© Rakesh Syal


Evy Johansen level-classic 7/7/2006 12:32:52 AM

Wonderful image, Rakesh! Beautiful colors and great DOF! #479002

Dan Holm level-classic 7/7/2006 12:36:06 AM

Another gorgeous, colorful graphic shot, Rakesh!!! ... Your description reads more like a farewell... You're not going anywhere are you? #2995046

Renee Doyle level-classic 7/7/2006 12:36:47 AM

How lucky am I to be next to you tonight!!!! Wonderful image and beautiful sentiment Rakesh!!! Many many thanks to you - you are a true inspiration!
Happy anniversary!!!

Mata Patan level-classic 7/7/2006 12:41:29 AM

The photo is wonderful and I bet we'll see it again!
But the most wonderful thing here are the words you wrote down!
I share them and I think the same way you do! Betterphoto is a wonderful place to learn about photography....even only looking at someone else's shots!!! #2995054

Rakesh Syal level-classic 7/7/2006 12:46:50 AM

No no no Dan I am not going anywhere, I am there rest of my life!
Sorry friends couldnot comment yesterday due to absence of power and then break down! #2995066

Su Sana E. P level-classic 7/7/2006 1:08:30 AM

Rakesh, reading your lines I felt sad and thought you were leaving us...lol. And then I see your message and smiled like a baby...lol. BTW, you've got yourself another stunning close up shot here. #2995087

Helen N. McHugh level-classic 7/7/2006 1:08:47 AM

Wonderful capture as ever, Rakesh! I share your sentiments about BP, it is a wonderful place to learn & enjoy the comradery of like minded people! #2995088

Donald K. Cherry level-classic 7/7/2006 1:10:28 AM

Wonderful image and dedication, Rakesh! I think you echo the sentiments of all of us here at BP! #2995091

Mary K. Robison level-classic 7/7/2006 1:50:49 AM

Happy First of many years to come at betterphoto, Rakesh!
I like both Spectrum macros, with a tiny preference for this straight-on one.

Ray Clarke level-classic 7/7/2006 2:00:02 AM

Great image and dedication Rakesh, I always enjoy seeing your work!!!!(R) #2995147

Tressie Davis level-classic 7/7/2006 2:05:40 AM

Love this image Rakesh, great POV and colors. Happy BP Anniversary! #2995163

Kerby Pfrangle level-classic 7/7/2006 2:22:54 AM

I bet we see this again. Very nice closeup shot and right to the point.

Great shot, Rakesh. #2995193

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-classic 7/7/2006 2:35:24 AM

This is wonderful! And we look forward to your posts every day! #2995210

Gail Vitikacs level-classic 7/7/2006 3:10:01 AM

Wonderful capture....lovely message...and we have enjoyed your inspiring images Rakesh! #2995289

Kathy Radford level-classic 7/7/2006 3:20:52 AM

Wonderful shot. Rakesh, you're work has been so inspiring, you are such an important part of BP. I can't tell you how much this site has ment to me. The members are so incredible giving to help each other and watch each other grow. It's people like you that make it happen. Look forward to many more years of viewing your incredible shots. Happy anniversary. Kathy in NH #2995339

Bill Wyatt 7/7/2006 3:20:54 AM

Terrific SC and Dof! Very colorful, Rakesh! #2995340

Paul Michko 7/7/2006 3:23:08 AM

I see you're coming right to the point, Rakesh. :) Beautiful shot and congratulations on your year anniversary. And thank you for sharing your wonderful vision with all of us. You are a true inspirations to the community. #2995348

Joy Rector 7/7/2006 3:40:30 AM

perfect comp and lighting #2995451

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic 7/7/2006 3:45:59 AM

Another great macro, Rakesh! Great colors and detail!

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Ross Throndson 7/7/2006 4:12:22 AM

Ah Ha!! I see you borrowed my son's colored pencils again....lol! Happy BP B-Day, Rakesh!! Great Image!! :^) #2995571

William C. Raco level-classic 7/7/2006 4:15:50 AM

Love the colors, the arrangement and DoF
Excellent work, Rakesh!

