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The FIRST to ACHIEVE 25 000

The FIRST to ACHIEVE 25 000
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Copyright: Magda Indigo (magda_indigo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2034 W: 352 N: 189] (806)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-08
Categories: Event, Experimental, Macro, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: NIKON D 70, Nikkor 60/2.8 Micro
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): • Wong Favourites •, 80-89 points (II), 100-150 points, degetica's favs II, 90-99 points, 70-79 Points Part 4, Farewell, ! ! ! ! Most viewed images, Welcome to the Back-Slapping Party [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-09 7:13
Viewed: 7407
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 138
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Where do I start, I made this one for all of you, I wanted something more spectacular, maybe less 'flowery', but there you have it.
THANK YOU, for the friendship and the laughter, the beauty and interest of so many of your images.
It's been quite a journey; I've come to know people from all corners of the world, some I'm sure I'll meet others I have met and how great that was.
It is YOU who ARE TL, MAKE it what it is!

25 000, I'm proud of it, it is quite an achievement, it cost a lot of time and energy which at the moment I have too little of and must channel into my Paul and my work. I have it in my head that it will be my last upload. I will feel quite lost, it is now such a part of my life, I met some fantastic people that I respect, we have become friends! I got stimulated, I've learned from you and I hope that in a small way I have contributed to your photographic skills and eye, that my images brought you some joy?

The rose petals were arranged to make up the number 250, the rest was added and done in PS, not my forte....

I wish you all a day and life full of love and as ever thanx for your visit, Magda (*_*)

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CONGRATS ON THE 25000! Fantastic image to mark the occasion - it is bittersweet as this is your last here on TL.

Wishing you all the best,


it's a wonderful photo.

Congrats and lots of love.

I am so very happy to have met you.


Hi Magda,
Congrats on the 25000 mark. What an achievement. Sad to read that this is you last. Thanks for all the beauty you have presented.

Quite an achievement since you signed up in 2005-05-23 (about 19 months).

I like the image too. Very creative.

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2007-02-09 7:33]

Hello Magda! I am so proud of you! 25,000 smileys,that is a lot of smiles but also a lot of hard work and especially a lot of love from you! Because you need love in order to achieve such a record! You are nowon the Wayne Gretsky of Treklens! Congratulations Magda! Thank you for this wondeful and beautiful picture! This is a very creative montage and I can smell all its perfumes! Have a great great day! XXX

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2007-02-09 7:35]

25K is a wonderful achievement and I congratulate you. You have taught, made people smile but most of all shown us the beauty of the world thru your eyes. This is a lovely posting and I really hope that you will return. All the best wishes, Julie

You are the one who should be thanked.
You have been an inspiration to each and every one of us.
Thank YOU.

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  • iso Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 981 W: 61 N: 169] (29336)
  • [2007-02-09 8:00]

Congratulations Magda for your excellent work.
Have a nice day.

Hi Magda,

Congratulations for your 25000 points! It's quite an achievement! I'm so sorry to hear that this is your last upload. I hope that after a break you'll be able to upload again. See you soon. (^_^)

Kindest regards

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  • BenF Gold Star Critiquer [C: 261 W: 0 N: 352] (3060)
  • [2007-02-09 8:09]

Hi Magda,
This is a great achievement and I'm sure that even though you're leaving you will not be forgotten.
Well done and hopefully we will see you back here soon.
Keep well,

Congratulations on this wonderful achievement, and I hope it is not going to be the last upload. We have learnt so much from you and thank you for each single image you have uploaded here.


You are going out in style, Magda! A shocking news, but I fully understand why you want to take a break from TL. However, as they say, the door is always open. This site can always use your professionalism, your creativity, and mostly, your constant support!!! Best wishes to you and Paul! Au revoir!

Dear Magda, i have fallen in love with your works, with your true, natural and very delicate style, a very unique indeed. All the best to you in your work, love and inspiration be with you!

thank you, Karina:)

Wow, that a lot! It does take a tremendous amount of time. Great shot.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2007-02-09 8:33]

Hi Magda,
Bravo pour toute la beauté que tu nous as offerte!
Thanks for all encouraging words, profesionalism and joy of life! Take care! Annie

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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2007-02-09 8:34]

Hello Magda,
This is a great achievement you have made and this "last" photo is really good with excellent lighting and colors of the rose and petals, with the great qualituy we are use to see. I'm sad that you are taking a break, but I understand it completly, you need to take of yourself and your health first.

Dear Magda,
Congrats indeed!
I like a lot what I see, but I don't like at all what I read.......
You're the one that got me into this and now you leave, so sad to hear that...
Anyway you're grown up now and know what you're doing so I will sincerely wish you all the best and maybe hope for a return some time..?
Pablo -

What a bag of mixed feelings Magda!

