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Lotus Pod
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Lotus Pod
Lotus Pod
Finalist
I applied a slight digital Orton effect to this capture of a lotus pod. The green curve in the background defines a lily pad in the pond where I found this.
Category: Details and Macro

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Colleen Farrell
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    This is wonderful, Nikki! Such gorgeous color and detail--and the Orton keeps it from being too "clinical" in detail. I love these lotus pods!

6/24/2008 11:23:57 AM

 
Renata Gusciora
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Wonderful deep colors and lighting,Nikki!

6/24/2008 11:27:15 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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What a GREAT macro detail Nikki! EXCELLENT photo ++++

6/24/2008 11:34:00 AM

 
Susan M. Campbell
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LOL. It reminds me of a shower head. What a neat find Nikki. Love the detail in the center of the pod.

6/24/2008 12:10:40 PM

 
Anna M. Halasz
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That's really gorgeous. Excellent work. Anna

6/24/2008 12:24:50 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Awesome....great detail and lighting!

6/24/2008 2:32:02 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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Superb...it has a wonderful 3-D effect, Nikki!!!!! Great job!!!!! ♫ k

6/24/2008 3:28:40 PM

 
MELODIE C. ROBERTS
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Awesome NiK!!!
I Too was reminded of a Shower Head
I am a Big Fan of the Lotus Flower and its Pod
Fantastic color and detail
I like what Colleen said about not being too clinical

I Love It!!

6/24/2008 5:14:23 PM

 
David Phalen
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Excellent light, color, details and effects!! Very well done!!

6/24/2008 5:21:53 PM

 
Tamara K. Walker
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Fabulous color, light and details.

6/24/2008 6:24:39 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Very nice light, color and details
Beautifully done, Nikki

6/24/2008 7:25:30 PM

 
Susan J. Allen
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Love the sharpness, muted colours and comp!

6/24/2008 8:26:10 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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WOW! simple and gorgeous Nikki.... spectacular image....

6/24/2008 11:26:16 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Wonderful light, colors, DOF, clarity, detail and composition. Looks like a little alien....and a winner...to me!

6/24/2008 11:56:11 PM

 
Joy Rector
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beautiful shot

6/25/2008 5:33:36 AM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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How cool, Nikki! It does look like a shower head. I can just see the fairies getting a nice refeshing shower, lol. I really like the Orton on this too.

6/25/2008 6:36:10 AM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Wonderful work Nikki and the effects are perfect here.

6/25/2008 11:34:11 AM

 
janet williams
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Beautiful capture Nikki. Love the soft lighting and all the green tones.

6/26/2008 9:39:07 AM

 
Harmeet Singh
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Outstanding capture.Loved the details and soft colors.Very well done..

6/26/2008 7:18:15 PM

 
Jeana Clark
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Is this nature's shower head??? LOL!!
I see I'm not the only one with that thought!!!!
Awesome color..clarity..details..comp!!!
FANTASTIC NIK!!!

~J~

6/28/2008 9:27:31 AM

 
Jean-Pierre Ducondi
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Beautiful work Nikki.
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6/29/2008 11:29:32 AM

 
Carol Teal
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I love these alien-looking plants, and this one just glows! Great capture Nikki!

7/3/2008 2:10:27 AM

 
MELODIE C. ROBERTS
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Ho Ho Ho

7/3/2008 8:15:18 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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Beautiful Nikki!! :0)

7/5/2008 10:44:44 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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Yippy Skippy for the EFP, Nikki!!!!! ♫ k

7/6/2008 1:23:17 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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Good for you, Nikki. Congratulations!

7/21/2008 11:52:36 AM

 
Deb Koskovich
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Way to go, Nikki -- big congrats!

7/21/2008 12:09:06 PM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Sooooooo beautiful Nikki!!!! Congrats on your wonderful Finalist!

7/21/2008 12:15:30 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Congratulations, Nikki on this exquisite finalist!!

7/21/2008 12:17:26 PM

 
Daniella Puente
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Big congrats Nikki this is a GREAT finalist!!!

