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Springtime

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Springtime
Springtime
ISO 100, 1/500, f/5.6. Taken at the Lexington Cemetery in Spring, 2007. I used the Orton Technique to bring out the fluffy texture of the blossoms.
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Jodi Zimmer
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    This caught my eye. Very beautiful work Lexi.I would frame it.


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3/29/2007 6:45:45 AM

 
Mike Perez
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Beautiful image, Lexi! Great colors and effects.


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3/29/2007 6:50:32 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Beautiful soft spring color, wonderful composition and Orton effect, Lexi!


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3/29/2007 7:22:05 AM

 
Judy A. Lawhon
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Ahhhhhh...much better than snow!! Lovely composition and effects, Lexi!!


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3/29/2007 7:26:49 AM

 
Mary Timman
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Stunning. The muted colors are just beautiful in this and love how the roads leads you into those wonderful trees.


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3/29/2007 7:50:12 AM

 
Rachel  McKinnie
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This is really beautiful :)


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3/29/2007 8:11:13 AM

 
Regina  L. Rickert
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Thank you Jodi, Mike, Jessica, Judy, Mary and Rachel. I appreciate your comments.


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3/29/2007 8:31:40 AM

 
Lynn Crawford
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Oh Lexi this is beautiful, I love the pink and your composition :)


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3/29/2007 9:12:24 AM

 
Regina  L. Rickert
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Thank you, Lynn.


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3/29/2007 9:57:05 AM

 
Robert Baer
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regina
what a gorgeous image to use the orton effect on. nice job!


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3/29/2007 12:17:30 PM

 
Regina  L. Rickert
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Thank you, Justin.


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3/29/2007 1:30:33 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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Gorgeous work Lexi :0) LOVE it


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3/29/2007 8:47:36 PM

 
Regina  L. Rickert
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Thanks so much, Datha.


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3/29/2007 10:23:48 PM

 
Anna Diederich
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This is gorgeous Lexi!


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3/30/2007 3:14:02 AM

 
Glenn E. Urquhart
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Magnificent pastel colors, soft lighting, Well Composed and quite beautiful, Regina!!! VERY Well Done! Cheers, Glenn.


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3/30/2007 4:31:59 AM

 
Regina  L. Rickert
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Thank you, Anna and Glenn.


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3/30/2007 4:55:38 AM

 
Anne Arthur
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I love this Lexi! Those cherry trees are so beautiful, and the orton effect was a perfect choice to show them off.


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3/30/2007 5:14:20 AM

 
Regina  L. Rickert
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Thanks for your comments, Anne.


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3/30/2007 7:06:01 AM

 
Christy Nichols
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This is so gorgeous, Lexi!! Love the soft pink colors.. Beautiful capture!


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3/30/2007 12:20:27 PM

 
Regina  L. Rickert
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Thanks so much, Christy.


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3/30/2007 12:58:13 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Wow, this is gorgeous, Lexi. We have beautiful flowering trees in the spring, but nothing like this. Love the effect!!
Just saw it in Editor's First Picks, under the Photo tab. This is a new feature at BP. There are 8 photos and, each time you click reload, 8 more. They seem to come up randomly so you may or may not be able to find yours there :) Congratulations.


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4/1/2007 5:04:04 PM

 
Carol Teal
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I love the color and softness of the trees and the Orton worked beautifully on this! Such a beautiful place!


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4/1/2007 6:05:13 PM

 
Regina  L. Rickert
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Thank you for your comments Nikki. I appreciate you letting me know. That's really nice! Thanks so much, Carol.


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4/2/2007 9:51:58 AM

 
Leah M. Valenzuela
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wow! spectacular


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4/7/2007 5:03:04 PM

 
Regina  L. Rickert
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Thank you, Leah.


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4/8/2007 6:03:43 AM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Superb shot and effects Lexi !! :o)


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4/11/2007 12:19:33 PM

 
Regina  L. Rickert
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Thank you, Sylvia.


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4/11/2007 12:51:06 PM

 
Alan and kellie shulver
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very nice use of effects. love the colors and soft textures!


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4/11/2007 12:59:20 PM

 
Regina  L. Rickert
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Thank you, Alan and Kellie.


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4/11/2007 8:20:12 PM

 
Regina  L. Rickert
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Thank you, Alan and Kellie.


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4/11/2007 8:20:13 PM

 
Mike Perez
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Congratulations on your Finalist selection, Lexi! Well deserved.


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4/24/2007 3:04:29 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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What a beautiful finalist, Lexi. Congratulations.


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4/24/2007 3:12:50 PM

 
Chastity Abbott
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YGG!!!!! Beautiful congrats to you my friend!!! AWESOME work!


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4/24/2007 3:50:42 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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WOW!! Congratulations on your Gorgeous Finalist Lexi!! Love it :0)


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4/24/2007 4:56:22 PM

 
joyce baldassarre
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STUNNING!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!


