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© Melissa Gurdus

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Monnie Ryan level-classic 12/31/2010 12:22:48 PM

Just peppered with vivid colors and detail, Melissa -- super job! Happy New Year! #1340075

Linda M. Walker level-classic 12/31/2010 2:02:12 PM

Excellent details and I love the b/g #9135540

Nancyj Hovey level-classic 1/1/2011 1:21:52 PM

WOW, this is fantastic contrast with wonderful lighting and details! Happy New Year 2011 to you and yours, Melissa! 8o) #9137341

Fanie Heymans 1/3/2011 11:56:40 PM

A magnificent picture, great contrast and colors, the POV is also great #9141556

Tammy Espino 1/18/2011 8:49:44 PM

Congrats on your great finalist! :) #9171685

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 1/18/2011 8:57:59 PM


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


Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic 1/18/2011 10:33:11 PM

Congratulations on another finalist. #9172380

Bojan Bencic level-classic 1/18/2011 11:58:11 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa. #9172570

Stefania Barbier level-classic 1/19/2011 12:20:05 AM

fantastic finalist, congratulations!!! #9172622

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 1/19/2011 2:07:58 AM

Congratulations, Melissa, on your excellent finalist!

Debby #9172927

Nancyj Hovey level-classic 1/19/2011 3:56:46 AM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o)


R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic 1/19/2011 4:49:42 AM

Superb details ... Congrats on this well deserved finalist, Melissa #9173537

Jessica Jenney level-classic 1/19/2011 5:48:44 AM

Congratulations, Melissa on your all your beautiful finalists! #9173966

Lydia Williams level-classic 1/19/2011 6:19:12 AM

Excellent Melissa. Congratulations on all your finalists!! Very Nice! #9174202

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 1/19/2011 6:51:27 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on all your well-deserved & superb finalist, Melissa! WTG, indeed! #9174543

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic 1/19/2011 7:00:17 AM

Congrats on your beautiful macro Finalist Melissa! Wonderful details and colors!!! #9174614

Bobby Ray Goodman level-classic 1/19/2011 8:02:14 AM

Hi Melissa,A big cangratulations on all your beautiful finalist!!!!! #9175022

Nancy L. Green level-classic 1/19/2011 9:03:27 AM

CONGRATULATIONS Melissa, this is OUTSTANDING!!! <>< #9175384

Emile Abbott level-classic 1/19/2011 11:37:33 AM

Congrats on an outstanding finalist. #9176029

Allen O. Howard 1/19/2011 4:04:04 PM

A FANTASSTIC macro Melissa! Congratulations! #9177064

Gail Vitikacs level-classic 1/19/2011 5:11:44 PM

Congratulations! #9177458

Elida Gutierrez 1/19/2011 5:37:40 PM

I like this one to be a winner, it's just PERFECT. CONGRATS!!! #9177588

Debra R. Harder level-classic 1/19/2011 5:58:47 PM

OMG, Melissa! This is so outstanding! Huge congratulations on your superb finalist! Deb #9177751

Mary Dimitriw level-classic 1/19/2011 6:27:41 PM

Congrats Melissa!! Wonderful detail and color, very nice. #9177946

Sabrina Ryan level-classic 1/19/2011 6:39:11 PM

Fabulous Finalist, Melissa! Congratulations on All your Finalists! #9178008

Nadia Paul level-classic 1/19/2011 8:34:02 PM

What a stunning capture Melissa - congrats on all your beautiful finalists! #9178555

Raymond Pauly level-classic 1/19/2011 10:00:10 PM

Great clarity here, Melissa! Congratulations on your finalist! #9178804

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 1/19/2011 10:35:18 PM

I can only imagine how proud you must be feeling right now. What wonderful news! CONGRATULATIONS, Merna #9178911

Debbie Hartley level-classic 1/20/2011 1:33:50 AM

Congratulations Melissa! #9179215

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 1/20/2011 1:59:19 AM

Lovely details and color, Melissa. Expect seeing this again!

UB. #9179234

Daniella Puente level-classic 1/20/2011 1:17:04 PM

Congrats Melissa! Love this (: #9180948

Janet McNeil level-classic 1/20/2011 4:03:44 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist!!! Good luck in the next round!! #9181518

SaMi Martin level-classic 1/21/2011 7:34:56 AM

Congrats on a wonderful finalist; amazing detail! #9183061

Linda M. Walker level-classic 1/22/2011 4:08:53 AM

A big congrats,Melissa #9184598

Erica Murphy level-classic 1/23/2011 2:24:26 PM

Congratulations on your awesome WINNER Melissa!! I love the color and detail. #9187551

