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Drenched Water Lily
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Drenched Water Lily
Drenched Water Lily
This was taken in September 2009 after a heavy rainfall and converted into black and white with Photo Shop CS4.

Entered into Flowers.
© Melissa Gurdus
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Fuji Finepix S100F...

 
 
 
    Stunning B/W Flower image here Melissa. Great lighting and composition.

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12/7/2009 7:32:51 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Exceptionally beautiful in B&W, although I'll bet the color version is a stunner as well!

12/7/2009 8:19:15 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Great job with this macro Melissa! Jeff

12/7/2009 9:34:22 AM

 
Val Feldman
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So beautiful in b/w, Melissa - wonderful lighting and as always, your fine attention to detail is at work here! Superb work!

12/7/2009 9:55:53 AM

 
Jack Ryan
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Beautiful work...excellent detail...perfect in B/W. Well done.

12/7/2009 11:33:16 AM

 
Kathleen Brennan
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Beautiful detail and water drops!

12/7/2009 12:34:07 PM

 
Marty Straub
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Glorious conversion, Melissa. the black bg really accentuates the wonderful tones you've captured. There are at least 256 shades of gray in there.

12/7/2009 12:52:19 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Fantastic!!!

12/7/2009 6:33:23 PM

 
David Phalen
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Fantastic conversion with excellent tones and details!!

12/7/2009 6:36:26 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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gorgeous!!!

12/8/2009 12:53:43 AM

 
Gina Cormier
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Beautiful black and white floral Melissa!!!!

12/8/2009 7:55:10 AM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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Beautiful black and white drenched Water Lily photo, Melissa! Nice tones and details!

12/9/2009 7:20:50 AM

 
Kelly S. Cavanaugh
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Congratulations on your well deserved finalist, Melissa! Beautiful!

1/18/2010 2:55:30 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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huge congrats!

1/18/2010 2:57:09 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Big Congrats, Melissa!

1/18/2010 4:04:01 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats, Best of luck in the next round :)

1/18/2010 4:13:29 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats, Best of luck in the next round :)

1/18/2010 4:13:30 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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HUGE Congrats, Best of luck in the next round :)

1/18/2010 4:27:25 PM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Melissa!!

1/18/2010 4:45:27 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your wonderful FINALIST!

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1/18/2010 6:08:16 PM

 
Carol Eade
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Congratulations, Melissa, on your beautiful Finalist!

1/18/2010 6:09:43 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Melissa!!

1/18/2010 6:17:57 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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WOW...love this in black and white, Melissa! Huge congratulations on another excellent finalist!! Deb

1/18/2010 6:24:36 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on another beautiful finalist, Melissa.

1/18/2010 6:44:33 PM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Love this one, Melissa -- congratulations once again!

1/18/2010 6:51:25 PM

 
Sherran Andersen
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Congrats.

1/18/2010 9:16:01 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Striking in b&w, Melissa! Congratulations on its making finalist!

1/19/2010 1:32:03 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Gorgeous B&W floral, Melissa. CONGRATZ on the FINALIST Award!

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1/19/2010 2:40:16 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Melissa on your beautiful finalist!

1/19/2010 5:36:44 AM

 
Linda Blair
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Congrats on this stunning b&w finalist!!!!!!

1/19/2010 6:02:13 AM

 
Allen O. Howard
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The details are stunning and it is great in B&W Melissa! Congratulations!

1/19/2010 9:05:38 AM

 
Janet McNeil
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Congratulations on your beautiful Finalist!!

1/19/2010 9:28:36 AM

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

1/19/2010 9:38:58 AM

 
James N. Carpenter
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Congrats Melissa on your finalist, just beautiful. James

1/19/2010 11:24:28 AM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Huge congratulations on your fantastic Win!

1/19/2010 4:50:05 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on your win :)

1/19/2010 5:03:56 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations on this second place win, Melissa!

1/19/2010 5:30:00 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Beautiful, congrats on your win!

1/19/2010 6:29:17 PM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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Just gorgeous, Melissa. Huge congrats on this outstanding GOLD.

1/19/2010 6:38:49 PM

 
Agnes Fegan
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Congratulations Melissa on your winning image!

1/19/2010 6:57:06 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Congratulations on your well-deserved win, Melissa!

