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~ toothpicks ~
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
~ toothpicks ~
~ toothpicks ~
60mm micro lens, tripod, natural sidelighting
© Marie Fields
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Chelsea G. Krahenbill
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    wow. thats really creative. I love all of the colors.

3/14/2007 7:34:51 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Wow, Marie, that's terrific! I'm sure we'll see it again!

3/14/2007 7:39:41 AM

 
Robert Baer
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marie
what a creative idea. I never thought that toothpicks could make such a wonderful, colorful abstract image!!

3/14/2007 7:52:59 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Wow - you have colourful toothpicks in the US! Excellent pattern, colours, lighting and detail. Looks like a winner to me :-)

3/14/2007 7:53:56 AM

 
Marcie A. Fowler
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WINNER, WINNER, WINNER . . .

This is fantastic Marie. Wonderful colors, design, comp and lighting!!!

3/14/2007 7:59:07 AM

 
Mary-Ella Bowles
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Love it!!! I never would have know they were toothpicks. Just amazing...

3/14/2007 8:09:04 AM

 
Joy Rector
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super

3/14/2007 8:09:47 AM

 
Les Rhoades
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If this does not make it to the finals, I'll eat my hat!
I don't think I'll need anything to pick my teeth. ;o)

3/14/2007 8:19:51 AM

 
John Caruso
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Marie--

You've definately nailed this one. Simply wonderful! I can't imagine this one being passed over. Fantastic job with the comp, the color, the detail, everything.

3/14/2007 9:59:06 AM

 
Mike Perez
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Pretty cool, Marie! Great composition and colors.

3/14/2007 10:02:01 AM

 
Judy A. Lawhon
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Super...super, Marie!!

3/14/2007 10:31:49 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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I can smell a winner here, Marie!!

3/14/2007 10:48:51 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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This is a WINNER, terrific image Marie...Dominick

3/14/2007 10:54:20 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Brilliant idea for a picture, Marie!! The colors, the desigh and the side lighting make for a standout image...and I agree with Dominick...this is a winner. And I do not say that very much when I am looking at images.

3/14/2007 10:58:21 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Wonderful abstract, Marie!

3/14/2007 12:03:50 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Marie, excellent colors, detail, lighting, textures and clarity.

3/15/2007 12:26:55 AM

 
Dr Silly
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Cool, and it's not food. Love the colors. :O)

3/15/2007 5:08:47 AM

 
Sharon K. King
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I agree, this is a winning shot for sure!

4/4/2007 10:17:25 AM

 
Mike Perez
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This is a great image, Marie! Superb colors and arrangement. I enjoyed browsing thru your gallery and all the colorful images. My 2nd favorite is Citrus Stripes. Great job!

6/10/2007 9:21:55 AM

 
Kara Hendricks
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Congratulations Marie for winning our 101 People's Choice Award!!

6/30/2007 5:23:43 AM

 
Susan J. Allen
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Wow, great texture and colour! congratulations!

6/30/2007 5:36:20 AM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Congratulations Marie!

6/30/2007 5:39:21 AM

 
Kate Jackson
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Congrats Marie on your fantastic PCA award

6/30/2007 5:39:55 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Congrats on your PCA award Marie!

6/30/2007 6:12:03 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Congratulations, Marie! I was just about to (very, very belatedly) nominate this for PCA today... hehe

6/30/2007 6:32:59 AM

 
Les Rhoades
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I still can't believe this did not win on BP. Congtats on the 101 PCA

6/30/2007 6:42:21 AM

 
Janine Russell
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Marie, big congratulations on your PCA win.

6/30/2007 9:42:04 AM

 
William C. Raco
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How very colorful and well photographed
Excellent photo, Marie
Congratulations on the PCA win!

Bill

6/30/2007 10:24:36 AM

 
Cheryl E. Davis
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Excellent marco with wonderful colors! Very creative, congrats on your PCA win!

6/30/2007 3:26:56 PM

 
Cathy Stancil
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So cool and beautiful! Congrats, Marie !!

10/24/2007 8:51:39 PM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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Fantastic, Marie! Congratulations on your finalist!

10/24/2007 9:59:23 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Great colors and design, congratulations!

10/24/2007 11:18:37 PM

 
Susan J. Allen
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Wonderful! Congrats!

