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Poppies

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Poppies
Poppies
© Patrick Campbell
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Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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    Very nice!!!!!


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5/25/2003 1:03:57 PM

 
Murry Grigsby
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I don't remember the exact crop of the other one, Patrick, but I know I liked it and this onr doesn't change my mind a bit. This is a nice image anyway you crop it apparently :0)


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Patrick Campbell
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Thanks Murray and Carolyn! I'm always the perfectionist.. :-)


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Claudia Kuhn
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This is a beautiful shot. Love the colors, light, and softness!


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Leanne M.E. Boyd
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This is gorgeous. I never saw the other one, all I know is WOW. I like the back light and the transparancy


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Kathleen Clemons
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This is yet another beauty, Patrick!


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Judith G. Secco
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Gorgeous, Patrick.
Judy


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Gene Spears
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nice one Patrick, that is just beautiful!!


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Mary-Ella Bowles
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Hey there Patrick!! How've you been?

As others have already said - this is very, very nice. I'm always a sucker for backlighting, especially when it reveals the translucence of leaves and flower petals. The colors in this image are rich and attractive too. A good one all around!


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Joy Brown
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Outstanding, Patrick!


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Patrick Campbell
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Thanks everyone for your kind words! Mary-Ella, I am still pursuing my passion as time permits. There's never enough time for it though when you have a 'real' job and a family. I drove by this field of poppies right up against the highway and they were just too beautiful to pass up.


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Darren K. Fisher
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WOW Patrick this is my favorite color and boy did you capture it well. A winner in my book!!!


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Gerda Grice
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Breathtakingly lovely, Patrick! The colours are wonderful and the backlighting has emphasized the fragility and beauty of the flowers! I love it!


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Patrick Campbell
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Thank you Darren and Gerda!


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Evy Johansen
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I do not remember the crop of the other image, but I do remember I liked it. Anyway - this is a beautiful picture, Patrick!


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Patrick Campbell
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Thanks Evy!


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Barbara K. 
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Impressive! The backlite, brilliant flowers really makes this one stand out. Well done.


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Patrick Campbell
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Thanks Barbara!


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Gary Minish
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Absolutely gorgeous macro, Patrick! The backlighting and the shadows it casts are amazing! Exceptional clarity also!


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Patrick Campbell
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Thanks Gary!


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Mette Vendelboe Allison  

Congrats!


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Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Congrats Gary and good luck in the finals.


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Sharon E. Lowe
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Congrats PAtrick - great shot!


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Evy Johansen
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Congratulations, Patrick! Well derserved and good luck with this beautiful shot!


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A&J   

YES! It's gorgeous! Wonderful work and good luck with the finals!


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Robert Mann
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I am not surprised that this is here! Congrats on all your success with this glorious image, Patrick! Good luck in the finals! RoB


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Patrick Campbell
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Thanks to all for your kind and generous comments--they are much appreciated!


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Darren K. Fisher
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See I told ya!!!! CONGRATS!!!!


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Patrick Campbell
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Thanks Darren!


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Murry Grigsby
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Congrats, Patrick!


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Elizabeth A. Zibas
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A huge congrats to you Patrick, this is my favorite image this month. I just love this one. I dream of images like this.


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Gerda Grice
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This is just so beautiful, it HAD to be a finalist, Patrick! Congratulations and good luck with it in the finals! -Gerda


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Mary-Ella Bowles
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I would be shocked if this had NOT turned up as a finalist! Best of luck (not that you need it!) with this classic and classy image, Patrick.


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Wolfgang Dolak  

Gorgeous and outstanding!
Congratulations and good luck!!
birdie


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Franziska Lang  

What an exquisite photo ... congrats on your finals ... I'm sure you'll be amongst the winners, too :)


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Oksana Pashko  

What a shot, Patrick...
Gorgeous!
Congrats on your great wins!!!!


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Damian P. Gadal
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Beautiful work Patrick - Congrats!


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Joy Brown
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Congratulations, Patrick and good luck with this outstanding image!


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Patrick Campbell
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A big thanks to Betsy, Gerda, Mary-Ella, birdie, Franziska, Oksana, Damian and Joy! What a kind and generous bunch you are!


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Gary Minish
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Very well deserved and very likely to be a winner! Well done and good luck, Patrick!


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Patrick Campbell
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That's very kind, Gary.


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Ron Goldman
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Congratulations and good luck with this! It's beautiful!


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Kathy L. Schneider  

Oh..here is that wonderful poppy image again! One of my all time favorites! Congrats Patrick!


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Patrick Campbell
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Thank you Ron and Kathy!


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Joy Brown
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Congratulations, Patrick, on your second place win with this awesome image!


