FROM THE LAND OF ALOHA!

© Stanley J. Contrades

FROM THE LAND OF ALOHA!

Rob Bishop December 07, 2005

I don't know if it's the pills I got from the dentist today, but I could stare at this for a loooong time, Stan. Just beautiful, and so much of the island feeling comes through. #355463

Janine Russell level-deluxe December 07, 2005

Stan, awesome floral; excellent detail, exposure, DOF, colors and composition. #2160885

Darryl Wilkinson December 07, 2005

Superb image, Stan! The soft touch and MAGNIFICENT DETAIL, defines this as PERFECT! Excellent work, my friend!!! #2160893

Kerby Pfrangle level-classic December 07, 2005

Wonderful soft colors and love this against the pretty darker background.

Nice contrast colors. Kerby #2160923

Desiree M. Bento December 07, 2005

The beauty of this image just fills my mind with the aroma of this lovely Pua! #2160942

Paul Michko December 07, 2005

Wow!!! This really pops, Stan. #2160990

Carolyn J. Connolly level-classic December 07, 2005

GORGEOUS frangipani bloom, Stan - you've captured it SO beautifully!! I just LOVE these flowers...AND their perfume!! :o) I actually had white ones in my bridal bouquet MANY(!) years ago now...and, my bridesmaids had pink ones in theirs!! ;o) #2161010

Donald K. Cherry level-classic December 07, 2005

Gorgeous floral presentation, Stan! Great colors and DoF! #2161039

ADILSON F. FERREIRA December 07, 2005

Wonderful image Stan!!!
Beautiful colors and composition!!! #2161166

Joy Rector December 07, 2005

gorgeous #2161185

Tracy H. Perry December 07, 2005

Beautiful macro Stan! #2161394

Armando -. Arturo December 07, 2005

great comp on this one Stan, it seems like it's staring at you . happy holidays to you and and your family. peace. #2161397

Bobbie Davis December 07, 2005

Absolutely gorgeous image Stan! #2161441

Donna W. Neal December 07, 2005

Wow, such great detail and colors Stan!Excellent! #2161524

Deb Holmes-Hatfield December 07, 2005

Beautiful Stan, such lovely color and detail, this is awesome! #2162115

Claudia Kuhn level-classic December 07, 2005

Beautiful macro Stan!! #2162137

Stanley J. Contrades December 07, 2005

From another page:
Dan J. Holm
theholmpage.com
Wow!! Simply stunning, Stan!!!
12/7/2005 12:20:46 AM

I am sincerely thankful and grateful for your generous support and responses, Rob, Janine, Darryl, Kerby, Desiree, Paul M., Carolyn, Donald, Adilson, Joy, Tracy, Armando, Bobbie, Donna, Deb H., and Claudia!
In Hawaiian, Desiree's use of the word "Pua" means blossom or flower. The word is pronounced Poo-ah!
With fond Aloha,
Stan
#2162243

Karen Engelbreth December 07, 2005

Just beautiful, Stan! #2162648

Linda Proctor December 07, 2005

Gorgeous blossom Stan!!! So very well done as always! #2163587

Corinne M. Thompson December 07, 2005

Another Excellent one. You should be called the "King of Pua"! #2163640

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe December 07, 2005

Gorgeous bloom, Stan!!!! #2163768

Theresa Marie Jones level-deluxe December 07, 2005

Wow! great use of light, color and wonderfully composed Stan! Can't wait to see these when I tour Hawaii in February. #2163895

Stanley J. Contrades December 08, 2005

Karen, Linda, Corinne, Jim, and Theresa, Thank You! very much, as always, for your kind and supportive responses!! I do appreciate them!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2164050

Jill M. Flusemann December 08, 2005

Looks like a beautiful pinwheel! Love your colors and vibrancy as always! #2164648

Stanley J. Contrades December 08, 2005

I am very grateful for your continued support and kindness in your responses! Thank You!, Jill!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2165555

Jill Odice level-classic December 08, 2005

I never get tired of your beautiful photos of these flowers! Simply wonderful Stan! #2167336

Stanley J. Contrades December 09, 2005

I really do enjoy your work as well, Jill, and thank you for your very kind responses that are always appreciated!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2167407

Sandra Freyler December 10, 2005

Beautiful image! Great shot! #2173098

Sharon Day level-classic December 11, 2005

Beautiful image, Stan!!! Wonderful color and lighting! #2175680

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe December 11, 2005

Such a lovely image, great color and detail! #2175766

Stanley J. Contrades December 11, 2005

Many thanks, Ladies, and I do appreciate your most kind comments! I hope your Christmas is filled with family and happiness, Sandra, Sharon, and Donna!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2176063

Tamera S. Phillips December 21, 2005

I just returned from Maui and didn't get one picture of this beautiful flower. Great job on this one! Just beautiful. #2211407

Stanley J. Contrades December 22, 2005

Thank you very much for taking the time to visit and respond, Tamera, and am sorry that you were unable to photograph these wonderfully scented and beautiful blossoms. This is the time of year, though, when they stop blooming and most trees are becoming bare of both leaves and blossoms. Best wishes to you for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Aloha,
Stan #2213068

Esther Smith December 31, 2005

Gorgeous, Stan!! I can small it now! #2239894

Stanley J. Contrades January 05, 2006

Many thanks for your generous and much appreciated response, Esther! Hope your Christmas and New Year's days were filled with joy and happiness!
Much Aloha,
Stan #2255671

Corinne M. Thompson January 21, 2006

Congratulations Stan on your Finalist! #2312925

Laurence Saliba level-classic January 21, 2006

A Big Congratulations Stan!!!! #2313181

Judith G. Secco January 21, 2006

Another wonderful finalist! Congratulations, Stan. #2313989

Janet L. Skinner January 21, 2006

Just love this one, Stan!!! Congrats!!! #2314000

Chris Macer January 21, 2006

Wonderful, Stan! Congrats! :) #2314173

Bill Morgenstern January 21, 2006

Superb!! Conrats and best in the next round!

