Barbara Helgason level-classic 8/18/2006 8:19:12 AM

This is beautiful Kara, great work! #505668

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 8/18/2006 8:32:22 AM

This is so the effects and the colors! Well done, Kara! #3181078

Paul Michko 8/18/2006 8:35:12 AM

Very creative work, Kara. I like it. #3181098

ADILSON F. FERREIRA level-classic 8/18/2006 8:42:48 AM

Wonderful image Kara!!!
Very creative and well done!!! #3181148

Joy Rector level-classic 8/18/2006 8:43:04 AM

totally awsome #3181151

Bill Wyatt 8/18/2006 9:07:28 AM

Beautiful effects, colors, composition. Very creative work, Kara! #3181272

Dawn Leslie 8/18/2006 9:16:41 AM

This is the delicate pink tones and the blending of the outer petals with the background. Great comp of the flower. #3181303

Michelle R. Kovach 8/18/2006 9:17:53 AM

Very creative Camera work Chica! I love it! I think its a winner! :D

Darren K. Fisher level-classic 8/18/2006 9:41:38 AM

Certianly has my vote for a winning image. I love the elegance of this. Perfect for note cards and so much more. Wonderful job. #3181363

Tonya R. Boles 8/18/2006 9:56:04 AM

Beautiful image Kara. #3181417

Tarun Bose 8/18/2006 11:23:12 AM

Excellent work Kara. Beautiful composition and lovely colour vanishing in white background. Well done. #3181694

Sherry S. Boles 8/18/2006 1:36:58 PM

Great idea and well done, Kara! #3182098

kerby lee pfrangle level-classic 8/18/2006 5:36:59 PM

Super work Kara. Just beautiful. #3182943

Datha Y. Thompson level-classic 8/18/2006 5:49:39 PM

BEAUTIFUL!! Very unique and creative!! #3182999

Kara Hendricks level-classic 8/18/2006 6:09:43 PM

Thank you all for the wonderful comments! #3183056

Susana Heide level-classic 8/19/2006 8:08:06 AM

Very artistic Kara!!! The results are beautiful! Love the negative space!

Kara Hendricks level-classic 8/19/2006 12:05:48 PM

Thank you Susana!! #3185671

Kathleen K. Parker level-classic 8/20/2006 3:25:47 PM

This is amazing, Kara. Really beautiful and so creative!
kk #3190083

Kara Hendricks level-classic 8/22/2006 3:34:31 AM

Thank you!!! #3197079

Alisha L. Ekstrom level-classic 8/22/2006 4:19:34 PM

OOOHHHH BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! I really like the comp & the effects! Well done Kara;) #3200256

Tricia L. Olson-Giles 8/22/2006 4:21:12 PM

Stunning Kara. A truly beautiful capture. Awe inspiring. #3200265

Kara Hendricks level-classic 8/22/2006 5:03:46 PM

Thank you both!! #3200372

eileen bedford 8/25/2006 6:00:25 AM

So Beautiful Kara, Love the simplicity and softness of it. And the boarder is perfect for this. #3212291

Kara Hendricks level-classic 8/25/2006 10:40:47 AM

Thank you so much!!! #3213680

Datha Y. Thompson 9/26/2006 8:06:05 PM


Jill Flynn level-classic 9/26/2006 8:33:46 PM

SUBLIME! Congratulations on your finalist Kara! #3368659

Dawn Leslie 9/26/2006 8:47:21 PM

WTG this! #3368846

Sherry S. Boles 9/26/2006 9:08:28 PM

Congrats, Kara!
Guess you did choose the right category! :) #3369044

Kara Hendricks level-classic 9/26/2006 9:31:32 PM

Thanks guys!!!! #3369262

Cesar J. La Rosa 9/26/2006 10:41:39 PM

Congratulations on this WONDERFUL and very well-deserved Finalist, Kara!!! #3369614

Lorraine A. Cook 9/26/2006 11:26:09 PM

Beautiful effect on this rose, Kara! Congratulations on this lovely finalist<:)) #3369788

