Feathered Protea

© Gunther Allen

Feathered Protea

Crystal E. Berryman level-addict 1/14/2006 10:09:38 PM

Love the softness. The color is beautiful...almost haunting. Way to go...be safe...
Chris #374904

Gunther Allen level-addict 1/14/2006 10:57:12 PM

Thank you Chris. These plants are quite unique, almost alien looking. -G #2289908

Janine Russell level-addict 1/14/2006 11:28:44 PM

Gunther, beautiful detail, color, textures and lighting. #2289944

Gunther Allen level-addict 1/14/2006 11:33:46 PM

Thank you you for your comment Janine! -G #2289947

Jill Odice level-addict 1/14/2006 11:46:44 PM

Gunther, this has to be the most unusual flower I have ever seen! (And I deliver flowers for my friends shop...) It really looks like feathers! Beautiful macro work, I think this has winner on it! #2289961

Gunther Allen level-addict 1/14/2006 11:48:49 PM

Thank you Jill. I've been going throught a dry spell, so I hope you're right! Happy New Year to you! -G #2289964

Leanne M.E. Boyd level-addict 1/15/2006 1:30:44 AM

Amazing detail, Gunther! #2290077

Linda D. Lester level-addict 1/15/2006 5:57:57 AM

I have never seen one like this...so beautiful! Like the tones! #2290613

Gunther Allen level-addict 1/15/2006 9:20:36 AM

Thank you so much Linda and Leanne. Your comments really make my day! -G #2291244

Linda D. Lester level-addict 2/21/2006 4:24:29 AM

WOW! Congratultions on this awesome finalist! Good luck in the next round! #2444398

Cathy Barrows 2/21/2006 6:56:17 AM

Congrats on your finalists...weird but cool #2445734

Gunther Allen level-addict 2/21/2006 8:46:40 AM

Wow - thank you Linda and Cathy! It is a very weird and beautiful flower. I wonder if the plant swallowed a bird or something?? -G #2446404

Steven Gunnerson 2/21/2006 8:50:37 AM

Congratulations Gunther!!! #2446442

Kathy Shogren level-addict 2/21/2006 10:19:12 AM

Great find here Gunther. I've never seen anything like it. Congrats as a finalist! #2447125

Terry L. Ellis level-addict 2/21/2006 1:58:03 PM

Congratulations, Gunther, on another super finalist! #2448156

Gunther Allen level-addict 2/21/2006 7:28:12 PM

Thank you Terry, Kathy and Steven! I appreciate your comments! #2450300

Robert Mann level-addict 2/21/2006 7:43:30 PM

Great detail tones on this very interesting plant, Gunther! Great being next to you in the finalists! Many congrats on your selection and much good luck! #2450397

Jill Flynn level-addict 2/21/2006 8:30:07 PM

AMAZING! Congratulations on another great finalist Gunther! #2450597

Gunther Allen level-addict 2/21/2006 8:59:59 PM

Thanks so much Jill and Robert! :-) #2450762

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com 2/22/2006 3:11:45 AM

A very tactile composition. #2451682

Claudia Kuhn level-addict 2/22/2006 4:11:25 AM

Cool capture Gunther, congrats on your finalists and good luck! #2451884

Heather L. Jacks 2/22/2006 7:20:16 AM

Such a unique subject...wonderful color and texture. Congratulations! #2452827

Cliff Berinsky 2/23/2006 2:11:29 PM

We are so used to seeing oversaturated flowers being posted. It is nice to see such a good floral shot with subdued lighting and color. #2458833

Guy D. Biechele level-addict 2/23/2006 9:51:39 PM

Great detail and wonderful tones. Congrats on this Finalist! #2460448

Tammy Scott 2/24/2006 4:58:08 PM

Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist! I just love the coloring on this! #2463470

Gunther Allen level-addict 2/24/2006 5:25:53 PM

All your comments mean so much and help to encourge! -G #2463569

Claudia Kuhn level-addict 2/25/2006 12:52:31 PM

Nice to share the row with you Gunther, congrats on your 2nd place winner! #2466494

Phillip D. Minnis 2/25/2006 12:54:42 PM

Gunther, congratulations on your 2nd place win! A beautiful image - so soft - wonderful colours. Cheers, Phil #2466511

Sharon Day level-addict 2/25/2006 1:13:53 PM

Big congratulations on your 2nd place win, Gunther!!! WTG!!! #2466680

Renee Doyle level-addict 2/25/2006 1:23:32 PM

Fantastic Gunther!!! Congratulations on this well deserved 2nd place win!

