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Wild Blue Yonder
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Wild Blue Yonder
Wild Blue Yonder
The Thunderbirds, from the Offutt Air Force Base airshow.

F7.1, 1/320th sec, ISO 250, 400mm zoom.

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9/5/2008 3:51:33 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Wow, they're all so cool!!! Wonderful captures Ken!

9/5/2008 3:57:37 AM

 
Teresa P.Pelaez
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Fantastic capture here Ken.

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9/5/2008 3:58:06 AM

 
Agnes Fegan
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Beautiful images...they are all so clear and sharp :)

9/5/2008 4:05:32 AM

 
Deb Koskovich
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Outstanding clarity, Ken! You've really amazed me with the depth of detail in your in-flight images -- just fabulous.

9/5/2008 4:06:51 AM

 
Linda Boehme
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Wow, very cool Ken! Great capture!

9/5/2008 4:12:26 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Fantastic captures, Ken!!!

9/5/2008 4:15:25 AM

 
Mary Spade
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WONDERFUL IMAGES KEN. LOVE THAT BLUE SKY IN #1. GREAT DETAIL AND CLARITY!!!

9/5/2008 4:25:21 AM

 
Joy Rector
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awesome captures

9/5/2008 5:18:08 AM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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WOW KEN!! These are all marvelous!!! Great job!

9/5/2008 5:36:15 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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All three look like winners to me....awesome shots!

9/5/2008 5:57:05 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Beautiful photos, Ken. Fantastic air shots.

9/5/2008 6:18:08 AM

 
Liz Bullock
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Great images! Love the angles you get.

9/5/2008 6:49:28 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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But are the jets real? :0) Nice shots Ken. I think my FAV is the first because it is such an unusual sight seeing them go straight up.

9/5/2008 7:16:25 AM

 
Mary L. Graham
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Wow Ken these are spectacular Shots Love them all!! =)

9/5/2008 7:20:57 AM

 
David Phalen
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Earth shattering in more ways than one!! The color, clarity and POV of "Wild Blue Yonder" says WINNER!!

9/5/2008 8:04:15 AM

 
Beverly A. Wright
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I love these guys, they're very popular
in Dayton! They come to the airshow at
Wright Patt and wow us all!! This is an
excellent capture of them, love that
true blue sky!!!

9/5/2008 8:44:12 AM

 
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EXCELLENT captures! all of them are impressive, great capture of the movement...

9/5/2008 8:49:42 AM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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I C R E D I B L E and MAGNIFICENT!!!!!!!!!! All 3 of them, Ken!!!!! ♫ k

9/5/2008 8:56:25 AM

 
Shawn Jennings
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All cool images! You must be loving that lens!

9/5/2008 9:38:35 AM

 
KARU WIJESUNDARA. A.N.P.A.S.
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WONDERFUL CAPTURE KEN..

KARU.

9/5/2008 11:07:37 AM

 
Kate Baumgartner
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An awesome capture. I knew this was your without even looking at the name. Well done, Ken.

9/5/2008 12:25:54 PM

 
janet williams
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Wow what a fantastic capture Ken. I love these pictures of the Thunderbirds. They are really amazing. Beautiful color, POV, and detail.

9/5/2008 12:39:53 PM

 
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Excellent capture Ken ~ I love this pov and the sky is captivating in colors plus the jet "trails" are great too

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9/5/2008 1:22:30 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Wow....Great capture, POV and colors, Ken!

9/5/2008 2:58:42 PM

 
Bill Knaps
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All beautiful captures Ken. I prefer the sky a little lighter blue. Bill

9/5/2008 5:18:11 PM

 
Shirley A. Kinney
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Awesome captures of the Thunderbirds, Ken. They never cease to amaze me with their fantastic formations.

9/5/2008 5:59:33 PM

 
Tamera Phillips
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Nicely done Ken. Very crisp blue and white.

9/5/2008 6:21:30 PM

 
Nancy L. Green
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Ooutstanding capture of this wonderful group, I love watching the Birds, so very well done my friend!! <><

9/5/2008 6:46:31 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Ken, they are all phenomenal & incredible!!! The detail, clarity & lighting are all amazing,Ken!!! Wish I could do that!!!

9/5/2008 6:54:20 PM

 
Amy Jackson
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Excellent shots, Ken!!!

9/5/2008 8:06:32 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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amaZing capture Ken!

