...bluebonnet sunset...

© Nobu Nagase

...bluebonnet sunset...

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe 4/19/2005 8:41:44 PM

Wonderful image, Nobi!!! #238612

Diane Addonizio level-deluxe 4/19/2005 9:03:55 PM

BEAUTIFUL,Nobi!!! #1269384

Olivia Navarro 4/19/2005 9:14:15 PM

Gorgeous, Nobi! Fantastic work! #1269393

Cathy Stancil 4/19/2005 9:56:01 PM

Beautiful image Nobi !!Great PS work ! #1269402

bob cornelison 4/20/2005 12:22:56 AM

Excellent colors that go together weirdly because the lighting is wrong for the flowers and sunset. I like the effect it has!
~:O) #1269439

Sal 4/20/2005 3:10:57 AM

Very nice colors and composition, Nobi. #1269621

Sharon Day level-deluxe 4/20/2005 6:18:22 AM

Fantastic image, Nobi!!! I love it! #1270251

Jill Flynn level-deluxe 4/20/2005 8:35:20 AM

Oh I love this Nobi. Looks so good and mystical!!! #1270752

Carla Metzler 4/20/2005 9:11:40 AM

Gorgeous, Nobi! Wonderful work! #1270876

Marsha S. Smith 4/20/2005 2:01:40 PM

Nobi, Nobi, Nobi - I think I have died and gone to heaven. Surely that IS what heaven will look like - donchathink? Easily the most beautiful bluebonnet shot I have ever seen! #1271780

Karen Bacon level-deluxe 4/20/2005 4:23:47 PM

This has a great mystical feel to it Nobi!Beautiful! #1272022

Nobu Nagase level-deluxe 4/20/2005 5:46:57 PM

Thank you all so much for taking the time to view and comment on this piece.
I was not sure how it will be taken here, but I felt if even just one person liked this, I would have been happy... and I got 10 more... it makes me 10 times happer... :D

Marsha, thank you very much for your description on this. I love that. Us who live in Texas, perhaps, look at bluebonnets differently...

Thank you again, everyone!!! #1272215

Deb Holmes-Hatfield level-deluxe 4/20/2005 7:04:08 PM

Awesome Nobi, I love all the colors, this is an outstanding image! #1272467

Nobu Nagase level-deluxe 4/20/2005 8:25:10 PM

Thank you Deb for your kind and generous words. #1272660

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe 4/20/2005 8:53:52 PM

This is one of your most beautiful images ever, Nobinn. It is surely a winner. I really mean that, too!!!
And you did such good work putting the images together. Fabulous!!!
Kathkk #1272696

Dan Holm level-deluxe 4/21/2005 5:39:23 PM

WOWOWOW!!!!! .... This stunning shot actually took my breath away, Nobi!! ... I'll congratulate you in advance because I KNOW we'll be seeing this masterpiece again! #1278153

Bobbie Davis 4/21/2005 8:48:52 PM

Dan is right Nobi!!!! We WILL see this image again!!! It's just gorgeous!!!!! AWESOME JOB!!! #1278823

Darren K. Fisher level-deluxe 4/22/2005 5:47:08 AM

Holly cow Nobi, this is gorgeous. The bonnets in the FG and the setting sun are all stunning. Great PS work for sure. Hey what do you say next Srping I come to Tx and shoot those flowers with ya. #1280193

Brenda W. LaFleur level-deluxe 4/22/2005 4:02:44 PM

I'm speechless! Nobi, this is wonderful. Great job combining the images. Wonderful, wonderful!


Lucia De Giovanni 4/22/2005 8:31:34 PM

Stunning work Nobi! #1282564

Kerby Pfrangle level-deluxe 4/23/2005 6:12:39 PM


This is a very nicely done image. Excellent job putting the two images together. STUNNING....

Kerby #1284960

Debra Booth 4/24/2005 6:35:14 PM

Fantastic image, Nobi! Just gorgeous!! #1288055

Cora Miller level-deluxe 4/24/2005 11:38:11 PM

Oh Nobi, this is fantabulous!!! I don't think I've ever seen a better bluebonnet image!!! Congratulations in advance for this winner! (I'm sooooo jealous. I didn't get anything nearly this good. But at the same time I'm extremely happy for you! Yea!!! :) ) #1288375

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe 4/30/2005 11:17:38 AM

Flowers go on forever, so lovely!! Great ps work!!! #1306629

Goshka G. 4/30/2005 11:50:08 AM

This is just fabulous, Nobi!! #1306718

Elisabeth A. Gay 4/30/2005 2:28:57 PM

This is just beautiful Nobi!
Ann #1307026

Elisabeth A. Gay 4/30/2005 2:29:29 PM

This is just beautiful Nobi!
Ann #1307030

Kerby Pfrangle level-deluxe 5/3/2005 9:41:55 PM

Nobi stunning sunset. AWESOME.....I love it.

