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© Melissa Gurdus
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Jennifer L. Taranto
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    Excellent comp. Nice use of dof to blur out the bg. Great detail on the ropes & pieces of wood.

5/25/2007 6:39:56 AM

 
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Beautiful picture

5/25/2007 6:42:14 AM

 
Pamela Shane
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Love the tones, super texture, & details Melissa!! :)

5/25/2007 6:47:24 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Jennifer, Jimmy and Pamela for your wonderful comments!!

5/25/2007 6:48:11 AM

 
Glenn E. Urquhart
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Striking Image, Well Seen, Melissa!!! Like the soft lighting, tones, clarity, contrast and dof.... WELL Composed and quite beautiful!!! Well Done! Cheers, Glenn.

5/25/2007 6:57:02 AM

 
Roxanne M. Bubar
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Melissa, awesome details, beautiful tones and love your POV.

5/25/2007 6:58:02 AM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Terrific perspective on this excellent capture, Melissa!!

5/25/2007 6:59:08 AM

 
Chastity Abbott
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I love the background color....makes wonderful color contrasts in this!! Super capture and love the light on parts of the roping, wonderful details! Great work!

5/25/2007 7:11:13 AM

 
Alexis Yobbagy
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Wonderful details Melissa!!! Nice change of pace!!!

5/25/2007 7:12:31 AM

 
Mike Perez
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Beautiful details and DOF, Melissa! A great shot!

5/25/2007 8:15:38 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Glenn, Roxanne, Susana, Chastity, Alexis and Mike for your great comments!!

5/25/2007 8:54:28 AM

 
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This got lost in cyberspace.

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I like this very much--excellent composition.

5/25/2007 6:39:47

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Another comment found in Cyberspace.


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Hi Melissa,
This is a great composition and excellent POV!

5/25/2007 6:33:18 AM

5/25/2007 8:59:12 AM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Extremely well seen and captured, Melissa! A slice of life many might over-look; but you have created a striking photo from a simple scene. Excellent composition, great light, wonderful clarity!

5/25/2007 9:14:44 AM

 
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Thanks Nadya for commenting on this image. Much appreciated!!

5/25/2007 9:41:13 AM

 
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Yet another comment from cyberspace.


Kathy L. Clark

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Melissa I really like the textures and softness of color in this pic. Great composition too. Well done.

5/25/2007 9:43:41 AM

 
Kirsten (Kiki) Kjaer
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Terrific capture with super composition, DOF, tones and details, Melissa.

5/25/2007 12:12:21 PM

 
Carol Sawyer
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Excellent capture and beautiful tones, Melissa!

5/25/2007 2:15:27 PM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Fantastic capture, Melissa!

5/25/2007 3:04:11 PM

 
John Connolly
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Excellent composition and DOF in this great capture, Melissa!

5/25/2007 3:07:01 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Terrific comp and details! Nice image, Melissa!

5/25/2007 3:27:09 PM

 
Nancy L. Green
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Awesome lighting and tones!! Beautifully done my friend!! <><

5/25/2007 4:22:38 PM

 
Patricia Ronan
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Love the detail you choose for this capture Melissa, great image:)

5/25/2007 5:16:58 PM

 
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From a fence... she made art.
Art of the best quality.
Very good picture... In all the senses!

5/25/2007 6:35:39 PM

 
Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas
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Wonderful composition, details and DOF Melissa!,
Amalia

5/25/2007 7:22:44 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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Great wood textures and the comp is superb, Melissa!

5/25/2007 10:01:58 PM

 
Candice C. Calhoun
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Great marine photo, love the jaunty angle!

ccc

5/26/2007 4:33:53 AM

 
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Another great capture!

Girl! You are sooo good!

jo ann c.

5/26/2007 11:18:27 AM

 
William C. Raco
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Very nice focus, DoF and composition
Well done, Melissa

Bill

5/26/2007 3:24:36 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks so much everyone for your great comments. I appreciate them all!!

5/26/2007 5:23:05 PM

 
David Phalen
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Love the light, lines and textures here!

5/26/2007 5:52:41 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks David for your great comment!!

5/27/2007 9:08:28 AM

 
Boris Kirpichnikov
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Great capture,Melissa!love the composition and DoF here!

5/27/2007 6:10:36 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Boris for commenting on this image!!

5/28/2007 9:44:49 AM

 
Allen O. Howard
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Tones, textures details and composition all fit perfectly together Melissa! Great image!, Allen

5/28/2007 5:02:13 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Noticed this in your gallery earlier this evening and just now in Editors First Picks, Melissa. I think it is a very nice composition--great tones and very nice DOF.

5/29/2007 8:28:21 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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thanks Allen and Nikki for commenting on this image!!

5/29/2007 8:35:13 PM

 
Sandra R. Alvey
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Oh Melissa honey I really really love this picture!!

Sandi

6/14/2007 4:33:07 PM

 
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Thanks Sandi for taking a look and leaving this great comment!!

