Flower Powered

© William C. Raco

Flower Powered

Uploaded: September 04, 2006 04:53:35


Wishing you a very Happy Birthday, Mata!


Nadine A. Lewis level-classic September 04, 2006

WOW, Bill!!! This is awesome!! I LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!!!

<>< #515874

Terri L. Scribner September 04, 2006

WOW!! Excellent in every aspect, lighting, comp, detail and gorgeous RED!! #3264022

Aimee S. McMaster September 04, 2006

.....wow is right! Really beautiful Bill! Aimee #3264034

Ronald Balthazor September 04, 2006

Great image, Bill. #3264037

Janet L. Skinner September 04, 2006

Love the colors and design, Bill! Great work! #3264047

Carla Metzler September 04, 2006

Beautiful colors and compositiion, Bill! #3264056

Ray Clarke September 04, 2006

Beautiful Bill, I love the colours and lines in this great shot (ac) #3264069

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe September 04, 2006

What an outstaning find Bill! Great comp and color and perfectly titled! Jeff #3264082

Anita Hogue September 04, 2006

Oh, yes, I LOVE IT! Beautiful colors and so original! This is a beauty!!!! #3264107

Joy Rector September 04, 2006

beautiful, and I love the colors #3264147

Melissa A. Mannon September 04, 2006

I love this! What a great find! The colors are wonderful #3264260

Marcie A. Fowler September 04, 2006

Great find. Love how the flowers match the bike and contrast between them and the white fence. #3264280

Lynne Morris level-classic September 04, 2006

Oh WOW this is stunning Bill, what a fantastic image, well captured! #3264321

Armando -. Arturo September 04, 2006

great eye Bill.comp and colors are awsome. #3264340

David Phalen September 04, 2006

Wonderful comp and colors to make a beautiful shot! #3264547

Donna W. Neal September 04, 2006

Excellent! Love everything about this Bill!!! #3264549

Claudia Kuhn level-classic September 04, 2006

Awesome find and comp Bill, love your title too! #3264643

Su Sana E. P level-classic September 04, 2006

Absolutely 'Picture Perfect' image, Bill!! I like to see this in Winner's circle. #3264651

Alan L. Borror September 04, 2006

This is a WOW image, Bill! what great coilors and composition! A 10!!! #3264682

Alan L. Borror September 04, 2006

This is a WOW image, Bill! what great coilors and composition! A 10!!! #3264683

September 04, 2006

Super! I am impressed! #3264698

Melissa G. Meiselman September 04, 2006

Outstanding image with wonderful colors and design elements. Love how the color red is presented by both the bike and flowers!! Terrific job, Bill!!! #3264748

Wally Orlowsky September 04, 2006

Bold colors and strong lines on this beauty, Bill. #3264786

Adilson F. Ferreira level-classic September 04, 2006

Terrific colors and composition Bill!!! #3264920

Karen E. Michaels level-deluxe September 04, 2006

Bill, This is so invitingly beautiful. Rockwell got nothin' on you. Peace, karen #3264942

Wendy Stevenson September 04, 2006

I LOVE THIS!!! Gosh Bill, this is just so charming and well done - GREAT find and fantastic capture!! #3264955

Lee Ann Sahagun - Poling September 04, 2006

What a beautiful simple image - love it! #3265013

Nadya Johnson September 04, 2006

Bill, this is great!! I bet we'll see it in the winners' circle, later on! Wonderful colors and outstanding composition! VERY striking shot! #3265071

Tamera S. Phillips September 04, 2006

I love this shot Bill! Wonderful contrast and subject. I agree it will be seen again. #3265103

Mary Timman September 04, 2006

Oh my, I just saw this same thing, only next to a mail box yesterday. Wish now I would have stopped to take the shot. This is absolutely a great image. Great light and color! #3265110

Kathy Reeves September 04, 2006

Fantastic image. This is one of my favorites !! So cheerful and colorful!! I love it! #3265207

Brenda c. McFarland September 04, 2006

Total Awe! everyone else has used all my words! I just adored this picture. Very well done. #3265297

Gail Vitikacs level-classic September 04, 2006

Oh my....I totally LOVE this Bill!!!! Amazing! You have one that Hallmark would love to have for their collection!!!! #3265437

Cathy Stancil September 04, 2006

"picture perfect" indeed !! What a beautiful composition and image, Bill ! #3265462

Karen Engelbreth September 04, 2006

Wonderful find and image, Bill! #3265708

Jenny Bosmans September 04, 2006

AWESOME and I love it, Bill! :) #3265849

Stanley J. Contrades September 04, 2006

What an absolutely delightful and colorful shot, Bill!! Wouldn't surprise me to see this one again!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #3266043

Lorraine A. Cook September 04, 2006

A colorful/delightful Birthday dedication, Bill!

