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California Poppies
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California Poppies
California Poppies
Yahoooo! I have a new camera!! These poppies 'popped' right out of the camera & were good to go!
NO filters used!

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Su Sana E. P
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    Simply fabulous capture and composition, Pat!! Colors and lighting are really very striking!! Big Congratulations on your new Camera!!

4/21/2006 12:12:07 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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BEAUTIFUL!!!!! What a gorgeous floral image Pat!!! Congratulations on your new camera too!

4/21/2006 12:13:04 AM

 
Jill Odice
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I went out to shoot poppies today and yours sure came out much better :-) Congrats on the new equipment Pat! Just in time for our trip :-)

4/21/2006 12:14:05 AM

 
Evy Johansen
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Wonderful image, Pat! Beautiful light, color and composition!

4/21/2006 12:23:15 AM

 
David L. Luchowski
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Beautiful image,Pat.Color is fantastic.Enjoy the new camera.

4/21/2006 12:30:37 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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WOW!!! This is lovely, Pat!!

4/21/2006 12:39:29 AM

 
Darryl Wilkinson

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Way to go, Pat! BRILLIANT colors and so beautiful!!!

4/21/2006 12:50:14 AM

 
Donna Roberts
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WOW - this is a beautiful image Pat.....I love the vibrant yellow colour you've captured and presented so well.
Lovely!
:-) ddu

4/21/2006 1:11:06 AM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Beautiful shot, Pat! I love the bold colour.

4/21/2006 2:12:37 AM

 
Paul Michko
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And they are popping off the screen too. My whole room is filled with California Poppies now. :) What a magnificent image, Pat. Can't wait to see what you can do with your new tool.

4/21/2006 2:14:24 AM

 
Bridgette B
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Congratulations on your new camera!! Excellent capture, Pat!

4/21/2006 2:57:43 AM

 
Glenn E. Urquhart
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Enjoy the color contrast of vivid yellow against the shades of blue in the background! Very well composed and very beautiful, Pat! Cheers, Glenn.

4/21/2006 3:28:58 AM

 
Jim Huffield
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STUNNING!!!!

4/21/2006 3:45:28 AM

 
Al G. Juniarsam
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Wow!! Wonderful and beautiful shot on your new camera Pat!! Love the color and the composition! Congrats on your new camera my friend!

4/21/2006 3:53:29 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Nice capture Pat. Beautiful colors. Love the close up.

4/21/2006 4:11:34 AM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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FANTASTIC! LOVE the bold colors Pat!!! WOW!

4/21/2006 4:26:01 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Very beautifully captured Pat! Excellent work! Jeff

4/21/2006 4:28:17 AM

 
Nina Shields
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Pat, you're certainly good advertisment for your new camera; the shot is gorgeous, love the color and composition; well done, congrats on the new camera!

4/21/2006 5:10:19 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations on your new camera, Pat! The results are superb! What amazing color and light!

4/21/2006 5:20:39 AM

 
Paula Dwyer
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Beautiful vibrant colors and great lighting! Nice shot! Have fun with the new camera. :)

4/21/2006 6:16:26 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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WOW - wonderful image, Pat - love the colors and comp.
Congratulations on your new camera :0)))

4/21/2006 6:44:13 AM

 
Karen Slagle
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I LOVE this, Pat. You and your new camera did an awesome job of capturing these beauties.

4/21/2006 7:05:12 AM

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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FABULOUS capture on your new camera, Pat!! I can see that it's ALREADY being put to EXCELLENT use!! GORGEOUS colours, lighting, clarity, details, AND composition here!! :o) KEEP having fun with your new 'toy', won't you?!! ;o)

4/21/2006 8:01:01 AM

 
Bambi L. Dingman
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WOW!!!! I guess I can stop submitting flower photos for this month because this one is the winner!!! This is beautiful, Pat! Can't wait to see all of the things you will do with your new camera!!

4/21/2006 8:55:57 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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I love bold, exciting color, Pat, and this certainly has it! Beautifully composed and captured! See ya soon!

4/21/2006 9:01:42 AM

 
Ken Smith
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Pat, great colors on this. Well done.

4/21/2006 1:54:14 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Very beautiful Pat, how exciting, a new camera! Congrats!

4/21/2006 2:03:25 PM

 
Norman P. Banks
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Pop is the right word to describe how these colors jump out at ya!

Great capture and congrats on the new toy.(smile)

Norm

4/21/2006 5:07:18 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Gorgeous image, Pat!!!

4/21/2006 7:24:29 PM

 
Ingrid E. Stamatson
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I just love the colors, especially the blue tinge to the green. Superb!

