Columbines on Centerstage

© Tad Bowman

Columbines on Centerstage

Diane Garcia Student 11/21/2010 8:46:49 AM

I love everything about it. A work of art. You should enter this in the Federal Lands Pass Contest. #1329224

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 11/21/2010 8:55:09 AM

Beautiful wide angle presentation. Great flower placement and excellent light. You really know how to capture beauty Tad! Outstanding! #9055159

Linda L. Ruiz 11/21/2010 8:57:39 AM

Beautiful. #9055162

Tad Bowman 11/21/2010 2:18:19 PM

Thank you Diane, Donna, and Linda. Diane, I've actually already entered that contest with other photos. However, I appreciate your suggestions. Thank you. #9055699

Susan Weisensel 11/21/2010 2:57:49 PM

Gorgeous image and view. #9055724

Tad Bowman 11/21/2010 8:17:38 PM

Thank you Susan. #9056104

Michelle Alton 11/22/2010 3:39:29 AM

This is super luscious, Tad! A favorite for me, and undoubtedly a winner for you! #9056585

Tad Bowman 11/22/2010 8:34:22 PM

Thank you Michelle. #9058606

Ken Smith 11/27/2010 6:21:10 PM

You da man!! Super work, Tad! #9066800

Tad Bowman 11/28/2010 11:35:46 AM

Thanks Ken #9067761

Terry Cervi 12/2/2010 12:26:15 PM

Congrats on your stunning POTD, Tad! #9076566

Terry Cervi 12/2/2010 12:26:21 PM

A VERY, VERY big CONGRATS to you TAD on your outstanding and well deserved POTD Gold award. It is always an honor and a privilege to view your fine photography. I am so happy you got this award for a stunning photo.

Brian #9076567

Gary Sagnor 12/2/2010 12:27:31 PM

Fantastic capture Tad! Loved your gallery too! #9076572

Barbara Socor 12/2/2010 12:28:42 PM

A very beautiful composition of admirable clarity and rich color....Really outstanding work. Congrats Tad! #9076574

Eric Highfield 12/2/2010 12:37:37 PM

Just perfect! Congrats on your EP & POTD! #9076585

Christopher J. Budny 12/2/2010 12:42:15 PM

This is really exquisite! Congratulations on the POTD, and may it earn another gold later! #9076595

Michelle Alton 12/2/2010 12:51:01 PM

Wow!!! This image is on its way to stardom with the POTD!

Congratulations, Todd! #9076605

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 12/2/2010 12:58:11 PM

I love this image and I'm happy to congratulate you one your POTD Tad! #9076622

Joy Rector 12/2/2010 12:58:46 PM

congrats on the POTD #9076625

Tammy M. Anderson 12/2/2010 1:00:01 PM

Beautiful POTD, Tad. Congrats! #9076632

Barbara Socor 12/2/2010 1:01:53 PM

Excellent! #9076635

JO ANN CLEVELAND 12/2/2010 1:14:11 PM

Congrats on this well deserved POTD Tad!

Love the colors and your pov!

jo ann c. #9076662

Priscilla J. Burgers 12/2/2010 1:14:27 PM

Beautiful image. The San Juans are my second home. I'm guessing your image was made near Porphyry Gulch. #9076663

Richard M. Waas 12/2/2010 1:17:11 PM

Excellent POTD, Congrats...... #9076667

Pamela Koch 12/2/2010 1:33:14 PM

This is a breathtaking image. A well deserved POTD. I am sure BP members will be seeing this with a BP First Place award. Just Beautiful! Congrats. #9076682

Dianna Murphy 12/2/2010 1:55:10 PM

Gorgeous! Congrats on the POTD. I've never seen columbine growing in the wild. #9076693

Sharon Day 12/2/2010 1:57:57 PM

Gorgeous as are all your images, Tad!! Congratulations on the POTD! #9076696

Linda D. Lester 12/2/2010 2:19:26 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful POTD!! #9076710

Guy D. Biechele 12/2/2010 2:20:32 PM

Superb landscape image!! Congrats. #9076713

Kathy Wesserling 12/2/2010 2:54:37 PM

The balances and counterbalances in this image are amazing. It truly deserves a POTD - and more. #9076741

Nancyj Hovey 12/2/2010 4:10:14 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving POTD! 8o) #9076803

Kimber Wallwork-Heineman 12/2/2010 4:18:24 PM

This is so well done! #9076815

Cathy Barrows 12/2/2010 5:07:13 PM

Breathtaking...congrats on your POTD #9076906

Laura E. Swan 12/2/2010 5:38:17 PM

Instant FAV for me, Tad, and BIG congrats on your POTD. I joined your FB gallery a week or two ago. Wonderful work!