Happy Birthday, Mata!<:)) #3266487

Sharon Day level-classic September 04, 2006

Absolutely gorgeous image, Bill!!! I love the reds and composition! Great find! #3266542

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict September 04, 2006

This belongs in a gallery, Bill, stunning image!
-Debby #3266809

Patty Razonable September 04, 2006

Fantastic capture, composition and colors, Bill!! #3266983

Jill Odice level-classic September 04, 2006

Oh boy! I love this, not only an old bike, but a white picket fence! Beautiful shot Bill! #3267561

Dan Holm level-classic September 04, 2006

Looks like a WINNER to me, Bill!! Wow! #3267563

William C. Raco level-classic September 05, 2006

Thank you all very much! ;)

Bill #3268024

Evy Johansen level-classic September 05, 2006

Aw... how beautiful is this? Wonderful image, Bill!! #3269142

Donna La Mattino Pagakis September 05, 2006

Bill this is so cheery and beautiful!! I love it! #3269954

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic September 05, 2006

Stunning...love the red bike and all the green!!! Great job! #3270503

Jenny D September 05, 2006

Wow, very nice!! I love the color contrasts!! #3270913

Roger Bernabo September 05, 2006

A wonderful image Bill, love the composition, mixed colors and your title! #3271500

Paula Dwyer September 05, 2006

Beautiful and striking capture!!! :) #3272024

Janine Russell level-deluxe September 05, 2006

Bill, excellent colors, detail, clarity, exposure and composition. #3272263

Donna Roberts September 06, 2006

Bill - this is such a pretty image, the perfect choice to give our beautiful friend Mata for her special day.
Gorgeous presentation, love the white fence palings.....nice touch!
:-) ddu

Michael Khoury September 06, 2006

This is a wonderful composition Bill; I like the mix of man's design and nature coming together...great colout too...
Michael #3272583

William C. Raco level-classic September 06, 2006

Thank you all so much! ;)

Bill #3272747

Bridgette B September 06, 2006

Bill....I really love this one!!! #3275140

Terry L. Ellis level-classic September 06, 2006

What a delightful, slightly whimsical, beautiful capture, Bill! This is so charming! #3275150

Tressie Davis September 06, 2006

GREAT image! Love how the color of the bike is echoed in the flowers - beautiful! #3275708

September 08, 2006

Beautiful image, colors and composition Bil, love it!
Happy BD Mata! #3282678

William C. Raco level-classic September 09, 2006

Thanks so much Bridgette, Terry, Tressie and Reine!

Bill #3286084

Glenn E. Urquhart September 11, 2006

Excellent eye, Stunning image, Bill!!! Brilliant colors, excellent lighting, geometric pattern, contrast, Very well composed and quite beautiful! VERY Well Done! Cheers, Glenn. #3293653

William C. Raco level-classic September 11, 2006

Thank you most kindly, Glenn!

Bill #3293712

Pamela Shane September 13, 2006

So very lovely Bill!! The colors, pattern, details, - everything is wonderful. :) #3304252

William C. Raco level-classic September 13, 2006

Thank you, Pamela

Bill #3305609

Sylvia Rossler September 19, 2006

A gorgeous still life Bill ! Just love it :O) #3328042

William C. Raco level-classic September 21, 2006

Thank you, Sylvia!

Bill #3342016

She-She Killough September 26, 2006

This is NOTHING SHORT OF STUNNING!! THIS is also an ABSOLUTE WINNER!! Or the world is blind. AMAZING FIND AND SHOT William!! WOW! #3362563

She-She Killough October 26, 2006

Just had to comment again Bill cause this IS a Winner! And one of my ALL time FAVS!!

she #3501119

Sylvia Rossler October 26, 2006

WOW !! Glad to see this one again Bill !! Big congrats on all your finalists :O) #3501831

Renee Doyle level-classic October 26, 2006

Congratulations Bill on this wonderful finalist!!!!!

