S?ren Wettergreen June 12, 2006

Nice capture susan, - good composition and color ;o) #463520

jules w June 12, 2006

I love this!! #2886294

Dr Silly level-classic June 12, 2006

Beautiful this is now one of my favorite flower shots. :O)

William C. Raco level-addict June 12, 2006

Wow, the color, light and composition are outstanding, Susan
Very beautiful work

Bill #2886343

Jessica Jenney June 12, 2006

Wonderful off center composition and lighting, Susan! #2886551

Sandy Stigliano June 12, 2006

Awesome!! #2886801

Michelle Lea Guinn June 12, 2006

WOW!!!! Awesome image!!! mlg~ #2886840

Debbie Del Tejo June 12, 2006

I almost reached into my monitor to touch it.....IT IS THAT CLEAR! JUST PLAIN WOW ON THIS ONE!!!! #2887230

paul parent level-deluxe June 12, 2006

Superb. #2887874

Janine Russell level-deluxe June 12, 2006

Susan, excellent detail, colors, lighting, composition and DOF. #2888273

Corinne M. Thompson June 12, 2006

Superb capture! #2888282

Dot K. June 12, 2006

Wow beautiful capture! detail and colors are stunning. #2888293

Anita Hogue June 15, 2006

FABULOUS!!!! We will be seeing this one again for sure!!!! #2900827

Susan Jane Allen level-classic June 16, 2006

Thanks SO much for your kind comments. I am only seeing them today for the first time. For some reason, I'm not receiving comments on my photos at all, though I receive comments about others' photos that I've commented on. This has been going on for days, not one comment coming through, and as I generally enter one photo a day, I was beginning to lose confidence. It's made me realize how much comments from my fellow BP'ers gives me confidence! Gotta write to Heather and see what's going on! #2906394

Dan McConoughey June 21, 2006

Susan, I absoluely love this image. The light is fantastic and the soft pastel colors are just wonderful along with the detail and DOF. #2930379

Susan Jane Allen level-classic June 21, 2006

Thanks Dan! #2931390

Chastity Abbott June 22, 2006

W*O*W! This is amazing! So cleat and sharp! Very delicate looking. Love your shot of this, wonderful!! #2934702

Susan Jane Allen level-classic June 22, 2006

Thanks Chastity for visiting my gallery! I've had my eye set on yours for the past 20 minutes or so as I tie things up for the night, but it's 2:30 am and I've GOT to be disciplined! It's something to look forward to tomorrow! #2934827

Stan Lubach June 23, 2006

Beautiful lighting on this, Susan. I really like the color too. #2942174

Susan Jane Allen level-classic June 24, 2006

Thanks so much Stan! #2946900

Ken Smith level-classic July 04, 2006

Love the composition on this one. #2984698

Ken Smith level-classic July 04, 2006

Love the composition on this one. #2984699

Howard A. Wood July 05, 2006

Wonderful color and composition. Great gallery as well! #2989621

Lorri Shank July 16, 2006

Susan--this is one of my favortie shots ever on BP! It's so pretty I just don't have words to describe it. You must win something for this!!!! #3037919

Anna Diederich July 25, 2006

Excellent image Susan! Such perfect lighting, color and comp! Congrats on this wonderful finalist! #3075445

Daniel G. Flocke July 25, 2006

Susan- Congratulations on your Finalist!!!

Good luck next round!

~Daniel #3075838

Susan Jane Allen level-classic July 25, 2006

So sorry not to have responded, you sweet encouraging BPers! My comment notification is often automatically switched off at BP these days due to some tech problems, and I don't know when people comment. Lori, I don't have words to describe my gratitude at your amazingly kind comment! By the way, haven't been able to tell some of you, but I'm in the midst of moving to Japan---countdown---five days! #3076875

Tarun Bose July 25, 2006

Congrats Susan for being finalist. #3079317

Ken Smith level-classic July 25, 2006

Susan, that's three. I bow to the macro queen. LOL Congrats!! #3080639

Susan Jane Allen level-classic July 25, 2006

Thanks Tarun and Ken! Dear Ken, who patiently guided me when I was afraid to even touch my new camera, and positively terrified to change a lens, you are king of everything! #3081602

Ugur Erkmen level-deluxe July 26, 2006

Congratulations Susan.

Sam Britt July 26, 2006

Congratulations on your finalist, Susan. It's so beautiful!

