Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe August 18, 2008

Great textures, tones and design Patrick! #982129

maria Warren August 18, 2008

very cool photo love the tones #6329129

David Phalen August 18, 2008

The burnt edges of some paper? Excellent lines, and tones!! #6329137

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe August 18, 2008

I would have to go with David...looks like paper that got wet, then the edges got singed...I love these shots, Patrick! Well done!

ccc #6329172

Margaret R. Barry August 18, 2008

Great lines, tones and design elements, Patrick! #6329180

ROLAN NARMAN August 18, 2008

Great curves and composition Patrick! Well done! #6329212

Vladan D. Djordjevic August 18, 2008

Fantstic curves, tones, details, color, composition and clarity. #6329236

Janet Daniel level-classic August 18, 2008

I have no idea, but it's a terrific image, Patrick! #6329255

Joan Powell August 18, 2008

bark or burnt paper . I like the monochromatic color and soft cuve . #6329272

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe August 18, 2008

Terrific tones, texture and lines! Jeff #6329299

Molly A. O August 18, 2008

VERY COOL! I love the tone and texture,
I guess I coulf have just said ditto to everyone else:) #6329321

Renata Gusciora August 18, 2008

Amazing textures and lines,great lighting,Patrick!Looks like paper for sure!:-) #6329322

Mike Clime August 18, 2008

Nice textures and tones, Patrick! It looks like layers of foam that have been singed. #6329384

Patrick Rouzes level-classic August 18, 2008

Thanks everyone!!! & for playing along!!!
Few close answers but no cigars!!!
Clue: no fire or burning involved!!! #6329393

Dianna Hauf August 18, 2008

I DO SO love your 'sense of adventure' Patrick!! Would have guessed along the same lines as David and Candice but since you said NO fire or burning involved" I have to guess a type of fungus growth! ANyway, you always amaze and surprise me and your capture of whatever this is, is as always, remarkable with great clarity, color and wonderful lighting! NOW I have to find out what this could BE! Hope all is well in your neck of the woods!!! (Terribly busy here my friend!) #6329415

Carol A. Roux August 18, 2008

I qam going to say an African bee honeycomb, probably a dry on. #6329521

Patrick Rouzes level-classic August 18, 2008

Thanks for looking & playing dianna & Carol!!! Sorry, you are both incorrect but excellent guesses!!! #6329565

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic August 18, 2008

Super!! It looks like leather....Great capture, Patrick! #6329601

Patrick Rouzes level-classic August 18, 2008

Sorry Shelly!!! Not correct!!!
Thanks for looking & playing along!!! #6329610

Gail Vitikacs level-classic August 18, 2008

Patrick, you are so playful and creative!!! It is a wonderful shot of different layers and textures! #6329650

August 18, 2008

Great Details! I'm going to guess paper cut, not burnt? #6329651

Patrick Rouzes level-classic August 18, 2008

Thank you Gail & Craig!!!
Sorry, Craig- not cut either!!! #6329661

Carol Sawyer August 18, 2008

Fantastic image, textures and tones, Patrick!! #6329717

Christie R. Bielss August 18, 2008

Another very cool image, Patrick! And you KNOW I love your game! It's addicting - so this addict's first guess is that it's peeling paint. Looks like wood siding from a house I used to own before we scraped and repainted! LOL! #6329722

Patrick Rouzes level-classic August 18, 2008

Thank you,Carol!!! Thank you,Christie!!! Sorry, Christie- incorrect!!! Thanks for playing & glad you like those!!! #6329809

Patricia Ronan August 18, 2008

Terrific shot Patrick, but I don't know what it is, is it something edible? #6329834

Patrick Rouzes level-classic August 18, 2008

Thank you,Patricia!!!
No it is not- sorry!!! #6329842

Inge S. Lasmana level-classic August 18, 2008

No paper... no fire or burning involved, then... I would say, is it a mushroom?? yeahhhh... I'm right!!! #6329847

