Susana Ms Heide 8/31/2005 7:46:47 PM

This is absolutely gorgeous!!!! The green and purple combination of colors is so fresh and beautiful! Effects are skillfully applied! We'd better see this one again!! #303695

Jim Kinnunen 8/31/2005 8:59:20 PM

Wow, Deborah...very well done image...I love it!!!!! #1791298

Ronald Balthazor 8/31/2005 9:20:58 PM

Fine art, Deborah. Lovely work. #1791317

Robyn Mackenzie 8/31/2005 10:58:36 PM

Fantastic work, Deborah. Lovely image. #1791383

Deborah Sandidge 9/1/2005 6:17:16 AM

Thank you Susana, Jim, Ronald and Robyn - I appreciate your comments! #1792358

Judy S. Fung 9/1/2005 1:58:32 PM

Lovely image, Deborah! #1794028

Jenny Bosmans 9/1/2005 1:58:36 PM

Gorgeous color combination, Deborah!! BEAUTIFUL job!! #1794029

Dan Holm 9/1/2005 3:42:46 PM

Wowow!!! ... Looks like a masterpiece and a WINNER, Deborah!! Absolutely GORGEOUS! #1794392

Deborah Sandidge 9/1/2005 5:40:08 PM

Thanks so much, Judy, Jenny and Dan for your very thoughtful comments! #1794648

Shelly A. Van Camp 9/2/2005 1:09:40 PM

Very pretty! Love the colors and effects :) #1797440

Goshka G. 9/3/2005 10:09:22 AM

Gorgeous work!!! #1799064

Deborah Sandidge 9/3/2005 6:15:59 PM

Thank you Shelly and Goshka! #1799802

Terry L. Ellis 9/3/2005 6:44:03 PM

Resourceful? I call it, genius! This is superb, Deb! Colors are simply amazing! #1799908

Deborah Sandidge 9/3/2005 6:47:23 PM

Thank you, Terry! #1799924

Linda D. Lester 9/4/2005 11:08:54 AM it Deb....WOW! #1801615

Deborah Sandidge 9/5/2005 3:18:08 PM

Thanks so much, Linda! #1804908

Kirsi Bertolini 9/5/2005 3:19:45 PM

Stunning image, It is just so so good! Very well done Deborah! #1804910

Wendy Stevenson 9/5/2005 3:39:15 PM

This is beautifully done Deborah! What a fabulous image - really gorgeous! I love those colours! #1804930

Deborah Sandidge 9/5/2005 7:16:39 PM

Thank you very much, Kirsi and Wendy! #1805225

Jessica Hughes 9/8/2005 8:09:33 PM

This is beautiful, Deborah! #1816200

Tim Goodspeed 9/23/2005 11:31:48 PM

WOW Deb, this is amazing. Congratulations. Looks like a winner to me. #1873205

Stanley J. Contrades 9/23/2005 11:43:21 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this beauty being chosen as a Finalist, Deborah!! Beautifully done!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #1873266

Jenny Bosmans 9/24/2005 2:41:07 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Deborah!! #1873661

Leanne M.E. Boyd 9/24/2005 4:35:49 AM

This is amazing, Deborah! Congratulations on your finalist! #1874255

Karen Bacon 9/24/2005 6:35:17 AM

Your resourcefullness payed off!A big congratulations on this beautiful image! #1875216

Cathy Barrows 9/24/2005 6:40:33 AM

congrats!...gorgeous work #1875278

Elisabeth A. Gay 9/24/2005 7:07:13 AM

Wow, great work - Congratulations Deborah!
Ann #1875488

Terry L. Ellis 9/24/2005 7:07:25 AM

Congratulations, Deborah! Outstanding image and deserving finalist! It is a favorite of mine! #1875489

Sandy Landon 9/24/2005 8:00:55 AM

This is gorgeous!!! Congrats #1875848

Sue L. Cullumber 9/24/2005 9:39:44 AM

Deborah, This is fantastic. The colors are terrific! Congrats on being a finalist. #1876407

Brian Lobdell 9/24/2005 9:59:37 AM

Truly deserving finalist Deborah! Superb work here. A beautiful marriage of color, subject and technique. Congratulations! #1876504

Stephen Zacker 9/24/2005 10:13:46 AM

Awesome effects and Beautiful image. Congratulations #1876628

Susie Peek-Swint 9/24/2005 10:28:26 AM

Beautiful finalist Deborah ~
excellent! #1876777

Jim Kinnunen 9/24/2005 10:32:11 AM

I love this one! Congratulations, Deborah!!! #1876824

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 9/24/2005 10:43:28 AM

Congratulations on this well deserved finalist, Deborah! Such lovely colors! #1876950

Cindy Cone 9/24/2005 11:00:43 AM

Great work, Deb! Congrats on this one and all of your well-deserved finalists! #1877115

