Amazing Grace

© Melissa Gurdus

Amazing Grace

Tammy M. Anderson Student 7/6/2010 5:33:20 PM

Gorgeous details, composition and colors, Melissa. Just beautiful!!! #1285650

Linda Proctor 7/6/2010 5:38:24 PM

They say 3 times lucky Melissa This is a winner!! #8738899

Liz Bullock 7/6/2010 8:21:53 PM

Beautiful, love the lighting! #8739348

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 7/6/2010 10:55:27 PM

Beautiful colors, details and design. Nice! #8739466

Linda M. Walker 7/7/2010 3:27:02 AM

A winner in my eyes....just beautiful! #8739704

Janet McNeil 7/7/2010 4:40:41 AM

Beautiful capture!! #8739882

Jack Ryan 7/7/2010 7:51:51 AM

Excellent detail, comp and color...beautiful work. #8740387

Sam Britt 8/13/2010 3:38:04 PM

Another beautiful finalist, Melissa! #8827162

Renee Doyle 8/13/2010 5:15:21 PM

Well it is MOST deserving of a finalist and hopefully more!!! Congratulations Melissa!! #8827997

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 8/13/2010 6:33:26 PM

Congratulations on your finalist Melissa, gorgeous! #8828649

Cesar J. La Rosa 8/13/2010 7:13:01 PM

Congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL Finalists, Melissa. They're all wonderful photographs and most deserving of this distinction. Congratulations on all of them!!!
Cesar #8828902

Patricia A. Coblentz 8/13/2010 10:19:46 PM

Congratulation on all of your wonderful finalists, of luck in the next round :) #8829647

Kim Lund 8/14/2010 2:45:11 AM

What a deserving beauty! Congratulations on this and all your finalists. #8829916

Stefania Barbier 8/14/2010 5:56:33 AM

WTG congrats! #8830478

Leslie McLain 8/14/2010 5:59:30 AM

Congrats on all of your beautiful finalists, Melissa. #8830501

frank w. degenhardt 8/14/2010 7:03:54 AM

Am loving the floral work you do. Congratulations on another Finalist my friend. Way to go. #8830912

Datha Y. Thompson 8/14/2010 7:53:14 AM

G O R G E O U S Melissa!!!

Bojan Bencic 8/14/2010 9:15:50 AM

Congratulations on your finalists, Melissa. Beautiful. #8831545

Cyn D Valentine 8/14/2010 9:19:06 AM

Gorgeous..congratulations Melissa! #8831561

Marilyn Cornwell 8/14/2010 12:25:49 PM

Tremendous finalist Melissa! Congratulations!! #8832319

Debra R. Harder 8/14/2010 12:32:37 PM

WOW...absolutely MAGNIFICENT, Melissa! Love this! CONGRATULATIONS on another OUTSTANDING finalist! Deb #8832341

Phyllis Burchett 8/14/2010 1:09:26 PM

Absolutely gorgeous, congrats on all your fabulous finalists Melissa! #8832592

Carol Eade 8/14/2010 1:32:26 PM

Gorgeous finalist, congratulations Melissa! #8832766

Nancyj Hovey 8/14/2010 1:56:15 PM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8832916

Renata Gusciora 8/14/2010 2:16:30 PM

Big congratulations on your beautiful finalist,Melissa!!!:-) #8833036

Lydia Williams 8/14/2010 3:43:49 PM

Looks like a winner to me....congratulations on your finalist! Just gorgeous! #8833407

Janet McNeil 8/14/2010 3:45:18 PM

This image is stunning!!! Congrats and good luck!! #8833417

Sharon 8/14/2010 5:44:47 PM

Melissa, this is soooooooo beautiful!!! It's one of my favorite flower images of all time. Congratulations on your well deserved finalist and I hope to see Gold under it soon. #8833962

Kathy Cline 8/14/2010 5:59:54 PM

CONGRATS #8834030

Val Feldman 8/14/2010 6:15:54 PM

I remember commenting on this one, Melissa and making it a favorite...the third time is a charm (Personally I think it deserved it the first go-around!) - All the best in the upcoming round....this fine floral deserves gold!!! #8834080

