Helle Blume

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Helle Blume

Joy Rector level-classic 2/17/2007 4:57:21 AM

awsome #606856

Marcie A. Fowler 2/17/2007 5:18:10 AM

Fantastic composition and lighting. #3957317

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic 2/17/2007 5:45:05 AM

Beautiful. Love the colors. #3957383

Wally Orlowsky level-classic 2/17/2007 5:47:56 AM

A curvaceous beauty, Les. #3957393

John Caruso 2/17/2007 6:18:33 AM

Les, Les, Les, you just keep cranking out fantastic photos. This one is really something. The curve and line of the stem leading the eye deep into the photo where it is met with the burst of color and shape. Great job. #3957527

Marie Fields level-classic 2/17/2007 7:18:41 AM

Terrific image, Les...love the lighting and comp! #3957723

Bob Cournoyer level-classic 2/17/2007 7:23:20 AM

Awesome presentation!!

Bob #3957734

Cheryl E. Molennor level-classic 2/17/2007 8:32:15 AM

Love the pov and lighting #3957953

Les Rhoades level-classic 2/17/2007 8:37:56 AM

Thanks for all your comments on my flower image. I shot the original in vertical, then rotated and mirrored the image for the final look. I like the left to right flow) I do not do flower pictures, so this was way out of my norm. #3957984

Susan Fox level-classic 2/17/2007 8:48:10 AM

Love it Les! Great lighting and composition. #3958030

Terry L. McKaig level-classic 2/17/2007 9:42:29 PM

Beautiful lighting and comp! #3959893

Melissa G. Meiselman level-classic 2/17/2007 9:44:39 PM

Stunning floral...that curve in the stem is fantastic...great lighting, colors and compostion, Les!!! #3959904

Christopher Budny level-classic 2/18/2007 7:26:13 AM

To the contrary, Les, I would say you DO "do flower pictures" and very well, by the looks of it!! ;) This reminds me of one of Susana P's tulips, so I'd say you're well on your way. #3960772

Lindley Johnson level-classic 2/18/2007 4:53:10 PM

Beautiful, Les! I love the composition and the POV in this extremely well-done photograph. #3962307

Katarina Mansson 2/19/2007 1:32:10 AM

Beautiful flower, colours, light and composition. I like especially the unusual POV. #3963107

Cathy M. Gromball 2/20/2007 10:29:58 AM

Gorgeous photo, Les!

Cathy :) #3968702

Lisa D. Greer 2/22/2007 2:03:21 PM

Ooooh, love this! My vote for winner!!! :) #3976336

Susan Fox 3/22/2007 7:23:28 PM

I think I've counted 3 finalist so far :-)

Another congratulations! #4083157

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic 3/22/2007 8:06:03 PM

Les, WTG, Congratulations on another beautiful finalist. Good luck in the next round. #4083629

Suzanne Colson 3/22/2007 8:47:05 PM

Beautiful capture! I love the lighting. Congratulations!! #4083981

Colleen Farrell level-classic 3/22/2007 9:15:05 PM

Gee, Les, just how many finalists did you get? ;D This is another beauty--great composition, and very cool background. Congratulations!! #4084210

Janine Russell level-classic 3/23/2007 2:21:53 AM

Les, congratulations on your finalist. #4084885

Christopher Budny level-classic 3/23/2007 4:04:45 AM

Congratulations, Les! #4085296

Katarina Mansson 3/23/2007 4:59:11 AM

Les - congrats on your beautiful finalist! You are a TRUE flower photographer :-) #4085806

John Caruso 3/23/2007 5:10:14 AM


Congratualtions on this well deserved win! #4085940

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic 3/23/2007 6:44:59 AM

WOW!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! <>< #4086691

Jessica Jenney level-classic 3/23/2007 8:16:05 AM

Congratulations on this beauty, Les! #4087125

Cheryl E. Molennor 3/23/2007 8:22:20 AM

Perhaps you found a new niche? Great image. Congratulations #4087146

Sylvia Rossler level-classic 3/23/2007 2:33:46 PM

And again !! WTG Les :o) #4089097

Dr Silly level-classic 3/23/2007 3:28:26 PM

Ok Les, congratulations one more time. And I think it is super that you are doing this good this month. :O)

