Opening Debut

© Val Feldman

Opening Debut

Tammy M. Anderson Student 12/16/2010 4:06:27 AM

Beautiful color and details, Valarie. Just lovely! #1336155

Doug Pignet 12/16/2010 4:21:08 AM

Lovely floral capture..Love the softness here as well #9108371

Maria A. Gonzalez 12/16/2010 4:25:11 AM

Good morning,Val..This is very beautiful,love the lighting,creamy colors and very well composed..Beautifully done,my friend..Just beautiful and luscious.
Have a great day. #9108388

Bobby Ray Goodman 12/16/2010 4:45:21 AM

Looks like Heaven to me my good friend.Hi Valarie,That is beautiful.I bet the aroma would drive a Bee crazy.Outstanding lighting,color and clarity!!!! #9108461

John Benway 12/16/2010 4:57:28 AM

Valarie, beautiful color, comp and detail. Excellent work.
John #9108501

Anita N. Hogue 12/16/2010 5:01:51 AM

Absolutely gorgeous, Valarie! Fabulous color and details! #9108515

Linda D. Lester 12/16/2010 5:12:55 AM

I remember the rose garden in Tyler, this is a beauty!!! #9108573

Agnes Fegan 12/16/2010 5:18:27 AM

Sounds like an amazing sight! This one is certainly a beauty! #9108605

Ron McEwan 12/16/2010 5:46:43 AM

Of all those roses why did you pick this one. That would be hard for me. Excellent detail on this close up. I can almost smell it all the way here. Beautiful work Valarie #9108695

Danny B. Head 12/16/2010 6:20:31 AM

One of the best floral shots I've seen! #9108769

Gina Cormier 12/16/2010 6:30:08 AM

Beautiful detail, color and lighting Val!!! Glad you're back!!!! #9108785

Monnie Ryan 12/16/2010 6:51:44 AM

Breathtaking, Valarie -- a favorite! #9108828

Marty Straub 12/16/2010 9:28:04 AM

Not only do we share the same Overself of something, but I also started today with a dentist appointment. This is gorgeous, Val. A wonderful closeup with outstanding details. There is implied movement in there. I understand that south of the equator they open counterclockwise. Is that true? no #9109174

Patricia Seidler 12/16/2010 12:03:46 PM

Simply - absolutely beautiful Val!


Ellen Hodges 12/16/2010 12:04:45 PM

Absolutely gorgeous color and comp, Val! The dof is tunning, too! Good luck at the dentist!! #9109368

Tammy Espino 12/16/2010 12:16:17 PM

Can smell it from here!!!! :) Beautiful!! Hope the dentist appt. goes well. I love my dentist...hahaha #9109387

Freddy Bland 12/16/2010 12:35:39 PM

Excellent floral capture, Val!! Lovely details, yet soft and delicate! #9109437

Patricia A. Coblentz 12/16/2010 3:22:09 PM

Love the circular unfolding of the petals...such a beautiful close up of this lovely flower, Val...the light and details are impeccable and the smell is divine!! :) #9109735

Thomas E. Hinds 12/16/2010 5:32:26 PM

Wonderful work with the softness just perfectly captured! Great detail, color and dof! Very fine work, Val! #9110028

Leslie McLain 12/16/2010 5:52:52 PM

Stunning capture, Valerie. #9110046

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 12/16/2010 6:45:00 PM

Breathtaking, Val! :-) k #9110123

Rona L. Schwarz 12/16/2010 7:33:11 PM

Brilliant macro, Val! This looks sumptuous and good enough to eat! Perfect title to describe the unfolding of the petals - the detail, clarity and colors are just exquisite. Wonderful work! #9110242

Nadia Paul 12/16/2010 11:20:00 PM

Oh Val, this is simply stunning - from the beautiful colour and detail to the wonderful comp - simply perfection my friend! Wishing you and your family Happy Holidays and all the best for the coming year. #9110397

Joannie M. Bertucci 12/16/2010 11:28:31 PM

Val, I'm ashamed to say that I have lived in Texas for 47 years and I've never been to the Tyler Rose Garden! This grand opening that you have presented is going to get me down there! Gorgeous image and presentation! #9110409

Val Feldman 12/17/2010 7:03:31 AM

Thanks to all of you for stopping by and always, so appreciated! :) :) Hoping everyone has a super weekend! ~Val #9111016

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 12/17/2010 12:16:05 PM

Great colors and beautiful design! #9111538

JO ANN CLEVELAND 12/17/2010 2:01:23 PM

Totally gorgeous Valarie! I love it....

