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Bed of Red
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Bed of Red
Bed of Red
This is a close up taken at Busch Gardens in early March.

This was taken with my Canon 100mm macro lens with an aperture of 2.8, ISO 400 and shutter speed of 1/500.

Entered into Details and Macro.
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Canon EOS 5D Mark ...

 
 
 
Patricia Seidler
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    Beautiful full frame macro Melissa with great detail and rich color!

4/20/2009 7:48:32 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Beautiful full frame!!!!!!

4/20/2009 7:52:14 AM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi Melissa,I would really like see that garden.Beautiful color and detail!!!!

4/20/2009 8:04:41 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Beautiful color, lighting, sharp detail and selective focus, Melissa!

4/20/2009 8:14:12 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Beautiful blooms, Melissa -- I have no idea what they are, but you've captured them perfectly!

4/20/2009 8:14:43 AM

 
Nadya Johnson
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This is a stunning close up with extraordinary depth and focus, Melissa! Beautiful!

4/20/2009 8:27:43 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks so much Patricia, Linda, Bobby, Jessica, Monnie and Nadya for your terrific comments!!

4/20/2009 9:05:56 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Very Nice - Excellent color and detail! Jeff

4/20/2009 9:26:42 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Jeff for taking a look and leaving this wonderful comment!!

4/20/2009 10:13:07 AM

 
Julianna J. Collett
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Beautiful ful frame with great detail - I was taking similar shots yesturday - isn't spring wonderful!

4/20/2009 10:24:17 AM

 
Beverly A. Wright
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Glorious color and design in this great
full frame of flowers!!

4/20/2009 10:52:42 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks so much Julianna and Beverly for your terrific comments!!

4/20/2009 11:01:11 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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a lovely floral!

4/20/2009 11:28:21 AM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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Beautiful full framed image with wonderful reds, Melissa!!! :-) k

4/20/2009 11:39:26 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Tila and Kitty for looking and leaving these great comments!!

4/20/2009 11:42:16 AM

 
Melissa A. Olsen
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Gorgeous floral Melissa!

4/20/2009 12:14:38 PM

 
Judy A. Lawhon
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Lovely red capture with terrific DOF and great detail, Melissa!!

4/20/2009 12:34:38 PM

 
Ruth Grimm
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Wow!! LOVE this red floral image, Melissa!

4/20/2009 1:06:32 PM

 
Carol Sawyer
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Beautiful full frame image, colors and detail, Melissa!!

4/20/2009 2:16:49 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks so much Judy, Ruth and Carol for your terrific comments!!

4/20/2009 2:17:22 PM

 
Daniella Puente
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You must have such a great photos from the park :o)) Wonderful close up Melissa!

4/20/2009 2:25:23 PM

 
Walter H. Wiesbeck
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Very beautiful color and detail and capture,Melissa!

4/20/2009 2:41:15 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Exceptional clarity, detail, colors, lighting, focus , & full frame here, Melissa!!! Absolutely brilliant work here,my friend!!!

4/20/2009 3:35:04 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks so much Daniella, Walter and Patrick for your terrific comments!!

4/20/2009 4:27:29 PM

 
David Phalen
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Love the full frame color, details and DOF in this beauty!!

4/20/2009 4:51:07 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Beautiful, Melissa. Excellent color & detail.

4/20/2009 5:32:23 PM

 
Sabrina L. Ryan
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Beautiful full frame photo, Melissa with nice color and great detail. Well done.

4/20/2009 7:16:45 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks so much David, Sam and Sabrina for your terrific comments!!

4/20/2009 8:15:45 PM

 
Nancy L. Green
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Spectacular floral Melissa, wonderful collection fo reds, they can be so difficult to capture!! superb tones and textures my friend!! <><

4/20/2009 8:47:30 PM

 
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Lovely colours,beautiful composition and capture,Melissa!!

4/21/2009 12:47:24 AM

 
Margaret R. Barry
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Gorgeous full frame, Melissa. Great light, detail and composition!

