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Bosc Pears
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Bosc Pears
Bosc Pears
Bosc pears are native to Belgium and France. They were imported to the USA in the early 1800's and are now commercially grown in the Pacific Northwest. By the way, the background in this shot was hand painted by Pauline Palmer, my artist soulmate.
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Terry Cervi
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    What a beautiful still life, Dave. The lighting and composition are wonderful and I love that hand painted background! Fantastic work all around!

3/8/2012 9:51:20 PM

 
Carrie M. Groseclose
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Bravo Dave! This is absolutely gorgeous and I LOVE everything about this image. So well done!!

3/8/2012 11:09:13 PM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Gorgeous tones, light and comp. Dave.

3/9/2012 2:48:06 AM

 
Gord MacEachern
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Bravo indeed Dave, a winner in my book, hope we have the pleasure of seeing this one again!!

3/9/2012 2:55:31 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Wow Dave - This is Outstanding!! Great Job!

3/9/2012 3:52:52 AM

 
Bill Houghton
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Outstanding still life Dave. Beautiful job, Bill

3/9/2012 3:56:15 AM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi Dave,I agree with the rest.That is very beautiful still life my friend!!!

3/9/2012 4:03:06 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Beautiful still life Dave. Love the hand painted background.

3/9/2012 4:28:51 AM

 
Lindley Johnson
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The beautiful hand painted background is perfect for this lovely still life. Excellent work, Dave.

3/9/2012 6:08:34 AM

 
David K. Hurt
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You cannot beat a back ground created by your soulmate. Well done, love your comp and lighting.

3/9/2012 7:31:10 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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As always Dave, simply outstanding work!!!

3/10/2012 12:38:00 AM

 
Heather Loewenhardt
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Wow your still life work is artistry at its finest. I am in awe of our work.

3/10/2012 1:09:58 AM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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This is simply fabulous, Monte. I love the tones on this and your light and set up is perfection. Hope to see it again!

3/10/2012 6:04:57 AM

 
Danny B. Head
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A beautiful "mate" to, "Last Apple Standing"! Love the treatment!

3/10/2012 3:01:08 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Gorgeous work, Dave!! The bg is perfect, too!!!

3/10/2012 7:42:10 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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A classic beauty, Dave!

3/11/2012 8:07:03 AM

 
Debbie Bray
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Just like a painting, Dave!! LOVE it!

3/11/2012 5:08:34 PM

 
Susan Fox
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Lovely still life, great lighting

3/12/2012 1:40:42 PM

 
Robert K. Bemus
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Beautiful still life and that background is gorgeous!!

I normally use a Tamron 200-500 and I'm constantly adjusting the length depending how close the surfer is...for that shot, 270mm...

3/12/2012 10:52:32 PM

 
Avril Young
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Stunning, looks awesome, love the background just so perfectly done...well done indeed!

3/13/2012 12:06:44 AM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Fantastic still life. Like the lighting and that splash of Red

3/13/2012 3:58:24 AM

 
Kaye Burazin
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you two are the dynamic duel

3/14/2012 4:24:16 PM

 
Carol Flisak
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Beautiful still life, Dave... love the composition, tones and light! The hand-painted background is perfect!

3/19/2012 7:28:30 AM

 
Marisol Pastor
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Excellent still life!

3/20/2012 11:38:38 AM

 
Karen Celella
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Gorgeous still life, Dave!

3/21/2012 4:23:06 PM

 
Kathy Salerni
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I think everyone has said it all, Dave! This is one of the best still lifes I have seen!

3/24/2012 7:40:35 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Gorgeous work, Dave!
Elegant, rich, and moody.
~♥~Lisa

3/28/2012 5:04:50 AM

 
Sharon L. Doane
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Beautiful!!!

3/28/2012 7:02:56 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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Congrats on your beautiful finalist, Monte'!

5/1/2012 8:38:47 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Huge congrats on a beautiful finalist, Dave! Very best luck with this beauty!!

5/2/2012 3:21:40 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on a beautiful finalist. Dave.

5/2/2012 4:05:24 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Congrats, Dave. Beautiful finalist.

5/2/2012 4:29:44 AM

 
Debbie Bray
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A very well deserved finalist, Dave! Congratulations!!

5/2/2012 4:39:03 AM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Dave.

5/2/2012 5:00:22 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Happy to see this one again; congratulations on your beautiful Finalist, Dave!

5/2/2012 5:13:03 AM

 
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I LOVE THIS!!

