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This was taken outside my door last Spring using my 100mm Canon Macro lens.

Entered into Details and Macro.
© Melissa Gurdus
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Nadya Johnson
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    This is really lovely, Melissa! It's very magical and to me, it captures the Essence of Spring! Love the depth of field and the dreamy quality it has! Gorgeous shot!

2/26/2009 7:26:59 AM

 
Julianna J. Collett
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Love the green and the dof. This is a great shot

2/26/2009 7:32:25 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Nadya and Julianna for your wonderful comments!!

2/26/2009 7:37:07 AM

 
Janet Daniel
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Outstanding color, dof, and detail, Melissa! A wonderful macro!

2/26/2009 7:38:04 AM

 
Sam Britt
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Beautiful macro, Melissa. Great color & DOF.

2/26/2009 7:38:52 AM

 
Jennifer L. Taranto
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love that green & your pov & comp!! perfect focus & dof here!!

2/26/2009 7:39:05 AM

 
Melissa A. Olsen
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Beautiful macro and wonderful color. I think everyone is thinking spring :-)

2/26/2009 7:39:30 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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What a gorgeous macro, Melissa! Fantastic detail, light and shallow DOF!

2/26/2009 7:55:30 AM

 
Vitor Dias
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Super really a nice extra shot with excellent cropping and beatyfull tones, the frame is simple and and the sharpness is very good, well done Melissa.

rgds Vitor

2/26/2009 8:07:43 AM

 
Judy A. Lawhon
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THIS IS A FANTASTIC MACRO WITH RICH DETAIL, MELISSA...A WINNER FOR SURE!!

2/26/2009 8:15:49 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Fantastic macro, Melissa. Love it.

2/26/2009 8:18:45 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Beautiful macro, Melissa!

2/26/2009 8:41:31 AM

 
Tamara K. Walker
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Beautifully done, wonderful shades of green.

2/26/2009 10:17:49 AM

 
Kerry Hill
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Beautifully captured, Melissa!! Fantastic colour and dof!!!

2/26/2009 10:48:30 AM

 
Ron McEwan
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Outstanding macro Melissa, well composed with crisp color.

2/26/2009 10:53:45 AM

 
Ruth Grimm
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This is stunning Melissa! I love the ethereal quality about it. I feel that if you panned out you'd see a beautiful garden and in it sprites and faeries hiding!

2/26/2009 12:26:56 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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GREAT and AWESOME selective focus, Melissa!!!!!! :-) k

2/26/2009 1:00:07 PM

 
Carol Sawyer
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Beautiful macro and DOF, Melissa!!

2/26/2009 1:53:45 PM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Beautiful macro, Melissa.....

2/26/2009 4:02:14 PM

 
Walter H. Wiesbeck
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Beautiful image,love the softness,Melissa!

2/26/2009 5:00:44 PM

 
David Phalen
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Terrific light, color and details in this excellent macro!!

2/26/2009 5:15:15 PM

 
Sherran Andersen
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Beautiful macro Melissa. Sherran

2/26/2009 6:59:01 PM

 
Jeana Clark
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I want your camera and all your lenses!!
LOL!!!
Melissa...this is exquisite!!!
Beautiful color and awesome details!!
Outstanding macro!!!!

~J~

2/26/2009 8:16:43 PM

 
Ronald F. Fischer
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Very beautiful macro, Melissa!

2/26/2009 8:41:31 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Great focus and DOF, Melissa!! Beautiful macro!

2/26/2009 11:03:18 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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superb macro Melissa!

2/27/2009 12:28:27 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks so much for all of your wonderful comments!!

2/27/2009 8:21:02 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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a wonderful close-up!

2/27/2009 10:42:03 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Tila!!

2/27/2009 11:21:45 AM

 
Allen O. Howard
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It is purely beautiful, Melissa! The focus and details are awesome!

3/1/2009 5:09:08 PM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Beautifully simple, Melissa, with great detail!

3/1/2009 5:17:59 PM

 
Eugenio Diaz

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Congrats!!! great macro.
AWESOME!!!

3/2/2009 12:53:01 PM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Very nice macro work my friend. Awesome work.

