California Poppies

© Pat Gamwell

California Poppies

Su Sana E. P level-classic 4/21/2006 12:12:07 AM

Simply fabulous capture and composition, Pat!! Colors and lighting are really very striking!! Big Congratulations on your new Camera!! #431053

Renee Doyle level-classic 4/21/2006 12:13:04 AM

BEAUTIFUL!!!!! What a gorgeous floral image Pat!!! Congratulations on your new camera too!

Jill Odice level-classic 4/21/2006 12:14:05 AM

I went out to shoot poppies today and yours sure came out much better :-) Congrats on the new equipment Pat! Just in time for our trip :-) #2668217

Evy Johansen level-classic 4/21/2006 12:23:15 AM

Wonderful image, Pat! Beautiful light, color and composition! #2668235

David L. Luchowski 4/21/2006 12:30:37 AM

Beautiful image,Pat.Color is fantastic.Enjoy the new camera. #2668267

Rakesh Syal level-classic 4/21/2006 12:39:29 AM

WOW!!! This is lovely, Pat!! #2668296

Darryl Wilkinson 4/21/2006 12:50:14 AM

Way to go, Pat! BRILLIANT colors and so beautiful!!! #2668323

Donna Roberts 4/21/2006 1:11:06 AM

WOW - this is a beautiful image Pat.....I love the vibrant yellow colour you've captured and presented so well.
:-) ddu

Leanne M.E. Boyd 4/21/2006 2:12:37 AM

Beautiful shot, Pat! I love the bold colour. #2668425

Paul Michko 4/21/2006 2:14:24 AM

And they are popping off the screen too. My whole room is filled with California Poppies now. :) What a magnificent image, Pat. Can't wait to see what you can do with your new tool. #2668428

Bridgette B 4/21/2006 2:57:43 AM

Congratulations on your new camera!! Excellent capture, Pat! #2668531

Glenn E. Urquhart 4/21/2006 3:28:58 AM

Enjoy the color contrast of vivid yellow against the shades of blue in the background! Very well composed and very beautiful, Pat! Cheers, Glenn. #2668606

Jim Huffield 4/21/2006 3:45:28 AM

STUNNING!!!! #2668673

Al G. Juniarsam 4/21/2006 3:53:29 AM

Wow!! Wonderful and beautiful shot on your new camera Pat!! Love the color and the composition! Congrats on your new camera my friend! #2668700

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic 4/21/2006 4:11:34 AM

Nice capture Pat. Beautiful colors. Love the close up. #2668755

Gail Vitikacs level-classic 4/21/2006 4:26:01 AM

FANTASTIC! LOVE the bold colors Pat!!! WOW! #2668831

Jeff Robinson level-classic 4/21/2006 4:28:17 AM

Very beautifully captured Pat! Excellent work! Jeff #2668845

Nina Shields level-classic 4/21/2006 5:10:19 AM

Pat, you're certainly good advertisment for your new camera; the shot is gorgeous, love the color and composition; well done, congrats on the new camera! #2669051

Jessica Jenney level-classic 4/21/2006 5:20:39 AM

Congratulations on your new camera, Pat! The results are superb! What amazing color and light! #2669091

Paula Dwyer level-classic 4/21/2006 6:16:26 AM

Beautiful vibrant colors and great lighting! Nice shot! Have fun with the new camera. :) #2669323

Karen Engelbreth level-classic 4/21/2006 6:44:13 AM

WOW - wonderful image, Pat - love the colors and comp.
Congratulations on your new camera :0))) #2669471

Karen Slagle level-classic 4/21/2006 7:05:12 AM

I LOVE this, Pat. You and your new camera did an awesome job of capturing these beauties. #2669541

Carolyn J. Connolly level-classic 4/21/2006 8:01:01 AM

FABULOUS capture on your new camera, Pat!! I can see that it's ALREADY being put to EXCELLENT use!! GORGEOUS colours, lighting, clarity, details, AND composition here!! :o) KEEP having fun with your new 'toy', won't you?!! ;o) #2669728