4/21/2009 2:03:46 AM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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Very pretty Melissa. Wonderful color and light.

4/21/2009 5:44:29 AM

 
ROLAN NARMAN
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Fantastic full frame Melissa! Wonderful colors and composition!

4/21/2009 8:30:32 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks so much Nancy, Ujjwal, Margaret, Kathy and Rolan for your great comments!!

4/21/2009 9:27:07 AM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Absolutely gorgeous colors and details, Melissa!

4/21/2009 1:18:27 PM

 
Tamara K. Walker
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CONGRATULATIONS!

5/26/2009 1:25:03 PM

 
Ruth Grimm
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Congratulations, Melissa! This is a wonderful image!

5/26/2009 1:31:21 PM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations!

5/26/2009 1:35:42 PM

 
Janet McNeil
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Congratulations!!!

5/26/2009 1:36:56 PM

 
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Congratulations Melissa and I'm cheering for this outstanding capture to go...... ALL THE WAY!!!

5/26/2009 1:46:32 PM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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Soooo beautiful, Melissa! Big congrats :)

5/26/2009 2:01:39 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist! Good luck in the next round!

5/26/2009 2:05:21 PM

 
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Excellent Melissa!!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Fabulous Finalist!!!
Best Of Luck In The Next Round!!!

~J~

5/26/2009 2:10:12 PM

 
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congratulations on your wonderful finalist!

5/26/2009 2:16:44 PM

 
Kim  Kleinschmidt
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Congratulations on your fabulous finalist, Melissa! Best of luck to you!

5/26/2009 2:25:22 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist, Melissa! So glad to see it in the silver - and I hope it makes the gold!

5/26/2009 2:35:38 PM

 
Val Feldman
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Congratulations, Melissa - so well deserved - this is a beauty! Good luck in the next round!

5/26/2009 2:40:45 PM

 
Marcel J. Fernandez
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Congratulations Melissa on your delightful Finalist.

5/26/2009 2:47:26 PM

 
ROLAN NARMAN
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Huge Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist Melissa!

5/26/2009 2:50:37 PM

 
Sabrina L. Ryan
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Congratulations on this Beautiful Finalist photo, Melissa!

5/26/2009 3:28:02 PM

 
Nancy L. Green
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HUGE CONGRATULATIONS MELISSA, beautifully done!! <><

5/26/2009 3:30:51 PM

 
Patricia Seidler
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Congratulations Melissa. I knew I would see this again!

5/26/2009 3:50:08 PM

 
Eugenio Diaz

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Huge Congratulations Melissa!!!
That is an AWESOME image!
Well done!

5/26/2009 4:17:05 PM

 
Sherran Andersen
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Congrats Melissa. Sherran

5/26/2009 4:20:51 PM

 
Kelly S. Cavanaugh
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Beautiful colors and detail, Melissa! Congratulations!!

5/26/2009 4:32:49 PM

 
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Fantastic my friend. Congratulations on the Finalist.

5/26/2009 4:50:01 PM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Beautiful color and composition! Congrats!!

5/26/2009 4:57:04 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks so very much all my Better Photo Friends!!!

5/26/2009 5:03:39 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Melissa!

5/26/2009 5:05:25 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Melissa!!

5/26/2009 5:07:45 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Melissa on your beautiful finalist!

5/26/2009 5:29:03 PM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Beautiful!!! Congrats on your Finalist!!

5/26/2009 5:32:33 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Beautiful Melissa, congratulations!

5/26/2009 5:56:29 PM

 
Ken Smith
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That's very nice, Melissa. Congrats!!

5/26/2009 6:05:25 PM

 
Susan M. Campbell
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Way to go Melissa!


5/26/2009 7:14:50 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats!!! :)

5/26/2009 7:39:36 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Congratulations, Melissa!! Beautiful finalist!

5/26/2009 7:59:45 PM

 
Robert K. Bemus
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Congratulations on your Finalists, Melissa-- best of luck!!

