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Joannie M. Bertucci
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    Cindy, this is just beautiful!
Excellent macro work with sharp details and perfect selective focus!
Composition is flawless and the colors dance off the screen!

5/1/2008 1:47:08 AM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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Dreamy and beautiful!! Wonderful color, light and selective focus, Cindy. BEAUTIFUL!!!

5/1/2008 1:50:13 AM

 
Gary Pond
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Wonderful capture here.

5/1/2008 2:02:04 AM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Gorgeous, Cindy!

5/1/2008 2:10:09 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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They are lovely, Cindy.

Dominick

5/1/2008 2:29:14 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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Best dogwood I've seen this Spring, Cindy. You've really captured all of their grace and beauty!

5/1/2008 2:38:55 AM

 
Sam Britt
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Beautiful dogwood image, Cindy. Our titles are exactly the same for our entries today. I uploaded mine last night. I guess we were thinking alike!

5/1/2008 3:04:25 AM

 
Anna Diederich
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I think we have a winner here, Cindy! Beautiful image with a perfect title!

5/1/2008 3:10:13 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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WOW!! Incredible detail and use of dof Cindy!!! Beautiful work!

5/1/2008 3:58:52 AM

 
Renata Gusciora
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So graceful,Cindy!Beautiful!

5/1/2008 4:49:31 AM

 
Mike Perez
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Awesome colors, Cindy!

5/1/2008 4:59:50 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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LOVELY!!!!

5/1/2008 5:52:35 AM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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Fantastic detail and colors Cidy, really beautiful!

5/1/2008 10:10:13 AM

 
Linda Blair
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Perfect title for this beauty....love it!!!!! ☺

5/1/2008 10:31:52 AM

 
Alex T. Mizuno
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Well, well, Pink Lady, this is a very graceful dancer from Hoosier state! Wonderful details wrapped in sweet warm bokeh. It sure has a scent of spring.

5/1/2008 3:23:07 PM

 
Kathleen M. Rinker
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Oh my gosh this is gorgeous, wonderful color and presentation, I love it!!

5/1/2008 3:38:17 PM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Oh wow, I've been really happy with my macros lately but you're puttin me to shame. Wow, this is beautiful!

5/1/2008 5:15:13 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Breathtaking beauty, Cindy!! This has got to be a winner!

5/1/2008 6:51:21 PM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Joannie, Jennifer, Gary, Barbara, Dominick, Michelle, Sam, Anna, Renee, Renata, Mike, Colette, Peaches, Linda, Alex, Kathleen, Dianna, and Colleen - thank you all so much! I really appreciate such warm and enthusiastic feedback! :-)

5/1/2008 9:51:38 PM

 
Susan Fox
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Perfection! Love the selective focus. This is definitely a winner Cindy :-)

5/1/2008 10:01:48 PM

 
Kristy A. Keene
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A Winner!!! Beautiful!!!

5/2/2008 12:44:11 AM

 
Brett Dolsen
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A beautifull stunning composition Cindy!!Brett

5/2/2008 5:01:33 AM

 
Evy Johansen
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Wow.. very graceful indeed!! Wonderful image, Cindy!

5/2/2008 11:54:00 PM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Thanks so much Susan, Kristy, Brett and Evy! Your kind comments are appreciated! :-) And Susan - I'm officially naming you as one of the judges!

5/3/2008 12:06:44 AM

 
Toni Riggs
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Beautiful image!

5/3/2008 12:46:23 AM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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Terrific photo with incredible details. Love the composition and lines, lighting and soft energy!

Great work!

5/3/2008 12:53:01 AM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Thank you Toni and Vladan :-)

5/4/2008 6:52:03 PM

 
Daniella Puente
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Really like the pastel colors here and the beautiful soft effect on the part that round the flower :)

5/5/2008 1:28:40 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Incredibly beautiful Cindy! I expect we will see this one again!!

5/8/2008 7:59:46 PM

 
Lois J. Adomite
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Very graceful, beautiful image.

5/8/2008 9:22:31 PM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Daniella, Michelle, and Lois - thanks for stopping by and commenting!

5/8/2008 9:37:13 PM

 
Tamera Phillips
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This is just beautiful. Wonderful detail and dof.

5/18/2008 9:15:00 PM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Thanks Tamera!

5/18/2008 11:13:39 PM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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I love the shallow DOF in this image. Just stunning! I can see that you love to take flower photography as much as I do!

5/23/2008 11:20:05 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Absolutely gorgeous Cindy!

5/25/2008 11:50:58 AM

 
Sherry L. Davis
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Outstanding, gorgeous macro! Excellent!

6/7/2008 8:03:07 PM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Thank you Debbie, Donna and Sherry!

6/7/2008 8:43:09 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Congratulations on your awesome finalist, Cindy!!!

6/19/2008 8:51:15 AM

 
Margaret R. Barry
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Congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Cindy!

