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Study in Black and White

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Study in Black and White
Study in Black and White
This is an in camera zoom of a 1960s art work.
I took two shots.
One with no zoom and the other with a zoom.
Both were taken using a tripod.
I pasted selected elements from the clean image into the zoomed image to increase the feeling of depth and provide a 3-D effect.

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Nancy L. Green
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    A very creative and effective B+W Melissa!! I love all the tones and light play!! Beautifully done my friend!! <><


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1/21/2007 7:27:59 AM

 
Jim Huffield
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Outstanding work, Melissa. Jim


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1/21/2007 7:32:03 AM

 
Z. Banu
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Wow!Amazing creativity nice shot love black and white effects awesome!Melissa


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1/21/2007 7:33:07 AM

 
Mary Timman
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What an artistic mind and eye you have. Outstanding work with this. I really had to just sit and look at it for quite awhile. This is one image that really makes you study it. Very well made Melissa.


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1/21/2007 7:34:17 AM

 
Denise M. Snyder
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Wow!!! I REALLY like this Melissa!! Very creative.


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1/21/2007 7:35:20 AM

 
Lynne Morris
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Wow what a fantastic creative image Melissa, the tones and effects are wonderful!


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1/21/2007 7:39:52 AM

 
Joy Rector
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love the patterns and dof


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1/21/2007 7:41:04 AM

 
William C. Raco
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This is excellent Melissa!
Wonderfusl shapes and in camera work

Bill


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1/21/2007 7:43:08 AM

 
Remi Trepanier
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Awesome shot Melissa!


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1/21/2007 7:43:35 AM

 
Jen M
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Very cool!


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1/21/2007 7:51:05 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Nancy, Jim, Zaanat, Maryk Denise, Lynne, Joy, bill and Remi for taking a look and leaving these wonderful comments!!!!


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1/21/2007 7:51:34 AM

 
Paula Showen
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This is really cool, Melissa! I love it!


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1/21/2007 7:58:43 AM

 
Chastity Abbott
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Looks like a winner to me!!! OUTSTANDING! WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!!


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1/21/2007 8:00:30 AM

 
Shirley L. Carpenter
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WOW is right!! Excellent Melissa!! Great work and comp!!


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1/21/2007 8:06:11 AM

 
Arnie Horwitz
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Really creative composition and use of shapes, Melissa!


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1/21/2007 8:08:53 AM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Wonderful details and the B&W was a perfect choice to show off everything!


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1/21/2007 8:15:47 AM

 
Tarun Bose
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Wow! Very creative work. Great thinking. I really admire your unusual work. There is lot of variety in your work. Your thinking is par excellence. Well done my dear friend Melissa.


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1/21/2007 8:18:24 AM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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I really like the BW tones here along with your creative capture.


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1/21/2007 8:50:41 AM

 
Kathy Reeves
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Fantastic work Mellissa!! Excellent!!


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1/21/2007 8:53:55 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Paula, Chastity, Shirlen, Arnie, Gail, Tarun, Darren and Kathy for commenting on this image. Much appreciated!!


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1/21/2007 9:06:50 AM

 
Girish Vaghela
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Great capture, great zoom, and great variation in the size of the circles, Melissa!!


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1/21/2007 9:22:47 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Girish for commenting on this image. Much appreciated!!


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1/21/2007 9:24:11 AM

 
Dr Silly
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Super job on this. :O)


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1/21/2007 9:33:17 AM

 
Les Rhoades
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OH... I think this is really rounding out your talent. nicely done


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1/21/2007 9:36:27 AM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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Awesome work, Melissa!!!! I have no idea HOW you did all this even when you say what you did!!! LOL HOWEVER you did it, it is FANTASTIC!!! Wonderful creativity!!!!! ^.^


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1/21/2007 9:44:14 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Doc, Les and Kitty for your great comments!!!


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1/21/2007 9:57:50 AM

 
Cassie  L. Woodlee
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Fantastic B&W image, Melissa!!


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1/21/2007 10:21:40 AM

 
Alexis Yobbagy
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Melissa, this is AMAZING!!!! Imaginative!!!!


