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Direct and To The Point

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Direct and To The Point
Direct and To The Point
© Melissa Gurdus
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Kumiko Parkinson
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    Pretty angle for this flower, you got their color nice, too!


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11/27/2007 7:07:23 AM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Wow!! Melissa, I love the beautiful colors and the details of the drops here. Background is just perfect for this!!


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11/27/2007 7:12:00 AM

 
Nadine A. Lewis
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I say, "WOW" too, Melissa!!! EXCELLENT color, lighting, & detail!!! <><


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11/27/2007 7:15:57 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Kumiko, Susana and Nadine for your wonderful comments!! They are very much appreciated!!


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11/27/2007 7:22:37 AM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Another WOW! on this one, Melissa! Love your composition here, and the lighting is superb! Also, love your DOF - the droplets are as clear as crystal. Gorgeous!!


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11/27/2007 7:27:10 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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FABULOUS Melissa what clarity and wonderful focus this has!!!! Excellent work ;)))


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11/27/2007 7:58:14 AM

 
Alexis Yobbagy
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GADS Melissa!!! SUPERB DOF and I think this is one of your very, very BEST!!!!!


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11/27/2007 8:02:17 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Nadya, Daniella and Alexis for our wonderful praiseworthy comments!!


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11/27/2007 8:24:18 AM

 
Rhonda Thornton-Hecker
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Simply lovely. Great color and angle.


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11/27/2007 8:30:40 AM

 
Tamara K. Walker
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Superb color and details.


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11/27/2007 9:02:42 AM

 
Jim Huffield
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P*E*R*F*E*C*T!!!!!!!!


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11/27/2007 9:25:22 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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A beautiful capture!


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11/27/2007 10:15:09 AM

 
Beverly A. Wright
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Magnificent color here Melissa!! Great
angle and composition!!


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11/27/2007 11:16:51 AM

 
Molly E. Baldwin
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Very simple and 'to the point' like you said. At the same time, though extremely detailed and great color!


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11/27/2007 1:13:32 PM

 
Carol Sawyer
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Beautiful color, great detail and image, Melissa!


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11/27/2007 1:29:52 PM

 
Patricia Ronan
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WOW from me too Melissa, I love this image:)


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11/27/2007 1:33:03 PM

 
ADILSON F. FERREIRA
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Wonderful colors and DoF Melissa!!!


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11/27/2007 1:37:27 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Beautiful color, great composition & DOF.


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11/27/2007 2:47:59 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks so much for all of your wonderful comments!!


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11/27/2007 3:14:58 PM

 
Bill Wyatt
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Wow gorgeous! Love those water drops and colors! Excellent work Melissa!!


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11/27/2007 3:28:07 PM

 
Margaret R. Barry
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Gorgeous, Melissa, Wonderful colors, comp. and detail!


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11/27/2007 3:44:57 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Outstanding beauty, ligthing, detail, comp & colors captured here!!! Sensational work again here, Melissa!!!


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11/27/2007 4:28:19 PM

 
David Phalen
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The light, color, comp, DOF and rain drops make this image special!


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11/27/2007 5:21:52 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Bill, Margaret, Patrick and David for your great comments!!


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11/27/2007 5:36:29 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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WOW, Melissia!!!!!! This is a breath-taking image!!!!!! GORGEOUS!!!!! ♫ k


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11/27/2007 5:52:21 PM

 
Sandra R. Alvey
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So very lovely...Gorgeous POV and the color and detail are PERFECTION! Fantastic image!


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11/27/2007 7:10:43 PM

 
Nancy L. Green
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Gorgeous floral Melissa, I love those watere drops!! <><


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11/27/2007 8:52:30 PM

 
Tamera Phillips
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This is just beautiful and the title - fits me to a T ! Love it.


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11/27/2007 8:59:32 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Kitty, Sandi, Nancy and Tamera for your great comments. I really appreciate them!!


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11/27/2007 9:26:55 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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spectacular!


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11/27/2007 10:25:19 PM

 
Erika  Haight
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Stunning capture Melissa! I love the color~ erika


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11/27/2007 10:25:34 PM

 
Ray Thoms
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Wow...nicely done Melissa


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11/28/2007 4:23:04 AM

 
Joy Rector
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excellent


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11/28/2007 6:14:01 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Stefania, Erika, Ray and Joy for your great comments!!


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11/28/2007 7:09:54 AM

 
Andrew I. Boyd
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I find Plumbago really hard to compose nicely. Melissa,it seems you don't have the same problem:-) This is really well done!


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11/28/2007 7:37:02 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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nderful macro capture and details, Melissa!


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11/28/2007 12:38:45 PM

 
William Moore
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gorgeous Melissa....love the droplets


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11/29/2007 6:36:50 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Andrew, Karen and Bill for commenting on this image!!


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11/29/2007 10:09:52 AM

 
Elaine A. Game
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double wow from me Melissa , no prize for seeing point of focus in this... wonderful title and wonderful detail..


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12/2/2007 2:49:49 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Elaine for this great comment!! Thanks for looking!!


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12/2/2007 7:44:04 AM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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What a beautiful photo!!! Fantastic lighting, color, contrast, composition! :)


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12/3/2007 7:36:59 AM

 
Susan M. Campbell
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Beautiful comp Melissa!!!


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12/11/2007 12:30:15 PM

 
Z. Banu
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OUTSTANDING IMAGE!


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12/12/2007 5:21:52 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Vladan, Susan and Zaanat for your great comments!!


