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This is Lola, a Purple-spotted Leopard Gecko who makes her home with my nephew, Reilly. Can't you just hear Steve Irwin saying, "isn't she a little beauty!" :-)

Thanks for looking!
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Brett Dolsen
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    Isnt she a little beauty Cindy!!Great clarity,DOF,colours and lighting.What a great pet.
Brett

12/6/2007 12:57:31 AM

 
Mike Perez
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Great closeup details and colors, Cindy! Tag, I am done with the lizards for now! LOL

12/6/2007 1:04:10 AM

 
Laurence Saliba
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Super FANTASTIC macro Cindy!!!!! I LOVE this one!!!!!!!

12/6/2007 1:30:00 AM

 
Teresa A. Burnett
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Awesome deatails, color and clarity in this one Cindy. Great capture!!!

12/6/2007 1:46:34 AM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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WOW!!!!!!!!!!! Excellent capture - I like the colour, texture, clarity and composition. Great shot, Cindy!

12/6/2007 2:11:07 AM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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She is and you have captured her wonderfully, Cindy!

12/6/2007 2:12:31 AM

 
Margaret R. Barry
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Great capture, Cindy. She is a little beauty!

12/6/2007 2:50:03 AM

 
Colleen Braun
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she sure is pretty, for a lizard...

12/6/2007 3:21:24 AM

 
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She is a beauty! Fantastic close-up shot,Cindy! Great colour and details!

12/6/2007 3:37:57 AM

 
Anne M. Young
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beautiful - love this shot

12/6/2007 5:59:50 AM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Brett, Mike, Laurence, Teresa, Leanne, Barbara, Margaret, Colleen, Ujjwal and Anne - I really appreciate all of your awesome comments! Riley will be thrilled! Thanks for stopping by! :-)

12/6/2007 7:30:36 AM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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Awsome capture of this way to cute lizard Cindy. AWSOME colors and detail!

12/6/2007 4:14:01 PM

 
Sue McLeod
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Hi Cindy! I LOVE this shot! :) Steve would have been proud! (We live a few hours drive from his Zoo in Australia)

12/6/2007 5:44:59 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Crikey! Lola IS a little beauty, Cindy! Love her leopard colors AND the rich orange color around her! Gorgeous, well-detailed macro!
P.S. Tell your nephew I've got a tabby named Riley who wants to meet him.:)

12/6/2007 6:31:20 PM

 
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Awesome image, Cindy!! Beautiful details and great DOF!

12/6/2007 8:46:39 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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oh WOW Cindy... amazing sf, colors and capture!

12/6/2007 9:37:42 PM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Hi Peaches, Sue, Mary, Evy, and Stefania! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such encouraging feedback!

Mary - Riley's an animal lover - I'm sure he'd like to meet your Riley! :-)

12/7/2007 2:23:30 PM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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Absolutely OUTSTANDING!!!! :)

12/8/2007 12:58:46 AM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Thanks Jen!

12/8/2007 1:01:58 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Outstanding capture, Cindy!!! I knew if anybody could make a gecko look beautiful, you would! I bet the Geico gecko is jealous, LOL!

12/9/2007 10:47:03 AM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Ha, ha - thanks Colleen! I'm sure he'd love to meet Lola!

12/9/2007 3:22:44 PM

 
Angela Azzinnaro
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WOW!!!!! *A*M*A*Z*I*N*G* capture, colors & dof!!!!! GREAT JOB Cindy!!!!!

12/11/2007 10:43:47 AM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Thanks so much Angela! Glad you stopped by! :-)

12/11/2007 3:44:29 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Love this, Cindy!
The colors are AMAZING!
--Lisa

12/13/2007 7:11:27 PM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Thanks Lisa!

12/13/2007 7:24:54 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist!!!

1/25/2008 11:41:55 AM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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STILL absolutely outstanding, Cindy!!!! Huge congrats on this amazing finalist :)

1/25/2008 11:54:04 AM

 
Laurence Saliba
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Congratulations Cindy!!!!!!!!!!

1/25/2008 12:05:30 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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OMG, I was going to congratulate you on your finalist, Cindy, and by the time I got to the "respond" page, it had turned into a WINNER! WTG, girlfriend!!

1/25/2008 12:58:48 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your second place winner, Cindy.

1/25/2008 1:09:43 PM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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STUNNING WINNER!!! CONGRATS CINDY :)

1/25/2008 1:15:06 PM

 
Teresa A. Burnett
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Congratulations Cindy on your beautiful winner!! Very well deserved!!

