Orchid Fantasy

© Colleen Farrell

 Orchid Fantasy

Colette M. Metcalf level-classic 4/7/2008 12:41:08 PM

GORGEOUS!!!! #895615

Deb Koskovich 4/7/2008 12:42:43 PM

Wow -- a wonderful creation! #5757213

Lynne Morris 4/7/2008 12:56:15 PM

Wow this is gorgeous Colleen. #5757268

Bojan Bencic level-classic 4/7/2008 1:07:51 PM

Beatiful and gentle. Lovely photo, Colleen. #5757306

Jessica Jenney level-classic 4/7/2008 2:10:07 PM

Beautiful, soft color, lighting and treatmant, Colleen! #5757561

Mary Clarke 4/7/2008 2:19:05 PM

Lovely image Colleen #5757593

Colleen Farrell level-classic 4/7/2008 2:22:24 PM

Thanks so much for the great comments and encouragement, Colette, Deb, Lynne, Bojan, Jessica and Mary! #5757609

Christian Rosito level-classic 4/7/2008 2:43:38 PM

Beautiful editing, a great floral Colleen. #5757685

Jeana Clark level-classic 4/7/2008 3:38:39 PM

Oh Colleen!!!
This is beautiful!!!
Lovely and wonderful effects!!

~J~ #5757900

Nadya Johnson 4/7/2008 4:12:40 PM

Beautiful, Colleen! I really love the colors, lighting and effects! #5758105

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 4/7/2008 5:02:29 PM

Colleen, GORGEOUS g/f, awsome soft colors, effects and lighting, BEAUUUUUUUUTIFUL!!! #5758346

Tamara K. Walker level-classic 4/7/2008 5:04:40 PM

Gorgeous soft colors. #5758355

Colleen Farrell level-classic 4/7/2008 5:20:09 PM

Thanks so much, Christian, Jeana, Nadya, Peaches and Tammy! #5758407

Bill Knaps 4/7/2008 6:19:34 PM

Wow Colleen, What a beautiful shot and great work. Bill #5758659

Joerg Schlagheck 4/7/2008 6:59:25 PM

Awesome creation, Colleen! Love everything about it! #5758849

Colleen Farrell level-classic 4/7/2008 8:41:15 PM

Thanks so much Bill and Joerg! #5759252

Stefania Barbier level-classic 4/7/2008 11:36:42 PM

how soft and dreamy... stunning #5759570

Barbara Waldoch level-classic 4/7/2008 11:45:54 PM

Beautiful creation, Colleen! #5759593

Arlene Krassner 4/8/2008 3:03:12 AM

Colleen this is stunning. Very dreamy. #5760074

Nikki McDonald level-classic 4/8/2008 4:23:07 AM

I love your treatment--of the orchids themselves and especially of the background--here. This is just beautiful, Colleen. Congratulations on your recent EP's, too. #5760474

Lois Adomite level-classic 4/8/2008 5:49:37 AM

Gorgeous colors, love the treatment of the background. Lois #5761110

Leslie McLain level-classic 4/8/2008 7:04:49 AM

Beautiful comp, colors and effects. #5761504

Kimi A. Phillips level-classic 4/8/2008 7:34:49 AM

Fantastic! Gorgeous work! #5761612

Colleen Farrell level-classic 4/8/2008 8:29:32 AM

Thanks so much, everybody! The original background is a bright green; I started to tone it down and wound up with this, lol. #5761803

Dianna Murphy 4/8/2008 8:41:35 AM

Good Morning Colleen! Gorgeous floral, love the colors and softness, the background really sets it off for a beautiful presentation. #5761854

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic 4/8/2008 1:31:57 PM

GORGEOUS soft colors and image, Colleen!!! <>< #5762956

Roxanne M. Bubar 4/8/2008 4:11:02 PM

Stunning image.

