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Coneflower

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One of many in my yard. I used an extension tube; first time ever.

However, I must shoot at four stops less than normal exposure. I start at minus two, then go to bracket mode to do + / - two again. Seems like a waste. But maybe it's a limitation in bright light. If anyone has ideas to get the exposure more normal, please let me know.
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Dennis Flanagan
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    I trust you'll figure it out. Good POV on this one.


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7/19/2006 4:06:42 AM

 
Roxanne M. Bubar
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Fantastic colors, lighting and image. Great POV. I bet your garden is beautiful


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7/19/2006 4:08:25 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Very pretty. I don't have a clue about all those stops and stuff, so don't ask me! LOL


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7/19/2006 4:15:04 AM

 
Kathy Radford
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Excellent POV Ken. Wish I had those in my garden. Kathy in NH


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7/19/2006 4:18:14 AM

 
Ray Thoms
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Excellent capture Ken, don't know the falloff with extension tubes....still learn the bellows myself but it is a lot of fun. Great colour in this one!!!


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7/19/2006 4:22:37 AM

 
Anita Hogue
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Love the blue sky with the pink! Nicely done, Ken!


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7/19/2006 4:23:29 AM

 
Bill Wyatt
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I have never used one Ken. Wonderful selective focus, colors and details!


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7/19/2006 4:29:52 AM

 
Judyann Plante
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Beautiful shot, Ken! Wonderfyl color, detail and POV.

Judyann ><>


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7/19/2006 4:37:55 AM

 
Marcie A. Fowler
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Didn't Gail V just get extension tubes for her camera . . . bet she could help.

Love the unique perspective on this Ken!!


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7/19/2006 4:38:34 AM

 
Terri L. Scribner
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Great perspective and use of selective focus! Beautiful!


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7/19/2006 4:49:44 AM

 
Armando -. Arturo
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terrific shot Ken. great perspective.hope you get your answer .


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7/19/2006 5:09:17 AM

 
Bobbie Davis
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Grea POV Ken!


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7/19/2006 5:36:13 AM

 
Roger Bernabo
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I look forward to your shots with tubes. This looks like an exciting venue!


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7/19/2006 5:49:55 AM

 
Suzy Betancourt
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LOVE LOVE LOVE this photo

Suzy


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7/19/2006 6:00:54 AM

 
Muriel Jackson
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At least you are not wasting film Ken! Fantastic results with this!


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7/19/2006 6:08:24 AM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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Very well done Ken. Great POV and the blue sky as a bg really takes this over the top.


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7/19/2006 6:17:00 AM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Well, if this is your FIRST with your extension tube.....I can't wait to see more beautiful captures after you learn more about it! The colors are fabulous...well done Ken!


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7/19/2006 6:23:57 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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beats me but it turned out great


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7/19/2006 6:26:27 AM

 
Bridgette B
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Awesome perspective!! Great capture, Ken!


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7/19/2006 6:33:24 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Did you buy the 3 set....I have been thinking of getting some. I bet Nina could explain what your talking about better than I could. We have had this in our class.
Wonderful shot!


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7/19/2006 7:19:50 AM

 
Life Expressions 
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Lovely Ken!


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7/19/2006 8:24:15 AM

 
Nadine A. Lewis
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Beautiful macro, Ken!!!!

<><


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7/19/2006 8:47:40 AM

 
Carla Metzler
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Very beautiful, Ken!


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7/19/2006 9:04:11 AM

 
Tamara K. Walker
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Very unique, stunning results.


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7/19/2006 9:48:48 AM

 
Kenneth Mucke
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Awesome perspective and POV...Great macro shot and details...Wonderful colors too


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7/19/2006 11:30:02 AM

 
Ronald F. Fischer
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Fantastic job with this, Ken! I often will bracket my shots as well in difficult light conditions. I think that is the best way to assure a good image! It isn't a waste at all, as this awesome capture reflects!


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7/19/2006 12:33:20 PM

 
Nina Shields
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Ken, this shot definitely made all of the hard work worthwhile; awesome perspective, really adds so much strength to the image; enjoy your new extension tubes; definitely an element of experimentation to them!


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7/19/2006 1:35:13 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Super perspective, lighting, and detail.


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7/19/2006 1:43:59 PM

 
William C. Raco
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I love the perspective and color in this photo.
Very pretty!
I use extension tubes quite a bit, Ken
I haven't noticed any effect on exposures.
I try to take macros in late evening with as even light as possible.
The tubes do tend to reduce DoF quite a bit, though

Bill


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7/19/2006 2:44:51 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Congratulations on your new toy - Beautiful colours and wonderful composition Ken!!


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7/19/2006 4:32:56 PM

 
Ken Smith
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THanks so much for all the awesome comments. I will keep practicing.


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7/19/2006 6:59:24 PM

 
Nancy L. Green
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Lovely colors and POV Ken!! I love the pink against the blue sky, well done!! <><


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7/19/2006 7:33:03 PM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Ken, I really love the selective focus and the details you've captured here. Personally I find extension tubes wonderful with bright light. Under low light condition, I felt it very hard to focus. My lenses start hunting and I go crazy...lol.


