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Virginia Flower
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Virginia Flower
Virginia Flower
The Dogwood is the state of Va's Flower. And I think I have said before one of my favorite things about Spring to shoot.
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Heather L. Jacks
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    Beautiful color and clarity Darren. Well done.

4/30/2005 5:26:15 AM

 
Roger Bernabo
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This is so good and sharp Darren! Wonderful depth of field

4/30/2005 5:31:58 AM

 
S  J
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Breathtakingly beatiful image and composition, Darren!! Beautifully done!! I just love it!!

4/30/2005 5:36:20 AM

 
Stephanie Lyons
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Spectacular image of a gorgeous flower Darren. I love the blue sky in the background as well ...

4/30/2005 5:45:24 AM

 
Carla Metzler
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Gorgeous image, Darren! Love this!

4/30/2005 5:49:04 AM

 
Stephen Zacker
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A perfect spring image. Fantastic. It's actually snowing outside here in Colorado

4/30/2005 5:50:59 AM

 
Donald K. Cherry
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Awesome image, Darren! This is one of the things I miss the most since I moved from VA to OH 8 years ago!

4/30/2005 6:10:14 AM

 
Sharon  Day
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Beautiful image and perspective, Darren!!! I love shooting dogwood too, but I think they are difficult to shoot! Looks like you aren't having any problems with them!

4/30/2005 6:10:35 AM

 
Tom Andersen
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I love the way the flowers seem to be all aglow, Darren! Beautifully done!

4/30/2005 6:38:58 AM

 
Debra Booth
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Brilliant shot, Darren! Excellent framing and great colors!

4/30/2005 6:54:54 AM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Gorgeous Darren! Wonderful effects!

4/30/2005 6:56:12 AM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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Thanks everyone. Not sure what effects you would be speaking of Michelle, none used here?

4/30/2005 7:05:42 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Me too Darren but they are all gone in GA. Nice shot, love the blue sky behind it!

4/30/2005 7:12:35 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Nice up-and-under perspective Darren! Those pink blooms really show well against that deep blue sky!!

4/30/2005 7:40:58 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Wow, Darren, the perspective the lighting and the composition are outstanding!!!
How do you get those nice blue sky shots? all we get is rain and clouds here!

4/30/2005 7:48:14 AM

 
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Great colors and composition, Darren!!!

4/30/2005 8:54:54 AM

 
Elisabeth A. Gay
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Oh my, this is soooooo pretty Darren!
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4/30/2005 8:59:17 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Lovely, Darren!

4/30/2005 9:44:56 AM

 
Bonnie C. Lackey
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Oh, Darren! Isn't this just wonderful!!!

4/30/2005 11:31:09 AM

 
Goshka G.
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Gorgeous capture, Darren!!

4/30/2005 12:08:16 PM

 
Marcie A. Fowler
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Beautiful image Darren. Love the composition and feel of the image!! Great lighting!!

4/30/2005 12:16:23 PM

 
Kara Hendricks
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WOW!! WOW!!! WOW!!! I have a Dogwood image, but I don't dare submit it up against this.. The colors you captured are outstanding!! And your composition on this is... Did I say WOW???

4/30/2005 2:17:15 PM

 
Kathleen Peterson
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Wow, this is absolutely beautiful!! I love the way the branches snake along the side and frame the photo. The sun behind the blossom is great! I really love this, good luck with it in the contest!!

4/30/2005 3:16:56 PM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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Fantastic shot, Darren!! Great colors and composition!!! It almost looks 3-D!

Tammy Scott.

4/30/2005 4:06:43 PM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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Darren, this is just beautiful. I love the gorgeous pink against that wonderful blue sky. I love the light shining through the blossom. The comp is gorgeous.

Marsha Smith.

4/30/2005 4:08:10 PM

 
Kathryn Love
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beautiful Darren, I love how the light is shining through too

4/30/2005 4:13:42 PM

 
William C. Raco
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WOW!!!
Darren, this is gorgeous!
Fantastic composition, brilliant color and light.
Superb

bill

4/30/2005 4:21:58 PM

 
Gen Nagase
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Gorgeous!!!
Nicely framed with the beautiful blue sky background.
One of those rear view of flowers that are beautiful.
Just lovely!!!

4/30/2005 4:51:39 PM

 
Paula Showen
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GORGEOUS color, composition and framing! Lovely image, Darren!

4/30/2005 11:08:27 PM

 
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Amazing perspective & beautifully captured too, Darren!!! Love the blue sky, the colorful flower in the front & in the background, the DOF every thing is so perfect here. Well done.

4/30/2005 11:47:40 PM

 
Jill Flynn
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I love your composition and presentation against that blue sky Darren. Absolutely beautiful!

5/1/2005 8:17:15 AM

 
Janet Detota
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Fabulous rendition of a beautiful subject!

5/1/2005 12:52:43 PM

 
KHAWLA Haddad
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Wow so beautifull, love the colors of flowes against blue backround amazing!!!!

5/1/2005 3:39:07 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Love your composition on this colorful image, Darren! Easy to see why you love these flowers ~ they're gorgeous!

5/2/2005 12:16:42 AM

 
Dan J. Holm
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This is simply perfect, Darren!! The colors, the contrasts, your framing.... BEAUTIFUL!!!!

5/2/2005 10:18:17 AM

 
Mary J.  Costa Pearson
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WOW, WOW and WOW!! Darren this is simply gorgeous, I love the shade of blue in the sky against the gorgeous dogwood blossoms... your composition is wonderful as well, GORGEOUS!!!

5/2/2005 11:39:13 AM

 
Judy S. Fung
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This is lovely, Darren!