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1/21/2007 11:08:09 AM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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This is so cool! Wonderful image Melissa!! Great work!


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1/21/2007 11:08:59 AM

 
Ermanno Radice
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Excellent composition, georgeous work, Melissa!!


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1/21/2007 11:19:52 AM

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Wonderful, creative b&w image, Melissa!

Cathy :)


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1/21/2007 11:22:26 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Cassie, Alexis, Cyn and Cathy for your terrific comments!!!


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1/21/2007 11:25:02 AM

 
Carol Sawyer
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Very creative work and B&W image, Melissa!!


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1/21/2007 11:48:02 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Cool capture Melissa, great effects!


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1/21/2007 12:00:12 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Carol and Claudia for your terrific comments!!!


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1/21/2007 12:04:16 PM

 
David Phalen
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Excellent creative black and white art work! Love the tones.


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1/21/2007 12:32:41 PM

 
RC  Fritz
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Excellent and very creative, Melissa!


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1/21/2007 12:36:41 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks David and RC for your terrific comments. I appreciate them very much!!!


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1/21/2007 1:31:07 PM

 
Patricia Ronan
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Well done Melissa you have made an original art work creation yourself here, very striking image :)


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1/21/2007 2:06:23 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Patricia for your great comment on this image!!!


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1/21/2007 2:10:54 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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To use your own words..this has a very great impact Melissa !! Beautiful and very unique ! Love it :O)


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1/21/2007 2:26:47 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Melissa, I always delight in seeing what creative piece of work you will do next! This is very unique, just like you!
Love it, jo ann c.


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1/21/2007 3:30:32 PM

 
Bill Wyatt
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Very creative Melissa I love it!


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1/21/2007 3:43:31 PM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Such a creative use of technique, Melissa, and a fun image!


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1/21/2007 3:44:31 PM

 
Laurie Daily
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This image really intrigued me, Melissa. I was glad to hear how you accomplished this amazing piece of work. Beautifully created!!!


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1/21/2007 4:23:45 PM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Wonderful and very creative abstract, Melissa - WOW!


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1/21/2007 4:54:57 PM

 
Charlene Taylor
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A wonderful abstract Melissa!


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1/21/2007 6:14:23 PM

 
April  Riggs
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Stunning!


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1/21/2007 7:07:30 PM

 
Pamela Shane
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This has to be a winner Melissa! Outstanding creativity, & end result.
Love it! :)


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1/21/2007 7:11:59 PM

 
Ronald F. Fischer
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Fantastic work, Melissa!!


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1/21/2007 7:16:37 PM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Awesome Melissa


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1/21/2007 7:48:29 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Wow... cool image, Melissa!! Wonderful job!


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1/21/2007 7:52:16 PM

 
Marie Fields
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Fantastic image, Melissa! Very creative and well executed!


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1/21/2007 7:54:20 PM

 
Su Sana E. P
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By all means I see a huge WINNER here, Melissa!! What you've done here really deserve it. Great work!!


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1/21/2007 8:30:29 PM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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Fantastic photo!!! Great effects, lines, composition, lighting! Very creative! I love this design!


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1/21/2007 11:37:45 PM

 
Glenn E. Urquhart
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WOW.... Striking work, Outstanding composition, Melissa!!! VERY Well Done! Cheers, Glenn.


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1/22/2007 3:44:16 AM

 
Tammy Scott
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This is one terrific abstract image. Very well executed!


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1/22/2007 9:36:53 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Love it Melissa! Excellent work and abstract!


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1/22/2007 10:17:22 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks to everyone who has taken a look at this image and commented upon it. I really appreciate the time you took!!!


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1/22/2007 10:22:19 AM

 
Bambi L. Dingman
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Wow! I love this, Melissa!! Terrific effects and an interesting b&w image. Great job!!


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1/22/2007 11:02:50 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Bambi for your wonderful comment. It is much appreciated!!


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1/22/2007 11:33:53 AM

 
Ken Smith
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You are much more creative than I. Super job coming up with all the great concepts that you do!!


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1/22/2007 12:05:04 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Ken for your kind comment!!


