Stars for All Seasons

© Reynaldo D. Reyes

Stars for All Seasons

Laura E. Swan level-classic 12/12/2012 4:36:48 PM

Gosh, this is so striking. I love how perfectly in focus the center "Star" is. It's hard to know if we are under water seeing this or in a beautiful garden.

Love it, Rey!

-Laura :D #1503276

Tammy M. Anderson level-classic 12/12/2012 4:53:08 PM

Beautiful colors and capture. Have never seen a flower like this. So beautiful! #10462293

Robert R. Goodman level-classic 12/12/2012 5:29:03 PM

Hi Reynaldo,We see a few of them out here in Az.Mostly in gardens.Beautiful capture my friend!!! #10462337

Wm Nosal 12/12/2012 5:35:14 PM

Beautiful, Reynaldo! #10462342

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic 12/12/2012 5:39:56 PM

Nice capture, Reynaldo. Beautiful colors. #10462345

Rona L. Schwarz 12/12/2012 6:08:28 PM

These are spectacular, Rey! And what a perfect capture - that center flower is strikingly sharp and detailed! And the green cacti almost look like little stars themselves! Wonderful capture! #10462385

Colette M. Metcalf 12/13/2012 3:32:31 AM

So pretty!!! #10462666

Tammy Espino 12/13/2012 9:38:33 AM

Different plant and awesome capture!! :) #10463056

John Connolly level-classic 12/13/2012 11:12:32 AM

A wonderfully detailed capture of this unusual plant, Reynaldo! Nice work! #10463156

Nancy L. Green level-classic 12/14/2012 8:28:37 AM

SO BEAUTIFUL Rey, I love the wonderful color ans clarity, WTG!! <>< #10464077

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic 12/14/2012 1:06:01 PM

Fantastic details and colors Reynaldo!,
Amalia #10464384

Tiia Vissak 12/15/2012 6:52:42 AM

a cool close-up! #10465183

Mary K. Robison 12/20/2012 12:19:43 AM

Sheesh, Rey... I take a break for a few days, and suddenly all these terrific photos from Huntington Gardens pop up, begging to be commented on!
And it's easy to describe my reaction to this flower: LOVE it!
Everything Laura said is right on the money. Love the main flower's 3-D look. To sum it up:
WINNER!! #10471624

isabel C. Zepeda level-classic 12/20/2012 7:35:49 AM


Wow,never seen that kind of flower before and you did a perfect job in capturing the beauti,im like Mary this one is a WINNER.

Ysa... #10472145

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 12/22/2012 6:59:48 AM

New to me too, Rey, and expertly captured, my friend! WTG!

Phyllis A. Houghton level-classic 1/2/2013 10:49:48 AM

I never saw any plant like that. Looks like sea stars. Great image, Rey! #10495701

Tammy M. Anderson level-classic 1/23/2013 6:14:29 PM

Beautiful finalist, Congrats, Reynaldo. #10530214

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic 1/23/2013 7:34:11 PM

Thank you so much Tammy, I'm currently out of the country and will be sidelined for a while. Good luck to you all on the wonderful finalists! See you all in February. #10530594

Ellen Hodges level-classic 1/23/2013 7:54:47 PM

Huge congrats and very best luck with this beautiful finalist, Rey!!! Have a great trip!!! #10530729

Heather Loewenhardt level-classic 1/23/2013 10:44:03 PM

What an unusual flower Reynaldo and beautifully presented. Congrats on your finalist award. #10531325

Stefania Barbier level-classic 1/24/2013 12:44:04 AM

wonderful finalist, congratulations!!! #10531492

isabel C. Zepeda level-classic 1/24/2013 6:12:40 AM


Big Congratulations my friend

YSA... #10532380

Colette M. Metcalf level-classic 1/24/2013 8:54:31 AM

WTG! Congrats!!! #10533034

Wm Nosal 1/24/2013 9:05:09 AM

Congratulations Reynaldo! #10533070

Tammy Espino 1/24/2013 1:33:05 PM

Congrats on your awesome silver win! :) #10534080

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 1/24/2013 2:08:26 PM

Congrats on this very beautiful finalist, Rey!

