When The Heart is Young

© Patti Coblentz

When The Heart is Young

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe 11/30/2010 2:40:31 AM

This is gorgeous, Patti. Love the white and comp. #1331522

Michelle Alton 11/30/2010 2:45:51 AM

Magnificent, and we all know how difficult this sort of shot is! #9071066

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe 11/30/2010 3:07:33 AM

Beautiful close up shot. Indeed difficult to pop, well done. #9071099

Gord MacEachern level-deluxe 11/30/2010 3:16:46 AM

Really beautiful Patti, very well done! #9071119

Robert R. Goodman level-deluxe 11/30/2010 3:58:23 AM

Hi Patricia,I think you a winner my friend.Wish I could get some soft lighting like this on my flowers.Beautiful capture!!!! #9071184

Joy Rector level-deluxe 11/30/2010 4:15:00 AM

beautiful #9071224

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-deluxe 11/30/2010 4:33:47 AM

Elegant and soft - Beautiful work Patricia.
JP #9071253

frank w. degenhardt level-deluxe 11/30/2010 5:13:53 AM

Perhaps one of the most creative shots of a flower I have seen. I think its a combination of that and the full screen of white that makes it so gorgeous. L love how the petals of the flower unfold in layers across the page. A beautiful softness and delicate look at a winning floral beauty my friend. Fantastic. #9071311

Patti Coblentz level-deluxe 11/30/2010 5:16:53 AM

Good morning, and thanks so much for your generous comments...I appreciate it.


Danny B. Head level-deluxe 11/30/2010 5:36:02 AM

Love it! #9071395

Karen Celella level-deluxe 11/30/2010 5:39:19 AM

Gorgeous details and composition on this white on white macro, Patricia! #9071406

John Benway level-deluxe 11/30/2010 5:57:57 AM

Wow Patti, beautiful light and exposure on the whites. Beautifully done.
John #9071438

Patti Coblentz level-deluxe 11/30/2010 6:01:31 AM

Thank you Danny, Karen, and john! #9071443

R. J. Laudenbacher level-deluxe 11/30/2010 6:02:22 AM

This is beautiful floral Patti and the white on white with the softness is gorgeous. #9071445

Bojan Bencic level-deluxe 11/30/2010 6:08:21 AM

Great white on white shot, Patricia. Very nice. #9071454

Monnie Ryan level-deluxe 11/30/2010 6:55:12 AM

Beautiful, Patti -- HTD! #9071569

Patti Coblentz level-deluxe 11/30/2010 6:56:44 AM

Thank you Becky, Bojan, and Monnie!
Monnie, where's yours??...color the yams white...:) HTD to you, too. #9071578

Sabrina Ryan level-deluxe 11/30/2010 7:16:27 AM

Beautiful full frame macro image, Patti! #9071638

Jillian Danielson level-deluxe 11/30/2010 7:21:30 AM

OOOOH so pretty Patti! #9071652

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe 11/30/2010 7:25:00 AM

Outstanding Patti, truly beautiful! HTD! #9071668

Jack Ryan 11/30/2010 7:26:01 AM

Excellent comp...beautiful image. #9071671

Patti Coblentz level-deluxe 11/30/2010 7:27:36 AM

Thank you Sabrina, Jillian, Donna, and Jack! #9071677

Bob Cournoyer level-deluxe 11/30/2010 7:58:40 AM

Great layered look...

Happy Theme Day #9071759

Patti Coblentz level-deluxe 11/30/2010 8:01:19 AM

Thanks, Bob..same to you! #9071765

Melissa G. Meiselman 11/30/2010 8:04:07 AM

Beautiful high key with great exposure for white, Patti!!

