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Heart of a Lotus
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Heart of a Lotus
Heart of a Lotus
Photo taken at Zilker Botanical Gardens in Austin, TX.
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Jeff W. Robinson
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    You have captured this Lotus Beautifully! Jeff

7/30/2009 4:48:53 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Stunning details, light and composition, Valarie. Beautiful capture.

7/30/2009 4:57:37 AM

 
Bonnie C. Lackey
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This is extraordinary, Valarie! I just know this will be a winner!

7/30/2009 5:00:39 AM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi Valarie,WOW!!!very beautiful indeed.I agree with Bonnie,a true winner!!!!!!

7/30/2009 5:03:19 AM

 
Agnes Fegan
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Beautiful colors and clarity...I love the upward curl of the one petal! :)

7/30/2009 5:06:27 AM

 
Mary L. Graham
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Valarie this is Gorgeous...excellent soft color and details!! =)

7/30/2009 5:12:33 AM

 
Michael Khoury
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Extraordinary...deserves gold!
mk

7/30/2009 5:13:44 AM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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Stunning comp, details, lighting; just beautiful, Valarie!

7/30/2009 5:18:00 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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gorgeous...just love the curly petal

7/30/2009 5:39:08 AM

 
Patricia Seidler
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Absolutely gorgeos Valarie. Great color and detail.

7/30/2009 6:11:33 AM

 
Eugenio Diaz

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Absolutely stunning image! The clarity is incredible, excellent capture Valarie!

7/30/2009 6:27:13 AM

 
Margaret R. Barry
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Beautiful colors, composition and clarity, Valarie!

7/30/2009 7:13:47 AM

 
Kathleen M. Rinker
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Exceptional capture Valerie, outstanding color, detail and lighting, fabulous work!!

7/30/2009 7:16:46 AM

 
Ron McEwan
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What a spectacular close up Valarie, the depth and detail are amazing. Love the crisp color too.

7/30/2009 7:28:33 AM

 
Sabrina L. Ryan
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Outstanding macro photo, Valarie! Just Beautiful! Beautiful colors, details, light and composition. Well done!

7/30/2009 7:31:25 AM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Absolutely awesome!!!!!

7/30/2009 8:45:03 AM

 
Sam Britt
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Gorgeous lotus, great color & detail, Valarie. I've never actually seen these flowers, just photographs of them.

7/30/2009 8:54:48 AM

 
Marty Straub
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Oh, my, I've never seen a better photo of this beautiful flower. Outstanding work, Valarie.

7/30/2009 8:56:23 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Spectacular shot of this exquisite flower taken with amazingly sharp detail, vivid color and terrific lighting, Valarie!!

7/30/2009 9:28:24 AM

 
John Benway
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Simply beautiful Valarie, with amazing color and detail. Outstanding.
John

7/30/2009 9:30:29 AM

 
Ann Coates
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Brilliant Valarie, fantastic colours and POV of this beautiful flower.

7/30/2009 10:18:29 AM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Wow, girl... you got some skills this week! This is gorgeous, the colors are awesome. I love how that petal seems to be out of order... like a renegade.

7/30/2009 10:57:04 AM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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WOW, I sure hope we see this fabulous image again Valarie! Stunning details!

7/30/2009 11:07:26 AM

 
Kathy Cline
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WOW is right Anita!! A fav of mine. LOVE THIS VALARIE!! God Bless!!

7/30/2009 11:32:21 AM

 
Val Feldman
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A big thanks and appreciation to all of you for your very kind comments! Thanks for stopping by!

7/30/2009 12:25:25 PM

 
Carol Sawyer
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Gorgeous macro, colors and details, Valarie!!

7/30/2009 2:29:45 PM

 
Kim  Kleinschmidt
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Incredible close up Valarie!
Those details just pop right off the page.
Gorgeous colors and exquisite composition!

7/30/2009 2:55:37 PM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Beautiful eye popping color Valarie!

7/30/2009 3:00:30 PM

 
Gord MacEachern
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Hope to see this beauty again Valarie!!!

7/30/2009 3:52:58 PM

 
Mark Dodge
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Out of the ballpark, Valarie! Excellent floral macro. I love the curled petal and where you placed it in the shot. Awesome colors and details. A real winner... way to go!

7/30/2009 4:18:21 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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It's a beauty, Valarie!

7/30/2009 4:52:06 PM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Awesome macro, Valarie -- everything is just perfect!

7/30/2009 6:46:10 PM

 
Howard B. Cheek
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Just beautiful Valarie,
This lotus flowers intricate structure is shown in expert fashion.
Fine work :)

7/30/2009 7:02:57 PM

 
Tommy E. Burgess
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Very beautiful floral Valarie!! The colors, details and composition are all outstanding!!

7/30/2009 10:52:57 PM

 
Val Feldman
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To Carol. Kim, Julianne, Gord, Mark, Barbara, Monnie, Howard and Tommy - Thanks so much for your comments!

7/31/2009 4:56:01 AM

 
Debra K. Johnson
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Wow.... Really Beautiful! Amazing colors & detail.

7/31/2009 5:41:08 AM

 
Melissa A. Olsen
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What can I say that everyone else hasn't said...simply fantastic and hope to see again!

7/31/2009 7:44:18 AM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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OMGOSH...I'm speechless!!! WINNER!!! :-) k

7/31/2009 11:21:34 AM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Gorgeous colors and detail- perfect!

7/31/2009 3:45:55 PM

 
Gina M. Savage
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Amazing macro with such beautiful detail.

