© Courtenay Vanderbilt


Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe 9/16/2010 3:00:06 AM

Outstanding details, comp. and colors, Courtenay. Beautiful! Congrats to you. #1308690

Douglas Pignet 9/16/2010 3:03:18 AM

Beautiful Courtenay...Well done #8907630

Jack Gaskin 9/16/2010 3:07:21 AM

A Beauty of a macro.
Bet it took a while to wax the petals ;o) Love those water droplets ....

Congrats on the finalist selection..

Happy Shooting
Jack #8907648

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe 9/16/2010 3:48:30 AM

Beautiful macro! Love it! #8907769

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe 9/16/2010 4:46:49 AM

Love the water drops.....congrats to you too! #8907980

Gina Cormier level-deluxe 9/16/2010 5:57:05 AM

Gorgeous!!!! Beautiful color and detail!!! #8908261

Shelly A. Van Camp level-deluxe 9/16/2010 6:36:18 AM

Beautiful!!! #8908397

Robert R. Goodman level-deluxe 9/16/2010 7:48:23 AM

Hi Courtenay,That is stunning.Gorgeous capture!!! #8908662

Lindley Johnson level-deluxe 9/16/2010 10:26:05 AM

Beautiful colors, composition, and details, Courtenay! #8909134

Courtenay Vanderbilt level-deluxe 9/16/2010 1:23:30 PM

Thanks everyone! Anyone catch my typo! HaHaHa! 1,800 Finalists this month! #8909595

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-deluxe 9/17/2010 7:11:38 PM

LOLOL...Yes, I noticed! This is one gorgeous flower, Courtenay! Awesome details, colors, lighting and POV! :-) k #8914174

Phyllis H. Burchett level-deluxe 9/18/2010 7:32:00 PM

Gorgeous Courtenay, wonderful details and color! #8916648

Wm Nosal 9/18/2010 8:15:18 PM

Cool! #8916709

Patrick Rouzes level-deluxe 9/19/2010 7:14:51 AM

Exquisite, colorful, crystal clear & beautiful! WTG, Courtenay! #8917383

Patti Coblentz level-deluxe 9/19/2010 9:57:08 AM

Yes, I was aghast, actually! 18,000 meant I quit...LOL!
Lovely, colorful and detailed image, Courtenay...comgratulations to you, too! #8917768

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-deluxe 9/23/2010 12:48:42 PM

Gorgeou Courtenay..

jo ann c. #8925810

MELODIE C. ROBERTS level-deluxe 9/24/2010 1:54:04 PM

I was ready to throw in the towel too ;0)

This is dripping with beauty Court

Congratulations on your finalists ;0) #8927807

Boyd L. Alexander level-deluxe 9/26/2010 4:34:27 AM

This is a stunninh macro Courtenay with beautiful color...(love the droplets!).

Diane Pignet level-deluxe 9/27/2010 9:31:22 AM

I just slapped a heart on this one Courtenay........awesome details those drops look like worlds of thier own....just grand. Diane #8932640

Yulianto Soeroso level-deluxe 9/29/2010 5:19:30 PM

wow beautiful #8937666

Stefania Barbier level-deluxe 9/30/2010 7:35:01 AM

amazingly beautiful Court! #8938927

Nancy (Peaches) Harker level-deluxe 10/15/2010 11:25:51 AM


HUGE CONGRATS on your finalist!
Best of luck in the next round!


