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Challenge: Peek-a-Boo (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Reptiles
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L IS USM
Date: Mar 8, 2008
Aperture: F6.3
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Mar 8, 2008

Ohmygosh! I am so happy! Thank you. Thank you. THANK YOU GUYS!!!!

I really love this photo -- but I am so surprised to end up with a personal best score with it. That means aLOT to me -- especially because I had been feeling pretty uninspired and dry the past couple of months. It was kind of discouraging -- so I guess my photo could be symbolic for my own emergence of sorts :)


Statistics
Place: 1 out of 131
Avg (all users): 7.5784
Avg (commenters): 8.7368
Avg (participants): 7.3333
Avg (non-participants): 7.6960
Views since voting: 13389
Views during voting: 381
Votes: 185
Comments: 193
Favorites: 82 (view)


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08/29/2010 12:19:05 AM
AWESOME! Excellent work from a very special lady!
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07/11/2010 10:01:52 PM
Okay, so I don't know what the heck was going on in my head when I voted on this. I gave it a 7. It clearly deserves a 10. I love the depth of field, the silkiness of the water, and the outstanding focus on the turtles head. Adding this to my favorites.
07/11/2010 08:32:11 AM
wow is all I can say...this is outstanding!!!
10/27/2008 11:39:48 AM
one of the beat in the whole site!
extreemly wonderfull!
can i use it as wall paper?
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10/08/2008 05:46:47 PM
I am SO GLAD you commented on my lowly frog photo. THIS IS AMAZING!! Wow!! What an incredible capture - kudos to you!! Wow wow wow!! My little frogs are captive and have been told repeatedly how unauthentic they are blah blah blah - don't care I like the smile they bring to my face when I shoot them with bright things and this brought an absolute grin to my face. Fantastic!!
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03/26/2008 01:38:40 PM
Sandy, I was on vacation last week and missed seeing this on the front page. It really is a great picture. Well done.
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03/22/2008 07:29:53 PM
Awesome shot Sandy!!! Congrats on a definitely deserving blue ribbon!
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03/22/2008 12:52:27 PM
His expression is priceless and the green colors are beautiful. Congrats, Sandy. Well deserved blue.
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03/21/2008 06:33:44 PM
wow this is beuaiftul i love the pic good work
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03/20/2008 11:54:04 PM
Wow! What a masterful feast for the eyes. Congratulations.
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03/20/2008 08:24:25 PM
YAY! Congratulations, Sandy!! That is such an awesome shot. I love the swirly colors in the water but his expression is the best. Way to go, girl!
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03/20/2008 03:33:12 PM
Hey Sandy - congrat's - great pic! -Steve
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03/20/2008 10:07:33 AM
This is about as good as they come :-) I mean, seriously. How can it be improved? It can't...

Straight to favorites.
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03/20/2008 07:19:00 AM
Such a fantastic shot Sandy - Don't ever feel discouraged or doubt your ability - this is just another great shot in a very impressive portfolio - fav & fav...
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03/20/2008 03:01:59 AM
Wow! What an awesome shot! I love it!
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03/20/2008 01:28:05 AM
Sandy!!! Outstanding, A great surprise coming back here after a couple months and seeing a winner from ya'll. Well deserved and well done ;)
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03/19/2008 10:11:24 PM
Perfectly matched to the challenge topic. Well done.
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03/19/2008 08:41:13 PM
Congratulations Sandy, this is such a beautiful shot and well deserved ribbon!
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03/19/2008 02:12:36 PM
Amazing color! Love how the turtle merges with the water. Great photograph!!
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03/19/2008 11:37:08 AM
Love this image, the colour is terrific and smoothness of it just lovely. Congratulations!

Hrannar
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03/19/2008 09:22:42 AM
You are AMAZING , Sandy- big hug & congrats from me in VT !!!
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03/19/2008 01:07:19 AM
Oh yes.
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03/18/2008 11:02:16 PM
This guy is adorable. Congrats on the blue and a great picture.
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03/18/2008 10:27:33 PM
WOW!!! Congratulations Sandy!! I told you that you are amazing :)
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03/18/2008 10:17:33 PM
Congrats on the blue and PB! This is a stunning image and well deserved ribbon.
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03/18/2008 06:27:04 PM
SANDY P!!!

WELL GIRL WAY TO GO!!

I am in S Dakota, working on the reservation here, and have been away a bit from DPC, but when I cruised the site just now, and saw you on the front page I had just to sign in and say a BIG WOOHOO!!
and a new personal best too!!
Dry & uninspired..pffft!