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4/24/2007 5:10:34 PM

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


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4/24/2007 6:23:47 PM

 
Hurk (Steve) Hurkett
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Well Done, Lexi ... Congrats on your finalist ... Hurk


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4/25/2007 3:43:58 AM

 
Laurie Daily
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Gorgeous composition and beautiful effects. Congratulations, Lexi!


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4/25/2007 4:36:11 AM

 
Christy Nichols
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Congratulations on your stunning finalist, Lexi! Gorgeous!


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4/25/2007 5:02:16 AM

 
Anna Diederich
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Congrats on your beautiful finalist Lexi!


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4/25/2007 5:08:47 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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This is beautiful, Lexi! Congratulations on your finalist!


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4/25/2007 8:59:01 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Gorgeous technique on this outstanding finalist, congrats Lexi!


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4/25/2007 10:27:29 AM

 
Glenn E. Urquhart
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A Big Congratulations on your Finalist Award!!! Well Deserved, Cheers, Glenn.


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4/25/2007 3:30:09 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Lexi, great colors and composition; congratulations on your First Place Win!


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4/25/2007 9:10:52 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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CONGRATULATIONS FIRST PLACE!!!! :0)


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4/25/2007 9:48:04 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Big congrats on your 1st place win Lexi :o)


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4/25/2007 9:51:24 PM

 
Lynne Morris
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Many congratulations on your beautiful 1st place winner Lexi, this is stunning!


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4/25/2007 10:08:57 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Big congrats to you on your win, Lexi!!!


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4/26/2007 2:58:37 AM

 
Suchitro Banerjee
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Nice capture Regina !!! Congratulations on your fantastic first place winner.


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4/26/2007 3:11:18 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Lexi on this beautiful First Place Win!


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4/26/2007 3:25:11 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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What a beautiful photo--and a first place winner! Gorgeous, Lexi.


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4/26/2007 4:11:19 AM

 
Joan Kocak
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Congrats to you Lexi, BEAUTIFUL!


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4/26/2007 4:35:44 AM

 
Mike Perez
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Big congratulations on this 1st Place Winner, Lexi! Terrific!


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4/26/2007 5:37:42 AM

 
Glenn E. Urquhart
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Congratulations on your Outstanding Win, Lexi!!! Well Deserved! Cheers, Glenn.


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4/26/2007 5:59:25 AM

 
Erica Murphy
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OMG!!! BIG HUGE CONGRATS TO YOU!! I loved this when you posted it elsewhere and am so thrilled to see it as a FIRST PLACE WINNER!!!!

Erica


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4/26/2007 7:18:02 AM

 
Sarah Goblot
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Congratulations Lexi!!! Just amazing! :)


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4/26/2007 7:30:07 AM

 
Renee Oakenfull  

Woo Hoo Lexi!!! I'm so happy for you... it's a gorgeous shot, love the Orton on it and the colours are so pretty. :D


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4/26/2007 7:44:28 AM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations on this wonderful winner, Lexi!


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4/26/2007 7:54:58 AM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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Congratulations !! A stunning winner!


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4/26/2007 7:57:29 AM

 
Esther Smith
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Fantastic image! Big congratulations to you Lexi!!


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4/26/2007 8:29:21 AM

 
RC  Fritz
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Great job, Lexi. Congratulations on your 1st Place!


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4/26/2007 8:32:10 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Congrats Lexi on this Beautiful and well deserved Winner!! Jeff


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4/26/2007 8:37:38 AM

 
Hurk (Steve) Hurkett
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Regina , Congratulations on this Well Deserved WINNER, ... Hurk


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4/26/2007 9:44:11 AM

 
Chastity Abbott
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Oh!!!!!!! Look at you! AWESOME and so happy for you! Such a beautiful portrait!!! Excellent! HUGE congrats!


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4/26/2007 10:20:19 AM

 
Karen L. Sorbello  

AWESOME!!!! I knew this was a winner the minute I first seen it on peas, congrats, you go girl!!!
-Kaz


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4/26/2007 11:15:48 AM

 
Karen L. Sorbello  

AWESOME!!!! I knew this was a winner the minute I first seen it on peas, congrats, you go girl!!!
-Kaz


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4/26/2007 11:15:49 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Congratulations !! A stunning winner, Lexi!!


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4/26/2007 12:05:39 PM

 
Heidi  Brand  

Congratulations Lexi!!! such a beautiful photo.


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4/26/2007 1:00:11 PM

 
Regina  L. Rickert
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What a wonderful surprise to come home to! Thank you everyone for your kind comments. They are very much appreciated.


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4/26/2007 1:30:42 PM

 
Ron Roberts
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CONGRATS ON YOUR WIN LEXI GREAT JOB...RON...


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Anna Diederich
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Congrats on your beautiful first prize win Lexi!


