Julie Robinson September 14, 2006

A wonderful image Stan- gorgeous details! #522006

Lani J September 14, 2006

Oh my... this is just stunning, Stan!! WOW!! Beautiful. This should be a sure winner! :o) #3307020

Arya Bandyopadhyay September 14, 2006

Stunning shot, Stan!!! Three WOWs!!!


Ray Clarke September 14, 2006

Lovely image stan ! love the POV, colours and composition, Wonderful!!!!(R) #3307055

Su Sana E. P level-classic September 14, 2006

Very unusual and beautiful flower, Stan!! Wish I could have it in a flower vase in my living room. Could you please send me more info about this flower. I mean website for reference etc. Thanks! #3307064

Patty Razonable September 14, 2006

Really love the colors, Stan!! Excellent capture!! #3307077

Paul E. Earl September 14, 2006

What an unusual but beautiful flower! Terrific shot! #3307086

Paul Michko September 14, 2006

Beautiful capture, Stan. #3307098

David L. Luchowski September 14, 2006

Great capture,Stan.Beautifil color and detail. #3307118

Margaret Sikora September 14, 2006

Stan you must have the most beautiful collection of flowers over there ,and you capture them and present them so well,the colours are breathtaking I love your works. #3307135

Lynne Morris level-classic September 14, 2006

Wow Stan what a beautiful floral image, gorgeous colours and details, a wonderful capture. #3307143

Barbara Waldoch level-classic September 14, 2006

Beautiful flower, Stan! #3307149

Terri L. Scribner September 14, 2006

Wow, what a beautiful flower!! Never seen one like this! Excellent capture!! #3307206

Donald K. Cherry level-classic September 14, 2006

Gorgeous floral display, Stan! #3307278

Gail Vitikacs level-classic September 14, 2006

LOVELY image Stan! #3307516

Carolyn J. Connolly level-classic September 14, 2006

EXCEPTIONAL capture of this most STUNNING flower, Stan!! WOW!! :o) #3307701

Linda D. Lester level-classic September 14, 2006

BEAUTIFUL!!! #3307763

Joy Rector September 14, 2006

awsome #3308053

Tarun Bose September 14, 2006

Beautiful capture of this unusual flower. Excellent colour tones. Great work Stan. #3308086

Nadya Johnson September 14, 2006

What a unique and fascinating flower! To those of us not in Hawaii, it is certainly unusual. A beautiful macro, Stan! Something tells me, they are fragrant?? #3308210

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic September 14, 2006

Nice capture. Beautiful colors. Love the close up. #3308998

ADILSON F. FERREIRA September 14, 2006

Fantastic colors and details here Stan!!!
I love this image!!! #3309180

Stanley J. Contrades September 14, 2006

Your supportive and generous comments are always very humbling. Thanks to you, Julie, Lani, Arya, Ray, Susana, Patty, Paul E., Paul M., David, Margaret, Lynne, Barbara, Terri, Donald, Gail, Carolyn, Linda, Joy, Tarun, Nadya, Kay, and Adilson, for taking the time to stop in and respond!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #3309914

Pat Gamwell September 14, 2006

Stunning shot, Stan! The flower center looks 3D! Marvelous work, my friend! #3310362

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic September 14, 2006

Stunning..never seen one! This is a beauty! Love the colors!!! #3310449

Ivan Chacon September 14, 2006

Fantastic image Stan! #3310625

Janine Russell level-deluxe September 14, 2006

Stan, excellent colors, detail, lighting, clarity, DOF and composition. #3311004

Stanley J. Contrades September 14, 2006

Pat, Shelly, Ivan, and Janine, Thank You!! I appreciate your warm and generous responses for which I am very grateful!!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #3311222

Dan Holm level-classic September 15, 2006

Whoa! ... I believe MAGNIFICENT is the word for this one, Stan!! #3311366

Jill Odice level-classic September 15, 2006

I have never seen one of these unusual flowers before! Stunning work Stan! #3313921