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7/19/2006 7:57:05 PM

 
Tressie Davis
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Love the POV on this, and your colors are wonderful!! I think you've done beautifully with your extension tube on the first try!!


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7/20/2006 3:40:26 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Great job!! Love the POV and the colors!!!


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7/20/2006 10:57:59 AM

 
Marijana Fajgl
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Very beautiful image Ken!


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7/23/2006 1:00:02 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Very Pretty :)


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8/23/2006 2:48:34 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Did you use Dennis's book on this one?


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8/23/2006 3:35:16 PM

 
Bill Wyatt
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Congratulation on your finalist it is very beautiful, Ken!


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8/26/2006 12:52:16 PM

 
Kenneth Mucke
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Congrats on this georgous finalist Ken


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8/26/2006 1:08:18 PM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Congratulations on your Finalist Ken and Best Of Luck in the next round! Love this perspective!!!


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8/26/2006 1:26:38 PM

 
Carla Metzler
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Congratulations, Ken! :D


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8/26/2006 1:46:32 PM

 
Candice C. Calhoun
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Congratulations!

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8/26/2006 2:04:03 PM

 
Kathy Radford
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Congrats, Ken, well deserved. Kathy in NH


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8/26/2006 2:31:23 PM

 
Dennis Flanagan
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WTG Flower Boy!


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8/26/2006 2:42:52 PM

 
Kara Hendricks
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Congrats and best of luck!!!


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8/26/2006 2:50:33 PM

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


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8/26/2006 3:06:36 PM

 
Ray & Audrey Clarke
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Big congrats Ken


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8/26/2006 3:08:10 PM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Hooray on this beautiful finalist Ken!!!!


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8/26/2006 3:47:28 PM

 
Kaye Burazin
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I am so happy to see your outstanding work in the finals Ken. A big congrats!


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8/26/2006 4:40:13 PM

 
Robyn Mackenzie
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Awesome job! Congratulations, Ken!


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8/26/2006 4:45:04 PM

 
Ronald F. Fischer
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Ken, congratulations on your well deserved finalists and good luck in the next round!!


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8/26/2006 5:05:02 PM

 
David Phalen
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First time use of an extension tube becomes a Finalists. How cool is that! Congrats!


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8/26/2006 5:19:20 PM

 
Nancy L. Green
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Congratulations Ken!! <><


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8/26/2006 5:33:59 PM

 
Tamera Phillips
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Great shot and well deserved finalist!


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8/26/2006 6:25:32 PM

 
Judyann Plante
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Congratulations, Ken!!!

Judyann ><>


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8/26/2006 7:09:31 PM

 
Amy Jackson
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Congratulations Ken!!


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8/26/2006 7:57:19 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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Gorgeous! Big CONGRATS, Ken!


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8/26/2006 8:02:33 PM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Ken, Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist!!


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8/26/2006 8:43:08 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Congratulations, Ken!! And best of luck in the final round!


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8/26/2006 8:53:55 PM

 
Leonard Pierce
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Congratulations Ken!


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8/26/2006 10:51:29 PM

 
Julie Robinson
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Congrats on this wonderful finalist!


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8/27/2006 12:07:27 AM

 
Paul Michko
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Congratulation on a great finalist, Ken.


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8/27/2006 2:22:12 AM

 
Jack R. Perry
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Congrats Ken.


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8/27/2006 4:41:14 AM

 
Tammy Scott
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One of my favorites. Congratulations


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8/27/2006 6:01:48 AM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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Congratulations Ken!! Great work!


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8/27/2006 6:02:53 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Congrats Ken on your excellent Finalist! Jeff


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8/27/2006 6:47:05 AM

 
Bobbie Davis
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Congrats Ken!


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8/27/2006 10:52:32 AM

 
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A BIG congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Ken. Good luck in the next round.


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8/27/2006 11:06:08 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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congratulation on another beautiful finalist, Ken.


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8/27/2006 12:37:18 PM

 
John Matthews
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well done! this is pretty awesome


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8/27/2006 12:39:18 PM

 
Jill Odice
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Congrats Ken, hope to see this in the next round:-)


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8/27/2006 3:07:10 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Ken!!! Good luck next round!


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8/27/2006 6:18:58 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Super perspective and dof. Congratulations


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8/27/2006 6:22:10 PM

 
Bridgette B
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Congratulations on this fantastic finalist!!


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8/28/2006 3:29:18 AM

 
Marie Fields
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Fantastic image, Ken! Congratulations!


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8/28/2006 8:28:13 AM

 
Susan J. Allen
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Congrats on your finalist! Always something new...!


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8/28/2006 10:48:33 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Congratulations, again, Ken! This is a beautiful finalist!


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8/28/2006 11:03:28 AM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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long way to the bottom here! LOL LOVE this shot. congrats!


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8/28/2006 11:55:39 AM

 
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