Artist Spotlight # 25

Submitted by mimi 08/14/07 4:25 PM GMT

Well, we have another artist to be spotlighted. This one is most recognized by her greeting of 'Kia Ora'. I present to you LynEve
Eve has a unique way of presenting her images to us, so take a break from your busy day and peruse her gallery after you read the bio below & leave her some feedback on her work. Kia Ora Everyone :)

“What is Art?”

Tolstoy had some ideas and wrote a whole book on the subject :) I am too busy with my camera to read it lol, but through the wonders of the Internet I learn that part of his theory was that “Art must create a specific emotional link between artist and audience, one that ‘infects’ the viewer. Thus, real art requires the capacity to unite people via communication” I think that happens here. I know I am infected by much of what I see. Artworks do not have to be masterpieces; they just need to say something. Communication can only be good. If any one of my pictures has touched someone in any way, then I am proud to be a part of that.

The very fact that I am writing this is a tribute to the members of Caedes who have provided inspiration, advice, and their valued opinions, since I discovered the site in February 2006, and I thank you for this honour, which took me by surprise and actually made me speechless (for a short time anyway :) The most enjoyable things for me about being a member are catching a glimpse into the lives and countries and sometimes the minds of others, to learn from help so willingly and generously given, and be inspired by such a diverse group of artists whose work is a joy to behold. I am often in awe of much of it.

I discovered Caedes by following a link saying this was the best site on the Internet for desktop wallpapers. It was correct. It was, and still is. I read that it is a “close community of artists, designers, and photographers” and I joined, not thinking I fitted into any category and still not sure that I do. I am a VAP– Very Amateur Photographer. At that time my camera was a 2MP Kodak (LS420) which had only one control, the shutter button, and I had never photographed anything other than snaps of family occasions. I hope it is an encouragement to those who do not have top-of-the-range equipment that one or two of my photos taken with that camera are included in the permanent galleries. Any camera can take a good photo. Since then I have used my Kodak V550 and more recently a Panasonic DMC-FZ7. I do most of my post-processing with Paint Shop Pro. I have aspirations to own a DSLR but before that will have to learn a bit more about manual controls, instead of relying on Auto, so for now I will continue to ‘point and shoot’. I am learning the terminology - I now know that DOF is not Daft Old Fool, White Balance is not some sort of washing powder, and Exposure is not . . . well, not what I thought it was.

The discovery of fractals and other computer art was an eye opener for me and my admiration for the skills of those artists is immense, even encouraging me to dabble a little, and although very few of my efforts are for public display I do enjoy experimenting.

I am asked to choose my favourite image – I do not really have one. It is usually the one I am working on or the one I have just uploaded. If I did have to choose it would be Liverpool Echo, firstly because it was my first image to fulfill my ambition of gaining a score above 90, and secondly because it was a one-off shot, proving that sometimes we should shoot before thinking.

I call New Zealand ‘home’, having lived here since childhood, although I have a great affection and attachment for my birthplace, England. I have visited the UK three times since. The most recent (and likely the last) was just one year ago, when I was able, for the first time, to show my husband of 38 years my place of origin. Possibly it explained to him some of my peculiarities lol Some of you know me as Lyn, others as Eve, and some LynEve. I answer to any. I am also known as Mum and Nana. We have three grown up sons. The two elder ones live in NZ and have blessed us with four beautiful grandchildren. Our youngest son lives in the north of England very close to where I was born. I have worked part time in a legal office for 22 years, which keeps me busy.

I would like to pay tribute to the founder and owner of the site, Caedes. We are so fortunate to have this site as a vehicle to display our varied and diverse selection and levels of talents. Thank you Sir, you’re a star! To those who give their time and effort behind the scenes, to keep the site running smoothly – thank you, you are appreciated for what you do. And thanks from me to all members. I believe this is indeed a close community, as stated on the front page. By working together and learning together we can keep it that way.

Haere Mai to any who venture into my Gallery – don’t get lost, it’s a large one. I resisted the temptation to delete some of the lower rated images – one of them may just be the one that ‘communicates’ with you :)

Keep smiling everyone.



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08/29/07 9:36 AM GMT
Many congratulations Lyn!...You truly deserve this wonderful honour! have always given a kind comment to others and your work is amazing!...Accept the accolades that follow, because you are a lovely person and we all love you!

Your dear friend..Owd Bob!
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08/29/07 9:50 AM GMT
Super sweet sweetie!! BIG deserve it mucho much!!

