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Hawaiian Dream
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Hawaiian Dream
Hawaiian Dream
For the monthly theme, I offer this visualization of MY vacation dream...to visit Hawaii!
© Candice C. Calhoun
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    You owe yes to visit Hawaii. Everything there is beautiful, touching!
And get ready... With the quality with you made this picture you will have a lot of work in Hawaii...
That beautiful picture, photographer. Beautiful and very well composite.
Perfection in the detail, in the focus, in the light, in the framing.
Receive my congratulations and my desire of "good trip to Hawaii"...
(And we would like to see the pictures that you will do there).

6/15/2007 5:06:03 AM

 
Lynne Morris
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Wow this is beautiful Candice, wonderful colours and details, it really pops against the black bg.

6/15/2007 5:16:30 AM

 
Agnes Fegan
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This is gorgeous Candice...we just returned from a vacation there last month - you would love it!!!

6/15/2007 5:16:49 AM

 
Jim Huffield
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Sooooo very pretty, Candice. Jim

6/15/2007 5:21:44 AM

 
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Perfect composition with neat details, lighting and excellent background, Candice!!

6/15/2007 6:00:35 AM

 
Sam Britt
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Beautiful, Candice. I'd love to go to Hawaii, too! I think it's a photographer's paradise.

6/15/2007 6:03:36 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Gorgeous white flower very well presented against the dark background, Candice!!
I hope you have a great trip to Hawaii!

6/15/2007 8:33:42 AM

 
Jennifer L. Taranto
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So beautiful. Love the comp & lighting!

6/15/2007 9:00:35 AM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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Beautiful Candice..great lighting!

6/15/2007 9:02:13 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Wonderful capture, Candice!

6/15/2007 9:48:49 AM

 
Hendrik Storme
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Wonderfully done Candice! Great image!!!

6/15/2007 11:00:35 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Love the composition and lighting, Candice!!!

6/15/2007 11:02:10 AM

 
Glenn E. Urquhart
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Outstanding color, lighting and contrast, Beautiful Floral Composition, Candice!!! Well Done! Cheers, Glenn.

6/15/2007 11:26:30 AM

 
Dan J. Holm
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GORGEOUS, Candice!! ... LOVE your unique vertical framing and that righ yellow color! EXCELLENT detail in this, too!

6/15/2007 11:46:33 AM

 
Tamara K. Walker
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Very striking, magnificent color and light.

6/15/2007 1:00:52 PM

 
Stephanie A. Laird
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Lovely color and contrast!

6/15/2007 1:29:24 PM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Excellent work and beautiful image, Candice...as always! :)

6/15/2007 1:43:55 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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Awe imspiring, Candice!!!!! Most beautiful image!!!!! :3

6/15/2007 2:13:32 PM

 
Carol Sawyer
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Very, Very beautiful image and work, Candice!!

6/15/2007 3:03:21 PM

 
Inge S. Lasmana
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Beautiful white! excellent exposure and lighting, Candice!

6/15/2007 3:15:41 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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How beautiful!!

6/15/2007 5:36:05 PM

 
David Phalen
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Just received pictures from friends who moved there a couple of years ago. There picture don't match this beauty of yours bu do show why they call it Paradise. Hope you get there and get many shots as spectacular as this one.

6/15/2007 6:05:44 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Breathtaking and so very beautiful! I would love to go there too! :)

6/15/2007 9:23:43 PM

 
Husain Akhtar
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Outstanding composition and presentation, Candice! Love the way you have kept the image so simple - black and white and a touch of yellow!

6/16/2007 2:30:38 AM

 
Lorraine A. Cook
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Dreams do come true, Candice! Vivid color and details, my friend!<:))

6/16/2007 3:42:40 AM

 
Candice C. Calhoun
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You all are SO extremely kind, your comments have made me feel a lot better on a day of turmoil and craziness! Probably going car shopping today; my sixteen year old Honda may be finally biting the dust :) Please keep me in your thoughts as I go up against the car dealers....

6/16/2007 5:06:20 AM

 
eileen bedford
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AWESOME capture, love your comp on this...

6/16/2007 6:07:11 AM

 
Candice C. Calhoun
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Thanks so much, Eileen! Have a lovely weekend!

