Columbines on Centerstage

© Tad Bowman

Columbines on Centerstage

Uploaded: November 21, 2010 08:21:08


Patches of Columbines high up in the San Juan Wilderness of Colorado


Diane Garcia level-addict November 21, 2010

I love everything about it. A work of art. You should enter this in the Federal Lands Pass Contest. #1329224

Donna La Mattino Pagakis November 21, 2010

Beautiful wide angle presentation. Great flower placement and excellent light. You really know how to capture beauty Tad! Outstanding! #9055159

Linda L. Ruiz level-classic November 21, 2010

Beautiful. #9055162

Tad Bowman November 21, 2010

Thank you Diane, Donna, and Linda. Diane, I've actually already entered that contest with other photos. However, I appreciate your suggestions. Thank you. #9055699

Susan Weisensel November 21, 2010

Gorgeous image and view. #9055724

Tad Bowman November 21, 2010

Thank you Susan. #9056104

Michelle Alton November 22, 2010

This is super luscious, Tad! A favorite for me, and undoubtedly a winner for you! #9056585

Tad Bowman November 22, 2010

Thank you Michelle. #9058606

Ken Smith level-classic November 27, 2010

You da man!! Super work, Tad! #9066800

Tad Bowman November 28, 2010

Thanks Ken #9067761

Terry Cervi level-classic December 02, 2010

Congrats on your stunning POTD, Tad! #9076566

December 02, 2010

A VERY, VERY big CONGRATS to you TAD on your outstanding and well deserved POTD Gold award. It is always an honor and a privilege to view your fine photography. I am so happy you got this award for a stunning photo.

Brian #9076567

Gary Sagnor December 02, 2010

Fantastic capture Tad! Loved your gallery too! #9076572

Barbara Socor December 02, 2010

A very beautiful composition of admirable clarity and rich color....Really outstanding work. Congrats Tad! #9076574

Eric Highfield level-deluxe December 02, 2010

Just perfect! Congrats on your EP & POTD! #9076585

Chris Budny level-deluxe December 02, 2010

This is really exquisite! Congratulations on the POTD, and may it earn another gold later! #9076595

Michelle Alton December 02, 2010

Wow!!! This image is on its way to stardom with the POTD!

Congratulations, Todd! #9076605

Donna La Mattino Pagakis December 02, 2010

I love this image and I'm happy to congratulate you one your POTD Tad! #9076622

Joy Rector December 02, 2010

congrats on the POTD #9076625

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe December 02, 2010

Beautiful POTD, Tad. Congrats! #9076632

Barbara Socor December 02, 2010

Excellent! #9076635

JO ANN CLEVELAND December 02, 2010

Congrats on this well deserved POTD Tad!

Love the colors and your pov!

jo ann c. #9076662

Priscilla J. Burgers December 02, 2010

Beautiful image. The San Juans are my second home. I'm guessing your image was made near Porphyry Gulch. #9076663

Richard M. Waas level-addict December 02, 2010

Excellent POTD, Congrats...... #9076667

Pamela Koch December 02, 2010

This is a breathtaking image. A well deserved POTD. I am sure BP members will be seeing this with a BP First Place award. Just Beautiful! Congrats. #9076682

Dianna Murphy December 02, 2010

Gorgeous! Congrats on the POTD. I've never seen columbine growing in the wild. #9076693

Sharon Day level-classic December 02, 2010

Gorgeous as are all your images, Tad!! Congratulations on the POTD! #9076696

Linda D. Lester level-classic December 02, 2010

Congratulations on your beautiful POTD!! #9076710

Guy D. Biechele level-classic December 02, 2010

Superb landscape image!! Congrats. #9076713

Kathryn Wesserling December 02, 2010

The balances and counterbalances in this image are amazing. It truly deserves a POTD - and more. #9076741

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic December 02, 2010

on your very deserving POTD! 8o) #9076803

Kimber Wallwork-Heineman level-classic December 02, 2010

This is so well done! #9076815

Cathy Barrows December 02, 2010

Breathtaking...congrats on your POTD #9076906

Laura E. Swan level-classic December 02, 2010

Instant FAV for me, Tad, and BIG congrats on your POTD. I joined your FB gallery a week or two ago. Wonderful work!

-Laura Swan #9076997

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic December 02, 2010

Very nicely composed and vertical is just right here, Tad. Lovely scene too. CONGRATZ on the POTD!

UB. #9077078

Shirley A. Kinney December 02, 2010

Awesome capture, Tad. #9077168

Jo Ann Van Eyk December 02, 2010

Stunning! It makes me want to just step into the picture, sit down and enjoy the view. Contests #9077262

Tad Bowman December 02, 2010

Wow. Thanks everyone so much for the kind words and feedback. I really appreciate it! #9077264

Katarina Mansson December 02, 2010

Congratulations on your POTD! #9077398

Michelle Tinger December 03, 2010

Congrats on your POTD. It is a stunning image #9078099

Anne McKinnell December 03, 2010

Amazing depth of field Tad, congrats on your POTD! #9078176

Michael Kroth level-classic December 03, 2010

Congratulations on this terrific POTD, Tad! #9078236

Bunny Snow December 03, 2010

I have never seen so many beautiful blue columbines, the State flower for Colorado, in one open space before. Your composition is lovely, especially with the beautiful lighting and the mountains in the background.

This should be used to save the San Juans from the drilling of oil and gas. Congratulations on your beautiful POTD, Tad! And, for capturing this beautiful area before it's ruined by the drilling of fossil fuels.