Patrick Rouzes level-classic August 18, 2008

You must have JUST missed my last comment by few seconds,Inge!!! Sorry-you are incorrect!!!
Thanks for playing along!!! #6329852

Carol A. Roux August 18, 2008

I'm going to try again, it can be either shaved toasted coconut or shaved almonds. #6330160

Eivor Kuchta August 18, 2008

Okay, I'm going with the edible stuff for this one. I don't really know, but I'm guessing some kind of frosting (on a cake?) here. #6330166

Patrick Rouzes level-classic August 18, 2008

Thanks Carol & Eivor!!! It is not edible- sorry!!! Could not get on the site for past hour!!! #6330179

Carol A. Roux August 18, 2008

wood shavings from using a plane. #6330190

Patrick Rouzes level-classic August 18, 2008

Soryy again,Carol!!! Cool guesses though!!! #6330202

Eugenio Diaz August 18, 2008

Amazing texture and great tones...love the clarity...amazing image, I don't have a clue what possible this can be...but my guess is ...animal skin or rubber! #6330372

Patrick Rouzes level-classic August 18, 2008

Thanks for the kind comments, Eugenio!!!
Nope-sorry- incorrect. #6330396

Tammy Espino August 18, 2008

::throwing hands in air:: I give! What,what (grabbing Paddy by the neck) What is it? lol #6330420

Patrick Rouzes level-classic August 18, 2008

Control yourself!!! guess!!!!!!!!!!!!! #6330460

Tammy Espino August 18, 2008

A concrete wall..lol #6330505

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna August 18, 2008

Foam rubber padding??? :-) #6330541

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe August 18, 2008

Some kind of insulation. I know that has to be it! :-)
kk #6330543

Linda Proctor August 18, 2008

Umm detail on a moth wing pretty sure not chocolate lol #6330571

Patrick Rouzes level-classic August 18, 2008

Nope.Nope.Nope.Nope. Thanks for guessing everyone!!! #6330624

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe August 18, 2008

A question. Do we get 20 of them?
1. Is it manmade?
kk #6330634

Patrick Rouzes level-classic August 18, 2008

Kathleen, you usually get a much greater number than 20 when you get them!!!
It is manmade but mother nature is the source.
We have a winner on the other!!! You were so close- & an amazing sport & competitor!!!
I have to go now but I enjoyed you competitive spirit!!! Good night!!!
Good luck with this one!!! #6330652

Robert R. Goodman level-addict August 18, 2008

Patrick,my friend.I think you have beat on this one.I'm going to say,molded foam.That's my best shot at it.Excellent capture!!!! #6330772

Heidi Knight August 19, 2008

It's burned paper edges, right!!!! Say YES!!!! LOL #6331532

Heidi Knight August 19, 2008

Crap, sevral people already guessed that up top...
So let me just add that it's a cool image what-ever it might be. The texture and curves with the NOT burned edges are wonderful! #6331542

Brett Dolsen August 19, 2008

Great lighting,tones,clarity and lines Patrick!!I wouldhave said burnt paper also!Brett #6331725

Heidi Knight August 19, 2008

OK, Is it made from trees? Since it's manmade but nature is the source! #6331749

Patrick Rouzes level-classic August 19, 2008

Thanks Bobby, Heidi, Heidi, Brett & Heidi!!!
You are too funny,Heidi!!!
Yes, they are made from trees,Heidi! Good luck!!! #6332390

Carol A. Roux August 19, 2008

Made from trees they're tree rings making the grain of the wood when it is cut. #6332612

Patrick Rouzes level-classic August 19, 2008

Sorry, Carol- incorrect!!! Thanks for looking!!! #6332780

Patrick Rouzes level-classic August 19, 2008

Try again,Carol!!! #6332847

Beverly A. Wright August 19, 2008

Maybe rose petals that have started to
turn brown on the edges! Just a guess!!!
You're good at this Patrick!!!!!! #6333098

