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The colors in this image were greatly enhanced in the beta version of Adobe Lightroom.

The Vibrance feature of this software is very quite different from the Saturation of any editing software.

I am going to try to upload the original image
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    This is the original version.


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1/31/2007 7:23:06 AM

 
Karen Bacon
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What a fantastic macro shot Melissa!Those colors vibrate right off the screen.


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1/31/2007 7:34:23 AM

 
Girish Vaghela
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Lovey lines radiating from top, and horizontal lines of thorns breaking those vertical lines; and great effects, Melissa!


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1/31/2007 7:37:30 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Very "sharp" image!! Great macro and details!


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1/31/2007 7:40:11 AM

 
Remi Trepanier
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Great shot. It looks painful to touch!!!


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1/31/2007 7:47:44 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Karen, Girish, Shelly and Remi for your great comments!!!


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1/31/2007 7:53:13 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Terrific graphic design--and it looks like it's glowing with sunlight!


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1/31/2007 7:58:36 AM

 
Nadine A. Lewis
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BEAUTIFUL, Melissa!!! LOVE your focus and GREAT enhancements!!! <><


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1/31/2007 8:10:58 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Great POV on this image and editing, Melissa!


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1/31/2007 8:11:06 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Coleen, Nadine and Rakesh for commenting on this image. Really appreciated!!


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1/31/2007 8:15:21 AM

 
Joy Rector
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awsome


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1/31/2007 8:32:51 AM

 
John Caruso
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Melissa--

Nice use of design to make an interesting photo. Your color experiments, too, paid off. (I have really enjoyed using Lightroom. I can't wait until it's out of Beta.)

Nice job!


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1/31/2007 8:36:54 AM

 
Janine Russell
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Melissa, excellent colors, detail, lighting, DOF, textures and PS work.


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1/31/2007 8:39:34 AM

 
Kathleen Brennan
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Beautiful color and lighting, Melissa!


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1/31/2007 8:40:41 AM

 
Les Rhoades
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It almost looks translucent.

I downloaded the program a few days ago, but have not played with it yet.


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1/31/2007 8:43:22 AM

 
Paula Dwyer
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The colors, lighting and details are so beautiful!!! You did an excellent job on this Melissa!!! :)


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1/31/2007 8:51:46 AM

 
Beverly A. Wright
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WOW Melissa I have never been this up
close and personal to a cactus!!
The detail is great. The colors are
incredible! Amazing image!
Wonderful work Melissa!!!!


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1/31/2007 8:54:25 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Joy, John, Janine, Kathleen, Les, Paula and Beverly for your terrific comments!!!


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1/31/2007 9:29:17 AM

 
Jim Huffield
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Very beautiful colors and clarity, Melissa. Jim


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1/31/2007 9:34:58 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Great colors and comp. Excellent detail and sharpness!


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1/31/2007 9:53:56 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Jim and Katarina for commenting on this image!!!


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1/31/2007 9:58:44 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Wonderful colors and detail, Melissa!!


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1/31/2007 10:48:09 AM

 
Paul Michko
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Wonderfully done, Melissa.


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1/31/2007 11:00:10 AM

 
Nadya Johnson
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A great close up, Melissa! And Lightroom really punches up the image! I have been deciding whether I should try it: now I think I'll have to!


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1/31/2007 11:01:39 AM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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WOW!!!! SUPER macro, Melissa!!!! The enhancements really bring out the details and colors of this wonderful image!!!!! ^.^


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1/31/2007 11:03:49 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Incredible cactus macro, details and design, Melissa!


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1/31/2007 11:27:42 AM

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Wonderful photo and effects, Melissa!

Cathy :)


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1/31/2007 11:31:35 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Colette, Paul, Nadya, Kitty, Jessica and Cathy for commenting on this image!!


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1/31/2007 12:20:46 PM

 
Manuel Barrera
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Have to look at that filter or software as the saturation is much different then what I have seen, well composed and gorgeous colors


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1/31/2007 1:58:13 PM

 
Patricia Ronan
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Great close up of the cactus Melissa and like everyone says the filter really adds to the lighting and colour.
Love the title also :)


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1/31/2007 2:14:07 PM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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Great effects! Love the composition, lighting, detail, color!


