Rain Kissed Plumbagos

© Melissa Gurdus

Rain Kissed Plumbagos

Bobby Ray Goodman Student 6/1/2010 7:47:54 AM

Hi Melissa,the lighting is beautiful.Stunning color and detail!!!!! #1274273

Wm Nosal 6/1/2010 7:57:32 AM

Beautiful Shot
Wonderful Lighting #8657542

Nancy L. Green 6/1/2010 8:07:01 AM

BEAUTIFUL soft tones with wonderful comp and lighting Melissa, BUATIFULLY done!!! <>< #8657564

Sheila D. Robertson 6/1/2010 8:23:23 AM

Very dramatic. #8657588

Jeff W. Robinson 6/1/2010 8:24:29 AM

Excellent color and detail Melissa! Jeff #8657591

Liz Bullock 6/1/2010 8:28:01 AM

Beautifully capture, love the lighting! #8657607

Monnie Ryan 6/1/2010 8:29:32 AM

Beautiful colors and lighting, Melissa! #8657613

Karen Engelbreth 6/1/2010 9:31:52 AM

A very beautiful image, Melissa... #8657750

Carol Eade 6/1/2010 9:51:49 AM

Another beauty, Melissa! #8657775

Hendrik Storme 6/1/2010 10:38:25 AM

Terrific color and light,wonderful image Melissa!!! #8657811

rony sagy 6/1/2010 10:38:31 AM

Wonderful capture, Great color and detail, Melissa. #8657812

Ron McEwan 6/1/2010 10:53:04 AM

Very well composed, so pleasing to the eye. Stunningly beautiful Melissa #8657825

Linda D. Lester 6/1/2010 10:56:54 AM

Love it.....great water drops! #8657836

Jessica Jenney 6/1/2010 11:16:47 AM

Amazing capture and detail, Melissa! The lighting is exquisite! #8657868

Daniella Puente 6/1/2010 11:18:25 AM

Your flowers are amazing Melissa, love to see them :))) #8657873

Christine Czernin 6/1/2010 1:56:53 PM

Lovely muted color. The raindrops make it precious. #8658177

Ivan Chacon 6/1/2010 2:09:18 PM

Gorgeous floral image, Melissa!!! Love it!! :) #8658205

Tammy M. Anderson 6/1/2010 2:47:38 PM

Lighting, colors and details are just perfect, Melissa. #8658272

Jack Ryan 6/1/2010 3:18:33 PM

Beautiful color and outstanding detail...great work, Melissa. #8658371

John Connolly 6/1/2010 4:13:07 PM

A rather imposing floral close up Melissa! A beautifully colored floral capture! #8658554

Bonnie C. Lackey 6/1/2010 5:54:05 PM

...all this and no post processing. Marvelous work! #8658727

Carolyn Morgan 6/2/2010 4:41:44 AM

I am impressed - simply lovely #8659638

Sabrina Ryan 6/2/2010 5:20:59 PM

Beautiful Plumbago image, Melissa! #8660948

Stephen Zacker 6/2/2010 5:23:15 PM

Really lovely #8660962

Lisa J. Boulden 6/3/2010 4:14:42 AM

Stunning, Melissa!!!
Love this!
~♥~Lisa #8661782

Patrick Rouzes 6/3/2010 8:09:54 AM

A perfect example of your incredible talents, Melissa! The colors, clarity, lighting & b/g are supreme! Good luck with this! WTG! #8662398

Emily E. Bem 6/4/2010 8:10:48 AM

This is just so beautiful! I love the contrast. :) #8665202

Mitch Spence 6/6/2010 8:11:40 AM

The delicacy of the blues and the composition are wonderful here, Melissa. #8669041

Allen O. Howard 6/6/2010 9:51:00 AM

Wow! this is absolutely beautiful Melissa! #8669212

Nikki McDonald 7/12/2010 2:14:52 PM

Wonderful detail and the blue shows very well against the dark background. Congratulations on the finalist and good luck in the next round, Melissa. #8751605

Nancyj Hovey 7/12/2010 3:13:42 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8752334

Patrick Rouzes 7/12/2010 4:00:06 PM

Not surprised to see this again, Melissa! CONGRATULATIONS indeed! #8752776

Ryan Murphy 7/12/2010 4:46:07 PM

congrats, Melissa. this is superb! #8753325

Sherran Andersen 7/12/2010 9:37:30 PM

Congrats. #8755508

Patricia A. Coblentz 7/13/2010 2:30:00 AM

Congratulations on this and and all of your four beautiful, well deserved finalists, Melissa! #8756026

Marilyn Cornwell 7/13/2010 3:00:24 AM

Congratulations, Melissa, on this beautiful finalist! #8756071

Karen Celella 7/13/2010 5:00:51 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Melissa. #8756455

Timothy Guay 7/13/2010 5:43:43 AM

Melissa, this is my favorite, what a beautiful capture, presentation of this wonderful colour...
- Timothy #8756704

Stefania Barbier 7/13/2010 7:52:32 AM

congratulations Melissa! #8757395

Rachelle D. Carriere 7/13/2010 8:01:34 AM

Oh so beautiful Melissa! Congratulation on this fabulous finalist!! Best of luck in the next round! #8757449

Jeana Clark 7/13/2010 8:57:29 AM


Beautiful light, color and details in this beautiful Finalist!!!
Congratulations and good luck in the next round!!!