Congratulations on the achievement! The time and dedication you put forth showed in your beautiful photographs, inspiring notes and the 25000+ as a result. Thank you Magda for all of it and what you have taught us along the way is imeasurable. You have taught me many things, opened new doors and have been an inspiration. Also thanks so much for the INDIGO AWARDS! You always made me a little proud and more confident in my work when you awarded it. I respect your opinions greatly. Wishing you the very best in what the future holds for you and Paul. You will always be a part of us for many reasons.


Love and Peace Always

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2007-02-09 9:40]

I really hope that this is your last ... for the moment.
Thank you very much for all your wonderful photos shared with us and for your permanent support.

take care dear friend,

Congratulations Magda on your 25,000 achievement. I am in shock, and very sad that this maybe your last upload. You have such a big portfolio here. You have been dedicated and worked hard to achieve this goal. Perhaps you just need a break for a while like the most of us. I should be thanking you for all your lovely photos you have graced this site with. It has been a pleasure to know you as a friend.
The photo is splendid and a great idea to use the petals to form the 25,000 number.

25K!!! Not Pounds, not Dollars, not Euro, but 25.000 measures of appreciation, much more valuable than the above.

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  • dada Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 46 N: 382] (6560)
  • [2007-02-09 10:00]

goodbye, my dear friend, I am so sad...

this is for you

God bless you!


Congratulations on making 25,000. I will pray for energy for you. Maybe not post everday...but once a week?? once a month?? To see you everyday is great, but I understand about energy! I'm having to let go of somethings myself!
Bravo Magda!
XOXOXOXOXO (((((hugs)))))

Are you really leaving, Magda?
Your photos were really special, I learned so much from them. I thank you so much for that and I really hope that you will not stop visiting the site. You will be truely missed!
Best regards,

  • drymd29 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1146 W: 242 N: 659] (7658)
  • [2007-02-09 11:22]

Sh............you did it.
Treklens is dying.............
Huub, een balende Hollander

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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2007-02-09 12:19]

Die heb je zelf verdient Proficiat

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  • wck Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 697 W: 36 N: 423] (3851)
  • [2007-02-09 12:30]

I have return with a shock... are you serious to leave us? We'll miss you then.... I wish you All the Best Magda & Thanks all your guide from many ways. 25000 petal as every single wish to you Magda!

Thanks & Regards,

Congratulation on reaching 25000, wonderful way to celebrate the feat! I hate the thought that this is your last post on here, but I wish you happy photo hunting, success and most of all good health and love!
I will miss your photos,

It hurts Magda, it really hurts to see you leaving TL. How can I be happy with your 25.000 honestly rewarded points when I know this is your last posting? I feel a bit sad but at the other hand I'm happy to have you known; you and your beautiful postings like this last one. I'm impressed again, your ideas are very inspiring for me. Hapely you have you other photo site which I can visit. Nevertheless I'm sure I will mist you here on TL. Anyhow I'm glad I could post a tribute for you.

Farewell my dear Magda. All the best for you and all your beloved ones! Hope to meet you once.


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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 331 N: 902] (5752)
  • [2007-02-09 13:11]

Ah man!!!
Magda, I will miss you for sure, sorry I haven't been around much.
A beautiful farewell, you are an inpiration to me, glad you were aboard sharing your awesome work.
Cheers my friend. mmmmmmoi!!!


Dag Magda,
bedankt voor de vele mooie fotos en commentaar die je gaf,
ik wens je veel geluk toe in je werk en je familie,

Dear Magda,
YOu truly deserved every single one of those 25000+comments
Your images inspired people, tought many and made some to think what's to be an real artist.
It's with great sadness I see you are leaving.
take a break...I do understand you just too well...
I wish you all the fortune in the world in your new journey.
I hope you find inspiration, happiness and someday I come back to show us more of your wonderful work. As said Pierre, door is always open.

Take god care of yourself and be well.

Hugs, Stefania

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  • valari Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 948 W: 102 N: 395] (4105)
  • [2007-02-09 15:38]

I think for good friends ,nice vine,warm words ....and the beauty-there are not limit and enough point...I sincerely hope you will change your opinion and will go on to post your images!!!

Hello Magda!

I am speechless , and very sad to read that one. But I respect your choice. You gave a lot of your time and input on this site. You were a source of inspiration for me and many other members. I will certainly miss you.

Lovely creation to celebrate this impressive achievement.

A last and well deserved smile
Bravo !
Take care Magda!

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2007-02-09 16:34]

Congratulations on your 25,000 but was shocked when I read you are leaving us.
It made me sad, So sad. Hope you get well soon and come here again.
It's so sad, so sad, it's a sad situation...

