Water Lillies

© Kelly Abernathy

Water Lillies

Kathleen Clemons 5/23/2004 3:58:49 AM

So pretty, Kelly! Nicely composed, great color and reflection, and the frog is a bonus! :) #130733

Paul Michko 5/23/2004 3:59:32 AM

Fantastic shot, K. Very well composed. #555826

Colette M. Metcalf 5/23/2004 3:59:44 AM

Very pretty, K!!! #555827

Joy Brown 5/23/2004 4:04:35 AM

Terrific!!! #555845

Colleen Braun 5/23/2004 4:10:23 AM

beautiful.... #555855

Gianna Stadelmyer 5/23/2004 4:12:15 AM

Beautiful shot, K...and I thought the same thing about the frog - Bonus! #555859

Carolyn M. Fletcher 5/23/2004 4:28:50 AM

Gorgeous!!! #555880

Leonard Pierce 5/23/2004 4:32:05 AM

Beautiful composition, K!!! #555892

Wally Orlowsky 5/23/2004 4:42:58 AM

Very pretty shot, K. I agree on the frog bonus. #555920

Kelly Abernathy 5/23/2004 4:59:26 AM

Thanks everyone! I appreciate it! I wasn't sure about just having him peek into the frame, but his back was covered with an ugly mossy stuff, so I took a chance. Thanks again -K #555943

Allan L. Whitehead 5/23/2004 4:59:42 AM

Magnificent photograph and presentation, Kelly, I agree about the frog and I also love everything else about this. Exceedingly well done, my very dear friend - Allan #555944

Kelly Abernathy 5/23/2004 5:01:08 AM

Thanks Allan! -K #555947

Rob Friedman 5/23/2004 5:06:31 AM

Excellent K! Great colors, reflection, and frog. :) #555958

Donna W. Neal 5/23/2004 5:07:14 AM

Excellent K! The frog is a definite bonus. I have tried and tried to capture a frog on a lilypad and the minute they hear the slightest movement they are gone! So guess I will just enjoy your picture.
The reflection and lilys are beautiful. #555959

Kelly Abernathy 5/23/2004 5:22:42 AM

Thanks Rob and Donna! I appreciate it! -K #555981

William C. Raco 5/23/2004 5:45:58 AM

Beautiful rich color, mirror like reflection and excellent composition.
A very impressive image, K!

bill #556013

Shirley L. Carpenter 5/23/2004 5:53:24 AM

This is excellent K..Love the image and composition!! #556021

Darren K. Fisher 5/23/2004 6:09:37 AM

For me your composition is awesome but the frog just takes this over the top. I love how it seems as if he is checking out what you are taking a photo of. Your colors are excellent as well. I really like this!!!!!! #556042

Claudia Kuhn 5/23/2004 6:26:34 AM

Great capture to find the 2 colors of lilies and a frog to join in in the shot! THis is great! #556096

Diane Dupuis 5/23/2004 6:34:35 AM

K this is fantastic!!! Superb job!! I'm sure we'll see it again soon! I didn't even see the frog the first time around... Everything about this shot is just amazing! Congrats! #556124

Bonnie C. Lackey 5/23/2004 6:36:57 AM

All the above!!! A piece to frame and treasure! #556133

Diane Addonizio 5/23/2004 6:57:58 AM

Fantastic image, K! #556183

Nobu Nagase 5/23/2004 7:35:33 AM

Beautiful image, K!
Beautiful mirror like reflections!
Great job and the side-kick, the froggy. #556223

Janet Detota 5/23/2004 7:50:02 AM

Couldn't improve on this if you tried! Fabulous! #556243

Donna J. Taff 5/23/2004 7:56:47 AM

I agree with Janet; I can't find anything wrong with this. Fantastic!!!! #556258

Lori Ditlefsen 5/23/2004 9:11:45 AM

Beautiful shot K! #556347

Kelly Abernathy 5/23/2004 9:45:51 AM

Wow, thank all of you so much. How nice, I really appreciate it. -K #556393

Stanley J. Contrades 5/23/2004 12:36:08 PM

Splendid threesome, Kelly, and the frog ... looks like he's asking, "What do you think?" :-) He adds a wonderful dimension to the image and your taking that chance paid off handsomely. Bravo!
Stan #556488

Kelly Abernathy 5/23/2004 1:10:41 PM

Thanks Stan! :) -K #556506

Ganeshwar Prasad 5/23/2004 1:49:13 PM

The bold center placing works very well here. The pads beautifully frame the flowers and the reflections.

