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Dan Holm level-classic December 11, 2004

Wow!! Absolutely GORGEOUS, Stan!!! #195651

Allan L. Whitehead December 11, 2004

Magnificent Stanley, as always, me thinks these ;ladies' should be booked in with the 'three Tenors', eh… Very well done, my dear friend. My best wishes to you and your family during this festive season - your friend, Allan #965560

Bonnie C. Lackey December 11, 2004

Glorious! They appear to be singing to the heavens! #965592

Kathleen Clemons December 11, 2004

Lovely, Stan! #965650

Janet L. Skinner December 11, 2004

The most spectacular color a rose could have! This is breathtaking, Stan!!! #965710

Donna W. Neal December 11, 2004

OH MY this is really beautiful Stan. The color and focus are perfect. Great job!!! #965745

S J December 11, 2004

Wow! This is way too cool, Stan! Great composition and wonderful caption! I love it! #965749

Patricia A. Kuniega December 11, 2004

These three deserve their own HBO special! Funny what the word soprano conjures up these days! You've accented their lovely shapes and petals beautifully with your composition and lighting, Stan! The warm peach and shades of green are spectacular! #965871

Leanne M.E. Boyd December 11, 2004

Gorgeous Stan! #965980

Terry R. Hatfield December 11, 2004

Beautiful Color And Comp Stan:-) #966006

Stacey M December 11, 2004

They are very beautiful..........but don't make'em mad!!! :-) #966071

Stacey M December 11, 2004

They are very beautiful..........but don't make'em mad!!! :-) #966072

Sharon Day level-classic December 11, 2004

Absolutely beautiful, Stan!!! Gorgeous color, texture and lighting! #966077

Casey A. Hanson December 11, 2004

Beautiful! Nicely done, Stan! #966143

Carla Metzler December 11, 2004

So beautiful! #966157

William C. Raco level-classic December 11, 2004

Wonderful singers, and wonderful flowers.
Very beautiful, Stan.
I'm sure Kathleen, Kallen and Cynthia would be pleased, as well.

bill #966212

Phil Sauvey December 11, 2004


A photo full of color and detail and I really like the softness you have applied here. Just excellent!! This would look great on the front of a card one could give on Sweetest Day. My wife loves roses and diamonds. Hum, and I thought I had expensive taste :) Have a great weekend my friend! #966243

Charlene Bayerle December 11, 2004

Oh, how gorgeous Stan!!!!! Wonderful shot and composition!!! #966348

Karen Bacon December 11, 2004

Perfect flowers perfectly photographed Stan!!! #966426

Audrea Telkamp December 11, 2004

Oh....these are SO lovely Stan!! Wonderful DOF, dreamy look, and excellent composition - I can almost smell them!! Have you ever made rose-petal jelly? I do have a sure-jell recipe I invented if anyone's interested (just email me), I know that sounds weird but it is good! #966488

Stanley J. Contrades December 11, 2004

Oh, my, what a way to wake! It's interesting what you are able to do with second, third, or more looks at an image! This was displayed once before, and with some tweaking has turned out better than expected, and happy that it is being enjoyed! Many, many thanks to you, Dan, Allan, Bonnie, Kathleen, Janet, Donna, Sanjay, Patricia, Leanne, Terry, Stacey X2 :-)!!, Sharon, Casey, Hi, Carla, bill, Phillip, Charlene, Karen and Audrea, for your very much appreciated and thoughtful responses!
Much Aloha,
Stan #966501

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe December 11, 2004

Great image, composition, color and DOF!! Soft but sharp with great texture in the petals!!


Patty Razonable December 11, 2004

Superb composition, Stan! I prefer the peach color rose over the red!!! :-) Like the soft effects on this one! #966651

Kathryn (Love) Scheet December 11, 2004

this is sooooo beautiful Stan!! #966661

Stanley J. Contrades December 11, 2004

Jim, Patty, and Kathryn, thank you very much! Your stopping in to comment is much appreciated!!
Stan #966710

Leonard Pierce December 11, 2004

Very beautiful and very well done Stan!!! #966773

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict December 11, 2004

A rose is a rose is a rose is a masterpiece!!!

-Debby #966812

Stanley J. Contrades December 11, 2004

Thank you, Len and Debby, very much for your time and gracious comments!
Much Aloha,
Stan #966836

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe December 11, 2004

This is lovely. The lighting really brings out the color of the roses. I also like the dof. #966903

Patricia Marroquin December 11, 2004

So lovely! Great composition and title too, Stan! :-) #966929

Karen Engelbreth December 12, 2004

Everything is perfect about this photo, Stan! #967965

Stanley J. Contrades December 12, 2004

Donna, Patricia and Karen, Thank You! very much, ladies! Your support and graciousness is always appreciated.
Much Aloha,
Stan #968066

Kip T. Berger December 12, 2004

Hmmmm, everybody has already said everything about this superb image. Suffice to say, GREAT SHOT Stan. :) #968494

Stanley J. Contrades December 12, 2004

Thank you very much, Kip, for taking the time to stop by and respond. I'm always grateful for every one of them!!
Stan #968527

