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Birdy Dreaming
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Birdy Dreaming
Birdy Dreaming
Our cat, Holly, contemplating the trees just off the porch, where there is always much bird activity.In the reflection, I cloned a couple of little distracting spots and boosted the color, but otherwise the reflection of the foliage is just as it was. 105 mm macro lens.
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Renata Gusciora
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    Wow,Mitch ,this is fantastic!!:-)

8/31/2008 8:13:48 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Holly is gorgeous...Boo is definitely interested. He thinks she's hot!

8/31/2008 8:27:02 AM

 
eileen bedford
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Love your comp and title, they fit so well together. Such detail too.

8/31/2008 8:31:11 AM

 
Deb Koskovich
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Oh yeah, this is a winner, Mitch!!

8/31/2008 8:36:06 AM

 
Jeana Clark
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Fantastic Mitch!!!
Wonderfully composed and the title is excellent!!!
Sure to see this again!!!
Great Work!!!

~J~

8/31/2008 9:05:03 AM

 
Jennifer L. Taranto
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WOW - that is some reflection - way to bring it out!! nice comp too!!

8/31/2008 10:08:34 AM

 
Susan Weisensel
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Stunning image of your beautiful cat.

8/31/2008 10:39:38 AM

 
KARU WIJESUNDARA. A.N.P.A.S.
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GIVEN EXPOSURE IS GREAT HERE.

KARU.

8/31/2008 11:04:42 AM

 
Melissa A. Olsen
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W I N N E R !!!!!

8/31/2008 4:41:38 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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Awesome, Mitch!!!!! ♫ k

9/1/2008 7:05:25 AM

 
Bonnie C. Lackey
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So unique - and obviously a beauty!

9/1/2008 7:07:04 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Hey, thanks so much, Renata, Carolyn, Eileen, Jeana, Jennifer, Susan, Karu, Melissa, Kitty, and Bonnie. I really was just going to sit on the porch and read for awhile. No computer, no shooting, but there was the camera and there was the cat. Can't help ourselves, can we. :) Carolyn, Holly says she needs to see Boo's picture before she makes any far-reaching decisions. More important, she needs to know how well stocked he is with cat treats.

9/1/2008 12:23:35 PM

 
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No we can't help ourselves but I would have hated to miss this capture, Mitch. Awesome!!

9/2/2008 7:45:44 AM

 
Phil Stith
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Terrific detail, Mitch. What a beautiful kitty!

9/2/2008 1:37:44 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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wow, a real "eye catcher"
Bet she catches some birdies too

Great capture Mitch

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9/2/2008 6:05:43 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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Ann, Phil, Jo Ann--thank you, thank you.

9/4/2008 11:15:57 AM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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I think I may start calling you The Cat Woman. :) You sure do a fine job with felines, Mitch.
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9/4/2008 1:28:28 PM

 
Dianna Hauf
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I WANT this one on my wall!!!! WHAT A BEAUT!!!!! Oh Mitch! This is one of the most beautiful feline captures I have ever seen! I love your crop, the tones sensational! WTG on this one!!!

9/5/2008 7:49:58 PM

 
Dianna Hauf
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BTW....where the he-- is the EFP for this one???? HOPEFULLY they have NOT made it this far yet! grrr......

9/5/2008 7:52:15 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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Hey, Steve and Dianna--thanks. Glad you like this. Steve, I always seem to respond to cats somehow. They are just so "together," you know. :) Dianna, they haven't gotten here yet on EPs. Pretty soon. We'll see. :)

9/6/2008 1:16:18 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Gorgeous Mitch! CONGRATULATIONS on this stunning finalist!!

9/22/2008 9:38:55 AM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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Dear Mitch, congratulations on your fantastic finalist!

9/22/2008 10:02:07 AM

 
Renata Gusciora
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Fabulous finalist,Mitch!!!Congratulations and good luck!!!

9/22/2008 10:12:45 AM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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WHOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoo
HUGE Congrats on your finalist!!!
Best of luck in the next round!

9/22/2008 10:15:34 AM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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WTG!!!!!! Congratulations on your finalist!!!!! Good luck in the next round!!!!! :-) k

9/22/2008 10:32:45 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Super.....Congrats!!

9/22/2008 10:44:10 AM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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Good on you, Mitch! You have outdone yourself on this image.
Steve

9/22/2008 11:05:24 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your finalist Mitch. A captivating cat portrait!