Bill #2995589

Hendrik Storme level-classic 7/7/2006 4:31:43 AM

Great colors and comp!Excellent!
And also a happy BP B-day, Rakesh! #2995669

Jeff Robinson level-classic 7/7/2006 5:06:53 AM

A wonderful image and such a great message! I have always enjoyed seeing your wonderful work! Jeff #2995827

Kathy Reeves level-classic 7/7/2006 5:39:58 AM

Wonderful image Rakesh! Your creativity is amazing! The details and colors are wonderful! #2996010

Rakesh Syal level-classic 7/7/2006 6:43:20 AM

Thank you so much all for lovely words!! #2996373

Pamela Shane level-classic 7/7/2006 6:58:05 AM

Be still my heart - I thought you were
leaving us as well & am sooo glad you are not!!!! Love this spectrum image too - can't decide which one is my favorite. You express how I feel about BP, & the friendships that have been formed here - Happy Anniversary Rakesh!! :) :) #2996423

Melissa G. Meiselman 7/7/2006 6:58:13 AM

WOW!!! One year!! Like a first birthday, Rakesh!! You have certainly been an inspiration to me since I joined the BetterPhoto family!!!

Your DOF in this image is amazing and could be held up for all to see the true definition of shallow DOF!! Superb image, Rakesh!!! #2996425

Jane M 7/7/2006 7:27:12 AM

Great detail and fantastic POV! #2996537

Manuel Barrera 7/7/2006 7:39:59 AM

As I look at all the responses and all the people that participate your choice of photo is excellent. Very creative and excellent photo. #2996576

Laura Clay-Ballard 7/7/2006 7:54:22 AM

fabulous macro! love the color and all those fine points! Fabulous tribute .... :>) #2996656

Pat Gamwell 7/7/2006 8:36:01 AM

We can all give a collective sigh of relief that you are not leaving!!! At the beginning of your wonderful narrative I was afraid to continue reading for fear you were leaving!!!! CONGRATS on your anniversary....it has been a year of joy & inspiration for ALL of us! Your master pieces have moved us emotionally & pushed us to higher creative heights! Thank you, Rakesh...you are a humble & gracious teacher & friend! #2996816

Bobbie Davis 7/7/2006 8:47:54 AM

I'm with everyone here Rakesh when I say "Thank goodness you aren't leaving us!" Happy anniversary and I love each and every one of your images! #2996871

Linda D. Lester level-classic 7/7/2006 8:52:33 AM

Wonderful shot...love your imagination with the shots you come up with. I always enjoy going to your site to see what you have posted.
Happy anniversary! #2996888

Goshka G. level-classic 7/7/2006 11:03:34 AM

Happy Anniversary, Rakesh! I, too, thought you were leaving us after reading your farewell speech!;-) Thanks for inspiring us all with your beautiful images! #2997245

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic 7/7/2006 11:07:27 AM

Nice capture Rakesh. Happy one year anniversary. Glad to hear that's what it was. This is the best site on the web. I'd be lost without it and all the friends I have gotten to know are so fantastic. Hope we all have many many more years of being on BP. I'm so glad I came across this site. Wouldn't it be neat if all of us could meet. My first and last site I look at everyday is BP. Keep up the good work. #2997255

Terry L. Ellis level-classic 7/7/2006 11:13:43 AM

Very creative and splendid macro, Rakesh! Happy Anniversary and so glad you'll still be around to inspire me! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #2997283

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 7/7/2006 12:12:27 PM

Happy Anniversary at BP Rakesh! This image really gets to the point! Great macro! #2997471

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic 7/7/2006 12:26:44 PM

Magnificent image! They're all in focus! Great work. And wonderful color symphony. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. and happy anniversary. #2997510

Rakesh Syal level-classic 7/7/2006 1:14:20 PM

Thanks my friends for so encouraging words!! #2997669

Sharon King 7/7/2006 1:55:16 PM

My family doesn't understand why I spend so much time on BP. It is just so great to be appreciated and inspired by so many fellow photographers and friends. Happy Anniversary Rakesh! Your work is amazing! #2997785

Ronald F. Fischer 7/7/2006 1:57:39 PM

Rakesh, it is you who inspire us with your awesome talent, displayed day after day, whether it be portrait, still life, action, you name it!! Congratulations on your one year anniversary, and here is to many many more!! #2997799

Karen Engelbreth 7/7/2006 2:29:05 PM

Wonderful image - as always, Rakesh - Happy BP birthday :0)) #2997919

Tarun Bose 7/7/2006 2:32:35 PM

My God these coloured pencils seems to be coming out of the screen. What a depth. As usual another masterpeice from grandmaster of photography. Happy anniversary Ricky.We are looking forward for more and more excellent work of yours year after year. Great going. by the way where is the champegne bottle for celebrations. God bless you. Best wishes from the core of my heart. Tarunda. #2997934

Lorraine A. Cook 7/7/2006 2:44:47 PM

Happy One Year Anniversary Rakesh (with BP). I echo your sentiments, my friend!