~J~ #8757695

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com 7/13/2010 10:03:20 AM

Very nice exposure and composition. #8757994

Lydia Williams 7/13/2010 3:32:59 PM

Wonderful Melissa...color, detail,
Congratulations! #8759214

Sharon 7/13/2010 4:07:08 PM

WTG, Melissa!!! HUGE congratulations on "ALL" your outstanding finalists and all the best in the next round!!! #8759381

Monnie Ryan 7/13/2010 5:20:21 PM

Gorgeous -- congratulations once again, Melissa! #8759728

Allen O. Howard 7/14/2010 11:36:15 AM

WOW! Now this is fine! Congratulations Melissa! #8762015

Randy A. Myers 7/14/2010 1:11:31 PM

Big congrats on the win. Good job!!! #8762266

Claudia Kuhn 7/14/2010 1:16:24 PM

Beautiful light, detail and color, congrats on your first place win Melissa! #8762287

Nancyj Hovey 7/14/2010 1:20:29 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FIRST PLACE WINNER! 8o) #8762317

Bojan Bencic 7/14/2010 1:26:35 PM

Congratulations on your great win, Melissa. #8762357

Val Feldman 7/14/2010 1:29:24 PM

Happy to be among the first to congratulate you on this spectacular First Place Gold win...WTG, Melissa!!! #8762377

Marcel J. Fernandez 7/14/2010 1:34:32 PM

Congratulations, Melissa on you beautiful First Place Winner! #8762417

David Phalen 7/14/2010 1:35:46 PM

BIG Congrats on a fantastic First Place Winner!! #8762431

Mary Beth Aiello 7/14/2010 1:37:32 PM

Absolutely beautiful, Melissa. Huge congrats on your FIRST PLACE GOLD. Love it. #8762446

Ryan Murphy 7/14/2010 1:37:47 PM

thought i'd see this again - congrats on your 1st place winner. very well deserved. #8762449

Mark Dodge 7/14/2010 1:39:27 PM

First place!!! Right on! Way to go! Congratulations! #8762467

Patricia A. Coblentz 7/14/2010 1:41:17 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful 1st place win, Melissa! #8762480

Tammy Espino 7/14/2010 1:43:57 PM

Huge Congrats!! :) #8762508

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 7/14/2010 1:57:14 PM

WTG on your first place win, Melissa! :-) k #8762630

Kathy Salerni 7/14/2010 2:13:24 PM

A huge congrats on your first place win, Melissa! WTG! #8762742

Allen O. Howard 7/14/2010 2:36:04 PM

Finer with the Gold! Congratulations Melissa! #8762830

Patrick Rouzes 7/14/2010 2:38:05 PM

A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your Gold Medal Winner, Melissa! Well-deserved, my friend! WTG! #8762836

Agnes Fegan 7/14/2010 2:43:13 PM

Congratulations on your first place win Melissa...a beautiful floral image! #8762854

Carol L. Fowler 7/14/2010 2:43:13 PM

Congrats! #8762855

Monnie Ryan 7/14/2010 2:51:39 PM

Congratulations on a well-deserved win, Melissa!! #8762906

Linda D. Lester 7/14/2010 2:52:33 PM

WTG....Congratulations! #8762912

Lorna Shutter 7/14/2010 2:58:59 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this beautiful 1st Place Win, Melissa!!!!! An awesome capture and presentation!!! :) Photobucket #8762961

Jessica Jenney 7/14/2010 3:23:25 PM

Congratulations, Melissa on your gorgeous First Place Win! #8763054

Irene Colling 7/14/2010 3:40:01 PM

Wonderful color on this beautiful image Melissa.

Congratulations on your win. #8763124

Jean-Pierre Ducondi 7/14/2010 3:43:30 PM

Wow fantastic - Bib big congrats.
JP #8763139

Cindy Bendush 7/14/2010 3:51:05 PM

Beautiful winner - big congratulations!!! #8763178

John Connolly 7/14/2010 3:51:36 PM

WOW! A First Place Melissa! Well done! #8763179

Kathleen Brennan 7/14/2010 3:58:35 PM

A huge congratulations, Melissa! WTG! #8763204

Kay Beausoleil 7/14/2010 3:59:40 PM

Congratulations on your lovely first prize win, Melissa! #8763210

Stefania Barbier 7/14/2010 4:03:07 PM

spectacular win, congratulations Melissa! #8763226

Deborah C. Lewinson 7/14/2010 4:06:59 PM

Congrats, Melissa, so glad to see this get a 1st Place Win!

