Nature's Pastels

© Carol L. Fowler

Nature's Pastels

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe 5/5/2010 2:45:12 PM

Beautiful pastel colors and excellent details on that bug. Fabulous find and capture. #1265789

Rolando Rosito 5/5/2010 2:47:55 PM

Excellent image Carol, think we will see this one again. #8591220

Val Feldman level-deluxe 5/5/2010 3:11:28 PM

Ditto the above...a definite winner and a beautiful gorgeous those pastel colors surrounding that deliciously detailed insect...(and the clan cheers....) WTG...excellent as always! #8591261

Valerie Y. Martin level-deluxe 5/5/2010 3:20:32 PM

Wow, Carol! Beautiful photo. I love the colors--they give they eye variety without being jarring.


Valerie #8591284

Sherran Andersen level-deluxe 5/5/2010 3:38:03 PM

Awesome macro of this bug Carol. #8591316

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe 5/5/2010 4:09:26 PM

Great find and capture Carol!! Jeff #8591359

Ron McEwan level-deluxe 5/5/2010 4:41:34 PM

There is nothing I can say that hasn't all ready been said Carol. I have seen bugs like that and If I am not mistaken they can bit like a burn or close to it. It may be harmless but his looks would scare most folks. #8591419

Mark Dodge 5/5/2010 5:17:14 PM

Did you mount a microscope onto your camera for this shot? Excellent! #8591481

Monnie Ryan 5/5/2010 5:28:11 PM

Oooooh (the flower). Ick (the bug). I admire your ability to take such a beautiful, well detailed photo in the face of such adversity (the bug again..)! #8591511

Carol Eade level-deluxe 5/5/2010 5:38:13 PM

Wow, excellent job with this, Carol! #8591527

Sam Britt level-deluxe 5/5/2010 6:32:36 PM

Terrific macro, Carol. The flower is beautiful. Great detail on that not-so-beautiful bug! #8591690

Summer A. Kozisek 5/5/2010 8:49:52 PM

Gorgeous macro Carol, wonderful detail and colors! #8591895

Joannie Bertucci level-deluxe 5/5/2010 11:11:52 PM

Excellent macro work Carol, excellent! #8592008

Barbara Waldoch level-deluxe 5/5/2010 11:47:44 PM

Beautiful shot, Carol! #8592058

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 5/5/2010 11:59:38 PM

LOVE the colors a fantastic macro, beautiful! #8592081

Jack Ryan 5/6/2010 6:21:09 AM

Excellent detail and comp...and I love the pastel colors. Beautiful work, Carol. #8592664

Marty Straub 5/6/2010 8:54:37 AM

Kinda looks like the Tennessee tick I had buried in my chest from my last visit to that state. Only your photo makes himi look so much more beautiful, especially on those beautiful pastel colors of the iris. Well seen and captured, Carol. #8592974

Liz blahh 5/6/2010 10:12:47 AM

Awesome capture! #8593113

John Connolly level-deluxe 5/6/2010 1:26:14 PM

Awesome macro work here Carol, with incredible detail and beautiful color! #8593459

Carol L. Fowler 5/6/2010 4:33:00 PM

Thanks for the comments! #8593758

Sabrina Ryan 5/6/2010 4:58:52 PM

What a great macro image, Carol! So close! Nice colors and detail! #8593770

Karen Celella level-deluxe 5/7/2010 12:51:47 PM

Bugs look so much better when they are on such a lovely canvas. Well done Carol. #8595446

Kathy Salerni level-deluxe 5/7/2010 3:09:47 PM

A beautiful close-up of this bug on flower, Carol! Wonderful color, light and details! #8595645

Phyllis H. Burchett 5/8/2010 8:37:05 PM

Awesome macro work, beautiful colors! #8598030

Lisa J. Boulden level-deluxe 5/13/2010 6:14:31 AM

Really outstanding, Carol!!!
In my eyes, a winner!
~♥~Lisa #8608839

Nick Lagos 5/20/2010 8:38:14 PM

Resubmit it Carol...maybe give it a name too.. #8625429

Fran J. Jagger 6/1/2010 5:34:25 PM

Love the contrast of the bold colors and details of the insect with the beautiful soft colors of the iris, Carol! :) #8658682

Fran J. Jagger 6/7/2010 3:40:02 PM

WTG!! Congrats on your Finalist, Carol!! :) #8672734

Debra R. Harder 6/7/2010 5:59:45 PM

WOW, Carol...absolutely brilliant! Congratulations on another OUTSTANDING finalist! Deb #8674257

Sabrina Ryan 6/7/2010 7:57:12 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this Wonderful Finalist image, Carol! #8675552

Sherran Andersen level-deluxe 6/7/2010 9:10:37 PM

Congrats again Carol. #8675917

Rona L. Schwarz 6/7/2010 9:33:39 PM

Awesome Finalist, Carol!! The delicate soft pastel colors of the iris juxtaposed with the strong details of the bug really make your eyes linger. Congratulations on another outstanding Finalist! #8676053

Stefania Barbier level-deluxe 6/7/2010 11:52:36 PM

fantastic finalist, congrats! #8676841

Anita Hogue 6/8/2010 8:28:40 AM

Awesome colors and details, Carol! Congratulations! #8678460

Irene Colling level-deluxe 6/8/2010 8:30:54 AM

This is breathtaking Carol.
Congratulations on your great finalist. #8678474

Karen Celella level-deluxe 6/8/2010 10:49:52 AM

Congratulations on yet another fabulous finalist, Carol! #8679007

Val Feldman level-deluxe 6/8/2010 5:59:37 PM

OK, the clan has lost it's collective mind over this one, Carol - unanimously agreed long ago it was a winner...All fingers crossed and HUGE CONGRATS! #8680441

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe 6/8/2010 6:08:47 PM

Another great close up capture!!! Congratulations! #8680469

Sam Britt level-deluxe 6/8/2010 6:57:34 PM

Congratulations, Carol! #8680691

Mary K. Robison level-deluxe 6/9/2010 12:11:37 AM

What a well deserved finalist, Carol!
I agree with everything Rona said above.
Congratulations, and best of luck to you next level up!


