Brilliant Plumage

© Melissa Gurdus

Brilliant Plumage

Jessica Jenney level-classic 9/21/2010 7:46:35 AM

What a gorgeous parrot! Such brilliant color! Beautiful color, lighting and shallow DOF, Melissa! #1310335

Karen Bacon level-classic 9/21/2010 7:53:30 AM

Fantastic image Melissa! #8921712

Tiia Vissak level-classic 9/21/2010 9:35:56 AM

a wonderful close-up! #8921874

Daniella Puente level-classic 9/21/2010 10:35:59 AM

Great Melissa! what a beautiful photo and love that colors... #8921996

Carol Eade level-classic 9/21/2010 5:45:02 PM

Beautiful macro, Melissa! #8922630

Jennifer L. Alder level-classic 9/22/2010 8:52:22 AM

Really a fabulous result, Melissa! Awesome job :) #8923945

Amanda J. Tanner level-classic 9/24/2010 8:14:13 AM

I love your selective focus. Beautiful work Melissa! The color and details are great. #8927490

Gary Enloe level-classic 9/24/2010 8:28:20 AM

Great capture of this beautiful bird Melissa. Love the colors, detail #8927500

Tammy D. Ferren level-classic 9/24/2010 8:52:00 AM

Wow! The colors, detail and dof are stunning, Melissa! #8927532

Lorna Shutter level-classic 9/26/2010 7:59:43 PM

This bird could pass as a flower in your beautiful gallery collection! The vibrant colours are fabulous! Awesome detail and DOF! Outstanding work, Melissa! :) #8931550

Julie Burnett level-classic 10/15/2010 10:35:09 AM

Stunning, Melissa!! Congratulations, and the best of luck! #8968484

Tiia Vissak level-classic 10/15/2010 10:39:59 AM

Congratulations! #8968530

Nancy (Peaches) Harker level-classic 10/15/2010 11:16:12 AM

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

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Carol Eade level-classic 10/15/2010 11:26:25 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa! #8969016

Linda Blair level-classic 10/15/2010 11:39:49 AM

Congrats on your beautiful and colorful finalist!!! #8969151

Cheryl Schneider level-classic 10/15/2010 11:40:58 AM

Great image, Melissa. Congratulations! #8969160

Stefania Barbier level-classic 10/15/2010 11:48:13 AM

congratulations on your gorgeous finalist!!! #8969239

Sherry L. Davis level-classic 10/15/2010 1:18:35 PM

Excellent capture! Congratulations on your finalist!! :) #8969876

Lorna Shutter level-classic 10/15/2010 1:29:44 PM

WTG, Melissa!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your beautiful Finalist!!!!! :)
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Denny E. Barnes level-classic 10/15/2010 3:49:51 PM

Congratulations, Melissa on your beautiful and well deserved finalist!! #8970710

Carol L. Fowler level-classic 10/15/2010 4:08:14 PM

Congrats on this Finalist! #8970836

Janet McNeil level-classic 10/15/2010 4:08:15 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist!!! Good luck in the next round!! #8970837

Lydia Williams level-classic 10/15/2010 4:36:11 PM

What a beauty...congratulations! #8971080

Nancyj Hovey level-classic 10/15/2010 5:23:01 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8971463

Sam Britt level-classic 10/15/2010 7:47:44 PM

Big congrats on all your finalists, Melissa!! #8971919

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 10/15/2010 9:01:57 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
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Marilyn Cornwell level-classic 10/16/2010 4:30:26 AM

A gorgeous image, Melissa! Congratulations on this finalist! #8972810

Ellen Hodges level-classic 10/16/2010 6:57:45 AM

Congrats on a superb finalist, Melissa! Very best luck in the next round!! #8973323

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 10/16/2010 7:00:03 AM

Beautiful capture, CONGRATZ on the Finalist Award!!

