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© Usman M. Bajwa

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Joy Rector 2/26/2012 5:24:28 AM

excellent shot, well done #1445605

Terry A. Stoa 2/26/2012 6:34:31 AM

A perfect image for the theme! #10002374

Irene Colling 2/26/2012 7:32:00 AM

Excellent image, great MT photo.

Nice work Usman. #10002438

Christine Pentecost 2/26/2012 11:14:45 AM


JudyAnn Rector 2/27/2012 9:11:39 AM

A wonderfully fun image, Usman... I love it! #10007375

Cindy Bendush 3/25/2012 6:44:40 PM

So full of energy - really tells a story! Congrats on your wonderful finalist! #10054128

Mukesh Srivastava 3/25/2012 6:48:41 PM

Huge congrats for the Finalist Win, Usman!!!! #10054145

Kim Andelkovic 3/25/2012 6:54:35 PM

Congrats on your wonderful finalist :-) #10054180

Kathy Salerni 3/25/2012 7:20:33 PM

Big congrats on your well deserved Finalist, Usman! #10054395

Peggy Pfister 3/25/2012 7:46:14 PM

Terrific photo! Congratulations, and good luck in the next round! #10054757

Katherine Kuhn 3/25/2012 8:03:33 PM

Great capture! Congratulations on your finalist!

Lyn Darlington 3/25/2012 8:25:53 PM

Congrats on your finalist! Great capture! #10055206

Patti Coblentz 3/25/2012 8:30:16 PM

Aw...this is such a sweet and joyous capture, UB...congratulations on your finalist! #10055233

Claudine Grove 3/25/2012 8:52:45 PM

What a charming photo. The best things in life are not always the most expensive. Love the look of joy on the young guys faces. Congrats and good luck in the next round. #10055384

Stan Kwasniowski 3/25/2012 10:56:28 PM

Usman, congratulations, nothing as beautiful as a child's smile #10055712

Katarina Mansson 3/25/2012 11:06:36 PM

Already a fav of mine - makes me so happy to see this crowd in your wonderful presentation. Congratulations Usman - I hope to see this again! #10055726

Graham Robards 3/26/2012 1:41:10 AM

Wonderful Usman, congratulations on the Silver badge and best of luck for the next round! Pat #10055990

Stefania Barbier 3/26/2012 2:30:56 AM

beautiful finalist, congratulations Usman!!! #10056033

Ann Coates 3/26/2012 2:36:03 AM

Congratulations on your outstanding finalist Usman. #10056054

Ellen Hodges 3/26/2012 3:44:13 AM

Huge congrats on your two fantastic finalists, Usman!! Very best luck!!! #10056190

Jean-Pierre Ducondi 3/26/2012 4:11:24 AM

Big Congrats on all your finalists Usman. Great work.
JP #10056286

Lynn M. Whitt 3/26/2012 5:55:06 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist... #10056708

Carol Eade 3/26/2012 5:55:13 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Usman! #10056710

Daniella Puente 3/26/2012 8:05:23 AM

GREAT photo Usman! congratulations :) #10057177

Tammy M. Anderson 3/26/2012 8:22:02 AM

Congrats on a wonderful finalist, Usman. #10057235

Maria Coulson 3/26/2012 8:48:02 AM

Congratulations Usman. What a great capture! #10057302

Randy A. Myers 3/26/2012 8:55:13 AM

Congratulations on your finalist. Well done! #10057347

Linda M. Walker 3/26/2012 8:57:02 AM

What an awesome shot...love the smiles...congrats #10057361

Carol Quina 3/26/2012 9:40:30 AM

Congratulations Usman, this is wonderful and so true! #10057605

Lydia Williams 3/26/2012 10:00:54 AM

Wow, what a great shot...and yes, so true...friends together having fun and you captured them beautifully! Congratulations! #10057687

Michele Peterson 3/26/2012 10:06:46 AM

Love this one! Congratulations, Usman!! #10057709

JO ANN CLEVELAND 3/26/2012 10:11:38 AM

Wonderful image, big congrats on your finalist Usman!

