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Mary K. Robison 8/12/2005 12:05:14 AM

Your lighting and background add so much to the delicacy of the ferns, Sanjay. This is really lovely!! Well done, as always! #293081

Janet Williams 8/12/2005 12:06:18 AM

Yes, I would say that the diagonal comp and framing, along with most especially the lighting and shadow make this most effective. Well done Sanjay! #1708027

Dan Holm 8/12/2005 12:07:47 AM

GORGEOUS color and contrast, Sanjay!! Love the elegant flow of this OUTSTANDING capture! Awesome detail!! Excellent work, as usual! #1708031

Kate Jackson 8/12/2005 12:10:15 AM

Lovely flowing curves. Very delicate capture great framing and love the green against the black! #1708033

Leanne M.E. Boyd 8/12/2005 12:13:08 AM

The detail is amazing, Sanjay! Excellent macro! #1708039

Paul E. Earl 8/12/2005 12:23:01 AM

SJ!!! What a terrific composition. The green against the black is terrific. Great lighting!! #1708061

Jordi Delgado 8/12/2005 12:27:04 AM

That's just perfect, SJ!!! So wonderful colors against that bg and such details...


:-) #1708069

Pu Chen 8/12/2005 12:48:59 AM

Love that color and texture. Beautiful shot, Sanjay! #1708106

Dominique Declerck 8/12/2005 1:00:21 AM

WONDERFUL!!! #1708122

Donna Roberts 8/12/2005 2:02:38 AM

This is perfect, just the right amount of light & shadow against that background.
The fern is a great colour too.
Excellent work my friend - love this.
:-) dddu #1708167

Judy S. Fung 8/12/2005 2:04:16 AM

Wonderful lighting, detail and composition, Sanjay!! #1708171

Paul Michko 8/12/2005 2:18:39 AM

Simply beautiful, Sanjay. #1708200

Kerby Pfrangle 8/12/2005 2:26:52 AM

Sanjay the rich green against the black makes this image a standout and pop.

WOW...Just lovely.

Kerby #1708212

Carolyn M. Fletcher 8/12/2005 2:46:08 AM

Excellent! #1708247

Donald K. Cherry 8/12/2005 2:48:18 AM

Beautiful composition, Sanjay! Very nicely done!! #1708254

Joline Frazier 8/12/2005 2:51:46 AM

Nice to see you're back to nature for your patterns. This is exquisite. #1708264

Marsha S. Smith 8/12/2005 2:59:08 AM

The lighting on this is wonderful, SJ. That gorgeous green agains the black bg is beautiful. #1708282

Bonnie C. Lackey 8/12/2005 3:05:27 AM

You have made this fern look velvety - beautiful work, Sanjay... #1708292

Paul Sikora 8/12/2005 3:21:32 AM

Sanjay, I took a similar shot not long ago and discarded it. I can see now that I made the right decision. It didn't come close to this one of yours. I eagerly await to get to the skill level you have attained. Magnificent image #1708321

Kathryn (Love) Scheet 8/12/2005 3:28:31 AM

superb! exceptional image Sanjay!! #1708334

Carla Metzler 8/12/2005 5:21:31 AM

Beautiful contrasting colors, Sanjay! Gorgeous image! #1708712

Karen Engelbreth 8/12/2005 5:33:35 AM

Just a wonderful image, Sanjay! #1708784

Joy Rector 8/12/2005 5:50:33 AM

fantastic presentation #1708890

Shelly A. Van Camp 8/12/2005 5:52:28 AM

very nice SJ :) #1708905

Roxanne M. Bubar 8/12/2005 6:02:42 AM

What a beautiful image and effects. You are the master of them. #1708950

Gail Vitikacs 8/12/2005 6:39:55 AM

Fabulous ....this is wonderful.... #1709132

Olivia Navarro 8/12/2005 6:41:22 AM

Sanjay, the lighting on this image is absolutely glorious!!! And I LOVE green!!! #1709142

Michelle Lea Guinn 8/12/2005 6:49:34 AM

Beautiful!!! Well done SJ!!!! mlg~ #1709182

Cathy Barrows 8/12/2005 7:25:18 AM

beautiful lighting #1709334

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 8/12/2005 8:12:21 AM

Beautiful Sanjay, love the lighting and excellent detail! #1709484

Tammy Nuxoll 8/12/2005 8:29:01 AM

Beautiful Sanjay!! I love the green and Black and the lighting is BEautiful!!! Hope you have a great weekend!!! #1709546

