Laurence Saliba level-classic 12/3/2007 11:47:58 PM

Super beautiful macro Stan!!!!!!! This is just AWESOME!!!!! #800756

Patty Razonable 12/4/2007 12:01:34 AM

Fantasic composition,colors and title on this beautiful heliconia capture, Stan!! #5166269

Anna Diederich 12/4/2007 12:03:21 AM

Beautiful capture, Stan! The color is so vivid! #5166274

Nadya Johnson 12/4/2007 12:03:41 AM

Wow! This is radiant! Beautiful work, Stan! #5166278

Su Sana E. P level-classic 12/4/2007 12:03:49 AM

Very elegant and gorgeous presentation of this beautiful flower, Stan!! Absolutely a stand-out in any category!! My conclusion : Winner!! #5166280

Evy Johansen level-classic 12/4/2007 12:06:23 AM

So beautiful and elegant!! wonderful image, Stan! #5166291

Mike D. Perez level-classic 12/4/2007 12:17:05 AM

Beautiful image, Stan! Great clarity, and brilliance of colors. #5166331

Teresa A. Burnett level-classic 12/4/2007 12:21:21 AM

Awesome floral image Stan!!! Love the composition and marvelous clarity. And it really does look like it's gone sailing!! I vote winner on this one!! #5166345

Stanley J. Contrades level-classic 12/4/2007 12:39:36 AM

Thanks very much Laurence, Patty, Anna, Nadya, SuSana, Evy, Mike, and Teresa for taking the time to comment! I am grateful for your kindness.
Stan #5166378

Renee Doyle level-classic 12/4/2007 12:52:41 AM

Stunning diagonal composition and beautiful colours against the dark background!!! Very striking floral image Stan - gorgeous!! #5166397

Inge Linden level-classic 12/4/2007 1:19:10 AM

An amazing and beautiful floral image you have here, Stan! #5166450

ADILSON F. FERREIRA level-classic 12/4/2007 1:56:48 AM

Terrific colors and composition Stan!!!

Mary K. Robison level-classic 12/4/2007 1:59:47 AM

Stan, this is one of your finest florals, ever!
The glowing orange and gorgeous green, the graceful curves, the perfect composition --- all add up to an extraordinary image!
We WILL see this beauty again!
(P.S. Love that title, too!) #5166538

Paul Michko level-classic 12/4/2007 2:00:24 AM

MAGNIFICENT!!! #5166541

Cindy Bendush level-classic 12/4/2007 2:33:12 AM

WOW!!! What a fantastic beauty Stan! Striking in every way!!! We'll surely see this one again! #5166620

Jennifer L. Alder level-classic 12/4/2007 4:26:18 AM

OH WOW!!!!
:) #5166968

Jeff Robinson level-classic 12/4/2007 4:34:45 AM

Excellent comp and color Stan!! Very Nice! Jeff #5166998

Carla Metzler level-classic 12/4/2007 4:36:43 AM

What an elegant and gorgeous capture, Stan. #5167011

Tarun Bose level-classic 12/4/2007 5:32:34 AM

Simply beautiful. Excellent colours. Well done Stan. #5167317

Sam Britt level-classic 12/4/2007 6:18:35 AM

Beautiful color & compositon, Stan. #5167497

Linda Blair level-classic 12/4/2007 11:09:11 AM

Beuatiful colors and capture!!!!! ☺ #5168577

Tiia Vissak level-classic 12/4/2007 11:33:33 AM

Great colors, light, details, angle & bg! #5168649

Stanley J. Contrades level-classic 12/4/2007 12:43:46 PM

Thank you very much for your generous comments to this image, Rene, Inge, Adilson, Mary, Paul M., Cindy, Jennifer, Jeff, Carla, Tarun, Sam, Linda and Tiia. Your responses are really appreciated.
Stan #5168879

Sharon Perkins level-classic 12/4/2007 5:02:40 PM

Simply gorgeous !!!!!! #5169802

Stanley J. Contrades level-classic 12/5/2007 6:57:42 PM

Thank you, Sharon. I appreciate your taking the time to respond!
Stan #5173431

Cliff & Patti Smith level-classic 12/7/2007 6:37:19 AM

Stunning! The colors and lighting are awesome! #5178861

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 12/8/2007 9:42:58 PM

Vivid colors, great design and light. Beautiful work Stan! #5185637

Corinne M. Thompson 12/9/2007 5:40:20 PM

Stan, this is magnificent! #5188968

anonymous 12/10/2007 6:26:02 PM

Outstanding capture Stan! B- #5193392

Jenny Bosmans 12/14/2007 1:26:49 AM

Definitely one of my favorites, Stan...awesome and very beautiful! :) #5206416

Pat Gamwell 12/14/2007 2:12:21 AM

Exquisite creation, Stan! Very unique color tones & soft design! GORGEOUS! #5206426

