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A drogonfly's SOUL
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A drogonfly's SOUL
A drogonfly's SOUL
My daughter is caring for a dead dragonfly, I used a desk lamp behind her, some cloning and several filter . Handheld. 1/50 sec,ISO 1600, F 3.5
This picture is dedicated to Kenneth Mucke and his wife for their tender and wonderful work toward animals , a special thanks to Ken for his support and encouragement ( The gift of caring is an ART ) thank you ken .

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Kenneth Mucke
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    WOW...Heco...I am speechless...Thank you from the bottom of my heart for you kind and generous words and sentiments...And what an AMAZING image you have created here as well...I hope you treasure this one for a lifetime and show your daughter as she gets older...Awesome image Heco and thank you so much again my friend.

10/16/2006 7:08:08 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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The back lighting is awesome and her gesture of holding the dragonfly and lookin at it so intently is priceless. This picture is truly a treasure and a great dedication to Kenneth!!! Great job, Heco!!!

10/16/2006 7:44:01 AM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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Fantastic!! Great image!

10/16/2006 7:44:52 AM

 
Revonda L. Gentry
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Breathtaking image and thoughtful dedication!! A winner in my opinion!!

10/16/2006 7:51:32 AM

 
Tarun Bose
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Wow! Outstanding lighting. Great capture Heco. Simply excellent.

10/16/2006 5:07:55 PM

 
Manuel Barrera
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Welcome back Hector, you must have read my mind today as it was thinking about you. What a wonderful way to come back with such a tender photo and awesome dedication.

10/16/2006 5:59:23 PM

 
Susi Lawson
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superb! Love this , it is magic!

10/16/2006 9:17:20 PM

 
Arturo Guerra
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Just great Hector! I love the light and shadow created by the desk lamp.

10/16/2006 9:17:23 PM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Breathtakingly beautiful composition, Hector!! Great mood you've creatted with superb lighting!! I love it.

10/16/2006 11:31:00 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Gorgeous work!! A magical and wondrous image, Hector!

10/17/2006 11:12:26 AM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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TRULY AMAZING....I just love this...and it is something to be proud of....wow...

10/17/2006 1:47:41 PM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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Wonderful photograph, Hector!!! It's so full of magic and poetry. The back lighting, the colors in the background and the way the light seems to come from the hands of your beautiful daughter make this image an invaluable treasure. Great job!!!

10/17/2006 3:01:25 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Dramatic and beautiful!!! Great work!

10/18/2006 10:06:02 PM

 
Tressie Davis
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Great job with the backlighting, and wonderful effects - stunning image.

10/19/2006 2:10:44 PM

 
Carla Metzler
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Wow, great image, Hector!

10/19/2006 2:13:03 PM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Outstanding image and thoughtful dedication!! A winner in my opinion!!

10/20/2006 11:31:48 PM

 
Hector Contreras
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Thank you so much to all of you for your kinds comments.
Heco

10/21/2006 8:29:38 AM

 
Amy Jackson
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Wonderful and beautiful image, Heco!! I love the lighting!! Very nice dedication!! :)

10/21/2006 6:39:28 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Gorgeous image, Hector!!!

10/21/2006 6:40:57 PM

 
Hector Contreras
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Thank you Amy and Colette
Heco

10/21/2006 11:21:44 PM

 
Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas
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An excellent image Haector!, the lighting is outstanding!,
Amalia

10/22/2006 1:36:21 PM

 
Ray & Audrey Clarke
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Absolutely perfect shot Heco, love everything about it

10/23/2006 12:45:29 AM

 
Hector Contreras
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Thank you Amalia and Ray & Andrew
Heco

10/23/2006 7:32:44 PM

 
Jill Odice
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An incredible piece of work Heco! I think we will be seeing this one again! And you are sweet to dedicate this to our buddy, a wonderful artist and guy!

10/28/2006 10:35:12 AM

 
Hector Contreras
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Thank you very much Jill
Heco

10/29/2006 8:30:20 PM

 
Alana Ibe
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AWESOME work! SO precious!!! Great work on the lighting and effects! She is beautiful, I'm sure you're VERY proud!!!

1/15/2007 12:04:18 PM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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This is a very beautiful photo! Spiritual and artistic! Love the lighting, composition, effects, tones!

1/17/2007 9:24:17 PM

 
paola A. Jofre
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Very dramatic Image Hector!! The backlighting looks great!! Outstanding job!!

2/5/2007 5:53:18 AM

 
GianAngelo Monchieri
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Manificent

2/27/2007 3:58:36 AM

 
Susan Fox
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Amazing and wonderful! Congrats on your finalist Hector :-)

3/22/2007 7:10:18 PM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Congratulations on this beautiful and well deserving Finalist, Heco!! You know I love this.

3/22/2007 7:11:14 PM

 
Kenneth Mucke
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Outstanding HECO....WTG My friend ..I knew this was a very special image from the beginning

3/22/2007 7:13:29 PM

 
Hector Contreras
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Thank you so much Susana F, Ken and Susana
Heco

3/22/2007 7:45:38 PM

 
Susi Lawson
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well deserved! Beautiful!

3/22/2007 8:07:04 PM

 
Alana Ibe
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This is so awesome!!! Congratulations on this wonderful finalist!

3/22/2007 8:51:13 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist. Good luck in the next round.

3/23/2007 5:55:06 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Congratulations on this glorious finalist, Heco!!! As I told you, good luck!

3/23/2007 10:49:00 AM

 
Hector Contreras
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Thank so much for your great comments a big support, Susi, alana ,Kay Rakesh and Amalia
Heco


3/23/2007 5:18:59 PM

 
Tarun Bose
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Congrats Heco on your outstanding finalist.