Patrick Rouzes level-classic August 19, 2008

Brilliant answer, Bev, but no cigar either!!!
Thanks for playing everyone!!! No one guessed correctly so my next posting will reveal the answer!!! Thanks everyone!!! #6333223

Jennifer L. Alder August 19, 2008

Well AGAIN you have came up with a very unique subject, Patrick! Your presentation is quite eye catching- great tone and lines here. Awesome work! :) #6333538

John Connolly August 19, 2008

Another brilliant macro that tests our perspective, Patrick! There were a few close answers, but nobody put it all together! Your lighting on these coffee filters was outstanding, my friend! #6333684

Heidi Knight August 19, 2008

Hold on, did John just guess it???? Is it coffee filters???
LOL Crap... I wanted to guess it!!!! #6333735

Patrick Rouzes level-classic August 19, 2008

Lorna, not sure if he did or not!!! I thought mayb e he had seen the next submit!!! I'll have to ask. #6333762

Heidi Knight August 19, 2008

It's Heidi but hey Denmark/Canada... Alle the same LOL

So is is it coffe filters... I have to go to bed, it's past 11 pm here, and if you don't tell me before, then I will not have a good night sleep LOL #6333795

Patrick Rouzes level-classic August 19, 2008

Heidi, it is coffee filters!!! Sweet dreams to you,my friend!! #6333881

Heidi Knight August 19, 2008

I was up twice to check if you had given the answer LOL
Bugger John won! :(
Oh well I never drink coffee and what would I do with all the filteres I would have won if I had guessed it first??? LOL #6335238

Nancy L. Green level-classic August 19, 2008

What a cool idea Patrick, wonderful tones and def here, WTG!! <>< #6335257

frank w. degenhardt level-classic August 20, 2008

Patrick- Good morning my friend. I have to laugh at the things that you come up with and I think we all enjoy the guess what it is games. You sure do bring alot of fun and some most interesting sights to your gallery.
I could have guessed a hundred years and not had a clue what you had here.
The macro of the edges though do give a fasinating look with the curves and edgeds. Excellent lighting and clarity. Wonderful colors that I think threw everyone off, and fantastic details and textures.
Outstanding work
Have yourself a wonderful day, take care, please be safe. #6336201

Patrick Rouzes level-classic August 20, 2008

Heidi, you are too funny!!! Thanks!!! Thank you Nancy & Frank & everyone!!!

Heidi Knight August 21, 2008

LOL, sorry but I am addicted to this game of yours ;0) #6342925

Gary Lange September 05, 2008

Love this, Patrick, only you can bring this kind of interest to a coffee filter. It looks to me like ineven steps on some alien hillside. Love the colors and tones! #6415238

Marisol Pastor September 16, 2008

Wow, Patrick you really worked up a storm with this one (I was on vacation, so I missed out on the fun!)... I would have guessed burnt paper (love all of your paper creations), oh well. Anyway, this is a great abstract, a favorite for me. #6463495

Stefania Barbier level-addict September 22, 2008

huge congrats Patrick!!!! #6488936

Dianna Hauf September 22, 2008

AWESOME PAtrick!!!! WTG and a huge congratulations!!! SEE what happens to someone who can 'see' the extra-ordinary'????? #6489016

Tiia Vissak September 22, 2008

Congratulations! #6489040

Renata Gusciora September 22, 2008

Big congratulations on this great finalist,Patrick!!!Good luck in the next round!!!:-) #6489092

Kimi A. Phillips September 22, 2008

BIG CONGRATS!!!:) #6489444

Inge S. Lasmana level-classic September 22, 2008

A HUGEEEE CONGRATULATIONSSSSS my friend!!! hope to see this again! #6489484

Vladan D. Djordjevic September 22, 2008

Congratulations on your terrific finalist, my friend! #6489574

Amy M. Wilson September 22, 2008

Congratulations on a wonderful finalist, Patrick! #6489831

isabel C. Zepeda level-classic September 22, 2008


Let play the drums together LOL.

