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Feathered Protea
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Feathered Protea
Feathered Protea
aperture f 5.6, shutter 1/60, lens- 50-mm, location-Maui,Hawaii. These protea actually looked like they had feathers as petals.
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Crystal E. Berryman
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    Gunther,
Love the softness. The color is beautiful...almost haunting. Way to go...be safe...
Chris

1/14/2006 10:09:38 PM

 
Gunther Allen
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Thank you Chris. These plants are quite unique, almost alien looking. -G

1/14/2006 10:57:12 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Gunther, beautiful detail, color, textures and lighting.

1/14/2006 11:28:44 PM

 
Gunther Allen
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Thank you you for your comment Janine! -G

1/14/2006 11:33:46 PM

 
Jill Odice
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Gunther, this has to be the most unusual flower I have ever seen! (And I deliver flowers for my friends shop...) It really looks like feathers! Beautiful macro work, I think this has winner on it!

1/14/2006 11:46:44 PM

 
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Thank you Jill. I've been going throught a dry spell, so I hope you're right! Happy New Year to you! -G

1/14/2006 11:48:49 PM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Amazing detail, Gunther!

1/15/2006 1:30:44 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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I have never seen one like this...so beautiful! Like the tones!

1/15/2006 5:57:57 AM

 
Gunther Allen
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Thank you so much Linda and Leanne. Your comments really make my day! -G

1/15/2006 9:20:36 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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WOW! Congratultions on this awesome finalist! Good luck in the next round!

2/21/2006 4:24:29 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your finalists...weird but cool

2/21/2006 6:56:17 AM

 
Gunther Allen
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Wow - thank you Linda and Cathy! It is a very weird and beautiful flower. I wonder if the plant swallowed a bird or something?? -G

2/21/2006 8:46:40 AM

 
Steven Gunnerson
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Congratulations Gunther!!!

2/21/2006 8:50:37 AM

 
Kathy Shogren
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Great find here Gunther. I've never seen anything like it. Congrats as a finalist!

2/21/2006 10:19:12 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Congratulations, Gunther, on another super finalist!

2/21/2006 1:58:03 PM

 
Gunther Allen
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Thank you Terry, Kathy and Steven! I appreciate your comments!

2/21/2006 7:28:12 PM

 
Robert Mann
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Great detail tones on this very interesting plant, Gunther! Great being next to you in the finalists! Many congrats on your selection and much good luck!

2/21/2006 7:43:30 PM

 
Jill Flynn
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AMAZING! Congratulations on another great finalist Gunther!

2/21/2006 8:30:07 PM

 
Gunther Allen
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Thanks so much Jill and Robert! :-)

2/21/2006 8:59:59 PM

 
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A very tactile composition.

2/22/2006 3:11:45 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Cool capture Gunther, congrats on your finalists and good luck!

2/22/2006 4:11:25 AM

 
Heather L. Jacks
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Such a unique subject...wonderful color and texture. Congratulations!

2/22/2006 7:20:16 AM

 
Cliff Berinsky
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We are so used to seeing oversaturated flowers being posted. It is nice to see such a good floral shot with subdued lighting and color.

2/23/2006 2:11:29 PM

 
Guy D. Biechele
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Great detail and wonderful tones. Congrats on this Finalist!

2/23/2006 9:51:39 PM

 
Tammy Scott
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Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist! I just love the coloring on this!

2/24/2006 4:58:08 PM

 
Gunther Allen
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All your comments mean so much and help to encourge! -G

2/24/2006 5:25:53 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Nice to share the row with you Gunther, congrats on your 2nd place winner!

2/25/2006 12:52:31 PM

 
Phillip D. Minnis

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Gunther, congratulations on your 2nd place win! A beautiful image - so soft - wonderful colours. Cheers, Phil

2/25/2006 12:54:42 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Big congratulations on your 2nd place win, Gunther!!! WTG!!!

2/25/2006 1:13:53 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Fantastic Gunther!!! Congratulations on this well deserved 2nd place win!

2/25/2006 1:23:32 PM

 
Phillip D. Minnis

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Once again, Congratulations!

2/25/2006 1:29:10 PM

 
Tammy Scott
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YEAH! Congratulations on this great win!

2/25/2006 1:30:24 PM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Beautifully detailed, amazingly featherlike, Gunther - congratulations!

2/25/2006 1:38:34 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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WTG...this is such a cool flower

2/25/2006 2:07:31 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Awesome....congratultions!!!

2/25/2006 2:31:49 PM

 
Michael Robichaud
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Congrats on your 2nd place winner. So delicate, I'm still looking for the bird.

2/25/2006 2:39:30 PM

 
Linda Proctor
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Congratulations Gunther !!! Amazing flower!!

2/25/2006 2:40:37 PM

 
Kathy Shogren
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Congrats Gunther on this well-deserved winner!

2/25/2006 2:44:16 PM

 
Jill Flynn
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Congratulations on your win Gunther!

2/25/2006 2:45:13 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Never saw such a beautiful flower like this and I like feathers, so for sure this is a well deserved winner Gunther ! Big congrats :O)

2/25/2006 2:50:14 PM

 
Gunther Allen
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WOW! Thank you all so much for your kind well wishes and congrats. They are so very much appreciated! I love photographing flowers because I love gardening. Even though there are so many floral shots submitted at BetterPhoto, I try to see if I can somehow find something unique and different. It happened to be that I found this plant on a bikeride down the volcano Mt. Haleakala in Maui. Hardly a ride and more like coasting down for two hours. I happened by a garden with these incredible proteas. I guess they are unique to a certain climate that Maui Offers. Anyways, Thank You everyone! -Gunther

2/25/2006 3:14:17 PM

 
Steven Gunnerson
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Congratulations Gunther!!!

2/25/2006 4:38:39 PM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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Congratulations on this AWESOME winning image! ** big smile **

2/25/2006 4:46:07 PM

 
Cliff Berinsky
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Gunther: Congratulations on your win. I thought that I would be seeing this one on the winners' page.

2/25/2006 5:11:36 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Congratulations, Gunther! Awesome!

2/25/2006 5:29:22 PM

 
Casey A. Hanson
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Such a unique and interesting looking flower....beautifully captured, Gunther. Congratulations on your win! :0)

2/25/2006 6:59:21 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Big congratulations on your beautiful win, Gunther!

2/25/2006 8:02:55 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Well deserved win...Congrats :)

2/25/2006 8:14:58 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Outstanding winning image, congratulations!!! Very nice Gunther!!

2/25/2006 8:18:02 PM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Congratulations on this outstanding winner Gunther!

2/26/2006 6:47:58 AM

 
Katherine Kuhn
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Beautiful shot of a plant of truly bird-like looks, Gunther! Congratulations on your outstanding 2nd place win! What a find (I love the color too!)!!

2/26/2006 8:10:17 AM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Congratulations Gunther!

2/26/2006 9:15:49 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Congrats on your super image and win Gunther!!

2/26/2006 11:23:19 AM

 
Gunther Allen
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I would like to thank each and everyone for your comments. Mahalo!!

2/26/2006 1:25:04 PM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Congratulations on this stunning winner, Gunther!

2/27/2006 5:06:03 AM

 
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Big congrats Gunther, absolutely gorgeous !!

3/1/2006 3:48:06 AM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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this image popped up when I logged onto the bp home page. I just wanted to tell you, again, how beautiful I think this is!

3/25/2006 12:14:20 PM

 
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