Erika Haight 4/8/2008 4:59:59 PM

Just fabulous Colleen!!! I envy your talents!!! erika #5763815

Vladan D. Djordjevic 4/8/2008 7:26:06 PM

Great photo with interesting effects, color and composition. #5764275

Ellen Hodges level-classic 4/8/2008 8:09:42 PM

Beautiful image, Colleen!! #5764381

Colleen Farrell level-classic 4/8/2008 8:43:12 PM

Thanks so much, everybody--I appreciate it! #5764447

John Connolly level-classic 4/9/2008 2:16:40 PM

Gorgeous tones in this beautiful presentation Colleen! Excellent work, my friend! #5767345

Colleen Farrell level-classic 4/9/2008 9:38:44 PM

Thanks very much, John! #5768739

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 4/10/2008 11:01:33 AM

Beautiful! #5771066

Eugenio Diaz 4/10/2008 6:29:06 PM

excellent! well seen and great play of scale and color! #5772621

Nikki McDonald level-classic 4/10/2008 7:14:23 PM

Been waiting for this one, Colleen. It's so lovely. Congratulations on the EP #5772800

Susan M. Campbell level-classic 4/10/2008 7:56:45 PM

So exquisite....wow!! #5772884

Colleen Farrell level-classic 4/10/2008 9:19:03 PM

Thanks so much, Eugenio, Nikki, Shelly and Susan! #5773079

Bill Houghton 4/11/2008 1:27:34 AM

These are beautiful Colleen. Thanks so much for commenting on my horses. Bill #5773496

Colleen Farrell level-classic 4/11/2008 8:03:33 AM

Thank you, Bill! #5774639

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 4/11/2008 5:20:04 PM

Gorgeous Colleen, great colors and design! #5776523

Colleen Farrell level-classic 4/11/2008 11:58:07 PM

Thank you, Donna! #5777627

Eni Tutulaku 4/12/2008 3:04:36 AM

Hi colleen I would like to know how did you do this effect,used filters or what?If you don't mind me asking?Great picture... #5777845

Stephanie Frey 4/12/2008 6:08:24 AM

Gorgeous Colleen! I love the soft effects. #5778161

Colleen Farrell level-classic 4/12/2008 8:52:07 AM

Thanks so much, Eni and Stephanie!

Yes, Eni, I used several filters and a curves adjustment layer. :) #5778648

Phil Stith 4/13/2008 6:48:36 AM

It's all been said but I'll say it again...beautiful!!! #5781293

ALLEN O. HOWARD 4/13/2008 10:32:54 AM

Beautifully done Colleen!!!! #5781982

Donna R. Wageman 4/13/2008 6:12:41 PM

So pleasing to the eye of the beholder, peace and serenity picked up in this capture. #5783527

Colleen Farrell level-classic 4/13/2008 9:55:46 PM

Thanks so much, Phil, Allen and Donna! #5784185

Kaye Burazin 4/15/2008 9:57:53 AM

Like velvet smoothness..what a delight for the eye as the light shimmers off this beauty. #5791720

Colleen Farrell level-classic 4/15/2008 2:20:28 PM

Thank you so much, Kaye! #5792781

Cindy Bendush level-classic 4/15/2008 10:17:14 PM

Oooooo la la!!! I love this Colleen! The color and softness are surreal - excellent work!!! #5794313

Colleen Farrell level-classic 4/16/2008 7:57:49 AM

Thanks very much, Cindy! #5795726

Laurie Daily level-classic 4/20/2008 7:13:55 AM

I am playing some catch up today and WOW, Colleen, you florals are out of this world! The comp, color, and unique feel make this a definate fav of mine! #5810683

