Uploaded: August 10, 2004


2004:08:10, 14:14:34, 1/25sec. ss, f32.0, 28-90mm lens @79.0 mm, ISO 100, RAW, Tripod, WB Cloudy, PS7 cropped, arbitrary rotation, slightly accented edges, dry brush, spot cloning, black velvet BG


Isabel L August 10, 2004

lovely capture Stanley. I like the light yellow/orange from the flowers and the white. it really stands out against the dark bg. #156938

Dan Holm level-classic August 10, 2004

This is absolutely gorgeous, Stan! The capture of the subtle colors, the composition and the presentation is outstanding! #699828

Pu Chen August 11, 2004

Beautiful flower shot, Stan! Like the contrast of the colors. #699829

Allan L. Whitehead August 11, 2004

Outstanding (as always), Stanley, I love the coloring, the crop, the effects, and the bg and framing. Very well done (as usual) , my dear friend, I'm glad to see that you haven't lost your touch or any of the charming way you present floral masterpieces - your dear friend, Allan #699843

Stanley J. Contrades August 11, 2004

Many thanks, Isabel, Dan, Pu, and Allan for your feedback and time to stop and comment, which is always appreciated. This plant is just a couple of feet tall and growing in a very large pot where it will stay for quite some time. There are a number of buds on another branch, and the blossoms are wonderfully fragrant.
Much Aloha,
Stan #699981

Donna W. Neal August 11, 2004

Wow Stan this is outstanding. Composition, color and clarity are all perfect! #700212

Kelly Abernathy level-classic August 11, 2004

Stunning Stan! Love the color, detail and comp - it pops against the dark background. Just beautiful! -K #700348

Kasia Elser August 11, 2004

Beautiful! #700554

Robert Goodman August 11, 2004

Very Beautiful,Stan!!!! #701651

Terry R. Hatfield August 11, 2004

Hi Stan What A Beauty You Captured Here Nice Job:-) #701675

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe August 11, 2004

Very nicely done Stan! #701823

Stanley J. Contrades August 11, 2004

Thank you very much, Donna, Kelly, Kasia, Rob, Terry and Jim, as I am grateful for your encouragment as always!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #702066

Mary K. Robison August 13, 2004

Guess I'll wait a couple months to enter my plumeria shot, Stan...till after you get through all the congrats next month when you win for this beauty! I love these flowers, and the black backdrop makes them even more stunning! #706614

Anette Linnea Rasmussen August 13, 2004

Beautiful, Stan! Love the colors and nicely done

Many regards

Stanley J. Contrades August 14, 2004

Hi, Mary! Thank you for your confidence, but I certainly wouldn't wait to post your plumeria entries. I'd be more than happy to see your shots, so please don't hesitate ... not even for a second :-) And am sure others have the same feeling!!!
Hi, Linnea. You're always there with a pleasant and supportive comment and I am grateful. Thank You!
Much Aloha,

Debra Booth September 13, 2004

Gorgeous Finalist, Stan! Big Congratulations! #774613

Mary K. Robison September 13, 2004

What'd I tell you, Stan? Congratulations for such a well-deserved win! Hope to see it even higher very soon! #774869

Wendy M. Amdahl level-deluxe September 13, 2004

Just beautiful Stan...congrats to you! #776022

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe September 13, 2004

Congrats Stan!! #776277

Jennifer Rennison September 13, 2004

Gorgeous, Stan, Congratulations! #776452

Monika Sapek level-classic September 13, 2004

Many congratulations, Stan!

Pu Chen September 14, 2004

Congratulations, Stan! #776700

ilana peled level-classic September 14, 2004

I can smell the flower all the way to Tel-Aviv.

Beautiful Stan !!! #776742

Stanley J. Contrades September 14, 2004

Debra, thank you once again; Mary, thank you for having confidence in this image!; Wendy and Jim, thank you both for your well wishes; Hi! Jennifer, and thank you for stopping by!; Monika, thank you, and it was nice to hear from you!; Pu and Ilana, thank you both for your support and graciousness!
Many thanks once again everyone!
Much Aloha,
Stan #776755

Kelly Abernathy level-classic September 14, 2004

Congratulations Stan - well deserved! -K #777171

Stacey A. Bates September 14, 2004

Congrats Stan :-) #779249

Patricia Marroquin September 14, 2004

Congrats, Stan, on this beautiful image and your other work! :-) #779348

Stanley J. Contrades September 14, 2004

Many thanks, Kelly, Stacey and Patricia for your very kind words ... and Congratulations to everyone as well!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #779492

Terry R. Hatfield September 14, 2004

Beautiful Finalist Stan Good Luck To You:-) #780265

Deborah Sandidge September 14, 2004

Beautiful, congrats to you Stan, best of luck! #780403

Nobu Nagase September 14, 2004

Big congratulations, Stan, on this fantastic image for making the finalist. Good luck with this for the next round, Stan... #780732

Carol Brill September 14, 2004

Another simply lovely floral, Stan, congratulations and best of luck with this one as well! #781331

Stanley J. Contrades September 14, 2004

Thanks again, Terry, Deborah, Nobi and Carol ... you're all just amazing! I very much appreciate your warm and generous support!!
Stan #781420

Karen Engelbreth September 15, 2004

Congratulations, Stan! #783127

Stanley J. Contrades September 16, 2004

And Thank You! once again, Karen! I appreciate your kind response!
Stan #784247

Dale Ann Cubbage September 16, 2004

Congrats and best wishes to you!

da #785626

Stanley J. Contrades September 16, 2004

Hi, Dale Ann!! Thank you so very much for your kindness and wishes!
Stan #786377

Colette M. Metcalf September 19, 2004

Congrats again, Stan!! #790441

Stanley J. Contrades September 19, 2004

And Thank You! once again, Colette!
Stan #791726

Steven Gunnerson September 23, 2004

Congratulations Stan!!! #800316

Stanley J. Contrades September 23, 2004

Many thanks once again, Steven!!!
Stan #801099

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