© Stanley J. Contrades


Linda Proctor 2/1/2005 8:06:43 PM

I should think so Wonderful color he looks mean lol Love this #211246

Nobu Nagase 2/1/2005 8:19:48 PM

Terrific shot, Stan!
Beautiful rich colors and excellent details. #1078227

S J 2/1/2005 9:10:09 PM

Awesome macro, Stan!! Very nice colors & wonderful details!! #1078261

Arya Bandyopadhyay 2/1/2005 11:21:15 PM

Excellent macro shot....terrific colours! my favourite, Stan!! #1078320

Mary K. Robison 2/1/2005 11:51:21 PM

Whoa! Knockout colors in this excellent closeup, Stan! Beautifully composed, too! #1078323

Dan Holm 2/2/2005 12:31:48 AM

Wow!! Absolutely awesome, Stan! Looks like a winner to me! #1078354

Leanne M.E. Boyd 2/2/2005 12:40:18 AM

Excellent detail on this macro, Stan! Great shot! #1078365

Jordi Delgado 2/2/2005 12:44:09 AM

WOW, amazing CLOSE up, Stan!! Did he bite you???

;-)) #1078369

Judy S. Fung 2/2/2005 1:47:40 AM

Wonderful detail, colors and capture, Stan!! #1078415

Diane Addonizio 2/2/2005 4:03:39 AM

Fantastic detail, color and selective focus, Stan !! #1078556

Casey A. Hanson 2/2/2005 6:53:50 AM

Great shot Stan! Love the colors :0) #1078980

Jane Summa 2/2/2005 12:37:30 PM

You can say that again!! Love it!! I like the red and green color combination, Stan...very bold and bright! You've capture amazing detail with clarity! #1079746

Cathy Stancil 2/2/2005 2:39:33 PM

Just wonderful Stan ! The colors are fantastic ! #1079917

Stanley J. Contrades 2/2/2005 2:44:27 PM

Thank you as always for your wonderful comments and continued support for which I am grateful! Thank You!, Linda, Nobi, Sanjay, Arya, Mary, Dan, Leanne, Jordi (Nope, no biting, just a lot of staring :-)!), Judy, DIANE, Casey, Jane, and Cathy!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1079930

Patty Razonable 2/2/2005 3:23:26 PM

Wow! This is a terrific macro and composition, Stan!!! Love the BG!!! #1080017

Elisabeth A. Gay 2/2/2005 3:37:30 PM

Terrific macro, Stan!
Ann #1080054

Mary J. Costa Pearson 2/2/2005 4:56:51 PM

this is an excellent shot Stan! The colors are superb!!! Very vibrant. Wonderful job!! #1080196

Carla Metzler 2/2/2005 10:10:32 PM

Terrific shot, Stan!
Beautiful colors and details. And I love little crawling creatures!
It is National Geographic good! #1080650

Carla Metzler 2/2/2005 10:10:33 PM

Terrific shot, Stan!
Beautiful colors and details. And I love little crawling creatures!
It is National Geographic good! #1080651

Stanley J. Contrades 2/2/2005 10:16:50 PM

Thanks very much, Patty, Ann, Mary, and Carla X2 :-) for your generous responses!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1080656

Janet Detota 2/3/2005 5:02:41 AM

Awesome shot! Love the DOF, comp and colors! #1080997

Candice C. Calhoun 2/3/2005 6:13:20 AM

Sensational! That would be WAY close enough for me...

ccc #1081157

Stanley J. Contrades 2/3/2005 10:53:21 AM

He's not that big enough to scare you, about six inches long with mostly tail (LOL!), and the extension tube on the 100mm macro lens got me very close!!
Thank you, Janet and Candice for stopping in to comment! I appreciate it!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1081607

Stan Kwasniowski 2/3/2005 11:08:06 AM

Wow, looks like this guy means business, I mean if it is a guy lol
very nice Stan