3/24/2007 10:14:57 AM

 
Christina C. Moore
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ooooo! Congratualtions on this wonderful photo.

3/24/2007 11:44:22 AM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Heco, huge Congratulations on this outstanding First Place Winner!!

3/24/2007 5:55:37 PM

 
RC  Fritz
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Congratulations on your Fantastic First Place, Hector!

3/24/2007 6:01:25 PM

 
Kenneth Mucke
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WTG My friend...I am so proud of you and happy for you...This is so well deserved Heco

3/24/2007 6:31:56 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Hector, Congratulations on your beautiful first place winner.

3/24/2007 7:05:00 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Heco, great tones, lighting and effects; congratulations on your First Place Win.

3/24/2007 7:15:04 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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This is so beautiful, Hector. Congratulations on the first place win.

3/24/2007 7:20:38 PM

 
Sue L. Cullumber
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Heco - What an amazing image! Looks like it came out of a fairytale! Congrats!

3/24/2007 7:42:26 PM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Well deserved...this is fantastic!

3/24/2007 7:45:38 PM

 
randy dannheim
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Hector, Congratulation on your 2nd place winner

3/24/2007 8:28:33 PM

 
Alana Ibe
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Woo Hoo!!!!! Congratulations on your win!!!

3/24/2007 9:19:17 PM

 
Ronald Balthazor
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Congratulations on your first place win and this amazing tribute, Hector.

3/25/2007 2:21:53 AM

 
Kathleen K. Parker
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This is so touching. What a wonderful photo. I am sure it will be forever close to your heart, too. Congratulations on this superb win, Hector!
kk

3/25/2007 5:03:03 AM

 
Terri L. Scribner
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Congratulations on this outstanding winning image, Hector!!!!

3/25/2007 5:12:00 AM

 
Robert Baer
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hector
what perfect title for such a special image. congratulations on your win!!!

3/25/2007 7:23:34 AM

 
Tarun Bose
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Congratulations on your fist prize winner Hector.

3/25/2007 8:22:10 AM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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What an image! Congratulations

3/25/2007 9:11:21 AM

 
Hector Contreras
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Wowww what a great surprise !!!!! I had been dancing in one leg. Thank you all for your wonderful comments
Heco

3/25/2007 10:08:46 AM

 
Janet McNeil
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Congratulations, Hector, on your First Place, well deserved win!!

3/25/2007 10:16:27 AM

 
Hector Contreras
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Thank you Janet
Heco

3/25/2007 10:29:50 AM

 
Amalia Elena Veralli
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Great winning image!! Congratulations!!

3/25/2007 12:50:09 PM

 
Mary  Clarke
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Congratulations on this beautiful First place winner

3/25/2007 3:38:49 PM

 
Hector Contreras
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Thank you so much Amalia and Mary
Heco

3/25/2007 4:24:06 PM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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Congratulations on your 1st place win, Heco! It's a wonderful photo!

3/25/2007 5:19:04 PM

 
Hector Contreras
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Thank you Susan
Heco

3/25/2007 10:01:23 PM

 
Milan Banik
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great composed art work and thought ful too.congrates my friend.

3/26/2007 4:24:00 AM

 
Donna J. Eaton
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So sweet and as a huge animal lover it touches my heart! Congratulations on your win!

3/26/2007 5:19:23 AM

 
Mary Timman
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You made this beautifully! A very well deserved winner in my eyes. Congratulations.

3/26/2007 6:27:25 AM

 
Heather Thorsen
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Beautiful picture with wonderful light.
Well done on your well deserved winner.

3/26/2007 8:42:58 AM

 
Nancy Donnell
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The lighting is fantastic, the image, priceless. Fantastic job!

3/26/2007 10:17:21 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Amazing win! Congratulations, Hector!

3/26/2007 11:07:50 AM

 
Thibault Evelyne

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Thank you for this beauty caught in the flight(theft). It is a pure miracle!
Evelyne Thibault

3/26/2007 12:38:34 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your win Hector, amazing and beautiful image!

3/26/2007 12:59:14 PM

 
Hector Contreras
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Thank you all, This is so exciting and the feedback has been great. Thank you again.
Heco

3/26/2007 1:53:36 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations to you on your WIN!!! This is beautiful!

3/27/2007 3:44:20 AM

 
Amanda Chapman
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i'm in love with this photo!

4/12/2007 9:43:18 AM

 
Victoria Gonzalez
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you captured a fairytale type quality in your photo. congrats!

4/13/2007 11:58:25 AM

 
William88 
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Wow! I think I missed this awesome photo. Excellent lighting, composition and the soul of the story. Definitely well deserve the first place. Congratulations!!

4/16/2007 3:14:29 PM

 
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Awesome Gold photo. :O)

8/3/2007 1:58:41 AM

 
Louise Souchereau
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Oh my god this is so so so lovely, you made a wonderful, majestic, amazing, incredible . etc etc. picture... Like a Magic Story, I fall in love with this photo, congratulations. Put this in my favorites.. thanks you to share this with us.. you inspired me a lot.
bravo again

8/15/2007 7:46:48 PM

 
Hector Contreras
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Thank you so much Louise for your beautiful words!
Heco

8/15/2007 9:04:45 PM

 
Nemil B. Chabebe
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Congratulations! I did not got to see this one before. It is excellent. The light/shadows and the compositon are awesome. Great work my friend.

9/5/2007 12:01:54 AM

 
Manuel Barrera
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too much on my plate, Hector, can't keep up with every thing, but this is great winner, a great big congratulations

11/8/2008 2:16:24 AM

 
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