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Unfolding Drama

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Unfolding Drama
Unfolding Drama

...at the lotus pond at Zilker Botanical Gardens in Austin. After 2 years of no lotuses due to the drought (which we are still enduring), unusual recent July rains gave these wonderful, over-the-top flowers a kick-start to blooming. I'm a happy camper! :)

~Flowers~
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Julianne Bradford
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    Oh Val! What an exquisite capture and presentation! Just beautiful!


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8/6/2013 9:35:23 AM

 
Robert R. Goodman
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Hi Valarie,Beautiful capture my friend.It's been raining here all day my friend,Wet monsoon this year!!!


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8/6/2013 10:00:41 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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These are almost certainly the most beautifully photographed lotuses (loti?) I have ever beheld.


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8/6/2013 10:19:23 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Stunning capture, Val.


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8/6/2013 10:29:44 AM

 
Don Christiana
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WOW...Val. The colors and detail just POP off my screen. Perfection at its best. I hope you and I can get more rain soon before we dry up and float way. LOL :)


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8/6/2013 10:45:27 AM

 
Gord MacEachern
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Michelle and Donald pretty much sum this image up Val, I love perfection!!!


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8/6/2013 11:20:46 AM

 
Linda M. Solari
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Val this is a stunning capture of two lotus flowers!! I love the POV and the details, as well as the wonderful lighting. It is exquisite!
Linda


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8/6/2013 12:25:01 PM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Gorgeous light, comp. and capture, Val.


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8/6/2013 2:21:20 PM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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Stunning light, detail, and color, as this beauty is unfolded for us to see! My, My! Fab work, Val!


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8/6/2013 5:13:09 PM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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Some I am going to say to you...the light...the light...the light. Beautiful work Val!


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8/6/2013 5:20:25 PM

 
Nancy L. Green
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This is over-the-top beautiful Val, I have not been there yet this year,m, guess I'll need to, WTG!!! <


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8/6/2013 5:29:53 PM

 
Kathy Salerni
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Love that you have shot 2 lotus flowers, Val! Usually, everyone shots a single blossom. This is gorgeous light, detail and comp!


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8/6/2013 6:28:01 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Now I am a happy camper too since I can gaze in awe at your photo!


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8/6/2013 6:31:11 PM

 
Ann H. Belus
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Absolutely beautiful, Val...excellent image with superb light and detail!


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8/6/2013 6:48:14 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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You have outdone yourself, Ms.V!!! Outstanding light, color and detail in this beauty of a capture. Pass me your smelling salts if you have any to spare, please!!


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8/6/2013 7:11:58 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Colors,lighting, clarity & b/g make for a winning photo, Val. Good luck, my friend.


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8/6/2013 10:03:37 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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I see a winner here!! Absolutely beautiful, Val! Wow!!!


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8/7/2013 2:17:05 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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I need to get back there and shoot when there are flowers. Not many when I was there in January this year. Gorgeous Val.


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8/7/2013 1:54:09 PM

 
Val Feldman
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Thanks everyone - appreciate your stop-by!


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8/7/2013 4:18:49 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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e are ALL Happy Campers to be able to view this over the top Lotus bouquet!

Val if you do not get GOLD for this I will personally write to J.M....And I mean that!

This is SO, SO, SO beautiful. I hope this very image makes you a famous photographer, because it really could.

Miss you!
LOTW's :)))


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8/8/2013 12:54:18 PM

 
Val Feldman
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Thank you, Ms. Laura...I've been remiss hopping on over to your gallery lately but made up for it just a few minutes ago. Had a great time looking thru all your SP's - I think BP made this months theme especially for you! :) :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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8/8/2013 1:50:44 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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I miss our visits. I will try harder after August (camp trips) to visit you more, too. Thanks Miss Val! It was really great seeing you today! xo


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8/8/2013 2:16:56 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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P.S. I replied to your comments just now on my threads. :)))


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8/8/2013 2:18:06 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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WOW!


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8/8/2013 7:24:05 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Stunning!!!


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8/9/2013 9:17:13 PM

 
Julie Burnett
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I bow down to you, Cuz!! Ditto all the above, stunning clarity and light!!


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8/12/2013 5:40:02 AM

 
Dayna Cain
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Winner!!!!!!!


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8/12/2013 9:17:19 AM

 
Jill Odice
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Absolutely incredible!!! I agree with the others, this has Winner written all over it! Into my favs!


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8/12/2013 8:22:03 PM

 
Nadia Paul
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The lighting here is just gorgeous, as is your comp - beautiful work Val!


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8/15/2013 10:31:37 PM

 
Val Feldman
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Appreciate all your stop-bys - thanks so much!


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8/17/2013 3:46:15 PM

 
Patricia A. Casey
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Zoweeeee......well next to cactus blooms, lotus and water lilies are my favorite flowers....hardly any in Phoenix of course cause we're always in drought...this is so stunning...glad you had some rain to bring this to life! I call this a winner!!!


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8/21/2013 4:54:41 AM

 
Rudi Reiner
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This is superb - see a gold here! Love the pov, sharp detail and the lighting!


