Bubbles on Gerbera pollen.

© Su Sana E. P

Bubbles on Gerbera pollen.

ronda chatelle level-classic 5/30/2006 12:04:50 AM

WOW!! Outrageously stunning, Susan! Excellent description! I especially love the "had to wait for dinner" part ... I LOVE IT! #454899

Su Sana E. P level-classic 5/30/2006 12:05:49 AM

WOW - amazing results with this Susan- just stunning!

Julie Hore #2830140

Su Sana E. P level-classic 5/30/2006 12:06:24 AM

Very creative, Susan! Great work! Beautiful result!!

Evy Johansen #2830142

Rob Bishop 5/30/2006 12:08:34 AM

Amazing PS work, and an even more amazing final composition. This is really outstanding work, Susan! #2830146

Ray Clarke 5/30/2006 12:10:32 AM

what a beautiful , wonderfully creative image Susan, great idea (ac) #2830152

Kerby Pfrangle level-classic 5/30/2006 12:10:47 AM

Very creative and artist. Love the warm wonderful colors. Very nice Susan. #2830153

Nadya Johnson 5/30/2006 12:15:41 AM

WOW!! This is astounding, Susan! My first thought was, it looks like some amazing science-fiction world. FANASTIC! A wonderful image, has to be a winner! #2830180

Hector Contreras 5/30/2006 12:20:52 AM

You always STUNN with your work Susan
Heco #2830196

Jill Odice level-classic 5/30/2006 12:38:29 AM

You are lucky to have an understanduing hubby! It was worth a late dinner :-) #2830231

Mata Patan 5/30/2006 12:40:55 AM


Richard D. Cox 5/30/2006 12:47:01 AM

Creative and well executed. A prize piece of work. #2830247

Rakesh Syal level-classic 5/30/2006 12:51:50 AM

What a fantastic creation, Susan!! #2830254

Pat Gamwell 5/30/2006 1:02:21 AM

Wowzaaaaaaa! My new favorite! Fabulous creation, my dear friend! After all that hard work, SJ should be making YOU dinner! lol:) Glorious masterpiece! #2830284

Leanne M.E. Boyd 5/30/2006 1:12:22 AM

That's why they invented packaged meals, so we photographers can play longer. Excellent image, Susan - I love the colour, full frame, effects and composition. #2830303

Paul Michko 5/30/2006 2:05:54 AM

Amazing work, Susan. #2830376

Jim Huffield 5/30/2006 2:16:14 AM

INCREDIBLE WORK!!!! #2830402

Janine Russell level-classic 5/30/2006 2:38:00 AM

Susan, excellent color, detail, effects and composition. #2830443

Debbie Del Tejo level-classic 5/30/2006 2:40:44 AM

This is one that leaves you speechless when you look at it. If this is not a winner, I don't know what is. GREAT GREAT JOB! #2830447

Manuel Barrera level-classic 5/30/2006 2:43:41 AM

Nice colors #2830456

Donald K. Cherry level-classic 5/30/2006 2:51:59 AM

Gorgeous macro and PS work, Susan! #2830487

Gail Vitikacs level-classic 5/30/2006 3:17:56 AM

Terrific Susan!!! We have understand!!! It is amazing! #2830538

Glenn E. Urquhart 5/30/2006 3:23:54 AM

Said this before... I really enjoy your work Susan!!! Stunning macro and composition! Cheers, Glenn. #2830563

Linda D. Lester level-classic 5/30/2006 4:45:19 AM

Awesome job! Beautiful macro! #2830969

Jessica Jenney level-classic 5/30/2006 5:04:04 AM

Gorgeous and very creative image you "cooked" up, Susan :-) #2831149

Jeff Robinson level-classic 5/30/2006 5:18:30 AM

Really great work Susan! Jeff #2831221

Marianne S. Jensen level-classic 5/30/2006 5:51:57 AM

DITTO all comments! A winner, indeed! #2831400

Roger Bernabo 5/30/2006 6:13:47 AM

TREMENDOUS image Susan; one of the best I have ever seen! #2831492

Inge S. Lasmana level-classic 5/30/2006 6:42:35 AM

Very creative image, Susan! love the bubble & clouds effects. Well done! #2831588

