Photo Discussion

Sort most recent comments first

To discuss a photo, sign up as a BetterPhoto member or log in.

Brilliant Plumage 2

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest GRAND PRIZE Winner
 
Brilliant Plumage
Brilliant Plumage
Taken at Busch Gardens and shot with my Canon 100mm Macro Lens with a wide open aperture (2.8) for maximum shallow DOF and selective focus on the head of this parrot.

Animals
© Melissa Gurdus
gurdusphoto.com
Canon EOS 5D Mark ...

 
 
 
Jessica Jenney
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/2/2005
Contact Jessica
Jessica's Gallery
    What a gorgeous parrot! Such brilliant color! Beautiful color, lighting and shallow DOF, Melissa!


To love this question, log in above
9/21/2010 7:46:35 AM

 
Karen Bacon
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/16/2001
Contact Karen
Karen's Gallery
karenbaconphotography.com
 

Fantastic image Melissa!


To love this comment, log in above
9/21/2010 7:53:30 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/1/2007
Contact Tiia
Tiia's Gallery
 

a wonderful close-up!


To love this comment, log in above
9/21/2010 9:35:56 AM

 
Daniella Puente
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/10/2005
Contact Daniella
Daniella's Gallery
 

Great Melissa! what a beautiful photo and love that colors...


To love this comment, log in above
9/21/2010 10:35:59 AM

 
Carol Eade
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/2/2009
Contact Carol
Carol's Gallery
southernexposuresbycarol.com
 

Beautiful macro, Melissa!


To love this comment, log in above
9/21/2010 5:45:02 PM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/11/2007
 

Really a fabulous result, Melissa! Awesome job :)


To love this comment, log in above
9/22/2010 8:52:22 AM

 
Amanda J. Tanner
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/7/2005
Contact Amanda
Amanda's Gallery
 

I love your selective focus. Beautiful work Melissa! The color and details are great.


To love this comment, log in above
9/24/2010 8:14:13 AM

 
Gary Enloe
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/14/2005
Contact Gary
Gary's Gallery
 

Great capture of this beautiful bird Melissa. Love the colors, detail


To love this comment, log in above
9/24/2010 8:28:20 AM

 
Tammy D. Ferren
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/5/2008
Contact Tammy
Tammy's Gallery
tammyferrenphotography.com
 

Wow! The colors, detail and dof are stunning, Melissa!


To love this comment, log in above
9/24/2010 8:52:00 AM

 
Lorna Shutter
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/19/2008
 

This bird could pass as a flower in your beautiful gallery collection! The vibrant colours are fabulous! Awesome detail and DOF! Outstanding work, Melissa! :)


To love this comment, log in above
9/26/2010 7:59:43 PM

 
Julie Burnett
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/10/2009
Contact Julie
Julie's Gallery
 

Stunning, Melissa!! Congratulations, and the best of luck!


To love this comment, log in above
10/15/2010 10:35:09 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/1/2007
Contact Tiia
Tiia's Gallery
 

Congratulations!


To love this comment, log in above
10/15/2010 10:39:59 AM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/10/2007
 

Photobucket

WOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
HUGE CONGRATS on your finalist!
Best of luck in the next round!

Photobucket


To love this comment, log in above
10/15/2010 11:16:12 AM

 
Carol Eade
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/2/2009
Contact Carol
Carol's Gallery
southernexposuresbycarol.com
 

Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa!


To love this comment, log in above
10/15/2010 11:26:25 AM

 
Linda Blair
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/14/2006
 

Congrats on your beautiful and colorful finalist!!!


To love this comment, log in above
10/15/2010 11:39:49 AM

 
Cheryl Schneider
cjsimages.net
 

Great image, Melissa. Congratulations!


To love this comment, log in above
10/15/2010 11:40:58 AM

 
Stefania Barbier
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/1/2006
Contact Stefania
Stefania's Gallery
Stefania-barbier.com
 

congratulations on your gorgeous finalist!!!


To love this comment, log in above
10/15/2010 11:48:13 AM

 
Sherry L. Davis
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/4/2007
 

Excellent capture! Congratulations on your finalist!! :)


To love this comment, log in above
10/15/2010 1:18:35 PM

 
Lorna Shutter
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/19/2008
 

WTG, Melissa!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your beautiful Finalist!!!!! :)
Photobucket


To love this comment, log in above
10/15/2010 1:29:44 PM

 
Denny E. Barnes
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/19/2008
Contact Denny
Denny's Gallery
 

Congratulations, Melissa on your beautiful and well deserved finalist!!


