Philippe Vieux-Jeanton 8/11/2007 9:37:00 AM

Wow! Look you have a very good day! Superb picture! #711832

Hayden Cannon 8/11/2007 10:08:22 AM

Great photo Marsha very nice colors, composition, lighting and details great photo! #4633002

Brinn MacDougall 8/11/2007 10:11:46 AM

This is great, like the vertical comp, excellent, Marsha. #4633010

William C. Raco 8/11/2007 2:54:50 PM

How very unique
Wonderful color, detail and DoF
A definite favorite of mine, Marsha!

Bill #4633700

Shelly A. Van Camp 8/11/2007 7:40:03 PM

This is stunning! Great capture and colors!!! #4634574

Janine Russell 8/11/2007 7:52:58 PM

Marsha, excellent colors, detail, textures and lighting. #4634642

Cheryl E. Molennor 8/12/2007 10:28:05 AM

Great comp colors and detail! #4636929

Dr Silly 8/13/2007 2:10:27 PM

Super capture. And I love your cropping of the shot. :O)


INCONVENIENT TRUTH MC 8/13/2007 3:59:41 PM

I like this... Wonderful... #4643099

Karen E. Michaels 8/19/2007 6:03:04 AM

LOVE that little toe peeking out from the leaf. So pleased you got an editor's pick. Well deserved. It's got to make finalist. Peace, karen #4668341

Carla Metzler 9/21/2007 12:49:35 PM

Congratulations, Marsha! What a great shot!! :) #4822208

Judyann Plante 9/21/2007 4:25:21 PM

Congratulations on this outstanding finalist, Marsha!

Judyann <>< #4823819

Terry L. Ellis 9/22/2007 5:51:16 PM

An excellent finalist, Marsha! Congratulations! #4829273

Elizabeth A. Marker 9/23/2007 4:22:46 PM

How wonderful! So happy for you!!! #4833751

Nobu Nagase 9/23/2007 7:04:52 PM

Congratulations, Marsha, on this outstanding finalist. #4834360

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton 9/24/2007 10:21:52 AM

Big Congratulation for this WINNER !!! #4837795

Alison Krylowski 9/24/2007 10:26:03 AM

Congratulations Marsha! Great capture of this little guy! #4837805

Michelle Lea Guinn 9/24/2007 10:26:17 AM

Congratulations on this AWESOME GRAND PRIZE!!! mlg~ #4837806

Dr Silly 9/24/2007 10:29:04 AM

Congratulations on your super Grand Prize. :O)

Carla Metzler 9/24/2007 10:30:17 AM

Congratulations on your GRAND PRIZE winner! :D #4837825

Joan Kocak 9/24/2007 10:35:51 AM

INCREDIBLE image, CONGRATULATIONS on the big one!!!!! #4837859

Evy Johansen 9/24/2007 10:37:28 AM

BIG congratulations on your Grand Prize, Marsha!! WTG!! #4837866

Marilyn K. Lincecum 9/24/2007 10:37:56 AM

CONGRATULATIONS Marsha on a well deserved Grand Prize win !!! Love the colors and DOF. #4837868

Terry L. Ellis 9/24/2007 10:44:32 AM

Well, this is delightful news, Marsha! Congratulations on an outstanding Grand Prize win! Very worthy, my dear!!!! #4837905

James Quantz Jr. 9/24/2007 10:44:43 AM

Congrats Marsha! You've got some great work in your gallery as well! JQ #4837909

Brenda c. McFarland 9/24/2007 10:57:33 AM

Wow this is Awesome. He is just so cute! What a deserving Macro Pic! Congrats on the Grand Prize place! #4838023

Cyn Valentine 9/24/2007 11:03:02 AM

Huge congratulations Marsha!!! #4838067

Linda D. Lester 9/24/2007 11:05:11 AM

WTG!!! Congratulations Marsha!!!!! #4838089

Karen Bacon 9/24/2007 11:07:07 AM

A big congratulations Marsha! #4838110

Mary Timman 9/24/2007 11:08:27 AM

Outstanding! Congratulations Marsha! #4838120

RC Fritz 9/24/2007 11:10:53 AM

Congratulations on your Grand Prize Winner! #4838138

Marsha S. Smith 9/24/2007 11:25:48 AM

I am so blown away that I still cannot comprehend that this has happened. I have to thank each and everyone of you and all the help I have received over the last few years from you guys. Everybody is always so willing to answer questions/share techniques - WOW!