Almost missed the frog!! Looks like he/she stuck in the head just in time!!

Well composed and a beautiful execution. #556562

Kelly Abernathy 5/23/2004 2:35:53 PM

Thanks Ganeshwar! I really appreciate it -K #556615

Carolina K. Smith 5/23/2004 3:05:50 PM

What a great photo! Love the frog!! #556652

Terry R. Hatfield 5/23/2004 3:52:50 PM

Gosh This Is Nice Kelly! The Stillness Of The Pond Is Great The Froggie A Plus!! #556711

Kelly Abernathy 5/23/2004 3:58:41 PM

Thanks Carolina and Terry - I appreciate it! -K #556718

Susan T. Evans 5/23/2004 8:55:10 PM

gorgeous K, I love the frog sneaking into the shot too!!! wonderful! #557022

Kelly Abernathy 5/24/2004 4:55:43 AM

Thanks Susan! I appreciate it! -K #557387

Susie Peek-Swint 5/27/2004 4:52:14 PM

Beautiful image K ~ love the detail and reflections! #563010

Kelly Abernathy 5/27/2004 7:04:07 PM

Thanks Susan! -K #563101

Anette Linnea Rasmussen 5/28/2004 7:21:07 AM

Wow!Great image, K! I like it very much!

Many regards

Kelly Abernathy 5/28/2004 7:46:27 AM

Thanks Linnea! I appreciate it! -K #564329

Ed Heaton 6/1/2004 9:15:43 AM

Hi K,
This is very nice! I love the composition and the green frog really adds!
Well done... #570770

Kelly Abernathy 6/1/2004 9:23:03 AM

Thanks Ed - I do appreciate it! -K #570790

Cathy Barrows 6/1/2004 7:11:38 PM

great shot of these 3 beauties, but the frog peaking into the left side makes this one #571937

Kelly Abernathy 6/1/2004 8:18:00 PM

Thanks Cathy - Hope the remodel is going well! -K #572080

Jim Kinnunen 6/8/2004 10:33:22 PM

Great shot K!!! The water lillies are wonderful...and of course it took me 3 minutes to see the frog.. I love it!! #584323

Kelly Abernathy 6/9/2004 4:12:17 AM

Thanks Jim! I appreciate you stopping by! -K #584514

Nobu Nagase 6/15/2004 1:24:08 PM

Many congratulations, K... #595731

Deborah Sandidge 6/15/2004 1:28:58 PM

Beautiful image, congratulations! #595751

Ganeshwar Prasad 6/15/2004 1:43:10 PM

Congrats K.!!
WTG #595854

Susan T. Evans 6/15/2004 2:09:21 PM

Congrats K! #595971

Marie Fields 6/15/2004 2:20:23 PM

Congratulations, K! Wonderful image! #596036

Janet Detota 6/15/2004 2:52:27 PM

Definite winner! Congrats! #596244

Stanley J. Contrades 6/15/2004 3:18:41 PM

Great win, Kelly, and much good luck to you moving forward!!! This is just gorgeous!
Stan #596319

Claudia Kuhn 6/15/2004 3:57:53 PM

Big congrats Kelly!! #596441

Leonard Pierce 6/15/2004 4:08:20 PM

Congratulations K!!! #596477

Terry R. Hatfield 6/15/2004 4:23:27 PM

No Suprise K An Excellent Finalist!! #596550

Murry Grigsby 6/15/2004 4:24:51 PM

Congrats Kelly! #596562

Cathy Barrows 6/15/2004 4:38:16 PM

Congrats!...beautiful #596651

Wally Orlowsky 6/15/2004 5:08:55 PM

Congrats, K! #596844

Donna J. Taff 6/15/2004 5:25:14 PM

Congrat's K.!!!!!! #596923

Eric Schneider 6/15/2004 5:46:28 PM

I missed this shot. What a great shot! Congrats! Love the frogs head in the shot. #597018

Dorothy Neumann 6/15/2004 6:12:40 PM

I love this K...especially the frog! #597136

Kathleen Clemons 6/15/2004 6:58:32 PM

Congrats to you, Kally! :) #597325

Diane Dupuis 6/15/2004 7:00:09 PM

Still lovin' it!! Congrats on your 3 finalists this month! Good luck! #597330

William C. Raco 6/15/2004 7:37:46 PM

Very pretty, K

bill #597472

Cathy T. Vettes 6/15/2004 7:48:20 PM

Beautiful K !! Congradulations !! #597523

Nancy Grace Chen 6/15/2004 8:01:49 PM

Just beautiful, K. Love the soft colors... and the frog is the perfect touch!! Congrats on your finalist!!