Bill #2314552

Linda Proctor January 21, 2006

Congrats Stan ! Awesome finalists! #2314825

Nobu Nagase January 21, 2006

Many congrats once again, Stan, on this beautiful finalist!!! #2314985

Jill Odice level-classic January 21, 2006

Beautiful !!! Congrats Stan :-) #2316999

KHAWLA Haddad January 21, 2006

Congratulations !! #2317108

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe January 21, 2006

Congrats Stan on your wonderful Finalist! Jeff #2317282

Robyn Mackenzie January 21, 2006

Fantastic, Stan - CONGRATULATIONS on this well-deserved finalist! Good luck in the next round! :o) Robyn #2317535

Sergio La Spina January 21, 2006

Great finalist CONGRATULATION!! #2317621

Leonard Pierce January 21, 2006

Congratulations on your finalist, Stan!!! #2318020

Kristi A. Howson January 21, 2006

Love the way this just pops right out us Stan...Congratulations on your Finalist and Best of Luck in the next Round!!!! #2318256

Jill M. Flusemann January 21, 2006

Congrats again, Stan! #2318336

Noel Baebler January 21, 2006

Huzzah, Stan! #2318750

Claudia Kuhn level-classic January 21, 2006

Congrats Stan!! #2318979

Karen Engelbreth January 21, 2006

Congratulations Stan! #2319133

Tammy Scott January 21, 2006

This is so pretty! I love the clarity! Congratulations! #2319421

ADILSON F. FERREIRA January 21, 2006

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Stan!!! #2319463

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict January 21, 2006

Sooo beautiful, Stan, congrats on your finalist!
-Debby #2319647

Deborah Sandidge January 21, 2006

Gorgeous Stan - congratulations! #2320139

Jenny Bosmans January 22, 2006

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Stan!! :) #2321198

Jill Flynn level-classic January 22, 2006

Congratulations on another beautiful finalist Stan! #2323242

Donna W. Neal January 23, 2006

Another wonderful finalist Stan. Congratulations! #2327806

Deb Holmes-Hatfield January 23, 2006

Way to go Stan, congratulations again! #2328554

Piotr M. Organa January 23, 2006

Congrats!! #2329342

Stanley J. Contrades January 23, 2006

I am truly grateful for all of your wonderful congratulatory responses and my heartfelt thanks for them, Corinne, Laurence, Judy, Janet, Chris, Bill M., Linda P., Nobi, Jill O., Kelly, Jeff, Robyn, Sergio, Len, Kristi, Jill F., Noel, Claudia, Karen, Tammy, Adilson, Debby L., Deborah S., Jenny B., Jill F., Donna, Deb H., and Piotr!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2329446

Sharon Day level-classic January 25, 2006

Beautiful image, Stan!!! Wonderful soft color and lovely composition!!! Congratulations on your finalist!!! #2338663

Stanley J. Contrades January 26, 2006

Many thanks, Sharon, for stopping by and I do appreciate your continued support and kind responses!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2342294

Judy S. Fung January 31, 2006

Congrats on this lovely finalist image, Stan! #2361779

Stanley J. Contrades February 01, 2006

Judy, thanks very much once again! Hope you are having a fabulous week and ready for the weekend :-)!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2366593

Sumith and Lea Samarakoon February 19, 2006

Thank you for Visiting my newbee Gallery! I really enjoyed your comments and suggestions regarding my pictures. I didnt even know my wife posted my pictures, here till she said that a few people have responded to my newbee shots. I would love to get in to floral Photography. I did a macro shot of a fern but havent had much luck with flowers and could use some tips. Thank you again for your kind words. We live in Honolulu in the Makiki area. I have always loved film and only recently less than a week ago purchased a Canon 20D with the standard 18-55mm lens. Love your gallery! keep up the good work.

Sumi and Lea #2436055

Stanley J. Contrades February 20, 2006

Thanks very much, Sumi and Lea, for stopping by, and thank you for your kind comments!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #2442650

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 25, 2006

This is gorgeous Stan, you sure have a way with flowers!! Hope you are well, have a great weekend!! #2574096

Stanley J. Contrades March 25, 2006

I hope you are having a fabulous weekend also, Donna, and Thank You! very much for stopping by; I do appreciate it!
Everything is well here, although it looks as though we are in for more rain, ugh!! Of course it's nice and cool so guess I'd better quit griping (LOL)!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan
#2575778

Mohammad Morovvati September 25, 2014

Exclusively colored can be seen only in flowers. #11143782

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Description

D&M Category. Plumeria (or Frangipani!).
1/45 sec. ss., f8.0, ISO 100, RAW, 100mm Macro lens.

Uploaded on December 07, 2005

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


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