To love this comment, log in above
10/15/2010 3:49:51 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/7/2008
Contact Carol
Carol's Gallery
 

Congrats on this Finalist!


To love this comment, log in above
10/15/2010 4:08:14 PM

 
Janet McNeil
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/16/2006
Contact Janet
Janet's Gallery
 

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist!!! Good luck in the next round!!


To love this comment, log in above
10/15/2010 4:08:15 PM

 
Lydia Williams
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/29/2006
Contact Lydia
Lydia's Gallery
lydiawilliamsphotography.com
 

What a beauty...congratulations!


To love this comment, log in above
10/15/2010 4:36:11 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/10/2006
Contact Nancyj
Nancyj's Gallery
 

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


To love this comment, log in above
10/15/2010 5:23:01 PM

 
Sam Britt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/11/2006
Contact Sam
Sam's Gallery
 

Big congrats on all your finalists, Melissa!!


To love this comment, log in above
10/15/2010 7:47:44 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/31/2003
Contact Merna
Merna's Gallery
 

Every month, with our camera in hand, we go out and find what we hope will be the “winning photo.”
Those of us that don’t get recognized, just continue to search for that special image, until one day the Congratulations come pouring in from some of the best artist and friends anyone could image.
So to the Better Photo winners for the month of September, I congratulate you on a job so well done.
My very best to all of you, Merna Nobile


To love this comment, log in above
10/15/2010 9:01:57 PM

 
Marilyn Cornwell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/7/2008
Contact Marilyn
Marilyn's Gallery
marilyncornwell.com
 

A gorgeous image, Melissa! Congratulations on this finalist!


To love this comment, log in above
10/16/2010 4:30:26 AM

 
Ellen Hodges
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/19/2005
Contact Ellen
Ellen's Gallery
ellenhodges.com
 

Congrats on a superb finalist, Melissa! Very best luck in the next round!!


To love this comment, log in above
10/16/2010 6:57:45 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/11/2006
Contact Usman
Usman's Gallery
 

Beautiful capture, CONGRATZ on the Finalist Award!!

UB.


To love this comment, log in above
10/16/2010 7:00:03 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/13/2007
Contact Debra
Debra's Gallery
drhimages.com
 

This is so awesome, Melissa! Love the DOF, lighting, colors, details and comp. Huge congratulations on your superb finalist! Deb


To love this comment, log in above
10/16/2010 10:49:28 AM

 
Erica Murphy
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/25/2003
Contact Erica
Erica's Gallery
 

I love this Melissa!! Congratulations!


To love this comment, log in above
10/16/2010 7:57:40 PM

 
Christine Czernin
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/6/2006
Contact Christine
Christine's Gallery
 

So beautiful, Melissa. The shallow DOF makes it special.
Congratulations on your finalist and good luck.


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 9:06:34 AM

 
Natasa Mikuz
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/12/2007
Contact Natasa
Natasa's Gallery
 

Congratulation on this wonderful finalist!


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 11:48:16 AM

 
Janet McNeil
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/16/2006
Contact Janet
Janet's Gallery
 

Super congratulations on your Grand Prize Win, Melissa!!!


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 3:58:46 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/25/2003
Contact Deborah
Deborah's Gallery
newjerseyphotos.net
 

This photo is awesome, Melissa, and the judges certainly know what they are doing by selecting this for the Grand Prize!

Hardy congrats!!!
Debby


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 4:00:03 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/2/2005
Contact Jessica
Jessica's Gallery
 

Congratulations, Melissa on your stunning Grand Prize win!


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 4:00:04 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/10/2006
Contact Nancyj
Nancyj's Gallery
 

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving GRAND PRIZE win, Melissa! Outstanding image! 8o)


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 4:01:14 PM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/11/2007
 

Wow! Congrats on your GRAND PRIZE , Melissa!


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 4:04:34 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/13/2008
 

Huge Congratulations, Melissa! A brilliant image!


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 4:06:04 PM

 
Melissa Olsen
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/11/2007
Contact Melissa
Melissa's Gallery
melolsenphotography.com
 

A huge congrats on this deserving image.


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 4:18:23 PM

 
Kara Hendricks
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/18/2004
Contact Kara
Kara's Gallery
 

HUGE congrats on the GP win Melissa!


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 4:19:51 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/6/2008
Contact Patricia
Patricia's Gallery
patricia-coblentz-photography.com
 

Congratulations on your amazing grand prize win, Melissa!!!