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Why do the pictures come out square when the lens is round?? Picture Purrrfect .
08/29/07 10:31 AM GMT
Congratulations Lyn! very well deserved! Your images always leave me in awe and your exceptional talent and versatility! Patti
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08/29/07 11:38 AM GMT
Congratulations Lyn, what a well deserved honour. I look forward every day to see what amazing post you have shown us. Nancy
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08/29/07 12:44 AM GMT
Congrats to you and I couldn't be happier, it was bound to come! You've encouraged me both by your creative examples and personal encouragement. I think everyone has seen you keep evolving and we admire your willingness to keep experimenting with new ideas and ways of seeing things! Keep on snapping and we will all keep on enjoying!
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08/29/07 1:16 PM GMT
A well deserved recognition, Eve! So many of your images have a beauty that speaks to my heart. I look forward to seeing you continue with your photography and communicating in a way so many of us understand.
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08/29/07 1:34 PM GMT
This brought my attention to your work and I've been through your complete gallery today...amazing work!
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Crazy doesn't even begin to cover it..
08/29/07 1:51 PM GMT
It's wonderful to see your work featured here and I loved reading your bio above. What inspirational thoughts! All the best and congratulations. Hilda
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08/29/07 2:41 PM GMT
Congratulations Lyn , long overdue .
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08/29/07 4:21 PM GMT
Bravo, Lyn! This distinction is well deserved! Congratulations! Wen
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08/29/07 5:10 PM GMT
Wild thing, you make our hearts sing, you make everything groovy. Congratulation Wild thing. Best wishes to you and your loved ones Lyn. Dwight.
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08/29/07 5:30 PM GMT
I just saw this...I am thrilled you got this. You really deserve it, you are a dear one. Congratulations and keep up the good work. KKA
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08/29/07 6:55 PM GMT
Kia ora. My very best wishes to you Eve. Your efforts are certainly worth this recognition by your fellow artists. I would like to say more after I read your posting above, but I was on my way out the door as I caught sight of your acknowledgement above. I'll be back!
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You will be led to the knowledge of the internal things which are invisible to you, by the external things which you see before you. . . . Even so then, we can represent to ourselves in thought the Author of all that is, by contemplating and admiring the (visible) things which He has made, and ever brings into being. - Hermes
08/29/07 7:00 PM GMT
Congrats To you Lyneve! You certainly deserve this title! You have many great shots in your gallery!
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08/29/07 8:20 PM GMT
Hi, and congrats, whoever you are :o)


I'm really happy for you. In the time I've been on the site, I've seen some great photos from you. Even if they are just flower shots (haha, I jest), your work is not only an inspiration, but a pleasure to view. Your attitute towards others could, and should set the tone for the site as a whole.

Nice going!
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08/29/07 8:34 PM GMT
Hey!! Way to go sweetie! This is certainly a well deserved honor, not only are you one of my favorite photographers, your one of my dearest friends as well! Enjoy this honor, you've certainly earned it. =)
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08/29/07 9:37 PM GMT
Hey Lyn, Congratulations on the artist of the month thing. You have a wonderful gallery with some truley beautiful images. Very well done.

Ian :O) x
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08/29/07 9:49 PM GMT
Hey Eve congratulations on your moment in the spotlight. <clap> You deserve it my dear and I couldn't be happier for you. Yayness all over the world. :)
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08/29/07 11:48 PM GMT
Oh, Eve, I can't tell you how delighted I am to see this honour bestowed upon you I really can't think of anyone who deserves more to have their wonderful work recognised officially. Many, many congratulations, this is so richly deserved.
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08/29/07 11:59 PM GMT
Bravo Lyn !
I think your a True Photo Artist. Such great work you've produced with only a "Point & Shoot" camera. I'd love to see what you could do with a DSLR.
Look forward to more of your wonderful images in the future.
A True Admirer.

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08/30/07 12:06 AM GMT
Kia ora, I've returned and I read your commentary and agree with all that you've said. You are so right about it not really mattering as much about the camera as it does the eye and the brain behind the viewfinder. The first images I was drawn to at this site were ones by you called "ToeToe" and "Peachy Pear". Since that time, I have become a fan of your wonderful life affirming photography and your style of presentation and you have become a friend. I know more now about New Zealand than I ever did before in my life and I have been enriched by that as well. This is an honor for which you are truly deserving. You love your art and it shows. :)
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You will be led to the knowledge of the internal things which are invisible to you, by the external things which you see before you. . . . Even so then, we can represent to ourselves in thought the Author of all that is, by contemplating and admiring the (visible) things which He has made, and ever brings into being. - Hermes
08/30/07 1:01 AM GMT
From a fellow Kiwi, I love your work! You must do some more on the West Coast (South Island).
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08/30/07 1:53 AM GMT
Nana? .. is that you?

