© Stanley J. Contrades


Linda Proctor February 01, 2005

I should think so Wonderful color he looks mean lol Love this #211246

Nobu Nagase February 01, 2005

Terrific shot, Stan!
Beautiful rich colors and excellent details. #1078227

S J February 01, 2005

Awesome macro, Stan!! Very nice colors & wonderful details!! #1078261

Arya Bandyopadhyay February 01, 2005

Excellent macro shot....terrific colours! my favourite, Stan!! #1078320

Mary K. Robison February 01, 2005

Whoa! Knockout colors in this excellent closeup, Stan! Beautifully composed, too! #1078323

Dan Holm level-classic February 02, 2005

Wow!! Absolutely awesome, Stan! Looks like a winner to me! #1078354

Leanne M.E. Boyd February 02, 2005

Excellent detail on this macro, Stan! Great shot! #1078365

Jordi Delgado February 02, 2005

WOW, amazing CLOSE up, Stan!! Did he bite you???

;-)) #1078369

Judy S. Fung February 02, 2005

Wonderful detail, colors and capture, Stan!! #1078415

Diane Addonizio level-classic February 02, 2005

Fantastic detail, color and selective focus, Stan !! #1078556

Casey A. Hanson February 02, 2005

Great shot Stan! Love the colors :0) #1078980

Jane Summa February 02, 2005

You can say that again!! Love it!! I like the red and green color combination, Stan...very bold and bright! You've capture amazing detail with clarity! #1079746

Cathy Stancil February 02, 2005

Just wonderful Stan ! The colors are fantastic ! #1079917

Stanley J. Contrades February 02, 2005

Thank you as always for your wonderful comments and continued support for which I am grateful! Thank You!, Linda, Nobi, Sanjay, Arya, Mary, Dan, Leanne, Jordi (Nope, no biting, just a lot of staring :-)!), Judy, DIANE, Casey, Jane, and Cathy!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1079930

Patty Razonable February 02, 2005

Wow! This is a terrific macro and composition, Stan!!! Love the BG!!! #1080017

Elisabeth A. Gay February 02, 2005

Terrific macro, Stan!
Ann #1080054

Mary J. Costa Pearson February 02, 2005

this is an excellent shot Stan! The colors are superb!!! Very vibrant. Wonderful job!! #1080196

Carla Metzler February 02, 2005

Terrific shot, Stan!
Beautiful colors and details. And I love little crawling creatures!
It is National Geographic good! #1080650

Carla Metzler February 02, 2005

Terrific shot, Stan!
Beautiful colors and details. And I love little crawling creatures!
It is National Geographic good! #1080651

Stanley J. Contrades February 02, 2005

Thanks very much, Patty, Ann, Mary, and Carla X2 :-) for your generous responses!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1080656

Janet Detota February 03, 2005

Awesome shot! Love the DOF, comp and colors! #1080997

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe February 03, 2005

Sensational! That would be WAY close enough for me...

ccc #1081157

Stanley J. Contrades February 03, 2005

He's not that big enough to scare you, about six inches long with mostly tail (LOL!), and the extension tube on the 100mm macro lens got me very close!!
Thank you, Janet and Candice for stopping in to comment! I appreciate it!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1081607

Stan Kwasniowski February 03, 2005

Wow, looks like this guy means business, I mean if it is a guy lol
very nice Stan

Stan Kwasniowski #1081620

Stanley J. Contrades February 04, 2005

I wasn't about to find out whether it's a guy or not, Stan (LOL!). Thanks for your response and support!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1084198

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe February 04, 2005

An outstanding macro. I love the green against the red!! #1084362

Stanley J. Contrades February 04, 2005

Many thanks, Donna, for your generosity and continued support!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1084417

Darren K. Fisher level-classic February 05, 2005

WOW awesome close up Stan and the colors could not be any better. I bet we will see this one again. #1085207

Stanley J. Contrades February 05, 2005

Thank you, Darren, and I appreciate your confidence in this shot! It was fun shooting this guy(?), even had the neighbors watching :-)!! Thanks again!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1085730