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 4:20:15 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/26/2006
Contact Patrick
Patrick's Gallery
 

CONGRATULATIONS on this phenomenal & well-deserved Grand Prize Winner, Melissa! WTG!


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 4:21:48 PM

 
Jean-Pierre Ducondi
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/15/2007
Contact Jean-Pierre
Jean-Pierre's Gallery
 

Big congrats Melissa. An amazing finalist.
JP


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 4:26:25 PM

 
Rolando Rosito
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/6/2007
Contact Rolando
Rolando's Gallery
 

Congratulations Melissa!! Great Grand Prize Winner!!!!


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 4:33:51 PM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/19/2006
Contact Mary Beth
Mary Beth's Gallery
mary-beth-aiello-photography.com
 

Huge congratulations for this outstanding GRAND PRIZE win, Melissa. I'm so happy for you. Spectacular.


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 4:34:39 PM

 
Philippe Vieux-Jeanton
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/6/2007
 

Gorgeous Grand Prize Winner!! Big, big congratulations, Melissa!!!!


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 4:35:12 PM

 
Guy D. Biechele
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/15/2000
Contact Guy
Guy's Gallery
 

Awesome photograph, Melissa!! Congratulations on your Grand Prize Win!


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 4:39:05 PM

 
Lydia Williams
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/29/2006
Contact Lydia
Lydia's Gallery
lydiawilliamsphotography.com
 

Congratulations on your fanatastic Grand Prize win, Melissa. Well Deserved!


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 4:53:24 PM

 
Danny B. Head
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/9/2009
Contact Danny
Danny's Gallery
springcreekphotoart.com
 

Stunning image! Congrats on the BIG win!


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 4:55:55 PM

 
Renata Gusciora
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/29/2008
Contact Renata
Renata's Gallery
 

Huge congratulations on your Grand Prize Winner,Melissa!!!:-)


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 4:59:25 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/14/2003
Contact Claudia
Claudia's Gallery
 

BIG CONGRATULATIONS!! Woo Hoo!!


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 5:04:58 PM

 
Sabrina Ryan
Contact Sabrina
Sabrina's Gallery
 

CONGRATULATIONS on your Awesome GRAND PRIZE Winning image, Melissa!


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 5:09:44 PM

 
Sandy Stigliano
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/16/2005
 

CONGRATULATIONS, just gorgeous!!


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 5:16:47 PM

 
Carol Flisak
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/16/2009
Contact Carol
Carol's Gallery
carolflisakphoto.com
 

Congratulations Melissa on your Grand Prize win!! What a lovely portrait image... the details, color and DOF make a wonderfully intimate image!


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 5:16:49 PM

 
Millie A. Talarico
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/31/2010
Contact Millie
Millie's Gallery
 

Perfect composition, stunning Grand Winner, Melissa!


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 5:22:26 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/11/2006
Contact Usman
Usman's Gallery
 

Huge CONGRATZ on your awesome GRAND PRIZE win, Melissa!!!!

UB.


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 5:25:10 PM

 
Ken Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/11/2005
Contact Ken
Ken's Gallery
 

Stunning, Melissa...congrats on your big win!


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 5:32:25 PM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/13/2007
Contact Tammy
Tammy's Gallery
countryimpressions.net
 

Congrats Melissa on the Grand Prize win.


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 5:34:49 PM

 
Steve M. Harrington
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/28/2005
 

Good on you, Melissa! Wonderfully rich tones.
Steve


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 5:39:21 PM

 
Paul Parent
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/27/2004
Contact Paul
Paul's Gallery
paulparent.org
 

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 5:44:47 PM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/14/2008
Contact R. J.
R. J.'s Gallery
 

Congratulations Melissa on this outstanding Grand Prize Winner. Wonderful work.


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 5:48:38 PM

 
Usha Ganesh
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/11/2008
 

Congratulations Melissa on your big win,
Usha


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 5:49:25 PM

 
Agnes Fegan
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/20/2004
Contact Agnes
Agnes's Gallery
emptynestphotography.com
 

Congratulations on your Grand Prize win Melissa!!!


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 6:28:30 PM

 
Lester A. Garcia
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/12/2005
 

CONGRATULATIONS, Melissa on a deserving GRAND PRIZE WINNER!


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 6:30:41 PM

 
Murry Grigsby
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/12/2002
 

Congratulations of your wonderful photo and big win Melissa! Well done!!


