Splattered Paint!

© Stanley J. Contrades

Splattered Paint!

Kelly Abernathy level-classic April 09, 2004

Beautiful Stanley! Love the detail and color and framing. Striking -K #115690

Kenton L. Elliott April 09, 2004

I was admiring this image in your gallery and sure glad to see it entered here. Very well done, Stan! Excellent capture. #470137

Colette M. Metcalf April 09, 2004

Beautiful image, Stan!! #470145

Allan L. Whitehead April 09, 2004

Magnificent (as always) my very dear friend. Not much else to say, after that. Terrific - your good friend, Allan #470249

William C. Raco level-classic April 09, 2004

Wow, this is beautiful.
I've never seen anything like this flower.
Great color, detail and composition.

bill #470381

April 09, 2004

Very nice!!! #470390

Gail Vitikacs level-classic April 09, 2004

Awesome! #470446

Donna N. Simon April 09, 2004

Hi Stan,

The composition is dead on. I like the pinwheel effect. If the wind were blowing I think it would be turning. #470500

Murry Grigsby April 09, 2004

Beautiful Stan! It does look a bit like the a spinning windmill :0) Great colors and light!! #470602

Patricia Marroquin April 09, 2004

Oh, Stan, this is wild! I absolutely love it! It's so festive! This is a winning image in my book! Congrats! :-) #470727

Gary O`Dell April 09, 2004

Excellent image Stan, very sharp and great detail..Gary O #470773

LJ Corliss level-classic April 09, 2004

I really like the pinwheel look of the petals...heck, I like the whole flower and the coloring. Great job :) #471016

Stanley J. Contrades April 09, 2004

The "Hibiscus Lady" was nice enough to leave this at our church office along with a few others, but this was the wildest one of all!!
Once again, I appreciate your gracious comments, K., Kenton, Colette, Allan, Bill, Sharon, Gail, Donna, Murry, Patricia, Gary, and L C. Have a Happy Easter everyone!
Much Aloha,
Stan #471044

Carol Brill April 09, 2004

What a splendid specimen that you captured so beautifully here in all its multicolored glory, Stan! #471350

Darren K. Fisher level-classic April 09, 2004

Beautiful flower and very well captured. #471540

Stanley J. Contrades April 09, 2004

Many thanks, Carol and Darren!
Stan #471557

Nancy Grace Chen April 12, 2004

This is an incredible flower, Stan, that you've captured beautifully. LJ stole my words-- I was just going to say something about how I really liked the pinwheel effect. Excellent framing and focus. Great job!!

nacespace.com/photos #479021

Stanley J. Contrades April 12, 2004

Hi, Nancy! Thank you for taking time from your busy day to comment on my gallery images! There are so many of these wonderful blossoms and I really have to get out (as soon as the weather improves) and shoot them. Thanks again!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #479656

Gary O`Dell April 13, 2004

Congratulations Stan and best of luck on the next level..Gary O #480528

Stanley J. Contrades April 13, 2004

Many thanks, Gary!
Stan #481180

Anette Linnea Rasmussen April 14, 2004

Very beautiful, Stan!
Congrats and the best of luck on the next level.

Many regards from Linnea


Stanley J. Contrades April 14, 2004

Thank you, Linnea, and the best to you as well!!!
Stan #482964

Stacey A. Bates April 15, 2004

What a beautiful Hibiscus and image!!
Lovely Stan
Stacey #484929

Stanley J. Contrades April 15, 2004

Hi, Stacey! Many thanks for your continued support and encouragement.
Much Aloha,
Stan #484938

Mary K. Robison April 20, 2004

WOW! How'd this beauty sneak past me last week? It's gorgeous, Stan! Wonderful colors, and great PS work ~ the center all but pops off the screen! #492570

Stanley J. Contrades April 21, 2004

Thank you, Mary, for your gracious and kind remarks! Am happy that you liked the image!
Much Aloha,
Stan #495523

Debra Booth May 13, 2004

Congratulations again, Stan! Just beautiful! #535176

Terry R. Hatfield May 13, 2004

Congrats Stanley A Very Beautiful Image Good Luck With It!! #535317

Stanley J. Contrades May 13, 2004

Thank you, Debra and Terry, for your well wishes as I appreciate them!
Much Aloha,
Stan #535357