Mary Timman 5/30/2006 6:43:18 AM

Splendid effects. And who cares if the family eats, huh! ~lol~
Great work and turned out beautifully! #2831591

Graeme yew Chow level-classic 5/30/2006 7:07:17 AM

Fantastic effect in PS and great colors and interest in it, Susan. #2831691

Jim Kinnunen level-classic 5/30/2006 8:32:02 AM

Very beautiful colors and terrific PS work, Susan!:) #2832029

bob cornelison level-classic 5/30/2006 8:59:39 AM

Great job Susan!
~:O) #2832138

Bridgette B level-classic 5/30/2006 9:03:20 AM

Amazing macro, Susan!! The colors and details are amazing!!! #2832148

Terry L. Ellis level-classic 5/30/2006 10:39:08 AM

Fantastic image, Susan! Amazing effects! #2832422

Tarun Bose 5/30/2006 11:24:28 AM

Mind blowing shot Susan. In my books it is a winner, winner, winner. Excellent colours, clearity and ofcourse composition. Well done. #2832545

Marcie A. Fowler 5/30/2006 12:06:19 PM

Well worth the wait!!!! Love the bubbles added to the flower. Gives it a wonderful, whimsical feel!! Excellent work Susan. A winner in my book too! Very creative and well done. #2832639

Judyann Plante 5/30/2006 12:45:57 PM

Beautiful image, beautifully done! Great work, Susan!

Judyann ><> #2832778

Karen Engelbreth 5/30/2006 1:32:52 PM

Big big WOW, Susan - wonderful, creative image :0) #2832960

Bill Wyatt 5/30/2006 2:20:25 PM

Awesome image and effects, Susan! Very creative and colorful. #2833204

Revonda L. Gentry 5/30/2006 6:20:03 PM

This is just incredible!! WOW, WOW WOW!! #2833795

Ronald F. Fischer 5/30/2006 6:51:10 PM

This is simply awesome, Susan! I am glad you put dinner on the back burner!! LOL #2833913

Paula Dwyer 5/30/2006 9:14:03 PM

Awesome!!!!!! :) #2834304

Ross Throndson 5/30/2006 9:54:55 PM

Wow, Susan! Looks like something you would see in a science- fiction movie! Great Job!!! #2834374

Darryl Wilkinson 5/30/2006 11:07:09 PM

Outstanding creation, Susan...and it only took a half hour??? WOW, very impressive work! #2834449

Zenon Toczek 5/31/2006 7:21:14 AM

This is stunning!
Just awesome, you are very creative and patient!
zenon #2835789

Laurence Saliba level-classic 5/31/2006 1:18:46 PM

Very very creative Susan!!!! #2837354

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 5/31/2006 10:31:26 PM

Interesting and very beautiful, love the creativity! #2838750

Cathy Stancil 5/31/2006 10:36:08 PM

You are so very creative and talented, Susan ! I am so PS challenged, it's not even funny... Excellent idea and execution ! #2838763

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic 5/31/2006 11:31:22 PM

Stunning creation Susan, I can't believe you did each of those bubbles manually and in only 30 mintues. I would have probably had to skip dinner all together and it still would not have looked like this. Gorgeous colors and details !!!! #2838833

Carlo Cascone 6/1/2006 8:32:00 AM

Your creative mind and your skilled hands have produced a stunning picture!
... dinner can wait!!!
Carlo #2840535

Photographer 6/5/2006 12:01:19 AM

Beautiful job Susan, love it!

