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Umbrella
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Umbrella
Umbrella
55mm f/3.5 AI'd micro Nikkor
© Ken Grooms
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Donna W. Neal
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    Gorgeous Ken. Love you POV on this image

4/1/2006 4:54:40 AM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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WOW this is awesome. Great lighting, perspective, and capture of detail. A winner in my book.

4/1/2006 5:01:14 AM

 
Paula L. Mackey
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Wonderful Ken!! I don't think I have ever seen this perspective before!! I love it, great work!!

4/1/2006 5:05:57 AM

 
Revonda L. Gentry
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So beautiful! What kind of lens did you use?

4/1/2006 5:49:05 AM

 
Kathleen K. Parker
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Amazing image...great idea and shot,Ken!
kk

4/1/2006 5:49:30 AM

 
Bishop Bastien
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Nicely captured, Ken...you can practically feel the texture of the flower. Well done!

4/1/2006 6:25:31 AM

 
Judyann Plante
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Wow, Ken! Very dramatic, beautifully done.

4/1/2006 7:13:32 AM

 
Lorri Shank
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Wow--winner, winner, winner! Is it acutally 2 flowers? You have me guessing, Ken. Awesome shot!!

4/1/2006 7:38:17 AM

 
kerby lee pfrangle
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I am sure we see this again. almost looks like lace and the prespective is wonderful on the image. WELL DONE...Kerby

4/1/2006 7:45:41 AM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Beautiful shot, Ken!

4/1/2006 8:03:48 AM

 
Marilyn K. Lincecum
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Beautiful image, Ken. Great perspective and texture. Love the contrast in colors.

4/1/2006 9:29:46 AM

 
Ray & Audrey Clarke
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Lovely pov Ken, and great details you have captured (ac)

4/1/2006 11:06:05 AM

 
Orsi 
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Amazing image!!!Awesom macro,Ken!!Love it!!

4/1/2006 12:34:41 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Gorgeous shot Ken ! I love your POV!

4/1/2006 3:38:13 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Ken, excellent detail, lighting, exposure, textures, DOF and point of view.

4/1/2006 6:51:46 PM

 
Shawn Jennings
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Great image Ken!

4/19/2006 6:31:24 PM

 
Tonya R. Boles
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Great close up.

4/22/2006 7:07:30 PM

 
Guy D. Biechele
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Detailed, Dramatic, and great proportions. Bold flower shot!

6/13/2006 10:47:23 AM

 
Ken Grooms
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Thanks, everyone - I appreciate all the comments!

8/20/2006 9:49:24 PM

 
Roger Bernabo
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Beautiful macro image Ken!

8/26/2006 12:07:15 PM

 
Tamera Phillips
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Wonderful macro and use of light Ken. I predict a winner!

9/15/2006 6:25:51 PM

 
Tamera Phillips
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Congrats Ken! I was right and I still think we will see it again. Way to go.

9/26/2006 7:11:11 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Congratulations on this most deserving finalist, Ken!!!

9/26/2006 7:19:53 PM

 
Paula L. Mackey
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Hey Ken! Big Congrats to you!

9/26/2006 7:27:07 PM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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Congrats Ken..beautifully done!

9/26/2006 7:28:30 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist. Good luck in the next round.

9/26/2006 9:36:54 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Truly beautiful, a great finalist!! Best of luck with this!

9/26/2006 10:41:37 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Stunning finalist, Ken, congratulations!
-Debby

9/27/2006 4:27:28 AM

 
Linda L. Ruiz
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Love this shot Ken. Congrats and good luck. Linda

9/27/2006 7:33:16 AM

 
Janine Russell
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Ken, congratulations on your Second Place win.

9/29/2006 12:46:56 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Congratulations, Ken...an OUTSTANDING WINNER!!!

9/29/2006 2:41:30 AM

 
Carla Metzler
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Congratulations on your winning image, Ken!

9/29/2006 3:49:27 AM

 
Helen N. McHugh
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Stunning winner , Ken!! Congratulations!!

9/29/2006 4:29:22 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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So pretty, I love this POV. Congratulations on a well deserved winner Ken

9/29/2006 5:48:10 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Super Congrats!!

9/29/2006 5:56:31 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your beautiful 2nd place winner.

9/29/2006 6:40:25 AM

 
Tamera Phillips
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I'm so glad this one made it further Ken. It's just a beautiful shot. Congratulations!

9/29/2006 6:47:19 AM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Congratulations on your Win, Ken!!

9/29/2006 6:47:53 AM

 
Mary Timman
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Beautiful image and perspective.
Congratulations!

9/29/2006 6:51:46 AM

 
Denise M. Snyder
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Congratulations on this wonderful winner Ken!!!!

9/29/2006 8:15:56 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Congratulations on this terrific winner, Ken!!!

9/29/2006 8:16:50 AM

 
Jill Flynn
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Wonderful perspective and so beautiful Ken. Congratulations on your win!

9/29/2006 8:48:08 AM

 
kerby lee pfrangle
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I think I called this earlier as a winner. It so pretty.

Awesome work and congratulations.

9/29/2006 8:49:25 AM

 
She-She Killough
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Beautiful! Congratulations!!

9/29/2006 8:51:20 AM

 
Ken Grooms
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THANKS EVERYONE!!!

I APPRECIATE ALL THE KIND WORDS!

9/29/2006 9:06:43 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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A BIG congrats to you on your win, Ken!!!

9/29/2006 12:12:54 PM

 
Marilyn K. Lincecum
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Congrats on your second place win, Ken!!

9/29/2006 12:14:56 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Big congratulations on your beautiful win, Ken!!

9/29/2006 7:09:18 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Gorgeous image, Ken!!! Big congratulations on your well deserved win!!!

9/29/2006 7:54:27 PM

 
Susana Heide
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It really feels like the viewer is underneath the flower's "umbrella"!! Beautiful WIN!! Congratulations Ken!

9/29/2006 9:12:23 PM

 
Tammy Scott
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What an absolutely beautiful win. Congratulations

10/2/2006 4:02:38 AM

 
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