jo ann c. #10057729

Julianne Bradford 3/26/2012 11:16:22 AM

Congrats on this happy finalist Usman!! #10057918

Linda L. Ruiz 3/26/2012 11:54:23 AM


Eivor Kuchta 3/26/2012 11:58:13 AM

Congratulations on your finalist! #10058062

Christopher Budny 3/26/2012 12:09:56 PM

Congratulations Usman! #10058136

Marijana Fajgl 3/26/2012 1:20:22 PM

What a great capture, Usman! Big congratulations! #10058362

Emile Abbott 3/26/2012 3:19:10 PM

Wonderful timing and capture of kid having fun, Congrats Usman on your finalist. #10058737

Leslie McLain 3/26/2012 4:48:07 PM

Congrats on a beautiful finalist, Usman. #10059072

Cheryl Schneider 3/26/2012 6:19:17 PM

What a great capture! Congratulations, Usman. #10059326

Phyllis H. Burchett 3/26/2012 6:25:32 PM

BIG congrats Usman on this wonderful finalist! #10059347

Renee Doyle 3/26/2012 7:48:15 PM

Congratulations Usman!! #10059749

Terry Cervi 3/26/2012 8:39:32 PM

Congrats on this wonderful finalist, Usman! #10059846

Ujjwal Mukherjee 3/27/2012 1:30:58 AM

Congratulations,Usman!! #10060158

Tiia Vissak 3/27/2012 2:42:34 AM

Congratulations! #10060218

John Rivera 3/27/2012 4:53:40 AM

Congratulations on your finalist! #10060559

R. J. Laudenbacher 3/27/2012 5:26:53 AM

This is really an outstanding finalist. A big congrats, Usman! #10060722

Patricia A. Casey 3/27/2012 8:42:05 AM

Yes...friendship is worth its weight in gold! Beautiful capture Usman....look at those smiling faces....how lovely....congratulations on Finalist and all the very best wishes for the next round ! #10061096

Carol L. Fowler 3/27/2012 3:16:44 PM

Wonderful Finalist! Congratas #10061766

maria Warren 3/27/2012 3:29:03 PM

big congrats on this :) what an awesome photo #10061792

Debbie Bray 3/27/2012 9:51:17 PM

So very beautiful, Usman! Congrats on your finalist!! #10062461

ALLEN O. HOWARD 3/28/2012 10:55:43 AM

Great shot Usman! Congratulations! #10063333

Marcel J. Fernandez 3/28/2012 6:04:43 PM

Usman, this is a beauty. Congratulations! #10063764

Deborah Sandidge 3/28/2012 7:12:08 PM

Congratulations on your outstanding winning image, Usman! #10063818

Bob Cournoyer 3/28/2012 7:12:33 PM

Good gold, Usman... :-) #10063820

Christopher Budny 3/28/2012 7:22:26 PM

WTG Usman! Huge congratulations! #10063850

Michael L. Tamura 3/28/2012 7:24:27 PM

congrats bro! #10063861

Mary Beth Aiello 3/28/2012 7:24:51 PM

Simply spectacular, Usman. Huge congrats on your well deserved Gold. #10063863

JO ANN CLEVELAND 3/28/2012 7:28:40 PM

Congratulations on this super First Place Win Usman!

jo ann c. #10063879

Peggy Pfister 3/28/2012 7:35:53 PM

Fantastic photo, Usman! Big congrats on your first place win!! #10063910

Yulianto Soeroso 3/28/2012 7:45:05 PM

congratulation #10063939

Ann Coates 3/28/2012 7:48:51 PM

Congratulations Usman, this so deserves to get Gold. #10063949

Elida Gutierrez 3/28/2012 7:56:45 PM


Kara L. Hendricks 3/28/2012 7:57:53 PM

I thought I saw potential in this one...wink...wink!!