congratz! .. you're a keeper

I shall dance a haka for you .. i think .. if my back doesn't lock up
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08/30/07 2:47 AM GMT
Congratulations, Lyn! I've never seen a photo of yours that I didn't like and most I absolutely love! And, after reading your bio, I see that you have a way with words, too :)
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08/30/07 6:31 AM GMT
You truly belong among the stars... such a great artist in her own right. Beautiful photography skills even if you in auto mode and the presentation is 2nd to none

Wamrest kindest repected regards

Ian x
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08/30/07 8:16 AM GMT
Bravo Lyn!
Your art in photography grows day after day. It's a pleasure to discover your works. Thanks to you and thanks to :-)
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08/30/07 1:05 PM GMT
Uh ... this time, Lyn wrote her biography without any assist from me. :o\

Mine was too short in her ... ahem ... words. :oP

(o: ** Well done Lyn ** :o)

Hmm, I suppose that from this time forward ... whenever you post a 'Request for Comment' ... a link to this page will suffice from now on?


Kidding and teasing, of course.

Very, very happy for you ... and a well deserved time in the spotlight.


!! ~ Congratulations ~ !!
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08/30/07 4:13 PM GMT
~ LynEve...I just wanted to say that when I first found the site last year, your wonderful flower shots and the gorgeous way you present them were what really attracted me to join this site. You are a true artist with the way you can make lovely flower shots and others really speak to us. Congrats to you on this spotlight ...well deserved! Loved your bio too!

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08/30/07 7:14 PM GMT
Congratulations', LynEve !!!!
You deserve it!!!!
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MY PHOTOGRAFIC VISION... I am not an artist, I only let you see with my eyes...!
08/30/07 11:45 PM GMT
Yeah!!!!!! CONGRATS Eve!!!!!! you certainly deserve this award, your work is always a pleasure to view from b&w to colour, from beautiful scenes of NZ to your unique style of flowers (told you everyone likes your flowers.. lol).. I couldn't pick one I liked from your gallery because they are all great pieces, but the one that touched my heart was "Precious & New" with the mother & baby's hand.. that one had a lot of meaning to me as my daughter was 2 1/2 months early too.. the b&w and the softness was perfect for the shot..
You know you could sell the scenes of NZ to the dept of tourism for their website, we don't get shown the beautiful beaches you have over there most people get shown the mountains.
I love your flower pics, you have a wonderful way of presenting them, the frames or the softness is always complimentary to that particular flower..

Again Congrats.. its good to see a neighbour get the recognition.. well deserved..
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08/31/07 2:42 AM GMT
Far out, Lyn! I'm so happy you have received this honor. It couldn't have gone to a better candidate. I'm beaming with delight.
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08/31/07 12:09 AM GMT
Thanks so much all of you for taking the time to leave such generous comments here. Further proof of what a great bunch of people you all are.
The excitement is getting a bit much for me so going away for a couple of days. LOL , just joking, a little jaunt I already had planned. I just wanted to say a big Thank You before I go. I am taking my camera (of course) :) - batteries charged, lens polished and a hope the horrible weather forecast in wrong.
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The question is not what you look at, but what you see ~ Marcel Proust
08/31/07 3:07 PM GMT
Well, I'll leave this for you for when you get back. I'm so proud of you, deserve this and have for a long time. You're such a great artist and you know I've said that for a long time. Congratulations, dear friend. It couldn't have happened to a more deserving person !!!

♥PJ 005

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"The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place; from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web." Pablo Picasso
08/31/07 9:57 PM GMT
Hello Lyn, it is good to see you in the hall of fame as well ! This was so deserved, seeing all the effort and time you put into this place, your images are top notch, and you are always there with a positive comment for everybody, so, Congrats are big time in order here :-) Right now, i am just posting my stuff and leave again due to time pressure, but i will be back viewing and replying to your works.
Congratulations again.
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08/31/07 11:24 PM GMT
Congratulations Lyn. You are a fantastic artist and your picture has made me happy many times. I have learn so much from you and your pictures and your wonderful framing work.
You have a fantastic feeling for color combination on your work.
Im so happy for you. You really deserve this Lyn.
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09/01/07 4:33 PM GMT
A very big well done M8.....
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09/01/07 5:17 PM GMT
Yay, Lynn! A well-deserved honor. (bows humbly) :) Congratulations.