Cindy Bendush 8/14/2010 9:37:35 PM

Gorgeous Melissa! Congratulations on all of your wonderful finalists! #8834521

Robert K. Bemus 8/15/2010 12:58:47 AM

Congratulations on your Finalists, Melissa!! #8834969

Allen O. Howard 8/15/2010 11:26:29 AM

This is a breathtaking image Melissa! Congratulations! #8836548

Susan Fox 8/16/2010 2:37:33 PM

Congratulations on your win! #8839905

Renee Doyle 8/16/2010 2:57:20 PM

Big congratulations to you Melissa on this wonderful winner!!! #8839999

Agnes Fegan 8/16/2010 3:09:14 PM

Congratulations Melissa; this is beautiful! #8840051

Sharon 8/16/2010 3:19:31 PM

Whoooooooooo Hoooooooooo!!! WTG, Melissa! HUGE congratulations on your well deserved SECOND PLACE WIN!!! #8840099

Sharon 8/16/2010 3:20:34 PM

A Very Big Congratulations to you Melissa on your outstanding 2nd Place Gold award. A very deserving win for an outstanding photo. Well done.

Brian #8840104

Kay Beausoleil 8/16/2010 3:28:39 PM

Congratulations, Melissa, on your win -- three's a charm!! #8840161

Jessica Jenney 8/16/2010 3:29:49 PM

Congratulations, Melissa on your beautiful winner! #8840171

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 8/16/2010 3:44:14 PM

Fantastic July Winner, Melissa! :-) k #8840282

Carol L. Fowler 8/16/2010 3:55:01 PM

Congrats on the WIN! #8840368

Patrick Rouzes 8/16/2010 4:01:02 PM

Melissa, CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible WINNER! WTG, my friend! #8840439

Carol Eade 8/16/2010 4:07:27 PM

Congratulations on your gorgeous winner, Melissa! #8840492

Sandy Stigliano 8/16/2010 4:11:01 PM

Congratulations Melissa, just beautiful!! #8840519

Nancyj Hovey 8/16/2010 4:15:26 PM

on your very deserving

Deborah C. Lewinson 8/16/2010 4:23:54 PM

Congratulations, Melissa, on this awesome winner!!

Debby #8840635

Anita N. Hogue 8/16/2010 4:25:24 PM

Congratulations on this gorgeous win, Melissa! #8840645

Val Feldman 8/16/2010 4:42:48 PM

VERY happy to see this wonderful floral with gold attached...persistence paid off and the third time WAS the lucky (altho, expertise had more to do with it!) charm! WTG, Melissa and congratulations! #8840738

Monnie Ryan 8/16/2010 4:46:01 PM

WTG - third time's definitely a charm, Melissa! Congratulations! #8840755

Tammy Espino 8/16/2010 5:03:01 PM

Congrats :) #8840850

Renata Gusciora 8/16/2010 5:07:58 PM

Big congratulations on your wonderful winner,Melissa!!!:-) #8840883

Stanley C. Sims 8/16/2010 5:17:03 PM

Third time charm Melissa. Great work, and congratulations on your winning image. #8840921

Debra R. Harder 8/16/2010 5:25:20 PM

I knew this was GOLD from the moment I saw it!! WTG, Melissa! Huge congratulations!! Deb #8840968

Sabrina Ryan 8/16/2010 5:26:49 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this Beautiful Winning image, Melissa! #8840980

anonymous 8/16/2010 5:30:20 PM

What a Beautiful image deserving of gold! Congratulations! #8841008

David Phalen 8/16/2010 5:39:34 PM

BIG Congrats on a beautiful Winner!! #8841046

Mark Dodge 8/16/2010 5:50:10 PM

Melissa! This is such an incredible floral macro. The lighting is full of drama and detail. The placement you chose is spot on. Gorgeous, rich, and deep color make this so dynamic. I love your DOF choice. Really brings the focus into the heart of the composition. Such excellent work. Way to go! Huge congratulations to you :o) Right on!!! #8841073

Melissa McCabe 8/16/2010 5:54:41 PM

Classic and beautiful execution! Congrats -mm #8841089

Sam Britt 8/16/2010 6:35:12 PM

Big Congrats on this beautiful second place winner, Melissa. I'm glad your resubmitted this! #8841325

