An ordinary person, father and keen amateur. Just taking pictures I like and if anyone else likes them, that makes me even happier. I have made some great friends here on Flickr and the standard of photography (outside of explore) is amazing really.

"The camera doesnt always capture what the eye, mind and heart sees, when it does we have mastered the art of photography" - Gary

My favourite images according to Flickr:
Gary* - View my most interesting photos on Flickriver

Favourite quotes:

If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.

i was once told everything will be alright in the end, and if its not....trust me...it's not the end! ;)

I apologise if I don't add everyone as a contact, time prevents me from doing so, not willingness!

Please don't add me as a contact if you are just looking to bump up your comments, views and faves, you have picked the wrong person if you do and will just be wasting your time.

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    Lisa RedWillow says:

    "Gary* has shown the true beauty behind the Love and Passion of the human spirt with his Photography. Every Capture of Nature shows beauty at her shinning best. His Florals leave me speachless ,. His Photo Stream has filled me with every emotion I have from laughter , to smiles , to tears. His Kindness is shown too so many. He keeps me inspired everyday . And Gary doesn't mind my spelling errors :) he looks beyond then just like the rest of my friends.
    Gary , keep the passion always and never stop shining. When Gary is gone for a time and comes back with amazing photos I look so forward to seeing his view. Your have inspired me for a few years now my dear friend and have blessed me greatly with your photostream.
    Lisa xo"

    April 30th, 2010

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    Michelle from Buffalo says:

    "I am so happy to have stumbled upon Gary's photostream. His photography is a true art form. Just look at his photos and you'll see the beauty that Gary's sees through his lens. He has a unique gift for capturing the essence of the world around him. He never ceases to amaze me. I look forward to seeing more of his work in the near future. Thank you Gary, your constant encouragement with my photography and for being a great Flickr friend!!"

    June 10th, 2009

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    *Arielle* says:

    "I am delighted to have Gary as a flickr friend. His photos are always inspirational and simply gorgeous. I also love to read his thoughtful and encouraging comments--he always has a kind word to say. I look forward to many more comments and fantastic photos from him."

    March 11th, 2009

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    Georgie Sharp says:

    "Gary* is inspirational.
    Time after time he produces exceptional images....

    When I feel like moving on I think of Gary , regain focus.... and belt out another pic LOL!"

    October 1st, 2008

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    Eliza Boo says:

    "Gary's many testimonials are proof that it's not just me who's been inspired by his beautiful work. When I first joined flickr, Gary's textured work propelled me into finally learning how to use photoshop - and since then he continues to delight with his lovely landscapes. Thank you for the inspiration, the friendship and the stunning posts!"

    September 13th, 2008

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    Nourah.A.Edhbayah (Super Flower♥إظبيه) says:

    "Hello ,,,
    What can i say ! You have got many super images ,,,
    You are a perfect photographer , and perfect graphics ,,,
    your photos are so lovely i really enjoy your photostream ,,,
    Welldone ,,,
    =)"

    June 24th, 2008

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    A. Saleh says:

    "If you are looking for a great sense and perfect shots then you should see Gary's photo stream. I my self added his work to the RSS feeds so I can view every shot whenever he post one, to learn get inspired and relax enjoying the perfection.
    Keep the good work my friend."

    May 25th, 2008

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    MakingMemories(Deja-Vu photography) says:

    "Gary is one incredible photographer..I think one of the best here on flickrland and I just love his work..you are such an inspiration my friend and I so glad that I have gotten to know you and have you as a friend...keep up the amazing work..thanks for always being there for me with your kind comments....hugs!!!"

    April 12th, 2008

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    ∆ toma ϟ says:

    "I think he's one of the best photographers on Flickr. His work is amazing in landscape and in macro, too! Especially love his flower images! They give me a lot of inspiration... :)
    And he's one of that small group of members, who looks after his contacts' photos..... moreover his comments are full of humor!! :) I don't know what would be here without You!
    Keep up the great work, Gary!"

