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Deer Point Conspiracy
Deer Point Conspiracy
Jutilda


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: DPC Cinema II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro for Canon
Location: Austin, Tx
Date: Oct 13, 2009
Galleries: Emotive, Nature
Date Uploaded: Oct 14, 2009

I immediately thought of a "this is not what it seems" type movie. Like it is a secret burial grounds, or people are buying lots in this beautiful subdivision and it turns out it is haunted, or there is a serial murderer on the loose.

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Apply blur vignette layer
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Colorize layer: orange (normal mode, opacity lowered)
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WOO HOO~~ thanks so much. I truly thought this was one of my best so I had my fingers crossed all week. What a way to start off the week!! YIPPEE!!!!

It was so cool and foggy and I spoke to people walking on the trail "I wish some deer would come by, but it's the wrong time of day." No sooner did I say that, than here came 4 of them. I managed to get behind this doe and she posed so perfectly. Serendipity rocks.

Well crap. I had no idea that opening it to see it in Microsoft Photo something or other so I could see it big on the screen would change the original when I rotated it to put it in portrait mode. Oh well, it was fun to revel in the glory while it lasted. I had no idea - it never even crossed my mind that would be illegal. Thanks everyone. I'm sure you'll be seeing it in the DQ pink bordered area soon. :~(

I'm still trying to recover the original original. I'm not going down without a fight.
Disqualification Details
You must retain your original, unedited file (exactly as recorded by your camera), and provide it to the Site Council along with a list of your editing steps within 48 hours of any validation request. Files that have been saved or altered with any editing or transfer software are NOT originals.

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11/27/2012 03:32:53 AM
great use of the sepia toning to silhouette this little fawn, love the framing of the arching tree branch great shot
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11/24/2012 05:17:51 PM
Glorious image - one of my faves in your gorgeous portfolio.
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12/31/2010 10:45:47 PM
I've always loved this shot. I hope you can 'recreate' it someday and get it back where it belongs - first place!
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12/31/2010 04:36:50 PM
bet this was a learning experience for a lot of ppl .. i regularly rotate images which apparently changes the camera data .. didnt realise till this happened to you tho .. fortunately i never got 'caught' .. i dont do it now ..
i love animals especially our dogs .. but wild ones caught on film in their natural environment is really something special .. congrats again on this brilliant image judy .. :)
ps .. you might have the record number of comments on an image ??.. 195 .. thats says buckets for the high esteem you're held in in this site and the brilliance of this shot .. :)x
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12/30/2010 06:37:52 PM
I remember seeing this before, and just totally loved it, it's a beauty.
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12/30/2010 06:37:28 PM
Beautiful and mystic (and so unfair the DQ).
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10/08/2010 06:08:17 PM
I just saw that this was disqualified... wow that sucks! You was robbed!!!!
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10/08/2010 06:06:09 PM
This is a wonderful photo! All this sort of expected drama lurking about adds a tension to the image that is compelling and interesting. Beautiful!
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02/05/2010 07:14:02 PM
I am still hurting over this one...you should have received an honourary ribbon for all of your fantastic comments in any case :(
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01/15/2010 02:11:51 AM
Bummer about the DQ Judy. I haven't been here much lately so hadn't spotted that this had gained a pink border. Tis such a beautiful shot! Have you got it hanging on the wall or as a print?
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12/28/2009 02:47:32 PM
Judy, I just found out that you lost the ribbon. I'm really sorry to hear that. This is an absolutely amazing shot.
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12/08/2009 12:07:32 PM
Oh man you were robbed. This is stunning.
11/12/2009 01:54:30 PM
Judi, This happened to many several years ago too. Sorry about that, losing your "blue" and only ribbon sucks. I hope you do better than me, I haven't been close to a ribbon since.