Best wishes to you and Sanjay
Reine #2852954

Ken Smith level-classic 6/7/2006 6:45:52 PM

Beautiful picture. I enjoyed your gallery. The bright colors really stand out. It's easy to scan your thumbnails to see the great stuff you do. #2866559

Margot Petrowski 6/14/2006 8:55:04 AM

A..........MAZING!!!!!!! #2895206

Sharon Day level-classic 6/19/2006 5:10:19 PM

Gorgeous and creative, Susan!!! I love this! #2917433

Stanley J. Contrades 6/20/2006 10:02:32 PM

Fantastic work and an amazing outcome, Susan! CONGRATULATIONS on another Finalist!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #2922973

Jim Kinnunen level-classic 6/20/2006 10:09:42 PM

Congratulations on this excellent finalist, Susan!:) #2923039

Graeme yew Chow level-classic 6/20/2006 11:16:34 PM

Congratulation Susan. This is super ! #2923342

Pat Gamwell level-classic 6/20/2006 11:46:56 PM

This one should go all the way to 'gold', my friend! It is beyond superb! CONGRATS! #2923434

Joanne C. Anderson level-classic 6/21/2006 12:06:45 AM

Fantastic image, Susan!!! Congratulations!! #2923484

Renee Doyle level-classic 6/21/2006 1:01:08 AM

Huge congrats once again Susan!!!!! Wonderful!!!

Judyann Plante 6/21/2006 2:28:47 AM

Congratulations, susan!

Judyann ><> #2923955

Paul Sikora 6/21/2006 2:39:02 AM

Congratulations Susan #2923991

Jenny Bosmans 6/21/2006 3:21:59 AM

Congratulations on another beautiful finalist, Susan!! :) #2924192

Nadya Johnson 6/21/2006 3:49:47 AM

Congratulations, Susan! #2924470

Inge S. Lasmana level-classic 6/21/2006 4:11:06 AM

Congratulations, Susan! #2924647

Ross Throndson 6/21/2006 6:04:45 AM

Susan, Congratulations!! Awesome Image!! :^) #2925694

David L. Luchowski 6/21/2006 6:09:50 AM

Congratulations on this awesome finalist,Susan. #2925750

Sharon Day level-classic 6/21/2006 6:30:14 AM

Congratulations on a beautiful finalist, Susan!!! Good luck next round! #2925983

Nancy L. Green level-classic 6/21/2006 6:55:48 AM

Congratulations Susand and good luck next round! <>< #2926262

Kenneth Mucke 6/21/2006 7:04:45 AM

This is just awesome Susan...A Great Big Congrats #2926342

Jill Flynn level-classic 6/21/2006 7:25:05 AM

Love the effects and work on this Susan. Congratulations on another terrific finalist! #2926546

Laura Clay-Ballard 6/21/2006 8:00:51 AM

wow! fab work! congrats! #2926792

Laurence Saliba level-classic 6/21/2006 8:50:59 AM

Congratulations on this awesome finalist, good luck in the next round Susan!!! #2927107

Terry L. Ellis level-classic 6/21/2006 9:29:13 AM

Congratulations, Susan, on another amazing finalist! #2927407

Jeff Robinson level-classic 6/21/2006 9:30:22 AM

Congrats Susan on your outstanding Finalist! Jeff #2927419

Jessica Jenney level-classic 6/21/2006 10:15:24 AM

I knew I'd be seeing this again, Susan! Congratulations! So creative and well done! #2927668

Stephen Zacker level-classic 6/21/2006 10:44:41 AM

Stunning! Congratulations #2927804

Glenn E. Urquhart level-classic 6/21/2006 11:29:16 AM

Congrats, Susan!!! Well deserved! Cheers, Glenn. #2928207

Sylvia Rossler 6/21/2006 1:05:35 PM

You made a lot of gorgeous finalists Susan ! Big congrats :O) #2928868

Noel Baebler 6/21/2006 1:30:49 PM

Huzzah, Susan! #2929020

Diane Dupuis 6/21/2006 1:58:33 PM

Congrats Susan! Your hard work paid off! #2929217

Damian P. Gadal 6/21/2006 2:00:22 PM

Stunning! Worth the effort. Congrats! #2929229

Joannie Bertucci level-classic 6/21/2006 3:36:45 PM

Congratulations Susan, phenominal work and it will be in the winners circle! #2929748

