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Thank Somebody.

Posted by: Cassondra Davison on 07/07/2013 - 8:11 PM

Upon request, this thread is for thanking myself or any member of the group you wish to express your gratitude to. Whether it be for a feature, vote or promotion, or just some kind words left in a comment, feel free to thank them here.


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Posted by: Cassondra Davison on 07/07/2013 - 8:31 PM

Let me take this opportunity to say I am thankful for every participating member of this group. You do me such an honor by not only choosing to join this group, but by offering up your talents, insight and supportive comments to myself and others here.

In the short time that this group has been a part of FAA, I have met and come to appreciate several people who have made my experience here that much more enjoyable. So without further ado, I would like to thank the following people:

Kay Novy, for being a dedicated supporter of my work and fastidious contributor to the group.

HW Kateley, for his wisdom and guidance in the beginning process of creating this group and his continued support throughout.

Richard Johnson, for his genuine enthusiasm for not only my work but the work of others and the time he takes to express that interest via comments, votes and regular visits.

Miriam Danar, Margaret Saheed and Pascale Gervais for being regular contributors and for helping me further the group by offering suggestions and ideas.

Robert Riordan, for being the first to join and submit images AND comment in the discussion thread.

As corny as it sounds, this group is made possible by people like you, and I can't thank you enough for the time you have offered to spend here. :)


Posted by: Nick Kirby on 07/08/2013 - 7:54 AM

Thanks For Highlighting my Images here and for creating a group for Non DSLR Photography


Posted by: Cassondra Davison on 07/09/2013 - 12:58 AM

You're most welcome Nick, thanks for sharing them! Glad you are enjoying the group as well. :) If you every have any questions or suggestions, feel free to contact me.


Posted by: Digital Moments on 07/09/2013 - 9:46 AM

I just want to say thanks to every photographer who has tried to capture a moment in time and used their creativity to bring it into the world.

thank you:)


Posted by: Cassondra Davison on 07/09/2013 - 11:45 PM

Beautiful sentiment JT. :)


Posted by: Melissa Bittinger on 07/13/2013 - 2:32 AM

Thanks to Cassondra for starting this group for those of us using the best cameras we can to create with! Mine is a fugi bridge camera which I didn't want to tell anybody was what I had at first!

Also thanks so much for the feature!
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Posted by: Kay Novy on 07/13/2013 - 9:54 AM

Thank you for the feature....much appreciated..Kay

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Posted by: Patricia Strand on 07/13/2013 - 12:39 PM

Cassondra, I was very pleased to see my work featured on the group home page. Thank you so much!

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Posted by: Lingfai Leung on 07/13/2013 - 1:18 PM

Thanks for the recent double features in the group home page. I am so thrilled and grateful

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Posted by: Cassondra Davison on 07/13/2013 - 11:16 PM

Melissa, Kay, Patricia and Lingfai... you are all very welcome! I can't tell you how much I appreciate the time you put into your craft and the beautiful images that come from it. And the fact that you choose to share those images with the group is an honor I scarcely know how to relate. Fantastic work everyone!


Posted by: Kay Novy on 07/20/2013 - 5:48 PM

Thanks for the feature!

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Posted by: Marcia Breznay on 07/20/2013 - 7:35 PM

Cassondra, thank you so much for starting this group. It is my favorite. I love seeing all the beautiful photos taken with our little "point and shoot" cameras and an artful eye. The comments are so uplifting and encouraging too. I especially want to say how honored I am that you've featured my photos and "Favorite of the Week"...really??? I'm THRILLED!


Posted by: Cassondra Davison on 07/20/2013 - 8:10 PM

You're welcome Kay! :)

Marcia, I get a lot of images I have to review every week, and sometimes I see one or two that to me need more than just a feature. These are the types of photos that stop me dead in my tracks and make me say "WOW". A friend of mine who also has a group calls these types of images his "Spotlight Features", and he displays them very proudly in a large form on the home page of his group, so that's what I decided to do here as well. I'm partial to clouds as it is (I'm a weather spotter and study meteorology), but that one just took the cake! Thanks for submitting your fabulous photos to the group! :)


Posted by: Melissa Bittinger on 07/21/2013 - 2:14 AM

hmm, I'll keep your love of clouds in mind! I have several that need post processing before I submit...

Thank you for featuring Puck in the Garden, I love my statue!
taken with fugi bridge camera, processed to b/w then added a bit of warmth.