Stanley J. Contrades 12/15/2007 10:48:48 PM

Patti, Donna, Corinne, Barbara, Jenny, and Pat, your encouraging responses are very much appreciated! Thank You!
Stan #5212238

Sharon Day level-classic 12/22/2007 7:34:54 PM

Wow, gorgeous image, Stan!!! #5244758

Stanley J. Contrades 12/23/2007 1:28:32 PM

Thank you very much for stopping by, Sharon, and for your kind comment!
Stan #5246963

Cathy Stancil 1/13/2008 9:56:56 PM

Magnificent floral image, Stan!! Really beautiful and mesmerizing... Wishing you and family a Happy New Year !! Hope you are well. ;O) #5335636

Karen Engelbreth 1/25/2008 11:27:48 AM

Congratulations, Stan! #5393421

Laurence Saliba level-classic 1/25/2008 11:51:14 AM

Spectacular finalist!! Hope we see this again Stan!! Congrats!!! #5393704

Gene Spears 1/25/2008 12:51:07 PM

gorgeous image, Stan - congratulations! #5394162

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic 1/25/2008 1:19:48 PM

Congratulations on your second place winner, Stan. #5394456

Jennifer L. Alder 1/25/2008 1:20:49 PM

CONGRATS, Stan!!!!!!!! Gorgeous winner!! :) #5394463

Paul E. Earl 1/25/2008 1:44:26 PM

Congratulations, Stan!! #5394656

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 1/25/2008 2:24:50 PM

Wow, congratulation, Stan, on this stunning winner!!!
-Debby #5394904

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 1/25/2008 2:32:46 PM

Gorgeous lighting and colors Stan, congratulations! #5394975

Alison Krylowski 1/25/2008 2:43:59 PM

Beautiful capture! Congratulations!! #5395050

Ray Clarke 1/25/2008 3:08:18 PM

Congratulations on this lovely winning photo Stan #5395193

Cindy Bendush level-classic 1/25/2008 3:40:51 PM

Wow - this is truly exceptional Stan! Congratulations on this well-deserved winner! #5395440

Elida Gutierrez 1/25/2008 4:43:56 PM

Especialy for the winners
http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/big.asp?photoID=5538549&catID=&style=&rowNumber=1&memberID=258086 #5395817

Jill Odice level-classic 1/25/2008 4:47:40 PM

Simply gorgeous Stan! CONGRATS Buddy! #5395842

Renee Doyle level-classic 1/25/2008 5:23:46 PM

So gorgeous!!!! Big congrats to you Stan!!! #5396089

Sam Britt level-classic 1/25/2008 5:33:38 PM

Congratulations, beautiful winner, Stan! #5396163

Su Sana E. P level-classic 1/25/2008 5:36:54 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful Winner, Stan!! #5396184

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 1/25/2008 6:13:01 PM

Congratulations on your win Stan! Beautiful! #5396362

Barbara Waldoch 1/25/2008 6:50:46 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic winner, Stan! #5396548

Jill Flynn level-classic 1/25/2008 7:04:52 PM

Stunning, sleek and dramatic! It's a beauty Stan. A big congratulations on your win! #5396630

Corinne M. Thompson 1/25/2008 7:05:07 PM

BIG COngrats to you Stan! #5396632

Evy Johansen level-classic 1/25/2008 7:11:56 PM

Big congratulations on your beautiful and well deserved win, Stan!! #5396703

Mary K. Robison 1/26/2008 2:16:26 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your well-deserved win! So happy for you, Stan! #5397737

Anna Diederich 1/26/2008 5:27:23 AM

Congratulations, Stan!! This is just beautiful!!! #5398244

Jeff Robinson level-classic 1/26/2008 6:49:45 AM

Outstanding job Stan; congrats on your Beautiful Winning image!! Jeff #5398822

Sharon Day level-classic 1/26/2008 8:34:07 AM

Gorgeous image, Stan!!! Big congratulations on your win! #5399339

Kristi A. Howson level-classic 1/26/2008 10:26:26 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful Winner! Gorgeous style and colors Stan! #5399904

