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Floral Composition 4
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Floral Composition 4
Floral Composition 4
This is a shot of the same flowers as yesterday with a different white balance setting. Yesterday I set the white balance at "auto." For today's picture it is set at "cloudy."

This image was taken with the newly released Fuji S2000 HD.

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Melissa A. Olsen
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    Beautiful Melissa...I do find that "cloudy" does provide a certain amount of warmth. Wonderful full floral Melissa :-)

10/24/2008 7:00:07 AM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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I agree. I love the warm colors and comp.

10/24/2008 7:05:20 AM

 
Sherran Andersen
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Great capture Melissa. Sherran

10/24/2008 7:06:35 AM

 
Jeanine M. Bailey
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Those tones are beautiful!!! Great shot Melissa!!!

10/24/2008 7:07:39 AM

 
Janet Daniel
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This is such a lovely floral, Melissa!

10/24/2008 7:15:59 AM

 
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Beautiful..love the full frame of stripes..a wow Melissa! Great image!

10/24/2008 7:17:02 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks so much Melissa, Mary Beth, sherran, Jeanine, Janet and Cyn for your outstanding comments!!

10/24/2008 7:20:34 AM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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Amazing the difference that white balance makes Melissa. I love both shots. Lovely forals.

10/24/2008 7:28:55 AM

 
Nadine A. Lewis
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GREAT color, lighting, detail, & image, Melissa! <><

10/24/2008 7:51:47 AM

 
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Gorgeous light and colors, Melissa. I find ANYTHING works better then 'auto' WB.

10/24/2008 8:14:05 AM

 
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Great florals here, Melissa.


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10/24/2008 8:53:29 AM

 
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Thanks so much Kathy, Nadine, Ann and Dominick for looking and commenting!!

10/24/2008 8:56:12 AM

 
Gary Lange
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I do enjoy the cloudy WB setting, Melissa. Both images are wonderful, this seems to make the blooms stand out more. Thanks for sharing!

10/24/2008 8:57:49 AM

 
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This ia a beauty too, Melissa. I love the details and colors in both these images. Super!

10/24/2008 8:59:40 AM

 
Margaret R. Barry
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Gorgeous, Melissa. Fantastic colors, details and composition!

10/24/2008 9:21:04 AM

 
Jennifer L. Taranto
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i love the orange & yellow - so cheerful & pretty!!

10/24/2008 9:21:27 AM

 
Debbra L. Bailey
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Beautiful full frame of color Melissa!

10/24/2008 9:45:28 AM

 
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Wonderful floral image.

10/24/2008 10:00:11 AM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Oh, how pretty! This one's tinged in gold! Beautiful, Melissa! (Don't ask me to pick a favorite of the two. LOL!) These are both so beautiful!

10/24/2008 10:06:22 AM

 
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I agree with Nadya, Melissa!!!!! They are both stunning!!!!! ♫ k

10/24/2008 11:34:15 AM

 
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Thanks so much for all of your wonderful comments!! They are very much appreciated!!

10/24/2008 12:00:36 PM

 
Lorna Shutter
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Very beautiful, Melissa! I love both images! The colours are stunning and the clarity is superb! Wonderful work! :)

10/24/2008 1:09:48 PM

 
Judy A. Lawhon
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Both images are lovely with beautiful color and detail, Melissa!!

10/24/2008 1:17:06 PM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Another wonderful floral, Melissa!

10/24/2008 1:28:08 PM

 
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Thanks so much Lorna, Judy and Karen for your terrific comments!!!

10/24/2008 1:49:28 PM

 
Carol Sawyer
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Another beautiful floral image, colors and details, Melissa!!

10/24/2008 2:10:53 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Another beautiful capture of these flowers, Melissa. AWB doesn't work well on my camera, especially indoors. What type of lighting was actually available?

10/24/2008 5:09:22 PM

 
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Beautiful colors, composition, and clarity, Melissa.

10/24/2008 6:44:16 PM

 
Bill Knaps
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Wow Melissa, What a beautiful floral. Bill

10/24/2008 9:24:17 PM

 
Eivor Kuchta
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Both the floral images are wonderful! Amazing what a big difference the setting made.