    March 24th, 2008

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    Micky** says:

    "This is long overdue!
    Gary,
    You have been an inspiration to me from the first time I came across your photo stream some 2 years ago. I look forward to seeing your beautiful photos, and feel as though I have gotten to know you through them. You always have kind, encouraging words, and I love your sense of humor. I treasure you as a friend :-)
    You are a very talented Photographer, keep on shooting!
    ~Micky"

    March 14th, 2008

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    Aveen Ismail says:

    "“Gary the King of macro”
    Gary is one of the best
    photographer here on flickr. First off,
    when I started
    flickring, I met one
    brilliant photo from Gary’s photo stream
    and I discovered there were
    many many more, so I kept
    In touch with his newest image .
    I have truly fallen love with his macro shots,
    his landscapes, flower shots, his 5minutes park shots..
    anything Gary captures is amazing.
    Gary is the reason, I am on flickr,
    Gary is a very kind gentleman, sweet
    and funny. He makes flickr more fun,
    I am so lucky to have him as friend .
    If you don’t have Gary on your
    contacts list, make him so,
    he’s a real true friend.
    And In most of all,
    You’ll be amazed with his macro.. Shots
    Keep up the marvellous work m’friend..
    Many love and hugs.. To ya
    Aveen..Love"

    February 22nd, 2008

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    pixelchik says:

    "If you want to enjoy some of the finest photography on Flickr, you have come to the right photostream. If you want to meet one of the nicest people on Flickr, you have come to the right photostream. During my first year on Flickr, Gary has been one of my most consistent and loyal Flickr friends; always ready with a kind word and a visit. His work is top notch, elegant and refined. He is profound and intuitive and it shows in his work. He has been an inspiration to me and observing his work has made me want to try and excel in my photographic skills. The way he sees and photographs nature is a feast for the eyes. I am very happy to have made his acquaintance and to have him as one of my favorite Flickr friends. Even though we are across "the pond", I feel that Flickr brings us close together through a passion we both share. Thank you Gary. A big hug to you my friend. :-))"

    December 19th, 2007

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    mac_raw says:

    "A nature lover and one of the best photographers here in flickr. His photos are simply professional! :)) Beauty surrounds him all the time! His images are impressive and mind-blowing! Always a pleasure to visit him. He maintains superb quality in each artwork that's why i admire him very much!

    So comfortable with Gary. He has positive and cheerful disposition. Always fun when he is around. A warm, loving person. I'm glad to have him as my bestfriend. Love you dearly!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx :))"

    November 10th, 2007

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    Miss HP says:

    "Gary's photos of the English countryside are so beautiful, they make me homesick. His flower macros are not bad either. ;-) He accompanies his pix with meaningful quotes, but it's his smart-ass comments that make me laugh."

    October 27th, 2007

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    myjuditz ( on Hubble ) says:

    "Gary was one of my mentors since I came on Flickr.
    I was and I am fascinated by his talent to make us "feel" his photography in his personal, superb style.
    Not to mention Gary's great humor and friendship, I knew from the day one he is 100% a British gentleman ))
    I remember the first time when he commented "great" on one of my photos, it was a feast !
    Thank you Gary for the beauty you offer us everyday through your photography, for your friendship, kindness and humor - you have no idea how many times you made me feel happy with three words...!"

    October 19th, 2007

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    {wyethhouse} says:

    "It's always a joy to view Gary's photos and to read the inspiration flowing through. His work is consistently lovely and evokes wonderful thinking and an appreciation for the beauty of nature. Thank you, Gary, for letting others see a piece of generousity and grace through the capture of your eye."

    October 11th, 2007

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    jmayav says:

    "...Precious, Gary's images, flow from his heart to yours...the way he sees beauty in nature is simple yet profound...the way he touches your soul with his photographs, words & music of the moment, is refreshing & inspiring...sometimes funny, most of the time deep....I know why his Art is sooo beautiful...it's because it is only a reflection of his Being, & his being is generous, kind & gentle....
    ... I am so happy I stumbled into his world one day...& found a Friend.
    (listening to "Happier than the morning Sun" Stevie Wonder - LOL)
    Blessings to You and Yours too, Keep on shining my dear friend. Jess"

    October 7th, 2007

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    ThuGiang Le says:

    "He's an expert Photographer and Photoshoper and so you just see perfect photos by that combination! I really enjoy his fabulous photos!"

    October 4th, 2007

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    Stella Brazil says:

    ""Gary is a superb photographer with a magnificent gallery of images. He captures it all well, whether it is the ocean, the lofty mountains, cities and delicate wildflowers. All of them receive the "magic touch" through the lens of his camera and transform into works of art.
    Gary is not only a great photographer, but he is also one of the kindest, most generous people I have met on Flickr.
    Thanks for being such a wonderful person and a friend!
    From your brazilian friend Stella Brazil.
    Writing in Maringá City on october 2, 2007 at 8:42 am.""

    October 2nd, 2007

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    SuperKarmen says:

    "Es uno de mis mejores amigos flickeros. Sus fotos son una inspiración y me dan tranquilidad. Ojalá pueda conocerte algún día en persona y continuar compartiendo nuestra afición.
    Os animo a entrar en su photostream, ¡no os arrepentireis!"

