Grand Lily Resubmit

© Melissa Gurdus

Grand Lily Resubmit

David Phalen Student 5/27/2010 7:43:43 AM

Keep resubmitting until this beauty gets the recognition it deserves!! #1272826

Marty Straub 5/27/2010 7:50:48 AM

However one may categorize this photo, it is surely a stunning in-you-face beauty, Melissa. #8647528

Bobby Ray Goodman 5/27/2010 7:55:59 AM

Hi Melissa,beautiful macro.That color is stunning and it looks like a winner!!! #8647532

Jeana Clark 5/27/2010 8:49:23 AM

Beautiful color and fantastic details!!
Congrats for ALL of your finalists!!!
Wonderful Work Lady!!!

~J~ #8647695

Jeff W. Robinson 5/27/2010 9:33:53 AM

Wonderful color and glow Melissa! Jeff #8647751

Carolyn Morgan 5/27/2010 9:39:18 AM

Someone is missing the beauty of this shot -- Color and details are wonderful!!! #8647764

Hal Bambrick 5/27/2010 10:41:05 AM

Simply Gorgeous Melissa!!!!!!. #8647811

Bojan Bencic 5/27/2010 10:42:13 AM

That is an amazing photo, Melissa. Better luck this time around. #8647813

Jack Ryan 5/27/2010 11:38:44 AM

Excellent detail and color...quite beautiful. #8647901

Monnie Ryan 5/27/2010 1:08:08 PM

WOW! 'Nuff said! #8647993

Linda M. Walker 5/27/2010 3:45:28 PM

I just love these water lilies...I hope your perseverance pays off! #8648174

Ron McEwan 5/27/2010 3:48:30 PM

Good luck with this stunning image Melissa. It looks like it is on fire. #8648177

Kathleen Brennan 5/27/2010 4:57:03 PM

Gorgeous colors and great detail! #8648302

Sam Britt 5/27/2010 7:03:51 PM

Terrific color, detail, light & clarity, Melissa. #8648445

Karen Kessler 5/28/2010 7:58:52 PM

Gorgeous full frame burst of beautiful colors & detail! My favorite colors! #8650290

Gail Vitikacs 6/1/2010 5:03:21 PM

Ouch...this is so sharp and beautiful!!!! I certainly hope we see this beauty again! #8658636

Cindy Bendush 6/4/2010 11:06:10 PM

Exeptional color and clarity Melissa - best of luck this time around! #8666535

Erica Murphy 6/7/2010 2:03:04 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful, spectacularly focused finalist Melissa! #8671842

Tammy Espino 6/7/2010 2:26:46 PM

Congrats on this wonderful finalist!! :) #8672070

Lydia Williams 6/7/2010 2:43:23 PM

A beauty, Melissa. Congratulations on your finalist! #8672252

Carol Eade 6/7/2010 3:11:09 PM

Warm congratulations, Melissa! #8672475

Bill Houghton 6/7/2010 3:16:48 PM

Melissa, this is so pretty. Congratulations on this beautiful finalist. Have a great day, Bill

If you have time, check out my website:
Bill Houghton Photography


Nancy (Peaches) Harker 6/7/2010 3:18:44 PM

HUGE Congrats on your AWSOME finalist
Best of luck in the next round!!! #8672542

Carolyn Morgan 6/7/2010 3:30:15 PM

You nearly did it!!!! Congratulations -- wishing you continued success #8672624

Sherran Andersen 6/7/2010 3:42:36 PM

Congrats Melissa. #8672774

Renee Doyle 6/7/2010 3:43:30 PM

This is soooo pretty!!! Big congratulations Melissa!! #8672783

Nancyj Hovey 6/7/2010 3:46:19 PM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8672823

Debra R. Harder 6/7/2010 3:47:48 PM

This is so stunning, Melissa! Huge congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL finalist! Deb #8672842

