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Under the Canopy
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner
 
Under the Canopy
Under the Canopy
Taken in partial sunlight around 3PM using macro mode. Cropped in Adobe. Please give me your honest opinion!
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Casey A. Hanson
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    I love the way the sun is peeking
through, this is nice Amanda!
Nice detail :0)

8/17/2004 6:51:23 AM

 
Dan J. Holm
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Wow! Outstanding macro, Amanda!! The perspective and detail are fantastic! Love the lighting!

8/17/2004 7:42:44 AM

 
Donna J. Taff
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I think it's very pretty, lighting is great, Amanda!!!!

8/17/2004 8:05:10 AM

 
Wendy Amdahl
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Really like this macro Amanda...the lighting makes it! I tried to shoot a Mushroom macro and it just looked like an ugly old fungus...go figure! Nice work!

8/17/2004 8:51:59 AM

 
Jennifer Rennison

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Wonderful lighting and detail, great perspective! Very pretty, Amanda!

8/17/2004 10:39:25 AM

 
Theresa Marie Jones
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Amanda, love the above lighting and angle, makes it very interesting.

8/17/2004 11:54:58 AM

 
Heidi S. Hart

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Beautiful shot Amanda! Great lighting and a nice angle on this one!

8/17/2004 1:22:03 PM

 
Amanda Price
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Thank-you all so very much for taking the time to stop and comment!!

I am sad to report that the above mushoom has been decapitated this afternoon along with several of her friends and family. There were thoughts of cremation, but their remains have already been scattered, so there is really no need now.

Donations to fund the Mushroom Family Scholoarship can be made out to...

8/17/2004 3:20:12 PM

 
Isabel L
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WOW!!!!!! Beautiful shot Amanda. lol I think you gave me the link so I would come and comment.
I really like the warm colors and the dreamy feel.
Good job with this!

8/19/2004 4:07:38 PM

 
Amanda Price
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You are right!!! hahaha Actually, I just wanted you to read the obituary, since I wrote it just for you. :)

8/19/2004 4:09:43 PM

 
Debra Booth
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Congratulations, Amanda! What a lovely Finalist!!

9/13/2004 5:02:24 PM

 
Isabel L
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:( Amanda!!!!!!! amanda!!!!!!! I hate you.... you have like 3 finalists!!! :( aww congrats!! I wish you were online one day so I could talk to you! I hope your ok........
Well bye bye congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

9/13/2004 5:32:57 PM

 
Jennifer Rennison

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Congratulations, Amanda!

9/13/2004 8:05:26 PM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Congratulation's, Amanda!!!!

9/13/2004 8:08:30 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Amanda, this is lovely!! Congratulations!

9/14/2004 12:44:22 AM

 
Janice Forrest
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Very nice. Congrats!

9/14/2004 6:55:58 AM

 
Amanda Price
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Aww, thanks you guys!

9/14/2004 11:54:31 AM

 
LJ Corliss
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Congrats :)

9/14/2004 1:29:50 PM

 
Dan J. Holm
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Way to go, Amanda!! Many congrats on your First Place win!!

9/15/2004 1:08:20 AM

 
Evy Johansen
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Wow - this is such a beautiful image, Amanda! Many congratulations! So well deserved!

9/15/2004 2:18:00 AM

 
Alejandra Reyes
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Very pretty Amanda!!!
Congratulations!!!!!!

9/15/2004 4:49:24 AM

 
Amanda Price
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Oh thank-you so much!

9/15/2004 5:19:26 AM

 
Robin L. Wehrman
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Congratulations on Your 1st Place Win, Amanda!!! Well deserved!!!

9/15/2004 5:27:14 AM

 
Wong Chek Poh
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Beautiful winner. Very well deserved. Wong.

9/15/2004 6:10:07 AM

 
Janice Forrest
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Well done! Congratulations!

9/15/2004 6:16:08 AM

 
Marie Fields
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Congratulations, Amanda!!!

9/15/2004 7:17:03 AM

 
Susan T. Evans
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Congrats Amanda on your first place win!

9/15/2004 8:44:01 AM

 
bob cornelison
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My honest opinion?...It's a well deserved win! Great shot! Don't worry too much about their strange dissapearance...They went fast and didn't suffer and I have a feeling they will be reincarnated shortly in the neighbors lawn.~:O)

9/15/2004 8:44:08 AM

 
Jennifer Rennison

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Congratulations on your 1st Place Win, Amanda!

9/15/2004 8:54:30 AM

 
Mary K. Robison
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A BIG Congratulations to you, Amanda! This deserves its First Place win!

