Dan Holm level-classic 9/18/2004 1:57:13 AM

Awesome image, Cesar!! Excellent copncept, capture and presentation! #170033

Debra Booth 9/18/2004 5:23:20 AM

Gorgeous, Cesar!! Great presentation! #788786

Judith G. Secco 9/18/2004 5:27:26 AM

Wow, what a wonderful image! Beautiful work.
Judy #788795

Gianna Stadelmyer 9/18/2004 7:26:20 AM

Nice shot, Cesar! #789069

Mellanie 9/18/2004 5:01:27 PM

great shot, Cesar! #789991

Cesar J. La Rosa 9/18/2004 9:39:02 PM

Dan, Debra, Judy, Jan and Mellanie:

I really appreciate your kind words. They mean a lot to me because they come from great photographers whose work I admire.

Thank you. #790311

Diane Dupuis 10/11/2004 4:45:32 AM

I love the lighting, composition and background on this ! Well done! #834338

Teresa P.Pelaez 10/14/2004 10:41:12 AM

Cesar, great image, and wonderful composition, a very neat image, congratulations! #841304

Diane Dupuis 10/15/2004 7:36:44 PM

Cesar - I'm so happy for you! I'm still loving it! Congrats! #845676

Evy Johansen level-classic 10/16/2004 7:38:41 AM

WOW.... Beautiful and very elegant! Many congratulations, Cesar! #847890

Mellanie 10/16/2004 8:14:48 PM

Congrats Cesar! #849906

Cesar J. La Rosa 10/16/2004 9:09:22 PM

Teresa, Diane, Evy and Mellanie,

Thank you for your wonderful comments. Your kind words are really appreciated. #849966

Ellen Peach 10/17/2004 9:59:53 AM

Beautifully done, Cesar....congratulations! #850930

Peter K. Burian 10/18/2004 2:04:22 PM

Cesar: I wish that all aspiring nature photographers could see this image. A perfect example of great photographic vision.

Excellent composition.


Peter Burian #853776

Mellanie 10/18/2004 6:09:35 PM

Congrats, Cesar! #854955

Diane Dupuis 10/19/2004 3:39:51 AM

Cesar!! Congratulations on your very well deserved 2nd place win!!! Hey - if Peter Burian loves it - you know you are going places!! I totally loved his book! Way to go! #855802

Peter K. Burian 10/19/2004 4:50:28 AM

Thanks for the kind comment, Diane.

Cesar certainly made a very effective image.

Cheers! Peter Burian #855972

Evy Johansen level-classic 10/19/2004 4:29:34 PM

Congratulations on your win! #857339

Donna L. Cuic 10/19/2004 6:35:15 PM

Very nice image. Congrats on your win.
Donna #857571

Cesar J. La Rosa 10/19/2004 10:56:48 PM

Peter, Ellen, Mellanie, Diane, Evy and Donna,
Your kind and friendly words are the reason, the light and the inspiration that help me and guide me to do my best. Thank you.

I really appreciate your comments on this photo. Your words are the most precious prize I would ever have expected to receive.

Dandelions represent many things to all of us. They were part of our childhood; the toy that was always there, the dreams that we shared with the wind, the life that we helped to be born. Then as the years passed, we grew up and like all our toys, they were left behind; we forgot they existed; we didn't look at them anymore, but they were always there.
I wanted to bring them back in this photograph and give them the place they deserve in our hearts because although we have grown and we don't play with them now, we should always remember that hope and dreams never die.


Audrea Telkamp 10/20/2004 8:05:20 AM

Congratulations Cesar!! Beautiful image and composition - it is neat to see the dandelion in such an elegant way!! #858802

kathy wolfe 10/20/2004 4:19:10 PM

Wonderful! Wonderful! Congratulations Cesar! #859496

Leonard Pierce 10/21/2004 6:56:58 PM

Congratulations on your Second Place win Cesar!!! #861881

Kathleen N. Nelson 10/22/2004 2:58:30 AM

Congratulations, Cesar on your well-deserved win. You've taken a common weed and turned it into a very beautiful work of art. Great job. #862202

Peter K. Burian 10/22/2004 6:18:02 AM

Cesar: You certainly achieved your goal. We all are tempted to find the most colorful flower (rose, etc.) to photograph.

After a while, we see too many rose, etc. photos.

It's great to see a photographer go beyond the norm, to photograph less obviously striking subject matter and do such a great job in setup and composition.

A black background is not always ideal in nature photography, but it's perfect here, because this is a portrait of the species.

As Kathleen says, ... You've taken a common weed and turned it into a very beautiful work of art....

Peter #862761

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 10/22/2004 6:45:06 AM

Congratulations, Cesar, on your win for this outstanding image, an excellent photograph and artistic presentation of the dandelion!

-Debby #862828

Carol Engstrom level-classic 10/31/2004 7:25:45 PM

This is so nice Cesar--congratulations! I think your work is excellent. I am quite entertained that you think you can learn something from me. I have never had a photo place--do you give lessons? #881949

Cesar J. La Rosa level-classic 10/31/2004 9:27:23 PM

Audrea, Kathryn, Len, Kathleen, Deborah and Carol:

Thank you for visiting and taking your time to comment on my work.

Yes, Carol, I certainly learn from you and all the wonderful people I've met at BetterPhoto. I'm so happy to be part of this big family!

Wanda Judd level-classic 11/1/2004 10:43:59 AM

Cesar, this is wonderful...congratulaions on a well deserved win. #883385

Cynthia R. Martin 11/2/2004 4:26:04 AM

I have never seen such a beautful weed in all my life . Congrats,,, cindy #884949

Cesar J. La Rosa 11/2/2004 10:11:02 AM

Wanda and Cindy,
Thank you so much. I truly appreciate your kind words. #885804

Janet Detota 11/6/2004 9:10:29 PM

Please accept my belated congratulations on this fabulous image, Cesar! #894777

Sharon Day 1/5/2005 4:42:03 AM

Cesar, I think this is just outstanding and beautiful!!! Actually dandelions are one of my favorites wildflowers! The composition and lighting, as well as detail is stunning! Belated congratulations! #1015446

Cesar J. La Rosa 1/5/2005 8:47:18 AM

Janet and Sharon,

Thank you very much. #1015963

Judith G. Secco 2/19/2005 5:40:00 AM

What a beautiful image this is!! It's no wonder that it was a winner. Also, just want to tell you that your gallery is just wonderful!! So many beautiful image.
Judy #1116005

Cesar J. La Rosa 2/19/2005 7:01:16 AM

Thank you, Judy. You've been so kind to come and visit my gallery. I really appreciate your time and your friendly words. #1116482

Nikki McDonald level-classic 8/7/2007 1:20:56 PM

Thank you for pointing me to this beautiful dandelion portrait and interesting discussion. The composition is excellent, Cesar. #4614701

Katarina Mansson 3/11/2008 4:32:30 AM

Oooo this is wonderful Cesar! I came across it in the "Photos By Subject" section. Lovely presentation, composition, light, detail and colors. A belated congratulations! #5625835

Cesar J. La Rosa 3/11/2008 5:31:03 AM

Wow!!! Thank you, Katarina. It was very kind of you to come and leave a message here. I really appreciate your comments and support.
Cesar #5626168

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