9/22/2008 11:32:49 AM

 
Jeana Clark
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HEY HEY!!!!
We're seeing this one again!!!!
Very well done and congrats to you Mitch!!!

~J~

9/22/2008 12:10:50 PM

 
John Caruso
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Well done Mitch!

9/22/2008 12:14:12 PM

 
Dianna Hauf
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YIPPEEEE and YEhaw!!! LOVE this sensational capture and SOOOO happy to see it with a finalist! Another winner Mitch as far as I am concerned!

9/22/2008 12:28:39 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Congratulations on your beautiful, detailed, creative finalist Mitch!

9/22/2008 12:34:01 PM

 
Mike Clime
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Congratulations on your finalist, Mitch!

9/22/2008 1:06:45 PM

 
Irene Colling
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Lovely high key image Mitch, congratulations on the finalist.

9/22/2008 1:16:10 PM

 
Laurie Daily
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WoW!!!Congratulations on your fabulous finalist, Mitch.... Love this close up!

9/22/2008 2:12:28 PM

 
Melissa A. Olsen
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See.........I told you Mitch...you had a winner....congrats!

9/22/2008 2:13:43 PM

 
Candice C. Calhoun
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I am so happy to see this photo recognized...congratulations, Mitch! WTG!

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9/22/2008 2:32:12 PM

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

9/22/2008 2:38:32 PM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Many congrats Mitch ~ great capture of your kitty Holly ~ good luck in the next round!

9/22/2008 3:13:15 PM

 
A P
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Mitch I'm so happy to see this one on the list. Congrats on a well deserved Finalist

9/22/2008 3:18:36 PM

 
Susan Fox
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Fantastic detail shot! Congratulations Mitch!!!

9/22/2008 4:22:28 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congrats on this amazing finalist Mitch

Go for the gold!

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9/22/2008 4:28:49 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Terrific finalist, congratulations, Mitch!

9/22/2008 5:00:01 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Super macro finalist, Mitch. Hope it goes on. Congratulations!!

9/22/2008 5:02:32 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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Congratulations Mitch!! Beautiful!! :0)

9/22/2008 7:57:53 PM

 
Anna Diederich
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Huge congrats Mitch!

9/23/2008 3:35:16 AM

 
Deb Koskovich
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Way to go, Mitch -- a gorgeous finalist!

9/23/2008 4:14:30 AM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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Beautiful, Mitch! Congrat's on this finalist!!!

9/23/2008 7:19:29 AM

 
Carol Teal
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What a beautiful cat and what a bewitching eye! Wonderful reflection in her eye too! Congrats on your finalist Mitch and good luck in the next round!

9/23/2008 8:17:41 AM

 
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Congratulations Mitch!,
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9/23/2008 9:28:19 AM

 
Cary Rogers
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Congratulations on this marvelous Finalist, Mitch!! great image comp and detail!

9/23/2008 10:30:12 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Fabulous portrait, Mitch! Congratulations on your finalist!

9/23/2008 12:15:26 PM

 
Daniella Puente
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WINNER Mitch congrats!!!!

9/23/2008 4:02:54 PM

 
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Woo Hoo, Gold for Mitch!!!

9/23/2008 4:17:22 PM

 
Kathleen M. Rinker
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Congratulations Mitch!!

9/23/2008 4:19:50 PM

 
A P
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Knew it would be here. CONGRATULATIONS Mitch on this Stunning winning image!!!

9/23/2008 4:32:26 PM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Congrats Mitch!

9/23/2008 4:38:00 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Congratulations on this wonderful winner Mitch!!

9/23/2008 4:40:44 PM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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Better on you, Mitch! :) Brilliant!
Steve

9/23/2008 4:44:28 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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Yeaaaahhhhh! WTG, girl! Well deserved GOLD!

9/23/2008 4:45:42 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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What a great winner, Mitch. Congratulations, my friend.

9/23/2008 4:48:43 PM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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Congratulations on your fantastic Winner, dear Mitch!

9/23/2008 5:17:34 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations on your 2nd Place winner, Mitch!

9/23/2008 5:20:42 PM

 
Stephanie Frey
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Congratulations on your well-deserved Winner!

9/23/2008 5:27:26 PM

 
Ken Smith
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No surprise...nice exposure and details. Congrats, Mitch!!