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8/26/2013 10:19:33 PM

 
Michele Peterson
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Wow, this is definitely a winner! Congratulations on the finalist, it is so pretty!


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7/30/2014 4:20:34 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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This is so lovely! :D I'm very happy for you young lady!! :))))))

-LOTW


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7/30/2014 6:09:01 PM

 
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Excellent image


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7/30/2014 6:30:27 PM

 
Peggy Pfister
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Another amazing photo, Val! Big congrats!


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7/30/2014 7:27:40 PM

 
Emile Abbott
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OH MY GOSH TEXAS GIRL I FOUND YET ANOTHER HUGE CONGRATULATION VAL.


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7/31/2014 8:54:50 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congrats on this wonderful finalist Val!
I ditto the Judge!

jo ann c.


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7/31/2014 10:29:03 AM

 
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Nice back light.


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7/31/2014 10:34:42 AM

 
Carol Eade
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They are beautiful! Congratulations again, Val!


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7/31/2014 2:01:22 PM

 
Kathy Salerni
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Huge congrats on this beautiful Gold Winner, Val!


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7/31/2014 8:24:20 PM

 
Kathy Salerni
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Huge congrats on this beautiful Gold Winner, Val!


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7/31/2014 8:25:01 PM

 
Michelle Alton
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This was a winner from the gitgo! Congratulations, Val.


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7/31/2014 8:32:22 PM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Wow Val - this is crazy beautiful! Congratulations on your outstanding gold!


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7/31/2014 9:43:59 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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:))))))) Huge congrats!!!!!!!!!!!


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7/31/2014 11:02:58 PM

 
Ujjwal Mukherjee
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Huge congratulations on your excellent Winner,Val!!


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8/1/2014 12:40:33 AM

 
Karen Bacon
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This is stunning Val! Congratulations!


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8/1/2014 1:24:59 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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HUGE congrats on this beautiful WIN, Val!!!


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8/1/2014 2:20:34 AM

 
Jeff Robinson
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Congrats Val on your Stunning Win!


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8/1/2014 3:36:18 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Beautiful winner. Congrats!


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8/1/2014 3:49:03 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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What a beauty! Congratulations!


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8/1/2014 4:50:28 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on a beautiful winner, Val.


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8/1/2014 6:26:29 AM

 
Terry Cervi
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WTG, Ms.V! Congrats on your beautiful win!!


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8/1/2014 6:28:13 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Fabulous!!! Congratulations on a well-deserved winner, Val!


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8/1/2014 6:29:53 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Big congrats on this incredible WINNER, Val. AMAZING.


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8/1/2014 9:25:50 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Beautiful photo, Val. Congratulations on your win!


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8/1/2014 9:39:23 AM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Huge congrats on a fabulously composed WINNER, Val!!!


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8/1/2014 1:23:09 PM

 
Orsi 
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Congratulations,Val!!!
Stunning!!


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8/1/2014 2:05:29 PM

 
Gord MacEachern
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Val, your photography never ceases to amaze me!! Big congrats on your gold and finalists, photography at it's finest my friend!!


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8/1/2014 2:12:30 PM

 
Emile Abbott
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Congratulations Val on your gold place winner.


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8/1/2014 2:52:22 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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This is truly a striking and outstanding winner, Val!

Huge Congrats!!!


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8/1/2014 2:57:59 PM

 
Carol Eade
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Lotus are among my favorites. Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Val!


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8/1/2014 3:09:48 PM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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Ms. Tex, you have just set the standard for shooting lotus flowers and it is a very lofty goal for anyone! I've never shot a lotus and now I'm nervous about it! :-) Congrats on your amazing gold badge win!


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8/1/2014 3:19:21 PM

 
Val Feldman
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Thanks so much everyone for your kind congratulations and comments - and thank you, BP Judges!


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8/1/2014 3:26:03 PM

 
Heather Loewenhardt
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The light and colour of this image is spectacular Val. Congrats on a well deserved winner.


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8/1/2014 3:35:27 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Gorgeous Winner! Love your lighting and color saturation.


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8/1/2014 6:03:38 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulation on this super 2nd Place Winner Val!

I love this!

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8/1/2014 6:04:27 PM

 
Dayna Cain
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Most definitely a stunning image Val. Congrats!


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8/1/2014 6:38:23 PM

 
Kathy Shogren
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Beautiful light and shadows, gorgeous color. Big congrats Val on your win!


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8/1/2014 6:40:23 PM

 
Debbie Bray
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Miss Val, what a superb win! I love the light shining through those gorgeous lotus petals, so soft and quite exquisite!! A very beautiful image, and very fitting of a gold badge! :)


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8/1/2014 9:14:32 PM

 
Marijana Fajgl
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Huge congratulations on your gold, Val!


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8/2/2014 3:08:33 PM

 
Robert R. Goodman
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Big Congratulations on your beautiful win!!!!


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8/3/2014 6:42:36 AM

 
Nadia Paul
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Wonderful comp and stunning lighting Mz Val - gorgeous work as always my friend - congrats!


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8/5/2014 12:51:22 AM

 
Dalne M. Dola
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Wow, Val! Your lotus is absolute lovely actually breath taking. I love your work!


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