24/2006 9:18:50 PM

 
Jill Flynn
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Congratulations on your WIN Donald!

1/24/2006 11:01:49 PM

 
Allan L. Whitehead
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Donald, congratulations on this magnificent win in last month's contest in the 'Monthly Theme' category. It is truly, richly deserved, my very dear friend - your good friend, Allan

1/25/2006 4:54:40 AM

 
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This image is awesome! Congratulations on your second place win Donald!

1/25/2006 5:14:00 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Glad to see this one on the winners page Donald.
Congratulations on this fine winner

1/25/2006 6:10:19 AM

 
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Congratulations on this outstanding Winner, Donald!!

1/25/2006 6:18:49 AM

 
Milan Banik
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happy to see this in winner list ,congrates Donald!

1/25/2006 11:10:41 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Many congrats on this wonderful winner Donald ~ well done!

1/25/2006 11:16:22 AM

 
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Congratulations, Donald on this fantastic second place win! It's wonderful!

1/25/2006 1:29:00 PM

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations on your Second Place win, Donald!

Cathy :)

1/25/2006 3:42:26 PM

 
Donald K. Cherry
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Thanks again everyone for all the great comments. I continue to be overwhelmed by the great response to this image!!

1/25/2006 3:47:06 PM

 
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Congrats on your win

1/25/2006 5:30:30 PM

 
Daniel Diaz
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Big Congrats on this GORGEOUS winner Don!!!

That's what I was talking about buddy, you see what I mean, Cherrs my good friend!!

1/26/2006 2:45:36 AM

 
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Wooooo hoooooooooo congrats on this beautiful winner Don!!

1/26/2006 6:12:00 AM

 
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Euphoria must be what you are feeling Don! I know I would be even to get a finalist! Way hay big congratulations! I absolutely love this picture!

1/26/2006 6:38:55 AM

 
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YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA Big Congratulations on a Wonderful winner,Don!!!
Hope you feeling well !

1/26/2006 12:48:28 PM

 
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Congrats on your outstanding winning image! Jeff

1/27/2006 4:33:20 AM

 
Tonya R. Boles
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I see no picture, but congrats on your win.

1/27/2006 4:56:08 AM

 
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Congratulations Donald! Wonderful Shot!

1/27/2006 2:14:12 PM

 
bob cornelison
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Got the judges attention this time!
Congrats!
~:O)

1/27/2006 5:47:49 PM

 
Kevin Burns

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CONGRATS!!

1/28/2006 4:43:48 PM

 
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Wonderful winning image, Don...Congratulations!!!!

1/29/2006 10:09:44 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Really wonderful image, Don! I love the photo text you wrote, too, about your first Nov. entry, then a retry, and is "Joy" going to work, etc... all to find out you made Second Place! ;) Congratulations!

2/6/2006 7:43:34 AM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Christopher pretty well covered it, Don. Your win must've been that much sweeter, knowing the history of this beautiful image. Such great colors and silhouette.
Belated Congratulations!

3/10/2006 3:18:13 PM

 
Akhilesh Sharma
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Excellent capture. Congrats on winning.

7/5/2006 2:52:50 AM

 
Bill Wyatt
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Beautiful colors! Congratulations of your winner, Donald!

7/14/2006 4:32:26 AM

 

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Beautiful Donald!
Congratulations on this gorgeous winner!

8/17/2006 5:26:39 AM

 
Z. Banu
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Congratulations Donald its very beautiful well done!!!!!!!!!

10/3/2006 10:59:58 AM

 
Jill Odice
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Guess you spoke to soon about your luck with the MT 's :-) Congrats :-)

2/5/2007 1:49:27 PM

 
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