Uploaded: October 07, 2006 08:13:11


Blurred background, did some selective detasturation

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Roxanne M. Bubar October 07, 2006

Outstanding image and effects. #535710

Janine Russell level-deluxe October 07, 2006

Paula, excellent detail, exposure, lighting, textures and effects. #3420052

Paula L. Mackey October 08, 2006

Roxanne and Janine, your comments are deeply appreciated. #3422788

Roger Bernabo November 01, 2006

Great eye Paula! #3532105

Paula L. Mackey November 02, 2006

Many thanks to you, Roger! #3537228

Paul G Slate November 24, 2006

Congratulations on your finalist! nice work Paula #3624175

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic November 24, 2006

Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round. #3624434

Janine Russell level-deluxe November 24, 2006

Paula, congratulations on your finalist. #3625918

Michael S. Baker November 24, 2006

Very nice job, Paula! Congrats on your finalist image!! #3626631

Paula L. Mackey November 24, 2006

Paul, Kay, Janine, and Michael thank you so much for your comments! One more thing to give thanks for! #3627998

Kenneth Mucke November 27, 2006

Paula....congrats on this wonderful winner #3636051

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic November 27, 2006

Paula, Congratulations on your second place winner. #3636568

Michael S. Baker November 27, 2006

Outstanding image, outstanding win! Congrats!! #3636603

Donna W. Neal November 27, 2006

Congratulations on your well deserved Winner Paula #3636844

Paula L. Mackey November 27, 2006

Kenneth, Kay, Michael, and Donna, thank you all so much for your comments! Wow! What a wonderful Monday! #3636922

Karen Slagle November 27, 2006

Congratulations on this awesome second place win, Paula. WTG... #3637045

Paula L. Mackey November 27, 2006

Karen, thank you so much! #3637309

Janine Russell level-deluxe November 27, 2006

Paula, congratulations on your Second Place Winner! #3638372

Paula L. Mackey November 27, 2006

Thank you so much, Janine! I have tried so hard and for so long!! I am on cloud nine for the rest of the day! #3638426

Roger Bernabo November 27, 2006

Congratulations Paula!! Great eye, Super image and wonderful effects handling of your image!! #3640418

Colette M. Metcalf November 28, 2006

Congratulations to you, Paula!! #3641554

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe November 28, 2006

Congratulations on your SECOND place win!!! Great textures! #3644634

Paula L. Mackey November 28, 2006

Roger, Colette, and Donna, thank you! I appreciate your comments tremendously! #3644752

Les Rhoades level-classic November 29, 2006

Congratulations on your winning picture. Well deserved! #3647431

Paula L. Mackey November 30, 2006

Les, thank you so much. #3651171

Chris Budny level-deluxe November 30, 2006

What an outstanding capture! The texture in the wood is nearly tangible here! Congratulations! #3652256

Adrienne Maldini November 30, 2006

this is a great picture #3652778

ronda chatelle level-classic December 01, 2006

EXCELLENT WORK PAULA! The lighting is especially gorgeous! Congratulations!! #3653710

Paula L. Mackey December 02, 2006

Christopher, Adrienne, and Ronda, thank you! Your comments are a blessing. #3658106

Paul C. Gazzanigo December 20, 2006


Sorry for the late comment - this is excellent! Nicely seen and presented.

Paul #3722003

Paula L. Mackey December 24, 2006

No problem, Paul. I would much rather receive a late comment, than no comment at all! Thank you! I'm so glad you like it. Merry Christmas to you! #3736237

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