Tammy Scott 9/27/2006 4:18:43 AM

Congratulations on another beautiful finalist #3371080

Wendy Stevenson 9/27/2006 4:44:12 AM

Wonderful minimalism! Congratulations on another great finalist Kara!! #3371203

Rakesh Syal level-classic 9/27/2006 5:59:03 AM

Congratulations on this lovely finalist, Kara! #3371630

Jane M 9/27/2006 6:04:04 AM

Excellent in it's simplicity of composition! Great finalist Kara! #3371658

Su Sana E. P level-classic 9/27/2006 6:36:01 AM

Congratulations again, Kara!! #3371945

Michelle R. Kovach 9/27/2006 7:47:27 AM

Whoo Hoo! And you were worried it didn't make it!
Congrats chica! #3372518

Susana Heide level-classic 9/27/2006 8:21:00 AM

So so GORGEOUS!!! Congrats Kara!!! Best of luck in the golden round!! #3372750

Deborah Sandidge level-classic 9/27/2006 8:38:20 AM

A lovely soft wash of pink, so beautiful! Congratulations and best of luck Kara! #3372877

Laurence Saliba level-classic 9/27/2006 9:29:52 AM

Congratulations on your finalist Kara! #3373170

Mick Burkey level-classic 9/27/2006 10:08:24 AM

Wonderfully done, Kara. Simple, yet elegant. Congrats on the finals! #3373398

Terry L. Ellis level-classic 9/27/2006 10:25:08 AM

Kara, congratulations on this beautiful finalist! I know there's another one! WTG! #3373519

ADILSON F. FERREIRA level-classic 9/27/2006 10:50:37 AM

Congratulations Kara!!! #3373704

Donna W. Neal level-classic 9/27/2006 11:35:55 AM

Congratulations on this well deserved finalist Kara! #3373900

Tonya R. Boles level-classic 9/27/2006 11:44:01 AM

Congrats Kara. #3373943

Kara Hendricks level-classic 9/27/2006 12:31:39 PM

Thank you everyone!!! #3374198

Dale Ann Cubbage level-classic 9/27/2006 3:36:28 PM

Can you say gorgeous?? This is so beautiful, congrats and good luck. I think you have a winner here!!

da #3375316

Kristi A. Howson level-classic 9/27/2006 4:10:25 PM

Congratulations Kara on this and all your other fantastic finalists! What a great month for you and all very deserving. Best of Luck in the next round! #3375485

Christopher Budny level-classic 9/27/2006 5:49:39 PM

Beautiful results, Kara! Congratulations! #3376015

Debra Booth level-classic 9/27/2006 7:26:13 PM

Absolutely beautiful, Kara!! Congratulations!! #3376492

Sharon Day level-classic 9/27/2006 8:48:37 PM

Congratulations again, Kara!!! Good luck next round! #3376806

Kara Hendricks level-classic 9/28/2006 6:24:30 AM

Thank you #3379163

Mary Timman level-classic 9/28/2006 5:10:23 PM

Beautiful image. Congratulations and good luck! #3381855

Kara Hendricks level-classic 9/28/2006 7:02:48 PM

Thank you so much!! #3382261

Su Sana E. P level-classic 9/28/2006 11:54:14 PM

Huge Congratulations on your Win, Kara!! #3382900

Revonda L. Gentry level-classic 9/28/2006 11:56:42 PM

Congratulations on your win!! #3382910

Janine Russell level-classic 9/29/2006 12:58:13 AM

Kara, great color, lighting and composition; congratulations on your Second Place win. #3383317

Renee Doyle level-classic 9/29/2006 12:59:47 AM

Sorry I missed this earlier Kara - many congratulations on this terrific second place win!!!

Jenny Bosmans level-classic 9/29/2006 1:13:13 AM

Big congratulations, Kara! :) #3383418

Rakesh Syal level-classic 9/29/2006 2:57:47 AM

Congratulations, Kara...a STUNNING WINNER!!! #3383797

Carla Metzler level-classic 9/29/2006 3:36:04 AM

Congratulations on your win, Kara!! :) #3383965

Michelle R. Kovach 9/29/2006 3:38:56 AM

She got a Gold!
Way to go Chica! I am so proud of you! Wonderful shot & one of my favs!
Congratulations! #3383980

Christopher Budny level-classic 9/29/2006 3:54:06 AM

Congratulations, again! #3384066

Ken Smith level-classic 9/29/2006 4:17:49 AM

Super, Kara. Congratulations!! #3384186

Megan p level-classic 9/29/2006 4:32:03 AM

Beautiful Winner, Congratulations!!! #3384263

Datha Y. Thompson level-classic 9/29/2006 4:44:03 AM


Kara Hendricks level-classic 9/29/2006 4:46:23 AM

I am still stunned.....
My first win!!!!

