Happy Birthday, Laura Ballard!

© Marsha S. Smith

Happy Birthday, Laura Ballard!

Judy S. Fung 6/29/2005 2:46:55 AM

Wonderful capture and effects, Marsha!! Happy Birthday, Laura!! #270754

Donald K. Cherry 6/29/2005 2:50:47 AM

Terrific image and effects, Marsha!! HBD Laura!! #1533882

Roxanne M. Bubar 6/29/2005 2:55:11 AM

Fantastic image and effects. Happy Birthday Laura. I hope you have a great one. #1533889

Gail Vitikacs 6/29/2005 3:05:09 AM

LOVE the effects you added to this jewel! WOW!!! #1533907

Mata Patan 6/29/2005 3:21:19 AM

Happy Birthday LAURA!!!! Have a great day!!!!
Nice dedication MArsha!! Very nice shot! #1533934

Tammy Scott 6/29/2005 3:29:13 AM

Great image and nice dedication to Laura, Marsha!

Happy Birthday, Laura! #1533986

Jordi Delgado 6/29/2005 3:34:21 AM

Whatever it was you did, you did perfect!!!

Fantastic shot and work, Marsha!!

:-)) #1534025

Paul Michko 6/29/2005 3:41:18 AM

Beautiful image, Marsha. HBD Laura. #1534075

Cindy Paquette 6/29/2005 3:56:27 AM

Oh, oh, ohhhhhhhhhhh WOW...I LOVE how the dragonfly looks in this image Marsha...love the textured background..boyo...this is just beautiful! Bravo! #1534144

Jessica L. Richard 6/29/2005 4:09:20 AM

very beautiful, great ps work! #1534209

Karen E. Michaels 6/29/2005 4:19:08 AM

Fabulous Marsha, Love the composition and what you did with it. Way Cool. Peace, karen #1534271

Carolyn M. Fletcher 6/29/2005 4:20:00 AM

Beautiful shot!! Happy BD, Laura! #1534273

Jenny Bosmans 6/29/2005 4:28:20 AM

Fantastic image, Marsha!! Love it!! Happy Birthday, Laura!! #1534312

Cathy Gregor 6/29/2005 5:00:19 AM

Wonderful capture and effects, Marsha!

HBD, Laura! #1534436

Agnes Fegan 6/29/2005 5:01:12 AM

Nice shot and work!!! Happy Birthday Laura! #1534442

Bill Houghton 6/29/2005 5:09:47 AM

This is absolutely beautiful. You did a super job. #1534478

Linda D. Lester 6/29/2005 5:52:21 AM

Just Beautiful!!!Love the color! #1534680

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 6/29/2005 6:09:31 AM

Wonderful Marsha, I love the effects, very well presented! #1534801

Carla Metzler 6/29/2005 6:15:57 AM

Wonderful capture and effects, Marsha! Happy Birthday, Laura! #1534843

Kelly Abernathy 6/29/2005 6:26:35 AM

Wonderful capture! Happy Birthday Laura! -K #1534895

Roger Bernabo 6/29/2005 6:30:21 AM

Beautiful macro and HB Laura! #1534909

KHAWLA Haddad 6/29/2005 7:04:21 AM

Great capture!!!
Happy Birthday Laura!! #1535030

Laura Clay-Ballard 6/29/2005 7:10:04 AM

You are so incredibly sweet and thoughtful! love this image! #1535063

Kara L. Hendricks 6/29/2005 7:14:32 AM

Great shot!!!!! I love the clarity on this Marsha.. And your effects... WOW!! Happy Birthday to you Laura!! #1535088

Shelly A. Van Camp 6/29/2005 7:19:33 AM

Beautiful and love the green background...Happy Birthday, Laura!! :) #1535114

S J 6/29/2005 7:25:51 AM

Excellent capture, neat effects and presentation, Marsha!! Happy Birthday, Laura!! #1535148

Vicki Hunt 6/29/2005 8:36:39 AM

My first thought is of an oriental painting! this is very beautiful. I love what you have done! #1535445

cj patterson 6/29/2005 8:37:30 AM

terrific image...wow!! and happy bday to laura! #1535452

Lori Carlson 6/29/2005 10:12:19 AM

Wonderful Marsha! Love what you did with it, whatever that may be...ha! :0) Great image!
Happy Birthday Laura!! :0) #1535779

Cathy Stancil 6/29/2005 11:19:35 AM

Beautifully done Marsha ! #1535877

Marsha S. Smith 6/29/2005 12:01:10 PM

Thanks so much everyone. I am reading some books on PSCS and trying out all kinds of new things - so when something doesn't work I backup and go another direction. I need to keep some kind of log I guess, but that is why I have no idea exactly what I did.
Vicki - interesting that you say that about the oriental painting. I didn't do it on purpose, but this reminds me of the scenes you used to see on the bamboo calendars that were oriental. #1535949

Goshka G. 6/29/2005 12:47:56 PM

This is sooo lovely, Marsha!! #1536110

Terry L. Ellis 6/29/2005 2:01:49 PM

My first thought was an oriental painting too. This is really lovely, Marsha! And, nice dedication to Laura. HB, again, Laura! #1536335

William C. Raco 6/29/2005 2:10:37 PM

Excellent photo, Marsha!
Love the effects and vertical composition
Happy Birthday, Laura!!


