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Rakesh Syal
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    Great job like pros, Melissa!!!

3/29/2006 8:35:19 AM

 
Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas
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Excellent composition and colors Melissa!,
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3/29/2006 9:57:29 AM

 
John Connolly
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A very well composed image, Melissa! I am impressed with the complimentary colors you used here.

3/29/2006 12:48:42 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thank you Rakesh, Amalia and John for your kind comments.

John, in this image there are no complementary colors. Maybe you meant colors that complement one another. Two different things.

3/29/2006 12:59:39 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Very eye-catching photograph! I love the texture and the composition. Smooth as glass. Well done!

3/29/2006 3:16:26 PM

 
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Simple but yet very beautiful and rich in color. Nice compositon. Kerby

3/29/2006 3:17:37 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Nadya and Kerby for your comments.

3/29/2006 4:20:26 PM

 
Kathleen K. Parker
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Simply very elegant, Melissa!!
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3/29/2006 6:08:50 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thank you very much, Kathleen, for your comment.

3/29/2006 8:00:10 PM

 
Kevin Burns

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Awesome work and detail.

3/30/2006 8:15:54 AM

 
Katherine Kuhn
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I love the simplicity of your composition in this shot & your use of 2 different & slightly different reds. Strong image!

3/30/2006 9:25:25 PM

 
S P Mukherji
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Fascinating image again Melissa! Great idea and comp!! A fine example of simple yet creative still life!

3/31/2006 9:11:46 AM

 
Inge S. Lasmana
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Very beautiful composition and colors, Melissa!

3/31/2006 10:38:08 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thank you Kevin,Kathy, S.P. and Inge for your great comments. Much appreciated.

3/31/2006 4:30:29 PM

 
Ronald F. Fischer
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Wonderful idea and perfect execution, Melissa!

4/1/2006 2:13:27 PM

 
Allen O. Howard
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WOW! A great composition Melissa and it's obviously well thought out!

4/5/2006 3:33:35 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Ronald and Allen, thanks for commenting on this image.

4/5/2006 4:36:49 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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A BIG CONGRATS, my friend! Well deserved!

4/25/2006 12:45:37 PM

 
Phillip R. Connolly
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Melissa, it is easy to see you have an eye for detail and composition. This is a well deserved finalist photo, so simple and yet it tells such a good story. Well done.

Phil

4/25/2006 12:56:06 PM

 
Lynne Morris
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Congratulations Melissa good luck in next round!

4/25/2006 12:59:41 PM

 
Lorri Shank
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Melissa-CONGRATS on your FINALIST! You are such a good BP friend--always giving great feedback. You are appreciated and good luck in the next round! Lorri

4/25/2006 1:07:06 PM

 
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Thank you Pat, Phillip, Lynne and Lorri for you contrat comments.

4/25/2006 1:16:29 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Big congrats again Melissa :O)

4/25/2006 1:16:53 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Melissa, congratulations on your wonderful finalist! WTG!

4/25/2006 1:39:26 PM

 
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Many thanks for good wishes Sylvia and Terry.

4/25/2006 1:43:16 PM

 
Carla Metzler
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Congratulations, Melissa!! :)

4/25/2006 1:45:53 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa!

4/25/2006 1:55:36 PM

 
Andreas G. Karelias
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This is absolutely brilliant Melissa. A well deserved finalist. I wish you all the best in the next round.

Regards - Andreas

4/25/2006 2:17:51 PM

 
Stan Lubach
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Congrats on the finalist, Melissa!

4/25/2006 2:26:03 PM

 
Mary  Clarke
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Another lovely Finalist Melissa, well done

4/25/2006 2:38:30 PM

 
Jim Kinnunen
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Wonderful image and finalist, Melissa!:)

4/25/2006 2:43:47 PM

 
Allen O. Howard
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Typing you a congratulation's Melissa!

4/25/2006 2:45:08 PM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Congratulations for this rosy red finalist, Melissa!

4/25/2006 2:47:00 PM

 
Susana Heide
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Congratulations Melissa!! Col reflection of the lights!

