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Comments on this portfolio:

Leszek Scholz , September 02, 2007; 07:09 A.M.

Lori - I guess most people start fom taking pictures of flowers. Nothing wrong with that - but if I were you, I would try to avoid (at least in the beginning) flowers with deep red/purple colors. Digital cameras do not reproduce reds very well, and attempts in postprocessing to bump up saturatiopn etc. usually result in loss of detail and "flat" appearance. Taking an image of a deeply red or purple subject is very difficult (OK, it is for me - others may disagree) and usually requires some work with lighting to create better contrast to produce good result in sRGB which is a reduced color space (and reds are affected most during conversion).

Also, go easy on saturation - some of your images could use less saturation and less harsh lighting.

Oh - and welcome to PN !

Tamara Horton - Western NC , September 08, 2007; 04:30 P.M.

Hi, Lori.

Welcome to PN. There is a lot to be learned here , both as a beginner or a hobbyist of many years. I enjoyed your beginning portfolio, you have a lovely family and kitty. Continue to enjoy this wonderful hobby and post your results frequently.

Best regards, Tammy

Maria F. , October 05, 2007; 03:08 A.M.

I love your cat shots but most of all your flower shots are really artisitic and creative. Your flowers are true designs! Keep it up and thanks for noticing my work!

pato mwazi , October 20, 2007; 06:56 A.M.


!!!!i love the colours esp the flowers...i like the way you capture colour...keep it up

Terry Gilroy , December 24, 2007; 05:32 A.M.

You have some great feline and flower photos, best wishes Terry

RL Potts , January 14, 2008; 08:12 P.M.


I see that you visited my 'folio. Thanks for the complimentary comments. I was long a film photographer, but am a digital novice. What I did with the moonship image that you commented on was just rudimentary. I am interested in creating high quality montages, but have far to go. What I did was to open two shots in Elements. I put them both in layers. I moved one over the other then opened up the opacity so that I could see through the top layer and voila. I am sure there are better ways to do this, but as you saw, I am experimenting. The real trick is collecting striking material to work with. The moon was shot using a BIG lens. Again, I enjoy your use of color and contrast.

Tamara Horton - Western NC , January 14, 2008; 10:17 P.M.

Hi again, Lori

Thanks for dropping by! I have left a comment or two tonight. You are coming along! I like the Fury in Fuschia, color looks great to me. I will visit again.

Take care, Tammy

Travis Bower , January 16, 2008; 07:45 P.M.

very nice

thanks for your comment.

Your portfolio is infused with so much joy. I love it!

Lori Lafargue , January 19, 2008; 01:25 P.M.

Thanks, Terry, Tams and Travis!

I appreciate your kind words and for viewing my pix. I will look at all of yours later today, except yours, Tammy. Been there, done that! Best wishes to all...

Francisco Ribeiro do Vale , March 16, 2008; 09:35 P.M.

Thanks Lori for your comments on my portifolio. Your photos are very beautiful, specially the flowers, my passion. Regards, Chico do Vale.

Eliete dos Santos Teixeira , March 26, 2008; 10:45 P.M.

Great flower work. Congrats.

Lori Lafargue , March 30, 2008; 10:32 P.M.

thanks, Chico and Eliete

Appreciate your taking time to look at my PF, I know there's a lot of pix! Your kind words mean a lot to me.

Brian Denz , April 01, 2008; 06:49 A.M.


I want to thank you for stopping by and for your encouragement. It means a lot to me as a new photographer,thank you. i also took a look at your gallery and i really like your flower shots,they are beautiful. i will keep following you.

Natalia Liem , April 04, 2008; 12:24 A.M.


Hi Lori, you have good works on flower pictures, I love your white lilies , they are beautiful. Regards, Natalia.

Eduardo Agustin Carrasco , April 06, 2008; 01:18 P.M.


hola, nice shots eduardo

Diana Webb , April 07, 2008; 10:48 P.M.

Lori, I sure enjoyed your most creative way that you photography flowers! They are beautiful. I love taking photos of flowers, too, but mine are just the normal shots. I will be studying you to get that extra unique approach to shooting flowers to make them even more beautiful. Thank you for stopping by my portfolio and making the nice comments. PN is great for I am learning from folks like you that have that extra touch in making a fine photo!

Don McConnell , April 17, 2008; 11:50 P.M.


