YouFindThe Prettiest Things....

© Carolyn M. Fletcher

YouFindThe Prettiest Things....

Joy Brown 7/30/2004 4:07:33 AM

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! Winner!!! #152884

Patricia A. Kuniega 7/30/2004 4:14:23 AM

I do believe you have a winner here Carolyn! It's stunning! The colors, form, composition, are all perfect! Magnficant! #676908

Rob Friedman 7/30/2004 4:15:18 AM

Wow, fabulous-It is totally beautiful!!

I might try to grow them in my toilet. :) #676912

Allan L. Whitehead 7/30/2004 4:16:04 AM

"Mornin', sleepy'head, wakey, wakey, eh…"

Wonderful photograph and presentation, Carolyn, I love the colors and the cropping. Very well done, my very dear friend - your good friend, Allan

ps: I hope it was just the fwence that you were crawling through, eh… (he, he, he) - 'A'… #676915

Carolyn M. Fletcher 7/30/2004 4:23:09 AM

Thanks Joy, Pat, Rob and Allan..Ok, so I overslept! Didn't mean to cause an international panic. LOL
I actually didn't see anything icky in there, by the way. Except some turtles, frogs and lots of bugs. #676952

ADILSON F. FERREIRA 7/30/2004 4:23:50 AM

Marvelous composition and great colors, wonderful shot! #676957

Colette M. Metcalf 7/30/2004 4:26:34 AM

Absolutely GORGOUES!!! LOL Rob! #676971

Colleen Braun 7/30/2004 4:27:36 AM

beautiful, I guess it gets a lot of fertilizer... #676976

Donna J. Taff 7/30/2004 4:28:20 AM

So beautiful, Colette!!!!! #676980

Elisabeth A. Gay 7/30/2004 4:29:17 AM

It's stunning Carolyn, definitely a winner! #676985

Donna J. Taff 7/30/2004 4:32:42 AM

I meant to say So beautiful, Carolyn!!!!!!! I have migraine's and this stupidy is a sign one might be coming on! Sorry!!!!! #677000

Charlene Bayerle 7/30/2004 4:48:08 AM

LOL on Rob's suggestion!!!!

This is beautiful Carolyn and worth the trouble!!! #677031

Carolyn M. Fletcher 7/30/2004 4:55:14 AM

Thanks Adilson, Colette, Colleen, Donna, Elisabeth and Char!!
I think Rob would be sorry...They multiply, I think..LOL #677044

Diane Addonizio 7/30/2004 5:05:10 AM

Wonderful composition, detail and color! #677071

Deborah C. Lewinson 7/30/2004 5:12:05 AM

Gorgeous! #677098

Claudia Kuhn 7/30/2004 5:21:00 AM

Ahh... what you'll do for a great shot Carolyn! Glad it was beautiful there and didn't stink! #677132

Kelly Abernathy 7/30/2004 5:29:03 AM

Stunning! I agree, a winner! And ..... only you :) - I don't know of anyone else that would go wading through.....a sewage lagoon for the shot. It was worth it though, it's so beautiful! So many possible titles come to mind though...........:) -K #677153

Carolyn M. Fletcher 7/30/2004 5:41:11 AM

Thanks Diane, Deborah, Claudia and Kelly. I was afraid of grossing out the Californians with a more appropriate title. LOL #677182

Marcie A. Fowler 7/30/2004 5:52:58 AM

Simply beautiful indeed. Wonderful colors and presentation!! I'd say your "trespassing" paid off. Bet they are well fertilized (LOL)!! Way to go for a great shot Carolyn. #677197

Bonnie C. Lackey 7/30/2004 5:58:45 AM

Well, well, well! Isn't this just the most beautiful image! #677204

Roger D. Meador 7/30/2004 6:12:39 AM

this is a fine, fine image #677224

Carolyn M. Fletcher 7/30/2004 6:14:40 AM

Thanks Marcie, Bonnie and Roger!! I guess they would get fertilized plenty! Ain't it just grand? LOL #677231

Murry Grigsby 7/30/2004 6:30:55 AM

Lovely image Carolyn! Maybe they're using the natural water treatment methods? I've seen a few stories on PBS about these natural bogs being used to purify water. Regardless Marcie is probably right about them getting plenty of nutriants :0) #677253

Bob Cammarata 7/30/2004 6:36:19 AM

Great shot and story, Carolyn.

