OH M Gosh!! My Photo Is There!!! Hurray!

Here Is The Photo On the Oprah Website That is Min - my photo of an American Black Swallowtail Butterfly on Daisy
@pyewacket (44037)
United States
April 27, 2008 8:44pm CST
Ever since the live webcast began back in March of the special presentation of the book A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle on Mondays in which Oprah Winfrey and the author discuss his book, I've been frequenting the Oprah website a lot more. As part of her website is a part called "Breathing Space" which shows off a portfolio of photos submitted by folks. The idea of these photos is to suggest tranquility and a calmness of the natural beauty around us. On a whim...I decided to enter one of my photos. Then I got an email telling me that they were interested in using the butterfly on a daisy photo, but needed to submit a larger pixel sized version of it, so I rescanned the slide and resubmitted it... Well HOLY MOLY...I just checked and my photo is there!! It's the fifteenth photo in the "slideshow"--It's labeled as Queens Botanic Gardens, NY...American Black Swallowtail Butterfly" and my name is there as well.....yipeeeeeee! Here's the link...remember it's the fifteenth photo http://www.oprah.com/spiritself/insp/ss_insp_bs_main.jhtml To make this a proper discussion...any of you have good news to share...anything at all??
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
28 Apr 08
OMG now that is just wonderful!! Let me just say, this book is the most amazing book that i have ever read in my life. and i read at least 60 books a year maybe more. I mean this book is life changing, for me anyway. now your picture is girl is amazing!! congrats to you honey. The Big O now that is big to have your name and big up there!!! Way to go
@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
28 Apr 08
Isn't it a fantastic book? Have you been watching the webcasts?? Tonight is going to be "episode nine" gee where did those weeks go? Next week will be the last one I nearly fell out of my chair when I saw my photo up there...mmm...is that my ego talking? LOL
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
28 Apr 08
no i missed him on Oprah!!!!!! and i didn't find out about the webcast on until saturday. but i am going to have my son put it on my ipod cause you can download them!! that is just an great thing for you. i know you were jumping up and downn with glee
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
28 Apr 08
You can go to that one spot on the Oprah website and watch all of them right then and there and yes download the shows, either as just plain audio (which I did) or as the video itself..I'm a little hesitant about downloading all the video version as it might take up too much space??? Since I have iTunes I can automatically download them...can also download the transcripts Will you watch the webcast tonight though?
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@gemini_rose (16193)
28 Apr 08
Ok, well I have no good news to share with you at this present time, but I could not pass by this discussion and not congratulate you, could I? The photo is lovely!! Well done and you are there for all the world to see so well done you!!
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
28 Apr 08
Wouldn't it be great if the "right" person sees the photo and it could lead to better things?.. Hey wonder if Oprah herself looks at these photos...hehee
@gemini_rose (16193)
28 Apr 08
It would be great, it is on a good website for a start, I mean Oprah is legend!! You know she might take a look, she seems like the sort who would look at her own websites to make sure all was in order. You want to get some more lined up in case you can send some more in.
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
28 Apr 08
Hi pyewacket! i just viewed it. Wow! It is a fantastic shot. I really love it and I could just want to be in that picture with all the daisies and probably I could hold the butterfly on my hand. It is really a beautiful picture. You really deserved to be in that slideshow. As for my good news? My favorite cousin who I haven't seen for 4 years called me and said she is coming here in my country for a visit. I do miss her and I am really happy to see her once again. She will be arriving on Wednesday evening. Just my thoughts dear friend. Take care and have a nice day.
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
28 Apr 08
Oh congratulations to you too...that really does sound like fantastic news about seeing you cousin--bet you will have a lot to catch up on
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
29 Apr 08
Hi pyewacket! Thanks dear friend. I just happened to be with my cousin for dinner awhile ago and we really had a great time. I will be seeing her tomorrow again at our grandmother's home. It seems she had misled me in believing that she will be here by Wednesday evening but the truth is she arrived here last Sunday and was knocking at our door just today. That is really a surprise! I am just happy to see her again. Oh, I went into the Oprah site again and showed hubby of the photo you took (daisies and butterfly) and he said you really are a talented photographer. Take care and have a nice day!