4/21/2006 7:28:52 PM

 
Jim D. Keever
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Pat,
Was this close to sunset? I have an idea that you are going to like your new Sony. I always like the pic's you submit.
Jim

4/21/2006 8:31:43 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Pat, great colors, detail and lighting; congratulations on your new camera.

4/21/2006 10:27:49 PM

 
Paul E. Earl
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Terrific image! Such wonderful colours. Congrats on the new camera!!

4/22/2006 1:33:22 AM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Breathtakingly beautiful and incredible colors and clarity, Pat!! I can see this hanging on a wall ... extra large size, too :-)!! Superb composition and beautifully displayed!!
Much Aloha,
Stan

4/22/2006 2:50:16 AM

 
Goshka G.
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Simply gorgeous, Pam!!

4/22/2006 12:22:36 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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AWESOME, Pat!!! I missed this yesterday What a stunning shot of these exquisite poppies!! I am envious of the new camera. Still haven't made that purchase yet... "any day" now, I hope! This is SUPER! An incredibly beautiful photo!

4/22/2006 2:42:08 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Pat, in your well-composed shot, you've really captured the vibrant colors of California's state flowers!
This is clearly the start of a beautiful friendship with your spiffy new camera! Enjoy it to the fullest! :D

4/22/2006 4:28:11 PM

 
Lorri Shank
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Wow, Pat--the color is awesome!! And, right out of the camera. Wow. Nice camera-talented camer owner!!

4/22/2006 4:38:08 PM

 
Linda Proctor
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Fantastic Pat!! Congrats on new camera and sorry so far behind on your new images !!

4/22/2006 4:51:50 PM

 
Jim Kinnunen
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Very beautiful scene, Pat!:) Congratulations on that new camera!!!

4/23/2006 8:52:00 AM

 
Pamela Shane
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Congratulations on your new camera Pat!
Outstanding color - gorgeous image.
It's the person behind the lens, & their creative vision that makes the shot! (And your creative eye is superb!). :)

4/23/2006 10:07:59 AM

 
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Wonderful capture Pat!! I echo what Pamela says!!! ~Pat

4/23/2006 12:28:23 PM

 
Sudheer Sakthan
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Marvellous shot in bright and beautiful colours! I love those traces of purple!

4/23/2006 12:39:46 PM

 
Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas
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WOW PAT, Beautiful composition and colors!,
Amalia

4/23/2006 1:51:06 PM

 
Joanne C. Anderson
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Awesome!! Couldn't be more beautiful, Pat..congratulations on your new camera!! :)

4/23/2006 2:15:01 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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THANK YOU EVERYONE for your kind words & support!

4/23/2006 2:21:56 PM

 
Dan McConoughey
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Wonderful capture and fantastic color Pat. These are really neat flowers and a great capture of them.

4/23/2006 4:16:01 PM

 
Jill M. Flusemann
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What wonderful colors, Pat! Fabulous capture!

4/23/2006 6:41:57 PM

 
Allen O. Howard
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Awesome! The color and details are fantastic! A beautiful napping area for Dorothy and that little dog!

4/27/2006 9:48:20 AM

 
Candice C. Calhoun
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Congratulations!

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5/21/2006 3:36:46 PM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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love the color in this finalist! congrats!

5/21/2006 3:50:19 PM

 
Darryl Wilkinson

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I am so happy for you, Pat! CONGRATULATIONS!

5/21/2006 4:03:33 PM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Pam!! :) Love it!!

5/21/2006 4:22:38 PM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Sorry, slip of the finger...meant to write PAT, of course! :)

5/21/2006 4:23:41 PM

 
Lorri Shank
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Congrats, Pat. I hope this is a winner. What a way to start with your new camera!

5/21/2006 4:24:42 PM

 
Diane Dupuis-Kallos
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Congrats on your new camera and great finalist!!

5/21/2006 4:31:11 PM

 
Jill Flynn
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Congratulations on another great finalist Pat!

5/21/2006 4:45:14 PM

 
Jim Kinnunen
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Fabulous finalist, Pat!!!Congratulations!!!

5/21/2006 4:49:16 PM

 
Kara Hendricks
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Congrats on this wonderful finalist!!! Good luck!!!

5/21/2006 4:53:37 PM

 
Linda L. Ruiz
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Congrats. I love poppies. Great shot

5/21/2006 5:21:30 PM

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

5/21/2006 5:36:25 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Congratulations, Pat, on this terrific finalist! Good luck in the next round!

5/21/2006 5:42:42 PM

 
Paul E. Earl
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Congratulations, Pat

5/21/2006 6:09:17 PM

 
Al G. Juniarsam
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Congratulations on this lovely image, my friend!

