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Steve M. Harrington
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    A striking image, Crystal. And I learned something from your composition. That sort of crop would never have occured to me...until now. :)
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9/3/2007 8:27:06 PM

 
Crystal L. Craig
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Thank you so much Steve! Truly appreciate the encouragement and the huge compliment!

9/3/2007 8:29:12 PM

 
Allison Gaulin
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INCREDIBLE, Crystal! The lighting and clarity are stunning! What an amazing animal- you have captured his soul!!

9/4/2007 6:22:39 PM

 
Crystal L. Craig
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Thank you so much Allison! Truly appreciate the supportive comments! He was a very amiable subject and quite willing to humor "the photographer"

9/4/2007 6:24:08 PM

 
Cynthia L. Deters
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This is AMAZING! I would have never thought to take such a close up picture of a horse like this. I may have to try this sometime. Great work!

9/4/2007 7:31:01 PM

 
Jim Britt

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BAM! into my favorites. Excellent shot. Sooo cool. You know, I'm gonna have to upgrade my camera - of course it takes skill to take shots like this too and you have it. All of your photos are fantastic.

9/12/2007 8:05:17 PM

 
Crystal L. Craig
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Thank you very much Cynthia and Jim for the very generous encouragement! Truly appreciated!

Yes, a great camera is a huge plus! It's spoiling actually! lol

9/12/2007 8:11:22 PM

 
Sharon F. Morris
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Great image Crystal. Love your lighting and clarity. :-) I know how hard it is to get a good eye shot. All my horses try to get closer to me and won't stand still :-)

9/27/2007 6:49:36 AM

 
Amy Weiland
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The lighting and clarity on this is amazing! Excellent work. I tried to capture one of these with a horse... never did get it right.. you absolutely did!

9/27/2007 12:40:56 PM

 
Crystal L. Craig
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Thank you very much Sharon for truly appreciating this one-of-a-bazillion that turned out. It might have helped that this particular horse didn't know me and was cautiously curious.

Thank you so much Amy! You know, I have more than I will admit of blurry-up-the nostrils, cropped the ear, swooshed by a tail ... shots. I was elated to catch this one. Lucky too.

Thank you for the wonderful encouragement! Truly appreciated :)

9/28/2007 7:11:32 PM

 
Stephanie D. Moon
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Crystal, I love the light and composition of this. I have seen a lot of horse's eyes photos, but this one is different. Great job!

10/3/2007 6:12:46 PM

 
Crystal L. Craig
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Thank you very much Stephanie for the wonderfully encouraging comment! This was an unplanned opportunity and I'm happy at what I walked away with.

10/7/2007 7:48:20 AM

 
Aggie Villanueva
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Beautiful crop and clarity. It seems I'm looking right through his/her eye.

10/7/2007 8:46:21 AM

 
Crystal L. Craig
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Thank you so much Aggie! Appreciate the encouragement :)

10/7/2007 9:16:48 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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CONGRATULATIONS Crystal!!!
Wooohooo!
WTG!
--Lisa

10/24/2007 8:37:17 PM

 
Crystal L. Craig
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Thank you Lisa! Yeah!

10/24/2007 8:38:44 PM

 
Mike Perez
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Congratulations on your great equestrian Finalist, Crystal!

10/24/2007 9:04:13 PM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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Good on you, Crystal! Plus ten on composition alone. I need my calculator for the rest. :)
Steve

10/24/2007 9:48:14 PM

 
Vicki Zoller
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Congrats Crystal!!! What a shot!

10/25/2007 6:28:46 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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Wonderful Crystal!!! amazing finalist, congrats :))))

10/25/2007 9:47:30 AM

 
Sharon F. Morris
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Congrats Crystal on your finalist. This is a great image.

10/25/2007 11:32:27 AM

 
Sharon F. Morris
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Congrats Crystal on your finalist. This is a great image.

10/25/2007 11:32:28 AM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations Crystal!

10/25/2007 12:07:31 PM

 
Dianna Hauf
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A super heart felt congratulations Crystal!!! MUCH deserving and I hope to see you, Marta and Steve win, you know?

10/25/2007 12:51:07 PM

 
Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas
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Big Congratulations Crystal!!,
Amalia

10/25/2007 3:13:34 PM

 
Karen K. Givens
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Congratulations Crystal. This is really beautiful the clarity and detail are amazing.

10/26/2007 3:43:59 PM

 
Mike Perez
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Congratulations on your great Winner, Crystal!

10/26/2007 3:51:35 PM

 
Dianna Hauf
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WTG, Crystal!!!! YES!!!!

10/26/2007 3:55:44 PM

 
Crystal L. Craig
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Holy Smokes! Really? Wow!

Oh thank you so so so much for the wonderful supportive comments and kudos!

10/26/2007 3:57:39 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations on this winner, Crystal!

10/26/2007 4:34:42 PM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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I am truly pleased for you, Crystal! Probably Grand Prize if you'd saturated it. :)
Steve

10/26/2007 4:49:25 PM

 
Crystal L. Craig
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Thank you so much Mike, Steve, Vicki, Daniella, Sharon, Sam, Dianna, Amalia, and Karen ... and Dianna, and Mike and Sam again!

10/26/2007 4:51:03 PM

 
Crystal L. Craig
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Mwwwa Steve! Thank you for the kudos :)

10/26/2007 4:51:47 PM

 
Cynthia L. Deters
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Congrats on the well deserved win! You are an inspiration!

10/26/2007 7:54:50 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Congratulations on your wonderful win, Crystal!!