Melissa #9071770

Patti Coblentz level-deluxe 11/30/2010 8:07:23 AM

Thank you, Melissa :) #9071780

Mitch Spence level-deluxe 11/30/2010 8:08:02 AM

The diffused light, the repeating arcs of the petals, and the soft shading make this a beauty, Patti. #9071783

Tiia Vissak level-deluxe 11/30/2010 9:57:32 AM

a wonderful floral! #9072013

Mariann Kovats level-deluxe 11/30/2010 12:12:13 PM

Beautiful full frame macro work, Patricia! Excellent selective focus! #9072215

Rony Sagy 11/30/2010 12:26:34 PM

Fantastic work, Patricia. #9072259

Marijana Fajgl level-deluxe 11/30/2010 12:44:49 PM

What a beautiful and tender image, Patricia! I love it! #9072302

SaMi Martin 11/30/2010 2:50:36 PM

Soft & beautiful; great full frame too! #9072523

Ron McEwan 11/30/2010 3:04:09 PM

Excellent, outstanding in every way again you have posted a beauty. Something keeps pulling the eye into the shadow of the petals, well done my friend. #9072543

Thomas E. Hinds 11/30/2010 5:11:59 PM

Beautiful softness and lovely faint shadowing! Wonderful work, Patti! #9072744

Patti Coblentz level-deluxe 11/30/2010 5:14:19 PM

Thank you...I appreciate your very nice comments! #9072750

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-deluxe 11/30/2010 5:24:55 PM

WOW, Patti...this is absolutely GORGEOUS! :-) k #9072775

Patti Coblentz level-deluxe 11/30/2010 5:25:58 PM

Thank you, Miss Kitty :) #9072779

Marcie A. Fowler level-deluxe 11/30/2010 5:31:43 PM

I really likethe abstract feel this image has . . . #9072785

Patti Coblentz level-deluxe 11/30/2010 5:35:52 PM

Thank you, Marcie! #9072791

Patrick Rouzes level-deluxe 11/30/2010 5:38:19 PM

Glorious, masterful & ultra beautiful image & work! Hope to see this again, Patti! WTG, indeed! #9072794

Steve M. Harrington level-deluxe 11/30/2010 6:13:20 PM

Your title captures perfectly the feel of this lovely image, Patti. The subtle tones are wonderfully controlled, guiding my eye into the heart of the image.

This is what macro shooting is all about. I would love to know the camera settings since I expect to have my new 100 mm macro delivered tomorrow. I hope I can come even close to the qualities you have attained here.
Steve #9072838

Richard B. Hallick level-deluxe 11/30/2010 6:40:45 PM

Highly creative approach to the theme. This image has a mysterious feel. Very thoughtful capture. Great Job! #9072881

Patti Coblentz level-deluxe 11/30/2010 6:43:40 PM

Thank you for your generous comments Patrick, and Steve.

Steve, this was my first shot last year with the Nikon 200m micro. I will look up the data and forward it to you. You will enjoy your new lens immensely! #9072887

Patti Coblentz level-deluxe 11/30/2010 6:45:29 PM

Thank you, Richard...
you snuck in! #9072895

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 11/30/2010 8:45:47 PM

White flowers are such a trick. You pulled it off, Patti. REALLY WELL, too! I bet the folks on the 101 club vote you the big winner! :)))

Perfect Title as well.


P.S. The Ghost Train JUST DEPARTED. Hope to see you there! :D #9073027

Patti Coblentz level-deluxe 12/1/2010 1:25:05 AM

Thank you, Laura! No big winner, here, but nice that you think so :) #9073275

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 12/1/2010 2:01:38 AM

And I will be happy if you think the same of my peacock! HeeHee!

Night night, Patti! :)


Amanda D. Austwick level-deluxe 12/1/2010 9:46:52 AM

Elegant and graceful Patti! #9074174

Patti Coblentz level-deluxe 12/1/2010 7:45:51 PM

Thank you, Amanda. #9075112

Rona L. Schwarz 12/1/2010 10:24:15 PM

Great abstract quality to this lovely macro, Patti. And very elegant and creative capture for the white on white theme - love the unusual shapes. #9075255

Hendrik Storme 12/2/2010 1:07:48 AM

So soft and so beautiful Patricia!!! #9075335

Patti Coblentz level-deluxe 12/2/2010 5:17:26 AM

Thank you Rona and Hendrik.
(the unusual shapes look like little bananas) #9075719

