Lemon Tea

Don Christiana level-classic 6/30/2012 4:02:11 PM

Dave, terrific image. Detail and lighting are subperb. As usual, your photos are outstanding. I see a possible winner again for you this month. #1472193

Robert R. Goodman level-classic 6/30/2012 4:51:10 PM

Hi Dave,Abolutely stunning my friend.Beautiful capture!!!!! #10208061

Ellen Hodges level-classic 6/30/2012 8:32:27 PM

Looks refreshing and beautiful, Dave!!! #10208273

Joannie Bertucci level-classic 6/30/2012 11:35:17 PM

Outstanding photography Dave! Your image, for me, is flawless! Lighting is exceptional as is the composition, tones and details!

Thank you for your wonderful comment on Flash's image! He was a bagle (beagle and bassette) :-) #10208431

Carol Teal 6/30/2012 11:39:02 PM

Looks as good as I bet it tastes! At least if it has sugar! :) Gorgeous still life! #10208437

Leslie McLain level-classic 7/1/2012 4:38:30 AM

Fanatastic still life, Dave. You are definitely the still life master. #10208627

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 7/1/2012 5:39:24 AM

Beautiful summer still life Dave, you're a lighting master! Beautiful light and tones #10208718

Stephen Zacker level-classic 7/1/2012 8:35:29 AM

Fantastic lighting. Like that bg.. perfect for this still life #10208930

Danny B. Head level-classic 7/1/2012 9:35:01 AM

Perfect light! #10209022

Lindley Johnson level-classic 7/1/2012 11:54:12 AM

Perfect light and composition, Dave - looks delicious! #10209218

Jeff Robinson level-classic 7/1/2012 2:31:40 PM

Outstanding in every way - What a great subject!! #10209503

Debbie Bray level-classic 7/1/2012 2:33:14 PM

Monte, another delightful still life, that actually comes alive! I love the light, the composition is a little sour ;-) but well balanced! Overall, it's 10/10 - AGAIN!!! Another winner for you!! #10209506

Carol L. Fowler 7/1/2012 6:11:03 PM

Another perfect still life!! #10209787

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic 7/2/2012 3:36:56 AM

Oh wow, Monte. The light and the comp on this is fabulous. It makes me want to go and get a fresh lemonade for sure! #10210069

Mary Dimitriw level-classic 7/2/2012 3:59:50 AM

I love your still life set ups Dave! This is simply delicious! #10210136

Karen Celella level-classic 7/2/2012 8:28:43 AM

Gorgeous, Dave! #10210618

Terry Cervi level-classic 7/2/2012 3:43:34 PM

What a stunning still life, Monte'!! I just love the frosted tea jar and your lighting is just superb! #10211211

Yulianto Soeroso 7/3/2012 4:57:51 AM

love it brr slurp nice setting #10212036

Christopher Budny level-classic 7/3/2012 9:08:53 AM

Beautifully done, Dave (as usual!) #10212343

Daniel Ruf level-classic 7/3/2012 2:51:17 PM

Beautiful work. #10212824

Linda M. Walker level-classic 7/4/2012 5:20:37 AM

Excellent still life....love the tones and lighting #10213634

Bill Houghton 7/4/2012 10:11:46 AM

This is a beautiful still life Dave. Bill #10213863

Lorna Shutter 7/4/2012 1:21:23 PM

You know the old saying ... If life hands you lemons ... make lemonade! Well, you were handed lemons ... and look what YOU made ... lemonade AND a beautiful image!!! Awesome capture and presentation, Dave! :) #10214113

Jennifer L. Alder 7/5/2012 12:14:26 AM

Lovely set up and use of light, Dave. Nicely done. #10214777

Anita Hogue 7/5/2012 4:08:36 AM

An absolutely stunning still Dave! Love the lighting and colors! #10214936

Dayna Cain level-classic 7/5/2012 12:56:20 PM

Exceptional work Dave! #10215589

Robert Jensen level-classic 7/6/2012 6:25:13 PM

Great comp and beautifully lit #10217472

Heather Loewenhardt level-classic 7/7/2012 7:59:52 AM

Wow you are a master at this dave. I love the setup and its detail as well as the textured background and the superb lighting. #10218231

frank w. degenhardt level-classic 7/7/2012 4:24:56 PM

Heather took the words right out of my mouth. She says it all. I had the joy of going all the way back through every page of your gallery and was so taken in by the quality of your work. Your still life is set up with such care and you know how to pop the colors and details. Everything you do is done with such perfection. You are so gifted my friend, what a treat I had seeing your works. #10218763

