S?ren Wettergreen 6/12/2006 11:50:20 AM

Nice capture susan, - good composition and color ;o) #463520

jules w 6/12/2006 11:53:58 AM

I love this!! #2886294

Dr Silly 6/12/2006 12:07:27 PM

Beautiful this is now one of my favorite flower shots. :O)

William C. Raco 6/12/2006 12:08:19 PM

Wow, the color, light and composition are outstanding, Susan
Very beautiful work

Bill #2886343

Jessica Jenney 6/12/2006 1:12:21 PM

Wonderful off center composition and lighting, Susan! #2886551

Sandy Stigliano 6/12/2006 2:12:27 PM

Awesome!! #2886801

Michelle Lea Guinn 6/12/2006 2:21:48 PM

WOW!!!! Awesome image!!! mlg~ #2886840

Debbie Del Tejo 6/12/2006 3:59:03 PM

I almost reached into my monitor to touch it.....IT IS THAT CLEAR! JUST PLAIN WOW ON THIS ONE!!!! #2887230

paul parent 6/12/2006 7:20:31 PM

Superb. #2887874

Janine Russell 6/12/2006 9:05:23 PM

Susan, excellent detail, colors, lighting, composition and DOF. #2888273

Corinne M. Thompson 6/12/2006 9:07:45 PM

Superb capture! #2888282

Dot K. 6/12/2006 9:10:22 PM

Wow beautiful capture! detail and colors are stunning. #2888293

Anita Hogue 6/15/2006 1:50:30 PM

FABULOUS!!!! We will be seeing this one again for sure!!!! #2900827

Susan Jane Allen 6/16/2006 11:58:09 PM

Thanks SO much for your kind comments. I am only seeing them today for the first time. For some reason, I'm not receiving comments on my photos at all, though I receive comments about others' photos that I've commented on. This has been going on for days, not one comment coming through, and as I generally enter one photo a day, I was beginning to lose confidence. It's made me realize how much comments from my fellow BP'ers gives me confidence! Gotta write to Heather and see what's going on! #2906394

Dan McConoughey 6/21/2006 5:41:28 PM

Susan, I absoluely love this image. The light is fantastic and the soft pastel colors are just wonderful along with the detail and DOF. #2930379

Susan Jane Allen 6/21/2006 9:30:10 PM

Thanks Dan! #2931390

Chastity Abbott 6/22/2006 11:00:52 AM

W*O*W! This is amazing! So cleat and sharp! Very delicate looking. Love your shot of this, wonderful!! #2934702

Susan Jane Allen 6/22/2006 11:27:47 AM

Thanks Chastity for visiting my gallery! I've had my eye set on yours for the past 20 minutes or so as I tie things up for the night, but it's 2:30 am and I've GOT to be disciplined! It's something to look forward to tomorrow! #2934827

Stan Lubach 6/23/2006 4:23:24 PM

Beautiful lighting on this, Susan. I really like the color too. #2942174

Susan Jane Allen 6/24/2006 10:48:11 PM

Thanks so much Stan! #2946900

Ken Smith 7/4/2006 7:38:50 AM

Love the composition on this one. #2984698

Ken Smith 7/4/2006 7:38:50 AM

Love the composition on this one. #2984699

Howard A. Wood 7/5/2006 2:41:11 PM

Wonderful color and composition. Great gallery as well! #2989621

Lorri Shank 7/16/2006 8:29:51 PM

Susan--this is one of my favortie shots ever on BP! It's so pretty I just don't have words to describe it. You must win something for this!!!! #3037919

Anna Diederich 7/25/2006 5:37:10 AM

Excellent image Susan! Such perfect lighting, color and comp! Congrats on this wonderful finalist! #3075445

Daniel G. Flocke 7/25/2006 6:22:04 AM

Susan- Congratulations on your Finalist!!!

Good luck next round!

~Daniel #3075838

Susan Jane Allen 7/25/2006 8:13:36 AM

So sorry not to have responded, you sweet encouraging BPers! My comment notification is often automatically switched off at BP these days due to some tech problems, and I don't know when people comment. Lori, I don't have words to describe my gratitude at your amazingly kind comment! By the way, haven't been able to tell some of you, but I'm in the midst of moving to Japan---countdown---five days! #3076875

Tarun Bose 7/25/2006 1:23:31 PM

Congrats Susan for being finalist. #3079317

Ken Smith 7/25/2006 5:55:29 PM

Susan, that's three. I bow to the macro queen. LOL Congrats!! #3080639

Susan Jane Allen 7/25/2006 10:22:27 PM

Thanks Tarun and Ken! Dear Ken, who patiently guided me when I was afraid to even touch my new camera, and positively terrified to change a lens, you are king of everything! #3081602

Ugur Erkmen 7/26/2006 11:47:58 AM

Congratulations Susan.

