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Peek-A-Boo
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This is one of my favorite models, Melinda. We had a fun little photo shoot yesterday out around our neighborhood. I worked with the curves and hue/saturation on this one to get a high key effect, with pastel tones and high saturation on the blues. Shot in manual mode, F4.5, and shutter @ 1/320.
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Paul Michko
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    Incredible portrait image, Dale Ann.

1/4/2006 6:23:36 AM

 
Wende Trew
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Wow!! Gorgeous portrait Dale Ann!!

1/4/2006 7:05:59 AM

 
Lynn Crawford
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This is so pretty Dale Ann, I like that it is highkey and you were able to keep the beautiful color of her eyes so vivid, she is a great model :)

1/4/2006 7:08:05 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Just beautiful....wonderful shot!

1/4/2006 7:21:24 AM

 
Nadia W. Smith
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I love how this is subtle and striking at the same time! Lovely!

1/4/2006 7:25:09 AM

 
Michelle J. Harvey
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Stunning portrait Dale Ann!!

1/4/2006 7:43:48 AM

 
Hayley  J. Hamlin
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This is awesome!! Love it!!

1/4/2006 7:59:46 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Wonderful portrait, Dale Ann!

1/4/2006 9:11:09 AM

 
Richard W. Wyeth
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Oh lucky you, having such a gorgeous model! Makes your work easier, no doubt. Nonetheless, a great portrait, very nice work here.

1/4/2006 9:45:58 AM

 
Sandy Landon
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GORGEOUS!!!! Love the treatment to it! But I am sure it was an outstanding shot to start with!!! Love the eyes!!! GREAT JOB!!

1/4/2006 10:02:48 AM

 
Dale Ann Cubbage
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Thanks so much Paul, Wende, Lynn, Linda, Nadia, MIchelle, Hayley,k Karen, Richard & Sandy! I appreciate your hearty comments!! I am attaching the original shot with minor color/contrast corrections for comparison, since I did enter this in DD.

da

1/4/2006 10:13:17 AM

 
Dale Ann Cubbage
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  Original Shot
Original Shot
Original shot with minor color/contrast adjustments, and sharpenening of the eyes.

da
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Trying to attach the original shot.

da

1/4/2006 10:16:15 AM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Terrific portrait Sista! Love the PS work! Great effects!
Nicely done!

1/4/2006 10:45:43 AM

 
Judy S. Fung
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Lovely portrait and nice work, Dale Ann!

1/4/2006 4:41:55 PM

 
Julie Turner
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Beautifully done Dale Ann.

1/4/2006 5:50:26 PM

 
Dale Ann Cubbage
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Thanks Michelle, my sista, and Judy & Julie!!

da

1/4/2006 8:21:49 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Dale Ann, great portrait.

1/4/2006 11:48:30 PM

 
Alisha L. Ekstrom
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WOW Da. I ABSOLUTELY love this STRIKING...STUNNING portrait. SPLENDIDLY done!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!

1/5/2006 7:59:41 AM

 
Dale Ann Cubbage
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Thanks Janine & Alisha!

da

1/5/2006 1:34:31 PM

 
Claudette Foote
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Beautifully done Dale Ann.

1/5/2006 5:45:54 PM

 
Sandra Freyler
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Beautiful portrait, Dale ann! Great work!

1/6/2006 2:12:17 PM

 
Dale Ann Cubbage
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Thanks Claudette & Sandra!

da

1/19/2006 7:52:05 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Big congrats on your POTD, Dale Ann!

2/13/2006 12:11:49 AM

 
Evy Johansen
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Wow, this is beautiful, Dale Ann! Congratulations on your well deserved POTD!

2/13/2006 1:35:12 AM

 
Kip T. Berger
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Congrats for the POD Dale! Very pretty shot!

2/13/2006 2:23:02 AM

 
Michelle R. Johnson
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Congratulations, Dale Ann on your POTD! It is an excellent shot!!!! :)

2/13/2006 2:30:39 AM

 
Paul Michko
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Big congrats, Dale Ann. A terrific POTD.

2/13/2006 2:45:02 AM

 
Vicki Hunt
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Congrats on this beautiful POTD!

