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Phil Sauvey November 03, 2004

Beautiful Stan! I really like how the flower enters the photograph here. I am really liking that background, too! Wonderful job my friend! Best wishes from your friend in chilly Alaska!


Dan Holm level-classic November 03, 2004

Gorgeous, Stan! You've captured the beauty and spirit of this magnificent flower beautifully! #887173

Patty Razonable November 03, 2004

I really like the colors and clarity. Excellent! :-) #887179

Leanne M.E. Boyd November 03, 2004

Very pretty! I like the effects. #887189

S J November 03, 2004

Wow! What an exquisite capture this is!! Love the vertical framing, lighting and presentation! Great work, Stan! #887200

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe November 03, 2004

Gorgeous! #887239

Paul C. Gazzanigo November 03, 2004

Beautiful capture and presentation, Stan! #887433

Donna W. Neal November 03, 2004

Gorgeous Stan! #887518

Darren K. Fisher level-classic November 03, 2004

Outstanding job Stan, this is really breathtaking. Bravo to you. #887664

Mary K. Robison November 03, 2004

Can't decide which is more beautiful, Stan ~ last month's framed version, or this elegant elongated one. Hope the judges make the right decision on this next month!! #888289

Robin L. Wehrman November 03, 2004

WOW! This is magnificent, Stan! Beautiful colors and very elegant. Love the background also. Super detail and lighting well done:-) #888369

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict November 03, 2004

Beautiful image and effects, Stan, lovely glow and DOF!

-Debby #888478

Wendy M. Amdahl level-deluxe November 03, 2004

Very nice image Stan. Clean, uncluttered comp, nice lines and very crisp! Good work on this! #888486

William C. Raco level-classic November 03, 2004

Wonderful clarity and detail.
Colors and lighting are excellent, as is the composition with the stem entering from the llc.
Very nicely done, Stan!

bill #888553

Roseann E. Dreasher November 03, 2004

Beautiful Stan!! You sure have a way with the flora..
RED #888590

Nobu Nagase November 03, 2004

I have also looked at the framed version... Your anthurium images are all very beautiful.
As beautiful as this one, with frame or no frame, either will work anyway I look at it. #888786

Diane Addonizio level-classic November 03, 2004

Beautiful! #888789

Terry R. Hatfield November 03, 2004

WOW Stan This Is Premo! Nice Tones You Captured In This Jewell:-) #888986

Kathleen R. Struckle November 03, 2004

Just beautiful Stan!! #889092

Jennifer Rennison November 03, 2004

Gorgeous, Stan! Beautiful color, composition and lighting!


Stanley J. Contrades November 03, 2004

Phillip, Dan, Patty, Leanne, Sanjay, Carolyn, Paul, Donna, Darren, Mary, Robin, Deborah, Wendy, bill, RED, Nobi, DIANE, Terry, Kathleen and Jennifer, my heartfelt thanks for your continued support, encouragement and generous responses!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #889162

Lucia De Giovanni November 03, 2004

Very beautiful Stan! #889168

Stanley J. Contrades November 03, 2004

Hi, Lucia ... Just sent you a message and didn't know you had responded as I was answering the responses here!! Hope you are well and taking care of yourself, my friend!! Thank you so much for the kind words!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #889214

Sharon Day level-classic November 06, 2004

Absolutely gorgeous, Stan!!! I love everything about this one right down to the texture. Great job! #894620

Stanley J. Contrades November 06, 2004

Thank you again for stopping in, Sharon, and hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
Much Aloha,
Stan #894683

Patty Razonable December 15, 2004

Congrats on your finalist!! Good luck in the next round!!! #974480

Mary K. Robison December 15, 2004

SO glad the judges saw the light, and made this a finalist, Stan!

Gianna Stadelmyer December 16, 2004

Congratulations on this beauty, Stan and all of your finalist images! Good luck in round two:-) #974794

Lucia De Giovanni December 16, 2004

Congratulations on your Finalist my friend! #974869

Patricia Marroquin December 16, 2004

Congratulations, Stan! This is so lovely and creative! #977021

Karen Engelbreth December 16, 2004

Congratulations, Stan!


