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Helle Blume
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    awsome

2/17/2007 4:57:21 AM

 
Marcie A. Fowler
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Fantastic composition and lighting.

2/17/2007 5:18:10 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Beautiful. Love the colors.

2/17/2007 5:45:05 AM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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A curvaceous beauty, Les.

2/17/2007 5:47:56 AM

 
John Caruso
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Les, Les, Les, you just keep cranking out fantastic photos. This one is really something. The curve and line of the stem leading the eye deep into the photo where it is met with the burst of color and shape. Great job.

2/17/2007 6:18:33 AM

 
Marie Fields
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Terrific image, Les...love the lighting and comp!

2/17/2007 7:18:41 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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Awesome presentation!!

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2/17/2007 7:23:20 AM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Love the pov and lighting

2/17/2007 8:32:15 AM

 
Les Rhoades
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Thanks for all your comments on my flower image. I shot the original in vertical, then rotated and mirrored the image for the final look. I like the left to right flow) I do not do flower pictures, so this was way out of my norm.

2/17/2007 8:37:56 AM

 
Susan Fox
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Love it Les! Great lighting and composition.

2/17/2007 8:48:10 AM

 
Terry L. McKaig

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Beautiful lighting and comp!

2/17/2007 9:42:29 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Stunning floral...that curve in the stem is fantastic...great lighting, colors and compostion, Les!!!

2/17/2007 9:44:39 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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To the contrary, Les, I would say you DO "do flower pictures" and very well, by the looks of it!! ;) This reminds me of one of Susana P's tulips, so I'd say you're well on your way.

2/18/2007 7:26:13 AM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Beautiful, Les! I love the composition and the POV in this extremely well-done photograph.

2/18/2007 4:53:10 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Beautiful flower, colours, light and composition. I like especially the unusual POV.

2/19/2007 1:32:10 AM

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Gorgeous photo, Les!

Cathy :)

2/20/2007 10:29:58 AM

 
Lisa D. Greer
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Ooooh, love this! My vote for winner!!! :)

2/22/2007 2:03:21 PM

 
Susan Fox
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I think I've counted 3 finalist so far :-)

Another congratulations!

3/22/2007 7:23:28 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Les, WTG, Congratulations on another beautiful finalist. Good luck in the next round.

3/22/2007 8:06:03 PM

 
Suzanne Colson
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Beautiful capture! I love the lighting. Congratulations!!

3/22/2007 8:47:05 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Gee, Les, just how many finalists did you get? ;D This is another beauty--great composition, and very cool background. Congratulations!!

3/22/2007 9:15:05 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Les, congratulations on your finalist.

3/23/2007 2:21:53 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Congratulations, Les!

3/23/2007 4:04:45 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Les - congrats on your beautiful finalist! You are a TRUE flower photographer :-)

3/23/2007 4:59:11 AM

 
John Caruso
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Les--

Congratualtions on this well deserved win!

3/23/2007 5:10:14 AM

 
Nadine A. Lewis
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WOW!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! <><

3/23/2007 6:44:59 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations on this beauty, Les!

3/23/2007 8:16:05 AM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Perhaps you found a new niche? Great image. Congratulations

3/23/2007 8:22:20 AM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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And again !! WTG Les :o)

3/23/2007 2:33:46 PM

 
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Ok Les, congratulations one more time. And I think it is super that you are doing this good this month. :O)

3/23/2007 3:28:26 PM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Wonderful comp and light; congrats Les on your Finalist! Jeff

3/23/2007 3:49:24 PM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Congratulations, Les - this is lovely!

3/23/2007 6:42:11 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations, Les! I love the lighting on this.

3/23/2007 7:07:11 PM

 
Sheryl A. Hudson
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Congratulations Les, on your well deserved finalist!!!

3/24/2007 1:22:36 AM

 
Susan Fox
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Way to go Les! Congrats on your win!!!

3/24/2007 6:03:50 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Les, big congratulations on your Second Place Win.