Alan S. Hurite 6/7/2010 4:08:43 PM

This is beautiful Melissa. Congrats on all your finalist photos. #8673081

Randy D. Dinkins 6/7/2010 4:51:21 PM

Beautiful shot. Well deserved, congratulations. #8673509

Eloise & Eugene Gregory 6/7/2010 5:18:01 PM

Just beautiful Melissa, congrats. #8673766

JO ANN CLEVELAND 6/7/2010 5:21:00 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Melissa!

jo ann c. #8673803

Doug Pignet 6/7/2010 5:32:35 PM

on your very deserving FINALIST! #8673958

Ron McEwan 6/7/2010 5:38:05 PM

Congrats on picking up this well deserved Silver for May Melissa WTG #8674033

Val Feldman 6/7/2010 5:38:33 PM

Absolutely beautiful and perfectly captured! Huge congratulations, Melissa on this very fine and well-deserved Finalist and all the best in the upcoming round! ~Val #8674039

Dianna Murphy 6/7/2010 6:05:46 PM

A big warm congratulations and High five on your finalist. Wonderful work. Good luck in the quest for the GOLD!!!!!!!!!!!! Dianna #8674330

Linda D. Lester 6/7/2010 6:05:57 PM

Awesome.....Congratulations! #8674333

Bobby Ray Goodman 6/7/2010 6:40:58 PM

Big Congratulations,Melissa.Beautiful!!! #8674783

Sam Britt 6/7/2010 6:44:41 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Melissa!! #8674841

Kathy Salerni 6/7/2010 7:08:19 PM

Congrats on your beautiful finalist, Melissa! #8675161

Mukesh Srivastava 6/7/2010 7:14:51 PM

Huge congrats on your gorgeous FINALIST, Melissa!!!!! Good luck for the GOLD!!!!! #8675220

Nadia Paul 6/7/2010 9:46:10 PM

Congrats on your beautiful finalist Melissa! #8676132

ROLAN NARMAN 6/7/2010 9:48:51 PM

Big congratulations on this and on your other fantastic finalists Melissa! #8676148

Stefania Barbier 6/7/2010 10:32:33 PM

huge congrats on your beautiful finalist!!! #8676358

Bojan Bencic 6/7/2010 10:51:05 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa. #8676491

Tommy E. Burgess 6/7/2010 11:49:57 PM

Huge congratulations on your gorgeous and well deserved finalist Melissa!! Best of luck in the next round! #8676823

Brett Dolsen 6/8/2010 1:27:30 AM

Beautifull work and congratulations on your finalists Melissa! #8677155

Naomi Weiser 6/8/2010 1:31:27 AM

pretty, congrats! #8677162

Melissa Gurdus 6/8/2010 1:52:16 AM

Thanks so much for all of your wonderful comments!! I appreciate them all very much!! #8677178

Alan L. Borror 6/8/2010 2:35:11 AM

Congratulations on all your finalists, Melissa! Beautiful work! #8677245

Hosey M. Harrell III 6/8/2010 4:35:07 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Melissa!

Leslie McLain 6/8/2010 4:47:19 AM

Congrats on all of your beautiful finalists, Melissa. Way to go. #8677535

Jean-Pierre Ducondi 6/8/2010 5:47:11 AM

Big congrats on all your wonderful finalist Melissa. Great work.
JP #8677764

Jeana Clark 6/8/2010 6:06:49 AM

OUTSTANDING!!! Congratulations on this wonderfully presented finalist!!! Best of luck in the next round!!!