What an amazing Finalist Dave, big congrats!

jo ann c.

5/2/2012 8:46:50 AM

 
Gina Cormier
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Well there you go again Dave!!! Another creative and stunning image!! Congrats!!!

5/2/2012 10:20:27 AM

 
Heather Loewenhardt
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Congrats on this fine image becoming a finalist Dave. Good luck.

5/2/2012 7:34:45 PM

 
Carol Eade
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Gorgeous still life, Dave, congratulations on your finalist!

5/3/2012 5:51:25 PM

 
Heather Loewenhardt
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Congrats on this wonderful gold medal win Dave.

5/4/2012 8:15:44 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi Dave,Big congratulations my friend!!!

5/4/2012 10:08:43 PM

 
Carrie M. Groseclose
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Yay Dave! Huge congratulations on your wonderful WINNER!

5/4/2012 11:00:21 PM

 
Debbie Bray
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Woohooo, congratulations Dave, just love this image, and a very well deserved winner!

5/5/2012 12:05:19 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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BIG congrats to you Dave on this deserving winner!!!

5/5/2012 1:02:40 AM

 
Danny B. Head
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I agree that this is a deserving winner. Congrats!

5/5/2012 5:10:08 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on a beautiful winner, Dave.

5/5/2012 5:21:16 AM

 
Terry Cervi
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Congrats on your beautiful winner, Monte'!!

5/5/2012 6:29:22 AM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Huge congrats on a glorious winner, Dave!! WTG!!

5/5/2012 8:16:58 AM

 
Lindley Johnson
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I've loved this one since the first time I saw it, Dave. Congratulations on your lovely winner.

5/5/2012 9:14:35 AM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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An amazing still life, Dave! Congratulations on you gold win!!!

5/5/2012 9:18:42 AM

 
Peggy J. Pfister
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Gorgeous still life! Congratulations on the win!

5/5/2012 9:22:14 AM

 
Carol Flisak
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Huge congrats on your well-deserved winner, Dave!

5/5/2012 9:23:56 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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Huge congratulations, Dave, on your BEAUTIFUL GOLD WINNER!! Deb

5/5/2012 7:38:31 PM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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WTG Monte! Congrats on this beautiful piece of art, winner! Fabulous work!

5/5/2012 7:49:10 PM

 
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Congrats on a beautiful winner!!

5/5/2012 9:30:43 PM

 
Robert K. Bemus
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Congratulations on an awesome Win, Dave!!

5/5/2012 11:16:12 PM

 
Carol Eade
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Gorgeous winner, congratulations!

5/6/2012 7:16:41 AM

 
Mike Clime
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Congratulations on your winner, Dave!

5/6/2012 1:05:39 PM

 
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Well here we are, through thick and thin. It is a joy to be able to be supportive and to congratulate each other for another month of magnificent photographs during May, 2012. I send all of you my very best, Merna Nobile

5/11/2012 2:36:53 PM

 
Lynn M. Whitt
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Congratulations on your beautiful win.

5/11/2012 4:04:24 PM

 
Rita Hill
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Simply beautiful. Lighting, color and composition. One of my favorites for sure. Congrats on your gold also my friend.

5/12/2012 4:19:30 AM

 
Dave Montero
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Thank you EVERYONE for your heartwarming comments. I am humbled beyond words. Thank you!

5/12/2012 4:38:34 PM

 
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Wonderful, Dave! "o)

5/12/2012 6:08:21 PM

 
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Wonderful Image, Dave!
Congratulations!

5/18/2012 3:13:36 PM

 
Linda S. Smith
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What a fantastic capture Dave! Love the attention to detail you put into all your photos. Great creative mind!

5/21/2012 7:31:16 AM

 
Gunther Allen
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Outstanding still life!

5/25/2012 6:26:28 AM

 
Don Christiana
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Dave congrats on a beautiful Gold Winner. "Bosc Pears", reminds me of an old classic oil painting. True perfection.

5/30/2012 1:03:50 PM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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Awesome work here, Dave! Beautiful Winner!

6/8/2012 5:30:35 PM

 
Stephanie Frey
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Congratulations on another beautiful winner!!

6/8/2012 6:31:02 PM

 
Daniel Ruf
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Another stunning image. Congrats.

6/15/2012 10:13:41 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Love this! I also love still life images.....great capture and lighting. I also love the background..... can you explain how it is done? Thanks!

6/25/2012 6:57:06 AM

 
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