4/25/2006 3:25:54 PM

 
Susana Heide
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That should read COOL :o)

4/25/2006 3:26:16 PM

 
Jill Odice
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Congrats on your finalist Melissa! :-)

4/25/2006 3:33:45 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thank you all so much for your good wishes.

4/25/2006 3:34:16 PM

 
Virginia Leone
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Congrats to you Melissa on this great finalist photo! Way to go! -Virginia

4/25/2006 3:43:09 PM

 
Jill Flynn
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A big congratulations on your finalist Melissa!

4/25/2006 4:12:17 PM

 
Steven Gunnerson
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Congratulations on your finalist!!!

4/25/2006 4:13:43 PM

 
Kathleen K. Parker
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Congratulations AGAIN, Melissa!!! :-)
kk

4/25/2006 4:24:00 PM

 
SaMi Martin
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Congratulations Melissa this is one of my favorite of yours! Good Luck next round!

4/25/2006 4:34:02 PM

 
Armando -. Arturo
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a big CONGRATS!! to you Melissa. great shot

4/25/2006 5:51:59 PM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Melissa, congratulations

4/25/2006 5:53:57 PM

 
Linda Proctor
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Congratulations Melissa!! Awesome finalists, good luck in next round!

4/25/2006 5:58:42 PM

 
Candice C. Calhoun
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Congratulations!

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4/25/2006 6:05:06 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Many thanks to all who have given me their best wishes.

4/25/2006 6:26:39 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Super still life. Like the red. Congratulations

4/25/2006 6:46:18 PM

 
Dennis Flanagan
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congratulations Melissa.

4/25/2006 6:48:02 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thank you for your good wishes Stephen and Dennis.

4/25/2006 6:50:54 PM

 
Inge S. Lasmana
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Congratulations Melissa, good luck in next round!

4/25/2006 6:56:21 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thank you for your encouraging wishes, Inge.

4/25/2006 6:57:58 PM

 
Carla Hazzam
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thank you melissa,you are so sweet to be in my gallery and comment my picture,i appreciate that,you have awsome shots in your gallery,and congrats,this is an awsome melissa

4/25/2006 7:21:20 PM

 
kerby lee pfrangle
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Melissa,

Congratulations on this lovely pen and inkwell finalist. THe colors and detail are outstanding. Good luck in the next round.

Kerby

4/25/2006 7:40:48 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thank you Carla and Kerby for your wonderful comments and good wishes.

4/25/2006 8:02:02 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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Melissa, congratulations on both of your finalist images, very deserving indeed! Good luck in the winners circle with both images!

4/25/2006 9:52:21 PM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Congratulations on this bwonder Finalist, Melissa!!

4/25/2006 11:08:22 PM

 
Rakesh Syal
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WOW!!! Big congratulations, Melissa!!
Way to go!!

4/25/2006 11:30:43 PM

 
David L. Luchowski
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Fine job,Melissa.Congratulations.

4/26/2006 12:45:54 AM

 
Dr Silly
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Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa. :o)

4/26/2006 1:43:18 AM

 
Debbie Hartley
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Beautiful Melissa! Congratulations!

4/26/2006 4:50:58 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Many thanks for your good wishes Joanne, Susan, Rakesh, david, Dr.S, and Debbie.

4/26/2006 7:32:00 AM

 
Norman P. Banks
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Congrats Melissa, well deserved!

Norm

4/26/2006 7:56:45 AM

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

Cathy :)

4/26/2006 9:25:14 AM

 
Ray & Audrey Clarke
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Lovely image, great composition Melissa, well deserved finalist (ac)

4/26/2006 11:13:37 AM

 
jennifer B. short
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Congratulations on this well deserved finalist. Good luck in the next rounds. Jennifer

4/26/2006 12:10:41 PM

 
Emile Abbott
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Great job on this finalist, Melissa and congratulations my friend.

4/26/2006 12:17:57 PM

 
Gen Nagase
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Fabulous finalist, Melissa!
Many congrats!!!

4/26/2006 1:51:49 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thank you Norman, Cathy, Audrey, Jennifer, Emile and Nobi for your best wishes.

