Theresa McCloskey February 04, 2004

very nice Stanley - love how the yellow stands out against the black :-) #94184

Patricia A. Kuniega February 04, 2004

An absolutely superb composition Stan! This one is a winner in my book! A real stunner!! : ) #361063

Karey Miller February 04, 2004

This is gorgeous Stanley! #361178

Lisa Pereira February 04, 2004

Stunning Stan! Just beautiful! #361202

Donna W. Neal February 04, 2004

Gorgeous Stan. Love the yellow against the black background and the composition is perfect!! #361220

Bonnie C. Lackey February 04, 2004

Have to agree with all the above. This is just stunning, Stan. #361312

Paul Coco level-deluxe February 04, 2004

Stunning! Frame it. #361357

Robin L. Wehrman February 04, 2004

Outstanding, Stan! the yellow looks good against the black background !!! #361382

Stanley J. Contrades February 04, 2004

Many thanks, Theresa, Patricia, Karey, Lisa, Donna, Bonnie, Paul and Robin! Yep, this one gets framed! Thanks again, everyone, for stopping and commenting, which is truly appreciated.

Colette M. Metcalf February 04, 2004

Beautiful, Stan!! #361780

Stanley J. Contrades February 04, 2004

Hi, Colette! Thank you as well!
Stan #361782

Carol Brill February 04, 2004

A very zen-like image, Stan, it evokes a mood of peaceful tranquility with the soft yellow, creamy texture, and graceful presentation. #361796

Susie Peek-Swint February 04, 2004

Beautiful flower, colour, and compostion Stanley ~ well done!! #361907

Stanley J. Contrades February 05, 2004

Thank you, Carol, once again for your thoughtfulness. Hi, Susan! Thank you, too, for your gracious comments.
Stan #362281

Robert Mann level-classic March 19, 2004

Beautiful image of your wonderful orchids, Stan! Like the presentation as well! Congrats on your finalist selection and good luck! RoB #431133

Jean Papo March 19, 2004

Congratulations, Stanley!!! Love the image, the black background, and the framing really suits it too! Well deserved!!!! #431167

Patricia A. Kuniega March 19, 2004

Congratulations on a real beauty Stan! The color and compositon is superb! #431308

Kathleen Clemons March 19, 2004

Congratulations to you, Stan! :) #431761

Lisa Pereira March 19, 2004

Congratulations Stan! This one should be framed with the rest of your gorgeous orchids!! :-) #432817

Carol Brill March 19, 2004

Congratulations and best of luck, Stan! #432978

Stanley J. Contrades March 19, 2004

Thank you very much, RoB, Jean, Patricia, Kathleen, Lisa and Carol for your well wishes, and the best of luck to everyone in the next round as well!
Much Aloha,
Stan #433459

Allan L. Whitehead March 19, 2004

Stan, this is absolutely stunning (as usual). They say a picture is worth 10,000 words, then this one just speaks volumes. Congratulations and very good luck in the next round, my good friend. No matter what happens, this one is a winner in my book - Allan #433626

Stanley J. Contrades March 19, 2004

Allan, my friend, many thanks for your kind words of encouragement and the very best to you!
Stan #433678

Stacey A. Bates March 19, 2004

Congratulations and the best of luck to you Stan!! Your shots of orchids is inspiring!
Stacey #433705

Murry Grigsby March 19, 2004

Congrats Stan on your beautiful finalist!! #433712

Colette M. Metcalf March 19, 2004

Congrats, Stan!!! #433782

Stanley J. Contrades March 19, 2004

You can do it, too, Stacey, I know you can! Thank you for your kindnesses!
Howdy, Murry! Thank your, too, for your inspiration with your great shots!
Much Aloha,
Stan #433784

Susana Matos March 19, 2004

Congratulations, great photo!!
Cheers from Portugal, Su #433892

Ron Goldman March 19, 2004

Congratulations Stan!!!! #434582

Donna W. Neal March 19, 2004

Gorgeous Stan
Congratulations and Good Luck #434597

Bonnie C. Lackey March 19, 2004

I'm so glad this is a finalist - it is so beautiful! #435012

Stanley J. Contrades March 19, 2004

Sorry, Colette, it must have crossed in cyberspace somewhere, but thank you so much for your kind comments as always! I do appreciate your graciousness.

Susana, you're an inspiration as well, and thank you for your generous comments.

Hi, Ron! Thank you for stopping and commenting and the best to you as well!

Donna, I appreciate your taking the time to add your kind comments and wishes. Thank you!

Bonnie ... many thanks for your thoughts and am happy the image pleases you.

Much Aloha everyone,
Stan #435041

Susan T. Parady March 19, 2004

Congratulations on making the finals with this gorgeous image, Stan! Your work here is excellent as always! Good Luck! #435056

William C. Raco level-classic March 19, 2004

Very striking color, composition and detail.
This is beautiful, Stan.
Congratulations, and the best of luck to you and it.

bill #435088

Stanley J. Contrades March 19, 2004

Thank you, Susan and bill, for your stamp of approval which is greatly appreciated!!!
Stan #435156

Mary K. Robison March 19, 2004

Had to see what gem of yours made it to finals, Stan...and, WOW! This one has it all!!! Color, comp, lighting, frame ~ everything your floral photos are noted for, and then some! The very best of luck for this to float up to the next stage, where it most definitely belongs! #435492

Judith G. Secco March 20, 2004

Absolutely beautiful, Stan! Best of luck with this one.
Judy #436201

Jill Odice level-classic November 14, 2005

Stan, obviously from the number of finals you garnered with your flower photos the judges liked this as much as I do :-) #2074723

Stanley J. Contrades November 14, 2005

OMG, it seems I entered this eons ago (LOL)!! Thanks very much Mary, Judy, and to you Jill, for your gracious and supportive comments!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2077028

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Dendrobium Orchids; Kaua'i, Hawaii; 1208pm; 02/03/04; 1/30ss, f8, ISO 200, EF 28-90mm lens

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