Tammy Scott 8/19/2005 4:47:27 AM

WOW! Your lighting is just awesome, Claudia! #296861

Joy Rector 8/19/2005 5:12:50 AM

gorgeous composition #1734390

Leanne M.E. Boyd 8/19/2005 5:14:22 AM

Gorgeous shot, Claudia! #1734397

Paul Michko 8/19/2005 5:20:01 AM

Whoe!!! This is amazing, Claudia. I love your composition and the lighting captured if phenominal. #1734417

Claudia Kuhn 8/19/2005 5:23:00 AM

Thanks so much Tammy, Joy, Leanne and Paul for your comments.
Of course all the lotus faced away from shore, so got a few nice back shots like this one. First time I've really found lotus in NY. Almost sank in the boggy edge of the pond trying to get a front view. #1734428

Kirsi Bertolini 8/19/2005 5:23:12 AM

I like that lightplay on the pedals! Beautiful! #1734430

Kelly Barclay 8/19/2005 5:40:42 AM

Simply beautiful! #1734553

Cathy Gregor 8/19/2005 5:43:11 AM

Absolutely gorgeous, Claudia!!! #1734576

Shirley L. Carpenter 8/19/2005 5:47:13 AM

Beautiful Claudia!! #1734600

Bonnie C. Lackey 8/19/2005 5:53:43 AM

Outstanding, Claudia! What a wonderful image... #1734645

Donald K. Cherry 8/19/2005 6:13:01 AM

Gorgeous shot, Claudia!! #1734792

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 8/19/2005 6:13:13 AM

Awesome lighting Claudia, beautiful colors! #1734795

Charlene Bayerle 8/19/2005 6:13:19 AM

So delicate and pretty claudia!!! #1734797

Carla Metzler 8/19/2005 6:18:56 AM

Absolutely beautiful, Claudia! #1734839

Marie Fields 8/19/2005 7:33:03 AM

GORGEOUS, Claudia!!! #1735193

Mata Patan 8/19/2005 7:39:57 AM

Really really clear and beautiful!!! #1735223

Joyce ONeil 8/19/2005 7:42:59 AM

Stunning! #1735234

Murry Grigsby 8/19/2005 8:13:19 AM

Terrific floral Claudia! Love the light, colors and squarish crop for this lotus bloom!! Have a great year back in school :0) I hope you share your photos with your students? #1735396

Jenny Bosmans 8/19/2005 8:25:06 AM

Simply amazing, Claudia!!! I simply love all of it!! #1735481

Karen E. Michaels 8/19/2005 8:30:39 AM

Love how you used the sun to your advantage when shooting in front of it. Peace, karen #1735516

Donna W. Neal 8/19/2005 8:43:59 AM

Beautiful Claudia. Wonderful light, Just an outstanding image. #1735588

Jill Flynn 8/19/2005 9:07:14 AM

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL Claudia! The sunlight on the petals is gorgeous and this image is PERFECTION! #1735713

Carolyn M. Fletcher 8/19/2005 9:27:22 AM

Wonderful! Hope yours wasn't in a sewage lagoon like mine. #1735829

Alan L. Borror 8/19/2005 9:31:33 AM

Just AWESOME, Claudia! Love the composition and lighting. Superb image. #1735847

S J 8/19/2005 9:54:02 AM

Excellent in all respect, Claudia!! I would be proud to have such a capture!! Love it!! #1735958

Judy S. Fung 8/19/2005 10:43:22 AM

Pretty image and great lighting, Claudia! #1736070

Goshka G. 8/19/2005 11:24:07 AM

The lighting is simply amazing, Claudia!! Wonderful find and a brilliant capture!!! #1736177

Ermanno Radice 8/19/2005 11:36:21 AM

Gorgeous image, superb lighting, perfect image, Claudia! #1736211

Kathleen Clemons 8/19/2005 12:01:23 PM

This is so pretty, Claudia! #1736294

Shelly A. Van Camp 8/19/2005 12:28:20 PM

Beautiful colors and love the look through the flower :) #1736401

Rakesh Syal 8/19/2005 1:13:48 PM

WAAOOW!!! This is simply out of this world! What a translucent capture, Claudia! #1736551

