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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
~Enchanted~
~Enchanted~
Photo is an Autumn forest in low swamp area - southeast Wisconsin. Edits include:
2 versions of same image
1st version: distort filter, color sat, contrast, gaussian blur. 2nd version: slightly sharpened image, then overlayed both images (transformed),applied layer options - blend mode, decreased opacity, selective color (from green to teal) for foreground grasses, small amount curves applied to deepen overall tones,then very slight crop applied.

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Teresa P.Pelaez
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    Amazing work Lynn, I love the effects.

http://tpp2.zenfolio.com/p948137160/


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9/7/2008 8:31:30 AM

 
Bonnie C. Lackey
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The thumbnail is eye-catching - the larger view is stunning. Glorious work, Lynn!


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9/7/2008 8:33:47 AM

 
Lynn Haack
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Teresa and Bonnie...thank you so much for your wonderful comments! I appreciate your kind support very much. Lynn


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9/7/2008 8:41:47 AM

 
Vikram Jamwal
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This has come out as a very nice abstract! Wonderful work Lynn!


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9/7/2008 8:58:31 AM

 
Iris Greenwell
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Beautiful! great colors and effect.


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9/7/2008 9:07:07 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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IS GREAT Lynn I simply LOVE what you edited on this and the very beautiful result!!!


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9/7/2008 9:21:31 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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Great tones and effect, Lynn


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9/7/2008 9:33:25 AM

 
Susan Heath
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Stunning! Wonderful work - love the art.


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9/7/2008 10:00:39 AM

 
Kaitlin M. McTague  

Holy Crap! What colors - so smooth and beautiful!! Definitely a level of art I wish to achieve one day!! Well done.

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Kaitlin


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9/7/2008 10:26:58 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Beautiful!


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9/7/2008 11:25:15 AM

 
Janice Mezzacappa
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Breathtaking work of artistry Lynn!


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9/7/2008 12:09:08 PM

 
Susan Weisensel
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Beautiful color and work on this image.


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9/7/2008 12:37:57 PM

 
Susan Weisensel
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Beautiful color and work on this image.


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9/7/2008 12:45:56 PM

 
Linda Blair
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Gorgeous...great work!!!!


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9/7/2008 2:18:56 PM

 
Joanne E. Bohenstengel
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My goodness Lynn, this is exceptional work. I will follow your instructions step by step (LOL) It looks 3 dimensional. Just one word--AMAZING! MOM


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9/7/2008 5:42:42 PM

 
Arlene Krassner
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Very pretty work Lynn.


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9/7/2008 6:05:35 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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WOW FANTASTIC image and fx!


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9/7/2008 11:45:57 PM

 
Lynn Haack
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Linda, Joanne, Arlene and Stefania...many thanks for taking the time to comment. I enjoyed your inspiring galleries very much! Lynn


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9/8/2008 6:40:04 PM

 
Phil Stith
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Terrific work here, Lynn. The results are "enchanting"!


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9/9/2008 7:00:17 AM

 
KARU WIJESUNDARA. A.N.P.A.S.
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IT'S A WONDERFUL COLOUR PRESENTATION HERE.

KARU.


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9/11/2008 11:32:31 PM

 
Lynn Haack
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Thank you Phil and Karu! Lynn


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9/14/2008 5:09:43 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Beautiful color, great light & effects, Lynn.


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9/14/2008 5:12:51 PM

 
John Connolly
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Great creative work here Lynn! I am impressed with your colors and mood in this excellent presentation.
I love your gallery, keep up the good work!


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9/14/2008 5:20:02 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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Stunning PS work, Lynn. I love the deep, saturated colors and all the effects. Outstanding...


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9/14/2008 6:05:33 PM

 
Lynn Haack
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Samantha, John and Karen...thank you so much for your very kind words. I am so inspired by your spectacular galleries! Lynn


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9/14/2008 6:41:16 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Just added it to my faves! :) Thanks for the info on how you did this, Lynn! Although without a terrific original photo like yours, I doubt I could achieve the same amazing end-result! I'd love to have this framed and hanging on my wall. :)


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9/14/2008 9:00:29 PM

 
Tiia Vissak
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great tones & effects!