Stan Kwasniowski #1081620

Stanley J. Contrades 2/4/2005 5:39:26 PM

I wasn't about to find out whether it's a guy or not, Stan (LOL!). Thanks for your response and support!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1084198

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 2/4/2005 7:00:38 PM

An outstanding macro. I love the green against the red!! #1084362

Stanley J. Contrades 2/4/2005 7:26:34 PM

Many thanks, Donna, for your generosity and continued support!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1084417

Darren K. Fisher 2/5/2005 6:10:46 AM

WOW awesome close up Stan and the colors could not be any better. I bet we will see this one again. #1085207

Stanley J. Contrades 2/5/2005 11:24:54 AM

Thank you, Darren, and I appreciate your confidence in this shot! It was fun shooting this guy(?), even had the neighbors watching :-)!! Thanks again!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1085730

Kelly Heaton 2/5/2005 12:26:59 PM

Great Capture and love the color! #1085824

Debra Booth 2/5/2005 4:51:38 PM

Wonderful "close enough" macro, Stan! Beautiful contrasting colors! #1086165

Stanley J. Contrades 2/5/2005 8:28:57 PM

Hi, Kelly! Thank you for your wonderful response that I appreciate!
Thank you, too, Debra, especially for your continued support and generosity!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1086376

Sharon Day 2/23/2005 3:46:51 PM

Amazing shot, Stan!!! Wonderfully composed and the colors are eye-popping! Great job! #1129187

Stanley J. Contrades 2/23/2005 4:52:05 PM

Hi, Sharon! Thank your for stopping in to comment, as it is always great to hear from you and I do value your feedback! Hope you are having a great week!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1129278

Stan Kwasniowski 3/15/2005 4:25:19 PM

Stan, Congratulations

Stan Kwasniowski #1175381

Kristi A. Howson 3/15/2005 5:15:33 PM

Congratulations on your finalist Stan...wonderful detail in this Stan!!!! #1175999

Tom Andersen 3/15/2005 6:05:15 PM

Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist, Stan! #1176418

Mary K. Robison 3/15/2005 6:13:00 PM

No surprise this made finalist, Stan!

Kelly Heaton 3/15/2005 6:51:48 PM

Congratulations on your finalist Stan! #1176917

Deborah C. Lewinson 3/15/2005 7:16:32 PM

Congrats again, Stan, love this image! #1177183

Gail Vitikacs 3/15/2005 7:47:42 PM

Stan, awesome shot! Congratulations! #1177444

Janet Detota 3/15/2005 8:04:50 PM

Congratulations, Stan!! #1177596

Jennifer Rennison 3/15/2005 8:08:36 PM

Awesome macro, Stan, love the colors and detail!! Congratulations on your finalist! #1177637

Kelly Abernathy 3/15/2005 10:01:00 PM

Congrats on a great finalist! -K #1178274

Anette Linnea Rasmussen 3/15/2005 11:22:40 PM

Wonderful shot Stan!
Congrats on this finalist!

Best wishes, Linnea #1178462

Danilo Piccioni 3/16/2005 12:02:01 AM

This one is just INCREDIBLE Stan! fantastic shot and colors!

Dado #1178537

Jordi Delgado 3/16/2005 1:03:21 AM

I'm sure we'll see that guy again!!

Congrats, Stan!!!

:-)) #1178655

Stanley J. Contrades 3/16/2005 1:07:11 AM

Stan, Kristi, Tom, Mary, Kelly H., Deborah, Gail, Janet, Jennifer, Kelly S., Linnea, Dado, and Jordi, you are all very kind and generous, and very much appreciated ... Thank You!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1178664

Judy S. Fung 3/16/2005 1:45:40 AM

Congrats, Stan!! #1178719

Claudia Kuhn 3/16/2005 5:37:17 AM

Wonderful Stan! Love it, congrats! #1179630

S J 3/16/2005 6:23:17 AM

Oh OK!! There you're!! CONGRATULATIONS on this OUTSTANDING Finalist, Stan!! What a catch!! #1179931

