William Johnson 5/29/2006 12:36:59 AM

Taken in my conservatory a couple of days ago. Critiques welcome. #454269

Julie Robinson 5/29/2006 1:51:36 AM

A lovely image Bill - the colours so deep & vibrant- well done! #2826582

Su Sana E. P 5/29/2006 2:24:17 AM

OMG!! Bill, this is really a stunning image. I've never thought of trying blue again black. With those white markings in the middle they look gorgeous!! Thanks for this idea. #2826613

William Johnson 5/29/2006 2:24:41 AM

Thank you very much Julie, glad you think so. Bill J. #2826615

William Johnson 5/29/2006 2:43:48 AM

Glad you like the idea Susan. I am just experimenting with thes backgrounds to see how they work out. It's nice to think that I've inspired you with the idea. Bill J. #2826644

Jenny Bosmans 5/29/2006 3:48:02 AM

WOW!! Fantastic capture, Bill!! I love dark backgrounds!! :) #2826753

William Johnson 5/29/2006 3:53:16 AM

Thank you for your comments Jenny. Bill J. #2826760

Lynne Morris 5/29/2006 7:52:18 AM

Gorgeous capture Bill, looks so good against the black! #2827716

William Johnson 5/29/2006 8:17:55 AM

Thank you very much Lynne, the black does seem popular dosn't it. Bill J. #2827820

William Johnson 5/29/2006 8:21:28 AM

Thank you very much Lynne, the black does seem popular dosn't it. Bill J. #2827836

Nadya Johnson 5/29/2006 10:07:06 AM

Not sure how I missed your GORGEOUS flower shots!! This one is totally sublime. WOW! That BLUE!! I think it's an iris not a lily, though. A 5-star shot and absolutely spectacular, Bill! #2828128

William Johnson 5/29/2006 10:57:53 AM

Thank you for your lovely comments Nadya. Apologies to everyone for the wrong description, I did know it was an Iris, but for some reason called it a Lily !!! Bill J. #2828271

Jill Odice 5/29/2006 11:09:23 AM

This is lovely not matter what name you call it :-) You know you can go to your member center and click on your pictures and change the name if you want :-) #2828300

William Johnson 5/29/2006 12:07:06 PM

No, I wasn't aware that I could change the name that way Jill. I will have to change it later. Thank you for your comments and information. Bill J. #2828473

Bill Wyatt 5/30/2006 3:41:57 AM

Wow awesome image, I like the colors and textures and the really stand out against the black bg! #2830671

William Johnson 5/30/2006 7:42:54 AM

Thank you Bill. Nice comments. Bill J. #2831863

Ken Smith 5/30/2006 9:12:50 AM

Very beautiful blues. Love the composition and sharpness. #2832192

William Johnson 5/30/2006 9:36:01 AM

Thanks Ken, glad you like it. Bill J. #2832245

Amy JACKSON 5/31/2006 12:31:25 PM

Gorgeous, Bill!!! You have taken some really nice flower shots lately!!! I really like them all! #2837133

William Johnson 5/31/2006 1:03:10 PM

Thank you Amy- you are so kind. Bill J. #2837266

Art Kuntz 5/31/2006 8:56:11 PM

This is a really great picture. Beautiful colors and focus is great. #2838544

Carol Teal 5/31/2006 8:59:42 PM

I love this Bill! It does look great against the black background! And that blue is so vibrant! I have never seen an iris that color! #2838553

William Johnson 6/1/2006 1:12:27 PM

Thank you for your kind comments Art & Carol - glad you like it. Bill J. #2841610

Corinne M. Thompson 6/15/2006 9:21:25 AM

Beautiful Iris the colors against the background, great detail too! #2900182

William Johnson 6/15/2006 12:26:09 PM

Glad you like it Corinne, and thank you for your nice comments. Bill J. #2900631

Amy JACKSON 6/20/2006 10:28:41 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Bill!! Way to go!!! :) #2923194