Bambi L. Dingman level-classic 4/21/2006 8:55:57 AM

WOW!!!! I guess I can stop submitting flower photos for this month because this one is the winner!!! This is beautiful, Pat! Can't wait to see all of the things you will do with your new camera!! #2669913

Terry L. Ellis level-classic 4/21/2006 9:01:42 AM

I love bold, exciting color, Pat, and this certainly has it! Beautifully composed and captured! See ya soon! #2669931

Ken Smith level-classic 4/21/2006 1:54:14 PM

Pat, great colors on this. Well done. #2670860

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 4/21/2006 2:03:25 PM

Very beautiful Pat, how exciting, a new camera! Congrats! #2670886

Norman P. Banks 4/21/2006 5:07:18 PM

Pop is the right word to describe how these colors jump out at ya!

Great capture and congrats on the new toy.(smile)



Sharon Day level-classic 4/21/2006 7:24:29 PM

Gorgeous image, Pat!!! #2671573

Ingrid E. Stamatson 4/21/2006 7:28:52 PM

I just love the colors, especially the blue tinge to the green. Superb! #2671584

Jim D. Keever 4/21/2006 8:31:43 PM

Was this close to sunset? I have an idea that you are going to like your new Sony. I always like the pic's you submit.
Jim #2671719

Janine Russell level-classic 4/21/2006 10:27:49 PM

Pat, great colors, detail and lighting; congratulations on your new camera. #2671881

Paul E. Earl 4/22/2006 1:33:22 AM

Terrific image! Such wonderful colours. Congrats on the new camera!! #2672144

Stanley J. Contrades 4/22/2006 2:50:16 AM

Breathtakingly beautiful and incredible colors and clarity, Pat!! I can see this hanging on a wall ... extra large size, too :-)!! Superb composition and beautifully displayed!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #2672298

Goshka G. 4/22/2006 12:22:36 PM

Simply gorgeous, Pam!! #2674109

Nadya Johnson 4/22/2006 2:42:08 PM

AWESOME, Pat!!! I missed this yesterday What a stunning shot of these exquisite poppies!! I am envious of the new camera. Still haven't made that purchase yet... "any day" now, I hope! This is SUPER! An incredibly beautiful photo! #2674364

Mary K. Robison 4/22/2006 4:28:11 PM

Pat, in your well-composed shot, you've really captured the vibrant colors of California's state flowers!
This is clearly the start of a beautiful friendship with your spiffy new camera! Enjoy it to the fullest! :D #2674546

Lorri Shank 4/22/2006 4:38:08 PM

Wow, Pat--the color is awesome!! And, right out of the camera. Wow. Nice camera-talented camer owner!! #2674563

Linda Proctor 4/22/2006 4:51:50 PM

Fantastic Pat!! Congrats on new camera and sorry so far behind on your new images !! #2674598

Jim Kinnunen level-classic 4/23/2006 8:52:00 AM

Very beautiful scene, Pat!:) Congratulations on that new camera!!! #2676747

Pamela Shane level-classic 4/23/2006 10:07:59 AM

Congratulations on your new camera Pat!
Outstanding color - gorgeous image.
It's the person behind the lens, & their creative vision that makes the shot! (And your creative eye is superb!). :) #2676974

Pat and Graham . Robards level-classic 4/23/2006 12:28:23 PM

Wonderful capture Pat!! I echo what Pamela says!!! ~Pat #2677381

Sudheer Sakthan level-classic 4/23/2006 12:39:46 PM

Marvellous shot in bright and beautiful colours! I love those traces of purple! #2677408

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic 4/23/2006 1:51:06 PM

WOW PAT, Beautiful composition and colors!,
Amalia #2677596

Joanne C. Anderson level-classic 4/23/2006 2:15:01 PM

Awesome!! Couldn't be more beautiful, Pat..congratulations on your new camera!! :) #2677682