Kelly Heaton February 05, 2005

Great Capture and love the color! #1085824

Debra Booth February 05, 2005

Wonderful "close enough" macro, Stan! Beautiful contrasting colors! #1086165

Stanley J. Contrades February 05, 2005

Hi, Kelly! Thank you for your wonderful response that I appreciate!
Thank you, too, Debra, especially for your continued support and generosity!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1086376

Sharon Day level-classic February 23, 2005

Amazing shot, Stan!!! Wonderfully composed and the colors are eye-popping! Great job! #1129187

Stanley J. Contrades February 23, 2005

Hi, Sharon! Thank your for stopping in to comment, as it is always great to hear from you and I do value your feedback! Hope you are having a great week!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1129278

Stan Kwasniowski March 15, 2005

Stan, Congratulations

Stan Kwasniowski #1175381

Kristi A. Howson March 15, 2005

Congratulations on your finalist Stan...wonderful detail in this Stan!!!! #1175999

Tom Andersen March 15, 2005

Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist, Stan! #1176418

Mary K. Robison March 15, 2005

No surprise this made finalist, Stan!

Kelly Heaton March 15, 2005

Congratulations on your finalist Stan! #1176917

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict March 15, 2005

Congrats again, Stan, love this image! #1177183

Gail Vitikacs level-classic March 15, 2005

Stan, awesome shot! Congratulations! #1177444

Janet Detota March 15, 2005

Congratulations, Stan!! #1177596

Jennifer Rennison March 15, 2005

Awesome macro, Stan, love the colors and detail!! Congratulations on your finalist! #1177637

Kelly Abernathy level-classic March 15, 2005

Congrats on a great finalist! -K #1178274

Anette Linnea Rasmussen March 15, 2005

Wonderful shot Stan!
Congrats on this finalist!

Best wishes, Linnea #1178462

Danilo Piccioni level-classic March 16, 2005

This one is just INCREDIBLE Stan! fantastic shot and colors!

Dado #1178537

Jordi Delgado March 16, 2005

I'm sure we'll see that guy again!!

Congrats, Stan!!!

:-)) #1178655

Stanley J. Contrades March 16, 2005

Stan, Kristi, Tom, Mary, Kelly H., Deborah, Gail, Janet, Jennifer, Kelly S., Linnea, Dado, and Jordi, you are all very kind and generous, and very much appreciated ... Thank You!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1178664

Judy S. Fung March 16, 2005

Congrats, Stan!! #1178719

Claudia Kuhn level-classic March 16, 2005

Wonderful Stan! Love it, congrats! #1179630

S J March 16, 2005

Oh OK!! There you're!! CONGRATULATIONS on this OUTSTANDING Finalist, Stan!! What a catch!! #1179931

Donna J. Eaton March 16, 2005

Congrats on your finalist Stan! Love those contrasting colors! #1180044

Cathy Gregor March 16, 2005

Congrats on this awesome finalist, Stan! #1180354

Colette M. Metcalf March 16, 2005

Congrats Stan!!! #1180360

Leanne M.E. Boyd March 16, 2005

Congratulations Stan! #1180488

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 16, 2005

Congratulations on your finalist win!! I love this Stan!! Good luck in the next round!! #1180939

Stanley J. Contrades March 16, 2005

Judy, Claudia, Sanjay, Donna E., Cathy, Colette, Leanne, and Donna P., thank you all for your wonderful thoughts and congratulations that are much appreciated and best of luck to all of the Finalists!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1181324

Stacey A. Bates March 16, 2005

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Stan, Wonderful colors and DOF, best of luck to you in the next round!!!
Stacey #1181624

Stanley J. Contrades March 16, 2005

Thanks very much, Stacey! I appreciate it!!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1181632

Nobu Nagase March 16, 2005

Congratulations, Stan, on your finalist for this great shot!!!
Best wishes for the next round! #1181732

Debra Booth March 16, 2005

Another big congratulations to you, Stan! #1182605

Dan Holm level-classic March 16, 2005

CONGRATULATIONS, Stan, on this AWESOME Finalist!!!! #1182610

Phil Sauvey March 16, 2005


Congrats my friend! Now that's a close encounter. Keep up the great work! Best of luck in the next round. #1182771

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe March 17, 2005

Congratulations on this very excellent finalist, Stan!!! #1184488

Anette Linnea Rasmussen March 17, 2005

Beautiful shot Stan!
Congrats on your win!