Renata Gusciora level-deluxe 12/2/2010 3:47:20 PM

Incredible macro,so soft and innocent looking,Patti!Beautiful! #9076779

Patti Coblentz level-deluxe 12/2/2010 5:44:31 PM

Thank you, Renata :) #9077022

Stephen Zacker level-deluxe 12/4/2010 6:14:53 AM

Like the lighting and form... and your title :-) #9079508

Patti Coblentz level-deluxe 12/4/2010 6:17:30 AM

Thank you, Stephen! #9079517

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe 10/28/2012 10:02:08 PM

So beautiful, pure and delicate Patti. Congrats on this finalist image and good luck in the next round. #10388912

Val Feldman level-deluxe 10/29/2012 7:58:14 AM

So happy to see this with Silver attached, Patti - it's a real beauty...I miss you around the ol' BP Homestead. :) Congrats on a terrific Finalist and all the best in the upcoming round! #10390283

Phyllis H. Burchett level-deluxe 10/29/2012 11:24:40 AM

Simply gorgeous Patti, big congrats! Where you been? #10391360

Kathy Salerni level-deluxe 10/29/2012 1:05:53 PM

Huge congrats on your well deserved Finalist, Patti! Good luck in the next round! #10391855

Emile Abbott level-deluxe 10/29/2012 1:24:49 PM

Congratulations Patti. #10391956

Nancyj E. Hovey level-deluxe 10/29/2012 2:05:11 PM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #10392156

Nikki McDonald level-deluxe 10/29/2012 2:39:49 PM

Couldn't be prettier, Patti. The exposure is perfect! Beautifully cropped, too. Congratulations on the finalist and good luck in the next round. #10392306

Tammy Espino level-deluxe 10/29/2012 4:41:27 PM

Congrats on your awesome finalist ,Pat :) #10392788

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com level-deluxe 10/29/2012 4:58:10 PM

Beautiful image! #10392881

Thomas E. Hinds level-deluxe 10/29/2012 5:36:33 PM

Remarkable capture, Patti! I love, love, love it! So, you enter one image a month, win an award, and walk away? I guess talent works that way! LOL! Awesome job! #10393074

Lorna Shutter level-deluxe 10/29/2012 6:59:00 PM

Woo Hoo!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist Award for this STUNNING image, Patti!!!!! Good luck in the next round!!! :)
Photobucket #10393324

Patti Coblentz level-deluxe 10/30/2012 2:27:22 AM

Thanks so much for your great comments! #10393858

Christopher Budny level-deluxe 10/30/2012 12:16:33 PM

So glad you brought this back for another showing! It is a beautiful winner; congratulations! #10394815

Monnie Ryan level-deluxe 10/30/2012 12:47:15 PM

Just lovely, Patti - congratulations!! #10394911

Val Feldman level-deluxe 10/30/2012 12:55:04 PM

Not surprised at all! Gorgeous capture and a well-deserved Gold Win! Warmest congrats, Patti! WTG! (Now, let this fabulous Gold Win be incentive to come around more often!!! :) :) #10394940

Michele Peterson level-deluxe 10/30/2012 12:57:27 PM

Oh so beautiful! I am so glad you re-entered this, it is fabulous! Big congratulations to you!! #10394952

frank w. degenhardt level-deluxe 10/30/2012 12:58:41 PM

Gorgeous work my friend. Congratulations on the Second Place Win. Outstanding. #10394959

Andre Larose 10/30/2012 1:36:28 PM

Congratulations Patricia! Beautiful work

André #10395111

Tammy Espino 10/30/2012 2:10:34 PM

Congratulations on your gold win :) #10395203

Danny B. Head level-deluxe 10/30/2012 2:27:08 PM

Beautiful capture! Congrats on your win! #10395266

Emile Abbott level-deluxe 10/30/2012 2:48:10 PM

And congrats on you gold winner, Patti. #10395339

Stefania Barbier level-deluxe 10/30/2012 3:17:06 PM

gorgeous winner, congratulations!!! #10395453

Chuck Bruton level-deluxe 10/30/2012 3:20:26 PM

Congratulations 101 member ! #10395483

Phyllis H. Burchett level-deluxe 10/30/2012 3:22:33 PM

BIG congrats Patti!!! #10395492

Carol L. Fowler 10/30/2012 3:50:03 PM

Beautiful winner! Congrats #10395614

Renee Doyle level-deluxe 10/30/2012 3:56:14 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful winner Patti!! #10395647