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 6:32:15 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/17/2003
Contact Joannie
Joannie's Gallery
 

Congratulations on your stunning Grand Prize win Melissa!


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 6:36:34 PM

 
Lorna Shutter
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/19/2008
 

Woo Hoo!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your GRAND PRIZE WIN for this awesome image, Melissa!!!!! You deserve it!!! :)
Photobucket


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 6:39:49 PM

 
Terry Cervi
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/11/2001
Contact Terry
Terry's Gallery
 

Congrats on your stunning Grand Prize Win, Melissa!


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 6:46:29 PM

 
Chris Schlosser
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/3/2007
Contact Chris
Chris's Gallery
chrisschlosserphotography.com
 

Congratulations on your beautiful, grand prize win, Melissa!


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 6:49:08 PM

 
Debra Booth
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/2/2004
 

Many congrats for your grand prize on this excellent image, Melissa!


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 6:49:33 PM

 
Inge S. Lasmana
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/5/2006
Contact Inge S.
Inge S.'s Gallery
 

A huge congratulations on your grand prize win, Melissa!


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 6:50:36 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/23/2003
Contact Kay
Kay's Gallery
 

Congratulations on your fantastic grand prize win:)


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 6:59:40 PM

 
Denny E. Barnes
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/19/2008
Contact Denny
Denny's Gallery
 

Outstanding, Melissa!! This awesome and so beautiful image well deserves the Grant Prize!! Congratulations!!


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 7:00:38 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/25/2009
Contact Rona
Rona's Gallery
 

S U P E R C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S,
on winning the Grand Prize, Melissa!!!
Fabulous capture, the vibrant color, the shallow DOF, the detail and clarity and the lighting are all awesome!


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 7:06:43 PM

 
Stanley C. Sims  

A wonderful composed shot Melissa. Big congrats on being the top winner.


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 7:09:07 PM

 
Sam Britt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/11/2006
Contact Sam
Sam's Gallery
 

Huge Congratulations on this fantastic Grand Prize winner, Melissa!


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 7:10:11 PM

 
Sharon 
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/23/2007
Contact Sharon
Sharon's Gallery
 

WTG, Melissa!!! HUGE congratulations on your brilliant & well deserved GRANDE PRIZE WIN!!!


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 7:51:52 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/13/2007
Contact Debra
Debra's Gallery
drhimages.com
 

WTG, Melissa!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your AWESOME GRAND PRIZE WINNER!! WHOOOO-HOOOOO!! Deb


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 8:10:09 PM

 
Graeme Chow
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/10/2005
Contact Graeme
Graeme's Gallery
 

Wow !well done and big congrats on your super grand winner, Melissa. You must be very surprise and exciting about the win. It really make your day!


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 8:46:23 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/9/2005
Contact Shelly
Shelly's Gallery
 

Beautiful.......Congratulations!


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 8:53:18 PM

 
Liz Bullock
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/9/2006
Contact Liz
Liz's Gallery
 

Congrats on your Grand Prize Winner!


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 9:22:04 PM

 
Renee Doyle
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/16/2005
Contact Renee
Renee's Gallery
renee-doyle-photography.com
 

Congratulations Melissa on your Grand Prize Winner!!


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 10:58:19 PM

 
Yulianto Soeroso
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/27/2006
 

Congratulalion yihaaa grand PW lovely animal and shot


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 10:59:20 PM

 
Ujjwal Mukherjee
Contact Ujjwal
Ujjwal's Gallery
 

HUGE congratulations on your Grand Winner,Melissa!!


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 11:50:17 PM

 
Paul E. Earl
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/18/2005
Contact Paul
Paul's Gallery
 

WOW!! Congratulations on this truly well deserved Grand Prize winner!!


To love this comment, log in above
10/17/2010 11:54:36 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/30/2003
Contact Mary
Mary's Gallery
 

What a well earned Grand Prize Winner!
CONGRATULATIONS, Melissa!


To love this comment, log in above
10/18/2010 12:09:40 AM

 
Debbie Hartley
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/22/2005
Contact Debbie
Debbie's Gallery
debbiehartleyphotography.com
 

CONGRATULATIONS on your beautiful grand prize winner!!!!


To love this comment, log in above
10/18/2010 12:12:01 AM

 
Stefania Barbier
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/1/2006
Contact Stefania
Stefania's Gallery
Stefania-barbier.com
 

WOOHOOOOOO WTG Melissa, huge congrats on you spectacular GP!!!!!