Wendy Stevenson 9/24/2005 11:25:57 AM

Congratulations on all your beautiful finalists Deb!! Best of luck to you in the next round!! I really like this image!! #1877322

Lorri Shank 9/24/2005 11:28:31 AM

A verey nice artistic piece! #1877336

Karen Engelbreth 9/24/2005 11:36:06 AM

Congratulations Deborah! #1877387

Anita Hogue 9/24/2005 11:43:51 AM

Beautiful finalist, Deborah! Congratulations! I've loved all your flower images! #1877448

Deborah Sandidge 9/24/2005 11:51:49 AM

Thank you very much for your thoughtful words and good wishes, very much appreciated!!! #1877503

Terry R. Hatfield 9/24/2005 12:56:52 PM

This Is Awesome Work Deb I Love Those Colors!Congratulations To You:-) #1877863

Linda D. Lester 9/24/2005 1:55:27 PM

No surprise to me...Congratulations!!!! #1878177

Laura Clay-Ballard 9/24/2005 2:11:55 PM

yep.linda said it all surprise...awesome...congrats #1878293

Susana Ms Heide 9/24/2005 2:55:09 PM

This is one of the best flower photos I've seen on BP!!! The texture of the dahlia is subtle yet so beautiful! I fully expect to see a gold badge on this very soon! CONGRATS!! #1878456

Debra Booth 9/24/2005 4:23:25 PM

Fantastic and beautiful, Deb!! Congrats on all your wonderful finalists for August and best of luck in the next round!! #1878868

Donna L. Cuic 9/24/2005 5:10:31 PM

Very nice work Deb....Big congrats to you and good luck in the next round...I sure understand being resourceful in this heat...another month or so it will get nice down here...maybe we can hook up this winter and do some bird pics like we talked about...Again, congrats, this is just gorgeous.
~Donna #1879074

Deborah C. Lewinson 9/24/2005 5:32:09 PM

Congrats on another stunning and outstanding finalist, Deb!
-Debby #1879173

Anita Taylor 9/24/2005 5:58:40 PM

Lovely image, Deb! Love the colors and your creativeness and congrats on finalist!! #1879263

Deborah Sandidge 9/24/2005 6:41:38 PM

Thanks so much for your generous comments on this image!!
Hi Donna - it won't be long before Merritt Island NWR is a happening place!! Let's plan something for fall/winter! #1879464

Jennifer Rennison 9/24/2005 7:48:00 PM

Gorgeous image, Deborah! Love the repeating element, light and excellent use of blurry greenery! Congratulations on your finalist! #1879658

Danilo Piccioni 9/24/2005 7:49:32 PM

congratulations! #1879662

Susan L. Vasquez 9/24/2005 8:27:18 PM

Congrats Donna! I really love what you've done here...very beautiful! #1879752

Anna Diederich 9/25/2005 6:35:11 AM

Awesome photo! Good Luck in the final round!!

Anna #1881057

Deborah Sandidge 9/25/2005 12:31:15 PM

Thanks so much, your warm congrats are much appreciated - and best of luck to you too!! #1882457

Cora Miller 9/25/2005 3:46:11 PM

Your resourcefulness really paid off here, Deb. Supurb work! Wonderfully creative! Congratulations once more!!! #1883077

Deborah Sandidge 9/25/2005 9:05:17 PM

Hi Cora, thank you so much flower buddy! #1884154

Claudette Foote 9/26/2005 7:04:09 AM

Congrats on this wonderful finalist Love it!! #1885890

Monika Sapek 9/26/2005 7:44:57 AM

Nicely edited image, Deborah! The combination of colors is so eye-catching! Many congratulations and good luck in the next round!

Deborah Sandidge 9/26/2005 8:27:11 AM

Thank you, Claudette and Monika! #1886236

Lori Carlson 9/26/2005 8:41:10 PM

This is so cool Deborah! Congrats! :0) #1888556

Stanley J. Contrades 9/27/2005 12:16:27 AM

CONGRATULATIONS, Deborah, on this being selected as the POTD!!! Bravo!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #1889326

Charlene Bayerle 9/27/2005 12:20:25 AM

Congratulations Debby!!!!!! You are having a great week!!!!!! #1889344

Leanne M.E. Boyd 9/27/2005 12:26:40 AM

Congratulations Deborah, on your POTD! #1889365

Leslie Rosier 9/27/2005 12:49:06 AM

Bravo Deborah!!! The composition, the color, the imagination -- all supurb!

