Miracle of Birth

© Melissa Gurdus

Miracle of Birth

Sheila D. Robertson 1/2/2011 10:13:07 AM

Love the tones and selective focus on this superb composition. #1340660

Liz Bullock 1/2/2011 11:38:59 AM

Beautiful! #9138963

Anita Hogue 1/2/2011 11:55:35 AM

You capture these macro shots so beautifully! This is no exception! Love the colors too! #9138973

Linda M. Walker 1/2/2011 1:04:38 PM

Just beautiful....a fav #9139085

Monnie Ryan 1/2/2011 3:05:42 PM

Awesome! #9139300

Randy A. Myers 1/2/2011 4:06:20 PM

Love this. Looks like a winner to me. Good job! #9139369

Ellen Hodges 1/2/2011 7:18:35 PM

Verrrrrry pretty detail and comp, Melissa! Happy New Year!!! #9139620

Linda L. Ruiz 1/2/2011 7:58:15 PM

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Jack Ryan 1/3/2011 5:49:02 AM

Excellent close up...well composed...love the color...well done. #9140141

Sabrina Ryan 1/3/2011 7:08:50 AM

So Beautiful, Melissa! #9140306

Nancyj Hovey 1/3/2011 7:33:06 AM

Outstanding POV, and gives such a beautiful message of creativeness! Excellent presentation! 8o) #9140391

Ivan Chacon 1/5/2011 2:31:48 PM

Just love it !!!! :) #9144894

Randy A. Myers 2/10/2011 10:48:16 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa. #9225199

Sarah A. Christian 2/10/2011 11:26:33 AM

Congratulations, Melissa, on your Finalist!!! #9225564

Emile Abbott 2/10/2011 1:31:59 PM

Congratulations again on another awesome finalist, Melissa. #9226617

Jeana Clark 2/10/2011 2:35:03 PM


CONGRATULATIONS ON THIS
WELL DESERVED FINALIST!!!!!

~J~ #9227107

Nancyj Hovey 2/10/2011 2:49:49 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #9227224

Janet McNeil 2/10/2011 4:03:48 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist!!! Good luck in the next round!! #9227804

Kay E. Mahoney 2/10/2011 6:10:31 PM

Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round.


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Renee Doyle 2/10/2011 9:03:59 PM

Big congratulations Melissa on this excellent capture and finalist!! #9229865

Jennifer L. Alder 2/11/2011 1:06:39 AM

Really gorgeous, Melissa! Congrats :) #9230274

Stefania Barbier 2/11/2011 5:25:59 AM

a beauty Melissa... congratulations! #9230960

Lydia Williams 2/11/2011 10:43:16 AM

Another beauty, Melissa. Congratulations! #9232054

Denny E. Barnes 2/11/2011 12:10:43 PM

Outstanding!! BIG CONGRATULATIONS on all of your beautiful January finalists, Melissa!! WTG!! #9232380

Merna L. Nobile 2/11/2011 1:04:30 PM

Black and White, Bright Colors, Full Frame or Cropped, it does not matter. You’re a winner! CONGRATULATIONS, Merna


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Marilyn K. Lincecum 2/11/2011 3:22:22 PM

Great job Melissa on all your wonderful finalist. Good luck in the next round !! #9232902

Katherine Kuhn 2/11/2011 7:08:46 PM

Congratulations on a well-deserved first place! Beautiful image! #9233570

Renee Doyle 2/11/2011 7:11:39 PM

Congratulations on this excellent First Place Winner Melissa!! #9233583

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 2/11/2011 7:24:26 PM

Congratulations on your BIG WIN Melissa, this is super! #9233655

Phyllis Burchett 2/11/2011 7:36:05 PM

Congratulations on this terrific winner Melissa! #9233712

Allen O. Howard 2/11/2011 7:42:49 PM

Congratulations Melissa!!! WINNER! #9233740

Agnes Fegan 2/11/2011 8:06:48 PM

Congrats on your beautiful winning image! #9233849

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 2/11/2011 8:10:04 PM


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WOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
HUGE CONGRATS on your WIN!