Stefania Barbier level-deluxe 10/15/2010 11:56:09 AM

congratulations on your gorgeous finalist!!! #8969304

Patti Coblentz level-deluxe 10/15/2010 11:58:09 AM

Congratulations o your gorgeous finalist, Courtenay!! #8969317

Nancyj E. Hovey level-deluxe 10/15/2010 1:01:00 PM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8969756

Marilyn Cornwell level-deluxe 10/15/2010 1:55:40 PM

Courtenay - congratulations on this wonderful and beautiful finalist! #8970110

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe 10/15/2010 2:15:31 PM

Congrats Courtenay on this beautiful finalist. #8970216

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe 10/15/2010 2:30:48 PM

WTG girl....have you come up for air yet! We got some planning to do! :)

Congratulations girl!!! #8970306

Wm Nosal 10/15/2010 2:58:11 PM

Congratulations! #8970442

Courtenay Vanderbilt 10/15/2010 3:47:27 PM

Gosh, thank you guys! And BIG CONGRATS right back at ya!!!! Leaving in the early AM for my 40th high school reunion. Will have to catch up with everyone when I get back! #8970696

Stephanie Halstead level-deluxe 10/15/2010 4:38:47 PM

Well done! #8971104

Sam Britt 10/15/2010 7:36:07 PM

Big Congratulations on YOUR finalist, Courtenay!! #8971864

Barbara Waldoch 10/15/2010 10:31:07 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful Finalist, Courtenay! #8972423

Boyd L. Alexander 10/16/2010 6:31:45 AM

WOW! Big Congratulations on your beautiful Finalist! (I just knew we would see this one again!) Good luck in the next round! #8973196

Usman M. Bajwa level-deluxe 10/16/2010 10:25:57 AM

Beautiful capture and CONGRATZ on the Finalist Award. Good Luck up next!

UB. #8973914

Linda Blair 10/16/2010 10:47:37 AM

Beautiful finalist...congratulations!!! #8973993

Debra R. Harder 10/16/2010 11:04:52 AM

I LOVE how you composed this, Courtenay...and the colors and details are stunning! Huge congratulations on your beautiful finalist! jsb #8974086

Elaine Eastman 10/16/2010 12:04:02 PM

Congrats to you, too! Beautiful color and clarity in this one. #8974320

Merna L. Nobile 10/16/2010 1:06:20 PM

Every month, with our camera in hand, we go out and find what we hope will be the “winning photo.”
Those of us that don’t get recognized, just continue to search for that special image, until one day the Congratulations come pouring in from some of the best artist and friends anyone could image.
So to the Better Photo winners for the month of September, I congratulate you on a job so well done.
My very best to all of you, Merna Nobile

Tamara K. Walker level-deluxe 10/16/2010 5:19:38 PM


Melissa G. Meiselman 10/17/2010 8:39:14 AM

Simply beautiful!! Congratulations!! #8976603

Sabrina Ryan 10/17/2010 8:54:24 AM

Congratulations on this Beautiful Finalist photo, Courtenay! #8976682

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe 10/17/2010 2:44:07 PM

Congrats on your finalist as well :-), great job! #8977393

Nancyj E. Hovey level-deluxe 10/17/2010 4:05:45 PM

on your 1st Place WINNER! 8o) #8977609

Melissa G. Meiselman 10/17/2010 4:10:45 PM

Stunning floral image, Courtenay!! Congratulations on this wonderful first place winner!!! #8977660

Anita Hogue 10/17/2010 4:36:51 PM

A very big congratulations to you! You are an awesome photographer! I look forward to seeing you this week!
Warmest Regards, Anita #8977825

Claudia Kuhn level-deluxe 10/17/2010 4:37:09 PM

Congratulations on your winner Courtenay! #8977827

Kathy Cline level-deluxe 10/17/2010 4:43:07 PM


Congrats! #8977864

Patti Coblentz level-deluxe 10/17/2010 4:46:33 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful win, Courtenay! #8977884

Leslie McLain level-deluxe 10/17/2010 4:46:44 PM

Congrats on your beautiful winner, Courtenay. #8977886

Lindley Johnson level-deluxe 10/17/2010 4:48:04 PM

Outstanding first place win, Courtenay - huge congratulations! #8977894

Danny B. Head level-deluxe 10/17/2010 4:58:22 PM

Beautiful Courtenay! Big Congratss! #8977946

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe 10/17/2010 5:25:28 PM

Congrats Courtenay on this wonderful winner. #8978076

Usman M. Bajwa level-deluxe 10/17/2010 5:34:20 PM

CONGRATZ on getting into the Winners Circle with a First Place win, Courtenay!