UB. #8973329

Debra R. Harder level-classic 10/16/2010 10:49:28 AM

This is so awesome, Melissa! Love the DOF, lighting, colors, details and comp. Huge congratulations on your superb finalist! Deb #8974006

Erica Murphy level-classic 10/16/2010 7:57:40 PM

I love this Melissa!! Congratulations! #8975526

Christine Czernin level-classic 10/17/2010 9:06:34 AM

So beautiful, Melissa. The shallow DOF makes it special.
Congratulations on your finalist and good luck. #8976729

Natasa Mikuz level-classic 10/17/2010 11:48:16 AM

Congratulation on this wonderful finalist! #8977073

Janet McNeil level-classic 10/17/2010 3:58:46 PM

Super congratulations on your Grand Prize Win, Melissa!!! #8977569

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 10/17/2010 4:00:03 PM

This photo is awesome, Melissa, and the judges certainly know what they are doing by selecting this for the Grand Prize!

Hardy congrats!!!
Debby #8977576

Jessica Jenney level-classic 10/17/2010 4:00:04 PM

Congratulations, Melissa on your stunning Grand Prize win! #8977578

Nancyj Hovey level-classic 10/17/2010 4:01:14 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving GRAND PRIZE win, Melissa! Outstanding image! 8o) #8977583

Jennifer L. Alder level-classic 10/17/2010 4:04:34 PM

Wow! Congrats on your GRAND PRIZE , Melissa! #8977601

Courtenay Vanderbilt level-classic 10/17/2010 4:06:04 PM

Huge Congratulations, Melissa! A brilliant image! #8977612

Melissa Olsen level-classic 10/17/2010 4:18:23 PM

A huge congrats on this deserving image. #8977714

Kara Hendricks level-classic 10/17/2010 4:19:51 PM

HUGE congrats on the GP win Melissa! #8977723

Patricia A. Coblentz level-classic 10/17/2010 4:20:15 PM

Congratulations on your amazing grand prize win, Melissa!!! #8977727

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 10/17/2010 4:21:48 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this phenomenal & well-deserved Grand Prize Winner, Melissa! WTG! #8977735

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic 10/17/2010 4:26:25 PM

Big congrats Melissa. An amazing finalist.
JP #8977762

Rolando Rosito level-classic 10/17/2010 4:33:51 PM

Congratulations Melissa!! Great Grand Prize Winner!!!! #8977799

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic 10/17/2010 4:34:39 PM

Huge congratulations for this outstanding GRAND PRIZE win, Melissa. I'm so happy for you. Spectacular. #8977807

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton 10/17/2010 4:35:12 PM

Gorgeous Grand Prize Winner!! Big, big congratulations, Melissa!!!! #8977810

Guy D. Biechele level-classic 10/17/2010 4:39:05 PM

Awesome photograph, Melissa!! Congratulations on your Grand Prize Win! #8977842

Lydia Williams level-classic 10/17/2010 4:53:24 PM

Congratulations on your fanatastic Grand Prize win, Melissa. Well Deserved! #8977920

Danny B. Head level-classic 10/17/2010 4:55:55 PM

Stunning image! Congrats on the BIG win! #8977933

Renata Gusciora level-classic 10/17/2010 4:59:25 PM

Huge congratulations on your Grand Prize Winner,Melissa!!!:-) #8977950

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 10/17/2010 5:04:58 PM

BIG CONGRATULATIONS!! Woo Hoo!! #8977970

Sabrina Ryan level-classic 10/17/2010 5:09:44 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your Awesome GRAND PRIZE Winning image, Melissa! #8977990

Sandy Stigliano level-classic 10/17/2010 5:16:47 PM

CONGRATULATIONS, just gorgeous!! #8978022

Carol Flisak level-classic 10/17/2010 5:16:49 PM

Congratulations Melissa on your Grand Prize win!! What a lovely portrait image... the details, color and DOF make a wonderfully intimate image! #8978023

Millie A. Talarico level-classic 10/17/2010 5:22:26 PM

Perfect composition, stunning Grand Winner, Melissa! #8978054

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 10/17/2010 5:25:10 PM

Huge CONGRATZ on your awesome GRAND PRIZE win, Melissa!!!!

