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Elegant Lily

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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
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Fuji Finepix S100F...

 
 
 
Jodi Zimmer
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    GORGEOUS!!


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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.


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3/25/2010 7:31:42 AM

 

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

Brian


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3/25/2010 7:33:27 AM

 
Dr Silly
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Beautiful. :O)


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3/25/2010 7:38:39 AM

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


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3/25/2010 8:07:15 AM

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


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3/25/2010 8:11:49 AM

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


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3/25/2010 8:13:47 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Beautiful lighting, detail and composition, Melissa!


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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!!!!


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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


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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!


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3/25/2010 8:47:45 AM

 
Kathleen Brennan
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Elegant indeed! Wonderful capture!


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3/25/2010 9:22:32 AM

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


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3/25/2010 9:23:19 AM

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


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3/25/2010 9:48:14 AM

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


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3/25/2010 11:22:41 AM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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Veery beautiful image, Melissa!


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3/25/2010 12:56:32 PM

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


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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!


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3/25/2010 7:52:53 PM

 
Marilyn Cornwell
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So very beautiful, Melissa!!


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3/26/2010 6:14:52 AM

 
Gina Cormier
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HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!
WOWIE!!!!!

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


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3/26/2010 6:46:54 AM

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


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4/18/2010 5:04:03 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Congratulations on your awesome finalsit!


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4/18/2010 6:12:31 PM

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


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4/18/2010 6:22:46 PM

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


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4/18/2010 6:25:38 PM

 
Carrie M. Groseclose
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Congratulations Melissa on your gorgeous Finalist!


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4/18/2010 6:27:26 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your Fantastic FINALIST
of this gorgeous image! 8o)


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4/18/2010 6:27:39 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Stunning image, Melissa!

Congratulatios on your finalists!
Debby


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4/18/2010 6:44:09 PM

 
Erica Murphy
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Beautiful finalist Melissa! Congratulations!


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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!!


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4/18/2010 7:19:05 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your finalist...gorgeous


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4/18/2010 7:31:37 PM

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


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4/18/2010 7:35:13 PM

 
Kathleen Brennan
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Congrats on you finalist, Melissa!


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4/18/2010 7:59:35 PM

 
Sherran Andersen
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Congrats Melissa.


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4/18/2010 8:29:30 PM

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


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4/18/2010 8:53:30 PM

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


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4/18/2010 10:45:33 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa.


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4/18/2010 10:56:22 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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gorgeous finalist... congratulations, Melissa!


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4/18/2010 11:19:20 PM

 
Patricia Seidler
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Congratulations Melissa!


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4/19/2010 2:51:39 AM

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


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4/19/2010 6:39:24 AM

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


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4/19/2010 6:56:35 AM

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


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4/19/2010 9:30:39 AM

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


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4/19/2010 10:15:02 AM

 
Lydia Williams
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Well done Melissa! Congratulations!!!

Best, Lydia


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4/19/2010 11:11:17 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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Congratulations!!!


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4/19/2010 1:00:08 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Big congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Melissa!


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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!!


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4/19/2010 1:21:21 PM

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


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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!!!!

~J~


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4/19/2010 5:25:59 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Stunning Melissa! CONGRATS on your finalist!


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4/19/2010 7:05:20 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Melissa!


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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!


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4/20/2010 12:26:22 AM

 
Jack Ryan
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Very deserving finalist...congratulations.


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4/20/2010 7:07:15 AM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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CONGRATULATIONS on All your Beautiful Finalists, Melissa!


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4/20/2010 2:12:51 PM

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


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4/20/2010 3:11:24 PM

 
Jodi Zimmer
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Man...how did I miss this beauty?! Congrats Melissa..this is incredibly beautiful.


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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!


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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


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4/21/2010 9:29:58 AM

 
Cyndy Doty
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Absolutely wonderful capture! Congratulations on your Finalist!


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4/29/2010 3:03:40 PM

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


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5/1/2010 2:27:26 PM

 
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