Jill Flynn 8/12/2005 8:36:17 AM

This is SPECTACULAR Sanjay!!! The lighting and detail are out of this world. WINNER ALL THE WAY. I abolutely LOVE THIS!!!!!! #1709566

Tammy Scott 8/12/2005 9:45:59 AM

Excellent light and detail, SJ! #1709732

Jenny Bosmans 8/12/2005 10:02:45 AM

OUTSTANDING image, Sanjay!! Love ferns and love this! Fantastic composition and colors!! Excellent! #1709756

Amanda Price 8/12/2005 10:33:19 AM

Wonderful shot! The green is delicious! #1709831

Karen E. Michaels 8/12/2005 10:40:20 AM

I agree that the green is delicious. There are many different moods that can be reflected from the color green. In my opinion, this represents growth, and for that, viewers can see hope in the new. Peace, karen #1709854

Laurence Saliba 8/12/2005 12:02:38 PM

Fantastic lighting and colour Sanjay!!! #1710171

Mata Patan 8/12/2005 12:12:53 PM

Excellent clarity!!! #1710202

Elisabeth A. Gay 8/12/2005 12:23:28 PM

Beautiful Sanjay! Wonderful lighting.
Ann #1710236

Ermanno Radice 8/12/2005 1:47:24 PM

Wonderful contrast between the green and black, superb lighting, SJ! #1710462

Shirley L. Carpenter 8/12/2005 1:49:11 PM

Wow!! Just beautiful Sanjay!!! #1710470

Roger Bernabo 8/12/2005 2:51:04 PM

Gorgeous and I love the fern plant! #1710588

Kirsi Bertolini 8/12/2005 3:43:19 PM

Great contrast, perspective and crop! Love the way you framed this! #1710684

Sandy Landon 8/12/2005 5:01:31 PM

Wonderful image!! Love the lighting! #1710809

Goshka G. 8/12/2005 5:17:42 PM

Excellent capture, SJ, beautifully composed and lit!!! #1710847

Claudia Kuhn 8/12/2005 5:20:29 PM

Beautifully lit Sanjay, love the deep green leaflets! #1710853

Anderson D. Co 8/12/2005 6:03:54 PM

Nice power shot on this one turning the background into black. #1710914

Jim Kinnunen 8/12/2005 10:02:32 PM

Beautiful SJ...I love the colors and lighting!!!! #1711347

Cora Miller 8/12/2005 10:36:03 PM

Oh my gosh, Sanjay, the lighting, detail, and contrasts in this are outstanding!!! Fine comp too! #1711393

Evy Johansen 8/12/2005 11:34:32 PM

Very beautiful, Sanjay! Wonderful light, color and composition!! #1711427

Rakesh Syal 8/13/2005 1:24:39 AM

You have made this ordinary fern a geat one, Sanjay!!! Impeccable! #1711583

Terry L. Ellis 8/13/2005 6:54:09 AM

Stunning, Sanjay!!!!!!! Perfect lighting and details! Really amazing! #1712351

Sharon Day 8/13/2005 9:37:57 AM

Absolutely gorgeous, Sanjay!!! Wonderful details and clarity! #1712951

Kara L. Hendricks 8/13/2005 10:07:44 AM

Wow oh wow on this Sanjay!! Love that wonderful lighting and even better detail... This is WOW!!! #1713092

Jill M. Flusemann 8/15/2005 8:24:59 PM

I really like the contrast of the simple dark background to the wonderfully bright and illuminated delicate fern. Great composition as well! #1721493

Shelly A. Van Camp 12/2/2005 8:25:04 AM

Beautiful...Great colors and lighting....love this. #2145505

Janine Russell 11/3/2006 12:14:54 AM

SJ, excellent color, detail, clarity, textures and lighting. #3539508

Lynne Morris 11/5/2006 2:19:08 PM

Wow what a beautiful image Sanjay, gorgeous colours, detail and lighting, a perfect entry for the monthly theme! #3549410

Frank Creamer 11/5/2006 6:22:17 PM

Ferns are a beautiful plant. This is a very good photo. #3550017

Kara L. Hendricks 11/17/2006 11:58:18 AM

OK, every time I see an entry of yours I get excited and think you are posting again... Are You?? This is gorgeous!!! #3598692