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #3384332

Bobbie Davis level-classic 9/29/2006 5:38:02 AM

And a well deserved win Kara!!!!! AWESOME #3384621

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 9/29/2006 5:45:55 AM

BEAUTIFUL.......Congrats! #3384667

Terry L. Ellis level-classic 9/29/2006 5:59:57 AM

Fantastic, Kara! Congratulations on this awesome second place win! #3384755

Barbara Helgason level-classic 9/29/2006 6:30:46 AM

Love this little beauty, congratulations!! #3384925

Lorraine A. Cook level-classic 9/29/2006 6:40:49 AM

Congratulations on this super win, Kara!<:)) #3385038

Kara Hendricks level-classic 9/29/2006 6:55:23 AM

Thank you Thank you... Thank you!!!!! #3385202

Mary Timman level-classic 9/29/2006 6:55:35 AM

Congratulations again Kara. #3385206

Susan T. Parady level-classic 9/29/2006 6:58:10 AM

Yea!!! Congratulations, Kara!!! #3385226

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic 9/29/2006 7:00:45 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful 2nd place winner. #3385254

Larry Lawhead level-classic 9/29/2006 7:33:56 AM

Congratulations on this well deserved win!! #3385463

Laurence Saliba level-classic 9/29/2006 7:36:44 AM

Congratulations on this fantastic winner Kara!!! #3385479

Dawn Leslie level-classic 9/29/2006 7:52:25 AM

I'm so happy for you and proud of you your patience and dedication paid off! Congrats ya!!!!! #3385530

Donna W. Neal level-classic 9/29/2006 8:05:32 AM

Congratulations on this well deserved win Kara #3385600

Karen Bacon level-classic 9/29/2006 8:10:05 AM

A huge congratulations Kara!Way to go! #3385623

Jill Flynn level-classic 9/29/2006 8:50:51 AM

Hi Kara. A BIG CONGRATULATIONS on this most beautiful win! Outstanding work ... way to go girl! #3385863

Sam Britt 9/29/2006 8:54:06 AM

Congratulations on your 2nd place winner. #3385884

kerby lee pfrangle level-classic 9/29/2006 8:56:17 AM

Congratualtions Kara. This is outstanding. I am happy for you. #3385898

Stan L. Shoemaker level-classic 9/29/2006 8:59:16 AM

Beautiful picture Kara, I am so proud of you........ #3385909

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 9/29/2006 9:20:39 AM

Beautiful Kara, congrats! #3386013

She-She Killough level-classic 9/29/2006 10:23:19 AM

Boy...I'll tell ya...I REALLY Love this! Such a Fantastic WINNER! So glad you got the gold on this Kara!! Beautiful! #3386346

Stephen Zacker level-classic 9/29/2006 10:35:12 AM

Simple and Beautiful. Congratulations #3386421

Bill Wyatt 9/29/2006 12:15:18 PM

Congratulations Kara on your Winner! #3386764

Kara Hendricks level-classic 9/29/2006 12:31:57 PM

Thank you all so much!!! I am still smiling! #3386846

Wally Orlowsky level-classic 9/29/2006 12:35:17 PM

Congratulations on this well-earned winner, Kara! #3386867

Jane M 9/29/2006 1:16:44 PM

Super winner!! #3387012

Linda D. Lester level-classic 9/29/2006 1:54:09 PM

What a beauty...congratulations! #3387124

Wendy Stevenson level-classic 9/29/2006 2:50:13 PM

WTG Kara - gorgeous winner of a shot!!! #3387337

eileen bedford level-classic 9/29/2006 4:02:25 PM

Congratulations on your win... #3387617

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 9/29/2006 5:14:16 PM

Hearty congrats on your fantastic win, Kara!!!
-Debby #3387812

Susana Heide level-classic 9/29/2006 5:47:41 PM

The golden badge fits so well Kara!!! Many CONGRATULATIONS, my friend!!!!! #3387949

Kara Hendricks level-classic 9/29/2006 6:32:47 PM

Thank you all so much!!!!:)))) #3388133

William C. Raco level-classic 9/29/2006 6:47:13 PM

This is beautiful, Kara
Excellent photo and win

Bill #3388190

Evy Johansen level-classic 9/29/2006 7:17:05 PM

Big congratulations on your beautiful win, Kara! #3388370

Deborah Sandidge level-classic 9/29/2006 7:25:14 PM

So soft and delicate, congratulations Kara! #3388414

Sharon Day level-classic 9/29/2006 7:33:05 PM

Big congratulations on bringing home the gold, Kara!!! Awesome shot! Finally a bride ;)! WTG! #3388437

Kristi A. Howson 9/29/2006 7:57:27 PM

So beautiful and I just knew this had to win Kara. Congratulations! #3388551

Sherry S. Boles 9/30/2006 1:16:08 AM

CONGRATULATIONS, Kara!!! This is a beautiful image...Great technique! WAY TO GO!! #3389158

