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Japanese Macaques, Nagano Prefecture, Japan
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Tamara K. Walker
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    Outstanding capture, wonderful color and clarity.

5/30/2006 5:02:38 PM

 
Revonda L. Gentry
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I agree,looks like a winner!!

5/30/2006 6:34:24 PM

 
Judyann Plante
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Fantastic capture, Donna1

Judyann ><>

5/30/2006 6:39:16 PM

 
Gen Nagase
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Welcome aboard, Donna!
What a pleasant surprise to see you here, and
what a great pleasure to find your image here.
This image of Japanese Macaques is just about a perfection. Simply outstanding!!!

5/30/2006 7:41:54 PM

 
Kenneth Mucke
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Welcome aboard...Looks like a great image to jump right in with...i don't know if you know it or not, but National Geographic had an image of these monkeys but were covered in snow...so you are in good standings

5/30/2006 8:22:17 PM

 
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Welcome to Better Photo, Donna. Your first post is a terrific full frame composition with terrific details. The subject...the two in an embrace really makes this image soooo very special, Donna!!!!

5/30/2006 8:25:22 PM

 
donna m. weber
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Thanks everyone for the kind comments and warm welcome. Donna

5/31/2006 5:50:52 AM

 
Carolyn Foster Spano
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Donna this is wonderful.

5/31/2006 5:51:36 AM

 
Zenon Toczek
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How much more human anybody can look, including... humans
This is just awesome.
What an coincidence! I am not stocking you, LOL, I have just joined here to.
zenon

5/31/2006 12:32:51 PM

 
James Reininger
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Excellent Image...

5/31/2006 12:59:28 PM

 
Jen Lowrey
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What a wonderful capture! Welcome! Jen

6/1/2006 5:56:48 AM

 
Rudra Mandal
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A WINNER !!!

6/20/2006 11:59:22 PM

 
Emile Abbott
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beautiful and emotional capture for a great Finalist, Congratulation Donna.

6/21/2006 7:26:17 AM

 
Kenneth Mucke
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Way to go...a great big congrats on your finalist

6/21/2006 7:29:53 AM

 
William Moore
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terrific closeup of these wonderful monkeys whom I have seen many times on TV....congrats on wonderful finalist

6/21/2006 8:00:05 AM

 
Gen Nagase
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Many congrats, Donna!!!
This has been one of my favorites of the images from your Japan trip since I saw it the first time on WA.
...thinking to see it on the winning group also..., best of luck!!!

6/21/2006 8:11:14 AM

 
Marta Azevedo
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great. congrats

6/21/2006 9:12:57 AM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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Well surprise, surprise, look whose here!
Congratulations!

6/21/2006 3:31:54 PM

 
Jen Lowrey
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Congrats!!

6/21/2006 4:31:44 PM

 
Piotr M. Organa
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Gorgeous photo, congrats!!

6/21/2006 5:09:25 PM

 
Lorri Shank
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Donna--I just don't have words for this photo. It is extraordinary! A big congratulations and I hope you win. Lorri

6/21/2006 5:53:37 PM

 
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I love the color and tones in this image. Striking.

6/22/2006 11:14:59 AM

 
Connie L. Carpenter
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Love this one! Congratulations!!

6/22/2006 12:09:43 PM

 
donna m. weber
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Thanks everyone for the generous comments.

Donna

6/22/2006 6:29:22 PM

 
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What a pleasant surprise to see your work here, Donna. Congratulations on this well deserving finalist. It's so easy to get wrapped up in the emotion of this one. A real winner.

6/22/2006 9:47:17 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Very nice Donna, a big congratulations on your win!! So much feeling to this image!

6/23/2006 12:41:08 AM

 
Judyann Plante
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congratulations, Donna!!!

Judyann ><>

6/23/2006 3:45:36 AM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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Way to go...Congratulations on First Prize!
Hope you like it here better!

6/23/2006 4:14:42 AM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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Congratulations Donna - what a fantastic First Place win!!! Superb photography!!

6/23/2006 5:24:48 AM

 
William Moore
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terrific choice for your Winner...congrats

6/23/2006 5:52:30 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your first place winner. They are adorable.

6/23/2006 6:05:22 AM

 
Terri L. Scribner
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Perfect winner!!

6/23/2006 6:11:02 AM

 
Nancy L. Green
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What a wonderful image!!! Congratulations on your big win!!! <><

6/23/2006 6:13:45 AM

 
Zenon Toczek
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Congratulations, you deserve so very much the recognition, and I wish yo many, many more!

zenon :)

6/23/2006 6:14:37 AM

 
Barbara Helgason
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Congratulations Donna!!!