Van
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11/04/2009 06:58:53 PM
Congrats on the blue. You still have it in most people's eye's
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11/01/2009 08:12:39 PM
My heart stopped when I first found out about this just 5 minutes ago. I feel so bad for you Judy I want to cry. :(

Still, in my mind you won it straight out and that image will live on as a great shot here at DPC.
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11/01/2009 03:48:59 PM
I am sorry to hear this image was disqualified too. I had it ear marked as my favorite.
Keep up the awesome work.
Dale
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11/01/2009 01:07:09 PM
I'm really sorry to hear that this was disqualified. I think it's a great picture, and you're still a ribbon winner in my eyes.
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10/31/2009 08:42:11 AM
Judy, It's a winner to us.. All the comments are proof....Stay with us now---Ok??
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10/30/2009 07:57:46 PM
I'm so sorry :-(
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10/30/2009 07:26:00 PM
Oh, no, no, no! Such a gorgeous image and it just isn't fair! Commiserations, Judy. At least you know that we know that you did a fabulous job.
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10/30/2009 04:15:04 PM
*sigh* I'm sorry.
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10/30/2009 03:00:58 PM
:( :( :( Bummer. Sorry.
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10/30/2009 12:15:57 PM
When all things come together like the lighting and the deer stepping out into the open area, it could not be more perfect. Don't you just love being in the right place at the right time:-) This is such a beautiful and magical moment captured - we do not have to fear to breath for it might disturb the moment and cause the deer to flee the scene. This moment is forever captured so that anyone who visits can marvel and appreciate it. I love the warm golden colors that envelop the deer in a soft halo. The color just adds to the magical feel of the moment.

:-( I am sorry to hear that you were unable to recover the original, I was hoping that you could get it back. It still resides in my memory as a winner as I am sure it does in many others here at the site.
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10/30/2009 11:29:03 AM
So sorry you could not recover the original, it is still a winner.
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10/30/2009 11:00:56 AM
Well...since this has been DQ'd (temporarily I hope) I may as well add it to my favorites. I'm not sure if 40+ favs is as good as ribbon but at least you're getting recognized.
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10/30/2009 10:05:21 AM
Boo to the DQ, at least you know it was a winning image though. And I have learned from you! I didn't know rotating it when you previewed it changed the original, very good to know.
Beautiful image!!
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10/30/2009 10:01:57 AM
You wuz robbed, Judy. Easily the best shot in the challenge. ((HUGS))! Susan, Druli and Lily
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10/30/2009 09:41:06 AM
A heart breaker Judy, but the DQ doesn't take away from what a wonderful image you have captured.
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10/30/2009 08:48:18 AM
So sorry about the DQ. We will remember that this was the best in show.
I think you may end up with top numbers in views, comments, and faves before this is all over and done with.
Congrats, again, on a beautifully rendered piece of art.
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10/30/2009 07:02:31 AM
The best I can do is say: Bummer, I know the feeling.
And fave the image, of course. Spectacular!
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10/30/2009 04:05:08 AM
So sorry! At least you have learned it can be fatal to use Microsoft products
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10/30/2009 01:46:15 AM
Really sorry about the DQ, Judy.
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10/30/2009 01:03:04 AM
I'm so sorry for the DQ. I can feel the pain...(kind of want to cry)
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10/29/2009 11:37:20 PM
I hope this is re-instated. However, regardless of the final verdict, this is a fantastic image and worthy of the blue. We all know you didn't "cheat" or "intentionally bypass the rules".

Keep up the great work and we'll see you on the front page again soon! Lotsa hugs & congratulations on a fantastic job!!!