Stacey A. Bates December 16, 2004

Congratulations Stan!! #978005

Stanley J. Contrades December 16, 2004

Funny how making a slight change to the same image makes a difference! Thanks as always for your support and wonderful comments, Patty, Mary, Jan, Lucia, Patricia, Karen and Stacey!
Much Aloha!
Stan #978106

Dan Holm level-classic December 16, 2004

Glad you made that change, Stan! This is GORGEOUS! Congratulations on this well deserved finalist! #978282

Stanley J. Contrades December 16, 2004

Glad I made it, too!! Many thanks, Dan, for your wonderful support and very kind responses!! I always appreciate your thoughtfulness!! And many Congratulations on your splended wins!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #978502

Eric Schneider December 16, 2004

Right back at ya, bruddah! Thanks for commenting on my photo 'Risng Sun'. I dont expect it to reach finals though. Too much noise in the photo.
This is a fine photo though and all my best in the finals. Its mo bettah....
Aloha #978660

Claudia Kuhn level-classic December 16, 2004

So beautiful Stan! Congrats and good luck!! #978682

Casey A. Hanson December 16, 2004

Beautiful! Congrats to you Stan! #978801

Terry R. Hatfield December 16, 2004

Awesome Stan Congratulations!!!!! #978864

Leonard Pierce December 16, 2004


Anette Linnea Rasmussen December 16, 2004

Beautiful Job Stan!
Congrats and the best of luck!

Best wishes Linnea #979256

Stanley J. Contrades December 16, 2004

Okay, if your 'Rising Sun' makes it to the next level, you gotta name your bebe after me, even if it's one wahine!! Nah, just kidding!! Thanks, Eric ... I appreciate it!
Thank You, too, Claudia, Casey, Terry, Len, and Linnea for your gracious congratulatory responses.
Thanks again everyone!!
Much Aloha,

Audrea Telkamp December 16, 2004

Congratulations on this lovely finalist Stan!!!! #979879

Carol Brill December 16, 2004

Stan, I love all the subtleties you captured in this delicate tropical beauty, congratulations on reaching the finals and best of luck! #980038

S J December 16, 2004

Congrats on this brilliant finalist, San! Good luck in the next round! #980043

Stanley J. Contrades December 16, 2004

Thank you very much, Audrea, Carol, and Sanjay, as your kind responses are always gratifying to receive!
Much Aloha,
Stan #980061

Roseann E. Dreasher December 17, 2004

This is SO beautiful! Congrats again!! #980338

Sharon Day level-classic December 17, 2004

Absolutely beautiful, Stan!!! Congratulations! #981611

Nobu Nagase December 17, 2004

Congratulations, Stan, for this beautiful anthurium image on the finalist.
I loved both of those you posted this month and it's great to see one here.
Best wishes on the next round!!! #981658

Donna W. Neal December 18, 2004

And yet another BIG congratulations Stan #984472

Patricia A. Kuniega December 18, 2004

Ah, it's like a tall, elegant painting! Love how you lead the eye upward to that magnificant peak, as well as those soft, sweet colors! Congratulations on such an extraordinary finalist, Stan! #984790

Stanley J. Contrades December 18, 2004

RED, Sharon, Nobi, Donna and Patricia, Thank You! all so very much for your taking the time out of your busy days to comment! I am truly grateful!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #984948

Colette M. Metcalf December 18, 2004

Congratulations again on this outstanding image, Stan!!! #985451

Stanley J. Contrades December 19, 2004

Many thanks, Colette!! I appreciate it! Happy Holidays!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #985807

Jennifer Rennison December 20, 2004

Congratulations on your finalist, Stan! #989130

Stanley J. Contrades December 20, 2004

Many thanks, Jennifer!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #989195

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Kaua'i, Hawai'i. Minature White Anthurium. Background layered in PS CS and sandstone filter added.

Uploaded on November 03, 2004 Photo Contest Finalist

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