Bosc Pears

Terry Cervi level-classic March 08, 2012

What a beautiful still life, Dave. The lighting and composition are wonderful and I love that hand painted background! Fantastic work all around! #1448428

Carrie M. Groseclose level-classic March 08, 2012

Bravo Dave! This is absolutely gorgeous and I LOVE everything about this image. So well done!! #10029760

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe March 09, 2012

Gorgeous tones, light and comp. Dave. #10029876

Gord MacEachern March 09, 2012

Bravo indeed Dave, a winner in my book, hope we have the pleasure of seeing this one again!! #10029884

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe March 09, 2012

Wow Dave - This is Outstanding!! Great Job! #10030003

Bill Houghton March 09, 2012

Outstanding still life Dave. Beautiful job, Bill #10030012

Robert R. Goodman level-addict March 09, 2012

Hi Dave,I agree with the rest.That is very beautiful still life my friend!!! #10030037

Leslie McLain level-deluxe March 09, 2012

Beautiful still life Dave. Love the hand painted background. #10030111

Lindley Johnson level-classic March 09, 2012

The beautiful hand painted background is perfect for this lovely still life. Excellent work, Dave. #10030296

David Hurt March 09, 2012

You cannot beat a back ground created by your soulmate. Well done, love your comp and lighting. #10030423

Renee Doyle level-classic March 10, 2012

As always Dave, simply outstanding work!!! #10031332

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe March 10, 2012

Wow your still life work is artistry at its finest. I am in awe of our work.
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R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic March 10, 2012

This is simply fabulous, Monte. I love the tones on this and your light and set up is perfection. Hope to see it again! #10031648

Danny B. Head level-deluxe March 10, 2012

A beautiful "mate" to, "Last Apple Standing"! Love the treatment! #10032195

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe March 10, 2012

Gorgeous work, Dave!! The bg is perfect, too!!! #10032521

Christopher Budny level-deluxe March 11, 2012

A classic beauty, Dave! #10032948

Debbie Bray March 11, 2012

Just like a painting, Dave!! LOVE it! #10033592

Susan Fox March 12, 2012

Lovely still life, great lighting #10035049

Robert K. Bemus level-classic March 12, 2012

Beautiful still life and that background is gorgeous!!

I normally use a Tamron 200-500 and I'm constantly adjusting the length depending how close the surfer is...for that shot, 270mm... #10035605

Avril Young March 13, 2012

Stunning, looks awesome, love the background just so perfectly done...well done indeed! #10035641

Stephen Zacker March 13, 2012

Fantastic still life. Like the lighting and that splash of Red #10035860

Kaye Burazin March 14, 2012

you two are the dynamic duel #10038391

Carol Flisak level-addict March 19, 2012

Beautiful still life, Dave... love the composition, tones and light! The hand-painted background is perfect! #10044663

Marisol Pastor March 20, 2012

Excellent still life! #10046551

Karen Celella level-deluxe March 21, 2012

Gorgeous still life, Dave! #10048503

Kathy Salerni level-classic March 24, 2012

I think everyone has said it all, Dave! This is one of the best still lifes I have seen! #10052786

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic March 28, 2012

Gorgeous work, Dave!
Elegant, rich, and moody.
~♥~Lisa #10062877

Sharon L. Doane level-classic March 28, 2012

Beautiful!!! #10063809

Terry Cervi level-classic May 01, 2012

Congrats on your beautiful finalist, Monte'! #10117093

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe May 02, 2012

Huge congrats on a beautiful finalist, Dave! Very best luck with this beauty!! #10117634

Leslie McLain level-deluxe May 02, 2012

Congrats on a beautiful finalist. Dave. #10117743

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe May 02, 2012

Congrats, Dave. Beautiful finalist. #10117831

Debbie Bray May 02, 2012

A very well deserved finalist, Dave! Congratulations!! #10117865

Lindley Johnson level-classic May 02, 2012

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Dave.
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Christopher Budny level-deluxe May 02, 2012

Happy to see this one again; congratulations on your beautiful Finalist, Dave! #10117995

JO ANN CLEVELAND May 02, 2012

I LOVE THIS!!

