A drogonfly's SOUL

© Hector Contreras

A drogonfly's SOUL

Kenneth Mucke 10/16/2006 7:08:08 AM

WOW...Heco...I am speechless...Thank you from the bottom of my heart for you kind and generous words and sentiments...And what an AMAZING image you have created here as well...I hope you treasure this one for a lifetime and show your daughter as she gets older...Awesome image Heco and thank you so much again my friend. #540780

Melissa G. Meiselman 10/16/2006 7:44:01 AM

The back lighting is awesome and her gesture of holding the dragonfly and lookin at it so intently is priceless. This picture is truly a treasure and a great dedication to Kenneth!!! Great job, Heco!!! #3456843

Cyn Valentine 10/16/2006 7:44:52 AM

Fantastic!! Great image! #3456850

Revonda L. Gentry 10/16/2006 7:51:32 AM

Breathtaking image and thoughtful dedication!! A winner in my opinion!! #3456893

Tarun Bose 10/16/2006 5:07:55 PM

Wow! Outstanding lighting. Great capture Heco. Simply excellent. #3458964

Manuel Barrera 10/16/2006 5:59:23 PM

Welcome back Hector, you must have read my mind today as it was thinking about you. What a wonderful way to come back with such a tender photo and awesome dedication. #3459193

Susi Lawson 10/16/2006 9:17:20 PM

superb! Love this , it is magic! #3459793

Arturo Guerra 10/16/2006 9:17:23 PM

Just great Hector! I love the light and shadow created by the desk lamp. #3459794

Su Sana E. P 10/16/2006 11:31:00 PM

Breathtakingly beautiful composition, Hector!! Great mood you've creatted with superb lighting!! I love it. #3459979

Nadya Johnson 10/17/2006 11:12:26 AM

Gorgeous work!! A magical and wondrous image, Hector! #3462613

Gail Vitikacs 10/17/2006 1:47:41 PM

TRULY AMAZING....I just love this...and it is something to be proud of....wow... #3463309

Cesar J. La Rosa 10/17/2006 3:01:25 PM

Wonderful photograph, Hector!!! It's so full of magic and poetry. The back lighting, the colors in the background and the way the light seems to come from the hands of your beautiful daughter make this image an invaluable treasure. Great job!!! #3463670

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 10/18/2006 10:06:02 PM

Dramatic and beautiful!!! Great work! #3469739

Tressie Davis 10/19/2006 2:10:44 PM

Great job with the backlighting, and wonderful effects - stunning image. #3473554

Carla Metzler 10/19/2006 2:13:03 PM

Wow, great image, Hector! #3473562

Rakesh Syal 10/20/2006 11:31:48 PM

Outstanding image and thoughtful dedication!! A winner in my opinion!! #3479373

Hector Contreras 10/21/2006 8:29:38 AM

Thank you so much to all of you for your kinds comments.
Heco #3481020

Amy JACKSON 10/21/2006 6:39:28 PM

Wonderful and beautiful image, Heco!! I love the lighting!! Very nice dedication!! :) #3482650

Colette M. Metcalf 10/21/2006 6:40:57 PM

Gorgeous image, Hector!!! #3482655

Hector Contreras 10/21/2006 11:21:44 PM

Thank you Amy and Colette
Heco #3483212

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas 10/22/2006 1:36:21 PM

An excellent image Haector!, the lighting is outstanding!,
Amalia #3485697

Ray Clarke 10/23/2006 12:45:29 AM

Absolutely perfect shot Heco, love everything about it #3487322

Hector Contreras 10/23/2006 7:32:44 PM

Thank you Amalia and Ray & Andrew
Heco #3491184

Jill Odice 10/28/2006 10:35:12 AM

An incredible piece of work Heco! I think we will be seeing this one again! And you are sweet to dedicate this to our buddy, a wonderful artist and guy! #3514413

Hector Contreras 10/29/2006 8:30:20 PM

Thank you very much Jill
Heco #3520898

Alana Ibe 1/15/2007 12:04:18 PM

AWESOME work! SO precious!!! Great work on the lighting and effects! She is beautiful, I'm sure you're VERY proud!!! #3823016