Sam #3087013

Darryl Wilkinson July 27, 2006

Beautiful winner, Susan! Congratulations! #3092463

Susan Jane Allen level-classic July 27, 2006

Thanks Darryl! #3092590

Evy Johansen level-classic July 28, 2006

Big congratulations on your beautiful win, Susan! #3092673

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe July 28, 2006

Pretty image, congratulations on your win! #3092760

Ken Smith level-classic July 28, 2006

Susan, congratulations!!!! #3093665

Daniel G. Flocke July 28, 2006

Susan - This is one of my favorites!

Congratulations on your 2nd Place Winner!!!

~Daniel #3093831

Dr Silly level-classic July 28, 2006

Congratulations Susan, on your win. :O)

Nancy L. Green level-classic July 28, 2006

Congratulations on this well deserved win!! <>< #3094015

Peggy L. McNamara July 28, 2006

This is absolutely breath taking Susan!! I was so happy to see you in the winners again, you have real talent. I owe you a long letter and will get to it soon...and now you're heading to Japan! Best of luck. #3095085

Sharon Day level-classic July 28, 2006

BIG Congratulations, Susan!!! WTG!!! #3096027

Dan McConoughey July 28, 2006

Congratulations Susan, only second place though, should have been first place. We will be looking foreward to some of your great shots, of Japan now. Thanks so much for sharing an look at China most people don't get to see. #3096542

William C. Raco level-addict July 28, 2006

So nice to see this win, Susan
It's gorgeous!

Bill #3096643

Susan Jane Allen level-classic July 28, 2006

Thanks, you lovely BPers with encouraging comments. Countdown is in hours now to departure to Japan--haven't been looking into anyone's galleries or even the contest entries---a lot to catch up on when I get to Japan! #3097181

Milan Banik July 29, 2006

big congratulaton for lovely winner! #3098049

Janine Russell level-deluxe July 30, 2006

Susan, congratulations on your Second Place win. #3103648

Susana Ms Heide August 01, 2006

What a B E A U T Y ! ! ! Congrats on this lovely WINNER, Susan!! #3110129

Susan Jane Allen level-classic August 04, 2006

Thanks so much Milan, Janine and Susana! #3123510

Ariel Lepor August 17, 2006

Congratulations, Susan! It has excellent composition, it's nice and clear, and the colors are beautiful. Excellent work.

ScrattyPhotography Blog #3179121

Mary K. Robison August 25, 2006

Beautiful, delicate image, Susan ~ "ethereal" suits it.
Belated Congratulations on your win with this last month. #3214753

Federico Collazuol September 04, 2006

Well deserved, Susan! Gorgeous shot! #3265123

Susan Jane Allen level-classic September 04, 2006

Thanks so much, Ariel, Mary and Federico! #3267505

Steve Downen November 21, 2006

Beautiful! #3612110

Susan Jane Allen level-classic November 21, 2006

Thanks, Steve! It's one of my favourites. #3613788

Steve Downen November 21, 2006

I can see why! #3614020

G .G. Leger February 15, 2007

Thanks for the compliment, your gallery is awesome!! Beautiful work ! #3951437

Susan Jane Allen level-classic February 15, 2007

Thanks so much, G.G., for the encouragement! #3952661

Susan Jane Allen level-classic February 15, 2007

Thanks so much, G.G., for the encouragement! And thanks for visiting my gallery! #3952662

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett April 19, 2007

This is Beautiful, Susan ... and (a little belated) comgratulatios on this 2nd Place Winner ... steve #4185051

Susan Jane Allen level-classic April 22, 2007

Thanks so much, Hurk! #4198109

Daniel Kessel July 04, 2007

Wow, Susan. All of your photos are so beautiful. I would comment on almost every one of your photos' beauty, but I'll just say it here instead. Your work is absolutely wonderful, and keep up the good work! #4473522

Susan Jane Allen level-classic July 04, 2007

Thanks so much for all the encouragment, Daniel! I need all I can get! #4473675

To discuss, first log in or sign up (buttons are at top center of page).


...I'd make this my house! I changed the name on this to Ethereal after I entered it, but it won't take! 06/03/06, Zhongshan Lotus Park, Zhongshan, China. Moments before a torrential rain that put an end to that outing! Accented edges on the background.

Uploaded on June 12, 2006 All Time Best Photo Contest Winner Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

Copyright for this gallery photo belongs solely to Susan Jane Allen. Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer. Contact photographer via gallery
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.