Argentine Giant

© PATRICIA A. CASEY

Argentine Giant

Liz Bullock Student 4/1/2012 6:24:46 PM

Exquiste! #1453768

Neal D. Hatcher 4/2/2012 8:33:26 PM

------"FANTASTICALLY BEAUTIFUL"----- #10072874

PATRICIA A. CASEY 4/2/2012 8:43:12 PM

Thank you Liz and Neal...... #10072887

Dee Langevin 4/11/2012 4:25:01 AM

This floral image is absolutely fabulous Patricia! The detail, color, light and composition are all just perfect. I expect to see this one again! #10085341

PATRICIA A. CASEY 4/11/2012 4:33:10 AM

Thank you Dee....early morning before the sun came over the horizon....the lobivia wilt during the heat of the day and the show is over but for another bud to bloom. This plant produces buds for a quite a long time....sometimes in the summer after a rain...
#10085359

Harriet Feagin 4/12/2012 7:47:19 PM

this is perfect. Perhaps the most beautiful
flower photo I have seen. Well done. #10088083

PATRICIA A. CASEY 4/13/2012 4:14:13 AM

Thank you so much Harriet....I just love these patient photographic subjects...pose for hours...no complaints and don't need a release to publish their photo (LOL).....I'm really blessed with a wonderful garden at my home....Have a wonderful day! #10088455

Neal D. Hatcher 5/25/2012 8:57:11 PM

-------------CONGRATULATIONS------------ #10151083

PATRICIA A. CASEY 5/26/2012 6:03:48 AM

Thank you Neal.... #10152040

Nancyj Hovey 5/26/2012 7:06:03 AM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALSIT! 8o)
#10152294

Thomas E. Hinds 5/26/2012 7:28:29 AM

The detail and lighting here is fantastic, Patricia! A very deserving Finalist! Big congratulations! #10152409

Usman Bajwa 5/26/2012 7:35:04 AM

WOW, lets see which other flower image beat this one, Patti, and I don't think so. CONGRATZ and good luck!! FAVED too!

UB. #10152444

Nikki McDonald 5/26/2012 7:49:01 AM

Beautiful exposure and detail on this gorgeous blossom, Patricia. Congratulations on the Finalist and good luck in the next round. #10152498

Ellen Hodges 5/26/2012 8:58:25 AM

Huge congrats and very best luck with this awesome capture, Pat!! Wow timing to catch it on the one day, too!!! #10152712

Dave Montero 5/26/2012 12:15:27 PM

Congratulations on your Finalist selection of this stunning capture Patricia. #10153146

Terry Cervi 5/26/2012 12:28:02 PM

This is gorgeous! Congrats on your fantastic finalist, Patricia! #10153183

Laura E. Swan 5/26/2012 1:20:23 PM

Congratulations Pictures, Images and Photos

On this super beautiful Finalist, Patricia! This looks like GOLD to me! :D Hope to see you in the winners circle!

-Laura :)
P.S. Contact me before your trip up here. I want to be sure you get good directions to where my "Reaching the Goal" mountain is so you don't miss the experience. Come back and see "The Big Valley" (Page 1) and "Have A Peak" (Page 2). Those are also things you will see from the top of that mountain. Experiences hikers would call it a hill. It's well worth the climb. #10153355

Marilyn Cornwell 5/27/2012 4:12:37 AM

Congratulations! This is a beautiful and wonderful Finalist! #10154909

Tammy Espino 5/27/2012 5:45:02 PM

How did I miss this?? Congrats on this awesome finalist! I bet it gets gold :) #10156185

PATRICIA A. CASEY 5/28/2012 6:00:40 AM

Thank you Nancyj, Thomas, Usman, Nikki, Ellen, Dave, Terry, Laura, Marilyn and Tammy......your words are so very kind and gracious....thank you for viewing and all of your good wishes....have a delightful day.....Cheers =^..^= #10156947

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 5/29/2012 10:45:48 AM

WTG on this awesome winner, Patricia! :-) k #10159127

Laura E. Swan 5/29/2012 12:27:44 PM

YES! I was rooting for this image!!! Huge congrats Patricia!!! #10159291

Millie A. Talarico 5/29/2012 12:53:01 PM

Congratulations, Patricia~! #10159366

Michelle T. Hekle 5/29/2012 1:19:54 PM

this is a beautiful shot - congratulations
#10159494

JO ANN CLEVELAND 5/29/2012 1:27:00 PM

Big congratulations on this outstanding 2nd Place Gold Winner Patricia! Awesome..

And sooo well deserved too..I just love it!

jo ann c. #10159529

Bonnie C. Lackey 5/29/2012 2:24:34 PM

Wow! Perfection! #10159688

Tammy Espino 5/29/2012 3:19:03 PM

Congrats on this prickly win!! :) #10159823

Tarun Bose 5/29/2012 6:32:18 PM

Big, Big congrats Patricia for your winner. #10160240

Debbie Bray 5/30/2012 3:57:18 AM

Absolutely stunning!! Congratulations on your gold, Patricia! #10160864

Terry Cervi 5/30/2012 6:14:03 AM

Congrats on your gorgeous win, Patricia! #10161120

Thomas E. Hinds 5/31/2012 6:37:08 PM

I am not at all surprised that this was selected as a Winner! Big congratulations, Patricia! #10163693

PATRICIA A. CASEY 6/1/2012 5:39:36 AM

Thank you everyone for your very kind words and congratulations on this image....they are all so appreciated! Have a wonderful day....
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Dave Montero 6/8/2012 4:31:10 PM

I apologize for my tardiness. Congratulations on your gold award for this very beautiful capture Patricia! #10173459

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Description

2012 April BetterPhoto Gold Award 2nd Place. This bloom is 8" in diameter and only lasts the day.

Exif: F Number: 16, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/50 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 67.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Uploaded on 4/1/2012 9:08:12 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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