Julie Robinson 9/4/2006 12:35:18 AM

Wonderful image Stan - bet it smells as good as it looks! #515776

Paul E. Earl 9/4/2006 12:38:54 AM

Stunning capture, Stan!! #3263297

Phil Sauvey 9/4/2006 12:41:07 AM


I really like the green background as it highlights the beautiful colors in your flower. I also like the droplets you captured. #3263307

Karen Engelbreth 9/4/2006 12:43:34 AM

Wonderful image, love the drops, Stan! #3263319

Ray Clarke 9/4/2006 12:44:38 AM

Beautiful flower shot Stan, I love this angle (ac) #3263323

Janine Russell 9/4/2006 12:46:29 AM

Stan, excellent color, detail, clarity, lighting and DOF. #3263332

Jenny Bosmans 9/4/2006 12:46:54 AM

Amazing Plumeria capture, Stan! Love the composition, the colors and the drops! :) #3263334

Patty Razonable 9/4/2006 1:05:49 AM

Beautiful capture with water drops as an added plus!! #3263401

Stanley J. Contrades 9/4/2006 1:06:39 AM

Happy to be back among those that have always supported my work and I am most grateful for your friendship as well!
Thank You!, Julie, Paul, Phil, Karen, Ray & Audrey, Janine, and Jenny for your generosity and thoughtfulness!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #3263403

Stanley J. Contrades 9/4/2006 1:09:47 AM

Thanks very much, Patty, and it looks as though your response came through as I was responding :-)!! Have a great week and I'll catch up with you after the 19th when I get back from two weeks in Honolulu...yay!!!
Aloha no,
Stan #3263413

Robyn Mackenzie 9/4/2006 1:11:30 AM

Welcome back, Stan! Great to see you back on BP ~ you must have a treasure-trove of superb images to share. This one is wonderful ~ lovely colours and composition. Enjoy your two weeks in Honolulu! :o) :o) :o) Robyn #3263419

Cristi Bastian 9/4/2006 1:16:56 AM

This is fantastic Stan! #3263435

Su Sana E. P 9/4/2006 1:19:15 AM

Stan, I simply admire your work on this. Those droplets, your use of dof, colors...everything is rendered perfectly here. Love it. #3263442

Barbara Waldoch 9/4/2006 1:40:49 AM

Beautiful shot, Stan! #3263500

Carolyn J. Connolly 9/4/2006 1:58:22 AM

WOW, Stan - we haven't forgotten that you really ARE the King of floral macro images!! ;o) This pink frangipani bloom is absolutely STUNNING...as usual from you!! I LOVE everything about it!! :o)

The colours, lighting, depth of field, details, textures, AND composition are all EXCELLENT, and, the raindrops on the petals are just a GORGEOUS finishing touch!! A very, VERY nicely seen AND taken image, Stan!! :o) #3263526

Paul Michko 9/4/2006 2:24:36 AM

STAN!!! Welcome back my friend, and with such a spectacular return. This shot is in true Contrades style and absolutlely stunning. #3263591

Margaret Sikora 9/4/2006 3:09:46 AM

I agree with all of the above Stan ,a most gorgeous capture,and its wonderful to see you back. #3263739

Carla Metzler 9/4/2006 3:34:56 AM

Beautiful colors, composition and lighting, Stan! #3263799

Jessica Jenney 9/4/2006 4:20:47 AM

What a stunning image, Stan! So lush in color and details! #3263896

Linda D. Lester 9/4/2006 5:00:49 AM

What a beauty...awesome shot, Stan! #3264023

Sharon Day 9/4/2006 5:20:30 AM

Simply gorgeous, Stan!!! #3264118

Joy Rector 9/4/2006 5:38:30 AM

awsome #3264211

Kay E. Mahoney 9/4/2006 5:50:06 AM

Nice capture. Beautiful colors. Love the raindrops. #3264288

Armando -. Arturo 9/4/2006 6:03:44 AM

Classic Contrades colors and image, amazing sir. #3264376

William C. Raco 9/4/2006 6:28:35 AM

Such beaitufl color and composition
Very nice work, Stan

Bill #3264485

Michelle R. Kovach 9/4/2006 6:56:34 AM

Simply Gorgeous Stan! Wonderful details, color, & composition! #3264585

Karen Walzer 9/4/2006 8:01:08 AM

Stan, love this image. Reminds us of how much we miss Hawaii (we used to live there) and the wonderful smell of the plumerias. Beautiful lighting. #3264862

