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Rakesh Syal
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    Stunning still life image, colors and composition, Paul!! A winner!!

1/31/2007 1:55:13 AM

 
Manuel Barrera
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Wonderful lighting and great composition, Paul, let us hope that Rakesh is correct. It is a winner with me

1/31/2007 2:04:40 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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Fabulous use of light and wonderful composition Paul! I agree with Rakesh - winner!

1/31/2007 2:19:44 AM

 
Colleen Braun
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beutiful colors...

1/31/2007 2:30:49 AM

 
Donald K. Cherry
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Gorgeous still life, Paul! Love the lighting and detail!

1/31/2007 2:44:42 AM

 
Jim Huffield
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Outstanding work, Paul. Jim

1/31/2007 2:45:13 AM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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Paul, this is a beautiful photo!!! Great composition, lighting, color, detail, textures!!!

1/31/2007 2:53:07 AM

 
Alan L. Borror
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wonderful still life, Paul! Your lighting and composition are superb!

1/31/2007 2:57:55 AM

 
Judyann Plante
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Wow, Paul! Awesome image! Great color, lighting and composition.

Judyann ><>

1/31/2007 3:03:55 AM

 
Glenn E. Urquhart
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Vivid, rich color, Outstanding light, contrast and clarity... Beautiful still life, Paul!!! VERY Well Done! Cheers, Glenn.

1/31/2007 3:12:04 AM

 
Mata Patan
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I must say you have a winner there!

1/31/2007 3:35:36 AM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Wonderful capture Paul,great still life.Excellent lighting and detail!!!!!!

1/31/2007 3:40:42 AM

 
Laurie Daily
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An outstanding still life...beautiful lighting and such rich colors.

1/31/2007 3:40:47 AM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Extremely beautiful still life, Paul!! Pure Winning composition here.

1/31/2007 3:48:26 AM

 
Aimee S. McMaster
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...this is AWESOME Paul...perfect light, color and detail....well done...Aimee

1/31/2007 3:49:03 AM

 
Marcie A. Fowler
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Fantastic Paul. Love the lighting and the set up.

1/31/2007 3:52:55 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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WONDERFUL still life, Paul!!!

1/31/2007 3:56:57 AM

 
Bonnie C. Lackey
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Great colors and lighting, Paul! Nice job!

1/31/2007 4:08:22 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Beautiful lighting...great set up!

1/31/2007 4:40:37 AM

 
Ross Throndson
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Beautiful Still Life, Paul....Excellent Work!!

1/31/2007 4:53:18 AM

 
Terri L. Scribner
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Great lighting on this beautiful still life, Paul!!

1/31/2007 4:56:36 AM

 
Agnes Fegan
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Nicely composed still life and beautiful lighting too!

1/31/2007 4:57:39 AM

 
Lynne Morris
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Wow Paul what a fantastic still life, gorgeous lighting, colours and details!

1/31/2007 5:11:13 AM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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I give you a WOW too, Paul! This is excellent!

1/31/2007 5:13:29 AM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Marvelous light and color, Paul ... you are turning into a real artiste!

1/31/2007 5:28:19 AM

 
Ken Smith
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Very nice still life, Paul. Love your lighting thruout.

1/31/2007 6:18:37 AM

 
Mary L. Graham
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Beautiful still life love the low lite!! =)

1/31/2007 6:23:21 AM

 
Charlene Bayerle
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Wonderful still life Paul....awesome lighting!!!

1/31/2007 6:43:49 AM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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Awesome color!! WOnderful still life..great lighting and comp!!

1/31/2007 6:44:55 AM

 
Pamela Shane
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Love the lighting, rich colors, & composition Paul - I agree; a winner!!
:)

1/31/2007 7:31:41 AM

 
Nadine A. Lewis
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This is an ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL still-life!!! LOVE the use of natural light! I LOVE this!!! <><

1/31/2007 7:51:14 AM

 
Nina Shields
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Paul, this is outstanding; terrific use of lighting and color in this well composed image; congratulations!

1/31/2007 7:53:34 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Gorgeous, lush colors and wonderful side lighting, Paul!!!