Tamera S. Phillips October 26, 2006

I knew we would see this shot again. I just love it. Well deserved finalist!! #3502444

Kate Jackson October 26, 2006

I'm still counting! Awesome shot Bill! Congratulations again! #3502601

Michael Khoury October 26, 2006

Congratulations Bill !...
M #3502713

Connie J. Bagot October 26, 2006

Congratulations Bill---a stunning image! #3502882

Glenn E. Urquhart October 26, 2006

Congrats on your award, Bill! Very well deserved! Cheers, Glenn. #3503052

Judyann Plante October 26, 2006

Congratulations on all your finalists, Bill! You are truly an inspiration. The best of luck on the next round.

Judyann ><> #3503929

Marie Fields October 26, 2006

Terrific image, Bill! Congratulations!! #3504238

Sherry S. Boles October 26, 2006

Congrats on this beautiful finalist, Bill...Very pretty! #3504620

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic October 26, 2006

Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round. #3505018

October 26, 2006

Nice contrast. Vertical lines give a sense of strength-- #3505047

Su Sana E. P level-classic October 26, 2006

Congatulations again, Bill!! #3505144

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict October 26, 2006

Congrats again, Bill- superb finalist!
-debby #3505440

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe October 26, 2006

A wonderful image, Bill...congratulations.!:) #3505851

Laurence Saliba level-classic October 27, 2006

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Bill!!!! #3506442

Janine Russell level-deluxe October 27, 2006

Bill, congratulations on your finalist. #3506481

William C. Raco level-classic October 27, 2006

Thank you! ;)

Bill #3506760

Colleen Braun October 27, 2006

Congratulations... #3507006

Tonya R. Boles October 27, 2006

Congratulations Bill. #3507184

Adilson F. Ferreira level-classic October 27, 2006

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Bill!!! #3507945

Donna W. Neal October 27, 2006

LOVE IT...SO glad to see it here in the finalist. Congratulations again Bill #3508533

Nadya Johnson October 27, 2006

So glad to see this in the finals, Bill! I thought we would! Congrats again! #3509449

Rakesh Syal level-classic October 27, 2006

Congatulations again, Bill!!


Sharon King October 27, 2006

And again, and again!! Wow, Super Bill!! #3510496

Anita Hogue October 27, 2006

Fabulous finalist, Bill! Congratulations on all your finalist! #3510768

John V. Roscich level-deluxe October 27, 2006

JOHN #3510864

Laurie Daily level-deluxe October 27, 2006

I love the lines in this one...contrasting colors really catch your attention as well. Congratulations Bill. #3510976

Donna La Mattino Pagakis October 27, 2006

Outstanding work Bill!!! Congratulations!!! #3511466

Lorraine A. Cook October 27, 2006

Gorgeous! Congrats Bill!!<:)) #3512407

William C. Raco level-classic October 28, 2006

Thanks a bunch, everyone!

Bill #3513377

She-She Killough October 28, 2006

WHAT did I tell you?? Winner!! BIG COngrats Bill!! #3515376

Renee Doyle level-classic October 28, 2006

Congratulations Bill on this wonderful 2nd place win!!!!

Darryl Wilkinson October 29, 2006

Unique and beautiful, Bill. Congratulations! #3516424

S P Mukherji October 29, 2006

Congrats Bill!! Outstanding!!! #3516429

Evy Johansen level-classic October 29, 2006

Big congratulations on your beautiful win, Bill!!! #3516450

Lynne Morris level-classic October 29, 2006

A fantastic winner Bill, many congratulations! #3516520

Michael Khoury October 29, 2006

Congratulations Bill !!!...
M #3516550

Lani J October 29, 2006

Fantastic image! Congratulations William!! :o) #3516667

Sylvia Rossler October 29, 2006

Big congrats on your win Bill :o) #3516722

Laurence Saliba level-classic October 29, 2006

Big Congrats on your win Bill!!! #3516762

Judyann Plante October 29, 2006

Congratulations, Bill, on this well-deserved win!!!

Judyann ><> #3516838

Su Sana E. P level-classic October 29, 2006

Bill, Huge Congratulations on this winning image!!

Alan L. Borror October 29, 2006

Great win, Bill! I called this one correctly. Superb!!! #3516879

Wally Orlowsky October 29, 2006

Congratulations on this wonderful and wistful winner, Bill! #3516936

Rakesh Syal level-classic October 29, 2006

Big congratulations on your win, Bill!!!


