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Rondo in Blue
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Rondo in Blue
Rondo in Blue
Shot in RAW and taken with a small aperture of 20 for more detail.

Developed in Adobe RAW editor and then refined in Adobe CS5.

Using the selection tool I selected the flowers, reversed the selection and softened the background to create a shallow DOF look.

Flowers
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Canon EOS 5D Mark ...

 
 
 
Monnie Ryan
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    A lot of work, but it's sure worth it, Melissa -- beautiful!

9/25/2010 9:49:48 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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very pretty...i love plumbago

9/25/2010 1:24:35 PM

 
Sheila D. Robertson
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Beautiful, Melissa. And I learned from your explanation!

9/29/2010 8:06:50 AM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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The soft beautiful blue of these flowers are enhanced with those perfect droplets! Excellent details, composition, clarity, and lighting... beautiful presentation! 8o)

9/29/2010 7:00:09 PM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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So Beautiful, Melissa!

9/30/2010 6:19:21 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on your wonderful finalist :)

10/18/2011 5:00:47 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congrats, Melissa, on this gorgeous finalist!

10/18/2011 6:11:08 PM

 
Orsi 
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Congratulations,Melissa!!

10/18/2011 6:24:19 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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congratulations on your beautiful finalist!!!

10/18/2011 11:43:52 PM

 
Jack Ryan
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Beautiful...congratulations.

10/19/2011 7:33:12 AM

 
Carol Eade
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Melissa!

10/19/2011 9:18:27 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Congratulations on beautiful finalist, Melissa

10/19/2011 9:50:13 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Congratulations & good luck, Melissa!

10/19/2011 9:50:34 AM

 
Nancy L. Green
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CONGRATULATIONS Melissa, this is WONDERFUL!! <><

10/19/2011 1:57:29 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Outstanding finalist...congratulations Melissa!

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10/19/2011 4:23:18 PM

 
PATRICIA A. CASEY
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The work was worth it....congratulations on the Finalist....lovely floral! Good luck in the next round....=^..^=

10/19/2011 5:26:21 PM

 
Randy D. Dinkins
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Beautiful floral shot, congratulations.

10/20/2011 4:42:34 AM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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Congratulations on your Finalist, Melissa

10/20/2011 5:45:10 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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Such beautiful details and lighting, Melissa! Huge congratulations on your GORGEOUS finalist! Deb

10/20/2011 9:45:12 AM

 
Allen O. Howard
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Magnificent Melissa! Congratulations!

10/21/2011 11:30:40 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
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This is a stunner, Melissa. CONGRATZ and good luck up next!!!

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10/21/2011 11:47:30 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on this amazing finalist, Melissa!

10/22/2011 2:23:39 PM

 
Kathy Cline
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Beautiful winner Melissa. Congratulations on your well deserved award! Have a blessed day.

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10/24/2011 9:43:08 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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congratulations on your beautiful winner!

10/24/2011 10:43:47 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Just beautiful!! Congratulations Melissa!

10/25/2011 2:26:07 AM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Super congratulations, Melissa!

10/25/2011 4:30:08 AM

 
Nadia Paul
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Congrats on your beautiful winner Melissa!

10/25/2011 4:31:38 AM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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CONGRATULATIONS on your Winning image, Melissa!

10/25/2011 6:20:59 AM

 
Christine Czernin
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Beautiful image, Melissa.
Many congratulations on your win.

10/25/2011 8:04:18 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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This is so GORGEOUS, Melissa! Huge congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL GOLD WINNER!!! Deb

10/25/2011 8:35:20 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Congratulations on this fabulous Gold winner, Melissa

10/25/2011 8:57:21 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on your beautiful win, Melissa!

10/25/2011 9:47:03 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on a beautiful winner, Melissa.

10/25/2011 6:56:30 PM

 
Carla Capra
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Hi Melissa;
Beautiful floral image with amazing details and your execution of digital editing is outstanding. Congratulations.
;) CC

10/26/2011 12:07:46 PM

 
Lydia Williams
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Congratulations, Melissa! A Beauty!

10/26/2011 1:59:45 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulations on this fabulous Gold 2nd Place Winner Melissa!

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10/27/2011 8:05:42 AM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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Just so gorgeous, Melissa. A real beauty. Huge congrats.

10/28/2011 2:49:31 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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HUGE CONGRATZ on your winner image, Melissa!!!

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11/9/2011 10:38:13 PM

 
Alexandra Hankova
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Beautiful blue! :-)

6/21/2012 3:03:30 AM

 
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