CONGRATULATIONS my friend for a wonderful photo.

Ysa... #6490107

Mike D. Perez level-deluxe September 22, 2008

Great textures and tones, Patrick! Congratulations! #6490134

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe September 22, 2008

I am so happy to see this photo recognized! Congratulations, Patrick!

ccc #6490211

Amber J. Skene September 22, 2008

Congrats on your finalist! #6490296

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna September 22, 2008

WTG, Son!!!!!! Congratulations on this finalist!!!!! Good luck in the next round!!!!! :-) k #6490511

Eivor Kuchta September 22, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist, Patrick! #6490606

Susan M. Campbell September 22, 2008

Way to go Patrick...congrats!! #6490625

Mike Clime September 22, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist, Patrick! #6491368

Brett Dolsen September 22, 2008

Congratulations Patrick!!Great work!Brett #6491392

Jeana Clark September 22, 2008


~J~ #6491411

Max Aureli September 22, 2008

Congratulation on this wonderful composition Patrick!!! #6492084

Nadya Johnson September 22, 2008

Congratulations Patrick, on your outstanding finalist! #6492167

Nancy (Peaches) Harker September 22, 2008

HUGE CONGRATS on your finalist
Best of luck in the next round! #6492178

Laurie Daily level-deluxe September 22, 2008

HEY there my friend...A BiG hUgE Congratulations on this finalist!!! YippEEEEE! #6492470

Janet McNeil level-classic September 22, 2008

Congratulations, Patrick!! Love your whazzit series!! #6492868

Robert R. Goodman level-addict September 22, 2008

A big Congratulations,Patrick!!!!! #6493107

Debra R. Harder September 22, 2008

I knew we'd see this again, Patrick! HUG CONGRATS on your SUPERB finalist! Deb #6493297

Debra R. Harder September 22, 2008

Sorry Patrick. I meant to type HUGE. CONGRATS AGAIN!! Deb #6493300

Robyn A. Terrell September 22, 2008

Awesome finalist...congrats!!! #6493332

Jennifer L. Taranto September 22, 2008

How'd I miss this one ... it's fantastic!! WTG!! #6493471

Jim Baines September 22, 2008

Patrick, congratulations on this fantastic FINALIST! #6493566

Michelle Alton September 22, 2008

Patrick...congratulations on this fascinating finalist! #6493719

Sam Britt September 22, 2008

I missed this one, too. Big congratulations, Patrick! #6493794

Connie J. Bagot September 22, 2008

Congratulations Patrick! A superb finalist! #6493874

Michael Umbreit September 22, 2008

Patrick - Congratulations! - Mike #6494086

Cyn Valentine level-classic September 22, 2008

Congratulations Patrick!! #6494112

Larry L. Redmon level-classic September 22, 2008

Congratulations, Patrick! Good job! #6494390

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe September 22, 2008

Lots of congratulations on your finalist, Patrick!!
kk #6494505

Kaye Burazin September 22, 2008

Superb tonal quality. I would never have guessed what it is. Congrats and best of luck in the next round. #6494632

Erica Murphy level-deluxe September 22, 2008

Great shot Patrick! Congratulations!! #6494808

Michelle L. Frick September 22, 2008

Another fabulous finalist Patrick! Congratulations! #6494816

Terry L. Ellis level-classic September 22, 2008

A clever and fantastic finalist, Patrick! Congratualtions! #6494876

frank w. degenhardt level-classic September 22, 2008

Patrick- Its wonderful to see your creativity get reconized. Congratulations, good luck in the next round. #6495152