Nancy #597577

Danilo Piccioni 6/15/2004 9:30:27 PM

....I think I have seen this one already some place else......:)
and good luck! #597698

Brenda W. LaFleur 6/15/2004 10:19:01 PM

This is lovely, K. Congrats and good luck!! #597765

Mary K. Robison 6/15/2004 11:01:00 PM

Came in to admire the colors and reflections up close...then I saw that frog!!! Congratulations, K! This is SO well-deserved! Best of luck with it next step up! #597796

Kasia Elser 6/16/2004 6:18:39 AM

CONGRATS! Great shot! #598322

Kelly Abernathy 6/16/2004 6:59:53 AM

Thanks everyone for all the support! I really appreciate it! It means a lot! What a great community! -K


Donna La Mattino Pagakis 6/16/2004 7:17:36 AM

Hi K, this is so pretty. The lily pads and flowers are very nicely captured. Love the composition and bright colors. Cute little frog too!! #598577

Ed Heaton 6/16/2004 7:43:31 AM

Hi K,
A very beautiful image...
Congratulations... #598663

Kelly Abernathy 6/16/2004 8:10:06 AM

Thanks Donna and Ed! I really appreciate it! -K #598746

Robin L. Wehrman 6/16/2004 8:44:57 AM

Congratulations on a beautiful photo K!! #598843

Michael Wehrman 6/16/2004 9:05:38 AM

Congrats #598893

Kelly Abernathy 6/16/2004 9:07:34 AM

Thanks Robin and Mike! -K #598901

Karen Engelbreth 6/16/2004 11:52:17 AM

Congratulations, K!


Gianna Stadelmyer 6/16/2004 11:52:21 AM

Glad to see this one again! Congrats, K!!! #599231

Kelly Abernathy 6/16/2004 1:43:37 PM

Thanks Karen and Jan! -K #599518

Robert Goodman 6/16/2004 1:57:15 PM

Congratulations,K!!!! #599580

Kelly Abernathy 6/16/2004 4:11:00 PM

Thanks Robert! -K #599823

Susan T. Parady 6/16/2004 4:17:31 PM

Congratulations, K! This is gorgeous!! #599832

Kelly Abernathy 6/16/2004 4:53:29 PM

Thanks Susan! -K #599914

Barbara Bergeron 6/16/2004 5:04:52 PM

Wonderful image...well deserved! Congrats and good luck! #599955

Kelly Abernathy 6/16/2004 5:08:05 PM

Thanks Barbara, I really appreciate it! -K #599960

Ellen Peach 6/16/2004 5:18:20 PM

So beautiful....congratulations, K! #599990

Carolina K. Smith 6/16/2004 6:21:05 PM

AWESOME congragultions!!! I'm very happy for you !!
Carolina #600069

Dale Ann Cubbage 6/16/2004 6:22:30 PM

Hooray for K!!!! A winner! I'm so proud and excited for you!!! Great job on this great shot, that I apparantly totally missed! I love how the frog is looking into your scene! This is fabulous! A total deserved win!!! Yay,!

da #600076

Kathleen Clemons 6/16/2004 6:24:51 PM

Congrats on your win, Kelly! #600088

Joy Brown 6/16/2004 6:38:46 PM

Congratulations, K, on this awesome second place winner!!! #600121

Ron Goldman 6/16/2004 7:11:51 PM


Diane Addonizio 6/16/2004 7:14:25 PM

Congratulations, K!!!!!! #600185

Terry R. Hatfield 6/16/2004 7:35:47 PM

Congrats On Your Win K!! #600244

Claudia Kuhn 6/16/2004 7:45:33 PM

Congrats K for your win!! #600273

Casey A. Hanson 6/16/2004 7:47:44 PM

Congrats K! #600282

Mary K. Robison 6/16/2004 7:55:18 PM

A huge CONGRATULATIONS, K! So glad Froggie and your lovely flowers grabbed Second Place!!! #600301

Dorothy Neumann 6/16/2004 8:30:22 PM

Congratulations on this charming image, K. #600347

William C. Raco 6/16/2004 8:32:56 PM

Congratulations, Kelly
Excellent win!

bill #600354

Anette Linnea Rasmussen 6/16/2004 11:09:15 PM

Beautiful, K!
Congrats on your win!

