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Kirk Pullen 3/16/2006 3:39:01 AM

Thanks for the comments on my Bee Picture Dan. I really am humbled looking at your gallery. You have such a talent. I hope one day to know how to use all the settings on my camera. Ive played around with Iso and F number before, but havent really had much success with them in any of my shots. I use the presets usually. This is really an awesome photo you have here. It sure looks like a painting. Are premium galleries worth it? #409602

Dan C. 3/16/2006 12:47:41 PM

Thanks for the encouragement, James. Premiums are debatable. You get more options, bigger thumbnails, and more images which is nice. On the other hand, if you are not a professional photographer (as I am not), then they are only for vanity. But it does provide you with a connection to other people with similar interests whom you can ask to view pics, make comments, etc., which is probably the biggest benefit of all

-dan #2539627

Ray Clarke 3/17/2006 12:11:30 PM

Wonderful effects Dan, (ac) #2543729

Dan C. 3/17/2006 8:59:49 PM

Thank you, Audrey. I appreciate that.


Robyn Gwilt 3/20/2006 11:34:53 AM

This is so dreamy Dan, really beautifully edited, but the great capture was there in the first place! #2553390

Terry L. Ellis 3/20/2006 11:37:38 AM

Delightful image, Dan! Beautifully captured and edited! #2553398

Dan C. 3/20/2006 3:17:02 PM

Robin, Terry;

Thank you both, I appreciate your compliments.


Susan Jane Allen 3/21/2006 6:27:47 AM

Wow, this is gorgeous! Think I'm going to enjoy this gallery! #2556957

Dan C. 3/21/2006 7:10:10 PM

Thank you, Susan. I appreciate your encouragement. #2559346

Joyce Baldassarre 4/25/2006 12:24:32 PM


Jessica Jenney 4/25/2006 2:02:22 PM

A well deserved finalist image, Dan! #2687152

Susan Jane Allen 4/25/2006 4:37:10 PM

Congratulations Dan! It was no surprise! #2688823

Dan C. 4/27/2006 12:19:48 PM

I feel uncomfortable accepting compliments from others, such as yourselves, whose art I judge to be superior to mine. That in itself makes your comments much more meaningful and encouraging. Thank you. #2698333

Janine White 4/28/2006 12:11:43 AM

I want to go for a walk through that scene...just beautiful.
Well taken and your post production is excellent.
Best of luck next round.

Janine. #2700270

Jessica Jenney 4/28/2006 3:17:58 PM

Congratulations on this winning image, Dan! It's a stunner! #2702878

Cathy Barrows 4/28/2006 4:15:31 PM

Congrats on your 1st Place Win....very pretty #2703108

Susana Ms Heide 4/28/2006 4:36:42 PM

Surreal beauty!!! Many CONGRATS on this fantastic WINNER!! #2703197

Evy Johansen 4/28/2006 6:31:10 PM

Gorgeous image!! Congratulations on your win, Dan! Well deserved! #2703597

Larry Lawhead 4/28/2006 7:12:28 PM

Congratulations on this great winner, Dan!



Michelle B. Prince 4/28/2006 7:13:24 PM

This is beautiful. Your whole gallery is very nice. #2703782

Susan Jane Allen 4/29/2006 2:26:14 AM

Way to go, Dan!!!!!!!! #2704451

Sharon Day 4/29/2006 8:01:53 AM

Beautiful image, Dan!!! Congratulations!! #2705252

Mitch Spence 4/29/2006 12:54:23 PM

Dan, this is just so beautiful it almost hurts. I truly love this picture. Would you mind sharing what filter you used here? #2705965

Jenny Bosmans 4/29/2006 1:12:46 PM

Big Congratulations on this beautiful Winner, Dan!! #2706026

Mick Burkey 4/29/2006 1:57:57 PM

Wonderful work on this image, Dan. Absolutely beautiful effect, a real work of art!! Love your gallery. You have some great pieces worthy of framing, Dan. Congratulations on the win and I look forward to seeing more of your work. #2706150

Corinne M. Thompson 4/29/2006 5:02:49 PM

Awesome capture...Congrats on receiving Second Place! #2706577

Colette M. Metcalf 4/30/2006 2:55:07 AM

Congratulations on your 2nd place win, Dan!!! #2707617

Dan C. 4/30/2006 1:28:55 PM

Thank you, all. I am humbled that such skilled artisans would extend compliments to me.

-Dan #2709425

Dan C. 5/1/2006 1:18:57 PM

Mitch, glad to. I don't remember which filter specifically because this was one of those types of images we all play around with. However, I can narrow it down. It is obviously not buzz, you can tell because of the appearance. So I will take a pretty solid guess that it's probably either the scatterlight or aetherize, with my guess leaning toward the later. Hope that helps.


Cathy M. Gromball 5/5/2006 9:41:18 AM

Congratulations on your Second Place win, Dan! Beautiful and dreamy!

Cathy :) #2728456

Peggy J. Maguire 5/5/2006 5:47:29 PM

Beautiful,Beautifulllllllllll Dan.... #2729878

April C. Enders 5/7/2006 6:59:45 AM

Robyn said this was dreamy...and she was dead on! It is so dreamy, it completely takes me away! Thank you for sharing the photo with us, and congratulation! Beautiful shot and great editing. #2734240

Sherrye Nozaki 5/8/2006 12:24:02 AM

Very creative...very impressive! Superb. #2736229

Dan C. 5/10/2006 5:49:17 AM

Thank you, all. I appreciate that. #2746177

Ola Laguna 5/10/2006 6:30:55 AM

This is beautiful. What filter did you use to get this amazing effect ? #2746409

Theresa M. VanderStaay 5/12/2006 5:08:05 PM

Congrats on your win, this is just beautiful....A masterpiece if I may say so myself...I love the filter effect....great outcome and well presented....Tessa #2757476

Laura Clay-Ballard 5/16/2006 1:20:48 PM

beautiful image! #2772423

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The Better Photo community of people are a great bunch. I say hello to all the great people I met here and also thanks for all your help, advice and encouragement.

Unfortunately, the Better Photo forum and business model leaves much to be desired. The Better Photo forum software is extremely outdated, mostly unusable and very antiquated when compared to other forums. The Better Photo business model, with its new total emphasis on marketing pro critiques, is not what better photo was when I joined it: a forum of discussion, encouragement and help intended to help photographers grow and improve.

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