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9/14/2008 10:46:42 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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WOW, Lynn!! This is STUNNING! GORGEOUS DD work. The colors and comp are fabulous!! A beautiful work of art! Deb


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9/15/2008 8:24:40 AM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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AWSOME Lynn, love the effects and colors!


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9/15/2008 11:14:31 AM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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Terrific colors, effects and composition. Fantastic image!


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9/15/2008 3:54:11 PM

 
Jeffrey D. Estacio
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Remarkable. It is so beautiful.


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9/15/2008 10:25:05 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Lynn, this is captivating!! I think it's beautiful and moody. I LOVE IT!!! Yes, a fav!!! Well done!


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9/15/2008 10:52:25 PM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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Beautiful Lynn! Very creative and the colors are gorgeous. Nice composition and texture.


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9/16/2008 6:28:12 AM

 
Lynn Haack
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Colleen, Tiia, Debra, Peaches, Vladan, Jeffrey, Donna and Sabrina. I am very grateful for your kind and supportive comments! Many blessings....Lynn :)


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9/17/2008 1:50:01 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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OK.. what didn't you do to this LOL I really like this. So unique and colorful


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9/18/2008 3:38:32 AM

 
Lynn Haack
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LOL....Stephen, I re-read the "how-to's" and had to laugh. That is one long recipe! Thanks for commenting....Lynn :)


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9/18/2008 2:46:42 PM

 
Marilyn K. Lincecum
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Gorgeous work !!! Fantastic lighting, colors and textures. Very creative!!


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9/21/2008 8:36:52 PM

 
Lynn Haack
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Marilyn, thank you so much for you kind support! Lynn


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10/17/2008 6:27:03 AM

 
Susan M. Campbell
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Way to go Lynn...congrats.


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10/22/2008 7:49:45 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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WOW....Huge Congrats on the Finalist.

UB.


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10/22/2008 8:24:25 PM

 
frank w. degenhardt
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Lynn- Always a joy to congratulate someone from my home state. Fabulous work. A well deserved finalist. Way to go my friend.


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10/22/2008 10:10:27 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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WHOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOO
HUGE CONGRATS and best of luck in the next round!


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10/22/2008 11:07:15 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations, Lynn!


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10/22/2008 11:18:21 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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CONGRATS FOR YOUR FINALIST!!!!!


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10/22/2008 11:23:48 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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This is GORGEOUS, Lynn! CONGRATULATIONS on your BEAUTIFUL finalist! Deb


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10/23/2008 8:47:37 AM

 
Eivor Kuchta
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Congratulations on your finalist, Lynn!


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10/23/2008 9:16:41 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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So glad to see this again Lynn, BIG CONGRATS!!!!!!!!


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10/23/2008 10:55:51 AM

 
Phil Stith
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Great job, Lynn...best of luck in the next round!


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10/23/2008 12:04:30 PM

 
Mike Perez
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Beautiful artistic creation, Lynn! Congratulations!


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10/23/2008 3:47:16 PM

 
Janet McNeil
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Congratulations and good luck!!


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10/23/2008 4:01:07 PM

 
John Connolly
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Heartiest congratulations Lynn! All your hard work certainly payed off here!


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10/23/2008 4:10:09 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations, Lynn!!


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10/23/2008 5:19:37 PM

 
Joanne E. Bohenstengel
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CONGRATULATIONS LYNN!! I KNEW YOU WOULD GO FAR WITH THIS PHOTO. SUPERB! MOM


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10/23/2008 7:37:17 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on your WIN, Lynn.


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10/24/2008 1:32:44 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Lynn on your beautiful win!


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10/24/2008 1:53:45 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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congrats on your gorgeous win!!!


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10/24/2008 2:03:20 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations!!!


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10/24/2008 3:00:16 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!

 "A Humble Thophy"


A Special Trophy for


"September Winners"


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10/24/2008 3:39:18 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations on this second place win, Lynn!


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10/24/2008 4:43:27 PM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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CONGRATULATIONS !!!


