Passion Flower

© Laurie Daily

Passion Flower

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 9/29/2008 2:45:38 PM

OH MY, Laurie!!!!!! This is magnificently exquisite!!!!!! The effects are incredible!!!!! ♫ k #1007370

Janice Mezzacappa 9/29/2008 3:02:35 PM

Gorgeous Laurie, the details, effects, colors and that flower is very unique. All this and a margarita, I would say you had a GREAT night :) #6529656

Carolyn M. Fletcher 9/29/2008 3:09:39 PM

What a beauty!! Lucky you to find it! #6529681

Jeff Robinson 9/29/2008 3:20:37 PM

Wow Laurie; this is beautifully done!! Jeff #6529728

Nicholas Semo 9/29/2008 3:32:49 PM

Love the effects on this. Well done!


anonymous 9/29/2008 3:49:41 PM

Fabulous find and capture Laurie! B- #6529857

Linda M. Walker 9/29/2008 4:04:04 PM

And you played with it and came up with an outstanding image!!!! A definite WOW #6529904

Joan Powell 9/29/2008 4:23:56 PM

absolutely gorgeous #6529957

Anita Hogue 9/29/2008 4:28:28 PM

If you keep uploading images like this, We will never be able to win! ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS CAPTURE, Laurie!!!! #6529971

Janet Daniel 9/29/2008 4:52:21 PM

Stunning floral, Laurie! #6530027

MELODIE C. ROBERTS 9/29/2008 6:51:09 PM

Well Lucky Me For Stopping By to Say Good Night!!!
I KNEW We could expect something Wonderful From You after our Rainy Weekend
You Didn't Disappoint
This is Awesome SiS!!!!

PS..ah But we DO Win Anita ;00 #6530335

Sabrina Ryan 9/29/2008 6:51:34 PM

Wonderful capture, Laurie. I have never seen these flowers in person! Beautiful color and nice detail. #6530336

Tamera S. Phillips 9/29/2008 6:56:40 PM

This is so pretty Laurie! What a great find. I love it when you just happen upon something like that. #6530355

Liz blahh 9/29/2008 9:34:06 PM

Beautifull done! #6530755

Bill Knaps 9/29/2008 10:05:34 PM

A beautiful capture Laurie. A winner. Bill #6530797

Nadya Johnson 9/30/2008 12:31:50 AM

Outstanding, Laurie! These have always been among my favorite flowers. They are so STRANGE! Gorgeous shot! #6531172

Laurie Daily 9/30/2008 2:32:46 PM

Thnaks so very much everyone for your comments! #6534326

Kerry Hill 9/30/2008 2:39:35 PM

A beautiful image Laurie! Gorgeous colour and clarity! #6534343

Laurie Daily 9/30/2008 2:59:27 PM

Thanks Kerry! #6534393

Erin Appelbaum 9/30/2008 3:19:09 PM

Stunning image Laurie. Peter #6534454

William C. Raco 9/30/2008 7:43:12 PM

Superb! #6535415

Patrick Rouzes 9/30/2008 8:18:02 PM

An unbelievable Laurie Daily masterpiece!!! Did not get a chance to talk since your Grand prize win!!! #6535555

Aimee S. McMaster 10/1/2008 2:54:18 AM

....hi dear Laurie..thanks for your awesome note..I have been straight out with portrait work and life in general....hmmmmm pilfering passion flowers now ;-) lol...just kidding....this is a always so well done...I'll get back to you via email soon....take good care,Aimee #6536616

Laurie Daily 10/1/2008 3:35:29 PM

Thanks so very much Peter, Bill, Patrick, and Aimee. I do so appreciate your comments and I do know how hard it is to find the it is all the more appreciated! #6539732

Monica Mermoz 10/2/2008 4:18:42 PM

Beautiful colors and composition, and excellent detail Laurie! #6545038

JO ANN CLEVELAND 10/2/2008 4:39:52 PM

The colors, perspective, and framing are superb Laurie!

jo ann c.