6/23/2006 6:37:59 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Congratulations, Donna on your big win!!!!

6/23/2006 7:13:37 AM

 
Jill Flynn
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BEAUTIFUL. Congratulations on your win Donna!

6/23/2006 7:26:08 AM

 
gloria s. kasse vega
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Love it!! Congratulations!!!

6/23/2006 7:42:50 AM

 
Mick Burkey
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Wonderful picture, Donna. Well deserved winner!!

6/23/2006 12:02:23 PM

 
Monika Sapek
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What a wonderful close-up of those two monkeys! Love their heart shaped and pinkish faces in it. Congratulations on your Big Win, Donna!
Monika

6/23/2006 12:33:08 PM

 
Gen Nagase
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Yes! I knew this would be here, Donna!!!
Congratulations on your First Place win on this great photo!!!
One of the best and my favorites from our collectioin on your first submission here.
Expecting many more!!!

6/23/2006 1:34:05 PM

 
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Donna, very nice detail and textures on this sweet portrait; congratulations on your First Place win.

6/23/2006 6:29:29 PM

 
Gen Nagase
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...it should have read "...your collection..." English language certainly gives me problems every now and then... My sincerely apology.

6/23/2006 7:08:35 PM

 
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Many congratulations, Donna. :)

6/23/2006 9:03:44 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Congratulations on your beautiful win, Donna!

6/23/2006 11:12:50 PM

 
Connie L. Carpenter
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Congratulations, Donna...on your beautiful first place winner.

6/24/2006 4:24:28 AM

 
Kenneth Mucke
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WOW>>>Way to go....congrats

6/24/2006 4:27:15 AM

 
Ronald F. Fischer
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WOW, awesome capture!! Congratulations!!

6/24/2006 5:00:02 AM

 
donna m. weber
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Wow, thanks everyone Connie and Cora, good to hear from you!

6/24/2006 2:45:19 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Hi Donna!!
How wonderful to see you posting here.
Such a beautiful photo
My heartiest congratulations on the win
I hope to see many more of your fine works

Bill

6/24/2006 3:34:16 PM

 
Diana L. Ralph
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This is so precious, Donna! Well-deserved winner! Congratulations!

6/24/2006 4:22:04 PM

 
Mary  Clarke
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Congratulations in this First Prize winner Donna, wonderful detail.

6/24/2006 5:13:24 PM

 
Brenda W. LaFleur
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Hey Donna! Nice to see you here and a big congrats on your win! Not a surprise, at all. This image is a winner in anyone's book.

6/24/2006 11:00:42 PM

 
Dorann Weber
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Congratulations Donna and welcome!

6/25/2006 9:16:42 AM

 
Jill Odice
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I missed it when you posted this! This is my all time favorite photo of yours Donna! If you ever have a chance to watch a video called Baraka, ck it out...There is a scene in it of these monkeys in a hot spring in the snow! It is awesome!

6/25/2006 10:54:49 AM

 
Ronald Balthazor
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Congratulations, Donna. Terrific detail and wonderful image.

6/25/2006 6:27:53 PM

 
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Donna, wow- love this! Congrats!

6/30/2006 2:36:51 PM

 
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Donna, this is one of my favorite shots on this website. Congrats on a very well deserved win!

7/5/2006 2:25:02 PM

 
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Amazing, touching, emotional image! What talent and timing! Congratulations on your well deserved gold ribbon Donna!

7/6/2006 12:34:08 AM

 
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Amazing, so Human!
Keep up,
Nir .B.

7/8/2006 4:34:51 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Congratulation Donna on a well deserved Gold Metal and winner.

7/16/2006 10:47:57 AM

 
David Collins
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What a wonderful capture Donna!!! Congratulations in grabbing a "First Place". Your gallery photos are wonderful also!

7/21/2006 7:22:01 AM

 
Irina Kotikova
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Those furry people are wonderful - one of the most amazing photos I've ever seen! This one can make people think twice before commiting anti-animal atrocities...

7/23/2006 9:54:55 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Congratulations Donna

7/26/2006 6:45:30 AM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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This is one of my all time favorite images of your's. I am so happy it won and got you a first place. I so miss seeing your work. I always look forward to getting my Donna fix....LOL...Again congrats on a very well deserved win!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

7/27/2006 4:08:00 AM

 
Stan Pustylnik

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Donna, it's also my favorite image of yours. Life time capture. It's candid, models were concentrated on their internal feelings, you caught their emotion best possible way. Amazing how human-like this image looks.

I'm happy to be able to leave comment on this masterpiece.

9/26/2006 8:26:55 AM

 
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