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1/22/2007 12:19:05 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Truly outstanding, amazing design and tones. I hope this image goes far in the contest!!!


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1/22/2007 1:40:28 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thank you so much, Donna, for your great comment!!!


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1/22/2007 2:09:25 PM

 
Michael Khoury
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wow!...what drama Melissa !! Bravo!!!
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1/22/2007 2:28:22 PM

 
Melissa A. Mannon
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really interesting abstract! I love it!


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1/22/2007 2:41:59 PM

 
Marilyn K. Lincecum
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Wonderful abstract, Melissa..very artistic and creative !!


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1/22/2007 2:44:29 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Michael, Melissa and Marilyn for your terrific comments!!!


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1/22/2007 2:52:54 PM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Melissa, beautiful


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1/22/2007 2:55:40 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Stan for commenting. I really appreciate it!!!


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1/22/2007 2:58:08 PM

 
Manuel Barrera
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Extremely creative!


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1/22/2007 5:30:55 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Manuel for commenting!!!


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1/22/2007 6:10:11 PM

 
David Pratt
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A very striking B & W image Melissa! Great work!


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1/22/2007 6:58:09 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thank you David for your great comment!!!


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1/22/2007 7:48:24 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Makes for a very fascinating abstract image, Melissa! Very creative.


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1/22/2007 7:53:51 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Terry for your wonderful comment on this image!!


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1/22/2007 8:13:46 PM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Teriffic work Mellissa!! A winner here!!


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1/22/2007 9:57:49 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Rakesh for your great comment!!


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1/22/2007 10:02:03 PM

 
Morteza Safataj
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Beautiful work Melissa!!


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1/22/2007 10:20:56 PM

 
Beverly A. Wright
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Great artwork came out of the sixties.
This has a lot of thought and creativity
in it! Wonderful work Melissa making a
very interesting image!!
Very nice artwork by you!!


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1/23/2007 5:01:44 AM

 
Paula Dwyer
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Fantastic B&W image and excellent PS work Melissa!!! :)


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1/23/2007 6:48:14 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Morteza, Beverly and Paula for your wonderful comments. Much appreciated!!!


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1/23/2007 9:49:30 AM

 
Cathy Stancil
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LOVE this abstract Melissa !! Well done !


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1/23/2007 9:15:26 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Cathy for your great comment!!


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1/23/2007 9:34:45 PM

 
Douglas Perry
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Wow! What was I drinking when I looked at this? Very interesting shot Melissa.


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1/25/2007 3:31:52 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Douglas thanks for your humorous comment. I really appreciate it!!!


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1/25/2007 12:53:17 PM

 
john dunne
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excellent


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2/19/2007 12:06:35 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks John for leaving this comment!!


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2/19/2007 1:28:06 PM

 
John Caruso
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Such a cool shot, Melissa! Your technique on this one really paid off!


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2/19/2007 4:39:27 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks so much John for looking at this and leaving such a great comment!!


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2/19/2007 5:20:16 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Congratulations again, Melissa! A striking photo and a well deserved finalist! Best of luck in the second round!


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2/24/2007 12:25:03 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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And AGAIN, CONGRATULATION on your FINALIST, SAM!!!!! GREAT JOB!!!!! :-) ^.^ Kitty


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2/24/2007 12:59:00 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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OOPS!!!! Sorry about that, Melissa!!!!I mess up!!! DUHHHH CONGRATULATION on your FINALIST, Melissa!!!!! GREAT JOB!!!!! :-) ^.^ Kitty


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2/24/2007 1:00:29 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Amazing photo, Melissa! Congratulations on another finalist--this is great!


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2/24/2007 1:18:15 PM

 
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Congratulations Melissa. Good luck.


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2/24/2007 2:01:58 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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thanks Nadya, Kitty, Colleen and Oregon Trails for your best wishes!!


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2/24/2007 2:30:17 PM

 
Candy Avera
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Congrats Melissa!


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2/24/2007 3:08:53 PM

 
Patricia Ronan
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Congratulations again Melissa :)


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2/24/2007 3:14:20 PM

 
Carol Sawyer
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Congratulations, Melissa!!


