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From my front yard the other day. These purple muscari (grape hyacinths )are only a couple of inches off the ground, so the camera was practically on the ground when I took it.

F3.2, 1/160th sec, ISO 400, 105mm macro lens

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4/28/2009 3:50:45 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Beautiful macro Ken, love the dof... you got down way low for these. Mine just started to bloom too.


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4/28/2009 3:58:21 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Lovely dof, colors and composition, Ken.


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4/28/2009 4:04:50 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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This down low has offered up a great pov Ken!! Awesome comp and excellent dof!! Beautiful!


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4/28/2009 4:48:22 AM

 
Lynne Morris
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Fantastic macro with gorgeous colours and lovely dof Ken.


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4/28/2009 4:50:49 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Very nice lighting and capture Ken! Jeff


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4/28/2009 4:53:37 AM

 
Gina Cormier
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Lovely DOF and POV. They are little flowers but mighty in color!!


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4/28/2009 4:56:37 AM

 
Mary L. Graham
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Beautiful Macro Ken!! Love the dof and colors!! I can't wait until the flowers start popping out. =)


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4/28/2009 5:34:02 AM

 
Dennis Flanagan
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I'll bet just about anything that your wife had to help you with the names. :-)


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4/28/2009 6:31:21 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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I just found a couple of these in my neighbor's yard, but I was a little too late..they were on the downside of life.


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4/28/2009 6:35:46 AM

 
Shawn Jennings
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These flowers smell great! Great composition and dof, Ken!


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4/28/2009 6:45:17 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Awesome macro Ken.....way to get low!


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4/28/2009 8:48:40 AM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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BEAUTIFUL, Ken!!! Awesome colors and DOF!!! :-) k


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4/28/2009 8:48:57 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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So very pretty, Ken.


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4/28/2009 12:01:26 PM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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Nicely composed and captured Ken.


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4/28/2009 12:54:23 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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Really BEAUTIFUL, Ken! Love your composition, lighting and DOF...and the gorgeous purple color stands out perfectly against the soft green background. Deb


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4/28/2009 2:23:57 PM

 
Beverly A. Wright
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Hey Ken I love getting down on the ground to get a shot like this!
the colors are wonderful and so good
to see! Great POV and detail!


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4/28/2009 9:31:25 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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how gorgeous..... LOVE the use of graduated dof.... superb Ken!


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4/29/2009 4:18:21 AM

 
A P
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very beautiful Ken Congratz on your EfP


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4/29/2009 5:16:01 PM

 
Jeana Clark
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Hmmmmm........
Well.....I was laying on
the ground when I took mine!!!!
YES...I even managed to get up ok..LMAO!
These are delicate and beautiful!!!!
Awesome shots Ken!!!

~J~


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4/29/2009 6:45:09 PM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Gorgeous Ken! I had hundreds of these little guys in my yard -- didn't get anything that looked like this! Marvelous!!!!


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4/30/2009 11:29:42 AM

 
Dianna Murphy
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oh so pretty Ken. Beautiful color and DOF.


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4/30/2009 7:56:38 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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I particularly like the DOF here, Ken -- never can quite get that. Great POV, too, and congrats on the EP


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5/1/2009 1:54:33 AM

 
Tammy Scott
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The color and DOF on this are PERFECT!


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5/1/2009 3:22:27 AM

 
Tamara K. Walker
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CONGRATULATION!


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5/26/2009 1:16:06 PM

 
A P
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Congratulations my dear friend and I'm cheering for this outstanding capture to go...... ALL THE WAY!!!


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5/26/2009 1:32:57 PM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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Congratulations Ken on your Beautiful finalist photo! WTG!


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5/26/2009 1:47:13 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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I think you need to shoot more flowers....excellent job! Congratulations!


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5/26/2009 1:55:25 PM

 
Jeana Clark
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WTG KEN!!!

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

~J~


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5/26/2009 1:58:11 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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congratulations on your wonderful finalist Ken!


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5/26/2009 2:01:04 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Who said you don't do flowers!!! Congratulations Ken on this beauty!!


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5/26/2009 2:18:37 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Ken, you captured this so beautifully! Congratulations on your outstanding finalist! (Just because I won't be entering the contest for a time, doesn't mean I can't cheer you on. LOL! So here's wishing you the best in the Winning Round, as well!)


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5/26/2009 2:48:52 PM

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


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5/26/2009 3:17:50 PM

 
Karen Celella
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Congratualtions Ken on this and your other outstanding finalists. I'll be back to congratulate you on your winners.


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5/26/2009 3:40:07 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Huge congratulations on this stunning finalist!!!


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5/26/2009 4:03:28 PM

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


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5/26/2009 5:19:31 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Simply beautiful Ken! Congratulations on your finalist!


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5/26/2009 5:30:05 PM

 
Mary L. Graham
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Congrats Ken on this beautiful finalist!! =)


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5/26/2009 5:42:20 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Ken...go for the gold!

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5/26/2009 7:11:35 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Ken!!


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5/26/2009 7:43:08 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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I knew this was a winner when I first saw it! Beautiful, Ken! Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist! Deb


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5/26/2009 8:37:13 PM

 
Tammy Scott
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Congratulations on another fantastic finalist!


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5/27/2009 1:05:05 AM

 
Tammy Scott
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Congratulations on another fantastic finalist!


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5/27/2009 1:05:06 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Congrats Ken on your Excellent Finalist!! Jeff


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5/27/2009 4:07:56 AM

 
Gina Cormier
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Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!


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5/27/2009 6:16:24 AM

 
Shawn Jennings
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Wow, Ken - the new FB! :) Congratulations on your finalist!


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5/27/2009 9:30:57 AM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Beautiful finalist, Bravo!


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5/27/2009 11:10:48 AM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Ken!


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5/27/2009 2:05:21 PM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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I love flower shots like this, Ken! Excellent! Congratulations on your wonderful finalist!


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5/27/2009 2:58:55 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Ken on all your beautiful finalists!


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5/27/2009 5:04:58 PM

 
Kathy Cline
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CONGRATULATIONS KEN ON ALL YOUR INCREDIBLE AWARDS. YOU ARE AN AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHER!
GOD BLESS YOU
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5/27/2009 5:32:48 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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So simple and beautiful! Congratulations on this and all your finalists, Ken!


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5/27/2009 6:35:16 PM

 
Alex T. Mizuno
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Excellent selective focus and composition Ken! Congratulations on your Finalist!!


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5/31/2009 4:08:50 PM

 
Linda Blair
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Congratulations Ken!!!!!!


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6/2/2009 2:02:57 PM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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BIG CONGRATS KEN ON YOUR LOVELY FINALIST.


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