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10/24/2008 4:57:35 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Way to go Lynn!! You already know how much I love this image~ a fav. And I am so HAPPY to see this in the WINNER'S CIRCLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congratulations!

Donna


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10/24/2008 5:54:59 PM

 
Margaret R. Barry
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Congratulations on your fantastic winner, Lynn!


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10/24/2008 6:01:54 PM

 
Daniella Puente
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Congrats Lynn is a fantastic winner!


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10/24/2008 7:23:56 PM

 
frank w. degenhardt
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Lynn- Congratulations on this wonderful picture that put you in the winners circle. Fantastic. Way to go girl


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10/24/2008 9:15:28 PM

 
Sirsendu Gayen
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Huge congratulations on your win


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10/24/2008 10:24:18 PM

 
Sandy Powers
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Oh Lynn!!! I LOVE this. LOVE IT! Talk about moving the soul. This is artistic blur at its finest. I love the beautiful bold colors to compliment the soft feeling of the blur.

Mega Congratulations on a deserving win!!


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10/25/2008 6:59:49 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Simply stunning Lynn ~ beautiful shot and dd work ~ many congrats on your win!


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10/25/2008 8:19:04 AM

 
Muriel Jackson
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Brilliant image Lynn! Great to hear details of how you did it too. Congratulations!


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10/25/2008 8:46:09 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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WTG. Congrats. on striking GOLD.

UB.


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10/25/2008 11:42:41 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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SOOO well-deserved! Congratulations, Lynn!


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10/25/2008 1:59:13 PM

 
Susan Fox
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Congratulations Lynn!!!


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10/25/2008 4:08:22 PM

 
Mike Perez
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Congratulations on your beautiful Winner, Lynn!


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10/25/2008 6:13:38 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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HUGE congratulaions on this wonderful win, Lynn!!!!! ♫ k


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10/25/2008 6:18:22 PM

 
Joanne E. Bohenstengel
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CONGRATULATIONS! WELL DESERVED WIN. MOM


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10/25/2008 7:37:24 PM

 
Janice Mezzacappa
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Stunning winner Lynn, Big Congrats!!


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10/25/2008 11:53:10 PM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Excellent winner Lynn! Congratulations and thanks for sharing how you achieved this beauty! :-)


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10/26/2008 1:01:44 PM

 
Donna R. Wageman
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This is something else - perfectly beautiful, my, my.
CONGRATULATIONS!


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10/26/2008 3:49:17 PM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Lynn on your Win.


Dominick


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10/27/2008 2:44:57 AM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Creative and artistic. Congratulations


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10/27/2008 3:56:53 AM

 
Jane Hirst
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Congratulations!!!!! Very dreamy with lovely colors.


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10/27/2008 5:18:56 AM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Gorgeous Lynn!!! It looks like spun silk!!! A big, big CONGRATS!!!!


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10/28/2008 8:15:34 AM

 
Susan M. Campbell
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Way to go Lynn. Congrats on this terrific winner.


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11/1/2008 11:22:01 AM

 
Lynn Haack
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Thank you everyone for this over-whelming response! I am very grateful for each of your supportive and kind comments! (It will take me a while to get "caught up" on touring your galleries...so please forgive the delay.) Many blessings....Lynn :)


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11/2/2008 5:23:22 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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CONGRATULATIONS on this well-deserved & amazing WINNER,Lynn!!!


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11/2/2008 6:17:42 AM

 
Salwa  Afef
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Congratulations Lynn :)
Very beautiful ,amazing work I love it ,Enchanted my eyes :)


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11/4/2008 8:28:48 AM

 
Jim Britt  

This is a neat shot. Congrats


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11/22/2008 10:24:55 PM

 
Lynn Haack
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Thank you very much, Jim! You have a very inspiring gallery....Lynn


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11/23/2008 5:24:41 PM

 
Jim Britt  

Thank you - I take that as a huge compliment considering your gallery. Have a great week.


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11/23/2008 7:16:59 PM

 
Lynn Haack
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And thank you as well for stopping by. Have a wonderful day, Jim. Lynn


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