10/26/2007 8:28:51 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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CONGRATULATIONS, Crystal!!!
WTG!!!
--Lisa

10/26/2007 9:10:22 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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CONGRATULATIONS on your win, Crystal!

10/27/2007 12:43:40 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Congratulations on a well deserved Winner Crystal

10/27/2007 6:27:13 AM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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Awesome image Crystal..congratulations on this great winner!

10/27/2007 6:43:43 AM

 
Dave Winchell
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Congratulations Crystal. I love the cropping and the DOF. Nicely done. Dave

10/27/2007 8:40:32 AM

 
Crystal L. Craig
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Thank you very much Cynthia, Evy, Lisa, Mary, Donna, Cyn and Dave! Very much appreciate the support :)

10/27/2007 8:42:55 AM

 
Ellen Powell
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This is gorgeous, Crystal. Really beautiful liquid eye. Great crop, lighting and dof.

10/27/2007 6:57:34 PM

 
Denise M. Snyder
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Crystal this is an AMAZING image!!! Congratulations on your very well deserved WIN!

10/28/2007 5:50:13 PM

 
Marta J. Baldwin
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WAY TO GO CRYSTAL!!! A HUGE CONGRATS ON THIS AWESOME WINNER!!!

10/28/2007 6:47:33 PM

 
Crystal L. Craig
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Thank you so much Ellen, Denise and Marta! Very much appreciate the warm fuzzy comments! :)

10/28/2007 7:20:57 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your win Crystal!!! Great details!!!

10/28/2007 10:02:17 PM

 
Crystal L. Craig
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Thank you so much Donna :) Truly appreciate the support!

10/29/2007 2:38:14 PM

 
Sandra R. Alvey
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CONGRATS Crystal! I'm so happy this got recognised!!! :D

10/30/2007 7:24:52 PM

 
Crystal L. Craig
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Thank you very much Sandi! After seeing the competition, I'm honestly surprised it did get recognized (but honored as well). Thank you again for the wonderful support :)

10/30/2007 7:27:01 PM

 
Amanda D. Austwick
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Crystal, this is a MAGNIFICANT photo! I absolutely love horses, and the way you caught his eye in the profile is wonderful. CONGRATULATIONS on the award. You deserved it.

11/5/2007 1:08:04 PM

 
Crystal L. Craig
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Thank you soooo much Amanda for the fabulously supportive comment! I'm very happy that this one got noticed. This "horse" was such an entertaining and curious model that I have very unsuccessfully failed at trying to duplicate this same type of capture with other horses since.

11/5/2007 4:58:50 PM

 
Ellen Powell
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Crystal, Congrats on your winner with this!!!! You deserve it for this amazing look into this beautiful horse's eye (window t the soul)!!

11/5/2007 5:11:40 PM

 
Crystal L. Craig
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Thank you so much Ellen for the wonderfully supportive comment! Was a fortunate opportunity to have such a willing model :)

11/5/2007 5:24:13 PM

 
Jennie Marie Schell
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Amazing detail and the eye looks like glass! Fantastic! Congratulations!

11/14/2007 5:30:05 PM

 
Crystal L. Craig
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Thank you very much Jennie for the wonderfully encouraging comment and fabulous kudos! Greatly appreciated :)

11/14/2007 5:38:08 PM

 
Sherrye Nozaki
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Holy Moly Crystal...I didn't see this till just now. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I'm so happy for you...this is an amazing & simply wonderful photo...too good you:)

Aloha,
Sherrye

11/21/2007 9:37:00 AM

 
Crystal L. Craig
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Thank you sooo much Sherrye for the congrats and kudos! Truly appreciated :)

11/25/2007 9:15:40 AM

 
Shirley Sicurello
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Congrats Crystal - beautiful portrait of this horse. Well done!

11/26/2007 8:23:37 PM

 
Dave Winchell
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Congratulations Crystal. A well deserved win on an outstanding capture!

11/27/2007 3:21:59 AM

 
Crystal L. Craig
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Thank you so much Sirley and Dave for the wonderful support! Cheers and have a great evening :)

11/27/2007 7:29:58 PM

 
Sharon F. Morris
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Congrats Crystal on your win!!

11/28/2007 4:14:01 AM

 
Carol Teal
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Beautiful crop Crystal and WTG on your 2nd place win!

11/28/2007 6:15:00 AM

 
Crystal L. Craig
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Thank you soooo much Sharon and Carol! Truly appreciate your support and kudos :)

11/28/2007 7:55:36 AM

 
Sarah M. Hamilton
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Gorgeous shot Crystal!

1/13/2008 8:20:42 AM

 
Crystal L. Craig
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Thank you very much Sarah for the very nice comment :) Truly appreciated!

1/14/2008 5:57:05 PM

 
Pierre Graffan
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Very good, so pleasant.
I especially like the light, and your choice to shift this eye in one side, and have the other side full of nothing, that is full of thought ;-)
Bravo!

1/16/2008 5:01:36 PM

 
Crystal L. Craig
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Thank you kindly Pierre for the very detailed and positive comment. Truly appreciated :)

1/16/2008 6:04:54 PM

 
Roger Fry
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Superb! The dark background just adds to the impact of the shot.

1/25/2008 9:02:51 PM

 
Crystal L. Craig
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Thank you very much Roger! Very much appreciate the encouragement :)

1/27/2008 7:51:07 PM

 
Dawn M. Schneider
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talk about windows to the soul!! this is fantastic!!

2/6/2008 6:36:19 AM

 
Crystal L. Craig
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Thank you again Dawn for the absolutely wonderfully encouraging comment! Truly appreciated :)

2/6/2008 11:17:08 AM

 
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