HUGE congrats Usman!! WELL deserved! #10063969

Kara L. Hendricks 3/28/2012 7:58:03 PM

I thought I saw potential in this one...wink...wink!!

HUGE congrats Usman!! WELL deserved! #10063970

Patti Coblentz 3/28/2012 8:01:06 PM

I feel really proud for you, Usman...such a spectacular winner...congratulations! #10063983

Ellen Hodges 3/28/2012 8:06:50 PM

Huge congrats on a fantastic winner, Usman!!! #10063998

Rona L. Schwarz 3/28/2012 8:12:35 PM

Your endearing image was definitely worth its weight in Gold, Usman! Great story-telling, beautifully captured and presented. No truer words were ever said - very fitting for the MT. MANY CONGRATULATIONS to you for this outstanding happy and joyful first place Winner! #10064015

Charles C. Berkeley 3/28/2012 8:26:41 PM

Congratulations on your First Place win! Charles #10064056

Martha R. Mazon 3/28/2012 8:26:46 PM

Congratulations, Usman! I had a feeling about this image. Beautiful work!! #10064057

Julianne Bradford 3/28/2012 8:30:05 PM

Congratulations Usman..outstanding winner! #10064072

Ujjwal Mukherjee 3/28/2012 8:38:57 PM

Huge congratulations on your SUPERB,Winner,Usman!! #10064095

Carmody Baker 3/28/2012 8:43:44 PM

Love this. Congratulations Usman!!! #10064111

Phyllis H. Burchett 3/28/2012 8:50:51 PM

BIG congrats Usman on this fabulous winner!!! #10064122

Amanda D. Austwick 3/28/2012 8:52:54 PM

Wonderful image and title Usman, and CONGRATULATIONS on your First Place Gold win!!! #10064127

Stan Kwasniowski 3/28/2012 9:17:10 PM

Usman, congratulations #10064180

Deborah C. Lewinson 3/28/2012 9:20:17 PM

Congrat on your 1st Place Win, Usman, for this marvelous image!

Debby #10064193

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 3/28/2012 9:21:16 PM

How fun and excellent Usman. A super image and first place winner. Congratulations!!! #10064195

Mariann Kovats 3/28/2012 9:35:03 PM

What a fun capture! Congratulations on your 1st place! #10064233

Erica Murphy 3/28/2012 9:40:09 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful WINNER Usman!! WTG! #10064243

Lyn Darlington 3/28/2012 9:55:04 PM

Congrats on a fantastic winner! #10064277

Lyn Darlington 3/28/2012 9:56:29 PM

Congrats on a fantastic first place winner! #10064279

Kathy Salerni 3/28/2012 10:02:15 PM

Big congrats on your first place win, Usman! #10064289

Irene Colling 3/28/2012 10:10:36 PM

Usman, I hope you are smiling as big as these boys are.

Congratulations on your Gold award. #10064308

Robert K. Bemus 3/28/2012 10:23:03 PM

Congratulations on your First Place Theme Win, Usman!! #10064329

Melinda F. Schneider 3/28/2012 10:29:07 PM

Way to go, UB!! Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE win!!!!! #10064338

Stefania Barbier 3/28/2012 10:42:10 PM

congratulations on your beautiful winner!!! #10064349

Katarina Mansson 3/28/2012 11:03:45 PM

I knew it!
I love it!
Congratulations again Usman on your super winner! #10064379

Graeme yew Chow 3/29/2012 1:03:36 AM

Alot of expression of the boys, congratulations Usman! #10064470

Sandra Anderson 3/29/2012 1:27:01 AM

Congratulations on your first place win with this joyous image Usman. #10064481

Inge Linden 3/29/2012 2:33:22 AM

Congratulations! #10064538

Tiia Vissak 3/29/2012 2:49:30 AM

Congratulations on your Winner! #10064583

Mary Dimitriw 3/29/2012 2:58:17 AM

Fantastic First Place Winner Usman!! Congratulations! #10064614

Renee Doyle 3/29/2012 3:11:57 AM

WTG Usman!! Big congrats to you on this wonderful First Place Winner!! #10064654

Mary K. Robison 3/29/2012 3:42:44 AM

Congratulations on your well-earned First Place Winner, Usman! #10064755

Jean-Pierre Ducondi 3/29/2012 4:13:38 AM

Big congratulations on your first place win. Well done.
JP #10064814

Claudia Kuhn 3/29/2012 4:17:39 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful 1st place winner! #10064832

