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Miracle of Birth
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Miracle of Birth
Miracle of Birth
Taken with my Canon 100mm Macro Lens with aperture set wide open at 2.8.

ISO 400, speed 1/2000.

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© Melissa Gurdus
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Canon EOS 5D Mark ...

 
 
 
Sheila D. Robertson
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    Love the tones and selective focus on this superb composition.

1/2/2011 10:13:07 AM

 
Liz Bullock
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Beautiful!

1/2/2011 11:38:59 AM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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You capture these macro shots so beautifully! This is no exception! Love the colors too!

1/2/2011 11:55:35 AM

 
Linda M. Walker
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Just beautiful....a fav

1/2/2011 1:04:38 PM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Awesome!

1/2/2011 3:05:42 PM

 
Randy A. Myers
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Love this. Looks like a winner to me. Good job!

1/2/2011 4:06:20 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Verrrrrry pretty detail and comp, Melissa! Happy New Year!!!

1/2/2011 7:18:35 PM

 
Linda L. Ruiz
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1/2/2011 7:58:15 PM

 
Jack Ryan
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Excellent close up...well composed...love the color...well done.

1/3/2011 5:49:02 AM

 
Sabrina L. Ryan
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So Beautiful, Melissa!

1/3/2011 7:08:50 AM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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Outstanding POV, and gives such a beautiful message of creativeness! Excellent presentation! 8o)

1/3/2011 7:33:06 AM

 
Ivan Chacon
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Just love it !!!! :)

1/5/2011 2:31:48 PM

 
Randy A. Myers
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Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa.

2/10/2011 10:48:16 AM

 
Sarah A. Christian
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Congratulations, Melissa, on your Finalist!!!

2/10/2011 11:26:33 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Congratulations again on another awesome finalist, Melissa.

2/10/2011 1:31:59 PM

 
Jeana Clark
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CONGRATULATIONS ON THIS
WELL DESERVED FINALIST!!!!!

~J~

2/10/2011 2:35:03 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)

2/10/2011 2:49:49 PM

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

2/10/2011 4:03:48 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round.


2/10/2011 6:10:31 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Big congratulations Melissa on this excellent capture and finalist!!

2/10/2011 9:03:59 PM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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Really gorgeous, Melissa! Congrats :)

2/11/2011 1:06:39 AM

 
Stefania Barbier
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a beauty Melissa... congratulations!

2/11/2011 5:25:59 AM

 
Lydia Williams
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Another beauty, Melissa. Congratulations!

2/11/2011 10:43:16 AM

 
Denny E. Barnes
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Outstanding!! BIG CONGRATULATIONS on all of your beautiful January finalists, Melissa!! WTG!!

2/11/2011 12:10:43 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Black and White, Bright Colors, Full Frame or Cropped, it does not matter. You’re a winner! CONGRATULATIONS, Merna


2/11/2011 1:04:30 PM

 
Marilyn K. Lincecum
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Great job Melissa on all your wonderful finalist. Good luck in the next round !!

2/11/2011 3:22:22 PM

 
Katherine Kuhn
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Congratulations on a well-deserved first place! Beautiful image!

2/11/2011 7:08:46 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Congratulations on this excellent First Place Winner Melissa!!

2/11/2011 7:11:39 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your BIG WIN Melissa, this is super!

2/11/2011 7:24:26 PM

 
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Congratulations on this terrific winner Melissa!

2/11/2011 7:36:05 PM

 
Allen O. Howard
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Congratulations Melissa!!! WINNER!

2/11/2011 7:42:49 PM

 
Agnes Fegan
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Congrats on your beautiful winning image!

2/11/2011 8:06:48 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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WOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
HUGE CONGRATS on your WIN!

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2/11/2011 8:10:04 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on your win :)

2/11/2011 8:11:01 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Congratulations on your Gold Medal, Melissa! WTG!

2/11/2011 8:15:24 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Congratulations on your beautiful 1st place win, Melissa!

2/11/2011 8:30:33 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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A most marvelous floral capture, Melissa with an incredible POV! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on this outstanding First Place Gold winner!

2/11/2011 8:57:24 PM

 
Violeta Harrington
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Congratulations on your First Place Winner, Melissa!

2/11/2011 9:01:28 PM

 
Erica Murphy
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Congratulations on your gorgeous WINNER Melissa!!

2/11/2011 9:15:48 PM

 
Monika Sapek
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Congratulations on your First Place Winner, Melissa!

2/11/2011 10:06:24 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on your winner, Melissa.

2/11/2011 10:45:49 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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congratulations on your gorgeous first place win Melissa!

2/11/2011 11:01:36 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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Huge congratulations, Melissa, on your BEAUTIFUL FIRST PLACE WINNER!! Deb

2/11/2011 11:01:36 PM

 
Raymond Pauly
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Congratulations on your winner, Melissa!

2/11/2011 11:36:54 PM

 
Michelle Alton
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Brilliant First Place Winner in this beautiful floral macro. Congratulations!

2/12/2011 1:48:23 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Melissa on your gorgeous First Place Win!

2/12/2011 4:15:32 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Congratulations on your first place winner!

2/12/2011 5:02:13 AM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Beautiful Melissa! Congratulations!

2/12/2011 5:04:28 AM

 
Jack Ryan
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1st place...way to go, Melissa!!! Congratulations!

2/12/2011 5:28:56 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks so much everyone for your wonderful comments!! This was a great wake up surprise for me!!