Lorri Shank 9/24/2007 11:28:58 AM

Marsha---a big CONGRATS! Awesome image and well deserved BIG win! #4838263

Sylvia Rossler 9/24/2007 11:41:02 AM

Wohoooo !!! Big congrats on your Grand Prize Win Marsha !! WTG !!! #4838325

Stephanie Laird 9/24/2007 11:45:09 AM

Awesome Marsha! Congratulations!!!! #4838348

Sam Britt 9/24/2007 12:06:58 PM

Big congratulations on your grand prize winner, Marsha! #4838441

Jenny Bosmans 9/24/2007 12:11:51 PM

Congratulations on this awesom grand prize winner, Marsha! :) #4838463

Karen E. Michaels 9/24/2007 12:26:27 PM

BRAVA! #4838562

Marsha S. Smith 9/24/2007 12:29:37 PM

You guys are so great! I am still in shock. I looked back over my gallery and images from when I first started at BP in 2004 and I can see the gradual and sometimes drastic improvement in my images. I owe all of that to all of you who have commented and given advice. And all who so willingly share new techniques. Thank you all so much! #4838578

Kate Jackson 9/24/2007 12:29:53 PM

Good on yer girl! Big big congrats! WOW stunning shot! #4838580

Lynne Morris 9/24/2007 12:44:59 PM

Congratulations on this awesome Grand Prize Winner Marsha, very well deserved! #4838677

Casey A. Hanson 9/24/2007 12:46:36 PM

Yayyyyy!!! Way to go girl! Congrats! :0) #4838688

Lori Molzan 9/24/2007 12:50:27 PM

Congratulations Marsha!! Your gallery is an inspiration to me, a new photographer who is having the time of her life. I too see my own improvement just in the few months I have been a member.

Perhaps someday, I can be as inspiring to someone as you are to me :)


Lori Molzan #4838716

Susan T. Evans 9/24/2007 1:11:13 PM

Congrats on your fantastic Grand Prize Winner Marsha. #4838815

Laarni Sarmiento 9/24/2007 1:13:05 PM

Great picture. Congratulations for winning the grand prize. :) God bless you. #4838823

Judyann Plante 9/24/2007 1:38:29 PM

Marsha, Warmest congratulations on this grand prize winner!!! Well-deserved - I am so happy for you!

Judyanhn <>< #4838937

anonymous 9/24/2007 1:52:42 PM

Congratulations Marsha on your awesome Grand Prize Win! B- #4838997

Nobu Nagase 9/24/2007 2:28:21 PM

Absolutely a fabulous Grand Prize winner, Marsha !
Many many many congratulations !

Marsha S. Smith 9/24/2007 2:34:38 PM

I am still so excited about this that I keep grinning and grinning. Again all I can say is thank you so much to everyone who is nice enough to stop by and comment and to all the great photographers here that have taught me so much. If I can win this anybody can!
Thanks so very much. #4839160

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 9/24/2007 2:41:03 PM

BIG congrats to you on this beautiful grand prize win !!! #4839179

Monika Sapek 9/24/2007 2:42:12 PM

Many congratulations on your Grand Prize Winner, Marsha!