1/19/2010 6:59:05 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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WTG on this awesome win, Melissa!!! :-)♫♪♫ k

1/19/2010 7:17:08 PM

 
Erica Murphy
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Congratulations on your beautiful winner Melissa!

1/19/2010 8:22:50 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Big congratulations on your win, Melissa!! Well deserved!!

1/19/2010 8:35:50 PM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Congrats on your beautiful winner!

1/19/2010 9:40:10 PM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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I love black and white floral! Congrats, Melissa, on your winning work.

1/19/2010 10:13:43 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on your win, Melissa.

1/19/2010 10:55:24 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Many CONGRATZ on getting Golden, Melissa!

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1/19/2010 11:00:17 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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huge congrats on your win!!!!

1/19/2010 11:51:29 PM

 
Robert K. Bemus
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Congratulations on your Win, Melissa!!

1/20/2010 12:01:17 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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Congratulations on this wonderful winner Melissa!!

1/20/2010 12:32:46 AM

 
Leland N. Saunders
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Great work, Melissa ... congratulations !!

Lee

1/20/2010 3:30:42 AM

 
Ujjwal Mukherjee
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HUGE congratulations on your wonderful Winner,Melissa!!

1/20/2010 3:55:00 AM

 
Val Feldman
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Warm and sincere Congratulations, Melissa on this well-deserved Gold!!

1/20/2010 4:45:50 AM

 
Carol Eade
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Congratulations, Melissa, on your Second Place...beautiful work!

1/20/2010 5:36:09 AM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Congratulations on your well-deserved gold, Melissa!

1/20/2010 5:38:32 AM

 
David Phalen
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BIG Congrats on a terrific Winner!!

1/20/2010 6:23:46 AM

 
Linda Blair
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Congratulations on your wonderful winner!!!!!!!!!

1/20/2010 7:11:23 AM

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

1/20/2010 8:28:04 AM

 
Jack Ryan
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Way to go, Melissa! Congratulations!

1/20/2010 8:28:59 AM

 
Lydia Williams
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Gorgeous Melissa...Congratulations and well done!

1/20/2010 9:50:56 AM

 
Philippe Vieux-Jeanton
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Great work!! Congratulations on your Winner Melissa!

1/20/2010 11:03:24 AM

 
Marijana Fajgl
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Big congratulations, Melissa!

1/20/2010 12:27:37 PM

 
Ivan Chacon
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Gorgeous B&W!!! Big Congrats! ! ! :)

1/20/2010 2:28:29 PM

 
Kathleen Brennan
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Congratulations on your win!

1/20/2010 3:23:00 PM

 
Dianna Murphy
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A big warm hearted congratulations to you on your fantastic winner!!! I wish you continued success in the future.
Dianna

1/20/2010 4:25:59 PM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Melissa on your Wonderful Winner!!!

Dominick

1/20/2010 4:34:06 PM

 
Eivor Kuchta
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Congratulations on your winner, Melissa!

1/20/2010 5:00:38 PM

 
Renata Gusciora
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Congratulations on your winner,Melissa!!!:-)

1/21/2010 5:55:24 AM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Congratulations, Melissa, on this superb winner!

1/21/2010 9:24:23 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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This is just a beautiful winner, Melissa. I love the crispness and the tonal range is wonderful

1/21/2010 6:04:43 PM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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Congratulations on this awesome winning photo, Melissa! Just Beautiful!

1/21/2010 8:03:42 PM

 
M.Christine Duncan
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Awesome!!!! Congrats on this stunning winner Melissa, this is exceptional!

1/22/2010 6:11:23 AM

 
Alison Krylowski
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Congratulations, Melissa!! This is a beautiful capture with amazing clarity!!

1/22/2010 7:38:46 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Gorgeous Melissa! Congratulations on your win!

1/22/2010 1:43:37 PM

 
Kelly S. Cavanaugh
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Congratulations on your fabulous win, Melissa!

1/23/2010 6:00:30 PM

 
Kara Hendricks
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Congratulations Pictures, Images and Photos

1/25/2010 4:14:00 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible masterpiece, Melissa! Well deserved!

2/2/2010 6:12:49 PM

 
Christine R. Lobsinger
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Simply Spectacular Melissa!!!! A wonderful beauty in b/w! The detailing and light are fantastic...
A big CONGRATS TO YOU on your WINNER!!!!!

CHRISTINE
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WOW!

4/9/2010 8:20:16 AM

 
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