Uploaded: June 23, 2005 23:45:51


1.5sec, f11, ISO 100, RAW, 100mm, Tripod, Aperture Priority, WB Tungsten lamp, black velvet BG.


Phil Sauvey June 23, 2005

WOW!!! That green REALLY stands out and the detail against that black is awesome, Stan! Love the corner to corner!! #268049

Stanley J. Contrades June 23, 2005

Thank you, my friend, and as always I appreciate your supportive and generous comments!! This is a leaf from a type of ginger that grows here. Hope you and Suann are well!! Many thanks again, Phil!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1513536

Mary K. Robison June 24, 2005

Beautifully simple, and simply beautiful, Stan!
Love that diagonal comp/split, and the sparkling pool of water! #1513539

Kerby Pfrangle June 24, 2005

Stan quite beautiful in deep green.

Love the dark background making this standout beautifully.

Kerby #1513544

S J June 24, 2005

So very elegant and beautiful, Stan!! Love the color and your neat diagonal framing!! Excellent work as always!! #1513553

Stanley J. Contrades June 24, 2005

Hi, Mary! Couldn't resist taking a shot of this leaf and its deep green color! It was sort of a "baby" and only a few days out of the stem! Thanks for always being very kind with your responses and I am grateful for your support!

Hi, Kerby! Thank You!, too, for your generous and supportive comments! I appreciate it very much!!

With fond Aloha,
Stan #1513558

Cathy Stancil June 24, 2005

This gorgeous brand new green against that black BG is fantastic Stan !! Beautiful smooth textures and pleasing presentation ! #1513565

Patty Razonable June 24, 2005

Very unique, Stan! Love the deep green color against the black BG!! Well done!! #1513567

Donna Roberts June 24, 2005

Mmmm - black velvet.
I am going to have a dig in my material this wonderful green leaf and the simple line in contrast to the dark background.
An excellent image Stan (and not a beautiful bloom in sight!)
Love it.
:-) dddu #1513579

Stanley J. Contrades June 24, 2005

Sorry, Sanjay, we crossed in cyberspace!! Nevertheless, thanks ever so much to you, Cathy, Aloha e Patty, and Donna for always being so supportive and encouraging!
Donna: Bloom will be right around the corner (LOL)!! And keep the subject approx. 12 inches or so away from the BG when you shoot! Keeps everything nice and black :-)!!
Thanks once again and I really do appreciate your stopping by to comment!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1513596

Danilo Piccioni June 24, 2005

Wonderful composition and details! another master piece! #1513603

Jordi Delgado June 24, 2005

So beautifully done, Stan!!!

:-)) #1513644

Mata Patan June 24, 2005

What a wonderful composition, I really like simple things!! #1513646

Serena Pierce level-deluxe June 24, 2005

Wonderful simple yet powerful image! #1513653

Paul E. Earl June 24, 2005

Such a fantastic capture. Love the contrasts of the green on the black. #1513679

Stanley J. Contrades June 24, 2005

Dado, Jordi, Mata, Serena, and Paul, Thank You! Your supportive, and encouraging responses are very much appreciated!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1513683

Judy S. Fung June 24, 2005

Lovely color and composition, Stan!! Great capture! #1513718

Stanley J. Contrades June 24, 2005

Many thanks, Judy, for stopping in to respond!! It's always much appreciated!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1513772

Paul Michko June 24, 2005

Simply powerful, Stan. #1513819

Donald K. Cherry June 24, 2005

Awesome macro, Stan! Love the lighting and black bg! #1513873

Tammy Scott June 24, 2005

This is just awesome, Stan! Great green! #1513968

Bobbie Davis June 24, 2005

Wonderful lines Stan!!! #1514108

Cathy Gregor June 24, 2005

Simple yet elegant, Stan!!
Nice work! #1514138

Claudia Kuhn level-classic June 24, 2005

Great color and contrast Stan! #1514371

Jenny Bosmans June 24, 2005

OOOOOH!!! Wonderful composition, Stan!! Awesome!!! #1514383

Joy Rector June 24, 2005

This is gorgeous. #1514695

Michelle Lea Guinn June 24, 2005

Beautiful Stan!!! mlg #1514801

Linda D. Lester level-classic June 24, 2005

WOW! Stunning, Stan! #1514896

Adilson F. Ferreira level-classic June 24, 2005

Terrific image Stan!!!
Wonderful color contrast and lovely curves and details, the water drop is a plus!!! #1515231