Bobbie Davis 6/29/2005 2:31:40 PM

Love the effects Marsha! Great capture! #1536439

Jill Flynn 6/29/2005 2:36:59 PM

I like the long vertical orientation. This image has a watercolor feel to it Marsha. Looks nice. Again, great PS work! And Happy Birthday Laura! #1536474

Laura Clay-Ballard 6/29/2005 3:38:36 PM

Marsha, I started keeping a journal by my computer. when I find I'm getting really carried away with photoshop (I'm learning it, too) I totally forget what I did, so, I jot down notes. Nothing elaborate .. just some notes! #1536708

Marsha S. Smith 6/29/2005 3:56:13 PM

Thanks loads - Terry, Goshka, Bill, Bobbie and Jill. And thanks Laura for the ideas. I would love to start doing that! #1536770

Claudia Kuhn 6/29/2005 4:52:53 PM

Beautiful Marsha!! #1536929

Noel Baebler 6/29/2005 5:03:00 PM

Way to work that dragonfly, Marsha! #1536953

Terry R. Hatfield 6/29/2005 5:07:54 PM

Beautiful Dragonfly Image With Excellent Colors Marsha!! #1536965

Marsha S. Smith 6/29/2005 6:22:36 PM

Thanks Claudia, Noel and Terry - you guys are so great! #1537146

Patty Razonable 6/29/2005 7:15:13 PM

Beautiful image and the effects is outstanding!! Very well done, Marsha!! #1537298

Jennifer Rennison 6/29/2005 7:15:33 PM

OH, Wow, Marsha!! Love this, beautiful colors and effects, wonderful work!! #1537299

Casey A. Hanson 6/29/2005 7:54:25 PM

Awesome effects Marsha! Very cool! Happy B-day Laura! I hope you had a great day :0) #1537410

Marsha S. Smith 6/29/2005 8:50:00 PM

Thank you so much Patty, Jennifer and Casey. I appreciate your input very much! #1537528

Carol Brill 6/29/2005 9:04:02 PM

Love the sketchy strokes in this image, Marsha, it looks like it was painted with a haiku brush! Exceptionally well executed and presented!! #1537566

Gordon B. Keyes 6/30/2005 4:03:50 AM

This is so well done, Marsha!!! I, too, thought of an oriental painting when I saw it.
Gordon #1538219

Kathryn (Love) Scheet 6/30/2005 4:06:59 AM

fantastic Marsha!!!
HP Laura! #1538242

Dolores Neilson 6/30/2005 4:35:18 AM

Very lovely treatment, Marsha!! And the vertical format was an excellent choice! #1538407

Marsha S. Smith 6/30/2005 5:40:11 AM

Thanks Carol, Gordon, Kathryn and Dolores - You guys are always so appreciated. #1538722

Cathy Barrows 6/30/2005 7:56:00 AM

i need the birthday list if you have it

this is fab...love how the wings go away except the tips #1539163

Laurence Saliba 6/30/2005 11:00:54 AM

Beautiful dedication Marsha!!! Happy Birthday Laura!!! #1539799

Jonna Bergström 6/30/2005 2:03:57 PM

Wonderful image with great effects and colours! Love it! #1540256

Marsha S. Smith 6/30/2005 2:17:14 PM

Thanks so much Cathy, Laurence, Jonna!
Cathy - send me an email address and I will send what I have to you. #1540293

Laura E. OConnor 6/30/2005 2:31:58 PM


I'd LOVE a copy of the list, too!


DiAnna F. Paulk 6/30/2005 5:54:53 PM

Wow, this is great, Marsha!!

What's the birthday list? #1540833

Jane Summa 6/30/2005 8:10:58 PM

Awesome color BG, Marsha!! love the texture, too! Fantastic work on this..lots of detail and style!

I missed Laura's b-day.... :-(
Happy B-Lated Birthday Laura! #1541245

Julianne K. First 6/30/2005 8:12:31 PM

Very cool, love the effects! Good job #1541252

Marsha S. Smith 6/30/2005 10:01:08 PM

Thanks, Laura, DiAnna, Jane and Julianne.
DiAnna - I will email you the list also! #1541582

Steve Mescha 7/2/2005 5:21:25 PM

Really lovely, Marsha :-) #1547718

Connie J. Bagot 7/2/2005 8:47:31 PM

I love the graceful, almost Oriental, feel to this one. Lovely work Marsha. #1548101

Marsha S. Smith 7/2/2005 9:44:15 PM

Thank you so much, Steve and Connie. I visited your gallery Connie and it is amazing. Beautiful and creative things. #1548140

Kathleen K. Parker 7/3/2005 9:29:11 AM

GORGEOUS, Marsha! I hav e been out of town and am behind ...picked this one of yours for starters. you know this would make a lovely fabric...FOR ME!
Love it love it love it...
kk #1549531

