Colette M. Metcalf level-classic 4/14/2006 4:25:13 PM

Cool image, Bob! #427033

Monika Sapek level-classic 4/14/2006 5:51:05 PM

Fun and colorful!

Sharon Day level-classic 4/14/2006 6:07:53 PM

Gorgeous image, Bob!!! The camera movement is awesome! #2644065

Sherry S. Boles 4/14/2006 6:38:52 PM

Wonderful, Bob! Great effect! #2644103

Denise A. Johnson 4/14/2006 8:22:41 PM

wow, looks to me like you made the best of it! love the effect....no elephants at the tromp? I want more!!! did you get many good ones????? #2644379

Bob Cournoyer level-classic 4/14/2006 8:32:58 PM

Thank you!
I got some that I like, but don't know what others might like. Yikes, it's 8:30, almost time for the sack...:-)

Bob #2644409

Denise A. Johnson level-classic 4/14/2006 9:28:57 PM

8:30 is bedtime????? early to bed, early to rise kinda guy huh... #2644475

Alisha L. Ekstrom level-classic 4/14/2006 10:52:45 PM

WOW...WAY COOL! Awesome capture with effects:) LOVE all that color! #2644571

Kerby Pfrangle level-classic 4/14/2006 11:33:38 PM

Fun effects and love the twirl of colors. Kerby #2644639

Cesar J. La Rosa 4/14/2006 11:42:11 PM

Cool image, Bob!!! Wow! It must take some practice before you get something as perfect as that. Great colors! #2644650

Jenny Bosmans 4/15/2006 2:18:47 AM

Fantastic image and work, Bob!! Love it!! #2644960

Joy Rector level-classic 4/15/2006 3:49:04 AM

great shot #2645046

Bob Cournoyer level-classic 4/15/2006 6:13:32 AM

Hey, thank you all!!
The only real hard part is keeping what you decided to be the center in the center as you turn the camera...handheld that is.
Actually, last night I discovered a pint of Ben and Jerrys "Phish Food" icecream and got to bed a might later than normal....:-)
Bob #2645329

Jessica Jenney level-classic 4/15/2006 6:27:10 AM

Wonderful effect, and I especially like that it's off center, Bob! Well done! #2645418

Corinne M. Thompson level-classic 4/15/2006 7:12:59 AM

This is awesome Bob...looks like a spiral by Monet! #2645613

Dr Silly level-classic 4/18/2006 2:24:13 AM

Hey Bob where you walking and spinning and looking up and down when you took this shot? LOL Love the colors. :o)

Bob Cournoyer level-classic 4/18/2006 4:22:48 PM

Thanks, Jessica, Corinne and Doc!
Actually, Doc, I was...well, not when I took the shot, but when I was looking for what my head told me I was looking for....:-)

Bob #2658887

Melissa G. Meiselman level-classic 4/20/2006 5:52:27 PM

Wonderful effect, #2667261

Mary N C. Taitt level-classic 4/20/2006 7:36:52 PM

The camera movement with the tulips was excellent, cool title too! Mary :-) #2667642

Denise A. Johnson level-classic 4/20/2006 7:53:52 PM

i guess tulip twirl woulda been to obvious? I just thought of that one...i had to come back to see this again.....looks like a finalist to me! #2667713

Bob Cournoyer level-classic 4/20/2006 8:02:30 PM

Thanks, Melissa, Mary and Incorrigible...:-)
Or maybe Flower Frolic?

Bob #2667748

Denise A. Johnson level-classic 4/20/2006 9:08:51 PM

flower frolic is excellent! frolicing flowers might work too! (is that how frolicing is spelled?) I wanna put a "k" in there......oh well....... #2667921

Bob Cournoyer level-classic 4/21/2006 4:21:32 PM

Yup, if the word ends with a "C", add a "K" before the "ed" or "ing" or whatever.....:-) #2671182

Denise A. Johnson level-classic 4/21/2006 8:56:49 PM

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...well, thanks for the english lesson........lol....this site is good for more than just photography...... #2671773

Jenny Bosmans level-classic 5/21/2006 4:57:07 PM

Congratulations on yet another fantastic finalist, Bob!! :) #2794356

Laura Clay-Ballard 5/21/2006 5:14:14 PM

and, yet, another! awesome! congrats! #2794510

Bob Cournoyer level-classic 5/21/2006 5:29:09 PM

Thank you Jenny and Laura.....:-)

Bob #2794610

Sherry S. Boles level-classic 5/21/2006 8:06:17 PM

Congrats (again), Bob! #2795691

Susana Ms Heide level-classic 5/22/2006 8:20:50 PM

WHOA this is truly impressive Bob!!! The colorful subject is just right for this kind of image! Love the off center comp! CONGRATS on this well deserved finalist! Good luck in the golden round :o) #2802176

Marie Fields level-classic 5/22/2006 8:51:39 PM

Fantastic image, Bob! Congratulations! #2802270

Corinne M. Thompson level-classic 5/23/2006 6:15:18 AM

Congrats on your Finalist Bob :) #2803780

Dr Silly level-classic 5/23/2006 6:23:32 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, BOB. :O)

Nobu Nagase level-classic 5/23/2006 1:05:32 PM

Congrats once again, Bob!!! #2805427

Susana Ms Heide level-classic 5/23/2006 10:57:30 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Bob!!!!!!!!!!! This is one fantastic image!!!! WTG!!! #2806990

Life Expressions level-classic 5/23/2006 11:02:05 PM

Congratulations on your First Place Win! #2807005

Dawn Leslie level-classic 5/23/2006 11:11:48 PM

WTG Bob congratulations on this winner! #2807045

Janine Russell level-classic 5/23/2006 11:12:09 PM

Bob, great colors and effects; congratulations on your First Place win. #2807047

Renee Doyle level-classic 5/24/2006 1:13:48 AM

WTG Bob!!! Congratulations!!!