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4/26/2007 2:30:27 PM

 
Mick Burkey
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Congratulations on the First Place win, Lexi. Very stunning tones.


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4/26/2007 3:50:59 PM

 
Jen M
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!


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4/26/2007 4:13:56 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Lexi,Congratulations on your beautiful first place winner.


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4/26/2007 5:48:30 PM

 
DeLisa Holland  

Congrats, Lexi! ~DeLisa


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4/26/2007 5:59:29 PM

 
Christy Nichols
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BIG congratulations, Lexi, on this Beautiful win!!


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4/27/2007 9:14:59 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Lovely!!! Well-deserved first-place WIN! Congratulations, Lexi. --Lisa


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Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Lexi on your win...Dominick


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4/28/2007 2:49:34 AM

 
Robert Baer
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lexi
congratulations on this beautiful win!!


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4/29/2007 6:16:29 AM

 

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Congrats, Lexi. A great capture and wonderful effects.


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4/29/2007 3:56:18 PM

 
Regina  L. Rickert
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Thanks again everyone. I love this shot and I am glad so many others have enjoyed it. I appreciate your comments.


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5/1/2007 7:14:29 AM

 
Ronald F. Fischer
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Congratulations on this awesome winner!


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5/1/2007 8:41:34 AM

 
Roxanne M. Bubar
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Spectacular. Congrats.


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5/1/2007 3:24:49 PM

 
Amalia Elena Veralli
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Big congratulations on your first place win! Great image.


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5/3/2007 5:23:54 AM

 
Jack R. Perry
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Congratulations on your win for this shot, it so very unique and deserved.
So sorry to read that your picture have been stolen, I can see why, they are well done. However, nothing excuses the theft. Have you looked into DIGIMARC.


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5/3/2007 6:06:21 AM

 
Regina  L. Rickert
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I really appreciate your kind thoughts. Thank you.

I have not had images stolen personally, but it seems to be happening more and more. I do watermark my photos elsewhere, but never felt the need to here. I guess no place is really safe from theft, unfortunately.


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5/3/2007 7:26:26 AM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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A belated Congratulations on this most beautiful FIRST PLACE WIN - just gorgeous - almost surreal!!


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5/4/2007 12:51:45 PM

 
Raymond Pauly
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Congratulations on your huge win!


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5/8/2007 9:29:32 PM

 
April  Riggs
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A stunning picture!


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5/22/2007 5:13:50 PM

 
Regina  L. Rickert
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Thank you Wendy, Raymond and April. I never tried the Orton Technique before and usually don't use effects much, but it really made this one come to life.


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5/23/2007 5:21:48 AM

 

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Beautiful job Lexi!
Congratulations on your win!


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5/27/2007 2:39:20 AM

 
INCONVENIENT TRUTH MC
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Of course is a BEUTIFUL WINER


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5/31/2007 6:09:20 AM

 
Regina  L. Rickert
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Thank you Manuel.


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6/3/2007 1:02:32 AM

 
Jillian Danielson
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Congradulations! I just found your gallery, and this photo is very beautiful!


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6/18/2007 8:09:39 PM

 
Sandy Powers
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Regina!! I know I'm late but I just found this! Wow! What a work of art! A gallery show-piece!

This is such an excellent choice for a winner! One of my favorites ever!


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6/19/2007 8:38:53 PM

 
Regina  L. Rickert
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Thank you Jullian and Sandy.


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6/20/2007 5:16:03 AM

 
Steven E. Ray
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This is a real show stopper! It is a superior photo with the Orton technic applied. I seen this one before on here but failed to track it down. I finally found it! Excellent photography and editing.


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7/27/2007 2:04:04 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Such a glorious image, Lexi!
I don't know how I missed this one before, but I'm glad I've stumbled upon it this morning!
A magnificent piece of art in such a lovely gallery!
So very well done!
--lisa


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7/27/2007 4:28:31 AM

 
Deon 
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Wow Lexi. This is incredible. Congradulations on your win. It is well deserved. Outstanding.

Deon


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8/2/2007 2:40:16 PM

 
James E. Coleman
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Regina (?), I guess that is what you want to be called?
Anyway this is a very stunning shot. I imagine you have figured out that it is a hit by now!:)

Jim


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9/28/2007 1:04:20 PM

 
Toni Riggs
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This is beautiful, congrats!


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9/28/2007 1:23:18 PM

 
Regina  L. Rickert
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Thank you so much everyone. It continues to amaze me how popular this shot is! I appreciate your comments.

And Jim-either is fine. Lexi is a nickname-mostly online. My family knows me by Regina. ;)


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9/29/2007 3:28:47 AM

 
Jim Britt  

Wonderful shot Lexi..and cool effects!


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12/26/2007 3:49:10 PM

 
Philippe Vieux-Jeanton
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Furiously Gorgeous !!


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