Laurence Saliba level-classic December 03, 2007

Super beautiful macro Stan!!!!!!! This is just AWESOME!!!!! #800756

Patty Razonable December 04, 2007

Fantasic composition,colors and title on this beautiful heliconia capture, Stan!! #5166269

Anna Diederich December 04, 2007

Beautiful capture, Stan! The color is so vivid! #5166274

Nadya Johnson December 04, 2007

Wow! This is radiant! Beautiful work, Stan! #5166278

Su Sana E. P level-classic December 04, 2007

Very elegant and gorgeous presentation of this beautiful flower, Stan!! Absolutely a stand-out in any category!! My conclusion : Winner!! #5166280

Evy Johansen level-classic December 04, 2007

So beautiful and elegant!! wonderful image, Stan! #5166291

Mike D. Perez December 04, 2007

Beautiful image, Stan! Great clarity, and brilliance of colors. #5166331

Teresa A. Burnett level-deluxe December 04, 2007

Awesome floral image Stan!!! Love the composition and marvelous clarity. And it really does look like it's gone sailing!! I vote winner on this one!! #5166345

Stanley J. Contrades December 04, 2007

Thanks very much Laurence, Patty, Anna, Nadya, SuSana, Evy, Mike, and Teresa for taking the time to comment! I am grateful for your kindness.
Stan #5166378

Renee Doyle level-classic December 04, 2007

Stunning diagonal composition and beautiful colours against the dark background!!! Very striking floral image Stan - gorgeous!! #5166397

Inge Linden December 04, 2007

An amazing and beautiful floral image you have here, Stan! #5166450

ADILSON F. FERREIRA December 04, 2007

Terrific colors and composition Stan!!!

Mary K. Robison December 04, 2007

Stan, this is one of your finest florals, ever!
The glowing orange and gorgeous green, the graceful curves, the perfect composition --- all add up to an extraordinary image!
We WILL see this beauty again!
(P.S. Love that title, too!) #5166538

Paul Michko December 04, 2007

MAGNIFICENT!!! #5166541

Cindy Bendush level-classic December 04, 2007

WOW!!! What a fantastic beauty Stan! Striking in every way!!! We'll surely see this one again! #5166620

Jennifer L. Alder December 04, 2007

OH WOW!!!!
:) #5166968

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe December 04, 2007

Excellent comp and color Stan!! Very Nice! Jeff #5166998

Carla Metzler December 04, 2007

What an elegant and gorgeous capture, Stan. #5167011

Tarun Bose December 04, 2007

Simply beautiful. Excellent colours. Well done Stan. #5167317

Sam Britt December 04, 2007

Beautiful color & compositon, Stan. #5167497

Linda Blair December 04, 2007

Beuatiful colors and capture!!!!! ☺ #5168577

Tiia Vissak December 04, 2007

Great colors, light, details, angle & bg! #5168649

Stanley J. Contrades December 04, 2007

Thank you very much for your generous comments to this image, Rene, Inge, Adilson, Mary, Paul M., Cindy, Jennifer, Jeff, Carla, Tarun, Sam, Linda and Tiia. Your responses are really appreciated.
Stan #5168879

Sharon Perkins December 04, 2007

Simply gorgeous !!!!!! #5169802

Stanley J. Contrades December 05, 2007

Thank you, Sharon. I appreciate your taking the time to respond!
Stan #5173431

Cliff & Patti Smith December 07, 2007

Stunning! The colors and lighting are awesome! #5178861

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe December 08, 2007

Vivid colors, great design and light. Beautiful work Stan! #5185637

Corinne M. Thompson December 09, 2007

Stan, this is magnificent! #5188968

anonymous December 10, 2007

Outstanding capture Stan! B- #5193392

Jenny Bosmans December 14, 2007

Definitely one of my favorites, Stan...awesome and very beautiful! :) #5206416

Pat Gamwell December 14, 2007

Exquisite creation, Stan! Very unique color tones & soft design! GORGEOUS! #5206426

Stanley J. Contrades December 15, 2007

Patti, Donna, Corinne, Barbara, Jenny, and Pat, your encouraging responses are very much appreciated! Thank You!
Stan #5212238

Sharon Day level-classic December 22, 2007

Wow, gorgeous image, Stan!!! #5244758

Stanley J. Contrades December 23, 2007

Thank you very much for stopping by, Sharon, and for your kind comment!
Stan #5246963

Cathy Stancil January 13, 2008

Magnificent floral image, Stan!! Really beautiful and mesmerizing... Wishing you and family a Happy New Year !! Hope you are well. ;O) #5335636