Lori: Before I comment on your beautiful portfolio I want to thank you for taking the time to visit the Tulip Tree Photo. Thank you. As I am legally Blind I do have trouble in getting things into fcus. Have to improvise a lot. Your images of the flowers show you have spent a lot of time with each image. That's wonderful. As you stated in your Biography you love Mother Nature and all the colors. Please expand your talents getting images of different animals ETC. Never forget You are making history for the future. If I could rate your Protfolio I would give you a 7+ in every thing.


Alan Sparks , April 23, 2008; 09:41 P.M.

Hi Lori

I love your work. The colors are outstanding and truly express the beauty of Mother Nature. Thanks for sharing your work.

Doug Stewart , April 25, 2008; 05:20 P.M.

Lori - great images of florals. Sorry I can't get enthused about the cat pics ... I'm allergic to them!

Lori Lafargue , April 29, 2008; 02:10 A.M.

Diana, Don and Alan...thanks for your kind thoughts...I will cherish them!

Doug--Cats, allergies? Me, too! But cat pictures? Well...I suppose you could be allergic if you're a dog-lover only! Thanks for the thumbs up on my florals!

Best wishes to you all ;+))

Linda Veit , May 01, 2008; 07:42 A.M.


Thanks for your comment on my photo. You have a beautiful portfolio. Of course, your flowers are my favorite. You have great color and composition choices. Linda

Chan Chen , May 15, 2008; 09:55 P.M.


Hi, Hussein

Thanks for your kindly critique and rating on my photo "chariot of Apollo". I look through your bio and portfolio. I like your photos especially the flower ones. They are very colorful and beautiful. I can see your passions on photography from your works.Your garden of nature is excellent. Best regards!

Jayanti Basu , May 17, 2008; 09:20 P.M.

I am a new member to the community and also to photography is general, and started it all from a similar motive like you. Your portfolio is nice with some good pics of flowers. I specially liked your Aunt Ida series. Thanks for rating my photo.

Lori Lafargue , May 20, 2008; 09:54 P.M.

thanks for the compliment and for your visit, jayanti! please come back often!

Eric Gerber , May 23, 2008; 10:59 P.M.


Thanks for your comment and rating on my Carolina Wren photo. You have an interesting and colorful porfolio. Keep on clicking.

Tamara Horton - Western NC , May 24, 2008; 03:46 P.M.

Hi, Lori

I see you have been busy, lots of new flowers have bloomed here! Enjoyed our little IHop excursion :-) Hope we can do it again soon.

Bestest regards, Tammy

Gianluca Bottecchia , June 07, 2008; 01:35 P.M.

...wonderful flowers, best regards .....ciao ciao

Lori Lafargue , June 19, 2008; 11:24 P.M.

thanks, gianluca! please visit often, lori

Steve Smith , June 20, 2008; 01:23 P.M.

Hi Lori

Many thanks on your comments on my 'geranium - out of bounds photo' of which I couldnt agree more with you about DOF etc, btw your portfolio is stunning and words fail me on many of your floral images - well done



Lori Lafargue , June 22, 2008; 11:04 P.M.

how very kind of you to say that, steve! thanks so much and please don't be a stranger. warm regards, lori

Kathy B. , June 27, 2008; 08:37 P.M.

I was browsing portfolios and came across yours. Your portfolio is beautiful.. Keep up the good work!

Lori Lafargue , June 30, 2008; 10:41 A.M.

thank you, kathy, i will!

Nancy Barrett , July 02, 2008; 02:12 P.M.

Hi Lori,

Thank you so much for your great comment on my "Prism" image! You have a unique view of the world and all the things in it. I quite enjoyed your portfolio! Cheers, Nancy

Gail O'Keefe , July 02, 2008; 09:06 P.M.


You have improved so much over the last year, like me. I really like your portfolio. Love the flowers. Keep Shooting. Gail

Lori Lafargue , July 08, 2008; 07:37 P.M.

i appreciate your visit, nancy! "unique" is a word a hear alot...i hope it's a positive comment! i believe it is a compliment, and actually use it as my byline. thanks, and please stop by often, lori

hi, gail, i checked out some of your stuff and agree...we've both taken leaps in our photography! let's keep it up, kiddo! thanks for comparing me to you--it's a great compliment, lori

Jim Tipton , July 20, 2008; 11:57 P.M.


Thanks for your comments on my White Tale Buck. That was a great experience. Bucks are hard to find. Love your portfolio, keep up the good work. The wippersnapper dog cracked me up. Best Wishes-Jim

Lawrence Paiken , July 21, 2008; 06:22 P.M.