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2/24/2007 3:40:02 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Candy, Patricia and Carol for your good wishes on this finalist!


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2/24/2007 4:34:22 PM

 
David Pratt
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Congratulations Melissa!


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2/24/2007 4:37:44 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Congratulations Melissa!!


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2/24/2007 4:51:40 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks David and Renee for you best wishes!!


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2/24/2007 5:01:57 PM

 
Cathy Stancil
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Congrats on an awesome finalist, Melissa ! Love it !


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2/24/2007 6:30:17 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Very cool work, Melissa; congratulations!


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2/24/2007 6:41:14 PM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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You are doing great Melissa! Congratulations


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2/24/2007 6:41:51 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Congratulations again, Melissa! A fabulous finalist!


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2/24/2007 7:00:41 PM

 
Dr Silly
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Congratulations Melissa. :O)


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2/24/2007 7:15:53 PM

 
Kenneth Mucke
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Really a wonderful finalist Melissa.,,WTG


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2/24/2007 7:16:15 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Cathy, Christopher, Cheryl, Terry, Doc and Kenneth for your kind words!!


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2/24/2007 8:04:57 PM

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


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Marilyn K. Lincecum
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Congratulations, Melissa on this finalist and good luck in the next round !!!


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2/24/2007 10:37:56 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Melissa on this wonderful finalist image!


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2/25/2007 2:19:00 AM

 
Ken Jarvis
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Congratulations again Melissa!


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Colette M. Metcalf
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Congrats once more, Melissa!!


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2/25/2007 4:35:59 AM

 
Sharon K. King
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Very Coll Finalist!!


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2/25/2007 5:42:34 AM

 
Ken Smith
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Very creative, Melissa. Congrats again!


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2/25/2007 7:31:11 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks to everyone for your encouragement and kind wishes!!


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2/25/2007 7:35:47 AM

 
Joy E. Cobb
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Awesome and very creative, Melissa! Congrats!


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2/25/2007 9:25:41 AM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Melissa! :)


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2/25/2007 9:37:07 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Melissa...Dominick


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2/25/2007 10:08:21 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Jenny and Dominick for your best wishes!!


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2/25/2007 10:09:10 AM

 
Z. Banu
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Congratulation!Melissa best of luck for next round!


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2/25/2007 10:12:38 AM

 
Jennifer Rennison  

Fabulous in camera effects, Melissa!! Congratulations on another excellent finalist!!


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2/25/2007 10:20:56 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Zaanat and Jennifer for you best wishes!!!


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2/25/2007 11:16:58 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Zaanat and Jennifer for you best wishes!!!


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2/25/2007 11:17:09 AM

 
Erica Murphy
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Well done Melissa! Awesome finalist!

Erica


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2/25/2007 11:37:44 AM

 
Hendrik Storme
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Congratulations Melissa!!!


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2/25/2007 12:43:24 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Erica and Hendrik for your best wishes and great comments!!


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2/25/2007 12:47:36 PM

 
Sheryl A. Hudson
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Congratulaitons Mellissa! Very creative!


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2/25/2007 2:11:41 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Sheryl for your terrific comment!!!


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Laurie Daily
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I am so very glad to see this one again, Melissa. Congratulations to you!


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2/25/2007 2:30:02 PM

 
Emile Abbott
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the artist within blooms in 3D and B&W. Congratulation Melissa this is so awesome.


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2/25/2007 2:38:33 PM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Congrats Melissa on your Excellent Finalist! Jeff


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2/25/2007 5:31:46 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Big congratulations - again - on this cool finalist, Malissa!


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2/25/2007 7:18:43 PM

 
RC  Fritz
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Congrats on your beautiful Finalist, Melissa. Good luck!


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Brian Lobdell
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Don't know where I missed this, but my browsing came to a screeching halt when I saw the thumbnail for this! Stunning B&W capture, Melissa!! Congratulations on this finalist!!


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2/25/2007 7:42:48 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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CONGRATULATIONS Again Melissa!!! Awesome work!!! WTG :0)


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2/25/2007 7:44:22 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Laurie, Emile, Jeff, Evy, RC, Brian and Datha for your best wishes!!!