1/25/2008 1:15:39 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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BIG COngrats on you beautiful win Cindy! WTG girl!

1/25/2008 1:20:14 PM

 
Laurie Daily
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Congratulations, Cindy...love this close up!

1/25/2008 2:04:16 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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HUGE congrats Cindy!!!

1/25/2008 2:19:38 PM

 
Margaret R. Barry
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Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Cindy!

1/25/2008 2:23:54 PM

 
Mike Perez
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Congratulations on your beautiful Winner, Cindy!

1/25/2008 2:26:27 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Fantastic job on this outstanding and compelling image, Cindy, Congratulations on your win!
-Debby

1/25/2008 2:43:35 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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Especialy for the winers
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1/25/2008 3:14:56 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations, terrific winner, Cindy!

1/25/2008 3:42:42 PM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Stef, Jennifer, Laurence, Colleen, kay, Teresa, Peaches, Laurie, Margaret, Mike, Deborah, Elida, and Sam - thanks so much everybody!!! :-)))

1/25/2008 3:50:25 PM

 
Alex T. Mizuno
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Congratulations Cindy on this "little beauty" Winner!!

1/25/2008 4:39:46 PM

 
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Congratulations Cindy on this fabulous winner!!

1/25/2008 5:18:14 PM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Cindy - Congratulations!! - Mike

1/25/2008 5:36:03 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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A splendid finalist and Second Place win, Cindy! Congratulations!

1/25/2008 6:30:12 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations on this fantastic winner, Cindy!

1/25/2008 6:46:31 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Big congratulations on your wonderful win, Cindy!!

1/25/2008 6:53:28 PM

 
Jill Flynn
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Love the colors and your DOF is perfect for this little gem! A big congratulations on your win Cindy!

1/25/2008 7:29:13 PM

 
Brett Dolsen
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Congratulations Cindy a wonderfull and deserved result!!
Brett

1/26/2008 1:12:54 AM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Crikey, again, Cindy! So glad to see Lola in the winners' circle!
A huge CONGRATULATIONS on your well-deserved Win!

1/26/2008 1:32:45 AM

 
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HUGE congratulations on your beautiful Winner,Cindy!

1/26/2008 1:52:15 AM

 
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Congratulations on your win, Cindy!!

1/26/2008 5:21:55 AM

 
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Big congrats on a fantastic image, Cindy!!!

1/26/2008 5:46:02 AM

 
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Congratulations Cindy, this is a beautiful capture. Great colors and clarity, a wonderful winning image!

1/26/2008 10:41:50 PM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Alex, Renee, Mike, Terry, Barbara, Evy, Jill, Brett, Mary, Ujjwal, Anna, Ellen, and Donna - Thank you all SO MUCH!!! This is my first WINNER and I'm ecstatic! :-)))

1/26/2008 10:46:05 PM

 
Susan Fox
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Stunning detail Cindy! A big congrats on your win :-) Well done!!!!!!

1/27/2008 8:57:59 AM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Hi Susan! Thank you!

1/27/2008 3:00:38 PM

 
Alex T. Mizuno
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Can't believe this is your first winning. Your gallery is full of works that deserve more winnings.

1/27/2008 3:26:40 PM

 
Nadine A. Lewis
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WOW, Cindy this capture is FANTASTIC and so deserving of a win!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! <><

1/27/2008 4:42:44 PM

 
Scott A. Blasio
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Congrats on this masterpiece!

1/27/2008 5:02:48 PM

 
Carol Teal
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Such detail Cindy, and he is a cute little fellow! A HUGE congrats on your win!

1/27/2008 9:51:11 PM

 

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wow! Incredible!

1/27/2008 10:03:03 PM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Thank you Alex - you're a sweetie! :-)

Nadine, Scott, Carol and Jenny - I appreciate your recognition - thanks so much!

1/27/2008 10:09:43 PM

 
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Congratulations Cindy on your Win.

Dominick

2/1/2008 1:36:53 AM

 
Susan J. Allen
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Totally amazing!

3/28/2008 2:18:03 AM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Thanks so much Dominick and Susan!

3/28/2008 2:23:12 AM

 
Susan L. Vasquez
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Yea! for Geckos! I have a leopard gecko myself...can't say I photographed him as well as you have!

5/7/2008 8:40:56 PM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Thanks Susan!

5/7/2008 11:31:50 PM

 
Tony Ebben
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Firstly, congratulations. And yes, Steve would have loved her. Lola is a little beauty. Good one.

12/7/2008 3:45:14 PM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Thanks so much Tony!

12/7/2008 9:07:39 PM

 
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