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1/31/2007 2:24:59 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Manuel, Patricia and Vladan for your great comments!!


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1/31/2007 2:32:51 PM

 
Carol Sawyer
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Fantastic details and color in this capture, Melissa!! very well done!!


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1/31/2007 2:52:10 PM

 
Judy A. Lawhon
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I really like the look of this new software, Melissa...it gives so much defination!!


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1/31/2007 3:14:41 PM

 
Ronald F. Fischer
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All I can think of to say, Melissa, is OUCH!! That is one sharp capture!!


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1/31/2007 4:37:22 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Vibrant colors in this one, great details and textures Melissa!


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1/31/2007 6:01:23 PM

 
Ken Jarvis
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Great colour and detail, Melissa!


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1/31/2007 6:51:08 PM

 
Charlene Taylor
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This is so delightful Melissa! The best shot of pricklies I've ever seen.


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1/31/2007 7:54:10 PM

 
Arnie Horwitz
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Great composition with beautiful color and clarity, Melissa!


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1/31/2007 7:58:14 PM

 
Nancy L. Green
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Superb clarity and lighting Melissa!! Beautifully done!! <><


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1/31/2007 7:59:30 PM

 
Raymond Pauly
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Very nice POV in this shot, Melissa! I like the original version, too!


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1/31/2007 10:17:22 PM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Melissa, this is totally Awesome!! Sharpness of the image, layers of pattern, warm colors… everything looks fantastic here.


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1/31/2007 10:33:13 PM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Very lovely image and great with the effects too...Dominick


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2/1/2007 3:12:04 AM

 
Glenn E. Urquhart
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WOW.... Like the lines, color, pov, lighting... Beautiful Macro, Melissa!!! VERY Well Done! Cheers, Glenn.


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2/1/2007 3:46:27 AM

 
Sharon K. King
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Terrific detail, nice effects, thanks for sharing the before and after.


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2/1/2007 4:52:59 AM

 
Ray Thoms
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Nice detail and colour Melissa....sounds like you're enjoy the new software!


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2/1/2007 5:34:13 AM

 
Bill Wyatt
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Terrific results with the new program. Nice sharp image love the colors and lighting.


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2/1/2007 5:48:30 AM

 
Chastity Abbott
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WOW!!!!! Awesome work!!!


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2/1/2007 7:15:20 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Carol, Judy, Ronald, Claudia, Ken, Charlene, Arnie, Nancy, Raymond, Susana, Dominick, Glenn, Sharon, Ray, Bill and Chastity for commenting on this image.

This software is most useful when converting a RAW image, improving the exposure, white balance, heightening the vibrance of colors and all sorts of other things to individually edit color and light.


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2/1/2007 10:53:28 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Amazing clarity and detail and excellent use of the new software, Melissa.


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2/1/2007 3:26:49 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Great detail, color & enhancements on this macro, Melissa.


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2/1/2007 5:10:01 PM

 
Graeme Chow
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Wonderful transformation and great captured, Melissa. I got one shot of this won the 2nd place winner and I hope your make it too.


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2/1/2007 5:52:06 PM

 
Alexis Yobbagy
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INCREDIBLE detail!!! So well done!!!


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2/1/2007 6:35:23 PM

 
eileen bedford
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That is beautiful Melissa, I like the way this software worked for you. So well done...


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2/1/2007 6:45:46 PM

 
Kenneth Mucke
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Both colorful and painful at the same time....Great full framed image with beautiful colors


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2/1/2007 7:53:19 PM

 
Z. Banu
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Fantastic capture wonderful macro nicely done!AWESOME Melissa


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2/2/2007 12:52:42 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Emile, Sam, Graeme, Alexis, Eileen, Kenneth and Zaanat for your great comments!!


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2/2/2007 7:49:11 AM

 
Allen O. Howard
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Wonderful full frame cactus, Melissa! Not sure what the "Lightroom" is, but it added terrific enhancement!


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2/2/2007 7:09:12 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Allen for you comment on this image. It is much appreciated!!


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2/2/2007 8:39:12 PM

 
Michael Khoury
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so beautifully composed and rendered; well-done Melissa !...
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2/3/2007 2:17:19 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Michael for your great comment!!