Laura Clay-Ballard 12/29/2006 8:55:30 AM

CONGRATS! #3750922

Mata Patan 12/29/2006 9:05:53 AM

Sometimes you appear again....and that's the result!!! #3751079

Janine Russell 12/29/2006 9:10:56 AM

SJ, congratulations on your finalist. #3751177

Milan Banik 12/29/2006 10:34:42 AM

congratulations SJ #3752586

Laurence Saliba 12/29/2006 10:39:45 AM

Congrats SJ!!!!!!!!!! #3752659

Carla Metzler 12/29/2006 10:50:11 AM

Congratulations, SJ!!! :D #3752791

Ray Clarke 12/29/2006 11:34:44 AM

Congrats SJ #3753166

Deborah Sandidge 12/29/2006 11:49:36 AM

Congratulations SJ - very dramatic and beautiful image! #3753306

Karen Engelbreth 12/29/2006 12:06:02 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Sanjay! #3753448

Jenny Bosmans 12/29/2006 1:13:58 PM

This is a great way to see you again, Sanjay! Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist! :) #3754187

Deborah C. Lewinson 12/29/2006 2:44:11 PM

Stunning finalist, Sanjay- Congratulations!
-Debby #3754854

Cheryl E. Molennor 12/29/2006 2:54:51 PM

Beautiful Sanjay. Congratulations #3754962

Su Sana E. P 12/29/2006 8:24:19 PM

LoL. It was me who re-submitted this image as I thought it deserves attention. SJ got a huge surprise and is thanking you all big time. Yes, he's right here wishing you all a very Happy New Year as well. #3756867

Su Sana E. P 12/29/2006 8:25:25 PM

Oops! I almost forgot it. Huge huge Congratulations on your Finalist, Sweetie!! Ummah!! #3756876

Lorraine A. Cook 12/29/2006 9:59:55 PM

Awesome Finalist, Sanjay! Congratulations and Good Luck in the next round, my friend!<:))

Hi Susana!<:))

Happy New Year!!<:)) #3757460

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com 12/29/2006 10:57:43 PM

this is a very nice image, the detail in the leaves of the ferns is great #3757668

Kay E. Mahoney 12/30/2006 7:00:09 AM

Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round. #3759146

Terry L. Ellis 12/30/2006 7:36:59 AM

An excellent finalist, Sanjay! Huge congratulations! So good to see you here! A fabulous surprise for us all! #3759300

Sam Britt 12/30/2006 3:41:27 PM

Congratulations on this 2nd place winner, Sanjay! #3761146

Jenny Bosmans 12/30/2006 3:52:34 PM

Well done Susan...and Sanjay too of course! Congratulations on this fantastic Winner and Happy New Year to you and yours! :) #3761200

RC Fritz 12/30/2006 4:14:02 PM

Congratulations on your WINNER, Sanjay! #3761295

Cheryl E. Molennor 12/30/2006 4:17:59 PM

Congratulations Sanjay to you on this fabulous winner. #3761310

Paul E. Earl 12/30/2006 4:39:28 PM

Wonderful to see this as a winner, SJ!! A big CONGRATULATIONS! #3761389

Mary K. Robison 12/30/2006 4:41:50 PM

Take a bow, Susana, on recognizing the potential for a winner here, and re-submitting it for Sanjay.
And a huge CONGRATULATIONS to you, Sanjay! Your win is much deserved!
Happy New Year to both of you! #3761402

Jill Flynn 12/30/2006 4:45:10 PM

Hey Sanjay... congratulations on your WIN! Still miss you and your work .... Happy New Year Sanjay and Susan! #3761413

Tom Andersen 12/30/2006 5:49:56 PM

Gorgeous image, Sanjay! Congratulations on your win! #3761766

Darryl Wilkinson 12/30/2006 5:52:08 PM

Sanjay, What a pleasant surprise to see this beautiful image sitting in the winners circle. Congratulations!!
And may you and your sweet wife have a Happy New Year :) #3761779

Kay E. Mahoney 12/30/2006 5:52:55 PM

Congratulations on your second place winner. #3761784

Evy Johansen 12/30/2006 6:26:51 PM

Big congratulations on your beautiful win, Sanjay! Happy New Year! #3761878

S J 12/30/2006 6:42:48 PM

The best New Year present that Iíve had in years. I would like to express my sincere gratitude for BP judges for selecting this image, my friends for commenting and sending various messages and finally for my sweetie who insisted on re-submitting this image. Happy New Year to all of you. May you all have a great year. Happy shooting!! CONGRATULATIONS to all the Finalists and Winners as well. #3761925

