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He Gets It

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He Gets It
He Gets It
1/60 at f/6.3; Lens 135; ISO 200; Hand Held; Natural Light

I was on a photo walk through Chicago when I found myself in Millennium Park. I took a few moments to take in the activity around me when I saw this scene unfolding before me. I quickly brought camera to eye, composed, and made this exposure, capturing not only the kid getting soaked by the fountain, but also the young child getting the joke.
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Datha Y. Thompson
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    LOVE IT John!!!!!! Winner!!!!!!!


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8/27/2008 8:43:13 AM

 
John Caruso
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Wow, thanks Datha!


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8/27/2008 8:49:40 AM

 
Vicki L. Filippin
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I LOVE shots like this, John! You did a great job of capturing another Chicago icon!
Well done, my friend!


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8/27/2008 8:51:00 AM

 
Dr Silly
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Wonderful fun capture. :O)


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8/27/2008 8:59:42 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Great image and capture here, John.

Dominick


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8/27/2008 9:25:40 AM

 
Kara Hendricks
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This HAS to be a winner John!! Superb timing!!!


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8/27/2008 9:41:35 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Outstanding image, well seen and captured John. A real story teller!


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8/27/2008 10:16:55 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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A superb shot, John--the capture of these reactions perfectly, the composition, the details. Just wonderful.


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8/27/2008 11:08:39 AM

 
John Caruso
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I am overwhelmed with your kind words! Thanks so much Vicki, Doc, Dominick, Kara, Donna, and Mitch!


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8/27/2008 11:20:12 AM

 
Deon 
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Excellent work here John. I am sure we will see this again. Winner for sure.


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8/27/2008 11:21:37 AM

 
John Caruso
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Thank you very much Deon!


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8/27/2008 11:32:42 AM

 
KARU WIJESUNDARA. A.N.P.A.S.
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JOHN....YOUR WORK HERE IS EXCELLENT.!!!

I AM SO INTERESTED WITH THIS IMAGE.

KARU.


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8/27/2008 12:16:53 PM

 
John Caruso
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I thank you Karu!


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8/27/2008 12:39:31 PM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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Very cool!!! Love that mural/fountain and the children are priceless :-)


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8/27/2008 3:00:49 PM

 
John Caruso
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Thanks Jean! I'm so glad you connected with it!


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8/27/2008 3:05:29 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Cool capture, John. It may be a Chicago icon but to those of us who do not know your city, this is a wonderfully fresh backdrop for some great action -- and reactions. Nicely done.


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8/27/2008 3:52:29 PM

 
Gena L. Talbot
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WOW...this is Sooo Neat! :)
Fantastic capture John!


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8/27/2008 5:15:05 PM

 
Kate Baumgartner
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Well seen and composed. Absolutely fantastic image.


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8/27/2008 5:46:53 PM

 
Bonnie C. Lackey
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What a great catch! Millenium Park was always a favorite place of mine when I lived in the area.


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8/27/2008 5:55:42 PM

 
John Caruso
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Thank you so very much Nikki, Gena, Kate, and Bonnie! I truly appreciate hearing from you!


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8/27/2008 7:05:29 PM

 
Stephanie Frey
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Great timing, John! A great image!


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8/27/2008 7:54:31 PM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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It's a great capture, John! Wonderful lighting, color, and overall perspective!


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8/27/2008 11:20:31 PM

 
John Caruso
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Thanks for your kind words Stephanie and Susan!


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8/28/2008 5:26:28 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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Spectacular photo +++++


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9/1/2008 11:55:24 AM

 
John Caruso
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Thanks so very much Daniella!


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9/1/2008 12:22:14 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Perfect capture of a fun moment. Lots of action and joy; I love it!


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9/16/2008 5:46:53 AM

 
John Caruso
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Why thank you Katarina!


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9/16/2008 6:53:13 AM

 
Kara Hendricks
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John I really love this shot... Congratulations and best of luck.. I hope it goes all the way!


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9/22/2008 10:57:39 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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You know I love this John, it was an instant favorite!! Congratulations on your finalist!


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9/22/2008 11:01:57 AM

 
John Caruso
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Thanks so much Kara, that means a lot to me!

And thanks to you, too, Donna! I've appreciated your support from the get-go!