Donna J. Eaton 3/16/2005 6:44:40 AM

Congrats on your finalist Stan! Love those contrasting colors! #1180044

Cathy Gregor 3/16/2005 7:52:39 AM

Congrats on this awesome finalist, Stan! #1180354

Colette M. Metcalf 3/16/2005 7:53:53 AM

Congrats Stan!!! #1180360

Leanne M.E. Boyd 3/16/2005 8:24:29 AM

Congratulations Stan! #1180488

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 3/16/2005 10:00:32 AM

Congratulations on your finalist win!! I love this Stan!! Good luck in the next round!! #1180939

Stanley J. Contrades 3/16/2005 11:52:43 AM

Judy, Claudia, Sanjay, Donna E., Cathy, Colette, Leanne, and Donna P., thank you all for your wonderful thoughts and congratulations that are much appreciated and best of luck to all of the Finalists!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1181324

Stacey A. Bates 3/16/2005 1:33:57 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Stan, Wonderful colors and DOF, best of luck to you in the next round!!!
Stacey #1181624

Stanley J. Contrades 3/16/2005 1:35:49 PM

Thanks very much, Stacey! I appreciate it!!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1181632

Nobu Nagase 3/16/2005 2:01:19 PM

Congratulations, Stan, on your finalist for this great shot!!!
Best wishes for the next round! #1181732

Debra Booth 3/16/2005 4:54:53 PM

Another big congratulations to you, Stan! #1182605

Dan Holm 3/16/2005 4:55:47 PM

CONGRATULATIONS, Stan, on this AWESOME Finalist!!!! #1182610

Phil Sauvey 3/16/2005 5:37:35 PM


Congrats my friend! Now that's a close encounter. Keep up the great work! Best of luck in the next round. #1182771

Jim Kinnunen 3/17/2005 6:54:55 AM

Congratulations on this very excellent finalist, Stan!!! #1184488

Anette Linnea Rasmussen 3/17/2005 2:43:02 PM

Beautiful shot Stan!
Congrats on your win!

Best wishes, Linnea #1185602

Murry Grigsby 3/17/2005 3:03:47 PM

Congratulations on your win Stan!! #1185701

Lucia De Giovanni 3/17/2005 3:09:35 PM

Wonderful! Congratulations my friend, this is great! #1185733

Stanley J. Contrades 3/17/2005 3:09:46 PM

Thank You! Nobi, Debra, Dan, Phil, Jim, Linnea, and Murry for your wonderful congratulatory responses! I am always grateful for your support and generosity!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1185735

Dan Holm 3/17/2005 3:10:31 PM

Yes!!! CONGRATULATIONS, Stan!!!!! A most deserving WIN!!!!!! Woo Hoo!!! #1185740

William C. Raco 3/17/2005 3:11:50 PM

Really beautiful work, Stan!


Judith G. Secco 3/17/2005 3:36:16 PM

Wow, wonderful image, Stan. Big CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
Judy #1185905

Nobu Nagase 3/17/2005 3:42:30 PM

Many congratulations, Stan, on your great win on this outstanding image!!! #1185930

Casey A. Hanson 3/17/2005 3:48:36 PM

Congratulations Stan, on a wonderful win! :0) #1185953

Stanley J. Contrades 3/17/2005 3:52:58 PM

Hi, Lucia ... Sorry, must have missed you when I was responding! Thank you, as always, for your kindness that I am always grateful for and appreciate!!

Thank you, too, Dan, bill, Judy, Nobi, and Casey! You are all the best and I am grateful to be among you!!