Sam Britt 10/2/2008 4:47:23 PM

Beautiful image, Laurie. Great color, detail & effects. I can see why you (sort of) stole this flower. #6545116

Leslie McLain 10/4/2008 5:14:56 AM

Amazing color and light. #6551694

Kathleen Rinker 10/7/2008 4:20:21 PM

Outstanding capture of this beautiful flower Laurie!! #6566925

Lisa J. Boulden 10/7/2008 4:24:28 PM

Out of this world, Laurie!!!
Such a unique and incredible image!
Great colors and tonal quality!
The comp and details really ROCK!
You snipped this blossom from the plant, and captured it perfectly, forever!
We WILL see this one again!
Big smiles, Lisa♥ #6566941

Dianna Murphy 10/20/2008 6:02:20 PM

Great job Laurie, its beautiful! #6629343

Laurie Daily 10/21/2008 3:38:17 AM

Thanks so much Monica, Jo Ann, Sam, Leslie, Kathleen, Lisa, and Dianna...I so appreciate your comments! #6631186

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 10/22/2008 7:05:01 PM

HUGE CONGRATS on your finalist, best of luck in the next round! #6639573

Gene Spears 10/22/2008 7:07:19 PM

gorgeous shot, Laurie - congrats!! #6639587

Nadya Johnson 10/22/2008 7:51:47 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist! #6639971

Nikki McDonald 10/22/2008 8:12:42 PM

How did I miss this beauty, Laurie?! Congratulations on the finalist and good luck in the next round. #6640192

Lisa J. Boulden 10/22/2008 8:17:11 PM

Didn't I tell ya we'd see it again???
Great work!
Big congrats!
~Lisa #6640240

Janice Mezzacappa 10/22/2008 8:20:49 PM

Big Congrats Laurie!!! #6640277

frank w. degenhardt 10/22/2008 8:56:53 PM

This is such a beautiful floral presentation and I know it will go further. Congratulations on making the qualifying round. Hope to see it again.
Way to go girl #6640732

Evy Johansen 10/22/2008 10:24:01 PM

Huge congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Laurie!! #6641393

Stefania Barbier 10/22/2008 10:32:12 PM


anonymous 10/23/2008 4:38:11 AM

Beautiful finalist Laurie! Congratulations! B- #6643280

Erin Appelbaum 10/23/2008 4:52:23 AM

Congrats on this gorgeous finalist. Peter #6643357

Eugenio Diaz 10/23/2008 4:59:23 AM

Congratulations on your AMAZING Finalist!!!
Well done! #6643425

Leslie McLain 10/23/2008 6:52:51 AM

Congrats on your beautiful finalist. I knew this was a winner when I first saw it. #6644323

Susan Heath 10/23/2008 6:54:19 AM

Outstanding! Congrats. #6644335

Kathleen Rinker 10/23/2008 7:21:12 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Laurie!! #6644576

Vladan D. Djordjevic 10/23/2008 7:25:44 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist. #6644624

Cyn Valentine 10/23/2008 7:38:13 AM

Congratulations Laurie!! #6644745

Debra R. Harder 10/23/2008 7:46:27 AM

WOW...this is SUPERB, Laurie! Congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL finalist! Deb #6644813

Colleen Farrell 10/23/2008 9:51:23 AM

Oooh, I love passionflowers and you captured this one BEAUTIFULLY!!! Big congrats to you, Laurie!! #6646136

Stephanie Frey 10/23/2008 10:26:56 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful
Finalist! #6646428

Usman M. Bajwa 10/23/2008 10:42:58 AM

Congrats. on this very beautiful Finalist.


Amber J. Skene 10/23/2008 12:36:09 PM

Congrats on your finalist! #6647296

Laurie Daily 10/23/2008 2:58:14 PM

Thanks so very much to you greatly appreciated! #6647819

Joannie Bertucci 10/23/2008 2:59:07 PM

Stunning work Laurie and a very well deserved Finalist! #6647823

Susan Fox 10/23/2008 4:21:16 PM

Congratulations on your stunning finalist!!! #6648317

Sam Britt 10/23/2008 4:52:16 PM

Congratulations, fantastic finalist, Laurie! #6648499

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 10/23/2008 5:13:08 PM

Congratulations on your finalist Laurie! #6648697

Jeana Clark 10/23/2008 5:41:59 PM

I see I wasn't the first to
choose this as a fave Laurie!!!
It's extraordinary!!!
Congrats on this finalist!!!
Hope its a WINNER!!!
To me it is!!!