Agnes Fegan 3/29/2012 4:19:31 AM

Congratulations on your lst place win!!! #10064843

Usman M. Bajwa 3/29/2012 4:56:18 AM

Wow, what a pleasant surprise, this made my day. Thanks to the Judges for giving it a nod and to all of you for your support and time to write these encouraging comments. Thank you bunches!!!

UB. #10064930

Jessica Jenney 3/29/2012 5:11:18 AM

Congratulations, Usman on your fantastic First Place Win! #10064960

Linda D. Lester 3/29/2012 5:47:12 AM

Congratulations Usman! #10065042

Monnie Ryan 3/29/2012 6:25:41 AM

Wonderful capture, Usman - congratulations! #10065150

Carol Quina 3/29/2012 7:01:42 AM

Congratulations Usman! This is definitely a Winner! #10065215

Jillian Danielson 3/29/2012 7:37:53 AM

congrats my friend!!! #10065266

Naomi Weiser 3/29/2012 8:41:48 AM

congrats! #10065413

Lydia Williams 3/29/2012 10:08:54 AM

So happy to see this get a gold...A big congratulations to you on this fantastic image! :) #10065489

Patricia A. Casey 3/29/2012 10:10:27 AM

I'm so happy for you Usman.....wonderful capture....a huge Congratulations on GOLD! #10065490

Karen E. Baumann 3/29/2012 10:23:58 AM

Wonderfully Fun!!! Congratulations on this winning image! #10065510

Christine Czernin 3/29/2012 11:05:27 AM

This is truly a picture worthy of gold.
It makes me smile to see the pure joy and happiness of these boys.
Many congratulations, Usman #10065554

Val Feldman 3/29/2012 11:15:46 AM

Such sheer, unabashed joy. Who could look at this excellent capture and not smile along with them?? A wonderful, uplifting capture of the joys of friendship shared, and so very worthy of the Gold attached. Huge congratulations, Usman!!!! #10065562

Terry Cervi 3/29/2012 12:37:25 PM

Congrats on this very uplifting win, Usman!! #10065685

David Phalen 3/29/2012 12:50:32 PM

BIG Congrats on a fabulous First Place Winner!! #10065705

Mike Clime 3/29/2012 1:37:50 PM

Congratulations, Usman! #10065788

ALLEN O. HOWARD 3/29/2012 1:42:29 PM

Congratulations to you on the win Dominick! #10065798

Lindley Johnson 3/29/2012 2:38:11 PM

Love these wonderful faces! Big congratulations on this very well-deserved First Place Win, Usman. #10065903

JudyAnn Rector 3/29/2012 2:43:24 PM

Congratulations, Usman... just knew we would see it again! #10065913

Maria Coulson 3/29/2012 5:17:31 PM

Usman, huge congratulations!!! Terrific capture. #10066173

Carol Eade 3/29/2012 5:56:33 PM

Congratulations on your terrific winning image, Usman! #10066249

R. J. Laudenbacher 3/29/2012 6:36:25 PM

So happy to see this in the winners cicle. Congrats, Usman! #10066329

Glenn E. Traver 3/30/2012 8:12:52 AM

Wonderful First Place Winner Usman, nice capture of this fun moment ~ GT #10067051

Jeff Gwynne 3/30/2012 8:23:19 AM

Congratulations, Usman! A great capture. #10067056

Don Christiana 3/30/2012 9:33:28 AM

Usman, a wonderful First Place Win for a wonderful image. The photo says so much. A Big Congrats...I hope you have a great day. #10067138