2/13/2006 2:57:01 AM

 
Ed Heaton
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Good morning Dale Ann,
This is an extremely well done portrait! Congrats on POTD!!!

2/13/2006 3:57:59 AM

 
Karin Brogtrop
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Wonderful portrait Dale Ann! Like the original very much, but this PS version gives a lovely winter touch to it.

2/13/2006 4:06:21 AM

 
Megan p
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Woo Hoo, POTD!!! very exciting and congrats on this GORGEOUS image!!!

2/13/2006 4:09:14 AM

 
Jessica Hughes
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Yay!! Congratulations Dale Ann. This is a gorgeous portrait. Her personality is shining. Beautiful!!

2/13/2006 4:27:15 AM

 
Mary N C. Taitt
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Great shot and pstprocessing Congratulations on your POTD! Mary :-)

2/13/2006 4:55:22 AM

 
Perry K.Y. Lee
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Awesome...

2/13/2006 4:59:04 AM

 
Katleen R. Struckle
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Gorgeous!!

2/13/2006 5:05:30 AM

 
Karen Rahlf
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Beautiful! Congrats on getting the POTD!

2/13/2006 5:06:18 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Congrats to you, Dale Ann!!!!

2/13/2006 5:13:22 AM

 
Debra Booth
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Beautiful portrait, Dale Ann!! Congrats on your POTD!

2/13/2006 5:27:29 AM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Hi Dale Ann - Congratulations on your beautiful POTD!!

2/13/2006 5:40:43 AM

 
Candice C. Calhoun
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Congratulations, Dale Ann, on your sensational POTD! Way to go, girl!

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2/13/2006 5:42:20 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Dale Ann, congratulations o this fabulous POTD!!!

2/13/2006 5:46:38 AM

 
Laura E. OConnor
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Beautiful Image, da!!!!! Congrats on your POTD!!!!!

2/13/2006 6:21:00 AM

 
Tonya R. Boles
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Congrats!!!

2/13/2006 6:21:27 AM

 
Teresa Lee
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Wow, this is incredible!! Big Congratulations!!!

2/13/2006 6:37:40 AM

 
Nan Fischer
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wow! this looks like my daughter! I can't believe it! hahaha I did a double take. aside from that, this is a lovely portrait with wonderful effects, just whay my daughter would like, too...... wow, I still can't believe it.......

2/13/2006 6:44:21 AM

 
Jennifer Jones
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Congratulations, Dale Ann! This is an awesome shot! I am so excited for you!!! :o)

2/13/2006 6:54:47 AM

 
Dale Ann Cubbage
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WOW!! I'm so thrilled, thank you BP so much for picking this image for POTD!! Thanks to all of you for your kind and generous comments!! I can't wait to share this with my model!! This is her 2nd POTD!!

da

2/13/2006 6:56:27 AM

 
Martin J. Preslar
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Congrats on this beautiful POTD Dale Ann! I really like that you posted the original! You did some great PS work on this in addition to it being a great shot to begin with! :)

2/13/2006 6:58:49 AM

 
Dale Ann Cubbage
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Thanks so much Marty!

da

2/13/2006 7:19:12 AM

 
Robyn Gwilt
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This is so delicious - it has a 'vanilla' flavour to it ! :) Congrats on your POTD

2/13/2006 7:19:18 AM

 
Susana Heide
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Congratulations Dale Ann on this AWESOME POTD!!!

2/13/2006 7:34:14 AM

 
Sandy Landon
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A big congrats on your wonderful POTD!!

2/13/2006 8:37:56 AM

 
Hayley  J. Hamlin
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Congrats on your POTD!!! Great job!!

2/13/2006 8:41:32 AM

 
Julie Abston
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Yay!!! A HUGE congratulations, DA!! I am so happy for you. This is an awesome image in every way and VERY deserving!!!

2/13/2006 9:24:54 AM

 
Claudette Foote
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Congrats on your POTD!!! Great job!!

2/13/2006 9:38:33 AM

 
Terrill Province
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YIPPEEEE!!!

Dale Ann - - - you da WO-MAN!

GREAT POTD ~ well deserving and so gorgeous!!!!