To love this comment, log in above
10/18/2010 12:19:19 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/4/2006
katarina-mansson-photography.com
 

Congratulations on your beautiful, colorful and successful GP Winner Melissa!


To love this comment, log in above
10/18/2010 2:53:18 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/1/2007
Contact Tiia
Tiia's Gallery
 

Congratulations on your grand prize win!


To love this comment, log in above
10/18/2010 3:16:19 AM

 
Nadia Paul
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/2/2005
Contact Nadia
Nadia's Gallery
 

What a stunning macro Melissa - congrats on your Grand Prize win!


To love this comment, log in above
10/18/2010 4:09:59 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/6/2001
Contact Carolyn
Carolyn 's Gallery
PickYourShots.com
 

Ain't it always the way it goes? All those beautiful flower shots and then you get a GP with a bird! Congrats!!


To love this comment, log in above
10/18/2010 4:17:23 AM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/22/2005
Contact Judy
Judy's Gallery
 

A BIG CONGRATS Melissa!!!!!


To love this comment, log in above
10/18/2010 4:34:27 AM

 
Julie Burnett
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/10/2009
Contact Julie
Julie's Gallery
 

Congratulations on your Grand Prize Win, Melissa!!


To love this comment, log in above
10/18/2010 4:37:17 AM

 
Anita Hogue
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/30/2004
Contact Anita
Anita's Gallery
 

Beautiful grand winner, Melissa! Congratulations!


To love this comment, log in above
10/18/2010 5:16:23 AM

 
Irene Colling
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/11/2008
Contact Irene
Irene's Gallery
 

What a wonderfully colored bird; and you expertly captured the glorious details.

Huge Congratulations Melissa.


To love this comment, log in above
10/18/2010 5:45:19 AM

 
Linda Blair
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/14/2006
 

Congratulations on your beautiful Grand Prize winner!!!!


To love this comment, log in above
10/18/2010 5:47:34 AM

 
Gina Cormier
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/4/2008
 

Congrats on this outstanding image Melissa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


To love this comment, log in above
10/18/2010 6:09:40 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/13/2004
Contact Linda
Linda's Gallery
lindadlester.com
 

Awesome....Congratulations!!!! :)


To love this comment, log in above
10/18/2010 6:15:24 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/29/2005
Contact Bojan
Bojan's Gallery
 

Congratulations, Melissa. Fantastic photo.


To love this comment, log in above
10/18/2010 6:16:28 AM

 
Jack Ryan
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/11/2009
Contact Jack
Jack's Gallery
 

Congratulations on your win!!! Way to go!!!


To love this comment, log in above
10/18/2010 6:43:07 AM

 
Carla Capra
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/1/2010
Contact Carla
Carla's Gallery
 

Congratulations on your stunning image and win.
;) CC


To love this comment, log in above
10/18/2010 7:03:03 AM

 
Charlotte LaBarbera
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/21/2004
 

Wonderful and Colorful! Excellent choice in your settings. Gives one something to think about. Congratulations!


To love this comment, log in above
10/18/2010 7:23:48 AM

 
Margaret R. Barry
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/22/2007
Contact Margaret
Margaret's Gallery
 

Congratulations on your beautiful and well deserved GP win, Melissa!


To love this comment, log in above
10/18/2010 7:58:37 AM

 
Carmody Baker
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/31/2007
Contact Carmody
Carmody's Gallery
carmodybakerphotography.com
 

Great job Melissa. Congratulations!


To love this comment, log in above
10/18/2010 8:09:38 AM

 
Mitch Spence
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/16/2004
Contact Mitch
Mitch's Gallery
 

Way to go, Melissa. Congratulations to you on your Grand.


To love this comment, log in above
10/18/2010 8:15:19 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/25/2008
Contact Monnie
Monnie's Gallery
 

Wow -- huge congratulations are in order! WTG, Melissa!


To love this comment, log in above
10/18/2010 8:26:22 AM

 
Joseph M. Muench
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/30/2005
Contact Joseph
Joseph's Gallery
 

Congratulations, Melissa. Well-deserved!
-Joe


To love this comment, log in above
10/18/2010 8:55:52 AM

 
Karen Bacon
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/16/2001
Contact Karen
Karen's Gallery
karenbaconphotography.com
 

A huge congratulations on this great winner!


To love this comment, log in above
10/18/2010 9:02:40 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/12/2004
Contact Donna
Donna's Gallery
 

I am so HAPPY for you Melissa! Congratulations on winning GRAND PRIZE!!!