Tarun Bose 3/30/2012 9:53:47 AM

Big congrats Usman for your winner. #10067176

Karen Celella 3/31/2012 5:16:33 AM

Congratulations on your outstanding first place winner, Usman! #10068448

Gary R. Smith 4/1/2012 8:35:30 AM

Great shot, Usman! Congratulations on a well-deserved award. #10070166

Lori Carlson 4/1/2012 10:16:25 AM

What beautiful spirit!! Congratulations on this fun story telling image, Usman!! =) #10070308

Emile Abbott 4/1/2012 10:58:41 AM

Congrats on a well deserved first place gold Usman #10070395

Merna L. Nobile 4/1/2012 12:27:42 PM

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Congratulations! Merna

Steve D. Hinkle 4/1/2012 5:41:04 PM

Usman, what a beautiful capture, a big congrats on your win!
Steve #10070935

Salwa Afef 4/2/2012 6:44:16 AM

Big congratulations ,Usman ,splendid work :) #10071679

Sabrina Ryan 4/2/2012 6:26:02 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this wonderful Winning image, Usman! #10072571

David M. Montero 4/4/2012 4:12:44 PM

Congratulations on a fantastic capture Usman! #10075333

Bojan Bencic 4/7/2012 6:13:46 AM

Great fun shot, Usman. Congratulations on your win! #10079459

Bunny Snow 4/8/2012 2:51:30 PM

You've come back big at BetterPhoto, Usman!!!! Congratulations on your golden first place win!!!! Friendship and a first place win. It doesn't get any better than that!!!! #10081374

Marcel J. Fernandez 4/8/2012 7:41:10 PM

Congratulations, Usman on your wonderful First Place Winner. #10081698

Merna L. Nobile 4/9/2012 2:07:25 PM

Winning The Gold, The Photo of the Day and also the “Grand Prize” is such an honor after days of taking photographs and doing your best to present them in a professional way, you realize that it is well worth it, and to graciously share them with us.
Thank you and Congratulations. Merna

Stan J. Bendkowski 4/15/2012 1:53:47 AM

Congratulations on your fantastic First Place winner, Usman! #10091309

Mick Burkey 4/17/2012 12:34:58 PM

Great image, Usman. Congratulations! #10095656

Rolando Rosito 4/21/2012 8:34:51 PM

Awesome Winner Usman, Congratulations! #10103355

Laura Greene 4/27/2012 5:02:25 AM

Stunning image. Congratulations on the gold!!! #10111138

Usman M. Bajwa 5/2/2012 3:13:19 AM

Thanks you for your kind words of encouragement!!!

UB. #10117615

Bob D. Hall 5/2/2012 2:44:51 PM

Big congrats, Usman! Great shot! #10119502

Mette Vendelboe Allison 8/20/2016 12:21:08 AM

Wonderful photo. So crisp. Which filter have you used while you took it or after? #11507566

Mette Vendelboe Allison 8/20/2016 12:21:51 AM

Wonderful photo. So crisp. Which filter have you used while you took it or after? #11507567

Mette Vendelboe Allison 8/20/2016 12:21:51 AM

Wonderful photo. So crisp. Which filter have you used while you took it or after? #11507568

Mette Vendelboe Allison 8/20/2016 12:21:51 AM

Wonderful photo. So crisp. Which filter have you used while you took it or after? #11507569

Usman M. Bajwa 8/20/2016 1:29:51 AM

Thanks Mette. To be honest, I don't recall exactly which filter but I usually either use Topaz or NIK filters, so either of the two. I also do adjustments in PS CS. #11507575

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Worth MORE than its weight in GOLD.

Four friends enjoying a dip in the water.

CATEGORY: Monthly Theme (February 26, 2012)

Exif: F Number: 2.8, ExposureTime: 79/100000 seconds, ISO: 200, FocalLength: 35.00 mm, Model: NIKON D40

Uploaded on 2/25/2012 7:59:21 AM

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Camera: Nikon D40 Digital SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner

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