Margaret R. Barry 9/24/2007 2:43:59 PM

Congratulations on your Grand Prize win!!! #4839190

Geraldine E. Lefoe 9/24/2007 2:47:10 PM

Congratulations on your grand prize win Marsha - this is so well composed, sharp as a tack and quite outstanding - you must be very proud! #4839204

Louise Souchereau 9/24/2007 2:48:12 PM

Congratulations this is a perfect capture, bravo Marsha #4839209

kurt Anderson 9/24/2007 3:05:08 PM

Exceptional image!!!Very well done,congrats! #4839269

Anna Diederich 9/24/2007 3:38:57 PM

Congratulations on your fantastic Grand Prize win, Marsha! #4839424

Claudia Kuhn 9/24/2007 3:45:11 PM

Big congrats to you on your Grand Prize Winner!!! Woo Hoo!Wonderful capture! #4839463

Tom Andersen 9/24/2007 4:22:12 PM

Congratulations on your Grand Prize Winner, Marsha! Great job!!! #4839730

Esther Smith 9/24/2007 4:27:25 PM

Big congratulations on your fantastic Grand Prize Winner! #4839772

Melissa Malisia 9/24/2007 4:44:07 PM

Marsha, wonderful photo. Congrats on your Grand Prize win!!! #4839903

Laurie Daily 9/24/2007 5:10:52 PM

Congrats, Marsha on this great grand prize winner! Sure do love the crop, lighting, and that cute little peak around the it! #4840101

Susan M. Hembree 9/24/2007 5:33:19 PM

Superb, Marsha! Congratulations on your very well deserved GP win! #4840266

Su Sana E. P 9/24/2007 5:59:06 PM

Huge Congratulations on your this Grand Prize Winner, Marsha!! #4840416

Cathy Barrows 9/24/2007 6:17:03 PM

Congrats on your Grand Prize win...this is fantastic and I know you are over the top right now #4840506

Joan Powell 9/24/2007 6:50:23 PM

Clap , Clap , on your well deserved win . This is an amazing capture . Clap , Clap , CONGRATS !!! #4840732

Vikram Jamwal 9/24/2007 7:06:16 PM

Congrats on your win Marsha! This is a beautiful capture!!! :-) #4840829

Kay E. Mahoney 9/24/2007 7:12:41 PM

Congratulations on your grand prize winner. #4840861

Raymond Pauly 9/24/2007 7:47:46 PM

Beautiful winner! Congratulations! #4841113

Hayden Cannon 9/24/2007 7:53:07 PM

WOW huge congrats on this fantastic grand prize winner! Marsha well deserved too I dream of getting this : ) fantastic! #4841140

Laurence Saliba 9/24/2007 8:51:08 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Marsha!!!!!!!!! WTG!!!!!!!!! #4841357

Colleen Farrell 9/24/2007 10:10:34 PM

Terrific capture, great comp, wonderful color and details--congratulations on a fabulous Grand Prize Winner, Marsha! #4841478

Rahul Sharma 9/25/2007 12:24:46 AM

Brilliant and Outstanding....... Congratulations on your well deserved Grand Prize..... #4841731

Ermanno Radice 9/25/2007 1:25:17 AM

Big congratulations on your grand prize winner, Marsha!!!!!!!!!!


Marsha S. Smith 9/25/2007 3:03:23 AM

Thanks so very much everyone! I'm still giddy. #4842149

Kathy L. Clark 9/25/2007 5:39:36 AM

Congrats Marsha on this fabulous winner. #4843039

Agnes Fegan 9/25/2007 6:00:32 AM

Big Congratulations Marsha :) #4843168

Cliff & Patti Smith 9/25/2007 6:08:38 AM

Congratulations on this terrific win Marsha! #4843242

Esra Belgin 9/25/2007 6:15:30 AM

Excellent shot, Marsha. Congratulations on your win. #4843294

Bruce E. Van-Buskirk 9/25/2007 7:53:56 AM

Great shot Marsha and congratulations. #4843837

Jill Flynn 9/25/2007 8:19:57 AM

Hi Marsha! Kudos to you for seizing the moment and capturing this little gem. I absolutley love this. And a BIG CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR GRAND PRIZE WIN!!!!! Way to go!!!! #4843933