To love this comment, log in above
10/18/2010 9:03:44 AM

 
Michael Kroth
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/16/2009
Contact Michael
Michael's Gallery
 

Congratulations on this beautiful Grand Prize winner, Melissa!


To love this comment, log in above
10/18/2010 9:19:27 AM

 
Julianne Bradford
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/11/2009
Contact Julianne
Julianne's Gallery
 

Melissa congratulations on this wonderful Grand Prise winner!! I'm so pleased that your talent was recognised :-)


To love this comment, log in above
10/18/2010 9:30:50 AM

 
David Phalen
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/12/2004
Contact David
David's Gallery
 

HUGE Congratulations on a spectacular Grand Prize Winner!!


To love this comment, log in above
10/18/2010 10:07:47 AM

 
Natasa Mikuz
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/12/2007
Contact Natasa
Natasa's Gallery
 

Big congratulation, Melissa!


To love this comment, log in above
10/18/2010 10:46:57 AM

 
David Stegmeir
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/29/2007
 

Congratulations. This is beautiful.


To love this comment, log in above
10/18/2010 11:34:39 AM

 
Val Feldman
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/28/2009
Contact Val
Val's Gallery
 

What an outstanding Grand Prize Winner!! Huge congratulations, Melissa!


To love this comment, log in above
10/18/2010 11:37:14 AM

 
Sarah A. Christian
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/31/2008
schristian-photography.com
 

Congratulations, Melissa. Absolutely beautiful work.
Well deserved win!!!


To love this comment, log in above
10/18/2010 11:44:42 AM

 
Laurence Saliba
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/23/2004
Contact Laurence
Laurence's Gallery
 

A Big congratulations on your Grand prize winner Melissa!!!!


To love this comment, log in above
10/18/2010 12:13:57 PM

 
Tammy Espino
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/29/2007
 

Congrats :)


To love this comment, log in above
10/18/2010 2:38:47 PM

 
Becky J. Parkinson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/31/2006
Contact Becky
Becky's Gallery
beckyparkinsonphotography.com
 

Congratulations on this wonderful Grand Prize photo, Melissa!!!


To love this comment, log in above
10/18/2010 3:21:00 PM

 
Daniella Puente
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/10/2005
Contact Daniella
Daniella's Gallery
 

Congratulations Melissa WOW!!! amazing photo and well deserved Grand Prize, hugs :)))


To love this comment, log in above
10/18/2010 3:21:50 PM

 
Jeana Clark
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/11/2006
Contact Jeana
Jeana's Gallery
 


A fantastic Grand Prize Winner!!!
Congratulations Melissa for this outstanding image!!!! WELL DONE!!!

~J~


To love this comment, log in above
10/18/2010 4:05:31 PM

 
Carol Eade
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/2/2009
Contact Carol
Carol's Gallery
southernexposuresbycarol.com
 

Very big congratulations on your beautiful grand prize image, Melissa!!


To love this comment, log in above
10/18/2010 4:52:02 PM

 
Maria Capilupi
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/16/2008
 

Beautiful image, Melissa, and very deserving of the grand prize. Congratulations!


To love this comment, log in above
10/18/2010 5:41:46 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/28/2005
Contact Michelle
Michelle's Gallery
 

Congratulations Melissa! What a gorgeous bird and beautiful image - love the details!!!


To love this comment, log in above
10/18/2010 7:09:32 PM

 
Anne McKinnell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/2/2008
Contact Anne
Anne's Gallery
 

Sensational shot Melissa! Congratulations on your grand prize!!!


To love this comment, log in above
10/18/2010 7:20:58 PM

 
Shirley A. Kinney
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/1/2006
 

Awesome, Melissa. Congratulations on your win.


To love this comment, log in above
10/18/2010 7:22:03 PM

 
Nancy L. Green
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/16/2006
Contact Nancy
Nancy's Gallery
 

WOW WOW WOW!!! GRAND PRIZE!!! CONGRATULATIONS and VERY well deserved!!! <><


To love this comment, log in above
10/18/2010 8:01:29 PM

 
Robert K. Bemus
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/16/2005
Contact Robert
Robert's Gallery
bemuscapes.com
 

Beautiful color and portrait, Melissa...HUGE congrats on your Grand Prize gold!!!


To love this comment, log in above
10/18/2010 8:44:41 PM

 
Lynne Morris
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/9/2005
Contact Lynne
Lynne's Gallery
 

WTG Melissa, Huge Congratulations on your Grand Prize Win.