Debby #10534230

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 1/24/2013 3:13:44 PM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #10534478

Rona L. Schwarz 1/24/2013 9:01:08 PM

So happy to see this one again, Rey! A very special and unique floral! Huge Congrats on the Finalist! #10535548

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 1/24/2013 10:14:22 PM

Not surprised, my friend! CONGRATS! #10535644

Lydia Williams level-classic 1/26/2013 12:22:14 PM

Yay, Rey! This is very unique image...well done...Love it..Congratulations! #10538604

Phyllis H. Burchett level-classic 1/27/2013 6:03:42 PM

Congrats on this wonderful winner Reynaldo! #10540542

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 1/27/2013 6:10:12 PM

Congrats on your win, Rey!

Debby #10540574

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 1/27/2013 8:33:27 PM

CONGRATZ on the terrific Gold Winner!!!!

UB. #10540919

Tammy Espino level-classic 1/27/2013 8:48:46 PM

Congrats on your win :) #10540953

Rona L. Schwarz 1/27/2013 8:53:48 PM

Am so happy to see GOLD on these stars, Rey! HUGE CONGRATS on this marvelous Winner!!! #10540972

Wm Nosal 1/27/2013 8:53:48 PM

Congratulations Again Reynaldo! #10540973

Ellen Hodges level-classic 1/27/2013 9:01:59 PM

Huge congrats on your fabulous Gold winner, Rey!!! #10540999

Stefania Barbier level-classic 1/27/2013 11:29:11 PM

congratulations on your gorgeous win!!! #10541169

Colette M. Metcalf level-classic 1/28/2013 2:12:43 AM

BIG congrats on your GOLD!!!! #10541338

Tammy M. Anderson level-classic 1/28/2013 2:53:50 AM

Beautiful winner. Congrats, Reynaldo. #10541404

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic 1/28/2013 3:35:38 AM

This was totally unexpected, thank you so much for the distinction and honor. Thanks BetterPhoto judges, it's quite a wonderful surprise.

I'm still out of the country dear friends but I'll be back soon to give you my thanks. Take care! Here's a wink of approval for all your Congratulations and kind words! #10541491

isabel C. Zepeda level-classic 1/28/2013 6:21:46 AM



YSA #10541827

Val Feldman level-classic 1/28/2013 8:21:52 AM

I thoroughly enjoyed "the wink", Rey - thanks for the smile AND congratulations on your excellent Gold Win - a gorgeous, finely detailed capture of flowers I would love to have in my garden! Gorgeous work and a wonderful Win, my friend! #10542013

Lydia Williams level-classic 1/28/2013 10:21:35 AM

Yay, Rey...this is awesome to see the golden win...and I love your little guy with the wink! Congratulations! #10542311

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 1/28/2013 6:59:34 PM

Glad to see in the WINNERS circle, Rey!

Mary K. Robison level-classic 1/29/2013 3:22:55 AM

You certainly earned your Second Place Gold for this beautiful capture, Rey!
So happy to see it in the Winners' Circle! #10543576

Cindy Bendush level-classic 1/29/2013 3:36:33 PM

Huge congratulations on your exceptional gold win! #10544650

Carol Eade level-classic 1/29/2013 5:41:42 PM

This is beautiful, congratulations on your gold! #10544825

John Connolly level-classic 2/4/2013 11:25:33 AM

Congratulation on your gold badge Reynaldo! A delightful find and capture! #10553461

Merna L. Nobile 2/7/2013 10:07:03 AM

Are you amazed at the vivid colors, sharpness and composition of your photographs? Well the judges are, CONGRATULATIONS you are a winner for the month of December, 2012!
Merna #10557837

Amanda J. Tanner level-classic 2/9/2013 6:14:26 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful winner Reynaldo! #10560343

Mary Lemley 10/2/2013 6:02:01 PM

Wow, I just saw this on the opening page...I posted several of the Star plant 2 yrs ago...mine must have been awful. Makes me feel sooooooo bad. very nice photo. #10860630

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Huntington Gardens capture.

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/125 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Uploaded on 12/12/2012 4:07:14 PM Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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