~J~ #6648913

Mitzie Loland 10/23/2008 11:23:53 PM

Congratulations on your finalist!! #6650150

Laurie Daily 10/24/2008 3:51:07 AM

Thanks so very much Joannie, Susan, Sam, Donna, Jeana, and Mitzie for your congrats! #6651076

Judith G. Secco 10/24/2008 4:59:33 AM

wow, Laurie! This is wonderful! Good luck with it. #6651468

Jessica Jenney 10/24/2008 8:56:56 AM

Congrats, Laurie on your gorgeous finalist! #6652587

Dianna Murphy 10/24/2008 9:55:52 AM

My mom used to have a passion vine outside our dining room. I saw a very large one yesterday too. They're so unique! Great finalist. Congratulations!!!! #6652950

Anita Hogue 10/24/2008 10:33:15 AM

A very beautiful finalist, Laurie! Congratulations! #6653210

Agnes Fegan 10/24/2008 1:45:22 PM

Congrats on your beautiful winning photo!!! #6653968

JO ANN CLEVELAND 10/24/2008 1:48:25 PM

Congratulations on this well deserved finalist Laurie! Love it....

jo ann c. #6653988

Larry L. Redmon 10/24/2008 1:57:55 PM

Very well done, Laurie! #6654063

Stefania Barbier 10/24/2008 2:05:03 PM

congrats on your gorgeous win!!! #6654123

Lisa J. Boulden 10/24/2008 2:33:35 PM

What'd I tell ya???
A winner!!!
Simply beautiful!!!
~Lisa #6654331

Anita Bower 10/24/2008 2:33:57 PM

Gorgeous image. Great composition, light, details! Congratulations on your wind. Well deserved! #6654333

Colette M. Metcalf 10/24/2008 3:03:52 PM

Congratulations!!!! #6654507

Murry Grigsby 10/24/2008 3:29:46 PM

Congrats on your super image and win Laurie!! #6654688

Claudia Kuhn 10/24/2008 3:34:55 PM

So beautiful Laurie, congratulations!! #6654738

anonymous 10/24/2008 3:36:43 PM

Congratulations Laurie on your Beautiful win! B- #6654754

Elida Gutierrez 10/24/2008 3:44:50 PM


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Nadya Johnson 10/24/2008 4:21:02 PM

Congrats on your winner, Laurie!! #6655045

Vladan D. Djordjevic 10/24/2008 4:33:25 PM

Congratulations on your fantastic winner! #6655110

Sam Britt 10/24/2008 4:49:02 PM

Congratulations on this second place win, Laurie! #6655187

Jennifer L. Alder 10/24/2008 5:05:11 PM

A beautiful winner, Laurie! Congrats :) #6655283

MELODIE C. ROBERTS 10/24/2008 5:21:50 PM

Okay..This was My Second Favorite ;0)
Congrats SiS!! #6655377

Tamara K. Walker 10/24/2008 5:33:53 PM


Margaret R. Barry 10/24/2008 6:05:34 PM

Congratulations on your fantastic winner, Laurie! #6655550

Anna Diederich 10/24/2008 6:08:38 PM

Congratulations, Laurie! #6655567

Wendy Moghadam 10/24/2008 7:40:34 PM

This is stunning! Congratulations on your win! #6655948

frank w. degenhardt 10/24/2008 9:24:30 PM

Laurie- Amazing work that rightfully took you to the winners circle and brought home the gold. Congratulations. Way to go girl. #6656363

Laurie Daily 10/25/2008 4:28:13 AM

Thanks so very much for all of your wonderful congrats...I so much appreciate! #6657160

Katarina Mansson 10/25/2008 7:15:36 AM

Wow - the colors, shapes, patterns, detail, light and composition - no wonder you got a Gold for it! Congratulations Laurie! #6657767