To love this comment, log in above
10/18/2010 11:00:32 PM

 
Bill Houghton
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/9/2004
Contact Bill
Bill's Gallery
 

Melissa, congratulations on your beautiful win. Have a great week, Bill


To love this comment, log in above
10/19/2010 1:30:14 AM

 
Karen Celella
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/11/2007
Contact Karen
Karen's Gallery
karen-celella-photography.com
 

Huge congratulations on your amazing grand prize winner, Melissa!


To love this comment, log in above
10/19/2010 3:05:25 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/17/2002
Contact Jeff
Jeff's Gallery
robinsonphotoart.com
 

Congrats Melissa on your GP Win!! Jeff


To love this comment, log in above
10/19/2010 4:39:21 AM

 
Dayna Cain
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/9/2010
Contact Dayna
Dayna's Gallery
daynacainphotography.com
 

Awesome photo and much deserved win!


To love this comment, log in above
10/19/2010 6:25:43 AM

 
Christine Czernin
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/6/2006
Contact Christine
Christine's Gallery
 

Many congrats on your fabulous and outstanding win, Melissa.


To love this comment, log in above
10/19/2010 7:50:39 AM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/26/2007
 

Beautiful, Melissa! Congrat's to you!


To love this comment, log in above
10/19/2010 8:29:52 AM

 
Susan J. Allen
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/20/2005
Contact Susan
Susan's Gallery
 

Huge congrats, Melissa! Wow!


To love this comment, log in above
10/19/2010 11:46:37 AM

 
Lindley Johnson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/18/2004
Contact Lindley
Lindley's Gallery
 

Huge congratulations on this wonderful Grand Prize Winner, Melissa!


To love this comment, log in above
10/19/2010 11:56:14 AM

 
Carmody Baker
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/31/2007
Contact Carmody
Carmody's Gallery
carmodybakerphotography.com
 

Congratulations Melissa. Beautiful colors!


To love this comment, log in above
10/19/2010 12:12:22 PM

 
David M. Montero
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/16/2006
Contact David
David's Gallery
 

Grand indeed! Congratulations on your grand prize selection Melissa!


To love this comment, log in above
10/19/2010 1:24:51 PM

 
Susan M. Campbell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/6/2004
Contact Susan
Susan's Gallery
 

Congrats Melissa on this grand prize winner. It's fabulous!


To love this comment, log in above
10/19/2010 2:38:25 PM

 
Mark Dodge
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/27/2009
 

Brilliant job on this, Melissa. Congratulations on your Grand Prize! Way to go! Love that lens :o)


To love this comment, log in above
10/19/2010 3:23:14 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/17/2004
 

WOW!!! Excellent detail Melissa!! HUGE CONGRATS to you!!! I too am a big fan of that lens and of this image!! WTG girl!!!! ;)


To love this comment, log in above
10/19/2010 8:33:38 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/2/2006
Contact Lisa
Lisa's Gallery
 

Big congratulations, Melissa!
Beautiful and vibrant!
~♥~Lisa


To love this comment, log in above
10/19/2010 8:55:00 PM

 
Aimee S. McMaster
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/20/2005
Contact Aimee
Aimee's Gallery
 

...warm congratulations on this brilliant winner Melissa!


To love this comment, log in above
10/20/2010 12:33:08 AM

 
Tarun Bose
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/25/2006
 

Big big congrats for your grand winner, Melissa.


To love this comment, log in above
10/20/2010 7:35:02 AM

 
Allen O. Howard
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/1/2006
 

Magnificent Melissa!!! Congratulations Grand Prize!!!


To love this comment, log in above
10/20/2010 7:24:10 PM

 
Marcel J. Fernandez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/16/2005
 

Congratulations, Melissa on your wonderful Grand Prize Winner!


To love this comment, log in above
10/20/2010 7:41:28 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/19/2004
 

Hey there! Huge Congratulations on your Grand Prize winner, Melissa! So pleasantly surprised to see this here! Sorry for being out of touch... NO computer currently, but I will write you later when I can. Fabulous capture and Congrats again!


To love this comment, log in above
10/21/2010 12:57:14 PM

 
Kathleen Brennan
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/3/2006
kathleen-brennan-photography.com
 

Congrats on this fabulous grand prize winner!


To love this comment, log in above
10/21/2010 3:03:16 PM

 
Nancy J. Locke
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/31/2008
 

SUPER SUPER CONGRATS!!! WOOT!!! YAY!!! WTG MELISSA!!!