9/15/2004 8:58:15 AM

 
Wendy Amdahl
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I liked this one so much the first time I saw and it is still a beauty. Who knew that shrooms could look so beautiful! Congratulations to you!

9/15/2004 9:07:15 AM

 
June Marie Sobrito
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Congratulations!!!

9/15/2004 9:47:56 AM

 
Amanda Price
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Thank-you all SO much!
Bob, the mushroom indeed lives on through it's offspring which have now managed to escape their mother's nemesis three weeks in a row! ;)

9/15/2004 11:02:30 AM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Congratulation's, Amanda!!!!!!

9/15/2004 6:01:56 PM

 
Amanda Price
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Thank-you Donna!

9/15/2004 8:09:05 PM

 
Amanda E. Radovic
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Gorgeous shot - , Congratulations on your win, well deserved!!

9/16/2004 1:32:06 AM

 
Peggy Wolff
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Well now Amanda, it looks like the judges gave their honest oppinions! LOL Excellent job and congratulations!

9/16/2004 5:56:35 AM

 
Kelly Abernathy
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Congratulations on your first place win Amanda! -K

9/16/2004 7:16:59 AM

 
Amanda Price
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Thank-you, Amanda, Peggy, and K and congrats to you as well!

9/16/2004 2:12:46 PM

 
Dolores Neilson
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This is such a beautiful macro, Amanda!! Congrats on making 1st place!!

9/19/2004 5:38:24 PM

 
Maria Mosolova
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Awesome!!!

9/22/2004 11:11:33 AM

 
Steven Gunnerson
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Congratulations Amanda!!! What a great job. 1st place, yeah!!!!!

9/23/2004 11:45:55 AM

 
Amanda Price
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Thank-you Dolores, Maria, and Steven! Glad to have you back, Steven. :)

9/25/2004 12:37:08 PM

 
Isabel L
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amanda. why havent you entered stuff in the contest???

9/25/2004 9:16:48 PM

 
Ronald L. Scott

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Great shot! congrats,

How did you do the lighting, to get such great colors??

9/28/2004 11:44:25 PM

 
Amanda Price
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Isabel, I haven't been entering due to being too busy to get out with my camera and shoot.

Thanks, Ronald! I guess it was just good timing because I sure didn't plan it! The mushroom was a yellow-topped one with a peachy underside. All it took was a little light from the top to shine through and voila!

9/29/2004 8:35:41 AM

 
Susana Matos
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Congratulations, very beautiful!
Cheers from Portugal, Su

10/8/2004 10:10:11 PM

 
Amanda Price
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Thanks, Su! I really admire your work!

10/11/2004 8:13:12 PM

 
Adrianna Province
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The detail is beautiful! Congrats on your win!

6/18/2005 9:32:42 AM

 
Amanda Price
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Thank-you so much, Adrianna!

6/18/2005 1:40:00 PM

 
Eti Swinford
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Excellent backlighting and a creamy texture. A delight to the eye. Eti

6/20/2005 3:40:09 AM

 
Stan J. Bendkowski
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Congratulations, Amanda. Fantastic macro and brilliant colours.

9/15/2005 10:12:57 PM

 
She-She Killough
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Hmmmm....my honest opinion...WOW!!!

12/26/2005 4:43:44 PM

 
Kenneth Mucke
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A True Masterpiece

5/2/2006 5:09:56 PM

 
Michael F. Perry

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My dearest Amanda. An old Chinese proverb states that "demanding one to be honest is to ask the day to reveal its stars". There are many opinions as to what this means, but personally I think it means that seeking pure motive is not easily revealed but we can only trust that it is there. Ultimately we need to trust ourselves with our own confidence in the outcome. You are truly gifted Amanda. Judge your own work. Only then will you be a true Master of your craft. I believe what you are really seeking is praise. And it is deserved. This particular photograph reminds me of a solar eclipse in a giant galaxy the way the light arcs at the edge of the mushroom. I think a good photograph is a good metaphor. In that you have succeeded. And thank you for mentioning your faith in God. It made this photograph a testament to His design, not just of the mushroom and the light, but of making us in his Image with the ability to create things as well. In fact, God's Hebrew name Yahweh means "He who creates or causes to Be". Excellent. Hope to see more of your creative work.
Michael Perry

12/4/2006 12:48:42 AM

 
Bunny Snow
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Wow!
Your composition, tonality, sharpness and clarity is pure perfection. I love the way it is backlighted. You did an amazing job and the judges apparently agreed!

Congratulations on your win. You've given me inspiration and a goal in which to aim.

2/13/2010 11:25:09 AM

 
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