Jeff Robinson level-classic 3/23/2007 3:49:24 PM

Wonderful comp and light; congrats Les on your Finalist! Jeff #4089409

Lindley Johnson level-classic 3/23/2007 6:42:11 PM

Congratulations, Les - this is lovely! #4090114

Sam Britt level-classic 3/23/2007 7:07:11 PM

Congratulations, Les! I love the lighting on this. #4090224

Sheryl A. Hudson level-classic 3/24/2007 1:22:36 AM

Congratulations Les, on your well deserved finalist!!! #4090889

Susan Fox level-classic 3/24/2007 6:03:50 PM

Way to go Les! Congrats on your win!!! #4093532

Janine Russell level-classic 3/24/2007 6:44:52 PM

Les, big congratulations on your Second Place Win. #4093718

William C. Raco level-classic 3/24/2007 6:57:42 PM

Excellent color, light and composition
Very well done, Les

Bill #4093781

Jessica Jenney level-classic 3/24/2007 7:02:17 PM

Congratulations, Les on this beautiful win! #4093801

Nikki McDonald level-classic 3/24/2007 7:12:01 PM

Great job, Les. This is fantastic. Congratulations on the win. #4093866

Linda D. Lester level-classic 3/24/2007 7:32:27 PM

Awesome.....Congratulations! #4093968

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic 3/24/2007 7:50:07 PM

Congratulations on your second place winner. #4094076

Suzanne Colson 3/24/2007 7:51:12 PM

Congrats on your 2nd place winner!!! #4094088

Christine Czernin level-classic 3/24/2007 11:14:54 PM

Hi Les,what a beautiful image of a Tulip.Looks like an aquarell painting of an old master. Georgeous. Big congrats. #4094536

Katarina Mansson 3/24/2007 11:37:01 PM

Big congrats to the yellow button! #4094558

Susie Peek-Swint 3/25/2007 12:30:43 AM

Many congrats on the gold Les ~ beautiful image! #4094603

Cesar J. La Rosa 3/25/2007 12:33:14 AM

Congratulations on this WONDERFUL Winner, Les!!!
Cesar #4094610

Lynne Morris 3/25/2007 3:20:02 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful winner Les! #4094753

Sylvia Rossler level-classic 3/25/2007 4:44:36 AM

Big congrats on your win Les :O) #4094940

Wally Orlowsky level-classic 3/25/2007 5:08:43 AM

Congratulations on this beautifully lighted winner, Les! #4095033

Christopher Budny level-classic 3/25/2007 5:31:08 AM

Let's see... how did I say it before? "To the contrary, Les, I would say you DO "do flower pictures" and very well, by the looks of it!! ;)"
Congratulations on your beautiful winner!


Sharon Day level-classic 3/25/2007 6:03:19 AM

Beautiful image, Les!!! Big Congratulations! #4095247

Ken Smith level-classic 3/25/2007 6:19:14 AM

Les, congratulations to you! Where's the mountain?? #4095322

AMALIA Veralli level-classic 3/25/2007 1:19:37 PM

Great winning image!! Congratulations!! #4096118

Cheryl E. Molennor level-classic 3/25/2007 5:13:04 PM

Well deserved awesome image. Congratulations #4096535

Kara L. Hendricks level-classic 3/25/2007 5:26:40 PM


Congratulations on stepping OUTSIDE of your box... WELL!!! #4096600

Datha Y. Thompson level-classic 3/25/2007 9:43:10 PM

GORGEOUS WINNER LES!!!!!! You SOOOOO Deserve it!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS :0) #4097241

Susana Ms Heide level-classic 3/25/2007 10:30:40 PM

This is the first time I see this and it definitely is extraordinary in it's beauty!!! Simple yet striking!! Wonderfully lit!! Many CONGRATS Les on your well deserved WINNER!!!! WTG! #4097298

Cindy Bendush level-classic 3/25/2007 11:04:32 PM

Wonderful image Les - great lighting and composition. Congratulations on a beautiful win! #4097325

Marie Fields level-classic 3/26/2007 6:46:30 AM

Congratulations on this terrific win, Les!!! #4098395

maria Warren level-classic 3/26/2007 12:03:37 PM

this is beautiful :D big Congrats to you #4099391

Renee Doyle level-classic 3/26/2007 9:38:50 PM

Stunning image Les! Congratulations on your win!

Colette M. Metcalf level-classic 3/27/2007 3:59:43 AM

Congratulations Les!! #4101635

Dr Silly level-classic 3/27/2007 1:36:00 PM

At this late date I know you don't want to hear congratulations. But Congratulations Les on your Gold. :O)

eileen bedford level-classic 3/29/2007 7:50:00 PM

Congratulations Les on this winner.... Ditto to Dr. S.... #4110752

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 4/12/2007 12:01:24 PM

A gorgeous winning image Les, amazing lighting and design. Congrats on your win Les!!!!

Donna infinitivephoto.com #4159260

Shirley A. Kinney 4/15/2007 8:56:34 PM

Stunning image, Les. This is definitely a WOW. Congrats on your win. Just found this photo and love it. #4171435

ronda chatelle level-classic 4/25/2007 7:41:19 PM

Les, this is MAGNIFICENT! Congratulations! #4214092

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett 10/3/2007 5:11:42 AM

Love the colors, lighting and detail, Les ... Congrats on this winner .. Steve #4877032

Tamera S. Phillips 11/11/2007 9:47:54 PM

I don't know how I missed this one Les. What a stunning image. The lighting and black background are perfect. #5060322

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