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Flowers Category. Plumeria after a rain shower. 1/20sec, f5.6, RAW, ISO 100, 55-200mm@112mm, landscape mode, tripod. PSCS spot cloning, levels, horizontal rotation.
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Julie Robinson
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    Wonderful image Stan - bet it smells as good as it looks!

9/4/2006 12:35:18 AM

 
Paul E. Earl
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Stunning capture, Stan!!

9/4/2006 12:38:54 AM

 
Phil S
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Stan,

I really like the green background as it highlights the beautiful colors in your flower. I also like the droplets you captured.

9/4/2006 12:41:07 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Wonderful image, love the drops, Stan!

9/4/2006 12:43:34 AM

 
Ray & Audrey Clarke
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Beautiful flower shot Stan, I love this angle (ac)

9/4/2006 12:44:38 AM

 
Janine Russell
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Stan, excellent color, detail, clarity, lighting and DOF.

9/4/2006 12:46:29 AM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Amazing Plumeria capture, Stan! Love the composition, the colors and the drops! :)

9/4/2006 12:46:54 AM

 
Patty Razonable

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Beautiful capture with water drops as an added plus!!

9/4/2006 1:05:49 AM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Happy to be back among those that have always supported my work and I am most grateful for your friendship as well!
Thank You!, Julie, Paul, Phil, Karen, Ray & Audrey, Janine, and Jenny for your generosity and thoughtfulness!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan

9/4/2006 1:06:39 AM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Thanks very much, Patty, and it looks as though your response came through as I was responding :-)!! Have a great week and I'll catch up with you after the 19th when I get back from two weeks in Honolulu...yay!!!
Aloha no,
Stan

9/4/2006 1:09:47 AM

 
Robyn Mackenzie
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Welcome back, Stan! Great to see you back on BP ~ you must have a treasure-trove of superb images to share. This one is wonderful ~ lovely colours and composition. Enjoy your two weeks in Honolulu! :o) :o) :o) Robyn

9/4/2006 1:11:30 AM

 
Cristi Bastian
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This is fantastic Stan!

9/4/2006 1:16:56 AM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Stan, I simply admire your work on this. Those droplets, your use of dof, colors...everything is rendered perfectly here. Love it.

9/4/2006 1:19:15 AM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Beautiful shot, Stan!

9/4/2006 1:40:49 AM

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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WOW, Stan - we haven't forgotten that you really ARE the King of floral macro images!! ;o) This pink frangipani bloom is absolutely STUNNING...as usual from you!! I LOVE everything about it!! :o)

The colours, lighting, depth of field, details, textures, AND composition are all EXCELLENT, and, the raindrops on the petals are just a GORGEOUS finishing touch!! A very, VERY nicely seen AND taken image, Stan!! :o)

9/4/2006 1:58:22 AM

 
Paul Michko
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STAN!!! Welcome back my friend, and with such a spectacular return. This shot is in true Contrades style and absolutlely stunning.

9/4/2006 2:24:36 AM

 
Margaret Sikora
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I agree with all of the above Stan ,a most gorgeous capture,and its wonderful to see you back.

9/4/2006 3:09:46 AM

 
Carla Metzler
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Beautiful colors, composition and lighting, Stan!

9/4/2006 3:34:56 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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What a stunning image, Stan! So lush in color and details!

9/4/2006 4:20:47 AM

 
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What a beauty...awesome shot, Stan!

9/4/2006 5:00:49 AM

 
Sharon  Day
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Simply gorgeous, Stan!!!

9/4/2006 5:20:30 AM

 
Joy Rector
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awsome

9/4/2006 5:38:30 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Nice capture. Beautiful colors. Love the raindrops.

9/4/2006 5:50:06 AM

 
Armando -. Arturo
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Classic Contrades colors and image, amazing sir.

9/4/2006 6:03:44 AM

 
William C. Raco
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Such beaitufl color and composition
Very nice work, Stan

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9/4/2006 6:28:35 AM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Simply Gorgeous Stan! Wonderful details, color, & composition!

9/4/2006 6:56:34 AM

 
Karen Walzer
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Stan, love this image. Reminds us of how much we miss Hawaii (we used to live there) and the wonderful smell of the plumerias. Beautiful lighting.

9/4/2006 8:01:08 AM

 
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Terrific details and composition Stan!!!

9/4/2006 8:32:56 AM

 
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A treat for the eye and for the soul! Magnificent, my friend, just magnificent!

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9/4/2006 1:58:44 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Oh, my, was I surprised this morning to see all of your wonderful comments and welcoming my return! Thank you ever so much for your most generous and supportive comments, Robyn, Cristi, Susana, Barbara, Carolyn, Paul M., Margaret, Carla, Jessica, Linda, Sharon, Joy, Kay, Armando, Bill, Michelle K., Karen (you and your family must have been stationed at Kaneohe? I'll be visiting a classmate sometime this week who lives close to the Marine base!), Adilson, and Candice! I do appreciate your encouragement!!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan

9/4/2006 2:34:41 PM

 
John Connolly
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What an awesome close up, Stan! Your crystal clear, well lit and colorful image is outstanding. Great Work!

9/4/2006 4:35:48 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Thanks very much, John, and I am very grateful for your encouraging comments that you have always given me! Hope all is well with your and your family!!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan

9/4/2006 4:52:20 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Wonderful shot of this beautiful flower, Stan!!

9/4/2006 5:55:13 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Very good detail, color, and DOF. I like the rain drops on this very pretty flower.

