© Stanley J. Contrades


Uploaded: November 08, 2005


D&M. 10 sec., f8, ISO 100, RAW, Aperture Priority, 100mm Macro lens, tripod, shutter release cable.


Kerby Pfrangle level-classic November 08, 2005


Wonderful detail, color and presention and crop.

Love the black background bring this image to a standout.

Nicely done.

Kerby #340705

Janine Russell level-deluxe November 08, 2005

Stan, excellent detail, colors and composition; great title. #2052515

Desiree M. Bento November 09, 2005

Just lovely, Stan! #2052529

Jill Odice level-classic November 09, 2005

Your title made me smile. I don't know why I always think of flowers as feminine...especially since the friends I sometimes work for in the flower shop are guys :-) This is just what it says! Sunshiney yellow and cheerful :-) #2052531

Paul E. Earl November 09, 2005

Beautiful image, Stan! I love your florals! #2052570

Jenny Bosmans November 09, 2005

Gorgeous composition, details and colors, Stan!! Love it! #2052629

Carolyn J. Connolly level-classic November 09, 2005

This is just SO-O beautiful, Stan...but what else would we expect from you?!! ;o) WONDERFUL macro floral capture, with GORGEOUS colours, details, composition, AND lighting!! :o) I LOVE your title, too!! ;o) #2052669

Paul Michko November 09, 2005

Radiant perspective, Stan. #2052729

Rakesh Syal level-classic November 09, 2005

Teriffic composition and exposure, Stan!!! #2052757

Donald K. Cherry level-classic November 09, 2005

Pure beauty, Stan! Love your comp, colors and DoF! Haven't heard from you in a few days..hope all is well with you!! #2052771

Tammy Scott November 09, 2005

WOW! This is a WINNER for sure! #2052820

William C. Raco level-classic November 09, 2005

Wow, the color, contrast and detail are gorgeous!
Wonderful photo, Stan!

bill #2052868

Joy Rector November 09, 2005

gorgeous #2052929

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe November 09, 2005

Outstanding comp, color, detail and presentation Stan! Jeff #2053140

Janet L. Skinner November 09, 2005

Spectacular color and detail, Stan!!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!! #2053141


Wonderful colors and details Stan!!! #2053189

Brian Cassar November 09, 2005

Beautiful macro shot Stan. Well done! #2053291

Jill M. Flusemann November 09, 2005

Oh Stan, I just love your work! I love everything about this! #2053344

Darren K. Fisher level-classic November 09, 2005

No one can capture the beauty of flowers like you. The colors and detail here are just stunning. #2053525

Kara L. Hendricks November 09, 2005

Wonderful details and perfect composition Stan.... WOW!!! #2053574

Carla Metzler November 09, 2005

Beautiful details and color, Stan! Very beautiful image. #2053640

Roger Bernabo November 09, 2005

Beautiful, just gorgeous! #2053691

Cathy Stancil November 09, 2005

Perfection !! Absolutely sublime ! #2054205

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic November 09, 2005

Just Stunning!!!! Love this! ALoha~ #2054371

Deborah Sandidge November 09, 2005

Beautiful and dramatic portrait of this sunshine flower, Stan!! #2054796

Linda Proctor November 09, 2005

Fantastic Stan!!Gorgeous color and love the black background!! #2054832

Stanley J. Contrades November 09, 2005

I appreciate your generous responses and am very thankful for them!! Mahalo to you, Kerby, Janine, Desiree, Jill O., Paul E., Jenny, Carolyn, Paul M., Rakesh, Donald, Tammy, bill, Joy, Jeff, Janet, Adilson, Brian, Jill F., Darren, Kara, Carla, Roger, Cathy, Shelly, Deborah, and Linda, for taking the time to respond and also for your support!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2054856

Goshka G. November 09, 2005

Beautifully framed piece of sunshine, Stan!! #2055207

Karen Engelbreth November 09, 2005

Wonderful flower shot, Stan! #2055300

Jill Flynn level-classic November 09, 2005

EXQUISITE Stan. It doesn't get any better than this. It is just perfect!! #2055888

Claudia Kuhn level-classic November 09, 2005

Lovely sunny sunflower for our rainy day here in NY! Beautiful!! #2056191

Kristi A. Howson November 09, 2005

Sooooo beautiful everything about this..the light, color, composition, detail..and I love that title:) #2056704

Daniel Diaz November 10, 2005

Absolutly GORGEOUS Stan, EXCELLENT framing!!! #2057308

Stanley J. Contrades November 10, 2005

Goshka, Karen, Jill, Claudia, Kristi, and Daniel, Thank You! Your support and responses are very much appreciated!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2059074