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• United States
28 Apr 08
congrats pye:) i didn't know oprah was doing that. news..um.. i really don't have anything in particular,but my furnace work is finally all done,and it works well. it's a lot warmer in the house than it had been with the old oil furnace.
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
28 Apr 08
Speaking of being warmer...yikes these past few nights have been chilly here and our dumb landlord has a rule that after April 15th the heat is turned off..well, at least my two furbabies keep me warm when I sleep
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• United States
28 Apr 08
i usually try to shut down our in april too,but being the north..that doesn't always work out,as you know.it's been nasty this week. they are great for the heat.the 2 that sleep on my bed overheat me sometimes with their warm lil selves LOL
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@jairgirl (2877)
• United States
28 Apr 08
congratulations! and thanks for sharing they are very beautiful. i am a member myself but i havent watched one yet so i am downloading them on my itunes. it is such a beautiful photo and you do deserve to be there. i love photography and i love all kinds of them. my husband introduce such kind of love to me and i am very grateful that i appreciate it more now, i mean photos remain after i left the place at least i can keep them not only in my heart but as well as in my hand. anyway, to make this as a discussion LOL the only good news i have is that we are finally talking about planning to have a baby. it is my lifelong greatest dream and he finally told me on our dinner that he is thinking about it and hopefully have the plan happen this year. it brings tears to my eyes as it is my greatest dream and he knows it and i know he loves it too. anyway, i have never told this to anybody yet so you're first to know takecare and enjoy the moment and keep taking wonderful photos like that, it sure is breath taking. good night!
@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
28 Apr 08
Since you're a member there are you on the Oprah discussion boards? Just wondering. Well that is fantastic news that you are going to fulfill your dream of having a baby... I'm so happy for you! Congratulations
@jairgirl (2877)
• United States
28 Apr 08
hello i am not on oprah discussion boards as i prefer to just watch it and learned. maybe one of these days i will though anyway, thanks for the warm wishes it is really a very happy news to me specially when it happens takecare!
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@ElicBxn (60834)
• United States
28 Apr 08
That's so pretty! No particularly good news, but always glad to hear about the good news of someone else.
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
28 Apr 08
I'm thinking of maybe entering a few more photos...heck, why not?
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@ElicBxn (60834)
• United States
28 Apr 08
Yeah! Why not! Sounds like a good idea to me!
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• United States
28 Apr 08
Congratulations!! Your photo is just beautiful and it was in good company as they were all amazing photos. I enjoyed looking at them all. Thanks for the link.
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
28 Apr 08
Thank you whiteheather I uploaded a few more photos to them last night, so who knows?
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
28 Apr 08
Congrats! thats awesome!! and what a GREAT pic too btw!!
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
28 Apr 08
I love your tulips photo in your discussion--how about entering it over at the Oprah site
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@whittby (3073)
• United States
28 Apr 08
I went and took a look - it was more than the fifteenth, but I enjoyed every photo. There are some talented people out there - obviously doing more than the point and shoot photo technique I use. Your photo would be lovely framed or even on a poster. Oh, I really don't have any good news, but sharing yours is good.
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
28 Apr 08
Those photos are beautiful there, so I was kind of surprised to see mine there...nearly fell out of my chair when I saw it...hehe
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@winterose (39921)
• Canada
28 Apr 08
wow that is absolutely wonderful, did you get paid for it, what is the story behind taken the picture in the first place?
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
28 Apr 08
No unfortunately no payment is involved, but who knows someone seeing it could led to a paying job of my photos. Nope no story behind the photo...I'm primarily a nature photographer so just love capturing the beauty of the world
@howard96h (11659)
• New York, New York
28 Apr 08
Congrats! The picture you submitted is beautiful. They should send you a little gift.
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
28 Apr 08
Mmmmm...now THAT would be nice...but who knows? Maybe it could catch the eye of someone who wants to use my work and pay me..heehee
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@jillhill (37384)
• United States
28 Apr 08
Woo Hoo! Good for you! It's very much an honor to have been chosen to show your picture! Any good news here? Well....I have a job..can pay my bills and I woke up this morning! All good news to me! LOL
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
28 Apr 08
To be honest, I think every day we wake up is a blessing and good news, don't you think?
@thepipes (163)
• United States
28 Apr 08
Congratulations that must be really exciting for you! It is a lovely photo I can see why it was chosen!