5/2/2005 5:04:47 PM

 
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Beautiful. Love the color :)

5/3/2005 12:36:01 AM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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We don't see many pink/red dogwoods. We see more of the white variety. This photo is simply incredible. Love the perspective, love the blue, and love the dark pink flowers.

5/3/2005 6:17:11 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Hi Darren - Many congratulations on your beautiful finalist!

5/21/2005 8:40:54 PM

 
Bobbie Davis
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Beautiful finalist Darren!!!!!!

5/21/2005 8:46:27 PM

 
Kara Hendricks
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Congrats on your many beautiful finalists Darren... You did great!!!

5/21/2005 8:49:51 PM

 
Jill Flynn
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Darren!

5/21/2005 8:55:45 PM

 
KHAWLA Haddad
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Congratulations on your finalist Darren such great job!!!!!

5/21/2005 8:56:29 PM

 
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Congratulatons on your finalist!

5/21/2005 8:56:43 PM

 
Brenda W. LaFleur
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Love this Darren! Congrats on your finalist. I tried the entire time in Virginia to find a compostion of the pink dogwood like this. I'm glad you got it for me :)

5/21/2005 9:20:14 PM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Congratulations on your finalist Darren...So perfect!

5/21/2005 9:32:12 PM

 
Colleen Braun
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congratulations...

5/21/2005 10:48:24 PM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Congratulations Darren!

5/22/2005 12:08:21 AM

 
S  J
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Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Darren!!

5/22/2005 2:11:52 AM

 
Tom Andersen
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Congratulations on this lovely finalist, Darren!

5/22/2005 3:13:20 AM

 
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Oh my!~ This is lovely, DArren!! Congrats!! I'm sure there are more!!

5/22/2005 4:05:47 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Congratulations Darren

5/22/2005 4:23:39 AM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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Well, I knew it! congratulations! This one is a beauty.

5/22/2005 4:48:22 AM

 
Ed Heaton
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Good morning Darren,
Congratulations :-) awesome job on this!

5/22/2005 5:15:31 AM

 
Karen Bacon
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Congratulations on thisbeauty Darren!

5/22/2005 5:25:20 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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So beautiful, glad to see this here, congrats Darren!!

5/22/2005 5:45:24 AM

 
Cindy Paquette
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Congrats Darren!!!!!!!!!

5/22/2005 6:12:59 AM

 
Judy S. Fung
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Congrats, Darren!!

5/22/2005 6:43:25 AM

 
Debra Booth
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Congratulations again, Darren!!

5/22/2005 7:09:34 AM

 
Stephanie Lyons
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Congratulations Darren!

5/22/2005 7:30:47 AM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Congrat's, Darren!!!

5/22/2005 8:10:12 AM

 
Casey A. Hanson
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Congrats Darren, on a beautiful finalist! :0)

5/22/2005 8:22:49 AM

 
Rhonda Smith
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Great POV and DOF on this one Darren... Stunning!! Congratulations! Very well deserved.

5/22/2005 8:39:54 AM

 
Deb Holmes
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Beautiful Darren, many congratulations on this stunning finalist!

5/22/2005 8:45:05 AM

 
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Congratulations On Your Finalist Darren! A Beautiful Image!!

5/22/2005 8:47:50 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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congrats...this is so beautiful

5/22/2005 9:08:31 AM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Love the colors in your image, congratulations and best of luck on all your outstanding finalists, Darren!!

5/22/2005 11:00:21 AM

 
Sherri Conley
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This is beautiful, Darren! Love the pinks against the blues!

5/22/2005 12:38:58 PM

 
Bill Houghton
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This is a beautiful shot Darren. Congratulations on being a finalist.

5/22/2005 1:28:40 PM

 
Carla Metzler
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Congratulations on your finalist, Darren!

5/22/2005 3:01:40 PM

 
Rosemary Buffoni

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Congratulations Darren! You know I love the perspective of this shot...not to mention the lighting, the comp, the colors.....lol.
Sis

5/22/2005 3:08:49 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Big congratulations on your finalist, Darren!!! WTG!

5/22/2005 4:57:43 PM

 
Katleen R. Struckle
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Stunning image Darren.Congrats once again!!

5/22/2005 5:15:29 PM

 
Lee Ann Sahagun - Poling
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FANTASTIC perspective, Darren! And congratulations!

5/22/2005 6:06:16 PM

 
Jacquie Palazzolo
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Beautiful shot, beautiful composition. Congratulations!

5/23/2005 4:07:28 AM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Congratulations Darren! Best of luck!
Michelle

5/23/2005 9:10:38 AM

 
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congrats Darren...well-deserved! :-)

5/23/2005 10:41:04 AM

 
Leonard Pierce
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Congratulations Darren!!! Very beautiful image...the flowers really look fantastic against that beautiful blue sky!

5/23/2005 5:56:20 PM

 
Carol Brill
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Nothing represents spring more than the lovely pink and blue tones in this shot, Darren, congratulations and best of luck in the next round!

5/23/2005 6:37:01 PM

 
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Great finalist, congratulations! Spectacular!!

5/23/2005 8:08:23 PM

 
Lorraine A. Cook
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Congratulations Darren on a Super Photo!<:))

5/23/2005 9:20:07 PM

 
Lori Carlson
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Congratulations Darren!!! :0)

5/24/2005 7:46:26 AM

 
Dorothy E. Reed
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COngrats Darren...beautiful shot

5/24/2005 3:16:36 PM

 
Diane  Addonizio
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Congratulations, Darren!

5/24/2005 6:52:08 PM

 
Patricia A. Kuniega
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No shortage of blue skies to set off these magnificant pinks... and what framing! Magnifico! Congrats, Darren!

5/25/2005 9:04:25 AM

 
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So beautiful, Darren! Congratulations on your finalist!

5/25/2005 2:21:50 PM

 
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