Susan T. Parady May 13, 2004

Congrats, Stan, this is great! #535538

Stanley J. Contrades May 13, 2004

Thank you once again, Susan!
Stan #535751

Murry Grigsby May 13, 2004

Congrats and good luck with this beauty Stan! #535951

William C. Raco level-classic May 13, 2004

Great job, Stan
This is quite striking!

bill #536017

Stanley J. Contrades May 13, 2004

Howdy, Murry! Thank your for your kind wishes and the very best to you as well! How's the great state of Texas doing?
Stan #536022

Stanley J. Contrades May 13, 2004

Sorry, bill, but cyberspace got me while I was thanking Murry! Thank you once again!!
Stan #536047

Allan L. Whitehead May 13, 2004

Stanley, congratulations this is very well deserved, my dear friend - Allan #536075

Darren K. Fisher level-classic May 13, 2004

This is so very well captured. So glad to see it here Stan. #536300

Stanley J. Contrades May 13, 2004

In Hawaiian we say, "Mahalo nui loa!", meaning "a great big Thank You!" And a great big thank you to you, Allan and Darren, for I am truly grateful!
Stan #536378

Nancy Grace Chen May 13, 2004

Howdy, Stan! I'm so glad to see this here as well!! Big congratulations to you! Hope to see it move on to the next stage... (:

nacespace.com/photos #536382

Stanley J. Contrades May 13, 2004

Thank you again, Nancy, for your kind comments for which I am grateful!
Much Aloha,
Stan #536520

Gianna Stadelmyer May 14, 2004

CONGRATS, Stan on this and all your finalist images!!! Good luck:-) #536735

Colette M. Metcalf May 14, 2004

Congrats, Stan!!! #537356

Kasia Elser May 14, 2004

Great shot! Congrats! #537730

Stacey A. Bates May 14, 2004

Congrats Stan!! Best of luck to you!!
Stacey #537840

Gary O`Dell May 14, 2004

Congrats Stan..Gary O #538225

Patricia Marroquin May 14, 2004

Congrats, this is so incredibly beautiful, Stan! #538939

Carol Brill May 14, 2004

Stan, I'm so pleased for you to see this lovely flower in the finals, congratulations and best of luck! #538952

Stanley J. Contrades May 14, 2004

Jan, Colette, Kasia, Stacey, Gary, Patricia and Carol ... what can I say except my heartfelt thanks for your gracious and kind comments! Thank you!
Much Aloha and continued success,
Stan #539029

Kelly Abernathy level-classic May 14, 2004

I loved this then and now!! This is so beautiful and so well deserved! Congratulations! -K #539312

LJ Corliss level-classic May 14, 2004

Congrats :) #540583

Stanley J. Contrades May 15, 2004

Many thanks, -K and L J. for taking the time to comment! I appreciate your thoughtfulness.
Much Aloha,
Stan #541623

Donna W. Neal May 15, 2004

Stan, this is gorgeous! I missed it when you posted it. Congratulations!! #542200

Stanley J. Contrades May 15, 2004

I appreciate your well wishes, Donna, and am happy that you found it! Thanks for your thoughtfulness.
Stan #542208

Susie Peek-Swint May 17, 2004

Beautiful shot Stan ~ many congrats on the finals! #546066

Kathleen N. Nelson May 18, 2004

Only one thing I can say about this photo, Stan . . . WOW!!!! Congratulations. #548287

Stanley J. Contrades May 18, 2004

Thank you Susan, and thank you again, Kathleen! I framed one of these for the "Hibiscus Lady", as I call her, and will be handing it to her on Friday! She really has a "rainbow" thumb!!!
Stan #548290

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HIBISCUS. Kaua'i, Hawai'i. 2004:04:08; 12:30:58; 10.0 sec. ss, f27, ISO 100; EF 28-90mm@90mm; RAW; WB Daylight; Tripod mounted; backlit and side lit from side window; PS cropped, unsharp mask; contrast adjusted; Slight Neat Image filtered.

Uploaded on April 09, 2004

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist

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