Linda Proctor 2/3/2006 7:16:50 PM

Just gorgeous Nicole ! Good luck with this beauty!! #385706

Tom Regan 2/3/2006 7:28:25 PM

This is really nice. I love the soft color, and the unity of pink. Fantastic! #2374344

John Matthews 2/3/2006 7:56:58 PM

love the soft focus and feel to this, beautiful work... #2374438

Susana Ms Heide 2/3/2006 8:36:16 PM

Oh this just makes you go "WOWWWWW" in a whisper!! So very pretty with the soft effect! #2374606

Cristi Bastian 2/3/2006 8:37:46 PM

This is gorgeous! Did you use a soft focus lens? #2374615

David L. Luchowski 2/3/2006 8:38:31 PM

An awesome soft look and color,Nicole.It's beautiful. #2374618

Marie Fields 2/3/2006 8:44:35 PM

Lovely image, Nicole!! #2374643

Wende Trew 2/3/2006 8:54:29 PM

Wonderful image!! Love the softness of the pink!!! #2374682

Janine Russell 2/3/2006 10:00:05 PM

Nicole, excellent color, detail, lighting and DOF. #2374857

Joseph Chakkungal 2/3/2006 11:48:06 PM

Love the effect... #2374996

Alison Greenwood 2/4/2006 4:49:37 AM

Simply beautiful Nicole! #2375760

Claudia Kuhn 2/4/2006 6:04:09 AM

So beautiful and soft Nicole! I get tired of rose shots, but not yours! #2376134

Cindy Wong 2/4/2006 7:22:56 AM

Beautful! Love the Color! #2376516

Nicole Kessel 2/4/2006 9:34:28 AM

Linda, Tom, John, Susana, Cristi, David, Marie, Wende, Janine, Joseph, Alison, Claudia, and Cindy, THANK YOU!

This was actually a shot that I took about a year ago. As I was going through some old CD's I found it and thought I may be able to enhance it with a little help from PS. I applied the "Faded" filter from VP and this was the result. I'm so glad you like it!

I'll see if I can attach the original for ya. #2377021

Nicole Kessel 2/4/2006 9:35:07 AM

Trying again... :) #2377024

Kristi A. Howson 2/4/2006 10:10:44 AM

Love your tonal values and the way the detail blends in so perfectly. Very beautiful! #2377152

Mary N C. Taitt 2/4/2006 12:44:13 PM

Beautiful Rose, and I love the effetcs! The misty look has it here for sure! Mary :-) #2377606

Tammy Scott 2/4/2006 12:53:03 PM

Wonderfully soft and elegant! Great color and title! #2377647

Goshka G. 2/4/2006 12:57:33 PM

This is absolutely gorgeous, Nicole! #2377669

Nicole Kessel 2/6/2006 7:38:09 PM

Thank you Kristi, Mary, Tammy, and Goshka! I appreciate all the nice comments so very much! #2387476

Corinne M. Thompson 2/6/2006 7:58:23 PM

I like both images, they are simply beautiful. The newer version has such a delicate look to it...nice work. #2387545

Nicole Kessel 2/8/2006 3:28:08 PM

Thank you very much, Corinne! #2395458

Sylvia Rossler 2/11/2006 1:47:43 PM

LOve this Nicole !!! So soft and beautiful !!! #2407884

Life Expressions 2/13/2006 7:19:02 AM

Gorgeous image! Love the softness! #2413949

Nicole Kessel 2/13/2006 10:28:05 AM

Thank you Sylvia and Robin! I really appreciate it! #2414628

Sylvia Rossler 3/22/2006 1:45:07 PM

Big congrats Nicole :o) #2562778

Hendrik Storme 3/22/2006 1:49:34 PM

Congratulation with your fantastic finalist, Nicole! #2562832

Joyce Baldassarre 3/22/2006 1:50:09 PM


Barbara Helgason 3/22/2006 2:28:42 PM

Congratulations with this blushing beauty Nicole! #2563095

Renee Doyle 3/22/2006 4:41:30 PM

Well done!!! Congratulations once again Nicole!!!! Good luck in the next round!