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2/5/2007 10:37:39 AM

 
Al Ward  

I love it! Beautifully done.


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2/5/2007 1:36:46 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Al for the most flattering comment coming from you...an instructor!!!


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2/5/2007 1:40:55 PM

 
Morteza Safataj
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Nice work Melissa!!well colored.


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2/5/2007 5:14:29 PM

 
Harmeet Singh
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Excellent captureand beautiful colour setting.Nice work.


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2/5/2007 8:32:28 PM

 
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Melissa,

Nice image.

I took a whack at the original (from a screen shot) because I was curious and applied some simple techniques I use in my courses for Photoshop and Elements (actually all of these techniques are in my PS101 course). It looks to me like the Vibrance tool in Lightwave balances tone while enhancing color. I think you'll see a similar result in what I did--and I did it in Elements mostly with a simple levels adjustment and a few additional layer-based enhancements. I think this would have been better working from the original with the original resolution.

I'd give more credit to your eye and the capture than the editing software! Really all I did was adjust exposure and the color/tone fell into place.


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2/6/2007 9:32:22 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Richard, you did a great job getting the same colorful effect that I got.


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2/6/2007 12:01:01 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Melissa, congratulations on your feature in Digital Darkroom.


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2/15/2007 8:27:22 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Janine for your congratulations...it came as a surprise for me, as well!!


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2/15/2007 9:17:05 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Amazing work on this featured image. Such great colors and contrasts! Congratulations!


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2/15/2007 9:56:53 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks so much, Donna, for your great comment!!


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2/15/2007 11:54:16 AM

 
Sharon K. King
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Congratulations on your feature in Digital darkroom! You go Girl!


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2/15/2007 4:11:48 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Sharon for commenting!!


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2/15/2007 6:24:15 PM

 
Sheryl A. Hudson
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Congratulation on your feature in the newsletter Melissa! Beautiful work!!!!


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2/15/2007 7:00:32 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks, Sheryl. If I recall, you are in the same newsletter. Congratulations!!


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2/15/2007 8:05:57 PM

 
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  Barrel Cactus
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Melissa, your barrel cactus image is great. Congratulations on your recognition in the Digital Darkroom.

To show a slightly different take, when I shot one of those plants, I converted it to B&W as shown here and in my gallery.


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2/20/2007 6:13:42 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Frank for showing me your version of this subject in black and white...it works so well!! I will have to give it a try!!


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2/20/2007 8:14:18 PM

 
Marijana Fajgl
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Warmest congratulations, Melissa!


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2/24/2007 11:46:36 AM

 
Jim Huffield
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Congratulations on this very well deserved finalist, Melissa. Jim


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2/24/2007 12:09:45 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Congratulations, Melissa! I had hoped to be first but my internet is not working very well (as usual!) A well deserved finalist and best of luck in the second round!


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2/24/2007 12:18:09 PM

 
Susan Fox
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Congrats Melissa! Wonderful detail shot.


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2/24/2007 12:29:01 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Congratulations on this terrific finalist, Melissa!


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2/24/2007 12:30:13 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Marijana, Jim, Nadya, Susan and Colleen for your best wishes!!


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2/24/2007 12:50:18 PM

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


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2/24/2007 12:51:55 PM

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


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2/24/2007 12:57:14 PM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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Big Congrats on this great finalist Melissa! Love the abstract composition and great detail and colour!


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2/24/2007 1:00:54 PM

 
Ray & Audrey Clarke
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Congrats on this great finalist Melissa (ac)


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2/24/2007 1:05:05 PM

 
Holly Shao
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Congratulations, Melissa, on this excellent Finalist!!

Holly


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2/24/2007 1:05:57 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Melissa, congratulations on your wonderful finalist!


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2/24/2007 1:34:27 PM

 
Melissa A. Mannon
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congratulations Melissa!


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2/24/2007 1:36:13 PM

 
Jen M
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Congratulations Melissa!!


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2/24/2007 1:36:56 PM

 
Karen Bacon
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Congrats on your finalist Melissa!


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2/24/2007 1:48:00 PM

 
Laurie Daily
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Congratulations Melissa on this great finalist!