Karen Bacon 8/19/2005 1:45:46 PM

This is absolutely perfect Claudia! #1736617

Dan Holm 8/19/2005 4:07:08 PM

WOW! Bright, crisp and absolutely GORGEOUS, Claudia!! I'm sure we'll see this one again! #1736916

Susan T. Parady 8/19/2005 4:33:09 PM

So pretty! I love the color and the lighting. #1736997

Gail Vitikacs 8/19/2005 6:46:24 PM

Classy!!! The colors and sharpness of this is OUT THERE!!! #1737238

Amber N. Eddings 8/19/2005 6:52:03 PM

Very beautiful photo!!!love the pinks and yellows, the b/g helps it stand out even more!!! Great shot!! #1737249

Sandy Landon 8/19/2005 8:16:22 PM

Beautiful!! Love the lighting!! #1737390

Teguh Senoadji 8/20/2005 10:30:08 AM

wonderful lighting #1739214

Dominique Declerck 8/20/2005 12:14:24 PM

Wonderful, Claudia!! #1739448

Joline Frazier 8/20/2005 12:35:55 PM

This is absolutely stunning, the translucense of the petals is amazing. Fantastic! #1739469

Nina Shields 8/21/2005 6:37:18 AM

Absolutely breathtaking; wonderful use of lighting; fantastic shot! #1745167

Judith G. Secco 8/24/2005 5:01:19 AM

THis is so great, Claudia. I'm envious that you got to photograph the lotus. One of these days I'm going to find one! #1759844

Wendy Stevenson 8/24/2005 6:11:42 AM

An amazing capture of light Claudia! Really beautiful! #1760262

Marcie A. Fowler 8/24/2005 6:22:35 AM

This is absolutely beautiful Caludia. Love the color (of course) . . . and the lighting is just superb!!! #1760325

Marcie A. Fowler 8/24/2005 6:30:39 AM

This is absolutely beautiful Caludia. Love the color (of course) . . . and the lighting is just superb!!! #1760375

Heather Harpel 8/26/2005 10:53:33 AM

So beautiful Claudia! I love the lighting as many others have said. Really makes this flower stand out from others! #1770561

Jenny Bosmans 9/24/2005 5:17:51 AM

Congratulations on this super finalist, Claudia!! #1874608

Marie Fields 9/24/2005 7:29:25 AM

Congratulations, Claudia! Gorgeous finalist!! #1875650

Anita Hogue 9/24/2005 8:27:52 AM

Awesome finalist! Congratulations Claudia! #1876002

Jim Kinnunen 9/24/2005 10:13:02 AM

Awesome is right!!! Congratulations, Claudia!!! #1876623

Sandy Landon 9/24/2005 10:18:27 AM

Beautiful!! Congrats!!! #1876668

Wendy Stevenson 9/24/2005 11:29:57 AM

Congrats on ALL your finalists Claudia. This one is that much more exceptional. A stunning image for sure! Best of luck in the next round - I hope to see this again!! #1877345

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 9/24/2005 11:45:45 AM

Congrats, Claudia, on this lovely floral finalist! #1877463

Terry R. Hatfield 9/24/2005 12:53:18 PM

What A Beautiful Image Claudia!Your Having A Good Month:-)Congratulations To You! #1877840

Susie Peek-Swint 9/24/2005 1:06:39 PM

Many congrats again Claudia! #1877918

Candice C. Calhoun 9/24/2005 1:49:20 PM

Gorgeous finalist!