Terry L. Ellis 12/30/2006 6:57:54 PM

I just missed you, Sanjay! Congratulations on this excellent Second Place Win! So good to hear from you! Happy New Year to you and your sweetie!!!! #3761970

Carla Metzler 12/30/2006 7:04:43 PM

Congratulations on your win, Sanjay!! It felt good to say that! :)

Happy New Year Sanjay and Susan! #3762005

Cora Miller 12/30/2006 10:18:42 PM

Incredible light, incredible texture. Congratulations, Sanjay, and all the best to you both in the new year. #3762351

Su Sana E. P 12/31/2006 12:50:04 AM

Oh dear this truly is a good day of my life. I'm sharing my win with my sweetheart. Congratulations to you, my sweetie. My dear friends, we're the happiest couple of 31st December 2006. LOL. #3762528

VISHVAJIT JUIKAR 12/31/2006 1:53:15 AM

Congrats Sanjay, Wish You Happy New Year #3762560

Ray Clarke 12/31/2006 2:04:50 AM

Congrats Sanjay #3762583

Lynne Morris 12/31/2006 2:07:32 AM

A huge congratulations on this beautiful win Sanjay. #3762586

Laura Clay-Ballard 12/31/2006 3:11:01 AM

way to go! congrats! We are looking forward to more from you! #3762634

Anita Hogue 12/31/2006 4:02:49 AM

WOW, what a delightful surprise! I was going thru the winner's circle and had to take a double take! Congratulations on this beauty, Sanjay! #3762670

Colette M. Metcalf 12/31/2006 7:04:24 AM

Congratulations! #3763081

AMALIA Veralli 12/31/2006 7:44:39 AM

A beautiful image! Congratulations on your second place win. Happy New Year. #3763183

Tarun Bose 12/31/2006 9:47:37 AM

Big congrats on your most deserving winner. Well done Sanjay. Welcome back to BP after a long time. #3763359

Monika Sapek 12/31/2006 1:26:08 PM

Perfect details! Many congratulations on your Second Place Win, Sunjay!

Wally Orlowsky 12/31/2006 1:42:30 PM

Congratulations on this crisp and clear winner, Sanjay! #3763869

Stanley J. Contrades 12/31/2006 3:35:33 PM

**Hands clapping** This is fabulous and what a way to get into the New Year spirit hearing from Sanjay!! Well done, Susana, and CONGRATULATIONS to the both of you. May your New Year be everything you wish, my dear friends!!
With much Aloha,
Stan #3764273

Graeme yew Chow 12/31/2006 4:21:54 PM

Congratulations ! I mistaken your photos to your wife. Great work Sanjay. #3764462

Ronald Balthazor 12/31/2006 5:38:27 PM

Congratulations, Sanjay. Terrific image. #3764745

Janine Russell 12/31/2006 9:37:41 PM

SJ, congratulations on your Second Place Win. #3765335

Rakesh Syal 1/1/2007 6:30:28 AM

Happy New Year Sanjay and Susan!
Many congratulations on your Second Place Win, Sunjay! Great to see your work, again!!

Anne D. Eigen 1/1/2007 7:16:34 AM

How wonderful it is to see your fabulous winner here, Sanjay! Congratulations!!! #3766603

Wendy Stevenson 1/1/2007 8:51:14 AM

Big Congrats on this gorgeous win SJ!! Happy New Year to you and yours! #3767069

Jim Kinnunen 1/1/2007 8:39:35 PM

Beautiful image SJ...congratulations on your win!!!:) #3769585

Vicki Hunt 1/2/2007 3:15:25 AM

Congratulations! #3770197

Sharon Day 1/2/2007 6:45:33 PM

Congratulations, Sanjay! #3773946

Vladan D. Djordjevic 1/2/2007 6:52:56 PM

Beautiful, beautifil photo! Great LIGHTING, composition, color, details...Congratulations on your Finalist and Happy New Year!! #3773983

Steve Downen 1/2/2007 9:43:05 PM

Congrats for your beautiful winner! #3774380

Donna W. Neal 1/4/2007 5:25:31 AM

Congratulations Sanjay on this gorgeous winner #3779414

Cathy Stancil 1/25/2007 8:56:35 PM

I thought I was dreaming !!! I was just checking the latest wins and BANG !! Your name appeared !! Incredible and what a awesome surprise... This is wonderful and well deserved Sanjay !! I sincerely hope to see more of your art this new year. All my best and again, congratulations! #3872904

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