Floral Spirals

© Mary K. Robison

Floral Spirals

Dan Holm level-classic 8/1/2005 12:07:44 AM

Wow! Bold, graphic and absolutely GORGEOUS, Mary!! Outstanding perspective and capture! #286954

Janet Williams 8/1/2005 12:11:23 AM

Wonderful Mary so light and golden and beautifully done. Agree with Dan on perspective. Well done! #1661137

S J 8/1/2005 12:14:36 AM

Beautiful and very delightful image, Mary!! Wonderful use of effects and excellent image to start the month!! #1661141

Evy Johansen level-classic 8/1/2005 12:18:08 AM

Wow.... very beautiful, Mary! #1661145

Mary K. Robison 8/1/2005 12:42:04 AM

Thanks very much for your comments, Dan, Janet, Sanjay, and Evy ~ I appreciate your support so much!
Have a great Monday!
Work in the AM, so 'night to all!
Will catch up on comments, promise! #1661191

Karen Engelbreth 8/1/2005 1:40:39 AM

WOW - wonderful image - great work, Mary - love it! #1661241

Jordi Delgado 8/1/2005 3:03:14 AM

Just love it, Mary!!! Excellent shot and effects!!!

:-) #1661354

Donna Roberts 8/1/2005 3:07:37 AM

A wonderful image Mary, love the way you have added the enhancements.
Great work.
:-) from 'downunder' #1661358

Kerby Pfrangle level-classic 8/1/2005 3:27:41 AM

Mary bright and sunny like a new day.

Absolutely stunning.

Love this.

Kerby #1661390

Bobbie Davis 8/1/2005 3:41:17 AM

What a great perspective on this awesome flower! #1661478

Tammy Scott 8/1/2005 3:43:32 AM

JUST gorgoues, Mary! #1661495

Carla Metzler 8/1/2005 4:22:42 AM

Beautiful, Mary! #1661710

Roxanne M. Bubar 8/1/2005 4:54:46 AM

Magnificent colors and I love the angle from which you have taken this photo. #1661853

Agnes Fegan level-classic 8/1/2005 5:15:22 AM

Gorgeous Mary...love your perspective and the lighting!!! #1661934

Elisabeth A. Gay 8/1/2005 8:46:16 AM

Beautifully done Mary - terrific composition!
Ann #1662641

Judy S. Fung 8/1/2005 12:01:11 PM

Wonderful image, Mary!! #1663445

Donna J. Taff 8/1/2005 3:06:38 PM

Outstanding image; great effects and my favorite color; love it, Mary!!!! #1664173

Goshka G. 8/1/2005 4:49:59 PM

Stunning beauty, Mary, and seen from such a wonderful perspective!!! #1664531

Susan T. Evans 8/1/2005 5:51:09 PM

Stunning image Mary!!! #1664740

Mary K. Robison 8/1/2005 6:24:57 PM

Karen, Jordi, Donna, Kerby, Bobbie, Tammy, Carla, Roxanne, Agnes, Ann, Judy, Donna, Goshka, and Susan, your kind and supportive comments mean so much to me, and I THANK YOU very, very much!!
I will try to catch up later tonight with your photos. I'm having severe problems with sitting up (back out of whack), and need to lie down now that I'm home from work.
Thanks for understanding! And thanks again for your comments!! #1664799

Cora Miller level-classic 8/2/2005 12:07:24 AM

Very pretty light, wonderful pattern, and creative composition! #1665234

Lani T. Broadbent level-classic 8/2/2005 1:11:33 AM

Fantastic Lighting! Beautiful Creative Macro Capture! #1665397

Mary K. Robison level-classic 8/2/2005 2:03:40 AM

Thanks very much for your comments, Cora and Lani! I appreciate them! #1665474

Mary Timman level-classic 8/2/2005 3:20:55 AM

Excellent color, so bright and pretty. Great macro and lighting. #1665609

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 8/2/2005 8:14:00 AM

Beautiful and love that yellow...Super macro :) #1667013

Deb Holmes-Hatfield level-classic 8/2/2005 8:29:26 AM

Beautiful Mary, I love the way the light is coming thru the petals, and the effects look great! #1667078

Jill Flynn level-classic 8/2/2005 9:43:09 AM

Love that leading stem Mary. The lighting is wonderful - gives the petals a translucent quality. Your treatment is right on target for this image. SUPER JOB!!! #1667358

