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Beverley A. Daniels 8/19/2005 5:17:46 AM

Great shot Dean! #296886

Katie Kunzelman 8/19/2005 5:18:33 AM

You've got a WINNER here IMHO!! #1734410

Ronald Balthazor 8/19/2005 5:31:25 AM

How perfect, Dean. Life can be hard. #1734489

Debra K. Johnson 8/19/2005 5:43:23 AM

Wonderful capture Dean! #1734580

Kelly Barclay 8/19/2005 5:49:30 AM

This is a great shot! I love the colors, the reflection, and the water spray in the background. Love it! #1734609

Bonnie C. Lackey 8/19/2005 5:49:54 AM

Just great, Dean! #1734614

Anderson D. Co 8/19/2005 5:51:37 AM

Wow , this is a winner for me. Great composition, nice color contrast and reflection, the slight blurring of motions from the back created a selective focusing to your main subject. Great photo! #1734626

Marcie A. Fowler 8/19/2005 5:52:23 AM

I bet we see this again. I love it. The colors are magnificent. The "pose" is simply marvelous. The reflection and perspective are right on!! It just all works so very well together. BRAVO!! #1734634

Stephanie A. Laird 8/19/2005 6:08:10 AM

Great image Dean! Colors jump out at you! Love the comp and subject! Very original! FANTASTIC! #1734752

Casey A. Hanson 8/19/2005 6:10:02 AM

Definitely a winner, Dean. Fantastic capture! Way to go! :0) #1734766

Greg McCroskery 8/19/2005 6:37:32 AM

Dean,
I fully expect to see this somewhere in the winners' circle. To me, this is a near perfect image. Congratulations on some great work!

God Bless,
Greg #1734935

Jeff W. Robinson 8/19/2005 7:17:23 AM

Excellent image Dean! Really well captured, breat light, color and depth! Jeff #1735142

Donna W. Neal 8/19/2005 7:58:34 AM

Excellent, everything about this is wonderful. Detail, composition and color! #1735319

Murry Grigsby 8/19/2005 8:09:48 AM

Wonderful image Dean! Terrific timing, action, colors and design of this slice of life photo!! Well seen and done. #1735377

Linda L. Ruiz 8/19/2005 8:30:41 AM

So cute. I love how the colors just pop. A winner #1735517

Tiffani S. LaNeave 8/19/2005 9:00:39 AM

EXCELLEMT IMAGE!!! Wonderful capture! #1735677

Kimberly C. Miner 8/19/2005 9:14:27 AM

Great Shot!!! A winner in my opinion! #1735754

Dorann Weber 9/1/2005 7:47:24 PM

What a great shot.. Very vivid color's, creative.. #1794910

Barbara Helgason 9/24/2005 9:25:48 AM

Congratulations Dean, good luck in the next round! #1876329

Lori L. Thomas 9/24/2005 2:06:18 PM

I love the contrasting colors in this photo. Congratulations. #1878255

Margot Petrowski 9/24/2005 3:22:19 PM

Congrats. Dean...I love it!!! #1878608

Susan Patton 9/25/2005 4:49:33 AM

What a wonderful capture of childhood...kind of says it all. Congratulations and good luck. #1880736

Sue L. Cullumber 9/25/2005 11:22:49 AM

Dean, Excellent capture and colors - congrats! #1882103

Claudette Foote 9/25/2005 4:02:14 PM

Congratulations and good luck in the next round!! #1883139

Amanda Price 9/26/2005 11:07:22 PM

This is SO good! Congratulations on your win! #1889157

kerby lee pfrangle 9/26/2005 11:11:45 PM

Dean congratulations on your second place win. Job well done. KErby #1889172

Janine Russell 9/26/2005 11:24:49 PM

Dean, congratulations on your second place win. Wonderful colors, focus & DOF. #1889227

Diane Dupuis-Kallos 9/27/2005 3:10:04 AM

I love this!!! Congrats! #1889620

Megan p 9/27/2005 6:12:23 AM

Congratulations!!! This looks like fun. #1890565

Esra Belgin 9/27/2005 6:18:20 AM

Great shot Dean. Congratulations on your win. #1890603

Kay Beausoleil 9/27/2005 6:45:51 AM

Fun capture -- congratulations on your win, Dean! #1890807

Joyce ONeil 9/27/2005 6:53:51 AM

Fantastic! Congrats! #1890851

KHAWLA Haddad 9/27/2005 8:54:32 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful Second place winner!!!!!! #1891425

Terry L. Ellis 9/27/2005 10:48:59 AM

Congratulations, Dean, on this incredible second place win! Awesome comp. and image! #1891961

bob cornelison 9/27/2005 11:56:23 AM

Great shot!!!
Congrats!
~:O) #1892167

Claudette Foote 9/27/2005 1:37:23 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful Second place winner!!!
WTG!!!!
AWESOME...
RIGHT ON!!!!!!!!!!! #1892651

Kay E. Mahoney 9/27/2005 5:33:49 PM

Congratulations on your second place winner. #1893248

Luhut Napitupulu 9/27/2005 6:55:56 PM

What a moment, very awesome, Dean! Congratulations on your win! #1893452

Karen Bacon 9/28/2005 5:33:27 AM

Congratulations!I absolutely love this photograph! #1894513

Lewis P. Church 9/28/2005 1:18:38 PM

This is one of the photos I wish I took, it is sharp, has great color, interesting subject, and together make for an image with impact. Nice work. #1896208

Nandu Menon 9/28/2005 4:36:05 PM

Excellent shot Dean. Have you worked on this photo after taken? #1896734

Serena Pierce 9/28/2005 7:59:11 PM

Great capture! Congratulations!! #1897341

Dean Sandifer 10/1/2005 7:47:34 PM

Thanks everyone for the supportive comments. Nandu, Yes I did use Photoshop CS to boost color & contrast, to as a little sharpening, to clone out an unwanted leg, and to alter the white balance that is a little too blue.
Here's the not-nearly-as-eye-catching original. #1907095

Dean Sandifer 10/1/2005 7:48:34 PM

Thanks everyone for the supportive comments. Nandu, Yes I did use Photoshop CS to boost color & contrast, to as a little sharpening, to clone out an unwanted arm, and to alter the white balance that is a little too blue.
Here's the not-nearly-as-eye-catching original. #1907097

Wendy Stevenson 10/5/2005 4:32:27 PM

Dean this is such a GREAT shot no matter what steps you took to get to it!! You've a great eye to see this!!! Congratulations on a well deserved win!! #1921294

Lisa M. Throgmorton 7/1/2006 4:36:09 PM

Great image! Congrats on your award. Love the rich color and light that really draws on the imaginative joy of the moment. #2975807

Lori K. Whitman 7/31/2006 6:52:39 PM

What a fun photo!! I love it! #3107554

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f/19, 1/20, Nikon VR AF 80-400 lens, Millennium Park, Chicago, late afternoon

Uploaded on 8/19/2005 5:16:17 AM

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Camera: Nikon D1X Digital SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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