~J~ #8677865

Kaye Burazin 6/8/2010 6:55:41 AM

Your flora are always a favorite of mine. Congrats #8678153

Patrick Rouzes 6/8/2010 7:32:58 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on this superb finalist, Melissa! WTG! #8678311

Eivor Kuchta 6/8/2010 8:15:48 AM

Congratulations on your finalist! #8678404

Luigi Di Serio 6/8/2010 9:10:14 AM

A real beauty and deserved finalist! #8678648

Kay Beausoleil 6/8/2010 9:40:28 AM

Congratulations on your finalists this month, Melissa -- due recognition for your superb work! #8678757

R. J. Laudenbacher 6/8/2010 10:02:11 AM

Wow Melissa...what a gorgeous Finalist. Congratulations #8678859

Kathleen Brennan 6/8/2010 10:34:30 AM

Beautiful! Congratulations! #8678971

Christine Czernin 6/8/2010 10:42:55 AM

Congratulations on your fantastic collection of finalists, Melissa. #8678990

Valentin M. Armianu 6/8/2010 10:57:20 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist! #8679032

Nancy L. Green 6/8/2010 12:11:39 PM

How in the world did I ever miss this FANATSTIC floral!!! SUPERB color, WONDERFUL clarity and FORGEOUS presentation!!! CONGRATULATIONS!! <>< #8679258

Courtenay Vanderbilt 6/8/2010 12:47:16 PM

Gorgeous, Melissa! Big Congrats! #8679373

Antonio Amen 6/8/2010 12:57:16 PM

Thank you for comment my photo.
Kind regards
António #8679404

Sabrina Ryan 6/8/2010 1:26:12 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this Beautiful Finalist macro image, Melissa! #8679528

Janet McNeil 6/8/2010 3:09:18 PM

Congratulations and good luck in round 2!! #8679877

Anita N. Hogue 6/8/2010 3:44:35 PM

WOW, Melissa, this is soooooo gorgeous! Congratulations on this and all your other finalist! Awesome month for you! WTG!!! #8679965

Maria Capilupi 6/8/2010 5:25:24 PM

Congratulations on an outstanding finalist, Melissa! #8680250

John Anderson 6/8/2010 6:27:29 PM

Stunning Melissa, the color and detail are awesome! Congrats on the "Finalist"! #8680569

Sharon 6/8/2010 8:23:34 PM

Melissa, HUGE cpngratulations on your beautiful finalist!!! #8680971

Betsy Labuschagne 6/9/2010 1:01:21 AM

Congratulations on your gorgeous Finalist, Melissa!! #8681338

Usman M. Bajwa 6/9/2010 2:54:39 AM

CONGRATZ Melissa on this gorgeous floral capture and Finalist Award. Its going to be a third-time-lucky thing. Good Luck!

UB. #8681384

Linda Blair 6/9/2010 6:37:24 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist!!!!! #8681822

Melissa Gurdus 6/9/2010 8:12:36 AM

Thanks so much for all of your wonderful comments!! I appreciate each and every one!! #8682147

Michael G. Marshall 6/9/2010 9:44:30 AM

Wonderful Finalist, Melissa! Congratulations! Michael #8682346

Carol L. Fowler 6/9/2010 1:36:34 PM

Beautiful FInalisT! #8682803

Allen O. Howard 6/9/2010 2:03:42 PM

WOW! When we were kids our term for something this nice was "Heavy"! Congratulations Melissa!!! This is heavy! #8682852

Jessica Jenney 6/9/2010 3:55:57 PM

Conrgatulations, Melissa on your fantastic win! #8683062

Tammy Espino 6/9/2010 4:01:02 PM

Congrats on your win :) #8683089

Carolyn Morgan 6/9/2010 4:08:44 PM

good for you - congratulations #8683145

Patrick Rouzes 6/9/2010 4:18:15 PM


Leslie McLain 6/9/2010 4:28:17 PM

Congrats on your terrific winner, Melissa. #8683253

Lydia Williams 6/9/2010 4:31:20 PM

Yay, Melissa! Golden!! #8683275

Linda D. Lester 6/9/2010 4:38:11 PM

Congratulations on your awesome 2nd place win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #8683324

John Anderson 6/9/2010 5:19:47 PM

Excellent win Melissa, well deserved! #8683481

Robyn A. Terrell 6/9/2010 5:30:04 PM

Huge congrats, Melissa! It's a beauty! #8683534

Courtenay Vanderbilt 6/9/2010 5:30:54 PM

Awesome win, Melissa! Congratulations! #8683538

Carol Eade 6/9/2010 5:32:45 PM

Congratulations, Melissa!! #8683555

Debra R. Harder 6/9/2010 5:41:30 PM

WTG, Melissa! Huge congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL GOLD WINNER! Deb #8683617

Patricia A. Coblentz 6/9/2010 6:07:32 PM

So dynamic! Congratulations on your beautiful gold winner, Melissa!