Vladan D. Djordjevic 1/17/2007 9:24:17 PM

This is a very beautiful photo! Spiritual and artistic! Love the lighting, composition, effects, tones! #3832642

paola A. Jofre 2/5/2007 5:53:18 AM

Very dramatic Image Hector!! The backlighting looks great!! Outstanding job!! #3913438

GianAngelo Monchieri 2/27/2007 3:58:36 AM

Manificent #4000023

Susan Fox 3/22/2007 7:10:18 PM

Amazing and wonderful! Congrats on your finalist Hector :-) #4082951

Su Sana E. P 3/22/2007 7:11:14 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful and well deserving Finalist, Heco!! You know I love this. #4082971

Kenneth Mucke 3/22/2007 7:13:29 PM

Outstanding HECO....WTG My friend ..I knew this was a very special image from the beginning #4083014

Hector Contreras 3/22/2007 7:45:38 PM

Thank you so much Susana F, Ken and Susana
Heco #4083441

Susi Lawson 3/22/2007 8:07:04 PM

well deserved! Beautiful! #4083638

Alana Ibe 3/22/2007 8:51:13 PM

This is so awesome!!! Congratulations on this wonderful finalist! #4084010

Kay E. Mahoney 3/23/2007 5:55:06 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist. Good luck in the next round. #4086384

Rakesh Syal 3/23/2007 10:49:00 AM

Congratulations on this glorious finalist, Heco!!! As I told you, good luck! #4088064

Hector Contreras 3/23/2007 5:18:59 PM

Thank so much for your great comments a big support, Susi, alana ,Kay Rakesh and Amalia


Tarun Bose 3/24/2007 10:14:57 AM

Congrats Heco on your outstanding finalist. #4092429

Christina C. Moore 3/24/2007 11:44:22 AM

ooooo! Congratualtions on this wonderful photo. #4092625

Su Sana E. P 3/24/2007 5:55:37 PM

Heco, huge Congratulations on this outstanding First Place Winner!! #4093507

RC Fritz 3/24/2007 6:01:25 PM

Congratulations on your Fantastic First Place, Hector! #4093524

Kenneth Mucke 3/24/2007 6:31:56 PM

WTG My friend...I am so proud of you and happy for you...This is so well deserved Heco #4093653

Kay E. Mahoney 3/24/2007 7:05:00 PM

Hector, Congratulations on your beautiful first place winner. #4093819

Janine Russell 3/24/2007 7:15:04 PM

Heco, great tones, lighting and effects; congratulations on your First Place Win. #4093877

Nikki McDonald 3/24/2007 7:20:38 PM

This is so beautiful, Hector. Congratulations on the first place win. #4093909

Sue L. Cullumber 3/24/2007 7:42:26 PM

Heco - What an amazing image! Looks like it came out of a fairytale! Congrats! #4094014

Gail Vitikacs 3/24/2007 7:45:38 PM

Well deserved...this is fantastic! #4094037

randy dannheim 3/24/2007 8:28:33 PM

Hector, Congratulation on your 2nd place winner #4094328

Alana Ibe 3/24/2007 9:19:17 PM

Woo Hoo!!!!! Congratulations on your win!!! #4094455

Ronald Balthazor 3/25/2007 2:21:53 AM

Congratulations on your first place win and this amazing tribute, Hector. #4094665

Kathleen K. Parker 3/25/2007 5:03:03 AM

This is so touching. What a wonderful photo. I am sure it will be forever close to your heart, too. Congratulations on this superb win, Hector!
kk #4095006

Terri L. Scribner 3/25/2007 5:12:00 AM

Congratulations on this outstanding winning image, Hector!!!! #4095043

Robert Baer 3/25/2007 7:23:34 AM

what perfect title for such a special image. congratulations on your win!!! #4095507

Tarun Bose 3/25/2007 8:22:10 AM

Congratulations on your fist prize winner Hector. #4095619

Cheryl E. Molennor 3/25/2007 9:11:21 AM

What an image! Congratulations #4095746

Hector Contreras 3/25/2007 10:08:46 AM

Wowww what a great surprise !!!!! I had been dancing in one leg. Thank you all for your wonderful comments
Heco #4095849