ADILSON F. FERREIRA 9/4/2006 8:32:56 AM

Terrific details and composition Stan!!! #3264985

Candice C. Calhoun 9/4/2006 1:58:44 PM

A treat for the eye and for the soul! Magnificent, my friend, just magnificent!

ccc #3266114

Stanley J. Contrades 9/4/2006 2:34:41 PM

Oh, my, was I surprised this morning to see all of your wonderful comments and welcoming my return! Thank you ever so much for your most generous and supportive comments, Robyn, Cristi, Susana, Barbara, Carolyn, Paul M., Margaret, Carla, Jessica, Linda, Sharon, Joy, Kay, Armando, Bill, Michelle K., Karen (you and your family must have been stationed at Kaneohe? I'll be visiting a classmate sometime this week who lives close to the Marine base!), Adilson, and Candice! I do appreciate your encouragement!!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #3266170

John Connolly 9/4/2006 4:35:48 PM

What an awesome close up, Stan! Your crystal clear, well lit and colorful image is outstanding. Great Work! #3266511

Stanley J. Contrades 9/4/2006 4:52:20 PM

Thanks very much, John, and I am very grateful for your encouraging comments that you have always given me! Hope all is well with your and your family!!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #3266586

Evy Johansen 9/4/2006 5:55:13 PM

Wonderful shot of this beautiful flower, Stan!! #3266862

Sam Britt 9/4/2006 7:14:15 PM

Very good detail, color, and DOF. I like the rain drops on this very pretty flower.

Sam #3267071

Stanley J. Contrades 9/4/2006 9:59:28 PM

Evy and Sam, thank you ladies very much for taking the time to stop and comment! I appreciate it!!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #3267456

Cathy Stancil 9/4/2006 11:04:43 PM

Heavenly !!! This is superb Stan ! #3267511

Stanley J. Contrades 9/4/2006 11:58:02 PM

A big Mahalo for your encouraging comments for which I am always grateful, my friend! It's always a wonderful pleasure to hear from you!!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #3267597

Nadya Johnson 9/5/2006 12:55:23 AM

This is AWESOME, Stan!! A real beauty! Wow. I think we'll be seeing this again! #3267736

Shelly A. Van Camp 9/5/2006 2:26:30 PM

WOW..and WOW..Stunning!! Love this!! #3270555

Stanley J. Contrades 9/5/2006 7:08:21 PM

Many thanks, Nadya, for your supportive comments and confidence!
Thank you, too, Shelly!
You know how much I value your support and responses! Hope you both are having a tremendous week!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #3271467

Donna Roberts 9/6/2006 1:08:50 AM

It warms my heart to see you making a guest appearance on BP Stan.......your unique ability to capture the essence of these wonderful blooms has been sorely missed.
As always, this is a Stan-tastic shot my friend.
:-) ddu

Jill Odice 9/6/2006 9:49:16 PM

Stan-tas-tic, leave it to DDU :-) She is perfectly right :-) This is wonderful my friend! #3276982

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 9/7/2006 1:26:43 PM

Truly stunning, great detail and color!!!

Sergio La Spina 9/10/2006 2:39:52 AM

Beautiful flower and shot fantastic colors well done #3290116

Stanley J. Contrades 9/10/2006 2:30:58 PM

Many thanks to you, DDU, Jill, Donna P., and Sergio for your warm and generous responses! I am very grateful for your support and for your taking the time to stop in and comment!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #3292208

Roseann E. Dreasher 9/11/2006 7:11:01 PM

Wonderful color and actually looks good enough to eat! : ) #3297312

Stanley J. Contrades 9/12/2006 1:09:33 AM

Hi, RED!! Thanks very much for stopping in to comment, my friend, and am very grateful for your kind response! Hope this finds you well!!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #3298161

Roseann E. Dreasher 9/12/2006 2:30:31 PM

Stan, I wish you could clone yourself.. you are always so wonderful with your comments!!!
much aloha to you my friend! #3300882

Stanley J. Contrades 9/12/2006 9:56:34 PM

:-)!! Thanks very much, RED, and there are times when I wish I was cloned (LOL)!! Take care and I'll be sure to check in on your gallery!!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #3301935

