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Dandelion Blues   Featured in Digital Darkroom #006 Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
Dandelion Blues
Dandelion Blues
60mm Micro Nikkor, 1/125 sec at F5.6.
© Heather K. McFarland
Nikon D1X Digital ...
Sherri Conley
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    Whoa! Heather, this is FANTASTIC!

7/14/2003 5:54:24 AM

Debbie S.
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Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Love the blue, the texture and the subject and composition...exceptional image! Did you apply any PS...just curious about the blue tint and the texture?

7/14/2003 6:06:18 AM

Heather K. McFarland
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Thanks Sherri and Debbie! No PS work except tone curve and sharpening. I took that in the deep shade outside and that is what my auto WB came up with. I changed it to shade after the first couple of shots and got a more nature green color, but I actually liked the blue tint better of the two!

7/14/2003 6:11:23 AM

Bill Morgenstern
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Super Shot! I really like the non-traditional perspective you have chosen for this subject. Color good, texture and lighting, ditto!

7/14/2003 6:12:47 AM

Debbie S.
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Thanks Heather...hmmm...I'll have to keep in mind the auto white balance...I agree, the blue has an etherial quality to it.

7/14/2003 6:15:09 AM

Jill Battaglia
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Wonderful!! :-)

7/14/2003 6:19:51 AM

Gina Harmeyer

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What an amazing and creative shot! Great job Heather!

7/14/2003 6:38:02 AM

Judith G. Secco
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This is just great, Heather. Wonderful job.

7/14/2003 7:11:17 AM

Susana Matos
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This is gorgeous, wonderful job! Cheers from Portugal, Su

7/14/2003 8:33:47 AM

Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Great shot, Heather. I like the blue cast, texture, perspective and composition. A winner in my eyes.

7/14/2003 8:41:05 AM

Lori Ditlefsen

member since: 5/21/2003

This should do well in the contest. Dito what everyone else said. Well done.

7/14/2003 9:12:48 AM

Linda Slater

member since: 12/15/2001

Very creative dandy Heather

7/14/2003 11:58:04 AM

Shirley L. Carpenter
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Excellent image Heather....Looks like a winner to me........I love it!!!!!

7/14/2003 1:07:47 PM

David Goldberg

member since: 7/20/2003

Heather, this is tremendous!! Did you sharpen in RGB mode or Lab using the lightness channel?
Thanks for the photo:)

7/22/2003 3:08:21 AM

Kamal Chilaka

member since: 7/22/2003

lovely image! keep experimenting.

7/23/2003 5:46:38 AM

Heather K. McFarland
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Thank you everyone. David, I sharpened using Fred Mirandas PS actions for the D1X in RGB mode.

7/23/2003 6:14:02 AM


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8/6/2003 12:24:11 PM

Katleen R. Struckle
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Heather, Fantastic Photo. I love the color. Great work. Kathy S.

8/6/2003 10:37:30 PM

Lou Lazerson
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Hi Heather,
Your photo simply took my breath away.
It was so creative and imaginative on your part. I liked how you used your macro lens to shoot underneath the dandelions. Thanks for the lesson!

I, also, have a macro lens photo called
"Rose Milky Way" which is on page 20/21--flower category. I would appreciate your opinion of this photo. And, if you have time, I would invite to look at my photos on my
Lou Lazerson

8/8/2003 10:46:38 PM

Damian P. Gadal
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S T U N N I N G !!!!

8/9/2003 8:16:33 PM

Katleen R. Struckle
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Heather, Just Beautiful! Sure is a WINNER! Kathy Struckle

8/10/2003 6:44:52 AM

Marla Kaufman

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Cool shot !! It reminds me of something that could live under the sea or a sciecefiction image.

8/12/2003 2:03:16 PM

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Congrats somemore, Heather !!!

8/14/2003 6:39:21 PM

Gunther Allen
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Heather- this is probably one of my favorite captures I've seen this year. It should be picture of the month and a winner in whatever contest you enter. You have such the eye for a great composition- I've learned much by watching your work! -G

8/14/2003 11:42:23 PM

Dolores Neilson
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Congrats Heather!! No surprises here!! Superb macro!!

8/15/2003 4:27:50 AM

Katleen R. Struckle
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Congrats Heather!! It is such a Superb Photo. Kathleen Struckle

8/15/2003 5:31:07 AM

Bernard B. Travers
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And for this one too. Congrats.

8/15/2003 8:34:57 AM

Damian P. Gadal
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I love this shot! Congrats Heather!

8/15/2003 8:35:49 AM

Mette Vendelboe Allison

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Outstanding work, Heather! I really like it! Congrats and good luck!

