G'day Bud.

© John Connolly

G'day Bud.

Ron McEwan 4/27/2010 1:20:00 PM

Great shooting John, exceptional detail the dark background is special here WTG #1263248

Renata Gusciora 4/27/2010 1:27:00 PM

Wonderful image and so exotic floral,John!Beautifully presented with exceptional lighting,clarity,colors and details! #8574005

Robert R. Goodman 4/27/2010 1:45:33 PM

Beautiful capture,John.I like that plant.Beautiful detail and great lightinng,my friend!!! #8574058

Monnie Ryan 4/27/2010 1:50:35 PM

Here you go again with the unusual flowers, John -- just beautiful! #8574069

Hendrik Storme 4/27/2010 2:28:40 PM

Another beauty,amazing colors,detail and comp!WOW! #8574129

Tammy Espino 4/27/2010 2:31:57 PM

Beautiful!!! :) #8574133

Gord MacEachern 4/27/2010 2:34:52 PM

This is absolutely fabulous John, fantastic capture!! #8574137

Denny E. Barnes 4/27/2010 3:00:00 PM

Very beautiful capture of this flower, John and the background really makes it pop!! Everything is excellent and it's beautifully done!! Gorgeous image!! #8574172

Linda D. Lester 4/27/2010 3:02:20 PM

Beautiful....love it! #8574175

Claudia Kuhn 4/27/2010 3:03:13 PM

Cool looking blossom, beautiful John! #8574178

John Connolly 4/27/2010 3:18:30 PM

Thanks a lot Ron, Renata, Bobby, Monnie, Hendrik, Tammy, Gord, Benny, Linda and Claudia!

The two were floating around, lost in space...

Mike Clime
And what a beautiful bud it is! Nice details too!
4/27/2010 1:19:39 PM

Tammy M. Anderson

Beautiful details and lighting, John. Great composition too.

4/27/2010 1:20:43

So thank you also Mike and Tammy!


Jack Ryan 4/27/2010 3:47:25 PM

Beautiful image, John...very well composed with excellent detail and color...and I really like the dark background. Great work! #8574263

Jeff Robinson 4/27/2010 4:05:29 PM

Great lighting and detail John! Jeff #8574309

Kaye Burazin 4/27/2010 4:45:29 PM

Love the lighting on this John #8574380

Chris Ebben 4/27/2010 4:59:09 PM

Stunning. Another good one=^..^= #8574405

David Phalen 4/27/2010 5:14:27 PM

Amazing light, colors, comp, clarity and presentation!! Love It!! #8574439

anonymous 4/27/2010 5:43:12 PM

Beautiful lighting and colors. Great work! #8574516

Randy D. Dinkins 4/27/2010 5:53:40 PM

Another beauty from this garden. Great light and details. #8574547

Patrick Rouzes 4/27/2010 5:59:52 PM

Hey bud, exceptional lighting, colors, detail, clarity,b/g & presentation! Super, super work & image here, John! WTG! #8574564

Avril Young 4/27/2010 6:59:13 PM

great title for perfect photo...such a beautiful flower, lovely colour...
great pov and lighting John.. #8574707

Ellen Hodges 4/27/2010 7:50:39 PM

Perfect detail and color, John!! #8574766

Barbara Waldoch 4/27/2010 10:53:29 PM

Terrific capture, John! #8574937

Brett Dolsen 4/28/2010 1:17:06 AM

Beautifull John!!The pink Grevilleas are my favourites! #8575012

Paul E. Earl 4/28/2010 1:38:08 AM

A lovely grevillea! Wish we could grow these varieties up here!! Beautiful image!! #8575040

Graham Robards 4/28/2010 2:28:06 AM

Beautiful Grevillia John, this one is a beauty! ~Pat #8575078

Douglas Perry 4/28/2010 3:20:57 AM

Well done. Great color and detail! #8575143

Maria A. Gonzalez 4/28/2010 4:11:01 AM

Excellent vertical composition.colors and details,John..Another beautiful and unusual flower..Great captured. #8575260

Joanna Madloch 4/28/2010 4:57:45 AM

Great contrast and colors, John. #8575392

Tiia Vissak 4/28/2010 6:38:19 AM

a wonderful close-up! #8575618

Emile Abbott 4/28/2010 6:43:48 AM

Tack sharp details on this beautiful macro floral, John. #8575639

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 4/28/2010 7:48:53 AM

G'day to you to Bud! This is a GORGEOUS bud! Awesome colors and the details are fantastic! :-) k #8575713