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Tammy Espino 2/11/2011 8:11:01 PM

Congrats on your win :) #9233878

Patrick Rouzes 2/11/2011 8:15:24 PM

Congratulations on your Gold Medal, Melissa! WTG! #9233895

Patricia A. Coblentz 2/11/2011 8:30:33 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful 1st place win, Melissa! #9233957

Rona L. Schwarz 2/11/2011 8:57:24 PM

A most marvelous floral capture, Melissa with an incredible POV! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on this outstanding First Place Gold winner! #9234033

Violeta Harrington 2/11/2011 9:01:28 PM

Congratulations on your First Place Winner, Melissa! #9234041

Erica Murphy 2/11/2011 9:15:48 PM

Congratulations on your gorgeous WINNER Melissa!! #9234073

Monika Sapek 2/11/2011 10:06:24 PM

Congratulations on your First Place Winner, Melissa! #9234189

Bojan Bencic 2/11/2011 10:45:49 PM

Congratulations on your winner, Melissa. #9234240

Stefania Barbier 2/11/2011 11:01:36 PM

congratulations on your gorgeous first place win Melissa! #9234261

Debra R. Harder 2/11/2011 11:01:36 PM

Huge congratulations, Melissa, on your BEAUTIFUL FIRST PLACE WINNER!! Deb #9234262

Raymond Pauly 2/11/2011 11:36:54 PM

Congratulations on your winner, Melissa! #9234385

Michelle Alton 2/12/2011 1:48:23 AM

Brilliant First Place Winner in this beautiful floral macro. Congratulations! #9234483

Jessica Jenney 2/12/2011 4:15:32 AM

Congratulations, Melissa on your gorgeous First Place Win! #9234693

Claudia Kuhn 2/12/2011 5:02:13 AM

Congratulations on your first place winner! #9234795

Courtenay Vanderbilt 2/12/2011 5:04:28 AM

Beautiful Melissa! Congratulations! #9234803

Jack Ryan 2/12/2011 5:28:56 AM

1st place...way to go, Melissa!!! Congratulations! #9234896

Melissa Gurdus 2/12/2011 5:55:36 AM

Thanks so much everyone for your wonderful comments!! This was a great wake up surprise for me!! #9234955

David Phalen 2/12/2011 6:51:57 AM

BIG Congratulations on a beautiful Winner!! #9235137

Joseph T. Pilonero 2/12/2011 7:12:08 AM

Ausome winner, Melissa. Big congratulations. TED #9235212

Lindley Johnson 2/12/2011 7:15:25 AM

Beautifully done, Melissa! Congratulations on your wonderful First Place Win! #9235223

R. J. Laudenbacher 2/12/2011 7:27:02 AM

Congratulations Melissa on your first place win! WTG #9235260

Maria Morrow 2/12/2011 7:27:52 AM

Fanstastic Melissa! Congratulations on your big win! #9235263

Lydia Williams 2/12/2011 7:38:49 AM

Awesome, congratulations, Melissa! #9235326

Lisa J. Boulden 2/12/2011 7:59:55 AM

WTG, Melissa!
Big, BIG congratulations!
~♥~Lisa #9235414

Yulianto Soeroso 2/12/2011 8:07:37 AM

Amazing Winner ..congratulation ...! #9235447

Mitch Spence 2/12/2011 8:14:08 AM

Big congratulations on your win, Melissa. #9235466

Nadine A. Lewis 2/12/2011 8:18:41 AM

OUTSTANDING, Melissa...CONGRATULATIONS!!! <>< #9235490

Carla Capra 2/12/2011 8:41:27 AM

Hi Melissa;
Congratulations!
;) CC #9235570

Richard B. Hallick 2/12/2011 9:47:10 AM

Congratulations on this outstanding first place award winner. Very well done! #9235747

Marijana Fajgl 2/12/2011 10:21:56 AM

Big congratulations on your fantastic winner, Melissa! #9235785

Salwa Afef 2/12/2011 10:22:15 AM

So beautiful ,congratulations. #9235787

Emile Abbott 2/12/2011 10:51:13 AM

Congratulations on your Gold First Place Win Melissa, Awesome #9235833

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 2/12/2011 11:30:00 AM

WTG on your fabulous winner, Melissa! :-) k #9235909

Jill Odice 2/12/2011 12:44:45 PM

I love sunflowers in all of their stages of growing :-) Congrats, this is beautiful! #9236098