Blessings, Nancy


To love this comment, log in above
10/21/2010 7:08:02 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/19/2005
Contact Ellen
Ellen's Gallery
ellenhodges.com
 

Huge congrats on this fabulous winner, Melissa!!!


To love this comment, log in above
10/21/2010 7:27:37 PM

 
Melissa Olsen
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/11/2007
Contact Melissa
Melissa's Gallery
melolsenphotography.com
 

I am so happy for you Melissa! I don't follow the contest too closely so I am sorry this congrats is late in coming to you.


To love this comment, log in above
10/22/2010 8:14:53 AM

 
Phyllis Burchett
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/29/2003
Contact Phyllis
Phyllis's Gallery
 

WONderful capture! Congratulations on your grand prize win!


To love this comment, log in above
10/22/2010 10:57:59 AM

 
Anne M. Young
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/27/2007
 

Congratulations - thrilled to see you win...!!!


To love this comment, log in above
10/23/2010 1:27:42 AM

 
Arnie Horwitz
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/4/2006
Contact Arnie
Arnie's Gallery
arniehorwitzphotography.com
 

Congratulations, Melissa on this fantastic Grand Prize Winner!


To love this comment, log in above
10/23/2010 9:52:42 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2006
Contact Nikki
Nikki's Gallery
 

Congratulations on the GP win, Melissa. Wonderful detail and color here.


To love this comment, log in above
10/24/2010 7:30:53 PM

 
Cindy Bendush
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/16/2007
Contact Cindy
Cindy's Gallery
 

Simply stunning Melissa! Huge congratulations on your GPW!!!


To love this comment, log in above
10/24/2010 11:20:40 PM

 
Christine R. Lobsinger
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/28/2008
Contact Christine
Christine's Gallery
 

Congratulations Melissa on a beautiful catch! Congrats to you on your GRAND PRICE WINNER TOO.... I JUST SAW THIS IN JIM'S BLOG!!!
CHRIS
SMILING WITH YOU


To love this comment, log in above
10/26/2010 10:16:04 AM

 
Amy Wadley
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/30/2000
Contact Amy
Amy's Gallery
 

Congratulations Melissa!! I blogged about your win on our Team BetterPhoto blog. If you get a chance, feel free to comment there on how you got such a great shot or the story behind the image. Thanks! :)


To love this comment, log in above
10/28/2010 1:21:42 PM

 
Erica Murphy
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/25/2003
Contact Erica
Erica's Gallery
 

BIG CONGRATS to you Melissa on this beautiful GRAND PRIZE WINNER!!! How exciting for you!


To love this comment, log in above
10/30/2010 10:42:25 AM

 
Mick Burkey
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/19/2005
Contact Mick
Mick's Gallery
 

Congratuations on your wonderful Grand Prize winner!


To love this comment, log in above
11/3/2010 10:38:51 AM

 
Salwa  Afef
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/3/2008
Contact Salwa
Salwa 's Gallery
 

Wonderful shot ,congratulation .


To love this comment, log in above
11/7/2010 8:31:34 AM

 
Dianna Murphy
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/20/2006
diannamurphyphotography.com
 

I'm so behind on my commenting, forgive me for my belated congratulations! What a wonderfully composed and thoughtful image.


To love this comment, log in above
11/10/2010 8:22:47 AM

 
Mary Timman
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/2/2005
 

This is an amazing image! Very well deserved winner! A huge congratulations to you!


To love this comment, log in above
11/10/2010 10:58:45 AM

 
Kathy L. Clark
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/29/2007
 

Wow Melissa, I didn't know until today that you were the grand champion, but I sure see why. Sorry I didn't congratulate you sooner, just so busy.
hugs to you.


To love this comment, log in above
11/16/2010 2:08:39 PM

 

BetterPhoto Member
 

Have Not been on BetterPhoto for awhile and just noticed that it was you that win Grand Prize Gold for this outstanding image. A very well deserved win for a good person and a great photographer. Congrats to you Melissa..

Brian


To love this comment, log in above
11/16/2010 7:14:26 PM

 
Dick Jenkins
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/4/2007
dickjenkinsphotography.com
 

Very nice macro work Melissa and congratulations on bringing home the big prize.

Dick


To love this comment, log in above
11/28/2010 9:54:11 AM

 
Katie W
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/25/2008
 

I've come across this image a few times and I absolutely love it! Finally commenting.... :)


To love this comment, log in above
9/17/2011 8:30:51 PM

 
Log in or sign up to respond | Contest | Gallery | Discussions