Laura Clay-Ballard 9/30/2006 4:51:29 AM

gorgeous! congrats! #3389501

Kara Hendricks level-classic 9/30/2006 5:52:55 AM

THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #3389682

Susan J. Allen level-classic 9/30/2006 10:24:35 AM

Congratulations, Kara! Very original! #3390559

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 9/30/2006 3:38:52 PM

Congratulations on your second place win!!! Unique and creative image! #3391410

Colette M. Metcalf level-classic 9/30/2006 5:51:51 PM

Congratulations on your win, Kara!!! #3391669

Jim Kinnunen level-classic 9/30/2006 8:42:00 PM

This is a fantastic image, Kara...Congratulations on your win!!!:) #3392226

Kara Hendricks level-classic 10/1/2006 10:02:37 AM

Thank you all!!! #3394227

Tammy Scott level-classic 10/2/2006 4:06:34 AM

Great job - congratulations #3397079

Kara Hendricks level-classic 10/2/2006 4:45:14 AM

Thank you Tammy #3397286

level-classic 10/2/2006 4:52:32 AM

Beautiful Kara!
Congratulations on your win! #3397321

Kara Hendricks level-classic 10/2/2006 7:57:37 AM

Thank you!!! #3398069

Nan Fischer level-classic 10/2/2006 4:23:34 PM

A successful experiment! Congratulations! #3399609

Dan Holm level-classic 10/2/2006 5:28:04 PM

Big CONGRATULATIONS on this VERY different, striking and gorgeous WINNER, Kara!! #3399841

Kara Hendricks level-classic 10/2/2006 6:59:37 PM

Thanks #3400214

Mary K. Robison level-classic 10/5/2006 12:13:52 AM

Congratulations on your win, Kara! This is lovely! #3409147

Kara Hendricks level-classic 10/5/2006 12:15:57 AM

Thank you Mary! #3409157

Susie Peek-Swint level-classic 10/8/2006 1:29:04 PM

Belated congrats on this awesome capture ~ extremely well done Kara!! #3423153

Kara Hendricks level-classic 10/8/2006 7:03:05 PM

Thanks so much Susie! #3424120

Darryl Wilkinson 10/8/2006 10:34:46 PM

Beautiful work done here, Kara. Congratulations on your win! #3424640

Kara Hendricks level-classic 10/9/2006 5:35:09 AM

Thank you Darryl! #3425580

Ugur Erkmen level-classic 10/10/2006 6:57:55 PM

Congratulations Kara.Beautiful image. #3432319

Kara Hendricks level-classic 10/10/2006 8:54:28 PM

Thank you so much!! #3432702

Michelle R. Kovach 10/23/2006 9:45:38 AM

WOO HOO! She's on the home page!
LOL Just thought I'd let you know that I saw this on there!
Congrats again on your first fabulous win! #3489789

Kara Hendricks level-classic 10/23/2006 9:47:17 AM

Thanks.. I saw it the other day on there... I about fell over... Still feels pretty good...:) #3489792

Michelle R. Kovach 10/26/2006 5:56:22 PM

LOL you were on again! :D #3503905

Kara Hendricks level-classic 10/26/2006 6:48:55 PM

Cool... You are making' me BLUSH!! #3504448

Lynn Crawford 10/27/2006 9:29:10 AM

Congrats Kara in this Second Place Win, great job :) #3509181

Kara Hendricks level-classic 10/28/2006 5:54:45 AM

Thank you Lynn!!! #3513133

Cathy Stancil 1/9/2007 6:03:15 PM

This is fabulous, Kara ! #3801301

Kara Hendricks level-classic 1/9/2007 8:37:43 PM

Thanks so much Cathy!!! #3801730

Mitzie Loland 9/7/2007 4:57:48 AM

This is pretty - I love it Kara!! #4759103

Kara Hendricks level-classic 9/7/2007 6:10:06 AM

Thank you Mitzie! #4759524

Corinne M. Thompson 5/13/2008 9:35:58 AM

Congrats on your win Kara, beautiful image! #5917539

Kara Hendricks level-classic 5/13/2008 11:32:51 AM

Thanks Corinne... #5917974

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I am trying something different in the Special Effect category, this is intentional overexposure.. I wanted the outside petals to blend into the white backdrop. I did a little blending to further the effect, but very little editing was done to this.. Since the effect was done IN CAMERA, I thought it might be suitable here.. I added the border in PSP8 just to break up all the white.
Thanks for looking!
~Special Effects~

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