With fond Aloha,
Stan #1185968

Karen Bacon 3/17/2005 3:58:34 PM

A big congratulations to you Stan!A wonderful image! #1185989

Kathryn (Love) Scheet 3/17/2005 4:01:14 PM

congrats Stan :) and keep up the good work!! #1186002

Terry R. Hatfield 3/17/2005 4:10:21 PM

Hi Stan! What A Great Image!!Congratulations To You On Your Win!!! #1186050

Judy S. Fung 3/17/2005 4:14:58 PM

Congrats on your win, Stan!! #1186075

Elisabeth A. Gay 3/17/2005 4:36:39 PM

Beautiful Stan, well done and congrats too!
Ann #1186150

Tom Andersen 3/17/2005 4:55:20 PM

Congratulations on your well deserved win, Stan! #1186199

Allan L. Whitehead 3/17/2005 5:05:20 PM

Stanley, my very dear friend, many many congratulations on this magnificent photograph and win, it's very richly deserved - your friend, Allan #1186224

S J 3/17/2005 5:25:15 PM

Woo hoo!! My heartfelt Congratulations on this Well deserving WIN, Stan!! I'm so happy for ya!! #1186273

Jane Summa 3/17/2005 5:49:53 PM

YES!!!!!! I LOVE this photo, Stan!! Congratulations!!!!! #1186350

Marsha S. Smith 3/17/2005 5:54:24 PM

Glad the lizard saw you through, Stan.
Congratulations!!!! #1186364

Stephen Zacker 3/17/2005 6:12:37 PM

Very striking. Like that green on red. Congratulations #1186407

Lisa Pereira 3/17/2005 6:18:58 PM

Fantastic macro and stunning color! :-)Fabulous work, Stan. A well deserved win! Bravo!! :) #1186429

Debra Booth 3/17/2005 6:29:04 PM

Congratulations on your well-deserved win, Stan!! #1186456

Susan T. Parady 3/17/2005 6:31:26 PM

Congratulations, Stan! Well done!! #1186466

Robert Mann 3/17/2005 6:37:09 PM

Ahem, indeed! Super detail on the little critter and great complementary colors and composition, Stan! Big congrats on your win! RoB #1186482

Deborah Sandidge 3/17/2005 6:53:58 PM

Congratulations on your win, Stan! #1186532

Charlene Bayerle 3/17/2005 7:25:18 PM

Wonderful....congratulations Stan..well deserved!!! #1186657

Sharon Day 3/17/2005 7:47:11 PM

Big congratulations, Stan!!! Fantastic image!!! I love those colors! #1186752

Colette M. Metcalf 3/17/2005 7:51:18 PM

Congratulations on your win Stan!!! #1186777

Carol Brill 3/17/2005 7:55:16 PM

Hurray, Stan!!!

That all-knowing eye
Saw possibilities endless
For this winning shot.

He knew all along you had a winner here! Congratulations!!

Stan Kwasniowski 3/17/2005 8:03:06 PM


Stan Kwasniowski #1186835

ilana peled 3/17/2005 8:42:43 PM

Wonderful shot, congratulations Stan. #1186933

Kelly Abernathy 3/17/2005 9:13:57 PM

Congratulations on your win! This is terrific Stan! -K #1186997

Mary K. Robison 3/17/2005 9:49:25 PM

You little devil!! And I don't mean the lizard, Stan!!

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 3/17/2005 11:26:58 PM

I am really glad you won Stan. I love this image. The colors are amazing. Congratulations!! #1187125

Stanley J. Contrades 3/17/2005 11:42:04 PM

First, let me aplogize for not answering sooner, but am slightly under the weather fighting off this cold! Nothing like waking up to so many generous, kind, and wonderful responses, and I thank each and every one of you for them!
I really appreciate your taking the time out of your busy day, and especially after a hectic two days of responding to others to add your comments!
Thank you, Karen, Kathryn, Terry, Judy, Ann, Tom, Allan, Sanjay, Jane, Marsha, Stephen, Lisa, Debra, Susan, RoB, Debby, Charlene, Sharon, Colette, Carol (Terrific Haiku, thanks!), Stan, Ilana, Kelly, Mary :-)!!, and Donna! You are all winners in my book :-)!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1187133

Danilo Piccioni 3/17/2005 11:51:00 PM

I wanna be the first to say: CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!
I knew this was a winner the moment I sow it!