UB. #8978149

Sabrina Ryan level-deluxe 10/17/2010 5:35:28 PM

Congratulations on this Excellent First Place Winning Image, Courtenay! #8978162

Ken Smith level-deluxe 10/17/2010 5:43:27 PM

Wow!! First Place!! Congrats to you, Courtenay!! #8978221

Patrick Rouzes level-deluxe 10/17/2010 5:46:59 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible Gold Medal Winner, Courtenay! WTG! #8978258

R. J. Laudenbacher level-deluxe 10/17/2010 5:54:35 PM

Gorgeous shot Courtenay! Congratulations to you on your First Place Win.!!!!! :) #8978308

Michelle Alton level-deluxe 10/17/2010 5:59:53 PM

What a well-deserved Honor, Courtenay! The master gardener as a master photographer of gardens! Congratulations! #8978336

Lorna Shutter level-deluxe 10/17/2010 6:33:41 PM

WOWEEEEEE!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your FIRST PLACE WIN for this FANTASTIC image, Court!!!!! WTG!!! :)
Photobucket #8978532

Debra Booth level-deluxe 10/17/2010 6:50:52 PM

Congrats on winning first place, Courtenay! It's a beautiful image! #8978615

Sam Britt level-deluxe 10/17/2010 7:15:08 PM

Huge Congratulations on this terrific First Place win, Courtenay! #8978694

Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe 10/17/2010 7:31:34 PM

Outstanding, Courtenay!! Congratulations on your excellent and well deserved First Place win!! Beautiful!! #8978756

Sharon Sawyer level-deluxe 10/17/2010 7:54:55 PM

Whooo Hoooooo!!! WTG, Courtenay! HUGE congratulations on your outstanding and well deserved FIRST PLACE WIN!!! #8978814

Liz blahh level-deluxe 10/17/2010 7:59:55 PM

Congrats on your beautiful winning image! #8978839

Debra R. Harder 10/17/2010 8:09:20 PM

WHOOOOO-HOOOOOO!!! WTG, Courtenay!! Huge congratulations on your AWESOME FIRST PLACE WIN!!! (I'm doing a dance...with my dogs...thank goodness they're the only ones watching right!). jsb #8978868

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-deluxe 10/17/2010 8:15:58 PM

Wonderful - Big big congrats Courtenay. Awesome image.
JP #8978895

Rona L. Schwarz 10/17/2010 8:35:15 PM

This is marvelous, Courtenay, terrific details, composition, and colors! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on this outstanding First Place Gold winner! #8978945

Shelly A. Van Camp level-deluxe 10/17/2010 8:57:34 PM

Congrats.......Beautiful! #8978970

Robert R. Goodman level-deluxe 10/17/2010 8:59:02 PM

Congratulations,Courtenay!!! #8978973

Renee Doyle level-deluxe 10/17/2010 11:01:45 PM

Big congratulations to you Courtenay!! WTG!! #8979123

Stefania Barbier level-deluxe 10/18/2010 2:26:00 AM

huge congrats on you fantastic first prize!!! #8979293

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe 10/18/2010 4:21:05 AM

Way to go, girl! Congrats! #8979633

Judy V. Kennamer level-deluxe 10/18/2010 4:36:39 AM

Congrats Courtenay!!! Beautiful First Place Winner!!!!! #8979682

Courtenay Vanderbilt 10/18/2010 4:42:38 AM

Thank you all so very much! I know I've been such the 'Prodigal Child' lately working hard on Growing a Greener World, the TV show and website. You are so kind to bear with me and I appreciate it my friends! #8979709