UB. #8978073

Ken Smith level-classic 10/17/2010 5:32:25 PM

Stunning, Melissa...congrats on your big win! #8978129

Tammy M. Anderson level-classic 10/17/2010 5:34:49 PM

Congrats Melissa on the Grand Prize win. #8978156

Steve M. Harrington level-classic 10/17/2010 5:39:21 PM

Good on you, Melissa! Wonderfully rich tones.
Steve #8978192

Paul Parent level-classic 10/17/2010 5:44:47 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S #8978236

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic 10/17/2010 5:48:38 PM

Congratulations Melissa on this outstanding Grand Prize Winner. Wonderful work. #8978271

Usha Ganesh level-classic 10/17/2010 5:49:25 PM

Congratulations Melissa on your big win,
Usha #8978277

Agnes Fegan level-classic 10/17/2010 6:28:30 PM

Congratulations on your Grand Prize win Melissa!!! #8978505

Lester A. Garcia level-classic 10/17/2010 6:30:41 PM

CONGRATULATIONS, Melissa on a deserving GRAND PRIZE WINNER! #8978518

Murry Grigsby 10/17/2010 6:32:15 PM

Congratulations of your wonderful photo and big win Melissa! Well done!! #8978526

Joannie M. Bertucci level-classic 10/17/2010 6:36:34 PM

Congratulations on your stunning Grand Prize win Melissa! #8978543

Lorna Shutter 10/17/2010 6:39:49 PM

Woo Hoo!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your GRAND PRIZE WIN for this awesome image, Melissa!!!!! You deserve it!!! :)
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Terry Cervi level-classic 10/17/2010 6:46:29 PM

Congrats on your stunning Grand Prize Win, Melissa! #8978599

Chris Schlosser level-classic 10/17/2010 6:49:08 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful, grand prize win, Melissa! #8978609

Debra Booth level-classic 10/17/2010 6:49:33 PM

Many congrats for your grand prize on this excellent image, Melissa! #8978610

Inge S. Lasmana level-classic 10/17/2010 6:50:36 PM

A huge congratulations on your grand prize win, Melissa! #8978613

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic 10/17/2010 6:59:40 PM

Congratulations on your fantastic grand prize win:) #8978657

Denny E. Barnes level-classic 10/17/2010 7:00:38 PM

Outstanding, Melissa!! This awesome and so beautiful image well deserves the Grant Prize!! Congratulations!! #8978666

Rona L. Schwarz level-classic 10/17/2010 7:06:43 PM

S U P E R C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S,
on winning the Grand Prize, Melissa!!!
Fabulous capture, the vibrant color, the shallow DOF, the detail and clarity and the lighting are all awesome! #8978672

Stanley C. Sims 10/17/2010 7:09:07 PM

A wonderful composed shot Melissa. Big congrats on being the top winner. #8978678

Sam Britt level-classic 10/17/2010 7:10:11 PM

Huge Congratulations on this fantastic Grand Prize winner, Melissa! #8978680

Sharon level-classic 10/17/2010 7:51:52 PM

WTG, Melissa!!! HUGE congratulations on your brilliant & well deserved GRANDE PRIZE WIN!!! #8978805

Debra R. Harder level-classic 10/17/2010 8:10:09 PM

WTG, Melissa!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your AWESOME GRAND PRIZE WINNER!! WHOOOO-HOOOOO!! Deb #8978871

Graeme Chow level-classic 10/17/2010 8:46:23 PM

Wow !well done and big congrats on your super grand winner, Melissa. You must be very surprise and exciting about the win. It really make your day! #8978956

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 10/17/2010 8:53:18 PM

Beautiful.......Congratulations! #8978963

Liz Bullock level-classic 10/17/2010 9:22:04 PM

Congrats on your Grand Prize Winner! #8979012

Renee Doyle level-classic 10/17/2010 10:58:19 PM

Congratulations Melissa on your Grand Prize Winner!! #8979118

Yulianto Soeroso level-classic 10/17/2010 10:59:20 PM

Congratulalion yihaaa grand PW lovely animal and shot #8979121

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic 10/17/2010 11:50:17 PM

HUGE congratulations on your Grand Winner,Melissa!! #8979223

Paul E. Earl level-classic 10/17/2010 11:54:36 PM

WOW!! Congratulations on this truly well deserved Grand Prize winner!! #8979239

Mary K. Robison level-classic 10/18/2010 12:09:40 AM

What a well earned Grand Prize Winner!
CONGRATULATIONS, Melissa! #8979251

Debbie Hartley level-classic 10/18/2010 12:12:01 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your beautiful grand prize winner!!!! #8979253

