Phil Sauvey 6/23/2005 11:48:37 PM

WOW!!! That green REALLY stands out and the detail against that black is awesome, Stan! Love the corner to corner!! #268049

Stanley J. Contrades 6/23/2005 11:58:05 PM

Thank you, my friend, and as always I appreciate your supportive and generous comments!! This is a leaf from a type of ginger that grows here. Hope you and Suann are well!! Many thanks again, Phil!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1513536

Mary K. Robison 6/24/2005 12:00:18 AM

Beautifully simple, and simply beautiful, Stan!
Love that diagonal comp/split, and the sparkling pool of water! #1513539

Kerby Pfrangle 6/24/2005 12:02:24 AM

Stan quite beautiful in deep green.

Love the dark background making this standout beautifully.

Kerby #1513544

S J 6/24/2005 12:08:10 AM

So very elegant and beautiful, Stan!! Love the color and your neat diagonal framing!! Excellent work as always!! #1513553

Stanley J. Contrades 6/24/2005 12:10:04 AM

Hi, Mary! Couldn't resist taking a shot of this leaf and its deep green color! It was sort of a "baby" and only a few days out of the stem! Thanks for always being very kind with your responses and I am grateful for your support!

Hi, Kerby! Thank You!, too, for your generous and supportive comments! I appreciate it very much!!

With fond Aloha,
Stan #1513558

Cathy Stancil 6/24/2005 12:12:57 AM

This gorgeous brand new green against that black BG is fantastic Stan !! Beautiful smooth textures and pleasing presentation ! #1513565

Patty Razonable 6/24/2005 12:14:14 AM

Very unique, Stan! Love the deep green color against the black BG!! Well done!! #1513567

Donna Roberts 6/24/2005 12:17:02 AM

Mmmm - black velvet.
I am going to have a dig in my material this wonderful green leaf and the simple line in contrast to the dark background.
An excellent image Stan (and not a beautiful bloom in sight!)
Love it.
:-) dddu #1513579

Stanley J. Contrades 6/24/2005 12:22:52 AM

Sorry, Sanjay, we crossed in cyberspace!! Nevertheless, thanks ever so much to you, Cathy, Aloha e Patty, and Donna for always being so supportive and encouraging!
Donna: Bloom will be right around the corner (LOL)!! And keep the subject approx. 12 inches or so away from the BG when you shoot! Keeps everything nice and black :-)!!
Thanks once again and I really do appreciate your stopping by to comment!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1513596

Danilo Piccioni 6/24/2005 12:24:30 AM

Wonderful composition and details! another master piece! #1513603

Jordi Delgado 6/24/2005 12:50:29 AM

So beautifully done, Stan!!!

:-)) #1513644

Mata Patan 6/24/2005 12:51:50 AM

What a wonderful composition, I really like simple things!! #1513646

Serena Pierce 6/24/2005 12:58:01 AM

Wonderful simple yet powerful image! #1513653

Paul E. Earl 6/24/2005 1:12:58 AM

Such a fantastic capture. Love the contrasts of the green on the black. #1513679

Stanley J. Contrades 6/24/2005 1:16:20 AM

Dado, Jordi, Mata, Serena, and Paul, Thank You! Your supportive, and encouraging responses are very much appreciated!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1513683

Judy S. Fung 6/24/2005 1:50:16 AM

Lovely color and composition, Stan!! Great capture! #1513718

Stanley J. Contrades 6/24/2005 2:13:12 AM

Many thanks, Judy, for stopping in to respond!! It's always much appreciated!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1513772

Paul Michko 6/24/2005 2:41:10 AM

Simply powerful, Stan. #1513819

Donald K. Cherry 6/24/2005 3:13:44 AM

Awesome macro, Stan! Love the lighting and black bg! #1513873

Tammy Scott 6/24/2005 3:45:46 AM

This is just awesome, Stan! Great green! #1513968

Bobbie Davis 6/24/2005 4:06:30 AM

Wonderful lines Stan!!! #1514108

Cathy Gregor 6/24/2005 4:10:21 AM

Simple yet elegant, Stan!!
Nice work! #1514138

Claudia Kuhn 6/24/2005 4:49:37 AM

Great color and contrast Stan! #1514371

Jenny Bosmans 6/24/2005 4:53:28 AM

OOOOOH!!! Wonderful composition, Stan!! Awesome!!! #1514383

Joy Rector 6/24/2005 6:23:32 AM

This is gorgeous. #1514695

Michelle Lea Guinn 6/24/2005 6:47:35 AM

Beautiful Stan!!! mlg #1514801

Linda D. Lester 6/24/2005 7:10:25 AM

WOW! Stunning, Stan! #1514896

ADILSON F. FERREIRA 6/24/2005 8:47:39 AM

Terrific image Stan!!!
Wonderful color contrast and lovely curves and details, the water drop is a plus!!! #1515231