Colette M. Metcalf 8/2/2005 12:33:17 PM

Beautiful image and lighting, Mary!!!! #1668119

Stanley J. Contrades 8/2/2005 3:56:56 PM

Excellent capture of the backlighting, Mary, as well as those beautiful colors enhanced by the soft touch of effects!! Very beautifully done!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #1668850

Mary K. Robison 8/2/2005 6:01:10 PM

Mary, Shelly, Deb, Jill, Colette, and Stan, thank you so very much for taking the time to comment on this image!
I really appreciate it!!! #1669279

Terry R. Hatfield 8/2/2005 6:58:47 PM

This Turned Out Great Mary K!Love That Bold Yellow And Your Effects!! #1669538

Mary K. Robison 8/2/2005 7:01:21 PM

Thanks very much for your comments, Terry!! #1669548

Jim Kinnunen level-classic 8/2/2005 10:14:30 PM

Gorgeous, Mary!:) #1670017

Roger Bernabo 8/3/2005 7:16:59 PM

Love your perspective on this Mary! great shot! #1674052

Ermanno Radice 8/5/2005 2:04:27 PM

Excellent perspective, wonderful shot, Mary! #1682301

Mary K. Robison 8/5/2005 2:10:45 PM

Thank you very much for commenting, Jim, Roger, and Ermanno!

LJ Corliss level-classic 8/5/2005 4:46:58 PM

Just lovely :) #1682781

Mary K. Robison 8/5/2005 6:05:20 PM

Thank you, LJ! :) #1682955

Mary N C. Taitt 8/6/2005 10:19:41 PM

Ooooh, I love the lighting on this, it is splendid! Mary #1686370

Mary K. Robison 8/6/2005 11:28:44 PM

Thank you for commenting on this, Mary. I'm glad you like it! #1686412

Gail Vitikacs level-classic 8/9/2005 3:33:18 AM

This is BEAUTIFUL....love the effects you added...wow! #1695338

Bonnie C. Lackey 8/9/2005 3:46:49 AM

Fantastic, Mary!!! #1695417

Dominique Declerck 8/9/2005 11:17:58 PM

Le tournesol, un grand classique.. parfaitement mis en image dans une réalisation graphique réussie, Mary!! #1699271

Mary K. Robison 8/10/2005 12:56:27 PM

Thank you very much for taking the time to comment on this, Gail, Bonnie, and Dom! It means a lot to me! #1702294

Dominique Declerck 9/23/2005 10:30:31 PM

Félicitations, Mary!!!!!!!

Revenez-nous vite!!!!!!! #1872869

LJ Corliss level-classic 9/23/2005 10:33:04 PM

Congrats, Mary :) #1872885

Jill Flynn level-classic 9/23/2005 11:06:23 PM

Congratulations on this outstanding finalist Mary! I LOVE THIS! #1873081

Mary K. Robison 9/23/2005 11:35:56 PM

Merci and thank you, Dom, LJ, and Jill...
I'm still not able to write much in return due to back problems, but please accept my congratulations and thanks to all my bp friends. Best of luck to all the finalists in the next level!!! #1873233

Mary Timman 9/24/2005 5:04:04 AM

Well deserved. Congratulations! #1874506

Jordi Delgado 9/24/2005 7:04:12 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Mary!



Mary N C. Taitt 9/24/2005 10:14:28 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Mary! I hope you will soon be feeling better!!!! I won't expect an answer or a comment, I'd rather have you healing! Take care, Mary :-) #1876634

Jim Kinnunen level-classic 9/24/2005 10:30:45 AM

Congratulations on this excellent finalist!!!! #1876804

Elisabeth A. Gay 9/24/2005 11:20:40 AM

Congratulations!! Hope the back is better!
Ann #1877291

Elisabeth A. Gay 9/24/2005 11:20:41 AM

Congratulations!! Hope the back is better!
Ann #1877292

Mary K. Robison 9/24/2005 12:24:31 PM

Thanks so much, Mary T., Jordi, Mary S, Jim, and Ann, for your good wishes on this. I do appreciate them!
Will comment on your photos as time and my back allow...
Congratulations to everyone who's made finalist, and good luck to you next level. #1877707