Dado #1187138

Jordi Delgado 3/18/2005 12:33:08 AM

CONGRATULATIONS, Stan!!! You were close enough to WIN!! Ahem!!



Mata Patan 3/18/2005 12:46:41 AM

Congratulations from deep of my hearth! #1187191

Wong Chek Poh 3/18/2005 12:53:22 AM

Yo Aloha! Congratulations on your win. Very well deserved. Wong. #1187199

Paul Michko 3/18/2005 1:51:05 AM

Great congratulations, Stan. Awesome shot. #1187241

Kathleen Clemons 3/18/2005 3:44:44 AM

Congratulations. Stan! Hope you are feeling better! #1187402

Deborah C. Lewinson 3/18/2005 3:50:03 AM

Congrats on your win, Stan, for this amazing capture! #1187417

Claudia Kuhn 3/18/2005 4:56:30 AM

Love this one and it's title, congrats on your win Stan!! #1187698

Ed Heaton 3/18/2005 5:35:54 AM

Congrats Stan on a job well done! #1187854

Wally Orlowsky 3/18/2005 5:43:48 AM

Congratulations on this awesome winner, Stan! #1187892

Leanne M.E. Boyd 3/18/2005 9:04:38 AM

Congratulations Stan on your win! #1188520

Phil Sauvey 3/18/2005 10:00:59 AM

Great job on bringing home the gold my friend! Keep up the great job and a well deserved win. Your friendship and direction is golden and you are a great inspiration! #1188629

Kara L. Hendricks 3/18/2005 11:24:35 AM

A Big Congratulations from me Stan on this delightful winner you have here!! #1188823

Karen Engelbreth 3/18/2005 12:56:29 PM

Big congrats, Stan! #1188963

Karen Engelbreth 3/18/2005 12:56:30 PM

Big congrats, Stan! #1188964

Monika Sapek 3/18/2005 5:05:33 PM

Fabulous macro with stunning colors, Stan! Many congratulations on your Second Place Win!

Diane Addonizio 3/18/2005 6:57:15 PM


Evy Johansen 3/18/2005 10:20:30 PM

Fantastic shot, Stan! Big congratulations on your well deserved win! #1189779

Jim Kinnunen 3/18/2005 11:45:57 PM

Congratulations on your very well done win, Stan!! #1189863

Arya Bandyopadhyay 3/19/2005 2:17:54 AM

Great win, congratulations, Stan!! #1189970

Jennifer Rennison 3/19/2005 8:05:57 AM

Fabulous winner, Stan, Congratulations!! #1190877

Stanley J. Contrades 3/19/2005 11:38:47 AM

Have so much catching up to do and so many to thank for their well wishes and congratulatory responses!!
Thank You!, Dado, Jordi, Mata, Wong, Paul, Kathleen, Debby, Claudia, Ed, Wally, Leanne, Phil, Kara, Karen E. x2 :-)!!, Monika, DIANE, Evy, Jim, Arya, and Jennifer, for your wonderful and encouraging responses that I appreciate!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1191187

Robin L. Wehrman 3/19/2005 2:11:25 PM

Congratulations to you, Stan on this magnificent win!!!! Well deserved!!!! #1191397

Leonard Pierce 3/19/2005 7:51:40 PM

Congratulations on your Second Place win, Stan!!! #1191823

Penny Steiner 3/19/2005 9:52:01 PM

Stan--Congratulations on your beautiful win...Penny #1191929

Stanley J. Contrades 3/20/2005 11:03:51 PM

Robin, Len, and Penny, I thank you very much for your thoughtfulness in responding, and I appreciate it very much!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1193937

Wendy Stevenson 3/21/2005 12:23:09 PM

Awesome macro Stan!! A belated congratulations on your win with this excellent image!! #1195537

Stanley J. Contrades 3/21/2005 6:20:46 PM

Hi, Wendy! Thank you so much for stopping in to add your response as I am grateful for your support and kindness!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1196405

Eric Schneider 3/23/2005 6:48:18 AM

Hey Stan! Congrats again on this fine shot. Nice line and colors, Love the saturation. Aloha! #1200387

Stanley J. Contrades 3/23/2005 9:02:49 PM

Howzit, Eric ... good to hear from you and Mahalo plenty for your support and for stopping in to comment! Much appreciated!
Aloha no,
Stan #1202239

Nancy Grace Chen 3/26/2005 9:11:38 PM

A late but BIG congrats to you, Stan, on your winner!! Excellent clarity and pose of the little guy. GREAT job!!

