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Elegant Lily Photo Contest Finalist
Elegant Lily
Elegant Lily
Taken at the Water Gardens in Spring Hill, Florida during the month of September 2009.

Developed in Adobe RAW Editor, cropped just a bit and cloned out some, but not all dark spots on the right lily pad.

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

Jodi Zimmer
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3/25/2010 7:18:40 AM

Jack Ryan
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"Elegant" is the right word...beautiful image. Very, very well done.

3/25/2010 7:31:42 AM


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Spectacular floral image here Mellisa..great details and colors that are so vivid..


3/25/2010 7:33:27 AM

Dr Silly
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Beautiful. :O)

3/25/2010 7:38:39 AM

Jeff W. Robinson
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What a Beautiful macro - Great job Melissa! Jeff

3/25/2010 8:07:15 AM

Melissa A. Olsen
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Beautiful Melissa.
What a contrast to my last 2 days of posts...keep that spring coming...I need it. ;-)

3/25/2010 8:11:49 AM

Amy M. Wilson
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Stunning capture... love the colors and clarity, Melissa!

3/25/2010 8:13:47 AM

Jessica Jenney
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Beautiful lighting, detail and composition, Melissa!

3/25/2010 8:16:16 AM

Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi Melissa,I was just reading up on this camera,Beautiful image.Great color and detail,looks like a great camera to!!!!

3/25/2010 8:22:09 AM

Ron McEwan
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Melissa you sure captured this beauty. So well composed and the perfect light with dof and sharpness, WTG

3/25/2010 8:33:57 AM

Val Feldman
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Beautiful...against the dark of the water and lily pads, this finely detailed, beautifully lit, water lily pops. Terrific highlights and shadows captured with the perfect light - adds such depth to this grand flower...well done, Melissa!

3/25/2010 8:47:45 AM

Kathleen Brennan
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Elegant indeed! Wonderful capture!

3/25/2010 9:22:32 AM

Hal Bambrick
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WOW!,Very WELL Done Melissa!!!!!!.

3/25/2010 9:23:19 AM

Monnie Ryan
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Elegant, lovely, beautiful and all those good things! Fabulous, Melissa!

3/25/2010 9:48:14 AM

Kay E. Mahoney
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Nice capture, Melissa. beautiful flower.

3/25/2010 11:22:41 AM

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Veery beautiful image, Melissa!

3/25/2010 12:56:32 PM

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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A breathtaking beauty, Melissa!!! :-)♫ k

3/25/2010 1:43:29 PM

Patrick Rouzes
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INCREDIBLE tones, detail, clarity, lighting, focus, dof, b/g, beauty & presentation here, Melissa! Spectacular & inspirational work, as always! WTG!

3/25/2010 7:52:53 PM

Marilyn Cornwell
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So very beautiful, Melissa!!

3/26/2010 6:14:52 AM

Gina Cormier
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HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!

what Patrick said..........really!!!

3/26/2010 6:46:54 AM

Thomas E. Hinds
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Beautiful and well deserved Finalist, Melissa! Congratulations!

4/18/2010 5:04:03 PM

Linda D. Lester
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Congratulations on your awesome finalsit!

4/18/2010 6:12:31 PM

Carol Eade
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Warm congratulations, Melissa, on your finalist, a very beautiful lily!

4/18/2010 6:22:46 PM

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

4/18/2010 6:25:38 PM

Carrie M. Groseclose
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Congratulations Melissa on your gorgeous Finalist!

4/18/2010 6:27:26 PM

Nancyj Hovey
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on your Fantastic FINALIST
of this gorgeous image! 8o)

4/18/2010 6:27:39 PM

Deborah C. Lewinson
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Stunning image, Melissa!

Congratulatios on your finalists!

4/18/2010 6:44:09 PM

Erica Murphy
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Beautiful finalist Melissa! Congratulations!

4/18/2010 7:18:06 PM

Freddy Bland
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Very beautiful image, Melissa!! Love the colors and the details. Congratulations on a fantastic finalist!!

4/18/2010 7:19:05 PM

Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your finalist...gorgeous

4/18/2010 7:31:37 PM

Michael G. Marshall
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Beautiful finalist, Melissa! Congratulations! Michael

4/18/2010 7:35:13 PM

Kathleen Brennan
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Congrats on you finalist, Melissa!

4/18/2010 7:59:35 PM

Sherran Andersen
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Congrats Melissa.

4/18/2010 8:29:30 PM

Renee Doyle
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Beautiful!!! Big Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Melissa!

4/18/2010 8:53:30 PM

Kathy Salerni
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A well deserved finalist, Melissa, congratulations!!

4/18/2010 10:45:33 PM

Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa.

4/18/2010 10:56:22 PM

Stefania Barbier
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gorgeous finalist... congratulations, Melissa!

4/18/2010 11:19:20 PM

Patricia Seidler
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Congratulations Melissa!

4/19/2010 2:51:39 AM

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

4/19/2010 6:39:24 AM

Margaret R. Barry
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Congratulations on a fantastic finalist, Melissa!

4/19/2010 6:56:35 AM

Jill Odice
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Congrats on this beautiful finalist!!!Gorgeous piece of work!

4/19/2010 9:30:39 AM

Renata Gusciora
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist,Melissa!!!:-)

4/19/2010 10:15:02 AM

Lydia Williams
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Well done Melissa! Congratulations!!!

Best, Lydia

4/19/2010 11:11:17 AM

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4/19/2010 1:00:08 PM

Sam Britt
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Big congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Melissa!

4/19/2010 1:18:53 PM

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

4/19/2010 1:21:21 PM

Valentin M. Armianu
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Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist, Melissa!

4/19/2010 2:08:12 PM

Jeana Clark
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This is incredible Melissa...
Stunning color and details!!!
Awesome Finalist!
Many congratulations!!!!


4/19/2010 5:25:59 PM

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Stunning Melissa! CONGRATS on your finalist!

4/19/2010 7:05:20 PM

Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Melissa!

4/19/2010 7:46:26 PM

Mary K. Robison
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Congratulations on your lovely floral Finalists, Melissa! Best of luck next level with them!

4/20/2010 12:26:22 AM

Jack Ryan
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Very deserving finalist...congratulations.

4/20/2010 7:07:15 AM

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CONGRATULATIONS on All your Beautiful Finalists, Melissa!

4/20/2010 2:12:51 PM

Murry Grigsby
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Beautiful Melissa! Congrats on all your finalists!!

4/20/2010 3:11:24 PM

Jodi Zimmer
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4/20/2010 4:19:31 PM

Michelle D. Allen
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Congratulations, Melissa! Very deserving of a finalist!

4/20/2010 6:01:57 PM

Debra R. Harder
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WOW...what a beauty, Melissa! Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist! Deb

4/21/2010 9:29:58 AM

Cyndy Doty
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Absolutely wonderful capture! Congratulations on your Finalist!

4/29/2010 3:03:40 PM

Melinda B. Shiflet
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Melissa, this is LOVELY!! So well captured!

5/1/2010 2:27:26 PM

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