**LOOKING UP A LUPINE**

© Debbie E. Payne

**LOOKING UP A LUPINE**

Michelle D. Allen 5/1/2010 9:01:55 AM

What a spectacular macro floral, Debbie! The POV really changes everything - nice work! The colors, tones, and ligthing are superb. Congratulations. #1264447

Merna L. Nobile 5/1/2010 1:18:16 PM

Hi Debbie: Love this image! Merna #8582655

Debbie E. Payne 5/1/2010 1:21:06 PM

Thank you, Michelle and Merna. I can hardly wait for it to be time for the lupines to bloom. I see "small beginnings" of them in my almost barren backyard. This was from a year or so ago. I'm at the point where I'm "re-visiting" older files for editing purposes. #8582659

Liz Bullock 5/2/2010 10:42:08 PM

Beautifully captured! #8585077

Debbie E. Payne 5/3/2010 12:53:07 PM

Thanks for stopping by to comment, Liz! I just had a quick tour of your gallery and loved it! The pumpkin headed goddesses really did it for me though. I needed a laugh today at work! #8586612

Leslie McLain 5/8/2010 6:33:39 AM

Lovely colors and capture. #8596878

Lois J. Adomite 5/14/2010 11:48:50 AM

I like this perspective, and the great detail #8611678

Debbie E. Payne 5/14/2010 4:02:03 PM

Thank you, Leslie and Louise - I appreciate your stopping by to comment. These are such great flowers and I think they have finally taken hold in my garden so I am anxious for them to show up in another month or so. #8612023

Melissa Gurdus 6/7/2010 2:38:18 PM

Big congratulations on this most deserving finalist!! WTG #8672194

Jeff E Jensen 6/7/2010 2:50:30 PM

Congrats Debbie. This is well-deserved. #8672321

Michael J. Kelly 6/7/2010 3:24:00 PM

Congratulations Debbie this is a real beauty with a great POV. #8672576

Debbie E. Payne 6/7/2010 8:42:10 PM

Thank you, guys! I love my lupines. They are beginning to come up in the yard and will soon become material for goodness knows how many image files!!

Haven't heard from you in a while, Melissa. What have you been up to. Will go check out your gallery tomorrow. #8675769

Anthony L. Mancuso 6/8/2010 5:55:41 AM

Congrats Deb! #8677801

Merna L. Nobile 6/8/2010 7:22:04 AM

CONGRATULATIONS DEBBIE: This is a beautifull image. Merna #8678278

Sam Britt 6/8/2010 7:02:06 PM

Congratulations on all your finalists, Debbie! #8680701

Aimee c. Eisaman 6/9/2010 6:42:44 AM

Congrats on your finalist Debbie...this is a great up close image of a difficult flower to photograph. As always I love the color! :~) #8681844

Jeff E Jensen 6/9/2010 3:54:54 PM

Congrats on your well deserved winner Debbie! This is going to my favorites. #8683055

Aimee c. Eisaman 6/9/2010 4:07:42 PM

Congrats on your win Debbie...beautiful! :~) #8683135

Michael J. Kelly 6/9/2010 4:14:54 PM

Another big Congratulations Debbie! #8683165

Melissa Gurdus 6/9/2010 4:43:55 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful winner!!! #8683358

Renee Doyle 6/9/2010 6:22:02 PM

Congratulations Debbie!!!!!! #8683858

Kim Andelkovic (Kovic) 6/9/2010 6:40:47 PM

Congrats Debbie......well done! #8683976

Sam Britt 6/9/2010 6:47:25 PM

Congratulations on this winner, Debbie! #8684024

Anthony L. Mancuso 6/9/2010 8:13:34 PM

WTG Deb...congrats on your gold! #8684326

Jeana Clark 6/9/2010 8:32:21 PM


Way To Go Debbie!!!!
Huge congratulations for your fantastic win!!!!!!

~J~ #8684401

Corinne M. Thompson 6/9/2010 10:00:12 PM

Fabulous macro, congrats on your win! #8684630

Usman M. Bajwa 6/10/2010 4:18:27 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on the super capture and Gold Win, Debbie!

UB. #8685206

Daniella Puente 6/10/2010 8:11:36 AM

Big congrats Debbie!!! #8685790

Linda Blair 6/13/2010 9:43:16 AM

Beautiful winner...congratulations!!! #8691990

Dominick M. Dimacale 6/17/2010 11:31:48 PM

Congratulations Debbie on your Win!!!


Dominick #8702098

Laura E. Swan 12/14/2010 3:49:16 PM

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On Your Big Win Debbie! So Sorry To be So Late Getting Here!!!

GREAT JOB!!! So Beautiful!!!
Love your shallow DOF and S/F here. COOL LADY! VERY COOL!

-Laura #9103301

Debbie E. Payne 12/15/2010 9:05:35 AM

Laura, again, thank you for your comments and anytime I hear from you it makes me happy! I miss joking in threads and such with you and making up stories to go along with our images. I am RETIRING in 19 working days - at the end of January and then Martin and I are going to Egypt for two weeks of cruising on the Nile and such. I am so excited! When I get back I may have time for another Club. What ones are you currently in??

And to all the rest of you who have commented on this image since I last visited this thread...I apologize for not thanking you for your lovely comments. I get notification for some things but not others so I was not ignoring you all. I appreciate your thoughtful input ~ always. #9105664

Laura E. Swan 12/17/2010 1:12:28 AM

I miss YOU, TOO, Debbie! If you ever need a smile just mosey on over to my gallery. You wont have to look too far to find some funny ones! People know it's PARTY TIME at LAURA'S HOUSE! HA!
(WILL I EVER be a SERIOUS Photographer?)

I'm in The Whazzit Club, Comedy Relief Club and Designing Eye. I am actually in 11 clubs but only active in those. PLEASE JOIN!!! :D

EGYPT?????????? OM-GOSH! IMAGINE the things you will see and the images you will come home with! WOW! Can't wait to see them! Let me know when you are back!

Great hearing from you!!! -Laura :D #9110481

Laura E. Swan 12/17/2010 1:15:47 AM

P.S. 25 years ago Dale and I had wanted to get married on the Nile River. Then changed the dream to the Black Forest in Germany (Rhine River Boat) ten buckled and REALLY just got married at home so all the family could be there. Please have a safe and wonderful trip! :) #9110483

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Exif: F Number: 2.5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/40 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 50.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D

Uploaded on 5/1/2010 7:29:52 AM

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Camera: Canon EOS 40D Digital SLR

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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