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C R A Y O N S Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner
These kids are the same set of kids that I took a picture of jumping along the shore of El Nido, Philippines.

Life is simple. lIfe is beautiful. Wish we can all say the same.:)
© Manuel L. Librodo Jr.
Nikon D200 Digital...

Anne D. Eigen
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    Magnificent image, magnificent statement, Manuel!

1/13/2007 6:26:52 PM

Kay E. Mahoney
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Nice capture. Love the colors.

1/13/2007 6:39:17 PM

Lynne Hoad
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Asolutely stunning image Manuel!!Love the comp and colors!!

1/13/2007 7:09:55 PM

Chastity Abbott
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I hope we see this one again!!!! It's wonderful!

1/13/2007 7:18:04 PM

Carin M. Smolinski
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What great imagination, and graphic design!!!


1/13/2007 10:40:25 PM

Robyn Gwilt
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What a wonder capture - this is stunning! We'll definitely see this again - love your title as well :)

1/13/2007 11:00:16 PM

Manuel Barrera
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One of the best photographers in BP and, hope your dreams have materialized

1/14/2007 3:24:29 AM

Tracy Jones
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so stinking cute!

1/14/2007 5:32:34 AM

Jeff W. Robinson
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Outstanding in every way Manuel! Great job!! Jeff

1/14/2007 5:44:27 AM

Megan p
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So wonderful and Innocent Manuel!!

1/14/2007 5:53:33 AM

April Todd

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Your images are amazing, and your clarity blows me away! I think everyone is right...we will see this one again!

1/14/2007 7:30:05 PM

Vladan D. Djordjevic
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This is a beautiful photo! Love the composition, reflection, lighting...

1/14/2007 7:32:58 PM

Morteza Safataj
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Very lovely picture Manuel!!

1/24/2007 5:44:26 PM

Kenneth Mucke
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Amazing lighting and colors....Exceptional image

1/24/2007 8:31:00 PM

RC  Fritz
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Stunning image. Great lighting!

1/30/2007 5:08:30 AM

Megan p
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WONDERFUL Congratulations!!

2/24/2007 4:32:53 PM

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

2/24/2007 9:20:08 PM

Sharon K. King
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This is a terrific image, well deserved finalist!!

2/25/2007 4:48:26 PM

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

2/25/2007 4:53:13 PM

Daryl Hannah A. Bacalla

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your pictures are breathtaking!


2/26/2007 11:31:00 PM

Robert Baer
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congratulations on this very creative image Manuel!

2/27/2007 3:26:12 AM

Donna W. Neal
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Congratulations on an awesome and well deserved WINNER `Manuel

2/27/2007 12:38:50 PM

Carla Metzler
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Congratulations on this wonderful winner, Manuel!!

2/27/2007 12:48:36 PM

Claudia Fernandes

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Imagem fabulosa. Parabéns!

2/27/2007 12:55:48 PM

Laurence Saliba
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Congratulations Manuel!!!

2/27/2007 1:04:19 PM

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas
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Big Congratulations on your first place win Manuel!,

2/27/2007 1:18:56 PM

Chastity Abbott
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SO VERY happy to see this one again!!!!! Brilliant and my favorite kind of portraits!!!!!! :)

2/27/2007 1:22:00 PM

Reggie Santos
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congratulations once again Manny! we're all proud of you. MABUHAY.

best regards,

2/27/2007 1:24:46 PM

Laurie Daily
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I love, love, love this! Congratulations Manuel!

2/27/2007 2:04:52 PM

Claudia Kuhn
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Wonderful capture, love the dramatic lighting and colors, congratulations on your first place win!

2/27/2007 2:12:41 PM

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2/27/2007 2:38:56 PM

Roger Fry
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Beautiful shot Manuel !


2/27/2007 2:40:19 PM

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2/27/2007 3:15:10 PM

Christopher J. Budny
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Manuel, congratulations on your charming First Place!

2/27/2007 3:23:07 PM

Mick Burkey
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Very cute picture, and great execution! Congrats on your First Pace win!

2/27/2007 3:54:18 PM

Carin M. Smolinski
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CONGRATULATIONS! I am so happy you won this as this is a spectacular and memorable image!