ccc #1878136

Terry L. Ellis 9/24/2005 3:29:59 PM

Beautiful light and image! Congratulations on your finalist, Claudia! #1878649

Lorri Shank 9/24/2005 8:54:57 PM

Very nice use of hard lines and the sun. Congrats on your FINALIST! #1879830

Leonard Pierce 9/24/2005 9:06:27 PM

Congratulations Claudia!!! Very beautiful! #1879866

Stanley J. Contrades 9/25/2005 12:07:48 AM

Lost count :-)!! CONGRATULATIONS once again, Claudia, and best of luck to you in the next round!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #1880253

ADILSON F. FERREIRA 9/26/2005 9:26:22 AM

Congratulations Claudia!!! #1886419

Charlene Bayerle 9/26/2005 10:20:19 PM

Beautiful Claudia...Congratulations!!! #1888895

Kerby Pfrangle 9/26/2005 10:42:05 PM

Claudia congratulations on your second place win. Excellent work.

Kerby #1889040

Chris Macer 9/26/2005 10:46:36 PM

Huge congrats on your win, Claudia!! :) #1889065

Jill Flynn 9/26/2005 10:49:59 PM

Congratulations on your Second Place Win Claudia! This is gorgeous! #1889088

Janine Russell 9/26/2005 11:36:50 PM

Claudia, congratulations on your second place win. The detail, focus, DOF & color is wonderful. #1889267

Janet L. Skinner 9/27/2005 3:20:11 AM

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!! Well deserved!!!! #1889650

Tom Andersen 9/27/2005 3:23:19 AM

Congratulations on your win, Claudia! Very beautiful indeed! #1889666

Kelly Abernathy 9/27/2005 3:41:21 AM

Woo-Hoo! Way to go Claudia! Congrats -K #1889751

Colette M. Metcalf 9/27/2005 4:00:42 AM

CONGRATULATIONS, Claudia!!!! #1889910

ADILSON F. FERREIRA 9/27/2005 4:01:55 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful winn Claudia!!! #1889921

Kathleen Clemons 9/27/2005 4:25:23 AM

Yea for you, Claudia! #1890087

Kay E. Mahoney 9/27/2005 5:09:24 AM

Congratulations on a beautiful winner Claudia. #1890321

Judith G. Secco 9/27/2005 5:38:53 AM

Beautiful, Claudia. Congratulations!! #1890412

Esra Belgin 9/27/2005 5:55:59 AM

Excellent work, Claudia. Congratulations on your win. #1890483

Laura Clay-Ballard 9/27/2005 6:26:51 AM

wtg!!!!!!!!!!!!!! congrats! #1890676

Deborah Sandidge 9/27/2005 6:32:48 AM

Beautifully captured image and win, Claudia - congratulations!!! #1890719

Larry Lawhead 9/27/2005 6:42:12 AM

Congratulations on the win, Claudia!! Love the lighting on this one!!



Marie Fields 9/27/2005 7:03:40 AM

Congratulations on your win, Claudia!! #1890903

Linda D. Lester 9/27/2005 7:05:57 AM

Congratulations on this beauty!!!! #1890924

Joyce ONeil 9/27/2005 7:06:24 AM

Congrats! #1890930

Carolyn M. Fletcher 9/27/2005 7:11:37 AM

Much congrats!!!! #1890963

Laurence Saliba 9/27/2005 7:20:26 AM

Congratulations on your win Claudia!!!! #1891009

Robert Mann 9/27/2005 7:23:04 AM

A knock out beauty, Claudia! Love the backligting and DOF! Many congrats on your win! RoB #1891021

Lorri Shank 9/27/2005 7:49:38 AM

Claudia, as I said before--this is so awesome with the LIGHT effects. congrats! #1891118

KHAWLA Haddad 9/27/2005 9:26:37 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful Second place winner, Claudia!!!!!! #1891584

Susan T. Evans 9/27/2005 9:26:43 AM


Terry L. Ellis 9/27/2005 10:02:13 AM

Claudia, congratulations on this gorgeous second place win! #1891778

Claudia Kuhn 9/27/2005 10:05:21 AM

Thank you all so much for your kind and congratulatory comments! #1891794

Stanley J. Contrades 9/27/2005 12:15:39 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your 2nd Place win, Claudia!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #1892240