Gary Lange 9/25/2007 8:23:11 AM

Congrats on this wonderful image, Marsha!! It's wonderful and very deserving. #4843944

Wendy Stevenson 9/25/2007 10:48:08 AM

Big Congrast on this well deserved GRAND PRIZE WIN!! WTG Marsha - awesome image!! #4844587

Guy D. Biechele 9/25/2007 12:15:55 PM

Congratulations on this fine image and your Grand Prize Win!! #4844873

Marsha S. Smith 9/25/2007 1:15:52 PM

Thanks to everyone who has been so sweet to comment on this. I am still pretty shocked by the whole thing.
Now I have to try and get the website together. #4844985

OLGA MORENO 9/25/2007 1:20:52 PM

Congratulations on this excellent image.


Vicki Hunt 9/25/2007 8:11:33 PM

This is so exciting and I am so happy for you! What a wonderful capture!!! Congratulations! #4846291

Amy JACKSON 9/25/2007 8:16:13 PM

Congratulations on your grand prize win, Marsha!! Wonderful image!! #4846305

Diana L. Ralph 9/25/2007 9:20:24 PM

Congratulations on this GRAND specimen! #4846486

Cora Miller 9/25/2007 11:31:02 PM

Great capture, Marsha. Congratulations on your big win! #4846730

Steve Mescha 9/26/2007 7:32:18 AM

OMG!!!! I just discovered this. A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU, my friend :-) #4848426

Kathleen K. Parker 9/26/2007 7:42:14 AM

Way to go Marsha!! I am so proud of you and happy!!! Love ya, Baby!! KK #4848492

Marta J. Baldwin 9/26/2007 11:04:13 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful Grand Prize winner!!! How fortunate for you to walk out into your yard at just the right moment!!! #4849160

Gail Vitikacs 9/27/2007 5:58:34 AM

Terrific! Congratulations! #4852389

Lorraine A. Cook 9/27/2007 7:29:37 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on this awesome Grand Prize winner, Marsha!<:)) #4852887

Bill Houghton 9/28/2007 12:36:12 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful win. You deserve it Marsha. Bill

My Photo Gallery:

Bill Houghton Photography #4855797

Brenda W. LaFleur 9/29/2007 10:13:15 AM

I'm late on offering my congrats, Marsha, but way to go, girl!! #4861111

Janine Russell 9/29/2007 12:29:38 PM

Marsha, excellent colors, detail, clarity, textures, exposure and lighting; big congratulations on your Grand Prize winning photo. #4861575

Stanley C. Sims 9/29/2007 3:42:19 PM

A great catch, and wonderful colors Marsha. Congratulations to you on being the Grand Prize Winner. #4862068

Marsha S. Smith 9/29/2007 3:42:59 PM

Thank you so much to everyone. I have received so many congratulations it just warms my heart. Lets me know just how nice all the folks at BP are. #4862071

Darryl Wilkinson 9/30/2007 11:58:07 AM

Marsha, This really is something special. Congratulations on your win!! #4865145

Kristi A. Howson 9/30/2007 12:16:25 PM

Marsha, congratulations on this excellent Grand Prize winner. It has it all!!! #4865231

Yves Rubin 9/30/2007 8:30:47 PM

Marsha, this is terrific! This anole lizard has so much expression and looks so fun. Beautiful crop as well!
Big CONGRATS on your win! #4866993

Dominick M. Dimacale 10/1/2007 5:27:38 PM

Congratulations Marsha on your Grand prize win!!!