Marsha S. Smith November 10, 2005

This is gorgeous, Stan. I love everything about it.....the bright yellow...the dark bg...the incredible detail... and the wonderful crop! #2060194

Stanley J. Contrades November 10, 2005

Hi, Marsha, and thanks very much for your wonderful response!! I appreciate it as always!! Hope you're having a great week and an even better weekend!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2061348

Marie Fields level-classic November 11, 2005

Stunning image, Stan! Excellent in every way!!! #2063937

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe November 11, 2005

This is a pristine stunner, Stan! Wow, DO I just LOVE this!!! Great deep warm color, tremendous macro as well! Have a great weekend, Stan!

ccc #2065223

Stanley J. Contrades November 13, 2005

Marie and Candice, thank you very much, ladies, and I am grateful for your supportive and encouraging responses!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2070251

Noel Baebler November 13, 2005

WOW! Beautiful yellows and that clarity! #2070401

Stanley J. Contrades November 14, 2005

Hi, Noel!! Thank You! for taking the time to stop in and comment! Am always grateful for your kindness and support!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2071989

Corinne M. Thompson December 20, 2005

Stan, Congrats on this Finalist! :) #2202254


Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Stan!!! #2202739

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe December 20, 2005

Congratulations for this second beautiful finalist, gl in the next round!

ccc #2202925

Sergio La Spina December 20, 2005

Congratulatio for your finalist!! #2203385

Laura Clay-Ballard December 20, 2005

congrats on this awsome finalist! #2203571

Deborah Sandidge December 20, 2005

Love that gold, congratulations, Stan!! #2204219

Jill Flynn level-classic December 20, 2005

So, so beautiful Stan. Congratulations on your finalist and good luck in the next round! #2204625

Terry L. Ellis level-classic December 20, 2005

Congratulations, Stan, on this beautiful finalist! #2205072

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe December 20, 2005

I love the composition, colors and details on this one Stan...congratulations!!! #2205119

Stanley J. Contrades December 20, 2005

Thanks very much for your generous and encouraging responses, Corinne, Adilson, Candice, Sergio, Laura, Deborah, Jill, Terry, and Jim! Best wishes to all of you with your images and a most Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2205249

Jill Odice level-classic December 20, 2005

Congrats Stan! I love this cheerful and sunny shot! #2205797

Stephen Zacker December 20, 2005

Really super composition and detail. Congratulations #2206212

Chris Budny level-deluxe December 20, 2005

Congratulations on your Finalist! This is really spectacular! What kind of lighting did you have, to enable 10 seconds of exposure? #2206621

Kristi A. Howson December 20, 2005

Outstanding beauty Stan... Congratulations on this wonderful finalist and good luck in the next round! #2207394

Nobu Nagase December 20, 2005

Most beautiful happy sunshine image!!!
Many congratulations, Stan!!!
Best wishes on the next round!!! #2207549

Stanley J. Contrades December 20, 2005

Thank you very much for your generous congratulatory responses, Jill, Stephen, Christopher, Kristi, and Nobi! I do appreciate and value them!
Christopher: This was shot indoors and the white balance set to Cloudy with natural light coming from a side window.
Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year everyone!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2207697

Rakesh Syal level-classic December 21, 2005

Congratulations on all your wonderful finalists, Stan!!! #2207907

Jill M. Flusemann December 21, 2005

Congratulations Stan - this is a definite winner! #2208540

Donna W. Neal December 21, 2005

Congratulations on another excellent finalist Stan #2208693

Deb Holmes-Hatfield December 21, 2005

Congrats to you again Stan, well done! #2209175

December 21, 2005

Beautiful Stan!
Congratulations and the best of luck in the next step!


Stanley J. Contrades December 21, 2005

Thank You!, Rakesh, Jill, Donna, Deb, and Reine!! Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and an even Happier New Year!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2209892

Jenny Bosmans December 21, 2005

Congratulations on another beautiful finalist, Stan!! #2210227

Terry R. Hatfield December 21, 2005

Lovely Lighting And Comp Stan!!Well Done!Congratulations To You:-) #2211128

Stanley J. Contrades December 22, 2005

Thank you very much, Jenny and Terry, and I am very grateful for congratulatory response! Congratulations to you as well!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2213093

February 07, 2006

Beautiful shot... great composition, detail and color... #2392462

Stanley J. Contrades February 08, 2006

Many thanks, Joseph, and I appreciate the generosity in your response!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2396778

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