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Foamflower Bloom
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Foamflower Bloom
Foamflower Bloom
1/500, 5.6, 60mm, ISO 400
I was hoping to play with my new 105mm lens this week, but have been too busy learning the 'back of the house' of our website. This is from spring of this year in my yard. It is the bloom of Tiarella wherryi, more commonly known as Foam Flower.

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Tammy M. Anderson
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    Such beautiful colors, composition and details, Courtenay. Lovely!!!

11/20/2008 3:53:13 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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Fantastic floral capture Courtenay, I never have seen one of these.

11/20/2008 4:04:45 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Thank you Tammy!
Peaches you should be able to grow this in WI. Check out Dave's garden for details
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/534/ Thank you too!
Take care both of you!

11/20/2008 4:13:14 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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WOW what a beautiful flower, and you have captured it with perfection, Courtenay. Awesome back ground, lighting, and composition. The color is unique and true. I love it. 8o)

11/20/2008 5:25:26 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Beautiful floral, great color, composition & DOF, Courtenay.

11/20/2008 6:10:02 PM

 
Sabrina L. Ryan
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Beautiful capture of this beautiful flower, Courtenay. Wonderful detail and color. Well done.

11/20/2008 6:11:37 PM

 
Joan Powell
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very pretty macro !

11/20/2008 6:58:28 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Thank you so very much Nancy, Sam, Sabrina and Joan! Admittedly this is a rather small flower but it is very intricate! The foliage is quite appealing too.

11/20/2008 7:33:21 PM

 
Kerry Hill
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Fabulous detail and dof, beautifully captured, Courtenay!!

11/20/2008 7:56:06 PM

 
A P
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Truly beautiful Courtenay. Wonderful clarity and details, color and light. Beautiful BG as well.

11/20/2008 8:22:25 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Wow, this is sensational, Courtenay! You've got a winner here, imo!

11/20/2008 10:48:16 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Wow! Thank you guys so much! What a treat to wake up to these wonderful comments.

11/21/2008 3:56:46 AM

 
Mike Clime
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Very beautiful capture, Courtenay! So did you go with the new lens?

11/21/2008 4:00:52 AM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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I did Mike! I got the Nikkor 105mm VR 2.8. Ouch! I got it on Tuesday but haven't had a chance to play with it yet. VERY windy today but I hope to take it for a spin this weekend. Thank you and thanks for asking!

11/21/2008 4:44:18 AM

 
Deb Koskovich
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This is beautiful, Courtenay! Hope you get to play with your new lens soon :)

11/21/2008 5:28:13 AM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Thanks Deb, me too! When are you coming to Atlanta????

11/21/2008 6:53:46 AM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Very pretty and unusal flower...wonderful capture of it's colors and details! Patti

11/21/2008 10:40:31 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Thank you so much Patti!

11/22/2008 10:25:59 AM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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GORGEOUS, Courtenay!!!!! :-) ♫ k

11/22/2008 2:46:30 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Many thanks Kitty!

11/22/2008 3:02:59 PM

 
Sherran Andersen
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Wonderful colours in this great floral Courtenay. Sherran

11/23/2008 8:06:53 AM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Thank you so much Sherran!

11/23/2008 11:10:29 AM

 
Keith Butler
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Beautiful floral Courtenay!

11/23/2008 6:32:52 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Thanks BP buddy!

11/23/2008 6:37:37 PM

 
Allen Hughes
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What can I say... another stunning composition.

11/23/2008 9:49:36 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Wow Allen, thank you so much! Your comments mean a lot!

11/24/2008 5:01:57 AM

 
Max Aureli
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It must be beautiful your yard, Courtenay!! Great shot of a fantastic and unique flower!! Great macro with wonderful details!! Love the bouquet!!

11/25/2008 12:41:25 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Well hello my friend! I'm glad to see you!

11/25/2008 1:06:15 PM

 
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Hi ya Courtenay. I've never seen this beauty before and you did a fabulous job of capturing it's detail & colors. Well done, girlfriend !!!!

11/25/2008 8:10:28 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Beautiful capture, Courtenay! Gorgeous color and detail!!!

11/30/2008 5:41:40 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Hi Sharon! Thank you! I have been busy with Thanksgiving so I'm sorry not to have responded sooner.
Jessica hope you had a nice Thanksgiving, thank you too!