Mary K. Robison December 13, 2004

Such a glorious shade of orange, Stan, and the bg really does justice to those three beauties!! Great composition and sweet title, too! #970529

Stanley J. Contrades December 14, 2004

Thank you so very much, my friend! I really am grateful for all of your support, Mary!! Have a great week!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #970549

Nobu Nagase December 14, 2004

Excellent colors, textures, and dof.
I agree with all the praise I am reading here, Stan.
Beautiful image, indeed!!! #971514

Stanley J. Contrades December 14, 2004

Many thanks, Nobi, for your kind response which is always appreciated! Happy Holidays!!
Stan #971546

Judy S. Fung December 14, 2004

Very beautiful image and great title, Stan! #971727

Stanley J. Contrades December 15, 2004

Hi, Judy! Thank you so much for stopping by to add your kind response!
Much Aloha,
Stan #974196

Anette Linnea Rasmussen December 17, 2004

Beautiful Stan, love the great colors
and light on this! Nicely done!

Best wishes Linnea #981279

Stanley J. Contrades December 17, 2004

Hi, Linnea, and thank you so much, as I value your responses and support!
Much Aloha,
Stan #981525

Mary K. Robison January 17, 2005

My fingers are getting tired, Stan ~
Congratulations on ALL your great finalists, and best of luck next level with them! #1040627

Kip T. Berger January 18, 2005

Congrats again Stan!!! #1040821

ilana peled level-classic January 18, 2005

Congratulations again Stan. Beautiful! #1040905

Judy S. Fung January 18, 2005

Congrats on this lovely finalist image, Stan!! #1041070

Patty Razonable January 18, 2005

Congratulations on another image in the finals on this beautiful rose!!! #1041114

Paul Michko January 18, 2005

Congrats, Stan. #1042212

Patricia A. Kuniega January 18, 2005

Congratulations on your beautifully photographed trio and finalist, Stan! Best of luck! #1042811

Murry Grigsby January 18, 2005

Congrats again Stan :0) #1043602

Donald K. Cherry level-classic January 18, 2005

Congrats again, Stan! #1043750

Anette Linnea Rasmussen January 18, 2005

Lovely Stan!
Congrats on this beautiful finalist!

Best wishes
Linnea #1043789

Dan Holm level-classic January 18, 2005

Congratulations, Stan!!! #1044101

Stanley J. Contrades January 18, 2005

I know what you mean, Mary, as my fingers are getting a little mushy with all of the responses to the many exquisite images in this round that I've been doing and still must do! Thanks very much, my friend!

Kip, looks like Mary beat you on this one :-)! Thank You! for your generosity and support, for which I am grateful.

Mahalo nui loa (Thank you very much), Ilana, Judy, Patty, Paul, Patricia (my flower inspiration!), Murry, Donald, Linnea, and Dan! You are all an inspiration and I thank you for your continued support! Have a great week, and Congratulations to all of you as well for keeping this site the very best there is!!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1044255

Karen Engelbreth January 18, 2005

Congrats again Stan! #1044769

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict January 18, 2005

Congratulations, Stan, on your gorgeous finalist!

Best Wishes!
Debby #1045702

Diane Addonizio level-classic January 18, 2005

Congratulations !!! Beautiful, Stan! #1045740

Stanley J. Contrades January 18, 2005

Many thanks, Karen, Debby, and DIANE! I appreciate your generosity and your time to comment!!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1046049

Debra Booth January 18, 2005

Stan, this is gorgeous!! Congratulations again! #1046268

Nobu Nagase January 18, 2005

Many congratulations again, Stan!
Certainly a beautiful image!!! #1046573

Jennifer Rennison January 18, 2005

Quite beautiful, Stan...another big Congratulations! #1046584

Colette M. Metcalf January 18, 2005

Congrats again, Stan!!! #1046613

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe January 18, 2005

Congrats on this excelletn image, Stan!!! #1046698

LJ Corliss level-classic January 18, 2005

Whoa! This is beautiful. Great color and comp. Congrats Stan :) #1046790

Stanley J. Contrades January 18, 2005

Debra, Nobi, Jennifer, Colette, Jim, and L J, I am always grateful for your support and confidence and I Thank You! very much!!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1046921

Tom Andersen January 19, 2005

Congratulations on another beautiful finalist, Stan! #1047072

Robin L. Wehrman January 19, 2005

Congratulations on this outstanding and very beautiful image and finalist, Stan!!! Way to go!!:-) #1048293

Stanley J. Contrades January 19, 2005

Thank you very much, Tom and Robin, for your wonderful comments that are always appreciated!!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1048883

Terry R. Hatfield January 19, 2005

This One Is Real Nice Stan, Congratulations On Your Finalist:-) #1048926

Karen Bacon January 19, 2005

Congratulations on all of your wonderful finalists Stan! #1049083

Monika Sapek level-classic January 19, 2005

Many congratulations and good luck, Stan!

Janet Detota January 19, 2005

Congratulations on this gorgeous image!! #1049265

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