© Stanley J. Contrades


Uploaded: September 27, 2007


Details & Macro Category. Heliconia.
1/50 sec., f5.6, Aperture Priority, ISO 200, 100.0 mm Macro lens, handheld. PS CS2 spot cloning, USM, color boost.


Mary K. Robison September 27, 2007

Wow, Stan!
I've never seen this gorgeous bi-colored flower before ~ it's wonderfully exotic, even by Hawaiian standards!
Your vertical comp and the subtle lighting give this a marvelous elegance. Outstanding work, my friend! #747936

Su Sana E. P level-classic September 27, 2007

Stan, this is one of my favorite flowers to shoot. You could present them with several angles. Love the colors you've captured here.

Ray Clarke September 27, 2007

Absolutely beautiful shot Stan, great title too #4851377

Anna Diederich September 27, 2007

Beautifully captured!! #4851404

Patty Razonable September 27, 2007

An outstanding capture on this colorful Heliconia!! Very well done, Stan!! #4851416

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict September 27, 2007

This is beautiful Stan, love the colours and details noted...Dominick #4851454

Paul E. Earl September 27, 2007

A wonderful image, Stan! I love the colours! #4851500

Paul Michko September 27, 2007

Woo-oo-oo Oo!!! Awesome image, Stan. #4851537

Margaret Sikora September 27, 2007

This is such a beautiful capture Stan of one of my favourite plants,i just wish that I lived in the right climate to TRY and grow them. #4851600

Linda D. Lester level-classic September 27, 2007

BEAUTIFUL!!!! #4851776

Sam Britt September 27, 2007

Beautiful color, great compositon, Stan. #4851923

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic September 27, 2007

Stunning capture and I love the orange and green! Aloha! #4852078

David Phalen September 27, 2007

A beauty! Love the colors and lines. #4852708

Carla Metzler September 27, 2007

The lighting on this is wonderful! Beautiful colors and great composition, Stan!
I can hear Paul Anka singing, too. :) #4853248

Stanley J. Contrades September 27, 2007

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Laurence Saliba

What a beauty Stan!!!!
9/27/2007 12:12:51 AM


Lynne Morris level-classic September 27, 2007

Beautiful floral my friend, the colours and wonderful! #4854302

Stanley J. Contrades September 27, 2007

Thank you Mary, SuSana, Ray & Audrey, Anna, Patty, Dominick, Paul E., Paul M., Margaret, Linda, Sam, Shelly, David, Carla, Laurence, and Lyne!
This type of Heliconia grows straight up and there are many varieties of this plant. The image was taken on Kauai at a friend's garden.
Carla, the way the blossom was leaning against the leaf made me think of the song :-)!
Thanks once again everyone as I do appreciate your support and comments!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #4855204

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict September 27, 2007

Gorgeous image, Stan, great design and awesome colors!
-Debby #4855221

Jenny Bosmans September 28, 2007

Absolutely gorgeous colors and excellent composition, Stan! One of my favorites! :) #4855954

Stanley J. Contrades September 28, 2007

Thank you very much Debby and Jenny! I am grateful for your continued support and kind responses.
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #4856019

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe September 29, 2007

Wow, elegant and lovely, Stan...so delighted to see you posting again! I sure have missed you!

ccc #4860092

Stanley J. Contrades October 03, 2007

Hi Candice! Wonderful to hear from you and thank you ever so much for the effort and kind comment in response!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #4876302

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