Cindy Paquette 9/27/2005 12:57:17 PM

Way to go Claudia!!!!!!!! #1892407

Jenny Bosmans 9/27/2005 1:03:46 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your beautiful win, Claudia!! #1892446

Ermanno Radice 9/27/2005 1:03:52 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful Second place winner, Claudia!!!! #1892447

Anne D. Eigen 9/27/2005 1:16:24 PM

So gorgeous, Claudia! Congratulations on your win!!! #1892543

William C. Raco 9/27/2005 1:16:35 PM

This is just lovely, Claudia!
Wonderful photo and win


Cathy Barrows 9/27/2005 1:51:07 PM

congrats on your win...gorgeous #1892705

Katrina McMeans 9/27/2005 2:03:33 PM

Congratulations, Claudia!!! This is gorgeous!!!
~K #1892745

Sandy Landon 9/27/2005 2:59:24 PM

Beautiful!! Congrats!! #1892878

Anita Hogue 9/27/2005 3:36:58 PM

This is so gorgeous, Claudia! Congratulations on your win!!! #1892976

Judy S. Fung 9/27/2005 4:01:15 PM

Congrats on your win, Claudia! #1893005

Debra Booth 9/27/2005 4:34:21 PM

Gorgeous, Claudia!! Congratulations!! #1893090

Susan T. Parady 9/27/2005 4:58:01 PM

Congratulations on this lovely winning image, Claudia. #1893156

Wendy Stevenson 9/27/2005 5:58:37 PM

A truly stunning image Claudia. The light is amazing! Congratulations on your win!! Great to be here with you! #1893311

Murry Grigsby 9/27/2005 9:08:20 PM

Congrats Claudia!! #1893707

Monika Sapek 9/27/2005 9:51:14 PM

Love the lovely lighting and colors of this beautiful flower, Claudia! Many congratulations on your Second Place Win!

Gary H. Minish 9/28/2005 12:20:17 AM

It's beautiful, Claudia. I love the backlighting. Congratulations on your win! #1893858

Allan L. Whitehead 9/28/2005 3:39:06 AM

Claudia, congratulations on this magnificent win in last month's contest in the 'Flowers' category. It is truly richly deserved, my very dear friend - your good friend, Allan #1894069

Karen Bacon 9/28/2005 5:47:59 AM

Congratulations Claudia! #1894576

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 9/28/2005 8:32:38 AM

Big congrats on your win, Claudia! #1895273

Donna J. Taff 9/28/2005 11:52:23 AM

Congrats on your beautiful win, Claudia!!! #1895894

Terry R. Hatfield 9/28/2005 4:25:49 PM

Congratulations On Your Winning Image Claudia!! #1896713

Kristi A. Howson 9/28/2005 6:58:04 PM

Congratulations Claudia on this the clarity and lighting..superb capture! #1897118

Alan L. Borror 9/29/2005 6:06:20 AM

Congratulations on a wonderful winner, Claudia! #1898642

Stephen Zacker 9/30/2005 7:11:22 PM

Simple and Beautiful. Congratulations #1904529

Jim Kinnunen 10/1/2005 8:59:09 AM

Congratulations on this well deserved win, Claudia!!! #1905953

Barbara Helgason 10/5/2005 7:11:23 PM

Wow, just caught this one for the first time! It is STUNNING!! Congratulations on this very well deserved win Claudia! #1921595

Alison Greenwood 1/22/2006 11:38:17 AM

Beautiful Claudia!!! You seem to have a finalist every month, and I have seen a couple of 2nd place winners I have seen so far!!!
Belated congratulations AGAIN!!! #2322771

Vladan D. Djordjevic 12/19/2006 2:36:13 PM

Beautiful photo! What a great lighting, color, composition! #3719106

Anthony G. Comella 4/2/2012 2:08:29 PM

SUPERB!!! #10072111

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