Julie Burnett level-classic 12/10/2010 3:41:49 AM

GORGOEUS color, light, and DOF, love it!! #1334283

Julie Burnett level-classic 12/10/2010 3:43:52 AM

Oops, as I was clicking I noticed the spelling, obviously GORGEOUS!! (I need more coffee!!) #9090479

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic 12/10/2010 4:25:08 AM

Fantastic light and details Steve. Well done.
JP #9090599

Dwayne R. Johnson 12/10/2010 5:16:47 AM

Love the color and overall treatment. #9090783

Freddy Bland 12/10/2010 11:20:04 AM

Very nice textures and colors, Steve. A beauty!! #9091300

Carol L. Fowler level-classic 12/10/2010 4:33:09 PM

Pretty detail, composition, and lighting #9091790

Steve M. Harrington 12/10/2010 10:44:47 PM

Thank you, Julie, JP, Dwayne, Freddy and Carol. I am so pleased to hear from you. :)
Steve #9092050

Rona L. Schwarz 12/11/2010 9:16:29 PM

This is marvelous, Steve! The back-lighting is just exquisite - really brings out all the detail and textures. Terrific work! #9093657

Steve M. Harrington 12/11/2010 10:29:22 PM

Thank you, Rona. I really appreciate your great comments. :)
Steve #9093701

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 1/19/2011 12:37:22 AM

Wonderfully lighted and detailed capture, Steve. CONGRATZ on the Finalist Award!

UB. #9172723

Karen Celella level-classic 1/19/2011 5:58:03 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Steve. #9174035

Kathleen K. Parker level-classic 1/19/2011 3:49:30 PM

What a floozy! And a winning floozy, at that! Congrats, Steve! KK #9177003

Randy D. Dinkins level-classic 1/19/2011 4:54:38 PM

Very cool capture and treatment - Good on you on this finalist! #9177360

Freddy Bland 1/19/2011 6:27:46 PM

Terrific Finalist, Steve! Congrats!! #9177947

Phyllis Burchett level-classic 1/19/2011 6:32:10 PM

Love, love this...congrats on your finalist! #9177974

Mary Dimitriw level-classic 1/19/2011 6:33:48 PM

Stunning finalist Steve! Congratulations. #9177980

Carol L. Fowler level-classic 1/19/2011 7:57:58 PM

Another big Congrats! #9178449

Steve M. Harrington 1/19/2011 8:58:50 PM

I am so pleased you like this image. Thank you all for your wonderful comments.
Steve #9178656

Nadia Paul 1/20/2011 12:03:34 AM

This is just gorgeous Steve - congrats and good luck next round! #9179117

John Rivera 1/20/2011 6:16:12 AM

Congrats Steve on your finalist! #9179774

Jessica Jenney level-classic 1/20/2011 8:23:14 AM

Congratulations, Steve on your beautiful finalist! #9180128

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 1/20/2011 3:54:54 PM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #9181451

Steve M. Harrington 1/20/2011 4:00:40 PM

Thanks very much, Nadia, John, Jessica and Nancy.
Steve #9181499

Irene Colling level-classic 1/21/2011 3:27:11 PM

Creative presentation Steve. The coloring adds interest to this already great image.

Congratulations on your fine Finalist photo. #9183930

Carol Flisak level-classic 1/21/2011 3:34:50 PM

Beautiful image, Steve... love the light, detail and textures. Congrats on your finalist! #9183966

Steve M. Harrington level-classic 1/21/2011 10:20:54 PM

Thanks a lot, Irene and Carol. I really appreciate your comments.
Steve #9184444

Mary K. Robison level-classic 1/22/2011 12:19:58 AM

Wonderful colors and clarity, Steve!
CONGRATULATIONS on this macro making finalist, and best of luck next level! #9184473

Steve M. Harrington level-classic 1/22/2011 1:37:27 PM

Thank you, Mary.
Steve #9185468

Sam Britt level-classic 1/22/2011 6:23:03 PM

Big Congrats on your finalists, Steve! #9186080

Steve M. Harrington level-classic 1/22/2011 11:30:30 PM

Thanks a lot, Sam!
Steve #9186415

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 1/23/2011 2:17:09 PM

Congratulations on your first place winner Steve, so beautiful! #9187539

Patricia A. Coblentz level-classic 1/23/2011 2:25:12 PM

So spectacular, Steve...congratulations on your 1st place win for this glorious image!!! #9187553

Kathleen K. Parker level-classic 1/23/2011 2:33:19 PM

I love Floozie!! Congratulations beaucoup, Steve!
KK #9187570

Joanna Madloch 1/23/2011 2:45:07 PM

Amazing Steve. I am very happy for you! Congrats! #9187616

Tammy Espino 1/23/2011 2:52:28 PM

Congrats on your win :) #9187661

Phyllis Burchett level-classic 1/23/2011 3:07:22 PM

Congrats to you Steve on this gorgeous first place winner!!! #9187747

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 1/23/2011 4:16:05 PM

on your very deserving
First Place Winner! 8o) #9188063

Kay Beausoleil level-classic 1/23/2011 5:02:20 PM

Congratulations, Steve, on your first place win!! #9188222

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 1/23/2011 5:16:40 PM

Congratulations on your first place winner, Steve! WTG! #9188284

Bill Houghton level-classic 1/23/2011 5:56:55 PM

Steve, Congratulations on this beautiful winner. You deserve it. Bill #9188472

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 1/23/2011 6:16:13 PM

WTG on this wonderful winner, Steve! :-) k #9188542

Ellen Hodges level-classic 1/23/2011 7:01:37 PM

Huge congrats on this fantastic winner, Steve!!! #9188861

Carol Flisak level-classic 1/23/2011 7:44:02 PM

Big congratulations on your first place winner, Steve!! #9188995

Rona L. Schwarz 1/23/2011 7:52:33 PM

Steve, WTG!!! How fantastic! I even missed this as a finalist, but am happier to see it a GOLD WINNER! It is exquisite and so well-deserved! You cleaned up this month! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on this outstanding First Place Gold winner! #9189013

Steve M. Harrington 1/23/2011 9:58:36 PM

You guys are wonderful and I am truly grateful for you kind comments. Thank you!
Steve #9189143

Tiia Vissak 1/23/2011 11:59:28 PM

Congratulations! #9189259

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 1/24/2011 12:51:12 AM

Good to see this again, Steve. CONGRATZ on your First Place Win!!