Shelly A. Van Camp 6/24/2005 8:50:18 AM

Terrific job, Stan!!! I love that green against the black!!!!! WOW! :) Aloha #1515248

Stacey A. Bates 6/24/2005 9:38:12 AM

Gorgeous Stan, that green is amazing, love the line and composition!! Well Done my friend!!
Stacey #1515452

Marsha S. Smith 6/24/2005 3:11:50 PM

That green is just spectacular. So rich! Love the bg - went to get some black velvet and the ladies at the fabric store acted like I was crazy trying to buy black velvet in the hot summer. They didn't have any, either. #1516842

Stanley J. Contrades 6/24/2005 7:43:45 PM

Mahalo for your thoughtfulness in stopping to comment Paul, Donald, Tammy, Bobbie, Cathy, Claudia, Jenny, Joy, michelle, Linda, Adilson, Shelly, Stacey, and Marsha! Your supportive and generous responses are very much appreciated.
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1517344

Jim Kinnunen 6/25/2005 12:40:38 PM

Perfect composition, colors and dramatic lighting, Stan!!! Well done!!! #1519609

Noel Baebler 6/25/2005 5:46:20 PM

Simple and spectacular, Stan! #1520100

Stanley J. Contrades 6/26/2005 12:51:23 PM

Thank you, Jim and Noel ... Am grateful for your taking the time to stop by and comment!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1522599

Sharon Day 6/29/2005 4:40:40 PM

WOW, fantastic image, Stan!!! I love the rich green against that black background! Well done! #1536898

Stanley J. Contrades 7/4/2005 10:58:50 AM

Many thanks, Sharon, as I appreciate your continued support of my work! Hope you are having a great 4th!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1553439

Nobu Nagase 7/22/2005 7:55:22 PM

OMG, what a beauty!!! I sure missed this one when you posted it.
Many congrats for this beautiful finalist, Stan!!! #1622835

Kerby Pfrangle 7/22/2005 8:04:23 PM

Stan many congratulations on your finalist.

Good luck in the finals.

Kerby #1622914

Jill M. Flusemann 7/22/2005 8:40:07 PM

Congratulations on this great finalist! #1623158

Serena Pierce 7/22/2005 8:55:07 PM

Congratulations Stan!!! #1623252

Kristi A. Howson 7/22/2005 9:03:10 PM

Awesome Stan! Congratulations and best of luck in the next round! #1623310

Judy S. Fung 7/22/2005 9:39:59 PM

Congrats, Stan! #1623535

Patricia A. Cale 7/22/2005 9:48:10 PM

Beautiful shot, Stan. Congratulations and good luck!! #1623579

Linda D. Lester 7/22/2005 9:48:40 PM

Congratulations!!!!! #1623583

Stanley J. Contrades 7/23/2005 12:52:37 AM

Thank You!, Nobi, Kerby, Jill, Serena, Kristi, Judy, Pat, and Linda! Much good luck to all of you as well and I appreciate your comments!! Have a great weekend!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1624124

Mary K. Robison 7/23/2005 1:13:26 AM

Many congratulations to you, Stan!! #1624183

Michelle R. Kovach 7/23/2005 6:06:18 AM

Congratulations Stan! Fabulous job! Nicely done! Best of Luck!
Michelle #1625080

Marie Fields 7/23/2005 6:47:01 AM

Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist, Stan!!! #1625306

Jim Kinnunen 7/23/2005 6:56:54 AM

Congratulations on this very excellent image, Stan!:) #1625358

Noel Baebler 7/23/2005 6:58:54 AM

Huzzah, Stan! #1625374

Cathy Barrows 7/23/2005 7:24:38 AM

Congrats on your finalist...simplistic beauty #1625600

Deborah Sandidge 7/23/2005 8:30:31 AM

Elegant! Congratulations, Stan! #1626018

Wendy Stevenson 7/23/2005 8:32:21 AM

BIG Congrats Stan on this simply stunning finalist! Best of luck in the next round!! #1626025