Karen Engelbreth January 25, 2008

Congratulations, Stan! #5393421

Laurence Saliba level-classic January 25, 2008

Spectacular finalist!! Hope we see this again Stan!! Congrats!!! #5393704

Gene Spears January 25, 2008

gorgeous image, Stan - congratulations! #5394162

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic January 25, 2008

Congratulations on your second place winner, Stan. #5394456

Jennifer L. Alder January 25, 2008

CONGRATS, Stan!!!!!!!! Gorgeous winner!! :) #5394463

Paul E. Earl January 25, 2008

Congratulations, Stan!! #5394656

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict January 25, 2008

Wow, congratulation, Stan, on this stunning winner!!!
-Debby #5394904

Claudia Kuhn level-classic January 25, 2008

Gorgeous lighting and colors Stan, congratulations! #5394975

Alison Krylowski January 25, 2008

Beautiful capture! Congratulations!! #5395050

Ray Clarke January 25, 2008

Congratulations on this lovely winning photo Stan #5395193

Cindy Bendush level-classic January 25, 2008

Wow - this is truly exceptional Stan! Congratulations on this well-deserved winner! #5395440

Elida Gutierrez January 25, 2008

Especialy for the winners
http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/big.asp?photoID=5538549&catID=&style=&rowNumber=1&memberID=258086 #5395817

Jill Odice level-classic January 25, 2008

Simply gorgeous Stan! CONGRATS Buddy! #5395842

Renee Doyle level-classic January 25, 2008

So gorgeous!!!! Big congrats to you Stan!!! #5396089

Sam Britt January 25, 2008

Congratulations, beautiful winner, Stan! #5396163

Su Sana E. P level-classic January 25, 2008

Congratulations on this beautiful Winner, Stan!! #5396184

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe January 25, 2008

Congratulations on your win Stan! Beautiful! #5396362

Barbara Waldoch level-classic January 25, 2008

Congratulations on this fantastic winner, Stan! #5396548

Jill Flynn level-classic January 25, 2008

Stunning, sleek and dramatic! It's a beauty Stan. A big congratulations on your win! #5396630

Corinne M. Thompson January 25, 2008

BIG COngrats to you Stan! #5396632

Evy Johansen level-classic January 25, 2008

Big congratulations on your beautiful and well deserved win, Stan!! #5396703

Mary K. Robison January 26, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS on your well-deserved win! So happy for you, Stan! #5397737

Anna Diederich January 26, 2008

Congratulations, Stan!! This is just beautiful!!! #5398244

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe January 26, 2008

Outstanding job Stan; congrats on your Beautiful Winning image!! Jeff #5398822

Sharon Day level-classic January 26, 2008

Gorgeous image, Stan!!! Big congratulations on your win! #5399339

Kristi A. Howson January 26, 2008

Congratulations on this wonderful Winner! Gorgeous style and colors Stan! #5399904

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe January 26, 2008

Magnificient! Congrats, Stan!
kk #5400087

Marsha S. Smith January 27, 2008

Sooooo gorgeous! Congratulations, Stan! #5402923

Patty Razonable January 27, 2008

Congratulations on this outstanding capture, Stan!! #5405710

Linda Blair January 28, 2008

Perfect title for this beautiful image...congrats on your win!!!!!!☺ #5408644

Murry Grigsby January 28, 2008

Congrats on your beautiful tropical image and win Stan!! I love your title :0) #5409183

Stanley J. Contrades January 28, 2008

Many thanks to everyone for stopping by to comment. I do appreciate your very generous and kind responses.
With warm Aloha,
Stan #5409681

Allan L. Whitehead January 29, 2008

Still the "King", eh… Well done my friend, as always, congratulations on this - your dear friend, ALlan #5412023

Rakesh Syal level-classic January 29, 2008

Congratulations on your second place winner, Stan!! #5413864

Stanley J. Contrades January 30, 2008

Thank You!, Allan and Rakesh. Your congratulatory responses are very mcuh appreciated!
Stan #5416386

Pat Gamwell January 30, 2008

WooHoo! BIG Congrats on this exquisite POTD, my friend! #5416446

Avril Young January 30, 2008

wow how creative is this...excellent work...congrats #5416462

Su Sana E. P level-classic January 30, 2008

Yes!!! Huge Congratulations on this beautiful POTD, Stanley!! #5416489

Denise Denomy January 30, 2008

BEAUTIFUL IMAGE, Stan! Great color contrast, comp. & clarity!! CONGRATULATIONS on your WIN and POTD!!:0) #5416491

ronda chatelle level-classic January 30, 2008

WTG Stan! Congratulations!!! #5416492

Darryl Wilkinson January 30, 2008

What a pleasure to see this beautiful floral make POTD and Winner, Stan! Congratulation to you, my friend!!! #5416494

ilana peled level-classic January 30, 2008

This picture is out of this world Stan.
Congratulations. #5416498

Mary K. Robison January 30, 2008

Wise choice on the judges' part, Stan ~
CONGRATULATIONS on your POTD (as well as Winner)! #5416525