Marsha S. Smith 7/3/2005 12:10:22 PM

Thanks so much, KK - If you can figure out how to turn it into fabric you can have it! ;D #1549956

Evy Johansen 7/22/2005 7:43:35 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Marsha! #1622722

Cathy Barrows 7/22/2005 8:07:43 PM

Congrats on your finalist...excellent #1622945

Joannie Bertucci 7/22/2005 8:49:50 PM

I have never seen such a beautiful piece of art like this before Marsha!
A very, very well deserved finalist, I can't imagine you not placing with this work! #1623218

Linda D. Lester 7/22/2005 9:07:16 PM

Beautiful...awesome work!! Congrats!! #1623338

Terry L. Ellis 7/22/2005 9:16:13 PM

Big congratulations, MARSHA!! Good luck in the next round! #1623384

Judy S. Fung 7/22/2005 9:17:35 PM

Congrats, Marsha! #1623392

Melissa L. Zavadil 7/22/2005 9:46:28 PM

Congrats Marsha!! I just love that green!! It is very beautiful!! #1623572

Kate Jackson 7/23/2005 1:19:27 AM

Many congratulations Marsha on this very oriental looking finalist! #1624196

Kay E. Mahoney 7/23/2005 4:41:48 AM

Congratulations on your win Marsha. Good luck in the next round. #1624769

Noel Baebler 7/23/2005 6:47:21 AM

Huzzah, Marsha! #1625310

Kerby Pfrangle 7/23/2005 7:30:04 AM


Congratulations on your finalist.

Best of luck in the following round.

Kerby #1625653

Donald K. Cherry 7/23/2005 9:14:57 AM

Congrats on this very unique finalist, Marsha! #1626310

Marsha S. Smith 7/23/2005 9:17:18 AM

Thank you so much to each and everyone of you. Your support and comments is what keeps me trying new stuff! #1626335

Donna J. Taff 7/23/2005 9:38:56 AM

Congrats on you finalist wins, Marsha!!! #1626494

Lori Carlson 7/23/2005 10:37:13 AM

Congrats Marsha~I still think this is so cool!! :0) And the celebration of Laura lives on!! :0) #1626902

Serena Pierce 7/23/2005 11:34:15 AM

Very cool! Congratulations!! #1627153

Marie Fields 7/23/2005 11:40:41 AM

Terrific image, Marsha! Congratulations!!! #1627177

Ermanno Radice 7/23/2005 12:17:16 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, good luck for the next round, Marsha! #1627292

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 7/23/2005 12:27:56 PM

Congrats to you, Marsha, on this great finalist! Way to go! #1627333

Laura Clay-Ballard 7/23/2005 1:27:57 PM

you know how much I love this one!
congratulations! #1627642

Marsha S. Smith 7/23/2005 1:41:21 PM

Thank you all so much! Laura - this is the birthday that wouldn't go away! #1627715

Jill Flynn 7/23/2005 1:46:59 PM

Congratulations on this terrific finalist Marsha! #1627749

Mata Patan 7/23/2005 3:15:01 PM

Laura brought you luck!!!
Congratulations! #1628118

Tammy Scott 7/23/2005 4:55:50 PM

Congratulations, Marsha! #1628498

Marsha S. Smith 7/23/2005 5:32:49 PM

Thank you so much, Jill, Mata and Tammy! #1628695

Nobu Nagase 7/23/2005 9:09:31 PM

Congratulations once again, Marsha!!! #1629698

Jonna Bergström 7/24/2005 3:24:49 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Marsha! #1630232

Marsha S. Smith 7/24/2005 5:15:53 AM

Thanks a bunch, Nobi and Jonna! #1630371

Kara L. Hendricks 7/24/2005 8:50:10 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Marsha!!! Best of luck to you!! #1631097

S J 7/24/2005 9:36:15 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Marsha!! #1631261

Marsha S. Smith 7/24/2005 10:58:11 AM

Kara and SJ - thank you both soooo much! #1631512

Laurence Saliba 7/24/2005 1:43:00 PM

Congratulations, Marsha!! #1632024

Marsha S. Smith 7/24/2005 2:13:29 PM

Thanks so much, Laurence! #1632119

ADILSON F. FERREIRA 7/24/2005 3:35:14 PM

Congratulations on this wonserful finalist Marsha!!! #1632360

Marsha S. Smith 7/24/2005 4:22:07 PM

Thanks so much, Adilson! #1632559

Kathleen K. Parker 7/24/2005 6:57:27 PM

Congratulations, Marsha!! :-)


Wendy Stevenson 7/25/2005 8:08:34 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Marsha!! I really like this colour! #1635715

Marsha S. Smith 7/25/2005 1:02:36 PM

Thanks Wendy and kk. I appreciate you guys a bunch. #1637224

RC Fritz 6/8/2006 6:57:46 PM

Nice vertical composition, nice colors and very creative, Marsha. Congrats!! #2871204

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Taken full sun, hand held, zoom, auto settings, manual focus.
Lots done in PSCS - can't even remember what!

Uploaded on 6/29/2005 2:32:57 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist

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