Message edited by author 2009-10-29 23:37:47.
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10/29/2009 11:29:33 PM
VERY cunning picture and entry. (Alas, one of the many reasons I mostly just do stuff in Irfanview: rotation does not affect the original file. Probably a good opportunity to fine tune your workflow, as Chromedome suggests. But hey, this was a big victory, not least in getting dpc voters to appreciate a fine piece of work).
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10/29/2009 09:42:52 PM
A world-class image, capturing a great moment, expressing great emotion, telling a story, and you, yes you did it. The quality was recognized by over 125 of some of the harshest critics in the world - many of whom had personal reasons to grade you down so they could do better (hold the fire - not saying people do, just that they have reason to...). Even without the validation of the others, this is an image you can be proud of for years to come. The DQ has absolutely no impact on the quality of the image. Plus, now you KNOW that YOU can get a blue ribbon on DPC. So sorry about the DQ, but the image is worth celebrating all in its own right.
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10/29/2009 08:59:40 PM
Major bummer.
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10/29/2009 08:37:43 PM
To hell with the DQ! Great - Excellent photograph! It was voted that and that is that! Or is that supposed to be something like this or that which in that case this post would make no sense. Or does it? Sorry about the DQ, but never waiver in your confidence that you can produce a photograph that moves the masses as well as the few.
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10/29/2009 08:03:55 PM
I am praying you find it.
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10/29/2009 08:01:50 PM
Boooo Hisssss bad decision by the SC, for this image is truly worthy of the Blue that it earned. You and everybody else know that this image was not altered to try and take advantage of rules, etc. Technicalities suck but they are what they are. Best of luck to you on your next Blue ribbon. Hugs from Philly GO Phils!!!
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10/29/2009 07:47:54 PM
Ouch! :( ((hugs))
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10/29/2009 07:47:24 PM
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Sorry babe that sux! Still you won it fair and square and in this case I wish there was an exception ...
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10/29/2009 07:39:37 PM
Nooooooo!!!! I'm sorry to hear about the DQ!

Always set images to read only.. :)
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10/29/2009 07:06:26 PM
sorry about the DQ Judy.
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10/29/2009 06:29:34 PM
Cheer up hun at least you know now, don't use that horrid MS software ...
(((hug)))
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10/29/2009 05:24:17 PM
Sorry to see the DQ - you know we all know that it is a true-blue.
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10/29/2009 05:22:45 PM
Nevermind-it's still a winner in everyone's book !
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10/29/2009 05:18:00 PM
Sorry about the DQ Judy.
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10/29/2009 01:22:12 AM
WAY TO GO!!! so happy for you, and so well deserved! beautiful image =)
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10/28/2009 10:39:13 PM
No matter how this turns out Judy, this is still one of my all time favorite images...But, I wish you all the luck in the world.
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10/28/2009 04:22:23 PM
Oh my, this is fantastic. Well done Judy!!!!
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10/28/2009 09:08:35 AM
OMG OMG- what a well deserved ribbon Judy -you ROCK Hunny -xxxoooo
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10/28/2009 07:04:26 AM
well done :)
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10/28/2009 02:31:35 AM
WooHoo, Congratulations Judy. Lovely shot mate.
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10/28/2009 12:26:54 AM
How BEAUTIFUL! Really nicely done! Congrats!!
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10/27/2009 11:11:34 PM
I don't usually give bluebirds to top shots, but this one is so incredible!

I'm a little slow on these awards, but...
You've been awarded the bluebird award!
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Posthumous ribbons thread
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10/27/2009 10:11:25 PM
congrats judy!!!!!! regardless-of your dilemma. this is numero uno!!
when looking thru the subs for this challenge i knew two things immediately, it met the challenge perfectly by containing the essential elements for a great movie 1-sheet - the merit of mystery (which your title associates) and the teaser of a stupendous image. the other is that i knew this was your photograph. the ribbon isn't everything, rest assured, your creation is immortal.
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10/27/2009 08:49:54 PM
Amazing picture! Extremely talented! :)
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10/27/2009 07:10:20 PM
So sorry to hear about your troubles! It happened to me once too when I forgot to save the original and then re-used the card and the original was lost. At least you still have the full sized image so you can get a print made. :)
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10/27/2009 06:08:33 PM
Judy...Judy...Judy!!! Many congrats to you on winning this challenge...I have every faith the original will surface intact and all will be well. Regardless, a blue ribbon winner to the core...BRAVO!
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10/27/2009 02:46:39 PM
Originally posted by MAK:

You should be able to get the original from the memory card girl, don't worry, it will always be a winner, just look at all those comments after challenge....