Susie Peek-Swint January 30, 2008

Beautiful image Stan ~ many congrats on your win and POTD ~ I love the title! #5416554

Michelle Alton January 30, 2008

Wow Stan! This is brilliant and deserves all the kudos it has received, including POTD! Bravo to you!
Michelle #5416592

Joy Rector January 30, 2008

congrats on the POTD #5416612

David A. Simons January 30, 2008

Congratulations Stan and it's beautiful. #5416645

Leanne M.E. Boyd January 30, 2008

Excellent Stan!!!!!!!!!! Congrats on your recognition! #5416666

Marsha S. Smith January 30, 2008

Wow! Look how fast this made it to the POTD - Congrats, Stan! #5416764

Laurie Daily level-deluxe January 30, 2008

Congratulations, Stan, on this beautiful POTD and your wonderful winner! #5416875

Linda Blair January 30, 2008

Congrats on POTD!!!!!!! ☺ #5417175

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic January 30, 2008

Beautiful. Congratulations on this POTD.
JP #5417242

Linda D. Lester level-classic January 30, 2008

Beautiful!!! Congratulations on your potd!!! #5417251

Karen Engelbreth January 30, 2008

Congratulations Stan!!!
WOW it's a beautiful capture!! #5417253

Judith G. Secco January 30, 2008

A stunning image, Stan!!! Big congratulations to you on POTD!!! #5417262

Allan L. Whitehead January 30, 2008

Why am I not surprised that this is a winner and also a great POTD. This is awesome, as are all of your photos, Stan. Congratulations, my very dear friend - your dear friend, Allan #5417275

RC Fritz January 30, 2008

WOW! Great macro, Stan! Congratulations on your WIN and P O T D!!! #5417353

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict January 30, 2008

Congratulations again, Stan, on this spectacular winner and today's POTD!
-Debby #5417393

Jennifer L. Alder January 30, 2008

CONGRATS, Stan on your POTD!! A delight to view! :) #5417457

Donna J. Eaton January 30, 2008

Aloha Stan and congratulations on this beauty! A wonderful image! Congrats on both the POTD and your 2nd place win! #5417742

Evy Johansen level-classic January 30, 2008

Winner and POTD - Wow!! This is so well deserved!! Big congratulations, Stan!! #5417777

Casey A. Hanson January 30, 2008

Congrats on all your honors for this outstanding, colorful image, Stan! Beautiful! :0) #5417844

Bill Houghton January 30, 2008

This is beautiful Stan. Congratulations. Bill

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Robert L. Andersen January 30, 2008

Beautiful Image !! Congratulations Stan !! #5417956

Linda L. Ruiz level-classic January 30, 2008

This is wonderful. Congrats on you potd and second place win. #5417965

Corinne M. Thompson January 30, 2008

Congrats on your POTD Stan! #5418018

Eric Schneider January 30, 2008

No words.........You know da kine....Okay a few words. DAMN THATS AWESOME !!!!
Aloha and will get back to you #5418084

Darren K. Fisher level-classic January 30, 2008

Hey Stan this is a well deserved winner. As always you capture this flower with pure magic. Gorgeous colors and lighting. Congrats on the POTD and your win. #5418137

Colleen Farrell January 30, 2008

Gorgeous! Congratulations on your win and POTD, Stan! #5418217

Fax Sinclair level-deluxe January 30, 2008

Aloha Hawaiiboy,
Congratulations. This is a fabulous image! #5418327

Jill Odice level-classic January 30, 2008

Stan The Man!!!! Both a 2nd place and now POTD! Wow, this is very deserving of both honors! maybe it should have just gotten the Grand Prize :-) CONGRATS Buddy! #5418339

Kathleen R. Struckle January 30, 2008

Absolutely stunning Stan. Congrats on your gorgeous wins!! Aloha #5418369

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe January 30, 2008

Stunning potd Stan, congratulations!! #5418370

Lucia De Giovanni January 30, 2008

Fantastic shot, my Dear Friend - congratulations! #5418591

Rakesh Syal level-classic January 30, 2008

Congratulations on your win and POTD, Stan! Warm regards, Rakesh.