Jean Lechleiter 8/16/2010 7:03:23 PM

So BEAUTIFUL, great work. CONGRATULATIONS, Melissa! #8841475

Janie S. Oliver 8/16/2010 7:43:16 PM

Simply gorgeous. Congrats on your win. #8841608

Ken Smith 8/16/2010 8:04:20 PM

Awesome, Melissa...congrats on your win! #8841672

Nadia Paul 8/16/2010 9:19:35 PM

Congrats on your beautiful winner Melissa! #8841837

Usman M. Bajwa 8/16/2010 10:47:08 PM

Huge CONGRATZ on your Second Place Gold win, Melissa. WTG!

UB. #8842014

Bojan Bencic 8/16/2010 10:50:04 PM

Congratulations on your fantastic winner, Melissa. #8842026

Ujjwal Mukherjee 8/17/2010 12:26:39 AM

Congratulations on your Win!! #8842117

Courtenay Vanderbilt 8/17/2010 2:37:01 AM

Congratulations, Melissa!! #8842214

Barbara Waldoch 8/17/2010 4:09:42 AM

Congratulations on your Awards, Melissa! #8842315

Stefania Barbier 8/17/2010 4:47:31 AM

congratulations on your gorgeous winner! #8842398

R. J. Laudenbacher 8/17/2010 5:16:47 AM

WTG Melissa. A big congratulations to you on your outstanding win. #8842520

Murry Grigsby 8/17/2010 5:32:04 AM

Congrats on your terrific image and win Melissa! #8842575

frank w. degenhardt 8/17/2010 5:49:17 AM

Such beautiful floral work you do my friend. Congratulations on the Seoond PLace Win. Way to go girl. #8842658

Virginia Leone 8/17/2010 6:04:35 AM

Big congrats on this awesome winner Melissa!

Virginia :) #8842727

Datha Y. Thompson 8/17/2010 6:34:43 AM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! ! ! #8842845

Kathy Cline 8/17/2010 6:52:45 AM

Hard work pays off.
CELEBRATE!! #8842930

Katarina Mansson 8/17/2010 8:47:07 AM

Gorgeous - congrats Melissa! #8843228

Mitch Spence 8/17/2010 9:28:19 AM

Persistence pays, Melissa. :) Congratulations to you on a most deserving gold win. #8843348

rony sagy 8/17/2010 10:06:26 AM

Congratulations Melissa. #8843397

Mick Burkey 8/17/2010 11:41:05 AM

Very striking image, Melissa. And a well deserved winner. Congratulations! #8843548

Patricia Seidler 8/17/2010 12:11:23 PM

Beautiful winning photograph Melissa! Congratulations. #8843628

Lydia Williams 8/17/2010 12:59:56 PM

A beauty of a win, Melissa! Gorgeous., Congratulations #8843762

Denny E. Barnes 8/17/2010 4:13:05 PM

Outstanding, very beautiful Melissa! Congratulations on you excellent and well deserved win!!! #8844218

Kathy Salerni 8/17/2010 9:44:28 PM

Huge congrats on your well deserved Gold win, Melissa! #8844808

Robert K. Bemus 8/17/2010 10:20:02 PM

Congratulations on your well deserved win, Melissa!! #8844863

Cindy Bendush 8/18/2010 9:57:10 PM

Gorgeous!!! Big congratulations on your win Melissa! #8847168

Manos Peponas 8/18/2010 10:33:24 PM

Congratulations on your well deserved win! #8847262

Manos Peponas 8/18/2010 10:33:24 PM

Congratulations on your well deserved win! #8847263

Marcel J. Fernandez 8/19/2010 9:11:30 AM

Hi Melissa, Congratulations on your Splendid Winner. #8848442

Tarun Bose 8/19/2010 11:20:53 AM

Big congrats Melissa for your winner. #8848638

Mike Clime 8/20/2010 4:43:13 PM

Congratulations on your winner! #8851466

Debbie Hartley 8/22/2010 2:56:00 AM

Outstanding winner Melissa! Congratulations! #8854086

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Exif: F Number: 3.5, Exposure Bias Value: -1.67, ExposureTime: 1/160 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 100.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Uploaded on 7/6/2010 5:23:10 PM Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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