I agree, and also think this deserves a thread so everyone interested in helping Judy to retrieve the original from the memory card, please your 2 cents here.
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10/27/2009 02:44:37 PM
OMG Judy this is fantastic and well deserved , you are an incredibly awesome photographer. Sorry to hear about the possible SDQ :(
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10/27/2009 02:23:55 PM
Wonderful shot, perfect timing for 'in the wild' nature photography, your 1st ribbon and it's a Blue! Congrats!

Message edited by author 2009-10-27 14:24:36.
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10/27/2009 11:17:46 AM
Very pleased for you. Well done on a ribbon and a great photograph!
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10/27/2009 10:32:22 AM
OMG!! Totally awesome!! Well deserved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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10/27/2009 10:06:40 AM
I'm living under a rock these days and missed this. WAY TO GO! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
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10/27/2009 09:44:33 AM
OK, I woke up to see this still here... must mean it's going to be a great day !!!!! I'm thinking about you and I can't imagine the frustration you're feeling... Just know though, if it gets DQ'd, in your heart & ours, you always had the blue, it's just on another page !! So, don't let it get to ya too much.. :/).. (like that's possible, right)
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10/27/2009 09:43:25 AM
If the well-wishes of your DPC friends could recover the original, you would already be done! Congratulations on the BLUE Judy!
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10/27/2009 07:40:30 AM
Glad to see your name with the BLUE. Great shot!!!!!!!!!
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10/26/2009 11:59:55 PM
aww JUDY!! GOOD FOR YOU!!!

great image and so well timed your capture!
Congrats on the BR!!!

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10/26/2009 11:24:32 PM
What a sweet shot! I hope that the original file problem is solved, and that this ribbon sticks.
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10/26/2009 10:56:38 PM
Congratulations for the wonderful image and the blue Judy!
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10/26/2009 09:12:25 PM
Beautiful shot. I don't hang out at DPC as much as I'd like to anymore and I was soooo thrilled when Tim told me first thing this morning that you had the blue. Then he dropped the sad news of your potential DQ when he picked me up at the bus stop this evening after the day at work. Aww girl! I hope you can figure out a way to recover the original! It's too bad that well-wishes can't recover an original...it would be a done deal!
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10/26/2009 08:49:30 PM
You should be able to get the original from the memory card girl, don't worry, it will always be a winner, just look at all those comments after challenge....
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10/26/2009 08:14:00 PM
Keep your chin up... This'll be validated - we all know you didn't do anything illegal or wrong. It's just a technical matter of proving it (and there's a lot of software out there now that will show the original info). Keep up the great work and I'm sooo happy for you and proud of you! You did it girl!!! :-D
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10/26/2009 07:39:55 PM
Congrats on the blue it is well deserved and this is a excellent photo!!!
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10/26/2009 07:30:38 PM
Well deserved Judy!

DQ or not it will always be blue! Congrats
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10/26/2009 07:17:33 PM
OMG OMG OMG!!!!! I just got back from NY and hadn't checked in yet to see your blue ribbon! I am so happy! This photo is so amazing! But, please tell me this isn't going to get DQ'd! No No NOOOOO! I will cry - literally if you don't get to have this blue ribbon forever.

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10/26/2009 07:16:44 PM
Yes,yes! Judy you got a ribbon, and Blue at that! Congratulations.

