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Floating Colors
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Floating Colors
Floating Colors
While out raking up the last leaves in the yard and enjoying the quiet of our neighborhood, I notice some colorful leaves from my weeping mulberry tree floating in the gray bird bath. The sun was casting a shadow on top of the water from the maple tree branches with just the right amount of highlights. Well, I just had to run and get my camera. It truly is amazing how many photos are just waiting to be captured if one just opens their eyes and enjoys the quiet of the moment.
“A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live” ~Bertrand Russell

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Susan Williams
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    Beautiful image, Melissa, and thanks for sharing the story.

11/9/2012 7:25:59 AM

 
Susan Williams
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Beautiful image, Melissa, and thanks for sharing the story.

11/9/2012 7:26:42 AM

 
Michele Peterson
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Beautiful. Good thinking on getting your camera, this is too pretty to have passed up!

11/9/2012 2:04:30 PM

 
Eivor Kuchta
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You have a great eye for photo ops, Melissa! Beautiful!

12/14/2012 9:38:11 AM

 
Brian M. Jones
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Great clarity and color presentation here Melissa..

12/20/2012 5:40:57 PM

 
Sherran Andersen
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Congrats Melissa.

12/27/2012 11:20:36 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist!!!

12/28/2012 4:35:49 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulations on this great finalist Melissa!


jo ann c.

12/28/2012 7:02:21 AM

 
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Beautiful.

12/28/2012 8:20:59 AM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on your awesome finalist!

12/28/2012 2:28:24 PM

 
Peggy J. Pfister
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Well seen and well captured. Congrats on a lovely finalist!

12/28/2012 8:03:58 PM

 
Eivor Kuchta
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Great to see this again, Melissa! Congratulations on your finalist, and good luck in the next round!

12/29/2012 8:15:41 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congrats!!!!

12/31/2012 3:28:15 AM

 
Kathy Cline
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BIG CONGRATULATIONS Melissa and Have a BLESSED NEW YEAR!

12/31/2012 4:35:26 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Great job - congratulations on your win, Melissa!

12/31/2012 5:37:50 AM

 
Melissa A. Olsen
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Thank you all for your comments and congrats! And a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

12/31/2012 6:14:47 AM

 
Peggy J. Pfister
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Congrats on your gorgeous winner!

12/31/2012 8:06:22 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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This is fabulous, Melissa! Huge congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL GOLD WINNER!!

12/31/2012 8:54:20 AM

 
Jeana Clark
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So beautifully captured Melissa!!!
Congratulations on this gorgeous Winner!!

~J~

12/31/2012 8:58:52 AM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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What a gorgeous find, Melissa. Huge congrats on your beautiful Gold.

12/31/2012 9:43:35 AM

 
Brian M. Jones
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A Very BIG congrats to you for your outstanding 2nd Place Gold Melissa. I am so Happy you Won For This Image. All of you images are Simply Outstanding

12/31/2012 12:17:19 PM

 
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Way to go my friend. Congratulations on the Second Place Win. Way to go.

12/31/2012 1:02:20 PM

 
Allen O. Howard
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WINNER!!! A beautiful image Melissa!!! Congratulations!

12/31/2012 4:23:24 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on your win :)

12/31/2012 4:35:24 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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And now....Congrats on this wonderful 2nd Place Gold Winner Melissa!

Happy New Year!

jo ann c.

1/1/2013 8:11:52 AM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi Melissa,Congratulations on your beautiful win!!!!

1/2/2013 10:06:52 AM

 
Mary  L. Olson
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Lovely image, Melissa. Congratulations on winning Gold.

1/3/2013 9:13:03 AM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Grear catch Melissa! Big congratulations on your beautiful winning image!

1/4/2013 4:16:56 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Congratulations on this wonderful winner Melissa!

1/6/2013 5:50:44 PM

 
Melissa A. Olsen
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Thank you all for your kind words and comments!

1/11/2013 5:12:18 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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January is a month of reflection for me, I remember how privileged I was to observe all the outstanding work and beautiful photographs of the past year. For the last time this year, I would be honored to congratulate you for your spectacular work and willingness to share with all of us, Happy New Year, Merna Nobile

1/20/2013 10:56:08 AM

 
Melissa A. Olsen
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Thank you Merna!

4/12/2013 12:25:12 PM

 
Linda M. Solari
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What a wonderful find in your own yard!I love the pop of colors against the grey tones. Congratulations on your win Melissa!

5/20/2013 8:15:43 AM

 
Alexandra Hankova
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Very pretty and poetic. :-) Congratulations.

7/9/2013 3:47:03 PM

 
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