UB. #9189314

Katarina Mansson 1/24/2011 3:26:07 AM

Lovely backlight, tones and details. Congratulations on your winner! #9189509

Julie Burnett level-classic 1/24/2011 3:51:35 AM

I've loved this from the first moment I set eyes on it, congratulations on this First Place win, Steve!! #9189626

Lorna Shutter 1/24/2011 5:23:58 AM

Magnificent lighting and tones here, Steve! Beautiful work! CONGRATULATIONS on your First Place Win!!!!! :) Photobucket

John Rivera 1/24/2011 6:15:13 AM

Congrats Steve!
Well deserved! #9190018

Lindley Johnson level-classic 1/24/2011 6:49:43 AM

Fantastic detail and light! Congratulations on your terrific First Place Win, Steve! #9190113

Val Feldman level-classic 1/24/2011 6:55:48 AM

Ah, such excellent work - so happy to see this with a First Place Gold attached. Applause, applause...so well deserved! Congratulations, Steve! #9190131

Bojan Bencic level-classic 1/24/2011 7:26:24 AM

Congratulations on your winner, Steve. Well done. #9190196

Debra R. Harder level-classic 1/24/2011 8:13:50 AM

The lighting here is so outstanding, Steve!! Huge congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL FIRST PLACE WINNER!!! Deb #9190375

David Pratt 1/24/2011 9:53:32 AM

Way to go Steve! Awesome congratulations on your winner! #9190606

Mitch Spence level-classic 1/24/2011 10:34:22 AM

Good going, Steve. Congratulations to you. #9190707

Monika Sapek level-classic 1/24/2011 11:37:27 AM

Congratulations on your First Place Winner, Steve! #9190843

Freddy Bland 1/24/2011 12:41:39 PM

Many congratulations on your First Place win, Steve!! #9190991

Shawn Jennings level-classic 1/24/2011 1:06:14 PM

This is great Steve! Congratulations on your win! #9191039

Steve M. Harrington 1/24/2011 4:06:10 PM

Thank you all so much for your great comments. I am really pleased to hear from you.
Steve #9191337

Jessica Jenney level-classic 1/24/2011 4:23:41 PM

Congratulations, Steve on your beautiful First Place winner! #9191372

Randy D. Dinkins level-classic 1/24/2011 5:07:02 PM

Good on you (for a win this time :-)! #9191458

Irene Colling level-classic 1/24/2011 6:27:42 PM

COngratulations Steve, on your wonderful winning image. #9191635

Nadia Paul level-classic 1/24/2011 9:53:42 PM

So glad to see this with gold Steve - congrats on your wonderful winner! #9191892

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic 1/25/2011 6:48:49 AM

The detail is truly amazing, Steve. Huge congrats on this wonderful Gold. #9192633

Danny B. Head level-classic 1/25/2011 9:29:53 AM

WTG, Steve on both your gold winners! #9193025

Linda Blair level-classic 1/25/2011 10:04:08 AM

Awesome 1st place winner...congratulations!!!! #9193137

Susan M. Hembree level-classic 1/25/2011 10:15:41 AM

Lovely, Steve! Congratulations on your gold medal win! #9193164

Joannie Bertucci level-classic 1/25/2011 4:24:09 PM

Stunning visual Steve and a great big congrats for your First Place win! #9193726

Steve M. Harrington 1/25/2011 5:55:31 PM

It is wonderful to receive such nice comments! Thank you all so much!
Steve #9193939

Phil Stith 1/25/2011 6:32:49 PM

WTG, Steve. Delightful winner! #9194003

Sam Britt 1/25/2011 8:23:27 PM

Big Congrats on your First Place Winner, Steve!! #9194128

Steve M. Harrington 1/26/2011 9:29:46 PM

Thanks a lot, Phil and Sam!
Steve #9196432

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 1/27/2011 9:57:55 AM

I'm so happy for you Steve!! Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE WIN!!! Beautiful work! #9197311

Steve M. Harrington 1/27/2011 10:48:36 AM

Thanks very much, Donna! :)
Steve #9197367

Cathy M. Britcliffe 1/31/2011 9:47:51 AM

Gorgeous photo, Steve! Congratulations!

Cathy :) #9203954

Steve M. Harrington 1/31/2011 10:30:02 AM

Thank you very much, Cathy!
Steve #9203996

Rolando Rosito 2/1/2011 6:39:08 PM

Fantastic winner Steve, congratulations!! #9206999

Steve M. Harrington 2/1/2011 11:13:54 PM

Thanks a lot, Rolando.
Steve #9207097

Nichon L. Thorstrom Smith 4/29/2011 9:31:52 AM

Steve. . . this is beautiful!!! #9379668

Steve M. Harrington 4/29/2011 11:19:49 AM

Thanks very much, Nishon!
Steve #9379777

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic 3/26/2013 10:16:47 AM

Just Gorgeous! Congratulations Steve! #10624397

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A milkweed waiting to give up her seeds to the first breeze that comes along.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 1/100 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 800, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 200.00 mm, Model: NIKON D40

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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner

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