Love it!
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10/26/2009 07:04:22 PM
Fantastic shot and congrats on your ribbon!
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10/26/2009 06:39:50 PM
So well done. Congrats!
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10/26/2009 06:09:04 PM
Congrats, Judy! This is a stunning image. BLUE it is.
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10/26/2009 04:49:35 PM
Congratulations!! Very well deserved!!
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10/26/2009 04:45:22 PM
Congratulations on your Blue Ribbon win this is a awesome image very well done.
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10/26/2009 04:37:25 PM
YEah yeah yeah..worth the trip to DPC land!!!!
It is about time (not for you but voters)..congrats Judy!
ask for help on the rotate Judy..it happened to me with iphoto and with Scalvert's help I was able to locate the 'original' somewhere...
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10/26/2009 03:41:04 PM
WOO HOO!!!!!!

Awesome shot!!!!!

Congrats on your first and it's a BLUE!!!!!

P.S. This better not get DQ'd or I am cracking skulls!!!

Message edited by author 2009-10-26 15:42:01.
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10/26/2009 03:25:31 PM
WTG Judy! This image is absolutely stunning:o)
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10/26/2009 02:22:41 PM
OMG - just saw the potential DQ info - no no no. Think positively!! I will.
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10/26/2009 02:17:15 PM
fingers crossed!! Hope you get through this with a blue in your hands..
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10/26/2009 01:23:35 PM
I really hope you can recover the original! You deserved this one...
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10/26/2009 01:13:24 PM
holy cow this is awesome! I totally hope this passes b/c this is a knockout of a blue ribbon for you!!
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10/26/2009 12:41:49 PM
Big congrats on your Blue Judy!

Raj
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10/26/2009 12:29:09 PM
This is a stunningly beautiful scene. Your processing is masterful. Good luck with the validation. I was fortunate to read a warning about rotating an image in Windows viewer. Who would guess, but I tried an experiment and the file size actually changed. Congratulation on the ribbon, I hope you get to keep it.
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10/26/2009 12:09:34 PM
Yahoo Judy! About time. Hope all works out with the origianl. If we could all vote we would validate it anyway, good luck.
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10/26/2009 12:08:26 PM
Well it's about time Judy!!! CONGRATULATIONS on a wonderful image and your first blue ribbon! :-D

WTG!!! I'm so happy for you.
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10/26/2009 11:39:31 AM
It's hard to believe such a talented photographer hasn't won a ribbon here before. Congratulations!
(PS: I hope you're wrong about the DQ). :-(
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10/26/2009 11:27:50 AM
Congratulations!!! You were long overdue for a ribbon, I'm really happy for you!
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10/26/2009 11:23:55 AM
I am so thrilled for you, Judy!!! During voting I loved this image - it is completely stunning. HUGE congratulations on the BLUE ribbon AND PB. Yay for you!!!
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10/26/2009 11:23:26 AM
Congratulations on your first blue ribbon
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10/26/2009 11:13:28 AM
Congrats on the Blue. I'm so sorry about the DQ. I hate it when stuff like that happens. Grrr...
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10/26/2009 10:56:32 AM
Magical image! Congratulations on your first Blue! Yay!!
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10/26/2009 10:38:04 AM
A BIG CONGRATS! WTG Judy. Long overdue and hopefully just one of many more, from here on in.
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10/26/2009 10:32:35 AM
Gorgeous image, how fabulous to see you on the front page!!!! Congrats on the well deserved blue, it's about time :-)
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10/26/2009 10:23:08 AM
Congratulations!! A beautiful and mysterious capture.
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10/26/2009 10:20:37 AM
Finally..."Jutilda" on the front page! Your first ribbon, and a blue one no less!
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10/26/2009 10:11:15 AM
I'm surprised to see this is your first ribbon. Congrats on the blue and the new PB. Love the lighting and the silhouette, this is truly beautiful work!
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10/26/2009 09:56:38 AM
Judy's got a ribbon! Finally! Well deserved, it's a fantastic shot.
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10/26/2009 09:49:28 AM
Major congrats. This baby was my top pick ... for once DPC voters and I agreed.
Fantastic shot.
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10/26/2009 09:33:24 AM
WOW! Absolutely fantastic!! Great job!!
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10/26/2009 09:18:54 AM
Hooray!!! Congratulations on the Blue and PB!! Beautiful capture Judy! You Rock!!
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10/26/2009 09:08:12 AM
Well done!!!!! So deservedly!!
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10/26/2009 08:59:43 AM
Well done! You so totally deserve this! It's a beautiful picture and it fits the challenge perfectly.
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10/26/2009 08:46:47 AM
'Bout friggin' time! ;) Woot!!!
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10/26/2009 08:43:12 AM
OMG, I can't believe this is your first ribbon. Congrats big time!
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10/26/2009 08:40:37 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon. It was long overdue.
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10/26/2009 08:25:45 AM
Congrats beautiful shot.
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10/26/2009 07:52:33 AM
Very happy to see you garner your first ribbon...and a blue, at that! Lovely image. 'grats on a new PB.
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10/26/2009 07:34:24 AM
Congratulations Judy! Beautiful photograph! Very provoking in many ways. Very well done!
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10/26/2009 07:27:54 AM
Beautiful! Congrats on the ribbon!
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10/26/2009 07:21:40 AM
You finally got a ribbon, and it's a blue! Congrats!
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10/26/2009 07:16:54 AM
Well done, this is a gorgeous shot you should be very proud!!!
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10/26/2009 07:15:48 AM
Well done Judy! Glad to see this come up blue - and glad to see your name attached to it. Congrats!!!
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10/26/2009 07:12:07 AM
Congraaats!!!! Wonderful shot. :)
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10/26/2009 06:43:37 AM
Judy I am sooooo happy for you and your well deserved, long-past-due ribbon!!!!! Congrats times ten thousand!!!
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10/26/2009 06:32:33 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon, long overdue with the number of great images in your portfolio.
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10/26/2009 06:28:39 AM
I knew it, there was no way this could not be blue. Congratulations Judy!
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10/26/2009 06:18:40 AM
'Bout damn time! WOO HOO!!!! 'Grats, Judy! What a lovely image!