9/5/2008 11:31:51 PM

 
Christie R. Bielss
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Absolutely outstanding! My son thinks you have THE coolest pictures ever! Really, really outstanding trio of images!

9/6/2008 5:27:47 AM

 
William C. Raco
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Wow, these are awesone, Ken!
Fantastic color, detail and subject
Both are fantastic!

9/6/2008 8:22:50 AM

 
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You got some fantastic shots at the air show Ken!!!
ALL these images are winners to me!!!
FANTATIC WORK!!!!!!

~J~

9/6/2008 11:53:58 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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These are super, Ken, and what a sky! Wonderful color, clarity and sharpness.

9/6/2008 6:49:03 PM

 
Kaye Burazin
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Excellence ++++++

9/6/2008 9:56:29 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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WOW Ken .... all 3 are awesome!!

9/6/2008 11:59:02 PM

 
Susan J. Allen
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At the risk of being repetative... WOW!!!! Hope you entered all three!

9/7/2008 4:34:38 AM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Holly crap... that's a great shot!

9/7/2008 5:01:41 PM

 
Derrald R. Farnsworth-Livingston
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Ken, sure winners, every one.

9/7/2008 6:26:16 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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very clear and concise...lovin your show shots

9/7/2008 10:34:08 PM

 
Carla Metzler
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Definally love em'

9/8/2008 12:25:46 PM

 
Carla Metzler
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Definitely love em'

9/8/2008 12:26:24 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Fan-tastic!!!
(all three shots)
Great pov and comps!
Such dynamic images!
~Lisa

9/19/2008 5:41:27 AM

 
Bonnie C. Lackey
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You must have a very steady hand! These are wonderful!

9/19/2008 5:43:44 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your finalist! This is OUTSTANDING Ken!!!

10/22/2008 7:48:20 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Wonderful finalist, Ken -- they all three could have been. Congratulations and best of luck in the next round

10/22/2008 7:57:37 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Wonderful finalist, Ken -- they all three could have been. Congratulations and best of luck in the next round

10/22/2008 7:59:07 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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WTG KEN, CONGRATS ON ANOTHER SUPERB FINALIST!!!!

10/22/2008 11:27:39 PM

 
A P
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Congrats on all your finalist, Ken

10/22/2008 11:47:00 PM

 
Shawn Jennings
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They all could have been finalist! Congratulations!

10/23/2008 7:30:19 AM

 
Karen Celella
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It's tough to get such great clarity here but you do it well Ken. Congratulations again on another finalist.

10/23/2008 7:50:14 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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Congratulations on your FINALIST!!!

10/23/2008 8:16:14 AM

 
Eivor Kuchta
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Congratulations on your finalist, Ken!

10/23/2008 10:22:04 AM

 
Amber J. Skene
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Congrats on your finalist!

10/23/2008 10:55:07 AM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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AWESOME!!!!! Congratulations, Ken!

10/23/2008 12:34:14 PM

 
Kathleen K. Parker
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Congratulations on your finalist, Ken. I really love this!
kk

10/23/2008 12:44:02 PM

 
Denny E. Barnes
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Congratulations, Ken!! This is a beautiful and well deserved finalist!!

10/23/2008 3:43:25 PM

 
Mike Perez
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Awesome Finalist, Ken! Congratulations!

10/23/2008 3:52:50 PM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Congrats Ken on your Fantastic Finalist!! Jeff

10/23/2008 4:33:06 PM

 
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On to the next round with this!!!
Congrats Ken!!!!
Fab Finalist!!!

~J~

10/23/2008 6:59:29 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Huge Congrats.on a well deserved Finalist.

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10/23/2008 9:04:20 PM

 
Carla Metzler
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Congratulations, Ken! :-)

10/24/2008 4:29:03 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Ken!

jo ann c.

10/24/2008 7:39:42 AM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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WOW! CONGRATULATIONS ON THE GOLD KEN!!!!

10/24/2008 1:42:46 PM

 
Kerry Hill
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Congratulations Ken! Well deserved!

10/24/2008 1:46:04 PM

 
Agnes Fegan
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Congratulations!!!

10/24/2008 1:49:08 PM

 
Sandy Powers
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Whoa!!! How did I miss this! This is FABULOUS! Congratulations!!

10/24/2008 2:05:16 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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congrats on your gorgeous win!!!

