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Patty Razonable October 11, 2005

This is absolutely beautiful, Stan!! The DOF and clarity is superbly outstanding!! Love the colors!! #324665

Rob Bishop October 11, 2005

Absolutely a winner, Stan. The color, light, and effect are awesome.

Rob #1939207

Paul E. Earl October 11, 2005

This is really striking, Stan!! I love the colour, composition and lighting!! Well done!! #1939225

Leanne M.E. Boyd October 11, 2005

I love the colour, Stan! Beautiful shot! #1939226

Evy Johansen level-classic October 11, 2005

Wow... another awesome flower-image, Stan! Simply beautiful! #1939285

Karen Engelbreth October 11, 2005

Just wonderful, Stan! #1939295

Paul Michko October 11, 2005

WOW!!! Spectacular, Stan. #1939297

Kerby Pfrangle level-classic October 11, 2005

Outstanding colors. I love a pinwheel this color.

Lovely detail. Kerby #1939316

Donald K. Cherry level-classic October 11, 2005

Gorgeous, Stan! Love your full frame of bold color! #1939359

Gail Vitikacs level-classic October 11, 2005

This is fabulous!!!! WOW! #1939430

Bonnie C. Lackey October 11, 2005

Magnificent!!! #1939474

Jenny Bosmans October 11, 2005

The title says it, Stan!! This is a fantastic eyecatcher!! Superb capture, colors and DoF!! EXCELLENT! #1939488

Kathleen Clemons October 11, 2005

Bold and beautiful, Stan! #1939491

Stephanie Lyons October 11, 2005

Oooh - what a beauty! Love this! #1939573

Geralyn Montambault October 11, 2005

Excellant composition, colors and detail! Very nicely presented! #1939583

Mata Patan October 11, 2005

Gorgeous flower!
Excellent job! #1939648

Carla Metzler October 11, 2005

Beautiful color and shot, Stan. #1939799

Deborah Sandidge October 11, 2005

Stunning color, beautifully composed, Stan! #1940179

Nina Shields level-addict October 11, 2005

Stan, I think we're running out of words to describe this amazing photo; the clarity and shading in the colors are magnificent; another true work of art! #1940605

Judy S. Fung October 11, 2005

Beautiful colors and shot, Stan! #1941076

Stanley J. Contrades October 11, 2005

Patty, Rob, Paul E., Leanne, Evy, Karen, Paul M., Kerby, Donald, Gail, Bonnie, Jenny, Kathleen, Stephanie, Geralyn, Mata, Carla, Deborah, Nina, and Judy, Thank You! I wasn't too sure about this one in that it might be a little too close to center :-)!! As always I appreciate everyone's kind and generous support!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1941103

Christian P. Nicolas October 11, 2005

Very nice shot. #1941250

Dan Holm level-classic October 11, 2005

Whoa!!! .... PERFECT title for this magnificent macro, Stan!! This just leaps off the monitor!! I absolutely love it! #1941651

Donna Roberts October 12, 2005

I am not adding thing new but please let me say how much I love this glorious image Stan.
Great capture and gorgeous colouring.
I also really like the way you have framed this!
Very well done.
:-) ddu #1942953

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict October 12, 2005

Perfect title for this beautiful, eyecatching image, Stan!
-Debby #1943691

Danilo Piccioni level-classic October 12, 2005

perfect as usual! #1944078

Stanley J. Contrades October 12, 2005

You're all too kind and I appreciate all of the wonderful responses to this image that I have worked on and never felt good about the results until now!! Thank you very much, Christian, Dan, Donna, Deborah, and Dado, for your kindness!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1945170

Noel Baebler October 12, 2005

Flaming and electric, Stan! #1945436

Cathy Stancil October 12, 2005

Incredibly beautiful !!! #1946368

Jill M. Flusemann October 13, 2005

Fabulous color & framing! Another stunner Stan! #1947678

Stacey A. Bates October 13, 2005

Wonderful image Stan!! Great color and composition!! #1947734

Navin Talwar October 13, 2005

Good lighting and great colours. #1950063

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe October 14, 2005

Vivid and brilliant! This is incredible, Stan...just awesone!

ccc #1952850

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic October 14, 2005

Very Pretty,,love this and the macro! #1953376

Stanley J. Contrades October 14, 2005

Noel, Cathy, Jill, Stacey, Navin, Candice, and Shelly, Thank You! all very much for your supportive responses for which I am very grateful!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1953491

Kaye Burazin October 16, 2005

better than excellent!!! #1956720

Stanley J. Contrades October 16, 2005

:-)!! Thanks very much, Kaye, and I do appreciate your thoughtfulness and generosity!! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #1956723