Ray Clarke 6/20/2006 10:48:17 PM

Congratulations Bill! Great shot!!!(R&A) #2923274

Corinne M. Thompson 6/20/2006 11:01:17 PM

Congrats on your Finalist! #2923316

William Johnson 6/20/2006 11:03:20 PM

I would like to say a BIG Thank You to ALL BP Members who helped me achieve the award. It is a very humbling feeling. Bill J. #2923322

Jenny Bosmans 6/21/2006 3:35:18 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Bill!! :) #2924301

Nadya Johnson 6/21/2006 3:58:35 AM

So glad to see your gorgeous photo in the finalists! I rather thought we'd see this one again. A huge congratulations, Bill! #2924551

Su Sana E. P 6/21/2006 6:20:52 AM

Bill congratulations on this most beautiful and well deserving Finalist!! WTG!! #2925871

Carol Teal 6/21/2006 8:29:18 AM

Congrats Bill! I am so happy for you! This is indeed a very beautiful photo! :) #2926968

William Johnson 6/21/2006 10:29:49 AM

Thank you very much for you lovely congratulatory / comments, Jenny, Nadya, Susan and Carol. Being my 1st one, I am very pleased as you may gather. Bill J. #2927723

Sylvia Rossler 6/24/2006 12:11:12 AM

Really beautiful Bill ! Big congrats on an amazing finalist :O) #2943453

William Johnson 6/24/2006 2:02:56 AM

Glad you like it and thank you very much for you congratulations Sylvia. Bill J. #2943636

Kate Jackson 6/29/2006 2:59:10 PM

This is so stunning Bill - many congratulations on your finalist! #2967188

William Johnson 6/29/2006 10:12:54 PM

Thank you Kate. Bill J. #2968291

Bill Wyatt 8/31/2006 9:35:58 AM

Congratulations my friend on your finalist! #3249907

William Johnson 8/31/2006 1:39:14 PM

Thank you very much Bill. Bill J. #3251038

Mario Rocafuerte 8/31/2006 8:14:29 PM

I hadn't seen this was a BetterPhoto Finalist, congratulations!
Keep up the great pics.

William Johnson 9/1/2006 9:39:40 AM

Thank you very much Mario for you comments. Bill J. #3254682

James E. Coleman 9/1/2006 7:50:00 PM


I have been trying to do something like this "after the fact" and very hard for me...this is indeed beautiful and worthy of the prize in my book.

Jim #3256307

William Johnson 9/2/2006 1:16:44 PM

Thank you James, glad you think it is worthwhile for you to do a similar thing. Bill J. #3258598

Kay Beausoleil 9/2/2006 4:41:22 PM

The background's great, and the composition is even better. Congratulations on your finalist, Bill! #3258987

Kathy Reeves 9/2/2006 4:42:43 PM

Congratulations Bill an outstanding image!! #3258990

William Johnson 9/3/2006 10:07:33 AM

Kay and Kathy, thank you both for you lovely comments, glad you like it. Bill J. #3261262

Kate Jackson 9/23/2006 2:52:09 PM

Oh WOW this is so richly deserved Bill! Congratulations! #3351082

William Johnson 9/24/2006 9:03:40 AM

Thank you for your very nice kind comments, Kate. Bill J. #3354146

Theresa M. VanderStaay 9/29/2006 7:31:08 AM

Beautiful shot!...The colors are just stunning...the black background certainly enhance them also...Very deserving as a finalist...Awesome color, great DOF and the focus is amazing...Tessa :o) #3385448

Tami Rook 9/29/2006 9:05:24 AM

The colors are breath taking, this is a WOW shot thank you for sharing
Tami #3385942

Mario Rocafuerte 9/29/2006 6:05:40 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist. I'm so happy to see that silver medal next to such a superb picture.