jo ann c. #9111665

Carol L. Fowler 12/17/2010 4:25:40 PM

Hope you are not too sore today! Beautiful rose capture. #9111870

rony sagy 12/18/2010 8:22:57 AM

Fantastic closeup Val. #9112917

Kathy Salerni 12/18/2010 3:24:59 PM

Wow, what a spectacular rose macro image, Val! Perfect in every way!! Big congrats also on your POTD image!! #9113569

Terry Cervi 12/19/2010 7:36:48 PM

Wow, Val! The color, comp and detail are just awesome! Wonderful work my friend! #9115220

Dianna Murphy 12/20/2010 8:13:16 AM

love the title and the rich warm colors. Thanks for the comment on my grapes image. I greatly value your friendship and miss commenting with you. We'll catch up after the holidays! #9116060

Sam Britt 12/23/2010 9:08:56 PM

Beautiful full frame rose image, Val. Almost no flower smells as good as a rose - unless it's a gardenia!! #9122430

Gord MacEachern 12/24/2010 6:29:19 PM

Hi Val, What a beautiful floral. It just doesn't get any better than this!!!
Hope you and yours have a very special Christmas and that the coming New Year will be a wonderful year for you!! #9124040

Tammy Espino 1/18/2011 8:45:51 PM

Congrats on your great finalist! :) #9171653

Patricia A. Coblentz 1/18/2011 8:58:11 PM

One of my very favorite images, beautiful! Congratulations on your finalist!! #9171772

Ellen Hodges 1/18/2011 9:01:50 PM

Huge congrats on your fantastic finalists, Val!!!! Verrrrry best luck!!! #9171810

Kathy Salerni 1/18/2011 9:45:52 PM

A big congrats on another beautiful finalist and best of luck in the next round, Val! #9172133

Ann Coates 1/19/2011 12:29:10 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Valarie. #9172677

Stefania Barbier 1/19/2011 12:58:01 AM

gorgeous finalist, congratulations!!! #9172813

Bobby Ray Goodman 1/19/2011 4:20:13 AM

A big Congratulations,Valarie.WTG my friend!!!! #9173309

Karen Celella 1/19/2011 5:33:58 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Valarie. #9173819

Carol Eade 1/19/2011 6:13:12 AM

Gorgeous finalist, congratulations Valarie! #9174145

Naomi Weiser 1/19/2011 7:13:14 AM

that flower would have totally been overlooked by me as a good shot, congrats! and I love the title #9174696

Katarina Mansson 1/19/2011 7:50:59 AM

Congrats on another lovely finalist! #9174946

Gina Cormier 1/19/2011 8:06:46 AM


Richard B. Hallick 1/19/2011 8:13:13 AM

Beautiful floral. Congratulaltions on the finalist selection. #9175104

Dr Silly 1/19/2011 9:25:37 AM

Congratulations Val, on this beautiful Finalist. :O) #9175486

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 1/19/2011 9:36:17 AM

Congratulations on your finalist Val, so very beautiful and elegant! #9175559

Michele Peterson 1/19/2011 12:09:29 PM

Congratulations on this and your kitty finalists!!! They are both wonderful, and so deserving! #9176186

Rona L. Schwarz 1/19/2011 2:52:57 PM

Not surprised to see this spectacular floral macro again, Val! Superb in every way! Hope to see it with a GOLD badge next! #9176722

Rona L. Schwarz 1/19/2011 2:53:30 PM

Not surprised to see this spectacular floral macro again, Val! Superb in every way! Hope to see it with a GOLD badge next! Congratulations!! #9176723

R. J. Laudenbacher 1/19/2011 4:23:26 PM

This is gorgeous Valarie. Congrats on this beautiful finalist. #9177174

Leslie McLain 1/19/2011 5:23:18 PM

Congrats on a terrific finalist, Valerie. #9177519

Usman M. Bajwa 1/19/2011 5:31:21 PM

CONGRATZ on this lovely floral Finalist, Valerie!!!

