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Graceful Beginnings or Seasonal Colors
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Graceful Beginnings or Seasonal Colors
Graceful Beginnings or Seasonal Colors
Taken outside my door with my Canon 100mm Macro Lens set at aperture 2.8 for maximum shallow DOF.

Entered into Flowers.
© Melissa Gurdus
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Canon EOS 5D Mark ...

 
 
 
Jack Ryan
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    Nicely composed...excellent color and detail...the closed-up flower is something a little different but still quite beautiful...well done.

11/27/2009 8:25:17 AM

 
Douglas Perry
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I agree, nice comp and DOF.

11/27/2009 8:47:00 AM

 
Jodi Zimmer
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pretty color with interesting detail

11/27/2009 9:40:02 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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A fantastic macro Melissa! Jeff

11/27/2009 9:41:49 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Wonderful macro once again, Melissa -- I've got to get in more practice with my lens. This one's just beautiful!

11/27/2009 9:50:09 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Outstanding macro image here, Melissa.

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11/27/2009 10:12:31 AM

 
Marty Straub
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A wondedrful photo of seasonal colors, Melissa. Extraordinary detail in those anthers.

11/27/2009 11:09:45 AM

 

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Another great image from you as always. Great Composition, Details and Lighting. Well Done. This one is going in my favorites.

11/27/2009 12:25:09 PM

 
David Phalen
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Terrific use of DOF with excellent color and details!!

11/27/2009 6:42:38 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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Wonderful composition and beautiful selective focusing Melissa!

11/27/2009 10:55:43 PM

 
Manuel Barrera
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great image, excellent colors and clarity

11/28/2009 3:41:18 AM

 
Heidi Knight
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Fantastic focus! A stunner! ;)

11/30/2009 5:49:23 AM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Congratulations Melissa!! Just stunning

12/15/2009 2:14:23 PM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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Big congratulations on your wonderful Finalist, Melissa!

12/15/2009 2:24:51 PM

 
Heidi Knight
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Melissa!!!

12/15/2009 2:27:22 PM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Congratulations on another finalist, Melissa...

12/15/2009 2:34:07 PM

 
Jack Ryan
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Congratulations, Melissa...a very deserving finalist.

12/15/2009 2:48:28 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Big Congrats on this great capture!! :)

12/15/2009 3:13:59 PM

 
Dick Jenkins
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Congratulations on your award Melissa. Very nice work.

12/15/2009 3:57:14 PM

 
Carrie M. Groseclose
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Congratulations Melissa on your beautiful Finalist!!

12/15/2009 4:08:06 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Melissa on your gorgeous finalist!

12/15/2009 4:32:43 PM

 
Jean-Pierre Ducondi
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Wow this is outstanding - Congrats on your finalist.
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12/15/2009 4:41:01 PM

 
Lydia Williams
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Fantastic Melissa...keep em coming! Well done!

12/15/2009 4:54:00 PM

 
Julianna J. Collett
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Congratulations!

12/15/2009 5:21:28 PM

 
Julianna J. Collett
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Congratulations!

12/15/2009 5:21:28 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congratulations, Melissa!

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12/15/2009 5:23:12 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on your beaautiful finalist, Melissa.

12/15/2009 5:25:32 PM

 
Janet McNeil
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Congratulations on this well deserving Finalist!!

12/15/2009 5:28:09 PM

 
Kelly S. Cavanaugh
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Gorgeous finalist, Melissa!! Congratulations!!

12/15/2009 5:38:50 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Big CONGRATS, Melissa!

12/15/2009 6:08:18 PM

 
Jodi Zimmer
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Congratulations Mel!

12/15/2009 6:09:45 PM

 
Sharon 
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Melissa, HUGE congratulations on another beautiful & well deserved finalist. All the best in the next round.

12/15/2009 6:11:02 PM

 
ROLAN NARMAN
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Congratulations on your fantastic Finalist Melissa!

12/15/2009 6:41:33 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Melissa!

12/15/2009 7:17:05 PM

 
Anne M. Young
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CONGRATULATIONS - a fantastic finalist!

12/15/2009 9:09:17 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Gorgeous floral, Melissa. CONGRATZ on the Finalist Award!!

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12/15/2009 10:16:52 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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spectacular finalist, Melissa... congratulations!!!

12/15/2009 11:29:57 PM

 
Tommy E. Burgess
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Huge congratulations on your outstanding finalist Melissa!!

12/15/2009 11:31:07 PM

 
Agnes Fegan
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Congratulations on all your beautiful finalists Melissa!

12/16/2009 5:42:35 AM

 
Gina Cormier
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Congrats Melissa!!!!!

12/16/2009 6:00:40 AM

 
Allen O. Howard
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Beautiful, Melissa!!! The color and the depth of field are awesome. Congratulations!

12/16/2009 7:40:38 AM

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

12/16/2009 9:01:23 AM

 
Eivor Kuchta
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Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Melissa!

12/16/2009 9:56:40 AM

 
Linda Blair
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Beautiful finalist...congratulations!!!!!

12/16/2009 12:53:44 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks so much for all of your wonderful comments!! I appreciate each and every one!!

12/16/2009 1:16:58 PM

 
Kathy Cline
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Congrats Melissa

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12/16/2009 2:20:04 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving Finalist! 8o)

12/16/2009 3:26:43 PM

 
Daniella Puente
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Congrats again Melissa :)))

12/16/2009 3:28:55 PM

 
maria I. Warren
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THIS IS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL PHOTO BIG CONGRATS ON THIS FINALIST:)

12/16/2009 4:16:14 PM

 
Kathleen Brennan
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Congratulations on all three of yoru gorgeous finalists, Melissa!

12/16/2009 4:36:39 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Melissa, CONGRATULATIONS on another incredible finalist, my friend!WTG!

12/16/2009 6:09:37 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations again, Melssa!

12/16/2009 7:40:24 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Wonderful focus, Melissa. Congratulations on your finalist and best of luck in the next round.

12/16/2009 9:42:43 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Wonderful focus, Melissa. Congratulations on your finalist and best of luck in the next round.

12/16/2009 9:48:17 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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Congratulations, Melissa, on another SUPERB finalist!! Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! Deb

12/17/2009 8:56:21 AM

 
Daniel Ruf
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Congrats on this beautiful macro.

12/19/2009 6:36:34 AM

 
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