Friday, December 29, 2006

Week #71 Winner:



-- from (Rimbaudian)

This Weeks Winner: (Rimbaudian)
Week #71: 12/29-01/04

Photo: The Call (Part I)

Like the Best: The complex lighting

Camera: Canon IXUS 700

Like the Least: The whitish reflection on the upper left
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Friday, December 22, 2006

Winner Week #70


Swans on the Rhine
Originally uploaded by aremac.
This Weeks Winner: aremac
Week #69: 12/22-12/28

Photo: Swans on the Rhine

Like the Best: The caught of the serene atmosphere at that day

Camera: Nikon D50

Like the Least: The slightly falling horizon, but otherwise the swan shadow wouldn't be straight

Friday, December 15, 2006

Week #69 Winner


Tunnel2
Originally uploaded by hoskarsson.
This Weeks Winner: hoskarsson
Week #69: 12/15-12/21

Photo: Tunnel2

Like the Best: The sense of speed

Camera: Canon 350d

Like the Least: Could be a bit sharper
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Friday, December 08, 2006

Week #68 Winner


Magic Bosque Morn
Originally uploaded by Fort Photo.
This Weeks Winner: Fort Photo
Week #68: 12/8-12/14

Photo: Magic Bosque Morn

Like the Best: The silhouettes of the cranes are really fun.

Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikon 300 F4 AF

Like the Least: It might be nicer if all the major horizontal lines matched, but the hill in the background has a slight incline.
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Here a couple of Sandhill Cranes take flight to begin their day. This is one of my favorites from our trip to Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge over this past Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Sweet 16 set #4 - 200 Views Past Contest Winners!!!

16 past winners from our weekly photo contest at our 200 Views Group. Be sure to join our group and enter the contest today!

Note: Photo must have a least 200 views to enter. See other contest and group rules at: 200 Views See our Winner's Blog

1. in spirit i send you a birthday rose, 2. Floater, 3. Erzbahnschwinge, 4. "Adam", 5. The Rendezvous, 6. The Path Goes On, 7. birkenhead lake sunset, 8. Scottish photographic cliches #157, 9. people do things...., 10. Mt Shishapangma camp, Tibet, 11. Simply White Sands, 12. Mostly Undisturbed, 13. Sex-on-the-dock, 14. Rainbow Over Staffin, Isle of Skye, 15. Depth of Mist Wood, 16. Looking for Rapunzel

Friday, December 01, 2006

Week #67 Winner


Pick'n'mix
Originally uploaded by Andy Lock.

This Weeks Winner: Andy Lock
Week #67: 12/1-12/7

Photo: Pick'n'mix

Like the Best: The way the person on the left is bending down to pick up sweets

Camera: Lomo LC-A

Like the Least: The way the reflection is broken by the light coming from the door, off camera.
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Friday, November 24, 2006

Winner Week #66


buy less
Originally uploaded by .bastian.
This Weeks Winner: .bastian
Week #65: 11/24-11/30

Photo: buy less

Like the Best: The contrast, the tonal range and the mood. It was taken as a reminder of the upcoming Buy Nothing Day, Friday November 24, 2006.

Camera: Canon 350D

Like the Least: It's not as sharp as I would want it.
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Buy Nothing Day - Saturday November 24th 2006

Friday, November 17, 2006

Week #65 Winner


Looking for Rapunzel
Originally uploaded by VanesKa tHOmz.
This Weeks Winner: VanesKa tHOmz
Week #65: 11/17-11/23

Photo: Looking for Rapunzel

Like the Best: The light & textures

Camera: Minolta Dimage

Like the Least: Perhaps the details on the walls can be sharper on the left side.
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Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair!
~ Fairy Tale by Brothers Grimm

Rocca Maggiore - Assisi, Italy

Friday, November 10, 2006

Week #64 Winner


Depth of Mist Wood
Originally uploaded by photocello2006.
This Weeks Winner: Photocello2006
Week #64: 11/10-11/16

Photo: Depth of Mist Wood

Like the Best: DoF

Camera: cannon 20d

Like the Least: there are no Hobbits in this wood
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Hiking in the mist wood

Friday, November 03, 2006

Week #63 Winner

This Weeks Winner: KGMarsch
Week #63: 11/03-11/09

Photo: Rainbow Over Staffin, Isle of Skye

Like the Best: The composition and the fact that I managed to capture exactly what was there

Camera: Canon EOS 350

Like the Least: The lack of sharpness
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Given the ever changing weather conditions the Isle of Skye is a haven for rainbows - we must have seen at least one per day whilst there.
This one was caught whilst walking around the Quirang.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Week #62 Winner


Sex-on-the-dock
Originally uploaded by billyd2.
This Weeks Winner: Billyd2
Week #62: 10/27 - 11/02

Photo: Sex-on-the-dock

Like the Best: The color

Camera: Olympus e-330

Like the Least: Would have been nice to have the shadows of the wings in focus.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Week #61 Winner


Mostly Undisturbed
Originally uploaded by thewrightshot.
This Weeks Winner: thewrightshot
Week #61: 10/20 - 10/26

Photo: Mostly Undisturbed

Like the Best: I like the contrast in the clouds, and the wood the best.