Amanda J. Tanner 4/28/2010 11:18:00 AM

A very interesting floral. I have a red one that comes up each spring similar to this. My hubby always wants to mow over it. I tell him not to because they are beautiful. I have had my house 15 years and its blooms every year if I guard it from the lawn mower. I hope to get a picture of it soon and maybe you can tell me what it is. Nice job John #8576138

John Connolly 4/28/2010 1:14:06 PM

Thank you for your interest and great comments, they are appreciated! #8576312

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 4/28/2010 4:03:13 PM

Thank florl looks scarey LOL
AWSOME detail lighting color, Beautiful capture!!!

Morel are VERY tasty, a delicacy here, VERY expensive if you buy them about 30-40 dollars a lb (if not more).
It's fun hunting them, and we usually hunt for about 3 weeks around my bday through the 2nd week of may, has been a bit cold yet, so we will be finding more as it rains and warms up more #8576646

Reynaldo D. Reyes 4/28/2010 7:13:14 PM

Very beautiful flower. It looks like a colorful caterpillar going through methamorphosis. Very lovely capture John! #8577088

Carolyn J. Connolly 4/29/2010 7:10:05 AM

What a stunning capture of this outstandingly beautiful Grevillea, John!! Wow, they really are the most *amazing* flowers, aren't they?!! The black background here has really made this blossom 'pop', too!! :o) #8578091

Laura E. Swan 4/29/2010 9:16:58 AM

G'DAY is RIGHT! WOW! This is so pretty and unusual, John. At least for me. I have never seen a plant/flower like this one.

Love how we see color in the BG at the top and then gradually fading to black at the bottom. Very well done!

HEY JOHN! You should see our mail box today. Instead of spring we have high winds, and snow drifts. I shot a picture for you and Pat R and Chris and ALL mail boxers... I will post it later today.

Great job!!!

-Laura :) #8578273

John Connolly 4/29/2010 3:39:53 PM

Thank you so much Peaches, Reynaldo, Carolyn and Laura, I appreciate your input here!
Thanks for the insightinto your magic mushrooms Peaches, they sound like a real luxury.
Keep taking the tablets Reynaldo!
Carolyn, the background was basically an in camera job!
Laura, I am going straight to your gallery to check out your mailbox! #8578770

Laura E. Swan 4/30/2010 12:05:52 AM

:) #8579580

John Connolly 4/30/2010 3:16:12 PM

Laura, I have been there and done that! #8581067

John Connolly 5/1/2010 12:20:42 AM

Thanks Sabrina, I never cease to be amazed at our Aussie wildflowers. #8581592

Wm Nosal 5/1/2010 3:28:08 PM

Beauty Shot! #8582838

John Connolly 5/1/2010 3:45:07 PM

Thanks a lot Wm, good of you to drop by! #8582856

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 5/24/2010 1:11:39 PM

HUGE CONGRATS on your AWSOME finalist best of luck in the next round!!! #8632742

Joanna Madloch 5/24/2010 1:20:31 PM

Big congrats, John! #8632796

Tiia Vissak 5/24/2010 1:28:21 PM

Congratulations! #8632856

Jack Ryan 5/24/2010 1:51:19 PM

Congratulations, John. Way to go!!! #8633154

Tammy Espino 5/24/2010 1:51:24 PM

Congrats on an awesome finalist!! :) #8633157

Laura E. Swan 5/24/2010 2:38:23 PM


Huge Congrats On Your Wonderful Finalist, John!

-Laura :) #8633721

Courtenay Vanderbilt 5/24/2010 2:43:20 PM

Terrific Finalist, John! Congratulations! #8633779

Robert R. Goodman 5/24/2010 2:45:06 PM

A big congratulations,John.Beautiful capture John!!! #8633799

Melissa G. Meiselman 5/24/2010 3:18:39 PM

Big congratulations on this stunning finalist!!! Simply beautiful, John!! I really love your sharp focus and composition!! #8634147

Nancyj E. Hovey 5/24/2010 3:43:51 PM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8634429

Ron McEwan 5/24/2010 4:39:27 PM

Congratulations John on this well deserved finalist WTG #8634939

Wm Nosal 5/24/2010 4:44:47 PM

Congratulations! #8635008

Jeana Clark 5/24/2010 5:50:07 PM

Way To Go!!!!!
Congrats on this fabulous Finalist!!!

