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still life in sepia

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still life in sepia
still life in sepia
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© Jagadeesh Dev
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Jagadeesh Dev
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/30/2005
    Constructive critique is solicited and greatly appreciated!


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9/11/2006 6:17:40 AM

 
Margie Hurwich
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OK...sorry...no critiquing here...because I love everything about it! I love the simplicity and the tones that you used. Great job, my friend!


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9/11/2006 6:25:26 AM

 
Denise M. Snyder
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I agree with Margie - this is a beautiful image. Really nice work!


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9/11/2006 6:27:20 AM

 
Jagadeesh Dev
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Thanks, ya'll. When I saw this antique oil can (there's even antique oil still in it, LOL) I knew I had to have it for a still life. The color of the can is true to the object, as I only made the color of the background sepia.


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9/11/2006 6:40:57 AM

 
Chastity Abbott
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Happy Birthday this Wednesday!!! :o)

Awesome still life Sipho!!! Picture perfect!!


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9/11/2006 6:48:24 AM

 
Jagadeesh Dev
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How in the world did you know it was my birthday this Wednesday?? Thanks for the compliment!


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9/11/2006 6:56:37 AM

 
Mary Timman
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Beautiful still life and very well composed.


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9/11/2006 7:07:38 AM

 
Margie Hurwich
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Happy Early Birthday, Sipho!

How did we know...see this...

http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/dynoGallDetail.asp?photoID=2676504&catID=560&style=&contestCatID=&rowNumber=71&camID=


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9/11/2006 7:10:20 AM

 
Jagadeesh Dev
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Many thanks, Mary! Margie - that woman is so sweet, I love her to death. And thanks for the birthday wishes!


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9/11/2006 7:14:04 AM

 
Beverly A. Wright
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I love this Andrew!! You did beautiful
work on the background. It really is
perfect with the oil can. Love the
composition. Great work!
Hey Happy Birthday, Wed.? Have a good one!!


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9/11/2006 7:47:52 AM

 
Jagadeesh Dev
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Thanks, Bev!


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9/11/2006 7:48:37 AM

 
Debbie Del Tejo
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Holy bejibers!!!! this is awsome! I love it REALLY!!!! Great work.Looks like another winner to me!


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9/11/2006 7:59:53 AM

 
Jagadeesh Dev
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Thanks, guhl... We gotta get that FIRST winner though...LOL


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9/11/2006 8:07:51 AM

 
Donna M. Whipkey  

Great shot! Who would think an oil can could look so good? Colors are great!


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9/11/2006 8:24:26 AM

 
Jagadeesh Dev
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Many thanks, Donna!


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9/11/2006 8:25:48 AM

 
Susan Fox
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Happy birthday Andrew!

Love this one! The color and composition is perfect. Love the antique look of it.


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9/11/2006 8:56:30 AM

 
Susan Fox
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PS: In a different shot of this same set up it might be interesting to see a few drips of oil dropping out :-)


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9/11/2006 8:58:26 AM

 
Jagadeesh Dev
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Thanks, Susan. And you predicted my next project... ME dripping out of the can!!


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9/11/2006 9:00:16 AM

 
Abhijit Nandi  

Happy birthday Andrew!great work.


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9/11/2006 12:31:45 PM

 
Jagadeesh Dev
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Thanks, Abhijit!


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9/11/2006 12:43:56 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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So simple, and such a "normal day" subject, yet so beautiful. Your work here is terrific.


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9/11/2006 1:54:23 PM

 
anonymous A.   

That metalic tone is terrific and the background suits it o a "t". Like Susan, I wondered about a drip forming on the tip of the spout; then I wondered if a squirt would be a plus; then I considered a drop falling into a pool of oil...then I turned off my noisy mind and went back to just enjoying your creation. Happy birthday...how come we get the present?


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9/11/2006 3:01:40 PM

 
Debbie Del Tejo
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David, Your comment is so funny...thanks for the laugh......I needed it. Yes, we did get the present!


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9/11/2006 6:12:54 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Sipho, excellent tones, detail, lighting, composition and effects.


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9/11/2006 9:13:31 PM

 
Jagadeesh Dev
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Thank you all for your comments! You all may send me presents, just contact me privately for the mailing address. I'd love another hand made boomerang from Down Under...


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9/12/2006 5:22:27 AM

 
anonymous A.   

I already sent it...but it keeps coming back!
Do you know what the Aborigines call a boomerang that doesn't come back? A stick....


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9/12/2006 6:27:34 AM

 
Jagadeesh Dev
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Well then send a didgeridoo.


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9/12/2006 6:30:50 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Terrific work, Sipho! I love the background, particularly in the upper right area. And a happy birthday, if I don't remember to say so, tomorrow!


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9/12/2006 8:10:04 AM

 
Jagadeesh Dev
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Many thanks, Christopher!


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9/12/2006 8:14:25 AM

 
Thomas Sterr
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Happy B'day, and my opinion is 2/3 of the background is too bright. We tend to look at bright highlights first, it destracts from the subject. If the background would be like behind the subject overall, this would be awesome!
Regards


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9/12/2006 10:10:11 AM

 
Jagadeesh Dev
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Many thanks, Thomas. It's not translating well on my screen here at work. It does look blown out on the left side. At home on my calibrated monitor, it's perfect. I might try to rework it and even out the left side. Many thanks for your great critique!


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9/12/2006 11:03:39 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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No surprise here, Sipho! Congratulations!


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10/26/2006 1:55:25 PM

 
Margie Hurwich
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A big congrats, bud!!!


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10/26/2006 1:56:08 PM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Congratulations, Sipho, on your finalist for this fine image, and good luck in the next round!