Anni
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03/18/2008 04:54:35 PM
Sweet !
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03/18/2008 02:29:52 PM
How ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!! haven't logged on in days...when I do...You're a BLUE!!!!!!!!!! yahoooooo! what a deserving photograph and photographer....congrats!!! and well deserved.
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03/18/2008 02:03:20 PM
Congratulations Sandy, beautiful picture!
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03/18/2008 01:12:20 PM
Congrats Sandy on both a personal best and this stunningly beautiful photograph!! This is why you are/were (?) the mentor!! Well done! Hugs, Kat!
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03/18/2008 05:19:00 AM
Hi Sandi,

Iam currently in the Philippines in a Gloria Jeans Coffee shop in the middle of Tacloban City, a very poor region of this area. We are here to speak at some pastors conferences and churches.

Despite the super slow wireless connection here, I just had to comment on this superb image and how this little guy/gal has locked in to your Canon 70-200 2.8 lens! I LOVE this, and had to congratulate you on your much deserved BLUE!

Not only did you get a Blue but also a PB so double congratulations!

Enzo - on assignemnt in The Philippines!
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03/18/2008 03:57:04 AM
Congratulations on your blue. This is truely an awesome shot.
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03/18/2008 01:27:31 AM
This is great! Congratulations!
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03/17/2008 11:06:08 PM
Congratulations Sandy. Any details as to the shot.
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03/17/2008 10:33:15 PM
OMG, I love this photo... such an adorable expression and beautiful colors! And I am so glad to see it's you, Sandy! Congrats on an amazing piece of art, your ribbon, and your personal best.
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03/17/2008 09:56:34 PM
Hey Lady!
I gave this a '10' plus....from one of your BIGGEST FANS!!!
Congrats...Brilliant!
~elizadeb~
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03/17/2008 09:49:44 PM
Congats ! Another awesome shot Sandy!!
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03/17/2008 09:33:42 PM
This is great! Congratulations Sandy
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03/17/2008 09:06:50 PM
Sandy!!! Beautifully done lady :o) Great picture and congrats, love the fact that this one is yours..
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03/17/2008 08:04:41 PM
I'll say it again, what a totally awesome shot! So glad to see this with the blue. Big congrats Sandy on the ribbon and the PB, and on a total killer image! I wish I could fav it again :-)
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03/17/2008 07:41:44 PM
Congratulations Sandy! Great shot. Love the look of the water.
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03/17/2008 07:17:03 PM
Awesome shot Sandy!!!! Congratulations on the Blue!! Love the look on this guys face.... Adorable
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03/17/2008 07:10:23 PM
truely a lovely photo!!!congrats!
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03/17/2008 06:51:42 PM
Yeah, YEAH!!!!! Sandy! Congratulations on a well deserved blue ribbon. I'm so happy for you :)
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03/17/2008 05:49:36 PM
Congratulations on the blue Sandy, Well reserved.
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03/17/2008 03:55:08 PM
Sandy, congrats on your blue ribbon!! I just love all the greens here. Gives it a nice dreamy quality. Well done!
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03/17/2008 03:36:23 PM
Great shot! Congratulations on the blue.
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03/17/2008 03:34:28 PM
Congrats Sandy. A well deserved blue for one of my favorite photographers on DPC.
Yahooooooooooooo!
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03/17/2008 03:20:15 PM
Jumping for joy, yipeeeeee, just my kind of picture. Just love it!!!!!!!!! Very proud of ya girlie!!!
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03/17/2008 03:15:06 PM
Beautiful -- the tones give the water an glowing quality -- congrats
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03/17/2008 02:26:08 PM
Sandy this is amazing though I was'nt surprised to see that this outstanding image was yours :D
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03/17/2008 02:16:03 PM
Beautiful image Sandy
Congratulations on you Blue Ribbon
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03/17/2008 02:04:08 PM
wow, this picture is amazing sandy!!
congrats on a very well deserved blue!