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09/01/07 5:23 PM GMT
Congratulations on your honor! I really enjoyed reading your bio, and you have many beautiful photos in your gallery. It is interesting to see the manipulations you have experimented with as well. It is so encouraging to me that you consider yourself a VAP - as I do myself, and sometimes I wonder if I belong with the wonderful artists on this site. Your work is great - I will keep watching you!
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09/02/07 2:11 AM GMT
Congrats Lynn!!! If I was placing bets on who was going to be next in the Artist Spotlight, I would be cashing in right about now!! Your gallery is fantastic and so wonderfully diverse. Each shot shows that you are putting a lot into each shot. Keep 'em coming...and Kia Ora to you!!
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Sorry to all...I haven't been commenting as much as I would like to lately. I'm a 9 to 5er again (actually more like 8:15 to 7:30 these days!!) Don't worry, I still see all of your wonderful posts, if only for a second.
09/02/07 2:37 AM GMT
Oh yeah..I wanted to say that "The Edge" is by far my favorite!!
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Sorry to all...I haven't been commenting as much as I would like to lately. I'm a 9 to 5er again (actually more like 8:15 to 7:30 these days!!) Don't worry, I still see all of your wonderful posts, if only for a second.
09/02/07 3:18 AM GMT
Hi Lyn! Congratulations for earning the Artist Spotlight! It's an honor well-deserved! You truly are one of my favorite artists in this web site and your works are amazing. I am very, very happy you were recognized as one of the people that make a difference and show the beauty of the world through the eyes of a wonderful artist, as you undoubtedly are!
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09/02/07 7:41 AM GMT
Lyn, congratulations. Beeing the new artist to be spotlighted is very well deserved. Thanks for all your effort and spent time on this site, bringing us wonderful images and very constructive comments. Cornelius
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09/02/07 1:14 PM GMT
Congratulations LynEve! Your gallery is well worth the praise and long overdue to have it's time in the spotlight. I'm glad they have revived the artist spotlight and I'm pleased that you were chosen. I really enjoy your style of photography.
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Anything that excites me for any reason, I will photograph; not searching for unusual subject matter, but making the commonplace unusual. Edward Weston
09/02/07 3:11 PM GMT
Congratulations Eve. It was only a matter of time before they caught up with you. So many people have been touched by your thoughtful comments that you truly deserve your time in the limelight.
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09/02/07 5:12 PM GMT
You go girl! This is certainly a well-deserved honor. Your point is well taken that a great picture does not come from the latest and greatest fancy camera but from the discernment and work of the photographer. Your "eye" and presentation skills are unsurpassed! Congratulations!
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09/02/07 8:35 PM GMT
Hello LynEve,

There she is.......skyward bound and along the each star as a candle....while reaching downward to touch her beautiful presentations with stylish marks of magic...adding her touch of each and every photo.... photos she has so skillfully and professionally produced...

I am remembering dear, when you first mentioned your interest in 'floral' photography to me was there that it all began...from then was all downhill for Lyn....;o)...and that wasn't too very long ago!!

I, then after reviewing your photography further... I said to you at that undoubtedly will be a great 'floral' it was so easy to see and to predict...;o)...It seemed that from that point on, you began to develop a style...a style all your of softness, grace, and charm... qualities that you possessed and delivered to us through each and every photo you composed and presented!...Your photography is an absolute delight to view...your artistic delivery has simply grown by leaps and bounds sincere congratulations to you my dear...I still insist that I could, back then and now...learn a thing or two from you...and I will remain in your audience to make certain this happens...;o)...I hope you enjoy every minute of the have garnered here...and that 'the thrill of it all' remains in your heart and mind for a long time to come....YOU are a very deserving recipient of this honor..Lyn..indeed...smiling with pleasure....


P.S. I also would like to add, that your beloved New Zealand, has come to mean more to me now... than two large, and several small the South Pacific.... than before I had the pleasure of meeting you....;o) Thank you!
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09/02/07 11:16 PM GMT
***P.S. I also would like to add, that your beloved New Zealand, has come to mean more to me now... than two large, and several small the South Pacific.... than before I had the pleasure of meeting you....;o) Thank you!***

More than that marilynjane, she is going into summer, where most of us are feeling that summer has left us, and the grey and stormy seison is nearing.

Lynn, as a second reply to this thread, do not disappoint us, please keep your batteries loaded, and show us the summer in NZ. rain and wind here now.

Till later.