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2/25/2007 8:35:49 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations again, Melissa.


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Tarun Bose
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Big, big congrats my dear Melissa for your outstanding finalist.


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Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Sam and Tarun for your good wishes!!!


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2/26/2007 7:40:15 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Congrats on your beautiful Finalist, Melissa. Good luck in the next round!


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2/26/2007 9:24:05 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks so much Rakesh for your congratulations. I really appreciate that!!


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2/26/2007 9:02:38 PM

 
Remi Trepanier
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Congratulations Melissa!!!! Terrific capture... Still dont know what it is, but I really like the mood:)


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2/27/2007 8:24:51 AM

 
Alison Krylowski
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Congratulations on your fabulous winner Melissa! The effects are just great!


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2/27/2007 12:23:52 PM

 
Ray & Audrey Clarke
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Congratulations on this winner Melissa (ac)


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Ray & Audrey Clarke
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Congratulations on this winner Melissa (ac)


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2/27/2007 12:26:33 PM

 
Ronald F. Fischer
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Melissa, congratulations on this awesome winner!!


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2/27/2007 12:27:10 PM

 
Marie Fields
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Congratulations on this fantastic WIN, Melissa!!


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2/27/2007 12:27:43 PM

 
Debbie Hartley
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Congratulations on your awesome win Melissa!!


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2/27/2007 12:32:38 PM

 
Erica Murphy
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Congratulations Melissa!! I had a very strong feeling I'd see this in the "winner's circle". I love this photo!

Erica


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2/27/2007 12:39:12 PM

 
Teresa Norris
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Melissa, congratulations on this beautiful winner!


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2/27/2007 12:39:39 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Melissa on this stunning win!


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2/27/2007 12:46:19 PM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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COngratulations Melissa..great winning image!!


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2/27/2007 12:49:07 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations to you on your win, Melissa!!!


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2/27/2007 12:51:45 PM

 
Dr Silly
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WTG Melissa, Congratulations for your win. :O)


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2/27/2007 12:56:12 PM

 
Melissa A. Mannon
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congratulations Melissa!


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2/27/2007 12:56:52 PM

 
Marilyn K. Lincecum
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Congratulations Melissa on a fantastic win !!!


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2/27/2007 1:01:26 PM

 
Laurie Daily
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Fantastic, Melissa!


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2/27/2007 1:03:59 PM

 
David Pratt
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Congraulations Melissa! Well done!


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2/27/2007 1:07:45 PM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Melissa, a Big Congratulations


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2/27/2007 1:17:02 PM

 
Alan L. Borror
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Congratulations on your winner, Melissa!


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2/27/2007 1:17:32 PM

 
Carla Metzler
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Congratulations on your winner, Melissa!


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2/27/2007 1:21:47 PM

 
JOHN V. ROSCICH
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BIG CONGRATS MELISSA
WTG
JOHN


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2/27/2007 1:27:10 PM

 
Chastity Abbott
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I love being right!!! hehehe....:)
This was SUPER when I saw it....it looks even more awesome with the gold!!!! Outstanding work my friend!!!! Yaaaahoooooo!!!!!!!! :)


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2/27/2007 1:28:17 PM

 
Kara Hendricks
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Congratulations Melissa!!!! Fantastic!!!


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2/27/2007 1:28:56 PM

 
Holly Shao
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Melissa, Congratulations on your wonderful win!!

Holly


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2/27/2007 1:36:22 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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I just logged on and saw that the winnners had been announced and that this image was among them. Thanks to all my Better Photo friends for your best wishes.


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2/27/2007 1:43:24 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations on this winner, Melissa!


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2/27/2007 1:46:23 PM

 
Hendrik Storme
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Big congrats, Melissa!!!


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2/27/2007 1:51:19 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Congratulations on your GOLD, Melissa!! Way to go! Stunning photo and well deserved!


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2/27/2007 1:54:28 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Such a cool image Melissa, congrats on your win!


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2/27/2007 1:55:38 PM

 
Judyann Plante
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Congrgatulations, Melissa!!! WTG!