Kerby #1317431

Jane Summa 5/8/2005 3:45:47 PM

Excellent work, Nobi! Gorgeous sunset captured & love the lighting effect on the wildflowers! Very unique & totally awesome! Your talent is VERY inspiring & your gallery is getting more and more amazing! :-) #1331711

Jennifer Rennison 5/27/2005 7:15:26 PM

WOW, Stunning, Nobi!! Love the colors and that field of flowers, would love to see something like that, gorgeous presentation! #1404129

Keith G. Williams 6/7/2005 2:37:33 PM

Nobi, I never respond to photos but this one blew me away! Two thumbs up!!! #1442482

Susie Peek-Swint 6/8/2005 3:32:51 PM

Fantastic Nobi ~ I love the effect you created on this one... just wonderful! #1447241

Amanda Price 6/9/2005 7:05:56 PM

This is simply breath-taking! Great composition! #1452013

Sylvia Rossler 4/25/2006 1:38:09 PM

Beautiful !! And a well deserved finalist !! Big congrats Nobi :O) #2686830

Carla Metzler 4/25/2006 3:47:55 PM

Congratulations, Nobi!! #2688338

Nobu Nagase 4/25/2006 7:33:21 PM

Thank you, Sylvia and Carla.
This is one of my favorites last April but did not go anywhere. I entered this from my gallery in March contest and I am very happy that it has gone to the finalist this time. #2690169

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe 4/25/2006 8:42:29 PM

Congratulations Nobi on this wonderful finalist!:) #2690536

Su Sana E. P level-deluxe 4/25/2006 9:48:35 PM

Congratulations on this most gorgeous Finalist, Nobi!! #2690831

Karen Bacon level-deluxe 4/26/2006 8:03:15 AM

Congrats Nobi!I hope you have better luck this time around! #2693111

Corinne M. Thompson level-deluxe 4/26/2006 8:54:40 PM

This is beautiful...Congrats! #2695650

Rakesh Syal level-deluxe 4/27/2006 6:04:25 AM

Love this spectacular finalist!! #2697030

Nobu Nagase level-deluxe 4/27/2006 6:07:56 PM

Thank you, everyone!!! #2699383

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe 4/27/2006 6:34:58 PM

BEAUTIFUL....Congratulations! #2699482

RC Fritz level-deluxe 4/27/2006 7:54:57 PM

Great job Nobi! Congrats !! #2699788

Sylvia Rossler 4/28/2006 2:49:47 PM

Big Big congrats on your beautiful win Nobi :o) #2702733

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe 4/28/2006 3:03:04 PM

A great big congratulations on this winner Nobi!!!! #2702790

Noel Baebler 4/28/2006 3:06:21 PM

Spectacular work, Nobi!!! #2702810

William C. Raco level-deluxe 4/28/2006 3:09:12 PM

Wow, amazing and beautiful, Nobi

Bill #2702825

Jessica Jenney level-deluxe 4/28/2006 3:25:13 PM

Gorgeous image and congratulations on this winning work of art, Nobi! #2702911

Deb Holmes-Hatfield level-deluxe 4/28/2006 4:15:33 PM

Bravo Nobi, congratulations to you on your win! #2703109

Judy S. Fung level-deluxe 4/28/2006 5:29:34 PM

Congrats on your win, Nobi!! #2703369

Goshka G. level-deluxe 4/28/2006 5:32:04 PM

Big congrats, Nobi!! #2703379

Kay Beausoleil level-deluxe 4/28/2006 6:15:38 PM

Congratulations on your win for this beautiful and delicate image, Nobi! #2703531

Evy Johansen level-deluxe 4/28/2006 6:45:25 PM

Awesome image, Nobi!! Big congrats on your well deserved win!! #2703657

Mary K. Robison 4/28/2006 6:53:30 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your well-earned win, Nobi! This is gorgeous!! #2703698

Su Sana E. P level-deluxe 4/28/2006 7:05:56 PM

Congratulations on this well deserving Win, Nobi!! I love this image. #2703741

Joannie Bertucci level-deluxe 4/28/2006 7:08:07 PM

Oh Nobi, I completely missed the blue bonnet season this year but your amazing image makes up for it! I wish we had a favorites file here...
Congratualtion on show off Texas is all her glory! #2703752

Claudia Kuhn level-deluxe 4/28/2006 7:13:48 PM

Spectacular colors Nobi!!! Wonderful image, congratulations on your win! #2703783

Jill Flynn level-deluxe 4/28/2006 7:38:24 PM

Congratulations on your WIN Nobi! What a magical and beautiful image! #2703815

She-She Killough 4/28/2006 8:48:32 PM

How could anyone NOT love this image Nobi? It is magnificent!! Congratulations on your Win!!! #2704000