Thomas E. Hinds level-classic 7/9/2012 5:22:56 PM

Fabulous light and composition, Dave! Soooo very well done! #10222059

Virginia Leone level-classic 7/10/2012 6:50:11 AM

Bravo on your beautiful still life photos, you never disappoint, Dave!! Look forward to more :)

Virginia #10222929

Linda S. Smith level-classic 7/11/2012 7:55:44 PM

Beautiful image Dave! Makes me want a glass right now ;-) #10225947

Katherine Kuhn level-classic 7/15/2012 5:28:16 PM

Like the old masters! Beautiful light and composition, Dave! #10230679

Carol Flisak level-classic 7/16/2012 4:51:21 PM

Stunning still life, Dave... wonderful light, comp, background... everything! It looks deliciously refreshing, especially with this summer's heat wave! #10232306

Wendy Stevenson level-classic 7/17/2012 5:33:51 AM

You have some really beautiful SL's Dave! Love the warmth and gorgeous light in them but I'm choosing this one to comment on as it's so darned hot here and that lemonade looks so refreshing! #10233130

Guy D. Biechele level-classic 7/18/2012 11:19:18 AM

Beautiful light and color! #10234962

Cindy Bendush level-classic 7/24/2012 12:30:22 AM

Totally gorgeous still life Dave - perfect lighting and staging! #10242107

Joannie Bertucci level-classic 7/30/2012 11:43:25 AM

Congrats on your amazing finalist Dave! I'm so honored to have a finalist included with your work! #10250486

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic 7/30/2012 12:03:07 PM

Congrats on your beautiful Finalist Dave! I love it! #10250607

Dayna Cain level-classic 7/30/2012 12:07:38 PM

WTG Dave! Congrats!!!! #10250641

Carrie M. Groseclose level-classic 7/30/2012 12:29:45 PM

Absolutely gorgeous Dave! Congratulations on your well deserved Finalist! #10250768

Jill Odice level-classic 7/30/2012 12:39:25 PM

Totally worthy of the Winners Circlein my opinion! The lighting is fabulous! #10250805

Don Christiana level-classic 7/30/2012 12:41:49 PM

Congratulationas Dave, a beautiful and well deserved Finalist... #10250816

Lorna Shutter 7/30/2012 12:56:37 PM

Woo Hoo!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist Award for this Fabulous image, Dave!!!!! WTG!!! :)
Photobucket #10250900

Leslie McLain level-classic 7/30/2012 1:08:13 PM

Congrats on a stunning finalist, Dave. #10250947

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 7/30/2012 1:13:54 PM

Congrats, Dave, on your beautiful and excellent finalist!

Debby #10250975

Linda S. Smith level-classic 7/30/2012 1:46:34 PM

Congrats Dave on your gorgeous still life finalist win! WTG! #10251153

Robert R. Goodman level-classic 7/30/2012 2:00:20 PM

Hi Dave,WTG my friend.Congratulations on this beautiful finalist!!!! #10251287

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 7/30/2012 2:20:52 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Dabe!

jo ann c. #10251502

Tammy M. Anderson level-classic 7/30/2012 2:30:30 PM

Congrats on a great finalist, Dave. #10251588

Ellen Hodges level-classic 7/30/2012 2:35:26 PM

Huge congrats on your awesome finalist, Dave!! Very best luck!! #10251658

Kathy Salerni level-classic 7/30/2012 2:36:39 PM

Huge congrats on this wonderful Finalist, Dave! Best of luck in the next round! #10251676

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 7/30/2012 2:44:23 PM

Congrats on your wonderful finalist Dave! #10251758

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic 7/30/2012 3:00:35 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Dave. Good luck in the next round. #10251854

Rolando Rosito 7/30/2012 3:55:38 PM

Great finalist Dave, think you have a winner. #10252196

Christopher Budny level-classic 7/30/2012 4:07:58 PM

Congratulations, Dave! Your still-lifes rock! #10252256

Thomas E. Hinds level-classic 7/30/2012 5:19:33 PM

Such fine work, Dave! Congratulations on this Finalist. I would have been shocked if it was not picked! #10252658

Diane L. Thomas level-classic 7/30/2012 5:20:07 PM

With the hot weather in Tx I could use a large glass of this drink now. Great capture of a still life. #10252663

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 7/30/2012 5:33:35 PM

Your lighting is phenomenal! Congrats & good luck, Dave! #10252727

Lyn Darlington level-classic 7/30/2012 5:47:45 PM

Congrats on a fantastic finalist! Wonderful still life! #10252773

Peggy Pfister level-classic 7/30/2012 6:05:33 PM

Beautiful still life ... wonderful color palette, composition, and atmosphere. Congrats on a terrific finalist! #10252857