Bill Knaps September 22, 2008

Congrats Patrick. Bill #6495329

Steve M. Harrington September 22, 2008

Good on you, Patrick. :)
Steve #6495442

Jennifer L. Alder September 22, 2008

Congrats, Patick, on this unique finalist image! :) #6495461

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe September 22, 2008

Congratulations Patrick on your very artistic finalist! #6495487

Renee Doyle level-classic September 22, 2008

Congratulations on this wonderful and creative piece Patrick - excellent finalist!!! #6496246

Laura L. Gonzales September 22, 2008

Hip, hip HOORAY!!!!! Congratulations Patrick for this well deserved Finalist!!! Good luck, wishing for gold!!! Laura #6496366

Barbara Waldoch level-classic September 23, 2008

Sincere congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Patrick! #6496540

Lynne Morris September 23, 2008

Huge Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Patrick. #6496583

Deb Koskovich September 23, 2008

Kudos to you, Patrick!! #6497218

Howard B. Cheek September 23, 2008

Creative image Patrick, it seems you've had a lot of fun with it here :)
Congrats on this finalist!
Howard #6497557

Shannon D. Miller September 23, 2008

I love this photo Patrick! A huge CONGRATS on this fantastic finalist! Shannon~ #6497634

JO ANN CLEVELAND September 23, 2008

Patrick! You are such a fun guy with a great eye, very creative!

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, hope to see it in Gold!

jo ann c. #6498000

Eugenio Diaz September 23, 2008

Congratulations Patrick on this beautiful Finalist...Good luck in the next round! #6498084

Derek D. Dafoe September 23, 2008

Congrats on your great Finalist!! Good luck in the next round!! #6498131

John R. Sanchez September 23, 2008

Congrats Buddy on the Finalist award!! Nice work! #6498508

Janet Daniel level-classic September 23, 2008

Alright, Patrick!!!!!! WTG!!! :-)) Wishing you the best! #6498513

Gary Lange September 23, 2008

Patrick, WTG my friend! Many congrats on this wonderful Finalist and best of luck!! #6498707

Bojan Bencic level-classic September 23, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist, Patrick. #6499913

Corinne M. Thompson September 23, 2008

Congrats on your Finalist for this wonderful capture, very creative idea! #6500238

Corinne M. Thompson September 23, 2008

Congrats on your Finalist for this wonderful capture, very creative idea! #6500246

Arnie Horwitz level-deluxe September 23, 2008

Congratulations on this great finalist, Patrick! #6502656

Patricia Ronan September 24, 2008

Congratulations Patrick, a great finalist winner:) #6506852

Chuck Bruton level-deluxe September 24, 2008

Congratulations on the winner here and the response it received for everyone guessing what it is.
Well done.......
Is it coffee filter? or burnt book pages? #6506960

Patrick Rouzes level-classic September 24, 2008

Thank you very much, everyone!!!
Chuck, they are coffee filters!!! #6508081

Teresa Norris September 25, 2008

Patrick, I am late in sending my congratulations to you for this WONDERFUL image!!! I wouldn't have guessed coffee filters. You have such a talent for turning everyday objects into beautiful art!!! I LOVE it!! #6511650

anonymous September 25, 2008

Hey Patrick...huge congratulations on your fabulous finalist! B- #6512708

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic September 27, 2008

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S on your award, and the 'what is it' I loved reading... I did one on my site, & I still haven't put the answer on BP..I wrote each person individual...the contest goes on!! 8o) #6521539

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic September 27, 2008

Veru intriguing capture!
Entertaining thread.
Fantastic finalist!
WTG, Patrick!
~Lisa #6522074

Christie R. Bielss September 28, 2008

This was a fun and fantastic "whazzit?"! Congratulations on the "Finalist"! #6523060

Cassie L. Woodlee September 29, 2008

This is awesome Patrick and well deserved. Congrats!!!! #6528977

Kathy L. Clark October 03, 2008

Congrats Patrick on a really lovely finalist. Lovely tones and exposure here. #6548335

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Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/1000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 80, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 7.40 mm, Model: Canon PowerShot G9

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