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2/24/2007 1:50:02 PM

 
Linda L. Ruiz
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WTG!!! Congrats.


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2/24/2007 1:50:04 PM

 
RC  Fritz
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Big Congratulations on your Finalist!


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2/24/2007 2:04:46 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Melissa, congratulations on your finalist.


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2/24/2007 2:05:01 PM

 
SaMi Martin
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WTG Congratulations Melissa; Good Luck next round!


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2/24/2007 2:19:16 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks to all who have left their congratulatory comments and best wishes!!


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2/24/2007 2:24:50 PM

 
David Pratt
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Congratulations Melissa! A job well done! Good Luck!


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2/24/2007 2:54:45 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Nice work, Melissa ~
Congratulations on this tack-sharp finalist!


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2/24/2007 2:56:09 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Melissa on this wonderful finalist image!


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2/24/2007 2:58:43 PM

 
Patricia Ronan
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Congratulations on your finalist Melissa :)


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2/24/2007 3:10:33 PM

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


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2/24/2007 3:34:21 PM

 
Carol Sawyer
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Congratulations again, Melissa!!


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2/24/2007 4:17:24 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks David, Mary, Jessica, Patricia, Jenny and Carol for your best wishes!!


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2/24/2007 4:28:30 PM

 
Denise M. Snyder
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Congrats Melissa!!!


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2/24/2007 4:32:15 PM

 
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Congratulations Melissa! Great work!


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2/24/2007 5:27:42 PM

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


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2/24/2007 5:41:03 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Congrats Melissa!


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2/24/2007 6:06:43 PM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Incredible detail and texture captured here Melissa. Congratulations on this and your other outstanding Finalists and Best of Luck in the next round!


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2/24/2007 6:08:45 PM

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


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2/24/2007 6:13:15 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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Fantastic finalist, Melissa. I love all the details of this cactus.


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2/24/2007 6:15:55 PM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Great image Melissa! Congratulations


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2/24/2007 6:16:00 PM

 
eileen bedford
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Congratulations Melissa....


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2/24/2007 7:32:50 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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My humblest thanks to you all!!


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2/24/2007 8:03:00 PM

 
Jill Flynn
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This really shimmers Melissa. A very cool presentation of this cactus! Congratulations on your finalist!


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2/24/2007 8:19:36 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Melissa!


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2/24/2007 8:20:05 PM

 
Marlon Ignacio
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Exceptional detail. Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa!


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2/24/2007 8:28:08 PM

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


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2/24/2007 8:38:49 PM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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Terrific image, Melissa. Congratulations.
Steve


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2/24/2007 8:59:33 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks so much Jill, Barbara, Marlon, Dominick and Steve!!!


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2/24/2007 9:01:03 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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CONGRATULATIONS Melissa!!! WTG!!! :0)


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2/24/2007 9:27:05 PM

 
Don Holland
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Melissa, congratulations on this fantastic image!


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2/24/2007 9:33:32 PM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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Melissa, I'm so happy to see this beautiful photograph among the Finalists!!!
Congratulations!!!


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2/24/2007 10:16:53 PM

 
Marilyn K. Lincecum
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CONGRATULATIONS again on a well deserved finalist !!!


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2/24/2007 10:41:43 PM

 
Chua Wee Boo
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Congrats Melissa!


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2/24/2007 10:59:52 PM

 
Ken Jarvis
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Congratulations Melissa! Great macro.


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2/25/2007 3:19:36 AM

 
Paula Dwyer
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Congrtulations Melissa!!! :)


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2/25/2007 4:06:23 AM

 
Linda M. Walker
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Congratulations...excellent clarity


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2/25/2007 4:33:32 AM

 
Cassie  L. Woodlee
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Congratulations Melissa!!!!


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2/25/2007 5:49:34 AM

 
Tarun Bose
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Big congrats Melissa on your finalist.


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2/25/2007 6:36:08 AM

 
Ken Smith
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Melissa, congrats on your multiple finalists!!


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2/25/2007 7:03:55 AM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Congratulations Melissa!!!!!!


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2/25/2007 7:36:30 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks you all for your kind thoughs!!


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2/25/2007 7:38:03 AM

 
Arnie Horwitz
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Congratulations on another great finalist, Melissa!