Thanks for sharing!! #1889401

Dan Holm 9/27/2005 12:53:01 AM

Congratulations, Deborah!! A GORGEOUS POTD!! #1889408

Susie Peek-Swint 9/27/2005 1:24:00 AM

Congrats Deborah ~ lovely POTD! #1889446

Karen Engelbreth 9/27/2005 1:28:22 AM

Congratulations on your POTD, Deborah! #1889451

Judy S. Fung 9/27/2005 2:16:39 AM

Congrats on your POTD, Deborah! #1889508

Darren K. Fisher 9/27/2005 2:19:06 AM

Congrats on your finalist and POD, very beautiful image. #1889511

Photographer 9/27/2005 2:26:08 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist and POTD Deborah! #1889517

Kathleen Clemons 9/27/2005 3:13:50 AM

Gorgeous, Deborah. Congrats! #1889629

Joy Rector 9/27/2005 3:19:09 AM

congrats on the POTD #1889646

Vicki Hunt 9/27/2005 3:25:30 AM

Congrats on this lovely photo of the day!!! #1889677

Sharon Day 9/27/2005 3:32:30 AM

Big congrats on finalist and POTD, Deborah!!! Gorgeous image! #1889707

Donna W. Neal 9/27/2005 3:43:12 AM

Congratulations on this finalist and POTD Deborah. VERY NICE WORK! #1889760

Robyn Gwilt 9/27/2005 3:46:49 AM

This is so stunning, and you're so innovative in the digital darkroom!! The colours are vibrant and a 'knockout' !Congrats on your POTD #1889781

William C. Raco 9/27/2005 3:57:36 AM

Congratulations, Deborah
This is beautiful!

bill #1889881

Virginia L. Allison 9/27/2005 3:58:58 AM

Deborah, wow...this is just beautiful. Congrats on your POTD, well deserved! #1889895

Wendy Stevenson 9/27/2005 4:00:46 AM

Deborah, this is just beautiful! I so love that colour combination!! Congrats on your POTD!!! #1889912

Deborah C. Lewinson 9/27/2005 4:04:48 AM

Glad to see this chosen as a POTD, Deb, congrats to you!
-Debby #1889950

Leonard Pierce 9/27/2005 4:12:52 AM

Congratulations on this very beautiful finalist and POTD Deborah!!! Great job! #1890018

Guy D. Biechele 9/27/2005 4:19:36 AM

Beautiful effects, Deborah!! Congratulations on your finalist and POTD. #1890057

Susan E. Patrick Harris 9/27/2005 4:24:43 AM

Fabulous! Congratulations!

ADILSON F. FERREIRA 9/27/2005 4:43:41 AM

Congratulations on your POTD Deborah!!! #1890180

Terri L. Scribner 9/27/2005 4:55:01 AM

Fantastic job on this! Congrats on your finalist! Beautiful!!! #1890248

Lisa Clark 9/27/2005 5:20:14 AM

Gorgeous Congratulations on POTD #1890348

Cindy Cone 9/27/2005 5:25:58 AM

Congrats on your POTD, Deb! #1890363

Debra Booth 9/27/2005 5:26:38 AM

Congrats on your POTD, Deb!! #1890366

Laura Clay-Ballard 9/27/2005 5:32:31 AM

congrats on potd! #1890386

Claudette Foote 9/27/2005 5:35:31 AM

I agree,
Gorgeous Congratulations on POTD!
WTG!! #1890396

Jenny Bosmans 9/27/2005 6:05:09 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on this beautiful POTD, Deborah!! #1890514

Kay Beausoleil 9/27/2005 6:13:52 AM

Lovely colours -- congratulations on your finalist and your POTD, Deborah! #1890576

Luhut Napitupulu 9/27/2005 6:22:01 AM

I like the colours, so pretty, Deborah! Great work!
Congratulations on Finalist and POTD! #1890636

Casey A. Hanson 9/27/2005 6:26:49 AM

This is beautiful, is all your work! Congrats on your well deserved finalist and POTD! :0) #1890675

Chris Macer 9/27/2005 6:45:20 AM

Congrats on the finalist and POTD! #1890803

Laurence Saliba 9/27/2005 6:57:04 AM

WTG Deborah!!!! Finalist and POTD!!!!! Awesome!!! #1890867

Deborah Sandidge 9/27/2005 7:02:44 AM

Thank you so much for your generous and thoughtful comments this morning, what a nice surprise!!! #1890896

Susan T. Parady 9/27/2005 8:00:10 AM

Beautiful! Congratulations on this finalist and POTD!! #1891156

Terrill Province 9/27/2005 8:12:12 AM

Hey, you're a double treat this morning! Love this image ~ congrats all the way around ~ here's to YOU!!! #1891198

Terrill Province 9/27/2005 8:12:33 AM

Hey, you're a double treat this morning! Love this image ~ congrats all the way around ~ here's to YOU!!! #1891200

