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Holding Court
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
**HOLDING COURT**   ACBP - Shallow DOF
**HOLDING COURT** ACBP - Shallow DOF
Although the DOF could have been shallower, I wanted the most foreground coneflower to stand out above the rest but still have the viewer be able to see what was "behind and around" her, having enough separation between the "queen" and her "court". Set-up: ISO 100, f 2.5 and a fast shutter speed of 1/1600 as this was hand-held.
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Irene Colling
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    Very pretty. The blured background flowers add greatly to the impact of the main flower.

7/29/2008 5:56:46 AM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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Irene, I can't tell you how many coneflower pics I have. I need to "weed" a bunch out. I liked the implied movement in this one as well as "her" being surrounded by her "court". Post some coneflowers for us to see of your garden.

7/29/2008 8:17:39 AM

 
Aimee c. Eisaman
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Fantastic DOF for this flower! Love how the petals are flowing like a grass skirt! Beautiful exposure....I always seem to get these flowers too bright! Congrats on a well deserved EP! :~)

3/16/2009 10:38:46 AM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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Thanks, Aimee. I liked this one for that very reason. It looks like the other flowers are forming a skirt around the main flower. Put it in last year and thought I should try again. I'm glad it made the cut.

3/16/2009 4:25:43 PM

 
M.Christine Duncan
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Congrats Debbie on this sweet finalist floral m'dear!!! Beautiful!

4/22/2009 1:30:40 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Debbie!

4/22/2009 3:22:13 PM

 
Joan E. Hoffman
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WTG Debbie.... Huge Congratulations! Best of luck next round

4/22/2009 3:35:26 PM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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Thank you, Joan. Have you been on another trip. Haven't seen much of you lately. Probably trying to get back to "normal", right?

And Christine and Sam -- congratulations to both of you for your finalists. I saw a few for each of you didn't I? I really wish there was a way that they would do a list with links so we could be looking for our favorite people as well as seeing them by pictures.

4/22/2009 5:19:02 PM

 
Debbra L. Bailey
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Congratulations Debbie!

4/22/2009 5:35:48 PM

 
Aimee c. Eisaman
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Whoohooo finalist baby! Way to go! :~)

4/22/2009 7:21:25 PM

 
Kelly S. Cavanaugh
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Congratulations, Debbie!

4/22/2009 8:29:43 PM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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Thank you Debbra, Aimee and Kelly.

Debbra - which of yours made Finalist? Was it one that you submitted to Phellos last month?

Aimee -- Thank you for your support! Now, if you could only teach me how to get my photos to link in the Accomplishment thread so I could share with you all without re-creating the wheel...

And Kelly, thank you for your comments. I visited your gallery and you have lots of amazing images in there; especially your florals. I am flattered that mine caught your eye!

4/22/2009 9:26:43 PM

 
Sherry McClead
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Great Image Debbie... congrats on the finalist!

Sherrybear

4/23/2009 6:18:03 AM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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Thank you, Sherry. Didn't I notice, in my quick run-though that you had one as well? Congrats! Which category was it? Your new icon image is quite cute!

4/23/2009 11:01:08 AM

 
Aimee c. Eisaman
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There you are....in the winners circle where you belong! Way to go girl! :~) CONGRATS!

4/27/2009 5:25:01 PM

 
Freddy Bland
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Congratulations, Debbie, on your beautiful win! Very pretty!

4/27/2009 7:24:29 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Gorgeous, Debbie, congratulations on your win!

4/27/2009 7:38:02 PM

 
Kelly S. Cavanaugh
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Congratulations on your beautiful win, Debbie!!

4/27/2009 7:48:11 PM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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Thank you, Aimee, Freddy, Deborah and Kelly - Thank you all for taking the time to congratulate me on this one. I love coneflowers and have a LOT of them in my backyard. Hope they come back "in force" this year as well.

4/27/2009 8:02:07 PM

 
kathleen nealon
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Congratulations Debbie, Stunning color and lovely in it's simplicity. Your photos are inspiring.

4/28/2009 5:28:00 AM

 
Sherry McClead
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Congratulations on the gold Debbie!

Sherrybear

4/28/2009 6:03:23 AM

 
Eugenio Diaz

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Congratulations on your Wonderful Winner Debbie!

4/28/2009 6:49:31 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!


 "Purple Crystal Trophy"

A Special Trophy for

"August Winners"

4/28/2009 8:10:36 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!


 "Purple Crystal Trophy"

A Special Trophy for

"MARCH Winners"


Sorry!!!

4/28/2009 9:32:18 AM

 
Sabrina L. Ryan
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*CONGRATULATIONS* on your Awesome winning photo, Debbie!

4/28/2009 6:48:36 PM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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Thank you, Sherry, Eugenio, Kathe, Elida and Sabrina. It's always fun to hear from new people and people I haven't heard from or "spoken" to in a long time.

4/29/2009 7:35:40 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your 2nd place win...very pretty

4/29/2009 5:12:36 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Gorgeous Debbie, congratulations on your win!

4/30/2009 7:19:40 PM

 
Linda Blair
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A fantastic winning image....congratulations!!!!!!!

5/2/2009 3:40:32 PM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Debbie on your Win!!!


Dominick

5/20/2009 1:50:37 AM

 
Karol Grace
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Congratulations, Debbie. It's beautiful. -k-

5/26/2009 3:07:46 PM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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It's very evident that I haven't been on this thread for a very long time. So apologies are in order for not thanking all of you for stopping in to congratulate me on this one. Soon it will be coneflower time and I will be out in my backyard shooting my own flowers and the neighbors will sigh and say, "There she goes again...what could possibly be that interesting in your own backyard.

So thank you, Kathe, Sherry, Eugenio, Sabrina for your special trophy, Cathy, Donna, Linda, Dominick and Karol. And by the way, Karol, I figured out how to do painterly images without Painter. It's called SnapArt2 and I LOVE it for it's ease. Certainly can't replace what you do but it's fun and quick!

5/26/2009 3:39:48 PM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Congratulations!

5/26/2009 6:07:40 PM

 
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