5/21/2006 6:15:31 PM

 
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Congrats on another lovely finalist, Pat!

5/21/2006 6:22:06 PM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Pat!!

5/21/2006 6:23:19 PM

 
Allen O. Howard
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HOORAH!!!!! Way to go Pat!!!

5/21/2006 6:39:17 PM

 
Kaye Burazin
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Congrats Pat, I'm so happy for you!

5/21/2006 6:54:02 PM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Congrats Pat!

5/21/2006 6:54:26 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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Gorgeous finalist Pat! Good luck in the finals!

5/21/2006 7:06:44 PM

 
Robyn Mackenzie
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Beautiful finalist, Pat! Big congratulations, and best of luck in the next round!

5/21/2006 7:31:59 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Congratulations, Pat, and welcome to the "H1" club!! ;)

5/21/2006 7:40:49 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations on this lovely finalist image, Pat!

5/21/2006 7:47:19 PM

 
Lorraine A. Cook
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Congratulations, Girlfriend!!<:))

5/21/2006 8:07:34 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Huge Congratulations Pat!!!!!! Wonderful finalist!!!!

5/21/2006 8:18:51 PM

 
Bobbie Davis
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WTG Pat!

5/21/2006 8:51:18 PM

 
Lynne Morris
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WTG Pat, many congratulations :)

5/21/2006 8:59:46 PM

 
Ronald F. Fischer
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Congrats on this awesome finalist, Pat!

5/21/2006 9:15:16 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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THANK YOU EVERYONE for you generous and kind comments!

5/21/2006 9:19:11 PM

 
Brian Lobdell
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May I add my congratulations too, Pat! These beautifully captured poppies make me think of the Wizard of OZ!! I wonder if I look close if I'll see Dorothy and the scarecrow!... Actually they're probably on their way to see the judges and give them some imput for the finals! Good luck on this wonderful composition!

5/21/2006 10:52:11 PM

 
Paul Sikora

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Pay, this is a real beautiful image and congratulations on being a finalist

5/22/2006 12:39:06 AM

 
Dennis Flanagan
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congratulations Pet.

5/22/2006 2:54:01 AM

 
David L. Luchowski
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A great finalist,Pat.Congratulations.

5/22/2006 4:01:19 AM

 
Bridgette B
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist!

5/22/2006 4:12:37 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Congratulations on this beautiful and well deserved finalist and good luck in the next round Pat

5/22/2006 4:18:09 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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congratulations again, Pat on another beautiful finalist. Good Luck next round.

5/22/2006 8:12:42 AM

 
Pamela Shane
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Congratulations on this fabulous finalist Pat! :)

5/22/2006 8:20:56 AM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Pat, I'm so glad to see this stunning photo in the finalists! Congratulations!!

5/22/2006 8:46:17 AM

 
Pat Gamwell
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THANK YOU EVERYONE! Wow...I need to get a new camera more often!!! lol:)

5/22/2006 12:53:30 PM

 
Noel Baebler
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Huzzah, Pat!!!

5/22/2006 2:26:57 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Hmmm I could swear I commented this wonderful picture before !!!!I can't believe it !!
Well then I do it now !!! It's a beauty Pat and a well deserved finalist !! Good luck :O)

5/22/2006 3:15:43 PM

 
Mary  Clarke
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Congratulations again Pat - more wonderful colours

5/22/2006 4:20:28 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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WOW!!!!
That new camera came in handy that day, didn't it, Pat?
CONGRATULATIONS on this gorgeous shot of our state flower ~ it earned its finalist spot! Best of luck in the next level!

5/22/2006 11:29:32 PM

 
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Eye grabbing image, Pat! The colors are almost electric they're so full of energy. Congratulations on making the finals with this one!

5/23/2006 12:18:48 AM

 
Jamil Saliba
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Congratulations on your beautiful Finalist Pat best luck next round

5/23/2006 1:16:59 AM

 
S P Mukherji
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Seems your new camera is doing wonders for you my friend! Congrats on your beautiful finalists this month Pat!

5/23/2006 9:19:47 AM

 
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalists Pat!

5/23/2006 2:16:19 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Absolutely beautiful Pat! Congrats on your Finalist!

5/23/2006 5:19:25 PM

 
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BEAUTIFUL!!
WELL DESERVED FINALIST PAT
CONGRATS
JOHN

12/3/2006 3:38:17 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Hope you got this one blown up and hanging on a wall, Pat! Awesome colors and beautiful composition!!
Much Aloha,
Stan

3/27/2007 1:00:57 AM

 
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