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6/16/2007 6:58:21 AM

 
Dianna Hauf
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Candice my friend...you take these flowers and work them as if they were precious gifts, jewels that were given to you. I DO wish you the best going up aganst the dreaded car dealers and more than that, wish you a trip to Hawaii. I have gone and it was one of the most incredibly beautiful trips yet!
This iamge is gorgeous!

6/16/2007 4:36:03 PM

 
Candice C. Calhoun
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Dianna, thanks so much for your truly insightful and extremely touching comment! I DO consider my floral subjects as gifts, they are very precious to me. I try to allow them to emerge in an inviting way to the viewer so that everyone can enjoy them as I do! Thanks for being such a treasured friend...have a fantastic weekend!

ccc

6/16/2007 5:35:01 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Absolutely wonderful, Candace!

6/16/2007 9:41:44 PM

 
Candice C. Calhoun
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Thanks, Lisa...very much!

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6/16/2007 9:51:53 PM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Amazing colors and details....wow!

6/18/2007 7:33:26 AM

 
Kathleen K. Parker
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This is a gorgeous shot, Candice.
So well presented!!
KK

6/18/2007 6:54:10 PM

 
Candice C. Calhoun
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Thanks so much, Gail and Kathleen, for your extremely thoughtful comments!

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6/19/2007 5:19:42 AM

 
Lynn Haack
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Dramatic and compelling image. Saw this on EFP...congrats. Lynn

6/23/2007 7:48:32 AM

 
Cassie  L. Woodlee
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Beautiful capture, color and detail Candice!!!

6/23/2007 12:06:47 PM

 
Candice C. Calhoun
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Thanks Lynn (EFP? How cool!) and Cassie! I truly appreciate your comments!

Have a GREAT weekend!

ccc

6/23/2007 4:25:47 PM

 
Ken Grooms
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Perfect shot of a perfect flower!

6/23/2007 6:20:48 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Candice!

7/24/2007 9:28:31 PM

 
Dianna Hauf
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NOW, if this could only be a ticket to Hawaii!! Congratulations again dear!!!

7/24/2007 9:48:33 PM

 
Candice C. Calhoun
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Thanks Ken, Barbara and Dianna...how cool would THAT be :) Have a great day!

ccc

7/25/2007 2:18:26 AM

 
Mary Timman
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So pretty. Congratulations and good luck!

7/25/2007 4:42:02 AM

 
RC  Fritz
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Beautiful image. Congratulations on your POTD!!

7/25/2007 5:03:36 AM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Congratulations on another fantastic finalist, Candice! :)

7/25/2007 7:23:59 AM

 
Glenn E. Urquhart
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A Very Big Congratulations on your award, Candice!!! Well Deserved! Cheers, Glenn.

7/25/2007 8:08:16 AM

 
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Big congrats ccc! Love the comp and the contrast! WOW! Hope you get there one day!

7/25/2007 9:38:39 AM

 
Sherri Gorman
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist!!!!

7/25/2007 9:39:12 AM

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

7/25/2007 12:31:27 PM

 
Laurie Daily
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Beautiful Candice!

7/25/2007 2:46:04 PM

 
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Congratulations, Candice!

7/25/2007 3:33:47 PM

 
eileen bedford
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Congratulations Candice, well done...

7/25/2007 4:41:31 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Another stunner .... congratulations ccc!!!

7/25/2007 6:35:43 PM

 
Ken Smith
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You had a great month, Candice!!

7/25/2007 7:25:07 PM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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Big congratulations Candice!!

7/25/2007 7:26:52 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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Congratulations Candice!! Gorgeous :0)

7/25/2007 10:18:10 PM

 
Candice C. Calhoun
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Thanks so much, everyone, for your wonderful comments!

ccc

7/26/2007 4:34:11 AM

 
Christy Nichols
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Congratulations again Candice!!!

7/26/2007 7:19:35 AM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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Congrats Candice on this beautiful finalist.

7/26/2007 10:16:35 AM

 
Cassie  L. Woodlee
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Congratulations on your wonderful finalist!!!

7/27/2007 4:38:53 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Dreaming your dream on this wonderful finalist, Candice. Nice month.

7/27/2007 8:02:52 AM

 
Candice C. Calhoun
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Thanks Christy, Kathy, Cassie and Emile for you kind thoughts and warm wishes! Have a great weekend!

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7/27/2007 3:47:05 PM

 
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I can hear that Hawaiian music! :) Congrats on your finalist!

7/27/2007 3:47:19 PM

 
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