Karen Engelbreth 9/24/2005 1:03:49 PM

Big congrats, Mary :0)) #1877902

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 9/24/2005 1:40:46 PM

Many congrats to you Mary, and hope your back is better soon! #1878074

Jenny Bosmans 9/24/2005 2:19:35 PM

Congratulations on this superb finalist, Mary!! Good luck! #1878336

Linda D. Lester level-classic 9/24/2005 3:42:00 PM

Awesome shot! Congratulations and good luck in the next round!! #1878724

Debra Booth level-classic 9/24/2005 4:40:51 PM

So dramatic and original, Mary! Congrats and best of luck to you! #1878930

Anette Linnea Rasmussen level-classic 9/25/2005 12:30:42 PM

Congrats on this very beatiful finalist, Mary. #1882455

Donna J. Taff level-classic 9/25/2005 12:34:39 PM

Way to go, Mary!! Congratulations on this beautiful finalist win!!!! #1882470

Mary K. Robison level-classic 9/25/2005 3:02:05 PM

Thanks so much, Karen, Deb, Jenny, Linda, Debra, Linnea, and Donna, for taking time to write me. I do appreciate your kind thoughts and good wishes!
I will comment on your photos as time and my back allow...
CONGRATULATIONS to all who have made finalist, and best of luck to you next level! #1882999

Terry R. Hatfield level-classic 9/25/2005 5:53:10 PM

Congratulations To You Mary!An Excellent Finalist:-) #1883468

Stanley J. Contrades level-classic 9/26/2005 12:42:39 AM

Big CONGRATULATIONS, Mary, and best of luck in the next round!! Am glad I responded to this earlier ... even if you did "scold" me (LOL)!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #1884502

Judy S. Fung level-classic 9/26/2005 4:09:05 AM

Congrats, Mary! #1885086

Piotr M. Organa level-classic 9/26/2005 6:24:58 AM

So beautiful... #1885691

Kathleen R. Struckle 9/26/2005 9:44:22 AM

congrats Mary!! #1886459

Dan Holm level-classic 9/26/2005 5:35:24 PM

Woo Hoo!! CONGRATULATIONS on this magnificent Finalist, Mary!! #1888051

Mary K. Robison 9/26/2005 5:56:34 PM

Terry, Stan, Judy, Piotr, Kathy, and Dan, I thank you SO much for your good wishes.
I hope you ALL have finalists, and I wish you ALL a place in the next level of judging!!! #1888091

Jill Odice level-classic 11/4/2005 10:33:33 PM

Sunflowers are my very favorite flowers! This is beautiful and deserves the attention :-) #2036738

Mary K. Robison 11/5/2005 3:05:49 PM

Thanks for your kind words, Jill! I appreciate them! #2038815

Patricia Ronan 7/29/2007 3:38:52 PM

The light and composition in this flower image are excellent Mary:)
Congrats on your finalist:) #4575664

Mary K. Robison 7/29/2007 5:09:27 PM

Thanks very much for commenting, Patricia!! #4575840

Laura E. Swan level-classic 4/24/2009 9:16:13 AM


This is beautiful Mary! I really love it! Huge congrats on your finalist!!!

In case you are no longer attached to my image, I uploaded a scanned shot of the fresh flowers from my garden for you (With the pillowcase background)...My other shots are on my computer that died, so this was all I had. Come see! -Laura #7444601

Mary K. Robison 4/25/2009 4:33:34 AM

Glad you like this, Laura ~ thanks for the kind words!
By now, you've read my reaction to your "garden still lifes" (lives?), which are so very beautiful. Someone else talked about making greeting cards in that discussion thread. Sounds kind of interesting, except that you've said how labor-intensive it is. Still, something to ponder... #7447545

Laura E. Swan level-classic 4/25/2009 8:04:52 PM

It's a labor of love. They are VERY FUN to make! If you decide to try it, I can give you some neat tips! Let me know! You will dazzle your family and friends!!!


-Laura :) #7450036

Mary K. Robison 4/26/2009 5:17:22 PM

Thanks for your invitation to learn something new, Laura.
As it is, my OCD makes me spend hours cloning out spots on leaves, saturating color to JUST the right shade, etc., etc.
Scott might kill me if I started scanning flowers, and ignored his request to have me delete the (literally) hundreds of photos I'll never use (to free up hard drive memory). Waaay too many similar photos of the same insect, rose, and so on!

I'd rather not spoil the anniversary afterglow with a ticked-off husband! But thank you so much for the offer, my friend!!
Hugs, Mary #7453570

Laura E. Swan level-classic 4/26/2009 6:43:21 PM

Anytime! :) !!! xx #7453722

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Sunflower, late afternoon. Used minor water color effect and sandstone texture.

Uploaded on 8/1/2005 12:04:27 AM

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