Graham D. Sher 6/21/2006 5:17:21 PM

excellent digital manipulation and well worth the wait for dinner!!! #2930215

Lorraine A. Cook 6/21/2006 9:40:02 PM

Love the bubbles! Super Macro! Congrats, Susan!!<:)) #2931418

Nadia Paul 6/21/2006 9:47:42 PM

Congrats on this colourful and creative finalist Susan! #2931446

Jill M. Flusemann 6/22/2006 5:00:12 AM

This is incredible! Love your originality - and with work like this - forget dinner :) #2932911

Wendy Stevenson 6/22/2006 5:17:56 AM

Congratulations on this outstanding finalist Susan. I was just looking through your gallery and it's is just filled with stunning colour and fantastic imagery!! Congrats on ALL your beautiful finalists!! Superb work! #2933012

Cheryl E. Molennor 6/22/2006 8:31:49 AM

Susan, That is just fabulous. Congratulations #2933998

Leanne M.E. Boyd 6/22/2006 8:35:03 AM

Congratulations Susan! #2934019

Robyn Mackenzie 6/22/2006 12:52:02 PM

Of all your super finalists, this is my favourite, Susan! Fabulous image! Best of luck in the next round. :o) Robyn #2935178

Lorri Shank 6/22/2006 2:37:06 PM

What alot of work, Suan. It turned out beautifully. Congrats and good luck.

Hector Contreras 6/22/2006 8:27:20 PM

Congratulations Susan, a winner in my book
Heco #2937099

Corinne M. Thompson 6/22/2006 8:52:39 PM

Stunning and creative...Congrats on your Finalist! #2937188

ALLEN O. HOWARD 6/23/2006 9:23:17 AM

Awesomme Susie!!! And congratulations! #2940360

Revonda L. Gentry 6/23/2006 5:55:27 PM

Like I said before, WOW, WOW, WOW!! Congratulations!!:) #2942456

Bill Wyatt 6/26/2006 2:21:40 PM

Congratulations on this real beauty, Susan! #2953902

RC Fritz 7/16/2006 8:09:28 AM

Fantastic macro, Susan! Congratulations! #3035899

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic 7/18/2006 9:42:56 PM

I'm a little late, have been out of town for a couple of weeks...but, congratulations on all your well deserved finalists and second place win. #3047361

Vladan D. Djordjevic 1/23/2007 3:36:18 AM

Fantastic photo! What a beautiful detail, color, lighting!!! #3853399

Elida Gutierrez 9/22/2008 10:57:39 AM

Congratulations on your FINALIST!!! #6489772

Stefania Barbier level-classic 9/22/2008 11:08:25 AM

congratulations again Susana!!! #6489943

Tiia Vissak level-classic 9/22/2008 11:31:09 AM

Congratulations! #6490274

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-classic 9/22/2008 2:31:36 PM

WTG, SuSana!!!!!! Congratulations and good luck in the next round!!!!!! ♫ k #6491982

Mike D. Perez level-classic 9/22/2008 5:48:37 PM

A beautiful creation, Susana! Congratulations! #6493671

Stephanie Frey level-classic 9/23/2008 7:14:11 AM

Congratulations on another great Finalist, SuSana!! #6498295

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 9/23/2008 12:04:16 PM

Creative and beautiful work Susana! Congratulations!!

I'm sure you heard this before, but I MISS YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #6499567

Vladan D. Djordjevic 9/23/2008 5:04:09 PM

Congratulations on your fantastic Winner, Susana! Favorite. #6501220

Sam Britt 9/23/2008 5:13:58 PM

Congratulations on your 2nd Place winner, Susana! #6501287

JO ANN CLEVELAND 9/23/2008 5:21:40 PM

FANTASTIC! Congrats on this awesome winner SuSana!

