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Golden Orb
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Golden Orb
Golden Orb
Taken in McCall, Idaho with reflection of setting sun on lake acting as the backlight.
© Alana Ibe
Canon EOS 20D Digi...
 
 
 
Mary N C. Taitt
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    WOW! This is FANTASTIC, Alana!!!! Great work, nice clarity!! Mary :-D

8/7/2006 8:41:11 AM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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Beautiful!!! Great light!

8/7/2006 9:03:13 AM

 
Jill Odice
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The backlighting on this is spectacular! Winner :-)

8/7/2006 9:32:59 AM

 
Kenneth Mucke
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So beautifully done Alana...I just love the lighting

8/7/2006 6:43:01 PM

 
Alana Ibe
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Thank you so much, Mary, Cyn, Jill and Kenneth! I am so glad to hear from all of you and glad you stopped by!

8/8/2006 6:39:02 PM

 
Allen O. Howard
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And it worked to your total advantage Alana! Beautiful!!!

8/9/2006 7:32:29 PM

 
Alana Ibe
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Thank you, Allen!!! I appreciate it!

8/9/2006 8:11:39 PM

 
Kirsten (Kiki) Kjaer
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It's SOO beautiful, Alana. Great job.

8/11/2006 11:59:40 AM

 
Alana Ibe
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Thank you so much, Kirsten!

8/12/2006 1:45:40 PM

 
Diana L. Ralph
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This is beautiful, Alana... very creative use of your light and subject, as well as bg!

8/13/2006 10:22:50 PM

 
Alana Ibe
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Thank you so much Diana!!! So glad you stopped by!

8/14/2006 11:45:55 AM

 
Tamera Phillips
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What a great job!! I could see this one hanging on my wall with a black frame. I predict a winner on this one.

8/26/2006 9:44:29 PM

 
Alana Ibe
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Thanks for the HUGE compliment! And congrats on your finalist!!!!!

8/26/2006 10:02:16 PM

 
Alisha L. Ekstrom
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WOWZERS!!!!!!!!!!..This is OUTSTANDING! Love how you captured this sooo perfectly with the lighting! Truly AWESOME!!!!

8/30/2006 11:33:06 AM

 
Alana Ibe
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Alisha, thank you so much!!! I'm so glad you stopped by!!!

8/30/2006 11:53:05 AM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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No more to say that I smell a winner here !! Simply gorgeous !!

8/30/2006 2:04:35 PM

 
Alana Ibe
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Thank you SO VERY MUCH, Sylvia!!!

8/30/2006 2:56:01 PM

 
Alexia C. Szabo
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Wow. that really is spectacular!

8/30/2006 2:57:26 PM

 
Alana Ibe
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Thank you for stopping by, Alexia!!! I appreciate it!

8/30/2006 6:57:37 PM

 
Mary Timman
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Stunning. Creative. I bet we see this one again.

9/5/2006 1:58:15 PM

 
Alana Ibe
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Thank you, Mary! :)

9/6/2006 9:41:37 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Congratulations on this well deserved finalist, Alana!!!

9/26/2006 5:55:57 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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VERY BEAUTIFUL ALANA CONGRATULATIONS!!! :0)

9/26/2006 9:01:43 PM

 
Sherry S. Boles
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Congrats on this beautiful finalist, Alana!

9/26/2006 9:10:55 PM

 
Allen O. Howard
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Congratulations, Alana!

9/26/2006 9:14:15 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Alana, congratulations on your finalist!!

9/27/2006 5:14:24 AM

 
Kenneth Mucke
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Way to go Alana...Big congrats to you on this wonderful finalist

9/27/2006 6:54:09 AM

 
Alana Ibe
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Thank you so much everyone for your kind words! I appreciate it VERY much!!! Thank you for stopping by!

9/27/2006 7:03:50 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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I think we have to see this one again! Terrific, terrific, terrific! Congratulations!

9/27/2006 5:55:09 PM

 
Judyann Plante
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Absolutely stunning! Congratulations, Alana!

Judyann ><>

9/27/2006 6:14:03 PM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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Congrats Alana!

9/27/2006 6:17:39 PM

 
Alana Ibe
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Thank you Christopher, Judyann, and Cyn for your incredibly kind and encouraging comments!!!!! :)

9/27/2006 8:45:29 PM

 
Mary Timman
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Told you we would see this again. Congratulations and good luck!