6/19/2008 9:25:16 AM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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Big congrats, Cindy, on this well deserved finalist! Hope to see it again :)

6/19/2008 9:35:36 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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OMGOSH!
Absolutely breathtaking!
Congrats Cindy!
~♥~Lisa

6/19/2008 9:42:56 AM

 
Alex T. Mizuno
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Wow wow, Pink Lady, Congratulations on this striking beauty! We'll see this again!!

6/19/2008 10:12:29 AM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Gorgeous Cindy - so happy to see this one again!!

6/19/2008 11:36:28 AM

 
Alexandra Hankova
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Very pretty. Beautifully done! :-)

6/19/2008 11:37:37 AM

 
Bernard  J. Baca Ph.D.

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Lovely photo! It is rich in color and I can almost feel it's texture. Good work. Congratulations on your success with a wish for much more to come.

6/19/2008 12:04:24 PM

 
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Congratulations Cindy on you Lovely finalist! B-

6/19/2008 12:08:25 PM

 
Kathy Shogren
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Big congrats Cindy on this gorgeous finalist!

6/19/2008 3:06:57 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations, Cindy!

6/19/2008 3:25:41 PM

 
Lois J. Adomite
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Congratulations, this is gorgeous.

6/19/2008 4:19:09 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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WHOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
BIG Congrats on your finalist!
Best of Luck in the next round!

6/19/2008 5:11:29 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Cindy!

6/19/2008 5:32:34 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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Congratulations, Cindy, on this BEAUTIFUL finalist!! Deb

6/19/2008 8:27:55 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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CONGRATULATIONS ON THIS BEAUTIFUL FINALIST

6/19/2008 11:21:10 PM

 
Michelle Alton
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Dogwood Brilliance! Hearty congratulations on this finalist!

6/20/2008 2:53:48 AM

 
Alex T. Mizuno
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Congratulations on your win, Pink Lady! So happy to see this with Gold!!

6/20/2008 12:39:53 PM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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*** GORGEOUS WINNING IMAGE!!! ****
Huge congrats, Cindy :)

6/20/2008 12:47:46 PM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations!

6/20/2008 12:54:43 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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CONGRATS FOR YOUR WIN!!!

6/20/2008 1:28:18 PM

 
Brett Dolsen
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Congratulations Cindy another great winner!!Brett

6/20/2008 1:59:51 PM

 
Susan Fox
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Congratulations Cindy!!!

6/20/2008 4:13:53 PM

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

6/20/2008 5:42:32 PM

 
Jill Flynn
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So beautiful! Congratulations on your win Cindy!

6/20/2008 6:37:53 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!
The Golden Cup
A Special Trophy for
"The May Winners"

6/20/2008 8:11:14 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Love this WINNER!
Congratulations!
~Lisa

6/20/2008 8:57:48 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Congratulations on this beautiful winner Cindy!!!

6/20/2008 9:49:46 PM

 
Michelle Alton
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Gorgeous winner, Cindy. Your work on this is stunning!

6/21/2008 3:02:26 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations on your WIN!!!!

6/21/2008 3:45:14 AM

 
Laurence Saliba
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A BIG CONGRATULATIONS Cindy!!!

6/21/2008 4:38:57 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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I was right--it's a winner! :D Big congratulations, Cindy!!

6/21/2008 11:32:00 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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A dramatic and beautiful winner, Cindy! Congratulations!

6/21/2008 1:16:05 PM

 
Laura L. Gonzales
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WTG Cindy!!!! Congrats on your beautiful and well deserved win!!!! Laura

6/21/2008 1:16:36 PM

 
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Huge congratulations on your beautiful Winner,Cindy!!

6/21/2008 11:29:46 PM

 
Anna Diederich
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Congratulations, Cindy!

6/22/2008 7:17:40 AM

 
Michael G. Marshall
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Congratulations on this beautiful winner Cindy! Michael

6/22/2008 6:34:39 PM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Thank you all so much - I really appreciate your warm congrats!!!

6/22/2008 6:45:35 PM

 
Keith Butler
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Congratulations Cindy! Beauty

6/24/2008 7:07:28 PM

 
Laurie Daily
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Just beautiful! Congratulations, Cindy, on your lovely winner!!!

6/25/2008 5:12:17 PM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Cindy on your Win.

Dominick

7/6/2008 3:16:48 PM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Thank you Keith, Laurie and Dominick!

7/6/2008 7:20:54 PM

 
Carol Teal
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Cindy, I made it about halfway thru the finalists/winners for May and didn't do the flower category yet. So I just saw this. This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the colors and BG and the clarity and detail of the center. Congrats on your win my friend! I have to add this to my favs!

7/8/2008 1:07:26 AM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Thank you Carol - your compliments made my night! :-)

7/8/2008 1:50:57 AM

 
Steven E. Ray
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This is one of those perfect pictures a photographer wishes they could realize frequently. Everything about it is perfect... can't do any better. Congratulations!

10/18/2008 8:27:55 PM

 
John Rivera
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Excellent Cindy!

7/22/2010 5:05:30 AM

 
Toni A. Martin
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Ahhhhh, I love this one. Beautiful light, color.

11/10/2011 7:37:02 AM

 
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