Drilling or mining for fossil fuels contaminate surface and ground waters with hydrocarbons and radionuclides from production waters, which comes up with the oil and gas. This can result in the increased risk of cancers including bone cancer in animals and people. It's a shame to contaminate such beautiful landscape with oil and gas production. #9078273

Richard D. Love December 03, 2010

Congratulations, Tad. Beautiful image with wonderful colors and lines. Well done.

Rick #9078307

Sheri Camarda level-deluxe December 03, 2010

My favorite flower, my favorite mountain range and my favorite State! And you captured it well. Congratulations!!!! #9078467

Tad Bowman December 03, 2010

Thanks again. I really do appreciate it. #9079061

Thomas E. Hinds December 04, 2010

Fantastic image, Todd! Beautiful in every way! #9079826

Tad Bowman December 04, 2010

Thank you Thomas. #9079947

Bill Treadway December 06, 2010

Tad, You did an outstanding job on this beautiful scene. You know I could make all kinds of BS comments about the color, depth of field and all the other technical hogwash and it wouldn't do this image justice. So how about just a Job Well Done! #9084384

Tad Bowman December 06, 2010

Thanks Bill. #9084460

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe December 13, 2010

Congrats Tad on this spectacular finalist. #9097321

Marilyn Cornwell level-deluxe December 13, 2010

Such an amazing Finalist! Congratulations, Tad! #9097664

December 13, 2010

I like these columbines isolated in the foreground #9098009

Eli Boschetto December 13, 2010

wow - a real beauty! congrats! #9098568

Thomas E. Hinds December 13, 2010

Wonderful Finalist, Tad! #9098802

Chris Budny level-deluxe December 13, 2010

Congratulations again, Tad! Fingers crossed for a trifecta! #9098808

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic December 13, 2010

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8O) #9099158

Ken Smith level-classic December 13, 2010

Excellent, surprise here...congrats to you! #9099284

Merna L. Nobile December 13, 2010

It is my honor to congratulate and celebrate your award for November, 2010. Merna #9099378

Tad Bowman December 13, 2010

Thanks Tammy, Marilyn, Judges, Eli, Thomas, Christopher, Nancy, Ken, and Merna.I appreciate it! #9099938

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic December 14, 2010

Good to see this wonderful picture again, Tad. CONGRATZ on the Finalist and good luck in the next round!

UB. #9100880

Tad Bowman December 14, 2010

Thank you Usman. #9102266

Guy D. Biechele level-classic December 14, 2010

Not surprised to see this gorgeous photo as a Finalist. Congratulatons! #9102609

Tad Bowman December 14, 2010

Thank you Guy. #9102716

Kathryn Wesserling December 14, 2010

This is going to end up as high as your beautiful mountain meadow before it's done. #9103346

Tad Bowman December 14, 2010

Thank you Kathy. #9104066

Debra R. Harder December 14, 2010

Congratulations, Tad, on your BEAUTIFUL finalist and POTD!! This is truly STUNNING!!! Deb #9104092

Tad Bowman December 14, 2010

Thank you Debra #9104170

Debra R. Harder December 15, 2010

Huge congratulations, Tad, on your GORGEOUS GOLD WINNER!!! This is truly magnificent!!! Deb #9105492

Chris Budny level-deluxe December 15, 2010

No surprise to see this go gold! Congratulations! #9105605

Terry Cervi level-classic December 15, 2010

Congrats on your stunning second place win, Tad! #9105617

Michelle Alton December 15, 2010

This was destined for more GOLD, Tad. Congratulations to you! #9105751

JO ANN CLEVELAND December 15, 2010

Big congratulations on your 2nd Place winner....beautifully doneI LOVED this Tad!

jo ann c. #9105937

Jeana Clark December 15, 2010

A Fantastic and Well Deserved Win Tad!!!! I have been in the higher elevations of the San Juans many many times, usually on the back of a 4-wheeler, but never at this time of year...I usually have missed the blooming of the Columbines....
This is a Stunning image of pure beauty!!!!


~J~ #9106751

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic December 16, 2010

Yes, most deserved, Tad. CONGRATZ on the GOLD!!

UB. #9108379

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic December 16, 2010

Congratulations #9108424

Donna La Mattino Pagakis December 17, 2010

Congratulations on your golden win Tad! #9111213

Tad Bowman December 17, 2010

Thanks everyone. I really appreciate the kind words and feedback. #9111218

Rosemary Sampson level-classic December 18, 2010

Extraordinary capture. Love the composition, the perspective and the color. A well deserved win! #9113034

Tad Bowman December 18, 2010

Thank you Rosemary. #9113276

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe December 19, 2010

I always enjoy your work - Congrats Tad on your Outstanding 2nd Place Win! Jeff #9114263

Shawn Jennings December 19, 2010

Nice image, Tad! Congratulations on your win!!! #9114858

Tad Bowman December 20, 2010

Thanks Jeff and Shawn! I appreciate it. #9116079

Susan M. Hembree December 20, 2010

This is a wonderful shot of one of my favorite wild flowers! Beautiful job, Tad! Congratulations! #9116496

Tad Bowman December 25, 2010

Thank you Susan. #9124958

Alex T. Mizuno December 29, 2010

Clarity and control of lighting are all masterfully done. Another excellent work Tad! Belated congratulations on your win and POTD!! This is my fav.

Wish you a very Happy New Year!!! #9131895

Nick Lagos January 04, 2011

Good to see this win Tad....well worth the climb and effort #9142870

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