2/12/2011 5:55:36 AM

 
David Phalen
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BIG Congratulations on a beautiful Winner!!

2/12/2011 6:51:57 AM

 
Joseph T. Pilonero
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Ausome winner, Melissa. Big congratulations. TED

2/12/2011 7:12:08 AM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Beautifully done, Melissa! Congratulations on your wonderful First Place Win!

2/12/2011 7:15:25 AM

 
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Congratulations Melissa on your first place win! WTG

2/12/2011 7:27:02 AM

 
Maria Capilupi
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Fanstastic Melissa! Congratulations on your big win!

2/12/2011 7:27:52 AM

 
Lydia Williams
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Awesome, congratulations, Melissa!

2/12/2011 7:38:49 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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WTG, Melissa!
Big, BIG congratulations!
~♥~Lisa

2/12/2011 7:59:55 AM

 
Yulianto Soeroso
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Amazing Winner ..congratulation ...!

2/12/2011 8:07:37 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Big congratulations on your win, Melissa.

2/12/2011 8:14:08 AM

 
Nadine A. Lewis
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OUTSTANDING, Melissa...CONGRATULATIONS!!! <><

2/12/2011 8:18:41 AM

 
Carla Capra
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Hi Melissa;
Congratulations!
;) CC

2/12/2011 8:41:27 AM

 
Richard B. Hallick
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Congratulations on this outstanding first place award winner. Very well done!

2/12/2011 9:47:10 AM

 
Marijana Fajgl
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Big congratulations on your fantastic winner, Melissa!

2/12/2011 10:21:56 AM

 
Salwa  Afef
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So beautiful ,congratulations.

2/12/2011 10:22:15 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Congratulations on your Gold First Place Win Melissa, Awesome

2/12/2011 10:51:13 AM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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WTG on your fabulous winner, Melissa! :-) k

2/12/2011 11:30:00 AM

 
Jill Odice
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I love sunflowers in all of their stages of growing :-) Congrats, this is beautiful!

2/12/2011 12:44:45 PM

 
Karen Celella
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Congratulations on your wonderful first place winner, Melissa!

2/12/2011 12:45:11 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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Congrats on your beautiful First Place Win, Melissa!

2/12/2011 2:01:30 PM

 
Denny E. Barnes
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Outstanding!! Congratulations on your very beautiful and well deserved First Place Win, Melissa!! Fantastic!!

2/12/2011 2:14:27 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Fannnnn...tastic 1st Place Melissa, I love it !

Big Congratulations ...

jo ann c.

2/12/2011 2:54:45 PM

 
Janet McNeil
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Congratulations on this well deserved 1st place win!!

2/12/2011 3:35:41 PM

 
SaMi Martin
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Congrats Melissa on an outstanding 1st place win!

2/12/2011 3:49:14 PM

 
Randy D. Dinkins
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Very cool, great shot and a big congrats!

2/12/2011 6:28:50 PM

 
Rolando Rosito
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Beautiful winner Melissa, big congratulations!!

2/12/2011 6:28:58 PM

 
Sharon 
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Melissa, HUGE congratulations on your outstanding & well deserved First Place Win!!!

2/12/2011 7:43:18 PM

 
Jackye Mills
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Congratulations, Melissa...well done!!!
Jackye

2/12/2011 10:07:03 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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It´s a beauty Melissa - big congrats on your winner!

2/13/2011 3:36:26 AM

 
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HUGE congratulations on your first place Winner!!!!

2/13/2011 4:15:22 AM

 
Sabrina L. Ryan
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CONGRATULTIONS on your Outstanding Winning image, Melissa!

2/13/2011 5:18:18 AM

 
Christine Czernin
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Congratulations, Melinda, on your beautiful gold win.

2/13/2011 10:50:44 AM

 
Jeana Clark
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Congratulations on your stunning Winner Melissa!!!!

2/13/2011 1:19:43 PM

 
Nadia Paul
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Congrats on your wonderful winner Melissa!

2/13/2011 3:52:22 PM

 
Carolyn Morgan
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Congratulations Melissa - very creative image. Love the color

2/13/2011 4:01:27 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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ON THIS WONDERFUL WINNER, Melissa!

Bravo! I love the little hint of seeds we see there, too!

So well done! :D

-Laura

2/13/2011 4:32:05 PM

 
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Huge CONGRATZ on this wonderful capture and First Place Gold, Melissa!

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2/14/2011 3:19:07 AM

 
Liz Bullock
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Congrats on this beauty!

2/14/2011 12:47:50 PM

 
Lois Adomite
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Congratulations on your win and beautiful photo

2/14/2011 7:51:43 PM

 
Nick Lagos
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Congratulations on the huge win Melissa ..very well seen

2/17/2011 3:09:40 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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Amazing Melissa
LOVE IT
CONGRATULATIONS!!!

2/18/2011 8:15:58 PM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Congrats very deserving and creative

2/20/2011 8:44:30 AM

 
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Congratulations, Melissa, on your First Place Win for this marvelous image!

Debby

2/21/2011 4:08:45 PM

 
Daniella Puente
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Melissa this is spectacular, wonderful photo! congratulations :)

2/22/2011 8:24:09 AM

 
Cathy M. Britcliffe
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Beautiful photo! Congratulations, Melissa!

Cathy :)

3/1/2011 10:03:04 AM

 
Bill Houghton
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Melissa, this is such a great shot. Outstanding capture. Congratulations on your win. Have a great weekend, Bill

3/11/2011 10:44:46 AM

 
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