Karen Celella 2/12/2011 12:45:11 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful first place winner, Melissa! #9236101

Terry Cervi 2/12/2011 2:01:30 PM

Congrats on your beautiful First Place Win, Melissa! #9236336

Denny E. Barnes 2/12/2011 2:14:27 PM

Outstanding!! Congratulations on your very beautiful and well deserved First Place Win, Melissa!! Fantastic!! #9236368

JO ANN CLEVELAND 2/12/2011 2:54:45 PM

Fannnnn...tastic 1st Place Melissa, I love it !

Big Congratulations ...

jo ann c. #9236416

Janet McNeil 2/12/2011 3:35:41 PM

Congratulations on this well deserved 1st place win!! #9236441

SaMi Martin 2/12/2011 3:49:14 PM

Congrats Melissa on an outstanding 1st place win! #9236459

Randy D. Dinkins 2/12/2011 6:28:50 PM

Very cool, great shot and a big congrats! #9236726

Rolando Rosito 2/12/2011 6:28:58 PM

Beautiful winner Melissa, big congratulations!! #9236727

Sharon 2/12/2011 7:43:18 PM

Melissa, HUGE congratulations on your outstanding & well deserved First Place Win!!! #9236953

Jackye Mills 2/12/2011 10:07:03 PM

Congratulations, Melissa...well done!!!
Jackye #9237085

Katarina Mansson 2/13/2011 3:36:26 AM

It´s a beauty Melissa - big congrats on your winner! #9237231

Ujjwal Mukherjee 2/13/2011 4:15:22 AM

HUGE congratulations on your first place Winner!!!! #9237307

Sabrina Ryan 2/13/2011 5:18:18 AM

CONGRATULTIONS on your Outstanding Winning image, Melissa! #9237400

Christine Czernin 2/13/2011 10:50:44 AM

Congratulations, Melinda, on your beautiful gold win. #9238047

Jeana Clark 2/13/2011 1:19:43 PM

Congratulations on your stunning Winner Melissa!!!! #9238237

Nadia Paul 2/13/2011 3:52:22 PM

Congrats on your wonderful winner Melissa! #9238599

Carolyn Morgan 2/13/2011 4:01:27 PM

Congratulations Melissa - very creative image. Love the color #9238617

Laura E. Swan 2/13/2011 4:32:05 PM

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ON THIS WONDERFUL WINNER, Melissa!

Bravo! I love the little hint of seeds we see there, too!

So well done! :D

-Laura #9238657

Usman M. Bajwa 2/14/2011 3:19:07 AM

Huge CONGRATZ on this wonderful capture and First Place Gold, Melissa!

UB. #9239193

Liz Bullock 2/14/2011 12:47:50 PM

Congrats on this beauty! #9240440

Lois J. Adomite 2/14/2011 7:51:43 PM

Congratulations on your win and beautiful photo #9241221

Nick Lagos 2/17/2011 3:09:40 PM

Congratulations on the huge win Melissa ..very well seen #9247143

Datha Y. Thompson 2/18/2011 8:15:58 PM

Amazing Melissa
LOVE IT
CONGRATULATIONS!!! #9249305

Dianna Murphy 2/20/2011 8:44:30 AM

Congrats very deserving and creative #9251421

Deborah C. Lewinson 2/21/2011 4:08:45 PM

Congratulations, Melissa, on your First Place Win for this marvelous image!

Debby #9254293

Daniella Puente 2/22/2011 8:24:09 AM

Melissa this is spectacular, wonderful photo! congratulations :) #9255542

Cathy M. Britcliffe 3/1/2011 10:03:04 AM

Beautiful photo! Congratulations, Melissa!

Cathy :) #9268133

Bill Houghton 3/11/2011 10:44:46 AM

Melissa, this is such a great shot. Outstanding capture. Congratulations on your win. Have a great weekend, Bill #9285575

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Description

Taken with my Canon 100mm Macro Lens with aperture set wide open at 2.8.

ISO 400, speed 1/2000.

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Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: -1.00, ExposureTime: 1/2000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 100.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Uploaded on 1/2/2011 9:45:44 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner


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