7/21/2008 12:23:52 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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HUGE congratulations to you too, Nikki!!!! Very well earned finalist in this neat image!!!!! ♫ k

7/21/2008 12:28:00 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Exquisite macro, Nikki! Congratulations on your finalist!

7/21/2008 12:43:13 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Mesmerized... and looking for the hot&cold levers... Makes me feel like taking a really refreshing shower! LOL
Seriously, an awesome image!
Congrats on your new silver badge, Nikki!
Smiles, Lisa ☺

7/21/2008 12:53:41 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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It does resemble a shower head - how funny! Beautiful lighting, details and colors - and the Orton is perfect on this Nikki! Congratulations on your finalist!!

7/21/2008 1:08:35 PM

 
Leslie J. Morris
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This is so cool! How refreshing. Congrats! Leslie

7/21/2008 1:16:46 PM

 
Susan M. Campbell
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Woo Hoo!! Way to go Nikki. Congrats and good luck. Well deserved Finalist.

7/21/2008 1:28:02 PM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Congratulations, Nikki on this amazing finalist!!

7/21/2008 2:01:39 PM

 
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Nikki
Go for the Gold!

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7/21/2008 4:23:38 PM

 
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WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
NIKKI!!!!! GLAD TO SEE THIS
ONE AGAIN!!!!!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

~J~

7/21/2008 4:31:32 PM

 
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WooooooHooooooooooooooo!!
From Me Too!!!! ;0)

7/21/2008 4:56:23 PM

 
Kara Hendricks
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Ohhhh I am so thrilled to see this among the finalists NIkki... My fav. from you last month!!

Congrats girl, you deserve it!!

7/21/2008 5:36:27 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Me too! I'm so happy to see this in the finalists, Nikki--it's SOOO cool! Big congratulations!!

7/21/2008 6:11:45 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations, terrific finalist, Nikki!

7/21/2008 6:22:49 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Congratulations on your awesome finalist! Good luck in the next round!

7/21/2008 6:25:42 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Yea, Congrats to you Nikki!

7/21/2008 6:50:56 PM

 
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Congrats Nikki on your finalist. This is such an amazing capture. Am so glad to see it there. Good luck in the next round.
JP

7/21/2008 7:18:57 PM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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Congrats Nikki on this really cool finalist. Great image.

7/21/2008 8:11:26 PM

 
Stephanie Frey
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Congrats on your beautiful finalist!

7/21/2008 8:52:48 PM

 
Carol Teal
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Congrats Nikki! I do love this one! I love the way these pods look so alien!

7/21/2008 9:04:39 PM

 
Susan J. Allen
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Congrats Nikki!!!!!

7/21/2008 9:18:36 PM

 
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Congratulations Nikki, on your wonderful finalist. :O)

7/22/2008 1:45:00 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your finalist Nikki!

7/22/2008 2:13:20 AM

 
Kristy A. Keene
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Congrats on your Wonderful Finalist!!

7/22/2008 3:16:55 AM

 
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WoW!!!! Congratulations on this fabulous finalist, Nikki!

7/22/2008 4:23:45 AM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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Nikki, what a good eye you have! This is so unique and funny too. It does look just like a shower head! Congrat's!!!

7/22/2008 7:48:01 AM

 
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Congratulations, on your finalist!

7/22/2008 7:54:16 AM

 
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congrats on your gorgeous finalist Nikki!!!

7/22/2008 8:06:33 AM

 
John Caruso
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Top notch work, and well deserving of the recognition!

7/22/2008 12:25:52 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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Exquisite work, Nikki! Well deserved!

7/22/2008 1:13:22 PM

 
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My 10 year old says this reminds her of a shower head :o)) I think so too! The detail here is great! Many CONGRATS Nikki on this finalist!!

7/22/2008 2:07:49 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Excellent find, Nikki and congrats to you!!

7/22/2008 5:34:17 PM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS on this amazing finalist, Nikki!!!

7/22/2008 6:16:33 PM

 
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WHOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOO
HUGE Congrats!!!

7/29/2008 9:58:18 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Congrats, Nikki! You know I have a think for lotus plants... Tonite I had a free moment, and thought "Why don't I check out BP's most recent Finalists"---and there you are, deservedly!

8/11/2008 6:08:41 PM

 
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