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CURVES!
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CURVES!
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1.5sec, f11, ISO 100, RAW, 100mm, Tripod, Aperture Priority, WB Tungsten lamp, black velvet BG.
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Phil S
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    WOW!!! That green REALLY stands out and the detail against that black is awesome, Stan! Love the corner to corner!!

6/23/2005 11:48:37 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Thank you, my friend, and as always I appreciate your supportive and generous comments!! This is a leaf from a type of ginger that grows here. Hope you and Suann are well!! Many thanks again, Phil!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan

6/23/2005 11:58:05 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Beautifully simple, and simply beautiful, Stan!
Love that diagonal comp/split, and the sparkling pool of water!

6/24/2005 12:00:18 AM

 
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Stan quite beautiful in deep green.

Love the dark background making this standout beautifully.

Kerby

6/24/2005 12:02:24 AM

 
S  J
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So very elegant and beautiful, Stan!! Love the color and your neat diagonal framing!! Excellent work as always!!

6/24/2005 12:08:10 AM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Hi, Mary! Couldn't resist taking a shot of this leaf and its deep green color! It was sort of a "baby" and only a few days out of the stem! Thanks for always being very kind with your responses and I am grateful for your support!

Hi, Kerby! Thank You!, too, for your generous and supportive comments! I appreciate it very much!!

With fond Aloha,
Stan

6/24/2005 12:10:04 AM

 
Cathy Stancil
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This gorgeous brand new green against that black BG is fantastic Stan !! Beautiful smooth textures and pleasing presentation !

6/24/2005 12:12:57 AM

 
Patty Razonable

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Very unique, Stan! Love the deep green color against the black BG!! Well done!!

6/24/2005 12:14:14 AM

 
Donna Roberts
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Mmmm - black velvet.
I am going to have a dig in my material stash.....love this wonderful green leaf and the simple line in contrast to the dark background.
An excellent image Stan (and not a beautiful bloom in sight!)
Love it.
:-) dddu

6/24/2005 12:17:02 AM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Sorry, Sanjay, we crossed in cyberspace!! Nevertheless, thanks ever so much to you, Cathy, Aloha e Patty, and Donna for always being so supportive and encouraging!
Donna: Bloom will be right around the corner (LOL)!! And keep the subject approx. 12 inches or so away from the BG when you shoot! Keeps everything nice and black :-)!!
Thanks once again and I really do appreciate your stopping by to comment!
With fond Aloha,
Stan

6/24/2005 12:22:52 AM

 
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Wonderful composition and details! another master piece!

6/24/2005 12:24:30 AM

 
Jordi Delgado

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So beautifully done, Stan!!!

:-))

6/24/2005 12:50:29 AM

 
Mata Patan
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What a wonderful composition, I really like simple things!!

6/24/2005 12:51:50 AM

 
Serena Pierce

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Wonderful simple yet powerful image!

6/24/2005 12:58:01 AM

 
Paul E. Earl
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Such a fantastic capture. Love the contrasts of the green on the black.

6/24/2005 1:12:58 AM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Dado, Jordi, Mata, Serena, and Paul, Thank You! Your supportive, and encouraging responses are very much appreciated!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan

6/24/2005 1:16:20 AM

 
Judy S. Fung
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Lovely color and composition, Stan!! Great capture!

6/24/2005 1:50:16 AM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Many thanks, Judy, for stopping in to respond!! It's always much appreciated!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan

6/24/2005 2:13:12 AM

 
Paul Michko
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Simply powerful, Stan.

6/24/2005 2:41:10 AM

 
Donald K. Cherry
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Awesome macro, Stan! Love the lighting and black bg!

6/24/2005 3:13:44 AM

 
Tammy Scott
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This is just awesome, Stan! Great green!

6/24/2005 3:45:46 AM

 
Bobbie Davis
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Wonderful lines Stan!!!

6/24/2005 4:06:30 AM

 
Cathy Gregor
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Simple yet elegant, Stan!!
Nice work!

6/24/2005 4:10:21 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Great color and contrast Stan!

6/24/2005 4:49:37 AM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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OOOOOH!!! Wonderful composition, Stan!! Awesome!!!

