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SUNSET
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
SUNSET
SUNSET
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Canon EF 28-300 f/3.5-5.6L IS + Extension tube + B&W UV filter

© Les Rhoades
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Ray & Audrey Clarke
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    Wonderful full frame of beautiful colours and detail Les (a)

8/13/2007 1:11:55 AM

 
Anna Diederich
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Beautiful floral capture Les!! Love the contrasting colors!

8/13/2007 2:36:50 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Exceptional colors, contrasts, comp, detail, lighting, effects & contrasts here, Les!!! Excellent work here indeed on this one!!!

8/13/2007 2:40:22 AM

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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WOW, Les - this is a GORGEOUS macro capture, with WONDERFUL strong colours AND lighting...and OUTSTANDING details!! FABULOUS compositional crop AND title, too!! :o)

8/13/2007 3:04:05 AM

 
Colleen Braun
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stunning...

8/13/2007 3:23:18 AM

 
Joy Rector
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love the coloring

8/13/2007 3:40:21 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Can't say enough about this one! Outstanding work Les! Jeff

8/13/2007 4:38:24 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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No time to comment this morning but couldn't help myself on this one, Les. I think you've done it here--the red background is simply smashing. Looks like detail from an extremely expensive hand-painted designer plate or something. Hard to do a sunflower freshly but you have succeeded.

8/13/2007 5:00:33 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Glorious, Les!

8/13/2007 5:52:20 AM

 
Amber Blewett
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Here comes the sun.....do do do do....it's ALRIGHT!

8/13/2007 6:26:04 AM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Wow - that's not what I was expecting from the title - this is beautifully done Les! I love the red background and your details are incredibly sharp!

8/13/2007 7:12:35 AM

 
Janine Russell
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Les, excellent colors, detail, clarity, contrasts and lighting.

8/13/2007 8:54:36 AM

 
John Caruso
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Nicely photographed and nicely titled. Another fantastic job, Les!

8/13/2007 9:16:22 AM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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LOVE this Les!

8/13/2007 9:54:37 AM

 
Sisterlisa B
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Beautiful!

8/13/2007 11:41:04 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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Love the fuzz, light on the fuzz, medium sharp petals (pe "t" als), and the water drops. The red background (another hunk o' paper?) is great with this. Each color stands out sharply against the one behind it.

Bob

8/13/2007 7:08:58 PM

 
Les Rhoades
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Bob, no paper used this time.
I exploited the existing color in the BG and enhanced it in post production.

8/13/2007 8:37:07 PM

 
Maria Sacha

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What a wonderful shot! Wow!!!

8/14/2007 8:57:15 PM

 
Amanda Chapman
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~ B E A U T I F U L ~

8/15/2007 6:18:40 AM

 
Irene M. Biery
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I love it!!! just beautiful!

8/16/2007 11:45:44 AM

 
Tina Cano

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I'm friends with Jillian and found your gallery from one of her pictures.I just signed up. This flower is really pretty!

8/16/2007 9:24:29 PM

 
Carol Teal
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Wow Les! The vibrant colors are fantastic! The red BG really makes the flower pop, and I love the drops of water and your comp. Great detail too! This is one of my favs!

8/18/2007 12:33:20 AM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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congrats! beautiful!

9/21/2007 12:35:06 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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I keep seeing Silver for you... Congratulations, Les!

9/21/2007 12:56:02 PM

 
eileen bedford
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Congratulations on your finalist Les....

9/21/2007 1:19:33 PM

 
Carol Teal
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Excellent detail and beautiful color and clarity! Congrats Les!

9/21/2007 4:44:40 PM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Congratulations!

9/21/2007 4:55:04 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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Congratulations!!! WTG x's 5 WOW :0)

9/22/2007 8:47:28 AM

 
Tarun Bose
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Big congrats Les, for your excellent finalist.

9/22/2007 11:05:52 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Les are you giving Les sons yet. Sign me up. Another well deserving finalist.

9/22/2007 6:42:41 PM

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

9/22/2007 7:38:20 PM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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Way to go Les on this fabulous finalist.

9/22/2007 8:22:07 PM

 
Cassie  L. Woodlee
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Les!!!!!

9/23/2007 6:54:58 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Congratulations on this finalist, Les. I must say I fully expect to see it again--it is amazing.

9/23/2007 10:05:23 AM

 
Lois J. Adomite
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Congratulations, this is just beautiful. Lois

9/23/2007 12:34:23 PM

 
Dr Silly
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Congrats on the Gold, Les. :O)

9/24/2007 10:38:13 AM

 
Susan T. Evans
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Congrats Les on this awesome second place winner.

9/24/2007 10:45:32 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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A golden sunset, that is! Congratulations!

9/24/2007 10:49:09 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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So glad to see I was right :)
Congratulations, Les!

9/24/2007 10:57:34 AM

 
Pat Gamwell
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Well deserved winner, Les! Big Congrats!

9/24/2007 11:28:36 AM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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Beautiful!! Congratulations Les!!

9/24/2007 11:29:20 AM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Big Big congrats on your winner Les :o)

9/24/2007 11:44:57 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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Way to go, Les!!!!!

Bob

9/24/2007 11:51:00 AM

 
Kate Jackson
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Stunning Les! Congrats

9/24/2007 12:24:16 PM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Les! :)

9/24/2007 12:41:18 PM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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I LOVE this. Congratulations

9/24/2007 12:46:55 PM

 
Lynne Morris
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Congratulations on this beautiful winner Les.

9/24/2007 12:52:17 PM

 
Susan Fox
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Congratulations on your win Les!

9/24/2007 3:27:20 PM

 
Anna Diederich
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Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Les!

9/24/2007 3:54:23 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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BIG congrat's on your beautiful second place win!!!
Peaches

9/24/2007 4:11:27 PM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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Les--this is indeed a wonderful shot with a really gorgeous background color! Congratulations on your 2nd place winner!

9/24/2007 4:30:09 PM

 
Lois J. Adomite
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Congratulations on your 2nd place win. Lois

9/24/2007 5:27:24 PM

 
David Phalen
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BIG Congrats on a well deserved Winner!

9/24/2007 5:33:57 PM

 
Mike Perez
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Congratulations on your great Winner, Les!

9/24/2007 5:38:00 PM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Congratulations on your Win, Les!!

9/24/2007 6:13:24 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Les, Congratulations on your beautiful second place winner.

9/24/2007 7:51:18 PM

 
Susana Heide
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This one just HAD to be a WINNER!! CONGRATULATIONS Les!!! It is sheer perfection in every detail!!!

9/24/2007 8:14:02 PM

 
Carol Teal
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Congrats on your win Les!

9/25/2007 12:45:39 AM

 
Ken Smith
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Congratulations, Les. Super shot!

9/25/2007 3:47:34 AM

 
Tarun Bose
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Big congrats Les, for your second place winner.

9/25/2007 4:07:17 AM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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Congrats Les on this awesome well deserved second place winner.

9/25/2007 5:48:06 AM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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Congratulations on your GOLD WINNER Les!!! Love it :0)

9/25/2007 6:23:12 AM

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

9/29/2007 1:20:21 PM

 
Emile Abbott
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Way to go Les and a winner too. Congratulation

9/29/2007 3:48:49 PM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Belated congratulations on this bright and bold winner, Les!!!

10/5/2007 11:24:26 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Such a beauty Les!! A huge congratulations on your win!!!

10/20/2007 12:54:35 PM

 
Stacy Lankford
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Great imge, Les!

11/18/2007 6:31:45 AM

 
Stacy Lankford
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Great use of color! Wonderful texture!

7/22/2010 3:15:23 PM

 
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