:D :D :D :D :D :D
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03/17/2008 01:00:34 PM
what a fantastic picture...it even looks like the terapin is smiling.a well deserved win.well done/congratulations
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03/17/2008 12:24:20 PM
Pure magic. You so nailed it. The ripply green waves and the sweet way the turtle is peaking out. Poster worthy. Congrats on breaking that dry spell!!
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03/17/2008 12:12:47 PM
this is so fantastic! Really wonderful colors, and the turtle looks so friendly ;-)
Big congrats on the well deserved blue!
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03/17/2008 11:49:00 AM
This is just incredible in so many ways. Congrats on the well deserved blue!!
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03/17/2008 11:36:26 AM
Big woohoo! Congratulations Sandy :)
Wonderful capture, and a cute one at that.
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03/17/2008 11:12:48 AM
Congrats Sandy on the blue and a new personal best!!! God Bless
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03/17/2008 11:05:09 AM
Wonderful shot! If a turtle could smile, you made it happen.

Well-deserved blue.
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03/17/2008 10:57:11 AM
nice on Sandy, great shot and well deserved 1st place--PB as well..;-)
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03/17/2008 10:52:00 AM
Big Congrats Sandy on your win. This was one my favorites. :-)
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03/17/2008 10:48:31 AM
Congrats on the ribbon and PB score! The image is fantastic, what a cute, inquisitive looking little turtle :-)
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03/17/2008 10:37:15 AM
what a face :)
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03/17/2008 10:36:06 AM
Fantastic image, congratulations Sandy!
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03/17/2008 10:35:49 AM
Geez...127 comments and it's still before noon. You are loved.

Congrats on the Blue. Cheers!

Message edited by author 2008-03-17 10:37:23.
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03/17/2008 10:32:23 AM
Sandy, this is an incredible photograph! Congratulations on your well deserved blue ribbon.
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03/17/2008 10:20:41 AM
Congrats on the blue Sandy. Another great picture for you!

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03/17/2008 10:06:03 AM
Sandy, what a fantastic image! Congratulations on another blue and a new PB!
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03/17/2008 10:03:58 AM
Congrats Sandy!!! This is definitely one of your best shots to date IMHO. Simply STUNNING! WTG!
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03/17/2008 09:41:04 AM
Congrats Sandy, I'm so happy for you, very cool shot!
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03/17/2008 09:33:02 AM
Sandy, that is so perfect. Nailed the challenge head-on and got rewarded with a 1st. Congrats!!
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03/17/2008 09:31:04 AM
Woo hoooooo, Sandy! Congrats on another blue! This was one of my favorites of the challenge. It is so cute and the water looks gorgeous. Awesome!
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03/17/2008 09:21:46 AM
beautiful..well deserved!
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03/17/2008 09:20:50 AM
This is awesome!!! Congrats on the blue and congrats on re-emerging!
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03/17/2008 09:17:55 AM
Awesome shot Sandy. Good to see you on the front page!
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03/17/2008 09:09:48 AM
Well done indeed. Nice colours.
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03/17/2008 08:54:06 AM
Congratulations Sandy! This is an excellent shot and what beautiful colors.
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03/17/2008 08:44:29 AM
Awesome picture, Sandy! The persepctive is fantastic. I didn't vote on this challenge so I'm glad you won so I could spot this right away ;-)
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03/17/2008 08:40:33 AM
Exxcellent! Congratulations of your personal best!
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03/17/2008 08:38:43 AM
Really amazing. Congrats for the Blue Ribbon. Ciao :)
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03/17/2008 08:31:52 AM
very nice shot. deserved to win
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03/17/2008 08:27:11 AM
Sandy, I am so happy for you. Congrats on the Blue!
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03/17/2008 08:23:26 AM
Lookie here sister, wooohoooooooo- CONGRATULATIONS!!!! What an amazing image. I knew it would ribbon- I'm throwing the confetti!!
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03/17/2008 08:17:55 AM
Its seriously amazing photo Sandy...surely a learning fomme...Good Work n hope to see lotsa such clicks from the 20D...
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03/17/2008 08:15:51 AM
Sandy, wonderful shot. Congratulations your blue is very well deserved.
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03/17/2008 08:05:23 AM
Hi Sandy....; ) fantastic image.....
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03/17/2008 07:50:38 AM
One of the best pictures I have seen in a long time!
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03/17/2008 07:28:36 AM
Well done sandy!!!!
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03/17/2008 07:16:54 AM
YEAH!!!! way to go sandy! i was thrilled when i saw this photo with the blue and your name under it. congrats!
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03/17/2008 07:10:25 AM
Franklin looks awesome. Great colours,sharpness and framing. No surprise here! Congrats!! Marking as a Fav.
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03/17/2008 07:02:52 AM
Congratualtions Sandy on your Blue ribbon win. This is adorable capture, great detail, composition, and color.
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03/17/2008 06:48:59 AM
fantastic image congrats on your ribbon
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03/17/2008 06:45:47 AM
I couldn't be happier for you Sandy. Your images always pack a punch but in this case you've captured a real knockout!
Congratulations!
R
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03/17/2008 06:14:13 AM
Congrats on your ribbon and getting this fantastic shot!!
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03/17/2008 05:36:24 AM
Congrats on the Blue, Sandy! Talk about waiting for the perfect moment... it really paid off. Wonderful image :O)
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03/17/2008 04:15:51 AM
Congrtas on your very well deserved blue and super score, fantastic shot!
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03/17/2008 03:39:55 AM
It is just brilliant and so deserving to be a blue ribbon winner and also your BEST score as well..... Congratulations Sandy and you are always a winner in my book.....

