The Calla Lily

© Nicole Kessel

The Calla Lily

Kathy Shogren level-classic 7/6/2005 7:39:43 AM

Beautifully done Nicole! So elegant, especially in b&w. #274362

Heather Harpel 7/6/2005 9:10:53 AM

Very beautiful and elegant! I love the curves of the lily, lovely composition! #1561471

Nicole Kessel 7/6/2005 11:59:05 AM

Thank you for such wonderful comments Kathy and Heather! #1561993

Kathleen Clemons 7/6/2005 1:01:28 PM

A beauty, Nicole! #1562066

Bianca B. Steinfeldt 7/6/2005 3:34:50 PM

Beautiful image! I love the rain drops and the B+W ... really well done! #1562677

Kristi A. Howson 7/6/2005 8:59:43 PM

WOW..this is gorgeous Nicole. It has that "elegant" flare to it. The comp and lighting are fantastic..B&W is a great choice for Calla's..and your tonality here is just awesome...and those water drops really top it off and give it that something extra special...!!!! #1563813

Nicole Kessel 7/7/2005 11:34:56 AM

Thank you Kathleen, Bianca, and Kristi for such positive comments! I'm so glad you like it! :) #1566610

Marie Fields level-classic 8/21/2005 12:42:54 PM

This is FANTASTIC, Nicole! Congratulations!! #1746917

DiAnna F. Paulk 8/21/2005 3:55:56 PM

This is beautiful, Nicole! Congratulations!! And a belated thank you for commenting on "Summer Setting." I didn't know the comments were there until today!! #1747736

Marvin H. Gohlke Jr. 8/22/2005 8:06:16 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, and good luck in the finals! Beautiful in black and white. #1750612

Lani T. Broadbent level-classic 8/23/2005 1:02:05 AM

Congratulations on your gold award, Nicole! #1754297

Marie Fields level-classic 8/23/2005 6:03:07 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your WIN, Nicole!!! WTG!!! #1755561

Nicole Kessel 8/23/2005 6:05:48 AM

Thank you all so much!!! I am absolutely bouncing off the walls! This is my very first win!! :) #1755581

Jill Flynn level-classic 8/23/2005 10:00:38 AM

Congratulations on your Second Place Win Nicole! Way to go! #1756599

Heather Harpel 8/23/2005 10:50:52 AM

Congratulations Nicole! Well deserved win! #1756789

Nicole Kessel 8/23/2005 2:52:16 PM

Thank you Jill and Heather! :)

Serena Pierce level-classic 8/25/2005 6:11:05 PM

Congratulations!! #1767415

Nicole Kessel level-classic 8/25/2005 6:35:36 PM

Thanks Serena! :) #1767465

Johnny Santoso level-classic 8/27/2005 8:01:46 AM

Superb.. shot Nicole.. can't get better than that.. Congratulations ... regards,
johnny santoso. #1773402

Sylvia Rossler 8/31/2005 2:42:45 PM

Very elegant and superb capture Nicole !Framing and b&w are perfect !
A well deserved win :0) #1790442

Nicole Kessel 8/31/2005 4:23:21 PM

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments Johnny and Sylvia! :) #1790735

Uyen 10/21/2005 2:00:19 PM

Drop dead gorgeous! #1979637

Nicole Kessel 10/22/2005 2:05:16 PM

Thank you, Uyen! I appreciate your comments! :) #1985002

Jay Patel 11/7/2005 7:09:16 PM

A wonderful take on often photographed subject. The details and textures in the flowers combined with sharpness and brilliance of the water drops makes this an outstanding shot. The diagonal placement of the lily just adds to the perfection of the photograph. In one word...Outstanding!! #2046527

Nicole Kessel 11/7/2005 7:50:05 PM

Thank you so much for your kind comments, Jay! #2046654

SaMi Martin 11/10/2005 6:00:49 PM

Wow Nicole this is beautiful! #2060792

Nicole Kessel 11/10/2005 6:11:38 PM

Thank you very much, Sami! #2060842

Wayne Nolting 12/19/2005 5:20:29 PM

Great lighting and detail. What kind of lighting did you use to create this shot? #2201424

Nicole Kessel 12/19/2005 5:27:19 PM

I used natural light from the window for this shot. Thanks for your comments, Wayne! #2201434

Jessica Hughes 1/28/2006 6:33:44 PM

This is stunning! One of my favorite flowers. I love how you have captured the curves. Wonderful tones and clarity as well. GORGEOUS!! #2350466

Nicole Kessel 1/31/2006 5:20:18 PM

Thank you very much, Jessica! I planted a bunch of these last fall so I'm looking forward to photographing them again in the spring! It is my second favorite... the first being Orchids which I havn't even photographed yet!! Something I should probably do! :) #2361796

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Uploaded on 7/6/2005 5:55:45 AM

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Camera: Nikon D70 Digital SLR Camera All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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