Patti #8683762

Renee Doyle 6/9/2010 6:14:43 PM

Big congratulations on this excellent and beautiful winner Melissa!! #8683811

Evy Johansen 6/9/2010 6:27:13 PM

Big congratulations on this beautiful and well deserved win, Melissa!! #8683889

Val Feldman 6/9/2010 6:34:47 PM

Third time's a charm! Such a stunning and well-deserved Gold Win, Melissa! Congratulations! #8683928

Randy D. Dinkins 6/9/2010 6:35:37 PM

Big congrats on this win Melissa, well done! #8683932

Sam Britt 6/9/2010 6:39:56 PM

Big Congrats on this second place winner, Melissa!! #8683972

Kathleen Brennan 6/9/2010 6:42:58 PM

I'm not surprised! Congratulations! #8683996

ROLAN NARMAN 6/9/2010 7:13:06 PM

Huge Congrats on this fantastic winner Melissa! #8684095

Amy M. Wilson 6/9/2010 7:37:55 PM

Huge congratulations on your stunning winner... just beautiful, Melissa!! #8684198

Michael G. Marshall 6/9/2010 7:43:20 PM

Wonderful winning image, Melissa! Congratulations! Michael #8684229

Jeana Clark 6/9/2010 8:22:50 PM

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

~J~ #8684359

Judy V. Kennamer 6/9/2010 8:24:33 PM

A beautiful winnder Melissa!!!! CONGRATS!!!!! #8684368

Memoriee G. Sconce 6/9/2010 9:02:19 PM

Melissa, Congratulations a very beautiful winner.
Memoriee #8684509

Jennifer L. Alder 6/9/2010 9:29:53 PM

Bold and beautiful, Melissa! Congrats to you on a lovely winning image :) #8684576

Corinne M. Thompson 6/9/2010 9:31:36 PM

Wow, what a fabulous capture! Congrats on your win Melissa! #8684580

frank w. degenhardt 6/9/2010 9:39:18 PM

What amazing beauty you bring out my friend. Congratulations on the Second Place Win my friend. WTG. #8684598

Stefania Barbier 6/9/2010 11:00:01 PM

gorgeous winner, congratulations! #8684681

Katarina Mansson 6/9/2010 11:13:28 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful winner Melissa! #8684710

Bojan Bencic 6/10/2010 1:35:29 AM

Congratulations on you winner, Melissa. Well deserved. #8684858

Nadia Paul 6/10/2010 2:02:38 AM

Congrats on your gorgeous Winner Melissa! #8684906

Usman M. Bajwa 6/10/2010 2:22:44 AM

Told'ya, third-time-lucky! CONGRATULATIONS on your GOLD WINNER, Melissa!

UB. #8684954

Michele Wetzel 6/10/2010 2:48:54 AM


Congrats on your gorgeous winner!

Shelly #8684984

Jean-Pierre Ducondi 6/10/2010 3:57:23 AM

Big congrats on our win Melissa. Fantastic work.
JP #8685122

Anita N. Hogue 6/10/2010 4:17:58 AM

Warmest CONGRATULATIONS! #8685203

Mitch Spence 6/10/2010 6:31:35 AM

Congratulations, Melissa, on both your beautiful image and its pretty gold button. #8685561

Murry Grigsby 6/10/2010 6:53:55 AM

Congrats on your terrific image and win Melissa! #8685641

David Phalen 6/10/2010 6:54:55 AM

BIG Congrats on a spectacular Winner!! #8685643

Kay Beausoleil 6/10/2010 7:56:09 AM

Congratulations, Melissa, on your win for this wonderful flower and how the gold badge sets off its lovely colour! #8685736

