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I spotted this guy climbing up a leaf in a field of native flowers at a local park.

f/8, 1/400 sec., 400mm, ISO 100.
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Teri Klinger
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    Oh! It's beautiful! I love the light and color! Nice!


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6/24/2008 3:25:42 AM

 
Peter Appelbaum
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Awesome capture David. Great color and clarity. Peter


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6/24/2008 3:29:03 AM

 
Brett Dolsen
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Well seen and captured David!!Great greens and DOF!!Brett


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6/24/2008 3:35:33 AM

 
Renata Gusciora
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Lovely details!


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6/24/2008 3:37:25 AM

 
Ray & Audrey Clarke
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Great macro, love the colour nad detail David!!!(R)


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6/24/2008 3:43:41 AM

 
Sam Britt
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Great color & detail. Wonderful macro, David.


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6/24/2008 3:44:53 AM

 
MELODIE C. ROBERTS
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Good Morning King David
WoW!!!
Fantastic Detail Color and Clarity
You have brought out it's Beauty!!


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6/24/2008 3:50:00 AM

 
Stephanie Frey
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Absolutely beautiful! Color, DOF, everything is gorgeous!


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6/24/2008 3:54:47 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Terrific find and capture David! Jeff


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6/24/2008 4:09:27 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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TErrific find love the details and colors.


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6/24/2008 4:15:24 AM

 
Agnes Fegan
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Very colorful...a nice discovery !!!


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6/24/2008 4:43:25 AM

 
Mary Timman
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Fantastic detail and color. What a great capture David!


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6/24/2008 4:57:39 AM

 
Georgeina M. Mckinney
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oooooooh, so awesome!!


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6/24/2008 5:40:38 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Great lighting, I love it Dave, I found a couple of these little guys last week at the botanical gardens and they fascinated me too

jo ann c.


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6/24/2008 6:00:36 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Terrific macro David! Great colors and image design!!


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6/24/2008 6:01:06 AM

 
Girish Vaghela
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Clearly a winner's capture, great eye for this macro, Awesome, David!


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6/24/2008 7:04:51 AM

 
Judy A. Lawhon
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AMAZING CAPTURE, DAVID!!


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6/24/2008 7:51:54 AM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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Fantastic macro David..so well done!!!


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6/24/2008 7:59:17 AM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Outstanding capture of this fellow, Dave!


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6/24/2008 10:10:41 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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a cool macro!


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6/24/2008 11:08:11 AM

 
Tamara K. Walker
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Fantastic close up City Boy, great colors.


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6/24/2008 11:46:59 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Oooh, impressive macro, David!


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6/24/2008 1:40:59 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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Awesome shot, Dave...in a few days you will have to shoot the Monarch that comes from this beauty!!!!! ♫ k


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6/24/2008 1:54:59 PM

 
Roxanne M. Bubar
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OUTSTANDING.


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6/24/2008 4:59:38 PM

 
Heather 
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WOW!!!! Awesome macro!! :)


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6/24/2008 6:09:22 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Well detailed capture of this fellow, David!!


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6/24/2008 8:33:14 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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I'm with Girish--this really should be a winner, David. The clarity, colors, detail and composition are all fantastic. Great job!! I'll be back to make sure they do right by you :)


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6/24/2008 9:13:19 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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I agree.... WINNER!


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6/24/2008 11:53:27 PM

 
Ellen L. Zaslaw
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A stunner !


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6/25/2008 1:46:16 AM

 
Paul E. Earl
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WOW! A real stunner!!


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6/25/2008 2:13:39 AM

 
Joy Rector
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super capture


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6/25/2008 5:35:04 AM

 
David Phalen
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Thank you Teri, Peter, Brett, Renata, Ray, Sam, Mel, Stephanie, Jeff, Claudia, Agnes, Mary, Georgeina, Jo Ann, Murry, Girish, Judy, Cyn, Nadya, Tiia, Tammy, Terry, Kitty, Roxanne, Heather, Melissa, Nikki, Stefania, Ellen, Paul and Joy! You are all very kind and I do appreciate your comments.


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6/25/2008 6:23:17 AM

 
John Connolly
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Awesome detail and color in this fine close up shot, David! Well done!


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6/25/2008 1:57:30 PM

 
eileen bedford
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BEAUTIFUL, love how he curves with the edge of the leaf. The colors and detail are fantastic........


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6/25/2008 5:51:20 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Fabulous color, detail, and composition, David!
Great close-up!
~Lisa


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6/25/2008 6:54:23 PM

 
David Phalen
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Thanks John, Eileen and Lisa! I appreciate your comments.


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6/26/2008 5:30:29 AM

 
Amalia Sylvia Ms Arriaga Salinas
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Wonderful details and colors David!,
Amalia


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6/26/2008 9:12:49 AM

 
Dennis Flanagan
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Everything about this shot is excellent.


