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G'day Bud.
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G'day Bud.
G'day Bud.
Captured in the late afternoon, at the Sensory Garden.
Hand held at 1/80th AP f8.0 and ISO-400 77mm focal length and an EV of -0.7.

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Ron McEwan
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    Great shooting John, exceptional detail the dark background is special here WTG

4/27/2010 1:20:00 PM

 
Renata Gusciora
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Wonderful image and so exotic floral,John!Beautifully presented with exceptional lighting,clarity,colors and details!

4/27/2010 1:27:00 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Beautiful capture,John.I like that plant.Beautiful detail and great lightinng,my friend!!!

4/27/2010 1:45:33 PM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Here you go again with the unusual flowers, John -- just beautiful!

4/27/2010 1:50:35 PM

 
Hendrik Storme
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Another beauty,amazing colors,detail and comp!WOW!

4/27/2010 2:28:40 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Beautiful!!! :)

4/27/2010 2:31:57 PM

 
Gord MacEachern
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This is absolutely fabulous John, fantastic capture!!

4/27/2010 2:34:52 PM

 
Denny E. Barnes
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Very beautiful capture of this flower, John and the background really makes it pop!! Everything is excellent and it's beautifully done!! Gorgeous image!!

4/27/2010 3:00:00 PM

 
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Beautiful....love it!

4/27/2010 3:02:20 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Cool looking blossom, beautiful John!

4/27/2010 3:03:13 PM

 
John Connolly
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Thanks a lot Ron, Renata, Bobby, Monnie, Hendrik, Tammy, Gord, Benny, Linda and Claudia!

The two were floating around, lost in space...




Mike Clime
And what a beautiful bud it is! Nice details too!
4/27/2010 1:19:39 PM


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Beautiful details and lighting, John. Great composition too.

4/27/2010 1:20:43

So thank you also Mike and Tammy!

4/27/2010 3:18:30 PM

 
Jack Ryan
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Beautiful image, John...very well composed with excellent detail and color...and I really like the dark background. Great work!

4/27/2010 3:47:25 PM

 
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Great lighting and detail John! Jeff

4/27/2010 4:05:29 PM

 
Kaye Burazin
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Love the lighting on this John

4/27/2010 4:45:29 PM

 
Chris Ebben
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Stunning. Another good one=^..^=

4/27/2010 4:59:09 PM

 
David Phalen
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Amazing light, colors, comp, clarity and presentation!! Love It!!

4/27/2010 5:14:27 PM

 
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Beautiful lighting and colors. Great work!

4/27/2010 5:43:12 PM

 
Randy D. Dinkins
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Another beauty from this garden. Great light and details.

4/27/2010 5:53:40 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Hey bud, exceptional lighting, colors, detail, clarity,b/g & presentation! Super, super work & image here, John! WTG!

4/27/2010 5:59:52 PM

 
Avril Young
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great title for perfect photo...such a beautiful flower, lovely colour...
great pov and lighting John..

4/27/2010 6:59:13 PM

 
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Perfect detail and color, John!!

4/27/2010 7:50:39 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Terrific capture, John!

4/27/2010 10:53:29 PM

 
Brett Dolsen
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Beautifull John!!The pink Grevilleas are my favourites!

4/28/2010 1:17:06 AM

 
Paul E. Earl
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A lovely grevillea! Wish we could grow these varieties up here!! Beautiful image!!

4/28/2010 1:38:08 AM

 
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Beautiful Grevillia John, this one is a beauty! ~Pat

4/28/2010 2:28:06 AM

 
Douglas Perry
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Well done. Great color and detail!

4/28/2010 3:20:57 AM

 
Maria A. Gonzalez
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Excellent vertical composition.colors and details,John..Another beautiful and unusual flower..Great captured.

4/28/2010 4:11:01 AM

 
Joanna Madloch
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Great contrast and colors, John.

4/28/2010 4:57:45 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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a wonderful close-up!

4/28/2010 6:38:19 AM

 
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Tack sharp details on this beautiful macro floral, John.

4/28/2010 6:43:48 AM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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G'day to you to Bud! This is a GORGEOUS bud! Awesome colors and the details are fantastic! :-) k

4/28/2010 7:48:53 AM

 
Amanda J. Tanner
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A very interesting floral. I have a red one that comes up each spring similar to this. My hubby always wants to mow over it. I tell him not to because they are beautiful. I have had my house 15 years and its blooms every year if I guard it from the lawn mower. I hope to get a picture of it soon and maybe you can tell me what it is. Nice job John

4/28/2010 11:18:00 AM

 
John Connolly
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Thank you for your interest and great comments, they are appreciated!

4/28/2010 1:14:06 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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Thank florl looks scarey LOL
AWSOME detail lighting color, Beautiful capture!!!

Morel are VERY tasty, a delicacy here, VERY expensive if you buy them about 30-40 dollars a lb (if not more).
It's fun hunting them, and we usually hunt for about 3 weeks around my bday through the 2nd week of may, has been a bit cold yet, so we will be finding more as it rains and warms up more

4/28/2010 4:03:13 PM

 
Reynaldo D. Reyes
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Very beautiful flower. It looks like a colorful caterpillar going through methamorphosis. Very lovely capture John!

4/28/2010 7:13:14 PM

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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What a stunning capture of this outstandingly beautiful Grevillea, John!! Wow, they really are the most *amazing* flowers, aren't they?!! The black background here has really made this blossom 'pop', too!! :o)

4/29/2010 7:10:05 AM

 
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G'DAY is RIGHT! WOW! This is so pretty and unusual, John. At least for me. I have never seen a plant/flower like this one.

Love how we see color in the BG at the top and then gradually fading to black at the bottom. Very well done!

