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Explosion

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Explosion
Explosion
This super close-up was taken with my Canon 100mm Macro Lens set at the widest aperture (2.8) for maximum shallow DOF and selective focus on just the tips of this flower.

Shot in RAW and developed in Adobe Camera RAW and tweaked in Photo Shop CS5.

Details and Macro.
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Canon EOS 5D Mark ...

 
 
 
Monnie Ryan
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    Well done, Melissa!


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10/23/2010 8:43:54 AM

 
Tarun Bose
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Beautiful selective focus work Melissa.


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10/23/2010 10:26:46 AM

 
Doug Pignet
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Lovely capture and beautiful colors and comp...Very well done


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10/23/2010 12:23:09 PM

 
Judy A. Lawhon
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Excellent macro capture, Melissa!!


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10/23/2010 2:06:49 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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lovely macro, Melissa!!!


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10/23/2010 11:41:27 PM

 
Douglas Perry
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Very well done macro!


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10/24/2010 6:35:31 AM

 
Jillian Danielson
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OOH this is so pretty!!! Beautiful macro!


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10/28/2010 8:24:26 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations!


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11/15/2010 1:23:21 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Huge congratulations on your awesome finalist! Best of luck next round :)


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11/15/2010 1:55:00 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa.


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11/15/2010 2:03:45 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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On Your Terrific Finalist, Melissa! I couldn't stop staring at the perfect focus there! WOW!

-Laura


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11/15/2010 2:44:39 PM

 
Kathy Cline
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11/15/2010 3:21:06 PM

 
Marilyn Cornwell
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One of my favourite flowers! Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Melissa!


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11/15/2010 3:25:32 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Wonderful selective focus and dof!! Congratulations Melissa!!


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11/15/2010 3:48:49 PM

 
Douglas Perry
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Congrats!!!


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11/15/2010 4:11:54 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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on your finalist! 8o)


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11/15/2010 4:17:26 PM

 
Becky J. Parkinson
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This is so beautiful, Melissa!!! Stunning image and very deserving of a finalist. I think we may see this one again!!


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11/15/2010 4:20:51 PM

 
Jack Ryan
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Congratulations...a very deserving selection.


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11/15/2010 4:23:29 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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My favorite lens... and a beautiful result! Congratulations!


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11/15/2010 5:08:21 PM

 
Stan J. Bendkowski
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Fantastic macro. Congratulations on your great finalist, Melissa!


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11/15/2010 5:24:48 PM

 
Lorna Shutter
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WTG, Melissa!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist Award for this gorgeous image!!!!! :) Photobucket


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11/15/2010 5:48:20 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Melissa on your gorgeous finalist!


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11/15/2010 6:07:56 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations on this terrific finalist, Melissa!


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11/15/2010 7:02:10 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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Your florals are absolutely STUNNING, Melissa! Huge congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL finalist!! Deb


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11/15/2010 7:19:51 PM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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CONGRATULATIONS on your beautiful Finalist, Melissa!


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11/15/2010 7:26:25 PM

 
frank w. degenhardt
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Fanatastic work and a beauty. Congratulations on the Finalist my friend.


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11/15/2010 9:20:23 PM

 
Debbie Hartley
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Melissa!


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11/16/2010 3:13:25 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Congratulations, Melissa!


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11/16/2010 7:26:38 AM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Simply beautiful, Melissa -- congratulations!


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11/16/2010 7:37:14 AM

 
Lydia Williams
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Very nice, Melissa! Congratulations!


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11/16/2010 9:20:21 AM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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Magnificent floral macro, Melissa! Great DOF and I love the selective focus. You are a floral master, that's for sure - I wish I could do this! CONGRATULATIONS on another outstanding Finalist, and good luck in the next round!


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11/16/2010 1:12:52 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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CONGRATULATIONS & good luck on this incredible finalist, Melissa! WTG!


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11/16/2010 1:47:54 PM

 
Nancy L. Green
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CONGRATULATIONS Melissa, OUTSTANDING image as always!! <><


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11/18/2010 8:38:13 AM

 
Allen O. Howard
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Wonderful DOF and awesome colors and details. Congratulations Melissa!


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11/18/2010 11:26:22 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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I would personally like to congratulate you on your winning photograph for October, 2010 and wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. Merna Nobile


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11/18/2010 8:08:38 PM

 
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