-Laura Swan #9076997

Usman M. Bajwa 12/2/2010 6:03:54 PM

Very nicely composed and vertical is just right here, Tad. Lovely scene too. CONGRATZ on the POTD!

UB. #9077078

Shirley A. Kinney 12/2/2010 6:53:28 PM

Awesome capture, Tad. #9077168

Jo Ann Van Eyk 12/2/2010 7:53:46 PM

Stunning! It makes me want to just step into the picture, sit down and enjoy the view. Contests #9077262

Tad Bowman 12/2/2010 7:56:42 PM

Wow. Thanks everyone so much for the kind words and feedback. I really appreciate it! #9077264

Katarina Mansson 12/2/2010 10:24:55 PM

Congratulations on your POTD! #9077398

Michelle Tinger 12/3/2010 7:49:33 AM

Congrats on your POTD. It is a stunning image #9078099

Anne McKinnell 12/3/2010 8:15:03 AM

Amazing depth of field Tad, congrats on your POTD! #9078176

Michael Kroth 12/3/2010 8:35:22 AM

Congratulations on this terrific POTD, Tad! #9078236

Bunny Snow 12/3/2010 9:05:40 AM

I have never seen so many beautiful blue columbines, the State flower for Colorado, in one open space before. Your composition is lovely, especially with the beautiful lighting and the mountains in the background.

This should be used to save the San Juans from the drilling of oil and gas. Congratulations on your beautiful POTD, Tad! And, for capturing this beautiful area before it's ruined by the drilling of fossil fuels.

Drilling or mining for fossil fuels contaminate surface and ground waters with hydrocarbons and radionuclides from production waters, which comes up with the oil and gas. This can result in the increased risk of cancers including bone cancer in animals and people. It's a shame to contaminate such beautiful landscape with oil and gas production. #9078273

Richard D. Love 12/3/2010 9:30:31 AM

Congratulations, Tad. Beautiful image with wonderful colors and lines. Well done.

Rick #9078307

Sheri Camarda 12/3/2010 11:30:14 AM

My favorite flower, my favorite mountain range and my favorite State! And you captured it well. Congratulations!!!! #9078467

Tad Bowman 12/3/2010 8:48:10 PM

Thanks again. I really do appreciate it. #9079061

Thomas E. Hinds 12/4/2010 8:45:23 AM

Fantastic image, Todd! Beautiful in every way! #9079826

Tad Bowman 12/4/2010 10:09:49 AM

Thank you Thomas. #9079947

Bill Treadway 12/6/2010 7:19:03 PM

Tad, You did an outstanding job on this beautiful scene. You know I could make all kinds of BS comments about the color, depth of field and all the other technical hogwash and it wouldn't do this image justice. So how about just a Job Well Done! #9084384

Tad Bowman 12/6/2010 8:02:01 PM

Thanks Bill. #9084460

Tammy M. Anderson 12/13/2010 1:17:32 PM

Congrats Tad on this spectacular finalist. #9097321

Marilyn Cornwell 12/13/2010 2:00:59 PM

Such an amazing Finalist! Congratulations, Tad! #9097664

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com 12/13/2010 3:01:01 PM

I like these columbines isolated in the foreground #9098009

Eli Boschetto 12/13/2010 4:27:30 PM

wow - a real beauty! congrats! #9098568

Thomas E. Hinds 12/13/2010 5:05:42 PM

Wonderful Finalist, Tad! #9098802

Christopher J. Budny 12/13/2010 5:07:32 PM

Congratulations again, Tad! Fingers crossed for a trifecta! #9098808

Nancyj Hovey 12/13/2010 6:26:07 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST! 8O) #9099158

Ken Smith 12/13/2010 6:48:44 PM

Excellent, Tad...no surprise here...congrats to you! #9099284

Merna L. Nobile 12/13/2010 7:01:41 PM

It is my honor to congratulate and celebrate your award for November, 2010. Merna #9099378

Tad Bowman 12/13/2010 8:08:30 PM

Thanks Tammy, Marilyn, Judges, Eli, Thomas, Christopher, Nancy, Ken, and Merna.I appreciate it! #9099938

Usman M. Bajwa 12/14/2010 12:13:30 AM

Good to see this wonderful picture again, Tad. CONGRATZ on the Finalist and good luck in the next round!