Janet McNeil 3/25/2007 10:16:27 AM

Congratulations, Hector, on your First Place, well deserved win!! #4095861

Hector Contreras 3/25/2007 10:29:50 AM

Thank you Janet
Heco #4095874

AMALIA Veralli 3/25/2007 12:50:09 PM

Great winning image!! Congratulations!! #4096050

Mary Clarke 3/25/2007 3:38:49 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful First place winner #4096368

Hector Contreras 3/25/2007 4:24:06 PM

Thank you so much Amalia and Mary
Heco #4096449

Susan M. Hembree 3/25/2007 5:19:04 PM

Congratulations on your 1st place win, Heco! It's a wonderful photo! #4096563

Hector Contreras 3/25/2007 10:01:23 PM

Thank you Susan
Heco #4097260

Milan Banik 3/26/2007 4:24:00 AM

great composed art work and thought ful too.congrates my friend. #4097821

Donna J. Eaton 3/26/2007 5:19:23 AM

So sweet and as a huge animal lover it touches my heart! Congratulations on your win! #4098016

Mary Timman 3/26/2007 6:27:25 AM

You made this beautifully! A very well deserved winner in my eyes. Congratulations. #4098282

Heather Thorsen 3/26/2007 8:42:58 AM

Beautiful picture with wonderful light.
Well done on your well deserved winner. #4098814

Nancy Donnell 3/26/2007 10:17:21 AM

The lighting is fantastic, the image, priceless. Fantastic job! #4099127

Terry L. Ellis 3/26/2007 11:07:50 AM

Amazing win! Congratulations, Hector! #4099244

Thibault Evelyne 3/26/2007 12:38:34 PM

Thank you for this beauty caught in the flight(theft). It is a pure miracle!
Evelyne Thibault #4099506

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 3/26/2007 12:59:14 PM

Congratulations on your win Hector, amazing and beautiful image! #4099564

Hector Contreras 3/26/2007 1:53:36 PM

Thank you all, This is so exciting and the feedback has been great. Thank you again.
Heco #4099699

Colette M. Metcalf 3/27/2007 3:44:20 AM

Congratulations to you on your WIN!!! This is beautiful! #4101559

Amanda Chapman 4/12/2007 9:43:18 AM

i'm in love with this photo! #4158797

Victoria Gonzalez 4/13/2007 11:58:25 AM

you captured a fairytale type quality in your photo. congrats! #4163181

William88 4/16/2007 3:14:29 PM

Wow! I think I missed this awesome photo. Excellent lighting, composition and the soul of the story. Definitely well deserve the first place. Congratulations!! #4174850

Dr Silly 8/3/2007 1:58:41 AM

Awesome Gold photo. :O)

Louise Souchereau 8/15/2007 7:46:48 PM

Oh my god this is so so so lovely, you made a wonderful, majestic, amazing, incredible . etc etc. picture... Like a Magic Story, I fall in love with this photo, congratulations. Put this in my favorites.. thanks you to share this with us.. you inspired me a lot.
bravo again #4654127

Hector Contreras 8/15/2007 9:04:45 PM

Thank you so much Louise for your beautiful words!
Heco #4654347

Nemil B. Chabebe 9/5/2007 12:01:54 AM

Congratulations! I did not got to see this one before. It is excellent. The light/shadows and the compositon are awesome. Great work my friend. #4748098

Manuel Barrera 11/8/2008 2:16:24 AM

too much on my plate, Hector, can't keep up with every thing, but this is great winner, a great big congratulations #6723589

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My daughter is caring for a dead dragonfly, I used a desk lamp behind her, some cloning and several filter . Handheld. 1/50 sec,ISO 1600, F 3.5
This picture is dedicated to Kenneth Mucke and his wife for their tender and wonderful work toward animals , a special thanks to Ken for his support and encouragement ( The gift of caring is an ART ) thank you ken .

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Uploaded on 10/15/2006 8:36:44 AM

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