Love the pencil perspective!!<:)) #2997984

Lynne Morris 7/7/2006 3:54:46 PM

Happy 1st BP birthday Rakesh :) And what a posting to celebrate it, this is awesome, and I too think we will see it again! Great work, keep them coming! #2998193

Anne D. Eigen 7/7/2006 4:41:27 PM

Magnificent, Rakesh! Such an original POV for these colored pencils, beautiful light, contrast, and colors!!! Happy 1st year anniversary! Looking forward to many more years of seeing your amazing work! #2998288

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 7/7/2006 4:58:24 PM

Really great image, nice design and focus! #2998340

Jenny D 7/7/2006 5:28:33 PM

Excellent image, Rakesh! #2998428

Janine Russell level-classic 7/7/2006 6:42:23 PM

Rakesh, excellent colors, detail and selective focus; awesome capture. #2998598

Laurence Saliba level-classic 7/7/2006 8:56:46 PM

Another lovely image Rakesh!!! Happy 1st anniversary!! #2998904

Rakesh Syal level-classic 7/7/2006 9:26:24 PM

Thank you so much for so encouraging words, my friends! #2998965

Cathy Stancil 7/7/2006 10:07:19 PM

Yes, Happy 1st anniversary, Rakesh ! Beautiful image, beautiful words... I feel fortunate to be part of BP as well, and thank you for the inspiration !! #2999025

Patrick Campbell 7/8/2006 9:20:51 AM

Thank you for expressing sentiments that many of us share, Rakesh. It is hard for non-photographers to understand our obsession, that is for certain! I love this series. Wishing you the very best, Pat #3000443

Shane RA Sydlewski 7/8/2006 1:39:26 PM

very cool !! I love the colors. #3000966

John Connolly level-classic 7/8/2006 3:02:25 PM

This is a wonderful tribute, I'm sure we all share with the BP organization, Rakesh!
You masterfull use of light, makes this another impressive image. #3001166

Glenn E. Urquhart 7/9/2006 4:35:02 AM

Very unique, creative composition, Rakesh!!! Well Done! Cheers, Glenn. #3002635

Ray Thoms 7/9/2006 6:18:14 AM

Very creative photo Rakesh but your message is beautiful and very meaningful, I wish you continued good health and hope we can share images for a long time to come.....the difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra that you always seem to give!
Ray #3003013

Sandra Freyler 7/9/2006 7:25:31 AM

Awesome detailing rakesh! Very nice image... #3003226

Al G. Juniarsam 7/10/2006 10:41:43 PM

What an excellentshot, Rakesh!! Love the DoF, colors, and composition! #3011634

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 7/11/2006 7:41:50 AM

Beautiful! #3013484

Rakesh Syal level-classic 7/11/2006 8:05:15 AM

Thank you so much for your wonderful words, my friends! #3013619

Sergio La Spina 7/13/2006 2:10:18 PM

Very beautiful image and great composition end colors I like it11! #3025135

Kate Jackson level-classic 7/14/2006 1:52:50 PM

Thank you for being there Rakesh! I am sure we all learn so much from you!
I am crazy for this DOF!! #3029543

Daniella Puente 8/1/2006 7:45:32 PM

Rakesh wonderful feelings and great color exposure, like a lot your picture and agree totally with your words,
Take care! #3112402

Rakesh Syal level-classic 8/1/2006 8:09:17 PM

Sergio, Kate and Daniella, thank you my friends! #3112501

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic 8/26/2006 12:44:19 PM

Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round. #3218273

Kristi A. Howson 8/26/2006 1:17:36 PM

Congratulations on your Finalist Rakesh and Best Of Luck in the next round. Awesome DOF and presentation! #3218597

Melissa A. Mannon 8/26/2006 1:35:51 PM

Congratulations on your finalists Rakesh! #3218771

Carla Metzler 8/26/2006 1:55:26 PM

Congratulations, Rakesh!! :D #3218948

Hendrik Storme 8/26/2006 2:05:08 PM

Congratulations, Rakesh! #3219069

Candice C. Calhoun level-classic 8/26/2006 2:20:51 PM


ccc #3219262

ALLEN O. HOWARD 8/26/2006 2:23:35 PM

More congratulations Rakesh!!! #3219296

Bill Wyatt 8/26/2006 3:20:09 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Rakesh! #3219978

Dorann Weber 8/26/2006 3:56:47 PM

Cingratulations on this splendid finalists! #3220374

Glenn E. Urquhart 8/26/2006 4:35:35 PM

Rakesh, a BIG Congrats on being chosen a finalist!!! Well Deserved! Cheers Glenn #3220637