UB. #9177543

Phyllis Burchett 1/19/2011 6:13:52 PM

Congrats on this wonderful finalist Valarie!! #9177871

Patrick Rouzes 1/19/2011 6:17:52 PM

Huge Congratulations on this glorious finalist, Valarie! WTG, my friend! #9177899

Lana Arcemont 1/19/2011 7:33:40 PM

Valarie, Congratulations!
Lovely color and capture! #9178337

Nadia Paul 1/19/2011 8:27:24 PM

Congrats on this stunning finalist Val - best of luck next round! #9178540

Merna L. Nobile 1/19/2011 10:03:40 PM

I can only imagine how proud you must be feeling right now. What wonderful news! CONGRATULATIONS, Merna #9178818

Linda D. Lester 1/20/2011 5:59:44 AM

Awesome work....Congratulations on your finalist! #9179725

Julianne Bradford 1/20/2011 8:15:26 AM

What a beautiful finalist Valarie! I hope we see Gold on this soft beauty:-) #9180098

Debra R. Harder 1/20/2011 8:33:12 AM

This is truly amazing, Val!! Sooooooooo BEAUTIFUL!! Huge congratulations on another OUTSTANDING finalist! Deb #9180180

Nancyj Hovey 1/20/2011 1:21:20 PM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #9180963

Terry Cervi 1/20/2011 2:41:49 PM

I've missed congratulating you on this stunning Finalist, Ms Val! Good luck with this, it's just gorgeous! #9181199

Christopher J. Budny 1/20/2011 3:58:15 PM

WHAT a closeup! I love this... congratulations! #9181483

Freddy Bland 1/20/2011 9:20:28 PM

Gosh, Val, I somehow missed this I'm ashamed to say!! Congratulations on a second stunning Finalist!! Hope this dainty yellow rose turns into a bright shiny Gold one! #9182209

Val Feldman 1/21/2011 4:48:03 AM

Thanks so much, everyone...your comments are so appreciated! ~Val #9182631

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 1/21/2011 10:43:25 AM


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


Marilyn Cornwell 1/22/2011 10:30:18 AM

Fabulous Finalist, Val! Congratulations on this really stunning art image! #9185207

Joannie M. Bertucci 1/22/2011 7:38:25 PM

Positively stunning Val! Your details, colors and presentation are outstanding! Congrats on one fabulous finalist! I'd love to see this gold rose turn into a gold badge! #9186224

Julie Burnett 1/23/2011 6:08:18 AM

Congratulations again, Val, on this incredibly stunning image!! #9186697

Leslie McLain 1/23/2011 2:48:32 PM

Congrats on your beautiful winner, Val. #9187635

Patricia A. Coblentz 1/23/2011 2:48:48 PM

Big congratulations on this stunningly beautiful winner, Val!!! #9187637

Tammy Espino 1/23/2011 2:58:53 PM

Congrats on your win :) #9187697

Ellen Hodges 1/23/2011 3:20:56 PM

Huge congrats on your fabulous winner, Val!!!! #9187815

Phyllis Burchett 1/23/2011 3:21:02 PM

Congrats Valarie on this gorgeous winner!!! #9187816

Karen Slagle 1/23/2011 3:26:56 PM

Congrats Valarie on your awesome winner. #9187842

Bobby Ray Goodman 1/23/2011 3:29:44 PM

Really struck gold this month,Congratulations Val!!!! #9187863

Thomas E. Hinds 1/23/2011 3:34:42 PM

Yipee! WTG, Val! Congratulations! Fantastic image! #9187900

Tammy M. Anderson 1/23/2011 3:36:22 PM

Congrats on your beautiful winner, Val. #9187911

Patrick Rouzes 1/23/2011 4:09:20 PM

Heyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy Val! Congratulations on this incredible winner, my friend! Delighted for you! WTG! #9188037

Monnie Ryan 1/23/2011 4:11:35 PM

It's a favorite of mine, Valarie -- congratulations on your big win! #9188044

Nancyj Hovey 1/23/2011 4:41:57 PM

on your very deserving
Second Place Winner! 8o) #9188143

Christopher J. Budny 1/23/2011 5:28:54 PM

Congratulations, Val! #9188334

Lana Arcemont 1/23/2011 5:30:45 PM

Congratulations, Val!
I just knew that this would make the gold. #9188344

Sabrina Ryan 1/23/2011 5:43:52 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your Beautiful Winning image, Val! #9188415

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 1/23/2011 6:33:07 PM

WTG on this wonderful winner, Val! :-) k #9188660

Kathy Cline 1/23/2011 6:47:43 PM

So pretty Val. Well deserved award.

