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Ralf Lukovic September 17, 2004

Nice captured Wayne! These flowers are really special and beautiful. I saw them first time on Hawaii last year growing everywhere. You are really lucky man to have them at home.

Ralf #169907

Wayne Brasch September 17, 2004

Thank you Ralf. We like in a near sub-tropical climate here where the flora & fauna seem to thrive. I just carn't remember them flowering this early before though. #787831

Wendy M. Amdahl level-deluxe September 17, 2004

This is a very cool image your choice of effects as they really highlight the flower's lines. #787843

Wayne Brasch September 17, 2004

Thank you so much for your kind comments Wendy. #787978

Joannie Bertucci level-classic September 17, 2004

Beautiful and I love what you did with the background! Where do you live that you can grow these beauties at home?
I've been to your gallery and I love your perspective on life! Your images are marvelous! The glass table top is outstanding! #787980

Wayne Brasch September 17, 2004

Kiaora and thank you Joannie for your exceptionally kind comments. I live Down Under in a Place called Whangarei which is in the northern part of The North Island of New Zealand. The Maori (indigenous peoples) name for New Zealand is Aotearoa; translated this means the Land of The Long White Cloud. Whanagrei is situated at:
Longitude :174°22'0" E
Latitude : 35°46'0" S


Sharon Day level-classic September 17, 2004

Fantastic image!!! Love the effects on the background! #788113

Stanley J. Contrades September 17, 2004

Best shot of this Bird of Paradise I have seen, Wayne, along with the effects! Some of my neighbors have these as hedges and they are in bloom everywhere!! Excellent composition!!
Aloha from Hawai'i,
Stan #788224

September 17, 2004

Beautiful shot of my favorite flower Wayne!!!!!!! #788263

Wayne Brasch September 17, 2004

Kiaora from New Zealand Stan. Thank you for your kind comments they are truely appreciated. We only have the one mature plant in our backyard but it is beautiful. They grow well here but are not as prolific as in Hawai'i I bet. Thanks again. #788264

Wayne Brasch September 17, 2004

Thank you kindly Deborah. #788269

Wayne Brasch September 17, 2004

Sharon, I somehow missed your comment.....passed in cyber space. Thank you for you comments. #788276

Evy Johansen level-classic September 17, 2004

Wow - Beautiful, Wayne! Gorgeous colors! #788343

Anette Linnea Rasmussen September 18, 2004

A big WOW! Great job, Wayne - love it!

Many regards
Linnea #788415

Cesar J. La Rosa September 18, 2004

Great job, Wayne!
The colors are beautiful and the background is just perfect!
Congratulations. #788425

Karen Engelbreth September 18, 2004

Beautiful shot Wayne! #788439

S J September 18, 2004

Great capture, Wayne! Love the composition ! #788638

Wayne Brasch September 18, 2004

Evy, Anette, Cesar, Karen and Sanjay, thank you for your kind comments. This was my first serious attempt at a floral shot and I was kind of pleased with the end result. #788811

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict September 18, 2004

Fabulous capture of this great flower, Wayne, and your background work is exceptional for this image! #789096

Datha Y. Thompson September 18, 2004

WOW!!This is Beautiful Wayne!!GREAT effects too!! :0) #789684

Danilo Piccioni level-classic September 18, 2004

Wayne, besides being one of my favorite flower EVER, this bird of paradise is excellent shot, I love the zoom effect!

Ciao from Italy

Danilo #790337

Wayne Brasch September 19, 2004

Deborah, Dartha & Danilo, thank you greatly for your comments, they are truely valued. #790352

Jonna Bergström September 19, 2004

Beautiful image, Wayne! I love the background! #790353

Marilou Olejniczak September 19, 2004

Beautifuly done Wayne! Realy stands out and captures ones attention!! #790843

Diane Dupuis September 19, 2004

Wow, Wow, Wow! Great work! #791952

Wayne Brasch September 19, 2004

Jonna, Marilou and Diane, I just don't know what to say...other than thank you, thank you, thank you. #792056

Mary K. Robison September 22, 2004

You used the PERFECT effect to highlight the colors and lines of this wonderful flower, Wayne. Wish I'd thought of it!! Good luck with this next month! #796634

Wayne Brasch September 22, 2004

Thank you Mary, the background showed a wooden fence and some dishevelled leaves. I tried several filters on the backgound to eliminate the problem and liked this one the best. Thanks again. #796650

Tom Andersen October 15, 2004

Congratulations, Wayne, great capture! #844289

Datha Y. Thompson October 15, 2004


Mary K. Robison October 15, 2004

A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to you, Wayne! So glad to see this beauty among the finalists! Best of luck with it next round! #844587

Marilou Olejniczak October 15, 2004

Congratulations Wayne!! #845017

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict October 15, 2004

Congratulations Wayne!! #845035

Stanley J. Contrades October 15, 2004

Kiaora, Wayne! This is just terrific and am so happy for you!! Beautifully done and many CONGRATULATIONS!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #845293

Wendy M. Amdahl level-deluxe October 15, 2004

Congrats to you Wayne on this great shot! #845664

Lucia De Giovanni October 15, 2004

Congratulations Wayne, this is gorgeous! #846264

Cesar J. La Rosa October 15, 2004

Congratulations on this great Finalist, Wayne! #846587

Danilo Piccioni level-classic October 15, 2004

congratulation ! again this is awsome! #846640

Wayne Brasch October 16, 2004

Wow, thank you so much for your supportive and kind comments Tom, Datha, Mary, Marilou, Deborah, Stan, Wendy, Lucia, Cesar and Danilo. #846877

S J October 16, 2004

Congratulations, Wayne! Best regards from Sanjay and Susan #847035

Wayne Brasch October 16, 2004

Thank you Sanjay & Susan, muchly appreciated. #847092

Kathleen Clemons October 16, 2004

Congrats, Wayne! #849249

kathy wolfe October 16, 2004

Its beautiful Wayne! Congratulations! #849910

Lori Carlson July 18, 2005

What a perfect effect for this beautiful flower!! Congrats on this Finalist! :0) #1606998

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic August 10, 2005

Very Pretty!!! Yes, I love this flower....send me some to plant Beautiful....How do you blur just the background? Thanks, Shelly #1701173

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F/8,1/160sec,ISO-400, 35mm macro. My Bird of Paradise is now in full bloom, seems to be a bit early this year. (still end of winter here) Taken 17/9/04. Just learing to use my new camera. I disliked the background in this photo so applied the PS radial blur filter to it.

Uploaded on September 17, 2004 Photo Contest Finalist

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