Colleen Farrell level-classic 4/20/2008 9:25:23 AM

Thanks very much, Laurie, I appreciate it! #5811101

Elida Gutierrez 5/19/2008 10:12:39 AM

Congratulations on your FINALIST!!!! #5942617

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 5/19/2008 10:55:09 AM

Huge congrats, AGAIN!
Great job, Colleen!
Blessings, Lisa♥ #5943170

anonymous 5/19/2008 11:03:04 AM

Congratulations Colleen on your Beautiful finalist! B- #5943284

Jeana Clark level-classic 5/19/2008 11:39:49 AM


~J~ #5943664

Stefania Barbier level-classic 5/19/2008 11:48:39 AM

BIG WOW...... congrats on your finalist!!!!! #5943776

Alex T. Mizuno level-classic 5/19/2008 12:17:04 PM

Love the effect and colors! Congratulations on your Finalist Colleen!!! #5944111

Sharon Sawyer level-classic 5/19/2008 12:17:28 PM

Congratulstions on your beautiful finalist, Colleen. #5944117

Tiia Vissak level-classic 5/19/2008 12:21:35 PM

Congratulations again! #5944173

Donna R. Wageman 5/19/2008 12:26:22 PM

WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL. Congratulations!! #5944246

Eni Tutulaku 5/19/2008 12:32:13 PM

congratulation on your finalist Colleen...This was one of my favorite... #5944321

Marina Moore 5/19/2008 12:47:13 PM

Congratulations Colleen!!!! Beautiful once again!!!! :))) #5944527

Anastasia Hoff 5/19/2008 12:54:07 PM

I've missed this beautiful image. Congratulations again, Coleen... #5944610

Mitch Spence level-classic 5/19/2008 1:13:57 PM

And another beauty, Colleen. Congrats again. #5944830

Colleen Farrell level-classic 5/19/2008 2:23:37 PM

Thanks so much, everybody! I really appreciate it. I recently printed this one out and was feeling a bit insecure about it, so I'm really glad the judges like it! #5945407

Stephanie Frey 5/19/2008 3:18:13 PM

Congrats on your beautiful Finalist! #5945748

anonymous 5/19/2008 4:06:49 PM

Congratulations Colleen on your Absolutely Beautiful win! B- #5946064

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 5/19/2008 4:11:16 PM

Beautiful Colleen, congrats on your win! #5946103

Nikki McDonald level-classic 5/19/2008 4:11:55 PM

This is beautiful on my monitor--a wonderful win. I didn't even have time to congratulate you on your finalist and wish you luck :) I just love the palette. #5946107

Debra R. Harder 5/19/2008 4:24:01 PM


Sharon Sawyer level-classic 5/19/2008 4:33:26 PM

Congratlations Colleen on your gold winner. #5946321

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 5/19/2008 4:39:01 PM

WOW WOW WOW!!!!! Congratulations on your GOLD WINNER, Colleen!!!!!! ♫ k #5946397

Eugenio Diaz 5/19/2008 4:44:31 PM

Congratulations on your Beautiful Winner!
Well done!!! #5946470

Margaret R. Barry level-classic 5/19/2008 4:52:38 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Colleen! #5946586

Erin Appelbaum level-classic 5/19/2008 4:54:30 PM

Congrats on this gorgeous winner Colleen. Peter #5946611

Susan M. Campbell level-classic 5/19/2008 5:12:29 PM

Way to go....congrats. #5946763

Colleen Farrell level-classic 5/19/2008 5:14:40 PM

Thanks so much, everybody! I'm really pleased it made it to gold. :) #5946778

Ellen Hodges level-classic 5/19/2008 5:25:51 PM

That's a big Wow!! Congrats. #5946847

Barbara Waldoch level-classic 5/19/2008 5:26:18 PM

Congratulations on this brilliant Winner, Colleen! #5946852

Sam Britt 5/19/2008 6:06:38 PM

Congratulations, beautiful winner, Colleen! #5947104

Joan Powell 5/19/2008 6:41:37 PM

Congrats on this beauty ! #5947334

Jessica Jenney level-classic 5/19/2008 7:21:15 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful win, Colleen! #5947614

Mike D. Perez level-classic 5/19/2008 7:27:22 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful Winner, Colleen! #5947674

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 5/19/2008 8:08:37 PM

Gorgeous winner, Colleen!