Nancy #1208828

Stanley J. Contrades 3/27/2005 12:56:53 PM

Hi, Nancy! Very nice to hear from you and thank you so much for stopping by to comment, which I appreciate! He's still running around the ti plant but doesn't seem to be getting much longer :-)!! Hope you are having a wonderful Easter Sunday!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1209959

Fax Sinclair 4/21/2005 10:02:48 AM

Aloha once again Stan, we used to correspond at Shutterline.
This is a truly wonderful shot. Congrats on winning!
Now, my question. Are you seeing A LOT more of these anoli guys lately? Our farm is choke with them and green geckos. Still some brown ones too, but waaaa? #1276296

Stanley J. Contrades 4/21/2005 11:29:49 PM

Aloha e Fax ...
Thanks for stopping in with your kind response and congratulations ... appreciate it!!
Yeah, we're seeing more of these green guys all over the place, hibiscus bushes, ti plants, the bird of paradise and just about everywhere. We have three of them that I have seen so far and guess where you see one there's always another!
Thanks once again for writing!
Aloha no,
Stan #1279141

Elisabeth A. Gay 4/22/2005 6:14:06 AM

Dan was the first to say this would be a winner Stan!! Right on the money!! Congratulations again!! :)
Ann #1280299

Jill Odice 9/22/2005 3:06:16 PM

I can tell I will spending some time looking at all your wonderful photos ! Some day I hope to get over to your spot of the world...to see what the tourists don't :-)
The detail and colors makes this a winner!!! I can many others agree ! #1868066

Stanley J. Contrades 9/22/2005 10:44:46 PM

Thank you, Ann ... my goodness I can't believe I didn't see your comment :-(!
Am always happy to hear from you!!

Thank you, too, Jill! I hope you do get to visit this part of the world one day.

I very much appreciate both of your kind responses!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1868970

Keith L. Clayton 10/3/2005 2:38:02 PM

Fantastic image - I really love the colors and composition you have created here. Very well done Stan! #1913238

Stanley J. Contrades 10/6/2005 8:03:27 PM

Thank you very much, Keith, and thank you for visiting, as it is greatly appreciated!!
Stan #1925498

Nadya Johnson 4/1/2006 1:08:07 AM

This is a first: I got to the entry page at 2 am or so, and there were only 27 entries! Stopped by your gallery as I had the chance. I don't think I ever saw this photo so I just had to comment, now. Your have many GREAT winners there!! But if forced to pick a favorite, this would probably be the one. Fantastic, Stan!!! And sorry to be late in commenting. I do tend to miss a lot of shots, somehow... this is awesome! What a shot #2596267

Stanley J. Contrades 4/3/2006 11:24:48 PM

No apology needed, Nadya, and thank you very much for taking the time to visit and comment. This is one of my favorite shots as well :-)!! Thanks once again, and I do appreciate your kindness!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2605957

Paula Kelly 4/23/2006 2:39:55 AM

Fantastic Gallery! I think this is my fav.

Ray Clarke 5/26/2006 2:58:12 PM

Just fantastic Stan (ac) #2819761

RC Fritz 6/11/2006 8:12:37 AM

Nice contrast between green and red. Congrats Stan! #2881053

Stanley J. Contrades 6/30/2006 8:11:30 PM

Thank you, Paul, Ray & Audrey, and RC, for stopping in to view and comment. I do appreciate your generosity!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #2972402

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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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