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Multiple exposure of a single blade of grass with flowers providing the background palette. 80-200mm with 27mm of extension
© Michael Garth
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Bea. Anderson
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    Intriguing and elegant. Bea.

11/28/2005 3:59:21 PM

 
Sue L. Cullumber
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Michael, Very beautiful - well done!

11/28/2005 4:10:07 PM

 
Michael Garth
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Bea and Sue,

Thank you for taking the time to provide your nice comments.

mike

11/28/2005 7:39:23 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Mike, nice detail, colors and effects.

11/28/2005 9:50:46 PM

 
Cora Miller
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The vibrant colors, repeating lines, and elegant simplicity create an exceptional image!

11/29/2005 1:21:28 AM

 
Jonna Bergström

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Beautiful image with an excellent composition!

11/29/2005 12:38:08 PM

 
Michael Garth
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Janine, Cora and Jonna,

Thanks so much for the positive comments. They mean alot.

mike

11/29/2005 1:30:25 PM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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Congratulations on this WONDERFUL Finalist, Mike!!!
This is definitely one of the most beautiful flower abstracts I have ever seen. WTG!!!

12/20/2005 3:42:41 PM

 
Lorri Shank
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This is so interesting! I just love it and haven't seen anything like it! congratulations!!

12/20/2005 8:37:59 PM

 
Michael Garth
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Cesar and Lorri,

Wow. Thanks for the extremely nice and encouraging words. It's always nice to get feedback on photos and yours are certainly much appreciated.

12/21/2005 4:37:23 AM

 
Kristian L. Stricklin
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Congrats!!

12/22/2005 9:24:47 AM

 
Jennifer Rennison

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Wow, this is fabulous! Perfect technique, comp, lighting and color! Fabulous image, Michael, congratulations on this finalist!

12/22/2005 12:21:41 PM

 
Michael Garth
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Kristian -- Thank you!

Jennifer -- Again, thanks for taking the time to leave the feedback. I like your Floweres in Motion image as well. Very nice.

12/22/2005 2:14:54 PM

 
Thomas F. Andersen
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WAY TO GO Michael, a big congratulations on this outstanding image which you already know I like! A first place is just fantastic. I haven't had a change to look at finalists even, but just noticed now. Well deserved Michael!

12/22/2005 11:00:03 PM

 
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Job well done Michael. Congratulations on your first place win.

Kerby

12/22/2005 11:22:31 PM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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gorgeous winning image! congrats

12/23/2005 5:06:49 AM

 
Jill Flynn
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Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE WIN Michael! This is exquisite.

12/23/2005 9:03:13 AM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Beautiful colours -- congratulations on your First Prize win, Michael!

12/23/2005 9:54:44 AM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Oh my, this is gorgeous!!!!!!!!! Congratulations on your win!

12/23/2005 10:18:19 AM

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations on your First Place win, Michael!

Cathy :)

12/23/2005 12:46:56 PM

 
Mary  Clarke
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Congratulations Michael, this is beautiful

12/23/2005 3:23:34 PM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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Congratulations on this AWESOME First Place win, Michael!!!

12/23/2005 3:44:51 PM

 
Michael Garth
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Wow. Thanks to everyone for taking the time to offer their nice words and congratulations. It really is appreciated and encouraging.

Mike

12/23/2005 6:40:54 PM

 
Peggy L. McNamara
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Congratulations Mike!!! I was so excited to see your wonderful image in the finalists and then in first place! Great job and best wishes to you.

12/23/2005 8:08:58 PM

 
Cora Miller
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Certainly deserving of its 1st place win. Congratulations!

12/23/2005 9:17:09 PM

 
Michael Garth
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Hi Peggy! -- Thanks! Best wishes to you also. Looking forward to seeing more of your images in the future.

Cora -- Thanks again for paying a visit and taking the time to offer some more words of encouragement.

12/24/2005 5:19:20 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Congratulations on this excellent Winner Michael

12/24/2005 6:10:50 AM

 
Linda M. Walker
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A beautiful image...congratulations on your win

12/24/2005 8:59:46 AM

 
Gary Minish
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A creative concept and nicely executed, Michael. Congratulations on your win!

12/24/2005 10:35:19 AM

 
Anita Taylor
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Wonderfully creative, Michael! Lovely, bright colors. Congratulations!

12/24/2005 6:49:53 PM

 
Michael Garth
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Donna, Linda, Gary and Anita --

Thanks so much for taking the time to look and leave your kind words. It is much appreciated.

Mike

12/24/2005 9:17:14 PM

 
Wanda Judd
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Mike, This is outstanding...Congratulations...

12/26/2005 8:09:23 AM

 
Barbara Kile
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Awesome image, Mike. I was drawn to this photo - beautifully done.

12/26/2005 2:21:00 PM

 
SaMi Martin
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Mike this is Awesome the colors really caught my eye. Then to read that it was a single blade of grass really amazed me. Congratulations!!!

12/27/2005 3:20:48 PM

 
Michael Garth
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Wanda, Barbara and SaMi -- Thank you for the encouraging words. As fellow photogs, you know that feedback of any kind is greatly appreciated.

SaMi, yes one blade of grass fanned out through multiple exposures. A truly fascinating technique with unlimited potential for art and design.

12/27/2005 3:45:33 PM

 
Monika Sapek
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Nicely executed image, Michael! Many congratulations on your First Place Win!
Monika

12/27/2005 7:45:30 PM

 
Diane Dupuis-Kallos
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Congrats!! What a stunning image!

12/28/2005 7:49:06 AM

 
Stanley C. Sims

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Congrats. Outstanding image. Great imagination Mike.

12/28/2005 8:54:00 PM

 
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TErrific idea and image Mike! I really love the soft colors and gradient feel to you super design!!

12/31/2005 6:46:42 AM

 
Michael Garth
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Everyone --

Thanks for taking the time to leave such nice words of encouragement.

mike

12/31/2005 9:33:38 AM

 
Stefan G
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Congrats on this stunning image, Michael!

1/2/2006 8:35:10 PM

 
Dee Caraballo
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What can anyone say except....wow!! Beautiful image!

1/5/2006 2:54:01 PM

 
Michael Garth
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Stefan -- thank you for stopping by and taking the time.

Dee -- thanks to you also for stopping and looking. The DC area has plenty of subjects just waiting to be captured.

mike

1/5/2006 3:10:11 PM

 
Sandra Hardt
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I missed this the first time around, Mike....VERY NICE. Just the kind of thing I am working on these days, thanks to Andre Gallant and Freeman Patterson. REALLY looking forward to seeing more of your work in Tony's class.

-Sandy

10/2/2006 8:28:14 PM

 
Michael Garth
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Hi Sandy ~

Thanks. Yes, this is a technique that I learned, where else, but in Tony's Fine Art Flower course.

mike

10/3/2006 4:28:40 PM

 
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