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We bought this little flower on Saturday. OK...I will admit it...I bought this flower...first time I've ever purchased a flower, with the primary purpose to photograph it. What's wrong with me?? :-) I'm not looking for response to that question!

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Another photo of a flower I bought on Saturday...they'll be planted shortly.

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    Ok...I purchased two flowers!

4/30/2008 3:54:35 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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LOL, too funny Ken, what next a house full of flowers for an indoor studio? Beautiful macro!

4/30/2008 3:56:50 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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ABSOLUTELY A BEAUTIFUL FLORAL AND DETAILS, KEN.

DOMINICK

4/30/2008 3:57:50 AM

 
Carla Metzler
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LOL! Beautiful shots, Ken!

4/30/2008 4:00:59 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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What's wrong with you?? LOLOLOL...Don't get us started!
No, you're not the only guy who does this sort of stuff. And you picked the right ones, because the shots are great!

4/30/2008 4:01:56 AM

 
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What's wrong with you?? I'm not even going to try to answer that:) LOL It's a beauty, Ken!!

4/30/2008 4:21:28 AM

 
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Great shots, both of them, with amazing detail. I'm sure you will be glad you bought these.

4/30/2008 4:32:51 AM

 
Lynne Morris
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Wow Ken, two beautiful images, the colours and details are fantastic. Hmmm buying flowers what next hehe!

4/30/2008 4:34:50 AM

 
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Are you sure that question was retorical????
Awesome floral images Ken!

4/30/2008 4:45:50 AM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Wonderful flower...can't believe you are purchasing flowers Ken...but you certainly did a fabulous job on this!

4/30/2008 5:28:00 AM

 
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Ken you can shoot these for free at the nursery without bringing them home in a plain brown wrapper :0) Nice shots though of these wonderful African daisies!!

4/30/2008 6:58:04 AM

 
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You asked for a response by asking not to respond to that question, Ken!!! Silly young man that you are! That being said...you did a super fantastic job of capturing the beauty of these flowers!!!!! Love the selective focus on the first one and the awesome details on the second one plus the wonderful colors on both of them!!!! You ROCK man!!!! :-) ♫ k

4/30/2008 7:35:54 AM

 
Christie R. Bielss
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LOLOL! Beautiful images of such wonderful plants! The colors and detail are fantastic!

4/30/2008 7:37:58 AM

 
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LOL Next thing we know you'll be building your own greenhouse. LOL Excellent work! love the colors and selective focus!!

4/30/2008 8:09:38 AM

 
Karen E. Michaels
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Ken, you manning-up to buy the flower pays off a thousand fold in this piece you created. Great eye for the match title. Peace, karen

4/30/2008 10:04:02 AM

 
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You're funny Ken!! I love this image, your selective focus is superb, the colors and composition wonderful!!! Enjoy your flowers and you weekend!!

Donna

4/30/2008 12:10:10 PM

 
Robyn A. Terrell
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Outstanding macro, Ken. And, Yes, purchasing flowers for photography is a disease. Hold on to your wallet, it gets worse! The other day I went to florest to purchase a flower. They wanted $175.00 for one stem of an orchid! Needless to say, I got the gerber daisy...LOL
Robyn

4/30/2008 2:12:29 PM

 
Kathleen M. Rinker
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Stunning image Ken, as for what's wrong with you..., great work!!!!

4/30/2008 3:05:48 PM

 
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What's becoming of this world? A man buying flowers?

Exceptional job here,Ken!!!

4/30/2008 5:10:02 PM

 
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After much internal deliberation I have chosen the 2nd as my favourite!!! Both are exceptional though!!!

4/30/2008 5:12:46 PM

 
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Beautiful image, Ken!

4/30/2008 7:09:16 PM

 
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There is nothing wrong with a man buying flowers - just remember that one! Great shot Ken. I love the detail and color. They will look beautiful in the garden.

4/30/2008 9:29:51 PM

 
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so beautiful..!

5/1/2008 1:09:57 AM

 
Deb Koskovich
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You are too funny, Ken -- and a big man to admit the truth!! Just kidding, there's no problem with buying your subjects -- hey, if I could buy a TBird just to shoot it, I sure would, LOL! Wonderful image, just spectacular!

5/1/2008 4:54:24 AM

 
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LOL! I"m going to be nice!!! You did a great job!! Keep working on them there are lots of shots with this flower!

5/1/2008 6:09:08 AM

 
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Don't you know men are expected to buy flowers? Valentines, anniversary, just because.....

Great captures here and like Linda said, keep working them, there are a lot of shots with this kind of flower.

5/1/2008 6:17:19 AM

 
Candice C. Calhoun
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Sensational macro, Ken...we can work out your problems when we get together :) GREAT work!

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5/1/2008 8:22:53 AM

 
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sounds like you are missing dennis to me...lol...very pretty

5/1/2008 11:14:34 AM

 
Bill Knaps
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A beautiful shot Ken and congrats on the well deserved EP. Bill

5/1/2008 10:14:29 PM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Yep - gotta step outside your comfort zone Ken! Wasn't it worth it?? I think so - gorgeous!!!!