Sam Britt 7/26/2006 7:34:09 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Susan. It's so beautiful!

Sam #3087013

Darryl Wilkinson 7/27/2006 10:49:42 PM

Beautiful winner, Susan! Congratulations! #3092463

Susan Jane Allen 7/27/2006 11:51:43 PM

Thanks Darryl! #3092590

Evy Johansen 7/28/2006 12:14:55 AM

Big congratulations on your beautiful win, Susan! #3092673

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 7/28/2006 12:32:01 AM

Pretty image, congratulations on your win! #3092760

Ken Smith 7/28/2006 4:50:19 AM

Susan, congratulations!!!! #3093665

Daniel G. Flocke 7/28/2006 5:12:31 AM

Susan - This is one of my favorites!

Congratulations on your 2nd Place Winner!!!

~Daniel #3093831

Dr Silly 7/28/2006 5:14:14 AM

Congratulations Susan, on your win. :O)

Nancy L. Green 7/28/2006 5:46:10 AM

Congratulations on this well deserved win!! <>< #3094015

Peggy L. McNamara 7/28/2006 8:50:28 AM

This is absolutely breath taking Susan!! I was so happy to see you in the winners again, you have real talent. I owe you a long letter and will get to it soon...and now you're heading to Japan! Best of luck. #3095085

Sharon Day 7/28/2006 1:39:36 PM

BIG Congratulations, Susan!!! WTG!!! #3096027

Dan McConoughey 7/28/2006 5:14:43 PM

Congratulations Susan, only second place though, should have been first place. We will be looking foreward to some of your great shots, of Japan now. Thanks so much for sharing an look at China most people don't get to see. #3096542

William C. Raco 7/28/2006 5:32:58 PM

So nice to see this win, Susan
It's gorgeous!

Bill #3096643

Susan Jane Allen 7/28/2006 9:04:49 PM

Thanks, you lovely BPers with encouraging comments. Countdown is in hours now to departure to Japan--haven't been looking into anyone's galleries or even the contest entries---a lot to catch up on when I get to Japan! #3097181

Milan Banik 7/29/2006 5:41:17 AM

big congratulaton for lovely winner! #3098049

Janine Russell 7/30/2006 10:26:28 PM

Susan, congratulations on your Second Place win. #3103648

Susana Ms Heide 8/1/2006 8:14:17 AM

What a B E A U T Y ! ! ! Congrats on this lovely WINNER, Susan!! #3110129

Susan Jane Allen 8/4/2006 6:06:38 AM

Thanks so much Milan, Janine and Susana! #3123510

Ariel Lepor 8/17/2006 11:04:20 PM

Congratulations, Susan! It has excellent composition, it's nice and clear, and the colors are beautiful. Excellent work.

ScrattyPhotography Blog #3179121

Mary K. Robison 8/25/2006 3:46:02 PM

Beautiful, delicate image, Susan ~ "ethereal" suits it.
Belated Congratulations on your win with this last month. #3214753

Federico Collazuol 9/4/2006 9:17:10 AM

Well deserved, Susan! Gorgeous shot! #3265123

Susan Jane Allen 9/4/2006 11:00:10 PM

Thanks so much, Ariel, Mary and Federico! #3267505

Steve Downen 11/21/2006 8:10:42 AM

Beautiful! #3612110

Susan Jane Allen 11/21/2006 5:33:28 PM

Thanks, Steve! It's one of my favourites. #3613788

Steve Downen 11/21/2006 7:15:41 PM

I can see why! #3614020

G .G. Leger 2/15/2007 11:54:19 AM

Thanks for the compliment, your gallery is awesome!! Beautiful work ! #3951437

Susan Jane Allen 2/15/2007 7:48:46 PM

Thanks so much, G.G., for the encouragement! #3952661

Susan Jane Allen 2/15/2007 7:49:06 PM

Thanks so much, G.G., for the encouragement! And thanks for visiting my gallery! #3952662

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett 4/19/2007 3:18:55 AM

This is Beautiful, Susan ... and (a little belated) comgratulatios on this 2nd Place Winner ... steve #4185051

Susan Jane Allen 4/22/2007 9:22:49 PM

Thanks so much, Hurk! #4198109

Daniel Kessel 7/4/2007 4:05:57 PM

Wow, Susan. All of your photos are so beautiful. I would comment on almost every one of your photos' beauty, but I'll just say it here instead. Your work is absolutely wonderful, and keep up the good work! #4473522

Susan Jane Allen 7/4/2007 6:06:35 PM

Thanks so much for all the encouragment, Daniel! I need all I can get! #4473675

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...I'd make this my house! I changed the name on this to Ethereal after I entered it, but it won't take! 06/03/06, Zhongshan Lotus Park, Zhongshan, China. Moments before a torrential rain that put an end to that outing! Accented edges on the background.

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