10/24/2007 11:51:45 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Yepp - I confirm my comments above...Congrats Marie!

10/25/2007 3:41:57 AM

 
Carla Metzler
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Congratulations on your finalist, Marie!

10/25/2007 7:17:39 AM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Big congrats on your wonderful finalist Marie :O)

10/25/2007 10:35:06 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Such a clever eye you have, Marie! A fabulous finalist! Congratulations!

10/25/2007 11:25:46 AM

 
Laurie Daily
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Congratulations on this creative finalist, Marie. Love the colors!

10/25/2007 2:37:13 PM

 
Susan Fox
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Congratulations Marie! Love the color and design!

10/25/2007 6:03:10 PM

 
Don Chen
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Absolutely Amazing! Congratulations!

10/26/2007 1:10:08 AM

 
Patricia (Pat) C. Exum
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Congrats on the finalist.

Love the colors and composition. Well done! Good Luck on the next go round!

Pat

10/26/2007 3:23:53 AM

 
John Caruso
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Well done and congrats on your gold Marie!

10/26/2007 2:14:23 PM

 
Donald K. Cherry
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Congratulations on this gorgeous 2nd place winner, Marie! Very well done!

10/26/2007 2:22:56 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Fantastic shot and creativity, Marie!!! Big congratulations!!!

10/26/2007 2:28:12 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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This is a super image, Marie. Congratulations on the win.

10/26/2007 2:38:30 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Congratulations on this winner Marie - love it!

10/26/2007 2:49:20 PM

 
Gail P. Sullivan
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Marie...you made these toothpicks look so amazing...congrats!

10/26/2007 2:54:37 PM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Congratulations, Marie!

10/26/2007 2:56:12 PM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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Congratulations on this WONDERFUL Winner, Marie!!! Very well-deserved!!!
Cesar

10/26/2007 2:58:39 PM

 
Carla Metzler
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Congratulations on your win, Marie!

10/26/2007 3:10:27 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Congratulations, Marie, on your fabulous Second Place win!

10/26/2007 4:01:22 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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Great Gold Job!!

Bob

10/26/2007 4:05:52 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Congrats on your winner Marie!

10/26/2007 5:04:04 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Marie, big congratulations on your Second Place Win!

10/26/2007 5:21:28 PM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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Congratulations Marie..awesome winner!

10/26/2007 5:34:07 PM

 
Susan Fox
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Congratulations on your win Marie :-)

10/26/2007 5:43:53 PM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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I love this, Marie! So full of color and life! Congratulations for your 2nd place winner!

10/26/2007 6:26:52 PM

 
Marie Fields
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Thanks SO MUCH!!! :)

10/26/2007 6:55:14 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Congratulations on your wonderful win, Marie!!

10/26/2007 8:41:42 PM

 
Les Rhoades
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Congratulations on your GOLD medal win!

10/27/2007 3:09:25 AM

 
Laurie Daily
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Congrats on your wonderful win, Marie!

10/27/2007 4:49:28 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Congrats Marie on this colorful and excellent winning image! Jeff

10/27/2007 5:34:54 AM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Congratulations on this gorgeous winner, Marie!

10/27/2007 5:37:28 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Excellent colors, details and design Marie!! Congratulations on your win!

10/27/2007 2:42:43 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Congratulations, Marie, on your win!

10/28/2007 8:15:10 AM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Big Big congrats on your win Marie :O)

10/28/2007 10:07:00 AM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Marie! :)

10/29/2007 4:29:55 AM

 
Pat Gamwell
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Big congrats on a well deserved WINNER!

10/29/2007 10:32:37 AM

 
Dr Silly
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Congratulations Marie for your wonderful Gold. :O)

10/30/2007 1:30:00 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Fantastic macro and colors Marie, Congratulations!

11/3/2007 5:31:37 AM

 
Jean B. Hall
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I love this shot! Great graphic photo. Wonderful swirling arrangement.

6/24/2008 10:24:31 PM

 
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Belated CONGRATZ on the Winner, Marie. Stumbled upon your gallery and was awe-struck by the variety of subjects and talent. You have a great eye and a superb sense of colors. Bravo!

UB.

1/30/2011 10:08:44 PM

 
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