Uploaded: September 28, 2006 04:15:23


f/4, 1/125th Second, ISO64, -.7ev
NY Botanical Gardens, a water lily pond featuring several installations of Dale Chihuly glass.
09/06 Finalist, Elements of Design


Adilson F. Ferreira level-classic September 28, 2006

Wonderful image Christopher!!!
Great colors and beautiful reflections!!! #530649

Terri L. Scribner September 28, 2006

Love the bold colors and reflections! great shot! #3379013

Sharon Day level-classic September 28, 2006

Beautiful image, Chris!!! I would really love to see this! #3379395

Chris Budny level-deluxe September 28, 2006

Thank you, folks! I'll be adding more shots from this garden & glass visit, in the days ahead... #3380448

Pat Gamwell September 28, 2006

I'm highly impressed, Chris! You are really giving 'our' camera a fabulous workout! A winner in my book! #3382361

Janine Russell level-deluxe September 28, 2006

Chris, excellent colors, detail, clarity and exposure. #3382560

Tamera S. Phillips October 26, 2006

Congrats Chris on this colorful finalist! Well deserved. #3501602

Brian Lobdell October 26, 2006

A "wowzer"! Chris! I missed this one, but glad to see it a deserving finalist! The color saturation and patterns really make this stand out! Congratulations! #3501605

Adilson F. Ferreira level-classic October 26, 2006

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Christopher!!! #3501715

Ray Clarke October 26, 2006

Congrats on this lovely finalist Christopher #3501961

Chris Budny level-deluxe October 26, 2006

My apologies for not seeing your comments sooner, Pat & Janine; thank you, belatedly!
And thanks, Tammy, Brian, Adilson & R/A, for your congratulations! #3503234

Revonda L. Gentry October 26, 2006

Wow!! Spectacular finalist, congratulations Christopher!! #3503244

Kay Beausoleil October 26, 2006

Congratulations on your finalist for this colourful image, Christopher! #3503374

Nobu Nagase October 26, 2006

Congratulations, Christopher!!! #3503737

Michelle R. Kovach October 26, 2006

Congrats Chris! #3503947

Tonya R. Boles October 26, 2006

Congrats Chris. #3504083

Tammy Scott level-classic October 26, 2006

Outstanding color and image - Congratulations #3505027

Chris Budny level-deluxe October 26, 2006

Thanks, everyone, so much for your comments this evening! #3505202

Graeme yew Chow October 26, 2006

Wonderful colors and lines, congrats Chris. #3506241

Sherry S. Boles October 26, 2006

Congrats on this wonderful finalist, Chris! #3506255

Stanley J. Contrades October 27, 2006

CONGRATULATIONS, Chris, and good luck to you with your Finalist!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #3506566

Sandra Freyler October 27, 2006

Congratulations, Christopher! :) #3507222

Chris Budny level-deluxe October 27, 2006

Thanks so much, Graeme, Sherry, Stan & Sandra! #3507907

Manuel Barrera October 27, 2006

Congratulations, Christopher, and best of luck in the next round #3508042

Janine Russell level-deluxe October 27, 2006

Chris, congratulations on your finalist. #3508473

Margie Hurwich October 27, 2006

Amazing colors in the reflections! Congrats, Chris! #3508534

Mick Burkey October 27, 2006

And agin. Congratulations on the finals for this one, Chris! Love it. Good luck in the finals, you've got my vote!!

BTW, I don't know about the Dale Chihuly glass, but take it it's an artistic installation. Hope to see more. Great eye. #3508962

Laura Clay-Ballard October 27, 2006

gorgeous! congrats! #3509241

Thomas A. Statas level-deluxe October 27, 2006


Nicely done. One more winner.

Tom #3509814

Jenny Bosmans October 27, 2006

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Chris! :) #3510265

Chris Budny level-deluxe October 27, 2006

Thank you all so much, for your encouragement! If you ever hear of a "Chihuly in the Park" installation anywhere near you, I strongly recommend you buy a ticket!! #3511067

Sam Britt October 27, 2006

Congratulations, Christopher! #3511088

David L. Luchowski October 28, 2006

Congrats ,Chris.This is a beautiful finalist. #3512564

Chris Budny level-deluxe October 28, 2006

Thank you very much, Sam & David! #3514763

Sharon Day level-classic October 28, 2006

Glad to see one of your Chihuly shots make finalist, Chris!!! Congratulations! #3516165

Chris Budny level-deluxe October 29, 2006

Thanks, Sharon! And congrats again, on your gold! #3517583

Karen Slagle October 29, 2006

Congrats on this beautiful finalist, Christopher. The blue and green are perfect playing off each other and the reflection adds another cool element. Dale Chihuly glass is so awesome and is so neat with the reeds. #3519223

October 30, 2006

Congrats on this very cool finalist Chris!!! :} #3524013

Chris Budny level-deluxe October 30, 2006

Thank you both! Karen, I agree completely; his glasswork is always spectacular. #3524719

Dennis Flanagan October 31, 2006

I was remiss in congratulating you Chris.........Congratulations. #3528321

Chris Budny level-deluxe October 31, 2006

Thanks, Dennis, and thanks for swinging by! #3529690

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