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9/22/2008 11:07:20 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Of course it's a finalist. It's absolutely marvelous. :)


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9/22/2008 11:11:40 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on your wonderful finalist.


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9/22/2008 11:14:02 AM

 
John Caruso
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Thanks so very much Mitch and Leslie!


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9/22/2008 12:04:41 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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Congratulations on your FINALIST!!!


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9/22/2008 12:06:33 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Congratulations John - this is an incredible finalist!! Perfect timing and comp!


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9/22/2008 12:28:21 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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YES! Congrats John!


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9/22/2008 12:29:54 PM

 
Gena L. Talbot
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Congratulations John... One of my FAVORITES!!! Well deserved on this fantastic image! WTG :) :)


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9/22/2008 1:36:15 PM

 
John Caruso
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Wow! Consider my hat tipped in thanks to you Elida, Shell, Katarina, and Gena!


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9/22/2008 1:46:31 PM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Perfect timing on this fantastic capture John ~ many congrats on your finalist!


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9/22/2008 3:26:30 PM

 
John Caruso
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Thanks so very much Susie!


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9/22/2008 4:02:02 PM

 
Susan Fox
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A big congrats on your finalist John!


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9/22/2008 4:16:07 PM

 
John Caruso
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A big thank you to you, Susan!


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9/22/2008 4:18:57 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Congratulations on this superb finalist, John, and good luck in the next round.


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9/22/2008 4:19:00 PM

 
John Caruso
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Thank a million, Nikki!


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9/22/2008 4:19:30 PM

 
Mike Umbreit
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John - Congratulations! - Mike


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9/22/2008 6:07:58 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Congratulations on this amazing finalist,John!!!


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9/22/2008 6:16:17 PM

 
Erica Murphy
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Great shot!! Congratulations!!


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9/22/2008 7:30:55 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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No suprise here John!!!!!!!! L O V E this and I so hope it gets GOLD!!!!
Congratulations :0) WTG


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9/22/2008 8:21:56 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Fabulous capture John! Congrats on your Finalist!


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9/22/2008 10:08:06 PM

 
Anna Diederich
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Excellent timing! Congratulations on your finalist!


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9/23/2008 3:25:19 AM

 
Vicki L. Filippin
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YIPPPPPEEEE!
And the judges "get it", too.
THRILLED to see this get a finalist. Crossing fingers for the gold, my friend!


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9/23/2008 5:24:10 AM

 
John Caruso
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Thank you all so very, very much! I truly appreciate all your kind words!


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9/23/2008 5:25:32 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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BIG CONGRATS ON THIS GREAT WINNER John!!!!!


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9/23/2008 4:08:11 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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Way to go Gold, John!!!!!!


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9/23/2008 4:18:34 PM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Just too cute John!!! Congrats on your GOLD!!


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9/23/2008 4:37:26 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Well maybe you didn't expect it, but we all were hoping. Congratulations on the gold, John.


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9/23/2008 4:49:42 PM

 
Stephanie Frey
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Congratulations on your well-deserved Winner!


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9/23/2008 5:28:33 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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This is sooooo awesome, John! Well deserved win!


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9/23/2008 6:07:58 PM

 
Anna Diederich
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Congratulations on this fabulous win, John!


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9/23/2008 7:17:49 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations John!!! Very cool!!!


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9/23/2008 7:36:18 PM

 
John Caruso
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Thank you, thank you, thank you for your outpouring of support! It really means a lot to me!


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9/23/2008 8:26:14 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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What a cool capture! Congratulations, John!


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9/24/2008 1:08:47 AM

 
Kate Jackson
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Absolutely brilliant John! Congrats big time!


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9/24/2008 2:17:22 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
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YES!!! Congratulations on your 2nd place John!


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9/24/2008 3:42:27 AM

 
John Caruso
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A great big "thank you" to you Nadya, Kate, and Katarina!


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9/24/2008 5:22:53 AM

 
Vicki L. Filippin
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It's an honor to lose to such an amazing image, John.
Big ol' Chicagoland Congratulations, my friend!


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9/24/2008 7:42:50 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!

 "The Golden Thophy"

A Special Trophy for

"August Winners"


 


 


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9/24/2008 7:44:49 AM

 
Gary Lange
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Many congrats!!!


