Uploaded: August 13, 2007 01:05:48



Canon EF 28-300 f/3.5-5.6L IS + Extension tube + B&W UV filter


Ray Clarke August 13, 2007

Wonderful full frame of beautiful colours and detail Les (a) #712975

Anna Diederich August 13, 2007

Beautiful floral capture Les!! Love the contrasting colors! #4639800

Patrick Rouzes level-classic August 13, 2007

Exceptional colors, contrasts, comp, detail, lighting, effects & contrasts here, Les!!! Excellent work here indeed on this one!!! #4639819

Carolyn J. Connolly level-classic August 13, 2007

WOW, Les - this is a GORGEOUS macro capture, with WONDERFUL strong colours AND lighting...and OUTSTANDING details!! FABULOUS compositional crop AND title, too!! :o) #4639920

Colleen Braun August 13, 2007

stunning... #4639994

Joy Rector August 13, 2007

love the coloring #4640049

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe August 13, 2007

Can't say enough about this one! Outstanding work Les! Jeff #4640339

Nikki McDonald level-classic August 13, 2007

No time to comment this morning but couldn't help myself on this one, Les. I think you've done it here--the red background is simply smashing. Looks like detail from an extremely expensive hand-painted designer plate or something. Hard to do a sunflower freshly but you have succeeded. #4640472

Chris Budny level-deluxe August 13, 2007

Glorious, Les! #4640736

Amber Kennedy August 13, 2007

Here comes the do do's ALRIGHT! #4640926

Michelle L. Frick August 13, 2007

Wow - that's not what I was expecting from the title - this is beautifully done Les! I love the red background and your details are incredibly sharp! #4641158

Janine Russell level-deluxe August 13, 2007

Les, excellent colors, detail, clarity, contrasts and lighting. #4641625

John Caruso August 13, 2007

Nicely photographed and nicely titled. Another fantastic job, Les! #4641703

Cheryl E. Molennor August 13, 2007

LOVE this Les! #4641872

Sisterlisa B August 13, 2007

Beautiful! #4642224

Bob Cournoyer level-classic August 13, 2007

Love the fuzz, light on the fuzz, medium sharp petals (pe "t" als), and the water drops. The red background (another hunk o' paper?) is great with this. Each color stands out sharply against the one behind it.

Bob #4643739

Les Rhoades level-classic August 13, 2007

Bob, no paper used this time.
I exploited the existing color in the BG and enhanced it in post production. #4644031

Maria Sacha August 14, 2007

What a wonderful shot! Wow!!! #4649256

Amanda Chapman August 15, 2007

~ B E A U T I F U L ~ #4651187

Irene M. Biery August 16, 2007

I love it!!! just beautiful! #4657280

August 16, 2007

I'm friends with Jillian and found your gallery from one of her pictures.I just signed up. This flower is really pretty! #4659026

Carol Teal August 18, 2007

Wow Les! The vibrant colors are fantastic! The red BG really makes the flower pop, and I love the drops of water and your comp. Great detail too! This is one of my favs! #4663621

Laura Clay-Ballard September 21, 2007

congrats! beautiful! #4822040

Chris Budny level-deluxe September 21, 2007

I keep seeing Silver for you... Congratulations, Les! #4822261

eileen bedford September 21, 2007

Congratulations on your finalist Les.... #4822502

Carol Teal September 21, 2007

Excellent detail and beautiful color and clarity! Congrats Les! #4823965

Cheryl E. Molennor September 21, 2007

Congratulations! #4824015

Datha Y. Thompson September 22, 2007

Congratulations!!! WTG x's 5 WOW :0) #4827364

Tarun Bose September 22, 2007

Big congrats Les, for your excellent finalist. #4827853

Emile Abbott level-deluxe September 22, 2007

Les are you giving Les sons yet. Sign me up. Another well deserving finalist. #4829563

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic September 22, 2007

Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round. #4829824

Kathy L. Clark September 22, 2007

Way to go Les on this fabulous finalist. #4830046

Cassie L. Woodlee September 23, 2007

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Les!!!!! #4831712

Nikki McDonald level-classic September 23, 2007

Congratulations on this finalist, Les. I must say I fully expect to see it again--it is amazing. #4832520

Lois Adomite level-classic September 23, 2007

Congratulations, this is just beautiful. Lois #4833021

Dr Silly level-classic September 24, 2007

Congrats on the Gold, Les. :O)

Susan T. Evans September 24, 2007

Congrats Les on this awesome second place winner. #4837916

Chris Budny level-deluxe September 24, 2007

A golden sunset, that is! Congratulations! #4837945

Nikki McDonald level-classic September 24, 2007

So glad to see I was right :)
Congratulations, Les! #4838025

Pat Gamwell September 24, 2007

Well deserved winner, Les! Big Congrats! #4838260

Cyn Valentine level-classic September 24, 2007

Beautiful!! Congratulations Les!! #4838264

Sylvia Rossler September 24, 2007

Big Big congrats on your winner Les :o) #4838347

Bob Cournoyer level-classic September 24, 2007

Way to go, Les!!!!!

Bob #4838382

Kate Jackson level-classic September 24, 2007

Stunning Les! Congrats #4838548

Jenny Bosmans September 24, 2007

Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Les! :) #4838656

Cheryl E. Molennor September 24, 2007

I LOVE this. Congratulations #4838689

Lynne Morris level-classic September 24, 2007

Congratulations on this beautiful winner Les. #4838730

Susan Fox September 24, 2007

Congratulations on your win Les! #4839375

Anna Diederich September 24, 2007

Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Les! #4839533

Nancy (Peaches) Harker September 24, 2007

BIG congrat's on your beautiful second place win!!!
Peaches #4839649

Susan M. Hembree level-classic September 24, 2007

Les--this is indeed a wonderful shot with a really gorgeous background color! Congratulations on your 2nd place winner! #4839794

Lois Adomite level-classic September 24, 2007

Congratulations on your 2nd place win. Lois #4840218

David Phalen September 24, 2007

BIG Congrats on a well deserved Winner! #4840271

Mike D. Perez September 24, 2007

Congratulations on your great Winner, Les! #4840296

Su Sana E. P level-classic September 24, 2007

Congratulations on your Win, Les!! #4840486

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic September 24, 2007

Les, Congratulations on your beautiful second place winner. #4841131

Susana Ms Heide September 24, 2007

This one just HAD to be a WINNER!! CONGRATULATIONS Les!!! It is sheer perfection in every detail!!! #4841270

Carol Teal September 25, 2007

Congrats on your win Les! #4841807

Ken Smith level-classic September 25, 2007

Congratulations, Les. Super shot! #4842355

Tarun Bose September 25, 2007

Big congrats Les, for your second place winner. #4842517

Kathy L. Clark September 25, 2007

Congrats Les on this awesome well deserved second place winner. #4843094

Datha Y. Thompson September 25, 2007

Congratulations on your GOLD WINNER Les!!! Love it :0) #4843359

Janine Russell level-deluxe September 29, 2007

Les, big congratulations on your Second Place Win! #4861751

Emile Abbott level-deluxe September 29, 2007

Way to go Les and a winner too. Congratulation #4862094

Wally Orlowsky October 05, 2007

Belated congratulations on this bright and bold winner, Les!!! #4886696

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe October 20, 2007

Such a beauty Les!! A huge congratulations on your win!!! #4953582

Stacy Lankford level-addict November 18, 2007

Great imge, Les! #5090207

Stacy Lankford level-addict July 22, 2010

Great use of color! Wonderful texture! #8780763

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