Colette M. Metcalf level-deluxe 10/30/2012 4:13:28 PM

CONGRATS to you!!!! #10395704

Lorna Shutter level-deluxe 10/30/2012 4:15:17 PM

Woo Hoo!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your 2nd Place Win, Patti Cake!!!!! WTG!!! :)
Photobucket #10395712

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe 10/30/2012 4:23:44 PM

We are side by side and I think this is the same flower! Beautiful girl!
Congratulations! #10395739

Carmody Baker 10/30/2012 4:29:37 PM

Patti a real beauty. Congratulations!!! #10395773

Patti Coblentz level-deluxe 10/30/2012 4:45:35 PM

Wow...I am thrilled! Thanks so much for your kind congrats...much appreciated! #10395823

Thomas E. Hinds level-deluxe 10/30/2012 4:56:07 PM

Yippee! WTG, Patti! Beautiful work and a deserving Winner! #10395847

Daniella Puente level-deluxe 10/30/2012 5:36:41 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful winner Patti!!! #10395991

Rona L. Schwarz 10/30/2012 7:17:26 PM

This is so lovely, Patti! White flowers are so difficult to do well and yet this has a beautiful softness to it and with such depth. Love the curves and framing. Miss you at BP...maybe now you'll drop by more frequently! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS and Big Hugs! #10396193

Patti Coblentz level-deluxe 10/30/2012 7:20:50 PM

Thank you very much Tom, Daniella, and Rona! #10396201

Cindy Bendush level-deluxe 10/30/2012 8:25:52 PM

Huge congratulations on your gold win! #10396355

Nadia Paul level-deluxe 10/30/2012 9:44:46 PM

Congrats on this beautiful winner Patti! #10396465

Debra R. Harder 10/31/2012 9:09:25 AM

True perfection, Patti! Huge congratulations on your BRILLIANT GOLD WINNER!! #10397293

Christine Czernin level-deluxe 10/31/2012 9:42:52 AM

Congratulations on your gold win, Patti.
It is so simple and elegant. #10397347

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe 10/31/2012 10:35:10 AM

Congrats on a wonderful winner, Patti. #10397464

David Phalen level-deluxe 10/31/2012 5:36:04 PM

BIG Congrats on a beautiful Winner!! #10398111

Patti Coblentz level-deluxe 10/31/2012 5:39:45 PM

Thank you very much! #10398122

Patti Coblentz level-deluxe 10/31/2012 5:39:46 PM

Thank you very much! #10398123

Bojan Bencic level-deluxe 11/1/2012 9:05:43 AM

Very gentle tones, Patricia. Congratulations on your win! #10399208

Kathy Salerni level-deluxe 11/1/2012 9:21:16 AM

Congratulations on your Gold winning image,Patti! WTG! #10399245

Usman M. Bajwa level-deluxe 11/2/2012 2:17:07 AM

A super soft capture, Patti. Big CONGRATZ on getting Golden!

UB. #10400413

JO ANN CLEVELAND 11/6/2012 9:17:15 AM

Congratulations on this outstanding Gold 2nd Place winner Patricia ...great perspective and clarity!

jo ann c.


Patti Coblentz level-deluxe 11/6/2012 6:02:56 PM

Thank you so much Bojan, Kathy, UB, and JoAnn! #10407649

Patti Coblentz level-deluxe 11/6/2012 6:03:00 PM

Thank you so much Bojan, Kathy, UB, and JoAnn! #10407650

Merna L. Nobile 11/8/2012 3:54:06 PM

Receiving an award from Better Photo is just like unwrapping a gift, the thrill is always the same! It is also exciting to be able to send my personal congratulations to each and every one of you and I look forward to seeing the gold though out the galleries. Merna

Ann H. Belus level-deluxe 11/12/2012 8:50:05 PM

Congratulations on this gorgeous winner, Patti! #10416434

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~for the PG101 White on White theme~

(from Cat Stevens: Silent Sunlight)

Exif: F Number: 32, Exposure Bias Value: 0.67, ExposureTime: 10/130 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 200.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300

Uploaded on 11/29/2010 11:49:16 PM

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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