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9/24/2008 8:07:29 AM

 
John Caruso
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I tip my hat in thanks you you Vicki, Elida, and Gary!


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9/24/2008 8:12:58 AM

 
Christine Czernin
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Big congrats, John. A great winner.


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9/24/2008 8:31:33 AM

 
John Caruso
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I appreciate it Christine!


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9/24/2008 8:36:51 AM

 
Sandy Powers
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What a fabulous. . .FABULOUS photo! Of coooourse it won! If it were me choosing, I think this one might be the grand prize winner -- or at least first place :) CONGRATULATIONS!


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9/24/2008 8:45:33 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Congratulations on the gold, John, and on this wonderful image.


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9/24/2008 8:56:43 AM

 
Gena L. Talbot
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C*O*N*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*I*O*N*S JOHN!!!!

Such a well deserved win on this outstanding image!!! I LOVE IT :)
WTG John, I am so happy for you :)


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9/24/2008 9:01:41 AM

 
John Caruso
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Thanks Sandy! I should put you on the pay-roll!

And thanks to you, too, Mitch and Gena. It's such a delight to hear from you both!


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9/24/2008 9:30:12 AM

 
Susan Fox
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Congratulations on your win John!


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9/24/2008 10:09:46 AM

 
John Caruso
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Thank you Susan!


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9/24/2008 10:33:54 AM

 
Marilyn K. Lincecum
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Great image..gorgeous colors!! Congratulations on your Second Place win !!


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9/24/2008 12:20:59 PM

 
John Caruso
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Thanks for taking a look, Marilyn!


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9/24/2008 12:55:29 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Big congrats on your awesome winner John :O)Happy to see my favourite of yours win :o)


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9/24/2008 2:07:54 PM

 
John Caruso
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Thanks Sylvia!


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9/24/2008 2:17:03 PM

 
Robert Baer
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john
what a fantastic image. I love it!!! congrats on your win!!!!!!!!!!


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9/24/2008 4:47:14 PM

 
Mike Umbreit
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John - Glad to see that this made it to the winners circle! :) - Mike


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9/24/2008 8:10:12 PM

 
John Caruso
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Thanks a million Justin and Mike!


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9/25/2008 5:17:01 AM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Congratulations on this well seen and captured winner, John!


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9/26/2008 2:44:13 AM

 
John Caruso
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You're a gem, Wally! Thanks!


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9/26/2008 5:16:59 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Congratulations, John, on your win! I've been building up many Amtrak travel points, and I hope to spend them on another Chicago visit, perhaps in spring '09... seeya then!


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9/27/2008 2:44:50 PM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations John on your Win.


Dominick


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9/27/2008 8:44:33 PM

 
John Caruso
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Thanks so much, Chris! It's great to hear from you again...and you have to make sure to let me know when you roll into town.

Thanks to you, too, Dominick! I always appreciate hearing from you!


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9/29/2008 5:07:24 AM

 
Linda Blair
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Fabulous.....congratulations!!!!!


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9/29/2008 5:56:35 AM

 
John Caruso
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Thanks a million, Linda!


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9/29/2008 7:13:06 AM

 
Michael S. Baker
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Excellent shot, John....CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Mike B-


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9/29/2008 6:01:35 PM

 
John Caruso
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Thanks Mike! I always appreciate hearing from you.


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9/30/2008 5:16:10 AM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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Congrats John on an absolutely fabulous winner.


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10/1/2008 7:55:48 PM

 
John Caruso
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Thanks a bunch, Kathy!


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10/2/2008 5:22:07 AM

 
Jeffrey D. Estacio
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nice catch. congratulations.


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10/2/2008 4:34:04 PM

 
John Caruso
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I appreciate your very kind words, Jeffrey!


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10/3/2008 5:17:43 AM

 
Philippe Vieux-Jeanton
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Great image.. Congratulations John!!


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10/3/2008 9:43:41 AM

 
John Caruso
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I thank you so very much Philippe!


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10/3/2008 12:21:45 PM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Congratulations John! Looks good on the BP homepage when I logged in tonight. ;)


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10/17/2008 6:39:43 PM

 
John Caruso
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Thanks Michelle! I still haven't seen it up there yet, so I'm glad you did.


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10/18/2008 6:26:56 AM

 
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