Stefania Barbier level-classic 10/18/2010 12:19:19 AM

WOOHOOOOOO WTG Melissa, huge congrats on you spectacular GP!!!!! #8979259

Katarina Mansson level-classic 10/18/2010 2:53:18 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful, colorful and successful GP Winner Melissa! #8979348

Tiia Vissak level-classic 10/18/2010 3:16:19 AM

Congratulations on your grand prize win! #8979392

Nadia Paul level-classic 10/18/2010 4:09:59 AM

What a stunning macro Melissa - congrats on your Grand Prize win! #8979589

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-classic 10/18/2010 4:17:23 AM

Ain't it always the way it goes? All those beautiful flower shots and then you get a GP with a bird! Congrats!! #8979614

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic 10/18/2010 4:34:27 AM

A BIG CONGRATS Melissa!!!!! #8979672

Julie Burnett level-classic 10/18/2010 4:37:17 AM

Congratulations on your Grand Prize Win, Melissa!! #8979685

Anita Hogue level-classic 10/18/2010 5:16:23 AM

Beautiful grand winner, Melissa! Congratulations! #8979805

Irene Colling level-classic 10/18/2010 5:45:19 AM

What a wonderfully colored bird; and you expertly captured the glorious details.

Huge Congratulations Melissa. #8979901

Linda Blair 10/18/2010 5:47:34 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful Grand Prize winner!!!! #8979907

Gina Cormier 10/18/2010 6:09:40 AM

Congrats on this outstanding image Melissa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #8980018

Linda D. Lester level-classic 10/18/2010 6:15:24 AM

Awesome....Congratulations!!!! :) #8980047

Bojan Bencic level-classic 10/18/2010 6:16:28 AM

Congratulations, Melissa. Fantastic photo. #8980050

Jack Ryan level-classic 10/18/2010 6:43:07 AM

Congratulations on your win!!! Way to go!!! #8980161

Carla Capra level-classic 10/18/2010 7:03:03 AM

Congratulations on your stunning image and win.
;) CC #8980199

Charlotte LaBarbera 10/18/2010 7:23:48 AM

Wonderful and Colorful! Excellent choice in your settings. Gives one something to think about. Congratulations! #8980258

Margaret R. Barry level-classic 10/18/2010 7:58:37 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful and well deserved GP win, Melissa! #8980361

Carmody Baker level-classic 10/18/2010 8:09:38 AM

Great job Melissa. Congratulations! #8980419

Mitch Spence level-classic 10/18/2010 8:15:19 AM

Way to go, Melissa. Congratulations to you on your Grand. #8980443

Monnie Ryan level-classic 10/18/2010 8:26:22 AM

Wow -- huge congratulations are in order! WTG, Melissa! #8980475

Joseph M. Muench level-classic 10/18/2010 8:55:52 AM

Congratulations, Melissa. Well-deserved!
-Joe #8980539

Karen Bacon level-classic 10/18/2010 9:02:40 AM

A huge congratulations on this great winner! #8980558

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 10/18/2010 9:03:44 AM

I am so HAPPY for you Melissa! Congratulations on winning GRAND PRIZE!!! #8980560

Michael Kroth level-classic 10/18/2010 9:19:27 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful Grand Prize winner, Melissa! #8980608

Julianne Bradford level-classic 10/18/2010 9:30:50 AM

Melissa congratulations on this wonderful Grand Prise winner!! I'm so pleased that your talent was recognised :-) #8980621

David Phalen level-classic 10/18/2010 10:07:47 AM

HUGE Congratulations on a spectacular Grand Prize Winner!! #8980697

Natasa Mikuz level-classic 10/18/2010 10:46:57 AM

Big congratulation, Melissa! #8980772

David Stegmeir 10/18/2010 11:34:39 AM

Congratulations. This is beautiful. #8980919

Val Feldman level-classic 10/18/2010 11:37:14 AM

What an outstanding Grand Prize Winner!! Huge congratulations, Melissa! #8980930

Sarah A. Christian level-classic 10/18/2010 11:44:42 AM

Congratulations, Melissa. Absolutely beautiful work.
Well deserved win!!! #8980949

Laurence Saliba level-classic 10/18/2010 12:13:57 PM

A Big congratulations on your Grand prize winner Melissa!!!! #8980988

Tammy Espino level-classic 10/18/2010 2:38:47 PM

Congrats :) #8981237

Becky J. Parkinson level-classic 10/18/2010 3:21:00 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful Grand Prize photo, Melissa!!! #8981331

Daniella Puente level-classic 10/18/2010 3:21:50 PM

Congratulations Melissa WOW!!! amazing photo and well deserved Grand Prize, hugs :))) #8981334

Jeana Clark 10/18/2010 4:05:31 PM


A fantastic Grand Prize Winner!!!
Congratulations Melissa for this outstanding image!!!! WELL DONE!!!