Dear Lori. Thanks for your time and comment on my "Butterfly vs Fly" shot. Greatly appreciated. You have a wonderful portfolio with a super touch for floral photoraphy. Regards, Lawrence

Michael Linder , August 06, 2008; 07:29 A.M.


Terrific portfolio. Great job with the flower shots - beautiful coloration. I absolutely love the cat's eye.


Lori Lafargue , August 06, 2008; 11:56 A.M.

jim, lawrence, michael...thank you all for your compliments and encouragement. i also appreciate your taking the time to look thru my pf and comment. warmest wishes, lori

Huseyin Gurses , August 07, 2008; 07:22 A.M.

Hi Lori! Thanks for giving me the chance to view your very, very colorful portfolio. Really enjoyed it. Thanks.

Lori Lafargue , August 08, 2008; 06:27 P.M.

thanks, hussein, yes i do love color! Mother Nature knows what she's doing in that department, and i respect and honor that in my images. appreciate your visiting...please come back often.

Glenn Rasmussen , August 13, 2008; 08:14 A.M.

Thank you for taking the time to comment on Vinny. It lead me to a very entertaining portfolio that I will have to take more time to enjoy. Glenn

Lori Lafargue , August 18, 2008; 01:35 P.M.

please do came back, glenn! thanks for the visit and for sharing vinny's story! regards, lori

Lawrence Paiken , September 15, 2008; 02:27 P.M.

Thanks one again for your support, Lori.

Lori Lafargue , September 16, 2008; 07:09 P.M.

I should be thanking you, my friend!

Kathy B. , October 02, 2008; 09:02 P.M.

Lori, Your portfolio is IMPRESSIVE! I love it! Keep on posting!

Ioan Alexandru Chiru , October 09, 2008; 07:35 A.M.


Very nice portfolio, great colors, congratulations !

Lori Lafargue , October 27, 2008; 06:24 P.M.

Thank You very much Kathy and Ioan. Your kind words mean a lot to me. Best Wishes, Lori

Tamara Horton - Western NC , December 27, 2008; 08:16 P.M.

I like your new additions, especially the Nellie ones. Thanks for your support, I am happy to call you a friend. Wishing the best for you and family in the New Year!

Warmest regards, Tammy

Koushik Ray , December 29, 2008; 12:35 A.M.

Lori, wish you a very happy and creative New year. -koushik

Roxana Chiru , March 30, 2009; 02:00 P.M.

Fine pictures with great colors, congratulations ! Roxana.

Charles Miller , April 15, 2009; 07:56 P.M.

Lori, Thank you for yur kind words and rating on my shot of cone flowers. You have a very good portfolio that really shows off your talent and interestd. Window of the Soul did indeed bring a smile. I also enjoy looking for pictures within pictures. I have seen many of your shots before and I believe have commented on some of them. We share many common interests in our photography. I would love it if you find the time for you to visit my portfolio and give me feed back on more of my pictures. I know I have a lot to learn and find the best way to improve beyond doing doin doing is to hear honest appraisals of my work. Thanks agin, I will be back to look at more. -- Charles

Sally Delacruz , April 29, 2009; 11:47 A.M.

Love your portfolios. Especially the flowers,roses and orchids. Super sharped and beautiful. They're artistically composed too. Thanks for sharing.

Have a great day !

Osmo Lassila , May 09, 2009; 04:15 A.M.

Thanks for the nice comment for my picture. You have a fine and colourful portfolio!

Marlo Reyes , May 09, 2009; 06:38 P.M.

Thank you.

Hi Lori, Thank you so much for visiting.Thank you for your wonderful comments.Thank you for sharing your colorful world of digital photography.Marlo

Charles Miller , May 11, 2009; 12:28 A.M.

Thank you for your comments and rating on my picture "Decline." You have soooooo many wonderful shots in your portfolio. I couldn't help but notice how many similar subjects we have. You obviously love shooting flowers and giving them a little extra character. When did you get your new camera? I just bought a new Olympus E-620. Decline was one of my first shots with it. There is so much to learn and understand that I am just stumbling my way through. Would appreciate you comments on other shots as well. -- Charles

Steven Richardson , June 09, 2009; 10:53 A.M.

Lori,, Very nice portfolio.

Sumon Mukherjee , December 23, 2009; 02:01 P.M.

Wishing you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and a very happy and prosperous 2010. May the beauty of the world brighten up your life and decorate your days with love, success and happiness.

Diana Webb , November 27, 2011; 05:12 P.M.

Hello from Diana

How great to be back on pn and to see and enjoy your lovely photos again.   You camera has captured such a variety of photos.   I will check in often to see what you have added.  

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