Girl, it made my day...

2/13/2006 10:17:48 AM

 
Dale Ann Cubbage
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Thanks so much Robyn, Susana, Sandy, Hayley, Julie, Claudette & Terrill!!

I really appreciate it!

da

2/13/2006 10:27:25 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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A great big congratulations to you Dale Ann!! This is lovely, and a very well deserved potd!! Have a great day!!!

2/13/2006 10:38:25 AM

 
Mary  Clarke
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Many congratulations on POTD Dale Ann, super portrait

2/13/2006 12:26:29 PM

 
Sandra Freyler
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COngratulations Dale Ann for POTD! :) I'm so happy for you! :)

2/13/2006 2:47:29 PM

 
Nan Fischer
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congratulations on the POTD!

i just showed this photo to my girls. the older one now believes there is a twin for everyone in the world. she is blown away at the physical and essential resemblance. so is the younger one.

2/13/2006 3:37:44 PM

 
Dale Ann Cubbage
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Thanks Donna, Mary, Sandra & Nan! I am blown away at the great response I've gotten on this!

da

2/13/2006 6:21:33 PM

 
Kelly Abernathy
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Congratulations Dale Ann! I'm happy for you. Well deserved! -K

2/13/2006 6:44:43 PM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Congratulations on this wonderful and well deserved POTD, Dale Ann!!!

2/14/2006 5:43:45 AM

 
Dale Ann Cubbage
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Thanks K and Rakesh!

da

2/14/2006 6:44:35 AM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Lovely portrait. Like those eyes. Congratulations

2/14/2006 1:58:20 PM

 
bob cornelison
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Excellent work DA!
Congrats on POTD!
~:O)

2/14/2006 4:22:09 PM

 
Dale Ann Cubbage
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Thank you Stephen & Bob!
da

2/14/2006 8:57:21 PM

 
Lori Carlson
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You do such great work Dale Ann!! Big congrats on your POTD honors! :0)

2/16/2006 8:00:55 PM

 
Dale Ann Cubbage
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Thanks Lori!

da

2/17/2006 8:37:47 AM

 
Eric  Schneider
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A late congrats. Good work indeed!!! Hope all is well and your Photo business is booming.
Eric

2/18/2006 7:08:09 AM

 
Dale Ann Cubbage
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Thanks Eric!! Not booming, but we're getting there!!

da

2/18/2006 12:06:27 PM

 
Alisha L. Ekstrom
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I know I'm late, BUT YAY!!!!! BIG congrats on this making POTD! I was so happy when I saw your name on the list & then to see it was this MOST BEAUTIFUL model ever!!! WAY COOL!!!!

2/20/2006 3:32:32 PM

 
Dale Ann Cubbage
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Thanks Alisha! Better late than never!!

da

2/20/2006 3:43:41 PM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Congrats on a beautiful Finalist Sista! And a wonderful POTD that I seemed to have missed when my email was wiggin out!

2/21/2006 3:59:55 AM

 
Tonya R. Boles
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Congrats Dale Ann...

2/21/2006 4:26:50 AM

 
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Dale Ann!

2/21/2006 6:47:54 AM

 
Jessica Hughes
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CONGRATULATIONS, DALE ANN!!! Yay! This is such a beautiful portrait.

2/21/2006 6:48:53 AM

 
Alison Greenwood
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Congratulations DA!

2/21/2006 7:10:01 AM

 
Alisha L. Ekstrom
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I'm SOOOO happy to see this as a finalist!!! YIPPEEE & CONGRATS!!!!!

2/21/2006 7:11:11 AM

 
Jessica McCollam
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Congrats, Dale Ann!! This is a beautiful portrait! Her eyes are amazing!!:)

2/21/2006 7:34:51 AM

 
Carla Metzler
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Congratulations on this beautiful portrait, Dale Ann!!

2/21/2006 9:22:06 AM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Big congrats on your beautiful finalist Dale Ann :o)

2/21/2006 9:49:34 AM

 
Roger Bernabo
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Congratulations Dale Ann!

2/21/2006 10:32:47 AM

 
Robyn Gwilt
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Congratulations Dale Ann - lovely portrait!