Best wishes, Linnea #1185602

Murry Grigsby March 17, 2005

Congratulations on your win Stan!! #1185701

Lucia De Giovanni March 17, 2005

Wonderful! Congratulations my friend, this is great! #1185733

Stanley J. Contrades March 17, 2005

Thank You! Nobi, Debra, Dan, Phil, Jim, Linnea, and Murry for your wonderful congratulatory responses! I am always grateful for your support and generosity!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1185735

Dan Holm level-classic March 17, 2005

Yes!!! CONGRATULATIONS, Stan!!!!! A most deserving WIN!!!!!! Woo Hoo!!! #1185740

William C. Raco level-classic March 17, 2005

Really beautiful work, Stan!


Judith G. Secco March 17, 2005

Wow, wonderful image, Stan. Big CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
Judy #1185905

Nobu Nagase March 17, 2005

Many congratulations, Stan, on your great win on this outstanding image!!! #1185930

Casey A. Hanson March 17, 2005

Congratulations Stan, on a wonderful win! :0) #1185953

Stanley J. Contrades March 17, 2005

Hi, Lucia ... Sorry, must have missed you when I was responding! Thank you, as always, for your kindness that I am always grateful for and appreciate!!

Thank you, too, Dan, bill, Judy, Nobi, and Casey! You are all the best and I am grateful to be among you!!

With fond Aloha,
Stan #1185968

Karen Bacon March 17, 2005

A big congratulations to you Stan!A wonderful image! #1185989

Kathryn (Love) Scheet March 17, 2005

congrats Stan :) and keep up the good work!! #1186002

Terry R. Hatfield March 17, 2005

Hi Stan! What A Great Image!!Congratulations To You On Your Win!!! #1186050

Judy S. Fung March 17, 2005

Congrats on your win, Stan!! #1186075

Elisabeth A. Gay March 17, 2005

Beautiful Stan, well done and congrats too!
Ann #1186150

Tom Andersen March 17, 2005

Congratulations on your well deserved win, Stan! #1186199

Allan L. Whitehead March 17, 2005

Stanley, my very dear friend, many many congratulations on this magnificent photograph and win, it's very richly deserved - your friend, Allan #1186224

S J March 17, 2005

Woo hoo!! My heartfelt Congratulations on this Well deserving WIN, Stan!! I'm so happy for ya!! #1186273

Jane Summa March 17, 2005

YES!!!!!! I LOVE this photo, Stan!! Congratulations!!!!! #1186350

Marsha S. Smith March 17, 2005

Glad the lizard saw you through, Stan.
Congratulations!!!! #1186364

Stephen Zacker March 17, 2005

Very striking. Like that green on red. Congratulations #1186407

Lisa Pereira March 17, 2005

Fantastic macro and stunning color! :-)Fabulous work, Stan. A well deserved win! Bravo!! :) #1186429

Debra Booth March 17, 2005

Congratulations on your well-deserved win, Stan!! #1186456

Susan T. Parady March 17, 2005

Congratulations, Stan! Well done!! #1186466

Robert Mann level-classic March 17, 2005

Ahem, indeed! Super detail on the little critter and great complementary colors and composition, Stan! Big congrats on your win! RoB #1186482

Deborah Sandidge March 17, 2005

Congratulations on your win, Stan! #1186532

Charlene Bayerle March 17, 2005

Wonderful....congratulations Stan..well deserved!!! #1186657

Sharon Day level-classic March 17, 2005

Big congratulations, Stan!!! Fantastic image!!! I love those colors! #1186752

Colette M. Metcalf March 17, 2005

Congratulations on your win Stan!!! #1186777

Carol Brill March 17, 2005

Hurray, Stan!!!

That all-knowing eye
Saw possibilities endless
For this winning shot.

He knew all along you had a winner here! Congratulations!!