Julie Burnett 10/18/2010 4:49:25 AM

Congratulations on this stunning First Place Winner, Courtenay!! #8979730

Linda Blair 10/18/2010 5:54:16 AM

A beautiful win Courtenay....congratulations!!!!! #8979951

Gina Cormier level-deluxe 10/18/2010 6:12:24 AM

Congrats on this outstanding winner!!!!!!!!!!!! #8980030

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe 10/18/2010 6:19:23 AM

Beautiful....Congratulations girl! #8980063

Jack Ryan level-deluxe 10/18/2010 6:44:54 AM

Congratulations, Courtenay!!! A very deserving winner!!! #8980165

Carla Capra level-deluxe 10/18/2010 7:18:00 AM

Hi Courtenay;
Congratulations on your winning image.
;) CC #8980239

Margaret R. Barry 10/18/2010 8:01:03 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Courtenay! #8980373

Mitch Spence level-deluxe 10/18/2010 8:20:03 AM

Congratulations, Courtenay, on your first place flower winner. #8980461

Monnie Ryan 10/18/2010 8:27:53 AM

Fantastic work, Courtenay -- and congratulations on a well-deserved win! #8980481

Lisa J. Boulden level-deluxe 10/18/2010 8:48:22 AM

Huge congratulations, Courtenay!
~♥~Lisa #8980527

Julianne Bradford 10/18/2010 9:49:11 AM

Fabulous framing on this exceptional first place Gold winner Courtenay! #8980660

Val Feldman level-deluxe 10/18/2010 11:45:34 AM

Wonderfully awesome work here, Courtenay! Huge congrats to you on a beautiful First Place Win! WTG!!!! ~Val #8980951

Jessica Jenney level-deluxe 10/18/2010 12:43:00 PM

Congratulations, Courtenay on your gorgeous First Place win! #8981064

Jeana Clark level-deluxe 10/18/2010 4:15:22 PM

What a beauty BDB!!!!
Many congratulations for this fabulous First Place Winner!!! WTG G/F!!!!!

~J~ #8981425

Carol Eade level-deluxe 10/18/2010 4:55:22 PM

A beautiful first place, Courtenay, congratulations! #8981511

Anne McKinnell level-deluxe 10/18/2010 7:40:42 PM

Very pretty, congratulations on your winner! #8981950

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe 10/19/2010 4:42:04 AM

Congrats Courtenay on this beautiful Win! Jeff #8982537

Mike Clime level-deluxe 10/19/2010 11:37:31 AM

Congratulations on your winner, Courtenay! #8983581

Valentin M. Armianu level-deluxe 10/19/2010 12:02:12 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful Winner!! #8983655

Monica Mermoz level-deluxe 10/19/2010 4:37:04 PM

Congratulations, Courtenay, on this well deserved first prize! #8984182

Stanley C. Sims level-deluxe 10/19/2010 6:55:28 PM

Very well done Courtenay. It is a beauty. Congrats !!!!!!!!! #8984474

Tommy E. Burgess 10/20/2010 11:14:10 PM

Belated congratulations on your goreous winner Courtenay!!! #8986736

Shawn Jennings level-deluxe 10/21/2010 9:21:27 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful win, Courtenay! #8987703

Phyllis H. Burchett 10/22/2010 11:00:58 AM

Congrats on this fantastic first place winner Courtenay! #8989814

Cindy Bendush level-deluxe 10/24/2010 11:31:41 PM

Big congratulations on your GORGEOUS first place win Courtenay! #8993725

Mick Burkey level-deluxe 11/3/2010 10:41:14 AM

Beautiful work, Courtenay! Congratulations on your winner. #9012275

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe 11/12/2010 7:23:55 AM

Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE WIN Courtenay. Eye popping beauty! #9029888

Karen Celella level-deluxe 11/21/2010 10:34:44 AM

Huge congratulations on your stunning first place winner, Courtenay! #9055404

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18,000 strong! I think that's a record. Huge congrats to everyone!

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