Julie Robinson September 04, 2006

Wonderful image Stan - bet it smells as good as it looks! #515776

Paul E. Earl September 04, 2006

Stunning capture, Stan!! #3263297

Phil Sauvey September 04, 2006


I really like the green background as it highlights the beautiful colors in your flower. I also like the droplets you captured. #3263307

Karen Engelbreth September 04, 2006

Wonderful image, love the drops, Stan! #3263319

Ray Clarke September 04, 2006

Beautiful flower shot Stan, I love this angle (ac) #3263323

Janine Russell level-deluxe September 04, 2006

Stan, excellent color, detail, clarity, lighting and DOF. #3263332

Jenny Bosmans September 04, 2006

Amazing Plumeria capture, Stan! Love the composition, the colors and the drops! :) #3263334

Patty Razonable September 04, 2006

Beautiful capture with water drops as an added plus!! #3263401

Stanley J. Contrades September 04, 2006

Happy to be back among those that have always supported my work and I am most grateful for your friendship as well!
Thank You!, Julie, Paul, Phil, Karen, Ray & Audrey, Janine, and Jenny for your generosity and thoughtfulness!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #3263403

Stanley J. Contrades September 04, 2006

Thanks very much, Patty, and it looks as though your response came through as I was responding :-)!! Have a great week and I'll catch up with you after the 19th when I get back from two weeks in Honolulu...yay!!!
Aloha no,
Stan #3263413

Robyn Mackenzie September 04, 2006

Welcome back, Stan! Great to see you back on BP ~ you must have a treasure-trove of superb images to share. This one is wonderful ~ lovely colours and composition. Enjoy your two weeks in Honolulu! :o) :o) :o) Robyn #3263419

Cristi Bastian September 04, 2006

This is fantastic Stan! #3263435

Su Sana E. P level-classic September 04, 2006

Stan, I simply admire your work on this. Those droplets, your use of dof, colors...everything is rendered perfectly here. Love it. #3263442

Barbara Waldoch level-classic September 04, 2006

Beautiful shot, Stan! #3263500

Carolyn J. Connolly level-classic September 04, 2006

WOW, Stan - we haven't forgotten that you really ARE the King of floral macro images!! ;o) This pink frangipani bloom is absolutely STUNNING...as usual from you!! I LOVE everything about it!! :o)

The colours, lighting, depth of field, details, textures, AND composition are all EXCELLENT, and, the raindrops on the petals are just a GORGEOUS finishing touch!! A very, VERY nicely seen AND taken image, Stan!! :o) #3263526

Paul Michko September 04, 2006

STAN!!! Welcome back my friend, and with such a spectacular return. This shot is in true Contrades style and absolutlely stunning. #3263591

Margaret Sikora September 04, 2006

I agree with all of the above Stan ,a most gorgeous capture,and its wonderful to see you back. #3263739

Carla Metzler September 04, 2006

Beautiful colors, composition and lighting, Stan! #3263799

Jessica Jenney September 04, 2006

What a stunning image, Stan! So lush in color and details! #3263896

Linda D. Lester level-classic September 04, 2006

What a beauty...awesome shot, Stan! #3264023

Sharon Day level-classic September 04, 2006

Simply gorgeous, Stan!!! #3264118

Joy Rector September 04, 2006

awsome #3264211

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic September 04, 2006

Nice capture. Beautiful colors. Love the raindrops. #3264288

Armando -. Arturo September 04, 2006

Classic Contrades colors and image, amazing sir. #3264376

William C. Raco level-classic September 04, 2006

Such beaitufl color and composition
Very nice work, Stan

Bill #3264485

Michelle R. Kovach September 04, 2006

Simply Gorgeous Stan! Wonderful details, color, & composition! #3264585

Karen Walzer September 04, 2006

Stan, love this image. Reminds us of how much we miss Hawaii (we used to live there) and the wonderful smell of the plumerias. Beautiful lighting. #3264862

ADILSON F. FERREIRA September 04, 2006

Terrific details and composition Stan!!! #3264985

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe September 04, 2006

A treat for the eye and for the soul! Magnificent, my friend, just magnificent!

ccc #3266114

Stanley J. Contrades September 04, 2006

Oh, my, was I surprised this morning to see all of your wonderful comments and welcoming my return! Thank you ever so much for your most generous and supportive comments, Robyn, Cristi, Susana, Barbara, Carolyn, Paul M., Margaret, Carla, Jessica, Linda, Sharon, Joy, Kay, Armando, Bill, Michelle K., Karen (you and your family must have been stationed at Kaneohe? I'll be visiting a classmate sometime this week who lives close to the Marine base!), Adilson, and Candice! I do appreciate your encouragement!!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #3266170

John Connolly September 04, 2006

What an awesome close up, Stan! Your crystal clear, well lit and colorful image is outstanding. Great Work! #3266511

Stanley J. Contrades September 04, 2006

Thanks very much, John, and I am very grateful for your encouraging comments that you have always given me! Hope all is well with your and your family!!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #3266586

Evy Johansen level-classic September 04, 2006

Wonderful shot of this beautiful flower, Stan!! #3266862

Sam Britt September 04, 2006

Very good detail, color, and DOF. I like the rain drops on this very pretty flower.