Serendipity rocks, indeed!
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10/26/2009 05:00:14 AM
OH YEAH!

How WONDERFUL to see you on the front page!
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10/26/2009 04:49:16 AM
Very beautiful. Subject in the middle and yet the composition is great.
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10/26/2009 04:12:01 AM
Judy - let me be the next in line to congratulate you on a beautiful picture and a long, long overdue ribbon.

How you managed to get Boone and Tank to stand and pose in a deer costume is beyond me - but it was clearly worth the effort :- )



Message edited by author 2009-10-26 04:25:48.
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10/26/2009 04:00:24 AM
Judy, I am soooo thrilled for you! :D (and about friggin' time, DPCers, sheesh!)
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10/26/2009 03:49:24 AM
Congrats Judy on a great image and the BLUE! I agree with MAK - long overdue!
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10/26/2009 03:34:33 AM
It couldn't of happened to a nicer deer
Huge congrats on a VERY long overdue ribbon
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10/26/2009 03:25:56 AM
Congrats! Wonderful image...
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10/26/2009 03:10:52 AM
Let me be the first to congratulate you, Judy!

edit: Awwe dammit!

edit again: SUPER CONGRATS and LONG OVERDUE!

Message edited by author 2009-10-26 03:13:56.
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10/26/2009 02:49:39 AM
FINALLY JUDY, A RIBBON FOR YOU AND A BLUE ONE AT THAT. THOROUGHLY DESERVED FOR THE BILLION COMMENTS YOU HAVE MADE, AND THE HELP YOU HAVE GIVEN SO MANY. Especially me when I first started out...I used to look forward to seeing your comments more than everyone's...still do. You're awesome!
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10/26/2009 02:33:38 AM
Finally! Lets hope it doesn't take another 5 years till your next ribbon Judy. Big congrats from me :)
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10/26/2009 02:29:59 AM
Huge congrats on your first ribbon Judy. A very well deserved one, and the first of many more to come!!!
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10/26/2009 02:29:02 AM
WTG Judy! Long overdue.
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10/26/2009 02:25:34 AM
Aww yeahhhh!!! I am so glad to see you get this ribbon, Judy! A big congratulations to you!!!! : )
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10/26/2009 02:14:45 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon...a blue!
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10/26/2009 01:54:37 AM
*** Congratulations***
So pleased to see you get BLUE,
it's a a gorgeous image.
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10/26/2009 01:50:03 AM
I knew that this entry is yours. Congratulations!
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10/26/2009 01:47:12 AM
Judy, I'm SO pleased for you. It's about time you ribboned! HUGE congrats on your blue and new personal best, it's a wonderful image ((Hugs)).
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10/26/2009 01:39:59 AM
WOOOOOOOOOHHOOOOOOOOOOOO!Congrats, Judy! First ribbon is blue and a shiny new personal best to go with i! :)
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10/26/2009 01:36:27 AM
MANY CONGRATS JUDY ..
its so sweet to see you win the blue with such a fantastic image ..
& its a really weird state of affairs that this is your first ribbon .. you're one of my absolute favourite photographers in dpc and i'm sure a lot of other ppl feel the same way .. your work so arty and atmospheric and so individual ... dont know half the time wot planet those voters come from .. or maybe its just us ... now that's got me thinking .. lol ..!!
anyhoooooo .. i'm joining you virtually in celebrating this excellent win .. xxx
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10/26/2009 01:36:23 AM
Yay! You made it! Got a 7+! And a blue! Yer in the big time now!
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10/26/2009 01:35:47 AM
Look at this! WOO freakin' HOO!!! Congrats, Judy!
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10/26/2009 01:26:39 AM