5/26/2009 11:04:12 PM

 
Betsy Labuschagne
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Gorgeous finalist Melissa, Congratulations!!!

5/26/2009 11:22:44 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa.

5/27/2009 1:15:27 AM

 
Tarun Bose
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Congrats Melissa for your finalist.

5/27/2009 4:01:46 AM

 
Eivor Kuchta
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Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa!

5/27/2009 5:59:05 AM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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Congratulations Melissa..beautiful!!!

5/27/2009 6:01:38 AM

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

5/27/2009 6:24:19 AM

 
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Congratulations on your lovely finalist, Melissa!

5/27/2009 6:35:42 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Congrats Melissa on your Finalist! Jeff

5/27/2009 7:07:30 AM

 
Janet Daniel
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Hi Melissa - Congratulations on this beautiful & outstanding finalist!

5/27/2009 7:08:33 AM

 
Gina M. Savage
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Cograts on such a stunning finalist!

5/27/2009 7:27:32 AM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Gorgeous Melissa Congratulations on this great finalist!

5/27/2009 8:16:48 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks everybody. I really appreciate your good wishes and comments!!

5/27/2009 8:48:02 AM

 
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Huge Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist. Hope it gets GOLDEN !!

Usman.

5/27/2009 10:20:24 AM

 
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Beautiful color and clarity, Melissa. Congrats on your great finalist!

5/27/2009 10:30:02 AM

 
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Too awesome, girl!!! Best of luck with your beautiful finalists!!!

5/27/2009 10:45:10 AM

 
Patricia Ronan
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Congrats on your 2 beautiful finalists Melissa:)

5/27/2009 1:04:21 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks so much for these wonderful comments!!!

5/27/2009 1:33:52 PM

 
Daniella Puente
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Congrats on this beauty Melissa!

5/27/2009 3:04:21 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations again, Melissa!

5/27/2009 3:13:00 PM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Wonderful image, congratulations on your finalist. Dianna

5/27/2009 4:21:25 PM

 
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Melissa, HUGE congratulations on your outstanding finalist and all the best in the next round!!!

5/27/2009 5:27:52 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks so much Daniella, Sam, Dianna and Sharon for your wonderful comments!!

5/27/2009 7:45:22 PM

 
Erica Murphy
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Congratulations on this lovely finalist Melissa!!

5/27/2009 8:27:33 PM

 
Laurie Daily
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Melissa!

5/28/2009 3:40:00 AM

 
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Lovely finalist,Melissa,big congratulations!!

5/28/2009 4:49:12 AM

 
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Sensational color and detail, Melissa! Big congrats on your finalist!

5/28/2009 10:17:35 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks so much Erica, Laurie, Renata and Colleen for your wonderful comments!!!

5/28/2009 10:23:44 AM

 
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Very lovely finalist, Melissa! Wonderful DOF! Congratulations, again!

5/28/2009 10:52:31 AM

 
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Congrats on your wonderful finalist Melissa

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5/28/2009 11:52:25 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks so much Terry and Jo Ann!!

5/28/2009 12:40:27 PM

 
Raymond Pauly
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Congratulations, Melissa! Lovely finalist!

5/28/2009 7:06:59 PM

 
Kathy Cline
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Good Morning Melissa and a BIG GIGANTIC congratulations on your finalist. Your flowers are all very beautiful. I hope you are celebrating. Blessings Kathy

5/29/2009 3:44:12 AM

 
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Exquisite! Lovely colors and great dof, Melissa.
Congratulations on your finalist!

5/29/2009 9:29:25 PM

 
Linda Blair
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Beautiful full frame finalist...congratulations!!!!!

6/3/2009 5:21:51 PM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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HUGE CONGRATS MELISSA.

6/11/2009 1:48:25 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks so much Raymond, Kathy, Arturo, Linda and Kathy for your wonderful remarks!!

6/13/2009 11:49:46 PM

 
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