Many regards

Wally Orlowsky 6/17/2004 3:02:19 AM

Congratulations on this win, K! Ribbit! #600592

Carolyn M. Fletcher 6/17/2004 3:04:44 AM

Whoopie!!!! She did it!! Very happy for you!!!!!!!!! #600596

Paul C. Gazzanigo 6/17/2004 3:40:48 AM

Congratulations, K! #600693

Paul Michko 6/17/2004 3:50:23 AM

Congratulation, K. #600719

Debra Booth 6/17/2004 4:46:19 AM

Congratulations, K! #600831

Joy M. Holster 6/17/2004 4:53:16 AM

Congrats! Beautiful shot, and I love that frog. #600853

Diane Dupuis 6/17/2004 4:54:36 AM

CONGRATS K!! Still lovin' it! #600863

Darren K. Fisher 6/17/2004 4:55:07 AM

Way to go K, congats on your wonderful win. #600867

Joyce Baldassarre 6/17/2004 5:22:09 AM

WELL DONE!!!!!! #600923

Jeff Lovinger 6/17/2004 5:34:53 AM

Congratulations K, You did it. I knew this was a winning shot the first time I saw it. Keep it up. I'll be looking for more of your beautiful photos.
It was really nice having you in the class. Hopefully we will meet again in another.
All the best, Jeff #600969

Eric Schneider 6/17/2004 5:39:12 AM

Way to go K!! Congrats!!!! #600991

Gary O`Dell 6/17/2004 5:45:27 AM

Congratulations on your Win K.....Gary O #601013

Charlene Bayerle 6/17/2004 5:51:59 AM

Congratulations K....well deserved!!!! #601030

Deborah Sandidge 6/17/2004 6:08:46 AM

Gorgeous, congratulations K!! #601075

Kelly Abernathy 6/17/2004 6:31:30 AM

Thanks so much everyone! With so many beautiful photos posted, I'm very fortunate. I really appreciate all of your support - it means a lot. What a wonderful community! -K #601144

Lori Ditlefsen 6/17/2004 6:42:35 AM

congrats on the win K! Well done! #601172

Corry Berghout 6/17/2004 6:44:50 AM

Congratulations. Great photo. It was a pleasure to take a class with you. I always looked forward to what you would submit. #601179

Ellen Peach 6/17/2004 7:32:26 AM

Congrats, K, this is outstanding! #601288

Jennifer Rennison 6/17/2004 7:33:50 AM

Congratulations on the win K, this is a beautiful image! #601292

Karen Bacon 6/17/2004 8:13:23 AM

Congratulations K on this winner!!! #601421

Nobu Nagase 6/17/2004 8:25:12 AM

Congratulations on this great win!!! #601443

Susan T. Evans 6/17/2004 9:30:01 AM

Congrats K, well deserved! #601512

Michael Wehrman 6/17/2004 11:54:31 AM

Congrats K #601865

Priscilla Rathbone 6/17/2004 12:03:47 PM

Congratulations, K.! This is truly a great picture. I really enjoyed taking a class with you and getting your feedback. Hope to see you around! #601896

Murry Grigsby 6/17/2004 12:33:22 PM

Congratulations on your win Kelly! Or as we say down at the pond -- RIBBIT :0) #601977

Robin L. Wehrman 6/17/2004 1:38:21 PM

Congratulations on your win K, very well deserved!! #602079

Kelly Abernathy 6/17/2004 1:59:03 PM

Thanks again everyone! I really appreciate it! -K #602096

Allan L. Whitehead 6/17/2004 2:07:52 PM

Congratulations, Kelly, on all your fine work in the May contest (and before that also). Very well done, my friend, I'm really proud of you - your good friend, Allan #602114

Kelly Abernathy 6/17/2004 2:13:01 PM

Thanks Allan! That really means a lot to me! -K #602130

Eric Highfield 6/17/2004 2:40:02 PM

Congratulations!! I have a good feeling that this is just the beginning a trend for you. Enjoy it, your work is truly deserving! #602185

Nancy Grace Chen 6/17/2004 3:39:43 PM

Exquisite, and a deserving winner!! BIG congrats, K!!