Anne D. Eigen 8/26/2006 4:46:21 PM

Such beautiful focus, Rakesh! Congratulations on tis awesome finalist! #3220726

Ronald F. Fischer 8/26/2006 5:08:00 PM

Rakesh, congratulations on all your well deserved finalists and good luck in the next round!! #3220883

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 8/26/2006 5:11:44 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalists, Rakesh!
-Debby #3220907

Tarun Bose level-classic 8/26/2006 5:12:50 PM

Big congrats Ricky. Ye too aur age jayega. Khush raho mere yaar. #3220912

David Phalen level-classic 8/26/2006 5:38:10 PM

Congrats Rakesh! #3221079

Kaye Burazin 8/26/2006 5:39:30 PM

So glad you're here Rakesh. Congrats again! #3221089

Tressie Davis 8/26/2006 6:23:43 PM

Big congrats on this one Rakesh - GREAT image! #3221502

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 8/26/2006 6:56:10 PM

Outstanding image Rakesh, truly professional. Thanks for the sentiment, I feel the same way!!!

Congratulations on your finalist win! #3221845

eileen bedford 8/26/2006 7:04:18 PM

Congratulations Rakesh on your finalist win and great image. #3221945

Terry L. Ellis level-classic 8/26/2006 7:45:24 PM

Big congratulations again, Rakesh! Wonderful finalist! #3222391

Megan p 8/26/2006 8:11:40 PM

Wonderful color, and detail, wonderful Finalist!!! #3222704

Nancy L. Green level-classic 8/26/2006 8:12:48 PM

Congratulations Rakesh!! <>< #3222723

Lorraine A. Cook 8/26/2006 8:29:51 PM

Cool Colors! Congrats, my friend#3222879

Manuel Barrera 8/26/2006 8:49:54 PM

Congratulations Rakesh #3223059

Su Sana E. P level-classic 8/26/2006 9:11:33 PM

Rakesh, Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist!! #3223195

Lynne Morris 8/27/2006 1:58:38 AM

Many congratulations on your finalists Rakesh, well deserved. #3224022

Marijana Fajgl level-classic 8/27/2006 2:32:07 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist! Best of luck! #3224190

Paul Michko 8/27/2006 4:09:56 AM

Congratulation on another great finalist, Rakesh. #3224513

Revonda L. Gentry 8/27/2006 4:13:30 AM

Wonderful words, wonderful image, congratulations Rakesh!! #3224530

Judyann Plante 8/27/2006 5:25:17 AM

Congratulations once again, Rakesh!!! Outstanding work!

Judyann ><> #3224941

Graeme yew Chow level-classic 8/27/2006 5:54:35 AM

Rakesh, congratulation on outstanding finalist. cheers for next round my friend. #3225121

Cyn Valentine level-classic 8/27/2006 5:55:14 AM

Congratulations Rakesh!! #3225124

Rakesh Syal level-classic 8/27/2006 9:44:55 AM

Thank you my dear friends for your great wishes and support!! #3226352

Sandra Freyler level-classic 8/27/2006 10:31:10 AM

congratulations! #3226545

Patrick Campbell 8/27/2006 11:46:31 AM

Wonderful image, congrats Rakesh! #3226952

Melissa G. Meiselman 8/27/2006 8:51:22 PM

Congratulations, Rakesh on this wonderful finalist!!! #3229549

Pat Gamwell 8/27/2006 9:18:33 PM

Wonderful! Another BIG CONGRATS! #3229632

Rakesh Syal level-classic 8/27/2006 10:57:15 PM

Thank you Sandra, Patrick, Melissa and Pat for such a great support! #3229808

Dan Holm level-classic 8/28/2006 12:09:16 AM

Woo HOO!! CONGRATULATIONS, Rakesh!! #3229854

Ross Throndson 8/28/2006 3:53:56 AM

OK Rakesh, you gotta give my Son part of the Credit for this Fantastic Finalist...lol....Big Congratulations...Best of Luck in the next round!!! :^) #3230727

Sylvia Rossler 8/28/2006 4:28:37 AM

Big congrats again Rakesh :o) #3231006

Kate Jackson level-classic 8/28/2006 10:13:53 AM

Great big congratulations Rakesh! This is fantastic! #3233253

RC Fritz 10/28/2006 6:42:05 PM

Wonderful finalist. Congratulations! #3515737

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Its one year today!
Thank you dear BP friends for all your inspirations, appriciations, constructive criticism, love and ignore during the last one year that I have been associated with you. I have enjoyed sending each and every post at BP and receiving each and every post by you at BP.
I wish and pray you be there with me always and I be there with you always.
Special thanks: BP organisers for putting everybody together.

~~!!Special Effects!!~~

Uploaded on 7/7/2006 12:30:23 AM

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