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Dandilion Yellow
Cropped, tuned, sharpened-Picasa
© Patrick Rouzes
Canon PowerShot G9...
Laurie Daily
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    Now this is what I have been trying to get my dandies to do for me, Patrick! Stand up, pay attention and be perfectly still! This is dead on sharp, great detail and color...POPS. FABULOUS, my friend!

6/3/2008 3:09:58 PM

Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW, AWSOME color and detail Patrick, AWSOME capture my friend!

6/3/2008 3:19:23 PM

Kathleen M. Rinker
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Outstanding, I ditto what Laurie said, great work my friend!!

6/3/2008 3:19:58 PM

Jodi Zimmer
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Very lovely color and detail. Fantastic shot Patrick!

6/3/2008 4:18:25 PM

Jessica Jenney
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WOW! Patrick! Stunning detail, lighting and DOF!!!! A Winner!!!

6/3/2008 4:32:35 PM

Christian Rosito
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Excellent colors and depth Patrick, outstanding!

6/3/2008 4:39:59 PM

Mike Clime
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Beautiful, Patrick! I like the composition with the other one slightly in the back and out of focus!

6/3/2008 5:20:37 PM

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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What incredible details, LR1!!!! As much as I dislike dandelions, I'll have to admit this on is GLORIOUS!!!!! What a magnificent shot!!!!! ♫ k

6/3/2008 6:24:12 PM

Donna C. Arnold
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Outstanding shot Patrick!! This is just amazing. Love the colors,lighting and great detail. Wonderful job!!!!

6/3/2008 6:36:19 PM

Patrick Rouzes
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Thank you Laurie, Nancy(Peaches),Kathleen,Jodi,Jessica, Christian, Mike, Kitty, & Donna!!!

6/3/2008 6:40:34 PM

Bill Knaps
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Very beautiful Patrick. Bill

6/3/2008 6:58:37 PM

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas
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Beautiful details and colors Patrick!,

6/3/2008 7:03:09 PM

Tammy Espino
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Glorious! :o)

6/3/2008 7:30:25 PM

Tamara K. Walker
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Wow, I have never seen a dandelion look so beautiful.

6/3/2008 8:21:14 PM

David Van Camp
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This is stunning, Patrick, lovely color and detail and comp!

6/3/2008 8:33:15 PM

Vladan D. Djordjevic
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Is the yellow your favorite color? :)

This is a fantastic photo with terrific color, amazing details and great composition. Super work, my friend!

6/3/2008 8:51:01 PM

Kate Jackson
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Stunning detail on this glorious bloom Patrick! A big WOW from me!

6/4/2008 1:37:27 AM

Brett Dolsen
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Awesome clarity and details Patrick!!Colours,composition and DOF are superb!!

6/4/2008 1:57:46 AM

Margaret R. Barry
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Fantastic, Patrick. Beautiful colors, clarity and composition!

6/4/2008 3:18:00 AM

Bill Wyatt
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Beautiful details and colors. Excellent light as well!!

6/4/2008 3:33:41 AM

Hendrik Storme
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WOW fantastic details,colors and comp,Patrick!!!!

6/4/2008 3:56:27 AM

Cassie  L. Woodlee
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Beautiful floral Patrick, the detail, colors and lighting are wonderful my friend!!!

6/4/2008 4:10:09 AM

Renata Gusciora
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Fantastic details,great composition,Patrick!

6/4/2008 5:46:59 AM

Kumiko Parkinson
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Great details and colors, nice POV, Patrick!

6/4/2008 6:10:53 AM

Lorraine A. Cook
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I have a 'gazillion' of these growing in my backyard but not ONE looks this BEAUTIFUL, Patrick!<:))

6/4/2008 6:48:04 AM

Nadine A. Lewis
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FANTASTIC, Patrick!!! This is the best picture of a Dandilion that I have ever seen!!! <><

6/4/2008 6:52:53 AM

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Wow...the clarity and colors on this beauty are terrific!

6/4/2008 6:59:38 AM

Martie Last
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You have really captured nature's perfection in this simple, common object. Also, it is so sharp!

6/4/2008 7:14:39 AM

Eivor Kuchta
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Beautiful in its simplicity. Very colorful and with awesome clarity! Outstanding job, Patrick!!

6/4/2008 7:39:47 AM

Joerg Schlagheck
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Super sharp, Patrick! Excellent light and detail!