Kathleen K. Parker level-classic 1/26/2008 11:11:14 AM

Magnificient! Congrats, Stan!
kk #5400087

Marsha S. Smith 1/27/2008 7:35:06 AM

Sooooo gorgeous! Congratulations, Stan! #5402923

Patty Razonable 1/27/2008 8:44:34 PM

Congratulations on this outstanding capture, Stan!! #5405710

Linda Blair 1/28/2008 10:32:30 AM

Perfect title for this beautiful image...congrats on your win!!!!!!☺ #5408644

Murry Grigsby 1/28/2008 1:12:53 PM

Congrats on your beautiful tropical image and win Stan!! I love your title :0) #5409183

Stanley J. Contrades 1/28/2008 2:50:07 PM

Many thanks to everyone for stopping by to comment. I do appreciate your very generous and kind responses.
With warm Aloha,
Stan #5409681

Allan L. Whitehead 1/29/2008 3:46:06 AM

Still the "King", eh… Well done my friend, as always, congratulations on this - your dear friend, ALlan #5412023

Rakesh Syal level-classic 1/29/2008 10:35:22 AM

Congratulations on your second place winner, Stan!! #5413864

Stanley J. Contrades 1/30/2008 12:12:04 AM

Thank You!, Allan and Rakesh. Your congratulatory responses are very mcuh appreciated!
Stan #5416386

Pat Gamwell 1/30/2008 12:26:18 AM

WooHoo! BIG Congrats on this exquisite POTD, my friend! #5416446

Avril Young level-classic 1/30/2008 12:32:59 AM

wow how creative is this...excellent work...congrats #5416462

Su Sana E. P level-classic 1/30/2008 12:43:18 AM

Yes!!! Huge Congratulations on this beautiful POTD, Stanley!! #5416489

Denise Denomy level-classic 1/30/2008 12:44:26 AM

BEAUTIFUL IMAGE, Stan! Great color contrast, comp. & clarity!! CONGRATULATIONS on your WIN and POTD!!:0) #5416491

ronda chatelle level-classic 1/30/2008 12:44:57 AM

WTG Stan! Congratulations!!! #5416492

Darryl Wilkinson 1/30/2008 12:46:01 AM

What a pleasure to see this beautiful floral make POTD and Winner, Stan! Congratulation to you, my friend!!! #5416494

ilana peled level-classic 1/30/2008 12:47:15 AM

This picture is out of this world Stan.
Congratulations. #5416498

Mary K. Robison 1/30/2008 1:31:13 AM

Wise choice on the judges' part, Stan ~
CONGRATULATIONS on your POTD (as well as Winner)! #5416525

Susie Peek-Swint 1/30/2008 1:52:15 AM

Beautiful image Stan ~ many congrats on your win and POTD ~ I love the title! #5416554

Michelle Alton 1/30/2008 2:16:30 AM

Wow Stan! This is brilliant and deserves all the kudos it has received, including POTD! Bravo to you!
Michelle #5416592

Joy Rector 1/30/2008 2:25:24 AM

congrats on the POTD #5416612

David A. Simons 1/30/2008 2:35:02 AM

Congratulations Stan and it's beautiful. #5416645

Leanne M.E. Boyd 1/30/2008 2:41:29 AM

Excellent Stan!!!!!!!!!! Congrats on your recognition! #5416666

Marsha S. Smith 1/30/2008 3:06:35 AM

Wow! Look how fast this made it to the POTD - Congrats, Stan! #5416764

Laurie Daily level-classic 1/30/2008 3:41:17 AM

Congratulations, Stan, on this beautiful POTD and your wonderful winner! #5416875

Linda Blair level-classic 1/30/2008 4:51:52 AM

Congrats on POTD!!!!!!! ☺ #5417175

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic 1/30/2008 5:02:16 AM

Beautiful. Congratulations on this POTD.
JP #5417242

Linda D. Lester level-classic 1/30/2008 5:03:37 AM

Beautiful!!! Congratulations on your potd!!! #5417251

Karen Engelbreth level-classic 1/30/2008 5:03:45 AM

Congratulations Stan!!!
WOW it's a beautiful capture!! #5417253

Judith G. Secco level-classic 1/30/2008 5:05:05 AM

A stunning image, Stan!!! Big congratulations to you on POTD!!! #5417262

Allan L. Whitehead 1/30/2008 5:06:57 AM

Why am I not surprised that this is a winner and also a great POTD. This is awesome, as are all of your photos, Stan. Congratulations, my very dear friend - your dear friend, Allan #5417275

