Patty Razonable May 10, 2005

That is a beautiful African Star and a great find too!!! I really like the colors, Stan!! #247074

Jordi Delgado May 10, 2005

So beautifil, Stan!!

:-)) #1335729

Stanley J. Contrades May 10, 2005

Thanks very much, Patty and Jordi! I appreciate it very much!! Had some time between getting my Mom in and out of the wheelchair and she had these on display on her kitchen table :-)!! So while she rested it gave me an opportunity to get out the camera!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #1335742

Evy Johansen level-classic May 10, 2005

Love this image!!! Simply beautiful, Stan! #1335749

Dan Holm level-classic May 10, 2005

Wow! Yet another absolutely GORGEOUS and impeccably composed capture, Stan!! Awesome work, as usual! #1335754

Stanley J. Contrades May 10, 2005

Thank You!, Evy and Dan, very much for always being there with your generous responses and support. It really feels good to have that camera back in my hands and I'll try to keep up as much as I can with responding to your images as well! Thanks once again and hope all is well with you!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1335757

S J May 10, 2005

Absolutely gorgeous, Stan!! Love the lighting and colors on this beautiful flower image!! My best personal regrards to your Mom and family!! #1335770

Stanley J. Contrades May 10, 2005

Hi, Sanjay!! Thanks very much once again for your well wishes and I will certainly pass on your personal regards to my Mom. She's doing well and enjoying her trips to the yard, but it's still a long hard road ahead but with a lot of help and TLC :-)!!
Thanks once again, my friend!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1335779

Kathleen Clemons May 10, 2005

Love your composition, Stan. My best to you and your family. #1335796

Paul Michko May 10, 2005

Great composition, Stan. #1335807

Donald K. Cherry level-classic May 10, 2005

Beautiful image, Stan! Regards to your mom and family!! #1335830

Danilo Piccioni level-classic May 10, 2005

great composition and colors! #1335857

Tammy Scott May 10, 2005

Fantastic color and contrast on this, Stan! #1335897

Tom Andersen May 10, 2005

These flowers are enough to brighten anyone’s day, Stan, and you have captured that quality in this photo! My very best wishes to your mom, you and your family! #1336001

Stephanie Lyons May 10, 2005

Gorgeous shot Stan! Great lighting and composition! #1336036

Roger Bernabo May 10, 2005

Very nice and great background Stan #1336086

Carla Metzler May 10, 2005

Absolutely gorgeous, Stan! #1336141

Karen E. Michaels level-deluxe May 10, 2005

Brava Stan, you managed grace, elegance, and a slight sense of momentum through continued growth with the way your phtograph is composed. Peace, karen #1336156

Cathy Stancil May 10, 2005

African star is one of my favorite flower...Beautiful composition and light Stan ! Beautiful image !! #1336981

Mata Patan May 10, 2005

Nice composition and colors! #1337204

Jennifer Rennison May 10, 2005

Wow, Stan, Gorgeous! Love the colors, lighting and composition, excellent work! #1337409

Mary J. Costa Pearson May 10, 2005

gorgeous, GORGEOUS, gorgeous #1337661

Karen Engelbreth May 10, 2005

Beautiful macro, Stan! #1337855

Elisabeth A. Gay May 10, 2005

Beautiful Stan!
Ann #1337905

Stanley J. Contrades May 10, 2005

I am very fortunate to be among all of you wonderful photographers and to be able to call you "friend"! Thanks very much for your support, as always, as well as your encouraging responses. Thank You!, Kathleen, Paul, Donald, Dado, Tammy, Tom, Stephanie, Roger, Carla, Karen, Cathy S., Mata, Jennifer, Mary, Karen, and Ann!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1338548

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe May 10, 2005

Wonderful colorful image Stan!!! So good to see your images back!!! I hope all goes well with your mom!!! My mom is in a somewhat similar position...using a walker and falling a lot...also having a problem with short term memory. I'm hoping and praying for the best:) #1338702

Jill Flynn level-classic May 10, 2005

Love your focus Stan. Your composition and presentation are OUTSTANDING! LOVE THIS!!! #1338725

Mary K. Robison May 11, 2005

Stan, I was delighted to enter your gallery just now and discover you'd posted another beautiful floral! Wish I'd known sooner ~ you know I would've commented earlier if I had thought to check!
Nice to see the photographer in you grabbing opportunities where he can find them to shoot something this beautiful... :)
Still keeping you and yours in my thoughts and prayers. #1338982

Kerby Pfrangle level-classic May 11, 2005

Stan this is stunning. Love the colors in this image and the dark background makes the image POP.