5/2/2008 5:50:10 AM

 
Dianna Murphy
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totally normal is what you are, espcially when you plant them!! This is REALLY beautiful and well composed.

5/2/2008 8:56:33 AM

 
Beverly A. Wright
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And what a beauty you chose to photograph Ken! Both are gorgeous!

5/2/2008 2:59:17 PM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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Stunningly beautiful Ken.

5/4/2008 8:53:12 PM

 
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Excellent captures Ken!

5/12/2008 3:55:50 PM

 
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Congratulations on your FINALIST!!!!

5/19/2008 9:31:31 AM

 
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YIPPEEE KEN!!!
Congrats on this FABULOUS finalist!!!
WAY TO GO!!!!
Luck in the next round!!!

~J~

5/19/2008 9:32:46 AM

 
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congrats on your finalist!!!!!

5/19/2008 9:53:23 AM

 
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Congratulations Ken on your first purchase of the flower and this beautiful eight matching Finalist :) It's not easy to find all eight matching, you know!

5/19/2008 11:15:22 AM

 
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Congratulations on this amazing finalist,Ken!!! Good luck!!!

5/19/2008 11:29:42 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Congratulations, Ken. A lovely exercise in selective focus.

5/19/2008 11:55:31 AM

 
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Congrats Ken on ALL your wonderful finalists.. And I saw MANY!!!

5/19/2008 12:05:13 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Congratulations on your outstanding finalist, Ken!

5/19/2008 3:08:00 PM

 
Bill Knaps
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Congratulations on your well deserved finalist Ken. Bill

5/19/2008 3:20:45 PM

 
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Congratulations again, Ken!

5/19/2008 5:26:24 PM

 
Carla Metzler
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Congratulations, Ken!

5/19/2008 5:49:01 PM

 
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Congratulations!!

5/19/2008 6:23:52 PM

 
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Congratulations Ken. I really like this one!

5/19/2008 6:43:26 PM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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Congrats Ken on this beautiful finalist.

5/19/2008 7:57:22 PM

 
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Huge congratulations on your finalist award, Ken! WTG!

5/20/2008 3:33:53 PM

 
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Congratulations again, Ken!

5/20/2008 4:42:05 PM

 
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Absolutely nothing wrong with buying flowers for the sole purpose of photographing them...especially not when the picture turn out like this! Lovely - congratulations!

5/21/2008 3:51:45 AM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Beautiful Congratulations!

5/22/2008 1:43:04 PM

 
Cassie  L. Woodlee
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Congratulations!!!!!!

5/25/2008 5:52:13 AM

 
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I missed congratulating you on this. Great job, Ken. I told you you wouldn't regret buying them. BTW, how are they doing?

6/1/2008 8:37:38 PM

 
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Congratulations on your finalist, Ken!

6/19/2008 9:18:39 AM

 
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Congratulations, Ken!

6/19/2008 9:21:42 AM

 
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Well worth its purchase Ken. Congrats on this finalist also.

6/19/2008 9:27:06 AM

 
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Congrats Ken!

6/19/2008 9:41:07 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Just a lovely finalist, Ken. Congratulations and good luck.

6/19/2008 9:55:03 AM

 
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Congratulations Ken! Your floral images are one of a kind!!

6/19/2008 10:15:14 AM

 
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How do you have two finalist on the same thread! LOL!

Congratulations!!!

6/19/2008 10:41:52 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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Again in the same thread?
Well..
Congratulations for your Finalist!!!

6/19/2008 11:30:17 AM

 
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You did good on these!!!! Fantastic finalist and belated congrats on the other one!!!

6/19/2008 1:43:12 PM

 
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Congratulations, Ken!

6/19/2008 3:24:11 PM

 
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WOW!!!!!
IMPRESSIVE!!!!
Two finalists in one thread.....
TOO COOL!!!!!
CONGRATS TO YOU!!!

~J~

6/19/2008 3:52:52 PM

 
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Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Ken!

6/19/2008 4:03:08 PM

 
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Gorgeous! Congratulations on your finalist, Ken!

6/19/2008 6:31:59 PM

 
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another huge congrats Ken!!!

6/19/2008 11:22:07 PM

 
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BIG Congrats on another well earned Finalist!!

6/20/2008 4:12:23 AM

 
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Congrats on all 3 finalist! Now on to the gold! Uhhhh ohhh! You had 4!!! Way to go Superman!

jo ann c.

6/20/2008 11:17:54 AM

 
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Congratulations, Ken!!!!

6/21/2008 5:06:51 AM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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Congrats again Ken. WTG.

6/24/2008 8:22:09 PM

 
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Stunning Image, Ken. (even if you did purchase it. Sometimes those are the best). Great job here!

7/21/2008 7:53:04 PM

 
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