Amy M. Wilson level-deluxe 6/9/2010 6:39:24 AM

Big congrats on your beautiful Finalist, Carol!! #8681829

Patrick Rouzes level-deluxe 6/9/2010 4:16:02 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible WINNER, Carol! WTG! #8683168

Melissa G. Meiselman 6/9/2010 4:40:40 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful winner!!! #8683337

Carol Eade level-deluxe 6/9/2010 5:33:45 PM

Congratulations Carol!! #8683560

Phyllis H. Burchett level-deluxe 6/9/2010 5:41:49 PM

Congrats Carol! #8683618

Debra R. Harder 6/9/2010 5:46:16 PM

So happy to see this brilliant image win GOLD, Carol! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS! Deb #8683653

Joseph T. Pilonero level-deluxe 6/9/2010 5:48:05 PM

Congrats on this lovely winner, Carol. TED #8683673

Renee Doyle level-deluxe 6/9/2010 6:16:41 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful winner Carol!! #8683826

Val Feldman level-deluxe 6/9/2010 6:31:50 PM

WTG, TN Lady - it's a beauty of a GOLD WINNER! Congratulations from your Fan Club! :) #8683910

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe 6/9/2010 6:36:32 PM

Congrats Carol, great job!! #8683939

Kim Andelkovic level-deluxe 6/9/2010 6:38:46 PM

Congrats Carol on your beautiful win. #8683958

Sam Britt level-deluxe 6/9/2010 6:42:37 PM

Big Congrats on this second place winner, Carol! #8683993

ROLAN NARMAN 6/9/2010 7:15:52 PM

Huge Congrats on this fantastic winner Carol! #8684102

Rona L. Schwarz 6/9/2010 7:23:50 PM

I knew we'd see this one again, Carol! It is so outstanding in so many ways! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS ON THIS SUPERB GOLD WINNER!!! #8684135

Amy M. Wilson 6/9/2010 7:40:16 PM

Big congratulations on this outstanding Gold winner, Carol!! #8684210

Jeana Clark level-deluxe 6/9/2010 8:27:13 PM

Huge congratulations for your fantastic win Carol!!!!!!

~J~ #8684380

frank w. degenhardt level-deluxe 6/9/2010 9:42:10 PM

Gorgeous macro my friend. Congratulations on the Second Place Win my friend. #8684603

Patti Coblentz level-deluxe 6/9/2010 10:22:50 PM

Congratulations on your fantastic win, Carol!

Patti #8684648

Stefania Barbier level-deluxe 6/9/2010 11:00:36 PM

gorgeous winner, congratulations! #8684684

Steve M. Harrington level-deluxe 6/9/2010 11:03:25 PM

Good on you, Carol! :)
Steve #8684697

Nadia Paul level-deluxe 6/10/2010 2:07:26 AM

So beautiful - congrats on your win Carol! #8684913

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-deluxe 6/10/2010 4:00:01 AM

Fantastic work Carol. Big congrats on your win.
JP #8685131

Usman M. Bajwa level-deluxe 6/10/2010 4:10:57 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on the super capture and Gold Win, Carol

UB. #8685165

Anita Hogue 6/10/2010 4:20:12 AM

Warmest CONGRATULATIONS! #8685214

John Singleton level-deluxe 6/10/2010 6:23:36 AM

another great macro from Carol! Congrats!! #8685534

Karen Celella level-deluxe 6/10/2010 6:41:04 AM

Huge congratulations on your fablulous winner, Carol! #8685592

Daniella Puente level-deluxe 6/10/2010 8:09:44 AM

Big congrats on the gold for this fabulous photo Carol!!! #8685783

Mark Dodge 6/10/2010 9:04:11 AM

Wonderful job on this, Carol. Right on! Congratulations. #8685958

Amanda D. Austwick level-deluxe 6/10/2010 9:16:49 AM

Beautiful Macro Carol, and so well deserving of it's Gold Win! Congratulations! #8685979

Fran J. Jagger 6/10/2010 12:44:06 PM

WTG!! CONGRATS on your WIN, Carol!! :) #8686336

R. J. Laudenbacher level-deluxe 6/10/2010 4:23:22 PM

A big congrats to you Carol on this gorgeous Macro Gold winner. Amazing! #8686706

Carol L. Fowler 6/10/2010 7:25:14 PM

Thanks everyone #8687279

Mary K. Robison 6/10/2010 7:54:47 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your well earned win, Carol! #8687320

Dianna Murphy 6/11/2010 8:18:05 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful winner. #8688599

Ann H. Belus level-deluxe 6/11/2010 8:56:01 PM


Boyd L. Alexander level-deluxe 6/17/2010 8:27:17 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your well earned win, Carol...very well done indeed! #8700863

Dominick M. Dimacale level-deluxe 6/17/2010 11:47:47 PM

Congratulations Carol on your Win!!!

Dominick #8702132

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5/5/10, macro. A Spined Soldier bug on a dwarf iris found on my recent Smokies workshop. Handheld, flash. Background pink is red clay.

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: -2.00, ExposureTime: 1/60 seconds, Flash: fired, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 100.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Uploaded on 5/5/2010 2:41:28 PM

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