6/24/2005 4:53:28 AM

 
Joy Rector
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This is gorgeous.

6/24/2005 6:23:32 AM

 
Michelle Lea  Guinn
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Beautiful Stan!!! mlg

6/24/2005 6:47:35 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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WOW! Stunning, Stan!

6/24/2005 7:10:25 AM

 
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Terrific image Stan!!!
Wonderful color contrast and lovely curves and details, the water drop is a plus!!!

6/24/2005 8:47:39 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Terrific job, Stan!!! I love that green against the black!!!!! WOW! :) Aloha

6/24/2005 8:50:18 AM

 
Stacey A. Bates
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Gorgeous Stan, that green is amazing, love the line and composition!! Well Done my friend!!
Stacey

6/24/2005 9:38:12 AM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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That green is just spectacular. So rich! Love the bg - went to get some black velvet and the ladies at the fabric store acted like I was crazy trying to buy black velvet in the hot summer. They didn't have any, either.

6/24/2005 3:11:50 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Mahalo for your thoughtfulness in stopping to comment Paul, Donald, Tammy, Bobbie, Cathy, Claudia, Jenny, Joy, michelle, Linda, Adilson, Shelly, Stacey, and Marsha! Your supportive and generous responses are very much appreciated.
With fond Aloha,
Stan

6/24/2005 7:43:45 PM

 
Jim Kinnunen
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Perfect composition, colors and dramatic lighting, Stan!!! Well done!!!

6/25/2005 12:40:38 PM

 
Noel Baebler
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Simple and spectacular, Stan!

6/25/2005 5:46:20 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Thank you, Jim and Noel ... Am grateful for your taking the time to stop by and comment!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan

6/26/2005 12:51:23 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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WOW, fantastic image, Stan!!! I love the rich green against that black background! Well done!

6/29/2005 4:40:40 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Many thanks, Sharon, as I appreciate your continued support of my work! Hope you are having a great 4th!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan

7/4/2005 10:58:50 AM

 
Gen Nagase
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OMG, what a beauty!!! I sure missed this one when you posted it.
Many congrats for this beautiful finalist, Stan!!!

7/22/2005 7:55:22 PM

 
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Stan many congratulations on your finalist.

Good luck in the finals.

Kerby

7/22/2005 8:04:23 PM

 
Jill M. Flusemann
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Congratulations on this great finalist!

7/22/2005 8:40:07 PM

 
Serena Pierce

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Congratulations Stan!!!

7/22/2005 8:55:07 PM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Awesome Stan! Congratulations and best of luck in the next round!

7/22/2005 9:03:10 PM

 
Judy S. Fung
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Congrats, Stan!

7/22/2005 9:39:59 PM

 
Patricia A. Cale
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Beautiful shot, Stan. Congratulations and good luck!!

7/22/2005 9:48:10 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Congratulations!!!!!

7/22/2005 9:48:40 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Thank You!, Nobi, Kerby, Jill, Serena, Kristi, Judy, Pat, and Linda! Much good luck to all of you as well and I appreciate your comments!! Have a great weekend!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan

7/23/2005 12:52:37 AM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Many congratulations to you, Stan!!

7/23/2005 1:13:26 AM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Congratulations Stan! Fabulous job! Nicely done! Best of Luck!
Aloha!
Michelle

7/23/2005 6:06:18 AM

 
Marie Fields
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Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist, Stan!!!

7/23/2005 6:47:01 AM

 
Jim Kinnunen
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Congratulations on this very excellent image, Stan!:)

7/23/2005 6:56:54 AM

 
Noel Baebler
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Huzzah, Stan!

7/23/2005 6:58:54 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your finalist...simplistic beauty

7/23/2005 7:24:38 AM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Elegant! Congratulations, Stan!

7/23/2005 8:30:31 AM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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BIG Congrats Stan on this simply stunning finalist! Best of luck in the next round!!

7/23/2005 8:32:21 AM

 
S  J
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Congratulations on this outstanding Finalist, Stan!!

7/23/2005 9:27:23 AM

 
Elisabeth A. Gay
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Congratulations Stan!!
Ann

7/23/2005 10:10:47 AM

 
Kasia Elser
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Congrats! Great shot!