jo ann c. #6501340

Stephanie Frey 9/23/2008 5:22:57 PM

Congratulations on your well-deserved Winner! #6501349

Arlene Krassner 9/23/2008 5:56:37 PM

Lovely work SuSana.
Congratulations. #6501548

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 9/23/2008 7:45:21 PM

Congratulations Susana! #6502072

Dr. Harmeet Singh 9/23/2008 8:34:17 PM

Congratulations on your fantastic Winner, Susana #6502296

Cary Rogers 9/23/2008 10:05:24 PM

Congratulations on this FABULOUS winner, SuSana....it's wonderful!! #6502675

Stefania Barbier level-classic 9/23/2008 10:19:50 PM


Mary K. Robison level-classic 9/23/2008 10:39:23 PM

Congratulations on this gorgeous Second Place Winner, SuSana!
I know I speak for many in saying we miss your sweet personality at bp! Hope all's well in your corner of the world. #6502823

Tiia Vissak level-classic 9/23/2008 11:08:11 PM

Congratulations on your winner! #6502979

Teresa A. Burnett level-classic 9/23/2008 11:14:11 PM

Congratulations again SuSana on this well deserved win!! #6503011

Tarun Bose level-classic 9/24/2008 1:53:11 AM

Big congrats Susana for your excellent winner. Two years back I had anticipated for this shot. #6503474

Laurie Daily level-classic 9/24/2008 4:00:16 AM

Another big congratulations, Susana..what a beautiful winner and your hard work sure did pay off this time!!! #6504034

Elida Gutierrez level-classic 9/24/2008 7:18:20 AM


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Colleen Farrell level-classic 9/24/2008 8:16:40 AM

Congrats, SuSana! #6505242

Patricia Ronan 9/24/2008 8:35:54 AM

Congrats again SuSana, another lovely winner:) #6505387

Sylvia Rossler 9/24/2008 10:03:04 AM

Big congrats again SuSana :o) #6505884

Rakesh Syal level-classic 9/24/2008 11:39:42 AM

Congrats on this awesome winner SuSana! #6506372

Alex T. Mizuno 9/24/2008 12:05:10 PM

Congratulations on your win SuSana! Your creativity and imagination always amaze me! #6506504

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 9/24/2008 2:28:20 PM

Another HUGE congratulations on this fantastic win, SuSana!!!!! ♫ k #6507048

Robert Baer 9/24/2008 5:06:39 PM

congrats on this great image susana! #6507602

Linda Blair 9/27/2008 5:15:18 PM

Congratulations SuSana....creative and awesome darkroom work!!!!!! #6521398

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 9/27/2008 5:23:00 PM

Congratulations Susana on your Another Win.

Dominick #6521432

Salwa Afef level-classic 10/7/2008 2:41:18 PM

Congratulations Susana ..very CREATIVE work ..thank you for this amazing reasult as I wish and dream ,Salwa . #6566539

Jim Kinnunen level-classic 10/8/2008 7:31:17 AM

This is truly a unique and wonderfully done image!!! Congratulations on a super Winner and Digital Darkroom selection, Susana!:) #6569971

Jennifer L. Alder level-classic 10/8/2008 7:48:13 AM

Congrats on your Darkroom feature my dear :) #6570024

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 10/8/2008 11:41:43 AM

It's nice to see this again SuSana!!! A beautiful DD feature and winning image!!!! Way to go!!!! #6571031

Stephanie Frey 10/9/2008 8:34:02 AM

Congrats on your DD feature! #6575136

Steven E. Ray 10/15/2008 11:14:28 AM

Hello SuSana! I see you are still staying on the Winners list :) Been 8 months since I looked in. Wonderful DD photo this one is, very well done. #6603847

Rahul Sharma 2/12/2013 2:10:38 AM

Amazing Picture Susana... #10564618

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This is the close up of the same Gerbera flower that I had submitted before. Original idea was to do it with soda water but it didn't work out well. So I took the close up, then manually applied the bubbles (Photo Impact) on pollens and a bit of cloud effect on the petals. Adjustment in colors and lighting were made with PSE. It took me about half an hour to do it and our dinner had to wait last night...lol.

Uploaded on 5/30/2006 12:01:36 AM

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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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