    September 28th, 2007

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    Milena T. says:

    "Gary's photos are like candies.....you have one and you immediately want another one, and another one, and......
    M"

    September 18th, 2007

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    Perlette says:

    "grazie Gary...
    again...again...again..."

    September 17th, 2007

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    Kris Kros says:

    "Gary, my friend. Your photos serve as a never ending inspiration for me. Your eye for great photography is coupled with a very friendly self that you proudly share with your thousands of Flickr fans. I'm one of them, just so you know.

    MORE POWER TO YOU, GARY!!!"

    August 25th, 2007

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    ACPinho says:

    "Gary is a very friendly guy, that I have the fortune and the honour to have among my flickr friends! He's an excellent photographer, with a wonderful work. Besides that, he has always a good word to say about your work, giving constructive comments.
    I must confess that, every morning I wait for Gary's photos, Gary's photographs, because he has the same time zone I do :)
    Keep from gold my dear friend, bjs
    Ana"

    August 24th, 2007

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    brian doucette says:

    "Gary is a true Flickr friend. I am constantly in awe of the technical expertise of his images, be they macros or landscapes. His images show the many feelings he brings to photography from joy, to concern, to humor. Gary takes the time to be present to his contacts with kind comments every day. He has helped me better myself as a photographer."

    August 12th, 2007

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    fouramjava says:

    "I remember when I first found Gary's incredible photography and it was love at first sight! Each and every nature shot was pure eye candy. Always high quality, exceptional shots! And his macros continue to blow me away!!! He has been truly inspirational for me as I venture into my own gardens.

    Gary is a wonderful, charming gentleman with a great sense of color, light and outstanding photography, and I love his sense of humor!

    Always a pleasure to visit your stream, Gary. Thank you so much for your continued friendship and support. It means a lot to me. And someday we will go fishing together! Hugs from across the ocean. xoxoxox"

    August 7th, 2007

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    Proverbs 31:10 says:

    "At this point, It´s amazing how many things I have to say about Gary…:P

    First lets talk about his photography, I haven’t been in Flickr since he got started, but one thing I’m sure, Gary can NOT be an “amateur”, I see it every day and I think he crossed that line way before I came in to the Flickr world. His work its just sooo fantastic and professional!!! What a macro master and a brilliant landscapes photographer!!! If someone is guilty of my new photography passion it’s him!!! I feel truly inspired by his work!!! Just make a trip through his wonderful photo stream and Ull be SPECHLESS…

    Gary… What a gentle man and a great friend!!! I’m so thankful cause of his encouragement and support, he always helps with great advices, he has this big heart and charming personality, what a treasure!!!

    I regard it as an honor to be his friend, be able to share this photography journey with him, he’s going to watch me grow and I’m thankful for that… Hes one of the persons whose opinion I care the most…

    Ur gonna love everything about Gary!!! Just give yourself a chance...;)

    God bless Gary!!!! :D"

    July 30th, 2007

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    I'mNotHer says:

    "Gary has the photographer's third eye - the one in his heart that embraces all the beauty around him and compels him to capture it and share it with others.

    He magically spins the most vivid colors, the finest detail, the perfect lighting, and the most artful framing into works of art. His every photograph tells a story and he has the flickr community captivated and eagerly awaiting his next postings!

    When you have a minute, spend it winding your way through his stories. You'll be transported! :)"

    July 25th, 2007

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    ~ Sunshinelady ~ says:

    ""Gary is Gary We All Love Gary!
    Gary´s Flower macros are Lovely!
    Gary´s Sunset shots are Lovely!
    Gary´s Landscape shots are Lovely!
    Gary´s Music are Lovely!
    But also his Faimly shots are Lovely!
    All by Gary is Lovely!

    He is Best photographer & Great icon personality

    Wish you all the best...more power...you are good gift to flickrland""

    July 20th, 2007

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    Love Street Photography (Melanie) says:

    "The first photo I ever faved on Flickr was one of Gary's. He doesn't know this but he has been a VERY big influence on me as an amatuer photographer. His photos make me smile. They take my breath away. They make me "think". And he's got great taste in music and poetry too! I admire him so much! I want to be like him when I grow up ;-)"

    July 18th, 2007

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    baby7 says:

    " GaryP is Great person so friendly,
    also very encouraging and positive in her support of others.
    very poetic too...He has great photo stream and he is also his awesome photo stream.
    I am happy to be her friend too..
    Keep up the fabulous work
    Baby7"

    June 27th, 2007

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    ~Sonnenaufgang~ says:

    "Gary is Gary We All Love Gary!
    Gary´s Flower macros are Lovely!
    Gary´s Sunset shots are Lovely!
    Gary´s Landscape shots are Lovely!
    Gary´s Music are Lovely!
    But also his Faimly shots are Lovely!
    All by Gary is Lovely!