ha..... congratulations!!!
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10/26/2009 01:23:32 AM
Congratulations, Judy!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so glad you got this very well deserved ribbon.

Message edited by author 2009-10-26 01:24:15.
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10/26/2009 01:06:25 AM
Congratulations!
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10/26/2009 01:06:18 AM
Well done....boy was that a long time coming:)
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10/26/2009 12:54:10 AM
I am so happy for you! Very deserved! Congratulations!
Hip, hip!
Rah, rah, rah!
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10/26/2009 12:53:33 AM
Congratulations on the blue, Judy! Stunning shot!
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10/26/2009 12:40:31 AM
Congratulations Judy. Gorgeous image - well done.

Message edited by author 2009-10-26 00:40:54.
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10/26/2009 12:38:19 AM
Wow, congratulations! Lovely photo.
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10/26/2009 12:37:06 AM
Congrats!!!! This image is awesome (is it Lago Vista??)!
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10/26/2009 12:36:07 AM
Alright! Big Congratulations from me!
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10/26/2009 12:33:51 AM
Whooooot!!! Beautiful shot! Congrats on your well deserved blue Judy (((hugs)))
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10/26/2009 12:26:49 AM
you've gotta be loving life right now. congrats.
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10/26/2009 12:23:31 AM
There ya go...a long time in coming..(I know how you feel) CONGRATULATIONS !
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10/26/2009 12:23:08 AM
Awesome shot Judy! Glad to see you get a ribbon and a well deserving blue at that!!
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10/26/2009 12:21:39 AM
A huge congratulations to you Judy. A stunning shot and a very well deserved blue, way to go!
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10/26/2009 12:21:29 AM
omg yay! you got your first ribbon and it's a BLUE!!! that is so awesome! And this photo rocks. Congratulations!
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10/26/2009 12:20:29 AM
This should have happened a LONG time ago. Huge congrats on your most deserved and way overdue blue ribbon. I did a little editing of your famous 'day in paradise' photo to celebrate the occasion, I hope you like it, it is done with good intention, but please feel free to ask me to remove it if it offends you in any way.
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/60000-64999/63503/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_829149.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/60000-64999/63503/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_829149.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
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10/26/2009 12:20:07 AM
Well done Judy, Congratulations! I thought this one might be the Blue, very well done...I thought the Deer had a Alex Saberi look to it.... I guess now its a "Jutilda Look" too. Our Deer don't look like that around here. Well deserved Ribbon, and a Big thank-you for all your comments (you must hold the record)
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10/26/2009 12:13:54 AM
Congrats Judy! Awesome image!.
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10/26/2009 12:12:53 AM
WOW Judy!!!!Amazing shot, congrats for much awaited BLUE.
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10/26/2009 12:11:34 AM
congratulations on the ribbon and a terrific shot!!
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10/26/2009 12:07:48 AM
Congrats on your blue ribbon! Beautiful lighting and shot.
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10/26/2009 12:06:59 AM
YeeeHaaa! Great shot, Judy! Big, huge, marvelous, fantasmagoric congrats on your first Ribbon! Hurray!
(edit: I was so excited that I totally lost most of my spelling abilites...what few I have left...not sure about that fantasmagoric...I may have made that one up! LOL!)