9/28/2006 5:36:55 PM

 
Kenton L. Elliott

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Amazing and spectacular image Alana! Very well done! I love it.

9/28/2006 7:00:50 PM

 
Alana Ibe
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Thank you so much Mary and Kenton!!!! I really appreciate you stopping by!

9/28/2006 8:07:09 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Alana, great lighting; congratulations on your Second Place win.

9/29/2006 12:57:33 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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I knew it!! Congratulations!

9/29/2006 3:50:59 AM

 
Ken Smith
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Way to go, Alana!!

9/29/2006 4:17:12 AM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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CONGRATULATIONS on this Stunning Winner!!! WTG!!! :0)

9/29/2006 4:42:49 AM

 
Sherri Conley
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BIG Congratulations to you, Alana! This is so very creative!

9/29/2006 4:47:38 AM

 
Kenneth Mucke
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Way to go Alana...I am so happy for you...congrats

9/29/2006 6:07:27 AM

 
Mary Timman
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Wow...congratulations again. It's a great honor! You deserved this.

9/29/2006 6:55:03 AM

 
Alana Ibe
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Janine, Christopher, Ken, Datha, Sherri, Kenneth, and Mary....THANK YOU!!!! You all have been SO kind and I really appreciate the supportive comments!!!!!! You have all made my day and my week!!!!!

9/29/2006 8:38:48 AM

 
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Fantastic and creative image Alana!! So glad it got Gold!! Congrats!!

9/29/2006 10:21:24 AM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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I love when my nose smells right :O) Big Big congrats on your win Alana :O)

9/29/2006 1:19:23 PM

 
William88 
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Hi Alana, I am coming, hope it's not too late. Big congratulations on your win!

9/29/2006 2:26:14 PM

 
Michelle J. Harvey
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Huge congrats on this stunning capture Alana!! It's absolutely marvelous!!

9/29/2006 6:25:22 PM

 
Alana Ibe
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Sheesh, Sylvia, William and Michelle....Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU!!!!! I appreciate everyone's very positive and kind comments!!!!!!

9/30/2006 8:26:36 AM

 
Judyann Plante
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Congratulations on this fantastic win!! I am so happy for you, Alana.

Judyann ><>

9/30/2006 8:37:09 AM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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What a cool composition and such great lighting, Alana -- congratulations on your win!

9/30/2006 5:35:02 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations to you on your win Alana!!!

9/30/2006 5:51:15 PM

 
Alana Ibe
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Judyann, Kay, and Colette, thank you for stopping by and commenting. I really appreciate your kindness!!!

9/30/2006 6:18:18 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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And another congratulations, for being featured in BP's PhotoFlash newsletter today! ;) Simply a beautiful image, worthy of the gold, and the feature!

10/4/2006 4:04:40 AM

 
Alana Ibe
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Thank you SO much, Christopher!!! I appreciate you letting me know about the newsletter! I appreciate ALL of your wonderful encouragement!!!!

10/4/2006 6:33:37 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Really beautiful lighting and color! Congratulations on your beautiful win, and featured image!!

10/4/2006 10:26:15 AM

 
Alana Ibe
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Thank you, Donna!!!! I really appreciate it!!!

10/4/2006 11:11:51 AM

 
Mary N C. Taitt
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Gorgeous, wonderfully detailed shot! Congratulations on your win and feature! Mary :-D

10/4/2006 8:04:57 PM

 
Alana Ibe
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Thank you Mary!!!!!

10/4/2006 8:41:16 PM

 
Jill Odice
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I see my prediction came true :-) Congrats Alana!

10/14/2006 11:20:51 AM

 
Alana Ibe
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Thanks, Jill!!!! I'm glad you were right!!!! :)

10/14/2006 7:17:32 PM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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What a great photo! So romantic and cute! I like composition, lighting, and your idea!

12/18/2006 3:17:02 PM

 
Alana Ibe
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Thank you, Vladan! I'm so glad you like this!

12/21/2006 8:35:19 PM

 
Orsi 
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Amazing!!!Congratulations,Alana!!

10/7/2007 5:37:25 PM

 
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