Uploaded: January 17, 2006


Lens: Sigma 70-300mm @ 200mm; Aperture: f22; Shutter: 1Sec; ISO:100. Please let me know your comments. Thanks


January 18, 2006

WOW this is SOOO beautiful!! #376710

Sakthik . January 18, 2006

Thanks Alison. I love this frame very much. I spent long time to get the right composition and lighting. Cheers. #2302440

Daniella Puente January 18, 2006

As your previous one, this is really a beauty! congrats! I wish to know how you get such a wonderful light and tones #2302965

Sakthik . January 18, 2006

Thanks Daniella. You can see the techinical details in my description. For lighting, I just used my normal table lamp. Cheers. #2303324

Cathy Gregor January 18, 2006

This is so beautifully done, Sakthik.
The detail and lighting are stunning.
Very nice work. #2303854

Sakthik . January 19, 2006

Thanks a lot.
Even you do have a wonderful gallery.
I really admire your work. Cheers. #2304985

Cora Miller level-classic January 27, 2006

The warm lighting evokes a very romantic mood in this elegant floral shot! Beautifully done, Sakthik! #2343884

Sakthik . January 27, 2006

Thanks Cora. I am glad that you liked this frame. Cheers. #2344028

Milan Banik February 21, 2006

Congratulations Sakthik on this beautiful floral shot ,nicely preseted too! #2447061

Sakthik . February 21, 2006

Thanks a lot Milan.Cheers. #2448234

Susan T. Evans level-classic February 21, 2006

Congrasts Sakthik #2450828

Sakthik . February 22, 2006

Thanks Susan. #2451609

February 22, 2006

Strong lines and commanding light and color. #2451666

Sakthik . February 22, 2006

Thanks Indeed Judges. I am very much glad that you liked it. #2451688

Michael Robichaud February 25, 2006

Great lighting and colors. Congrats on your 2nd place winner. #2467239

Sylvia Rossler February 25, 2006

Really a gorgeous light Sakthik ! So romantic !! Big congrats on your winner :O) #2467283

Corinne M. Thompson February 25, 2006

Well deserved win...Congrats :) #2468650

Donna W. Neal February 26, 2006

Congratulations on this outstanding winner Sakthik #2470181

Sakthik . February 26, 2006

Thanks everyone. I am very happy today.Cheers. #2470425

Tracy Reehal March 06, 2006

Gorgeous detail and lighting. Congrats to you:) #2504827

Paul D. March 10, 2006

Sakthik, just using a table lamp and getting this quality was a great inspiration for me not to give up. Sigma ought to use this in their next brochure. I'd email them the link to the photo ans see what they say! #2519624

Sakthik . March 13, 2006

Thanks James. I am very much impressed that you like my work. Keep me posted once you get feedback from Sigma. Cheers. #2525889

Paul D. March 13, 2006

I will. I jusy emailed them with the link to your gallery. I encouraged them to contact you directly. this photo needs to be in their catalog. It's so sharp and colorful, they'd be nuts not to use it. #2527414

Sakthik . March 13, 2006

Thanks James. I am looking forward to hear from them. I will let you know once they contact me. Cheers. #2527827

Thomas Lam March 13, 2006

WOW! Great shot and nicely framed and contrast. #2528047

Kathleen Clemons March 15, 2006

This is just beautiful, love the light. #2536834

Sakthik . March 16, 2006

Thanks Thomas and Kathleen. I am glad that you liked my work.Cheers. #2537590

Paul D. March 21, 2006


I did get a response from Sigma. I sent them the link to the shot so they have a way to contact you. I hope it works out!


PS: I edited out the last name and email address of the Sigma rep for privacy's sake. Otherwise, the email is as written.

From: Tom S.
Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2006 4:00 PM
Subject: FW: Contest Winner with Sigma Lens

Thank you for your e-mail, the link and your comment. The photo is quite good. We have forwarded to Sigma n Japan for review.



Sakthik . March 21, 2006

Thanks James. This is wonderful. I am very much glad that Sigma liked my work and photos.
I thank you once again for doing this to me. I am looking forward to hear from Sigma. #2558610

Mary K. Robison March 25, 2006

So classy and dramatic with the deep black surrounding that perfectly lit flower, Sakthik.
Belated Congratulations! to you on its well-deserved win. This deserves a space in a photographic art gallery. #2574775

May 01, 2006

A joy forever! To what the judges said, you have a great imagination, keep it going. Congrats on the win. #2713330

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