Cindy Bendush level-classic 7/30/2012 8:23:57 PM

Way to go on your finalist Dave! #10253522

Debbie Bray level-classic 7/31/2012 1:55:00 AM

Absolutely superb, Monte, LOVE love love your work, well done on your finalist! #10253939

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic 7/31/2012 2:46:28 AM

Congrats on this beautiful finalist, Monte. It just doesn't get much better than this. Fabulous work! #10253989

Jeff Robinson level-classic 7/31/2012 3:26:43 AM

Very well deserved - Congrats Dave!! #10254044

Marilyn Cornwell level-classic 7/31/2012 5:48:39 AM

Besides the wonderful composition and lighting there is such a good story here! Congratulations! #10254326

Carol L. Fowler 7/31/2012 8:29:51 AM

Awesome Finalist! Congrats!! #10254717

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com 7/31/2012 9:47:58 AM

Lovely still life. #10255015

Guy D. Biechele level-classic 7/31/2012 10:46:01 AM

I agree with the Judges. Wonderful still life! Congrats and good luck. #10255184

Phyllis H. Burchett 7/31/2012 10:52:07 AM

DEElicious, congrats on this wonderful finalist Dave! #10255205

Lester A. Garcia 7/31/2012 12:30:55 PM

Perfectly executed still life image worthy of being a finalist. I could see colors of GOLD here!

Congrats, Dave. #10255445

Lynn M. Whitt 7/31/2012 12:40:15 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist. #10255467

frank w. degenhardt level-classic 7/31/2012 1:34:37 PM

Another work of art, another Finalist. Congratulations my friend. #10255565

Christopher Budny level-classic 7/31/2012 4:53:44 PM

Another round of well deserved congratulations on your win! #10256045

Tammy M. Anderson level-classic 7/31/2012 5:05:33 PM

Congrats, Dave on your winner. #10256109

Dayna Cain level-classic 7/31/2012 5:13:41 PM

A very well deserved win, Dave. This is stunning. #10256145

Leslie McLain level-classic 7/31/2012 5:14:09 PM

Congrats on a stunning winner, Dave. #10256147

Amanda J. Tanner level-classic 7/31/2012 5:19:36 PM

Congratulations Dave! I am so happy for you! This is a beautiful Winner and so well deserving. #10256168

Thomas E. Hinds level-classic 7/31/2012 5:25:56 PM

Congratulations, Dave, on this great Winner! #10256184

David Phalen level-classic 7/31/2012 5:31:37 PM

BIG Congrats on a beautiful Winner!! #10256202

Phyllis H. Burchett 7/31/2012 5:41:38 PM

Congrats Dave! #10256248

Peggy Pfister level-classic 7/31/2012 6:13:17 PM

No surprise to see gold here! Congrats! #10256333

Robert R. Goodman level-classic 7/31/2012 6:33:26 PM

Congratulations Dave!!! #10256412

Terry Cervi level-classic 7/31/2012 6:51:37 PM

A fantastic win! Congrats to you, Monte'!!! #10256504

Carol Eade level-classic 7/31/2012 6:55:35 PM

Gorgeous still life, congratulations Dave! #10256523

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 7/31/2012 7:06:20 PM

Glad to see this one with the the gold! Congratulations on your fine win #10256562

Cindy Bendush level-classic 7/31/2012 7:32:13 PM

Yay for the gold! Congratulations Dave! #10256647

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic 7/31/2012 7:47:47 PM

Whoo hoo, Monte. A big congrats to you on this fabulous gold winner! #10256706

Don Christiana level-classic 7/31/2012 9:37:58 PM

Dave, A HUGH CONGRATS on your GOLD Winner. Your work is outstanding. #10256901

Mariann Kovats level-classic 7/31/2012 10:39:42 PM

Gorgeous lighting! Congrats on your win! #10256930

Robert K. Bemus level-classic 7/31/2012 10:57:58 PM

Beautiful still life, Dave...congratulations!! #10256942

Renee Doyle level-classic 8/1/2012 12:38:18 AM

Simply awesome and inspiring work Dave!! What else can one say but BIG congratulations to you!!! #10257013

Lyn Darlington level-classic 8/1/2012 2:38:45 AM

Congrats on a fantastic gold win! #10257153

Lyn Darlington level-classic 8/1/2012 2:38:47 AM

Congrats on a fantastic gold win! #10257154

Mary K. Robison level-classic 8/1/2012 3:34:41 AM

The lighting is perfect, as is the composition. Wonderful still life, Dave!
Congratulations on your beautiful Second Place Gold Winner! #10257254