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2/25/2007 7:54:12 AM

 
Graeme Chow
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Congratulation on this outstanding finalist, Melissa.


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2/25/2007 8:02:41 AM

 
Cary Rogers
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Wonderfully composed--and enhanced--image, Melissa! Congratulations on your FinalistS! :-)


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2/25/2007 8:20:52 AM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Big congratulations Melissa!


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2/25/2007 8:53:06 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Arnie, Graeme, Cary and Gail for your best wishes!!


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2/25/2007 8:57:44 AM

 
Jennifer Rennison  

Excellent detail and lighting, Melissa! Congratulations on your finalist, best of luck in the next round!


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2/25/2007 9:43:25 AM

 
Z. Banu
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Congratulation!!!!Melissa on wonderful Finalist!!!!Best of luck ..


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2/25/2007 9:45:07 AM

 
Carla Metzler
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Congratulations, Melissa!!


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2/25/2007 10:11:58 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thank you Jennifer, Zaanat and Carla for commenting!


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2/25/2007 10:17:39 AM

 
Judyann Plante
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Congratulations on this awesome finalist, Melissa!

Judyann ><>


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2/25/2007 11:57:04 AM

 
Sheryl A. Hudson
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Congratulations Melissa!!!


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2/25/2007 1:36:59 PM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Wonderful colour and detail Melissa ~ looks like a nice feature in lightroom ~ many congrats on your finalist!


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2/25/2007 1:54:01 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Judyann, Sheryl and Susie for your great comments!!


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2/25/2007 2:06:03 PM

 
Emile Abbott
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My kind of finalist, Melissa and a sticky congrats to you my friend.


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2/25/2007 2:52:51 PM

 
Remi Trepanier
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Beautiful capture! Congratulations!


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2/25/2007 4:32:40 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Emile and Remi for you good wishes!!


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2/25/2007 4:48:13 PM

 
Tamara K. Walker
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Congratulations.


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2/25/2007 6:29:03 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Melissa!


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2/25/2007 7:17:00 PM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Congratulations on your exceptional finalist Melissa!


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2/25/2007 7:43:29 PM

 
Allen O. Howard
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Another BIG congratulations!


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2/25/2007 8:05:59 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Tamara, Evy, Deborah and Allen for your best wishes!!


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2/25/2007 8:19:03 PM

 
Raymond Pauly
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Big congratulations, Melissa!


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2/26/2007 8:50:40 AM

 
Laurence Saliba
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I love cactus!! This is a splendid image and beautiful work Melissa! Congratulations!!


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2/26/2007 9:18:12 AM

 
Virginia Leone
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Beautiful finalist, Congrats and good luck!


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2/26/2007 10:06:48 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Congratulations again on your beautiful finalist, Melissa!


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2/26/2007 10:29:02 AM

 
JOHN V. ROSCICH
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VERY COOL IMAGE MELISSA
CONGRATS
JOHN


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2/26/2007 12:03:03 PM

 
Hendrik Storme
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Congrats again! SUPER!!!


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2/26/2007 12:18:01 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks everyone on you congratulatory comments. I really appreciate each and every one!!


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2/26/2007 8:56:52 PM

 
Debbie Hartley
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Congratulations on your wonderful finalist Melissa!


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2/26/2007 11:39:37 PM

 
Tammy Scott
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Congratulations on a terrific finalist!


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2/28/2007 3:25:56 AM

 
randy dannheim
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Congratulations on your wonderful finalist Melissa.


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3/1/2007 3:28:55 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Debbie, Tammy and Randy for commenting!!


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3/1/2007 4:23:41 PM

 
Ross Throndson
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Congratulations Melissa, on your Fantastic Finalist!!


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3/1/2007 11:54:28 PM

 
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 6:29:52 AM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Congratulations Melissa. Great enhancement work


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3/23/2007 9:30:02 AM

 
Manuel Barrera
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congratulations, well deserved.


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3/23/2007 9:41:31 AM

 
Holly Shao
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Congratulations, Melissa, on this wonderful Finalist!! Beautiful colors and details!

Holly


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3/23/2007 10:20:39 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks for your congratulations!!


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