Karen Kulin 9/27/2005 8:41:44 AM

Beautiful & creative. This is truly amazing! #1891323

Susan L. Vasquez 9/27/2005 8:57:02 AM

Congrats on the POTD ! #1891452

Terry R. Hatfield 9/27/2005 9:34:03 AM

Very Pretty Deb!Congratulations On Your POTD:-) #1891629

Carol Dibble 9/27/2005 9:57:47 AM

Hi Deb!
Congratulations on the POTD. This is beautiful. You are getting some great shots! #1891752

Jacqueline C. Harmon 9/27/2005 10:37:19 AM


Theresa M. VanderStaay 9/27/2005 11:20:46 AM


Dale S 9/27/2005 11:35:26 AM

I do believe everyone has said it well!
NICE WORK! Deborah #1892113

Mary Clarke 9/27/2005 11:43:59 AM

Congratulations on POTD - lovely image Deborah. #1892136

Bill Wyatt 9/27/2005 12:31:27 PM

Excellent job , congrats! #1892298

Keith L. Clayton 9/27/2005 3:31:05 PM


Gorgeous, gorgeous image - Well done! #1892970

Kathleen R. Struckle 9/27/2005 4:40:47 PM

Just stunning!! Congrats on POTD!! #1893108

Tony Gutowski 9/27/2005 6:18:48 PM

Congadulation on POTD!! Beautiful image
and nice overlay effect, Deborah-T.G #1893369

Deborah Sandidge 9/27/2005 7:42:29 PM

Thanks so much for your comments on this image, very much appreciated! And thanks to BP for choosing it to be POTD! :o) #1893570

Ed Heaton 9/28/2005 3:06:35 AM

Good morning Deborah,
Great job and Congrats on POTD! #1894022

Joyce Brant 9/28/2005 6:18:33 AM

Hi Deborah,
This is indeed a stunning photo. As Tony would say an excellent POW!!!!! I am glad to be back on line again since I was off for half the course. Deborah, your work is gorgeous. You are "doing yourself proud!" #1894708

Luigi E. Valcarcel 9/28/2005 1:36:13 PM

Hi Deborah....congrats for this amazing
ly artistic photo...the colors and ...
composition..are beautiful....I have just joined this wonderful group,and I
am on my way to upload very colorful
landscapes of lakes in San Diego,CA. I am Italian,but living and working,now in Peru,South America...hope you all like them...Hey...have you tried to see
how georgeous it would look as well in
film...friendly...Luigi Val... #1896274

Joyce Brant 9/28/2005 2:13:04 PM

Hi Deborah,
Me again. I ment to ask you what kind of paper you used to print the out of focus green background.
Joyce #1896376

Deborah Sandidge 9/28/2005 3:18:06 PM

Thank you Ed, Joyce and Luigi! I'll look for your photos, Luigi! Film is great, I like to print my own photos though! :o)
Hi Joyce, this was Jim Zuckerman's idea from another class if I remember correctly! I used an 11x17 print on Ilford Pearl paper. I taped it behind my subject, very low tech, LOL! ~ Deb #1896563

Anita Taylor 9/28/2005 7:24:48 PM

Congratulations, again, Deb! This time on POTD! I am hoping to get out to Merritt Island sometime this coming week. Can't wait to see more of your fantastic photos :) #1897208

Deborah Sandidge 9/28/2005 8:13:00 PM

Hi Anita, thank you! It's slowly getting more active out there and they put down fresh gravel and tada... new signs! #1897392

Mary N C. Taitt 9/29/2005 10:50:24 AM

Creative and Beautiful! Congratulations Deb! Mary :-) #1899505

Carol Brill 9/29/2005 1:05:17 PM

Absolutely breathtaking, Deborah, so beautifully designed and artistically executed! Congratulations on your POTD! #1899984

Deborah Sandidge 9/29/2005 5:13:23 PM

Thank you Mary and Carol! #1900611

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 9/30/2005 12:36:00 PM

Congratulations on your potd win. Lovely! #1903423

Fax Sinclair 10/13/2005 10:14:24 AM

Gorgeous and wonderful!
I read a definition of art once.
"Art is anything someone creates that inspires others to create."
This makes me want to go play in Photoshop! #1948187

Deborah Sandidge 10/13/2005 10:23:00 AM

That's a wonderful definition of art, Fax and thank you so much for your nice comments! (I agree, I have a book that inspires me everytime I open it up!) Have fun in PS! #1948231

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Water lily bloom images, layered with a dahlia in infrared, (taken with a Hoya R72 filter) - combined in Photoshop for texture and interest. Taken indoors, window light. (Background was 11x17 print of out of focus greenery.) I had to be resourceful in the 95+ Florida heat! :o)

Uploaded on 8/31/2005 7:37:33 PM

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Camera: Nikon D2X Digital SLR Camera Photo Contest Finalist Photo of the Day

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