RC Fritz 1/30/2008 5:24:47 AM

WOW! Great macro, Stan! Congratulations on your WIN and P O T D!!! #5417353

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 1/30/2008 5:34:28 AM

Congratulations again, Stan, on this spectacular winner and today's POTD!
-Debby #5417393

Jennifer L. Alder level-classic 1/30/2008 5:45:29 AM

CONGRATS, Stan on your POTD!! A delight to view! :) #5417457

Donna J. Eaton 1/30/2008 6:45:35 AM

Aloha Stan and congratulations on this beauty! A wonderful image! Congrats on both the POTD and your 2nd place win! #5417742

Evy Johansen level-classic 1/30/2008 6:55:01 AM

Winner and POTD - Wow!! This is so well deserved!! Big congratulations, Stan!! #5417777

Casey A. Hanson 1/30/2008 7:10:20 AM

Congrats on all your honors for this outstanding, colorful image, Stan! Beautiful! :0) #5417844

Bill Houghton 1/30/2008 7:29:02 AM

This is beautiful Stan. Congratulations. Bill

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Robert L. Andersen 1/30/2008 7:34:34 AM

Beautiful Image !! Congratulations Stan !! #5417956

Linda L. Ruiz 1/30/2008 7:37:37 AM

This is wonderful. Congrats on you potd and second place win. #5417965

Corinne M. Thompson 1/30/2008 7:49:28 AM

Congrats on your POTD Stan! #5418018

Eric Schneider 1/30/2008 8:02:07 AM

No words.........You know da kine....Okay a few words. DAMN THATS AWESOME !!!!
Aloha and will get back to you #5418084

Darren K. Fisher level-classic 1/30/2008 8:16:44 AM

Hey Stan this is a well deserved winner. As always you capture this flower with pure magic. Gorgeous colors and lighting. Congrats on the POTD and your win. #5418137

Colleen Farrell level-classic 1/30/2008 8:32:25 AM

Gorgeous! Congratulations on your win and POTD, Stan! #5418217

Fax Sinclair level-classic 1/30/2008 9:07:48 AM

Aloha Hawaiiboy,
Congratulations. This is a fabulous image! #5418327

Jill Odice level-classic 1/30/2008 9:11:35 AM

Stan The Man!!!! Both a 2nd place and now POTD! Wow, this is very deserving of both honors! maybe it should have just gotten the Grand Prize :-) CONGRATS Buddy! #5418339

Kathleen R. Struckle 1/30/2008 9:23:17 AM

Absolutely stunning Stan. Congrats on your gorgeous wins!! Aloha #5418369

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 1/30/2008 9:23:17 AM

Stunning potd Stan, congratulations!! #5418370

Lucia De Giovanni 1/30/2008 10:05:50 AM

Fantastic shot, my Dear Friend - congratulations! #5418591

Rakesh Syal level-classic 1/30/2008 10:12:34 AM

Congratulations on your win and POTD, Stan! Warm regards, Rakesh.

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton 1/30/2008 1:39:42 PM

This is really great.. Double congrats Stan!! #5419466

Jeff Robinson level-classic 1/30/2008 1:58:36 PM

Congrats Stan on your very well deserved POTD!! Jeff #5419580

Laura E. Swan level-classic 1/30/2008 2:26:35 PM

It's alive! And gorgeous! Well deserved win. Perfect lighting. -Laura Swan #5419715

Stanley J. Contrades level-classic 1/30/2008 2:58:31 PM

This is incredible! Please bear with me as I thank each individual.
Many, many thanks to the BP Staff for picking this POTD and equally as many thanks to you Pat G., Avril, SuSana, Denise, Ronda, Darryl, Ilana, Mary R., Susie, Michelle, Joy, David S., Leanne, Marsha, Laurie, Linda B., Jeanne-Pierre, Linda L., Karen E., Judith S., Allan W., RC F., Deborah L, Jennifer A., Donna E., Evy, Casey, Bill H., Robert A., Linda R., Corinne, Eric S., Darren F., Colleen, Fax, Jill O., Kathleen S., Donna P., Lucia, Rakesh, Philippe, Jeff R., and Laura S.
I am speechless and really do appreciate everyone's warm and generous comments. Hope everyone is having a great week.
With warm Aloha,
Stan #5419813