Very nice. Kerby #1339095

Wendy Stevenson May 11, 2005

Such a beautiful flower Stan. Your composition and the black bg certainly accentuate it's colour and design. Very well taken!!! #1339525

Sharon Day level-classic May 11, 2005

Beautiful image, Stan!!! Wonderful composition and lighting! I think this is just gorgeous! Wishing the best to your mother and your family! #1339802

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe May 11, 2005

A real beauty, Stan!
Kathleen #1340032

Laurence Saliba level-classic May 11, 2005

Beautiful macro image Stan!!!! #1340881

Marsha S. Smith May 11, 2005

Stan, I've never seen one of these before. It is just lovely and your presentation is perfect. So gorgeous.
Still wishing all the best for you and your mom and family. #1341073

Deborah Sandidge May 11, 2005

Beautiful and dramatic floral composition, Stan - very elegant!! Wishing your family the best... #1341132

Phil Sauvey May 11, 2005


Nice DOF and I like how the flower is facing the camera that way. That dark background once again brings it all out beautifully! Wonderfully done my friend. #1342036

Michelle R. Kovach May 12, 2005

I have one word for this Stan - SUPERB! #1344530

Jane Summa May 12, 2005

Hi Stan! It's sooo nice to see your photos :-)..I love the color of this image..the black background and the slight use of light really brings out the color! gorgeous!
You may want to print out some of what you shot that day and show Mom :-) I'm sure it'll put a big smile on her face! Hope you have some more idle time..can't wait to see what you have for us next :-)! #1345984

Stanley J. Contrades May 15, 2005

As I've said it before, I am very grateful to be one of your fellow photographers and my heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you for your well wishes and support. Jim (we'll say an extra prayer for your Mom each day as we pray with our Mom!); Jill (Thank You!); Mary, my friend (Thank you for always being there!); Kerby (Thank You!); Wendy (Thank you as always!); Sharon (Thank you for your well wishes and I'll extend them to my Mom!); Kathleen (Thank You!); Laurence (Thank You!); Marsha (Many thanks for the well wishes for my Mom!); Thank you, Deborah, and best wishes to your family as well!; Phil, my Alaskan friend (Thank you very much!); Michelle (Thank you for the wonderful compliment!); and Jane (Thank you, too, and I continue to show my work to my Mom who is my biggest fan :-)!!).
Many thanks once again to all of you and know that I truly appreciate your kind and generous comments!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1355719

Janet Detota May 17, 2005

Better late than never. Right? :-) Well, I most definitely agree with all that's been said about this stunning image of yours! Just love it! And the best to you and your mom from way up here in NY state! Aloha! #1362516

Stanley J. Contrades May 17, 2005

It's always nice to hear from you, Janet, no matter the time or when!! Thanks once again and especially for your thoughts and well wishes for my Mom. She's doing okay and getting lots of TLC :-)!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1363465

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe May 19, 2005

Sheer beauty Stan!! I hope your Mom is okay!! I am praying for a full recovery. It can happen!! #1370150

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic May 20, 2005

Stunning..I love your gallery..You do such beautiful work!!! How is Mom? Hope she is doing well....Shelly #1372309

Stanley J. Contrades May 21, 2005

Thank you, Donna and Shelly, for your prayers and well wishes. Fortunately my Mom has had a great life and gets lots of TLC, though she will not walk again as the stroke was just too serious! But, she's well and we enjoy every moment we are with her and she does keep us laughing :-)!!

