Bosc Pears

Terry Cervi Student 3/8/2012 9:51:20 PM

What a beautiful still life, Dave. The lighting and composition are wonderful and I love that hand painted background! Fantastic work all around! #1448428

Carrie M. Groseclose 3/8/2012 11:09:13 PM

Bravo Dave! This is absolutely gorgeous and I LOVE everything about this image. So well done!! #10029760

Tammy M. Anderson 3/9/2012 2:48:06 AM

Gorgeous tones, light and comp. Dave. #10029876

Gord MacEachern 3/9/2012 2:55:31 AM

Bravo indeed Dave, a winner in my book, hope we have the pleasure of seeing this one again!! #10029884

Jeff W. Robinson 3/9/2012 3:52:52 AM

Wow Dave - This is Outstanding!! Great Job! #10030003

Bill Houghton 3/9/2012 3:56:15 AM

Outstanding still life Dave. Beautiful job, Bill #10030012

Bobby Ray Goodman 3/9/2012 4:03:06 AM

Hi Dave,I agree with the rest.That is very beautiful still life my friend!!! #10030037

Leslie McLain 3/9/2012 4:28:51 AM

Beautiful still life Dave. Love the hand painted background. #10030111

Lindley Johnson 3/9/2012 6:08:34 AM

The beautiful hand painted background is perfect for this lovely still life. Excellent work, Dave. #10030296

David K. Hurt 3/9/2012 7:31:10 AM

You cannot beat a back ground created by your soulmate. Well done, love your comp and lighting. #10030423

Renee Doyle 3/10/2012 12:38:00 AM

As always Dave, simply outstanding work!!! #10031332

Heather Loewenhardt 3/10/2012 1:09:58 AM

Wow your still life work is artistry at its finest. I am in awe of our work.

R. J. Laudenbacher 3/10/2012 6:04:57 AM

This is simply fabulous, Monte. I love the tones on this and your light and set up is perfection. Hope to see it again! #10031648

Danny B. Head 3/10/2012 3:01:08 PM

A beautiful "mate" to, "Last Apple Standing"! Love the treatment! #10032195

Ellen Hodges 3/10/2012 7:42:10 PM

Gorgeous work, Dave!! The bg is perfect, too!!! #10032521

Christopher J. Budny 3/11/2012 8:07:03 AM

A classic beauty, Dave! #10032948

Debbie Bray 3/11/2012 5:08:34 PM

Just like a painting, Dave!! LOVE it! #10033592

Susan Fox 3/12/2012 1:40:42 PM

Lovely still life, great lighting #10035049

Robert K. Bemus 3/12/2012 10:52:32 PM

Beautiful still life and that background is gorgeous!!

I normally use a Tamron 200-500 and I'm constantly adjusting the length depending how close the surfer is...for that shot, 270mm... #10035605

Avril Mrs Young 3/13/2012 12:06:44 AM

Stunning, looks awesome, love the background just so perfectly done...well done indeed! #10035641

Stephen Zacker 3/13/2012 3:58:24 AM

Fantastic still life. Like the lighting and that splash of Red #10035860

Kaye Burazin 3/14/2012 4:24:16 PM

you two are the dynamic duel #10038391

Carol Flisak 3/19/2012 7:28:30 AM

Beautiful still life, Dave... love the composition, tones and light! The hand-painted background is perfect! #10044663

Marisol Pastor 3/20/2012 11:38:38 AM

Excellent still life! #10046551

Karen Celella 3/21/2012 4:23:06 PM

Gorgeous still life, Dave! #10048503

Kathy Salerni 3/24/2012 7:40:35 PM

I think everyone has said it all, Dave! This is one of the best still lifes I have seen! #10052786

Lisa J. Boulden 3/28/2012 5:04:50 AM

Gorgeous work, Dave!
Elegant, rich, and moody.
~♥~Lisa #10062877

Sharon L. Doane 3/28/2012 7:02:56 PM

Beautiful!!! #10063809

Terry Cervi 5/1/2012 8:38:47 PM

Congrats on your beautiful finalist, Monte'! #10117093

Ellen Hodges 5/2/2012 3:21:40 AM

Huge congrats on a beautiful finalist, Dave! Very best luck with this beauty!! #10117634

Leslie McLain 5/2/2012 4:05:24 AM

Congrats on a beautiful finalist. Dave. #10117743

Tammy M. Anderson 5/2/2012 4:29:44 AM

Congrats, Dave. Beautiful finalist. #10117831

Debbie Bray 5/2/2012 4:39:03 AM

A very well deserved finalist, Dave! Congratulations!! #10117865

Lindley Johnson 5/2/2012 5:00:22 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Dave.