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10/26/2006 5:01:28 PM

 
Chastity Abbott
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Cograts to you on an awesome image!!!!


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10/26/2006 6:16:33 PM

 
Nan Fischer
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Very lovely. Congratulations on your finalist!


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10/26/2006 6:41:15 PM

 
Megan O. Caldwell
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Congrats! I love the colors in the can and the way the light hits it. Beatufiul work. I had to check out your gallery, too (you have the same name as my Rhodesian Ridgeback, my baby!). I love your work. It does as you intend it to!!


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10/27/2006 5:54:40 AM

 
Jagadeesh Dev
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Thank you all for the congratulations! And congratulations to all of you!


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10/27/2006 6:32:40 AM

 
Janine Russell
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Sipho, congratulations on your finalist.


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10/27/2006 9:09:43 AM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Way to go, Sipho!! Awesome work! A huge congrats and the best of luck to you in the winning round!


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10/27/2006 9:35:43 AM

 
Debbie Del Tejo
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Way to go .I am sooooo proud of you! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!


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10/27/2006 10:38:49 AM

 
Jagadeesh Dev
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Thanks all! Debbie where are you?!


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10/27/2006 12:33:25 PM

 
Sharon K. King
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This is a terrific still life capture, very well done, and well deserved finalist!


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10/27/2006 1:45:49 PM

 
Jagadeesh Dev
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Many thanks, Sharon.


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10/27/2006 1:59:24 PM

 
She-She Killough
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Yes Thomas is right about bright parts you see first but the tip of the oil can leads right into the can afterwards so it WORKS really well for me. I LOVE IT Hee-Hee!! ;) Many Congrats to you!!

She-She :D


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10/28/2006 3:29:18 PM

 
Judyann Plante
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Congratulations on this fantastic winner, Supho!

Judyann ><>


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10/29/2006 2:42:39 AM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Congratulations on this well-composed winner, Sipho!


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10/29/2006 3:03:00 AM

 
Chastity Abbott
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Congrats to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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10/29/2006 3:30:15 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!


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10/29/2006 4:01:56 AM

 
anonymous A.   

Well, Andrew, I guess this means you have got that neame NEARLY right.
Goodonyer, mate!


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10/29/2006 4:16:55 AM

 
She-She Killough
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AWESOME WINNER Sipho!!! Big CONGRATS!! :)


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10/29/2006 5:16:14 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Told ya I'd crack under the pressure, competing with you! ;) Congratulations on your win, Sipho!


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10/29/2006 5:24:54 AM

 
Margie Hurwich
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WTG, Andrew!!! Congratulations on your win!


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10/29/2006 6:07:20 AM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Congratulations Sipho, the textures and tones make this an exceptional image!


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10/29/2006 7:28:56 AM

 
Marianne Fortin
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Congrats Sipho - It was only a matter of time!


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10/29/2006 8:02:38 AM

 
Milan Banik
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Sipho Congratulations on your win!


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10/29/2006 9:22:14 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your second place winner.


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10/29/2006 11:03:22 AM

 
Jagadeesh Dev
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Thank you guys! I'm glad to finally have a winner (though they're all winners to me...just waitin' for the judges to come around EVERY month!!)!


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10/29/2006 12:19:54 PM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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LOL! LOVING it! Congrats!!!!!!!


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10/29/2006 12:29:46 PM

 
Jagadeesh Dev
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Thanks Laura! Can't wait to see some images from your weekend!


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10/29/2006 12:32:42 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Sipho, congratulations on your Second Place Win!


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10/29/2006 2:44:56 PM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Congratulations Andrew!! Wonderful image -- we missed you in Georgia this weekend! Judy


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10/29/2006 5:28:27 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Awesome Sipho!
I was disappointed you didn't get to get to Atlanta too! I was soo looking forward to meeting you!
Congratulations on this very deserving piece of art!
jo ann c.


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10/29/2006 5:48:56 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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Stunning piece of artwork Sipho, just stunning!
Congratulations on your win!


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10/29/2006 10:26:20 PM

 
Heather E. Lupo
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Congratulations on your win! This is magnificent!


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10/30/2006 4:50:35 AM

 
Jagadeesh Dev
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Thank you all so much!


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10/30/2006 6:03:02 AM

 

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Way to keep rockin!!


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10/30/2006 7:40:47 AM

 
Jane M
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Hey congratulations from me too Sipho! Great image!


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10/30/2006 9:58:24 AM

 
Jagadeesh Dev
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Thanks, Curtis and Jane!


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10/30/2006 2:14:54 PM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Congratulations on your win, Sipho -- glad to see this one again!


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10/30/2006 3:43:42 PM

 
Jagadeesh Dev
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Many thanks, Kay!


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10/31/2006 6:56:42 AM

 
Helen N. McHugh
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Congratulations Sipho on your win... a very striking image!


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11/2/2006 2:01:24 AM

 
Carol Teal
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Congrats on your win Sipho. My parents used to have one of these old oil cans. I like how you presented this one.


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11/2/2006 4:13:09 AM

 
Jagadeesh Dev
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Thank you, Helen & Carol!


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11/2/2006 6:40:15 AM

 
Susan Fox
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Congratulations on your second place win!


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11/6/2006 5:56:09 PM

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations on your Second Place win, Sipho! Wonderful work!

Cathy :)


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11/8/2006 11:07:27 AM

 
Jagadeesh Dev
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Thank ya'll, Susan & Cathy!


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11/8/2006 1:45:42 PM

 
Robyn Gwilt
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Hey You!!! Didn't see this before - well done :) Looks Great!!


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11/24/2006 1:37:41 PM

 
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