6/15/2007 10:27:10 AM

 
Ken Jarvis
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Congrats again on your finalist, Melissa!

6/26/2007 2:53:09 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Such a nice shot. Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa.

6/26/2007 2:58:20 PM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Melissa, congratulations

6/26/2007 2:59:30 PM

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

6/26/2007 3:27:18 PM

 
Alexis Yobbagy
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Congratulations on your excellent finalist!!! I really love this one!!!

6/26/2007 3:36:21 PM

 
Tarun Bose
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Congrats Melissa on your finalist.

6/26/2007 3:39:45 PM

 
Mike Perez
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Congratulations on your Finalist, Melissa!

6/26/2007 3:54:25 PM

 
Jim D. Keever
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Congrats on your Finalist!! Very nice earth tones.

6/26/2007 4:42:07 PM

 
Dan J. Holm
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Congrats, Melissa!! Beautiful finalist!

6/26/2007 5:37:02 PM

 
Mary Timman
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I love this image! Beautifully made!
Congratulations!

6/26/2007 6:07:34 PM

 
Boris Kirpichnikov
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Congratulations on your great Finalist,Melissa!

6/26/2007 6:08:50 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks so much for your good wishes. I appreciate each and every one. THANKS!!

6/26/2007 6:13:00 PM

 
Allen O. Howard
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Congratulations Melissa!

6/26/2007 6:17:10 PM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Wonderful Melissa! Way to go!

6/26/2007 6:24:45 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Congratulations, Melissa!

6/26/2007 6:27:00 PM

 
Nancy L. Green
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Congratulations again Melissa, WTG!!! <><

6/26/2007 6:51:39 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Congratulations again, Melissa! Great rich color and DOF!

6/26/2007 7:09:27 PM

 
randy dannheim
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Melissa, congratulations on your finalist and good luck in the next round - wonderful image.

6/26/2007 7:43:21 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks so much for all your best wishes. I appreciate all your kind thoughts!!

6/26/2007 8:01:03 PM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist, Melissa!!

6/26/2007 8:57:39 PM

 
Graeme Chow
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Terrific shot ! congrats Melissa.

6/26/2007 9:15:20 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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Congratulations again Melissa!! WTG :0)

6/26/2007 9:31:07 PM

 
RC  Fritz
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Big congratulations Melissa!! Another great finalist!

6/26/2007 9:37:21 PM

 
RC  Fritz
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Big congratulations Melissa!! Another great finalist!

6/26/2007 9:37:54 PM

 
Raymond Pauly
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Congratulations, Melissa! I had missed this one! Great shot!

6/26/2007 9:45:01 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Melissa!

6/26/2007 10:48:01 PM

 
Kathy Reeves
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist.

6/27/2007 1:41:15 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations Melissa!!!

6/27/2007 2:56:00 AM

 
Laurie Daily
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Wonderful tones and textures, Melissa. Congrats on this finalist!

6/27/2007 5:51:06 AM

 
Lorraine A. Cook
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Congratulations Melissa!<:))

6/27/2007 5:54:05 AM

 
Carla Metzler
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Congratulations Melissa!

6/27/2007 5:57:56 AM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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Congratulations Melissa!!!!!

6/27/2007 6:05:08 AM

 
Girish Vaghela
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Congratulations on your so many finalists, Melissa!!!!!

6/27/2007 6:08:46 AM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Big congrats again Melissa :O)

6/27/2007 6:36:54 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Melissa on this wonderful finalist image!

6/27/2007 6:46:25 AM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Interesting comp Melissa. Congratulations

6/27/2007 7:11:48 AM

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

6/27/2007 7:37:40 AM

 
Jennifer L. Taranto
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Way to go on another beautiful FINALIST!!

6/27/2007 8:02:08 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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I love this image, and I'm really glad to see it get a finalist. Big congratulations, Melissa!

6/27/2007 9:10:52 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Your talents are showing in multiple categories this month Melissa. Rock on and again congratulation my friend.

6/27/2007 10:01:23 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Wow, Melissa! Just wow! This has such a vivid, 3-D quality to it. Gorgeous work!

6/27/2007 10:21:25 AM

 
Cassie  L. Woodlee
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Congratulations, Melissa!!!

6/27/2007 8:25:33 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations again, Melissa!

6/27/2007 8:31:52 PM

 
Pamela Shane
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Congratulations on another super image
being chosen a finalist Melissa. :)

6/28/2007 7:46:01 PM

 
Patricia Ronan
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Congratulation Melissa on your finalist win:)

6/29/2007 4:48:35 AM

 
Christy Nichols
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Congrats again, Melissa!

6/30/2007 8:48:30 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Belated but big congrats Melissa on this terrific finalist!

7/24/2007 4:30:23 PM

 
Sandra R. Alvey
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I still think this is your best picture Melissa. I just LOVE IT! Congrats!!

Sandi

7/25/2007 4:10:44 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks so much for your congrats and I think it is one of my best, too!

7/25/2007 6:41:39 PM

 
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