Just LOOK at those comments..... Way to go girl..... Awesome.....

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03/17/2008 03:15:55 AM
I don't see why you worry, my dear. Seems to me you're doing just fine these days!! Congrats on the new PB and the very lovely blue ribbon to adorn your profile page. This is a delightful shot!
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03/17/2008 03:12:18 AM
What an excellent shot, congratulations!
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03/17/2008 03:08:44 AM
A snap fit for National Geographic :) . In fact you might send it to them as well .
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03/17/2008 03:07:38 AM
Sandy - the minute I saw this I thought it would win. There were a number of contenders for the front page in this challenge, but this one was a definite :- )

Congrats on a new PB and another Blue.
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03/17/2008 02:46:32 AM
Yaaaaaaaaaaay

Well I wont comment on the picture itself as I did that during the challenge. What I will say though is

1. Congratulations on the blue and the high score
2. Your shots are fantastic, so for you to set a PB you have to realise that you have an image here which would grace any wall, publication or gallery

Simply brilliant

J

ETA - Oh my word, did you see the average score from all commentators!!!!! When you look at the number of comments you got during the challenge that is just incredible :)

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03/17/2008 01:51:17 AM
Really nice shot Sandy. Like how you can see the body and the nice colour of the water. Congrats on your Blue.
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03/17/2008 01:39:45 AM
So happy this did so well.... One of my faves! Love the water. Congrats on the blue!
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03/17/2008 01:39:01 AM
Truley awesome, girl
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03/17/2008 01:23:57 AM
sandy thats so awesome, congrats on the ribbon..
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03/17/2008 01:19:38 AM
Yippee!!! Sandy, you won! I'm so thrilled for you. Congrats on the blue with this beauty.
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03/17/2008 01:11:42 AM
Congratulations...beautiful image...deserving of the blue ribbon.
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03/17/2008 01:11:28 AM
ZThe peeking eyes and the smooth green make this. Congratulations for the top score. ;-)
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03/17/2008 01:10:58 AM
Woot!!! Congrats on your personal best and another ribbon to add to your growing pile... as always, a beautiful picture!!
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03/17/2008 01:04:20 AM
woooooooooooooooohoooooooooooooooo
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03/17/2008 12:58:26 AM
Congrats Sandy. It even looks like he's smiling into the camera.
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03/17/2008 12:58:15 AM
Congrats Sandy. It was a beautiful animal shot that fit the challenge so very well. Love the detail and the framing.
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03/17/2008 12:57:57 AM
I just love this shot! Wonderful color and softness.
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03/17/2008 12:56:43 AM
Congrats Sandy (((((hugs)))) What an amazing shot!
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03/17/2008 12:56:26 AM
OMG . when i wrote those last two comments i didnt realise that this was PB as well .. so double congratulations sandy ...
an awsome photograph and an awesome and extremely well deserved score ... :)x
and wow .. not a 1 or 1 2 in sight .. !!
i'm thinking tho that this is a very 'friendly' image .. i cant see how it could upset anyone or give them the heeby jeebies, like an insect for example, and yet you got 3's, 4's and 5's .. who are those ppl .. ??
i'm really getting 'annoyed' with ppl who give out that sort of score when the image is so obviously brilliant .. 'annoyed' is an understatement .. :)
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03/17/2008 12:56:04 AM
Love that rich, glorious green and the patterns about your subject, Sandy! A beaut! Many congrats on your blue!
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03/17/2008 12:45:11 AM
Congrats Sandy!!! He is soooo cute!! Amazing shot.
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03/17/2008 12:44:14 AM
Woohoo, Sandy!! Congratulations! What an awesome photo!!!
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03/17/2008 12:40:21 AM
Congratulations on a great image and well deserved ribbon!