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton January 30, 2008

This is really great.. Double congrats Stan!! #5419466

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe January 30, 2008

Congrats Stan on your very well deserved POTD!! Jeff #5419580

Laura E. Swan level-classic January 30, 2008

It's alive! And gorgeous! Well deserved win. Perfect lighting. -Laura Swan #5419715

Stanley J. Contrades January 30, 2008

This is incredible! Please bear with me as I thank each individual.
Many, many thanks to the BP Staff for picking this POTD and equally as many thanks to you Pat G., Avril, SuSana, Denise, Ronda, Darryl, Ilana, Mary R., Susie, Michelle, Joy, David S., Leanne, Marsha, Laurie, Linda B., Jeanne-Pierre, Linda L., Karen E., Judith S., Allan W., RC F., Deborah L, Jennifer A., Donna E., Evy, Casey, Bill H., Robert A., Linda R., Corinne, Eric S., Darren F., Colleen, Fax, Jill O., Kathleen S., Donna P., Lucia, Rakesh, Philippe, Jeff R., and Laura S.
I am speechless and really do appreciate everyone's warm and generous comments. Hope everyone is having a great week.
With warm Aloha,
Stan #5419813

Terri Beloit January 30, 2008

Stan, what a beautiful photo and the title is perfect. I must tell you that this photo is consoling for me today as my father passed away two days ago and he loved to sail...and was just in Hawaii a couple of months ago, so this makes me think about how wonderful he was...and your photo is perfect in every way! #5420074

Jill Flynn level-classic January 30, 2008

A big congratulations on your POTD Stan. So happy to see this beauty get the recognition it deserves!!! #5420136

Lindley Johnson level-classic January 30, 2008

This is gorgeous, Stan, and so deserving of the win and the POTD. The colors are so vibrant against the black background and the diagonal composition is perfect! Congratulations!! #5420446

Renee Doyle level-classic January 30, 2008

Congrats once again Stan for further recognition of this beauty!!! Awesome POTD!! #5420534

William C. Raco level-classic January 30, 2008

This is a real beauty, Stan
Well deserving of the win and the POTD recognition
Congratulations! #5420571

Laura L. Gonzales January 30, 2008

Congrats Stan on this fantastic capture!!!! Beautiful. Love the colors! Wonderful find! #5421113

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict February 01, 2008

Congratulations Stan on your Win and POTD! #5426737

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe February 02, 2008

Absolutely awesome image, POTD and class winner, Stan!!!:) #5432766

February 09, 2008


Sherrye Nozaki February 20, 2008

Aloha Stan. Another incredible image. I hope you are loving Oahu and are happy...so many opportunities there. Everyday I dream of returning...the volcano is really close to us here and we just never know. For a while there we were getting a little nervous as it was heading straight for us! Again, superb photo...I LOVE IT! I just love all your photos...so creative:)
Sherrye #5519613

February 23, 2008

Beautiful job Stan!
Congratulations on your win! #5542221

Ed Heaton March 24, 2008

Congrats Stan! Well done... #5691781

Murry Grigsby May 08, 2008

One of my all time favorites Stan!! #5900250

Stanley J. Contrades May 19, 2008

Many thanks to all of you who took the time out of your busy day to stop in with your kind and much appreciated responses! Thank you Terri, Jill, Lindley, Renee, William, Laura Lee, Dominick, Jim, Linda, Sherrye, Reine, Ed and Murry!
Stan #5948944

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic May 22, 2008

THIS IS SOOOOOO BEAUTIFUL!! Congrats! #5962383

Stanley J. Contrades May 25, 2008

Thank you for stopping by Shelly! I always appreciate your kind and supportive responses!
Stan #5977095

Ali Atri May 28, 2008

Stan Absolutely beautiful picture I am glad I came back to see your gallery..
Ali #5991084

Stanley J. Contrades June 20, 2008

Thank you very much for taking the time out of your busy day to stop in and respond Ali! I do appreciate your kind response.
Stan #6085428

Laura E. Swan level-classic June 20, 2008

Stan the MAN! COOL! Hugs Congrats to you! -Laura Swan #6086705

Stanley J. Contrades June 20, 2008

Thanks very much Laura and I'll stop in on your BP gallery very soon...promise :-)!!
Stan #6087157

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna July 15, 2008

Yours is much more beautiful than mine! :-) This is totally gorgeous and I see it was a POTD and a WINNER!!!!! WTG!!!!! :-) 14 k #6183044

Stanley J. Contrades July 15, 2008

Hmmm, I don't think I'd say it was much more beautiful than yours, Kitty, just different! Thanks for stopping by to comment. I do appreciate it!!
Stan #6183507

Jennifer A. Lambert July 26, 2008

Well deserved POD and CONGRATS on the win....this is absolutely gorgeous !!! I LOVE your POV !!! The colors POP !!
Blessings, Jenny N Alabama #6233366

Stanley J. Contrades July 26, 2008

Thank you very much for your supportive response Jenny, and I do appreciate it!
Stan #6234266

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