William Johnson 9/29/2006 11:04:16 PM

Thank you very much for your encouraging comments, Theresa, Tami and Mario. Bill J. #3388909

Shelly A. Van Camp 11/8/2006 6:05:52 AM

Very Pretty flowers and picture..well done on the dark BG! #3560812

William Johnson 11/8/2006 7:30:29 AM

Thank you Shelly. Bill J. #3561139

Susie Peek-Swint 11/11/2006 4:41:49 AM

Beautiful rich velvety colours ~ many congrats Bill! #3573088

Claudette Anderson 11/11/2006 9:31:44 AM

absolutely stunning - you got the vibrant colors down well. I'm an iris enthusiast (with 300 cultivars) and I'm thriving to find new ways to do iris (and plant) protraits that are a typical. Not as easy as one would think!~ Again, beautiful portrait! #3574288

William Johnson 11/11/2006 10:18:41 AM

Thank you very much for your kind comments, Susie and Claudette. Bill J. #3574412

Raymond Pauly 11/21/2006 9:49:18 PM

Beautiful floral image, Bill! I had missed this one! Good thing I checked into your gallery! Really beautiful! #3614361

William Johnson 11/21/2006 11:06:21 PM

Thank you looking back Raymond. Glad you like this one. Bill J. #3614391

Carol Sawyer 11/24/2006 12:41:07 PM

Hi Bill, I also missed this one, Beautiful image and congratulations on this one!! #3626356

William Johnson 11/24/2006 10:09:25 PM

Thank you for looking back and se this one Carol. I'm glad you like it. Bill J. #3627975

Jill Odice 11/25/2006 8:09:37 PM

The colors here are wonderful! Nice shot Bill! #3631269

William Johnson 11/25/2006 11:42:45 PM

Glad you like it Jill, thanks for looking back. Bill J. #3631803

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett 1/16/2007 3:16:36 PM

Super capture, Bill ... really like that dark blue on black ..

Nice Work!

Steve Hurkett #3827692

Roxanne M. Bubar 2/3/2007 12:45:24 PM

Stunning!!!!!! A big congrats. #3907989

William Johnson 2/4/2007 6:20:33 AM

Thank you Hurk, glad you like it. Bill J. #3909868

William Johnson 2/4/2007 6:22:12 AM

Thank you very much for you comments Roxanne, Bill J. #3909881

anonymous 2/5/2007 6:37:01 PM

Stunning capture Bill! I Love The Intense Color!! WTG #3916106

William Johnson 2/15/2007 9:55:01 AM

Thank you very much Barbara for your nice comments. Bill J. #3950991

john 2/15/2007 11:03:40 AM

Great point of view and I like the crisp edge that the background gives the leaf #3951257

Mary K. Robison 2/21/2007 3:29:26 AM

Very belated CONGRATULATIONS on this spectacular finalist, Bill! #3970834

William Johnson 2/21/2007 4:08:59 AM

Thank you very much, Nolan and Mary for commenting on this image. Your comments are much appreciated. Bill J. #3970980

Laura Clay-Ballard 2/22/2007 1:44:48 PM

awesome shot! it's perfect. #3976275

Dirkje Diana Fem. Reuvekamp 2/23/2007 12:12:36 AM

Wonderful picture..
Nice colours..
I like it..
Dirkje;) #3977503

William Johnson 2/24/2007 12:41:05 AM

Thank you for your comments Laura & Dirkje. Bill J. #3981153

Brenda Pugh 3/10/2007 2:36:28 PM

Congratulations Bill being a finalist, this is truly beatifull.
Brenda Pugh. #4041884

Peggy J. Maguire 3/27/2007 6:02:44 AM

Stunning Image Bill,Super win!! #4102207

William Johnson 3/27/2007 9:27:28 AM

Thank you very much for you nice comments Peggy. Bill J. #4102886

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 7/29/2008 1:59:47 PM

A gorgeous finalist, Bill!!!!! Congratulations!!!!! ♫ k #6246187

Husain Akhtar 12/28/2008 1:16:02 PM

Simply beautiful, my friend! Congratulations!
Happy New Year - 'You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday'!

Dianna Murphy 2/24/2009 10:32:45 AM

Wow, really gorgeous. #7208331

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