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03/17/2008 12:39:05 AM
Very cool shot Sandy! Congratulations!
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03/17/2008 12:35:51 AM
Congrats big time with this shot Sandy! Love the way the water looks in this image.
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03/17/2008 12:32:01 AM
Woohoo! Congrats, Sandy! A blue and a new personal best are pretty good ways to start your week. :)
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03/17/2008 12:30:04 AM
Good to see you on the front page again. Excellent job.
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03/17/2008 12:28:22 AM
Congratulations!! Well done. -BB
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03/17/2008 12:27:41 AM
Congratulations on this wonderful photo and the well deserved blue ribbon. I love the colors and the smoothness of the water, and the eyes make me laugh.
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03/17/2008 12:26:00 AM
I'd love to hear some details of location, time of day and set up.

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03/17/2008 12:25:45 AM
Congrats Sandy on a beautiful spot on photo and personal best blue! Lovely!
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03/17/2008 12:24:31 AM
Right on Sandy! Very mesmerizing photo!
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03/17/2008 12:21:34 AM
I knew this would be the winner. I loved it when I saw it the first time and I still love it now.
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03/17/2008 12:21:07 AM
Huge Congrats!! This is an awesome photo!
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03/17/2008 12:20:36 AM
Yippy Yay for Sandy! This was my personal favorite for the challenge! I guess I know how to call them! I just wish I could learn how to submit them...LOL! Well, I'm moving up anyway. Great job!
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03/17/2008 12:19:05 AM
Yay, Sandy! This was my fav of the challenge. It is so elegant!
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03/17/2008 12:18:07 AM
WOO HOO!!!!! I knew this would do well. BRAVO - great job!
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03/17/2008 12:12:25 AM
Mega congratulations Sandy!! WAY TO GO!!!
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03/17/2008 12:10:41 AM
Does exactly what good photos do - tells so much about the subject and his habitat. Excellent and fun photo. Congrats!
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03/17/2008 12:10:33 AM
Wow, an almost "Borealis" type looking photo that didn't come from Iceland... ;-)
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03/17/2008 12:09:17 AM
Congratulations on the blue Sandy :)
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03/17/2008 12:07:46 AM
Congrats ...Great shot!!!
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03/17/2008 12:07:03 AM
Congratulations! Well deserved.
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03/17/2008 12:05:24 AM
SANDY IS THE MAN! wait a minute.....well you rock and you know that, and you know that i know that you know that i know that!!!
man, maybe i shouldnt write these things after a good dinner and a couple rum and cokes...

eta that i cannot believe a sandy production has no photographer comments!

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03/17/2008 12:05:23 AM
Another awesome shot Sandy. Congratulations on the blue ribbon.
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03/17/2008 12:05:03 AM
Great work Sandy! Glad to see this ribbon. COngrats!
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03/17/2008 12:04:55 AM
Sandy, this is awesome! Congrats!!
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03/17/2008 12:03:31 AM
oh sheeeeeesh .. i was pretty quick writing those three lines, and yet other ppl got in before me .. they were extremely quick !!! .. :)
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03/17/2008 12:03:28 AM
woohoo a PB to boot!
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03/17/2008 12:02:32 AM
FABulous, and a big hand to the voters for recognizing how special this is!
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03/17/2008 12:02:30 AM
hey sandy .. let me be the very first to congratulate you on an impressive photograph and a wonderful finish.. CONGRATULATIONS .. !!!!
its a brilliant photograph and so perfect for the challenge .. :)
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03/17/2008 12:01:40 AM
Grats on the the blue. This was my favorite of the bunch :)
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03/17/2008 12:01:37 AM
Excellent. I knew this was awesome. Yay, Sandy! Congrats on the blue!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/16/2008 09:36:48 PM
I love this shot and the colours all blending in together.
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03/16/2008 11:07:26 AM
This is very cool and one of my faves. I love the blend of greens and how the head peeks out from the blur. Hope this ribbons!
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03/16/2008 07:49:39 AM
Nice colors. I like this.
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03/16/2008 01:24:55 AM
nice photo! and i like that he's looking directly at the camera.
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03/15/2008 08:42:45 PM
wonderful image, nicely composed, and the shallow DOF is perfect
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03/15/2008 05:57:33 PM
Nice work on this capture eyes perfect. Did you use a polarizer on this?
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03/15/2008 05:54:37 PM
One of my three favourites in the challenge. Brilliant capture, especially having your subject looking directly at the camera in the way it is. Amazing range of greens and the sharpmess on both the eyes above the water and the body beneath it (which does not suffer from any refraction issues) is outstanding