Stan Kwasniowski March 17, 2005


Stan Kwasniowski #1186835

ilana peled level-classic March 17, 2005

Wonderful shot, congratulations Stan. #1186933

Kelly Abernathy level-classic March 17, 2005

Congratulations on your win! This is terrific Stan! -K #1186997

Mary K. Robison March 17, 2005

You little devil!! And I don't mean the lizard, Stan!!

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 17, 2005

I am really glad you won Stan. I love this image. The colors are amazing. Congratulations!! #1187125

Stanley J. Contrades March 17, 2005

First, let me aplogize for not answering sooner, but am slightly under the weather fighting off this cold! Nothing like waking up to so many generous, kind, and wonderful responses, and I thank each and every one of you for them!
I really appreciate your taking the time out of your busy day, and especially after a hectic two days of responding to others to add your comments!
Thank you, Karen, Kathryn, Terry, Judy, Ann, Tom, Allan, Sanjay, Jane, Marsha, Stephen, Lisa, Debra, Susan, RoB, Debby, Charlene, Sharon, Colette, Carol (Terrific Haiku, thanks!), Stan, Ilana, Kelly, Mary :-)!!, and Donna! You are all winners in my book :-)!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1187133

Danilo Piccioni level-classic March 17, 2005

I wanna be the first to say: CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!
I knew this was a winner the moment I sow it!

Dado #1187138

Jordi Delgado March 18, 2005

CONGRATULATIONS, Stan!!! You were close enough to WIN!! Ahem!!



Mata Patan March 18, 2005

Congratulations from deep of my hearth! #1187191

Wong Chek Poh March 18, 2005

Yo Aloha! Congratulations on your win. Very well deserved. Wong. #1187199

Paul Michko March 18, 2005

Great congratulations, Stan. Awesome shot. #1187241

Kathleen Clemons March 18, 2005

Congratulations. Stan! Hope you are feeling better! #1187402

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict March 18, 2005

Congrats on your win, Stan, for this amazing capture! #1187417

Claudia Kuhn level-classic March 18, 2005

Love this one and it's title, congrats on your win Stan!! #1187698

Ed Heaton March 18, 2005

Congrats Stan on a job well done! #1187854

Wally Orlowsky March 18, 2005

Congratulations on this awesome winner, Stan! #1187892

Leanne M.E. Boyd March 18, 2005

Congratulations Stan on your win! #1188520

Phil Sauvey March 18, 2005

Great job on bringing home the gold my friend! Keep up the great job and a well deserved win. Your friendship and direction is golden and you are a great inspiration! #1188629

Kara L. Hendricks March 18, 2005

A Big Congratulations from me Stan on this delightful winner you have here!! #1188823

Karen Engelbreth March 18, 2005

Big congrats, Stan! #1188963

Karen Engelbreth March 18, 2005

Big congrats, Stan! #1188964

Monika Sapek level-classic March 18, 2005

Fabulous macro with stunning colors, Stan! Many congratulations on your Second Place Win!

Diane Addonizio level-classic March 18, 2005


Evy Johansen level-classic March 18, 2005

Fantastic shot, Stan! Big congratulations on your well deserved win! #1189779

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe March 18, 2005

Congratulations on your very well done win, Stan!! #1189863

Arya Bandyopadhyay March 19, 2005

Great win, congratulations, Stan!! #1189970

Jennifer Rennison March 19, 2005

Fabulous winner, Stan, Congratulations!! #1190877

Stanley J. Contrades March 19, 2005

Have so much catching up to do and so many to thank for their well wishes and congratulatory responses!!
Thank You!, Dado, Jordi, Mata, Wong, Paul, Kathleen, Debby, Claudia, Ed, Wally, Leanne, Phil, Kara, Karen E. x2 :-)!!, Monika, DIANE, Evy, Jim, Arya, and Jennifer, for your wonderful and encouraging responses that I appreciate!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1191187

Robin L. Wehrman March 19, 2005

Congratulations to you, Stan on this magnificent win!!!! Well deserved!!!! #1191397

Leonard Pierce March 19, 2005

Congratulations on your Second Place win, Stan!!! #1191823

Penny Steiner March 19, 2005

Stan--Congratulations on your beautiful win...Penny #1191929

Stanley J. Contrades March 20, 2005

Robin, Len, and Penny, I thank you very much for your thoughtfulness in responding, and I appreciate it very much!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1193937