Debby #8763257

Bonnie C. Lackey 7/14/2010 4:22:59 PM

No surprise here - I loved it immediately and knew the judges would, too! #8763378

Wanda Judd 7/14/2010 4:23:41 PM

Congratulations... #8763382

Kathy Cline 7/14/2010 4:31:53 PM


glitter-graphics.com #8763427

Fran J. Jagger 7/14/2010 4:50:14 PM

Congrats on your 1st Place Win, Melissa!! :) #8763534

Sharon Lohrmann 7/14/2010 4:55:18 PM

congrats on your 1st place win! #8763554

Randy D. Dinkins 7/14/2010 5:19:17 PM

Great job, congratulations on your win! #8763612

Debra R. Harder 7/14/2010 5:30:44 PM

This is so well-deserved, Melissa! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your BEAUTIFUL FIRST PLACE WIN!! WHOOOO-HOOOOO!! Deb #8763654

Mitch Spence 7/14/2010 5:30:58 PM

Downright gorgeous, Melissa. Congratulations. #8763656

Bob Cournoyer 7/14/2010 5:39:28 PM

Congrats, Melissa,on your gold... :-) #8763679

Hosey M. Harrell III 7/14/2010 5:45:57 PM

Congratulations on your win for this fantastic image, Melissa! #8763720

Izabela Zagaja-Florek 7/14/2010 5:52:25 PM

Congratulations on your win :) It's a beautiful picture! #8763761

Marilyn Cornwell 7/14/2010 6:09:00 PM

Very wonderful win! #8763809

Pam Bosch 7/14/2010 6:23:31 PM

Congratulations on your well deserved win with this stunning image. Perfect Plumbago blooms expertly captured! #8763843

Christopher J. Budny 7/14/2010 6:51:14 PM

What a beautiful winner; congratulations! #8763914

Carol Eade 7/14/2010 6:56:23 PM

Beautiful first place winner, Melissa, congratulations! #8763933

Terry Cervi 7/14/2010 6:59:36 PM

Couldn't be prettier, Melissa! Congrats on your stunning win! #8763944

Sam Britt 7/14/2010 7:10:02 PM

Big Congrats on your beautiful first place win, Melissa! #8763974

Rona L. Schwarz 7/14/2010 7:19:21 PM

Gorgeous, simply gorgeous! Many congratulations on this First Place Winner, Melissa!! It is very special! #8764001

Michael Kroth 7/14/2010 7:20:01 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Melissa! #8764008

Lois J. Adomite 7/14/2010 7:35:17 PM

Just beautiful, congratulations on the win. #8764060

Robert K. Bemus 7/14/2010 11:21:40 PM

Congratulations on your First Place win, Melissa!!! #8764450

Graham J. Weiss 7/14/2010 11:30:09 PM

Melissa this is such a respectful beautiful image. Very deserving of first place.

Congratulations. #8764457

Jennifer L. Alder 7/14/2010 11:51:06 PM

Congrats, Melissa! :) #8764466

Margaret R. Barry 7/15/2010 12:00:33 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Melissa! #8764488

Joannie M. Bertucci 7/15/2010 1:02:26 AM

Gorgeous First Place winner Melissa! #8764521

Graeme Chow 7/15/2010 1:05:11 AM

Gorgeous image and super winner. Big Congratulations Melissa ! #8764525

Alan L. Borror 7/15/2010 2:43:21 AM

Congratulations on this terrific first place winner, Melissa! #8764584

Jeff W. Robinson 7/15/2010 3:23:50 AM

Congrats Melissa on this Great 1st Place Win!! Jeff #8764632

Ellen Hodges 7/15/2010 4:11:01 AM

Congrats on a gorgeous win, Melissa!! #8764766

Mary K. Robison 7/15/2010 4:30:33 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your well earned First Place Winner, Melissa! #8764857