UB. #9100880

Tad Bowman 12/14/2010 7:56:22 AM

Thank you Usman. #9102266

Guy D. Biechele 12/14/2010 11:20:05 AM

Not surprised to see this gorgeous photo as a Finalist. Congratulatons! #9102609

Tad Bowman 12/14/2010 11:59:00 AM

Thank you Guy. #9102716

Kathy Wesserling 12/14/2010 4:12:09 PM

This is going to end up as high as your beautiful mountain meadow before it's done. #9103346

Tad Bowman 12/14/2010 8:52:35 PM

Thank you Kathy. #9104066

Debra R. Harder 12/14/2010 9:09:48 PM

Congratulations, Tad, on your BEAUTIFUL finalist and POTD!! This is truly STUNNING!!! Deb #9104092

Tad Bowman 12/14/2010 9:31:13 PM

Thank you Debra #9104170

Debra R. Harder 12/15/2010 8:33:57 AM

Huge congratulations, Tad, on your GORGEOUS GOLD WINNER!!! This is truly magnificent!!! Deb #9105492

Christopher J. Budny 12/15/2010 8:50:51 AM

No surprise to see this go gold! Congratulations! #9105605

Terry Cervi 12/15/2010 8:53:14 AM

Congrats on your stunning second place win, Tad! #9105617

Michelle Alton 12/15/2010 9:45:15 AM

This was destined for more GOLD, Tad. Congratulations to you! #9105751

JO ANN CLEVELAND 12/15/2010 11:01:38 AM

Big congratulations on your 2nd Place winner....beautifully doneI LOVED this Tad!

jo ann c. #9105937

Jeana Clark 12/15/2010 3:10:12 PM


A Fantastic and Well Deserved Win Tad!!!! I have been in the higher elevations of the San Juans many many times, usually on the back of a 4-wheeler, but never at this time of year...I usually have missed the blooming of the Columbines....
This is a Stunning image of pure beauty!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU!!!!!

~J~ #9106751

Usman M. Bajwa 12/16/2010 4:22:59 AM

Yes, most deserved, Tad. CONGRATZ on the GOLD!!

UB. #9108379

Nancyj Hovey 12/16/2010 4:34:14 AM

Congratulations #9108424

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 12/17/2010 8:55:16 AM

Congratulations on your golden win Tad! #9111213

Tad Bowman 12/17/2010 8:56:19 AM

Thanks everyone. I really appreciate the kind words and feedback. #9111218

Rosemary Sampson 12/18/2010 9:39:42 AM

Extraordinary capture. Love the composition, the perspective and the color. A well deserved win! #9113034

Tad Bowman 12/18/2010 12:21:31 PM

Thank you Rosemary. #9113276

Jeff W. Robinson 12/19/2010 6:40:47 AM

I always enjoy your work - Congrats Tad on your Outstanding 2nd Place Win! Jeff #9114263

Shawn Jennings 12/19/2010 1:30:51 PM

Nice image, Tad! Congratulations on your win!!! #9114858

Tad Bowman 12/20/2010 8:26:53 AM

Thanks Jeff and Shawn! I appreciate it. #9116079

Susan M. Hembree 12/20/2010 12:40:47 PM

This is a wonderful shot of one of my favorite wild flowers! Beautiful job, Tad! Congratulations! #9116496

Tad Bowman 12/25/2010 12:51:47 PM

Thank you Susan. #9124958

Alex T. Mizuno 12/29/2010 9:56:16 PM

Clarity and control of lighting are all masterfully done. Another excellent work Tad! Belated congratulations on your win and POTD!! This is my fav.

Wish you a very Happy New Year!!! #9131895

Nick Lagos 1/4/2011 2:29:42 PM

Good to see this win Tad....well worth the climb and effort #9142870

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Patches of Columbines high up in the San Juan Wilderness of Colorado

Uploaded on 11/21/2010 8:21:09 AM


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