10/24/2008 2:07:11 PM

 
Mike Clime
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Congratulations on your winner, Ken!

10/24/2008 2:10:00 PM

 
Rakesh Syal
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My heartiest congratulations on this great win, my friend!

10/24/2008 2:21:19 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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CONGRATULATIONS to you on your win, Ken!!!!

10/24/2008 3:09:37 PM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Congrats on your super image and win Ken!!

10/24/2008 3:32:55 PM

 
Shawn Jennings
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WTG Ken! Congratulations on your win!

10/24/2008 3:42:52 PM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!


 "A Humble Thophy"



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"September Winners"

10/24/2008 3:57:56 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Congratulations Ken!!

10/24/2008 4:25:35 PM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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Congratulations on your terrific winner!!!

10/24/2008 4:27:29 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Congrats on your exciting winner, Ken!!

10/24/2008 4:29:52 PM

 
Kaye Burazin
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Bravo for you!

10/24/2008 5:18:37 PM

 
Margaret R. Barry
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Congratulations on your amazing winner, Ken!

10/24/2008 6:08:53 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations! I'm pleased to see this among the winning images. It's AWESOME Ken!

10/24/2008 6:32:10 PM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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Fabulous image! Congratulations!

10/24/2008 6:59:21 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulations on the Gold win Ken!!!

jo ann c.

10/24/2008 7:24:18 PM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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Fantastic winner Ken ..congratulations!!

10/24/2008 7:27:25 PM

 
Darryl Wilkinson

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Beautiful shot, Ken! Congratulations!!

Peace :)

10/25/2008 12:42:05 AM

 
Hendrik Storme
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BIG CONGRATS

10/25/2008 6:39:44 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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What a brilliant magnificent winner, Ken! Congratulations!

10/25/2008 9:28:59 AM

 
Susan J. Allen
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Big congrats on this wonderful winning pic!

10/25/2008 10:05:19 AM

 
Linda Blair
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Totally awesome Win Ken....Congratulations!!!!!

10/25/2008 11:17:40 AM

 
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WTG. Congrats. on striking GOLD. Goes to my favs.

UB.

10/25/2008 12:04:57 PM

 
Tarun Bose
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Big congrats Ken for your excellent winner.

10/25/2008 12:56:01 PM

 
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BIG Congrats on an awesome Winner!!

10/25/2008 1:08:33 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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I knew this would be gold...awesome!

10/25/2008 1:20:01 PM

 
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Big congratulations on your win!

10/25/2008 2:12:35 PM

 
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WHOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO!!!!! HUGE congratulaions on this wonderful win, Ken!!!!! ♫ k

10/25/2008 6:29:09 PM

 
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Congratulations on your great Win, Ken!

10/25/2008 6:31:41 PM

 
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Great to see GOLD here Ken!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!

10/25/2008 6:55:44 PM

 
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Love all 3 incredible images, Ken! Congratulations on your Big Win!!!!! :)

10/25/2008 7:10:38 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats...excellent job with these

10/26/2008 10:05:02 AM

 
Carla Metzler
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Congratulations on your win, Ken! Great job!

10/26/2008 1:28:29 PM

 
Denny E. Barnes
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Congratulations on your GOLD winning image, Ken! It's well deserved!!

10/26/2008 6:20:03 PM

 
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They are all amazing, Ken! Congratulations on your winner!

10/26/2008 7:08:59 PM

 
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Congratulations Ken on your Win.

Dominick

10/27/2008 2:36:49 AM

 
Mary Timman
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Congratulations on this wonderful win Ken!

10/27/2008 4:41:09 AM

 
James E. Coleman
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Ken,
Hey thanks for the bonus shots!! I haven't got to see these guys or the Blue Angels for a while. Used to watch them buzz over my house when I lived by Langley.

Jim

10/27/2008 1:19:31 PM

 
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Congrats Ken on this Fantastic 2nd Plce Win!! Jeff

10/28/2008 3:58:48 AM

 
Brad Harding
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Congrats on the win Ken, I enjoyed all of the air show shots, Brad.

10/28/2008 6:51:48 AM

 
Alex T. Mizuno
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Great capture, Ken! Color contrast is really striking. Congratulations on your win!!!

10/28/2008 7:33:21 PM

 
Lori Carlson
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Wow, Ken!!! This is one spectacular shot!!!! Well done!!!! =)

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