2/27/2007 3:55:53 PM

Jeff W. Robinson
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Congrats Manuel on this amazing 1st Place Win!! Great JOb! Jeff

2/27/2007 4:32:26 PM

Jo Ann Schow

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Congratulations! It's an awesome photograph.

2/27/2007 4:34:38 PM

Ronald F. Fischer
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Congratulations on this awesome winner!

2/27/2007 4:51:05 PM

Kenneth Mucke
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Congrats to you and this amazing winner...I was hoping to see it as the Grand Prize..I thought it was that good

2/27/2007 4:57:57 PM

Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Very creative and cute, nicely done, a big congratulations on your first place win!!

2/27/2007 5:13:19 PM

Viveca Venegas
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Great wonderful full of life photo. well done Manuel and felicitations!

2/27/2007 5:20:26 PM

Thomas R. Wilson
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Neat Shot!!! Congratulations on your win!!!

2/27/2007 5:28:48 PM

Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Manuel on your wonderful win...Dominick

2/27/2007 6:34:29 PM

Robyn Gwilt
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Wonderfully well deserved winn !

2/27/2007 7:49:24 PM

Mark Peters

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Congrats Manny. Nice to see this one at the top!

2/27/2007 8:32:57 PM

Mykl Mabalay

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congrats master manny! mabuhay ka!!!

2/28/2007 2:05:47 AM

Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your first place winner:)

2/28/2007 4:15:30 AM

Marlon Ignacio
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A superb capture! Congratulations on winning FIRST place, Manny. Woohooo!

2/28/2007 6:45:32 AM

Jenny Bosmans
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Congratulations on this fantastic winner, Manuel! :)

2/28/2007 8:24:21 AM

RC  Fritz
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Congratulations on your WINNER, Manuel!

2/28/2007 8:25:27 AM

Janine Russell
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Manuel great clarity, composition and lighting; congratulations on your First Place Win!

2/28/2007 3:14:28 PM

Rey Nocum
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Congratulations, Manny. Idol ulit kita.

2/28/2007 3:40:24 PM

Crystal L. Craig
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Absolutely wonderful work Manuel! LOVE it! And a huge congratulations for your First Place Win :)

2/28/2007 6:11:28 PM

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Big congratulations on your first place win.

2/28/2007 9:28:43 PM

Betsy E. Bie

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This is by far one of the best photos I've seen out here. What a GREAT composition! Congratulations on winning. I will be sure to vote this one as photo of the year!!!

2/28/2007 9:36:03 PM

Evy Johansen
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Many congratulations on your wonderful win, Manuel!

2/28/2007 10:35:27 PM

Carol Teal
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What an excellent image! It makes me smile to feel these children's happiness! Congrats on your win!

3/1/2007 12:40:19 AM

Lisa B. North
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Manuel - Congrats on your win! That image all came together beautifully! So very creative.

3/1/2007 1:54:20 PM

randy dannheim
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Congratulations on your wonderful win! Manuel

3/1/2007 3:11:01 PM

Cyn D Valentine
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Beautiful lighting and comp..congratulations Manuel!!

3/1/2007 3:12:38 PM

Gen Nagase
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Great work!
Congratulations on your win!

3/3/2007 9:28:19 PM

Sherrye Nozaki
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One of the most creative photos I have ever seen. Any chance on you sharing how you did this?


3/9/2007 9:11:19 PM

Patrick R. McMullen
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Very unique! Is it anywhere near Cebu, Philippines? I've been there alot. Great idea photograph!

3/19/2007 1:48:53 PM

Julie Christiansen
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This is simply fantastic.

3/20/2007 6:05:50 PM

Allan L. Dy
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Okay, i'm rather late. But I can't let this pass...Big congratulations Manuel! Awesome!

Pat, if I may, El Nido is not exactly near Cebu but I suggest that on your next trip to the Philippines,you consider going to El's simply a fantastic place. Thanks!

3/23/2007 12:13:06 PM

Susie Peek-Swint
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I love this shot ~ it radiates the fun the kids are having being your 'models' ~ many congrats on a well-deserved win Manuel ..

3/24/2007 4:10:24 AM

Jeffrey D. Estacio
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Very strong image. It also reminds me of home.

3/11/2008 8:06:55 PM

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