What an amazing Finalist Dave, big congrats!

jo ann c. #10118832

Gina Cormier level-classic May 02, 2012

Well there you go again Dave!!! Another creative and stunning image!! Congrats!!! #10119021

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe May 02, 2012

Congrats on this fine image becoming a finalist Dave. Good luck. #10120031

Carol Eade level-addict May 03, 2012

Gorgeous still life, Dave, congratulations on your finalist! #10121608

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe May 04, 2012

Congrats on this wonderful gold medal win Dave. #10123454

Robert R. Goodman level-addict May 04, 2012

Hi Dave,Big congratulations my friend!!! #10123614

Carrie M. Groseclose level-classic May 04, 2012

Yay Dave! Huge congratulations on your wonderful WINNER! #10123692

Debbie Bray May 05, 2012

Woohooo, congratulations Dave, just love this image, and a very well deserved winner! #10123785

Renee Doyle level-classic May 05, 2012

BIG congrats to you Dave on this deserving winner!!! #10123845

Danny B. Head level-deluxe May 05, 2012

I agree that this is a deserving winner. Congrats! #10124080

Leslie McLain level-deluxe May 05, 2012

Congrats on a beautiful winner, Dave. #10124097

Terry Cervi level-classic May 05, 2012

Congrats on your beautiful winner, Monte'!! #10124213

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe May 05, 2012

Huge congrats on a glorious winner, Dave!! WTG!! #10124499

Lindley Johnson level-classic May 05, 2012

I've loved this one since the first time I saw it, Dave. Congratulations on your lovely winner. #10124647

Patti Coblentz May 05, 2012

An amazing still life, Dave! Congratulations on you gold win!!! #10124666

Peggy Pfister level-classic May 05, 2012

Gorgeous still life! Congratulations on the win! #10124678

Carol Flisak level-addict May 05, 2012

Huge congrats on your well-deserved winner, Dave! #10124686

Debra R. Harder May 05, 2012

Huge congratulations, Dave, on your BEAUTIFUL GOLD WINNER!! Deb #10125462

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic May 05, 2012

WTG Monte! Congrats on this beautiful piece of art, winner! Fabulous work! #10125475

Virginia Leone level-classic May 05, 2012

Congrats on a beautiful winner!! #10125564

Robert K. Bemus level-classic May 05, 2012

Congratulations on an awesome Win, Dave!! #10125623

Carol Eade level-addict May 06, 2012

Gorgeous winner, congratulations! #10125943

Mike Clime May 06, 2012

Congratulations on your winner, Dave! #10126383

Merna L. Nobile May 11, 2012


Well here we are, through thick and thin. It is a joy to be able to be supportive and to congratulate each other for another month of magnificent photographs during May, 2012. I send all of you my very best, Merna Nobile
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Lynn M. Whitt May 11, 2012

Congratulations on your beautiful win. #10134200

Rita Hill level-addict May 12, 2012

Simply beautiful. Lighting, color and composition. One of my favorites for sure. Congrats on your gold also my friend. #10134547

David M. Montero May 12, 2012

Thank you EVERYONE for your heartwarming comments. I am humbled beyond words. Thank you! #10135003

wolfie wolfe level-classic May 12, 2012

Wonderful, Dave! "o)
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Wm Nosal May 18, 2012

Wonderful Image, Dave!
Congratulations! #10141617

Linda S. Smith level-classic May 21, 2012

What a fantastic capture Dave! Love the attention to detail you put into all your photos. Great creative mind! #10144307

Gunther Allen level-classic May 25, 2012

Outstanding still life! #10149424

Don Christiana May 30, 2012

Dave congrats on a beautiful Gold Winner. "Bosc Pears", reminds me of an old classic oil painting. True perfection. #10161736

Thomas E. Hinds June 08, 2012

Awesome work here, Dave! Beautiful Winner! #10173494

Stephanie Frey June 08, 2012

Congratulations on another beautiful winner!! #10173689

Daniel Ruf June 15, 2012

Another stunning image. Congrats. #10181325

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic June 25, 2012

Love this! I also love still life images.....great capture and lighting. I also love the background..... can you explain how it is done? Thanks! #10199135

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Description

Bosc pears are native to Belgium and France. They were imported to the USA in the early 1800's and are now commercially grown in the Pacific Northwest. By the way, the background in this shot was hand painted by Pauline Palmer, my artist soulmate.

Uploaded on March 08, 2012

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