7/23/2005 10:50:01 AM

 
Lori Carlson
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Yet another wonderful shot from you Stan! Congratultions!!! :0)

7/23/2005 11:00:44 AM

 
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Congratulations on this wonderfully green finalist, Stan love the curves well don best luck in the next round!!!

7/23/2005 11:05:12 AM

 
Jennifer Rennison

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Love the simplicity of this shot, gorgeous lighting! Congratulations on this fabulous finalist, Stan! Best of luck in the next round!

7/23/2005 11:28:59 AM

 
Deb Holmes
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Stan! Well done!

7/23/2005 2:36:59 PM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Stan! Well deserved!

7/23/2005 3:46:33 PM

 
Tammy Scott
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Congratulations, Stan!!! Great job!

7/23/2005 5:26:03 PM

 
Katleen R. Struckle
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Congrats Stan!!

7/23/2005 6:16:59 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Simple, striking, and dramatic. Congratulations

7/23/2005 8:11:48 PM

 
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Congrats, Stan :)

7/23/2005 8:42:13 PM

 
Pu Chen

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Love the simplicity and the elegance of the shot! Great job, Stan! Congratulations!

7/23/2005 11:32:10 PM

 
Mata Patan
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Most time simple things attact the attention! Congratulations!!!!!!!

7/23/2005 11:40:07 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Mary, Michelle, Marie, Jim, Noel, Cathy B., Deborah, Wendy, Sanjay, Ann, Kasia, Lori, Kelly, Jennifer, Deb, Jenny, Tammy, Kathleen, Stephen, L J, Pu, and Mata ... Thank You! I truly am very grateful for your wonderful congratulatory responses!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan

7/24/2005 12:43:29 AM

 
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Congratulations! Best of luck in the next level!

7/24/2005 12:54:05 AM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Aloha e Lani ...
Thanks for visiting the gallery and thanks, too, for your generous comment and congratulations on this Finalist!
Aloha no,
Stan

7/24/2005 12:57:45 AM

 
Tom Andersen
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Stan! Good luck in the next round!

7/24/2005 2:55:19 AM

 
Judith G. Secco
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Wonderful STan!! Congratulations.

7/24/2005 4:45:36 AM

 
Wren Hendrick
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I knew we'd see this again!! Congratulations!!

7/24/2005 11:21:14 AM

 
Linda Proctor
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Congrats Stan!! This is beautiful!

7/24/2005 12:21:40 PM

 
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Congrats on Curves, Stan, it's awesome!
Best wishes for the next round!
Debby

7/24/2005 2:01:16 PM

 
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Wonderful composition and contrast!Congratulations and GOOD LUCK, Stan!!

7/24/2005 2:16:45 PM

 
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Stan!!!
Good luck on the next round!!!

7/24/2005 3:46:44 PM

 
Lucia De Giovanni

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Many congratulations, Stan! This is so well deserved - best of luck in the next round, my friend!

7/24/2005 7:23:43 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Simply beautiful, Stan!!! Congratulations on this wonderful finalist! Good luck next round! I haven't been able to get through the finalists yet. I hope I haven't missed any of yours!

7/24/2005 7:36:34 PM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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simple perfection! congrats on the finalist medal underneath it!

7/24/2005 7:39:20 PM

 
Laurence Saliba
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Congratulations, Stan!!! Beautiful!!

7/24/2005 10:27:46 PM

 
Daniel Diaz
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Congrats on your finalist Stan, your Gallery is soooo Gorgeous you are one gifted photographer!!!!

7/25/2005 2:06:02 AM

 
Marilynn K. Evans

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Congratulations on yet another wonderful photo! Your inspiration made me a first time finalist in flowers. Thank you for your encouragement.

7/25/2005 7:24:10 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Tom, Judy, Wren, Linda, Deborah, DIANE, Adilson, Lucia, Sharon, Laura, Laurence, Daniel, and Marilyn, my heartfelt thanks for your response to this Finalist!! I am grateful for your time and generosity!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan

7/25/2005 8:03:56 PM

 
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