The flower

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The flower

Paul E. Earl 7/24/2009 12:05:07 AM

The flower and how it looks after flowering. #1158497

Tiia Vissak 7/24/2009 12:31:35 AM

cool close-ups! #7776736

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 7/24/2009 12:33:48 AM

AWESOME details in this beautiful macro, Paul. #7776739

Kerry Hill 7/24/2009 12:43:16 AM

Wonderful details and capture of this beautiful Banksia, Paul!! #7776751

Nadya Johnson 7/24/2009 1:31:48 AM

Outstanding close up of this very fascinating plant! I like all three, although for some reason, I wasn't able to zoom in on #2. Great color, clarity and detail, Paul! #7776806

Renee Doyle 7/24/2009 1:45:27 AM

These are not easy to photograph and you have done a wonderful job of them all Paul!!! Excellent work!! #7776831

Ray Clarke 7/24/2009 1:55:06 AM

Great light and detail Paul, lovely image.!!!(R) #7776846

Carolyn M. Fletcher 7/24/2009 3:03:51 AM

What an interesting plant! And great shots of it! #7776915

Michelle Alton 7/24/2009 3:21:14 AM

All three are brilliant, Paul! #7776951

Chua Wee Boo 7/24/2009 3:59:23 AM

Wow!Terrific closeup shot,Paul #7777038

Aimee S. McMaster 7/24/2009 5:33:29 AM how neat to flower in winter; wonderful vertical crop & light Paul..Aimee #7777296

Carolyn J. Connolly 7/24/2009 5:59:14 AM

What outstanding close-up banksia captures here, Paul!! The details, textures, lighting, tones and composition all are just superb!! I always find these flowers to be most intriguing, and I love to photograph them!! :o) Have a wonderful weekend...and stay warm!! ;o) #7777421

Margaret R. Barry 7/24/2009 7:02:07 AM

Fantastic details , comp. and dof, Paul! #7777647

Lynne Morris 7/24/2009 2:36:17 PM

Wow fabulous captures of a wonderful and unusual plant Paul. #7778741

Karen Engelbreth 7/24/2009 2:45:09 PM

Cool macro, Paul.... #7778767

Teresa A. Burnett 7/24/2009 6:32:21 PM

Gorgeous flower and gorgeous capture, Paul!! Fantastic detail, dof and tones!! #7779107

Renata Gusciora 7/25/2009 9:23:19 AM

Fabulous macro,pov,color,Paul!Super shot! #7780603

Manuel Barrera 7/27/2009 3:49:37 AM

Wow, what a cool flower #7785294

Marilyn Cornwell 7/27/2009 2:34:03 PM

Paul - what a treat to see such a great image of Banksia! I visited Sydney in April and had a day tour in the Blue Mountains where we saw Banksia shrubs with seed heads. What a sight! Thanks so much for your great background story - it too is captivating! #7787357

John Connolly 7/30/2009 3:48:40 PM

A fantastic capture of this native flower, Paul! I can never seem to get the image I am looking for when I try and photograph them. #7798230

Karen Engelbreth 8/17/2009 3:35:01 PM

Congratulations.... #7857748

Nancyj E. Hovey 8/17/2009 4:33:15 PM

on your well deserving FINALIST. 8o) #7858186

Aimee S. McMaster 8/17/2009 5:35:30 PM

...big congrats Paul...wonderful finalist...I hope your head is feeling better....Aimee #7858664

Evy Johansen 8/17/2009 7:46:42 PM

Huge congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Paul! #7859872

Teresa A. Burnett 8/17/2009 8:11:45 PM

WTG Paul!! Huge congratulations on this wonderful Finalist!! Best of luck in the next round!! #7860077

Stefania Barbier 8/18/2009 12:34:37 AM

huge congratulations on your SPECTACULAR finalist!!! #7860762

Barbara Waldoch 8/18/2009 12:39:14 AM

Congratulations on this gorgeous Finalist, Paul! #7860786

Mary K. Robison 8/18/2009 2:47:10 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Paul!
Good luck next level up! #7861054

Manuel Barrera 8/18/2009 6:25:02 AM

congratulations #7862107

Daniella Puente 8/18/2009 10:41:34 AM

Congrats Paul, this is wonderful! #7863334

Nadya Johnson 8/18/2009 10:50:07 AM

Congratulations on your outstanding finalist, Paul! #7863376

Lynne Morris 8/18/2009 1:35:44 PM

Woo Hoo WTG Paul, Huge Congratulations on this wonderful finalist. #7863816

Jeff Robinson 8/18/2009 6:06:25 PM

Congrats on your Finalist Paul! Jeff #7864945

Linda L. Ruiz 8/18/2009 9:46:20 PM


Usman M. Bajwa 8/18/2009 11:18:47 PM

Beautiful florals here, WTG. CONGRATS. #7865625

Marijana Fajgl 8/19/2009 3:52:07 AM

Big congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Paul! #7866406

Renee Doyle 8/19/2009 4:05:46 PM

WTG Paul!!! Big congratulations on this wonderful second place WINNER!!!! #7869094

Phyllis H. Burchett 8/19/2009 4:17:35 PM

Very cool and thanks for the history, congrats on your 2nd place WIN!! #7869154

Michelle Alton 8/19/2009 4:48:15 PM

Hearty congratulations, Paul. A really fine and well-deserved winner! #7869355

Nancyj E. Hovey 8/19/2009 4:50:40 PM

on your well deserving WINNER~!~ #7869368

Courtenay Vanderbilt 8/19/2009 5:08:08 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this awesome Winner, Paul! #7869434

Tammy M. Anderson 8/19/2009 5:15:58 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Paul. #7869475

Nadya Johnson 8/19/2009 5:35:19 PM

Congrats on your terrific Winner, Paul! #7869563

Raymond Pauly 8/19/2009 6:17:32 PM

Congratulations, Paul. #7869767

Teresa A. Burnett 8/19/2009 8:44:09 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful GOLD WINNER, Paul!! Gold goes so well with the tones in this image!! #7870293

Lynne Morris 8/19/2009 11:18:45 PM

Wooo Hooo you got GOLD, so well deserved Paul, this is awesome! #7870577

Mary K. Robison 8/20/2009 1:53:31 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your win, Paul! #7870745

Aimee S. McMaster 8/20/2009 2:58:53 AM happy for your win Paul....congrats..Aimee #7870828

Stefania Barbier 8/20/2009 4:56:28 AM

HUGE congrats on your gorgeous winner!!! #7871176

Claudia Kuhn 8/20/2009 6:05:25 AM

Beautiful details Paul, congratulations on your winner! #7871469

Ray Clarke 8/20/2009 1:48:36 PM

Congratulations Paul, very well deserved #7872762

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 8/21/2009 9:41:30 PM

Congratulations on your win! Excellent Paul! #7876504

Laurie Daily 8/22/2009 6:35:49 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Paul...I appreciate the interesting BG info on this unique flower!! #7877250

Usman M. Bajwa 8/23/2009 6:31:11 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on this beautiful capture and glad to see this getting GOLDEN, Paul.

UB. #7879873

Margaret R. Barry 8/24/2009 7:50:13 AM

Congratulations on this fantastic winner, Paul! #7883430

Dominick M. Dimacale 11/15/2009 7:10:18 AM

Congratulations Paul on your Win!!!

Dominick #8132873

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