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7:30 AM at Zilker Botanical Gardens in Austin...just me, the birds, a few rabbits and one just-opened drama queen of a water lily at my favorite pond in the Oriental Gardens. The peace and quiet surrounded by nature's finest were so good for both body and soul....but then, you all know that. :)

Hope everyone has a great Monday!

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Carol L. Fowler
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    I know what you mean about the peace and quiet. We have tacky summer tourists cluttering up my area currently, but the first snow- then they disappear! Love your water lily. There may be a few around here- I have seen lily pads in the lakes.

6/25/2012 11:39:42 AM

 
Anthony G. Comella
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I can feel the light breeze and sit back and relax. AWESOME Val!!

6/25/2012 12:20:58 PM

 
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Great composition, lines and tones Val. sooo pretty!

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6/25/2012 12:41:56 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Beautiful capture Valarie.Wonderful color and detail my friend!!!!

6/25/2012 1:02:40 PM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Nothing better then alone time. Beautiful comp. and light.

6/25/2012 1:19:26 PM

 
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Beautiiful image Val, the lighting is spot on, allowing the full colour of the flower to show. Good that you got up early for this one, means you could click the button very fast to capture the light!! ;-)

6/25/2012 1:56:41 PM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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Fabulous light, comp, clarity, and overwhelming beauty! This is just wondrous, Val!

6/25/2012 5:15:58 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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Gorgeous presentation of Texas' finest Val! Beautiful composition and your lighting brings out the richness of the colors! Suppose to hit 105* tomorrow, ugh!

6/25/2012 7:40:19 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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What a beautiful, peaceful place that must be, Ms.V. You're lucky to have those gardens to visit, not only for its beauty but to soothe your soul when you feel the need! What a gorgeous capture, my friend!

6/25/2012 8:18:54 PM

 
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Wonderful capture Val of the beautiful water lily. The color and lighting are perfect.

6/26/2012 5:11:27 AM

 
Val Feldman
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Thanks everyone - very much!

6/26/2012 7:13:17 AM

 
Julie Burnett
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Sounds like heaven, and looks like heaven, Val! GORGEOUS color and light!!

6/26/2012 7:26:34 AM

 
Val Feldman
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It WAS exactly that, Cuz - a little bit of Heaven to start the day! Thanks for your wonderful comment!

6/26/2012 12:02:49 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Amazing capture, Val. Always love the peace of early morning.

6/26/2012 3:14:36 PM

 
Kathy Salerni
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What a magnificant capture, Val! Just beautiful!

6/26/2012 3:59:44 PM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Such a beauty Val!!

6/26/2012 7:40:20 PM

 
Avril Young
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you certainly are a lucky lady to be there...wonderful lighting...stunning!

6/26/2012 8:33:27 PM

 
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Alone time is fun time and you make the most of it. Awesome Val.

6/27/2012 7:54:09 AM

 
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wonderful capture

6/27/2012 1:34:08 PM

 
Sabrina L. Ryan
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Beautiful detail, color and light, Val

6/27/2012 2:21:32 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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My favorite time of day, when the world is still sleeping in the morning! :) Beautiful capture!!

6/27/2012 5:43:48 PM

 
Heather Loewenhardt
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Beautiful diagonal line of colour, textured detail and amazing light.

7/7/2012 8:20:31 AM

 
Kathy Salerni
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Congrats on another awesome Finalist, Val!

3/27/2013 2:49:59 PM

 
Donald Christiana
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A HUGE CONGRATS Val on your wonderful Finalist. Beautiful colors and lighting.

3/27/2013 4:28:09 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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A big congratulations on this beautiful finalist my friend!!!!!

3/27/2013 4:29:15 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congratulations on your wonderful finalist!! :) It's gorgeous!!

3/27/2013 5:08:12 PM

 
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Congrats on this spectacular finalist Ms. Val!

3/27/2013 5:30:10 PM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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Terrific color and comp, Val! A wonderful Finalist! Congratulations!

3/27/2013 5:33:49 PM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Beautiful finalist. Congrats, Val.

3/27/2013 6:32:32 PM

 
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Congratulations on your peaceful and beautiful finalist, Val!

3/27/2013 7:16:08 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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Couldn't be prettier, Ms.V!! Congrats on this wonderful finalist!

3/28/2013 11:27:27 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Congrats on another beautiful finalist, Val.

3/28/2013 1:04:50 PM

 
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Gorgeous light and comp Val -congrats on your beautiful finalist!

3/28/2013 5:16:16 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Gorgeous Texas Finalist! Congrats!!

3/28/2013 6:09:25 PM

 
Julie Burnett
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Yup, heaven! Congrats again on another very deserving finalist, Val!!

3/31/2013 7:48:03 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on a beautiful finalist, Val.

4/1/2013 6:47:11 PM

 
Eivor Kuchta
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Stunning floral image! Congratulations on another finalist, Val!

4/3/2013 10:40:44 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Wowza! This is absolutely gorgeous! Big congratulations on another finalist Val!

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4/4/2013 1:01:01 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Dear Photo Friend: I feel that something has changed at Better Photo but cannot tell you just what has happened. I have been here since 2003 and most every month I have written to all the winners telling them how their work touches me. I have witnessed photographs that bring tears to my eyes and colors that are unbelievable, now I am worried that like all good things that it will not be here the next time I look.
But the feeling of not being able to congratulate all the winners for the hard work, and sharing their talent with all of us makes me so sad.
However it turns out and even if this is the last time I have this privilege, to let you know how exceptional your work has been, please know that I will never forget.
CONGRATULATIONS to all of you for the month of February, 2013, I send my very best to you always, Merna Nobile

4/21/2013 5:00:29 PM

 
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