Judyann ><>


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2/27/2007 1:57:36 PM

 
Gary Lange
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Congrats on your wonderful win here, Melissa!!


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2/27/2007 1:59:02 PM

 
Susan Fox
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Congrats Melissa on your win! Wonderful abstract!!


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2/27/2007 2:08:47 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Way to go, Melissa! Congrats on the Win!


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2/27/2007 2:10:43 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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FANTASTIC, Melissa!!!!! I was very happy to see this here!!!!! GREAT JOB!!!!! :-) ^.^ Kitty


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2/27/2007 2:11:41 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks to all my Better Photo friends for all these great comments. I am really honored to be among the winners!!!!!


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2/27/2007 2:15:15 PM

 
Manuel Barrera
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congratulations, Melissa


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2/27/2007 2:21:26 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Congratulations on your win, Melissa! Yay! :)


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Revonda L. Gentry
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Congratulations on this fantastic winner!!


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2/27/2007 2:39:24 PM

 
Girish Vaghela
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Congratulations on this very creative winner image; Great, Melissa!!


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2/27/2007 2:41:32 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Melissa, congrats on 2nd place. Super!!


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2/27/2007 2:53:16 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations on your win, Melissa!


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2/27/2007 3:02:06 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Big congrats on your win Melissa :O)


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2/27/2007 3:04:09 PM

 
Emile Abbott
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Congratulation Melissa on an outstanding winner.


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2/27/2007 3:35:49 PM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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So glad for you to see this as a winner, Melissa -- congratulations!


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2/27/2007 3:43:02 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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WTG girl, big congrats...


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2/27/2007 3:43:11 PM

 
Ken Jarvis
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Congratulation Melissa on this well-deserved win!


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2/27/2007 3:43:52 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks so much all my BP friends for your wonderful messages of congratulations!!!


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2/27/2007 3:45:24 PM

 
LENA U. FRIEDMAN
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Congratulations! A very cool image!!!!


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2/27/2007 4:44:01 PM

 
David Phalen
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BIG congrats on a well deserved winner!!


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2/27/2007 4:50:33 PM

 
Christopher Delaney
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Congrats! Happy to share 2nd with such a creative shot! Awesome image!


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Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks so much for your great wishes Lena, David and Chris!!!


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2/27/2007 5:00:24 PM

 
Kenneth Mucke
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WTG Melissa...This is an awesome winner...I am so happy for you


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2/27/2007 5:06:00 PM

 
Janet McNeil
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Congratulations, Melissa on your 2nd place win - well deserved for this stunning image!!


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2/27/2007 5:21:37 PM

 
Sharon K. King
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Such a Cool shot, Congratulations Melissa on your win!


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2/27/2007 6:11:31 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations!!! Great work Melissa, and a beautiful winning image!!


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2/27/2007 6:14:07 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Congratulations Melissa!!!!!!


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Cheryl E. Molennor
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Congratulations on your awesome win!!


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2/27/2007 6:49:57 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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A fabulous win! Congratulations, Melissa!


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2/27/2007 7:13:59 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Big congratulations on this outstanding win, Melissa!!!


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Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Melissa on your fabulous win...Dominick


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2/27/2007 7:23:42 PM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Congratulations Melissa on this awesome winner. Incredible perspective and effects!


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2/27/2007 7:25:43 PM

 
Roger Bernabo
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Super creativity Melissa!!


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2/27/2007 7:42:38 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks so much everyone for leaving me these terrific best wishes. I appreciate them all very much!!


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2/27/2007 7:44:32 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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CONGRATULATIONS On this Excellent WINNER Melissa!!! WTG :0)


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Cassie  L. Woodlee
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Congratulations on your win Melissa!!


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2/27/2007 8:37:03 PM

 
Darryl Wilkinson  

Great concept, Melissa. Congratulations!!


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2/27/2007 8:48:36 PM

 
Brian Lobdell
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Knew when I came to that "screeching halt" that this was special! So glad to see it as a winner! Congratulations Melissa - one of my very favorites!!


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2/27/2007 9:38:06 PM

 
Robert K. Bemus
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Nice work and congratulations on your win, Melissa!!