Phillip D. Minnis level-addict 2/25/2006 1:29:10 PM

Once again, Congratulations! #2466835

Tammy Scott level-addict 2/25/2006 1:30:24 PM

YEAH! Congratulations on this great win! #2466848

Deborah Sandidge 2/25/2006 1:38:34 PM

Beautifully detailed, amazingly featherlike, Gunther - congratulations! #2466924

Cathy Barrows 2/25/2006 2:07:31 PM

WTG...this is such a cool flower #2467099

Linda D. Lester level-addict 2/25/2006 2:31:49 PM

Awesome....congratultions!!! #2467204

Michael Robichaud 2/25/2006 2:39:30 PM

Congrats on your 2nd place winner. So delicate, I'm still looking for the bird. #2467244

Linda Proctor 2/25/2006 2:40:37 PM

Congratulations Gunther !!! Amazing flower!! #2467249

Kathy Shogren level-addict 2/25/2006 2:44:16 PM

Congrats Gunther on this well-deserved winner! #2467272

Jill Flynn level-addict 2/25/2006 2:45:13 PM

Congratulations on your win Gunther! #2467277

Sylvia Rossler 2/25/2006 2:50:14 PM

Never saw such a beautiful flower like this and I like feathers, so for sure this is a well deserved winner Gunther ! Big congrats :O) #2467298

Gunther Allen level-addict 2/25/2006 3:14:17 PM

WOW! Thank you all so much for your kind well wishes and congrats. They are so very much appreciated! I love photographing flowers because I love gardening. Even though there are so many floral shots submitted at BetterPhoto, I try to see if I can somehow find something unique and different. It happened to be that I found this plant on a bikeride down the volcano Mt. Haleakala in Maui. Hardly a ride and more like coasting down for two hours. I happened by a garden with these incredible proteas. I guess they are unique to a certain climate that Maui Offers. Anyways, Thank You everyone! -Gunther #2467388

Steven Gunnerson 2/25/2006 4:38:39 PM

Congratulations Gunther!!! #2467738

Laura Clay-Ballard 2/25/2006 4:46:07 PM

Congratulations on this AWESOME winning image! ** big smile ** #2467781

Cliff Berinsky 2/25/2006 5:11:36 PM

Gunther: Congratulations on your win. I thought that I would be seeing this one on the winners' page. #2467913

Terry L. Ellis level-addict 2/25/2006 5:29:22 PM

Congratulations, Gunther! Awesome! #2467986

Casey A. Hanson 2/25/2006 6:59:21 PM

Such a unique and interesting looking flower....beautifully captured, Gunther. Congratulations on your win! :0) #2468292

Evy Johansen level-addict 2/25/2006 8:02:55 PM

Big congratulations on your beautiful win, Gunther! #2468566

Corinne M. Thompson 2/25/2006 8:14:58 PM

Well deserved win...Congrats :) #2468629

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-addict 2/25/2006 8:18:02 PM

Outstanding winning image, congratulations!!! Very nice Gunther!! #2468645

Donna W. Neal 2/26/2006 6:47:58 AM

Congratulations on this outstanding winner Gunther! #2470184

Katherine Kuhn level-addict 2/26/2006 8:10:17 AM

Beautiful shot of a plant of truly bird-like looks, Gunther! Congratulations on your outstanding 2nd place win! What a find (I love the color too!)!! #2470528

Leanne M.E. Boyd 2/26/2006 9:15:49 AM

Congratulations Gunther! #2470748

Murry Grigsby 2/26/2006 11:23:19 AM

Congrats on your super image and win Gunther!! #2471121

Gunther Allen level-addict 2/26/2006 1:25:04 PM

I would like to thank each and everyone for your comments. Mahalo!! #2471437

Wally Orlowsky 2/27/2006 5:06:03 AM

Congratulations on this stunning winner, Gunther! #2473708

lyn winans level-addict 3/1/2006 3:48:06 AM

Big congrats Gunther, absolutely gorgeous !! #2482283

Laura Clay-Ballard 3/25/2006 12:14:20 PM

this image popped up when I logged onto the bp home page. I just wanted to tell you, again, how beautiful I think this is! #2574634

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aperture f 5.6, shutter 1/60, lens- 50-mm, location-Maui,Hawaii. These protea actually looked like they had feathers as petals.

Uploaded on 1/14/2006 9:39:17 PM

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Camera: Nikon D100 Digital SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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