© Debbie E. Payne


Irene Colling level-classic October 24, 2008

Love it Debbie.
The effect you created on the leaf edges remind me of sugar coated leaves that are somtimes used as garnish in fancy resturants.

Beautiful colors and glorious light make this image sing. #1022617

Debbie E. Payne October 24, 2008

Thank you, Irene. I was sorry to see the last wind bring down most of the leaves in my neighborhood along with a dusting of snow one night. Winter is on it's way...We usually get one good snow before Halloween around here.

So I found myself taken pictures of 'Fallen" leaves this afternoon. There is always something to take pictures of...Tommorow are the Emma Crafford Coffin Races which is an annual thing but we've not been before. Should be fun to watch and snap pictures of. #6656153

Ulysses A. Villamin October 25, 2008

Beautiful, Debbie, beautiful! Gratz on the EP :) #6656895

Debbie E. Payne October 26, 2008

Thank you to "Birdman" from "Leaf Girl". #6662159

Aimee C. Eisaman October 26, 2008

O how I love this one! Those colors just call to me! Congrats on the EP Debbie! :~) BTW I'll be sure not to enter any of my leaf shots till yours are all entered! LOL! :P Then maybe I'll have a chance! #6662562

Melissa Olsen November 05, 2008

Wonderful color and effects...so deserving of an EP. #6712158

Debbie E. Payne November 05, 2008

Aimee and Melissa - Thank you. This is one of my favorites. I love making leaves into abstracts. There is so much possibilities in them. Glad you liked it! #6713359

Jodi M. Walsh November 25, 2008

Congratulations on the finalist Debbie! this turned out so nice! #6805040

Sherry McClead November 25, 2008

Congrats on the Finalist!!

Sherrybear :} #6805143

Corinne M. Thompson November 25, 2008

Wonderful image, congrats on your Finalist! #6806612

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic November 25, 2008

WTG...Congrats. and good luck in the next round.

UB. #6807180

Graham Robards level-classic November 25, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist Debbie! ~Pat #6807293

Aimee C. Eisaman November 26, 2008

Awesome finalist! #6809723

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe November 26, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist Debbie, beautiful! #6812575

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe November 28, 2008

Congratulations on your win Debbie! #6821107

Sam Britt November 28, 2008

Congratulations on this beautiful 2nd place win, Debbie! #6821367

Vladan D. Djordjevic November 28, 2008

Congratulations on your winner, Debbie! #6821440

Ulysses A. Villamin November 28, 2008



Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe November 28, 2008

Congratulations on your beautiful image and win, Debbie!! #6822257

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe November 28, 2008

Congratulations on your winning image Debbie! #6822516

Michael Umbreit November 28, 2008

Debbie - Congratulations on your win!! - Mike #6822618

Evy Johansen level-classic November 28, 2008

Big congratulations on your wonderful win, Debbie!! #6823152

Sherry McClead November 29, 2008

Congrats ont he GOld!!

Sherrybear :} #6824164

Colette M. Metcalf November 29, 2008

Congratulations!!! #6824342

Irene Colling level-classic November 29, 2008

I missed this one at the Finalist stage Debbie.

Time to celebrate!!!
Big, big Congratulations.

I'm so happy for you I think I will have a choclate bar. #6824717

Elida Gutierrez November 29, 2008



A Special Trophy for

"October Winners"


Joan E. Hoffman November 30, 2008

WTG Debbie... I somehow missed this one completely!! I am thrilled for you for the recognication of this fabulous creation!! #6829309

Debbie E. Payne November 30, 2008

THANK YOU, ALL -- Just got home from a week in Florida and need to attend to unpacking and such. Was thrilled to come home to a win; especially this one. It was my favorite fall image! Now I get to cull out about 90% of all the photos I took at DisneyWorld; the not-so-fun part of the photo-taking experience!

Irene -- did you really have some chocolate for me? Yippee! #6829881

Dale Hardin November 30, 2008

Congratulations Debbie. No surprise on this one. Well deserved for a true work of art. #6832515

Linda Blair December 01, 2008

Beautiful win Debbie...congratulations!!! #6835699

Debbie E. Payne December 01, 2008

Dale, - Thank you. I really liked this image and was glad to see it get so far. I'm kind of sad to see the leaves gone but the bare trees with snow and frost make for good picture-taking, too.

Linda, I haven't heard from you for a while. It is about time to go "browsing" through some galleries because I am sure that you have submitted some stunning images. Things never seem to slow down around here so I've not gotten out to the galleries like I used to. Thank you for your kind comments and one of these days I will be "visiting" you!


Lisa J. Boulden level-classic December 11, 2008

Beautiful, Debbie!
A belated Congrats on this wonderful capture!
~♥~Lisa #6878338

Candice L. Carter December 13, 2008

CONGRATS on your big win! #6887845

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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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