Glenn E. Urquhart October 29, 2006

A very big contratualations on a Oustanding composition, Bill!!! VERY well deserved! Cheers, Glenn. #3517069

Deb Holmes-Hatfield October 29, 2006

Congratulations Bill, on such a well deserved win! #3517070

Megan p October 29, 2006

Congratulations, this is really wonderful!! #3517160

Vicki Hunt October 29, 2006

I just love this!!!! Congratulations! #3517180

Tonya R. Boles October 29, 2006

Congrats. #3517227

She-She Killough October 29, 2006

AHHH YES... My FAV picture!!! I knew it would be a WINNER!! Many Congratulations Bill!! #3517398

DiAnna F. Paulk October 29, 2006

What a beautiful discovery! Excellent composition, Bill! Congratulations to you! #3517405

Murry Grigsby October 29, 2006

Congratulations on your fun image and win Bill! Reminds me of the bike ride in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid :0) #3517411

Donna W. Neal October 29, 2006

Gorgeous Winner Bil....Congratulations #3517421

Charlene Bayerle October 29, 2006

Congratulations Bill!!! Well deserved!! #3517474

Terri L. Scribner October 29, 2006

Big congrats on this wonderful winning image, Bill!! #3517574

Nobu Nagase October 29, 2006

Congratulations on your win, Bill!!! #3517674

Tammy Scott level-classic October 29, 2006

Congratulations on this absolutely gorgeous win

Paula Dwyer October 29, 2006

Concratulations Bill!! :) #3517952

Deborah Sandidge October 29, 2006

Beautifully composed, love the perky flowers surrounding your subject, Bill - congratulations!! #3518145

Jessica Jenney October 29, 2006

Congratulations, Bill on this charming winning image! #3518151

Gail Sullivan level-classic October 29, 2006

Bill...wonderful comp and colors on this winning image....congrats! #3518224

Jill Flynn October 29, 2006

Congratulations on your win Bill! Beautifully composed, wonderful colors and mood! #3518228

Tamera S. Phillips October 29, 2006

Big congratulations Bill on your win!! #3518286

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe October 29, 2006

Congratulations on this very excellent winning image, Bill!!!!:) I also love the title!!! #3518335

Aimee S. McMaster October 29, 2006

....congratulations on this bright and cheerful winner Bill...Aimee #3518498

Pamela Shane October 29, 2006

Huge congratulations on your beautiful
winner Bill!!!! :) #3518587

Cyn Valentine October 29, 2006

Great image..congratulations Bill! #3518590

Susana Ms Heide October 29, 2006

I was so sure I had commented on this before but I guess I haven't. I remember this very well and loved it the first time I saw it! All the elements in this image compliment eachother perfectly! So glad it got this recognition! CONGRATULATIONS Bill!!! #3518696

Sharon King October 29, 2006

Congratulations Bill! #3518896

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic October 29, 2006

Congratulations on your second place winner. #3518931

Laura Clay-Ballard October 29, 2006

Gorgeous image! congrats! #3519152

Lorraine A. Cook October 29, 2006

Congratulations on this fabulous win, Bill!<:)) #3519218

Linda D. Lester level-classic October 29, 2006

Congratulations!!!!!!! #3519338

Melissa A. Mannon October 29, 2006

Way to go Bill! #3519383

Penny Steiner October 29, 2006

It is a wonderful image and I am just so glad to be in such good company in the winning circle.

Penny #3519504

Janine Russell level-deluxe October 29, 2006

Bill, congratulations on your Second Place Win! #3519643

Donna La Mattino Pagakis October 29, 2006

Congratulations on your second place win!! This is so beautifully composed and lovely Bill!! #3519800

Kathleen R. Struckle October 29, 2006

Awesome image Bill. Congrats on you win!! #3519816

Karen Bacon October 29, 2006

I love this image and so glad to see it a winner!Congratulations Bill! #3519880

Colette M. Metcalf October 29, 2006

CONGRATULATIONS on your win, Bill:) #3519971

Monika Sapek October 29, 2006

Many congratulations on your Second Place Win with this colorful image, Bill!

William C. Raco level-classic October 29, 2006

Thank you all very much! ;)

Bill #3520078

Claudia Kuhn level-classic October 29, 2006

Awesome Bill, congrats on your win! #3520082

Ken Smith level-classic October 29, 2006

Super job, Bill!! #3520085

Sharon Day level-classic October 29, 2006

BIG Congratulations on your win, Bill!!! I love this shot!

Bobbie Davis October 29, 2006

Congrats on this great win! #3520961

Joannie Bertucci level-classic October 29, 2006

Bill, are you going to even see this congratulations with all these other hundreds?
Charm is your middle name Bill! #3521062

Kay Beausoleil October 30, 2006

Here's another -- congratulations, Bill, on your win for this sweet image! #3522863

Mick Burkey October 30, 2006

Congratulations on your win, Bill. Simple yet wonderful design and execution. Love the colors. #3523978

Peter K. Burian October 30, 2006

This really is a beautiful image! Bill has another version (Thanksgiving theme) on his web site and that's great too, but somehow, I just love this one.