Dr Silly level-classic 5/24/2006 1:22:52 AM

Congratulations BOB on you 1st place win. :O)

Jenny Bosmans level-classic 5/24/2006 4:23:01 AM

Big Congratulations on this fantastic Winner, Bob!! :) #2808095

Donna W. Neal level-classic 5/24/2006 5:04:21 AM

Congratulations on this creative and well deserved WINNER Bob #2808370

Leanne M.E. Boyd level-classic 5/24/2006 6:06:45 AM

Excellent shot, Bob - Congratulations on your win! #2808730

Wendy Stevenson level-classic 5/24/2006 6:28:44 AM

Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE win Bob with this very cool image! Love the in camera effects and vibrant colours!! #2808889

Sharon Day level-classic 5/24/2006 6:53:54 AM

Big congratulations, Bob!!! I'm not surprised about this one! WTG!!! #2808984

Bob Cournoyer level-classic 5/24/2006 7:15:38 AM

Whoa, wow, I'm semi-speechless for a change...:-)
Thank you all very much!!

Bob #2809125

Lorri Shank 5/24/2006 7:46:35 AM

Bob--congratulations on your first place win. I love the colors and the symmetry of the effect. Nice! #2809308

Kara L. Hendricks level-classic 5/24/2006 7:58:01 AM

Wow!!! Look at you!!! Congratulations Bob!!!!! #2809383

Denise A. Johnson 5/24/2006 8:06:27 AM

can I say I knew you when......CONGRATS......its what we all dream of....savor the moment.....this is as good as it gets.....tell me, how does it feel??? I am impressed! #2809442

Bob Cournoyer level-classic 5/24/2006 8:19:09 AM

This is as good as it gets? Now I'm depressed...:-)

Bob #2809528

Laura Clay-Ballard 5/24/2006 9:15:11 AM

Congrats! #2809708

KHAWLA Haddad 5/24/2006 10:24:11 AM


Denise A. Johnson 5/24/2006 11:27:30 AM

well, I guess getting two first place winners would be better......man, you are a greedy one,lol! #2810239

Terry L. Ellis level-classic 5/24/2006 12:48:23 PM

Congratulations, Bob! #2810593

Nobu Nagase level-classic 5/24/2006 1:08:11 PM

Way to go, Bob!!!
..it's worth all that hard work, isn't it?
Many congrats on the well deserved first place win, Bob!!! #2810652

Cathy Barrows 5/24/2006 1:22:58 PM

Congrats on your win...cool work #2810705

Sherry S. Boles 5/24/2006 1:41:40 PM

Congrats, Bob! I'm so shocked ~NOT!~ to see this one with gold! A wonderful winner! :) #2810834

Bob Cournoyer level-classic 5/24/2006 1:58:21 PM

Thank you all!!!
Ya know? The gold is good, well great...but getting a chance to view the astounding galleries of those of you commenting is almost better....almost...:-)

Bob #2810931

Denise A. Johnson level-classic 5/24/2006 2:08:01 PM

liar,lol! #2810974

Joanna Pecha 5/24/2006 2:09:39 PM

Wonderful effect, a well deserved win, too! Congratulations! #2810984

Corinne M. Thompson 5/24/2006 4:24:33 PM

You speechless? That won't last for long...LOL :) I'm so happy your work received the recognition it deserves...Congrats!!! :) #2811350

Jessica Jenney level-classic 5/25/2006 6:53:32 AM

Congratulations, Bob, on your lovely first place win!!! #2813800

Nadya Johnson 5/31/2006 9:11:55 AM

AWESOME photo Bob! Especially so, because the flowers are so clear and visable even in the middle of the crazy spin! Congratulations on your stunning First Prize win!!! #2836266

Laura J. Smith 6/4/2006 7:13:38 PM

I just found this on the front page. Congratulations, such a great pic and well-deserved first place, you do good work, buddy. #2852589

Bob Cournoyer level-classic 6/5/2006 7:49:25 AM

Thanks, Laura.....:-)

Bob #2854583

Michael S. Swaffar level-classic 6/5/2006 1:05:05 PM

Great work, Congrats on your first place win. #2855729

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 5/4/2008 10:15:21 AM

This is beautiful and creative Bob, congratulations on your big win!! I just saw this on the contest home page! #5882438

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 5/22/2008 11:24:45 AM

Yes, this is very beautiful Bob!!! First place, AWESOME!!! #5962983

Patti Coblentz level-classic 8/1/2010 8:07:46 AM

This popped up when I went to the contest site to see new entries...amazing image, Bob!! Congratulations all these years later...still as fantastic today!! #8799026

Bob Cournoyer level-classic 8/1/2010 8:16:15 AM

Thanks, Patti... :-)

It was at the first "Tulip Tromp" with Mr Miotke....very rainy day it was... #8799036

Kara L. Hendricks level-classic 5/10/2012 2:40:34 PM

and #3....:) I saw sooo many going through your work that you should definitely resub Bob!!! #10132693

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iso 200, 40mm (Canon 17-40L), f/22, 1/2 sec, camera rotated during exposure....Today at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, Arlington WA.

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