~J~ #8635617

MELODIE C. ROBERTS 5/24/2010 6:29:17 PM

G'Day Bud!! ;0)

WooooooooooooooHooooooooooo Johnny!!!
Congratulations on your FinalistS!! #8636019

Ellen Hodges 5/24/2010 7:16:47 PM

Huge congrats on a fabulous finalist, John! Very best luck in the next round!! #8636477

Sam Britt 5/24/2010 7:37:57 PM

Big Congrats, John! #8636627

Laura L. Gonzales 5/24/2010 9:16:09 PM

Congratulations John!!!! WTG! Laura:) #8637360

Sherran Andersen 5/24/2010 10:12:50 PM

Congrats John. #8637637

Stefania Barbier 5/24/2010 10:53:25 PM

congratulations on your wonderful finalist! #8637857

Graham Robards 5/24/2010 10:59:40 PM

Congratulations John, you are away so maybe Chris and Tony can tell you the good new on Friday.

WTG, how thrilling. ~Pat and Graham #8637905

Douglas Pignet 5/25/2010 3:41:23 AM

Congrats on your finalist...Very well done #8638793

Barbara Waldoch 5/25/2010 4:29:05 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, John! #8639036

Nancy J. Locke 5/25/2010 7:21:23 AM

Super Super Congrats on this AWESOME Finalist capture!!!

Cheers, Nancy J Locke #8640096

ALLEN O. HOWARD 5/25/2010 10:56:38 AM

A beauty John! Congratulations! #8640798

JO ANN CLEVELAND 5/25/2010 12:02:05 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, John!

jo ann c. #8641052

Monnie Ryan 5/25/2010 3:50:09 PM

Love this one, John -- congratulations! #8641811

Chris Ebben 5/25/2010 7:32:21 PM

I couldn't wait until Friday, I phoned him & let him know. He was very surprised & thrilled & will get back to you allon his return home. I thought I had better cheer him up, as our weather is not doing much for his holidays=^..^= #8642559

Renata Gusciora 5/26/2010 6:21:27 AM

Big congratulations on your wonderful finalist,John!!!:-) #8644332

Heidi Knight 5/26/2010 2:15:30 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist John!

Been away cause of my new job with Canon Denmark... But I'll try and comment more from now on ;) #8645774

Phillip R. Connolly 5/27/2010 11:07:37 PM

Congratulations on this great finalist, John!! Excellent!!

Phil #8648640

Husain Akhtar 5/28/2010 1:56:27 PM

Big congratulations on this super finalist, John! #8649984

Hendrik Storme 5/31/2010 2:16:49 PM

Congratulations John!!!!
I hope uou had a wonderful trip!!!! #8655628

John Connolly 5/31/2010 4:17:38 PM

Many thanks for all your support and encouraging comments while I have been away.
I will try and catch up with all your galleries as time permits! #8655857

Marilyn K. Lincecum 6/3/2010 1:11:19 PM

WTG..Two finalist, Congratulations!! #8663121

John Connolly 6/3/2010 3:38:46 PM

Thanks a lot Marilyn, good to hear from you again! #8663402

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 6/7/2010 5:15:07 PM

WTG on your fabulous May finalists!!! :-) k #8673735

John Connolly 6/7/2010 11:16:28 PM

Thanks Kitty, you are so kind! #8676641

Gord MacEachern 6/8/2010 3:41:42 PM

Congratulations on this very well deserved Finalist John!! #8679950

John Connolly 6/8/2010 4:15:58 PM

Thanks a lot Gord, I appreciate you dropping by! #8680091

ROLAN NARMAN 6/8/2010 6:30:42 PM

Big Congrats on your fantastic finalist John! #8680592

John Connolly 6/9/2010 2:55:00 PM

Thanks a lot Rolan, I appreciate your kind comment! #8682928

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Captured in the late afternoon, at the Sensory Garden.
Hand held at 1/80th AP f8.0 and ISO-400 77mm focal length and an EV of -0.7.

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: -0.70, ExposureTime: 1/80 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, FocalLength: 77.00 mm, Model: E-300

Uploaded on 4/27/2010 1:03:34 PM

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