3/16/2009 7:24:15 PM

 
Debbra L. Bailey
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Congratulations Melissa! Well deserved!

3/25/2009 10:02:41 AM

 
Stefania Barbier
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congratulations on your gorgeous finalist!!!!

3/25/2009 10:05:47 AM

 
Janet Daniel
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Congrats on this well deserved finalist, Melissa!

3/25/2009 10:15:59 AM

 
Ruth Grimm
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Congratulations Melissa! ! Way to go!!

3/25/2009 10:17:06 AM

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

3/25/2009 10:23:35 AM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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Congratulations on your terrific finalist!

3/25/2009 10:25:14 AM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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CONGRATULATIONS,Melissa!

3/25/2009 10:29:11 AM

 
Tamara K. Walker
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CONGRATULATIONS!

3/25/2009 10:49:05 AM

 
Julianna J. Collett
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Yeah !! Congrats

3/25/2009 10:51:21 AM

 
Allen O. Howard
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Well deserved, Melissa! Congratulations!

3/25/2009 10:53:06 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations!

3/25/2009 11:00:34 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa!

3/25/2009 11:13:04 AM

 
Hendrik Storme
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Congratulations on your great finalist,Melissa!

3/25/2009 11:28:28 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Melissa on your gorgeous finalist!

3/25/2009 11:31:28 AM

 
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WOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
HUGE CONGRATS on your finalist!
Best of luck in the next round!

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3/25/2009 11:35:26 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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BIG congrats Melissa!

3/25/2009 11:41:25 AM

 
Margaret R. Barry
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Melissa!

3/25/2009 11:46:03 AM

 
Lynn M. Whitt
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist....

3/25/2009 11:54:18 AM

 
Eugenio Diaz

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Congratulations on your Beautiful Finalist!
Well done!

3/25/2009 11:59:13 AM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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Huge congrats on your well deserved finalist, Melissa.

3/25/2009 12:04:47 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Love this! Congratulations on your very stunning finalist, Melissa!! And best of luck in the second round!

3/25/2009 12:41:15 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks so much for all of your congratulatory comments!! They are all very much appreciated!!

3/25/2009 12:46:29 PM

 
ROLAN NARMAN
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Huge congrats on your superb finalist Melissa!

3/25/2009 12:49:23 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats :)

3/25/2009 12:49:39 PM

 
Kerry Hill
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CONGRATULATIONS Melissa!!!!!!

3/25/2009 1:02:37 PM

 
Kirsten (Kiki) Kjaer
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It's so beautiful, Melissa. Fantastic focus, colors and details. Congrats on a wonderful finalist.

3/25/2009 2:17:53 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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I remember this well, Melissa!!! CONGRATULATIONS on this amazing finalist!!!

3/25/2009 2:29:39 PM

 
Carol Sawyer
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist!!!

3/25/2009 2:46:55 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congratulations, Melissa, on this fabulous finalist!

Debby

3/25/2009 2:49:49 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your finalist

3/25/2009 2:52:04 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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I love this, Melissa! Fantastic color, lighting and especially DOF. Big congrats on your finalist!

3/25/2009 3:07:22 PM

 
Sherran Andersen
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Congrats Melissa. Sherran

3/25/2009 4:00:30 PM

 
Leland N. Saunders
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Congrats on the Finalist, Melissa ... well done photo ... !!

Lee

3/25/2009 4:12:09 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks so much everyone for your good wishes!! I really appreciate them so much.

3/25/2009 4:20:32 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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WOW, Melissa! This is breathtaking! Huge congratulations on your GORGEOUS finalist! Deb

3/25/2009 4:35:58 PM

 
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Congrats Melissa on this terrific Finalist! Jeff

3/25/2009 4:47:21 PM

 
Rhonda Burger
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Congratulations Melissa. Rhonda

3/25/2009 4:52:53 PM

 
Sirsendu Gayen
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Congratulations!

3/25/2009 5:32:54 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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A very beautiful Finalist, Melissa! Love the DOF! Congratulations!

3/25/2009 5:55:40 PM

 
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Congratulations on your well deserved Finalist, Melissa! WTG!