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6/26/2008 10:58:18 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Fantastic macro shot, David!


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6/26/2008 3:36:53 PM

 
Mike Clime
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Excellent macro, David!


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6/26/2008 5:41:29 PM

 
Daniella Puente
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I like so much how the caterpillar makes a border on the leaf :)) EXCELLENT capture ++++


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6/27/2008 1:39:50 PM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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Terrific details, colors and lighting. Lovely!


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6/27/2008 5:46:08 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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This really is beautiful, Dave, and I wonder how I missed seeing it before. As everyone's said, the colors are super as is the composition, with all the right curves in all the right places.


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6/28/2008 7:40:28 AM

 
Candice C. Calhoun
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Really exceptional work, David...a sure winner!

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6/28/2008 4:49:24 PM

 
Joan Powell
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Perfection !!!!


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6/29/2008 7:57:33 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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And here! Well, they got it right on the first round. Congrats and good luck :)


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7/3/2008 11:53:54 PM

 
David Phalen
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Thanks Amalia, Dennis, Karen, Mike, Daniella, Vladan, Mitch, Candice, Joan and Nikki! I appreciate your comments.


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7/6/2008 11:21:56 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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I love love love this one, David, and I think they got it right again. Congratulations.


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7/21/2008 11:25:39 AM

 
Georgeina M. Mckinney
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Congrats on your finalist!! :)


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7/21/2008 11:26:50 AM

 
Carla Metzler
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Congratulations, Dave! Great job!


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7/21/2008 12:07:59 PM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Way to go David!!! This had to be a winner! Congrats!!!!


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7/21/2008 12:17:28 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Congratulations, David on this awesome finalist!!


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7/21/2008 12:18:13 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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Hey, hey, hey, finalist!! Way to go, Dave.


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7/21/2008 12:21:09 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Way to go, Dave! This is so spectacular! Congratulations on your finalist!


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7/21/2008 12:46:58 PM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Congrats on this wonderful finalist, David!


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7/21/2008 12:49:11 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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Congratulations on this and your other finalists, Dave!!!!!! Super images!!!!! ♫ k


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7/21/2008 1:00:31 PM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations!


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7/21/2008 1:27:16 PM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Congratulations, David on this stunning finalist!!


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7/21/2008 2:03:10 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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WTG! DAVID!!!! Congratulations on an awesome finalist, sir!


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7/21/2008 2:24:18 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Dave
Go for the Gold!

jo ann c.


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7/21/2008 4:25:10 PM

 
Peter Appelbaum
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A big congrats on this finalist David. Peter


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7/21/2008 4:25:11 PM

 
Jeana Clark
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WAY TO GO DAVE!!!!
THIS IS AWESOME!!!
GLAD TO SEE IN THIS ROUND...
BEST OF LUCK IN NEXT ROUND!!!

~J~


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7/21/2008 4:33:25 PM

 
Margaret R. Barry
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Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, David!


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7/21/2008 4:36:50 PM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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One incredible image David! Congratulations on this beauty!


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7/21/2008 5:04:16 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Terrific find and capture, congrats David!


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7/21/2008 5:41:06 PM

 
MELODIE C. ROBERTS
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King David Rides Again!!


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7/21/2008 6:00:28 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations, David!


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7/21/2008 6:24:16 PM

 
Agnes Fegan
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Congratulations David...!


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7/21/2008 7:55:37 PM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist David. Wonderful image.


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7/21/2008 8:14:54 PM

 
Kristy A. Keene
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Congrats on your Wonderful Finalist!!


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7/22/2008 3:18:31 AM

 
Laurie Daily
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Congratulations on this great finalist, David!


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7/22/2008 4:25:20 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Congrats David on your excellent Finalist! Jeff


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7/22/2008 6:26:31 AM

 
Stefania Barbier
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congrats on your gorgeous finalist Dave!


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7/22/2008 8:07:27 AM

 
David Phalen
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Many thanks to you all!!


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7/22/2008 10:58:48 AM

 
Pat Gamwell
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Incredible shot! Well deserved Finalist!


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7/22/2008 1:14:00 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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What a fantastic capture, Congrats on the Finalist!


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7/22/2008 2:43:30 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Way to go, David. Congrats to you!


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7/22/2008 5:34:58 PM

 
eileen bedford
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Congratulations David, great job.......


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7/22/2008 5:42:33 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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CONGRATULATIONS on this amazing finalist, David!!!!!!!!!!!


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7/22/2008 6:18:47 PM

 
Kaye Burazin
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Well done my friend.


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7/22/2008 8:57:57 PM

 
Mike Clime
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Congratulations on this finalist, David!


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7/23/2008 1:20:26 PM

 
Lori Carlson
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Awesome Finalist, David!! Really effective composition & great timing!!! =)


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