Lydia Williams level-classic 1/23/2011 2:48:46 PM

Congratulations Melissa! Awesome Gold medal winner! #9187636

Leslie McLain level-classic 1/23/2011 2:50:05 PM

Congrats on your beautiful winner, Melissa. #9187645

Linda D. Lester level-classic 1/23/2011 2:52:48 PM

Awesome....Congratulations! #9187663

Tammy Espino level-classic 1/23/2011 2:59:15 PM

Congrats on your win :) #9187699

Allen O. Howard 1/23/2011 3:08:47 PM

And a great win Melissa!!! #9187753

Jessica Jenney level-classic 1/23/2011 3:09:26 PM

Congratulations, Melissa on your terrific winner! #9187757

Phyllis Burchett level-classic 1/23/2011 3:19:58 PM

Congrats Melissa on this wonderful winner!!! #9187804

Monnie Ryan level-classic 1/23/2011 4:12:19 PM

WTG, Melissa! Congratulations on a terrific winner! #9188045

Nancyj Hovey level-classic 1/23/2011 4:19:46 PM


on your very deserving
2nd Place Win!!! 8o) #9188074

Cheryl Schneider level-classic 1/23/2011 4:39:55 PM

Quite a switch from your flowers, but equally well done. Congratulations!!! #9188136

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 1/23/2011 4:53:02 PM

Congratulations Melissa! #9188195

Kay Beausoleil level-classic 1/23/2011 5:13:50 PM

Lovely festive colours, Melissa -- congratulations on your win! #9188270

Sabrina Ryan level-classic 1/23/2011 5:44:31 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your Beautiful Winning image, Melissa! #9188418

Nancy L. Green level-classic 1/23/2011 6:02:36 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Melissa on this wonderful winner, WTG!! <>< #9188496

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 1/23/2011 6:29:33 PM

Big congratulations on this awesome 2nd Place Win Melissa!

jo ann c. #9188630

Kathy Cline level-classic 1/23/2011 6:46:38 PM

Super shot. mmmm good. I want some now.

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 1/23/2011 6:55:26 PM

WTG, Melissa! Congratulations on this fabulous winner! #9188822

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic 1/23/2011 7:02:10 PM

Congratulations on your 2nd place winner, Melissa. #9188868

Renee Doyle level-classic 1/23/2011 7:05:05 PM

Fantastic setup and capture!! Big congratulations to you Melissa!! #9188882

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 1/23/2011 7:40:58 PM

Congratulations on this superb winner, Melissa! WTG! #9188992

Stefania Barbier level-classic 1/24/2011 1:45:56 AM

gorgeous winner, huge congrats!!! #9189347

Alan L. Borror level-classic 1/24/2011 3:15:20 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Melissa! #9189490

Janet McNeil level-classic 1/24/2011 4:07:29 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful win!! #9189712

Margaret R. Barry level-classic 1/24/2011 5:26:02 AM

Awesome, Melissa. Congratulations on your fantastic winner! #9189894

Lorna Shutter 1/24/2011 5:45:19 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your 2nd Place Win for this wonderful image, Melissa!!!!! :) Photobucket #9189925

Patricia A. Coblentz level-classic 1/24/2011 7:38:03 AM

Congratulations on your spectacular winner, Melissa! #9190232

Bojan Bencic level-classic 1/24/2011 7:49:10 AM

Congratulations on your winner, Melissa. Great one. #9190291

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 1/24/2011 8:04:45 AM

Thanks, everyone for your wonderful comments!!

Melissa #9190346

Debra R. Harder level-classic 1/24/2011 9:05:59 AM

WTG, Melissa! Huge congratulations on your OUTSTANDING GOLD WINNER!! Deb #9190505

Linda Blair level-classic 1/24/2011 9:53:12 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful win!! #9190604

David Phalen level-classic 1/24/2011 9:57:55 AM

BIG Congrats on an outstanding Winner!! #9190625

Mitch Spence level-classic 1/24/2011 11:05:05 AM

Marvelous detail, Melissa. Congratulations. #9190779

Maria Morrow 1/24/2011 2:15:28 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful winner! #9191176

Karen Slagle level-classic 1/24/2011 5:24:35 PM

Oh wow, the details are incredible Melissa. Huge congrats on your outstanding winning image. Thank you for your comments on mine. #9191483

Nadia Paul level-classic 1/24/2011 10:03:45 PM

Congrats on a well deserved win Melissa! #9191904

Mary Dimitriw level-classic 1/25/2011 4:20:06 AM

Congratulations Melissa, this is a well deserved winner! #9192236

Freddy Bland 1/25/2011 8:03:49 AM

Congratulations on this terrific GOLD winner, Melissa!! #9192777

Jack Ryan level-classic 1/25/2011 9:51:55 AM

Congratulations, Melissa...a very deserving winner! #9193100

Wanda Judd level-classic 1/25/2011 12:41:07 PM

Congratulations...what a totally beautiful pepper.... #9193407

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 1/25/2011 5:04:32 PM

Congratulations on your win Melissa, beautiful graphics! #9193817

Stanley C. Sims 1/25/2011 8:33:36 PM

Congratulations Melissa. This shows me that with the right thinking, there is no excuse for not finding something to photograph. #9194161

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 1/27/2011 8:02:55 AM


UB. #9197113

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Details and Macro

Exif: F Number: 22, Exposure Bias Value: 0.33, ExposureTime: 25/10 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 55.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT

Uploaded on 12/31/2010 8:52:35 AM Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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