Message edited by author 2009-10-26 00:09:57.
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10/26/2009 12:06:49 AM
Woohoo Judy! It's high time you ribboned and what a shot to win with! Great work!
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10/26/2009 12:06:36 AM
woo hoo you did it! congrats!
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10/26/2009 12:06:12 AM
Yayyyy...congrats on your first ribbon. I had a feeling this was yours.
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10/26/2009 12:05:24 AM
Super good Judy, so happy for you!
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10/26/2009 12:05:11 AM
FACINATING shot Judy!!! Very well deserved.
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10/26/2009 12:03:17 AM
Yes!
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10/26/2009 12:02:09 AM
Whoo Hooo....congrats, I love this image. So well done!!
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10/26/2009 12:02:00 AM
Yay Judy!!!!

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10/26/2009 12:01:26 AM
you did it!!! congrats!! (awesome shot, btw)
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10/26/2009 12:01:20 AM
Yeah....was one of my top picks...... Congrats on a beautiful image, plus soooo made for a movie poster....!
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10/26/2009 12:01:04 AM
AWESOME!!!!! CONGRATS ON THE BLUE. One of my favorites in the challenge.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/25/2009 11:59:19 PM
come back to say that this was my highest rated one
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10/25/2009 10:36:18 PM
This actually looks like a movie poster and the title could be a movie title. That's rare in this challenge. pretty picture, too.
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10/25/2009 09:49:54 PM
This is another one of the few that looks like a movie poster. It's like someone has taken "Bambi" and turned it into a live action feature. Love the light in the background and what perfect timing on capturing the framed silhouette.
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10/25/2009 09:32:29 AM
Stunning.
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10/23/2009 10:39:17 PM
Nice silhouette shot.
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10/21/2009 10:31:57 AM
Must see movie.
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10/21/2009 05:20:37 AM
Beautiful lighting. The atmosphere is very mysterious.
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10/20/2009 08:44:54 AM
This is really beautiful, I love the colours.
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10/20/2009 02:17:35 AM
This is one of the few "looks like a cinema poster with good title" photos. 8
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10/19/2009 10:12:51 PM
Surreal!
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10/19/2009 08:24:38 PM
Beautiful Image. I like the overall comp, the PP and the final image. Keep up the great work. I am sure this one will score very high overall.
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10/19/2009 06:32:54 PM
I love the silhouette. Nicely done.
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10/19/2009 02:48:13 PM
Great mystery developed here....Nice work!!!
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10/19/2009 09:32:46 AM
Clearly a great image and lots of negative space - I really can see this as a movie poster. The title isn't half bad either and your image is well matched.

Very creditable and should do well.
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10/19/2009 08:45:51 AM
Fab image. Perfect timing and excellent PP.
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10/19/2009 07:15:04 AM
I cannot start to explain how much I like this, so I won't even try, other than to say.....10
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10/19/2009 01:16:38 AM
awesome...9
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