YouFindThe Prettiest Things....

© Carolyn M. Fletcher

YouFindThe Prettiest Things....

Uploaded: July 30, 2004 04:04:28


In the strangest places!! This is in a local SEWAGE LAGOON, which is an open "pond" type place where they treat it.(at least I think they treat it)..I crawled through the fence and found the most beautiful flowers etc...No, it didn't stink.


Joy Brown July 30, 2004

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! Winner!!! #152884

Patricia A. Kuniega July 30, 2004

I do believe you have a winner here Carolyn! It's stunning! The colors, form, composition, are all perfect! Magnficant! #676908

Rob Friedman July 30, 2004

Wow, fabulous-It is totally beautiful!!

I might try to grow them in my toilet. :) #676912

Allan L. Whitehead July 30, 2004

"Mornin', sleepy'head, wakey, wakey, eh…"

Wonderful photograph and presentation, Carolyn, I love the colors and the cropping. Very well done, my very dear friend - your good friend, Allan

ps: I hope it was just the fwence that you were crawling through, eh… (he, he, he) - 'A'… #676915

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-classic July 30, 2004

Thanks Joy, Pat, Rob and Allan..Ok, so I overslept! Didn't mean to cause an international panic. LOL
I actually didn't see anything icky in there, by the way. Except some turtles, frogs and lots of bugs. #676952

Adilson F. Ferreira level-classic July 30, 2004

Marvelous composition and great colors, wonderful shot! #676957

Colette M. Metcalf July 30, 2004

Absolutely GORGOUES!!! LOL Rob! #676971

Colleen Braun July 30, 2004

beautiful, I guess it gets a lot of fertilizer... #676976

Donna J. Taff July 30, 2004

So beautiful, Colette!!!!! #676980

Elisabeth A. Gay July 30, 2004

It's stunning Carolyn, definitely a winner! #676985

Donna J. Taff July 30, 2004

I meant to say So beautiful, Carolyn!!!!!!! I have migraine's and this stupidy is a sign one might be coming on! Sorry!!!!! #677000

Charlene Bayerle July 30, 2004

LOL on Rob's suggestion!!!!

This is beautiful Carolyn and worth the trouble!!! #677031

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-classic July 30, 2004

Thanks Adilson, Colette, Colleen, Donna, Elisabeth and Char!!
I think Rob would be sorry...They multiply, I think..LOL #677044

Diane Addonizio level-classic July 30, 2004

Wonderful composition, detail and color! #677071

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict July 30, 2004

Gorgeous! #677098

Claudia Kuhn level-classic July 30, 2004

Ahh... what you'll do for a great shot Carolyn! Glad it was beautiful there and didn't stink! #677132

Kelly Abernathy level-classic July 30, 2004

Stunning! I agree, a winner! And ..... only you :) - I don't know of anyone else that would go wading through.....a sewage lagoon for the shot. It was worth it though, it's so beautiful! So many possible titles come to mind though...........:) -K #677153

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-classic July 30, 2004

Thanks Diane, Deborah, Claudia and Kelly. I was afraid of grossing out the Californians with a more appropriate title. LOL #677182

Marcie A. Fowler July 30, 2004

Simply beautiful indeed. Wonderful colors and presentation!! I'd say your "trespassing" paid off. Bet they are well fertilized (LOL)!! Way to go for a great shot Carolyn. #677197

Bonnie C. Lackey level-classic July 30, 2004

Well, well, well! Isn't this just the most beautiful image! #677204

Roger D. Meador July 30, 2004

this is a fine, fine image #677224

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-classic July 30, 2004

Thanks Marcie, Bonnie and Roger!! I guess they would get fertilized plenty! Ain't it just grand? LOL #677231

Murry Grigsby July 30, 2004

Lovely image Carolyn! Maybe they're using the natural water treatment methods? I've seen a few stories on PBS about these natural bogs being used to purify water. Regardless Marcie is probably right about them getting plenty of nutriants :0) #677253

Bob Cammarata July 30, 2004

Great shot and story, Carolyn.

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-classic July 30, 2004

Thanks Murry and Camm!
That's probably what they're doing Murry. I never saw these until we moved to Oklahoma, but I'm sure they exist other places. I know when they were selling the motel that this lagoon is in back of, they had a heck of a time explaining it to the out of staters. LOL #677282

Gail Vitikacs level-classic July 30, 2004

Stunning!!! I really love the colors!!! Great capture #677284

Gianna Stadelmyer July 30, 2004

Carolyn, this is GORGEOUS!!!! I'd dare to say it's the prettiest water lily shot I've ever seen. This one better show up in the winner's circle! #677325

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-classic July 30, 2004

Thanks Gail and Jan! The fact remains it's a flower and how do you compete with all those great flower shots that the really GOOD flower shot shooters send in?? Dunno... #677372

Dolores Neilson July 30, 2004

This lovely lily is so very well isolated and the color surrounding it flatter it so beautifully. A nice piece of work, Carolyn! #677373

Doug Wean July 30, 2004

Wow! Beautiful perspective, Amazing Color!
A winner!