6/4/2008 7:53:27 AM

Reynaldo D. Reyes
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Patrick, I'm so envious of your G9 with all the outstanding captures so much sharper and clearer than my EOS shots...or is it simply because you are so talented and exceptional at post processing? Either way, this is such a lovely capture taken with outstanding colors, sharpness and clarity. Great work as always my friend!

6/4/2008 9:23:10 AM

Stefania Barbier
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gorgeous... love the scale between the 2 flowers... well done!

6/4/2008 9:26:24 AM

Heidi Knight
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Gergeos yellow floral. Shapness and details are outstanding! Well done Patrick!

6/4/2008 9:44:51 AM

Amber Blewett
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You are an amazing photographer. How do you produce such great work without using high tech programs? Picasa?wow, Patrick, you have some great talent, thanks for sharing.

6/4/2008 9:52:26 AM

Patrick Rouzes
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Thank you again, everyone!!!
Reynaldo, I do like the G9 for close ups & I appreciate your compliments also. I am beginning to think I have a steady hand too,lol, for I do not have a tripod. I hope to get one soon. Every shot is handheld. If it sounds like I am bragging well maybe I am a little but I do not usually do that. I usually put myself down and downplay my abilities but am trying to learn not to do that.
Again, thanks everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!

6/4/2008 9:56:24 AM

Stephen Zacker
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Pops off the screen... Stunning

6/4/2008 10:16:57 AM

Rajeev 270293 Kashyap
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GORGEOUS vivid colors, Patrick!! Details and lighting are wonderful too! FABULOUS WORK..............Rajeev

6/4/2008 10:59:21 AM

Kathy L. Clark
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OMG Patrick this is the prettiest dandy I've ever seen. Your clarity is spot on and the color and comp magnificent. Wonderful work.

6/4/2008 12:12:58 PM

Jennifer L. Alder
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Superb! :)

6/4/2008 12:31:36 PM

Susan M. Campbell
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You made this weed look so beautiful. Detail is superb.

6/4/2008 12:35:13 PM

Amber J. Skene
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Such a beautiful weed! The color, lighting, DOF, clarity, and details are FANTASTIC! Awesome capture Patrick!!

6/4/2008 1:42:48 PM

Carol Sawyer
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Beautiful sharp image, color and detail, Patrick!!

6/4/2008 2:05:06 PM

John Connolly
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What a superb floral image, Patrick! Unbelievable detail and color!

6/4/2008 3:18:48 PM

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WOW! Amazing detail and color Patrick! Who would have thought that a weed could look so good! B-

6/4/2008 3:55:36 PM

Nina Shields
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Patrick, the detailing is so incredible that I think your image is getting pollen on my monitor! :) Truly outstanding in all aspects!

6/4/2008 4:15:29 PM

Patrick Rouzes
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Thanks again everyone for the incredible comments!!!

6/4/2008 4:23:04 PM

Anita N. Hogue
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Absolutely beautiful image, Patrick!!!!

6/4/2008 5:52:21 PM

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Ohhh Patrick, Ilove the colors, comp and framing! Now I gotta check out picasa!

jo ann c.

6/4/2008 6:55:11 PM

Teresa A. Burnett
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Patrick, my friend, you have out done yourself on this one!! I have never seen a dandilion look so beautiful!!! Wonderful comp, dof, clarity, color and lighting!! WINNER in my book!!

6/4/2008 7:03:39 PM

Dave Ombrello
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Such detail Patrick, you have really made this weed look so good it will be added on the endangered species list. lol
Well done.

6/4/2008 8:27:35 PM

Janet Daniel
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Absolutely gorgeous, Patrick! A favorite!!! :-)

6/5/2008 4:24:19 AM

Christie R. Bielss
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WOW! Great shot, Patrick! You make me actually want to like this weed!

6/5/2008 6:19:32 AM

Sam Britt
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Beautiful color, great details, Patrick.

6/5/2008 7:21:46 AM

Craig C. Ebel
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I agree with everybody else, Amazing!