So long, Magda! I hope you won't delete your account here coz we still want to see your works and your notes and the other things that you are so that we can learn from them. You are beautiful as your flowers. Kudos!
Freddie :)

BTW, you are also great in PS!
Bonne chance!

Hallo Magda.
Gefeliciteerd met je 25000 punten.
Als een van de grootste inspirators is het altijd een plezier je opnames te zien en je reactie te ontvangen. Het zegt ook iets van de kwalitiet van je opnames.
veel succes en ik hoop je nog lang te kunnen volgen via je website.
Groet Frans

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2522 W: 368 N: 2626] (11964)
  • [2007-02-09 17:42]

Well congratulations, Magda... at least 12,500 visits on your photos, that's quite an achievement. It was my pleasure to meet you and Paul, and Ann & I both look forward for our next meet-out somewhere in Belgium ;o)).
I wish you a good sabbatical... though I'm sure you'll return to TL. Take care, my friend. And thanks for all those beautiful shots. Be assured, I've learnt from you ;o).

Hi Magda :)
Splendid shot full of emotions ... sad to read you leave. You are an artist and teach much to everybody. Great note that I hope it won't be the last.
Full of love for you anyway :)

Hello Magda,

This is a nice note. I bet we are all touched and happy for your achievement, and all the support you have received from all of us here on TL.

The photo is very touching.

An interesting concept with the petals being placed all around to produce such a nice round figure that resembles the amount of work you have put into your masterpieces (photographs that is).

And what's the best way of thanking us for visiting, admiring, and commenting your work?

Well a simple Thank You does the job :)

So well done again, and keep up the good work.


More smiles to add to the petal collection! The rose top right would make a very stunning pic all by itself against the velvety black bg. Nice composition....

Dear Magda,
I am very honored by the critiques you made on my pictures. I have learned a lot from yours and will still come back to see your comments.

Be well and congratulations on your 25,000

Best regards,


Oh no, ya don't! You'll be back! But I sure like this! My bag's empty as I didn't know this was going on. I know you have to work hard with Paul so maybe HE'LL have the time, now? :) Take care.

Hello Magda,

You have inspired everyone here, most especially me. I will definitely miss you. Keep well my good friend. ( * _ * )


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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1627 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2007-02-10 4:25]

Congratulation on your 25000 Magda, what? your last? :(

I enjoy lots of your photos... Thank you for sharing all that with us, all the best and take care, glad to meet you here... a very talented woman. :D


Hi Magda,

Ah what a shame it will be to see you go... you have a wonderful talent and I hope you will continue your pursuit in it... well, I'm sure you will! :) The image is (well it should go without saying... but I might as well) beautifully composed and well thought out. You can't notice the layering in the image, as I noticed you flipped some of them to let them all seem different. Well done... and nice contrasting.

Enjoy life! And don't feel lost, there are thousands of people that you can share your images with- give them to family members/friends- and they'll show it to others... and your beauty will never cease. You have been an inspiration to many and you are a real photographer, all my compliments to you. Thanks for all the images you shared and well... goodbye. :)


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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-02-10 7:38]

I do love the colours and details of this and the careful arrangement of the petals is superb
What distresses me is the hint that you are leaving -- that would make us all very sad!!
Please say it isn't so!!
(back with :)

Well done and good luck :)

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2007-02-10 9:49]

Hi Magda

Thankyou for all your wonderful images & support over the past year or 2. I'm sure you'll come back to TL when the workload & demands on your personal time abate. Until then...

Hello Magda

This is a great work...the idea is brilliant...well done well created composition.Excellent work.TFS


Beautiful rose petals to say Goodbye. It's sad to see you go, and it has been nice to know you. I appreciate all the comments you have made on my photos, and it has been a help to me. Enjoy your new beginnings,and maybe one day you will return to say hello again.
Best wishes Joan

is an achievmen, lady, me is sad, I gonna miss them great shots of yors. Jus as one said, now and then, give us a shot please.
We mus thank you, Art

Stunning - and the sentiment is reflected. You have encouraged and supported so many of us and infected us with your passion for life and photography.
If priorities mean that you have to move on for a while, remember we'll be here when you return.
kind regards

Of course i salute the long laps of time you stay with us!
A professional quality and impressive result!
To finish in a spectatular work who perfectly serve the intention!
That red/black base is strong with the delicate flower petals...
You finish with something who will let a strong souvenir! of finale!
I'm sure your work was and will be practically to inspire many!
Came back to visit sometime if you have the blues :)

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  • riems Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 93 W: 22 N: 51] (1795)
  • [2007-02-10 18:12]

Wel Magda, 25000 punten...... poeh zeg, in nog geen 2 jaar tijd, dat is hard werken geweest iedere dag! Hou ik niet vol hoor! Upload, als 't even kan wel 'n foto, maar daar blijft 't vaak bij..... tja, startende ondernemer he?
Veel plezier, geluk etc.!