Dominick #4871020

Cathy Stancil 10/1/2007 9:15:21 PM

Yahoo!! Bravo and congratulations on this superb winner, Marsha !!! ;O)) #4871615

Wally Orlowsky 10/5/2007 11:15:11 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on this awesome Grrand Prize winner, Marsha!!! Sorry for being so late; but I have been away the past several days. Because you have been so kind and supportive with regard to my work at BP, I am especially delighted to be able to reciprocate. You truly deserve this great honor. Way to go! #4886673

Keith L. Clayton 10/5/2007 2:21:07 PM

Great job, Marsha! Super capture! #4887235

Marsha S. Smith 10/5/2007 2:31:07 PM

Thanks again to all of you. This has certainly been a trip for me. I am glad the judges were feeling a little 'lizardy' last month. I am certainly aware that there are many, many images from last month that were just a good or better. But it really felt good to see the email saying I had won. I had to go to the winners page to double check that I was not imagining it. #4887283

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton 10/5/2007 3:13:27 PM

This image is ultra POWERFUL (Comp, lignes, Color). It's a GREAT winner Marsha!! #4887431

Lori Carlson 10/6/2007 10:30:20 AM

I am super super excited for you Marsha!!! What a big deal this is!!! Big pats on the back and high-fives from me!!!!
This little lizard will always have a place in your heart, huh!?! :0)
Super shot!!! #4890013

William C. Raco 10/7/2007 6:20:39 AM

How wonderful!
Congratulations on the Grand Prize, Marsha
Excellent work!

Bill #4892839

Cathy M. Gromball 10/7/2007 12:22:30 PM

Congratulations on your excellent Grand Prize win, Marsha!

Cathy :) #4894037

Pamela A. MacBean 10/8/2007 10:46:22 AM

Way to go!!! Congratulations on this simply beautiful capture! I'm glad the little guy popped out for you...Hee Hee.
Pam :) #4898508

Marsha S. Smith 10/8/2007 1:23:22 PM

Thanks so much everyone for all your support and nice words. I have these little guys to spare in my yard. I'm always trying to catch them. I have this almost identical image except the crop was horizontal instead of vertical and I don't believe the judges would have chosen it. I was just lucky! #4899117

Murry Grigsby 10/10/2007 6:38:02 AM

Hey Marsha, look what you did while I was gone--a BIG congratulations on your Grand Prize win!! Terrific shot proving once again that you don't have to leave home to get great photos. I am very happy for you because you are a consistant supporter of everyone here at BetterPhoto and you submit a high quality of photos day in and day out. You certainly made your own luck :0) #4907022

Wanda Knoss 10/10/2007 8:23:10 AM

Congratulations on your win! Excellent image and what a cute little fellow. You have a wonderful gallery. #4907456

Milan Banik 10/13/2007 3:10:36 AM

congrates on your grand win #4919151

Gavin C. Davies 10/22/2007 1:45:18 PM

Congratulations Marsha. Love the composition and rich colours. Superb!! #4962593

Yves Rubin 11/1/2007 11:54:33 AM

Outstanding portrait of this anole lizzard Marsha! It has a wonderful expression of curiosity. Big congrats on your win! #5015293

Wanda B. Anderson 11/4/2007 4:46:26 AM

Congratulations! Thanks for sharing this magical moment with all of us. I love your work. #5025773

Roxanne M. Bubar 12/8/2007 8:49:42 AM

Awesome capture, image and a big congrats. #5183166

Bill Knaps 1/11/2008 6:30:30 PM

Marsha I know this picture was a while back. I remember it so well. It has sure done great for you. Think I remember you telling me how it came about. Congrats on all your awards. You have a great gallery....Bill #5326556

Jessica Jenney 1/30/2008 1:45:24 PM

I can't believe I didn't congratulate you on this stunning GRAND PRIZE WIN!!!!
WOW! Love the vertical pano! #5419498

Lena Lee 2/7/2008 3:12:35 AM

YES!!! Absolutly this shot is GREAT.
Congratulation , but a bit late *smile*,
Better late then ever/Lena #5456722

Shelly A. Van Camp 5/22/2008 1:45:15 PM

This is stunning and deserves the win! Congrats to you!! #5963387

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Taken just a few minutes ago in my yard. Just his head and one little foot was showing around the edge of the crinum leaf.

Uploaded on 8/11/2007 9:29:31 AM All Time Best Photo Contest Staff Favorite Photo Contest GRAND PRIZE Winner

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