2/21/2006 10:35:14 AM

 
Lynn Crawford
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Yeaahhhh Dale Ann, I thought this would make it, congrats on being a finalist, beautiful :)

2/21/2006 2:52:18 PM

 
Judy S. Fung
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Congrats, Dale Ann!

2/21/2006 2:53:17 PM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Gorgeous portrait Dale Ann, congratulations!!

2/21/2006 3:42:40 PM

 
Sandra Freyler
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Congratulations dale ann! Beautiful! :)

2/21/2006 7:13:58 PM

 
Chris Macer

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Love this, Dale Ann! Many congrats! :)

2/22/2006 6:13:49 AM

 
Kay K. McIntire
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Congrats, Dale Ann- you deserve all the recognition for this seris. Just beautiful- and good luck in the next round!

2/22/2006 6:30:57 AM

 
Michelle Lea  Guinn
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Gorgeous portrait!!! Congratulations, and good luck in the next round!!! mlg~

2/22/2006 6:45:03 AM

 
Dale Ann Cubbage
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Many, many, thanks to you all for your kind words and support!!

da

2/22/2006 8:14:06 AM

 
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Big Congrats on this awesome Finalist Dale Ann!! Best wishes on the next round!! :D

2/22/2006 8:48:36 AM

 
Dale Ann Cubbage
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Thanks so much She-She!

da

2/22/2006 10:57:43 AM

 
Claudette Foote
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Congratulations Dale Ann - lovely portrait!

2/23/2006 6:56:54 AM

 
Dale Ann Cubbage
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Thank you very much Claudette!

da

2/23/2006 7:10:38 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on this great finalist image!! And best of luck!

2/23/2006 10:02:12 AM

 
bob cornelison
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I expected this would be in the running!
Congrats DA!
~:O)

2/23/2006 11:41:28 AM

 
Hayley  J. Hamlin
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Sorry late on the Congrats but I can't keep up:) LOL I think this will be the 3rd time I've commented on this image:) LOL
It's beautiful!! And is so deserving of all the recognition it has gotton!!!
Good luck on the next round...hopefully I'll be commenting again:)

2/23/2006 11:44:40 AM

 
Dale Ann Cubbage
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Thanks so much Donna, Bob, & Hayley! Hayley, you are so funny! You don't have to keep commenting on it!!

da

2/23/2006 12:47:18 PM

 
Hayley  J. Hamlin
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Of course I do.....how often does a pic get so much recognition...this is fun and exciting and you deserve all this attention:) So enjoy...enjoy:)

2/23/2006 12:50:36 PM

 
Don Johnson
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Wonderful composition and great use of PhotoShop (I assume) to make this image even better. The blue eyes are stunning!

2/23/2006 1:42:13 PM

 
Rakesh Syal
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WOW!!!!! Congratulations, Dale Ann!!! I am so happy!!!

2/23/2006 2:23:01 PM

 
Dale Ann Cubbage
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Hayley, you crack me up! Thank you, thank you!!!

Thanks Don & Rakesh! I appreciate it!

da

2/23/2006 2:38:57 PM

 
Casey A. Hanson
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A big congrats DA...beautiful potrait! :0)

2/24/2006 4:10:45 PM

 
Dale Ann Cubbage
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Thanks Casey!

da

2/24/2006 7:05:01 PM

 
Jimmy Bhogal
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Excellent Work Dale ! Congrats on the finalist !

2/25/2006 3:00:39 AM

 
Jimmy Bhogal
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Excellent Work Dale ! Congrats on the finalist !

2/25/2006 3:01:28 AM

 
Jimmy Bhogal
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Excellent Work Dale ! Congrats on the finalist !

2/25/2006 3:02:19 AM

 
Dale Ann Cubbage
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Thanks Jimmy!

da

2/25/2006 7:05:46 AM

 
Corné Arts
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Wonderfull portrait!! Best wishes, Corne

10/3/2007 2:20:18 PM

 
Debbie M. Fleri
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Great eye contact...: )

Lvoe the pastel colors and soft shades...: )

5/11/2008 7:33:16 PM

 
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