Camera: Canon 30D.

Like the Least: Well, it's been commented that the branch touching the clouds is too distracting. I think it's the amount of white lower down on the branch personally.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Week #60 Winner


Simply White Sands
Originally uploaded by Leviathor.
This Weeks Winner: Leviathor
Week #60: 10/13 - 10/19

Photo: Simply White Sands

Like the Best: Simplicity.

Camera: Canon 20D.

Like the Least: The combination of polarization and digital bit-depth caused some posterization in the gradient of the sky.
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At the northern end of the Chihuahuan Desert lies the Tularosa Basin. In the heart of this basin lies one of the world's great natural wonders - the glistening white sands of New Mexico. Dunes of gypsum sand have covered 275 square miles of desert. This is the world's largest gypsum dune field. White Sands National Monument preserves a major portion of the dune field and the plants and animals that have successfully adapted to this hars[h] environment. -From the NPS.

Compared to Great Sand Dune National Park (in set), White Sands' gypsum sand is easy to climb, making trekking across large areas fairly easy, except for that the sun taxes not only from above, but by reflection off the pure, white sands.

White Sands also tastes much different than GSDNP and Death Valley's dunes--those composed of quartz sand.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Week #59 Winner


Mt Shishapangma camp, Tibet
Originally uploaded by xtremepeaks.
This Weeks Winner: xtremepeaks
Week #59: 10/06 - 10/12

Photo: Mt Shishapangma camp, Tibet

Like the Best: like the stormclouds and sunlight reflected from the ice pinnacles

Camera: Nikon F80

Like the Least: the climber in front of the tent
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Advance base camp at 19,500ft near the ice pinnacles.

Friday, September 29, 2006

Week #58 Winner


people do things....
Originally uploaded by bolandrotor.
This Weeks Winner: Bolandrotor
Week #58: 09/29-10/05

Photo: people do things....

Like the Best: compostion and colours

Camera: nikon coolpix5200

Like the Least: too much contrast on forhead

Friday, September 22, 2006

Week #57 Winner

This Weeks Winner: Schemie Radge
Week #56: 09/22-09/28

Photo: Scottish photographic cliches #157

Like the Best: I like the dark and slightly menacing feel the light gives - just how Scotland should look.

Camera: Nikon D200

Like the Least: The slightly burnt sky.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Week #56 Winner


birkenhead lake sunset
Originally uploaded by tilo driessen.
This Weeks Winner: Tilo Driessen
Week #56: 09/15-09/21

Photo: Birkenhead Lake Sunset

Like the Best: The otherworldly tranquility

Camera: CANON SD700 IS

Like the Least: Couldn't get the slight wind to quiet down for sharper reflection.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Week #55 Winner


The Path Goes On
Originally uploaded by Alistair Craven.
This Weeks Winner: Alistair Craven
Week #55: 09/08-09/14

Photo: The Path Goes On

Like the Best: The perspective, the angle & how it captures the greatness of the landscape.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ4

Like the Least: The lack of warm tones (though it was as cloudy as it can be seen!), the noise resulted from postprocessing.
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I see through the darkness
My way back home
The journey seems endless
But I'll carry on
The shadows will rise
And they will fall
And our night drowns in dawn
And the path goes on and on...

Friday, September 01, 2006

Week #54 Winner


The Rendezvous
Originally uploaded by ephemerion.
This Weeks Winner: Ephemerion
Week #54: 09/01-09/07

Photo: The Rendezvous

Like the Best: I like how the girl is cast in shafts of light from above and how the narrative from the signs adds to overall ambiance.

