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The Young Man Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner
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This shot of my friend's English Springer Spaniel was taken out in the bush while he was watching the birds during a weekend camping. I burnt out the background so the focus was fully on the dog.
© Natalie J. Manuel
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Autum Rhoades
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    Magnificent Springer, Natalie! Love the lighting and the black background!

6/15/2006 5:44:47 AM

Sharon K. King
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Excellent capture, I love how you did the background!

6/15/2006 5:45:42 AM

Terri L. Scribner
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Perfectly captured, Natalie!!

6/15/2006 5:47:20 AM

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Beautiful. Great composition.

6/15/2006 6:27:42 AM

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6/15/2006 6:50:20 AM

Janine Russell
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Natalie, wonderful doggy portrait; excellent detail, clarity, lighting and point of view.

6/15/2006 6:45:31 PM

Helen Green
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Way to go Natalie, congratulations, you deserve to reach the finals with this beautiful portrait. Beautiful model too of course :-)

7/25/2006 2:34:09 PM

Piotr M. Organa
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Beautiful photo, lovely dog - congrats, Natalie!!!!

7/26/2006 10:51:50 AM

Lewis P. Church
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Stunning photo, just a perfect portrait of this fine canine! Well deserved!

7/26/2006 8:32:51 PM

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Perfect capture, perfect PS work! CONGRATS on this wonderful piece Natalie!!

7/27/2006 10:13:19 PM

Natalie J. Manuel
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Thank you!

7/27/2006 10:56:17 PM

Evy Johansen
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Congratulations on your wonderful win, Natalie!!

7/28/2006 12:01:18 AM

Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Such caring eyes, congratulations on your win!

7/28/2006 12:25:19 AM

Jenny Bosmans
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Big Congratulations on this beautiful 1st Prize winner, Natalie! :)

7/28/2006 1:17:08 AM

Daniel G. Flocke
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Natalie - Congratulations on your 1st Place Winner!!!


7/28/2006 5:19:49 AM

Piotr M. Organa
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C O N G R A T S !!!

7/28/2006 5:57:20 AM

Jeff W. Robinson
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Outstanding portrait Natalie; congrats on your well deserved 1st Place win! Jeff

7/28/2006 7:04:54 AM

Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your 1st place winner.

7/28/2006 7:06:15 AM

Jill Flynn
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Beautiful and such a soulful expression. Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE WIN Natalie!

7/28/2006 7:38:31 AM

Kay Beausoleil
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Congratulations, Natalie, on your first place win!

7/28/2006 8:01:06 AM

Barbara J. Eads
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Very Nice, by taking out the background the dog looks almost painted. Congratulations!

7/28/2006 8:40:38 AM

Monika Sapek
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Many congratulations on your First Place Win, Natalie!

7/28/2006 8:46:58 AM

Laurence Saliba
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Congratulations on your first place winner Natalie!!!!!

7/28/2006 10:10:19 AM

Nadine A. Lewis
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Congratulations, for this much deserving win!!!!


7/28/2006 10:45:33 AM

Gen Nagase
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Congratulations on your fabulous first place win!!!

7/28/2006 12:55:51 PM

Sue L. Cullumber
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Natalie - great shot! He looks so intense! congrats as well!

7/28/2006 1:42:15 PM

Candy D. Dennis
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Breathtaking. Absolutely breathtaking.

7/28/2006 5:38:59 PM

William C. Raco
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Simply outstanding, Natalie!
Congratulations on the win
Very deserved


7/28/2006 6:05:29 PM

Lorri Shank
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WOW,WOW,WOW! Love this image of such a beautiful animal. congratulations!

7/28/2006 7:13:01 PM

Sheryl A. Hudson
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Congratulations! Supurb composition and clarity. You can just see the consentration on his face...

7/29/2006 12:04:32 AM

Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your win...fantastic doggie portrait

7/29/2006 10:07:13 AM

Mary  Clarke
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Congratulations on this First Place winner Natalie

7/29/2006 4:47:37 PM

Michelle Lea  Guinn
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Congratulations Natalie!!! Gorgous portrait!! mlg~

7/30/2006 8:25:33 AM

Janine Russell
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Natalie, congratulations on your First Place win.

7/30/2006 9:32:54 PM

Karen K. Givens
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Congratulations on your first place win it is a beautiful image. :)

8/2/2006 6:56:53 AM

Scott Jordan

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Great shot of course Natalie. I was wondering what lens did you use for this shot and what editing software do you use?

8/3/2006 7:12:52 AM

Cindy Hamilton
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Natalie, this is my favorite picture of the month. I just want to hug this dog. Your dof is amazing, and he's better looking than most humans I know. Great, wonderful capture.

8/4/2006 3:22:55 AM

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8/8/2006 1:40:24 AM

Sharrie Thomas
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This is Superb! Those captured the essence of the dog.

8/15/2006 10:34:30 AM

Shawn Jennings
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Excellent dog portrait Natalie!

8/24/2006 5:16:01 PM

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