Where's My Razor?

© Stanley J. Contrades

Where's My Razor?

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe 3/27/2004 12:24:22 PM

Great shot and title! #111378

Colette M. Metcalf 3/27/2004 12:52:53 PM

Nice image, Stan!!! #449658

Ron Goldman 3/27/2004 1:04:08 PM

Beautiful Stan! #449672

Robin L. Wehrman 3/27/2004 2:15:43 PM

Excellent detail and color nice job Stanley!! #449721

Gianna Stadelmyer 3/27/2004 2:20:55 PM

Love the composition, lighting, detail... This one is a favorite of mine:-) Great shot! #449725

Murry Grigsby 3/27/2004 2:50:17 PM

A razor-sharp design and image Stan! Lovely light and colors!! #449770

Patricia A. Kuniega 3/27/2004 4:08:54 PM

No 5 o'clock shadows allowed here! Nice work Stan. I like the diagonal composition here as well as the great detail. #449904

Debra Booth 3/27/2004 4:18:23 PM

So beautiful! The detail is outstanding. #449918

Donna N. Simon 3/27/2004 4:23:49 PM

Fuzzy - yet sharp!!!LOL You have a winner here. #449930

Susan T. Parady 3/27/2004 4:39:05 PM

Beautiful color and great detail! #449966

Casey A. Hanson level-deluxe 3/27/2004 5:28:51 PM

Beautiful Stanley! #450005

Stanley J. Contrades level-deluxe 3/27/2004 8:27:41 PM

Mahalo, Carolyn, Colette, Ron, Robin, Jan, Murry, Patricia, Debra, Donna, Susan, and Casey for stopping by and adding your wonderful comments and encouragement. This particular Honohono orchid grows from the stem upward instead of hanging downward... kinda weird, and it has a glorious scent. It was a very nice way to spend a half hour or so shooting them!
Much Aloha to all,
Stan #450135

Carol Brill 3/27/2004 8:51:42 PM

Never heard of a bearded orchid, Stan, must be a new species! Wonderful composition, I like how you used the negative space to balance and provide contrast for this delicately captured flower! #450144

Mary K. Robison 3/28/2004 12:24:20 AM

Stan, your title's too funny!! It actually looks like a grouchy mouth surrounding the "fuzz"! The flower is lovely, and, as always, displayed beautifully. #450261

Stanley J. Contrades 3/28/2004 12:29:38 AM

I never knew these were "bearded" either until I put them under the camera's view :-), Carol. Thanks for the kind response.
Come to think of it it does look kind of grouchy, but it makes up for its looks with that gorgeous scent. Thank you, Mary!
Stan #450264

Karen Engelbreth 3/28/2004 6:02:37 AM

Great title and Beautiful image, Stanley!

Stanley J. Contrades 3/28/2004 7:54:42 PM

Many thanks, Karen!
Stan #451858

Stacey A. Bates 3/30/2004 2:00:40 PM

Beautiful image Stan, love the title!!
Stacey #454895

Stanley J. Contrades 3/30/2004 5:46:06 PM

Thank you again, Stacey!!! It is said that the best medicine is laughter!
Stan #455169

Bill Morgenstern 4/2/2004 11:42:02 PM

Stan - I'm jealous. You haveall these great beauties growing all around you to capture. This one is excellent and bound for the finals without a doubt. I see from your recent gallery shotsyou have been very busy capturing the beauty of your area. All are superb. Cheers - Bill #460715

Stanley J. Contrades 4/2/2004 11:59:42 PM

Thanks, Bill, and am sure you have lots where you're at that I can be just as envious! These Honohono orchids are coming into blooms and we have five plants just outside the kitchen door that are beginning to blossom. The dining and living room will be kept in a wonderful scent from these blossoms.
Much Aloha,
Stan #460722

Evy Johansen level-deluxe 4/12/2004 12:12:53 AM

Hmmmm - I must have been very busy 3/27.... how could I miss this beauty..
Many congratulations, Stan - and good luck! #474357

Karen Engelbreth 4/12/2004 12:41:11 AM

Many congratulations Stan! #474446

Stanley J. Contrades 4/12/2004 1:08:53 AM

Many thanks, Evy, and Karen and much good luck to both of you!!
Stan #474506

Nancy Grace Chen 4/12/2004 1:13:16 AM

Haha! Love the humor in your title! Gorgeous capture of the detail... the only thing that's missing is a "click here to smell" button. :-D Congratulations on a beautiful finalist, Stan!!