10/24/2008 9:56:28 PM

 
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Melissa- Well its impossible for me to pick which one I like the best. So its a tie, their both the best. Same fasinating look and full frame of gorgous colors, fasinating shapes and designs of the petals. Lighting excellent. Think you have two winners on your hands.
Gorgeous work

10/24/2008 10:34:24 PM

 
Douglas Perry
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Both are very good.

10/25/2008 6:26:22 AM

 
Ray Thoms
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Great colour Melissa...I often change the White Balance to achieve different results....especially in the fall with all the trees changing..it makes things sometimes really POP!!!

10/25/2008 6:46:20 AM

 
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Thank you all so much for all of your wonderful comments!!!

10/25/2008 8:33:07 AM

 
KARU WIJESUNDARA. A.N.P.A.S.
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IT'S A BEAUTIFUL IMAGE MELISSA.


KARU.

10/25/2008 9:23:02 PM

 
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Thanks Karu for looking and leaving this great comment!!

10/25/2008 9:39:08 PM

 
Susan M. Campbell
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Changing the balance gave these flowers a whole new look. Nice job of experimentation.

10/26/2008 8:40:40 AM

 
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Thanks so much, Susan for looking and leaving this wonderful comment!!

10/26/2008 9:01:03 AM

 
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Melissa

Both are very good, you did a wonderful job with this pictures.


Ysa...

10/27/2008 6:21:40 AM

 
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Thanks so much, Isabel for your wonderful comment!!

10/27/2008 8:10:12 PM

 
Jeanine M. Bailey
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Melissa ~ WTG on your finalist!! Best of luck in the next round!!! :)

11/25/2008 7:27:03 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa.

11/25/2008 7:33:59 PM

 
Janet Daniel
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Congratulations, Melissa! Wishing you the best!

11/25/2008 7:42:24 PM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS on all your wonderful Finalist, Melissa!!

11/25/2008 7:50:38 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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I loved this from the start! So glad to see it in the finals! Congrats again, Melissa!

11/25/2008 8:12:19 PM

 
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Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa!

11/25/2008 8:18:12 PM

 
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalists!!!!!! Good luck in the next round!!!!! :-) k

11/25/2008 8:18:39 PM

 
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Melissa- Beautiful eye popping colors and work with this fantastic floral. Congratulations on the finalist, good luck in the next round.

11/25/2008 8:32:24 PM

 
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A lovely finalist, Melissa! Congratulations, again!

11/25/2008 8:34:33 PM

 
Deb Koskovich
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Big congrats, Melissa!

11/25/2008 9:16:52 PM

 
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Thanks so much for all of your kind and congratulatory comments!! They are very much appreciated!!

11/25/2008 9:18:11 PM

 
Larry L. Redmon
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Great job, Melissa! Congratulations!

11/25/2008 9:24:25 PM

 
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CONGRATS on your spectacular finalist Melissa!!!!

11/25/2008 9:32:01 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Larry and Stefania!!!

11/25/2008 9:32:55 PM

 
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Congratulations on your finalist Melissa, best of luck in the next round! ~Pat

11/25/2008 9:36:10 PM

 
Teresa A. Burnett
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Huge congratulations on this gorgeous finalist Melissa!! Best of luck in the next round!!

11/25/2008 9:41:29 PM

 
Susan M. Campbell
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Way to go. Beautiful finalist!

11/25/2008 9:42:16 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks so much Pat, Teresa and Susan for your wonderful remarks and best wishes!!!

11/25/2008 9:43:08 PM

 
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Congrats on your beautiful finalist Melissa!

11/25/2008 9:54:35 PM

 
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WTG...Congrats. and good luck in the next round.

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11/25/2008 11:41:07 PM

 
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Congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Melissa!

11/26/2008 1:15:27 AM

 
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Congratulations!

11/26/2008 1:38:43 AM

 
Terri L. Scribner
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Big congrats on this beautiful finalist!!

11/26/2008 3:10:52 AM

 
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Congratulations again, Melissa!

11/26/2008 4:25:36 AM

 
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Beautiful work Congratulations!

11/26/2008 4:35:50 AM

 
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Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Melissa!

11/26/2008 4:51:20 AM

 
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Congratulations Melissa!!!!!

