Uploaded: September 18, 2004 01:16:03


Dan Holm level-classic September 18, 2004

Awesome image, Cesar!! Excellent copncept, capture and presentation! #170033

Debra Booth September 18, 2004

Gorgeous, Cesar!! Great presentation! #788786

Judith G. Secco September 18, 2004

Wow, what a wonderful image! Beautiful work.
Judy #788795

Gianna Stadelmyer September 18, 2004

Nice shot, Cesar! #789069

Mellanie September 18, 2004

great shot, Cesar! #789991

Cesar J. La Rosa September 18, 2004

Dan, Debra, Judy, Jan and Mellanie:

I really appreciate your kind words. They mean a lot to me because they come from great photographers whose work I admire.

Thank you. #790311

Diane Dupuis October 11, 2004

I love the lighting, composition and background on this ! Well done! #834338

Teresa P.Pelaez October 14, 2004

Cesar, great image, and wonderful composition, a very neat image, congratulations! #841304

Diane Dupuis October 15, 2004

Cesar - I'm so happy for you! I'm still loving it! Congrats! #845676

Evy Johansen level-classic October 16, 2004

WOW.... Beautiful and very elegant! Many congratulations, Cesar! #847890

Mellanie October 16, 2004

Congrats Cesar! #849906

Cesar J. La Rosa October 16, 2004

Teresa, Diane, Evy and Mellanie,

Thank you for your wonderful comments. Your kind words are really appreciated. #849966

Ellen Peach level-classic October 17, 2004

Beautifully done, Cesar....congratulations! #850930

Peter K. Burian October 18, 2004

Cesar: I wish that all aspiring nature photographers could see this image. A perfect example of great photographic vision.

Excellent composition.


Peter Burian #853776

Mellanie October 18, 2004

Congrats, Cesar! #854955

Diane Dupuis October 19, 2004

Cesar!! Congratulations on your very well deserved 2nd place win!!! Hey - if Peter Burian loves it - you know you are going places!! I totally loved his book! Way to go! #855802

Peter K. Burian October 19, 2004

Thanks for the kind comment, Diane.

Cesar certainly made a very effective image.

Cheers! Peter Burian #855972

Evy Johansen level-classic October 19, 2004

Congratulations on your win! #857339

Donna L. Cuic October 19, 2004

Very nice image. Congrats on your win.
Donna #857571

Cesar J. La Rosa October 19, 2004

Peter, Ellen, Mellanie, Diane, Evy and Donna,
Your kind and friendly words are the reason, the light and the inspiration that help me and guide me to do my best. Thank you.

I really appreciate your comments on this photo. Your words are the most precious prize I would ever have expected to receive.

Dandelions represent many things to all of us. They were part of our childhood; the toy that was always there, the dreams that we shared with the wind, the life that we helped to be born. Then as the years passed, we grew up and like all our toys, they were left behind; we forgot they existed; we didn't look at them anymore, but they were always there.
I wanted to bring them back in this photograph and give them the place they deserve in our hearts because although we have grown and we don't play with them now, we should always remember that hope and dreams never die.


Audrea Telkamp October 20, 2004

Congratulations Cesar!! Beautiful image and composition - it is neat to see the dandelion in such an elegant way!! #858802

kathy wolfe October 20, 2004

Wonderful! Wonderful! Congratulations Cesar! #859496

Leonard Pierce October 21, 2004

Congratulations on your Second Place win Cesar!!! #861881

Kathleen N. Nelson October 22, 2004

Congratulations, Cesar on your well-deserved win. You've taken a common weed and turned it into a very beautiful work of art. Great job. #862202

Peter K. Burian October 22, 2004

Cesar: You certainly achieved your goal. We all are tempted to find the most colorful flower (rose, etc.) to photograph.

After a while, we see too many rose, etc. photos.

It's great to see a photographer go beyond the norm, to photograph less obviously striking subject matter and do such a great job in setup and composition.

A black background is not always ideal in nature photography, but it's perfect here, because this is a portrait of the species.

As Kathleen says, ... You've taken a common weed and turned it into a very beautiful work of art....

Peter #862761

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict October 22, 2004

Congratulations, Cesar, on your win for this outstanding image, an excellent photograph and artistic presentation of the dandelion!

-Debby #862828

Carol Engstrom level-addict October 31, 2004

This is so nice Cesar--congratulations! I think your work is excellent. I am quite entertained that you think you can learn something from me. I have never had a photo place--do you give lessons? #881949

Cesar J. La Rosa October 31, 2004

Audrea, Kathryn, Len, Kathleen, Deborah and Carol:

Thank you for visiting and taking your time to comment on my work.

Yes, Carol, I certainly learn from you and all the wonderful people I've met at BetterPhoto. I'm so happy to be part of this big family!

Wanda Judd level-addict November 01, 2004

Cesar, this is wonderful...congratulaions on a well deserved win. #883385

November 02, 2004

I have never seen such a beautful weed in all my life . Congrats,,, cindy #884949

Cesar J. La Rosa November 02, 2004

Wanda and Cindy,
Thank you so much. I truly appreciate your kind words. #885804

Janet Detota November 06, 2004

Please accept my belated congratulations on this fabulous image, Cesar! #894777

Sharon Day level-classic January 05, 2005

Cesar, I think this is just outstanding and beautiful!!! Actually dandelions are one of my favorites wildflowers! The composition and lighting, as well as detail is stunning! Belated congratulations! #1015446

Cesar J. La Rosa January 05, 2005

Janet and Sharon,

Thank you very much. #1015963

Judith G. Secco February 19, 2005

What a beautiful image this is!! It's no wonder that it was a winner. Also, just want to tell you that your gallery is just wonderful!! So many beautiful image.
Judy #1116005

Cesar J. La Rosa February 19, 2005

Thank you, Judy. You've been so kind to come and visit my gallery. I really appreciate your time and your friendly words. #1116482

Nikki McDonald level-classic August 07, 2007

Thank you for pointing me to this beautiful dandelion portrait and interesting discussion. The composition is excellent, Cesar. #4614701

Katarina Mansson March 11, 2008

Oooo this is wonderful Cesar! I came across it in the "Photos By Subject" section. Lovely presentation, composition, light, detail and colors. A belated congratulations! #5625835

Cesar J. La Rosa March 11, 2008

Wow!!! Thank you, Katarina. It was very kind of you to come and leave a message here. I really appreciate your comments and support.
Cesar #5626168

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