Cindy Wong 4/28/2006 9:16:29 PM

Congratulations on your win! Beautiful!! #2704054

Chris Macer 4/29/2006 12:24:25 AM

Honto ni ometedou, Nobi!! This truly is a magical scene you have captured perfectly. WTG! :) #2704260

Stanley J. Contrades 4/29/2006 12:52:11 AM

Fantastic and absolutely stunning, Nobi!! CONGRATULATIONS on this extraordinary image and your win!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #2704357

Karen Bacon level-deluxe 4/29/2006 4:52:13 AM

A big congratulations Nobi! #2704689

Sharon Day level-deluxe 4/29/2006 8:11:30 AM

Awesome image, Nobi!!! BIG CONGRATULATIONS on your well deserved win! #2705294

KHAWLA Haddad 4/29/2006 8:33:08 AM

Congratulations on your Wonderful win,Nobi!!! #2705378

Kerby Pfrangle level-deluxe 4/29/2006 8:36:57 AM


Wonderful field of colors and congratulations on your winner. Kerby #2705393

Nobu Nagase 4/29/2006 2:35:57 PM

Thank you, everyone, for your continuing support and encouragement.

This is so special and I am happy for receiving this honor.
This image (as I said above) was created a year ago and was my favorite but did not make the finalist.
This is a resubmit of the same entry a year ago for I wanted to give it another chance.
Thank you everyone here and the BP judges. #2706242

Corinne M. Thompson 4/29/2006 5:10:00 PM

Congrats on receiving Second Place! #2706600

Terry L. Ellis level-deluxe 4/29/2006 6:26:01 PM

Awesome, Nobi! Congratulations on this superb Second Place Win! It is a beauty! #2706751

Susan T. Evans 4/29/2006 7:11:57 PM

Congrats Nobi on this awesome winner. #2706891

Colette M. Metcalf 4/30/2006 3:51:18 AM

Congratulations to you Nobi on your WIN!!! Gorgeous! #2707699

Rakesh Syal level-deluxe 4/30/2006 11:49:50 AM

Great is always great, Nobi!!! Congratulations!!! #2709225

Jennifer Rennison 5/1/2006 10:39:31 AM

Big Congratulations on your fabulous win, Nobi!! Still would love to see a field of flowers like that, just gorgeous!! #2712482

Leanne M.E. Boyd 5/3/2006 7:48:35 AM

Wow, gorgeous shot Nobi! Congratulations on your win! #2720212

Keith L. Clayton 5/8/2006 2:28:28 PM

Outstanding!! I love it! #2739420

Donna W. Neal 5/11/2006 1:35:29 PM

Better Late Than Never, I am so far behind.....Congratulations on this excellent winner Nobi #2752468

Jane Summa 5/18/2006 8:55:09 PM

Wow, Nobi!! This is absolutely gorgeous!! Congratulations on your win and honorable mention!! #2783356

Lorri Shank 5/26/2006 1:59:11 PM

Hi Nobi--CONGRATS ON THIS AWESOME PHOTO AND YOUR HONORABLE MENTION. As always-beautiful work! Lorri #2819555

Diana L. Ralph 6/27/2006 4:17:11 PM

WOW!!!!! #2958660

Photographer 7/30/2006 9:30:48 PM

Great job Nobi!
Congratulations on your wonderful win! #3103476

Susan Jane Allen level-deluxe 9/1/2006 6:08:52 PM

Really interesting mix of warm and cool colours! Great job on those flowers! #3256058

Jorge Luis Zapata Paulini 1/13/2007 7:13:24 AM

Like the film: The sound of music.
Itīs heaven here, now
The perfect photo Nobi
Jorge #3814889

William88 6/26/2007 11:32:49 AM

Beautiful sunset. I know this photo hard to be taken by a single shot. Your hard work well deserved. #4439429

Janet Daniel level-deluxe 9/18/2008 9:57:26 PM

This image is exceptional & gorgeous, Nobi! I love it!
Your gallery is stunning! #6473718

Dianna Murphy 6/18/2009 9:19:18 AM

Wow, so pretty. #7644035

JO ANN CLEVELAND 3/21/2011 6:23:00 AM

Wowza! Great capture Nobi!

Congrats on your wonderful 2nd place finalist!

I was looking to see the finalist this month (Feb 2011) and your picture was there, this is one of the most beautiful scenes I have seen!

jo ann c. #9304600

Nobu Nagase 3/21/2011 3:08:25 PM

Jo Ann,
Thank you for your comment.

I have not participated in Betterphoto contest for several years now.

I really do not think this was in last month finalist unless Betterphoto or its members played a trick.
I would appreciate if you could point to the contest (finalist) page where this may be found.

Nobi #9306368

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This image also earned the "honorable mention"
in the Creative Arts Contest at Texas State Fair.

Uploaded on 4/19/2005 8:40:12 PM

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Finalist
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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