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic June 24, 2005

Terrific job, Stan!!! I love that green against the black!!!!! WOW! :) Aloha #1515248

Stacey A. Bates June 24, 2005

Gorgeous Stan, that green is amazing, love the line and composition!! Well Done my friend!!
Stacey #1515452

Marsha S. Smith June 24, 2005

That green is just spectacular. So rich! Love the bg - went to get some black velvet and the ladies at the fabric store acted like I was crazy trying to buy black velvet in the hot summer. They didn't have any, either. #1516842

Stanley J. Contrades June 24, 2005

Mahalo for your thoughtfulness in stopping to comment Paul, Donald, Tammy, Bobbie, Cathy, Claudia, Jenny, Joy, michelle, Linda, Adilson, Shelly, Stacey, and Marsha! Your supportive and generous responses are very much appreciated.
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1517344

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe June 25, 2005

Perfect composition, colors and dramatic lighting, Stan!!! Well done!!! #1519609

Noel Baebler June 25, 2005

Simple and spectacular, Stan! #1520100

Stanley J. Contrades June 26, 2005

Thank you, Jim and Noel ... Am grateful for your taking the time to stop by and comment!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1522599

Sharon Day level-classic June 29, 2005

WOW, fantastic image, Stan!!! I love the rich green against that black background! Well done! #1536898

Stanley J. Contrades July 04, 2005

Many thanks, Sharon, as I appreciate your continued support of my work! Hope you are having a great 4th!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1553439

Nobu Nagase July 22, 2005

OMG, what a beauty!!! I sure missed this one when you posted it.
Many congrats for this beautiful finalist, Stan!!! #1622835

Kerby Pfrangle July 22, 2005

Stan many congratulations on your finalist.

Good luck in the finals.

Kerby #1622914

Serena Pierce level-deluxe July 22, 2005

Congratulations Stan!!! #1623252

Kristi A. Howson July 22, 2005

Awesome Stan! Congratulations and best of luck in the next round! #1623310

Judy S. Fung July 22, 2005

Congrats, Stan! #1623535

Patricia A. Cale July 22, 2005

Beautiful shot, Stan. Congratulations and good luck!! #1623579

Linda D. Lester level-classic July 22, 2005

Congratulations!!!!! #1623583

Stanley J. Contrades July 23, 2005

Thank You!, Nobi, Kerby, Jill, Serena, Kristi, Judy, Pat, and Linda! Much good luck to all of you as well and I appreciate your comments!! Have a great weekend!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1624124

Mary K. Robison July 23, 2005

Many congratulations to you, Stan!! #1624183

Michelle R. Kovach July 23, 2005

Congratulations Stan! Fabulous job! Nicely done! Best of Luck!
Michelle #1625080

Marie Fields July 23, 2005

Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist, Stan!!! #1625306

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe July 23, 2005

Congratulations on this very excellent image, Stan!:) #1625358

Noel Baebler July 23, 2005

Huzzah, Stan! #1625374

Cathy Barrows July 23, 2005

Congrats on your finalist...simplistic beauty #1625600

Deborah Sandidge July 23, 2005

Elegant! Congratulations, Stan! #1626018

Wendy Stevenson July 23, 2005

BIG Congrats Stan on this simply stunning finalist! Best of luck in the next round!! #1626025