S J 7/23/2005 9:27:23 AM

Congratulations on this outstanding Finalist, Stan!! #1626421

Elisabeth A. Gay 7/23/2005 10:10:47 AM

Congratulations Stan!!
Ann #1626722

Kasia Elser 7/23/2005 10:50:01 AM

Congrats! Great shot! #1626958

Lori Carlson 7/23/2005 11:00:44 AM

Yet another wonderful shot from you Stan! Congratultions!!! :0) #1627007

KHAWLA Haddad 7/23/2005 11:05:12 AM

Congratulations on this wonderfully green finalist, Stan love the curves well don best luck in the next round!!! #1627023

Jennifer Rennison 7/23/2005 11:28:59 AM

Love the simplicity of this shot, gorgeous lighting! Congratulations on this fabulous finalist, Stan! Best of luck in the next round! #1627131

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 7/23/2005 2:36:59 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Stan! Well done! #1627943

Jenny Bosmans 7/23/2005 3:46:33 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Stan! Well deserved! #1628281

Tammy Scott 7/23/2005 5:26:03 PM

Congratulations, Stan!!! Great job! #1628657

Kathleen R. Struckle 7/23/2005 6:16:59 PM

Congrats Stan!! #1628928

Stephen Zacker 7/23/2005 8:11:48 PM

Simple, striking, and dramatic. Congratulations #1629498

LJ Corliss 7/23/2005 8:42:13 PM

Congrats, Stan :) #1629607

Pu Chen 7/23/2005 11:32:10 PM

Love the simplicity and the elegance of the shot! Great job, Stan! Congratulations! #1629943

Mata Patan 7/23/2005 11:40:07 PM

Most time simple things attact the attention! Congratulations!!!!!!! #1629949

Stanley J. Contrades 7/24/2005 12:43:29 AM

Mary, Michelle, Marie, Jim, Noel, Cathy B., Deborah, Wendy, Sanjay, Ann, Kasia, Lori, Kelly, Jennifer, Deb, Jenny, Tammy, Kathleen, Stephen, L J, Pu, and Mata ... Thank You! I truly am very grateful for your wonderful congratulatory responses!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1630013

Lani T. Broadbent 7/24/2005 12:54:05 AM

Congratulations! Best of luck in the next level! #1630029

Stanley J. Contrades 7/24/2005 12:57:45 AM

Aloha e Lani ...
Thanks for visiting the gallery and thanks, too, for your generous comment and congratulations on this Finalist!
Aloha no,
Stan #1630035

Tom Andersen 7/24/2005 2:55:19 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Stan! Good luck in the next round! #1630200

Judith G. Secco 7/24/2005 4:45:36 AM

Wonderful STan!! Congratulations. #1630332

Wren Hendrick 7/24/2005 11:21:14 AM

I knew we'd see this again!! Congratulations!! #1631592

Linda Proctor 7/24/2005 12:21:40 PM

Congrats Stan!! This is beautiful! #1631789

Deborah C. Lewinson 7/24/2005 2:01:16 PM

Congrats on Curves, Stan, it's awesome!
Best wishes for the next round!
Debby #1632063

Diane Addonizio 7/24/2005 2:16:45 PM

Wonderful composition and contrast!Congratulations and GOOD LUCK, Stan!! #1632139

ADILSON F. FERREIRA 7/24/2005 3:46:44 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Stan!!!
Good luck on the next round!!! #1632411

Lucia De Giovanni 7/24/2005 7:23:43 PM

Many congratulations, Stan! This is so well deserved - best of luck in the next round, my friend! #1633243

Sharon Day 7/24/2005 7:36:34 PM

Simply beautiful, Stan!!! Congratulations on this wonderful finalist! Good luck next round! I haven't been able to get through the finalists yet. I hope I haven't missed any of yours! #1633290

Laura Clay-Ballard 7/24/2005 7:39:20 PM

simple perfection! congrats on the finalist medal underneath it! #1633302

Laurence Saliba 7/24/2005 10:27:46 PM

Congratulations, Stan!!! Beautiful!! #1633683

Daniel Diaz 7/25/2005 2:06:02 AM

Congrats on your finalist Stan, your Gallery is soooo Gorgeous you are one gifted photographer!!!! #1634109

Marilynn K. Evans 7/25/2005 7:24:10 PM

Congratulations on yet another wonderful photo! Your inspiration made me a first time finalist in flowers. Thank you for your encouragement. #1638492

Stanley J. Contrades 7/25/2005 8:03:56 PM

Tom, Judy, Wren, Linda, Deborah, DIANE, Adilson, Lucia, Sharon, Laura, Laurence, Daniel, and Marilyn, my heartfelt thanks for your response to this Finalist!! I am grateful for your time and generosity!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1638559

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1.5sec, f11, ISO 100, RAW, 100mm, Tripod, Aperture Priority, WB Tungsten lamp, black velvet BG.

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