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6102 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2007-02-10 18:48]

Hi Magda,

CONGRATS ON THE 25000! , if it was able to would give you more 25.000 for all of the teachings and daily arrivals in his page to always learn a little with you. I will miss their beautiful compositions. I don't have a lot to speak, therefore the personnel oh on top already spoke what I would repeat, but I want clues just a word.


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  • salmi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 5 N: 428] (4755)
  • [2007-02-11 7:48]

Hello Magda!
No more words to say in this moment. I'm glad that I met you here and I learned so much from you. Wish you all the best in the world!
With all my respect,

I will for sure miss your versatality and creativity. You achieve with a camera what I many times have to try and do with PP. A true artist. Be well and remember to always have fun.

hi Magda
For a long time I monitored your work. And I still needed longer to emit a comment. Your work photography is large and of any beauty. I regret not having known you earlier. Cheer for your photographs. I greet you like a large artist

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  • NellyD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 362 W: 0 N: 697] (2745)
  • [2007-02-11 12:43]

Congratulations on the 25000! It's a great achivement.
I' m sorry to hear that you will be leaving TL.
But I wish you all the best.
This image is beautiful!


congrats and farewell my Master of Light...
thank you for all the advise and surport that you hav given me and i'm sure to others as well
thank you for all the inspiring images in your gallery...i find myself going back to them now and then to asure myself of being on the right track :)
thank you for letting me understand Light a little more...there so much more to learn :)

hope you'll find the time and energy to visit us now and then :)

ps: a gift for you and Paul :)

  • mortcdz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 1265 W: 197 N: 17] (53)
  • [2007-02-12 16:16]

Congratulations and thanks for all the inspiration - both in terms of what you've posted and also in the comments you've left on my pictures. Wishing you all the best in all your endeavours

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2007-02-14 9:55]

Wow, the highest score on TL I believe,

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! ! !

Such a beautiful presentation to celebrate this well deserved achievement Magda. Soft in the feeling and firm confident. Well done for a fabullous presentation.

Thanks for sharing rejoice.

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  • ariw Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 143 W: 28 N: 171] (2258)
  • [2007-02-15 23:34]

Dear Madga,
Salut to you for the 25K achievement. You have inspired me in many ways of photography and I feel so sad knowing you are leaving. However, understand we all at some point will leave. Wishing you and Paul all the best and we all here love you and will be here when you return.

Warm regards,

Ari Widodo

Hi Madga, I am so sorry tho read this. I know how much work it is to post everyday on tl and visit many too.
I know what you are strugling with, but I am very sad to read that this will be your last.

What an achievement you did! And congratulations for that.

This is beautifuly done as always, the placement of the rose on the top right, the petals falling down to the 25,000 number, almost like teardrops. I know you meant it.

Hope you will post again and read you.

Take care. Yan :)

Hi Magda,
congrats - your work is marvelous!
And your creative ideas never end!!!
I had to make a break here, too much work at the office, you can't be creative in that time and that it's better to stop.
Now I'm happy to be back an to see all the wonderful shots - special this one, I love it.
Thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello dear Magda,

I wish also to congratulate you on this tremendous achievement and thank you for all the support and fine photographic examples posted by you. I'm sure that many have been inspired by your work, I for one, and will try to reach those levels.
Thank you,

Congratulations with the Great Result !
You are a really Leader in the peolpe-to-people connection Buisness, Dear friend :) :)


Malik & Mary.

great idea and tribute

the red are so....red..great

congratulations with the achievment

looks very impressive

super experiment, very good artistic result


Congratulations, Magda, and you're well on your way toward the next 25K! Well, maybe someday, anyway, and we'll miss you very much here until and if you return to post again.

What a creative way to say thanks -- cleverly conceived, simple yet elegant. And I really like the rose at top, with the sliver of gold in the corner. Nice touch :)

Me like rose.


Greetings from Portugal


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  • sufi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 580 W: 7 N: 106] (1336)
  • [2007-03-23 7:29]

Merhaba Magda, My friend...
Congratulations on the 25000 and for this wonderful photograph... The colors and the contrast between the brilliant red and the black are perfect... Also perfect composition...
Stay well..

very nice picture :) your portfolio is very interested

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  • Suna Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 38 W: 5 N: 22] (490)
  • [2007-07-16 2:56]

Greetings from Turkey. I wish one day i will be the same :))

Please will someone rescue me from my ignorance? 25000 THANK YOU'S? Where does that number come from? I do not understand.

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