11/30/2008 6:02:14 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your EFP for this beauty, Courtenay. I kept checking your gallery yesterday, in wait for this EFP to appear, and yep, this morning there it is... Awesome. 8o)

12/2/2008 3:07:12 AM

 
Lorna Shutter
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Here comes the caboose! I'm behind Nancy this morning! Congratulations on your EFP for this very lovely image, Courtenay!!!!! Have a great day! :)

12/2/2008 5:02:47 AM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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You two are soooo funny! Thank you! I am grateful to the editors this month for their generosity!

12/2/2008 5:53:31 AM

 
Sharon 

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Perfectly beautiful!! The color & details are amazing! Very nice :)

12/4/2008 4:17:52 AM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Thank you so much Sharon!

12/4/2008 5:32:33 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
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This is a great macro shot with lovely details and beautiful composition, Courtenay.

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12/7/2008 9:25:47 AM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Many thanks Usman!!

12/7/2008 1:43:06 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
for the FINALIST.... 8o)

12/21/2008 8:33:01 PM

 
Gail R. Schuett
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Yes..congrats on ALL your Finalist!! wow. GAIL

12/21/2008 8:47:05 PM

 
ROLAN NARMAN
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Congrats on this masterpiece finalist Courtenay! Best luck in the next round!

12/21/2008 9:45:47 PM

 
A P
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CONGRATULATION Sweetie. One of my favorite florals of yours.

12/21/2008 9:55:56 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOo
HUGE CONGRATS on ALL your finalist!!!
Best of luck in the next round!!!

12/21/2008 10:50:42 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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Congrats on you gorgeous finalist Courtenay!

12/21/2008 11:14:23 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Congratulations, Courtenay!
Patti

12/22/2008 5:02:55 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congrats, Courtenay on your gorgeous finalist!

12/22/2008 5:11:19 AM

 
Lorna Shutter
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WOW! WOW! WOW! You got so many Finalist Awards this month, Courtenay! ... and you deserved ALL of them! What a great Christmas gift! WTG, girl!Congratulations!!!!! :)

12/22/2008 6:02:50 AM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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Congratulations on your terrific finalist.

12/22/2008 6:46:02 AM

 
Max Aureli
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Congratulations on your great Finalist, Court!!!!! :-))

12/22/2008 7:58:24 AM

 
Margaret R. Barry
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Congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Courtenay!

12/22/2008 9:06:44 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Woohoo! Congratulations, Courtenay!

12/22/2008 9:11:08 AM

 
Dave Ombrello
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A big congrats Courtenay, well deserving of recognition.

12/22/2008 10:37:05 AM

 
Keith Butler
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Congratulations Courtenay! wtg

12/22/2008 10:52:16 AM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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Congratulation on this wonderful finalists!!!!! :-) k

12/22/2008 12:14:48 PM

 
Joan Powell
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Congrats !!!

12/22/2008 2:14:02 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Thank you all sooooo much for your congratulations!
I appreciate every one!

12/22/2008 3:02:29 PM

 
Mike Clime
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Congratulations on your finalist!

12/22/2008 3:35:39 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations, terrific finalist, Courtenay!!

12/22/2008 5:55:51 PM

 
Daniella Puente
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Congratulations on this fantastic finalist :)))

12/22/2008 7:54:28 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Gorgeous Florals. Congratulations and good luck in the next round.

UB.

12/22/2008 8:06:41 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Thank you so much Mike, Sam, Daniella and Usman. Happy Holidays to everyone!

12/23/2008 4:35:14 AM

 
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WTG, Courtenay!!! Congratulations on your three finalists, what a wonderful gift for Christmas. Happy Holidays, my friend!

12/23/2008 11:58:18 AM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Thank you Sharon and Merry Christmas!

12/23/2008 12:34:10 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Big Congratulations Courtenay!

It's beautiful, I have a yellow flower posted that looks kinda like this, I don't know what kind it is! lol

Hope you had a lovely Christmas, I've been "chillin" for a few days from posting!

jo ann c.

12/26/2008 5:43:18 PM

 
Dave Ombrello
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Everytime I look at this I get amazed at the clarity you captured so well Courtenay. Excellent work all around.

1/27/2009 9:25:09 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Many thanks Dave, you are so kind!

1/28/2009 4:52:34 AM

 
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