    He is Best photographer & Great icon personality

    Wish you all the best...more power...you are good gift to flickrland"

    May 29th, 2007

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    MissyV110 says:

    "Gary is that wonderful blend pf artist and teacher. All of his images leave something for us to see a little differently...they open up doors & windows of possibility for the beginning photographer to walk through. Gary's work, and his kindness, have made flickr just that much more enriching for me. I get 'the GaryP rush' when I see a new upload.

    A trip through his photostream is something you won't soon forget.

    Thanks, Gary, you inspire me every day."

    May 25th, 2007

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    Just-breathe says:

    ""Take a few minutes to look at Gary's stream and you will find a fellow who's poetry and witty humor will make you smile...... his Images which always have a song title that he is currently listening to added in will leave you waiting for his next one, I'm happy to have him as a friend. Cheers Gary" Kathy"

    April 29th, 2007

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    theresa.brent says:

    "This testimonial is rather overdue as I have been a fan for quite some time . Gary is one of the finest photographers on Flickr . He has an amazing eye for composition and his images are pure art . Should you not loaded him as a contact - don't worry - you are bound to find him just about every day on the front pages . On top of that he is an amazing contact to have and rarely (if ever) misses to comment on my pics . His sense of humour often has my in stitches . Keep up the good work Gary and thanks for all your support on my stream !"

    April 28th, 2007

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    lynnieb says:

    "I have enjoyed Gary’s photo stream immensely. Not only is he technically skilled but also has a unique, poetic feel to all of his photos. What a pleasure it has been for me to share in Gary’s photographic vision.

    Gary has an incredible sense of humor, a warm heart, and incredible generosity always finding time to view and comment on other Flickr members pictures.

    It has been a pleasure, Gary and I look forward to many more of your posts!
    lynnieb"

    April 7th, 2007

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    gwennielynn (jenn) says:

    "gary is truly an inspirational person!

    his photographs are superb and something i aspire to create one day... his kindness is far reaching to many here on flickr and we are all the better for it! thanks gary ... you are what all of us should be!"

    April 5th, 2007

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    LeighTaylor says:

    "Gary...where the start....has the BEST landscapes I have seen in flickr..or anywhere for that matter!! One of the biggest stars on flickr..yet such a sweet and humble guy!! I can't say enough about him....He is a talented and bright HUGE star!! Everyday I look forward to be able to drink in his captures and then be able to comment on them..I am honored!!"

    March 7th, 2007

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    AnnuskA - AnnA Theodora says:

    "Gary is sensational!! His photos are amongst the very best on flickr!! He has such an eye for beautiful images!! He's also soooo funny! I love his comments! I'm really glad to have found you here!! ;-) Keep up the fantastic work!! =*"

    February 23rd, 2007

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    Maria Dalva says:

    "Gary's pictures are a joy to the soul. So strong, so powerful, so beautiful, so unique...
    He's an awesome person, friend and photographer.
    It's just impossible not to fave a lot of his shots!
    I'm very glad I have him as a friend here at flickr, looking at his photos is an inspiring way to begin the day!
    Thanks for sharing your view of the world with us, with images and thoughts, and making us believe that the world is still a beautiful place to live.

    The world definitively needs more people like you!
    My best wishes! ;o)"

    February 18th, 2007

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    jaki good miller says:

    "I can't believe I haven't yet written GaryP a testimonial!! His work is brilliant! Everything that has been said in all these other testimonials is absolutely true - so rather than repeat those things - I will tell what his photography personally means to me. I connect with his images on a spiritual level. So often, his work evokes powerful emotions in me - I am always lured to take a second look - to view the image as large as i can.
    I am sure he's doing great in his present profession - but he was born to be a photographer!! I share his passion for the art and my goal is that others would respond to my images the same way I faithfully respond to his.
    If you haven't seen his photostream - set aside a lot of time - it is something to be savored."

    February 16th, 2007

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    Ms Ladyred says:

    "Gary is a very talented artist. One look at his photstream will provide you with the evidence. I look foward to each new image he adds to his photostream.

    I am proud to call him one of my Flickr friends."

    January 9th, 2007

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    BB (O.ö) says:

    "Ever since I started visiting Gary’s Photo stream I started looking at some details I hadn’t ever looked at!
    I really Love Gary’s work! A true Nature’s artist.
    Hugs & Kisses my dear friend!
    :))**********"

    December 27th, 2006

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    CharlieBrown8989 says:

    "GaryP

    I have not met him in person!! Only on www.flickr.com I discovered him.