Sam #3267071

Stanley J. Contrades September 04, 2006

Evy and Sam, thank you ladies very much for taking the time to stop and comment! I appreciate it!!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #3267456

Cathy Stancil September 04, 2006

Heavenly !!! This is superb Stan ! #3267511

Stanley J. Contrades September 04, 2006

A big Mahalo for your encouraging comments for which I am always grateful, my friend! It's always a wonderful pleasure to hear from you!!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #3267597

Nadya Johnson September 05, 2006

This is AWESOME, Stan!! A real beauty! Wow. I think we'll be seeing this again! #3267736

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic September 05, 2006

WOW..and WOW..Stunning!! Love this!! #3270555

Stanley J. Contrades September 05, 2006

Many thanks, Nadya, for your supportive comments and confidence!
Thank you, too, Shelly!
You know how much I value your support and responses! Hope you both are having a tremendous week!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #3271467

Donna Roberts September 06, 2006

It warms my heart to see you making a guest appearance on BP Stan.......your unique ability to capture the essence of these wonderful blooms has been sorely missed.
As always, this is a Stan-tastic shot my friend.
:-) ddu

Jill Odice level-classic September 06, 2006

Stan-tas-tic, leave it to DDU :-) She is perfectly right :-) This is wonderful my friend! #3276982

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe September 07, 2006

Truly stunning, great detail and color!!!

Sergio La Spina September 10, 2006

Beautiful flower and shot fantastic colors well done #3290116

Stanley J. Contrades September 10, 2006

Many thanks to you, DDU, Jill, Donna P., and Sergio for your warm and generous responses! I am very grateful for your support and for your taking the time to stop in and comment!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #3292208

Roseann E. Dreasher September 11, 2006

Wonderful color and actually looks good enough to eat! : ) #3297312

Stanley J. Contrades September 12, 2006

Hi, RED!! Thanks very much for stopping in to comment, my friend, and am very grateful for your kind response! Hope this finds you well!!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #3298161

Roseann E. Dreasher September 12, 2006

Stan, I wish you could clone yourself.. you are always so wonderful with your comments!!!
much aloha to you my friend! #3300882

Stanley J. Contrades September 12, 2006

:-)!! Thanks very much, RED, and there are times when I wish I was cloned (LOL)!! Take care and I'll be sure to check in on your gallery!!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #3301935

Paul Sikora September 14, 2006

Stan, this really is inspirational and quite magnificent, not to mention it's also my favourite flower #3307413

Stanley J. Contrades September 14, 2006

I appreciate your taking the time to stop in and comment, Paul...many thanks for your support and kindness!!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #3309897

Darryl Wilkinson September 14, 2006

A;oha Stan, Your gallery still shines, beautiful as ever! It's really good to see you posting your work again, my friend :) #3311157

Darryl Wilkinson September 14, 2006

Aloha, aloha, aloha :) #3311160

Stanley J. Contrades September 14, 2006

Mahalo, Mahalo, Mahalo, Darryl :-)!! Thanks very much, my friend, and especially for your continued support and generosity!! Hope all is well with you!!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #3311203

Renee Doyle level-classic October 26, 2006

Many congratulations on another stunning finalist Stan!!!!

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna October 26, 2006

YES!!!! CONGRATULATIONS, Stan!!!! ;-) ^.^ Kitty #3503038

Chris Budny level-deluxe October 26, 2006

Congratulations on this beauty, Stan! #3503054

Paul E. Earl October 26, 2006

Fantastic finalist. Good luck in the next round. Congratulations!!! #3503313

Nobu Nagase October 26, 2006

Congratulations once again, Stan!!! #3504202

Sam Britt October 26, 2006

Congratulations on your finalist, Stan! #3504272

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic October 26, 2006

Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round. #3505039

Paul Sikora October 26, 2006

Congratulations, Stan!


Tammy Scott October 26, 2006

Congratulations #3505326

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe October 26, 2006

Another very beautiful flower image, Stan...congratulations!!!:) #3505841

Barbara Waldoch level-classic October 26, 2006

Congratulations Stan! #3506030

Su Sana E. P level-classic October 26, 2006

Congratulations again, Stan!! #3506088

Janine Russell level-deluxe October 26, 2006

Stan, congratulations on your finalist. #3506259

ADILSON F. FERREIRA October 27, 2006

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Stan!!! #3507951

Nadya Johnson October 27, 2006

Another STUNNING beauty, Stan! Congrats again! #3509452

Rakesh Syal level-classic October 27, 2006

Once again, a stunning finalist!! I am so glad, Stan! #3510175

Stanley J. Contrades October 27, 2006

Renee, Kitty, Chris, Paul E., Nobi, Sam, Kay, Paul S., Tammy, Jim, Barbara, Susana, Janine, Adilson, Nadya, and Rakesh, Thank You! Wishing you all much success with your Finalists as well! I appreciate your taking the time to comment!!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #3510522

Deborah Sandidge October 27, 2006

Beautifully composed, congratulations Stan! #3510767

Evy Johansen level-classic October 27, 2006

Congratulations - again - on a very beautiful finalist, Stan!! #3512119

Stanley J. Contrades October 27, 2006

Thank you, Deborah and Evy! Your encouraging responses are very much appreciated!! Best of luck to you with your Finalists as well!!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #3512438

Colleen Farrell October 28, 2006

This is stunning! I love the intense feeling of "tropical" it gives. Congratulations and good luck in the contest! :D #3515614

Melissa Wynn level-classic April 12, 2007

Such beautiful colors. Details are superb. This is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. Missy #4160555

Stanley J. Contrades April 25, 2007

Many thanks to you both, Colleen and Melissa! I do appreciate your taking the time to comment!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #4208700

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Flowers Category. Plumeria after a rain shower. 1/20sec, f5.6, RAW, ISO 100, 55-200mm@112mm, landscape mode, tripod. PSCS spot cloning, levels, horizontal rotation.

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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist

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