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12/12/2007 9:57:42 AM

 
Patricia Ronan
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Congratulations Melissa on your finalist with this beauty:)


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12/19/2007 2:03:36 PM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Congrats on your finalist, Melissa!


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12/19/2007 2:16:48 PM

 
Susan M. Campbell
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Congrats!!! A beautiful shot.


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12/19/2007 2:19:05 PM

 
Hendrik Storme
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Gorgeous finalist!!! Congrats Melissa!


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12/19/2007 2:35:56 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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BEAUTIFUL!!!
Big congrats on your beautiful finalist Melissa! Best of luck in the next round!


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12/19/2007 2:45:00 PM

 
Margaret R. Barry
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Melissa!


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12/19/2007 2:49:30 PM

 
Laurie Daily
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Beautiful Melissa! Congrats on your finalist!


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12/19/2007 2:51:59 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations again, Melissa on this gorgeous finalist image!


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12/19/2007 3:49:52 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks so much...I just this minute found out!!!


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12/19/2007 4:26:19 PM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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Oh, Melissa, this is such a STUNNING finalist!! HUGE congrats !!!
:)))))))))))


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12/19/2007 4:31:11 PM

 
Bill Wyatt
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Congratulations on your beautiful Finalist Melissa!


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12/19/2007 4:36:21 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks so much for all of your great congratulatory comments!! They are all very much appreciated!!


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12/19/2007 5:00:23 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations on this spectacular finalist, Melissa!


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12/19/2007 5:01:20 PM

 
Cassie  L. Woodlee
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Melissa!!!!


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12/19/2007 5:04:43 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Wow, the color, detail and clarity are just breathtaking, Melissa!


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12/19/2007 5:05:40 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congratulations :)


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12/19/2007 5:06:11 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Oops, I forgot to say, Congratulations on your finalist! :D


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12/19/2007 5:06:24 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Barbara, Cassie, Colleen..twice and Tammy for your great remarks!!


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12/19/2007 5:43:11 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Congratulations, Melissa! I could swear this wasn't here before, when I checked --! Maybe I am going blind. LOL! This is the one I predicted. So happy to see it made the Silver and I hope it gets some Gold as well!


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12/19/2007 5:59:35 PM

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


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12/19/2007 6:31:50 PM

 
Sandra R. Alvey
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CONGRATS Melissa!! Good luck in the next round hon!!


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12/19/2007 6:36:31 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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A beautiful finalist, Melissa! Congratulations!


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12/19/2007 6:48:17 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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Stunning, Melissa! Congrats on the finalist.

Bob


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12/19/2007 6:50:25 PM

 
Marina Moore
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Congratulations Melissa, this a real beauty!!! :)


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12/19/2007 6:56:43 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations Melissa! Beautiful!


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12/19/2007 7:54:43 PM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Congratulations to you Melissa


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12/19/2007 8:27:29 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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A big congratulations,Melissa!!!!!


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12/19/2007 8:27:31 PM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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Congratulations on your wonderful finalist Melissa.


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12/19/2007 8:36:25 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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CONGRATS ON YOUR SPECTACULAR FINALIST MELISSA!!!!!


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12/19/2007 10:11:24 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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BIG congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Melissa!!


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12/19/2007 10:37:36 PM

 
Carol Sawyer
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Congratulations, Melissa!


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12/20/2007 4:33:43 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks so much for all of your congratulatory remarks. I appreciate them all!!


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12/20/2007 6:18:25 AM

 
Alison Krylowski
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Melissa!!


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12/20/2007 6:55:55 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Alison!!


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12/20/2007 7:02:44 AM

 
Christine Czernin
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Big congrats,Melissa. Very beautiful and well deserved.


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12/20/2007 8:43:08 AM

 
Marilyn K. Lincecum
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Congratulations again, Melissa on a fantastic finalist!!! Wonderful colors and details.


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12/20/2007 10:15:30 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Christine and Marilyn for commenting!!


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12/20/2007 10:34:42 AM

 
Linda Blair
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Congrats..Melissa!!!! ☺


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12/20/2007 3:20:45 PM

 
Charlene Taylor
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Congratulations Melissa on making finalist with this wonderful shot!!


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12/20/2007 5:13:11 PM

 
Allen O. Howard
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Excellent! Congratulations Melissa!


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12/20/2007 5:24:11 PM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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Congratulations Melissa! Vladan


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12/20/2007 8:16:42 PM

 
Jeana Clark
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BIG CONGRATS MELISSA!!!

~J~


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12/20/2007 9:07:13 PM

 
Teresa A. Burnett
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Melissa!!!


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12/20/2007 10:59:54 PM

 
Hector Contreras
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Congratulations Melissa!
Heco


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12/21/2007 12:20:57 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks so much everyone for your congratulatory remarks!!


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12/21/2007 12:36:26 AM

 
Z. Banu
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Big!!!!Congratulation Melissa!Best of luck for next round!!!you Deserve it.


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12/21/2007 6:15:05 AM

 
eileen bedford
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Congratulations on your finalist Melissa, so beautiful and well done...


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12/21/2007 9:18:52 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Really beautiful, Melissa; congratulations!


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12/22/2007 6:52:33 PM

 
Carol Teal
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Just gorgeous Melissa! Beautiful color, comp, and detail! Congrats on your finalist!


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12/22/2007 10:47:37 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Zaanat, Eileen, Christopher and Carol for your great comments!!


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12/23/2007 8:39:18 AM

 
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