9/23/2008 5:35:57 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulations on this beautiful 2nd place win, very deserving it is Mitch!

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9/23/2008 5:46:00 PM

 
Anna Diederich
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Congratulations Mitch!

9/23/2008 7:15:14 PM

 
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Congratulations Mitch on your gorgeous photo win! Well done!

9/23/2008 7:31:09 PM

 
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Mitch, congratulations on your well deserved winner !!!!!!!!!!!!!

9/23/2008 9:01:21 PM

 
Teresa A. Burnett
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Congratulations Mitch on this wonderful and well deserved win!! Love this image!!

9/23/2008 11:37:35 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Congratulations on your stunning winner, Mitch!

9/24/2008 1:06:49 AM

 
Renata Gusciora
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Huge congratulations,Mitch ,on this fabulous winner!!!!:-)

9/24/2008 2:34:42 AM

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

9/24/2008 3:41:34 AM

 
Dawn M. Schneider
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Amazing image, congrats on your win!

9/24/2008 4:58:21 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Congrats on your Excellent Win Mitch!! Jeff

9/24/2008 5:40:03 AM

 
Cheryl E. Davis
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Congratulations, Mitch!! WTG! Great capture!

9/24/2008 6:55:42 AM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!

 "The Golden Thophy"

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9/24/2008 7:43:30 AM

 
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Big congrats, Mitch. An amazing portrait of this beautful animal. Superb.

9/24/2008 8:15:36 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on your wonderful win!!

9/24/2008 8:22:27 AM

 
Mike Clime
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WOO HOO, Mitch!

9/24/2008 9:23:31 AM

 
Bobbie L. Slayton
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Way to go Mitch! Congrats.

9/24/2008 9:32:47 AM

 
Susan Fox
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Congratulations on your win Mitch!

9/24/2008 10:09:13 AM

 
Dianna Hauf
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YES! Yippee!! Yeahaw and all that other wonderful jumping up and down stuff!!! Of course I knew this was a winner to begin with! ;) Really, I am thrilled to see it win Mitch! I love it! Congratulations and a big hug!!!

9/24/2008 10:19:06 AM

 
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Congratulations on a stunning win Mitch, just stunning!

9/24/2008 10:59:44 AM

 
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Big congrats on your awesome winner Mitch :O)

9/24/2008 2:06:16 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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WHOOOOOO HOOOOOOO...WTG!!!!!
HUGE congratulations on this fantastic win, Mitch!!!!! ♫ k

9/24/2008 2:37:50 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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WTG, Mitch!!!
Big congratz!

9/24/2008 9:09:11 PM

 
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Excellent winner Spence! Congratulations!

9/24/2008 10:56:25 PM

 
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Congratulations on your win Mitch!

9/25/2008 5:32:50 PM

 
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Good "eye" on this super winner, Mitch!

9/26/2008 2:41:28 AM

 
Karen Kessler
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Congratulations on this gorgeous photo placing 2nd place, Mitch! This is just beautiful!

9/26/2008 12:01:59 PM

 
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Congratulations Mitch on your Win.


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9/27/2008 8:52:04 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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My thanks to every one of you for taking the time to stop with you comments and with your congratulations. They are very much appreciated!

9/28/2008 7:56:55 AM

 
Linda Blair
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Awesome Mitch.....congrats on your win!!!!!!!!!

9/29/2008 5:46:16 AM

 
Allen O. Howard
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A fantastic shot Mitch! Congratulations!!!

9/29/2008 7:11:29 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Thank you very much, Linda and Allen.

10/2/2008 9:59:02 AM

 
Kathy D. Reasor
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Wow - what an awesome photograph!

10/10/2008 5:21:32 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Thank you, Kathy.

10/11/2008 10:36:31 AM

 
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Congratulations on all your well deserved recognition on this photo, Mitch!

11/16/2008 5:54:19 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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Hey, thank you, Sabrina!

11/17/2008 9:18:59 AM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS!!! on your well deserved award! I love the composition, her eyes everything.

11/27/2008 12:09:41 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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Hi, Amanda, and thank you!

12/3/2008 8:42:38 AM

 
Patricia A. Stalter
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I beg your forgivness... I missed seeing this.Oh heck, better late than never. :)

1/22/2009 2:21:48 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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Thanks, Pat! Oh, the things I miss and can't believe I didn't see.

1/30/2009 11:24:50 AM

 
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