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Posted by: Marianne Campolongo on 07/21/2013 - 2:15 PM

Thanks for the feature. I had my Nikon D700 with me when I took this photo (I work part-time as a freelance writer and photographer), but I love the Nikon Coolpix P7000 for its extreme wide-angle reach as well as its macro capabilities and used it for this photo as well as about 50% of those that I took of the Barnegat Lighthouse in New Jersey. So happy you like the image! I think it may be my favorite of all those I took of that lighthouse. I've licensed it several times as stock - you don't always need a pro camera to sell your images as the fine work in this group attests.

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Posted by: Patricia Strand on 07/21/2013 - 2:31 PM

Many thanks for the feature! I had to bend down for this, and I have a bad knee. But it was near a populated area, so if I couldn't get up someone could rescue me! Photography can be a taxing "sport," lol.

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Posted by: Lingfai Leung on 07/22/2013 - 7:15 PM

Thanks Cassondra for my new photo featured: "Ant Nothing Sweeter Than My Little Daisy"

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Posted by: Cassondra Davison on 07/23/2013 - 3:01 AM

Melissa, Marianne, Patricia and Lingfai, you all very welcome and very deserving of features! We are blessed beyond measure to have your talents amongst this group, and I thank you very much for your participation!

Patricia, "Taxing sport" is an understatement, lol. When I went to the photo blitz for the Horicon Marsh the other weekend, I nearly got carried away by the mosquitoes that came out at dusk. Still have the bite marks all over my ankles to prove it. Oh well, just a few more battle scars, right? ;)


Posted by: Cassondra Davison on 08/04/2013 - 2:58 AM

Bumping this up so those who wish to leave a note of thanks for a feature can utilize it. We're starting to get quite the collection of "thank you" threads, and as much as I love hearing back from you all I need to start cleaning them out so the active threads don't get lost in the shuffle.

Thanks for understanding!


Posted by: Joan Carroll on 08/04/2013 - 5:55 AM

thanks for letting me know about this group and for featuring my photo!
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Posted by: Cassondra Davison on 08/04/2013 - 12:35 PM

In just over a month this group has become a very fine collaborative effort between many talented photographers. It is a joy to see the new images come through every day and watch people donate a little bit of their time to promoting the works of others. I am quite convinced there is a not a better group on individuals in all of FAA. So glad you could join us Joan, and you are very welcome for the feature!


Posted by: Patricia Strand on 08/04/2013 - 1:56 PM

Thanks for the feature, Cassie! I agree this is a great group, my favorite group, and the only one I really make the time to participate in. I think I made a good choice :)

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Posted by: D P on 08/05/2013 - 5:01 AM


By far the person I want to most thank is the one who dedicates their time to this group, and that would be you Cassondra, I've only recently joined FineartAmerica, I've joined various groups, but none have welcomed me in as much as this group and in particular Cassondra, even though it's a large group (and growing) it's still all very close and personal, you open up the portal for interaction with other artists, and have truly given credit to the photography that can be made with a non-DSLR proving you don't need to put a large amount of money into the equipment, just a large amount of passion.

No one should ever be ashamed about standing beside a top of the range DSLR wielding photographer with a little compact point and shoot because just as amazing images can be captured, whatever you're hitting the shutter with or on, it's about knowing your tools and this group is perfect for that.

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The amazing studio quality of Cassondra's snow bench image speaks leaps and bounds about non-DSLR photography.


Posted by: Cassondra Davison on 08/05/2013 - 12:03 PM

:) Don't know what to say Louise. This was a great note to wake up to this morning. Thank you!!

And I love your comment about not being ashamed to shoot right along side the "pros". I've often felt paled by comparison and have indeed heard a chuckle or two when I mentioned being a photographer while holding my little pink point-and-shoot. But I look at this way; if someone told you they were an artist and all they were holding was a pencil, would you laugh at them?


Posted by: Joan Carroll on 08/09/2013 - 9:25 AM

thanks Cassondra for the feature! Photography Prints

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Posted by: Darin Volpe on 09/15/2013 - 11:01 PM

Thank you for another feature on the home page. I haven't been at this too long, but this group has easily become my favorite.

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Posted by: Lorenzo Laiken on 09/17/2013 - 8:41 AM

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Thanks for the special recognition, Cassondra.
Your appraisal means a lot to me.


Posted by: Shawna Rowe on 09/17/2013 - 9:35 AM

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Thank you Cassondra for featuring my image!


Posted by: A E Ivey on 09/17/2013 - 7:40 PM

Wow, thank you, Cassondra, for featuring my Nandina Berries. :)


Posted by: Cassondra Davison on 09/20/2013 - 10:25 AM

Hello everyone! I must apologize once again for my sparse participation... hoping to make up for that a bit this weekend. Seems like every time you get one thing straightened out, another pops up. Best to just roll with it and enjoy the good when it comes your way!