Nancy #602277

Kathleen F. Greer 6/17/2004 6:23:03 PM

Big congrats on this stunning photo K!! #602440

Colette M. Metcalf 6/17/2004 9:09:58 PM

Congratulations, K!!!! #602577

Evy Johansen 6/17/2004 9:10:34 PM

What a long way to the comment box... :-)
Many congatulations on your very well deserved second plaze win, K.! BEAUTIFUL image! #602578

Dan Holm 6/17/2004 10:33:56 PM

Absolutely gorgeous shot, K! Congratulations!! #602714

Sherri L. Regalbuto 6/18/2004 6:35:59 AM

Kelly, congratulations on your win. This photo is beautiful and I love the little frog peeking in. #603394

Anton Falcon 6/18/2004 7:38:57 AM

many congrats on your wonderful win, K! #603563

Kelly Abernathy 6/18/2004 1:42:44 PM

Thank you so much everyone! I'm very flattered - you've made my day! :) -K #603987

Cathy Gregor 6/18/2004 5:54:23 PM

Way to go, K!!! You definitely have the knack for getting a great shot. I enjoyed all of the photos you submitted for class. Hope to 'see' you in another.
-cathy #604218

Roger D. Meador 6/19/2004 2:03:41 AM

Beautiful in all aspects, very well done. #604516

Ganeshwar Prasad 6/19/2004 2:36:30 AM

Absolute stunner. Well deserved win, K.
Congrats once again! #604520

Colleen Braun 6/19/2004 5:27:55 AM

congratulations... #604745

Stephen Zacker 6/19/2004 6:23:11 AM

Congratulations K! This image has a wonderful peaceful feeling to it! #604854

Stevie M. Sturla 6/20/2004 8:42:15 PM

Bravo and congratulations, K! This is a stunning shot! Well done! #607457

Carol Brill 6/20/2004 9:37:19 PM

Kudos on your second-place win for this lovely image, K, you must be so proud!! #607488

James R. Jackson 6/21/2004 12:00:01 PM

K, congratulations on the win! It is a beautiful photograph (as are ALL your photographs). I like to think of myself as observant, but have to confess I didn't even see the frog until the second time I viewed the photograph. As an excuse, I have to say that I ADORE water lilies and my eyes were totally drawn to them and them alone. What a plus the froggie makes though! Great job! Jay #608610

Kelly Abernathy 6/21/2004 9:23:00 PM

Thank you so much everyone for the nice comments and the support. I really do appreciate it! -K #609312

Danilo Piccioni 6/26/2004 11:22:12 AM

Hey Kelly,
I just come back from a short vacation and just now I noticed you made it!
I am REALLY pleased.
Congratulations again, well done !
Danilo #617811

Kelly Abernathy 6/28/2004 4:45:52 PM

Thanks Danilo - I really appreciate it! Talk to you soon -K #621581

Kathleen R. Struckle 7/14/2004 9:05:27 PM

Congrat's on your win K! Beautiful image!! #648093

Kelly Abernathy 7/19/2004 8:24:21 AM

Thanks Kathleen - I appreciate it! -K #658247

Stephen H. White 7/20/2004 9:05:28 PM

Thanks for your congrats on my picture. I thought I'd check out your gallery. You've got some great shots. I really like pond lily shots and this one is awesome. Love that frog too. Ribbit! -- Steve #661827

Kelly Abernathy 7/21/2004 5:17:14 AM

Thanks Stephen! I appreciate that -K #662235

bob cornelison 7/25/2004 9:50:05 PM

congrats on this great shot! I love the colors! #669491

Kelly Abernathy 7/26/2004 3:41:39 AM

:) Thanks Bob - I appreciate it -K #669684

Sharon Day 8/5/2005 1:32:36 PM

Gorgeous image, K!!! I don't think I've ever noticed it before. Very beautiful! #1682184

Kelly Abernathy 10/2/2005 4:07:35 PM

Thanks Sharon! :) -K #1909459

William C. Raco 4/3/2006 6:46:38 PM

Came back for another look.
This is outstanding, Kelly
Love the detail, exposure, color and composition
Very nicely done!

SBB #2605444

Mark Mirror 9/13/2007 2:57:58 PM

Beautiful Picture of flowers.
Congratulation #4787315

Mark Mirror 9/13/2007 2:58:47 PM

Beautiful Picture of flowers
Congratulation #4787318

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