    Gary love nature, love photographies. As in his own word if he daily did not do anything related to photographies; then he is missing.......

    I have reviewed his works & discover that all his images are "P - Perfect & Picturesque"!!

    It is a very enjoyable visit to his site here.

    I appreciate your everything....."

    November 18th, 2006

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    Keith Yeung says:

    "Gary,

    Creative and talent, a true photographer I find in flickr!
    Can't miss out everyday he posts the new pictures.
    Enjoy the way he sees photography, each shot is like a piece of art.
    Know him will bring more and more wonderful work which is his destiny.

    Best wishes to him and his family always!

    Keith"

    September 8th, 2006

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    darkenergy777 says:

    "Gary's work should be an inspiration to all.
    His work is outstanding, from amazing flower shots to the wider vista.
    I look forward to seeing the next shot he uploads as it is always a pleasure to see.
    Always ready to give compliments as well as receive them.
    A credit to flickr.
    Keep up the good work.
    Mike."

    August 1st, 2006

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    /\/\.J.B says:

    "Gary is what is referred to as a "Jack of all trades" - he was one of my first contacts of flickr and I am still surpirsed at what he can pull out the bag! Marvelous macros, luscious landscapes, awesome abstracts and fabulous flowers! You name it, gary can capture it in its best light and with its best angle! A credit to flickr and to photography!"

    July 28th, 2006

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    annabellafranc says:

    "Gary's photographs are consistently inspiring as is his enthusiasm for photography, which simply shines out of his new smiling icon ! But the best thing for me is his support and kindness in the Flickr community ! Thank you !"

    July 21st, 2006

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    adrians_art says:

    "It has been a privilage and a real honour to get to know Gary's photography, his macro shots are some of the best that I have ever seen and his overall standard of images and subjects are stunning, crisp and clear and a pleasure to look at.
    He always has a good word to say about everybodys work never puts anybody down and always tries to give contructive criticism to those who are not of the same ilk, I always look foreward to hear what he has to say and to see his next image as I am sure other people do.
    Hope to get to know him more as time goes on, great stuff Gary keep on trucking!"

    June 21st, 2006

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    Amir.S. says:

    "One thing is for sure about Gary`s aka GazzaP`s photostream: once you have viewed one of his shots, you will instantly add him as a contact. I have him as a contact for a while now and I regret not having him for the very first day on Flickr. Hi enourmous comments in each photo he uploads on Flick are without a merit: they reflect Gary`s extraordinary vision, passion and will to take quality and beautiful shots. I wish him all the best and I look forward to seeing more of his work."

    June 7th, 2006

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    marciakd says:

    ""The sensation that I feel when I enter Gary's flickr is the same one that I have when opening a gift package. I think that when Gary makes photos he has the intention of enchanting us with beauty, surprising us with creativity, having real meaning in the titles and that they become unforgettable as good gifts are. Gary beyond being an excellent photographer is a great artist, a man of enormous sensitivity, wonderful heart and excellent mood. The knowledge and the form with that he works the colors make a big impression on me. He photographs as a scientist exploring and discovering new forms of the things he sees, new angles, presenting infinite possibilities in macro, light, colors, effect. Gary represented a significant change in me, beyond a master he became my best friend on flickr and in my life. Thank you for it Gary!""

    June 6th, 2006

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    Twin Peaks says:

    "I've just had the pleasure of looking though Gary's collection and he has some truly breathtaking scenic works of art. I'm suitably impressed, thank you for sharing them."

    May 19th, 2006

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    Lida Rose says:

    "Gary likes to photograph the same sort of stuff I do, so I am naturally very interested in what he does. He is an excellent photographer, with a good eye for composition and color. Nature obviously inspires him, and he inspires us!
    Thanks Gary, keep up the superb work."

    May 8th, 2006

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    *BOOJOO* says:

    "nature!
    wildlife!
    stillife!
    I was far from all these since I met with Gary
    his stream taught me alot, gave me inspiration and still does
    Im in love with this man´s stream
    cannot get enough:)) sometimes

    keep on posting inspiration Gary
    Im following :)"

    May 7th, 2006

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    monkeyc.net says:

    "How is it I have the honor of writing the first testimonial for Gazza? His work is such a wonderful thing to behold, and its just streaking forward, rich and virbrant, a great eye and a true talent with a camera turning out superb work - if you havent discovered his work yet then do it now, fall in love with his vision of the world :)"

    March 27th, 2006

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