Fantastic work everyone... your features are so well deserved. :)


Posted by: Lingfai Leung on 09/20/2013 - 7:36 PM

Thanks Cassondra for the feature:

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Posted by: Lingfai Leung on 09/25/2013 - 12:20 AM

Thank you so much Cassondra for featuring "Wood Duck Couples"

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Posted by: Marcia Breznay on 09/25/2013 - 12:46 AM

Thank you, Cassondra for the feature of "Rising" and your continued support :)
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Posted by: Patricia Strand on 09/25/2013 - 1:38 AM

Many thanks for the recent features, Cassondra!

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Posted by: Kay Novy on 09/25/2013 - 9:20 AM

Thank you for the feature, always appreciated! kay

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Posted by: HW Kateley on 09/25/2013 - 9:43 AM

Thanks for all the features! I want to tell you, you seem to do a lot administrating this group, and it's appreciated.

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Posted by: Darin Volpe on 09/25/2013 - 11:09 AM

Thanks for featuring my photo "233 South Wacker Drive" and also thanks for all your hard work in making this such a fun group.

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Posted by: Allicat Photography on 09/25/2013 - 1:58 PM

Thank you for featuring "Heart of Dew in Bloom" and "For the Love of Pudge", Cassondra!

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Posted by: Marcia Breznay on 10/03/2013 - 2:33 PM

I'd like to use this thread to say a personal "THANK YOU" to Cassondra for the amazing job she has done with this group! (sent via email also)

Dear Cassie,

Well, I knew this day would come, but I'm very sad to see you leave as administrator, given the fantastic job you have done with this group. As I've said in the past, it is my favorite group. I understand your need to relinquish that responsibility and respect it, totally. It can't be easy for you to step down...this was your baby after all:) My hope is that we will find someone as passionate as you are. The good news is that we won't be losing you entirely. Looking forward to seeing your wonderful images. Thanks for all your support and wonderful comments.

Best always,


Posted by: Patricia Strand on 10/03/2013 - 3:28 PM

Marcia said it well. This is my favorite group, also, and I'm already looking for another one. Thanks so much Cassie for the fabulous job you did here!! Look forward to seeing your new images, too. Keep 'em coming!


Posted by: Richard Johnson on 10/07/2013 - 6:09 PM

Cassie.. you have brought a lot of wonderful people together in this group. We all fully understand the limits of being so involved with work and all the other obligations in life ...For sure, you've set the standard very high for doing such an outstanding job as group administrator.


Posted by: LEANNE SEYMOUR on 10/08/2013 - 12:22 PM

I agree with all the sentiments already expressed above about you and your leaving the role of admin for this group. I can't help but feel that there may be some way that you could continue by possibly sharing this role with someone else? Is that possible?

Thanks again for doing such an amazing will be an extremely hard act to follow! :-)

Good luck with whatever it is that your choose or decide upon re this group and your future needs. May the Force be with you now and always!


Posted by: Darin Volpe on 11/20/2013 - 2:18 AM

Thanks for featuring my photos - it's good to see you back!

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Posted by: HW Kateley on 11/20/2013 - 7:36 AM

Thanks for the feature! I think I shall do a limited promotion on this one as well!.

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Posted by: Kay Novy on 11/20/2013 - 11:21 AM

Thanks Cassie, for the feature! Can't be from Wisconsin and dislike this one!!! Lol..........

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Posted by: LEANNE SEYMOUR on 11/20/2013 - 12:15 PM

Thanks for the feature Cassondra:

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Posted by: Jacqueline Athmann on 11/20/2013 - 9:48 PM

Thanks for the feature!

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Posted by: Connie Fox on 11/29/2013 - 1:31 AM

Cassondra, thanks so much for featuring this image! Shot with my 8MP Canon a630, a point-and-shoot whose capabilities continue to amaze me.

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Posted by: Lingfai Leung on 11/29/2013 - 12:04 PM

Glad to see you come back. Thank you for featuring my new photos, Cassondra

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Posted by: Marcia Breznay on 12/06/2013 - 2:59 AM

I'm giving THANKS to Cassondra, for the second place award in our in-house contest "GIVE THANKS" :) For you to pick mine among so many beautiful entries is truly an honor.


Posted by: Marcia Breznay on 12/25/2013 - 10:53 PM

Thanks, Cassondra, for the feature of "Crimson Blossom" and for your support.
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Posted by: Peta Thames on 12/27/2013 - 9:40 PM

I agree that it's great to have a group that enjoys the great images you can capture with a non-DSLR. So thank you for this group.

And thank you for these features

Cozy Tea Time
Cozy Tea Time by Silken Photography

Christmas Poinsettia
Christmas Poinsettia by Silken Photography

Don't Postpone Joy in Venice
Dont Postpone Joy by Silken Photography


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