~J~ #8981413

Carol Eade level-classic 10/18/2010 4:52:02 PM

Very big congratulations on your beautiful grand prize image, Melissa!! #8981504

Maria Morrow level-classic 10/18/2010 5:41:46 PM

Beautiful image, Melissa, and very deserving of the grand prize. Congratulations! #8981660

Michelle L. Frick level-classic 10/18/2010 7:09:32 PM

Congratulations Melissa! What a gorgeous bird and beautiful image - love the details!!! #8981903

Anne McKinnell level-classic 10/18/2010 7:20:58 PM

Sensational shot Melissa! Congratulations on your grand prize!!! #8981913

Shirley A. Kinney 10/18/2010 7:22:03 PM

Awesome, Melissa. Congratulations on your win. #8981915

Nancy L. Green level-classic 10/18/2010 8:01:29 PM

WOW WOW WOW!!! GRAND PRIZE!!! CONGRATULATIONS and VERY well deserved!!! <>< #8981997

Robert K. Bemus level-classic 10/18/2010 8:44:41 PM

Beautiful color and portrait, Melissa...HUGE congrats on your Grand Prize gold!!! #8982032

Lynne Morris level-classic 10/18/2010 11:00:32 PM

WTG Melissa, Huge Congratulations on your Grand Prize Win. #8982182

Bill Houghton level-classic 10/19/2010 1:30:14 AM

Melissa, congratulations on your beautiful win. Have a great week, Bill #8982247

Karen Celella level-classic 10/19/2010 3:05:25 AM

Huge congratulations on your amazing grand prize winner, Melissa! #8982317

Jeff W. Robinson level-classic 10/19/2010 4:39:21 AM

Congrats Melissa on your GP Win!! Jeff #8982527

Dayna Cain level-classic 10/19/2010 6:25:43 AM

Awesome photo and much deserved win! #8982902

Christine Czernin level-classic 10/19/2010 7:50:39 AM

Many congrats on your fabulous and outstanding win, Melissa. #8983127

Jean E. Hildebrant 10/19/2010 8:29:52 AM

Beautiful, Melissa! Congrat's to you! #8983193

Susan J. Allen level-classic 10/19/2010 11:46:37 AM

Huge congrats, Melissa! Wow! #8983611

Lindley Johnson level-classic 10/19/2010 11:56:14 AM

Huge congratulations on this wonderful Grand Prize Winner, Melissa! #8983638

Carmody Baker level-classic 10/19/2010 12:12:22 PM

Congratulations Melissa. Beautiful colors! #8983679

David M. Montero level-classic 10/19/2010 1:24:51 PM

Grand indeed! Congratulations on your grand prize selection Melissa! #8983821

Susan M. Campbell level-classic 10/19/2010 2:38:25 PM

Congrats Melissa on this grand prize winner. It's fabulous! #8984010

Mark Dodge 10/19/2010 3:23:14 PM

Brilliant job on this, Melissa. Congratulations on your Grand Prize! Way to go! Love that lens :o) #8984079

Datha Y. Thompson 10/19/2010 8:33:38 PM

WOW!!! Excellent detail Melissa!! HUGE CONGRATS to you!!! I too am a big fan of that lens and of this image!! WTG girl!!!! ;) #8984644

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 10/19/2010 8:55:00 PM

Big congratulations, Melissa!
Beautiful and vibrant!
~♥~Lisa #8984672

Aimee S. McMaster level-classic 10/20/2010 12:33:08 AM

...warm congratulations on this brilliant winner Melissa! #8984827

Tarun Bose 10/20/2010 7:35:02 AM

Big big congrats for your grand winner, Melissa. #8985450

Allen O. Howard 10/20/2010 7:24:10 PM

Magnificent Melissa!!! Congratulations Grand Prize!!! #8986470

Marcel J. Fernandez 10/20/2010 7:41:28 PM

Congratulations, Melissa on your wonderful Grand Prize Winner! #8986497

Nadya Johnson 10/21/2010 12:57:14 PM

Hey there! Huge Congratulations on your Grand Prize winner, Melissa! So pleasantly surprised to see this here! Sorry for being out of touch... NO computer currently, but I will write you later when I can. Fabulous capture and Congrats again! #8988097