Sam

9/4/2006 7:14:15 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Evy and Sam, thank you ladies very much for taking the time to stop and comment! I appreciate it!!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan

9/4/2006 9:59:28 PM

 
Cathy Stancil
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Heavenly !!! This is superb Stan !

9/4/2006 11:04:43 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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A big Mahalo for your encouraging comments for which I am always grateful, my friend! It's always a wonderful pleasure to hear from you!!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan

9/4/2006 11:58:02 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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This is AWESOME, Stan!! A real beauty! Wow. I think we'll be seeing this again!

9/5/2006 12:55:23 AM

 
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WOW..and WOW..Stunning!! Love this!!

9/5/2006 2:26:30 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Many thanks, Nadya, for your supportive comments and confidence!
Thank you, too, Shelly!
You know how much I value your support and responses! Hope you both are having a tremendous week!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan

9/5/2006 7:08:21 PM

 
Donna Roberts
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It warms my heart to see you making a guest appearance on BP Stan.......your unique ability to capture the essence of these wonderful blooms has been sorely missed.
As always, this is a Stan-tastic shot my friend.
:-) ddu

9/6/2006 1:08:50 AM

 
Jill Odice
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Stan-tas-tic, leave it to DDU :-) She is perfectly right :-) This is wonderful my friend!

9/6/2006 9:49:16 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Truly stunning, great detail and color!!!

9/7/2006 1:26:43 PM

 
Sergio La Spina
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Beautiful flower and shot fantastic colors well done

9/10/2006 2:39:52 AM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Many thanks to you, DDU, Jill, Donna P., and Sergio for your warm and generous responses! I am very grateful for your support and for your taking the time to stop in and comment!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan

9/10/2006 2:30:58 PM

 
Roseann E. Dreasher
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Wonderful color and actually looks good enough to eat! : )

9/11/2006 7:11:01 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Hi, RED!! Thanks very much for stopping in to comment, my friend, and am very grateful for your kind response! Hope this finds you well!!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan

9/12/2006 1:09:33 AM

 
Roseann E. Dreasher
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Stan, I wish you could clone yourself.. you are always so wonderful with your comments!!!
much aloha to you my friend!

9/12/2006 2:30:31 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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:-)!! Thanks very much, RED, and there are times when I wish I was cloned (LOL)!! Take care and I'll be sure to check in on your gallery!!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan

9/12/2006 9:56:34 PM

 
Paul Sikora

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Stan, this really is inspirational and quite magnificent, not to mention it's also my favourite flower

9/14/2006 3:12:19 AM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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I appreciate your taking the time to stop in and comment, Paul...many thanks for your support and kindness!!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan

9/14/2006 2:33:58 PM

 
Darryl Wilkinson

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A;oha Stan, Your gallery still shines, beautiful as ever! It's really good to see you posting your work again, my friend :)

9/14/2006 10:13:36 PM

 
Darryl Wilkinson

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Aloha, aloha, aloha :)

9/14/2006 10:15:11 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Mahalo, Mahalo, Mahalo, Darryl :-)!! Thanks very much, my friend, and especially for your continued support and generosity!! Hope all is well with you!!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan

9/14/2006 11:02:59 PM

 
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Many congratulations on another stunning finalist Stan!!!!

10/26/2006 3:04:32 PM

 
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YES!!!! CONGRATULATIONS, Stan!!!! ;-) ^.^ Kitty

10/26/2006 4:03:47 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Congratulations on this beauty, Stan!

10/26/2006 4:05:24 PM

 
Paul E. Earl
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Fantastic finalist. Good luck in the next round. Congratulations!!!

10/26/2006 4:35:56 PM

 
Gen Nagase
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Congratulations once again, Stan!!!

10/26/2006 6:25:13 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations on your finalist, Stan!

10/26/2006 6:32:10 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round.

10/26/2006 7:42:56 PM

 
Paul Sikora

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Congratulations, Stan!

10/26/2006 7:55:19 PM

 
Tammy Scott
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Congratulations

10/26/2006 8:03:43 PM

 
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Another very beautiful flower image, Stan...congratulations!!!:)

10/26/2006 9:14:19 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations Stan!

10/26/2006 10:03:07 PM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Congratulations again, Stan!!

10/26/2006 10:20:36 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Stan, congratulations on your finalist.

10/26/2006 11:11:14 PM

 
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Stan!!!

10/27/2006 6:38:38 AM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Another STUNNING beauty, Stan! Congrats again!

10/27/2006 10:02:48 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Once again, a stunning finalist!! I am so glad, Stan!

10/27/2006 1:03:54 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Renee, Kitty, Chris, Paul E., Nobi, Sam, Kay, Paul S., Tammy, Jim, Barbara, Susana, Janine, Adilson, Nadya, and Rakesh, Thank You! Wishing you all much success with your Finalists as well! I appreciate your taking the time to comment!!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan

10/27/2006 2:07:57 PM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Beautifully composed, congratulations Stan!

10/27/2006 2:55:59 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Congratulations - again - on a very beautiful finalist, Stan!!

10/27/2006 9:06:24 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Thank you, Deborah and Evy! Your encouraging responses are very much appreciated!! Best of luck to you with your Finalists as well!!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan

10/27/2006 11:13:33 PM

 
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This is stunning! I love the intense feeling of "tropical" it gives. Congratulations and good luck in the contest! :D

10/28/2006 5:53:57 PM

 
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Such beautiful colors. Details are superb. This is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. Missy

4/12/2007 7:24:58 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Many thanks to you both, Colleen and Melissa! I do appreciate your taking the time to comment!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan

4/25/2007 1:05:22 AM

 
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