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2/27/2007 10:34:04 PM

 
Tarun Bose
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Big, big congrats my dearest Melissa for your winner. Well done.


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2/27/2007 11:26:52 PM

 
Graeme Chow
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Super win ! congrats Melissa.


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2/27/2007 11:48:53 PM

 
Paul E. Earl
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CONGRATULATIONS!!


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2/28/2007 12:10:59 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Excellent work Melissa! Congratulations to your well deserved win!


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2/28/2007 2:52:21 AM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Congratulations on this creative winner, Melissa!


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2/28/2007 3:23:00 AM

 
Tammy Scott
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Congratulations on this awesome winner!


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2/28/2007 3:38:55 AM

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


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2/28/2007 4:37:16 AM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Congratulations on this wonderful winner, Melissa! :)


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2/28/2007 8:44:27 AM

 
RC  Fritz
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Congratulations on your Winner, Melissa!


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2/28/2007 9:25:45 AM

 
Ermanno Radice
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Many congrats on a well deserved winner, Melissa!!


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2/28/2007 10:31:54 AM

 
Pamela Shane
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Big congratulations on your super win
Melissa!! :)


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2/28/2007 11:29:23 AM

 
Mary Timman
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Way to go girl. Congratulations !!


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2/28/2007 11:39:04 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Congrats on your Win Melissa! Jeff


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2/28/2007 11:59:43 AM

 
Patricia Ronan
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Huge Congratulations on your win Melissa :)


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2/28/2007 1:15:56 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Congratulations on this wonderful win Melissa!


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2/28/2007 1:52:47 PM

 
Boris Kirpichnikov
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congratulations on your awesome winner,Melissa!


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2/28/2007 2:46:17 PM

 
Linda M. Walker
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A big congratulations on this wonderful winner


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2/28/2007 3:34:46 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Melissa, congratulations on your Second Place Win!


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2/28/2007 3:40:29 PM

 
Crystal L. Craig
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Congratulations Melissa for this wonderfully creative win! Awesome work!


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2/28/2007 6:37:12 PM

 
Sherry S. Boles
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Congrats on this very creative winner, Melissa!


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2/28/2007 7:10:16 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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BIG congratulations on your wonderful win, Melissa!!


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2/28/2007 10:49:44 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks everyone for your congratulatory comments. I really appreciate them.


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3/1/2007 10:17:47 AM

 
Gen Nagase
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Great work!!!
Congraulations on your great win, Melissa!


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3/1/2007 1:29:59 PM

 
randy dannheim
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Congratulation Melissa!!!!!!!!


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3/1/2007 1:49:22 PM

 
Guy D. Biechele
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Awesome abstract, Melissa. Congratulations on your win!


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3/1/2007 9:07:10 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Nobi, Randy and Guy for commenting!!


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3/2/2007 9:24:59 AM

 
Robert Mann
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Marvelous work on this, Melissa! Love the selective focus and the motion! Many congrats on your win!


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3/2/2007 3:26:40 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Robert for your wonderful comment! Much appreciated!!


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3/2/2007 4:15:56 PM

 
Husain Akhtar
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Melissa, whole heartily congratulations on your most deserving win in the January 2007 contest! Sorry for not contacting you earlier because I had no access to the internet for days!


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3/2/2007 10:28:10 PM

 
Ross Throndson
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Congratulations Melissa, on this Fantastic Winning Image....Great Work!!!


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3/3/2007 8:22:22 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks MH and Ross for stopping by and commenting!!


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3/3/2007 9:57:17 AM

 
Glenn E. Urquhart
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A late Big Congratulations on your award, Melissa!!! Well Deserved! Cheers, Glenn.


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3/4/2007 7:28:25 AM

 
eileen bedford
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Congratulations on your great work Melissa...


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3/12/2007 11:28:54 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Glenn and Eileen for commenting!!


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3/12/2007 2:16:40 PM

 
ronda chatelle
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Belated Congratulations Melissa! This is a very captivating image. Awesome and intriging abstract!


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3/22/2007 12:15:01 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Ronda for finding this image and leaving this terrific comment!!


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3/22/2007 4:29:03 PM

 
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