Christopher J. Budny 5/2/2012 5:13:03 AM

Happy to see this one again; congratulations on your beautiful Finalist, Dave! #10117995

JO ANN CLEVELAND 5/2/2012 8:46:50 AM


What an amazing Finalist Dave, big congrats!

jo ann c. #10118832

Gina Cormier 5/2/2012 10:20:27 AM

Well there you go again Dave!!! Another creative and stunning image!! Congrats!!! #10119021

Heather Loewenhardt 5/2/2012 7:34:45 PM

Congrats on this fine image becoming a finalist Dave. Good luck. #10120031

Carol Eade 5/3/2012 5:51:25 PM

Gorgeous still life, Dave, congratulations on your finalist! #10121608

Heather Loewenhardt 5/4/2012 8:15:44 PM

Congrats on this wonderful gold medal win Dave. #10123454

Bobby Ray Goodman 5/4/2012 10:08:43 PM

Hi Dave,Big congratulations my friend!!! #10123614

Carrie M. Groseclose 5/4/2012 11:00:21 PM

Yay Dave! Huge congratulations on your wonderful WINNER! #10123692

Debbie Bray 5/5/2012 12:05:19 AM

Woohooo, congratulations Dave, just love this image, and a very well deserved winner! #10123785

Renee Doyle 5/5/2012 1:02:40 AM

BIG congrats to you Dave on this deserving winner!!! #10123845

Danny B. Head 5/5/2012 5:10:08 AM

I agree that this is a deserving winner. Congrats! #10124080

Leslie McLain 5/5/2012 5:21:16 AM

Congrats on a beautiful winner, Dave. #10124097

Terry Cervi 5/5/2012 6:29:22 AM

Congrats on your beautiful winner, Monte'!! #10124213

Ellen Hodges 5/5/2012 8:16:58 AM

Huge congrats on a glorious winner, Dave!! WTG!! #10124499

Lindley Johnson 5/5/2012 9:14:35 AM

I've loved this one since the first time I saw it, Dave. Congratulations on your lovely winner. #10124647

Patricia A. Coblentz 5/5/2012 9:18:42 AM

An amazing still life, Dave! Congratulations on you gold win!!! #10124666

Peggy J. Pfister 5/5/2012 9:22:14 AM

Gorgeous still life! Congratulations on the win! #10124678

Carol Flisak 5/5/2012 9:23:56 AM

Huge congrats on your well-deserved winner, Dave! #10124686

Debra R. Harder 5/5/2012 7:38:31 PM

Huge congratulations, Dave, on your BEAUTIFUL GOLD WINNER!! Deb #10125462

R. J. Laudenbacher 5/5/2012 7:49:10 PM

WTG Monte! Congrats on this beautiful piece of art, winner! Fabulous work! #10125475

Virginia Leone 5/5/2012 9:30:43 PM

Congrats on a beautiful winner!! #10125564

Robert K. Bemus 5/5/2012 11:16:12 PM

Congratulations on an awesome Win, Dave!! #10125623

Carol Eade 5/6/2012 7:16:41 AM

Gorgeous winner, congratulations! #10125943

Mike Clime 5/6/2012 1:05:39 PM

Congratulations on your winner, Dave! #10126383

Merna L. Nobile 5/11/2012 2:36:53 PM

Well here we are, through thick and thin. It is a joy to be able to be supportive and to congratulate each other for another month of magnificent photographs during May, 2012. I send all of you my very best, Merna Nobile

Lynn M. Whitt 5/11/2012 4:04:24 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful win. #10134200

Rita Hill 5/12/2012 4:19:30 AM

Simply beautiful. Lighting, color and composition. One of my favorites for sure. Congrats on your gold also my friend. #10134547

David M. Montero 5/12/2012 4:38:34 PM

Thank you EVERYONE for your heartwarming comments. I am humbled beyond words. Thank you! #10135003

wolfie wolfe 5/12/2012 6:08:21 PM

Wonderful, Dave! "o)

Wm Nosal 5/18/2012 3:13:36 PM

Wonderful Image, Dave!
Congratulations! #10141617

Linda S. Smith 5/21/2012 7:31:16 AM

What a fantastic capture Dave! Love the attention to detail you put into all your photos. Great creative mind! #10144307

Gunther Allen 5/25/2012 6:26:28 AM

Outstanding still life! #10149424

Don Christiana 5/30/2012 1:03:50 PM

Dave congrats on a beautiful Gold Winner. "Bosc Pears", reminds me of an old classic oil painting. True perfection. #10161736

Thomas E. Hinds 6/8/2012 5:30:35 PM

Awesome work here, Dave! Beautiful Winner! #10173494

Stephanie Frey 6/8/2012 6:31:02 PM

Congratulations on another beautiful winner!! #10173689

Daniel Ruf 6/15/2012 10:13:41 AM

Another stunning image. Congrats. #10181325

Shelly A. Van Camp 6/25/2012 6:57:06 AM

Love this! I also love still life images.....great capture and lighting. I also love the background..... can you explain how it is done? Thanks! #10199135

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Bosc pears are native to Belgium and France. They were imported to the USA in the early 1800's and are now commercially grown in the Pacific Northwest. By the way, the background in this shot was hand painted by Pauline Palmer, my artist soulmate.

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