Amalia Elena Veralli 7/15/2010 5:36:02 AM

CONGRATULATIONS - WELL DESERVED!! #8765039

Christine Czernin 7/15/2010 6:04:24 AM

Congratulations on this fantastic First Place Gold win, Melissa. #8765126

Girish Vaghela 7/15/2010 6:06:08 AM

Well done, Huge congratulations!!! #8765133

Cheryl Schneider 7/15/2010 6:07:36 AM

Wonderful shot, Melissa. Congratulations! #8765136

Karen Celella 7/15/2010 6:42:16 AM

Huge congratulations for your fabulous winner, Melissa! #8765237

Tarun Bose 7/15/2010 11:33:36 AM

Big big congrats for your first prize winner Melissa. #8765757

Mike Clime 7/15/2010 11:37:36 AM

Congratulations on your winner! #8765764

Hendrik Storme 7/15/2010 2:17:11 PM

Big congrats Melissa!!!! #8766058

Millie A. Talarico 7/15/2010 3:24:05 PM

Happy for your win, Melissa!! #8766144

Judy A. Lawhon 7/15/2010 4:37:05 PM

Congratulations on this fabulous win, Melissa.....perfection!! #8766298

Susan M. Campbell 7/15/2010 7:11:22 PM

This is fabulous Melissa. A well deserved winner. #8766632

Sharon 7/15/2010 10:37:20 PM

Melissa, congratulations on your beautiful and well deserved First Place Win!!! #8766935

Denny E. Barnes 7/15/2010 10:37:37 PM

Big Congratulations, Melissa on your outstanding and well deserved Gold winner!! #8766936

Nadia Paul 7/16/2010 5:40:01 AM

So beautiful Melissa - congrats on your win! #8767404

Linda Blair 7/16/2010 5:52:58 AM

Congratulations on your well deserved winner!!!!! #8767444

Charlotte LaBarbera 7/16/2010 8:47:12 AM

I don't normally shoot flowers, but this one makes me want to. #8767881

Nikki McDonald 7/16/2010 9:09:33 AM

Congratulations on your big win, Melissa. Beautiful. #8767924

Songbird Cline 7/16/2010 11:41:47 AM

you could teach a floral macro class.. this is stunning as are all your florals. #8768121

Vickie J. Jenkins 7/16/2010 11:49:53 AM

Congratulations, Melissa. Excellent photography. #8768136

Sharon Day 7/16/2010 1:40:37 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful 1st Place Win, Melissa!! #8768264

Lydia Williams 7/16/2010 4:42:54 PM

Congratulations on your first place gold, Melissa! Excellent! #8768606

Leslie McLain 7/17/2010 4:33:37 AM

Congrats on your beautiful winner, Melissa. #8769290

Murry Grigsby 7/17/2010 8:40:34 AM

Terrific image and winner in my favorite category Melissa! I love the two color palette and the fresh details. Well done!! #8769566

Bill Foxworthy 7/17/2010 2:29:33 PM

Beautiful Melissa, well done and congratulations. #8769966

Alex T. Mizuno 7/17/2010 9:28:24 PM

Wow, this delicate lighting is simply stunning! Outstanding work, Melissa!! Big Congratulations on beautiful First Place!!! #8770585

Kate Jackson 7/18/2010 9:19:42 AM

Many congrats on your first place win Melissa. Well deserved! #8771405

Toni Riggs 7/18/2010 12:06:01 PM

Gorgeous color and clarity, congrats! #8771680

Judy V. Kennamer 7/18/2010 6:19:29 PM

Congrats on your beautiful winner Melissa!!!! #8772319

Susan Candelario 7/18/2010 6:40:11 PM

Congrats, Melissa!!! Very well deserved winner. Absolutely S t e l l a r . #8772354

Michael G. Marshall 7/19/2010 6:14:27 PM

Magnificent winning image, Melissa! Congratulations! Michael #8774306

Shawn Jennings 7/22/2010 11:53:12 AM

Beautiful image, Melissa! Congratulations on your win! #8780426

Gerri R. Jones 7/23/2010 11:27:10 AM

Beautiful exposure, congratulations on an outstanding winner Melissa! #8782174

Elaine Eastman 7/25/2010 9:16:22 AM

Congratulations, Melissa!!! So well deserved - the composition, color and detail are outstanding! #8785033

Paula Showen 7/27/2010 7:46:01 PM

Nice lighting! Congratulations! #8790132

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 7/30/2010 12:44:59 PM

Incredible beauty Melissa! Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE win!!! #8795720

Renee Doyle 7/31/2010 3:24:38 PM

Belated but BIG congratulations on this Outstanding and most deserving First Place win Melissa!! #8797690

Karen Bacon 8/1/2010 10:08:07 AM

A big congratulations Melissa on this fantastic first place winner! #8799241

Dominick M. Dimacale 9/13/2010 3:55:34 AM

Congratulations Melissa on your Win!!!


Dominick #8897299

Lisa M. Throgmorton 10/17/2010 5:38:48 PM

What a striking capture! Love the color, light and overall tight framed comp. Lovely floral rendering!! :) #8978190

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Description

Taken on May 25, 2010 with my Canon 100mm Macro Lens set with the aperture shut down for more detail.

This was taken in the shade so the background is dark for contrast.

No post procession.

Flowers

Exif: F Number: 11, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 1/160 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 640, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 150.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Uploaded on 6/1/2010 7:42:56 AM


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