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
28 Apr 08
Thank you...mmm..I just might enter some more photos now.
@artemis432 (7474)
• Abernathy, Texas
21 May 08
Wow that's such good news. My good news? Another day alive and breathing in which to enjoy my baby boy.
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
21 May 08
Screenshot of My Photo On The Oprah Website - image of my photo as it appeared on the Oprah.com website
Thank you..unfortunately my photo is no longer at the site anymore..they change the photos every month..but before they did change it, I did a screen shot of the site with my photo there. Yes, that actually is a wonderful thing to celebrate...another day of life...I begin each day with saying "Thank you for my healing'--sometimes admittedly through gritted teeth when I'm not feeling so great..LOL Here's that screenshot
• Abernathy, Texas
21 May 08
What a beautiful picture. You are an amazing talent. If I had the money, I'd buy up lots of your prints. I should do the same each morning. Thanks for the inspiration. You know in that other conversation, where you talked about leaving, I guess I sounded selfish. Its important for you take time for things that are important to you. Not good to feel depressed neglecting it. Hey do you think if you had agoraphobia with a child child services would come? There are whole days the baby and I don't step outside, not so much from agoraphobia but because the heat and sunlight give me migraines. Other days we enjoy walking along the water and going to the park and just getting dirty.
@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
23 May 08
Why would child services come?? Why are you thinking in terms that child services see you as a neglectful mother..cause that wouldn't be the case...you are taking care of your baby...hey..listen..so far it hasn't gotten hot here yet, but when it does...groan...I HATE hot weather and I have been hearing how hot it is there...believe me I rather stay indoors then too...LOL
@littleowl (7157)
12 May 08
Congrats' Pye-it is a lovely photo-and am glad you got recognized for it-bb littleowl
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
12 May 08
Unfortunately my photo is no longer there--they change the photos every month, but plan to enter some more to try my luck again
@littleowl (7157)
12 May 08
Hi Pye-I really hope it gets in next month-you will have to let us all know again blessed be littleowl
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
12 May 08
Screenshot of My Photo On Oprah Website - screenshot image of my photo
Before it disappeared, I did a screenshot of the photo on the Oprah website
• United States
21 May 08
A beautiful photo. I love it. I did not see it on Oprah but I did see it here. I wish I had your eye for photos.
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
23 May 08
Thank you..is that Abagail as your new avatar..did she change it from the Petie one...lol
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• United States
23 May 08
I am not sure how Abagails photo got on my avaitar. I think I have some photo fairies or avaitar fairies coming and changing things when I am not looking. She is such a pretty girl and lays in such strange poses I had to give her shot. I did not realize Petie was running in the front of the camera until I downloaded the photo. hahahaha
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@trickiwoo (2702)
• United States
29 Apr 08
Congratulations!!! What exciting news!!! It is a very lovely photo! Calming and tranquil indeed! Beautiful job! I do have some good news actually! I found out today that I might be getting a job working with a local, well-established photographer! I've done a bit of freelance work here and there, but this would be a great opportunity for me to get my foot in the door and really put myself out there!
@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
12 May 08
Thank you--sorry get back to this late--way behind here--did you get the job??
@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
12 May 08
PS just looked at your photo website..you do gorgeous work!
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
28 Apr 08
Congradulations on having your photo chosen, pye. Bet it feels good knowing they chose yours over 100's or even 1000's. All the photos were breath-taking.
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
28 Apr 08
I just submitted a few more photos, figured heck why not?
• United States
28 Apr 08
kewl! Wish I had access to a decent scanner. I have a few nature photos I took 10yrs. ago that I would of liked to submit.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
28 Apr 08
wow how neat congrats! wahooooooooooooo beautiful also
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
28 Apr 08
Thank you Lakota...I just submitted some more photos..wish me luck
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
28 Apr 08
oh I do I do hugs
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@tjades (3593)
• Jamaica
28 Apr 08
Wow, wow and wow. Those pictures took me through a mirade of woos and awwws of varying degrees. You know what....I got jealous...well no not jealous...intrigued...andsigned up as a member. I love photography and would really love to have access to such beauty. Wonderful job on your photo.
@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
29 Apr 08
Thank you tjades...I really was so surprised to see my photo there...goodness, nearly fell out of my chair when I saw it there! LOL