The flowers, the color of the grass, the gentle lighting ... very evocative of the past, of a quieter era.

Congratulations, Bill.

Peter #3525439

William C. Raco level-classic October 30, 2006

Thank you!
I very much appreciate all your kind comments ;)


Yes, I see you, Joannie ;) #3525474

Sherry S. Boles October 30, 2006

Congratulations on your win, Bill...Beautiful! #3525785

Cora Miller level-addict October 30, 2006

This is just perfect, Bill! I love the contrasting lines and curves and the contrasting colors, as well as the repeating elements. Absolutely wonderful! Congratulations on your win. #3525812

Brenda c. McFarland October 30, 2006

Congrats! Bill you took such a lovely picture. I'm so glad it placed. #3525879

October 31, 2006

Beautiful Bill!
Congratulations on your win! #3529134

paola A. Jofre October 31, 2006

Congratulations Bill!! Beautiful I keep coming back to look at your photo. Great work!! #3529270

Bill Wyatt November 02, 2006

Congratulations Bill!!! #3536192

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict November 02, 2006

Hearty congrats on this fantastic winner, Bill!!!!!
-Debby #3538680

William C. Raco level-classic November 02, 2006

Thanks so much Sherry, Cora, Brenda, Reine, Paola, Bill and Debby! ;)

Bill #3539202

Anne D. Eigen November 03, 2006

A huge congratulations on this wonderful winning image, Bill!!! #3541633

Stanley J. Contrades November 03, 2006

What a sweet win, Bill!! CONGRATULATIONS on this gorgeous 2nd Place!! Love it!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #3541997

William C. Raco level-classic November 03, 2006

Thanks so much Anne and Stan!

Bill #3543313

Cathy M. Gromball November 08, 2006

Congratulations on your Second Place win, Bill! Excellent photo!

Cathy :) #3562033

William C. Raco level-classic November 08, 2006

Thank you, Cathy!!

Bill #3562610

Murry Grigsby November 27, 2006

Congrats on your super image and win Bill!! #3636968

William C. Raco level-classic November 27, 2006

Thank you, Murry!

Bill #3639639

Susie Peek-Swint April 03, 2007

Belated congrats on this fantastic win Bill ~ and congrats for being the 'featured gallery' ~ well done and well deserved! #4124360

Charlene Bayerle April 03, 2007

Congratulations Bill!!!!!! All well deserved!!!!! #4124693

Casey A. Hanson April 03, 2007

Congrats Bill...I love this image! You're so talented :0) #4124860

Datha Y. Thompson April 03, 2007

CONGRATULATIONS on your Featured Gallery Willam!!!! :0) #4124953

April 03, 2007

Beautiful Bill!
Congratulations! #4125104

Evy Johansen level-classic April 03, 2007

Big congratulations on being Featured Gallery, Bill!! #4125129

Helen N. McHugh April 03, 2007

Congratulations, Bill, on your featured gallery! #4125201

Sharon King April 03, 2007

Hey Bill, Congratulations on your featured Gallery!! #4125217

Janine Russell level-deluxe April 03, 2007

Bill, congratulations on your feature in SnapShot. #4125226

She-She Killough April 03, 2007

Bill so good to see this image featured!! It has ALWAYS been one of my all time Favorites!!! Congratulations Bill!! #4125475

Jessica Jenney April 03, 2007

Congratulations again, Bill on this featured image in SnapShot! #4125676

William C. Raco level-classic April 03, 2007

Thank you all very much! ;)

Bill #4127541

RC Fritz April 04, 2007

Great job, William. Congratulations! #4130736

Penny Steiner April 04, 2007

Hi Bill

My email was getting filled up and had to see what was going on and I should have know it was your wonderful image being featured at betterphoto.
Good seeing it again and hope all is well with you.

Penny #4130987

William C. Raco level-classic April 05, 2007

Thank you RC and Penny ;)

Bill #4131614

Amy L. Buckenmayer April 05, 2007

Pardon me for being so late to the game. I just saw this photograph in a newsletter I received. I am SO into shooting bicycles right now! I love the girlish innocence this photograph captures. It's a lovely color image. #4134409

William C. Raco level-classic April 05, 2007

Thank you, Amy!

Bill #4134448

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