Camera: Canon Powershot G6

Like the Least: I wish both feet were visible and the dolphin was more in the center of the window frame.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Week #53 Winner


"Adam"
Originally uploaded by t³ - try to touch.
This Weeks Winner: t³ - try to touch
Week #53: 08/25-08/31

Photo: "Adam"

Like the Best: I like the clarity, the colours and the "magical" moment

Camera: Canon EOS 350D Digital

Like the Least: The lines on my stomach ;)

Friday, August 18, 2006

Week #52 Winner: Arndalarm


Erzbahnschwinge
Originally uploaded by arndalarm.
This Weeks Winner: Arndalarm
Week #52: 08/18-08/24

Photo: Erzbahnschwinge

Like the Best: The light on the bridge

Camera: Canon EOs 350D

Like the Least: The concrete texture

Friday, August 11, 2006

Week #51 Winner ...like a chimp with coconuts


Floater
Originally uploaded by ...like a chimp with coconuts.
This Weeks Winner: ...Like A Chimp With Coconuts
Week #51: 08/11-08/17

Photo: Floater

Like the Best: The simplicity.

Camera: EOS 20D

Like the Least: More control over the reflections of the overhead trees perhaps? (the darker areas)

Friday, August 04, 2006

Week #50 Winner

This Weeks Winner: lj_scampo
Week #50: 08/03-08/09

Photo: In Spirit I Send You A Birthday Rose

Like the Best: I like the thought behind it (as it was a birthday present - if someone is curious enough, there is an explanation in the pictures text)

Camera: Sony DSC-P200 (manual mode)

Like the Least: one of the leaf stalks is broken

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Sweet 16 set #3 - 200 Views Past Contest Winners!!!

16 past winners from our weekly photo contest at our 200 Views Group. Be sure to join our group and enter the contest today!

Note: Photo must have a least 200 views to enter. See other contest and group rules at: 200 Views
See our Winner's Blog

1. Parallel Lines, 2. Together, 3. Elegance, 4. Ruins in the wind..., 5. tap water, 6. ANZAC: Still, 7. Little Diablo, 8. It's a Bee's World, 9. Grandpa, 10. sunrise-of-Seven-star-lake, 11. Running through strings, 12. Geisha 1, 13. Soundwaves, 14. * Odee *, 15. Tursachan Chalanais, 16. The girl with the sun in her hair

Created with fd's Flickr Toys.

Friday, July 28, 2006

Week #49 Winner


The girl with the sun in her hair
Originally uploaded by Olly C.
This Weeks Winner: Olly C
Week #49: 07/27-08/02

Photo: The girl with the sun in her hair

Like the Best: The glint above her shoulder

Camera: Canon Powershot A80

Like the Least: The asymmetry of her arms.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Week #48 Winner


-- from cjcampbell - (?)

This Weeks Winner: cjcampbell
Week #48: 07/20-07/26

Photo: Tursachan Chalanais

Like the Best: Probably how the aged treatment evokes an ancient atmosphere

Camera: A Sony Cybershot DSC-N1

Like the Least: The composition could be better and the uneven horizon and varying straightness of the stones leads to a degree of imbalance - it makes the image look a bit squint possibly.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Week #47 Winner:


* Odee *
Originally uploaded by -lecheel-.
Congrats to This Weeks Winner: -lecheel-
Week #47: 07/13-07/19

Photo: * Odee *

Like the Best: Low right corner spray and intense colors

Camera: Canon EOS630 Kodak E100VS Slide

Like the Least: Detail in left lower corner a little dark

Friday, July 07, 2006

Week #46 Winner


-- from cszar - (?)

This Weeks Winner: Cszar
Week #46: 07/06-07/13

Photo: Soundwaves

Like the Best: The lighting

Camera: Nikon D70

Like the Least: The line at the bottom isn't straight

Friday, June 30, 2006

Week #45 Winner


Geisha 1
Originally uploaded by James Disley.
This Weeks Winner: James Disley
Week #45: 06/29-07/05

Photo: Geisha

Like the Best: Lovely, tranquil atmosphere.

Camera: Lumix DMC-FX7

Like the Least: Slight burn out on the face and neck.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Week #43 Winner


Running through strings
Originally uploaded by louiskim.
This Weeks Winner: Louiskim
Week #43: 06/15-06/22

Photo: Running through strings

Like the Best: The joy of being a kid.

Camera: Nikon D200 with a manual focus 50mm.

Like the Least: I wish the pan had been able to capture the face a bit more sharply.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Week #42 Winner


sunrise-of-Seven-star-lake
Originally uploaded by wirelesschaos.