Renee Doyle 1/23/2011 7:04:29 PM

Beautifully captured!!! Congratulations Val on this wonderful win! #9188881

Diane E. Deming 1/23/2011 8:14:14 PM

The rich texture on this rose is beautiful. Congratulations on another well-deserved win, Val. #9189060

Rona L. Schwarz 1/23/2011 8:27:46 PM

This had my vote for sure, Val! So happy for you - a marvelous, marvelous floral image! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR 2ND PLACE WINNER! #9189082

rony sagy 1/23/2011 9:42:17 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful win, Val. #9189132

Kathy Salerni 1/23/2011 11:05:19 PM

I am soooooooooo happy for you, Val! This is one gorgeous GOLD winning image!! WTG! #9189191

Katarina Mansson 1/23/2011 11:18:21 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful winner Valarie! #9189215

Michelle Alton 1/24/2011 2:49:54 AM

Stunning winning floral, Val. Congratulations! #9189440

Kara Hendricks 1/24/2011 3:54:51 AM


Julie Burnett 1/24/2011 4:06:11 AM

CONGRATULATIONS, Val, on this fabulous winner!!! #9189707

Margaret R. Barry 1/24/2011 5:25:04 AM

Lovely, Valarie. Congratulations on your fantastic winner! #9189893

Val Feldman 1/24/2011 5:35:46 AM

Thanks so much, everyone...this sure makes those two fractures feel a lot better! :) Hoping to be "back in the saddle" soon - til then, thanks again, y'all! ~Val #9189908

Carol Eade 1/24/2011 6:20:49 AM

A beautiful winner, Valarie, big congratulations! #9190042

Gina Cormier 1/24/2011 6:24:17 AM


Feel better.............. :-) #9190056

Jim Baines 1/24/2011 7:11:25 AM

Another Texas-sized CONGRATULATIONS coming straight your way, Val Gal, after ricocheting through Tyler! #9190169

Bojan Bencic 1/24/2011 7:48:37 AM

Congratulations on your winner, Val. Great photo. #9190288

Debra R. Harder 1/24/2011 9:04:47 AM

Everything you do turns to GOLD, Val!! This is incredibly BEAUTIFUL!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your OUTSTANDING WIN!! Deb #9190498

Karen Celella 1/24/2011 9:38:09 AM

Congratulations on you stunning winner of the gold, Val! #9190565

Carrie M. Groseclose 1/24/2011 11:42:44 AM

Huge congratulations Val on this gorgeous winner.
It is breathtaking! #9190864

Freddy Bland 1/24/2011 12:05:16 PM

WAY TO GO, VAL!!! HUGE congratulations on this beautiful GOLD WINNER!! Awesome and well-deserved!! #9190909

Terry Cervi 1/24/2011 3:38:36 PM

Wow! You have outdone yourself with this beauty, Ms Val!! Congratulations on your stunning win and when you're done, please pass me your famous smelling salts!! #9191292

Steve M. Harrington 1/24/2011 6:16:11 PM

A wonderful winner, Val! Good on you! :)
Steve #9191605

JO ANN CLEVELAND 1/24/2011 6:43:36 PM

Amazing Val! Well deserved 2nd place win...totally gorgeous girl!

jo ann c. #9191664

Nadia Paul 1/24/2011 10:02:50 PM

No surprise here my friend - simply stunning and a well deserved winner - congratulations! #9191903

Patricia Seidler 1/25/2011 3:49:06 AM

CONGRATULATIONS VAL. Fantastic winner! #9192199

Karen E. Baumann 1/25/2011 8:03:30 AM

Beautiful Val!!! Congratulations! #9192776

Jack Ryan 1/25/2011 9:51:09 AM

Outstanding!!! A very deserving selection...congratulations! #9193096

Ann H. Belus 1/25/2011 4:16:02 PM


Sam Britt 1/25/2011 8:39:19 PM

Congratulations on your Second Place Winner, Val!! #9194185

Sam Britt 1/25/2011 8:39:34 PM

Congratulations on your Second Place Winner, Val!! #9194186

Val Feldman 1/26/2011 6:14:50 AM

Thanks so much, everyone!!! #9194833

Usman M. Bajwa 1/27/2011 7:56:51 AM


UB. #9197092

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 1/27/2011 6:15:15 PM

Congratulations on your win Val, beautiful work! #9197915

Val Feldman 1/28/2011 9:58:33 AM

Thanks Usman and Donna for stopping by! #9199119

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One of the many roses found at the Tyler Municipal Rose Garden in Tyler, TX. Fourteen acres worth of gorgeous blooming roses - over 38,000 bushes - as well as, 500 plus different varieties...Rose Heaven...the smell and sight of these madly blooming roses was sensory overload!

(Dental appointment today :( Will comment back this afternoon! Have a great Thursday, everyone...)

Exif: F Number: 11, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 25/1000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300

Uploaded on 12/16/2010 3:59:43 AM Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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