Michael G. Marshall 10/25/2008 7:24:14 AM

Wonderful winning image Laurie! Congratulations! Michael #6657820

Cyn Valentine 10/25/2008 8:23:10 AM

Fantastic Laurie..big congratulations..stunning winner!! #6658144

Michelle Alton 10/25/2008 8:50:33 AM

You preserved it forever, Laurie. A gorgeous winner! #6658267

Kristi A. Howson 10/25/2008 9:22:44 AM

Congratulations Laurie on this amazing winner. A stunning work of art! #6658348

Linda Blair 10/25/2008 10:43:22 AM

A gorgeous Win...Congratulations!!!! #6658601

Usman M. Bajwa 10/25/2008 11:51:47 AM

WTG. Congrats. on striking GOLD.

UB. #6658929

Tarun Bose 10/25/2008 1:00:36 PM

Big congrats Laurie for your excellent winner. #6659160

Becky J. Parkinson 10/25/2008 1:20:09 PM


This is just beautiful!! Congratulations!! #6659254

Colleen Farrell 10/25/2008 2:05:00 PM

WTG, Laurie!! Congratulations on your win! #6659398

Debra R. Harder 10/25/2008 4:48:51 PM

HUGE CONGRATS, Laurie, on your SUPERB GOLD WINNER!! Deb #6659748

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 10/25/2008 6:24:21 PM

HUGE congratulaions on this wonderful win, Laurie!!!!! ♫ k #6660021

Renee Doyle 10/25/2008 6:46:46 PM

Good snipping .... fantastic capture and awesome winner Laurie!!! Congratulations! #6660117

Dianna Murphy 10/25/2008 8:11:40 PM

Congrats again Laurie!!!! #6660396

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 10/25/2008 9:47:22 PM

Congratulations on your win Laurie! #6660649

Deb Koskovich 10/26/2008 6:26:54 AM

Kudos again, Laurie, on this great winner! #6661954

Cindy Bendush 10/26/2008 2:56:36 PM

Excellent detail, composition and effects Laurie! Congratulations! #6663710

Denny E. Barnes 10/26/2008 5:58:50 PM

Congratulations on your winning GOLD, Laurie! It's well deserved!! #6664212

Stephen Zacker 10/27/2008 3:58:40 AM

Beautiful. Congratulations #6665901

Laurie Daily 10/27/2008 4:23:12 AM

Thanks so very much for all of your wonderful congrats! #6666015

Dominick M. Dimacale 10/27/2008 4:30:29 AM

Congratulations Laurie on your Win.

Dominick #6666042

Theresa Marie Jones 10/27/2008 2:43:53 PM


Aimee S. McMaster 10/28/2008 3:31:12 AM sorry I am late wishing you a huge congrats on your beautiful winner dear Laurie.....wonderful passion flower...Aimee #6671527

Jeff Robinson 10/28/2008 3:54:36 AM

Congrats Laurie on this wonderful 2nd Place Win!! Jeff #6671627

Phil Stith 10/30/2008 7:48:27 AM

A belated congratulations on this elegant winner, Laurie. Terrific job. #6683168

Laurie Daily 11/3/2008 1:57:35 PM

Thanks so very much Dominick, Theresa, Aimee, Jeff, and Phil! #6703180

DENNIS E. GRANZOW 12/12/2008 12:01:10 PM

Laurie....what process did you use to get the black background? #6884371

Laurie Daily 12/30/2008 2:08:04 PM

Thanks Dennis. I put the flower on a piece of black big secret here! #6958446

Shelly A. Van Camp 1/23/2009 12:30:25 PM

This is so the flower and the colors! I see why this won a medal.....Congrats!! #7074270

Shelly A. Van Camp 1/23/2009 12:31:03 PM

This is so the flower and the colors! I see why this won a medal.....Congrats!! #7074273

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0.4s at f/7.1 ISo 125 50mm macro lens

I had never seen one of these flowers before, and last Friday, when I was leaving my favorite Mexican margarita unwinding spot, I happened to see these growing in a large planter outdoors. A frost was expected that evening so I did not think they would mind if I snipped a blossom to play with.

Exif: F Number: 7.1, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 4/10 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 125, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 50.00 mm, Model: DSLR-A700

Uploaded on 9/29/2008 2:42:29 PM

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