This Weeks Winner: Wirelesschaos
Week #42: 06/08-06/14

Photo: Sunrise-Of-Seven-Star-Lake

Like the Best: The reflection, blended with the mist, creat some unusual feeling

Camera: Nikon 5700

Like the Least: Forgot to charge my DSLR battery, backup with a nikon 5700, there are some noticeable noise in the dark area
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4 O'clock in the morning, shooting from a floating wooden bridge, so carefully not to step on the clouds
about the lake: the lake locates somewhere in the middle of Inner Mongo, a province of China, very remote, use to be the preserved place for ancient emperors to do summer hunting around, but now, very forgotten and solitary

Friday, June 02, 2006

Week #41 Winner


-- from cavenli2008

This Weeks Winner: cavenli2008
Week#41: 06/01- 06/07

Photo: Grandpa

Like the Best: Characteristic of the Grandpa, including expression, eyelight, wrinkle on his face.

Camera: Nikon D50

Like the Least: The shadow on the top of his head.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Week #40 Winner:

This Weeks Winner: Chinapix
Week#40: 05/19-06/01

Photo: It's a Bee's World

Like the Best: The colors and textures of the flower

Camera: Canon Ixus 430

Like the Least: The bee could be a little sharper


It's a Bee's World

It's a Bee's World

A busy bee enjoying the world of a sunflower.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Week #39 Winner:


Little Diablo
Originally uploaded by afotographie.
This Weeks Winner:
Afotographie
Week#39: 05/19-05/25

Photo: Little Diablo

Like the Best: The contrast of the black kitten against the white background, and the "fluffy" soft feeling of the moment

Camera: Canon A70

Like the Least: This was taken years ago, before I knew to shoot larger file sizes!
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I miss this little guy. He was taken out of this world much too soon.

"Diablo" named after the Lamborghini, not because he was a mean kitten. He was quite sweet. He loved to take naps on this fuzzy white pillow!

Friday, May 12, 2006

Week #38 Winner:


ANZAC: Still
Originally uploaded by Devar.
This Weeks Winner: Devar
Week#38: 05/12-05/18

Photo: ANZAC: Still

Like the Best: The simplicity.

Camera: Canon 20D

Like the Least: The ISO noise when viewed at larger sizes.
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They shall grow not old,
As we that are left grow old,
Age shall not weary them,
Nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun,
And in the morning
We will remember them.

- The Ode

Silhouette of soldier during the Still at the State War Memorial Precinct, Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia on ANZAC Day 2006.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Week #37 Winner:


tap water
Originally uploaded by eva8.
This Weeks Winner:
Eva8
Week #37: 05/04-05/10

Photo: Tap Water

Like the Best: the frozen action

Camera: canon 350d

Like the Least: i keep wondering if i should crop it tighter.

Friday, April 28, 2006

Week #36 Winner:


Ruins in the wind...
Originally uploaded by Giampaolo Macorig.
This Weeks Winner: Giampaolo Macorig
Week#36: 04/27-05/03

Photo: Ruins in the wind...

Like the Best: The colors and the clouds moved by the wind.

Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4100

Like the Least: A little bit too dark?
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Ruins in the wind...

At the beginning of Via Appia Antica, Rome

Friday, April 21, 2006

Week #35 Winner


Elegance
Originally uploaded by Tommy Simms.
This Weeks Winner: Tommy Simms
Week#35: 04/21-04/27

Photo: Elegance

Like the Best: The colors.

Camera: Canon 20D.

Like the Least: Just a touch more DOF.

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Elegance

1. Refinement, grace, and beauty in movement, appearance, or manners.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Week #34 Winner: Maat108

This Weeks Winner: Maat108
Week#34: 04/14-04/20

Photo: Together

Like the Best: the "warm" snow

Camera: canon eos 5D

Like the Least: blue at left-top


-- from maat108 - (?)

Friday, April 07, 2006

Week #33 Winner



Parallel Lines
This Week's Winner: " joschmoblo "
Week #33: 04/07-04/13

Photo: Parallel Lines

Like the Best: That it's unique and that it seems everything was in my favor during the shot, including the shadows themselves.

Camera: Nikon D50

Like the Least: I may try a tighter crop, although it may take away from the shot.

-- from joschmoblo
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This is a shot I did months ago at night that did not turn out as well. It was time to take it during the day and with a better camera!

Note: I only replaced this photo with a larger version.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Sweet 16: Chapter 2


Sweet 16: Chapter 2
Originally uploaded by SuperDaveNM.
16 past winners from our weekly photo contest at our 200 Views Group. Be sure to join our group and enter the contest today!