Carolyn M. Fletcher 7/30/2004 6:49:23 AM

Thanks Murry and Camm!
That's probably what they're doing Murry. I never saw these until we moved to Oklahoma, but I'm sure they exist other places. I know when they were selling the motel that this lagoon is in back of, they had a heck of a time explaining it to the out of staters. LOL #677282

Gail Vitikacs 7/30/2004 6:49:58 AM

Stunning!!! I really love the colors!!! Great capture #677284

Gianna Stadelmyer 7/30/2004 7:19:19 AM

Carolyn, this is GORGEOUS!!!! I'd dare to say it's the prettiest water lily shot I've ever seen. This one better show up in the winner's circle! #677325

Carolyn M. Fletcher 7/30/2004 7:47:32 AM

Thanks Gail and Jan! The fact remains it's a flower and how do you compete with all those great flower shots that the really GOOD flower shot shooters send in?? Dunno... #677372

Dolores Neilson 7/30/2004 7:48:54 AM

This lovely lily is so very well isolated and the color surrounding it flatter it so beautifully. A nice piece of work, Carolyn! #677373

Doug Wean 7/30/2004 8:06:27 AM

Wow! Beautiful perspective, Amazing Color!
A winner!

Doug #677403

Karen Bacon 7/30/2004 8:18:43 AM

Striking image Carolyn! #677429

Carolyn M. Fletcher 7/30/2004 8:27:27 AM

Thanks Dolores, Doug and Karen!!! #677450

Donna W. Neal 7/30/2004 11:56:57 AM

Beautiful lighting and detail on this one Carolyn. #677636

Kathleen Clemons 7/30/2004 1:10:48 PM

This is just gorgeous, Carolyn. One of your best!!! #677704

Carolyn M. Fletcher 7/30/2004 1:18:53 PM

Thanks Donna and Kath!!!!! #677710

Kenny Carpenter 7/30/2004 2:31:41 PM

I like the biue. #677756

Robin L. Wehrman 7/30/2004 3:28:38 PM

WOW!! Sure is beautiful Carolyn, Amazing colors, excellent detail and lighting. Perfect in every way!!! #677804

Stephen Zacker 7/30/2004 4:33:16 PM

Great lighting and colors! Must have been just the right PH level! :-) #677922

William C. Raco 7/30/2004 7:11:31 PM

Very striking and beautiful, Carolyn.
Love the translucent petals, the rich color of leaf and background, the off center placement and the lovely glow.
Outstanding work!

bill #678038

Darren K. Fisher 7/30/2004 8:31:05 PM

OH wow Carolyn this is simply gorgeous. Way to go!!! #678139

Debra Booth 7/31/2004 8:00:49 AM

Breathtaking shot, Carolyn, and I thought that even before I saw where you had taken it! LOL! #678876

Nancy Grace Chen 8/8/2004 11:09:15 PM

I know exactly what you mean!! I've visited one and found some pretty amazing stuff, too. I guess they keep it well-fertilized there. ;) This is gorgeous. One of the prettiest lily shots I've ever seen.

Nancy #695196

Carolyn M. Fletcher 8/9/2004 2:36:52 AM

Thanks everyone. You never know what you'll find, do you? #695241

Eric Schneider 8/11/2004 4:12:07 AM

What an EXCELLENT photograph!!! We should be seeing this again. Great work. #700178

Isabel L 8/14/2004 1:11:04 AM

Beautiful capture Carolyn! Congratulations to you with this image!! good luck in th next round. :) #707020

Patricia A. Kuniega 8/14/2004 2:11:36 AM

I do recall saying you've got a winner here, and I'll stand behind it for another round! Congrats on this beauty Carolyn! #707131

Karen Engelbreth 8/14/2004 2:25:12 AM

Congratulations to you,Carolyn! #707163

Terry R. Hatfield 8/14/2004 3:14:41 AM

Congrats To You On Your Finalist Carolyn!! #707264

Deborah C. Lewinson 8/14/2004 3:48:13 AM

Congratulations on your Finalist, Carolyn! #707322

Colleen Braun 8/14/2004 3:48:58 AM

congratulations... #707323

Dolores Neilson 8/14/2004 4:03:44 AM

Woo hoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! #707366

Donna R. Moratelli 8/14/2004 4:16:34 AM

I was just on the phone with Carolyn and she's having fun.