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Kathleen Clemons
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One of my favorites! Congrats on your win! :)


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Elizabeth A. Zibas
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Congrats Patrick, I'm so glad this was a winner (although it is first in my book;o)). I love everything about this one.


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Mette Vendelboe Allison  

It IS a BEAUTY. Congratulations - well deserved!


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Connie I. Chandler  

This is one of my favorites, Patrick. It's simply gorgeous! Congratulations and well deserved win! It's stunning!


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Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Congratiulations, Patrick.


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Bernard B. Travers
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Great win, Patrick. You did it.


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Patrick Campbell
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It's great to get two second place wins in a month, and even better to read all these kind and generous comments. Thank you all!!!


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Mary-Ella Bowles
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I knew this was a winner the very first time I saw it! Congratulations, Patrick, on winning with this truly remarkable photo.


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Damian P. Gadal
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Congrats again Patrick!


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Wolfgang Dolak  

This HAS to be among the winners!
Great job!!
Congratulations!
birdie


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Gerda Grice
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I really love this image, Patrick, and I'm delighted to see it among the winners! Congratulations again!


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Michael McMurrough  

Congrats on the finish Patrick! I really like this shot a lot. The clarity is just breathtaking. (Makes me want to get one of those "big" cameras :)


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Murry Grigsby
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Congrats, Patrick, on your fine image and win!


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Gary Minish
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No surprise at all that this won! Its a gorgeous photo! Congratulations, Patrick!


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Cathy Barrows
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Stunning...the colors are WOW and the use of light and shadow for translucent petals is brilliant


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Connie L. Carpenter
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Oh wow, beautiful DOF and colors. Congratulations.


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Patrick Campbell
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Thanks again everyone, I'm grateful and a bit overwhelmed by all the comments!


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Gene Spears
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this one is a winner, that's for sure! congratulations!


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Robert Mann
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Not surprised at all that this is in the winners circle, Patrick! Congratulations! RoB


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Dolores Neilson
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I love this poppie shot, Patrick! LOve the rich saturation and crop. Congrats on a well deserved win!!

BTW, do you think they'll ever "take down" the 1st and 2nd place winners at Print photo?? Hah! We've been winners there a long time, haven't we??


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Evy Johansen
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Many congratulations with this beautiful shot, Patrick!


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Monika Sapek
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Absolutely wonderful photo! This is one of my favorites. Beautiful backlighting and great colors. Many congratulations on your Second Place win, Patrick!
Monika


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Patrick Campbell
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Thanks again everyone for your comments!

Dolores, at first I didn't know what you were talking about, then I took a look at the url of the site: http://www.printphoto.com/photo_contest.htm. I sent them an email some time ago but never got a reply. Is the company still in business? It would be nice of them to either disband the contest and take down the photos, or resume it. Not a priority I guess.


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Carol Engstrom
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This is beautiful, Patrick. Congrats!


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Patrick Campbell
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Thanks Carol!


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Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations, Patrick!

Cathy :)


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Patrick Campbell
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Thanks Cathy!


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Susana Matos
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So well deserved!!
cheers Su


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8/12/2003 8:03:53 AM

 
Connie I. Chandler  

Lovely! Congratulations!!


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8/12/2003 8:29:53 AM

 
Patrick Campbell
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Thank you Su and Connie!


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8/12/2003 8:49:13 AM

 
Patricia A. Kuniega
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It doesn't get much better than this Patrick! Of course if I were Judge of the Land I'd have made this the Grand Prize Winner! But my power is somewhat limited! ; ) Exquisite work!!


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2/1/2004 5:30:16 AM

 
Carolina K. Smith
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Wow! This is one of the most beautiful flower shots I've ever seen. I grew up in California, and so came to love poppies. Thanks for taking a wonderful picture...


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4/21/2004 5:34:01 PM

 
Patrick Campbell
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Thanks so much Patricia and Carolina. Patricia, I am sorry to be slow in responding to your praise.


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4/21/2004 6:50:14 PM

 
Karolyn Munson
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Patrick - I saw your winning picture of the fireman and decided to check out you other work. This one definitely caught my attention the most out of all of them. The color is absolutely gorgeous, especially with the lighting. My tiger lilies just opened up and I spent the morning trying to find that "just right" shot - I came up with some good ones, but nothing as stunning as this! Good work! I'm a fan now!


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7/1/2004 8:05:18 PM

 
Kristy  E. Lane  

I was just browsing your gallery when I fell in love with this shot! Terrific!


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1/22/2005 1:31:17 PM

 
Patrick Campbell
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Thanks Kristy! I entered a print in the "Birds and Blooms" magazine photo contest last year, and it was one of the four finalists. Beginner's luck, because I haven't concentrated on shooting flowers very much.

Thanks also to Karolyn! I'm sorry I missed your previous comment.


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1/22/2005 6:01:35 PM

 
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