Paul Sikora 9/14/2006 3:12:19 AM

Stan, this really is inspirational and quite magnificent, not to mention it's also my favourite flower #3307413

Stanley J. Contrades 9/14/2006 2:33:58 PM

I appreciate your taking the time to stop in and comment, Paul...many thanks for your support and kindness!!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #3309897

Darryl Wilkinson 9/14/2006 10:13:36 PM

A;oha Stan, Your gallery still shines, beautiful as ever! It's really good to see you posting your work again, my friend :) #3311157

Darryl Wilkinson 9/14/2006 10:15:11 PM

Aloha, aloha, aloha :) #3311160

Stanley J. Contrades 9/14/2006 11:02:59 PM

Mahalo, Mahalo, Mahalo, Darryl :-)!! Thanks very much, my friend, and especially for your continued support and generosity!! Hope all is well with you!!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #3311203

Renee Doyle 10/26/2006 3:04:32 PM

Many congratulations on another stunning finalist Stan!!!!

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 10/26/2006 4:03:47 PM

YES!!!! CONGRATULATIONS, Stan!!!! ;-) ^.^ Kitty #3503038

Christopher Budny 10/26/2006 4:05:24 PM

Congratulations on this beauty, Stan! #3503054

Paul E. Earl 10/26/2006 4:35:56 PM

Fantastic finalist. Good luck in the next round. Congratulations!!! #3503313

Nobu Nagase 10/26/2006 6:25:13 PM

Congratulations once again, Stan!!! #3504202

Sam Britt 10/26/2006 6:32:10 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Stan! #3504272

Kay E. Mahoney 10/26/2006 7:42:56 PM

Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round. #3505039

Paul Sikora 10/26/2006 7:55:19 PM

Congratulations, Stan!


Tammy Scott 10/26/2006 8:03:43 PM

Congratulations #3505326

Jim Kinnunen 10/26/2006 9:14:19 PM

Another very beautiful flower image, Stan...congratulations!!!:) #3505841

Barbara Waldoch 10/26/2006 10:03:07 PM

Congratulations Stan! #3506030

Su Sana E. P 10/26/2006 10:20:36 PM

Congratulations again, Stan!! #3506088

Janine Russell 10/26/2006 11:11:14 PM

Stan, congratulations on your finalist. #3506259

ADILSON F. FERREIRA 10/27/2006 6:38:38 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Stan!!! #3507951

Nadya Johnson 10/27/2006 10:02:48 AM

Another STUNNING beauty, Stan! Congrats again! #3509452

Rakesh Syal 10/27/2006 1:03:54 PM

Once again, a stunning finalist!! I am so glad, Stan! #3510175

Stanley J. Contrades 10/27/2006 2:07:57 PM

Renee, Kitty, Chris, Paul E., Nobi, Sam, Kay, Paul S., Tammy, Jim, Barbara, Susana, Janine, Adilson, Nadya, and Rakesh, Thank You! Wishing you all much success with your Finalists as well! I appreciate your taking the time to comment!!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #3510522

Deborah Sandidge 10/27/2006 2:55:59 PM

Beautifully composed, congratulations Stan! #3510767

Evy Johansen 10/27/2006 9:06:24 PM

Congratulations - again - on a very beautiful finalist, Stan!! #3512119

Stanley J. Contrades 10/27/2006 11:13:33 PM

Thank you, Deborah and Evy! Your encouraging responses are very much appreciated!! Best of luck to you with your Finalists as well!!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #3512438

Colleen Farrell 10/28/2006 5:53:57 PM

This is stunning! I love the intense feeling of "tropical" it gives. Congratulations and good luck in the contest! :D #3515614

Melissa Wynn 4/12/2007 7:24:58 PM

Such beautiful colors. Details are superb. This is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. Missy #4160555

Stanley J. Contrades 4/25/2007 1:05:22 AM

Many thanks to you both, Colleen and Melissa! I do appreciate your taking the time to comment!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #4208700

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Flowers Category. Plumeria after a rain shower. 1/20sec, f5.6, RAW, ISO 100, 55-200mm@112mm, landscape mode, tripod. PSCS spot cloning, levels, horizontal rotation.

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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist

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