Hearty congrats,
Debby #5947964

Colleen Farrell level-classic 5/19/2008 8:09:43 PM

Thank you, Ellen, Barbara, Sam, Joan, Jessica, Mike and Debby! #5947970

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 5/19/2008 8:15:36 PM

Congratulations on your win!! Creative and beautiful Colleen! #5948020

Mary K. Robison level-classic 5/19/2008 8:19:28 PM

Such delicate beauty, Colleen ~
Congratulations on your win! #5948048

Laura L. Gonzales level-classic 5/19/2008 8:28:51 PM

Congrats on this outstanding WIN!!!!!! Yipeeeeeee!! Great work Colleen. Laura #5948118

Les Rhoades level-classic 5/19/2008 8:44:48 PM

Congratulations on your BIG win! #5948228

Kathy Chowning 5/19/2008 8:53:19 PM

congrats on your winner! #5948294

Pat Gamwell 5/19/2008 9:14:48 PM

You ROCK, girl! This is awesome! Big congrats! #5948418

Joannie Bertucci level-classic 5/19/2008 9:40:09 PM

Gorgeous and charming!
Congratulations on an outstanding win Colleen! #5948518

Sylvia Rossler level-classic 5/19/2008 9:54:43 PM

Big Big congrats on your awesome winner Colleen :O) #5948589

Dr. Harmeet Singh level-classic 5/19/2008 9:54:56 PM

Congratulations on your Beautiful Winner!

Corinne M. Thompson level-classic 5/19/2008 10:11:20 PM

Oustanding image, congrats on your win Colleen! #5948693

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic 5/19/2008 10:21:07 PM

Gorgeous image Colleen..Congratulations on a well deserved second place win!! #5948714

Alex T. Mizuno level-classic 5/19/2008 11:26:28 PM

Congratulations on your winning, Colleen!! #5948929

Stefania Barbier level-classic 5/20/2008 12:15:09 AM


Carol Teal level-classic 5/20/2008 12:36:24 AM

Wow Colleen, I can't believe I missed this one! I love orchids and love your treatment here. Gorgeous color, and I love your title! And a HUGE congrats on your win, my friend!! #5949162

Holly J. Jackson level-classic 5/20/2008 12:58:36 AM

Gorgeous effects you did! I LOVE orchids, too!! ; )
BIG Congrats!! This is AWESOME!! ; ) #5949279

Amanda Cass level-classic 5/20/2008 1:44:32 AM

oh just beautiful colours! love it congrats Colette! #5949395

Tarun Bose level-classic 5/20/2008 3:44:43 AM

Big congrats Colleen for your second place winner. #5949750

Jennifer L. Alder level-classic 5/20/2008 4:33:58 AM

Lovely! Congrats, Colleen on your winner! :) #5950016

Wally Orlowsky level-classic 5/20/2008 5:51:34 AM

Congratulations on this dreamy winner, Colleen!!! #5950464

Cyn Valentine level-classic 5/20/2008 6:05:47 AM

Beautiful winner Colleen..big congratulations!! #5950543

Holly Shao level-classic 5/20/2008 7:22:08 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful Win, Colleen!!

