Rondo in Blue

© Melissa Gurdus

Rondo in Blue

Monnie Ryan Student 9/25/2010 9:49:48 AM

A lot of work, but it's sure worth it, Melissa -- beautiful! #1311568

Cathy Barrows 9/25/2010 1:24:35 PM

very pretty...i love plumbago #8929370

Sheila D. Robertson 9/29/2010 8:06:50 AM

Beautiful, Melissa. And I learned from your explanation! #8936901

Nancyj Hovey 9/29/2010 7:00:09 PM

The soft beautiful blue of these flowers are enhanced with those perfect droplets! Excellent details, composition, clarity, and lighting... beautiful presentation! 8o) #8937802

Sabrina Ryan 9/30/2010 6:19:21 PM

So Beautiful, Melissa! #8940066

Tammy Espino 10/18/2011 5:00:47 PM

Congrats on your wonderful finalist :) #9743678

Deborah C. Lewinson 10/18/2011 6:11:08 PM

Congrats, Melissa, on this gorgeous finalist! #9744319

Orsi 10/18/2011 6:24:19 PM

Congratulations,Melissa!! #9744435

Stefania Barbier 10/18/2011 11:43:52 PM

congratulations on your beautiful finalist!!! #9745754

Jack Ryan 10/19/2011 7:33:12 AM

Beautiful...congratulations. #9746957

Carol Eade 10/19/2011 9:18:27 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Melissa! #9747287

Emile Abbott 10/19/2011 9:50:13 AM

Congratulations on beautiful finalist, Melissa #9747429

Patrick Rouzes 10/19/2011 9:50:34 AM

Congratulations & good luck, Melissa! #9747431

Nancy L. Green 10/19/2011 1:57:29 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Melissa, this is WONDERFUL!! <>< #9748399

JO ANN CLEVELAND 10/19/2011 4:23:18 PM

Outstanding finalist...congratulations Melissa!

jo ann c. #9748784

PATRICIA A. CASEY 10/19/2011 5:26:21 PM

The work was worth it....congratulations on the Finalist....lovely floral! Good luck in the next round....=^..^= #9748950

Randy D. Dinkins 10/20/2011 4:42:34 AM

Beautiful floral shot, congratulations. #9749865

Sabrina Ryan 10/20/2011 5:45:10 AM

Congratulations on your Finalist, Melissa #9750020

Debra R. Harder 10/20/2011 9:45:12 AM

Such beautiful details and lighting, Melissa! Huge congratulations on your GORGEOUS finalist! Deb #9750525

Allen O. Howard 10/21/2011 11:30:40 AM

Magnificent Melissa! Congratulations! #9752669

Usman M. Bajwa 10/21/2011 11:47:30 PM

This is a stunner, Melissa. CONGRATZ and good luck up next!!!

UB. #9753736

Bojan Bencic 10/22/2011 2:23:39 PM

Congratulations on this amazing finalist, Melissa! #9754824

Kathy Cline 10/24/2011 9:43:08 PM

Beautiful winner Melissa. Congratulations on your well deserved award! Have a blessed day.

glitter-graphics.com #9760176

Stefania Barbier 10/24/2011 10:43:47 PM

congratulations on your beautiful winner! #9760251

Renee Doyle 10/25/2011 2:26:07 AM

Just beautiful!! Congratulations Melissa! #9760544

Courtenay Vanderbilt 10/25/2011 4:30:08 AM

Super congratulations, Melissa! #9760834

Nadia Paul 10/25/2011 4:31:38 AM

Congrats on your beautiful winner Melissa! #9760842

Sabrina Ryan 10/25/2011 6:20:59 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your Winning image, Melissa! #9761203

Christine Czernin 10/25/2011 8:04:18 AM

Beautiful image, Melissa.
Many congratulations on your win. #9761458

Debra R. Harder 10/25/2011 8:35:20 AM

This is so GORGEOUS, Melissa! Huge congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL GOLD WINNER!!! Deb #9761531

Emile Abbott 10/25/2011 8:57:21 AM

Congratulations on this fabulous Gold winner, Melissa #9761609

Bojan Bencic 10/25/2011 9:47:03 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful win, Melissa! #9761735

Leslie McLain 10/25/2011 6:56:30 PM

Congrats on a beautiful winner, Melissa. #9762862

Carla Capra 10/26/2011 12:07:46 PM

Hi Melissa;
Beautiful floral image with amazing details and your execution of digital editing is outstanding. Congratulations.
;) CC #9764416

Lydia Williams 10/26/2011 1:59:45 PM

Congratulations, Melissa! A Beauty! #9764617

JO ANN CLEVELAND 10/27/2011 8:05:42 AM

Congratulations on this fabulous Gold 2nd Place Winner Melissa!

jo ann c. #9766277

Mary Beth Aiello 10/28/2011 2:49:31 PM

Just so gorgeous, Melissa. A real beauty. Huge congrats. #9769040

Usman M. Bajwa 11/9/2011 10:38:13 PM

HUGE CONGRATZ on your winner image, Melissa!!!

UB. #9794905

Alexandra Hankova 6/21/2012 3:03:30 AM

Beautiful blue! :-) #10193555

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Description

Shot in RAW and taken with a small aperture of 20 for more detail.

Developed in Adobe RAW editor and then refined in Adobe CS5.

Using the selection tool I selected the flowers, reversed the selection and softened the background to create a shallow DOF look.

Flowers

Exif: F Number: 20, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 1/100 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 800, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 100.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Uploaded on 9/25/2010 7:41:15 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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