Carolyn J. Connolly level-classic October 16, 2005

REALLY beautiful image AND effects, Stan!! GREAT job!! :o) #1957029

Stanley J. Contrades October 16, 2005

Hi, Carolyn!! As always I'm very grateful for your kind and gracious comments ... Thank You!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1958380

Hasmik Hatamian level-deluxe October 16, 2005

Awesome! Very well done! #1958728

Lani T. Broadbent level-classic October 16, 2005

Ditto on the awesome, Stan! Fantastic creative editing! Your work inspires me to do more with my photography! #1959388

Jill Flynn level-classic October 18, 2005

This is just stunning and so beautiful Stan. It is artistic and elegant. Your treatment is just gorgeous! #1963728

Stanley J. Contrades October 18, 2005

Thank you, Hasmik, and thank you for taking the time to stop by and comment!

Thank you, too, Lani, and you're doing very well as it is and hope you're having fun with your craft.

Thanks very much, Jill, for your encouraging responses.

I do appreciate your kindness and thoughtfulness in responding!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1966362

Sandra Freyler October 18, 2005

Gorgeous image! Very beautiful! #1966687

Elisabeth A. Gay October 18, 2005

This is stunning, Stan!!
Ann #1966710

Stanley J. Contrades October 18, 2005

Thank You! very much, Sandra! It's always nice to hear from someone "new" and your response is very much appreciated!!

Thanks once again, Ann, for being so supportive!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1967470

Pu Chen October 18, 2005

Beautiful effect and easily be the center of attention. Great shot, Stan! #1967760

October 19, 2005

Terrific capture and presentation Stan, beautifully done! #1968285

Jill Odice level-classic October 19, 2005

What a wonderful flower macro Stan! Love what the VP filter did to it, it really glows! #1971426

Stanley J. Contrades October 19, 2005

Pu, Reine, and Jill, many thanks to you for your wonderful support and also for taking the time out of your busy day to stop and comment!! I am very grateful for your kindnesses!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1971560

Corinne M. Thompson November 22, 2005

Another winner! Congrats! #2108995

Robyn Mackenzie November 22, 2005

Another awesome and well-deserved finalist, Stan! Congratulations! #2109078

Mary K. Robison November 23, 2005

Hey, Mr. Multi-Finalist ~ Way to Go!!!
What a great month you're having, Stan. Congrats yet again! Enjoy!!! #2109320

Deb Holmes-Hatfield November 23, 2005

Congrats again, Stan, on another well deserved finalist! #2110850

Jenny Bosmans November 23, 2005

And another GREAT finalist, Stan!! Congratulations again!! #2110886

KHAWLA Haddad November 23, 2005

Congratulations on this awesome finalist....Best of luck in the next round! #2112902

Sharon Day level-classic November 23, 2005

Absolutely gorgeous, Stan!!! Big congratulations on this wonderful finalist! Good luck next round! #2113399

Jill Flynn level-classic November 23, 2005

Congratulations AGAIN on another BEAUTIFUL finalist Stan!! You are hot this month!!! #2113922

Chris Macer November 23, 2005

Congrats again, Stan! :) #2114906

November 23, 2005

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Stan! #2115440

Stanley J. Contrades November 23, 2005

Your supportive and congratulatory responses are very much appreciated, Corinne, Robyn, Mary, deb, Jenny, Kelly, Sharon, Jill, Chris, and Reine! Thanks You! for stopping in to comment especially on these busy next few days :-)!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2115492

Kristi A. Howson November 23, 2005

Love these pinks...and the perspective/composition is tops Stan! Congratulations and good luck in the next round! #2115631

Jill Odice level-classic November 24, 2005

Oh Boy! Another one!!! :-) You are racking them up Stan the Man! Congrats again! #2115696

ADILSON F. FERREIRA November 24, 2005

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Stan!!! #2116290

Danilo Piccioni level-classic November 24, 2005

what a month!!!
congrats again! #2116446

Stanley J. Contrades November 24, 2005

Many thanks for your congratulatory response and always being supportive, Kristi, Jill, Adilson, and Dado!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2117020

Jill M. Flusemann November 26, 2005

Congratulations on a beautiful finalist! #2121550

Stanley J. Contrades November 26, 2005

Thanks very much, Jill, and thank you for being so supportive, for which I am grateful!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2124886

Diana L. Ralph September 15, 2006

What a great name for this - it certainly is a commanding presence!!! Again, your work is stunning! A feast for my eyes! #3314358

Stanley J. Contrades September 16, 2006

Thank you very much once again, Diana!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #3315981

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EoD. Water Lily. PS CS CCW rotation, cropped, USM, and VP Radiant filter added!

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