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Dandelions
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Dandelions
Dandelions
© Cesar J. La Rosa
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Dan J. Holm
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    Awesome image, Cesar!! Excellent copncept, capture and presentation!

9/18/2004 1:57:13 AM

 
Debra Booth
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Gorgeous, Cesar!! Great presentation!

9/18/2004 5:23:20 AM

 
Judith G. Secco
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Wow, what a wonderful image! Beautiful work.
Judy

9/18/2004 5:27:26 AM

 
Gianna Stadelmyer
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Nice shot, Cesar!

9/18/2004 7:26:20 AM

 
Mellanie 

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great shot, Cesar!

9/18/2004 5:01:27 PM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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Dan, Debra, Judy, Jan and Mellanie:

I really appreciate your kind words. They mean a lot to me because they come from great photographers whose work I admire.

Thank you.

9/18/2004 9:39:02 PM

 
Diane Dupuis-Kallos
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I love the lighting, composition and background on this ! Well done!

10/11/2004 4:45:32 AM

 
Teresa P.Pelaez
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Cesar, great image, and wonderful composition, a very neat image, congratulations!

10/14/2004 10:41:12 AM

 
Diane Dupuis-Kallos
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Cesar - I'm so happy for you! I'm still loving it! Congrats!

10/15/2004 7:36:44 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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WOW.... Beautiful and very elegant! Many congratulations, Cesar!

10/16/2004 7:38:41 AM

 
Mellanie 

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Congrats Cesar!

10/16/2004 8:14:48 PM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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Teresa, Diane, Evy and Mellanie,

Thank you for your wonderful comments. Your kind words are really appreciated.

10/16/2004 9:09:22 PM

 
Ellen Peach
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Beautifully done, Cesar....congratulations!

10/17/2004 9:59:53 AM

 
Peter K. Burian
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Cesar: I wish that all aspiring nature photographers could see this image. A perfect example of great photographic vision.

Excellent composition.

Congratulations!

Peter Burian

10/18/2004 2:04:22 PM

 
Mellanie 

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Congrats, Cesar!

10/18/2004 6:09:35 PM

 
Diane Dupuis-Kallos
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Cesar!! Congratulations on your very well deserved 2nd place win!!! Hey - if Peter Burian loves it - you know you are going places!! I totally loved his book! Way to go!

10/19/2004 3:39:51 AM

 
Peter K. Burian
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Thanks for the kind comment, Diane.

Cesar certainly made a very effective image.

Cheers! Peter Burian

10/19/2004 4:50:28 AM

 
Evy Johansen
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Congratulations on your win!

10/19/2004 4:29:34 PM

 
Donna L. Cuic
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Very nice image. Congrats on your win.
Donna

10/19/2004 6:35:15 PM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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Peter, Ellen, Mellanie, Diane, Evy and Donna,
Your kind and friendly words are the reason, the light and the inspiration that help me and guide me to do my best. Thank you.

Peter,
I really appreciate your comments on this photo. Your words are the most precious prize I would ever have expected to receive.

Dandelions represent many things to all of us. They were part of our childhood; the toy that was always there, the dreams that we shared with the wind, the life that we helped to be born. Then as the years passed, we grew up and like all our toys, they were left behind; we forgot they existed; we didn't look at them anymore, but they were always there.
I wanted to bring them back in this photograph and give them the place they deserve in our hearts because although we have grown and we don't play with them now, we should always remember that hope and dreams never die.

Cesar

10/19/2004 10:56:48 PM

 
Audrea Telkamp
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Congratulations Cesar!! Beautiful image and composition - it is neat to see the dandelion in such an elegant way!!

10/20/2004 8:05:20 AM

 
kathy wolfe
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Wonderful! Wonderful! Congratulations Cesar!

10/20/2004 4:19:10 PM

 
Leonard Pierce
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Congratulations on your Second Place win Cesar!!!

10/21/2004 6:56:58 PM

 
Kathleen L. Nelson
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Congratulations, Cesar on your well-deserved win. You've taken a common weed and turned it into a very beautiful work of art. Great job.

10/22/2004 2:58:30 AM

 
Peter K. Burian
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Cesar: You certainly achieved your goal. We all are tempted to find the most colorful flower (rose, etc.) to photograph.

After a while, we see too many rose, etc. photos.

It's great to see a photographer go beyond the norm, to photograph less obviously striking subject matter and do such a great job in setup and composition.

A black background is not always ideal in nature photography, but it's perfect here, because this is a portrait of the species.

As Kathleen says, ... You've taken a common weed and turned it into a very beautiful work of art....

Peter

10/22/2004 6:18:02 AM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congratulations, Cesar, on your win for this outstanding image, an excellent photograph and artistic presentation of the dandelion!

-Debby

10/22/2004 6:45:06 AM

 
Carol Engstrom
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This is so nice Cesar--congratulations! I think your work is excellent. I am quite entertained that you think you can learn something from me. I have never had a photo place--do you give lessons?

10/31/2004 7:25:45 PM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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Audrea, Kathryn, Len, Kathleen, Deborah and Carol:

Thank you for visiting and taking your time to comment on my work.

Yes, Carol, I certainly learn from you and all the wonderful people I've met at BetterPhoto. I'm so happy to be part of this big family!

10/31/2004 9:27:23 PM

 
Wanda Judd
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Cesar, this is wonderful...congratulaions on a well deserved win.

11/1/2004 10:43:59 AM

 
Cynthia R. Martin
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I have never seen such a beautful weed in all my life . Congrats,,, cindy

11/2/2004 4:26:04 AM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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Wanda and Cindy,
Thank you so much. I truly appreciate your kind words.

11/2/2004 10:11:02 AM

 
Janet Detota
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Please accept my belated congratulations on this fabulous image, Cesar!

11/6/2004 9:10:29 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Cesar, I think this is just outstanding and beautiful!!! Actually dandelions are one of my favorites wildflowers! The composition and lighting, as well as detail is stunning! Belated congratulations!

1/5/2005 4:42:03 AM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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Janet and Sharon,

Thank you very much.

1/5/2005 8:47:18 AM

 
Judith G. Secco
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What a beautiful image this is!! It's no wonder that it was a winner. Also, just want to tell you that your gallery is just wonderful!! So many beautiful image.
Judy

2/19/2005 5:40:00 AM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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Thank you, Judy. You've been so kind to come and visit my gallery. I really appreciate your time and your friendly words.

2/19/2005 7:01:16 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Thank you for pointing me to this beautiful dandelion portrait and interesting discussion. The composition is excellent, Cesar.

8/7/2007 1:20:56 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Oooo this is wonderful Cesar! I came across it in the "Photos By Subject" section. Lovely presentation, composition, light, detail and colors. A belated congratulations!

3/11/2008 4:32:30 AM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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Wow!!! Thank you, Katarina. It was very kind of you to come and leave a message here. I really appreciate your comments and support.
Cesar

3/11/2008 5:31:03 AM

 
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