1/31/2007 7:55:59 AM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Superb still life presentation and capture, Paul! :)

1/31/2007 8:38:11 AM

 
Remi Trepanier
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Beautiful lighting on that picture Paul!!!

1/31/2007 8:44:38 AM

 
Bill Houghton
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This is such a beautiful capture Paul. You did an excellent job. Bill

Thanks so much for your comments on my photos.

1/31/2007 10:23:57 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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My kind of job, very much impressed, Paul, once again, a winner!!

1/31/2007 11:02:34 AM

 
Lisa D. Greer
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Fantastic still life! Wonderful lighting! :)

1/31/2007 11:03:45 AM

 
Karen E. Michaels
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Damn that's good Paul. Light and colors are so very vibrant; tone is old school with a digital twist. Peace, karen

1/31/2007 11:16:44 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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It's the time of year for still lifes. This is exceptional Paul

1/31/2007 11:37:33 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Stunning still life with ultra dramatic lighting and beautiful colors, Paul!!!

1/31/2007 12:10:26 PM

 
Karen Bacon
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Outstanding still life Paul!Those colors are delicious!!!!!

1/31/2007 2:40:18 PM

 
Paul Michko
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Thanks so much, Everyone.

1/31/2007 2:45:16 PM

 
Jen M
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Awesome still life! The lighting is superb & wonderful detail!!

1/31/2007 3:59:19 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Wonderful lighting and still life Paul!

1/31/2007 4:28:31 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Gorgeous light, colors and textures!

1/31/2007 6:10:57 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Very excellent still life, Paul ! Love the rich colors, and the textures are terrific!

1/31/2007 8:56:10 PM

 
Chua Wee Boo
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Wow! Awe lighting,details & colors,Paul!

2/1/2007 2:12:42 AM

 
Kathy Reeves
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Outstanding!!! A winner!

2/1/2007 5:28:15 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Beautiful..super lighting, details and colors! Well done, Paul!

2/1/2007 9:05:35 AM

 
Lorraine A. Cook
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I'll be over in a few days...for one of those bananas, Paul!<:))

Superb lighting in this still life, my friend

2/1/2007 4:24:13 PM

 
Sergio La Spina
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Beautiful shot and great light in this shot!!

2/2/2007 1:58:46 PM

 
Candice C. Calhoun
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Gorgeous still, love the color and light!

ccc

2/4/2007 3:37:43 PM

 
Allison & John Overton
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Outstanding table top Paul...colors, highlites and framing are great

2/5/2007 3:30:09 AM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Great colors, form, and lighting

2/5/2007 10:12:33 AM

 
Lani J
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Wonderful still life, Paul! The lighting and comp is fantastic! :)

2/5/2007 1:48:32 PM

 
Aimee S. McMaster
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...congratulations Paul on this wonderful finalist...Aimee

2/24/2007 11:44:18 AM

 
Kara Hendricks
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Congrats and best of luck!!!

2/24/2007 11:51:32 AM

 
Sharon K. King
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Congratulations Paul on this terrific finalist!

2/24/2007 11:55:27 AM

 
Jim Huffield
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Congratulations Paul. Jim

2/24/2007 12:13:10 PM

 
Judyann Plante
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Wow! Congratulations once again, Paul!!!

Judyann ><>

2/24/2007 12:34:40 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations to you, Paul!!!

2/24/2007 12:53:44 PM

 
Arlene Krassner
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Paul this one slipped by me. I am so pleased to see it now. The lighting and composition are exquisite!

Congratulations.

2/24/2007 1:01:38 PM

 
Ray & Audrey Clarke
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Congratulations Paul

2/24/2007 1:32:03 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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CONGRATULATION on your FINALIST, Paul!!!!! GREAT JOB!!!!! Best of luck in the next round!!!!! :-) ^.^ Kitty

2/24/2007 1:35:29 PM

 
Jen M
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Congratulations!!

2/24/2007 1:40:38 PM

 
Karen Bacon
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Congratulations on this fantastic finalist Paul!

2/24/2007 1:50:43 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Terrific comp and lighting Paul, congrats!