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Stanley J. Contrades 4/12/2004 2:27:31 AM

Many thanks, Nancy! I appreciate this coming from you!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #474684

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe 4/12/2004 2:53:39 AM

Congrats, Stan!!!!! #474750

Claudia Kuhn level-deluxe 4/12/2004 4:19:22 AM

Missed this one the first time around - it's realy wonderful - great angle. Congratulations!! #474986

Kathleen Clemons 4/12/2004 4:25:45 AM

I missed it too! Very beautiful, Stan. Congrats! #475023

Debra Booth 4/12/2004 4:43:29 AM

Congratulations, Stan, and good luck! #475095

Kasia Elser 4/12/2004 5:01:24 AM

Congrats and good luck! I love this shot! #475198

Kelly Abernathy 4/12/2004 6:03:06 AM

Woo Hoo!! Congrats and good luck! I'm happy for you!! -K #475599

Susan T. Parady 4/12/2004 7:03:27 AM

Congratulations, Stan!!! #475992

Paula Lechten 4/12/2004 7:52:12 AM

Stunning, stanley. Congratulations. #476336

Casey A. Hanson level-deluxe 4/12/2004 8:04:01 AM

Congratulations Stan- well deserved!:) #476406

Joyce Baldassarre 4/12/2004 8:20:45 AM


Carol Brill 4/12/2004 9:17:17 AM

Stan, I loved the combination of beauty and humor in this, congratulations and best of luck! #476745

Darren K. Fisher level-deluxe 4/12/2004 9:22:54 AM

Beautifully done Stan, a big CONGRATS to you!!!! #476793

Murry Grigsby 4/12/2004 9:41:19 AM

Congrats on your win and this very creative floral image Stan!! #476915

Dale Ann Cubbage 4/12/2004 9:49:24 AM

Congrats Stan! I don't know how I missed this one, it's a beauty! #476964

Mary K. Robison 4/12/2004 10:10:34 AM

Tee hee - the grouchy guy made it! CONGRATULATIONS,Stan!! Good luck next level! #477077

Stanley J. Contrades 4/12/2004 10:58:39 AM

Good morning, everyone!!! It's 7:50 a.m. here in Hawai'i, the sun is up and roosters crowing (Ugh!) Thank you for all of your wonderful comments; Carolyn, Claudia, Kathleen, Debra, Kasia, K S, Susan, Paula, Casey, Joyce, Carol Darren, Murry, Dale Ann, and Mary (yep, the old grouch surprised me!)!! Hope you all had a great Easter weekend, and congratulations to all of you as well!!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #477229

Colette M. Metcalf 4/12/2004 1:03:15 PM

Congrats to you, Stan!!! #477471

Stanley J. Contrades 4/12/2004 1:12:12 PM

Many thanks, Colette, for your kind comments as always!!
Stan #477495

Cathy Barrows 4/12/2004 1:44:19 PM

Congrats!...very nice #477625

Stephen Zacker 4/12/2004 3:16:53 PM

Well Done. Congratulations! #478012

William C. Raco level-deluxe 4/12/2004 3:33:44 PM

The color, composition and presentation are spectacular.
Great job, Stan

bill #478114

Susie Peek-Swint level-deluxe 4/12/2004 3:57:11 PM

Well done Stan -- congrats!! #478222

Donna W. Neal level-deluxe 4/12/2004 3:58:41 PM

Beautiful Stan, congratulations! #478227

Stanley J. Contrades level-deluxe 4/12/2004 4:02:13 PM

Thank you, Cathy, Stephen, bill, Susan and Donna for your gracious comments on "Grumpy"!!!
Stan #478245

Terry R. Hatfield level-deluxe 4/12/2004 4:17:07 PM

Hi Stanley! What A Great Finalist Congrats!! #478315

Stanley J. Contrades level-deluxe 4/12/2004 4:18:53 PM

Hi, Terry! Thanks very much and congratulations to you as well!!!
Stan #478323

Ron Goldman 4/12/2004 6:36:45 PM

Congratulations Stan! This is great! #478953

Anette Linnea Rasmussen 4/12/2004 9:03:54 PM

Beautiful, Stan!