Pat Gamwell level-classic 4/23/2006 2:21:56 PM

THANK YOU EVERYONE for your kind words & support! #2677707

Dan McConoughey level-classic 4/23/2006 4:16:01 PM

Wonderful capture and fantastic color Pat. These are really neat flowers and a great capture of them. #2677946

Jill M. Flusemann level-classic 4/23/2006 6:41:57 PM

What wonderful colors, Pat! Fabulous capture! #2678308

ALLEN O. HOWARD 4/27/2006 9:48:20 AM

Awesome! The color and details are fantastic! A beautiful napping area for Dorothy and that little dog! #2697945

Candice C. Calhoun level-classic 5/21/2006 3:36:46 PM


ccc #2793705

Laura Clay-Ballard 5/21/2006 3:50:19 PM

love the color in this finalist! congrats! #2793810

Darryl Wilkinson 5/21/2006 4:03:33 PM

I am so happy for you, Pat! CONGRATULATIONS! #2793899

Jenny Bosmans 5/21/2006 4:22:38 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Pam!! :) Love it!! #2794065

Jenny Bosmans 5/21/2006 4:23:41 PM

Sorry, slip of the finger...meant to write PAT, of course! :) #2794074

Lorri Shank 5/21/2006 4:24:42 PM

Congrats, Pat. I hope this is a winner. What a way to start with your new camera! #2794083

Diane Dupuis 5/21/2006 4:31:11 PM

Congrats on your new camera and great finalist!! #2794135

Jill Flynn level-classic 5/21/2006 4:45:14 PM

Congratulations on another great finalist Pat! #2794256

Jim Kinnunen level-classic 5/21/2006 4:49:16 PM

Fabulous finalist, Pat!!!Congratulations!!! #2794284

Kara L. Hendricks level-classic 5/21/2006 4:53:37 PM

Congrats on this wonderful finalist!!! Good luck!!! #2794326

Linda L. Ruiz level-classic 5/21/2006 5:21:30 PM

Congrats. I love poppies. Great shot #2794564

Linda D. Lester level-classic 5/21/2006 5:36:25 PM

Congratulations on this awesome finalist! Good luck in the next round! #2794661

Terry L. Ellis level-classic 5/21/2006 5:42:42 PM

Congratulations, Pat, on this terrific finalist! Good luck in the next round! #2794699

Paul E. Earl 5/21/2006 6:09:17 PM

Congratulations, Pat #2794874

Al G. Juniarsam 5/21/2006 6:15:31 PM

Congratulations on this lovely image, my friend! #2794917

Life Expressions 5/21/2006 6:22:06 PM

Congrats on another lovely finalist, Pat! #2794980

Su Sana E. P level-classic 5/21/2006 6:23:19 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Pat!! #2794997

ALLEN O. HOWARD 5/21/2006 6:39:17 PM

HOORAH!!!!! Way to go Pat!!! #2795133

Kaye Burazin 5/21/2006 6:54:02 PM

Congrats Pat, I'm so happy for you! #2795273

Leanne M.E. Boyd 5/21/2006 6:54:26 PM

Congrats Pat! #2795278

Joannie Bertucci level-classic 5/21/2006 7:06:44 PM

Gorgeous finalist Pat! Good luck in the finals! #2795366

Robyn Mackenzie 5/21/2006 7:31:59 PM

Beautiful finalist, Pat! Big congratulations, and best of luck in the next round! #2795509