Terri Beloit 1/30/2008 4:01:34 PM

Stan, what a beautiful photo and the title is perfect. I must tell you that this photo is consoling for me today as my father passed away two days ago and he loved to sail...and was just in Hawaii a couple of months ago, so this makes me think about how wonderful he was...and your photo is perfect in every way! #5420074

Jill Flynn level-classic 1/30/2008 4:13:48 PM

A big congratulations on your POTD Stan. So happy to see this beauty get the recognition it deserves!!! #5420136

Lindley Johnson level-classic 1/30/2008 5:16:40 PM

This is gorgeous, Stan, and so deserving of the win and the POTD. The colors are so vibrant against the black background and the diagonal composition is perfect! Congratulations!! #5420446

Renee Doyle level-classic 1/30/2008 5:36:17 PM

Congrats once again Stan for further recognition of this beauty!!! Awesome POTD!! #5420534

William C. Raco level-classic 1/30/2008 5:45:00 PM

This is a real beauty, Stan
Well deserving of the win and the POTD recognition
Congratulations! #5420571

Laura L. Gonzales level-classic 1/30/2008 9:04:24 PM

Congrats Stan on this fantastic capture!!!! Beautiful. Love the colors! Wonderful find! #5421113

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 2/1/2008 3:07:03 AM

Congratulations Stan on your Win and POTD! #5426737

Jim Kinnunen level-classic 2/2/2008 8:26:50 AM

Absolutely awesome image, POTD and class winner, Stan!!!:) #5432766

Linda L. Soderfelt level-classic 2/9/2008 11:32:06 AM


Sherrye Nozaki level-classic 2/20/2008 1:09:08 AM

Aloha Stan. Another incredible image. I hope you are loving Oahu and are happy...so many opportunities there. Everyday I dream of returning...the volcano is really close to us here and we just never know. For a while there we were getting a little nervous as it was heading straight for us! Again, superb photo...I LOVE IT! I just love all your photos...so creative:)
Sherrye #5519613

Photographer level-classic 2/23/2008 9:42:39 PM

Beautiful job Stan!
Congratulations on your win! #5542221

Ed Heaton 3/24/2008 6:59:41 PM

Congrats Stan! Well done... #5691781

Murry Grigsby 5/8/2008 9:32:44 AM

One of my all time favorites Stan!! #5900250

Stanley J. Contrades 5/19/2008 11:33:03 PM

Many thanks to all of you who took the time out of your busy day to stop in with your kind and much appreciated responses! Thank you Terri, Jill, Lindley, Renee, William, Laura Lee, Dominick, Jim, Linda, Sherrye, Reine, Ed and Murry!
Stan #5948944

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 5/22/2008 8:49:01 AM

THIS IS SOOOOOO BEAUTIFUL!! Congrats! #5962383

Stanley J. Contrades 5/25/2008 9:03:08 PM

Thank you for stopping by Shelly! I always appreciate your kind and supportive responses!
Stan #5977095

Ali Atri 5/28/2008 10:30:26 PM

Stan Absolutely beautiful picture I am glad I came back to see your gallery..
Ali #5991084

Stanley J. Contrades 6/20/2008 10:38:45 AM

Thank you very much for taking the time out of your busy day to stop in and respond Ali! I do appreciate your kind response.
Stan #6085428

Laura E. Swan level-classic 6/20/2008 3:04:26 PM

Stan the MAN! COOL! Hugs Congrats to you! -Laura Swan #6086705

Stanley J. Contrades 6/20/2008 5:09:07 PM

Thanks very much Laura and I'll stop in on your BP gallery very soon...promise :-)!!
Stan #6087157

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 7/15/2008 11:50:59 AM

Yours is much more beautiful than mine! :-) This is totally gorgeous and I see it was a POTD and a WINNER!!!!! WTG!!!!! :-) 14 k #6183044

Stanley J. Contrades 7/15/2008 1:48:35 PM

Hmmm, I don't think I'd say it was much more beautiful than yours, Kitty, just different! Thanks for stopping by to comment. I do appreciate it!!
Stan #6183507

Jennifer A. Lambert 7/26/2008 8:32:05 AM

Well deserved POD and CONGRATS on the win....this is absolutely gorgeous !!! I LOVE your POV !!! The colors POP !!
Blessings, Jenny N Alabama #6233366

Stanley J. Contrades 7/26/2008 2:46:27 PM

Thank you very much for your supportive response Jenny, and I do appreciate it!
Stan #6234266

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