Congrats and the best of luck in the finals!

Many regards from Linnea

Stanley J. Contrades 4/12/2004 10:16:38 PM

Much good luck to you, Ron and Linnea, and thank you kindly for your support!
Stan #479682

Robert Mann level-deluxe 4/12/2004 11:16:51 PM

Wow, Stan. You nailed the 'beard' on this one. Great detail and colors. Congrats on your finalist selection and good luck! RoB #479738

Stanley J. Contrades 4/12/2004 11:19:16 PM

Thanks, RoB, and congrats and good luck to you as well!! Thanks for your help, support and inspiration!
Much Aloha,
Stan #479740

Pu Chen 4/13/2004 9:50:17 AM

Beautiful composition. What a interesting looking orchid! Should start to look at orchid more closely, so that I could find some unique "beard" look someday :) They surely look very different in that group shot. Good eyes to find them, Stanley! Congratulations! #480956

Stanley J. Contrades 4/13/2004 12:41:02 PM

Thank you sincerely, Pu! You really should start looking at orchids and the few thousand varieties!!! That will keep you busy for a while :-)
Thanks again, and best wishes on your images!
Stan #481182

Bill Morgenstern 4/13/2004 9:23:25 PM

Way to go Stan!! I knew when I saw this you where on your way to the finals and I bet that's not all. Great work!

bill #481853

Stanley J. Contrades 4/13/2004 9:26:10 PM

Hi, Bill! Great to hear from you and hope you haven't been frozen in and all is well with you. Thanks bunches for your support. I had fun with this one!
Much Aloha,
Stan #481856

Eric Highfield level-deluxe 4/14/2004 1:56:08 PM

Wonderful image, Stan! Congratulations! #483006

Patricia A. Kuniega level-deluxe 4/14/2004 3:33:48 PM

Congratulations for your unique perspective on this gorgeous orchid Stan! #483186

Stacey A. Bates 4/15/2004 11:43:34 AM

Congratulations Stan!!
Stacey #484917

Stanley J. Contrades 4/15/2004 12:10:09 PM

Thank you very much for your kind comment, Eric!
Patricia, as always, my sincere thanks for your continued confidence!
And thank you, too, Stacey for your encouragement. I appreciate all of you for stopping by!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #484945

Kathleen R. Struckle 4/15/2004 9:06:48 PM

Congrats.Stan!! Great image. #485905

Robin L. Wehrman 4/16/2004 11:25:53 AM

Hi Stanley!! Congratulations on your finalist!!!!! Robin #487180

Stanley J. Contrades 4/16/2004 11:42:17 AM

Thank you, Kathleen and Robin, for your kindness, which is always appreciated!
Much Aloha,
Stan #487209

Robert Goodman 4/21/2004 7:06:13 PM

Congratulations,Stanley! #495995

Danilo Piccioni level-deluxe 3/10/2005 1:16:34 AM

Fantastic shot (as usual) I know so little or nothing about orchids, unfortunately, but I love them.

Is it too late to say congratulations?

Dado #1160844

Stanley J. Contrades 3/10/2005 1:23:34 AM

Never too late, and Thank You! very much, Danilo, for your kind response. Am sure you will get to know orchids when you move to Canada as am sure they have some terrific gardens and nurseries there!
Thanks again!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1160851

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Kaua'i, Hawai'i; 2004:03:26; 21:52:53; EF f2.8 100mm Macro USM lens; 30.0 sec. ss, f32; ISO 100, WB Tungsten Lamp; PS Cropped, rotated, black background, auto levels adjusted. Honohono Orchid.

Uploaded on 3/27/2004 12:15:29 PM

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