Note: Photo must have a least 200 views to enter. See other contest and group rules at: 200 Views

1. She came back, 2. Desert Rainbow 3, 3. Ms Blue Eyes, 4. Leopard feeding, 5. Orr's Island, 6. Jahari, 7. The coolest dude in Harlem, 8. see what she sees, 9. Reviewing the Fleet, 10. Vincent van Gogh goes to town, 11. joulukuu5 2005 164b, 12. It's a Small World, 13. BaganSunriseV!!, 14. sunset at Traveller's Inn, 15. Jordan's Toe, 16. The Portal

Created with fd's Flickr Toys.

Friday, March 31, 2006

Week #32 Winner: acastellano


The Portal
Originally uploaded by acastellano.
This Week's Winner: " acastellano "
Week #32: 03/31-04/06

Photo: The Portal

Like the Best: That the surfer is looking towards the light, which appears to me like a doorway into another realm.

Camera: Canon 10D

Like the Least: That the location is not very original, but hopefully the photo is....

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Friday, March 24, 2006

Week #31 Winner: Brian Catacutan


Jordan's Toe
Originally uploaded by Brian Catacutan.
This Week's Winner: " Brian Catacutan "
Week #31: 03/24-03/30

Photo: Jordan's Toe

Like the Best: Subject matter

Camera: Canon Rebel 300D

Like the Least: More details in the foot

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Another photograph of my niece Jordan with her snail on her big toe. I got a really positive response from the "World's Most Daring Snail" photo earlier in my stream. I think I'll start a set dedicated to snails. Stay tuned for more and feel free to give me more ideas for photos...

Friday, March 17, 2006

Week #30 Winner: Wayfaring Stranger

This Week's Winner: " Wayfaring Stranger "
Week #30: 03/17-03/23

Photo: Sunset at Traveller's Inn

Like the Best: That I captured the colors of the most gorgeous sunset I've ever seen.

Camera: Nikon coolpix 770 (sunset setting).

Like the Least: That this photo hasn't won any of these dang contests! (although the #1 spot on the Explore page was great for a minute!)

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Week #29 Winner: kandavu99


BaganSunriseV!!
Originally uploaded by kandavu99.
This Week's Winner: " kandavu99 "
Week #29: 03/10-03/16

Photo: Bagan Sunrise V!!

Like the Best: I found some of the mystique I was searching for.

Camera: HP R707

Like the Least: Is not knowing whether having used a superior camera at the time would have made a better picture.

Week #28 Winner: bubba trout


It's a Small World
Originally uploaded by bubba trout.
This Week's Winner: " bubba trout "
Week #28: 03/03-03/09

Photo: It's a Small World

Like the Best: The idea and the sparkle at the top of the...earth.

Camera: Nikon 8700

Like the Least: The too bright part at the thumb.


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It's a Small World

The world is in your hands. What are you going to do wih it?

Week #27 Winner: Fantasyfan


joulukuu5 2005 164b
Originally uploaded by Fantasyfan.
This Week's Winner: " Fantasyfan "
Week #27: 02/24-03/02

Photo: joulukuu

Like the Best: I was having one of the best new years of my life :) And it came even better because of perfect time of taking photos.

Camera: Canon Powershot S50

Like the Least: I hate those spots because of high ISO


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Joulukuu

Path to the sauna. You can now see the shadow of sauna and light from the window. Snow is new and untouched.

Week#26 Winner: aaardvaark!


Vincent van Gogh goes to town
Originally uploaded by aaardvaark.
This Week's Winner: " aaardvaark "
Week #26: 02/17-02/23

Photo: Vincent van Gogh goes to town

Like the Best: The sky and the intensity of Vincent's apparent mission (that's two things, I cheated, but I can't say one without the other).

Camera: Canon 300D

Like the Least: Maybe would like some more light under the rim of his hat.


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Vincent van Gogh goes to town

He looks worried, but a man with a mission.

Week#25 Winner: kagoo_bythesea!


Reviewing the Fleet
Originally uploaded by kagoo_bythesea.
This Week's Winner: kagoo_bythesea
Week #25: 02/10-02/16

Photo: Reviewing the Fleet


Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 7i


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Reviewing the Fleet

Taken on the ferry between Ryde (Isle of Wight) and Portsmouth, during the Queens review of the Fleet for the Battle of Trafalgar celebrations.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Week#24 Winner: marcŧ!


see what she sees
Originally uploaded by marcŧ.
This Week's Winner: marcŧ
Week#24 - 02/03-02/09

Photo: See what she sees

Likes: The reflection on the eye

Camera: Powershot S2IS

Dislikes: I could've come up with a better title.


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See What She Sees!