8/15/2003 11:37:57 AM

Jean Papo
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Congratulations, Heather, on your win with this amazing photo! You have a great eye for capturing the beauty and interest in your surroundings, and the skill to do it perfectly!

8/16/2003 12:18:23 AM

Colette M. Metcalf
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Congrats, Heather!!!

8/16/2003 5:57:12 AM

Bernard B. Travers
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Gee, how many free galleries can you get. Great win, again, Heather. Good for you. Well deserved.

8/16/2003 7:43:26 AM

Patrick Campbell
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Congrats on your wins this month, Heather! You're building an impressive portfolio. Keep up the great work!

8/16/2003 8:35:35 AM

Jean Papo
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Heather, I heard through the grapevine that you have taught betterphoto classes before. If true, are you planning on teaching any more? It would be great to learn some of your techniques and get your perspective on becoming a better photographer! Congratulations again, on this great photo! It belongs in an art gallery, if it isn't already in one somewhere!

8/16/2003 9:45:45 AM

Susana Matos
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This was a winner for sure!! Congratulations!!!
cheers from Portugal, Su

8/16/2003 10:02:52 AM

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Congratulations again on another fine win, Heather!

8/16/2003 1:02:58 PM

clifton Mair
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A very beautiful photograph, congrats :)

8/16/2003 1:30:59 PM

Connie I. Chandler

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Heather, I love this photograph! Congratulations on a well deserved WIN!

8/16/2003 1:46:33 PM

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Super shot, Heather. Congratulations!

8/16/2003 4:12:09 PM

Barbara K. 
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You've got to be happy with this win. Well deserved!

8/16/2003 8:31:10 PM

Gary Minish
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BIG WOW shot! Very unique, creative and spectacular photo, Heather! It's magical! Congratulations on a very well deserved win!

8/16/2003 11:49:23 PM

Peggy Wolff
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Congrats Heather, this is an awesom shot! Pretty soon your gallery will only be made up of finalists and winners!

8/17/2003 6:02:02 PM

Monika Sapek
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You know how much I love this photo, Heather and Im totally happy to see it as a winner here! Many congratulations on your wonderful win!

8/18/2003 11:41:41 AM

Andrew B. Coupe

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Heather, this is a beautiful shot. A very creative take on a familiar subject. And the blue tint is perfect. Well done.

8/19/2003 4:33:33 AM

Rui Filipe Rebelo Prego

member since: 7/24/2003

SUPERB Shot, the colors are Splendid and the composition very well done! Great Shoot, congratulations !!!

8/19/2003 7:23:21 AM

Zsolt Gordos

member since: 9/4/2003

Its a fantastic shot... Really. No wonder its a winner on almost all photo contest websites Google can display... Any new shots in the pipeline?

9/4/2003 12:46:54 AM

Arthur Rosch

member since: 7/22/2002

There are so many comments here! I
want not just to admire this beautiful
dandelion shot but to speak about your
whole gallery as being the work of
a fantastic eye and flawless technique.
Oowee, you are awfully good, Heather.


3/9/2004 10:21:45 AM

Gunther Allen
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I have to ditto what Art mentioned above! Beautiful work, that I really admire! - Gunther

3/9/2004 10:53:32 AM

Anette Linnea Rasmussen
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Absolutely beautiful Heather!
Congrats on this well deserved win!

Best wishes, Linnea

2/26/2005 10:10:20 PM

Virginia L. Allison
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Heather, this is amazing. Congrats on a well deserved win.

8/2/2005 4:54:04 PM

Janet E. Backhaus
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I love this...they look like skeletal balloons. Beautiful picture.

Janet Backhaus

8/25/2005 4:43:11 AM

Elizabeth A. Johnson

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This is an amazing picture!!

9/19/2005 8:32:27 PM

Alexandre  Denomay
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That is more than spectacular! It is perfect!

6/20/2006 4:23:55 AM

Ariel Lepor
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Really cool macro, Heather!

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8/13/2006 5:57:49 PM

Margie M. Heldt
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Just gorgeous! Love it!

9/4/2006 9:58:31 AM

Jose Maria S. Tan
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Your image is awesome Heather. I'm new here and your photo is one of my first favorites here.

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5/9/2007 7:08:05 AM

Remi Trepanier
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Amazing capture ! Terrific macro:)

9/14/2007 4:01:42 PM

Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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I came across this stunning macro today Heather and wanted to offer my congratulations on your SPECTACULAR win!!

2/10/2008 11:53:23 AM

Naintara Jain
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Stunning image.
Your gallery shows that you are a very versatile photographer.

2/20/2008 1:00:51 PM

Songbird Cline
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amazing.. awesome!!

3/1/2008 10:55:06 AM

Denise Macaris
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THAT is an incredible picture....I LOVE it! Great job!

7/4/2008 11:01:59 PM

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