3/25/2009 6:05:31 PM

 
Annie Booth
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Melissa- HUGE CONGRATS on your well deserved finalist. Good luck in the next round.

3/25/2009 6:33:37 PM

 
Susan M. Campbell
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Congrats Melissa on this fabulous finalist!

3/25/2009 7:14:09 PM

 
Cary Rogers
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CONGRATS on this great Finalist, Melissa!! really nice, shallow DOF, and focal point, in your composition!

3/25/2009 9:27:16 PM

 
Nancy L. Green
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HUGE CONGRATULATIONS dear friend on this wonderful finalist, WTG!!!! <><

3/25/2009 9:30:44 PM

 
Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas
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Congratulations Melissa!,
Amalia

3/26/2009 12:05:36 AM

 
Graeme Chow
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Congratulations ! Melissa. Beautiful detail.

3/26/2009 12:21:19 AM

 
Laurie Daily
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Congratulations on this lovely finalist, Melissa!

3/26/2009 3:50:59 AM

 
Vitor Dias
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Wonderful pic Melissa, congts.

rgds Vitor

3/26/2009 5:11:13 AM

 
Patricia Seidler
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Congratulations Melissa. Good luck in the next round.

3/26/2009 6:10:49 AM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Perfect Melissa! Congratulations on this awesome finalist!

3/26/2009 7:24:19 AM

 
Christine Czernin
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Many congrats, Melissa, on this wonderful finalist.

3/26/2009 8:24:19 AM

 
Eivor Kuchta
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Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa!

3/26/2009 8:24:31 AM

 
Alison Cox
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Congratulations, Melissa! This is such a beautiful capture with amazing softness and lighting.

3/26/2009 9:03:55 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks so much everyone for these awesome comments!! They are all very much appreciated!!

3/26/2009 9:56:20 AM

 
Jeana Clark
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Outstaning Finalist!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

~J~

3/26/2009 10:47:22 AM

 
Max Aureli
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Congratulations Melissa on this Fantastic Finalist!!! :-)))

3/26/2009 11:46:13 AM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations, Melissa!!!

3/26/2009 2:28:18 PM

 
Terri L. Scribner
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Wow, congrats on this finalist!!

3/26/2009 2:52:24 PM

 
Marijana Fajgl
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Big congratulations, Melissa!

3/26/2009 2:57:55 PM

 
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Melissa, congratulations on your wonderful finalist!!!!!!!!!!!

3/26/2009 3:03:05 PM

 
Rachelle D. Carriere
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Beautiful close-up! Congratulation Melissa!

3/26/2009 4:05:33 PM

 
Sue  Marshall
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Congrats Melissa on your beautiful finalist! :-)

3/26/2009 6:16:48 PM

 
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Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist.Way to go Melissa.

3/26/2009 8:50:15 PM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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Big congrats to you Melissa on your lovely finalist.

3/27/2009 6:17:55 AM

 
Marilyn K. Lincecum
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Beautiful green tones and wonderful DOF. Congratulations Melissa on your finalist.

3/27/2009 11:32:18 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks so much for all of your wonderful comments!!!

3/27/2009 1:46:42 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Congratulationson on this beautiful capture,Melissa!!!!!

3/27/2009 8:12:55 PM

 
Marcel J. Fernandez
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Beautiful capture Melissa. Congratulations on you Finalist.

3/28/2009 7:26:32 AM

 
Jennifer L. Taranto
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

3/28/2009 7:29:21 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks so much Bobby, Marcel and Jennifer for looking and leaving these great comments!!

3/28/2009 11:23:01 AM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations, Melissa!

3/28/2009 11:54:30 PM

 
Boyd L. Alexander
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Melissa, a big CONGRATULATIONS...for a much deserved award!!

3/30/2009 7:36:37 AM

 
Boyd L. Alexander
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Melissa, a big CONGRATULATIONS...for a much deserved award!!

3/30/2009 7:36:42 AM

 
Boyd L. Alexander
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Melissa, a big CONGRATULATIONS...for a much deserved award!!

3/30/2009 8:00:31 AM

 
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