Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe 5/25/2003 1:03:57 PM

Very nice!!!!! #36612

Murry Grigsby

I don't remember the exact crop of the other one, Patrick, but I know I liked it and this onr doesn't change my mind a bit. This is a nice image anyway you crop it apparently :0) #103148

Patrick Campbell

Thanks Murray and Carolyn! I'm always the perfectionist.. :-) #103174

Claudia Kuhn level-deluxe

This is a beautiful shot. Love the colors, light, and softness! #103175

Leanne M.E. Boyd

This is gorgeous. I never saw the other one, all I know is WOW. I like the back light and the transparancy #103176

Kathleen Clemons

This is yet another beauty, Patrick! #103182

Judith G. Secco

Gorgeous, Patrick.
Judy #103259

Gene Spears

nice one Patrick, that is just beautiful!! #103285

Mary-Ella Bowles level-deluxe

Hey there Patrick!! How've you been?

As others have already said - this is very, very nice. I'm always a sucker for backlighting, especially when it reveals the translucence of leaves and flower petals. The colors in this image are rich and attractive too. A good one all around! #103286

Joy Brown

Outstanding, Patrick! #103305

Patrick Campbell

Thanks everyone for your kind words! Mary-Ella, I am still pursuing my passion as time permits. There's never enough time for it though when you have a 'real' job and a family. I drove by this field of poppies right up against the highway and they were just too beautiful to pass up. #103310

Darren K. Fisher level-deluxe

WOW Patrick this is my favorite color and boy did you capture it well. A winner in my book!!! #103316

Gerda Grice level-deluxe

Breathtakingly lovely, Patrick! The colours are wonderful and the backlighting has emphasized the fragility and beauty of the flowers! I love it! #103337

Patrick Campbell

Thank you Darren and Gerda! #103339

Evy Johansen level-deluxe

I do not remember the crop of the other image, but I do remember I liked it. Anyway - this is a beautiful picture, Patrick!

Patrick Campbell

Thanks Evy! #103578

Barbara K. Breitsameter

Impressive! The backlite, brilliant flowers really makes this one stand out. Well done. #104497

Patrick Campbell

Thanks Barbara! #106493

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe

Absolutely gorgeous macro, Patrick! The backlighting and the shadows it casts are amazing! Exceptional clarity also! #106906

Patrick Campbell

Thanks Gary! #106918

Mette Vendelboe Allison level-deluxe

Congrats! #113107

Leanne M.E. Boyd

Congrats Gary and good luck in the finals. #113135

Sharon E. Lowe level-deluxe

Congrats PAtrick - great shot! #113183

Evy Johansen level-deluxe

Congratulations, Patrick! Well derserved and good luck with this beautiful shot! #113200

Juliane Morris-Lusk

YES! It's gorgeous! Wonderful work and good luck with the finals! #113248

Robert Mann level-deluxe

I am not surprised that this is here! Congrats on all your success with this glorious image, Patrick! Good luck in the finals! RoB #113341

Patrick Campbell

Thanks to all for your kind and generous comments--they are much appreciated! #113704

Darren K. Fisher level-deluxe

See I told ya!!!! CONGRATS!!!! #113731

Patrick Campbell

Thanks Darren! #113754

Murry Grigsby

Congrats, Patrick! #113761

Elizabeth A. Zibas

A huge congrats to you Patrick, this is my favorite image this month. I just love this one. I dream of images like this. #113854

Gerda Grice level-deluxe

This is just so beautiful, it HAD to be a finalist, Patrick! Congratulations and good luck with it in the finals! -Gerda #113941

Mary-Ella Bowles level-deluxe

I would be shocked if this had NOT turned up as a finalist! Best of luck (not that you need it!) with this classic and classy image, Patrick. #113945

Wolfgang Dolak level-deluxe

Gorgeous and outstanding!
Congratulations and good luck!!
birdie #114133

Franziska Lang level-deluxe

What an exquisite photo ... congrats on your finals ... I'm sure you'll be amongst the winners, too :) #114431

Oksana Oksamit level-deluxe

What a shot, Patrick...
Congrats on your great wins!!!! #114658

Damian P. Gadal

Beautiful work Patrick - Congrats! #114659

Joy Brown

Congratulations, Patrick and good luck with this outstanding image! #114768

Patrick Campbell

A big thanks to Betsy, Gerda, Mary-Ella, birdie, Franziska, Oksana, Damian and Joy! What a kind and generous bunch you are! #114859

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe

Very well deserved and very likely to be a winner! Well done and good luck, Patrick! #114947

Patrick Campbell

That's very kind, Gary. #115280

Ron Goldman

Congratulations and good luck with this! It's beautiful! #115324

Kathy L. Schneider

Oh..here is that wonderful poppy image again! One of my all time favorites! Congrats Patrick! #115908

Patrick Campbell

Thank you Ron and Kathy! #116409

Joy Brown

Congratulations, Patrick, on your second place win with this awesome image! #117032