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09/03/07 1:46 PM GMT
Congratulations,LynEve..You deserve it..
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09/03/07 10:29 PM GMT
Well deserved and a nicely worded response, congrats Lyn.
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09/05/07 2:38 AM GMT
A well deserved recognition to be sure.. Congrats LynEve..Happy shooting and enjoy life...
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09/05/07 3:16 AM GMT
Keep up the great work Lyn, you deserve this artist spotlight award. I am so happy for you and enjoy all of your photos. You are a true artist. Thank you for sharing your work with us.
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09/05/07 4:21 AM GMT
I'm late to the party but I wanted to offer my most sincere congratulations Eve !! You have so many great shots in your gallery hon that I'd be hard pressed to pick my favorite. I'm so pleased to see you get this recognition you so greatly deserve !!! Congratulations again !!
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09/05/07 7:14 AM GMT
Congratulations! I have just browsed thrue your gallery and i am deeply impressed! You truely deserve this recognition.
Thank you for sharing all these wonderful images
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09/05/07 11:15 AM GMT
CONGRATULATIONS dear one! Well deserved! I've always thought you should get your work spot-lighted! Great work!
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09/05/07 6:24 PM GMT
What a deserving Honor Lyn!!
I can hardly wait to see some of your work when you get a Digital SLR!! Your work and "Eye for a shot" are just magnificant.

I really enjoy looking at your work. Thank you also for all your gracious comments of some of my "playings".

You live in a Most Beautiful Country. I had the fortune to actually visit NZ in 1989. I only whish I had gotten back into Photography back then. WHAT a Photographic and Beautiful country!

Congrats on your front page. SO well deserved!!
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09/05/07 7:44 PM GMT
Congrats Lyn! Well deserved!! C):-)
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09/07/07 6:44 AM GMT
Dear Lyn, I never doubted for a minute that you would not get the Artists Spotlight nomination one day... Your eyes do bring us flower and landscape at it's best. To mention only two of my favourites: Swirly and Winter skies 3. Can't wait to visit your gallery... My heartfelt congratulations to you, my friend. Enjoy this well deserved time in the spotlight.

Hugs from Ewa
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09/07/07 3:14 PM GMT
Congratulations, Lyn...a most deserved nomination with your gallery of beautiful floral and scenic images...I'd be hard pressed to pick a fav of yours...they're all great and also love your tasteful and creative framing techniques...thank you for showing us your part of the world...enjoy your time in the spotlight.
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09/08/07 2:13 AM GMT
Hello Lyn....Please accept my heartiest congratulations on being well deserved....I must say your flower images are wonderful and if I start doing flower photos then their is no doubt I WILL LEARN so much from those beautiful images you have posted....Once again Lyn...WELL DONE...take care...All the best...Mick.
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09/09/07 1:29 AM GMT
Congratulations, Lyn! I enjoyed reading your bio, and I always enjoy seeing your photography. A recognition well deserved! It's great photographers like yourself, that inspire me and keep me here. And I look forward to many more postings by you :)
Best regards,
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09/09/07 2:27 AM GMT
Congratulations Eve, you very much deserve this. It's always a pleasure for me when I see your work. My very best wishes.
Stan ;)
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09/10/07 3:48 PM GMT
Hearty congratulations, Lyn. You have definitely deserved this long overdue honour. I have always found the variety of your postings and your descriptions very interesting. I had "Liverpool Echo" as my desktop for quite a while :) Keep bringing them on ! - Raj
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09/11/07 1:23 PM GMT
Great job Lyn.
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09/11/07 1:43 PM GMT
I must apologize that until now I have not discovered your fabulously beautiful images.
In just the last 15 minutes of browsing your gallery, I have found beauty in image selection, composition and artistry that I have found a true artist that in the next few days I'm going to spend a lot of time discovering.
There are so many truly inspiring artists here that I don't get around to everyone. But to say that I haven't REALLY seen your work before, is to admit that I have overlooked one of the greats on Caedes. Keep up the awe inspiring work.
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09/12/07 1:27 AM GMT
Well shucks, I'm late to the party too. I failed to see this until a "little birdie" mentioned it to me. Long overdue my lady, loooooooooooooooooooooooog overdue. My hard drive is full of your images, especially the flowers. I have said this before and will say it again, you should be shooting professionally. Your flowers belong on the covers of the most dignified flower and gardening publications. And, the most amazing thing is...
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09/12/07 1:28 AM GMT
Well shucks, I'm late to the party too. I failed to see this until a "little birdie" mentioned it to me. Long overdue my lady, loooooooooooooooooooooooog overdue. My hard drive is full of your images, especially the flowers. I have said this before and will say it again, you should be shooting professionally. Your flowers belong on the covers of the most dignified flower and gardening publications. And, the most amazing thing is...SEE WHAT CAN BE DONE WITH A POINT AND SHOOT? SEE HOW ONE DOESN'T NEED TO SPEND THOUSANDS ON CAMERA AND LENS TO GET RESULTS? Go girl This is your day! Luv ya.
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09/13/07 6:35 PM GMT
yay im late to the party too! congratulations!!!!!!!! you deserve it, you take fabulous photographs! go get em girl! :-)
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09/14/07 1:49 PM GMT
A big kiss to you ( may i? ) and let me tell you that i am very proud to be your friend, here on Caedes.
Keep on making so good works, Eve.
And yes, i think you deserv this nomination.
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09/14/07 6:23 PM GMT
I'm very new to site and still trying to feel my way around. I've learned that lol is "laughing out loud" and I have received some sound advice from members here, Including you. This award is justly deserved and I look forward to viewing more of your masterpieces.