11/26/2008 5:09:25 AM

 
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Congratulations Melissa!!!! WTG :0)

11/26/2008 6:41:34 AM

 
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Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa.

11/26/2008 7:22:35 AM

 
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WTG, Melissa! CONGRATULATIONS again on another SUPERB finalist! Deb

11/26/2008 7:47:05 AM

 
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Thanks so much for all of your great congratulations!! I appreciate each and every comment!!

11/26/2008 8:41:16 AM

 
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Fantastic Finalist...Congratulations Melissa one more time, Good luck in the next round!

11/26/2008 8:57:11 AM

 
Jennifer L. Taranto
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HUGE congrats!!

11/26/2008 9:03:33 AM

 
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Stunning finalist Melissa, Congrats!

11/26/2008 10:02:07 AM

 
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Huge congrats on your well deserved finalist, Melissa.

11/26/2008 10:07:19 AM

 
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Congratulations, Melissa!

11/26/2008 11:14:17 AM

 
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Thanks so much Eugenio, Jennifer, Reynaldo, Mary Beth and Mitch for congratulating me on this photo!!!

11/26/2008 11:36:54 AM

 
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Congratulations Melissa.. This is stunning!

11/26/2008 12:00:55 PM

 
Patricia Ronan
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Gorgeous Melissa! congrats again:)

11/26/2008 1:31:40 PM

 
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Melissa - Congratulations!! - Mike

11/26/2008 2:00:53 PM

 
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Congratulation on your Finalist Award for this fabulous image, Melissa!!!!! :)

11/26/2008 2:16:20 PM

 
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Thanks so much Dorann, Patricia, Mike and Lorna for your best wishes!!!

11/26/2008 2:48:27 PM

 
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Congratulations on making Finalists, Melissa!

11/26/2008 2:53:28 PM

 
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Big congratulations for your fantastic finalist, Melissa!

11/26/2008 3:12:32 PM

 
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Gorgeous floral, Melissa!! Big congrats on your finalist!

11/26/2008 6:42:10 PM

 
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Congratulations, Melissa on both your beautiful Finalists!

11/26/2008 6:58:32 PM

 
Naomi Weiser
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great colors. congrats!

11/27/2008 1:06:00 AM

 
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Congratulation on your excellent finalist, Melissa!! It's well deserved!!....Denny

HAVE A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING

11/27/2008 8:06:50 AM

 
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Melissa!

11/27/2008 8:11:49 AM

 
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Thanks so much for all of your wonderful best wishes!! I appreciate each and every one!!!

11/27/2008 8:56:34 AM

 
Derek D. Dafoe
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Congrats on a great floral Finalist Melissa!!

11/27/2008 9:53:14 AM

 
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Thanks so much, Derek!!!

11/27/2008 11:42:24 AM

 
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Melissa.

11/27/2008 1:11:13 PM

 
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Congrats Melissa on your terrific Finalist! Jeff

11/28/2008 5:39:20 AM

 
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Congratulations on your finalist on this beautiful full frame floral, Melissa, and good luck in the next round.

11/28/2008 6:20:13 AM

 
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A beautiful finalist, Melissa! Congratulations as well!

11/28/2008 12:49:32 PM

 
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Melissa

Congratulations

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11/28/2008 8:54:27 PM

 
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Big congratulations on this beautifully composed finalist Melissa

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11/29/2008 8:47:55 AM

 
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Thanks so much Christine, Jeff, Nikki, Allen, Isabel and Jo Ann for looking and leaving these great comments!!

11/29/2008 9:19:52 AM

 
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Brilliant color! Congratulations on this finalist, Melissa.

11/29/2008 9:17:48 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Congratulations on this beautiful image, Melissa!

11/30/2008 4:47:20 AM

 
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Thanks so much Guy and Courtenay for looking and leaving these great comments!!

11/30/2008 10:06:03 AM

 
Graeme Chow
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Congratulations ! super detail and color, Melissa.

11/30/2008 8:11:02 PM

 
Linda Blair
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Congratulations!!!!!!!

12/1/2008 1:31:52 PM

 
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Congratulation on making finalist Melissa!

12/2/2008 3:50:34 PM

 
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Congratulations Melissa, on another fantastic finalist!

12/21/2008 8:55:47 PM

 
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