8/1/2009 4:09:41 PM

 
Maria A. Gonzalez
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Wow,this is such a wonderful capture of this lotus flower..
The colors,composition,detail and lighting are awesome...
Love the curled up petal,it gives more personality to this incredible capture...
Stunning job,Valarie.

8/2/2009 5:14:06 AM

 
Becky J. Parkinson
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This is perfection! Beautiful!

8/3/2009 7:57:20 PM

 
Kelly S. Cavanaugh
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Beautiful colors and detail, Valarie!

8/5/2009 3:48:11 PM

 
Anita Tykwinski
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Valarie, perfection as usual!! Well done my friend!

8/5/2009 7:45:34 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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One of my favorite flowers as you have seen in my gallery! Beautiful capture and details!!

8/10/2009 8:53:28 AM

 
A P
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WoWzEr Stunning Valarie. Congratz on a well deserved EfP

8/13/2009 6:29:55 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist, Valerie!

8/17/2009 2:27:37 PM

 
Ron McEwan
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I am happy to come back to congratulate you on this beautiful finalist, well done Valerie.

8/17/2009 3:34:39 PM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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Congratulations on this GORGEOUS Finalist, Valarie!

8/17/2009 3:37:32 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Congratulations on this stunning Finalist,
Valarie!!!

8/17/2009 4:24:24 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Again! Congratulations!

8/17/2009 4:43:30 PM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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WOW, BEAUTIFUL!!!
Congratulations Valarie!

8/17/2009 5:32:22 PM

 
ROLAN NARMAN
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Huge Congrats on this gorgeous finalist Valarie!

8/17/2009 5:35:09 PM

 
Ann Coates
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I must have missed this one earlier Valarie but I see the Judges didn't. Huge congratulations on this outstanding finalist.

8/17/2009 6:23:34 PM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Oh Yeay! Congratulations!

8/17/2009 6:29:03 PM

 
Bonnie C. Lackey
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I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this gorgeous work of art is a winner! Congrats on ALL your finalists, Val!

8/17/2009 6:38:45 PM

 
Kelly S. Cavanaugh
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Congratulations on your stunning finalist, Valarie!

8/17/2009 7:07:46 PM

 
Sabrina L. Ryan
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CONGRATULATIONS on this Awesome Finalist photo, Valarie!

8/17/2009 7:26:52 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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Talk about perfection!! Valerie, this is superb. Congratulations on your beautiful finalist!!! Deb

8/17/2009 7:37:48 PM

 
Lana Arcemont
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Congratulations!
Outstanding color and detail!

8/17/2009 7:58:45 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations on this gorgeous Finalist, Valarie!

8/18/2009 12:31:46 AM

 
Tommy E. Burgess
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Big congratulations on your gorgeous finalist Valarie!!

8/18/2009 1:33:31 AM

 
Carol Sawyer
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Congratulations on your finalists, Valarie!!

8/18/2009 4:38:04 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Congratulations on your finalist!!! Best of luck in the next round!

8/18/2009 5:35:59 AM

 
Jeana Clark
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Fabulous Finalist Valerie!!!
Much Deserved Congratulations!!!

~J~

8/18/2009 6:50:03 AM

 
Eugenio Diaz

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Congratulations on this gorgeous Finalist, Valarie!

8/18/2009 7:07:53 AM

 
Margaret R. Barry
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Congratulations on this awesome finalist, Valarie!

8/18/2009 9:11:25 AM

 
Debra K. Johnson
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Congratulations Valarie!

8/18/2009 2:52:32 PM

 
Val Feldman
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Thanks so much, all of you, for your kind words and congratulations - you're the best!!! Val

8/18/2009 3:20:03 PM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Congrats on your Finalist Valarie!! Jeff

8/18/2009 3:48:15 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible finalist, Valarie!!!

8/18/2009 3:56:03 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your finalist...stunning

8/18/2009 6:12:45 PM

 
Becky J. Parkinson
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Yes, I knew we would see this one again!! Congratulations on the finalist!!

8/18/2009 6:15:22 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Beautiful florals here, WTG. CONGRATS.

8/18/2009 11:22:22 PM

 
Maria A. Gonzalez
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Congratulations,Valarie on your amazing and beautiful finalist...This is and incredibly beautiful capture...Good luck in the next round....Gold I hope...

8/19/2009 4:16:51 AM

 
Shawn Jennings
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Valarie!

8/19/2009 6:29:46 AM

 
Val Feldman
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Thanks so much Jeff, Cathy, Becky, Patrick, Usman, Maria and Shawn!! Val

8/19/2009 11:23:30 AM

 
Bonnie C. Lackey
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You got robbed!!!

8/19/2009 3:51:23 PM

 
Diane E. Deming
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I agree with Bonnie. This photo should have been a winner in my opinion. It is beautiful!

8/19/2009 4:46:43 PM

 
Kathy Cline
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I AGREE WITH BONNIE ALSO. IM MAD
I HAVE THIS SAVED IN MY FAVORITES.
ITS A WINNER IN MY BOOK.
GOD BLESS

8/19/2009 7:42:45 PM

 
Val Feldman
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Thanks so much Bonnie, Diane and Kathy for your support. I appreciate it very much but at this point, it is what it is... and there's always another month...:) Warm Regards - Val

8/20/2009 4:17:32 AM

 
Nadya Johnson
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A belated congratulations on this stunning finalist!! Can't believe I missed this earlier! Rather glad I caught you today before you posted anything, as it gave me a chance to browse your gallery. Valarie, this is just sublime!!! Fantastic work!

9/19/2009 8:52:01 AM

 
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