Corinne M. Thompson 3/22/2006 8:30:52 PM

Congrats on your Finalist! #2564799

Marie Fields 3/22/2006 8:42:12 PM

Congratulations, Nicole! Gorgeous finalist! #2564827

Jenny Bosmans 3/23/2006 10:26:11 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Nicole!! #2567067

Terry L. Ellis 3/23/2006 11:09:33 AM

Congratulations, Nicole! So beautiful! #2567241

Donna W. Neal 3/23/2006 4:06:49 PM

Another wonderful well deserved finalist, Congratulations Nicole #2568117

Sharon Day 3/23/2006 4:55:44 PM

Congratulations again, Nicole!!! Good luck next round! #2568327

Anna Diederich 3/24/2006 5:01:06 AM

Very soft and beautiful! Congratulations!

Anna #2569980

Cathy M. Gromball 3/24/2006 1:57:56 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Nicole!

Cathy :) #2571796

Susana Ms Heide 3/26/2006 1:44:03 PM

Congrats on this soft beauty Nicole! #2577407

Alisha L. Ekstrom 3/26/2006 9:32:58 PM

YIPPEEE Nicole!!! BIG congrats on your WINNER!!! WOOHOO!!!!! #2578353

Jill Flynn 3/26/2006 9:47:54 PM

This is so beautiful Nicole. Congratulations on your win!!! #2578418

Laura E. OConnor 3/26/2006 10:07:54 PM

This is SO GORGEOUS, Nicole!!! CONGRATS!!!! #2578485

Janine Russell 3/26/2006 10:29:03 PM

Nicole, congratulations on your Second Place win. #2578535

Sandy Landon 3/26/2006 10:39:24 PM

Beautiful shot Nicole!! Congrats on your win!! #2578565

Renee Doyle 3/26/2006 10:43:42 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful second place Nicole!!!

Rakesh Syal 3/27/2006 1:15:45 AM

Heartiest congratulations, Nicole!!! #2578832

Jenny Bosmans 3/27/2006 2:25:14 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Nicole!! #2578982

Sylvia Rossler 3/27/2006 2:55:14 AM

YOu made it again !!! Big congrats on your win Nicole :O) #2579069

KHAWLA Haddad 3/27/2006 4:51:27 AM

Big Congratulations on your Second Place winner Nicole!!!. #2579605

Megan p 3/27/2006 6:03:24 AM

What a gorgeous winner!!!!just Lovely!! Congratulations!!! #2579854

Terry L. Ellis 3/27/2006 6:18:04 AM

Nicole, congratulations on this gorgeous second place win!!! WTG!!! #2579909

Barbara Helgason 3/27/2006 6:24:15 AM

Congratulations Nicole!! #2579934

Deborah Sandidge 3/27/2006 7:59:29 AM

So soft and beautiful Nicole, congratulations! #2580238

Stephanie McMillan 3/27/2006 9:43:12 AM

Congratulations Nicole! #2580533

Monika Sapek 3/27/2006 1:35:04 PM

I really like the delicacy of this image, Nicole! The pink pastel color is so nice! Many congratulations on your Second Place Win!

Corinne M. Thompson 3/27/2006 3:30:51 PM

Congrats on your Second Place win! #2581645

Sharon Day 3/27/2006 3:40:11 PM

Congratulations, Nicole!!! WTG! #2581673

Kathleen R. Struckle 3/27/2006 7:09:54 PM

Congrats on this beautiful win!! #2582223

Cora Miller 3/27/2006 9:41:54 PM

It's like a gentle caress. Congratulations on your win, Nicole! #2582443

Nicole Kessel 3/29/2006 7:41:30 PM

Wow, thanks everyone for the wonderful comments on this shot. I'm in in shock that this one placed in the contest. I appreciate all of the wonderful support from each and every one of you!! ...and thank you BP! #2589325

Wende Trew 4/9/2006 8:10:39 AM

Congrats Nicole!! this is a fabulous image!! Well deserved!!! #2624724

Nicole Kessel 4/9/2006 9:17:51 PM

Thank you, Wende! ;) #2626652

Angela Azzinnaro 8/1/2007 1:14:33 AM

Wonderfully done Nicole! You have a great gallery of images!!! #4585689

Nicole Kessel 8/1/2007 10:03:02 PM

Thank you very much, Angela! #4589306

Roxanne M. Bubar 9/5/2007 10:41:26 AM

Stunning colors, fantastic details, love the softness and details. A winner. #4750769

Molly E. Baldwin 12/7/2007 12:56:23 PM

so soft and detailed! Definitely a deserving winner! #5180108

Nicolle Hannah Kelly 12/27/2007 9:05:42 AM

i love the softness of the photo annd the focus! it well deserved to be the winner. #5257860

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