She said that she's not ingoring anyone and thanks everyone for all of the comments on her finalist.
Congratulations Carolyn! We miss you! #707397

Wally Orlowsky 8/14/2004 4:38:59 AM

Congratulations on this finalist, Carolyn. #707475

William C. Raco 8/14/2004 5:17:55 AM

Congratulations, Carolyn!!!

bill #707638

Claudia Kuhn 8/14/2004 5:21:54 AM

Big congrats Carolyn on a Sewage Lagoon winner!!! You did the place well!!! #707649

Darren K. Fisher 8/14/2004 5:24:58 AM

Congrats Carolyn. #707659

Marie Fields 8/14/2004 6:47:55 AM

Congratulations, Carolyn! Beautiful image! #708126

Deborah Sandidge 8/14/2004 7:25:00 AM

Congrats, Carolyn!! #708297

Jennifer Rennison 8/14/2004 7:27:05 AM

So beautiful! Congratulations, Carolyn! #708306

Ed Heaton 8/14/2004 7:32:12 AM

Congratulations Carolyn,
Wonderful image! #708325

Susan T. Evans 8/14/2004 8:17:39 AM

Congrats Carolyn, terrific image, so glad it didn't stink! LOL! so well deserved!!!! #708536

Kelly Abernathy 8/14/2004 8:31:05 AM

Woo - Hoo! Congratulations! -K #708627

Donna J. Taff 8/14/2004 9:12:26 AM

Congrat's, Carolyn!!!!! Well deserved!!!!! #708856

Dan Holm 8/14/2004 9:38:02 AM

Congratulations, Carolyn!! #709007

Debra Booth 8/14/2004 9:51:13 AM

Congratulations, Carolyn! #709109

Brenda W. LaFleur 8/14/2004 10:18:45 AM

Congrats, Carolyn! This is beautiful. #709271

Ellen Peach 8/14/2004 10:19:42 AM

Fantastic, Carolyn, congrats and best of luck! #709279

Murry Grigsby 8/14/2004 10:26:34 AM

Congrats on your odorless finalist Carolyn :0) #709310

Colette M. Metcalf 8/14/2004 11:34:19 AM

Congratulations, Carolyn!!!! #709642

Cathy Barrows 8/14/2004 11:35:05 AM

Congrats!...beautiful #709645

Kathleen Clemons 8/14/2004 11:57:44 AM

Congrats, Carolyn! Glad you're having fun! Thanks for the update, Donna. #709789

Donna R. Moratelli 8/14/2004 12:51:07 PM

Hi everyone; Carolyn said to say THANK YOU TO EVERYONE!!! She'll be back on-line on the 17th..
Carolyn, you did really good on this one. Congrats again. I'm rooting for ya!! #709958

Janet Detota 8/14/2004 4:16:12 PM

Fabulous! Congratulations, Carolyn and the best of luck in the next round! #710545

Alan L. Borror 8/14/2004 6:51:59 PM

Congratulations, Carolyn! #710779

Peggy Wolff 8/14/2004 8:14:47 PM

Congrats Caroline, I love the colors! #710894

Karen Bacon 8/14/2004 8:39:15 PM

Congratulations Carolyn!!! #710940

Gianna Stadelmyer 8/14/2004 9:37:37 PM

Yippee! I am so glad to see this as a finalist and hope to see it in the winner's circle:-) Congratulations on this beautiful image, Carolyn, and good luck! #711029

Karen Lewis-Gunn 8/14/2004 11:24:46 PM

Congrats on a striking photo! :-) #711133

Robin L. Wehrman 8/15/2004 1:00:30 PM

Congratulations on your finalist Carolyn!! #712753

Susana Matos 8/15/2004 2:02:56 PM

Congratulations! This is very beautiful!
Cheers from Portugal, Su #712909

Rick Riddle 8/15/2004 5:09:06 PM

Beautiful Photo Carolyn. #713281

Patricia Marroquin 8/15/2004 10:25:16 PM

Congratulations, Carolyn! :-) #713641

Paul Michko 8/16/2004 3:31:33 AM

Congrats on this finaliat win, Carolyn. #713854

Diane Dupuis 8/16/2004 3:36:16 AM

Congrats Carolyn! Great shot and interesting location! #713869

Cathy Gregor 8/16/2004 6:08:02 AM

A very beautiful image. Congrats Carolyn!
-cathy #714354

Gail Vitikacs 8/16/2004 7:00:15 AM

Awesome win Carolyn!!! Congratulations! #714513

Sharon Day 8/18/2004 7:00:03 AM

Absolutely beautiful! Congratulations :) #719100

Stephen Zacker 8/22/2004 7:01:01 AM

:-) Congratulations, Carolyn! #727422

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In the strangest places!! This is in a local SEWAGE LAGOON, which is an open "pond" type place where they treat it.(at least I think they treat it)..I crawled through the fence and found the most beautiful flowers etc...No, it didn't stink.

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