S J July 23, 2005

Congratulations on this outstanding Finalist, Stan!! #1626421

Elisabeth A. Gay July 23, 2005

Congratulations Stan!!
Ann #1626722

Kasia Elser July 23, 2005

Congrats! Great shot! #1626958

Lori Carlson July 23, 2005

Yet another wonderful shot from you Stan! Congratultions!!! :0) #1627007

KHAWLA Haddad July 23, 2005

Congratulations on this wonderfully green finalist, Stan love the curves well don best luck in the next round!!! #1627023

Jennifer Rennison July 23, 2005

Love the simplicity of this shot, gorgeous lighting! Congratulations on this fabulous finalist, Stan! Best of luck in the next round! #1627131

Deb Holmes-Hatfield July 23, 2005

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Stan! Well done! #1627943

Jenny Bosmans July 23, 2005

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Stan! Well deserved! #1628281

Tammy Scott July 23, 2005

Congratulations, Stan!!! Great job! #1628657

Kathleen R. Struckle July 23, 2005

Congrats Stan!! #1628928

Stephen Zacker July 23, 2005

Simple, striking, and dramatic. Congratulations #1629498

LJ Corliss level-classic July 23, 2005

Congrats, Stan :) #1629607

Pu Chen July 23, 2005

Love the simplicity and the elegance of the shot! Great job, Stan! Congratulations! #1629943

Mata Patan July 23, 2005

Most time simple things attact the attention! Congratulations!!!!!!! #1629949

Stanley J. Contrades July 24, 2005

Mary, Michelle, Marie, Jim, Noel, Cathy B., Deborah, Wendy, Sanjay, Ann, Kasia, Lori, Kelly, Jennifer, Deb, Jenny, Tammy, Kathleen, Stephen, L J, Pu, and Mata ... Thank You! I truly am very grateful for your wonderful congratulatory responses!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1630013

Lani T. Broadbent level-classic July 24, 2005

Congratulations! Best of luck in the next level! #1630029

Stanley J. Contrades July 24, 2005

Aloha e Lani ...
Thanks for visiting the gallery and thanks, too, for your generous comment and congratulations on this Finalist!
Aloha no,
Stan #1630035

Tom Andersen July 24, 2005

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Stan! Good luck in the next round! #1630200

Judith G. Secco July 24, 2005

Wonderful STan!! Congratulations. #1630332

Wren Hendrick July 24, 2005

I knew we'd see this again!! Congratulations!! #1631592

Linda Proctor July 24, 2005

Congrats Stan!! This is beautiful! #1631789

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict July 24, 2005

Congrats on Curves, Stan, it's awesome!
Best wishes for the next round!
Debby #1632063

Diane Addonizio level-classic July 24, 2005

Wonderful composition and contrast!Congratulations and GOOD LUCK, Stan!! #1632139

Adilson F. Ferreira level-classic July 24, 2005

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Stan!!!
Good luck on the next round!!! #1632411

Lucia De Giovanni July 24, 2005

Many congratulations, Stan! This is so well deserved - best of luck in the next round, my friend! #1633243

Sharon Day level-classic July 24, 2005

Simply beautiful, Stan!!! Congratulations on this wonderful finalist! Good luck next round! I haven't been able to get through the finalists yet. I hope I haven't missed any of yours! #1633290

Laura Clay-Ballard July 24, 2005

simple perfection! congrats on the finalist medal underneath it! #1633302

Laurence Saliba level-classic July 24, 2005

Congratulations, Stan!!! Beautiful!! #1633683

Daniel Diaz July 25, 2005

Congrats on your finalist Stan, your Gallery is soooo Gorgeous you are one gifted photographer!!!! #1634109

Marilynn K. Evans July 25, 2005

Congratulations on yet another wonderful photo! Your inspiration made me a first time finalist in flowers. Thank you for your encouragement. #1638492

Stanley J. Contrades July 25, 2005

Tom, Judy, Wren, Linda, Deborah, DIANE, Adilson, Lucia, Sharon, Laura, Laurence, Daniel, and Marilyn, my heartfelt thanks for your response to this Finalist!! I am grateful for your time and generosity!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1638559

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