Doug #677403

Karen Bacon July 30, 2004

Striking image Carolyn! #677429

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-classic July 30, 2004

Thanks Dolores, Doug and Karen!!! #677450

Donna W. Neal July 30, 2004

Beautiful lighting and detail on this one Carolyn. #677636

Kathleen Clemons July 30, 2004

This is just gorgeous, Carolyn. One of your best!!! #677704

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-classic July 30, 2004

Thanks Donna and Kath!!!!! #677710

July 30, 2004

I like the biue. #677756

Robin L. Wehrman July 30, 2004

WOW!! Sure is beautiful Carolyn, Amazing colors, excellent detail and lighting. Perfect in every way!!! #677804

Stephen Zacker July 30, 2004

Great lighting and colors! Must have been just the right PH level! :-) #677922

William C. Raco level-classic July 30, 2004

Very striking and beautiful, Carolyn.
Love the translucent petals, the rich color of leaf and background, the off center placement and the lovely glow.
Outstanding work!

bill #678038

Darren K. Fisher July 30, 2004

OH wow Carolyn this is simply gorgeous. Way to go!!! #678139

Debra Booth July 31, 2004

Breathtaking shot, Carolyn, and I thought that even before I saw where you had taken it! LOL! #678876

Nancy Grace Chen August 08, 2004

I know exactly what you mean!! I've visited one and found some pretty amazing stuff, too. I guess they keep it well-fertilized there. ;) This is gorgeous. One of the prettiest lily shots I've ever seen.

Nancy #695196

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-classic August 09, 2004

Thanks everyone. You never know what you'll find, do you? #695241

Eric Schneider August 11, 2004

What an EXCELLENT photograph!!! We should be seeing this again. Great work. #700178

Isabel L August 14, 2004

Beautiful capture Carolyn! Congratulations to you with this image!! good luck in th next round. :) #707020

Patricia A. Kuniega August 14, 2004

I do recall saying you've got a winner here, and I'll stand behind it for another round! Congrats on this beauty Carolyn! #707131

Karen Engelbreth August 14, 2004

Congratulations to you,Carolyn! #707163

Terry R. Hatfield August 14, 2004

Congrats To You On Your Finalist Carolyn!! #707264

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict August 14, 2004

Congratulations on your Finalist, Carolyn! #707322

Colleen Braun August 14, 2004

congratulations... #707323

Dolores Neilson August 14, 2004

Woo hoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! #707366

Donna R. Moratelli August 14, 2004

I was just on the phone with Carolyn and she's having fun.

She said that she's not ingoring anyone and thanks everyone for all of the comments on her finalist.
Congratulations Carolyn! We miss you! #707397

Wally Orlowsky August 14, 2004

Congratulations on this finalist, Carolyn. #707475

William C. Raco level-classic August 14, 2004

Congratulations, Carolyn!!!

bill #707638

Claudia Kuhn level-classic August 14, 2004

Big congrats Carolyn on a Sewage Lagoon winner!!! You did the place well!!! #707649

Darren K. Fisher August 14, 2004

Congrats Carolyn. #707659

Marie Fields August 14, 2004

Congratulations, Carolyn! Beautiful image! #708126

Deborah Sandidge August 14, 2004

Congrats, Carolyn!! #708297

Jennifer Rennison August 14, 2004

So beautiful! Congratulations, Carolyn! #708306

Ed Heaton August 14, 2004

Congratulations Carolyn,
Wonderful image! #708325

Susan T. Evans level-classic August 14, 2004

Congrats Carolyn, terrific image, so glad it didn't stink! LOL! so well deserved!!!! #708536

Kelly Abernathy level-classic August 14, 2004

Woo - Hoo! Congratulations! -K #708627

Donna J. Taff August 14, 2004

Congrat's, Carolyn!!!!! Well deserved!!!!! #708856

Dan Holm August 14, 2004

Congratulations, Carolyn!! #709007

Debra Booth August 14, 2004

Congratulations, Carolyn! #709109

Brenda W. LaFleur level-deluxe August 14, 2004

Congrats, Carolyn! This is beautiful. #709271

Ellen Peach level-classic August 14, 2004

Fantastic, Carolyn, congrats and best of luck! #709279

Murry Grigsby August 14, 2004

Congrats on your odorless finalist Carolyn :0) #709310

Colette M. Metcalf August 14, 2004

Congratulations, Carolyn!!!! #709642

Cathy Barrows August 14, 2004

Congrats!...beautiful #709645

Kathleen Clemons August 14, 2004

Congrats, Carolyn! Glad you're having fun! Thanks for the update, Donna. #709789

Donna R. Moratelli August 14, 2004

Hi everyone; Carolyn said to say THANK YOU TO EVERYONE!!! She'll be back on-line on the 17th..
Carolyn, you did really good on this one. Congrats again. I'm rooting for ya!! #709958

Janet Detota August 14, 2004

Fabulous! Congratulations, Carolyn and the best of luck in the next round! #710545

Alan L. Borror August 14, 2004

Congratulations, Carolyn! #710779

Peggy Wolff August 14, 2004

Congrats Caroline, I love the colors! #710894

Karen Bacon August 14, 2004

Congratulations Carolyn!!! #710940

Gianna Stadelmyer August 14, 2004

Yippee! I am so glad to see this as a finalist and hope to see it in the winner's circle:-) Congratulations on this beautiful image, Carolyn, and good luck! #711029

Karen Lewis-Gunn August 14, 2004

Congrats on a striking photo! :-) #711133

Robin L. Wehrman August 15, 2004

Congratulations on your finalist Carolyn!! #712753

Susana Matos August 15, 2004

Congratulations! This is very beautiful!
Cheers from Portugal, Su #712909

RICKY RIDDLE August 15, 2004

Beautiful Photo Carolyn. #713281

Patricia Marroquin August 15, 2004

Congratulations, Carolyn! :-) #713641

Paul Michko August 16, 2004

Congrats on this finaliat win, Carolyn. #713854

Diane Dupuis August 16, 2004

Congrats Carolyn! Great shot and interesting location! #713869

Cathy Gregor August 16, 2004

A very beautiful image. Congrats Carolyn!
-cathy #714354

Gail Vitikacs level-classic August 16, 2004

Awesome win Carolyn!!! Congratulations! #714513

Sharon Day August 18, 2004

Absolutely beautiful! Congratulations :) #719100

Stephen Zacker August 22, 2004

:-) Congratulations, Carolyn! #727422

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