Kathleen Clemons

One of my favorites! Congrats on your win! :) #117055

Elizabeth A. Zibas

Congrats Patrick, I'm so glad this was a winner (although it is first in my book;o)). I love everything about this one. #117144

Mette Vendelboe Allison level-deluxe

It IS a BEAUTY. Congratulations - well deserved! #117243

Connie I. Chandler

This is one of my favorites, Patrick. It's simply gorgeous! Congratulations and well deserved win! It's stunning! #117354

Leanne M.E. Boyd

Congratiulations, Patrick. #117433

Bernard B. Travers

Great win, Patrick. You did it. #117452

Patrick Campbell

It's great to get two second place wins in a month, and even better to read all these kind and generous comments. Thank you all!!! #117462

Mary-Ella Bowles level-deluxe

I knew this was a winner the very first time I saw it! Congratulations, Patrick, on winning with this truly remarkable photo. #117486

Damian P. Gadal

Congrats again Patrick! #117607

Wolfgang Dolak

This HAS to be among the winners!
Great job!!
birdie #117634

Gerda Grice level-deluxe

I really love this image, Patrick, and I'm delighted to see it among the winners! Congratulations again! #117658

Michael McMurrough

Congrats on the finish Patrick! I really like this shot a lot. The clarity is just breathtaking. (Makes me want to get one of those "big" cameras :) #117718

Murry Grigsby

Congrats, Patrick, on your fine image and win! #117742

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe

No surprise at all that this won! Its a gorgeous photo! Congratulations, Patrick! #117745

Cathy Barrows

Stunning...the colors are WOW and the use of light and shadow for translucent petals is brilliant #117846

Connie L. Carpenter

Oh wow, beautiful DOF and colors. Congratulations. #117927

Patrick Campbell

Thanks again everyone, I'm grateful and a bit overwhelmed by all the comments! #117969

Gene Spears

this one is a winner, that's for sure! congratulations! #117987

Robert Mann level-deluxe

Not surprised at all that this is in the winners circle, Patrick! Congratulations! RoB #118044

Dolores Neilson

I love this poppie shot, Patrick! LOve the rich saturation and crop. Congrats on a well deserved win!!

BTW, do you think they'll ever "take down" the 1st and 2nd place winners at Print photo?? Hah! We've been winners there a long time, haven't we?? #118391

Evy Johansen level-deluxe

Many congratulations with this beautiful shot, Patrick! #118866

Monika Sapek level-deluxe

Absolutely wonderful photo! This is one of my favorites. Beautiful backlighting and great colors. Many congratulations on your Second Place win, Patrick!

Patrick Campbell

Thanks again everyone for your comments!

Dolores, at first I didn't know what you were talking about, then I took a look at the url of the site: http://www.printphoto.com/photo_contest.htm. I sent them an email some time ago but never got a reply. Is the company still in business? It would be nice of them to either disband the contest and take down the photos, or resume it. Not a priority I guess. #119651

Carol Engstrom level-deluxe

This is beautiful, Patrick. Congrats! #125363

Patrick Campbell

Thanks Carol! #125448

Cathy M. Gromball

Congratulations, Patrick!

Cathy :) #126368

Patrick Campbell

Thanks Cathy! #126425

Susana Matos 8/12/2003 8:03:53 AM

So well deserved!!
cheers Su #163732

Connie I. Chandler 8/12/2003 8:29:53 AM

Lovely! Congratulations!! #163762

Patrick Campbell 8/12/2003 8:49:13 AM

Thank you Su and Connie! #163809

Patricia A. Kuniega 2/1/2004 5:30:16 AM

It doesn't get much better than this Patrick! Of course if I were Judge of the Land I'd have made this the Grand Prize Winner! But my power is somewhat limited! ; ) Exquisite work!! #356542

Carolina K. Smith level-deluxe 4/21/2004 5:34:01 PM

Wow! This is one of the most beautiful flower shots I've ever seen. I grew up in California, and so came to love poppies. Thanks for taking a wonderful picture... #495793

Patrick Campbell 4/21/2004 6:50:14 PM

Thanks so much Patricia and Carolina. Patricia, I am sorry to be slow in responding to your praise. #495963

Karolyn Munson 7/1/2004 8:05:18 PM

Patrick - I saw your winning picture of the fireman and decided to check out you other work. This one definitely caught my attention the most out of all of them. The color is absolutely gorgeous, especially with the lighting. My tiger lilies just opened up and I spent the morning trying to find that "just right" shot - I came up with some good ones, but nothing as stunning as this! Good work! I'm a fan now! #627750

Kristy E. Lane 1/22/2005 1:31:17 PM

I was just browsing your gallery when I fell in love with this shot! Terrific! #1056773

Patrick Campbell 1/22/2005 6:01:35 PM

Thanks Kristy! I entered a print in the "Birds and Blooms" magazine photo contest last year, and it was one of the four finalists. Beginner's luck, because I haven't concentrated on shooting flowers very much.

Thanks also to Karolyn! I'm sorry I missed your previous comment. #1057056

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