HEY JOHN! You should see our mail box today. Instead of spring we have high winds, and snow drifts. I shot a picture for you and Pat R and Chris and ALL mail boxers... I will post it later today.

Great job!!!

-Laura :)

4/29/2010 9:16:58 AM

 
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Thank you so much Peaches, Reynaldo, Carolyn and Laura, I appreciate your input here!
Thanks for the insightinto your magic mushrooms Peaches, they sound like a real luxury.
Keep taking the tablets Reynaldo!
Carolyn, the background was basically an in camera job!
Laura, I am going straight to your gallery to check out your mailbox!

4/29/2010 3:39:53 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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:)

4/30/2010 12:05:52 AM

 
John Connolly
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Laura, I have been there and done that!

4/30/2010 3:16:12 PM

 
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Excellent capture of this beautiful unique bloom, John!!

4/30/2010 6:53:49 PM

 
John Connolly
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Thanks Sabrina, I never cease to be amazed at our Aussie wildflowers.

5/1/2010 12:20:42 AM

 
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Beauty Shot!

5/1/2010 3:28:08 PM

 
John Connolly
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Thanks a lot Wm, good of you to drop by!

5/1/2010 3:45:07 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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WHOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOO SNOOPY DANCE
HUGE CONGRATS on your AWSOME finalist best of luck in the next round!!!

5/24/2010 1:11:39 PM

 
Joanna Madloch
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Big congrats, John!

5/24/2010 1:20:31 PM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations!

5/24/2010 1:28:21 PM

 
Jack Ryan
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Congratulations, John. Way to go!!!

5/24/2010 1:51:19 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on an awesome finalist!! :)

5/24/2010 1:51:24 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Huge Congrats On Your Wonderful Finalist, John!

-Laura :)

5/24/2010 2:38:23 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Terrific Finalist, John! Congratulations!

5/24/2010 2:43:20 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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A big congratulations,John.Beautiful capture John!!!

5/24/2010 2:45:06 PM

 
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Big congratulations on this stunning finalist!!! Simply beautiful, John!! I really love your sharp focus and composition!!

5/24/2010 3:18:39 PM

 
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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)

5/24/2010 3:43:51 PM

 
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Congratulations John on this well deserved finalist WTG

5/24/2010 4:39:27 PM

 
Wm Nosal
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Congratulations!

5/24/2010 4:44:47 PM

 
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Way To Go!!!!!
Congrats on this fabulous Finalist!!!

~J~

5/24/2010 5:50:07 PM

 
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G'Day Bud!! ;0)

WooooooooooooooHooooooooooo Johnny!!!
Congratulations on your FinalistS!!

5/24/2010 6:29:17 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Huge congrats on a fabulous finalist, John! Very best luck in the next round!!

5/24/2010 7:16:47 PM

 
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Big Congrats, John!

5/24/2010 7:37:57 PM

 
Laura L. Gonzales
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Congratulations John!!!! WTG! Laura:)

5/24/2010 9:16:09 PM

 
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Congrats John.

5/24/2010 10:12:50 PM

 
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congratulations on your wonderful finalist!

5/24/2010 10:53:25 PM

 
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Congratulations John, you are away so maybe Chris and Tony can tell you the good new on Friday.

WTG, how thrilling. ~Pat and Graham

5/24/2010 10:59:40 PM

 
Doug Pignet
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Congrats on your finalist...Very well done

5/25/2010 3:41:23 AM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, John!

5/25/2010 4:29:05 AM

 
Nancy J. Locke
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Super Super Congrats on this AWESOME Finalist capture!!!

Cheers, Nancy J Locke

5/25/2010 7:21:23 AM

 
Allen O. Howard
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A beauty John! Congratulations!

5/25/2010 10:56:38 AM

 
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, John!

jo ann c.

5/25/2010 12:02:05 PM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Love this one, John -- congratulations!

5/25/2010 3:50:09 PM

 
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I couldn't wait until Friday, I phoned him & let him know. He was very surprised & thrilled & will get back to you allon his return home. I thought I had better cheer him up, as our weather is not doing much for his holidays=^..^=

5/25/2010 7:32:21 PM

 
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Big congratulations on your wonderful finalist,John!!!:-)

5/26/2010 6:21:27 AM

 
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist John!

Been away cause of my new job with Canon Denmark... But I'll try and comment more from now on ;)

5/26/2010 2:15:30 PM

 
Phillip R. Connolly
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Congratulations on this great finalist, John!! Excellent!!

Phil

5/27/2010 11:07:37 PM

 
Husain Akhtar
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Big congratulations on this super finalist, John!

5/28/2010 1:56:27 PM

 
Hendrik Storme
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Congratulations John!!!!
I hope uou had a wonderful trip!!!!

5/31/2010 2:16:49 PM

 
John Connolly
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Many thanks for all your support and encouraging comments while I have been away.
I will try and catch up with all your galleries as time permits!

5/31/2010 4:17:38 PM

 
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WTG..Two finalist, Congratulations!!

6/3/2010 1:11:19 PM

 
John Connolly
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Thanks a lot Marilyn, good to hear from you again!

6/3/2010 3:38:46 PM

 
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WTG on your fabulous May finalists!!! :-) k

6/7/2010 5:15:07 PM

 
John Connolly
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Thanks Kitty, you are so kind!

6/7/2010 11:16:28 PM

 
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Congratulations on this very well deserved Finalist John!!

6/8/2010 3:41:42 PM

 
John Connolly
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Thanks a lot Gord, I appreciate you dropping by!

6/8/2010 4:15:58 PM

 
ROLAN NARMAN
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Big Congrats on your fantastic finalist John!

6/8/2010 6:30:42 PM

 
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Thanks a lot Rolan, I appreciate your kind comment!

6/9/2010 2:55:00 PM

 
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