Lorna Shutter level-classic 8/1/2012 4:17:47 AM

Woo Hoo!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your well-deserved 2nd Place Win, Dave!!!!! This image still makes me thirsty for some lemonade!!! FABULOUS work!!! :)
Photobucket #10257327

Martha R. Mazon level-classic 8/1/2012 7:59:25 AM

Wonderful light and mood in this image, Dave! Congratulations! #10257703

Michele Peterson level-classic 8/1/2012 9:49:22 AM

Wow, I love everything about this one ~ the light and the set up, and the darker tones.... it all looks fabulous and quite refreshing! Very well done, and BIG congratulations on the win!! #10257914

Mike Clime level-classic 8/1/2012 10:51:48 AM

Congratulations on your winner! #10258000

Kathy Salerni level-classic 8/1/2012 10:59:22 AM

Congrats on your Gold Winning image, Dave! #10258015

Barbara Budzinski level-classic 8/1/2012 1:16:28 PM

Congratulations!....another and another and another amazing still life. STUNNING!!! #10258223

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 8/1/2012 2:22:56 PM

Huge congrats, Dave! #10258368

Debra R. Harder 8/1/2012 3:50:23 PM

This is a beautiful setting, Dave! I love the lighting, rich tones and fabulous composition. Huge congratulations on your GORGEOUS GOLD WINNER!!! Deb #10258501

Gail Vitikacs level-classic 8/1/2012 6:14:33 PM

Incredible win Dave...this would be beautiful hanging in a restaurant! Congrats! #10258891

Stefania Barbier level-classic 8/1/2012 7:09:19 PM

absolutely gorgeous winner... congratulations!!! #10259070

Stephanie Halstead level-classic 8/1/2012 7:43:08 PM

Incredible! Congratulations! #10259118

Salwa Afef 8/2/2012 4:12:39 AM

Congratulations on your stunning winner ,wonderful lighting,color and presentation :) #10259521

Natasha Pliss level-classic 8/2/2012 9:17:50 AM

This is just mesmerizing, Dave! How do you do it? The light, color, texture - wonderful! Huge congrats! #10259851

Tiia Vissak level-classic 8/2/2012 10:07:02 AM

Congratulations on your Winner! #10259922

Anita Hogue 8/2/2012 3:03:35 PM

Absolutely perfection Dave! Congratulation on your winner! #10260263

Ellen Hodges level-classic 8/3/2012 7:24:09 PM

Huge congrats on one gorgeous winner, Dave!!!! #10261859

Debbie Bray level-classic 8/4/2012 4:28:46 AM

Just superb, Dave!! Big congrats, wonderful work on your win!! #10262084

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic 8/5/2012 8:59:30 AM

No surprise here, Dave. The lighting, the composition, the set up, the mood. It has it all. Huge congrats on this spectacular and well deserved Gold. #10263565

Stephen Zacker 8/5/2012 2:52:39 PM

Fantastic work. Congratulations #10263927

Mary Dimitriw level-classic 8/6/2012 5:45:59 AM

Now I'll apologize for my tardiness!! Splendid still life winner Dave! Congratulations. #10264720

Nancy (Peaches) Harker level-classic 8/6/2012 4:54:04 PM

Awesome lighting and set up, a FANTASTIC capture
congrats on your win :) #10265514

Karen Celella level-classic 8/7/2012 9:12:22 AM

Congratulations on your outstanding winner, Dave! #10266336

Alex T. Mizuno level-classic 8/19/2012 2:36:39 AM

Beautiful still life photo Dave! Lighting and colors are exquisite! I can feel the coldness of the tea. Congratulations on your win!! #10281512

Kate Jackson level-classic 8/31/2012 6:42:05 AM

Belated congrats on your fab win Dave! Great set up and so well deserved. Now I can't wait to see all your others! #10301307

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic 9/1/2012 11:35:34 PM

So refreshing cool image Dave. Superb work. A huge Congratulations even if it's belated. #10304765

Mike F. Anderson level-classic 9/2/2012 11:45:01 AM

Congratulations on this excellent winner Dave! You have some beautiful still-lifes #10305419

Wendy Stevenson level-classic 9/3/2012 12:43:22 PM

Pure art! Congratulations Dave! Gorgeous win! #10306888

Heather Loewenhardt level-classic 9/14/2012 9:09:30 PM

As always a work of genuine art. Congrats on a well deserved gold recognition. #10323414

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