Uploaded: November 01, 2014 16:52:03 | Entered: November 01, 2014 16:54:06



Exif: F Number: 7.1, ExposureTime: 1/320 seconds, Flash: did not fire, auto mode, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 4.60 mm, Model: Canon PowerShot SD800 IS


Terry Cervi level-classic November 01, 2014 1

I love this, Laura! The colors, detail and composition are outstanding my friend! #1593401

Carol Eade level-addict November 01, 2014 1

Beautiful color and details, Laura. Love the hearts bokeh! #11175500

Monnie Ryan November 01, 2014 1

Looks like love to me, too! #11175603

Laura E. Swan level-classic November 01, 2014

Hi Terry, Carol and Monnie!! These two beautiful flowers just seemed to want to tell me their story. :))) I enjoyed making this. Thank you all very much. #11175613

Colette M. Metcalf November 02, 2014

SOO pretty!!! #11175729

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe November 02, 2014

Wonderful color and detail! #11175757

Stephen Zacker November 02, 2014

You're such a romantic! :-) They are glowing #11175912

Laura E. Swan level-classic November 02, 2014

Hi Colette, Jeff and Steve. Thanks you guys. I enjoy your feedback. -Laura :) #11176440

John Connolly November 05, 2014 1

A beautiful creation presented to perfection Sister Swanee! I love those golden tones! #11178918

Laura E. Swan level-classic November 05, 2014

Thank you Brother John! I really loved this when I sat there and realized it was finished! :)) Hey! I just posted two new images on the MT Travel Club! :D -Little Sis #11178944

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic November 06, 2014

WOW! How beautiful is this!
Not only have you mastered a perfect exposure of something as difficult as this orange.
You made a poetic image of it.
I enjoy it SO MUCH I can't even express it.
Hallmark would trip over their own feet if they saw it.
A fav!!! #11179407

Lydia Williams level-deluxe November 10, 2014

A beauty Sis! A fav.! #11183117

Laura E. Swan level-classic December 30, 2014

Hi SSSKiki and Big Sis Lydia! Your love and support means the world to me. Thank you so much for each word! #11214854

Lydia Williams level-deluxe December 30, 2014

So awesome to see a staff favorite here....I want a gold to match! #11214858

Wm Nosal December 30, 2014

Cool SP Here, Laura!
Going In On The New Year With Gold! #11214943

Stephen Zacker December 31, 2014

Looks nice and warm.. must be love :-) Congratulations #11215225

Mary K. Robison December 31, 2014

Congrats on the SF, Pom! This cheerful and pretty pair deserves even higher plaques.
Once more, with feeling:
HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and Dale!!
OXO Mare #11215308

Mary K. Robison December 31, 2014

Congrats on the SF, Pom! This cheerful and pretty pair deserves even higher plaques.
Once more, with feeling:
HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and Dale!!
OXO Mare #11215309

Laura E. Swan level-classic December 31, 2014

Wow! Thanks everyone! AND IT JUST WENT TO FINALIST! Yee HAW! I am overjoyed and the dry spell has ended. I have two finalists. Huge smile here and thank you for the support!! :D Big hugs all the way around! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!! #11215384

Lydia Williams level-deluxe December 31, 2014

Yipee!!!! Yay!!!! Woooo Hooooo and one more step!! Happy, Happy for you! #11215430

Emile Abbott level-deluxe December 31, 2014

Hey girl Love always wins. Congratulations on wonderful finalist my friend. #11215486

Laura E. Swan level-classic January 01, 2015

Thank you Lydia and Emile!! :D Big Smile Here. #11216257

Mary K. Robison January 01, 2015

A Gold medal, AND a finalist? Bet you're bursting your buttons over this ~ and deservedly so! Sending you a huge hug and CONGRATULATIONS, Pommers!! #11217191

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic January 02, 2015

One of my favs too, Sister. I guess BP ran out of gold, huh? In my mind and heart it will always be a gold winner. But you got a finalist and that is huge here on BP. Congratulations. SSSLala. #11217342

Chris Ebben January 02, 2015

Congratulations for this stunning Finalist!! A great piece of photography=^..^= #11217945

Laura E. Swan level-classic January 02, 2015

Hi Mare! I know! Can you believe?? Except the buttons bursting are kind of from all the finger foods I ate over the holidays BUT HEY! I will gladly blame it on all the excitement here!! I'll take that hug and raise you TWO! Thank you! -Pommy :) #11217951

Laura E. Swan level-classic January 02, 2015

SSSKiki I really am tickled this went to finalist and I kind of thought of the two this one would go the distance but HEY! I am still very happy and thrilled. This image was made with care and I knew the second I was finished with it. That, "Ahhhh! That's it!", moment! :)) Also a big thanks to Mr T and Chris! I so appreciate your support and comments!!

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Julianne Bradford January 03, 2015

Congrats Laura!! #11218393

Laura E. Swan level-classic January 03, 2015

TY Julianne! I just realized I over stated the win on FB! Lol...Sorry! It went SILVER!!! xoxo I just changed it on there. #11218395

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe January 04, 2015

Super pretty and Huge congrats, Laura!!! #11218637

Laura E. Swan level-classic January 04, 2015

Good Morning Ellen! Thank you! HAPPY NEW YEAR!! #11218827

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe January 05, 2015

Love this, Laura!! Gorgeous color and detail, and I love the hearts!! Wonderful work!! #11219605

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe January 05, 2015

Love this, Laura!! Gorgeous color and detail, and I love the hearts!! Wonderful work!! Congratulations on your Finalist!! #11219606

Laura E. Swan level-classic January 05, 2015

Thank you, Teresa! You're a sweetheart. #11219609

Nancy L. Green level-classic January 08, 2015

CONGRATULATIONS Laura on this wonderful finalist, the colors and lighting are spectacular!!! <>< #11220937

Laura E. Swan level-classic January 08, 2015

Hi Nancy! Thank you so much!! :) #11220943

Sharon Sawyer January 10, 2015

Laura, HUGE congratulations on your beautiful finalist!!! Love the hearts ~ your DD work is brilliant. I agree with Stephen & add ~ love glows from within you out to the world... you are definitely a BP treasure. #11222517

January 24, 2015

wonderfuuuuuul!!! #11231175

January 24, 2015

wonderfuuuuuul!!! #11231176

January 24, 2015

wonderfuuuul! #11231177

Irene Colling level-classic February 03, 2015

Excellent photography and lovely DD effects. Congratulation Laura. #11238981

Evy Johansen level-classic February 28, 2015

Very beautiful image, Laura! Congratulations! #11256432

Laura E. Swan level-classic February 28, 2015

Hi Sharon. Your comments are so sweet. :)))) Thank you so much! Love is the most wonderful life force that we have. I am happy to share my heart with you in this creative avenue!

Hi Daniele! I smell Earl Gray Tea! Thank you for visiting!!

Hi Irene. The flowers were in Banff. I took several macros while I was waiting for my ride from the coffee shop. :) Thank you!

Hi Evy! Thank you very much!! :) #11256602

Lydia Williams level-deluxe March 01, 2015

I too am very happy to see this get a finalist badge...Yay!!! Congratulations! #11256933

John Connolly March 08, 2015

Congratulations on your finalist Sister Swanee! I loved this one from the moment I first saw it! #11262455

Laura E. Swan level-classic March 08, 2015

Thank you Sister Lydia and Brother John! :D Great seeing you. I will get back in the swing of BP soon I hope. Many things going on here right now. #11262463

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic March 24, 2015

Congrats sister Laura! Hope everything is okay with you....Rey Reyes #11271012

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