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The Last Hurrah

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The Last Hurrah
The Last Hurrah
Zilker Botanical Gardens - Austin, TX

One of the last roses blooming in the Rose Garden at Zilker. Our first cold front poured thru yesterday - Goodbye 100 plus degree temps...at least for the time being...

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Gord MacEachern
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    But what a grand Hurrah it is Valarie, very well done!!


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9/28/2010 4:10:56 AM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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Such gorgeous soft colors with great detail and comp Valarie. Truly a beauty Last Hurrah!


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9/28/2010 4:13:18 AM

 
Ron McEwan
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We look like Eskimos in the house around here. Just turned the AC off a few days ago. I refuse to have two utility bills LOL. This is a gorgeous shot Valarie like the softness you got here the color is right on I can almost smell int all the way here.


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9/28/2010 4:26:08 AM

 
Jean-Pierre Ducondi
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Fantastic tones and colors. Gorgeous floral Valarie.
JP


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9/28/2010 4:30:11 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Very-Very Beautifully captured Val! With this cooler weather our roses are really doing well! Jeff


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9/28/2010 5:14:39 AM

 
Carol Eade
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This is so soft and beautiful, Valarie!


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9/28/2010 5:25:00 AM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi Valarie,This is a winner my friend.What a gorgeous flower,great color and lighting.Trying to stay out of the heat today,another warm one!!!!!


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9/28/2010 5:27:15 AM

 
Maria A. Gonzalez
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Hi,Val..This is just beautiful,elegant and love the pastels color tones and lighting.I like the softness you capture in this floral.Very well composed,my friend..Very pretty and delicate.


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9/28/2010 5:40:53 AM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Astoundingly beautiful, and captured to perfection, Val!!! Just gorgeous!!


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9/28/2010 5:54:04 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Great soft light and color, Valarie. Lovely rose.


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9/28/2010 6:16:19 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Lovely, soft rose, Valarie -- beautiful! Thankfully, it's cooled off here too!


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9/28/2010 6:47:40 AM

 
Jack Ryan
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Beautiful image...very well composed with excellent color and clarity. Well done. (Glad it has cooled of for you...but I am in no hurry for winter...!!!)


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9/28/2010 7:20:48 AM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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Soft and beautiful Rose image, Valarie!


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9/28/2010 7:21:40 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Beautiful soft tones, colors,lighting, clarity, b/g & presentation! Lovely image & outstanding work, Valarie! WTG!


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9/28/2010 7:22:12 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Beautiful floral composition, Valarie!!

Melissa


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9/28/2010 8:04:00 AM

 
Gina Cormier
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Oh....I can smell it from here!!! Such a beautiful image with soft color and wonderful detail!!!!!!!!!! Another perfect image Val!!!!


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9/28/2010 8:21:12 AM

 
Freddy Bland
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Valarie, outstanding capture of this fragrant rose..sad to see summer go, but then again fall is nice, too! Wonderful comp and colors!!


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9/28/2010 9:14:02 AM

 
Marty Straub
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Wonderfully soft with an inner energy that has the power to create. A gorgeous floral macro, Valarie. a gorgeous expression of beauty.


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9/28/2010 9:52:22 AM

 
Tammy Espino
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Beautiful soft capture :)


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9/28/2010 2:12:01 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Beautiful rose! Yes, our weather has cooled down too. Fall is not far away


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9/28/2010 3:40:49 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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Yee-ha! Only in Texas can you find the finest of everything! :-) Flawless composition Valarie with splended treatment and presentation!


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9/28/2010 3:53:15 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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GORGEOUS macro of this beautiful flower, Val! :-) k


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9/28/2010 4:27:31 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Beautiful rose, great color, detail & lighting, Val.


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9/28/2010 5:40:24 PM

 
Val Feldman
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Thanks BP People for stopping by and commenting - much appreciated! ~Val


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9/28/2010 6:59:59 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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What a grand exit it made, Val! Beautiful job!


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9/29/2010 6:02:39 AM

 
Val Feldman
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Thank you, Terry!


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9/29/2010 6:25:24 AM

 
Julianne Bradford
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What a beauty Val! So soft and lovely
:-)


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9/29/2010 9:05:45 AM

 
Patricia Seidler
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Stunning! How did I miss this?


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9/29/2010 9:58:29 AM

 
Val Feldman
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Why, thanks Julianne and Pat for stopping by - always nice to see you here...thanks for your wonderful comments! ~Val


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9/29/2010 11:25:05 AM

 
Jim Baines
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Man! Pistil Packin' Val sure put some texture on those pink petals!! You are just always outdoing yourownself, how do you stand it!?!? Mornin' air feels good, huh??