Kathleen Brennan level-classic 10/21/2010 3:03:16 PM

Congrats on this fabulous grand prize winner! #8988287

Nancy J. Locke level-classic 10/21/2010 7:08:02 PM

SUPER SUPER CONGRATS!!! WOOT!!! YAY!!! WTG MELISSA!!!

Blessings, Nancy #8988630

Ellen Hodges level-classic 10/21/2010 7:27:37 PM

Huge congrats on this fabulous winner, Melissa!!! #8988646

Melissa Olsen level-classic 10/22/2010 8:14:53 AM

I am so happy for you Melissa! I don't follow the contest too closely so I am sorry this congrats is late in coming to you. #8989601

Phyllis Burchett level-classic 10/22/2010 10:57:59 AM

WONderful capture! Congratulations on your grand prize win! #8989804

Anne M. Young 10/23/2010 1:27:42 AM

Congratulations - thrilled to see you win...!!! #8990784

Arnie Horwitz level-classic 10/23/2010 9:52:42 PM

Congratulations, Melissa on this fantastic Grand Prize Winner!
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Nikki McDonald level-classic 10/24/2010 7:30:53 PM

Congratulations on the GP win, Melissa. Wonderful detail and color here. #8993563

Cindy Bendush level-classic 10/24/2010 11:20:40 PM

Simply stunning Melissa! Huge congratulations on your GPW!!! #8993717

Christine R. Lobsinger level-classic 10/26/2010 10:16:04 AM

Congratulations Melissa on a beautiful catch! Congrats to you on your GRAND PRICE WINNER TOO.... I JUST SAW THIS IN JIM'S BLOG!!!
CHRIS
SMILING WITH YOU #8997138

Amy Wadley level-classic 10/28/2010 1:21:42 PM

Congratulations Melissa!! I blogged about your win on our Team BetterPhoto blog. If you get a chance, feel free to comment there on how you got such a great shot or the story behind the image. Thanks! :) #9002089

Erica Murphy level-classic 10/30/2010 10:42:25 AM

BIG CONGRATS to you Melissa on this beautiful GRAND PRIZE WINNER!!! How exciting for you! #9004968

Mick Burkey level-classic 11/3/2010 10:38:51 AM

Congratuations on your wonderful Grand Prize winner! #9012270

Salwa Afef level-classic 11/7/2010 8:31:34 AM

Wonderful shot ,congratulation . #9019133

Dianna Murphy level-classic 11/10/2010 8:22:47 AM

I'm so behind on my commenting, forgive me for my belated congratulations! What a wonderfully composed and thoughtful image. #9025685

Mary Timman level-classic 11/10/2010 10:58:45 AM

This is an amazing image! Very well deserved winner! A huge congratulations to you! #9025938

Kathy L. Clark level-classic 11/16/2010 2:08:39 PM

Wow Melissa, I didn't know until today that you were the grand champion, but I sure see why. Sorry I didn't congratulate you sooner, just so busy.
hugs to you. #9042659

Kathy L. Clark level-classic 11/16/2010 7:14:26 PM

Have Not been on BetterPhoto for awhile and just noticed that it was you that win Grand Prize Gold for this outstanding image. A very well deserved win for a good person and a great photographer. Congrats to you Melissa..

Brian #9043510

Dick Jenkins level-classic 11/28/2010 9:54:11 AM

Very nice macro work Melissa and congratulations on bringing home the big prize.

Dick #9067619

Katie W level-classic 9/17/2011 8:30:51 PM

I've come across this image a few times and I absolutely love it! Finally commenting.... :) #9676997

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Description

Taken at Busch Gardens and shot with my Canon 100mm Macro Lens with a wide open aperture (2.8) for maximum shallow DOF and selective focus on the head of this parrot.

Animals

Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 1/1250 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 1600, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 100.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Uploaded on 9/21/2010 7:26:52 AM


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