6/5/2008 2:05:17 PM

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Patrick- Good evening my friend. Hope all is well for you. You certainly have taken the dandelion to a new level. This would compete against any rose for beauty. Who knew that the lowly dandelion, that thing people are always trying to kill in their yards could actually have such stunning beauty? This fabulous macro shows that nothing we look at as photographers should be overlooked. There is alot of marvelous things to see if we take the time to.
DOF is sensational as is the composition. Colors so alive and they pop. The presentation is awesome. Lighting superb. Details that hone in on the fabulous features of the dandelion with perfection. You took a weed and elevated it to the status of a rose with your amazing talents.
A winner as far as I'm concerned.
Master level work
I to apologize for not getting back to your works sooner. Guess we all get busy, but must remember the support of each other.
You take care my friend. Have a wonderful night, a day of laughter and joy tomorrow.

6/5/2008 9:12:48 PM

Candice  L. Carter
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This is so different than the dandilions I have in my yard! What a brillantly exquisite shot!

6/6/2008 1:31:33 PM

Theresa  M. VanderStaay
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Wow Patrick...I will never look at a dandelion the same way again...They are quite beautiful little flowers even though they are a weed...The focus is crystal clear and the color is brillant....Excellent job Patrick...Great capture!...Tessa

6/7/2008 8:27:38 AM

Lynn Haack
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Hi Patrick....this is one beautiful floral!!! Well done....perfect clarity, color and comp....winner!!!! Lynn

6/7/2008 11:25:37 AM

Angela Pound

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I always knew dandelions were a BEAUTIFUL flower and you just proved it. This is amazing.

6/7/2008 7:44:40 PM

eileen bedford
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AWESOME Patrick. Question, when I use Picasa shrpening, I get it to sharp. Is there an adjustment to it or have I got an older (free of web) version?

6/8/2008 9:09:34 AM

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Thank you for the encouragening comments, everyone!!!

Eileen,I have the older free version of Picasa. I will try my best to describe so I hope you can understand. I find that with Picasa the sharpening tool will only sharpen a slightly "off" or "slightly blurrd" shot. If it is blurrd a bit too much then the sharpening tool woll not correct it & it will only add noise to the shot. I also find that if you do not get the sharpness after ONE touch of the sharpening tool then it will just cause noise & more blurring. I also think the the more pixels your camera has the bigger the chance of sharpening without noise. So what I am say is that Picas will not sharpen a blurred shot unless it is only "off" the slightest bit. Now I am repeating myself so Ill leave it there. Pls let me know if you understand this or if it is of any help to you. If not I will try another explanation,lol. Boy, that's long winded but im not,lol. Let me know & have a nice day, Eileen!!!

6/8/2008 10:43:36 AM

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Oh, eileen, I am not sure of what you mean about "getting it too sharp". Is that what you are trying to achieve- sharpness?
Maybe your def. of sharp is different that mine.

6/8/2008 10:46:58 AM

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Wow, Patrick, stunning image- eye catching and sharp!


6/8/2008 5:33:39 PM

Mike Umbreit
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Patrick - Stunning shot!!! Love it! - Mike

6/9/2008 6:20:11 AM

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amazing shot Patrick!!

6/11/2008 10:19:19 AM

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Very Beautiful flower and excellent capture!

6/11/2008 9:59:30 PM

Susan M. Hembree
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Wow, Patrick! This is elegantly beautiful! Great lighting and colors! You've done a superb job on this, my friend!

6/12/2008 4:03:12 AM

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Oh my goodness. The details and clarity are incredible. Great lighting and pov Patrick. Excellent work.

6/12/2008 8:25:14 AM

Susan Weisensel
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Still scrolling, OOpppppps I'm here finaly. Super wonderful detail and color on this outstanding image.

6/12/2008 7:01:02 PM

Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Amazing details Patrick, wow!

6/13/2008 6:36:01 PM

Mike Perez
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Great clarity, details, colors and background, Patrick! Excellent!

6/13/2008 6:58:08 PM

Allen O. Howard
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Brilliant yellow and incredible detail Patrick! WOW!

6/20/2008 9:40:28 AM

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Wow! I missed out on this one. Beautiful color and fantastic detail.

6/24/2008 10:40:42 AM

Mitch Spence
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Dandelions can be beautiful, and this one definitely is, Patrick.

7/12/2008 1:01:16 PM

Patricia Ronan
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WOW!! Beautiful image of a dandelion Patrick, love your comp and clarity:)

7/12/2008 4:50:21 PM

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that is gorgeous Patrick! I love those colors and great detail

jo ann c.

7/23/2008 4:43:13 AM

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