Daniella Puente 6/10/2010 8:07:36 AM

Big congrats on the gold for this fabulous photo Melissa!!! #8685773

Mark Dodge 6/10/2010 9:05:54 AM

Wow! Gorgeous macro, Melissa! Fantastic winner. Congratulations! #8685963

Marcel J. Fernandez 6/10/2010 9:43:42 AM

Melissa, A big congratulations on your TWO Winners and Four Finalist. Outstanding work!!! #8686023

Eloise & Eugene Gregory 6/10/2010 9:48:49 AM

Congratulations a very beautiful winner, well done. #8686033

Tarun Bose 6/10/2010 11:00:03 AM

Congrats for yet another winner, Melissa. #8686187

Theresa Marie Jones 6/10/2010 11:46:04 AM

WOW! BRAVO! #8686262

Ellen Hodges 6/10/2010 3:03:49 PM

Huge congrats on this gorgeous winner, Melissa!!! #8686531

R. J. Laudenbacher 6/10/2010 4:16:40 PM

Congratulations Melissa on your gorgeous Gold winner. WTG!!!!! #8686689

Debra Booth 6/10/2010 5:03:35 PM

Congratulations, Melissa! Your persistence paid off with this beautiful winner! #8686808

Julianne Bradford 6/10/2010 6:10:32 PM

3rd times the charm Melissa! This is so well deserving! Congratulations! #8687076

Mary K. Robison 6/10/2010 8:06:32 PM

Glad you kept re-submitting this beautiful capture, Melissa!
CONGRATULATIONS on your VERY well-earned win! #8687340

Christine Czernin 6/10/2010 11:15:47 PM

Congratulations on this beautifuld gold winner, Melissa. #8687580

Timothy Guay 6/11/2010 10:49:50 AM

Simply beautiful.
- Timothy #8688802

Ann H. Belus 6/11/2010 8:54:30 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Melissa! #8690005

Rona L. Schwarz 6/12/2010 8:44:38 AM

Huge congratulations on this spectacular Gold floral Winner, Melissa! Gorgeous colors and very creative treatment. #8690712

Kathy Cline 6/12/2010 11:11:53 AM

Congratulations Melissa, 3rd time was the charm!!
Well deserved! Have a blessed weekend. #8690835

Guy D. Biechele 6/12/2010 5:07:57 PM

Spectacular! Congrats on your win!! #8691100

Tommy E. Burgess 6/13/2010 11:54:24 PM

Huge congratulations on your breath taking winner Melissa!! #8693067

Cindy Bendush 6/14/2010 12:38:45 AM

Super gold winner Melissa -- big congratulations!!! #8693128

Renata Gusciora 6/14/2010 11:29:32 AM

Big congratulations on this gorgeous winner,Melissa!!!:-) #8694338

PATRICIA A. CASEY 6/14/2010 4:05:10 PM

Congratulations, Melissa.....beautiful capture....third time is a charm! Cheers =^..^= #8694779

Mick Burkey 6/16/2010 1:04:08 PM

Beautiful!! Congratulations on a well-deserved win, Melissa. #8699184

Dominick M. Dimacale 6/18/2010 2:38:42 AM

Congratulations Melissa on your Win!!!

Dominick #8702337

Amalia Elena Veralli 6/24/2010 5:39:10 AM

Stunning! #8714343

Kathy L. Clark 7/9/2010 5:51:25 AM

This is breathtaking Melissa. Congratulations on an extremely well deserved winner. #8744221

Robert Jensen 8/22/2010 2:36:21 PM

another superb flower image #8855136

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This is the third resubmission. Entered into a different category.


Exif: F Number: 6.4, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/600 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 12.20 mm, Model: FinePix S100FS

Uploaded on 5/27/2010 7:23:08 AM Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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