Opening to the Sun Above

© Janine Russell

Opening to the Sun Above

Rob Bishop 10/7/2005 12:07:55 AM

Just beautiful, Janine. I don't know what it takes to be a BP judge, but this is a winner as far as I'm concerned. But I've only been in photography for 40 years.

Rob #322455

Paul E. Earl 10/7/2005 12:14:37 AM

It is beautiful, Janine! I agree with Rob! It should be a winner!! Here's hoping! #1925804

Dan Holm 10/7/2005 12:15:07 AM

Whoa!! This just leaps off the monitor, Janine!! Gorgeous, cheery colors and contrasts!! Love the detail in this EXCELLENT composition, too! #1925805

Janine Russell 10/7/2005 12:41:38 AM

Rob, Paul & Dan, your comments are very much appreciated and a real encouragement to me. Thanks. #1925839

Stanley J. Contrades 10/7/2005 1:58:59 AM

This just screams W-O-W, Janine! Outstanding details and clarity, with fabulous coloring!! Superb imagery!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #1925909

Tracy H. Perry 10/7/2005 4:50:00 AM

Beautiful image Janine!! Great composition and beautiful colors! #1926401

Karen Engelbreth 10/7/2005 5:32:12 AM

Beautiful image, Janine! #1926542

Rakesh Syal 10/7/2005 5:59:08 AM

Love the light and details in this composition, Janine!!! #1926700

Janine Russell 10/7/2005 8:28:41 AM

Stan, Tracy, Karen & Rakesh, I appreciate your comments so much. #1927202

Michelle R. Kovach 10/7/2005 11:27:24 AM

My kind of flower Janine! Nicely done! #1927633

Judy S. Fung 10/7/2005 11:59:34 AM

Lovely image, Janine! #1927721

Janine Russell 10/7/2005 1:37:57 PM

Michelle & Judy, thans so much for encouraging comments. #1927992

Anne D. Eigen 10/7/2005 5:58:30 PM

Outstanding clarity, color, detail, and exposure Janine!!! #1928528

Janine Russell 10/7/2005 6:11:04 PM

Anne, thanks so much for your kind word of encouragement. #1928566

Photographer 10/8/2005 4:36:16 AM

Beautiful Janine, nicely done! #1929369

Janine Russell 10/8/2005 5:39:38 AM

Reinne, I really appreciate your comment. #1929482

Diane Dupuis 10/8/2005 8:18:53 AM

Wow - I love this! #1929991

Janine Russell 10/8/2005 9:57:45 AM

Diane, thanks so much for your much appreciated comment. #1930225

Jill Odice 10/12/2005 12:46:52 AM

My very favorite flowers :-) This is beautiful Janine! I have a whole wall full of sunflower photos, but nothing quite like this!:-) #1942945

Janine Russell 10/12/2005 12:52:59 AM

Jill, thanks so much for your kind comments. #1942954

Corinne M. Thompson 11/22/2005 11:06:08 PM

Congrats Janine for receiving Finalist on this great photo! #2108997

Janine Russell 11/22/2005 11:35:25 PM

CM, thanks very much for your congratulations. #2109055

Christopher Budny 11/23/2005 3:45:12 AM

Congrats on Finalist! Gorgeous shot and color! #2109581

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 11/23/2005 6:49:51 AM

Way to go Janine, congrats to you! #2110978

Janine Russell 11/23/2005 7:40:30 AM

Christopher and Deb, thanks very much for your encouragement and support. #2111323

ADILSON F. FERREIRA 11/23/2005 10:03:37 AM

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist Janine!!!

Hendrik Storme 11/23/2005 11:42:52 AM

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!! #2112991

Terry L. Ellis 11/23/2005 12:44:09 PM

Super, congratulations, Janet, on this wonderful finalist! Good Luck! #2113410

Jill Flynn 11/23/2005 2:24:41 PM

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist Janine!!!! #2114049

Connie J. Bagot 11/23/2005 3:01:45 PM

Really beautiful! Congratulations on this great finalist and good luck in the next round. #2114270

Susie Peek-Swint 11/23/2005 4:32:34 PM

Stunning capture Janine ~ congrats on this well-deserved finalist! #2114572

Linda M. Walker 11/23/2005 5:09:42 PM

A big congrats,Janine on a wonderful image #2114719

Chris Macer 11/23/2005 6:20:54 PM

Congrats on the finalist, Janine! #2114932

Sharon Day 11/23/2005 8:14:27 PM

Big congratulations on this outstanding finalist, Janine!!! Way to go!!! Best of luck next round! #2115308

Stanley J. Contrades 11/23/2005 10:18:55 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist, Janine, and best of luck to you in the next round!!
Much Aloha,

Kristi A. Howson 11/23/2005 11:13:43 PM

Beautiful with the yellow on blue Janine! Congratulations and good luck in the next round! #2115635

Jim Kinnunen 11/24/2005 8:22:04 AM

Very beautiful image, Janine...congratulations on this fine finalist!:) #2116780

Marie Fields 11/24/2005 8:31:19 AM

Congratulations, Janine! Terrific image!!! #2116813

Janine Russell 11/24/2005 11:31:57 AM

Adilson, Hendrik, Terry, Jill F, Connie, Susie, Linda, Chris, Sharon, Stan, Kristi, Jim and Marie, thanks everyone for all of your kind words and best wishes; I appreciate every one of your comments. #2117133

Cathy M. Gromball 11/24/2005 4:41:25 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Janine!

Cathy :) #2117574

Janine Russell 11/24/2005 9:39:26 PM

Cathy, thanks very much for your kind words. I'm thankful that you took the time to comment. #2118028

Cora Miller 11/25/2005 8:53:40 PM

A very uplifting image, Janine! Congratulations! #2120754

Janine Russell 11/26/2005 9:48:39 AM

Cora, thanks very much for your encouraging comments. #2122278

Pat Gamwell 11/29/2005 9:48:46 AM

WAY TO GO, girlfriend! CONGRATULATIONS! Absolutely perfect in every way! #2134519

Janine Russell 11/29/2005 11:32:48 AM

Pat, I really appreciate your comments and encouragement; thanks very much. #2134863

Valarie Paris 10/4/2006 7:01:47 PM

Absolutely gorgeous coloring. Lovely! #3408645

Janine Russell 10/4/2006 8:56:22 PM

Valarie, thanks very much for your kind and encouraging comments. #3408877

Inaki Hernandez 11/20/2006 4:53:00 AM

This is one of the most if not THE MOST amazing flower macro shot I have ever seen. Just sensational and a picture that I'm sure many many mortals would just LOVE to have framed on their walls. A true gem! #3607197

Inaki Hernandez 11/20/2006 4:53:14 AM

This is one of the most if not THE MOST amazing flower macro shot I have ever seen. Just sensational and a picture that I'm sure many many mortals would just LOVE to have framed on their walls. A true gem! #3607198

Janine Russell 11/20/2006 9:10:12 AM

Inaki, thanks very much for your kind comments; I really appreciate your encouragement. #3608286

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Photo was taken on September 26, 2005 at 10:45am in natural sunlight
Canon 100mm F/2.8 USM macro lens @ F/4.5, 1/250 second, ISO 100, +1 exposure compensation
Burned, cloned, Velvia action, resized and sharpened in Photoshop

Uploaded on 10/6/2005 11:59:43 PM Photo Contest Finalist

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