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09/18/07 9:29 PM GMT
Hello Lyn, Sorry to be so late... My heartiest congratulations on your well-deserved award. Your images have always given me immense pleasure and I couldn't be more delighted that your work has been chosen for spotlighting. Thanks for sharing such beauty with us, Lyn.
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09/20/07 3:02 AM GMT
"Point and shoot." Sage advice, I call it! Congrats to a wonderful and creative and talented person. You deserve every bit of the recognition! (And you once put me at ease by sharing that you 'point and shoot on auto' which helped me tremendously... what a relief... someone else gets confused with all those buttons and cryptic icons on the camera...!) And yet again, by saying that a picture with a low score might be the one that resonates the most with someone else. Yes.
mary ;-)))
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"If I dream I shall be real, or really myself..." Robert Penn Warren
09/22/07 3:35 AM GMT
Congrats my dear, you have a unique talent; I'm happy that you're spotlighted, you deserve it! Josette :)
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09/25/07 9:08 PM GMT
goodonya LynEve! i love love love your flower pics, as you probably already know.. :) keep 'em coming...
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09/28/07 12:57 AM GMT
This is good news, Lyn - well done! You're right about Liverpool Echo - it's one of my favourite flower photos and somewhere amongst the first wallpapers I found on this site. You very much deserve your time in the spotlight.

PS I didn't even have to look up the picture to remember which one it was.
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10/18/07 11:58 PM GMT
Hello Dear Lady ... I'm only 2 months late in doing this after being away for the summer. May I extend belated "Congrats' on your well deserved selection in the Artist Spotlight. For the better part of my membership first thing most mornings I've looked forward to your wonderful posts ... particularly your passion for flowers which permeates your photography. The honor is more than well deserved. I take some pride in your accomplishment, as I was clever enough to recognize your talent early on and made you a friend early before you became a "Celeb" as it were. So don't you go getting "Uppity" on me Eve ... remember ... I Knew You When. :)
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Just an old "Grampa" who still has a Kodak "Box" camera kicking around the attic ... learning and enjoying the wonders of modern digital photography.
10/20/07 4:17 PM GMT
I told you that you were good.. Congratulations, Lyn
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"Happiness is a state that requires some effort once in a while."
10/24/07 2:08 AM GMT
I just finished an Altoids so my breath is minty fresh, because after all this is a special occasion. When you first started on Caedes, you wrote," I only take pictures of my family, I dont have much time for anything else". You didnt seem to fade away, you must of liked what you saw here because you made time. And you kept posting, and you kept asking questions. Anywhere else you may have been considered a pest. But here, we could easily spot an individual, trying to improve and develop her style. You didnt give up, you kept right on trying. That means all our comments were of some use, and that makes me feel good. You may be a half world away but the magic you create in your pictures reveals the imaginative and creative spirit we know as LynEve. Let me pop the top - So heres to you Ole Girl, stay just as you are. I am so happy you chose all of us on this site o share your Spirit with. BRAVO!
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11/01/07 1:00 AM GMT
Congratulations Lyn, this is a honor you certainly deserve. Your posts have meant a lot to me, and I continue to anxiously wait for the next one! You have been an inspiration to me, because I too can only afford "point and shoot", and you showed me that this is all about enjoying life, being willing to share with others, and being willing to expand horizons and try new things. Thank you SO MUCH!
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Life is short. Enjoy!

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