Wendy Stevenson March 21, 2005

Awesome macro Stan!! A belated congratulations on your win with this excellent image!! #1195537

Stanley J. Contrades March 21, 2005

Hi, Wendy! Thank you so much for stopping in to add your response as I am grateful for your support and kindness!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1196405

Eric Schneider March 23, 2005

Hey Stan! Congrats again on this fine shot. Nice line and colors, Love the saturation. Aloha! #1200387

Stanley J. Contrades March 23, 2005

Howzit, Eric ... good to hear from you and Mahalo plenty for your support and for stopping in to comment! Much appreciated!
Aloha no,
Stan #1202239

Nancy Grace Chen March 26, 2005

A late but BIG congrats to you, Stan, on your winner!! Excellent clarity and pose of the little guy. GREAT job!!

Nancy #1208828

Stanley J. Contrades March 27, 2005

Hi, Nancy! Very nice to hear from you and thank you so much for stopping by to comment, which I appreciate! He's still running around the ti plant but doesn't seem to be getting much longer :-)!! Hope you are having a wonderful Easter Sunday!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1209959

Fax Sinclair level-deluxe April 21, 2005

Aloha once again Stan, we used to correspond at Shutterline.
This is a truly wonderful shot. Congrats on winning!
Now, my question. Are you seeing A LOT more of these anoli guys lately? Our farm is choke with them and green geckos. Still some brown ones too, but waaaa? #1276296

Stanley J. Contrades April 21, 2005

Aloha e Fax ...
Thanks for stopping in with your kind response and congratulations ... appreciate it!!
Yeah, we're seeing more of these green guys all over the place, hibiscus bushes, ti plants, the bird of paradise and just about everywhere. We have three of them that I have seen so far and guess where you see one there's always another!
Thanks once again for writing!
Aloha no,
Stan #1279141

Elisabeth A. Gay April 22, 2005

Dan was the first to say this would be a winner Stan!! Right on the money!! Congratulations again!! :)
Ann #1280299

Jill Odice level-classic September 22, 2005

I can tell I will spending some time looking at all your wonderful photos ! Some day I hope to get over to your spot of the world...to see what the tourists don't :-)
The detail and colors makes this a winner!!! I can many others agree ! #1868066

Stanley J. Contrades September 22, 2005

Thank you, Ann ... my goodness I can't believe I didn't see your comment :-(!
Am always happy to hear from you!!

Thank you, too, Jill! I hope you do get to visit this part of the world one day.

I very much appreciate both of your kind responses!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1868970

Keith L. Clayton October 03, 2005

Fantastic image - I really love the colors and composition you have created here. Very well done Stan! #1913238

Stanley J. Contrades October 06, 2005

Thank you very much, Keith, and thank you for visiting, as it is greatly appreciated!!
Stan #1925498

Nadya Johnson April 01, 2006

This is a first: I got to the entry page at 2 am or so, and there were only 27 entries! Stopped by your gallery as I had the chance. I don't think I ever saw this photo so I just had to comment, now. Your have many GREAT winners there!! But if forced to pick a favorite, this would probably be the one. Fantastic, Stan!!! And sorry to be late in commenting. I do tend to miss a lot of shots, somehow... this is awesome! What a shot #2596267

Stanley J. Contrades April 03, 2006

No apology needed, Nadya, and thank you very much for taking the time to visit and comment. This is one of my favorite shots as well :-)!! Thanks once again, and I do appreciate your kindness!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2605957

Paula Kelly April 23, 2006

Fantastic Gallery! I think this is my fav.

Ray Clarke May 26, 2006

Just fantastic Stan (ac) #2819761

RC Fritz June 11, 2006

Nice contrast between green and red. Congrats Stan! #2881053

Stanley J. Contrades June 30, 2006

Thank you, Paul, Ray & Audrey, and RC, for stopping in to view and comment. I do appreciate your generosity!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #2972402

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2005:02:01, 14:35:02. 100mm Macro lens with EF25 II Extension Tube; 1/60 sec., f5.6, ISO 200, RAW.

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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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