Thanks very much, once again to the both of you, and I hope you and your families are well!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1375541

Stan Kwasniowski June 21, 2005

Stan, Congratulations

Stan K #1498527

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe June 21, 2005

Congratulations, Stan!! Well done:) #1498978

KHAWLA Haddad June 21, 2005

Stan such wonderul image dont know how I I missed this one Congratulations !!!
well don #1499128

Tammy Scott June 21, 2005

Congratulations on another great finalist, Stan! #1499481

Tom Andersen June 21, 2005

Congratulations on this very beautiful finalist, Stan! #1499846

Cindy Paquette June 21, 2005

Huge congrats Stan! #1500010

Kathleen R. Struckle June 21, 2005

Aweome image! Congrats Stan!!! #1500231

Cathy Stancil June 21, 2005

Congratulations Stan !! This is beautiful, good luck on the next round !! #1500309

Sharon Day level-classic June 21, 2005

Big congratulations, Stan!!! Wonderful image! Good luck in the next round! #1500809

Deborah Sandidge June 21, 2005

Beautiful! Congratulations, Stan!! #1501152

Terry L. Ellis level-classic June 21, 2005

My sincere congratulations to you Stan, for your finalist on this gorgeous image! Good luck in the next round, for sure!!! #1501762

Danilo Piccioni level-classic June 21, 2005

congrats on this beauty of a finalist! !!!! #1502021

Patricia A. Cale June 21, 2005

Congratulations, Stan. Beautiful shot and well usual!!! #1502232

Jennifer Rennison June 21, 2005

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Stan! #1502298

Patty Razonable June 22, 2005

Congratullations on this African Star as a finalist, Stan!!! Good luck in the next round!! #1502494

Mary K. Robison June 22, 2005

Be sure to show your mom her lovely flowers again, Stan!
CONGRATULATIONS on their becoming a finalist!
Way to Go, my friend! #1502562

Stanley J. Contrades June 22, 2005

Stan, Jim, Kelly, Tammy, Tom, Cindy, Kathleen, Cathy, Sharon, Deborah, Terry, Dado, Pat, Jennifer, Patty, and Mary ... THANK YOU! You're all very much appreciated!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1502583

Jordi Delgado June 22, 2005

Congrats on this gorgeous finalist, Stan!!

:-) #1502631

Paul E. Earl June 22, 2005

Fantastic Stan!! Congrats!!! #1502813

Carla Metzler June 22, 2005

Congratulations on this very beautiful finalist, Stan! Good luck in the next round. #1504740

S J June 22, 2005

Congratulations on this beautiful Fianlist, Stan!! #1504790

Laurence Saliba level-classic June 22, 2005

Congratulations Stan!!!! #1505229

Laura Clay-Ballard June 22, 2005

ooo....ahhh.... gorgeous.. congrats! #1506195

Judy S. Fung June 22, 2005

Congrats, Stan! #1506699

Jill Flynn level-classic June 22, 2005

Congratulations on this beauty Stan! #1506876

June 22, 2005

Great job Stan!
Congrats on this beautiful finalist! #1507155

Stanley J. Contrades June 22, 2005

Thanks very much for your generous response and congratulatory message, Jordi, Paul, Carla, Sanjay, Laurence, Laura, Judy, Jill, and Reine! And good luck to all of you as well!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1507222

Claudette Foote June 22, 2005

Congratulations, Stan. Beautiful image
Good luck in the next round. #1507406

Kara L. Hendricks June 22, 2005

This is gorgeous Stan!!! WOnderful finalist!!! Congrats and good luck!! #1507562

Lani T. Broadbent level-classic June 22, 2005

Fantastic Capture and Composition!

Stan, Congrats on the award! #1507784

Nobu Nagase June 22, 2005

Many congratulations, Stan!!!
Best wishes on the next round!!!!! #1508220

Kerby Pfrangle level-classic June 22, 2005

Stan congratulations on your finalist entry. Good luck in the finals.

Kerby #1508255

Phil Sauvey June 25, 2005

Good Morning Stan!!

Well, another wonderful photograph and a well deserved win of finalist. I have always admired your eye for photography. Congratulations and I want to wish you the best of everything! I know you have been a big help to me which I am sure include many others! #1519467

Stanley J. Contrades June 25, 2005

Many thanks to you, Claudette, Kara, Lani, Nobi, Kerby, and Phil, for your congratulatory wishes and for your taking the time to respond! I am always grateful for your generosity!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1519511

Jill Odice level-classic October 11, 2005

Wow is this ever gorgeous Stan! You inspire me to try harder to make my macros even close to this! #1942616

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