Christopher Budny level-classic 5/21/2006 7:40:49 PM

Congratulations, Pat, and welcome to the "H1" club!! ;) #2795542

Jessica Jenney level-classic 5/21/2006 7:47:19 PM

Congratulations on this lovely finalist image, Pat! #2795574

Lorraine A. Cook level-classic 5/21/2006 8:07:34 PM

Congratulations, Girlfriend!!<:)) #2795704

Renee Doyle level-classic 5/21/2006 8:18:51 PM

Huge Congratulations Pat!!!!!! Wonderful finalist!!!! #2795766

Bobbie Davis level-classic 5/21/2006 8:51:18 PM

WTG Pat! #2795973

Lynne Morris 5/21/2006 8:59:46 PM

WTG Pat, many congratulations :) #2796026

Ronald F. Fischer 5/21/2006 9:15:16 PM

Congrats on this awesome finalist, Pat! #2796124

Pat Gamwell 5/21/2006 9:19:11 PM

THANK YOU EVERYONE for you generous and kind comments! #2796145

Brian Lobdell level-classic 5/21/2006 10:52:11 PM

May I add my congratulations too, Pat! These beautifully captured poppies make me think of the Wizard of OZ!! I wonder if I look close if I'll see Dorothy and the scarecrow!... Actually they're probably on their way to see the judges and give them some imput for the finals! Good luck on this wonderful composition! #2796449

Paul Sikora 5/22/2006 12:39:06 AM

Pay, this is a real beautiful image and congratulations on being a finalist #2796678

Dennis Flanagan 5/22/2006 2:54:01 AM

congratulations Pet. #2797001

David L. Luchowski 5/22/2006 4:01:19 AM

A great finalist,Pat.Congratulations. #2797293

Bridgette B 5/22/2006 4:12:37 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist! #2797395

Donna W. Neal 5/22/2006 4:18:09 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful and well deserved finalist and good luck in the next round Pat #2797453

Emile Abbott level-classic 5/22/2006 8:12:42 AM

congratulations again, Pat on another beautiful finalist. Good Luck next round. #2798970

Pamela Shane level-classic 5/22/2006 8:20:56 AM

Congratulations on this fabulous finalist Pat! :) #2799033

Nadya Johnson level-classic 5/22/2006 8:46:17 AM

Pat, I'm so glad to see this stunning photo in the finalists! Congratulations!! #2799227

Pat Gamwell level-classic 5/22/2006 12:53:30 PM

THANK YOU EVERYONE! Wow...I need to get a new camera more often!!! lol:) #2800387

Noel Baebler 5/22/2006 2:26:57 PM

Huzzah, Pat!!! #2800737

Sylvia Rossler 5/22/2006 3:15:43 PM

Hmmm I could swear I commented this wonderful picture before !!!!I can't believe it !!
Well then I do it now !!! It's a beauty Pat and a well deserved finalist !! Good luck :O) #2800961

Mary Clarke 5/22/2006 4:20:28 PM

Congratulations again Pat - more wonderful colours #2801256

Mary K. Robison 5/22/2006 11:29:32 PM

That new camera came in handy that day, didn't it, Pat?
CONGRATULATIONS on this gorgeous shot of our state flower ~ it earned its finalist spot! Best of luck in the next level! #2802485

Cora Miller level-classic 5/23/2006 12:18:48 AM

Eye grabbing image, Pat! The colors are almost electric they're so full of energy. Congratulations on making the finals with this one! #2802619

Jamil Saliba level-classic 5/23/2006 1:16:59 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful Finalist Pat best luck next round #2802739

S P Mukherji 5/23/2006 9:19:47 AM

Seems your new camera is doing wonders for you my friend! Congrats on your beautiful finalists this month Pat! #2804600

Debbie Hartley level-classic 5/23/2006 2:16:19 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalists Pat! #2805648

Corinne M. Thompson level-classic 5/23/2006 5:19:25 PM

Absolutely beautiful Pat! Congrats on your Finalist! #2806127

John V. Roscich level-classic 12/3/2006 3:38:17 PM

JOHN #3662467

Stanley J. Contrades level-classic 3/27/2007 1:00:57 AM

Hope you got this one blown up and hanging on a wall, Pat! Awesome colors and beautiful composition!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #4101299

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Yahoooo! I have a new camera!! These poppies 'popped' right out of the camera & were good to go!
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Uploaded on 4/21/2006 12:07:32 AM Photo Contest Finalist

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