Sergio La Spina September 15, 2006

Great and fantastic shot !!!! perfect #3313992

Sergio La Spina September 15, 2006

Great and fantastic shot !!!! perfect #3313998

Stanley J. Contrades September 16, 2006

This is actually the 2nd time that I have posted this flower, although the 1st image was not quite as detailed! This was taken across the street from the Hawaii State Capitol building. They make excellent lei and have a slight scent as well as being a plant that Monarch butterflies love!!
Thanks very much, Dan, Jill, and Sergio for your continued support and much appreciated responses!! Hope you have a fantastic weekend!
With fondes Aloha,

Donna Roberts September 16, 2006

Ahhhh - another Stan-tastic bloom for your amazing gallery.
This is a visual delight......the way you've enhanced its presentation is just gorgeous.
Very nice work indeed.
:-) ddu

Stanley J. Contrades September 17, 2006

Thank You!, DDU, for always being supportive in your responses! Your taking the time to comment is very much appreciated, my friend!! Hope all is well with you and your family!!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #3322805

Robyn Mackenzie September 18, 2006

This is SUPERB, Stan! Love the softness and composition. Simply gorgeous! #3327358

Stanley J. Contrades September 19, 2006

Robyn, I am very grateful for your support and kind responses! Thank you for taking the time to stop in and comment!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #3332393

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe September 22, 2006

Truly magnificent, Stan! I love mauve too!

ccc #3344593

Stanley J. Contrades September 24, 2006

Thanks, as always, for your supportive and much appreciated responses! Have a wonderful week!!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #3355970

Karen Bacon October 04, 2006

Outstanding capture here Stan!This image really jumps off the screen! #3407444

Stanley J. Contrades October 06, 2006

Thanks very much, Karen, and it's always very nice to hear from you! I appreciate your kindness and hope that this finds you and your family well!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #3413388

Laurence Saliba level-classic October 26, 2006

Congratulations again Stan!!!! #3502158

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna October 26, 2006

WTG Stan!!!! Congratulations!!!! :-) ^.^ Kitty #3502657

Paul E. Earl October 26, 2006

Fantastic finalist. Good luck in the next round. Congratulations!!! #3503087

Renee Doyle level-classic October 26, 2006

Sorry I missed this one earlier!!!! Congratulations on another wonderful finalist Stan!

Nobu Nagase October 26, 2006

Congratulations again, Stan, on your great finalist!!! #3503909

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic October 26, 2006

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist. Good luck in the next round. #3503937

ADILSON F. FERREIRA October 26, 2006

Terrific finalist Stan!!!
I think this will go on!!! #3504517

Barbara Waldoch level-classic October 26, 2006

Congratulations Stan, fantastic work! #3505928

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

Stan, Congratulations on this super Finalist!!

Darryl Wilkinson October 27, 2006

Aloha Stan,
Good to see you building your collection of awards again. Congratulations to you, my friend :) #3506452

Janine Russell level-deluxe October 27, 2006

Stan, great colors and lighting; congratulations on your finalist. #3506473

Rakesh Syal level-classic October 27, 2006

Congratulations again, Stan!!!!


Stanley J. Contrades October 27, 2006

Thank you very much for your kindness in responding, Laurence, Kitty, Paul E., Renee, Nobi, Kay, Adilson, Barbara, Susana, Darryl, Janine, and Rakesh! I know everyone is very busy now that the Finalists are out and I am grateful that you took the time to stop by! Best of luck to you, too, with your Finalists!!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #3510550

Evy Johansen level-classic October 27, 2006

Once again, Big congratulations, Stan! #3512112

Stanley J. Contrades October 27, 2006

Many thanks, Evy, for always being supportive of my work and for which I am grateful!!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #3512467

Noel Baebler October 28, 2006

Huzzah, Stan!!! #3515491

Corinne M. Thompson April 02, 2008

I still come to your gallery for inspiration Stan. This is beautiful, belated congrats on the finalist. Hope you are doing well! :) #5734186

Stanley J. Contrades May 20, 2008

Thank you Noel and Corinne! Your kindness in responding is very much appreciated!
Stan #5949114

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D&M Category. Taken in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, June 2006.
The mauve flower was a favorite with Queen Liliuokalani. This native of India is used for leis strung either with the whole flower or with the crown only. This milkweed is also a favorite of the monarch butterfly who sips the nectar and uses it as host plant for its caterpillars.

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