Bumping to 9
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03/15/2008 04:41:27 PM
nice idea, good focus on subject and softness of the water
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03/14/2008 08:12:27 PM
Love it! colours, composition and crop all great.
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03/14/2008 08:00:19 PM
Wowsers!! Awesome shot here! I absolutely love all the earthy green tones in the image. Such a great abstract feel going on, with his head poking through, almost in a surreal way. Very cool entry for this challenge, and even more important, a really, really cool shot all on it's own. Great work!
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03/14/2008 05:27:18 PM
Lovely shot. Beautiful colors and composition. Well done.
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03/14/2008 03:54:35 AM
Very Nice!
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03/14/2008 02:02:31 AM
Great shot well exposed. 9
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03/13/2008 04:51:56 PM
I really like this photo the only thing that kind of looks weird to me is that the turtles shell seems kind of flat, maybe due to the water, overall though I like this photo alot.
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03/13/2008 02:20:28 PM
One of my favorite pictures in the challenge. Great colors, and captured at the perfect moment!
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03/13/2008 09:41:52 AM
Love the colors in this image.
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03/12/2008 09:55:46 PM
Just darn good. I suspect some may critique the flattened appearance that the water gives this, but I think it adds to the image.
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03/12/2008 05:16:42 PM
WOW! look at that
wonderful capture!!!
10! + fav
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03/12/2008 10:17:15 AM
Nice shot. It looks like a shot that came out of National Geographic.
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03/11/2008 11:17:37 PM
The texture and color of this photo is spectacular and the 'smirk' on the turtle is priceless. Very nice capture. This should place well.
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03/11/2008 11:04:21 PM
That is so cool...very original.
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03/11/2008 09:34:49 PM
Great shot!!! Hope it does well.
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03/11/2008 12:21:53 PM
Excellent, well captured.
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03/11/2008 08:54:50 AM
Very nice. Love the color, the detail, and the composition. Well done!
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03/11/2008 08:45:54 AM
great shot!!!! love it just perfect for the challenge.
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03/11/2008 07:41:19 AM
Great colors, smooth feel, one of my faves in the challenge. Good luck!
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03/11/2008 01:50:39 AM
Nice colors and composition!
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03/11/2008 01:17:59 AM
excellent catch and masterfully photographed. i love the smoothness of the water in out-of-focus areas. one of the best uses of NeatImage I have seen to date.
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03/11/2008 01:17:13 AM
An excellent image. My favorite in the entire challenge. Beautiful soft light just enhances this image and really makes it stand out for me. I hope to see a ribbon with this image. Such a great job.
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03/11/2008 12:29:27 AM
One of my favorites for this challenge. Great shot.
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03/10/2008 10:04:41 PM
Excellent portrayal of the challenge -- I wouldn't be surprised if this had a ribbon on it next week.
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03/10/2008 09:23:09 PM
This is my pick of this challenge (even if the title's misspelled). Great subject and colors, and the focus is sharp and right where it should be. A nine for you.
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03/10/2008 06:57:43 PM
Very nice and perfectly meets the challenge. Lovely colors. Back to bump you up to 9.
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03/10/2008 04:35:52 PM
Wonderful shot - really nice.

This should easily make front page.
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03/10/2008 03:53:59 PM
The water line and refelctions make it look like the turtle is smiling! Adds a bit of humor.
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03/10/2008 02:45:30 PM
Wow! This is totally fantastic. The eyes, the expression and the shades of green in the water. Brilliant, I hope you win!
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03/10/2008 02:05:35 PM
Awesome!
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03/10/2008 01:57:54 PM
Great shot. I love the painterly feel of the water.
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03/10/2008 01:11:22 PM
my favorite in this challenge. clean composition, good colors, perfect focus. a winner
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03/10/2008 11:25:44 AM
Just wonderful! I love the swirls of greens in the water and crispness of the turtle.....10 from me! Good luck!
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03/10/2008 10:37:41 AM
cool shot, cool colors , excellent !! 8
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03/10/2008 12:38:36 AM
The soft emerald of the water is so beautiful. I might have cropped out a small bit from the bottom and right side, but the turtle is so damn cute he demands attention. Ta' heck with rule of thirds!

=)
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