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9/29/2010 11:46:04 AM

 
Julie Burnett
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Elegant, soft, beautifully composed, excellent clarity, this has VF written all over it!! Gorgeous, Val!


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9/30/2010 5:23:55 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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And a BIG Hurrah to you on this one Valarie! It's gorgeous!

I snickered at your title. I thought...HUMM! I BET SHE PLAYS BEJEWELED!

(If you dont, never mind. It's part of the game that is called this, is all!)

-Laura


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10/3/2010 1:37:30 PM

 
Julie Burnett
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Huge congrats on this fabulous finalist, Cuz!! I wish you the best of luck!!


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10/15/2010 10:22:00 AM

 
Terry Cervi
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No surprise here, Val! Gorgeous! Congrats on your Finalist!


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10/15/2010 10:22:27 AM

 
Doug Pignet
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Congratulations on your Finalist Award!


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10/15/2010 11:03:51 AM

 
Carol Eade
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Beautiful finalist, Valarie, congratulations!


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10/15/2010 11:13:18 AM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on this awesome finalist :)


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10/15/2010 11:25:57 AM

 
Stefania Barbier
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congratulations on your gorgeous finalist!!!


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10/15/2010 11:35:34 AM

 
Jack Ryan
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Congratulations...very much deserved.


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10/15/2010 12:10:01 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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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)


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10/15/2010 12:46:31 PM

 
Val Feldman
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Thanks so much everyone - it's been a busy couple of weeks here but I hope to be back posting soon. In the meantime, thank you all very much for your kind support...as always, you're the best! ~Val


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10/15/2010 1:15:54 PM

 
Marilyn Cornwell
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Congratulations on this exquisite image!


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10/15/2010 1:37:02 PM

 
Carrie M. Groseclose
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Congratulations on your gorgeous Finalist Valarie!


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10/15/2010 2:05:55 PM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Congrats on this beautiful finalist, Valarie. Think we will see this again.


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10/15/2010 2:12:39 PM

 
Jim Baines
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See ya at the Winners Circle munchin' Hors d'oeuvres and sippin' wine from the petals! CONGRATULATIONS, VAL!!!


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10/15/2010 3:51:22 PM

 
Diane E. Deming
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Congratulations, Valarie! Another gorgeous finalist.


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10/15/2010 4:25:09 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Big Congrats Val!


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10/15/2010 4:33:28 PM

 
Ann Coates
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Valarie.


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10/15/2010 4:34:37 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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Oh my, this is so spectacular, Val! The soft, delicate colors and tones coupled with exquisite detail and clarity makes this Last Hurrah very special indeed! MANY CONGRATULATIONS on this superb Finalist and Good Luck in the next round - I have a feeling we'll be seeing this one again!


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10/15/2010 4:41:30 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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So graceful and gorgeous, Val...congratulations on your finalist :)


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10/15/2010 6:15:57 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Big Congratulations on this finalist, Val!!


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10/15/2010 7:24:33 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Congrats on a super fantastic and beautiful finalist, Val!! Very best luck in the next round!!


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10/15/2010 9:47:38 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations on your beautiful Finalist, Valarie!


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10/15/2010 10:19:11 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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What a gorgeous rose Valarie, but of course it is, it's a Texas rose! Everything about your presentation of this rose is divine! Congrats on your "pink beauty" Finalist!

Did you watch the Texas Ranger game tonight? :-(


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10/15/2010 11:24:55 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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Everything you do, Valarie, is absolutely breathtaking!! This is gorgeous! Huge congratulations on your beautiful finalist! Deb


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10/16/2010 10:15:27 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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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


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10/16/2010 12:44:59 PM

 
Nadia Paul
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So delicate and beautiful Val - congrats on your finalist!


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10/16/2010 2:47:15 PM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Congrats on this beautiful finalist Valarie!


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10/16/2010 2:49:44 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi Valarie,And a big congratulations to you my friend!!!


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10/16/2010 3:08:28 PM

 
Maria A. Gonzalez
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Congratulations,Val on your beautiful finalist and good luck in the next round..


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10/16/2010 4:21:39 PM

 
Freddy Bland
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Huge congratulations, Val!!! A most-deserving finalist!!


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10/16/2010 6:41:10 PM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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Congratulations on this Beautiful Finalist photo, Val!!


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10/17/2010 8:58:04 AM

 
Gina Cormier
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Congrats on this beauty!!!!!! :-)


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10/18/2010 5:47:53 PM

 
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