4/26/2006 5:48:44 PM

 
Dorann Weber
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Congratulation's Melissa.. Well deserved!

4/26/2006 7:23:40 PM

 
Hector Contreras
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I love the texture and the composition.
Congrats on your finalists Melissa
Heco

4/26/2006 7:33:43 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thank you Dorann and Hector for your well wishes and comments.

4/26/2006 8:23:07 PM

 
RC  Fritz
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Your composition is very elegant.
Congrats on your finalist !!!!!!

4/26/2006 8:51:07 PM

 
Cindy Wong
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Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa!!!

4/26/2006 11:00:18 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Melissa!!!! Simple, elegant and wonderful composition!!! Best of luck in the next round!

4/27/2006 12:48:38 AM

 
Karen Walzer
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congrats on your great finalist! Great photo! K

4/27/2006 5:24:33 AM

 
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Thanks to RC, Cindy, Renee and Karen for your good wishes.

4/27/2006 6:39:38 AM

 
Evy Johansen
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What a beautiful image, Melissa! Wonderful composition! Big congrats on your finalist! Good luck!!

4/27/2006 7:24:13 AM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Congrats on your Finalist for this wonderful capture!

4/27/2006 9:02:51 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thank you Evy and Corinne for you good wishes.

4/27/2006 9:05:45 AM

 
Tracy H. Perry
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Congrats on your finalist Melissa!

4/27/2006 10:08:47 AM

 
Kat Mcfarland
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Melissa,
See, like I said, lot's of great stuff posted on your site.
Congrats on your finalist!

Kat

4/27/2006 10:11:22 AM

 
Hendrik Storme
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Big congrats!

4/27/2006 11:01:18 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Many thanks to Tracy, Kat and Hendrik for your good wishes.

4/27/2006 11:04:21 AM

 
Judyann Plante
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Congratulations, Melissa! Beautifully done.

Judyann ><>

4/27/2006 12:41:15 PM

 
Bea. Anderson
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Well done Melissa. Big congratulations, and good luck.

4/27/2006 6:21:36 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thank you Bea. for your good wishes.

4/27/2006 8:22:27 PM

 
Marilyn K. Lincecum
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Congratulations again, Melissa on this wonderful finalist !!

4/28/2006 10:16:30 AM

 
Keith L. Clayton
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Many congrats, Melissa! Super job!

4/28/2006 2:39:57 PM

 
Opal Cross
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What a unique ideal and yet this is a simple ideal. These ideals are the reason you win in these contest. Congradulations.

4/30/2006 3:21:26 PM

 
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Congratulations on your finalist!!

4/30/2006 6:24:57 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thank you Marilyn, Keith, Opal and Gloria for your good wishes.

4/30/2006 6:50:12 PM

 
Darryl Wilkinson

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Great work on your finalist awards, Melissa! Congratulations!

4/30/2006 11:25:03 PM

 
Bill Wyatt
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Wonderfully composed and creative image Melissa. Congratulations!

5/3/2006 2:04:50 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks darryl and Bill for your good wishes.

5/3/2006 4:46:16 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Congratulations for this finalist, Melissa!
Your gallery shows you have a great knack for visual impact, and the digital darkroom is clearly a second home for you.

5/7/2006 2:38:41 PM

 
Mary N C. Taitt
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Another cool finalist! Very nicely done! Mary :-)

5/15/2006 8:46:01 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Mary R. and Mary N.S. for your great comments.

5/15/2006 8:52:48 PM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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this is gorgeous!

5/17/2006 4:02:35 AM

 
Arturo Guerra
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Congratulations on your finalist Melissa!!

5/22/2006 11:09:18 AM

 
Kirsten (Kiki) Kjaer
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JUST BEAUTIFUL!!! Congratulations.

6/28/2006 8:22:53 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Laura, Arturo and Kirsten for your great comments!!!

6/29/2006 7:15:40 PM

 
Robert Baer
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melissa
i love this simple image, great job!

12/30/2006 9:51:49 AM

 
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