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When You're Feeling Blue

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When You're Feeling Blue
When You're Feeling Blue
Submitted for the PG101 Shallow Depth of Field Theme
A close-up of a hydrangea bloom in my garden, taken for a foreground bokeh challenge much earlier this summer before the drought did its number on virtually everything.
Category: Details and Macro

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Datha Y. Thompson
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    Beautiful Nikki!!!


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8/15/2012 6:57:11 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Great color and capture Nikki!


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8/15/2012 7:21:21 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Poetic!
Beautiful!
HTD Nikki!


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8/15/2012 7:35:27 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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Lovely comp...I like the blur infront and behind... :-)

Happy Theme Day


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8/15/2012 7:58:27 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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Wonderful color and detail!


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8/15/2012 9:11:36 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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You must be doing the right thing food-wise for this pretty bloom. Never could get that blue in mine. The color and comp really are nice, and cool on a hot day. Evil drought.


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8/15/2012 10:33:37 AM

 
David Phalen
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AN excellent macro with outstanding colors, textures and DOF

HTD!!


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8/15/2012 11:22:13 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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Wonderful full frame capture Nikki!!!


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8/15/2012 2:28:44 PM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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Beautiful blue and selective focus!


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8/15/2012 3:07:46 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Love that blue, Nikki. Terrific capture.


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8/15/2012 4:53:44 PM

 
Michele Peterson
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Very pretty! I like how just the center petals are sharp, and of course that blue is fabulous! HTD, Nikki!


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8/15/2012 4:57:00 PM

 
Neal D. Hatcher
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FANTASTIC


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8/15/2012 7:35:11 PM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Gorgeous Nikki!


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8/15/2012 7:40:48 PM

 
Ann H. Belus
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Simply beautiful, Nikki; gorgeous color!


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8/15/2012 8:17:40 PM

 
Sherran Andersen
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Very pretty Nikki.


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8/15/2012 8:34:03 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Beautiful work, Nikki!


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8/15/2012 10:48:33 PM

 
Antonio Amen
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Nice photo.


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8/16/2012 3:32:02 AM

 
Joy Rector
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fantastic


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8/16/2012 5:49:06 AM

 
Carol L. Quina
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Nice color & DOF. HTD!


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8/16/2012 8:02:33 AM

 
Amanda D. Austwick
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Lovely color and detail!


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8/16/2012 7:19:08 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Those are some cool blues..excellent job, Nikki!!


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9/10/2012 5:52:40 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Congrats & good luck, Nikki! WTG!


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9/24/2012 10:44:22 AM

 
Shannon Heryet
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Love this


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9/24/2012 11:01:15 AM

 
Stefania Barbier
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great title and how beautiful... congratulations on your finalist!!!


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9/24/2012 12:49:09 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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Another wonderful capture, Nikki! Congrats on your finalist!


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9/24/2012 12:59:22 PM

 
Connie J. Bagot
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Just lovely Nikki---congratulations!


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9/24/2012 1:00:09 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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It is a nice one, Nikki, and of a flower subject I think is extremely difficult to photograph well. Congratulations.


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9/24/2012 1:24:02 PM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Lovely details and DOF, Nikki! A really wonderful finalist - congratulations!


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9/24/2012 4:19:18 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulaionss on this fantastic macro
Nikki!

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9/24/2012 4:36:46 PM

 
Lydia Williams
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Sooo beautiful, Nikki...Congratulations!


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9/24/2012 4:37:03 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on another beautiful finalist, Nikki.


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9/24/2012 4:50:59 PM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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Such a lovely finalist, Nikki. Congratulations!


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9/24/2012 5:06:13 PM

 
Neal D. Hatcher
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-------------"CONGRATULATIONS"----------


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9/24/2012 5:13:47 PM

 
The Judges at BetterPhoto.com
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Great selective focus effect.


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9/24/2012 6:43:00 PM

 
Peggy J. Pfister
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Congrats on a beautiful finalist, Nikki!


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9/24/2012 6:54:43 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Congrats on this wonderful finalist!


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9/24/2012 6:55:40 PM

 
Mariann Kovats
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Congratulations on your awesome finalists, Nikki!


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9/24/2012 8:37:51 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Wonderful full frame Nikki! Congratulations!


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9/24/2012 9:05:56 PM

 
Michele Peterson
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I stii love this, Nikki. Congratulations!


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9/24/2012 9:36:23 PM

 
Heather Loewenhardt
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Love the bokeh and the vertical Nikki. Good luck with this finalist.


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9/24/2012 11:06:20 PM

 
Kimber Wallwork-Heineman
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Just lovely!


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9/25/2012 6:35:01 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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You know I love this one; it was my favorite choice for August! Congratulations!


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9/25/2012 3:51:36 PM

 
Richard B. Hallick
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Congratulations, Nikki. Beautiful blue door, and terrific use of selective focus.


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9/25/2012 8:36:54 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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A gorgeous finalist Nikki, congrats!


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9/26/2012 6:40:48 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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Love your work... As always!
Well done and Congratulations!


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9/27/2012 8:33:58 AM

 
Carol L. Quina
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Congratulations on the finalist award!


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9/27/2012 10:50:36 PM

 
Warren E. Wilson  

great focus here, Nikki!
Congrats on Finalist!


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9/28/2012 4:17:16 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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Lovely color and DOF, Nikki! Congrats on another outstanding Finalist!


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9/30/2012 8:41:56 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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I heard the good news…and could not be happier for you! CONGRATULATIONS, Merna


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10/18/2012 2:30:46 PM

 
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