Holly #5950934

Elida Gutierrez level-classic 5/20/2008 7:51:31 AM

The Weed Trophy
A Special Trophy for
"The April Winners" #5951149

Colleen Farrell level-classic 5/20/2008 9:18:40 AM

Thank you so much, everybody! I really appreciate your support! #5951605

Terry L. Ellis level-classic 5/20/2008 10:12:21 AM

Sorry I'm so late! An awesome win, Colleen! #5951925

Karen Bacon level-classic 5/20/2008 10:46:10 AM

Many congrats on this gorgeous winner Colleen! #5952094

Robin R. level-classic 5/20/2008 11:41:36 AM

Beautiful work. Congrats. #5952360

Phil Stith level-classic 5/20/2008 12:40:29 PM

Congratulations, Colleen!!! #5952620

Colleen Farrell level-classic 5/20/2008 12:48:25 PM

Thank you, Terry, Karen, Robin and Phil! #5952649

Bill Knaps 5/20/2008 1:52:02 PM

Congrats on the win Colleen. Bill #5952888

Laurie Daily level-classic 5/20/2008 2:39:02 PM

Such a beautiful winner, Colleen...congratulations! #5953163

Leslie McLain level-classic 5/20/2008 3:25:47 PM

Congrats on your amazingly beautiful winner. #5953408

Susan Fox level-classic 5/20/2008 5:25:07 PM

Wonderful! Congrats Colleen :-) #5954044

Eivor Kuchta level-classic 5/20/2008 6:51:14 PM

Congratulations on your gorgeous winner, Colleen! #5954456

Nancy (Peaches) Harker level-classic 5/20/2008 7:57:36 PM

WTG and BIG CONGRATS on this AWSOME Win Colleen! #5954719

Cindy Bendush level-classic 5/20/2008 10:44:05 PM

Love this Colleen - so soft and gorgeous! Congratulations on your win! #5955129

Evy Johansen level-classic 5/20/2008 11:51:13 PM

Love it!! BIG congratulations on this very beautiful and well deserved win, Colleen!! #5955256

Katarina Mansson 5/21/2008 3:39:04 AM

What a beauty - congratulations! #5955694

Colette M. Metcalf level-classic 5/21/2008 4:34:57 AM


Robert Baer level-classic 5/21/2008 7:39:20 AM

wow this is gorgeous! congrats on this beautiful winner!! #5956968

Colleen Farrell level-classic 5/21/2008 8:18:49 AM

Thank you so much, everybody--I really appreciate your support! #5957159

Dianna Hauf 5/21/2008 9:18:20 AM

Incredibly gorgeous Colleen! HUGE congratulations to you!!!! #5957342

Colleen Farrell level-classic 5/21/2008 9:41:08 AM

Thank you very much, Dianna! #5957469

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 5/22/2008 5:05:29 AM

Congratulations Colleen on your Fabulous Win.

Dominick #5961271

eileen bedford level-classic 5/23/2008 1:44:17 PM

Congratulations on your win, well done... #5967886

Datha Y. Thompson level-classic 5/23/2008 7:43:59 PM

Congratulations Colleen!!! Gorgeous work as always!!! WTG :0) #5969136

Colleen Farrell level-classic 5/23/2008 10:03:27 PM

Thank you, Dominick, Eileen and Datha! #5969505

Linda Blair 5/25/2008 5:09:58 PM

Sooooo Sooooo beautiful.....a big congrats!!!!! ☺ #5976343

Colleen Farrell level-classic 5/25/2008 8:10:17 PM

Thank you, Linda! #5976932

Lois Adomite level-classic 5/27/2008 12:30:38 PM

Congratulations on your winning entry. I loved this photo. #5984596

Colleen Farrell level-classic 5/27/2008 5:43:02 PM

Thank you, Lois! I was surprised this won, but happy! :) #5985627

Cary Rogers 5/31/2008 10:30:05 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful Winner, Colleen! I just saw it on the BP Home page, and remembered I hadn't congratulated any of April's Winners, yet! CONGRATULATIONS! :-) #6001319

Colleen Farrell level-classic 6/1/2008 12:07:50 PM

Thank you, Cary! #6005088

aaaaa bbbbb 6/5/2008 6:07:09 PM


Beautifully done! #6023838

Colleen Farrell level-classic 6/6/2008 9:59:25 AM

Thank you, Vicki! #6027108

Susan M. Smith level-classic 6/17/2008 9:04:12 AM

Colleen, your work here is gorgeous! The orchids radiate! Congratulations on your win :) #6070564

Laura L. Gonzales level-classic 9/23/2010 10:49:11 PM

Hi Colleen!! This was posted on the contest home page tonight and wanted to congratulate you once again on an outstanding WIN!!! Laura:) #8926511

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Exif: F Number: 5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/100 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 12.10 mm, Model: C5050Z

Uploaded on 4/7/2008 12:17:33 PM

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