2/24/2007 3:38:16 PM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Paul! :)

2/24/2007 3:39:18 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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Paul, do you always shot raw format when shooting raw fruit? :-)
Congratulations on a wonderful finalist! I think it's the lighting that pushes this image to the top!

2/24/2007 3:48:22 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist!!! Super lighting and design Paul!

2/24/2007 4:15:20 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Fantastic finalist Paul! Congratulations!

2/24/2007 4:45:49 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Gorgous finalist, Paul, congratulations!
-Debby

2/24/2007 4:53:31 PM

 
Bridgette B
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Congrats on this wonderful finalist!

2/24/2007 5:10:28 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Congratulations on your outstanding finalist, Paul!

2/24/2007 5:19:36 PM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Congrats Paul on your terrific Finalist! Jeff

2/24/2007 5:46:12 PM

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

2/24/2007 6:22:23 PM

 
eileen bedford
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Congratulations Paul, good luck in the next round...

2/24/2007 7:36:34 PM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Paul on your finalist image...Dominick

2/24/2007 9:08:49 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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Outstanding!!! Congratulations Paul :0)

2/24/2007 9:32:19 PM

 
Chua Wee Boo
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Big Congrats Paul!

2/24/2007 11:01:15 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations again, Paul!

2/25/2007 2:01:54 AM

 
Paula Dwyer
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Congratulations Paul!!! :)

2/25/2007 4:09:31 AM

 
Donna J. Eaton
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Many congrats Paul! This is a elegant and beautiful image!

2/25/2007 5:38:26 AM

 
Paul Michko
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Thank you all so very much.

2/25/2007 5:43:03 AM

 
Tarun Bose
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Big congrats Paul, on your outstanding finalist.

2/25/2007 6:47:45 AM

 
Ken Smith
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Paul, congrats to you!!

2/25/2007 7:04:23 AM

 
KV Day
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Congrats Paul!

2/25/2007 7:07:05 AM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Congratulations Paul!!!!!!

2/25/2007 7:39:45 AM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Fantastic! CONGRATULATIONS!

2/25/2007 8:16:03 AM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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Congratulations Paul!!

2/25/2007 8:16:39 AM

 
Jennifer Rennison

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Congratulations on this beautiful still life, Paul!

2/25/2007 9:01:05 AM

 
Terri L. Scribner
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Congratulations, Paul!! Beautiful!!

2/25/2007 9:19:20 AM

 
Claudine Grove
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Fantastic still life! Beautiful colors, shadows, and sharpness. Congrats on your finalist!

2/25/2007 9:53:20 AM

 
Laurie Daily
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Congratulations Paul on this outstanding still life!

2/25/2007 9:55:12 AM

 
Carla Metzler
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Congratulations, Paul!! :)

2/25/2007 10:20:16 AM

 
Alan L. Borror
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Congratulations, Paul!

2/25/2007 10:56:00 AM

 
Mata Patan
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I was right!!!
It was a winner!

2/25/2007 1:24:56 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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So beautiful!! Big congratulations on this well deserved finalist, Paul!!

2/25/2007 6:49:19 PM

 
Brian Lobdell
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A wonderful still-life, Paul! Your lighting here, with the deep shadows, creates a wonderful mood with the subject. Well done! Congratulatons on this finalist!!

2/25/2007 7:52:08 PM

 
Laurence Saliba
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Congratulations Paul!!

2/25/2007 10:18:07 PM

 
Kathleen K. Parker
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Truly unique and lovely, Paul! Congratulations!!
kk

2/26/2007 5:31:31 AM

 
Stephanie A. Laird
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Congratulations Paul! This is beautiful!!!!

2/26/2007 6:09:52 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Congratulations!! It has to be a winner Paul!

2/26/2007 8:44:57 AM

 
Susana Heide
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Please add another "CONGRATS" to the list, Paul!!! Perfect exposure, wonderfully lit!!

2/26/2007 10:13:01 PM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Congratulations Paul on a well deserved finalist

2/27/2007 8:18:43 AM

 
Hurk (Steve) Hurkett
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I really like the colors and lighting, Paul ... congrats on this winner .. steve

3/1/2007 1:05:46 PM

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

3/4/2007 6:33:46 AM

 
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