3/24/2007 6:44:52 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Excellent color, light and composition
Very well done, Les
Congratulations

Bill

3/24/2007 6:57:42 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Les on this beautiful win!

3/24/2007 7:02:17 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Great job, Les. This is fantastic. Congratulations on the win.

3/24/2007 7:12:01 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Awesome.....Congratulations!

3/24/2007 7:32:27 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your second place winner.

3/24/2007 7:50:07 PM

 
Suzanne Colson
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Congrats on your 2nd place winner!!!

3/24/2007 7:51:12 PM

 
Christine Czernin
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Hi Les,what a beautiful image of a Tulip.Looks like an aquarell painting of an old master. Georgeous. Big congrats.

3/24/2007 11:14:54 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Big congrats to the yellow button!

3/24/2007 11:37:01 PM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Many congrats on the gold Les ~ beautiful image!

3/25/2007 12:30:43 AM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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Congratulations on this WONDERFUL Winner, Les!!!
Cesar

3/25/2007 12:33:14 AM

 
Lynne Morris
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Congratulations on this beautiful winner Les!

3/25/2007 3:20:02 AM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Big congrats on your win Les :O)

3/25/2007 4:44:36 AM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Congratulations on this beautifully lighted winner, Les!

3/25/2007 5:08:43 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Let's see... how did I say it before? "To the contrary, Les, I would say you DO "do flower pictures" and very well, by the looks of it!! ;)"
Congratulations on your beautiful winner!

3/25/2007 5:31:08 AM

 
Sharon  Day
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Beautiful image, Les!!! Big Congratulations!

3/25/2007 6:03:19 AM

 
Ken Smith
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Les, congratulations to you! Where's the mountain??

3/25/2007 6:19:14 AM

 
Amalia Elena Veralli
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Great winning image!! Congratulations!!

3/25/2007 1:19:37 PM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Well deserved awesome image. Congratulations

3/25/2007 5:13:04 PM

 
Kara Hendricks
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STUNNING Les...

Congratulations on stepping OUTSIDE of your box... WELL!!!

3/25/2007 5:26:40 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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GORGEOUS WINNER LES!!!!!! You SOOOOO Deserve it!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS :0)

3/25/2007 9:43:10 PM

 
Susana Heide
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This is the first time I see this and it definitely is extraordinary in it's beauty!!! Simple yet striking!! Wonderfully lit!! Many CONGRATS Les on your well deserved WINNER!!!! WTG!

3/25/2007 10:30:40 PM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Wonderful image Les - great lighting and composition. Congratulations on a beautiful win!

3/25/2007 11:04:32 PM

 
Marie Fields
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Congratulations on this terrific win, Les!!!

3/26/2007 6:46:30 AM

 
maria I. Warren
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this is beautiful :D big Congrats to you

3/26/2007 12:03:37 PM

 
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Stunning image Les! Congratulations on your win!

3/26/2007 9:38:50 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations Les!!

3/27/2007 3:59:43 AM

 
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At this late date I know you don't want to hear congratulations. But Congratulations Les on your Gold. :O)

3/27/2007 1:36:00 PM

 
eileen bedford
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Congratulations Les on this winner.... Ditto to Dr. S....

3/29/2007 7:50:00 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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A gorgeous winning image Les, amazing lighting and design. Congrats on your win Les!!!!

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4/12/2007 12:01:24 PM

 
Shirley A. Kinney
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Stunning image, Les. This is definitely a WOW. Congrats on your win. Just found this photo and love it.

4/15/2007 8:56:34 PM

 
ronda chatelle
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Les, this is MAGNIFICENT! Congratulations!

4/25/2007 7:41:19 PM

 
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Love the colors, lighting and detail, Les ... Congrats on this winner .. Steve

10/3/2007 5:11:42 AM

 
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I don't know how I missed this one Les. What a stunning image. The lighting and black background are perfect.

11/11/2007 9:47:54 PM

 
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