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Recently a local newspaper of Ventura County held a photo competition with the idea of creating a coffee table book entitled “Capture Ventura County”. The book would highlight landscapes, daily life, newsworthy events, sports and recreation, people, pets and nature as captured by local photographers.

Nearly 10,000 entries were received from 549 photographers, and only 250 images would be selected for publication.

The release party was Friday November 21. I did not receive any of the prizes but I am beaming all the same, 3 of my photos were chosen for publication in the book. I feel like I won everything!

Best of all, once again my favorite little model the jumping spider is a star. This photo received a full page in the book!

My very best wishes to all for a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday!



Photo credits: Marilyn Gould.

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February 09, 2009


CONGRATULATIONS, you deserve it!
You have a very beautiful portfolio and your close-up tecnique is excellent, consistent with your stunning photos.
Wish your best and many other satisfactions!


February 09, 2009



January 24, 2009


Congratulations! The jumping spider is indeed a lovely model! I have seen one only once in my life!

November 25, 2008


Congratulations, Marilyn. The honor is well deserved!

November 25, 2008


Thanks everyone! In addition, while attending the book reveal party I had the opportunity to tell tons of photographers and designers about Dreamstime. :)

November 24, 2008


Dear Dcb - Thank you for this information, a great lesson and truly worth keeping in mind. You have not spoiled or diminished my happiness -- you have shared information that will help me consider choices more wisely. Cheers! Marilyn

November 24, 2008


Congrats!! Great shots!

November 24, 2008



November 24, 2008


Congrats! They are all fantastic photos and I have to say I like the spider best :)

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